Category Archives: Music

A Music & Dance Affair

Celebrations with a theme of “Music and Dance” seemed to be the happening stories in the city! The week of May 7-13th celebrated the Second Annual Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival in Harlem USA’s Historic Jazz Venues. Performances were exhibited in various Harlem landmarks including the Apollo Theater, Club Harlem, Havana San Juan, Lenox Lounge, Minton’s Playhouse, Monroe’s Uptown, Park Palace, Showman’s Jazz Club, and Small’s Paradise which all featured established and emerging artists showcasing sounds of jazz with a flair! Read the rest of this entry

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What Have ‘I’ Done For Me Lately!

While fortunate enough to have experienced another run of the week with various adventures, I made time to do something for me! Maybe because the song “What Have You Done For Me Lately” by Janet Jackson came on rotation this week and of course the song stayed in my head all week long! So I started thinking, “All that Jazz, what have you done for YOURSELF lately?”

Play my favorite sport … TENNIS

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National Action Network “Keepers of the Dream Awards”

There’s something so amazing to be in an environment full of visionaries! On Wednesday, April 18, 2012, Reverend Al Sharpton and National Action Network hosted their 14th Annual Keepers of the Dream Awards at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Whether among entertainment, political, non-profit, Corporate America, and other sectors in the workforce, there will always be a “Keeper of the Dream” which Dr. Martin Luther King envisioned for the world.

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Scoring HIGH with D.R.EA.M.

“Leap Day” only comes once every four years and what better way to spend that extra day we have in February than to be surrounded by the soothing melodies of jazz and mingling with those in the Financial District in New York City. D.R.E.A.M. (Developing Responsible Economically Advanced Model-Citizens), an educational nonprofit organization which educates underrepresented youth on financial literacy held their Sax Therapy: Live Jazz Social & After Work Mixer to create an atmosphere with a sophisticated twist! Located at the beautiful Glid Hall Hotel, this event created an ambiance of sophistication and prestige. Read the rest of this entry

Stage for Debate: Steve Stoute & William C. Rhoden with Danyel Smith

What better way to kick off Black History Month than to celebrate the progression of Black culture by attending the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, NY for their Inaugural Stage for Debate series where authors Steve Stoute and William C. Rhoden discussed whether or not culture and sports are in a “post-black” moment. Moderated by Danyel Smith, Editor of Billboard magazine, culture critic, and sports enthusiast, this debate opened the minds of the audience to evaluate the progression of Black culture.

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A Red Carpet Affair

Lights, camera, action was the theme for this star-studded week! On Monday, December 12, supermodel Beverly Johnson launched her new lifestyle brand at the Millesime- The Carlton Hotel in New York City. Of course a launch party “Super Model” style would not be complete without a surprise fashion show in the mix displaying Ms. Johnson’s brand!

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Jawn Murray Presents: UNTAPPED

Entertainment Pundit Jawn Murray and EMI Gospel joined efforts to release Jawn Murray Presents: UNTAPPED. The compilation features skyward lauds from 10 chosen gospel artists who were selected from a judging criteria set by EMI Gospel based on feedback from Murray along with celebrity judges including Dr. Bobby Jones (Bobby Jones Gospel), singer and TV talent Lexi, Grammy/Stellar nominee Vashawn Mitchell, and radio host Gerard Bonner (Bonnerfide Radio).

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