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Leonard now in the Audio Branding World!

Leonard is now in the audio branding world and provides the voice greetings for 4 Major Companies: Bay Crane, Howard Shapiro and Associates, RSL Fiber and S&L Storefronts and Glass. He also narrated a recent spot for the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Foundation.
 
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Leonard Dozier to star in new play!


Leonard set to star in Suzan Lori Parks' epic new play "Father Comes Home from the War". Scheduled to come out February 2017.


 
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Album review of Soul of a Pisces.

Please check out the wonderful review of my new album by Sheila Towns.

Click here to read review

 
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Leonard Dozier in the Philly Tribune Newspaper portraying Richard Allen



A program Friday at Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church marked the 200th anniversary of the AME church and explored challenges ahead for social justice.

During an opening ceremony, an actor portrayed church founder Richard Allen, the visionary Black leader in Colonial America who sued for a separate church from the controlling white Episcopal leadership. Contemporary themes of social justice were also explored during the event.

The keynote speakers included Dr. M. Jocelyn Elders, former U.S. Surgeon General; Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, a professor of history and African-American studies at Harvard University; Jamaal-Harrison Bryant, founder and pastor of Empowerment Temple AME Church; and Albert J. Raboteau, a professor of religion at Princeton University.

Ruth Wilson Gilmore, associate director for the Center for Place, Culture and Politics, challenged the notion that lighter sentencing for drug offenses would reduce mass incarceration of Black people. She called for changes to sentencing guidelines and addressing conditions that contribute to recidivism, or odds of returning to prison for a repeat offense.

The panel speaker suggested a change in approach from believing “the way we solve a problem is by killing it.”

“The way we solve a problem is by loving it,” said Gilmore, who has researched revolution and reform, prison systems and the African diaspora as professor of geography in the doctoral program in earth and environmental sciences.

“You cannot let other folks set your agenda,” Elders said.

She called for more people to be “open and honest and take every opportunity we get to make a real difference.” She also wanted people to take more responsibility to improve their health and change personal habits, and education is the key.

In the panel discussion, common themes among comments touched on the need for honest communication, attitude of acceptance and love and a role for faith-based communities in addressing controversial topics from the dynamic of Black male leadership in the wake of mass incarceration and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender love. The title of the forum is “A General Conference of Freedom’s Prophets: AME’s Re-working Trails to Freedom.”

Panel speakers thanked the AME church leadership for organizing the event. Rev. Jennifer Leath, ordained to preach at Mother Bethel AME, introduced the afternoon panel, saying the program was an “opportunity to be sustained in spirit and mind” and turn attention to the “radical inclusive love of Christ Jesus.”

Jamal-Harrison Bryant, who spoke about justice during the panel discussion with Elders, said he found the forum “overwhelmingly intellectually stimulating.”

Bryant, who earned a high school equivalency credential, later earned a theological degree from Duke University, and served as national youth and college director for the NAACP, has engaged thousands of youth in international campaigns against violence.

Bishop Yvette Flunder, founder of the City of Refuge United Church of Christ, addressed same-gender love, saying many of the issues stem from a lack of understanding and challenge stereotypes, or traditional roles for men and women.

“We’ve got to do more work around human sexuality. We have not yet reconciled this issue among ourselves yet,” she said, adding that teachings in the church force same-sex partners to conceal their love and desire. “I want to tell you closets are for brooms.”

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Interviewed live on Talking Smooth Jazz Radio April 17th!


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Leonard Dozier being interviewed on Talking Smooth Jazz radio.

Leonard kicks off his Soul of a Pisces radio promotional tour in a live interview with Talking Smooth Jazz out of Las Vegas on Sunday, April 17th (3pm pacific time, 6pm eastern time). Talking Smooth Jazz is one of the top live interview radio shows in the country interviewing some of the top smooth jazz and adult R&B artists around the world. 

Join Leonard on April 17th as he discusses his new CD, his career and more.
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Leonard Dozier Live!


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Leonard Dozier stars in ZOOMAN and The Sign!

