NOTE In Greenwich Village Tue Jan 2, -  Sun, Jan 7, 2007

NEW YORK Dec 19, 2006 - With “Minions Dominion,”
Delfeayo Marsalis is making a statement about himself
and the state of jazz.   “The time is right,” says Marsalis,
third youngest of the renowned and prodigious jazz family
from New Orleans, speaking with confidence.

“There aren’t that many bands out there playing like my
band. It’s my time.” The album has a stellar line-up,
featuring altoist Donald Harrison, brother
Marsalis, pianist Mulgrew Miller, and bassists Robert
Hurst III, Edwin Livingston, and Eric Revis.

Marsalis will pay tribute during his Blue Note run, to
Elvin Jones.  8 & 10:30pm.  Delfeayo was in the
band for many of the concerts at the Blue Note.   

“Minions Dominion” is music that swings, according to
Delfeayo.  At 41 years old, the trombonist knows what he
wants and knows what sounds good.


New York, Dec 31, 2006 -
Tyrese, the multi
platinum, Grammy
nominated singer,
songwriter, actor, writer,
producer and now
(aka Black-Ty),
has unleashed an
airwave assault with the
simultaneous release
of 3 tracks from his
newly releaed "Alter
Ego" double cd.  

The melodic ballad
“One,” produced by The
Underdogs, the
sensual “Turn Ya Out”
featuring Lil’ Jon and the club banging rap track “Get It
In,” all showcase Tyrese’s never-ending talents as each
song impacts R&B mainstream, Rhythmic Crossover
and Mixshow radio formats, respectively.  

To promote the December 12 release of Alter Ego on J
Records, Tyrese made several television appearances
including The
Tavis Smiley Show, Craig Ferguson, The
Meghan Mullally Show, Spike TV Video Games Awards,
and MTV’s Sucker Free, throughout December.

Tyrese also gets creative with his current “How Do You
Wear Your Black Ty” campaign:  "Don't Be Shy to Show
Nothing but Ty."  The online campaign is aimed at
building community interaction between Tyrese and his
fans.  Following the theme of Tyrese’s album Alter Ego,
users can upload pictures of themselves wearing a
black tie however they choose.  
Ten winners will
receive $50 gift certificates to Victoria’s Secret.  

The contest runs now through January 2007 via www. or
Michael Brecker
Jan 14, 2007 - Internationally renowned
tenor saxophonist and composer
Brecker – an 11-time Grammy Award
winner – died of leukemia on January 13
at age 57. Brecker was afflicted with
MDS, myelodysplastic syndrome, a bone
marrow disorder.
Although he was very sick, Brecker completed a final album
just two weeks ago, which will be released on Heads Up
International in the spring of 2007. The as-yet-untitled
recording includes pianists
Herbie Hancock and Brad
Mehldau, guitarist Pat Metheny, drummer Jack DeJohnette
and bassist John Patitucci.

Darryl Pitt, Brecker’s longtime friend and manager, says the
saxophonist was very enthusiastic about the final work.
According to Pitt, “In addition to the love of his family and
friends, his work on this project helped keep him alive and
will be another jewel in his legacy.”

Michael Brecker was such a major influence on today’s
generation of jazz musicians and students of jazz.” says
Dave Love, President of Heads Up. “This is a great loss for
the music community, but his saxophone stylings will live
on through all jazz saxophone players. He was an
inspiration to so many young players.”

There is no known single cause of MDS and the only
curative therapy is a blood stem cell (bone marrow)
transplant. In an attempt to help Brecker, a massive donor
drive was organized, and thousands of people were
encouraged to enter the National Marrow Donor Program
Registry [ or 800-MARROW-2]. Each year,
approximately 9,000 people die in the U.S. while waiting for
a bone marrow donor.

Brecker is survived by his wife, Susan; his children, Jessica
and Sam; his brother, Randy; and his sister, Emily Brecker
Greenberg. Memorial services are planned.
Singing Lyrics to Songs Ripped From Her Real Life And  
Produced With Gumption & Vision   
Sounds You Can Really Vibe With
December 31, 2006 - Fantasia Monique
Barrino (born June 30, 1984), Fantasia, is
one female  Black American  singer who
rose above adversity
to-the-9th degree by
using faith, determination and guts to
garner and achieve
staying power fame
In Summer 2006, Fantasia discontinued
work with 19 Management and fired all of her
advisors from the American Idol company.  
Fantasia has moved on from American Idol
and their management team (19
Entertainment) to find a new home with the
R&B and Hip Hop heavy weight Violator

"I was able to let go of the past with the
Lifetime movie and now I'm on a whole
different level."

