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Singer-Songwriter Rondi Charleston On Art Of The Song Radio March 12-18

Singer-Songwriter, Rondi Charleston Featured On Nationally Syndicated "Art Of The Song Creativity Radio," 200 NPR Stations, Airing March 12-18, 2012


Singer-songwriter Rondi Charleston ( ), a storyteller and jazz vocalist, will appear as the featured guest on Art of the Song Creativity Radio, March 12-18, 2012. The nationally syndicated show, heard by over 180,000 listeners on over 200 public and community NPR stations - - is produced and hosted by Vivian Nesbitt and John Dillon. This signature on-air showcase enables listeners to get up close and personal with music innovators on the national scene and to get a glimpse into the artistic process of the creative musician.To find out the times, dates and stations on which the segment featuring singer-songwriter Rondi Charleston will be broadcast in regional markets around the country, visit

Having garnered an array of accolades among the media, critics and fans alike, Rondi Charleston has an aptitude for telling stories that resonate with a diverse audience. In bringing art to life, the singer-songwriter and jazz vocalist, with a distinctive style, is a natural selection for Art of the Song. Vivian Nesbitt, added, “Her songwriting and interpretation of classics illuminates the power of music and story. She moved and inspired us as interviewers, with a journalist’s ability to get to the truth of the human condition, combined with an artist’s sensibility to tell it from the heart.” The interview can also be accessed online at

Selected stations broadcasting Art Of The Song featuring the singer-songwriter, jazz vocalist - Ms. Charleston - include: WUMB Boston, MA - Sundays 6PM; WHPR Concord, NH - Saturdays 10PM; HPPR Amarillo, TX - Saturdays 11PM; KUNM Albuquerque, NM - Wednesdays 10PM; KWMR Marin County, CA - Tuesdays 4PM; KTAO Taos, NM - Sundays 11AM; KRZA Alamosa, CO - Saturdays 3PM.

Charleston’s 2011 debut CD Who Knows Where The Time Goes, on Motema Music, prompted Hot House Jazz to note, “These are some of the most memorable new songs to come from a jazz singer since Abbey Lincoln.” Her recent performance tour, during the fall of 2011, resulted in interview appearances on numerous morning TV shows.

During the Art of the Song segment in which singer-songwriter, jazz vocalist Charleston is featured, she enthusiastically reveals how, while growing up in Chicago, her passion for music led her to Juilliard School of Music, NYU School of Journalism, and then on to become an Emmy and Peabody Awarding winning journalist! Charleston worked with Diane Sawyer at ABC Primetime Live for many years. She credits her own songwriting skills to the influence of Ms. Sawyer, her boss, mentor and friend. “Diane really taught me how to tell a story, taught me how to write. She would say ’write like you talk, stick to the story and don’t get sidetracked,’ so really I learned from her, the skills that I’m putting to use now in my original songs.”

”Dance of Time,” is Charleston’s latest single and is available as a download from the album on iTunes and other internet stores. It is a song that she penned in honor of her friends and neighbors - a couple married for over 60 years whom she saw dance by candlelight each evening from her window. This gorgeous lyrical tribute to the simple joys of everyday living, caring, devotion, and sustained unconditional love, highlight the selfless act of giving back.

A portion of proceeds from the song will benefit Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a nonprofit, year-round center serving children and their families coping with cancer, sickle cell anemia, and other serious illnesses, a charity to which Charleston has devoted her efforts exclusively for the last several years.

Currently at work on her next album, Charleston’s new material promises to showcase more of the New Yorker’s luminous rhythmic flexibility, immediate timbral richness and instinct for accessible storytelling that resonates throughout Who Knows Where the Time Goes. The interview can also be accessed online at


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