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Standing in the Gap – Project Hygiene & Briclyn Entertainment

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

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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.

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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 (info@briclynent.net). 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.

About Al-Lateef Farmer

Between rhetoric and reality is where you’ll find Al-Lateef Farmer; Black man, husband, social documentarian, and slinger of Soul by the pound. His brand of social commentary, rooted in independent thought can be found at www.worldaccording2teef.com and on Twitter @wrldacrdng2teef.

“Love Junkie” CD Release Concert with Heston – Saturday, September 21st!!!

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

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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.

About WestStyle Chronicles

My name is Hope West but you can call me WestStyle Chronicles. From video, photography, interviews and blogging, my music adventures always leave me juggling a lot but I wouldn't have it any other way. Whether being funny, opinionated or just plain entertaining, I always keep it 100% WestStyle. To see my wild ride in the world of music, catch my adventures at the one & only....Grown Folks Music!!!! :)

#DateNightNYC w/ Chris Turner, Shi Wisdom, Black Spade, and Nikko Gray

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

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NYC GFM Fam get ready! It’s all going down September 1, 2013 @DROM NYC!

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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.

Location: DromNYC http://www.dromnyc.com/events/2718/date-night-with-chris-turnerspl-guests-shi-wisdom-black-spade-nikko-gray-and-dj-phaze#.UgqJ7qzHOrw

To Buy Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/350397

About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.

Maxwell Brings His “Winter Warm Up Tour” to Atlanta!!!

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

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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…)

About WestStyle Chronicles

My name is Hope West but you can call me WestStyle Chronicles. From video, photography, interviews and blogging, my music adventures always leave me juggling a lot but I wouldn't have it any other way. Whether being funny, opinionated or just plain entertaining, I always keep it 100% WestStyle. To see my wild ride in the world of music, catch my adventures at the one & only....Grown Folks Music!!!! :)

Concert Pics: Quincy Jones & Friends Benefit Concert for the American Cancer Society

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

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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!!
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About WestStyle Chronicles

My name is Hope West but you can call me WestStyle Chronicles. From video, photography, interviews and blogging, my music adventures always leave me juggling a lot but I wouldn't have it any other way. Whether being funny, opinionated or just plain entertaining, I always keep it 100% WestStyle. To see my wild ride in the world of music, catch my adventures at the one & only....Grown Folks Music!!!! :)

Atlanta!!!! The Robert Glasper Experiment Is Coming Live in Concert May 5th!!!!

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

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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.

About WestStyle Chronicles

My name is Hope West but you can call me WestStyle Chronicles. From video, photography, interviews and blogging, my music adventures always leave me juggling a lot but I wouldn't have it any other way. Whether being funny, opinionated or just plain entertaining, I always keep it 100% WestStyle. To see my wild ride in the world of music, catch my adventures at the one & only....Grown Folks Music!!!! :)

Live: Morley at The Iridium Jazz Club March 28th

Monday, March 25th, 2013

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NYC GFM Fam, we wanted to put you all in the know about a great show that is going down this Thursday at The Iridium. Singer/Songwriter/Musician Morley will be bringing her unique blend of jazz, folk and soul to the stage. Morley has written and shared the stage with such distinguished artists as Angelique Kidjo, Dave Matthews, Sherly Crow, Wynton Marsalis and more.

To purchase a ticket to the event go here. There will be 2 sets 8PM & 10PM
with quartet & special guests

Checkout her latest vid “Two of a Kind” directed by Damani Baker which is a very pure, stripped down black and white backdrop to the lives of two people in any given moment in time.

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Kelly Price Presents: For The Love of R&B @ The Savoy Entertainment

Friday, March 15th, 2013

R&B Lives! Each and every Thursday night at The Savoy Entertainment Center, located at 218 S. La Brea Avenue, in Inglewood, CA 90302. Hosted by the one and only Kelly Price, you never know who might be in the house to take center stage. Check out some highlights from this past week’s show.

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