New York  BLUE NOTE   25th Anniversary Concert Series Continues With ETTA
HER BLUE NOTE DEBUT        ONE NIGHT ONLY    8PM    Tuesday October 10th
ETTA JAMES (vocals), with Donto James (drums,
percussion), Sametto James (bass), Bobby Murray (guitar),
Josh Sklair (guitar), Dave Mathews (keyboards), Tom
Poole (trumpet), Kraig Kilby (trombone)
ONE NIGHT ONLY in her BLUE NOTE Debut October 10
131 West. 3rd St., $95 per person at a table, $75 at the bar.  
NEW YORK, NY, October 7, 2006 - Etta James looks amazing, said she feels
amazing, and most importantly the lady definitely SOUNDS amazing.  Hear ETTA
JAMES soulfully attest in cover songs like
Chaka Khan's  Stop On By;  R. Kelly's
I Believe I Can Fly;   Marvin Gaye's What's Going On; her response to James
Brown's This Is A Man's World, songs from her latest CD  “All The Way,”  in
(Greenwich Village) at
BLUE NOTE Jazz Club!                                        FULL STORY
All The Way was produced by Etta’s two sons, Donto and Sametto James, who will also be joining her
on the
Blue Note stage in the Roots Band.  For reservations and more information, call (212) 475-8592
or visit
Eartha Kitt
as Madame Vallet In A Delightful
New Musical
About A Woman Who Has The
Courage To Radically Change Her

Book and Lyrics by Diana
Music by Brian Feinstein
Directed by Tom Caruso

Tickets just $17 for certain
performances through October 30!

at: 340 W. 50th Street, Manhattan
(bet. 8th and 9th Avenues)

Visit Broadway and enter
code MLTXT48   or Call at (800) 432-7250
or (212) 947-8844 and mention code
$13.00 with student I.D. (Limit 2)  
Available 6:00pm on day of show.
Stupid-proof formula for knowing
whether or not a woman is interested
in you
By:  Daniel Webster, PhD Psychologist

New York Oct 7, 2006 - Here it is. You
engage her. She engages you back.

That's it!

In a nutshell, what I'm trying to say is:

Stop looking around for signals from
women that they're "interested" in you.

Stop CARING whether or not a
particular woman is interested in you.

Instead, start TRIGGERING the
interest, and watching to see if women
ENGAGE. If they do, then assume that

As long as you use how she's
responding to what YOU do as your
gauge then you'll have a much easier
time spotting the "she wants me"
clues.  Be the cause.  She's worth it.
What to Do When the Woman You've
E-mailed or Called Didn't Reply
By: Jonathan Chung, LSW

New York Oct 7, 2006 -
What would you do
when you come across situations like
these? Act like it never happ- ened?  
Ignore them?  Or call them on their

Women give out their numbers to guys
a lot.
A woman can have all kinds of
reasons for giving out her number. She
might like the attention, or it might even
be just to get rid of a guy.

Women expect men to call them and if
a man doesn't reach them when he
calls, a woman expects the man to try

If you got a number instead of email,
call her at least 3 or 4 times before
give up.

Don't go too overboard on this one
because a lot of this issue is just the
fact that women don't return calls as
often as men do... but think it through.
DreamWorks Animation, Mark
Burnett Productions &  AOL Looking
For Fans to Play Internet Game
Beginning October 5th

New York Oct 5, 2006 - Nearly a full
month before the upcoming
DreamWorks Animation and Aardman
Features comedy
“Flushed Away” hits
theaters, entertainment fans will have
the opportunity to meet and interact
with the film’s animated characters in
“The Flushed Away Underground
Adventure,” a groundbreaking online
game created by
Mark Burnett
Productions, available exclusively on --  

“The Flushed Away Underground
marks the first time that
DreamWorks Animation has created
original character animation
exclusively for an online game.  
Thousands of dollars in
prizes and
rewards can be won by game players
verywhere beginning October 5th

Not just for kids, “The Flushed Away
Underground Adventure,” is sure to
appeal to the whole family.
Senator David A. Patterson Introduce
Motivational Speaker Kenny Rushing
& The House Hustling Movement to
New Yorkers

A Unique FREE Real Estate Seminar
Comes to
HARLEM Thursday, October
26  6PM - 8:30PM.

