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DC Love Fest 2014 to Feature Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Chrisette Michelle and Bilal.

DC Love Fest

Love is the order of the day for Saturday, May 10th in Washington D.C., as the 2nd Annual DC Love Fest featuring Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Chrisette Michelle, Bilal and Lysette Titi takes center stage at DAR Constitution Hall. Hosted by Maimouna Youssef, the DC Love Fest was created to promote creative commerce and celebrate the diverse culture of the District and this year’s event will feature vendors, boutique trunk shows, culinary arts, bars, live entertainment and so much more.

The inaugural concert found native son Raheem DeVaughn rocking the stage alongside Marsha Ambrosius, but this year's triple-threat headliners are a diverse, multifaceted trio aimed to treat concert goers as their music and personas each represent "love" so deeply.

Additionally, the 2nd Annual DC Love Fest will serve as the Washington, D.C. leg of official sponsor’s Okayplayer’s 15th birthday party. Along with Okayplayer, this year’s event is being sponsored by Carolina Kitchen, BEAM and Buick.

Check out what featured artist Chrisette Michelle has to say about this year’s DC Love Fest:

Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster

For more information, media and interview opportunities contact Kayenecha Daugherty by email at media@soulcialgrindpr.com


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Standing in the Gap - Project Hygiene & Briclyn Entertainment

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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.


New Music = Stephanie Renée - MOUTH MUSIC [the EP]

And the goodness just keeps coming... on deck today the new EP from Stephanie Renée also known as The Queen Bee, The VibeMistress and Da Media Mogul. Stephanie's voice has been featured on several major label commercial recordings, including Who Is Jill Scott and Patti LaBelle's When A Woman Loves. Other CD/single releases include: a Steal Vybe remix of the club jam ESP on King Street Sounds; Knowing, a collaboration with Jersey producers Lefunken; Fever on Deep Haven Music; and another Marlon D spiritual house collabo titled No Greater Love.

Stephanie Renée steps to the mic and fills every role in the band exploring numerous musical capabilities of the first instrument:voice. Fun, adventurous, imaginative and entertaining are but a few adjectives that come to mind while listening to the set. I invite you to explore the vocal wonderland that is Mouth Music.


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Uncle Shecky & Green Tea Present "The Crazy Eights EP, Dosage II: The Remixes"

Green Tea and Apple Jac (aka Uncle Shecky) have joined forces to bring you the The Crazy Eights EP, Dosage II: The Remixes and what a musical collaboration this project has produced!Read more