Among the album producers contributing
tracks are Missy Elliott ("Bump What Your
Friends Say"), Swizz Beatz ("Surround U") and
Dre & Vidal ("I Nominate U", "Baby Makin
Hips"). Dianne Warren contributed the ballad
"I Feel Beautiful".

Fantasia's father is the youngest Barrino
brother. Joe Barrino sang in a gospel group
called Little Cedric and the Hailey Singers.
Fantasia's cousins are Cedric and Joel
Hailey, better known as R&B singers K-Ci
and JoJo who along with the DeGrate
brothers formed singing group Jodeci in
The Fantasia Barrino Story:  LIFE IS NOT A FAIRY
TALE cast consisting of
Kadeem Hardison, Loretta
Devine, Fantasia and Viola Davis, along with
Debbie Allen, poses for a group shot in
Pasadena, CA.
doing what she does naturally -- without doubtful value of
herself -- or her abilities to become  a winner, guided by
oodles and oodles of integrity.

As far as conquering the
AMERICAN IDOL 2004 season
winner --that was merely an introduction to the world, a
dusting if you will,  from this talented, gracious, been-there
done-that wonderful spirit, leading by example.

Since then
Fantasia, did become a published "best selling"
author,  turned playwright for her book made into a movie,
inwhich she starred-in and triumphantly wowed audiences.  

Fantasia kicked off 2006 with her first acting gig in the
compelling original Lifetime movie, "The
Fantasia Barrino
Story: Life Is Not A Fairy Tale", which was watched by more
than 19 million viewers durng the August 19 -20, 2006
weekend., and the show continues to run on Lifetime.

Her sophomore album titled
Fantasia was released by J
Records, on Tuesday, December 12th, 2006.

The songs, many of them written especially for
reflect where she is at in her life today.  "I'm having a good
time", she says.

From strong ballads,
'I Nominate U' and 'Beautiful'  that can
avail themselves to  a more affluent lifestyle; to #9
that can become a strong disco dance floor
favorite; to the romantic four second piano interlude and
opening lyrics to "Two Weeks" ---"The lovin' you and me
share there will be no renewing our contracts. .I
can't take you back.", are just a few reasons why something
is for everybody on this CD,
Fantasia delivers songs you
can really vibe with.

In November "Hood Boy" (produced by Tone Mason and
written by Johntà Austin) was released as the first single of

s self-titled sophomore album with a video shot by
Ray Kay.

When God created this Brutha,
He said I dont need anutha.
With a beat, bad bass & drum
JB would have you on the floor,
just looking to get some.

Your feet would move, your fingers
would pop
and that Funk kept going, till u never
wanted it to stop.

We are gonna miss that sound,
that FUNK from the ol' skool
God rest your soul
and thank you
for giving us JB,
a true musical jewel.
- Lauholland December 31, 2006
At the recent junket in New York City,
taking time out to pose are,
Anika Noni Rose,
Jennifer Hudson and Beyoncé Knowles
Bill Condon's sensational musical strikes a cord with
enthusiastic audiences.
 Film release will expand
January 12
Los Angeles January 2, 2007 - "Dreamgirls" first week in wide
release was a huge success, the film expanded from 3 to
852 theatres on
Christmas Day.  After earning a whopping
$8.7 million on
Christmas Day, the film has gone on to
rack up $43.31 million in its first 8 days of wide release.

The film took in an estimated $15.5 million for the three
day week-end with a per screen average of $18,200 and
the studio is projecting $20.35 million for the four day

"Dreamgirls'" $8.7 million Christmas Day bow generated
the best single day ever for a musical. This Paramount
Pictures and Dreamworks Pictures co-production, directed
Bill Condon and starring Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles
Eddie Murphy represents the third-biggest box office
total for a film that opened or went national on
Day, bested only by 2001's "Ali" and 2002's "Catch Me if
You Can," both of which opened in more than 2,000
theatres, compared to "Dreamgirls' more limited release
in 852 theatres.

