Quite simply this is good and grown. Take care of the instrument and you will be able to sing for decades. That’s worth repeating: Take care of the instrument and you will be able to sing for decades. That means rest and exercise and always careful consideration about all things vocal. What Dame Shirley Bassey did last evening shouldn’t be surprising, it should simply be the standard. We should all stop giving anyone a pass who cannot reach the baseline of the standard. Preachers preach, teachers teach and at a very bare minimum singers should be able to sing.
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GFM DMV Area Fam! Make sure you make your way to The Dunes DC. 1402 Meridian Pl. NW, Washington DC for this night of great entertainment featuring Monica Blaire! Also slated to be on the bill are Terrence Cunningham and Katrina Bello!
The driving concept behind “Date Night” is: to not only ignite intimacy between artist and audience, but to also provide a platform where indie talent can thrive and reach varying audiences.
Doors 9:30p Show 10:30p
Cost: $15adv/ $20 door
Brought to you by: Keya Maeesha Entertainment & LiL SoSo Productions
GFM is proud to be an official media sponsor of this great event and as we always say around these parts “Tell a friend of two hundred!”
The gap between caring and compassion is closed by doing something. Twin sisters Anshay and Anshia Tull stand between that gap with outstretched arms consistently looking for ways to close it. One way has been the creation of Project Hygiene, a non-profit organization developed to combat bullying by increasing the awareness of health and wellness, as well as access to personal hygiene projects. The organization was launched in 2011 and partnered with various organizations in New York City, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Bowie, Maryland and Washington, D.C., the home of tomorrow night’s “A Night to Give Back” at the famed Howard Theater.
Each Project Hygiene event is coupled with a drive to collect toiletries to be donated to a local youth organization and Sunday’s event isn’t any different as items collected with go to the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center of Washington, D.C. among other sites. Headlining the bill at The Howard is Honor Society, a pop/rock band and Aaron Camper, the electric R&B/pop performer. Also performing will be Ben O’Neill, Holly Would and Marlee in the Mixx. The show will be hosted by Chi Rizzo and music for the night will be handled by 12-year-old DJ Beauty and the Beatz.
Personally experiencing the effects Breast Cancer has on its victims and families motivated Anshia into action; she’s back at the Howard Theater on October 8th,as her company, Briclyn Entertainment, presents “Pink Alive”, a concert benefitting Breast Cancer and her alma mater Bowie State University’s homecoming. “Pink Alive” is an opportunity for Anshia and Briclyn to not only remember the lives lost to the illness, but celebrate those who continue to fight each day. Those like her aunts, one whose fight ended a few years ago and the other who beats the odds daily as the first African-American female police captain in Wilmington, Delaware. “Pink Alive” reminds us there’s plenty of reason to celebrate, but also miles to go in research and support as we look to eradicate the illness that has affected millions. Among the sponsors for the evening will be Angela’s Hair Salon, who will donate wigs to The Wig Exchange, a Westchester, New York based organization that provides high-quality wigs and various means of support to women undergoing chemotherapy.
An event of this magnitude needed a lineup to match the vastnessof the cause and Briclyn Entertainment put together a cast worthy of the stage; Avery*Sunshine will grace the stage with her dazzling voice and personality, as well the soulful Algebra Blessett and Breast Cancer advocate Q. Parker of 112. Joining that trio will be newcomer and Washington, D.C. native Michelyn Cierra. The events are a homecoming for the Tulls, who though they’ve moved on to Atlanta and New York, were born and bred on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and roots spread all throughout the DMV area.
For additional information on Project Hygiene and a list of items suggested for donation, please visit the organizations’ Facebook page (Facebook.com/ProjectHygiene), Briclyn Entertainment’s homepage (www.briclynent.net) or email the team (firstname.lastname@example.org). Briclyn’s Homepage is also where you can find additional information for the 1st Annual Pink Alive concert and tickets for both events can be purchased at www.TheHowardTheatre.com.
For all my concert goers, I have a great announcement you will surely place on your “to-do list”. On Saturday, September 21st at The Vinyl at Center Stage, indie soul artist, Heston will be bringing his “Love Junkie” CD Release Concert to the ATL. For all my couples and lovers of soul, this will probably be the perfect event and CD for those approaching autumn nights. To get your advance tickets, check out Moods Music or Center Stage Box Office TODAY!!!! Also, doors open at 8pm but the show will start at 9pm.
NYC GFM Fam get ready! It’s all going down September 1, 2013 @DROM NYC!
Event: #DateNightNYC w/ Chris Turner, Shi Wisdom, Black Spade, and Nikko Gray
Date: September 1, 2013
Time: Doors 7pm. Show 8pm.
Cost: $15 adv/ $20 door.
To Buy Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/350397
The other week I had the satisfying pleasure of experiencing a beautiful black summers’ night dream in Atlanta at Chastain Park. Initially we weren’t really sure if this long awaited concert would be cancelled due to the incredible down pour of rain or if we would see a 2013 enactment of Diana Ross’ Central Park performance. However, the skies lightened, the rain stopped and the heavens presented the debonair and exquisitely suave Maxwell. Here are a few pics from that great show along with opening act, the talented saxophonist and Morehouse alum, Kenneth Whalum III (more…)
We here at GFM are not novice to the legends. We’ve covered greats like Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder and the list goes on. However, every once in a while we encounter our own star struck moment due to the sheer admiration of the musicians we’re covering. In this particular case, our star struck moment came from reporting at the Fox Theatre for the Quincy Jones and Friends Benefit Concert. We were on a high that night and what was greater was the great celebration of the American Cancer Society on their 100th anniversary. The significant milestone commemorated advances and great achievements in the cancer fight along with the great people who have built bridges to finding a cure. For this star struck event, celebrities came in by the droves for the red carpet. While the lavish prelude caused a stir of excitement, it didn’t come close to the performances of Pentatonix,Nikki Yanofsky, Allen Stone, Alfredo Rodriguez, Siedah Garrett, Patti Austin and James Ingram. On top of everything else, we witnessed greatness right before our very eyes when the awesome Quincy Jones graced the stage. At that very moment, we didn’t know whether to kiss his pinky ring as the “godfather” or sit at his feet a the musical “yoda”. Here is our picture review from that great event!!
Listen up, music fans!!! If you’re in the Atlanta area and looking for a concert that will set off your weekend, you absolutely don’t want to miss The Robert Glasper Experiment live in concert!!! This show will introduce Jazz Future along with a few special guests. Now, a little birdie told me that singer/songwriter, Marsha Ambrosius would be blessing the mic. Other guests are scheduled but of course, our lips are sealed for this is strictly confidential information. So, if you’re interested in some incredible music and some surprise performances, you can catch The Robert Glasper Experiment Sunday, May 5th at Center Stage Theater. Be sure to get your tickets at CenterStage-Atlanta.com. Doors will open at 7pm, showtime will be 8pm. Hope to see you there.