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Antoinette Montague has a love of humanity and music to bring joy to people. She has played most of the major jazz clubs in New York, and recently returned from Israel with the 46-piece Ashdod Orchestra, and is on her way to to perform with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra in Russia.
Antoinette feels just as appreciated here at home by people who enjoy the spirit she loves to bring inside of her music. Jimmy Heath says, “Antoinette has the instrument, delivery and enunciation, when performing, that touches my soul.”
Jazz Woman to the Rescue is a foundation in the works.It's historic as it visits Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and living Jazz Heroes on the band stand.
There are 2 elements to the Jazz Woman foundation. "The Play it Forward" program of encouraging people to take old instruments and give them to disenfranchised children.
The second prgram is "Put it Back!" The push for citizens to contact local schools in their community to ask if they have an arts education program for their students. If not, we as taxpayers insist they Put it Back! into the curriculum.
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The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC) established in 2002 by President and Founder Brother Yumy Odom as a community-based educational, literacy, literary and artistic initiative with the following objectives:
1] To bring together the men / women in the comic book industry, including sci-fi, fantasy and political satire, cartooning / animation, to share ideas and showcase their work;
2] To discuss the impact of the comic book industry;
3] To look at the business aspects of the comic book industry;
4] To look at how the comic book industry can more actively serve as a tool to address community concerns: literacy, incarceration, addictions, homelessness, racism, sexism, etc.; and
5] To establish a network / consortium (ECBACC Synergy Group) and an annual convention (Comic-Con) to address this initiative in an open and public forum.
ECBACC, Inc. continues to fulfill this mission. A s the region’s premiere “Black Comic Book Convention” and the forerunner and template for urban comic book & sci-fi conventions.
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Described as "Soul Music's MC", Royce Hall (Chinyelu Alimayu) is much more than your typical Hip-Hop lyricist and Neo-Soul vocalist. This actor, arranger, composer, songwriter (Yo! Royce Be Easy Music Publishing, ASCAP), and alum of Florida A & M University, is also a multi-instrumentalist, who happens to be well versed in over 5 instruments, including but not limited to clarinet, alto sax, piano and drums. He has been internationally chosen and featured 3 times by Hip-Hop Sisters(an organization under the leadership of and founded by pioneer MC Lyte), selected as a Style Icon and runway model for 24 Hours of Fashion with Cotton, Inc., E! and MTV, currently stars on Atlanta based webseries "Refracted Reflections", can be seen on season two of Tyler Perry's "Have's and the Have Not's" and "Love Thy Neighbor" as well as The CW's "The Originals", the stage play "Beyond Betrayal" playing the lead role of 'Nathan', holds an MC battle wins record of 44-2, shared the same stage with greats such as Lauryn Hill to Talib Kweli, is the owner of AMANDLA! Apparel of Power & Purpose and currently recording material for his sophomore release, "The Groove Theory", features neo fusion jazz and neo soul, which is the follow-up to his freshman release, "ENC 1101: THE YEAR BOOK".
Join Zaiyah and Uptown for a great evening of music and conversation with the phenominal Royce Hall.
In Albert Einstein words of wisdom, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” With that being said who is, “Michael LaFrance Lynch?” He is an artist that believes that art represents spiritualism which reaches the core of human beings. Art is essential to people’s lives and your work should touch their essence. LaFrance’s work evokes an abstract and surreal feeling that will speak to your spirits consciousness.
LaFrance is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico (Land of Enchantment)..
His most recent accomplishments are being selected out of 3,500 submissions, one of the 12 most imaginative artists competing in the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE/RUSSELL SIMMONS ARTISIAN SERIES COMPETITION SEARCH, (ART BASEL/MIAMI). Art Basel takes place in Miami and is hands down the largest art exhibition in America; it is aimed at discovering the next big name in visual arts! LaFrance was selected twice, once in 2012 for his art work (Temptress) and in 2013 for (Sheol) as National Championship Pieces. His artwork (Desert Rose') also Received THE 'PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD 2014
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Overt racism on college campuses, Congress trying to usurp the Presidents authority, ongoing wars and massive unemployment. In 1971 Marvin Gaye asked the question "What's Going on?". in the year 2015 it seems as though that question is as relevant as ever.
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Come one and all and Join us for The Zaiyah's House 1st Annual Boodadoop Poetry Slam! Come share your poetry with the world! there will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes.
And Uptown will share a special heartfelt "Jets" Poem with the family! Come help us save the world, one laugh at a time.
Your Ex has 3 children but only one of them is yours the father of the other 2 kids is a deadbeat. When you pick up your child for visits you notice he has on hand-me-downs and he is not taking the piano lessons you requested, when you ask his mother what she is doing with the money she states "They are brothers and they have to share everything!"
Is this acceptable?
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Why is it illegal in countries where it grows naturally, especially if it's part of their culture?
Top 11 Reasons America Doesn't Want Legal Marijuana
By Steve Elliott ~alapoet~ in Culture
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 12:57 pm
#8. In 1937, the guy who started this whole fiasco said...
"No one knows, when he places a marijuana cigarette to his lips, whether he will become a philosopher, a joyous reveler in a musical heaven, a mad insensate, a calm philosopher, or a murderer." ~ Harry J. Anslinger
And people still believe this... Let me help you out, America. You get mellow when you smoke. Whatever was troubling you hurts less now.Harry was right about it making music and stories better, but murderers and insensate? I haven't insensate since high school. (Someone should tell me what "insensate" means.)
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After they spent the Easter weekend in jail the teachers now dubbed the APS 12 have activist advovating for them not to receive prison time. Monday morning a group of community activists met with Fulton Co. D.A. Paul Howard to present him with a petition of signatures. They're asking Howard to push for leniency during next week's sentencing phase. do you think they deserve leniency?
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http://Successful Student A resource for students to excel.
The following is an excerpt from: Successful Student
An education should involve learning life skills that a person will carry with them after college in order to navigate relationships and careers and be a well-rounded, successful person. This article has compiled 20 life skills not taught in school, which are valuable in life in general. Though high school and college is excellent in teaching many valuable skills, our current academic curriculum doesn’t teach many aspects necessary to succeeding and thriving in life in general, such as financial responsibilities and investments, how to think logically–retaining information and not merely temporarily memorizing information, and how to apply such abilities to real-world scenarios which are bound to occur.
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