New York, NY October 13, 2006 -The Stay
Strong Foundation (founded by
renowned author  and youth advocate
Terrie Williams) will introduce to New
York City Kenny P. Rushing and his
phenomenally successful House
Hustling Movement at a special
seminar event entitled God Bless The
Child Thats Got A Home, on Thur Oct

The Rushing real estate seminar,
sponsored by Senator David A.
Paterson, will take place from 6-8:30
PM at Windows Over Harlem in the
Harlem State Office Building located at
163 W. 125th Street. The seminar is
FREE and open to the public.

Rushing, a 33 year old Tampa, Florida,
real estate businessman and civic
leader, is the Founder & CEO of House
Hustling Enterprises, Inc. His House
Hustling Movement educates
African Americans and
provides for them the tools to develop
themselves and their communities
through the real estate business.

"We are losing too many young,
productive Black men and women to
the streets and to prison", says
Rushing. "We have to reach out and
show them a viable alternative."

Rushing personally identifies with the
plight of the poor and those who feel
they have no other options. Today,
more than six years removed from
incarceration for selling drugs, Rushing
is a dynamic visionary with a plan to
help a generation. His strategy and
philosophy is to turn street hustlers into
house hustlers. As he says, "Dont
change the hustle, change the product."

The seminar will educate attendees on
business development,
entrepreneurship, investing, real
estate, and other topics such as Hard
Money Loans (Good or Bad?); How To
Start A Wholesale Company; Evaluating
Property Repairs; Tax Advantages for
Real Estate Investors; and How To
Prospect For Profit.

For further information
The House Hustling seminar is open to
the public. However, seating is limited
and those wishing to attend are asked
to RSVP by calling 212-316-0305, or by
sending an e-mail to
Present FREE Panel Discussions

NEW YORK, NY, Oct 12, 2006 - The Jazz
Journalists Association (JJA), a 501 (c)
(3) not-for-profit organization of some
400 writers, broadcasters,
photographers and new media
workers in jazz, co-presents two panel
discussions this month: "The
Business of Jazz" on Tuesday, October
17, from 12:45 - 2:15 p.m.,  at Baruch
College, Third Floor meeting room at
the school's "vertical campus," 24th
and Lexington Avenue, and "Writers
and Singers Town Hall Meeting" on
Wednesday, October 18, from 6:00 -
8:00 p.m. at the New School Jazz Fifth
Floor Performance Center, 55 W. 13th
Street.  Both panels are
FREE and
open to the public.

Panelists discussing "The Business
of Jazz" are James Browne, Sweet
Rhythm music club & Sirius Satellite
Radio; Karen Kennedy, principle of 24
Seven Artists Management; Jason
Lindner, pianist, composer,
bandleader & recording artist; and
Doug Yoel, president of Now Forward
Music & US marketing and
management of Dreyfus Records.

Panelists addressing the participation
welcome town forum of writers and
vocalists co-hosted by the Jazz
Journalists Association, the New
School and the Jazz Vocal Coalition
( include: E. J. Decker,
president, JZVOC/NY; Sy Johnson,
vocalist, arranger, composer &
singer, educator & music
therapist Lisa Sokolov; and
author-journalist Will Friedwald (New
York Sun).

Howard Mandel, president of the JJA,
will moderate both panels.  For
information call (212) 533-9495.
Kaufman Center Presents Reissue:
Classic Recordings Live
Passing Ships
Hosted by Michael Cuscuna at
Merkin Concert Hall, Tuesday,
November 14, 2006 at 8:00pm

