Harlem is Music -  FREE March 20th Ladies
Singing the Blues at New York Public Library
40 Lincoln Center Plaza -- Must RSVP
At the APOLLO Theater Sunday March 26th @ 4PM -
Seventy Years Laters And Still Sassy As They Ever
Were
Silver Belles Are Five Women Aged 84 to 96
LEGENDARY SUPERSTAR CHAKA KHAN!
AT LEHMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS  -
Friday March 24th @ 8 PM
On March 20th,
Community Works, in
association with the
New York Public
Library
for the
Performing Arts,
Dorothy and Lewis B.
Cullman Center, and
the Harlem Arts
Alliance will host a
FREE special
Directed by Sundance
Audience Award winning
filmmaker
Heather Lyn
MacDonald
, Been Rich All
My Life
follows the most
unlikely troupe of tap
dancers.  They are the

"Silver Belles
," five women
aged 84 to 96.
Born Yvette Marie Stevens at the Great
Lakes, Illinois Naval base on March 23,
1953, Chaka Khan was raised on
Chicago's South Side and at age eleven
formed her first group, the Crystalettes

While still in high school, she joined the
Afro-Arts Theater, which toured with
Silver Belles
Chaka Khan
View Trailer
Motown great Mary Wells, and adopted the African name
Chaka Khan.

Leaving high school in 1969,
Chaka sang with several
bands and, at age 18, moved out to LA, where she
teamed with ex-American Breed member Kevin Murphy
and André Fisher to form RUFUS recording a 1973
self-titled album.

Soul diva
Chaka Khan makes an exclusive NYC
appearance at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts on
Friday, March 24, 2006, at 8 PM, singing some of the hits
that have won her Eight GRAMMY® Awards over the past
three decades.

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is located at 250
Bedford Park Boulevard West, on the campus of Lehman
College in the Bronx.  Box Office  718.960.8833
In their heyday they worked at some of Harlem's most
prestigious haunts, performing with legendary band
leaders like Cab Calloway, Jimmie Lunceford and Duke
Ellington.

They met in the 1930's as chorus dancers at the Apollo
and the Cotton Club. When the big band era ended, and
with it the need for show dancers, they all went into other
work.

They regrouped in 1985, put their shoes back on and -
sassy as they ever were are still performing regularly.  They
may not kick as high but they are hip-swaying and show-biz
savvy.  

These women will disrupt any notions you have of old age.

Apollo Theater 253 W, 125th Street NYC. Tickets range
$10-$30 plus $2 facility fee.
evening reception and performance for
"Harlem is... Music: Ladies Singing the
Blues"
for community partners, collaborators
and friends.  

Reception starts at 6:30 PM.at 40 Lincoln
Center Plaza

The evening will feature a special
presentation and tribute to the incomparable
Jazz legend Gloria Lynne.

In the tradition of Bessie Smith, Billie Holliday,
Dinah Washington and
Sarah Vaughn, the
evening will feature local ladies who perform
at Harlem night spots like Leeolive Tucker;
Lady Cantrese, and Ghanniyya Green.

There will also be special viewing of the
"harlem Is".....Music exhibition.

For complimentary admission RSVP to
Community Works 212-459-1854.
EVERY WEDNESDAY IN
MARCH*
tenor saxophonist  --- J.D. ALLEN
~featuring~  a rotating cast of
characters each week (to be
announced accordingly)  at Fat
Cat  - 75 Christopher Street @
7th Avenue South -
www.fatcatjazz.com
Compelling Contemporary Jazz Artist
Walter Beasley "LIVE" On DVD Using a Unique Mix of
Instrumental, Vocal and Engaging Talents
Win FREE DVD Click Here
July 25, 2005 - Get to know Walter
Beasley a little more personal on the
DVD
"Walter Beasley Live at Scullers",
filmed at Sculler Jazz Club in Boston.
Mike Wallace Retires From '60 Minutes'
New York, NY - March
14, 2006
- Saying that
as his 88th birthday
approaches and the
prospect of traveling
around the world to
Tyler Perry
"Madea's Family
Reunion" in
Theaters Feb 24,
2006
 View Trailer
Beasley graduated from Berklee College of Music in the early
‘80s alongside some well known classmates including
saxophonist Branford Marsalis and vocalist Rachelle Ferrell.

