Prepare to meet a true creative powerhouse – Evette T. Fergerson, the trailblazing Founder and Host of The Artistic Voice podcast. Her boundless passion for the arts ignited the spark that led to the creation of this vibrant platform, designed to honor extraordinary individuals and their enchanting contributions to the worlds of entertainment, visual arts, and performing arts.
Evette's artistic odyssey commenced in her childhood, under the guidance of her parents, Barbara and Darrell Fergerson, and her grandfather, Cecil Fergerson, a former curator at the Los Angeles County Museum. At the tender age of 10, she embarked on a transformative journey through dance classes at the Lula Washington Dance Theatre in Los Angeles. These formative years witnessed her mastery of diverse dance styles, from the elegance of ballet to the rhythm of tap, the grace of jazz, and the innovation of modern dance. Her passion eventually led her to open her own dance studio, marking the start of her artistic legacy.
Her college years at Grambling State University unfolded as a captivating chapter in her life. Evette dove headfirst into the world of theatre, immersing herself in iconic productions such as Lorraine Hansberry's "To Be Young, Gifted and Black," Madge Miller's "The Land of The Dragon," and the timeless Greek mythology tale, "Medea." It was during her freshman year that she took her first step into the realm of broadcasting, becoming a DJ at KGRM 91.5 FM and setting the stage for her burgeoning radio career. Junior year saw her securing her first professional DJ role at KRVV Hot 100 Radio (Monroe, LA), followed by a prestigious position at KYEA K98 FM Radio during her senior year.
After graduating, Evette embarked on a remarkable journey through the airwaves, starting with an internship at Stevie Wonder's KJLH 102.3 FM (Inglewood, CA). She soon became a recognizable voice as an announcer for Personal Achievement Radio in Los Angeles and later as the Station Relations Rep for Lee Bailey's nationally syndicated program, RadioScope. Evette's star continued to rise as she ventured into the music industry, working alongside legends like Quincy Jones at Warner Bros/Qwest Records. Her contributions to promotions and media relations brought her into contact with illustrious artists such as Tevin Campbell, Tamia, Patti Austin, Tata Vega, Tech N9ne, Saafir, and even Quincy Jones himself. Her career trajectory then led her to Elektra Entertainment's publicity department, where she collaborated with a galaxy of stars, including Missy Elliott, Bjork, Yolanda Adams, Fabolous, Keith Sweat, Jason Mraz, Lil Mo, and Tweet, among others. Evette's journey reached new heights at The Courtney Barnes Group, where she served as a dedicated publicist for a diverse array of talented artists, including Ray J, Brandy, Smokey Robinson, Melody Thomas Scott, Kim Fields, George Benson, Choreographer Laurieann Gibson, Chingy, SaRa Creative Partners, Hi-Tek, RedOne, Miko Marks, Raven Goodwin, Jesse Powell, Men at Large, George Huff, and Paris Bennett, to name a few.
Driven by her profound respect for artists and their unwavering commitment to their craft, Evette's vision materialized in the form of The Artistic Voice podcast. She eloquently states, "Many may not fully comprehend the incredible dedication artists pour into their purpose and the formidable challenges they confront. The Artistic Voice stands as a powerful platform, amplifying the voices of artists across all genres and delving deep into the individuals who fuel the talent."
But that's not all – Evette herself is a gifted artist, having penned a sizzling collection of poetry and prose titled, “The Many Moods of a Woman.” This captivating work is available wherever books are sold, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Mahogany Books, and her website, www.evettefergerson.com.
To experience the magic of The Artistic Voice podcast, simply tune in on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic, PocketCasts, Breaker, or via the provided RSS link.
Prepare to be inspired and enlightened by the voices of artists from all walks of life.
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