Irene Cara Escalera (born March 18, 1959) known professionally as Irene Cara, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. Cara sang and co-wrote the song “Flashdance… What a Feeling” (from the movie Flashdance), for which she won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1984. Cara is also known for playing the role of Coco Hernandez in the 1980 film Fame, and for recording the film’s title song “Fame”. Prior to her success with Fame, Cara portrayed the title character Sparkle Williams in the original 1976 musical drama film Sparkle.
On this eve of Super Bowl LIV Sunday, this evening on “Great Soul Performances” on the playlist will be songs by: David Ruffin, the Temptations, James Brown, the Sandpebbles, Little Stevie Wonder, Carlton Jumel Smith, the O’Jays, Little Willie John, the Coasters, Aretha Franklin, the Four Tops, my group, the Laddins with legendary radio air personality; my co-worker at WWRL, Gerry Bledsoe (Jolly Jerry B), live at the Bottom Line in Greenwich Village New York and many others. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT.
Immediately following at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT and 6PM PT, I’ll lay on your ears “Great Soul performances 2: The 80s” where you’ll hear: Irene Cara, Barry White, GrandMaster Flash, Luther Vandross with Cheryl Lynn, the Capris, Hall & Oates, Shalamar, Manhattan Transfer, Third World, Patti LaBelle, Process & the Doo Rags and more. Now, if you wish to hear them again (if it won’t interfere with your Super Bowl experience) the encore performances happen tomorrow beginning at 5PM eastern time.
It’s all on RadioMaxMusic.Com. Wishing good luck and all the best to the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs in Miami for Super Bowl LIV. Programming Note: I think most of you have heard that I lost another friend and co-worker this week. Ironically at 101 PM on Tuesday January 28th, we lost “New York’s Morning Mayor” Harry Harrison of WMCA 570 AM, WABC 770 AM and WCBS-FM 101.1. So next Saturday February 8th, I’ll be paying tribute to Harry on “Great Soul Performances.” I hope you’ll tune in. And remember to “Unwrap Each Day Like A Precious Gift.”
This evening on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” on tap will be music from the likes of: The Gap Band, Madonna, Luther Vandross & Cheryl Lynn, Shalamar, the Whispers, the late George Michael & Wham, Atlantic Starr, Stephanie Mills, Rene & Angela, Irene Cara and others. Showtime is 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. Please join me later for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on the best music station on the Internet, RadioMaxMusic.
This week on the 80’s Countdown Show we feature the Top 40 Hits from October 22, 1983 with Ron Kovacs live at 12pm ET on RadioMaxMusic. This week music from Culture Club, Donna Summer, Air Supply, Irene Cara, Debarge, Michael Jackson, Cliff Richard, Survivor and more .. .
This Afternoon on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” you’ll hear: Irene Cara, the Manhattans, Sylvester, the Average White Band, Sharon Redd, the Jones Girls, Ashford & Simpson, the Temptations, Cuba Gooding, Sr., Prince and many, many more. I think it’s a nice way to spend a Sunday on this holiday weekend. We kick it off at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT and 2PM PT.