Rhythm Revue dance parties are New York's biggest and longest-running classic soul dances. They've filled Roseland Ballroom, Best Buy Theater, Irving Plaza, Highline Ballroom, Hammerstein Ballroom, B.B. King's, NJPAC, the Terrace Ballroom and other venues in the metro area since 1991.
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This Saturday on Rhythm RevueFelix spins classic R&B, soul, funk and soulful rock. Saturdays on WBGO, 10 AM - 2 PM. Events.
Top 5 Picks This WeekFelix's Songs Not to Play When Grandma's in the Room:
- Love Doctor - Slow Roll It
- Theodis Ealey - Stand Up in It
- Chakachas - Jungle Fever
- Raze - Break for Love
- Clarence Carter - Strokin'
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Felix Hernandez - BIO
In 1983, Felix Hernandez began a two-year project traveling the U.S. collecting hundreds of hours of interviews with R&B artists. Some of the interview material was used for a 13-part radio documentary called Harlem Hit Parade, which was syndicated to 70 NPR stations in the mid-80's.
In 1986, Felix introduced Rhythm Revue, New York's first radio show devoted exclusively to classic soul and R&B. It premiered on WBGO. It also aired on New York stations WTJM (Jammin' 105, 1999-2002) and WRKS (98.7 KISS-FM, 2002-2012).
In 1989, Felix was awarded the first of many production grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowment for the Arts, to develop and produce a weekly radio presentation of live blues and R&B. BluesStage, hosted by the late Tony-winning actress and singer Ruth Brown, ran six years on 200+ NPR stations. The series featured 234 unique episodes of live performances, recorded and produced by Hernandez on location nationwide.
In 1991, Felix did his first Rhythm Revue Dance Party at Tramps in New York City. The party outgrew Tramps and moved to the Roseland Ballroom in 1992, where it was held for over two decades, up to ten times a year. Felix's unique mix of classic soul, disco and funk consistently draws a crowd of 2,500 to 3,500 dancers per event.
Felix is the founder of a company that partners on a variety of projects with major venues, arts organizations, web companies, promoters and record companies.
Felix has dedicated much of his time to community and fundraising events, and started a scholarship fund in 2012.
Felix Hernandez's Rhythm Revue radio show, now in its 29th year on New York radio, is heard every Saturday 10am-2pm on WBGO-FM.
Felix is currently working on a book. He lives in New York City with his wife and children. He's a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia.
His parents met at a dance.