This holiday-season feel-good film has been playing to
very enthusiastic crowds. Audiences have been
applauding and cheering after musical numbers and even
giving the film standing ovations while it plays.  In exit
surveys, moviegoers across the country have given the film
a 95% favorable rating. “That’s the highest I’ve ever seen,”
said Rob Moore,
Paramount Pictures president and
worldwide marketing and distribution.
Legendary Soul superstar

ONE NIGHT ONLY on Sat, Jan 20, 2007
at 8pm  More info:  718.960.8833
Two Shows - Mon Jan 29
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola's at
Lincoln Center Presents
NYU Jazz Orchestra featuring SNL’s
saxophonist Lenny Pickett Monday,
January 29, 2007 - Fredrick P. Rose
Hall, Broadway at 60th St, 5th Floor  
Sets at 7:30pm and 9:30pm.  
Lincoln Center office 212/258-9800
or go to   or
Wendy's Taps Publicis Shops for
$300 Million Account
By: J. C. Lee

NEW YORK Jan 25, 2007 -
Wendy's is
moving its $300 million creative
account from Interpublic Group of
Cos.' McCann Erickson to Publicis
Groupe's Saatchi & Saatchi -- and
Saatchi sibling MediaVest will handle
media buying and planning
responsibilities, the marketer said

Wendy's spent $387 million in
measured media in 2005 and $290
million from January through
September 2006, according to TNS
Media Intelligence. With only national
and some cable responsibilities,
McCann Erickson and Universal
McCann handled about half of that
media outlay.

Wendy's rival and market leader
McDonald's today reported record
earnings for 2006. Wendy's, the No.
3 fast-food chain (behind Burger
King), on Jan. 5 posted improved
same-store sales during the fourth
quarter of 2006, though last year
started out disastrously, with
negative same-store sales in the first

While Wendy's same-store sales
have turned positive, executives
close to the matter said franchisees
remained unhappy with sales, given
its long drought and the improved
sales at rival burger chains. "How
long can you be down," asked one
industry observer.

Vidal Partnership, an independent
agency based in New York, retains
duties for Hispanic marketing.
Jan 25, 2007 - New
York, whose real
name is Tiffany
Patterson, 24, is
enjoying her
over-the-top "Bachelorette"-style
show in which 20 single guys try to
win her heart.

"These guys are so dramatic," says
Patterson. "They're worse than the
women who were on season one
and season two [of "Flavor of Love"].
This show is so chaotic, it's
overboard, it's over-the-top, it's
extreme and these guys know they're
fighting for a wonderful woman so
they've been at each other's throats
and I'm flattered by it. I won't
complain.  I like it when the guys go
at each other," she says. "I'm a prize,
I'm so worth it -
frankly, it turns me

She said she fell in love with one of
them. "There's one man in particular
that I can definitely see myself living
out the rest of my life with."

The show  which featured 15 women
trying to woo the rapper, Flavor Flav
made Tiffany a household word.   
New York (a nick-name given to her
by Flav, because she's from Upstate
New York) appeared on both
seasons and fought with almost
everyone on the show but Flav.

"I would tell all those other women
who gave me a hard time on the
show that I want them to eat their
hearts out," Patterson gloats. "They
should just know that you cannot
ever hold a good woman down, I'm
doing my thing and I'm a real star, I
was born a star, baby, and everyone
needs to know that!"
Tiffany Pattterson
Jamie Foxx to Launch Urban Comedy,
Entertainment and Lifestyle Channel on
SIRIUS Satellite Radio Channel
Jan 23, 2007 - SIRIUS
Satellite Radio today
announced that this spring
it will launch The Foxxhole,
an exclusive urban
comedy, entertainment and
lifestyle channel with Academy Award-
winning actor, American Music Award-
, GRAMMY®-nominat- ed artist,
and comedian
Jamie Foxx.

As executive producer, on-air host and
contributor for the channel, Foxx will draw
from his wide array of artistic experience
and success from music, comedy, film
and television.

