Alaura Lovelight, a successful R&B artist and Bayonne resident at the head of the “You Matter Movement”, is filming her new television show in the city.
“Funny enough, I never really intended to have a talk show,” Lovelight told the News from the Community of Bayonne. However, it was an idea that had crossed his mind before.
According to Lovelight, if she wasn’t pursuing a music career, she would have liked to have a talk show. She added, “It’s something I’ve always thought about.”
Then, Lovelight’s other dream suddenly came true. Following his recent success with his music, he was offered the opportunity to host a talk show on the new ONEST network which can be downloaded on Roku TV and Amazon Fire TV.
“This network had approached me and they were like, ‘We love what you’re doing,'” Lovelight said. “They were following me on social media and they were like, ‘We’re about to launch this network, we would really like you to do a show.'”
Lovelight is now the host of, what else, “The Alaura Show”. She likened the wonderful experience to musical performances, albeit more strenuous.
“Making a TV show is a lot more work but very similar to making a performance show,” Lovelight said. “I just find that I’m well prepared because of my music and because I’ve done hundreds of shows everywhere. So it’s fun. It’s a good fusion of the two. I like to talk. I like conversing with people. I like seeing people after a show. I can’t always do that as much as I would like because I sing. So it’s a great opportunity to really connect with anybody, my fan base, or new people, or people who just want to be inspired or something.
“The Alaura Show” should be a unique viewing experience with Lovelight at the helm. The talk show differs from regular talk shows in that it has a general theme, with a specific focus for each episode.
“It all started because a lot of people were asking me, ‘How are you so successful with what you do?'” Lovelight said. “I thought about it, because there are so many creative people in the world. I thought, what’s the difference between people who are creative and people who manage to make it their job, to do it every day. Success means different things to different people. But what’s the difference between people who do and people who don’t really pursue it? »
Each episode and the respective guest relate to the subject of the will in one way or another.
“I have this concept of willpower and needing willpower to do all kinds of different things in order to develop your creativity,” Lovelight said. “So what each episode is about is a different willpower that I think you have to have to be successful with your creativity.”
However, each episode explores the kind of willpower needed for creative success, according to Lovelight.
“Episode one is the willingness to ask for opportunities,” Lovelight said. “Episode two is called the will to go within and it’s about meditation and I had a spiritual guest. Episode three was called the will to not take things personally. And then four was the willingness to try so each episode has a different kind of theme and I select the guest based on who I think might address that theme and they overcame that and now they’re doing different things with their career.
Shooting in Bayonne
Lovelight, who currently lives in Bayonne, filmed each episode at various locations around town. Joining the wave of recent TV shows and movies filming in the city, recent episodes have featured local small businesses such as Manhattan Bagel at 709 Broadway.
Episodes one and two are already available on the ONEST network. Meanwhile, episodes three and four have just wrapped filming, with another date set to shoot an upcoming episode.
The next episode of “The Alaura Show” will be filmed August 23 at 12:30 p.m. at Piero’s School of Music at 942 Broadway. This episode’s guest will be Emmy-nominated news anchor Lisa Marie Falbo of The NJ Morning Show on NJ 12.
“It’s free for anyone who wants to come,” Lovelight said. “We only have about fifty places. But I encourage everyone to come and be a part of it. We’re going to have vendors, it’s going to be quite an event. And it’s fun, it’s filming a TV show.
Lovelight strives to bring in a few vendors for the day and make it a great experience for those who come to watch the filming. Being based in Bayonne, it’s also a good opportunity to showcase and give back to the community, she said.
“I was given this huge, amazing platform on TV,” Lovelight said. “The show is available to 110 million people and it’s in 71 different countries. And I love the idea of it, like I’m running a small business. My business is a small business. So I love the idea of do my best to help level the playing field in terms of presenting small businesses.That’s what makes cities like Bayonne.
Give back to the community
Lovelight reiterated that it was also a great opportunity to interact with community residents and fans.
“This show is all about willpower, so we had different audience members participate in the first four episodes,” Lovelight said. “It’s really just a big dialogue between the guests, between me, between the audience, about how everyone is creative. Everyone has some kind of creative bone in their body. It’s those things that make us hold back, like what people think and not being brave enough to ask and all these different things my thing is music but people are creative in all kinds of different ways and i want people to say to themselves ‘oh, that’s what held me back’.
There will be limited space. Lovelight asks those interested to join the guest list by emailing [email protected] or texting “name, phone, email, add me to guest list” to 347 -674-6103.
“I hope people tune in and people come in, because what really makes the show thrive for viewers is that audience participation,” Lovelight said. “It gives those 110 million viewers someone to look into the show and say I can relate to that, and that’s what I want.”
Lovelight also teaches vocal empowerment classes in Bayonne at the Latin Groove Dance Academy at 398 Broadway. For more information, visit lovelightsoundmusic.com/new-jersey-classes.
“The Alaura Show” is filmed in Bayonne weekly and broadcast weekly on the ONEST network on Roku TV and Amazon Fire TV. For more information, visit lovelightsoundmusic.com or follow Lovelight on Instagram at @alauralovelight.
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