Leonard Dozier co-stars in this powerful, explosive play that the NY Times calls "as shocking as today's and tomorrow's headlines...an arresting and compassionate piece."

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! Limited run!

Charles Fullers: ZOOMAN and The Sign...
Directed by: Georgina Bard
Location: Skybox @ The Adrienne,
Address: 2030 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone:(215) 567-2848
Dates:
Friday February 26th @ 8PM
Saturday February 27th @ 8PM
Sunday February 28th @ 3PM
Friday March 4th @ 8PM
Saturday March 5th @ 8PM
Sunday March 6th @ 3PM
Purchase tickets here:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2486916


 
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Voice Over workshop in Boston Globe!


In today's Boston Globe, the largest newspaper in Boston. My voice over workshop tour hits Boston, Massachusetts on Wednesday, December 16th.

 
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Leonard is one of the new voices of PHMG!

Leonard Dozier now one of the voices of the leading audio branding company in the world. PHMG is the world’s leading audio branding agency and works with more than 20,000 clients in 39 countries - including the likes of Coca-Cola, Audi, Samsung and Adidas.

More about PHMG.
The world's leading audio branding agency
More than 20,000 subscribing clients in 39 countries trust PH Media Group to make them sound as good as they look - including the likes of Coca-Cola, Audi and Adidas. Drawing on 16 years of audio branding expertise, we create bespoke productions designed to  reflect your business and transform the caller experience.
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Leonard Dozier has been cast as Reuben Tate in Charles Fuller's Zooman and the Sign.

Below is the announcement from 215 Theatre Company.

Leonard Dozier has been cast as Reuben Tate in 215's production of Charles Fuller's Zooman and the Sign.

This gifted performer is a two -time regiona...l Broadway Best Actor Nominee and starred and narrated the landmark film Apostle Of Freedom,about the life of Richard Allen. Leonard also starred as Richard Allen in the Emmy -winning television episode "Fever :1793."

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The new album out March 2016 ‪#‎Pisces‬!


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FoodBank donation from Itune downloads!

FoodBank
Robert Williams, CEO, TMarquise Entertainment presenting Evelyn Benton, Executive Director, Southern Branch Community FoodBank of New Jersey a check from proceeds of Leonard Dozier's This Thanksgiving iTunes downloads campaign.




 
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My manager wins 2015 CEO of the Year, New Jersey!

Congrats to my manager, Robert Williams for winning the 2015 CEO of the year award presented by Acquisition  International.

Acquisition International have spent recent months examining the achievements of thousands of business leaders and looking at the contributions they have made to their companies as well as their accomplishments over the course of the year so far.

The CEO of the Year awards were founded to identify and recognize the outstanding leadership of CEOs across all industries and jurisdictions and will be commending just one CEO from each region and each sector. 

Very proud of him!
 
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Leonard has been added to the panel for the NJ State Teen Arts Festival!

Was contacted today to be an adjudicator and panel member for the NJ State Teen Arts Festival. It is a tremendous honor and a very significant role that will have me play a role in how a couple of thousand arts students across the state are evaluated for their school performing arts programs while also serving on the panel which evaluates them. Additionally, I will be providing an acting workshop for them. Roughly 5,000 high school and middle school students from across the state will be invited to have their work showcased at the state level during a three-day run at Ocean County College. The event takes place June 1st, 2nd and 3rd of 2016. What an honor!

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Leonard to Star in Staged Reading of Daniel Damiano's New Play "Harmony Park--Friday, October 16th in NYC.


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Nothing Sweeter now on Itunes and all digital outlets!

Leonard Dozier's Nothing Sweeter out now on iTunes and all other digital sites!

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Soulmate now playing on WJJZ.com and IHeart Radio!

Listen to Leonard Dozier's Soulmate with Michael Tozzi on WJJZ.com and IHeart Radio!!

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New Movie coming, I Play a fireman!

 The new movie Phaesporia in which I play The Firefighter intent on saving lives.

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Recent Boomtown Casino VO Session

Finally a look into an actual Voice Over session with me. I know my students will be happy. The session is from two days ago and I want to thank my stepson David Watson for the video work. You are on your way dude!

 

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