Marcus King, who has produced such
Foxx projects as “The Jamie Foxx Show,”
“Jamie Foxx: Unpredictable,” “Genius: A
Night for Ray Charles,” and other
television series and specials, will also
serve as executive producer. The 24/7
channel will feature urban comedy bits
from a large number of comedians, and
will create groundbreaking approaches to
presenting comedy to radio listeners, as
well as showcase music, skits, radio
theater and more.

"The Foxxhole will break new ground in
comedy, blurring the lines between stand-
up, sketch, and music," said
"SIRIUS Satellite Radio gives me the
opportunity to create urban entertainment
and programming like you have never
heard on the radio."

Foxx is represented by Creative Artists
Agency and the law firm of Del, Shaw,
Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein, and
Lezcano, who negotiated this deal.
Two Black Coaches Make
Super  Bowl  XLI  
History On Feb 4, 2007
Lovie Smith and Tony Dungy
Chicago Jan 23, 2007 - It took 41 years for a
black head coach to make it all the way to
the Super Bowl, and the friendship between
Lovie Smith and Tony Dungy goes back
several years.

So it seems fitting the pair will make history
together as the first black head coaches in
a Super Bowl when the Bears and Colts
meet in Super Bowl XLI on Feb. 4.

It wasn't all that long ago that the NFL's
best jobs were off-limits to blacks. Never
mind that three-quarters of the league's
rosters were filled with black players. Or
that there were qualified black assistants.
When the time came to hire a new coach,
they were passed over, time and again.

The day when a coach's skin is no longer
an issue isn't here yet. But by making
history together, Smith and Dungy have
brought it a little closer.
HDTV Marketing Is
Blurry And Missing Images
By:  Jonathan Craine

Los Angeles January 23, 2007 -  When it
comes to HIGH-DEF TV sets,
consumer marketing doesn't go far
enough. It sells the car but forgets to
tell consumers they need gas.

According to research by CTAM, the
Cable & Telecommunications
Association for Marketing, in
December 2006, only 52% of HDTV
owners who subscribed to HD
service said they needed to
experience true higher quality TV
viewing. And 34% of owners who
weren't HD subscribers weren't
aware they needed to subscribe to a
programming service when they
purchased their HDTV sets.

David Poltrack, chief research officer
at CBS Corp., recently said CBS
research showed HDTV owners
complaining that "HDTV wasn't really
anything special," that it wasn't that
much different from old-line analog
sets. Worse, and perhaps more
confusing, 61% of the
non-subscribers surveyed by CTAM
believe that HD picture quality is the
same as a DVD's.

Big-time TV marketing doesn't
deliver. Some believe the blame
goes to aggressive TV sales
personnel at the retail level -- selling
high-end quality TV sets to
consumers without offering up the
knowledge that HD service is also

In delivering this news, the cable's
industry CTAM is hoping, in part, to
stir cable operators into better
marketing for HDTV set consumers.  
CTAM's intention is also to implore
consumers to buy such
higher-priced services.  
BET Forms New Digital
Group, Scott Mills Named
Washington, DC  Jan 24, 2007 - BET
media group to ramp up its
off-network initiatives. The executive
appointed to head the project
speaks volumes about its
importance: its CFO.

Scott Mills, CFO since 2003, will
become president of the unit that
oversees site that
BET, part of Viacom, took full control
of just last year. He will remain CFO
BET Networks.

The new unit will also incorporate
broadband channel BET on Blast,
VOD offering BET on Demand, BET
Mobile and an online video
download service in iTunes. Mills will
also oversee development of digital
brand extensions.

Before joining BET a decade ago,
Mills was a vice president at Lehman
Generation "ME " vs  A New Crop of
Kids: Generation "

New York Jan 23, 2007 - Young
consumers are more comfortable with
digital media, they'd rather watch
YouTube than television, they'd rather
talk to friends on IM and social networks
than on the phone, they carry their iPods
and phones with them everywhere. They
can't sit still for long.

The interesting difference between the
youngest digital generation--those born
after 1981--and, well, the rest of us, is
they're more "Generation We" than
"Generation Me." How so? This is a
generation that's grown up being
instantly in touch with one another and
at earlier ages.

