Thursday, May 14, 2009

Crowns - The Musical is @ Nate Holden for the Performing Arts Center - UPDATE!

Now more than ever, we all need a dose of positivity. The entire audience got a huge dose of Love and Positivity last evening when I went to see the Musical "Crowns". People were standing up and clapping, and the women behind me sang along with every song!
The musical was heart warming and uplifting.

Vanessa Bell Calloway danced the Katherine Dunham Technique so eloquently, like it was the thing to do! She moved across the floor like a Gazelle - beautifully. The entire cast was excellent!

The Ebony Repertory Theater and the Pasadena Playhouse, in Association with Regina Taylor Presents the Musical "Crowns".
The musical is a spin off of the book written by author-playwright Craig Marberry and photographer Michael Cunningham. The book consists of some of the most beautiful portraits of African American women in their "Sunday - go - to - meeting " hats.
The musical concentrates on the events surrounding an a young girl from Brooklyn, who was sent down South to her grand-mother to escape from a traumatic event that happened in Brooklyn. The story expounds on the lives of six women in the South and their individual stories. After seeing this musical, you too, will walk like the Queen or King that you are in your "Sunday Best" hat. Right?

This is a "Must - go - see" Musical, that is a heart warming, soul stirring and a reminder of the importance of symbolism in our lives. No matter how small that symbol might be, it can keep you on track when things seem to be going down hill, reminding you to pump on the breaks and stand still and let God continue to show you the way forward out of any situation. Believe that!

The cast consists of the truly multi-talented Vanessa Bell Calloway, Suzzanne Douglas, Sharon Catherine Blanks, Ann Weldon, Clinton Derricks-Carroll and Angela Wildflower Polk, all seasoned Actors.

"Crown" the Musical is now playing May 5th - June 14th

@ The Nate Holden Performing Arts Center -
4718 Washington Blvd., LA, CA 90016. 323.964.9766.

See you there!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Black Business Expo - 20th Anniversary

There are truly some wonderful events happening in the Greater Los Angeles Community this weekend.

Today starts the beginning of the 20th Anniversary of
The Black Business Expo in Los Angeles, CA (

It is being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center -
1201 Figueroa St., LA, CA.

Barbara Lindsey founded the Black Business EXPO back in 1989. Ms. Lindsey felt that there was a need to encourage African Americans to concentrate on building their own businesses. As a result, Black Businesses have grown rapidly in Los Angeles, CA.

Harold Hambrick (CEO, BBX) works closely with Mayor Antonio Villariagosa as well as Mayor Dorn of Inglewood, to promote the very necessary EXPO in the Greater Los Angeles area. Stevie Wonders' Radio Station, will be on hand with Jacquie Stephens conducting the 9th annual Womens Health Forum. I just love Jacquie Stephens!

The talented Wendy Raquel Robinson, along with Bill Duke attend and actively support the BBX, meeting and shaking hands with the residents of CA.

The Black Business Expo demonstrates that everyone is included; Black, White, Red, Yellow and Brown. Come and see for your self! You will be pleasantly amazed....

I'm running out the door now to get to the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony...

Hope to see you there!