New York Oct 13, 2006 -  Kaufman
Center presents Reissue: Classic
Recordings Live ANDREW HILL
SHIPS at Merkin Concert Hall at
Kaufman Center; 129 W. 67th St.
(between Broadway and Amsterdam)
Tuesday, Nov 14, 2006 at 8:00 PM.  
Single tickets are $30 in advance /
$35 day of show.  Call the Box Office
at 212 501 3330 or order online at       The
concert will feature Andrew Hill
(piano); John Herbert (bass); Eric
McPherson (drums); Mark Taylor
(French horn); Ron Horton (trumpet);
Keyon Harrold (trumpet); Joe Fiedler
(trombone) and Howard Johnson
(tuba/baritone/bass clarinet).
Rare ALICE COLTRANE Appearance
Exclusive East Coast Performance
One Night Only, Sunday Oct 22 @5pm
New York Oct 13, 2006 -
For the first time in
almost twenty years,
and in one of only three
performances in the
United States,
Coltrane will lead a
stellar lineup of
Alice Coltrane
jazz musicians.   The New Jersey
Performing Arts Center’s   Alternate
Routes series will present music
legend Alice Coltrane with Ravi
Coltrane, Charlie Haden, and Jack
DeJohnette.  The Alice Coltrane
Quartet will perform music
composed by Mrs. Coltrane in the
1960’s and more recent
compositions from her 2004 album
Translinear Light, in addition to
several works by her late husband
John Coltrane.Tickets ($22-$68)
1-888-GO-NJPAC (1-888-466-5722),
at the NJPAC Box Office at One
Center Street in downtown Newark
THE ARCHITECT Opening In Los  
Angeles, New  York  And  Select
Markets Friday, Dec 1

Los Angeles Oct 13, 2006 - THE
ARCHITECT, written and directed by
Matt Tauber, starring Anthony
LaPaglia (“Without a Trace,”  
LANTANA) Viola Davis
FISHER), Isabella Rossellini
, Hayden Panettiere
(“Heroes”) and Sebastian Stan (The
Covenant) on December 1, 2006

Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe
award-winner and co-executive
producer of THE ARCHITECT,
Anthony LaPaglia stars in the title role
in the harrowing and ultimately
human story of two very different
families.  Leo Waters (LaPaglia) is an
idealistic architect and patriarch of an
affluent suburban Chicago family.  
Tony Neeley (Viola Davis) is a
pragmatic activist trying to keep her
family together while living in one of
the city’s most drug and crime-
infested public housing projects.  As
part of her ongoing campaign to have
the projects torn down and decent
housing built in its place, Tonya
decides that the one signature she
needs more than any other on her
petition is that of the projects’ original
architect, Leo Waters.

THE ARCHITECT is based on
renowned Scottish playwright, David
Greig’s stage play of the same title.
        World Premiere hosted by
Spike Lee and Ruby Dee
Created & Performed by
Roger Guenveur Smith
Score by Marc Anthony Thompson
Videography by Arthur Jafa
New York Oct 13, 2006 - World premiere of Who Killed Bob Marley? Obie Award-
winning collaborators Smith and Thompson
(A Huey P. Newton Story) team
with distinguished cinema- tographer Jafa (Daughters of the Dust) to chart a
dynamic and revelatory tension between truth and fiction.

Performances: October 25 -28, 2006 at 7:30 pm (Wed-Sat) Post-performance
dialogue with the artist: October 25 & 27 (Wednesday & Friday) Tickets: $35  
Call 212.650.7100 or visit

Come to the premiere performance hosted by Director
Spike Lee and Ruby
Dee and enjoy a special post-performance reception offering you the
opportunity to mingle with artists and meet fellow art enthusiasts.  Tues,
October 24, 2006, 7:30 PM Premiere performance tickets: $150.  

At Harlem Stage/Aaron Davis Hall, Inc.’s new performance space,  The
Gatehouse  150 Convent Avenue at W 135th St. (across from Aaron Davis Hall)  
New York, NY 10031

Who Killed Bob Marley? was commissioned and developed by
STAGE/ Aaron Davis Hall, Inc. for WaterWorks.
Photo: Kingston 1979, by Frank Dexter Brown
For 13 Years These
Tapes Languished
Unheard By the Public
New York, Nov 1, 2006
Lionel Hampton
was one of the
great masters of
American music, a
true national
treasure, reinventing the
vibraphone and combining dazzling
musicality with good old-fashioned