This means they have a more global
outlook at a younger age. They're also
growing up in a world where they
discover who they are through the
community, less influenced by the
media; on the contrary, they control the
media. To be sure, as this generation
grows up, media will change; it won't go
away. Community is the watchword for
this transformation.  

They see it (as a way to) help them with
parenting.They see it as a bonding
On the Electronic Campaign Trail
Politicians Realize the Potential of Web Video
By: Bridigit Bianco'

NEW YORK, NY January 23, 2007 -
year's presidential race has already
learned that viral technology is both a
threat and an opportunity if leveraged
properly. It's also an inexpensive
medium for addressing the public.
Sen. Hillary Rodham
Clinton (D-NY), who
announced her
for president just a few days ago, is
set to participate in three live online   
chats, soliciting questions she'll
respond to on her Web site.

According to Peter Dao, her campaign
Internet  strategist, social and viral
media will be vital to her campaign,
due to its sudden "ubiquity."

Former Sen.John Edwards,
meanwhile, has posted 2.5-minute
clips outlining the themes of his
campaign to YouTube and; more than 100,000
clips have already been viewed, his
Web strategist says. Arizona Sen.
John McCain (R-AZ) is being followed
around by a videographer, who will
post to McCain's site, while
Barack Obama (D-Ill.) has sent email
blasts to his supporters describing
why he's running for president.
Three-time Grammy Award winning
Wallace Roney  to launch
--  Abrons Arts Jazz Series  Feb 9
New York, Jan 11, 2006 -
Heralded as an "im-
proviser who loves
complicated almost
mathematical lines and
who performs with
catlike grace” by the New York
, trumpeter, composer and
Wallace Roney is one of
the most exciting and innovative
musicians on the creative music

His consummate artistry and
eagerness to explore and transcend
musical boundaries has led him to
collaborate with such diverse
musicians as Art Blakey,
Davis, Carole King, Ornette
Coleman, Sonny Rollins, Prince,
Herbie Hancock and Joni Mitchell,
among numerous others.

The three-time Grammy Award
winner will bring his magic to the
Abrons Arts Center on Friday,
February 9, 2007 at 8PM, launching
the highly anticipated Abrons Arts
Jazz Series.

Roney will showcase his sextet
his brother and
saxophonist Antoine Roney, pianist
Robert Irving III, bassist Clarence
Seay, drummer Eric Allen and
turntablist Val.

This special Valentine’s concert will
be hosted by Monifa Brown, of
WBGO’s “Saturday Afternoon Jazz
with Monifa Brown.”

$25  Visit
or or call

Abrons Arts Center at Henry Street
Settlement.  SUBWAY: F to East
Broadway or Delancey (at Essex)
D, B, to Grand -- J, M, or Z  to Essex
466 Grand Street, New York, NY
(on the lower east side, at Pitt street)
BRAVO Channel Salutes Black History

NEW YORK Feb 5, 2007 - BRAVO pays
tribute to the careers of African
American artists on Inside
the Actors
in recognition of Black History
Diana Ross joins host James
Lipton in a special 120-episode
episode on February 19 at 8p.
Encore presentations of 60-minute
episodes featuring
Eddie Murphy
(February 5 at 7p),
Will Smith (February
11 at 2p),
Dave Chappelle (February 12
at 6p),
Jamie Foxx (February 12 at 8p),
Forest Whitaker (February 20 at 4a)
Queen Latifah (February 26 at 9a)
will air throughout the month
Special Offer for August Wilson fans!
Save 25% on tickets to August
"Gem of the Ocean" at
Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.
through March 18th

WASHINGTON, DC Feb 5, 2007 - Order
online at - Enter
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Call (202) 488-3300 - mention
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Tickets must be purchased by
February 28th in order to take
advantage of this discount.
By:  Shirley Campbell
Personal Trainer

Stretching is an essential component
of a successful exercise routine.  

Stretching will assist in increasing
physical performance, decreasing risk
of injury, increasing coordination and
balance, reducing stress and
enhancing enjoyment.

To get the most benefit from a
routine: (1) Always warm-up before
stretching (2) Stretching should be
slow and controlled without any
bouncing.  (3) Hold each stretch at a
point of mild tension for 10 to 30
seconds.  Repeat this 3 to 5 times. (4)
Do not excessively extend, flex, twist or
lock any joints.

