Soul & Success: An Interview with Santiago Firm CEO Melinda Santiago

Melinda Santiago

Reviews & Dunn: Thank you for taking the time to speak with me. How did The SANTIAGO Firm come about? Melinda Santiago: It came about by me getting fired from my last Corp gig.  In all my years and experience I was never terminated or even written up on a job before.  I was terminated […]

Kenny Wesley: Journeys of A Soulful Nerd

Kenny Wesley: Journeys of A Soulful Nerd

Reviews & Dunn: What was the inspiration for you to purse a career in music? Kenny Wesley: I thought that I had gift to share with people that I believed could empower and inspire them. Reviews & Dunn: Unfortunately I missed the highly raved about tribute show to Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross and Prince that […]

Bobby V: No time to Slow Down

Bobby V

Photo credit @aarondsmallphoto Reviews & Dunn recently spoke with R&B singer Bobby V. about his career. Check out our interview below.  Reviews & Dunn: You got your start with the group Mista. The album featured the classic song “Blackberry Molasses.” What was the experience like working with Organized Noize on that record? Bobby V: The […]

From Boyz to Preach: A Conversation with Kareem Grimes

Kareem Grimes

Photo credit Maya Ayanna Darasaw. Kareem Grimes is one of the breakout stars from the CW Show, All American, however he’s been in the acting game since 1991. Check out our interview below where he discusses memories of John Singleton, All American and Hip Hop. Reviews & Dunn – You’ve had a prominent recurring role […]

Conversations with a BLERD

Hank Byrd

Tulsa filmmaker and military veteran Hank Byrd is hard at workon his next project Blerds.  Hank took some out of his busy schedule to chop it up with Reviews and Dunn. Reviews & Dunn: Hank, thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to talk with us. What can you tell me about […]

A Southern Soul Chat with Noel Gourdin

Noel Gourdin

Soul singer Noel Gourdin is currently touring music venues across the country. Before his March 24th stop at Washington D.C.’s City Winery, Noel took the time to chat with Reviews & Dunn Reviews & Dunn: You got your start back in 2004 working with Kay Gee on the song “Family Reunion”. Prior to that, who […]

Time Travels With Actor Chad Eric Smith

Time Travels With Actor Chad Eric Smith

D.C. Native Chad Eric Smith is celebrating his win for the 2020 Best Performance award at the Greater Lehigh Valley Filmmaker Festival for his leading role in William M. Crouch’s new film Fatherless. Chad took time out of his busy schedule to chop it up with Reviews and Dunn. Check out our interview below.” Reviews […]

In The Mix with DJ Craig Wood

DJ Craig WOod

Photo Ken Park Photography Reviews & Dunn had a chance to sit down with 2019 Best of the Knot & seven time Wedding Wire Couple Choice Award Winner DJ Craig Wood to discuss his company Perpetual and the art of being a DJ. Check out our interview below Reviews & Dunn: When did you start […]

Catching Up With Glenn Jones


Reviews & Dunn had a chance to chop it up, with iconic balladeer Glenn Jones, before his City Winery concert on Friday, February 21st.  I’ve been a fan of Glenn for years, so check out our interview below. Reviews & Dunn – You got your start in Gospel music before linking up with Norman Connors’s […]

DWELE Interview


I had a chance to interview singer Dwele before the first of his two sold-out shows at Washington D.C.’s City Winery on  Saturday, February 15.  Check it out below!  Derrick Dunn: I understand that you’re were born in Detroit. How big of an influence did Motown play in your decision to pursue a musical career? […]