When he was only nine his aunt gave him a record by
Grover
Washington, Jr.  Beasley reflects, "It opened my ears and mind
to the limitless possibilities of the saxophone. Shortly after that I
bought a copy of the classic Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway
collaborative album. These two records marked the beginning of
my musical awakening." he says.

"And then there was Earth Wind and Fire’s
That’s the Way of the
World
. After that, I was gone. All I wanted to do was figure out
how I could move people the way I was moved by those records.”
Mike Wallace
pursue stories is not as appealing as it
used to be,
Mike Wallace today
announced his retirement from
60
Minutes
.  

Wallace, who has been with the program
since its inception in 1968, issued the
following statement:

"I've often replied, when asked, 'I'll retire
when my toes turn up.' Well, they're just
beginning to curl a trifle, which means
that, as I approach my 88th birthday, it's
become apparent to me that my eyes and
ears, among other appurtenances, aren't
quite what they used to be. And the
prospect of long flights to wherever in
search of whatever are not quite as
appealing."

"But CBS is not pushing me. I’ll be in a
comfortable office on the same floor - just
around the corner from where I've holed
up for the past 43 years - available, when
asked, for whatever chore CBS News, 60
Minutes, the CBS Evening News have in
mind for me."
A  Great Voice in Gospel Returns
LaShun Pace LIVE In Atlanta After Eight
Years  at the Wings of Faith Church  New
album Complete is slated to release January
2007
Nashville, TN April 25, 2006
- Adding to a stellar
career spanning over
three decades and six
chart-topping albums
gospel legend  
LaShun
Pace  recorded an
incredible LIVE concert  
in her hometown of
Atlanta  taking  you back
to church at Wings of
Faith Church on April 14,
2006
Uplifting & Well Thought Out "Preaching to the Choir"
Available On DVD From CodeBlack Entertainment Starring
Patti LaBelle, Eartha Kitt, Tichina Arnold
On June 6, 2006, the award winning
inspirational comedy
"Preaching to
the Choir"
, will be released on DVD
by CodeBlack Entertainment, in
association with Radio One/TV One
and Cataland Films.

The film, which was theatrically
released in April 2006, boasts an
all star cast including Patti LaBelle,
Eartha Kitt, Tichina Arnold, Adewale
Akinnuoye-Agbaje and newcomers
Darien Sills-Evans and  Billoah
Green.
LaShum Pace
After overcoming the silence of sorrow and
illness
LaShun Pace returned to more
traditional songs on the breathtaking new
album supposedly  titled   
"Complete".

"When I'm performing now my purpose is to be
able to touch somebody's spirit and let them
know, you may have seen some dark days but
God is with you", Pace says.

The EMI Gospel recording artist is slated to
release this highly anticipated album on
January 23, 2007.
Championship boxing returns to
Madison Square Garden this Saturday
night, June 10th  7PM
The uplifting musical backdrop of Preaching to the Choir was
scored by legendary  singer/musican/songwriter Nona Hendryx
of LaBelle fame.  Also cameos from Ben Vereen and Tim Reid.  

The story revolves around twin brothers Teshawn and Wesley
Tucker.  After losing their parents at a very young age they follow
radically different paths.  One becomes a minister at a Harlem
church and the other emerges as one of the biggest stars in
Hip-hop music.  

For "
Preaching to the Choir", CodeBlack has partnered with
Radio One, the nation's largest radio company for urban
listeners reaching approximately 14 million people each week
with 71 stations in 22 markets and TV One, a cable channel
currently available in more than 30 million homes nationwide.
Don't miss the action as Puerto Rico's
undefeated World Champion Miguel Cotto puts
his WBO Junior Welterweight title on the line
against Brooklyn's own Paulie Malignaggi. Ticket
$25-$300.  
http://www.thegarden.com/boxoffice.jsp
Dom Minasi In Concert Sunday June 11th
6pm  Free Admission
New York, Ny - June 7, 2006
-
Sunday, June 11th  Dom
Minasi,
guitar; Jason Kao
Wang, violin; Tomas Ulrich,  
cello; & Ken Filiano, bass.
performing selections from
Dom Minasi
The Vampire’s Revenge 6PM Free Admiss-
ion.  The Downtown Music Gallery located at
342 Bowery between E. 2nd & E. 3rd
Streets, New York. Phone: (212) 473-0043
Toll Free: (800) 622-1387.  
Jazz Journalists Association &  
Jazzweek Recognize CONCORD,
TELARC AND HEADS UP Labels With
Eight Awards
June 22, 2006 Concord Records, Telarc
International and
Heads Up International,
leaders in the jazz recording industry,
scored no less than eight jazz industry
awards this past week; five from the Jazz
Journalists Association (JJA) and three
from JazzWeek.