Before beginning or engaging in any
fitness or exercise program, consult
with your physician.
Are You Curling Correctly
By: Bridigit Bianco'
Personal Trainer
NEW YORK Jan 25, 2007 -
If you've ever
picked up a dumbbell, chances are
you started with a bicep curl - one of
the most basic strength training
exercises. As basic as the bicep curl
is, many people do it incorrectly. The
most common mistake: using the
legs and back to help lift the weight
instead of letting the arm muscles do
most of the work. This mistake often
leads to lower back pain. in addition,
it cheats the bicep of the
strengthening benefits intended in
the first place.  To get the most from
your bicep curls: Keep your knees
bent slightly, and stand next to a
mirror sideways so you can make
sure you're not bending your back.  
Your biceps (and your back) will
thank you.

Before beginning or engaging in any
fitness or exercise program, consult
with your physician.  
Beyonce Knowles arrives for the
Sony BMG Post Grammy Party
Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, in
Beverly Hills, Calif.
Eddie Murphy, left, star of the new
film "Norbit," poses with his
daughter Shayne at the premiere
of the film in Los Angeles,
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007.
Actor Forest Whitaker, right,
with his wife Keisha arrive for
the BAFTA film awards
ceremony at the Royal Opera
House in London, Sunday,
Feb. 11, 2007.
Whitaker has
been nominated for best actor
in a leading role in the film
'The Last King of Scotland'.
FREE Jazz Performances Workshops
Every Saturday 1PM  in  Feb & March
With Renowned Delaware Valley
STREET "at the Ben Franklin Bridge"

Camden, NJ Feb 5, 2007 - The Free
afternoon jazz performances are part of
which also includes ticketed evening
performances by saxophonist MIGUEL
ZENON (Jan. 27th), pianist ROBERT
GLASPER (Feb. 24th) and trumpeter
Ticket prices range from $12 to $26.

See for more
information. FREE PARKING. Box Office
call 856-225-2700.
FREE Jazz at Lincoln Center
Jazz Tributes to Black History
Saturday, February 24th

NEW YORK Feb 5, 2007 - Seating is
limited and issued upon a first
come, first served basis.  No
reservations necessary.  Doors
open at 12:30pm.
“People all over the world!  Join hands!  
Start a love train, love train!”- Feb 24th 8 PM
NEW YORK Feb 5, 2007 -
Concert Sponsored
by Con Edison to
Celebrate Black
History Month

One of the all-time
legendary soul music
groups, the
who epitomized the
Philly sound with their
smooth, rich harmonies, elaborate
arrangements, and a touch of contemporary
funk, come to Lehman Center for the Performing
Arts, in celebration of Black History Month, for
one sensational night on Saturday, February 24,
2007, at 8pm.  With 24 Top Ten hits such as
“Love Train,” “Backstabbers,” “Use Ta Be My
Girl” and “For the Love of Money,” the group
earned induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame in 2005.  Lehman Center for the
Performing Arts is on the campus of Lehman
College at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West,
Bronx, NY 10468- Phone: 718.960.8833
Diana Ross at the Theater at Madison Square Garden  
-- Friday, April 6, 2007    8PM       ONE SHOW ONLY!!!
NEW YORK March 1, 2007 - As a solo artist,
Diana Ross is one of the most successful
female singers of the rock era. If you factor in
her work as the lead singer of the Supremes
in the '60s, she may be the most successful.
With the Supremes, later renamed "Diana
Ross and the Supremes," the group scored
12 number one pop hits. Soon after,
launched a solo career. With the major
success of her singing career, Ross
branched out into acting and was nominated
Diana Ross
for an Academy Award. And, in '93, The Guinesss Book of World
Records jointly awarded her with its Lifetime Achievement Award
and the title of 'most successful female vocalist of all time'.

In a remarkable career spanning over 40 years, Diana Ross has
proven herself the most consummate music artist, as well as one of
the most iconic female singers of all time. She recently released her
first studio album in over 7 years, I Love You.