Today a household name,
Hampton has been honored in
multiple ways, with schools,
festivals, streets and nightclubs
bearing his name, honorary
university degrees, and a National
Medal of the Arts granted him by
President Clinton

Oddly enough, although
Hampton released hundreds of
recordings, he didn’t make too
many studio albums.  He liked the
people too much, the interchange
and the ease of capturing the

In 1989 Lionel joined Sylvia
Bennett and Hal Batt in Florida for
several never-to-be-forgotten days
of vibes and vocal overdubs
captured on film and video and
appear in a special DVD
There Will Never Be
Another You.
New Charges For Alleged 'Suitcase Killer'
Evidence Tampering Charges Against N.J. Woman Accused Of Hacking Up
Husband, Dumping Remains In Suitcases
Murder suspect Melanie
McGuire, seated right, talks to
her attorneys Joseph Tacopina,
back to camera, and Stephen
Turano in Middlesex County
Superior Court in New Bruns-
wick, N.J., Mon, Oct. 30, 2006
New York, Nov 1, 2006 - A woman accused of
hacking her husband into pieces and dumping
his remains in suitcases has been indicted on
new charges of writing anonymous letters to
throw detectives off her trail.

An indictment unsealed Monday charged
Melanie McGuire with hindering prosecution,
evidence tampering and filing false reports. She
pleaded not guilty.

Police discovered the killing in May 2004 when
three suitcases containing the remains of
computer programmer William T. McGuire
washed up on the shore of Chesapeake Bay in Virginia.

Assistant Attorney General Patricia Prezioso revealed new allegations in the
case Monday, saying that before her husband's disappearance Melanie
McGuire searched the Internet on topics such as using pesticides as poisons,
gun laws and methods of committing murder.

Prezioso alleged in court that McGuire, a reproductive health care nurse, forged
a prescription for a powerful sedative that she used to sedate her husband
before shooting him and dismembering the body inside their Woodbridge

The new charges center on two anonymous letters. One rambling letter to
former Attorney General Peter Harvey, penned last year, claimed McGuire did
not kill her husband. The second letter, sent inside a package containing a ring
alleged to be the victim's wedding band, and a key to his car, said the items
were found in trash at the victim's sister's workplace along with notes on "how
to set up Melanie" for murder.

McGuire has been free on $2 million bail on the murder charges and posted
$100,000 additional bail imposed Monday.
A 13-year-old student wearing a mask and a long, black trench coat
Screams    "please don't make me do this"

Joplin, Mo  Oct 9, 2006 - A 13-year-old student wearing a mask and a long, black
trench coat fired an AK-47 into the ceiling at his school Monday morning after
confronting a pair of students and administrators, telling them "please don't
make me do this," officials said.

No one was injured, and the boy, who police said was following a
well thought
out plan
, was taken into custody.

The seventh-grader pointed the gun at the two students, Principal Steve
Gilbreth and Assistant Superintendent Steve Doerr.  He then fired the shot into
the ceiling, breaking a water pipe, and said again "Please don't make me do
this," Jim Simpson, Superintendent said.

Doerr and Gilbreth persuaded the youth to leave the building, and he was
confronted by two police officers who had their weapons drawn. The student
dropped the rifle and was taken into custody, Simpson said.

Police Officer Curt Farmer said officers found a note in the student's backpack
indicating that he had placed an explosive in the school, which has about 750
students. Students were moved to nearby Joplin Memorial Hall to be picked up
by their parents.  (
continued in right column)
A 13-year-old Screams "please don't
make me do this"  (continued)

The backpack also contained military
manuals, instructions on assembling
an improvised explosive device and
detailed drawings of the school.

"This was quite well thought out,"
Farmer said. "He had been planning
this for a long time."

Farmer said police believe they know
where the student got the weapon but
would not disclose those details. He
said it was not uncommon for people
in the area to own high-powered

The student, whose name was not
released, was wearing a T-shirt over
his head with holes cut out for eyes,
Farmer said.

The school was closed while police
and Missouri State Highway Patrol
officers searched the building with
bomb-sniffing dogs.