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"UNDERDOG" SONG BY AREA ACTOR SUITS EAGLES ONCE AGAIN

[PRESS RELEASE]     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact –   Robert Williams                   Media Relations                   609-576-2705   "UNDERDOG" SONG BY AREA ACTOR SUITS EAGLES ONCE AGAIN   DATE:  Jan. 9, 2019 Philadelphia, PA              As the Philadelphia Eagles head toward their next playoff game, a song written and performed by an area actor-singer resonates even more.          That song is "Underdog," by Leonard Dozier.                       It might seem that "underdog" is an expression of pride in the Eagles -- who in February 2018 won their first Super Bowl ever.              But Dozier, who has released four albums and a dozen singles, didn't write the song with the Eagles or the Super Bowl in mind. "Underdog" debuted in April 28 as he was interviewed on the Q on Fox29, inspired in general by "people who are disillusioned and disenfranchised, as a pick-me-up song."             But the connection to the Eagles seems obvious -- A video with clips of the Eagles, interwoven with Dozier's soundtrack, followed in the summer of 2018, after the team's Super Bowl win.             "The song seems to be a theme of the team, which really rises as an underdog and wears underdog masks," said Dozier. "It seems again, as they continue in the playoffs, that the football gods are on their side."             Dozier's association with the Eagles was serendipitous, almost like an "alignment," he said. An experienced voice actor as well as stage actor, Dozier narrated the Super Bowl highlights in a half-hour documentary for NFL Films Presents.             An ADDY-award winner for his voice work, Dozier noted other expressions of that "alignment." He received an invitation to attend a gala last June to announce the formation of a new Faith and Liberty Museum in Philadelphia. The Eagles' head coach, Doug Pedersen, was the speaker. Then, at a mentoring event in which Dozier participated, one of the panelists was former Eagle player Hollis Thomas.             In September 2017, Dozier was added to the Eagles roster of voice talents.             Add the fact as a young man Dozier dreamed of becoming an athlete, adding: "I never thought I'd go into the arts."             Now, in part, thanks to his association with the Philadelphia Eagles, he at least has a taste of being involved in sports.             "Underdog" is on Dozier's new album, "Sunday Word," released in October 2018. Links: https://youtu.be/CzR_N2kr_ZE (Video)  https://itunes.apple.com/mt/album/underdog-single/1436611073  https://open.spotify.com/album/19iyfqsGon5dvBkkcAC9KG?nd=1                                                                    ##
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Catch Leonard Dozier's Inspirational Keynote Speech at the New Jersey Conference on Tourism

My keynote speech from yesterday at the New Jersey Conference on Tourism left an incredible incredible impact. I can't even begin to describe it to all of you. I’m incredibly thankful to the dignitaries present and the treatment my wife and I received and to the opportunities that were presented to me along with sentiments about a run for office. NOPE LOL don't see that folks....but I also didn’t see keynote speaking either. I’m reminded that the good Lord laughs at our plans.A few minutes ago I received a message from the Director of Marketing and Public Relations who booked me who stated:Hi Leonard,Just wanted to let you know that the Executive Director of the NJ Division of Travel & Tourism referenced your speech in his presentation this morning. He talked about all the great assets the state has and said, “As Leonard Dozier said in his presentation yesterday, they’ve always been here.” I thought that was pretty cool.Also, a number of people mentioned that we should have had you as the 1st speaker of the day because you were so motivating. You hit a home run brother.I grew up in Pleasantville and am proud to call New Jersey home.I want to thank Malachi Oliver, a young man I mentor whom I've brought on to work for me, for his work in documenting this. Robert Williams, my PR man (who truly has more roles than that) and the New Jersey Conference on Tourism for caring enough about our state to keep New Jersey going.It was one of the great honors of my life to be a part of this.
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The Story of Sonny Lea

Though I could not be present at today’s funeral, with the family’s blessings I produced and narrated this short documentary about my dear friend and barber Sonny Lea. This was heavy for me and still is because I saw him just a few days before he passed and as soon as I walked into the shop he said “Doz, I was just thinking about you man.” In my 15 years of him cutting my hair he had never said that to me. I can only wonder but those words ring out to me as I continue to think of him and even grieve. He would often say to me “Doz, you remind me of a younger version of me.” I knew why he felt this way and he made it clear (too much to dive into here) He was one of the greatest men I have ever known and I wanted to use my gifts to celebrate him in the most magnanimous way possible. Thinking of you today my friend on this day so many celebrate you.​ Please watch below.
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Leonard Dozier's interview on Talking Smooth Jazz

Listen to me talking about my new release Sunday Word​ and other things going on in my career.Click here to Listen
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In honor of all the Underdogs, including our Philadelphia Eagles!

Today the Philadelphia Eagles receive their Super Bowl rings after bringing the city it’s first Super Bowl victory. No better way to celebrate the Underdog spirit that has always been the city of Philadelphia and all of EaglesNation. One of the greatest honors of my life was narrating the Super Bowl 52 highlights for NFL Films Presents and on this day Eagles Nation and Philadelphia I salute you as I get set to release my new single “Underdog” on July 27th (the song was recent...ly performed on the Q show on Fox 29) and I’m happy to announce here that my “Celebration of the Underdog” tour will kick off with my band at Warmdaddy’s on July 12th.My special thanks to my guy Kamili Feelings for this tribute video to YOU Philadelphia and EaglesNation featuring the new song Underdog. Shout out to my songwriting partners and producers Michael Troy Downing and Paul Frederick Watson on this.Yes Philadelphia “Rise Up, Get Up”

UNDERDOG from Leonard Dozier on Vimeo.

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Come out June 16 as I portray Richard Allen!

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Leonard Dozier on The Q Show on FOX 29 this morning!

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Had great time on The Q Show which aired on FOX 29! 
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Leonard Dozier featured in The Atlantic City Podcast

Catch Leonard Dozier on The Atlantic City Podcast titled "There's an Atlantic City voice behind NFL Films".Listen here.
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Leonard Dozier narrates the Philadelphia Eagles's Super Bowl win!

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For the 2nd year in a row, Leonard Dozier narrates the Super Bowl for NFL Films.  Watch the exciting recap with the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots!Click on picture to view video. 

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Come see my one-man show "Apostle of Freedom"!

Tickets on sale for my new one-man show "Apostle of Freedom" about the life of AME and African American founding father Richard Allen. Last year a statue was erected at the church he founded, Mother Bethel, in Philadelphia. Additionally, a US postage stamp was issued to commemorate Allen last year. I have had the great, great fortune of playing Richard Allen on film and on TV and for many special events and occasions. He was one of the most remarkable men to ever live. Portraying him has changed my life and in turn I hope this changes yours. The show debuts as part of the Beacon Theatre's Fall Festival on November 17th and 18th. Tickets can be purchased here.https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3098129There will be a talk-back with the audience following the show. The show begins its national tour in February 2018, courtesy of Actors Equity Association.TONIGHT I WILL BE SHOWING THE DOCUDRAMA OF THE SAME TITLE RIGHT HERE."Whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."Have the best of weekends everyone.
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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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