Don't miss this very special evening - Diana Ross at the Theater At
Madison Square Garden on Friday, Apr 6, 8:00 PM   $59.50 - $149.50
located on Seventh Avenue between 31st and 33rd Streets. Take the
A, B, C, D, E, F, 1 or 2 train to 34th St. Meter parking is available on
31st & 34th Streets. Numerous parking garages in area.

Box Office: (212) 465-MSG1 /   Switchboard: (212) 465-6000

ARRIVE EARLY: Please arrive one-hour prior to showtime. All
packages, including briefcases and pocketbooks, will be inspected
prior to entry.
MARCH 26, 2007 ~ 7:30 p.m.

NEW YORK, NY, February 2, 2007 - Jazz great
and saxophonist James Moody headlines
Moody & Friends, a concert to benefit the
James Moody Scholarship Fund at
Purchase College on Monday, March 26, at
7:30 p.m. at
B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill,
237 West 42nd St., New York City. Tickets
are $100 and include the concert and a
birthday toast with Moody and other great
jazz artists. To order tickets, email For more
information, call 619-698-2988.

NEA Jazz Master James Moody will be
joined by Todd Coolman, bass; NEA Jazz
Master Paquito D'Rivera, clarinet and
saxophone; Jon Faddis, trumpet; Roberta
Gambarini, vocals;
Roy Hargrove, trumpet;
John Lee, bass; Mike Longo, piano;
Jeremy Monteiro, piano; Jimmy Owens,
trumpet; Adam Nussbaum, drums; Renee
Rosnes, piano; and Yotam Silberstein,
Jon Faddis will serve as music
director for the concert.

Moody and his wife, Linda, established the
James Moody Scholarship Fund in 2005
because of their commitment to the health,
vitality and future of jazz. Potential
recipients must excel in scholastic
achievement, community leadership skills
and musical aptitude. The Moody
Scholarship Fund host an annual concert
as their featured fund-raiser.
Season 13, Episode 1305
“Inside the Actors Studio: Diana Ross.”
Original Airdate: February 19, 2007
Later, Ross starred as late jazz singer Billie Holiday in the Motown
produced movie “Lady Sings the Blues” which earned her a Golden
Globe for “Best Newcomer” and an Academy Award nomination for
“Best Actress.”
James Lipton and the students of the Actors
Studio are on a high note with the special two
hour premiere of “Inside the Actors Studio:
Diana Ross.”

Ms. Ross, a versatile performer ranging from
music to movies and Broadway, began her
career with the formation of a doo-wop quartet,
The Primettes later to be re-named, The
Supremes, by Berry Gordy, Motown founder.
Ross  splendidly
graced “Inside the
Actors Studio” stage
performing a
compilation of hit
songs including “Baby
Love” and “Do You
Know Where You Are
Going.” “Inside the
Actors Studio: Diana
Ross” premieres on
Monday, Feb 19, 2007,
8-10 PM ET/PT.
Spike Lee & Producer Win Journalism Award
For Their Hurricane Katrina TV Documentary
"When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts"
Spike Lee in July 2006, revisiting the Lower Ninth
Ward in New Orleans - one of the hardest hit
neighborhoods in the aftermath of Hurricane
Katrina, the subject of his documentary which
premiered on HBO last August.
NEW YORK  Feb 20, 2007 - Director Spike Lee was named Tuesday as one of the
winners of the annual George Polk Awards for journalism for his acclaimed
documentary on life in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans.

Spike Lee, the director of "Malcolm X" and "Do the Right Thing," was honored for
"When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts," along with its producer, Sam
Pollard. The pair won the award for documentary television for illustrating
evidence of the government's poor performance in the aftermath of the
devastating August 2005 hurricane.

Lee made eight trips to New Orleans and interviewed about 100 people while
filming the documentary, which aired on
HBO. Pollard is Lee's longtime
collaborator, and the pair worked together previously on "Mo' Better Blues,"
"Jungle Fever," "Girl 6," "Clockers" and "Bamboozled."
The 12 awards, considered among the top prizes in U.S. journalism, were
announced Tuesday by Long Island University in New York. The Polk Awards,
created in 1949 in honor of CBS reporter George W. Polk, who was killed while
covering the Greek civil war, will be presented at an April 12 luncheon in