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Pretty Ricki on We Got Next

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Faces | Places | Spaces, Featured | Comments Off on Pretty Ricki on We Got Next

Talithia Lewis, aka “Pretty Ricki” is a rising comedic talent full of passion and energy. Born into a family of singers and actors, Talithia continuously dreamed about finding the right outlet to unleash her creative spirit. Following a challenging period in her life, Talithia channeled her energy into self-motivating and confidence building activities. Recognizing her wit and enchanting presence, in August 2009, Talithia was asked by a friend and club promoter to cohost a comedy show at a club in New Jersey. Her natural stage presence and comedic timing won over the audience and impressed the featured comedians. At the end of the show, Talithia was encouraged by the comedians to pursue stand-up. The club promoter asked her to write a 7 minute bit and booked her on the next show. In September 2009, Talithia performed her first ever stand-up set and was well received. Another family friend...

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Margot Bingham’s Many Stages!

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Featured | Comments Off on Margot Bingham’s Many Stages!

Margot Bingham (aka ‘Margot B.’) is an actress, going from the pageant stage to center stage with a Grammy-nominated artist, to the HBO Boardwalk Empire sound stage. The Pittsburgh native began her career in front of the cameras at the age of nine, modeling for local and national talent agencies. It’s been a steady accomplished rise ever since. At 13, she wrote a tribute to the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called In My Dreams, which continues to be featured at MLK events nationwide. The summer of 2010 started out hot with her touring alongside Jason Mraz on select tour dates. Margot performed the duet Lucky with Jason in venues such as Nikon at Jones Beach in New York, Minneapolis’ Xcel Energy Center (on her 21st birthday), and in her hometown. Bingham’s”Complete” video is airing nationally in Club...

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The Roselle

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in ACE Alliance, Faces | Places | Spaces | 1 comment

THEROSELLE is a restoration vision of Jaull Loram.  While everyone else saw an abandoned building, Jaull envisioned a multi-cultural food destination and a thriving community hub that would “provide all walks of life with a place to learn about, create and consume food – and to connect through its common language”   Check out THEROSELLE and learn how you can support the mission.  ...

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Gordon Chambers: Sounds of the Season/Holiday Concert at the Apollo!

Posted by on Dec 1, 2013 in Events | Comments Off on Gordon Chambers: Sounds of the Season/Holiday Concert at the Apollo!

  Whether you love Gordon Chambers, want to hear some great music or you just need an excuse to go to Harlem…Saturday,  December 7th, 2013 you will get to indulge yourself when you attend the full-length set of originals and jazzy/soulful Christmas covers. Tickets are $20.00 (or $15.00 on the ApolloTheater.org “A List”) available at the box office, or at http://www.ticketmaster.com/Apollo-Theater-tickets-New-York/venue/6. 800 745 3000. Buying tickets in advance strongly suggested since venue is very intimate. Doors open at 9 pm for bar/food. Show starts 10pm and ends at midnight DJ Hard Hittin Harry will keep you entertained before and after the show!   POST YOUR UPCOMING...

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Maya Azucena

Posted by on Sep 15, 2013 in Faces | Places | Spaces | Comments Off on Maya Azucena

MAYA AZUCENA BIOGRAPHY MTV Made’s Award winning singer-activist Maya Azucena travels the world making music that matters. Self-described as sounding like “The Roots if fronted by a singer with 4-octaves”, Billboard and the Washington Post have heralded her mesmerizing performances, as well as the Village Voice that said, “armed with a powerfully compelling voice, Azucena just could be the most impressive of the current hip-hop/soul/r&b diva crop.” Appreciated by many artists in the worlds of hip-hop, soul, jazz, dance and reggae, Maya has been part of countless collaborations, including a Grammy certificate winning feature on Stephen Marley’s CD “Mind Control,” and performances or recordings with artists as wide-ranging as Marcus Miller, Cormega, Mr. Cheeks, Roberta Flack, Immortal Technique, iNi Kamoze, Vernon Reid and Jonathan Peters. In 2010, Maya was heard on multiple tracks from the critically acclaimed album Pickin’...

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