“To be honored by all of you in the radio
community for choosing the Jaco
Pastorius Big Band’s The Word Is Out! as
Record of the Year is truly a career
highlight for me,” said Dave Love,
President of Heads Up. “To be
recognized by you, who are so important
in the jazz community, is really
overwhelming. I respect all of you for what
you do to keep this music alive.”

The Jaco Pastorius Big Band’s The Word
Is Out! was released on Heads Up on
March 28, 2006.
Matt Savage Performs in NYC at the Museum of
Modern Art  to Celebrate the Music of
Duke Ellington
Los Angeles, CA June 6,
2006 -
On April 29th, Matt
performed in NYC at the
Museum of Modern Art
(MoMA) to celebrate of the
music of
Duke Ellington on
the anniversary of his
birthday. There was a
screening of award-winning
documentary maker Gary
Keys’ three films
Friday, June 30, 2006 at 7pm Voza Rivers/
NEW HERITAGE THEATRE GROUP In
Association With the Museum of the City
of New York Present THE ROGER FURMAN
READING SERIES
  White, Black & Blues  
Starring Lainie Cooke and Paulette
McWilliams            Admission is FREE

Conceived by Voza Rivers. Featuring Nat
Adderley, Jr.
, Vincent Herring, Matt Clohesy
and Joris Dudli.  

The Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St, NYC

Complimentary admission. RSVP to Darrel
T. Downing at 212-926-2550   or visit     
www.newheritagetheatre.org
Matt Savage with Chaka Khan
about jazz legend Edward Kennedy Ellington, including
Keys’ most recent film, “Reminiscing in Tempo.”

Matt did solo performances of never-before performed
Ellington tunes from Ellington’s original handwritten
scores in between the films.  He also performed with the
Ellington All Stars.  He was the pianist for the day,
performing Ellington tunes with every band.

Matt and his mom Diane Savage didn’t KNOW he was to
perform with other bands in addition to his “special”  solo
tunes -- "So it was a good thing he knew so many

Ellington
tunes off the top of his head!!!!!!", Diane Savage
proudly asserts about her famous son's relentless
can do
spirit.

The Matt Savage Trio will be performing several times in
Washington, DC
Tues- June 6th from 6-7 PM at The
Kennedy Center (Millenium Stage),
Thurs- June 8th from
12-1 PM at Farragut Square, and
Fri- June 9th from 6-7
PM at Union Station.

****ALL concerts are
FREE as part of the VSA “Start with
the
Arts”
Festival.  Even the Kennedy Center concert is free
admission. Get there really early
Harlem is… Music Symposium   FREE
Community Works, in association with the
Museum of the City of New York and New
Heritage Theatre Group invites you to the
Harlem is… Music Symposium featuring
legendary musician panelists Ed Babb, Bill
Saxton,
Billy Taylor, and Lonnie
Youngblood.  Journalists on the panel
include Raoul Abdul, Charles Rogers and
Ron Scott, and the symposium will be
moderated by Flo Wiley, of WHCR fm radio.  
The Museum of the City of New York is
located at 1220 5th Avenue at 103rd
6:30 PM Exhibition viewing /
7:00 PM Symposium
The J.D. Allen Trio
every WEDNESDAY in JUNE at the
GARAGE
LATE NIGHT (11:30pm to 2am)
New York, NY, May
23, 2006
- Since
making a strong
impression in his
early years in New
J. D. Allen
York at venues like Smalls, Village Gate,
and Visiones, and serving an invaluable
tenure with Betty Carter,
J.D. has come a
long way, now fully possessed of his own
sound. J.D. has appeared on NPR's Jazz
Perspectives, WNYC's Soundcheck,
WKCR's Musician's Show and is a
member of the Romare Bearden
Homecoming Jazz All-Star Band.
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