Her Paintings Focus on The Mystical / The Theological / The Spiritual!!
Rare Opportunity to Meet ELLEN COLCORD in person - World Headquarters "COLCORD STUDIOS" --
7-10 PM Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - At the Woman's Club in Greenwich Connecticut
By: Gasby Melodi'
NEW YORK June 6, 2005 - - Forbes Magazine lists Greenwich Connecticut as
"One of the Richest City's to Live in this World".
Greenwich is little more than a stones throw from the Arts & Entertainment
Capital - New York City and the brilliance and energizing excitement of top
notchness pinnacle quality extends itself to Greenwich, Connecticut
never ceasing to appease or amaze art lovers with continuity.
Quiet elegance is what COLCORD STUDIOS Worldwide - 20 minutes by car
from Manhattan, is all about.
In 2001 Ellen Colcord created a series of gold leaf paintings for Stuart
Weitzman Corporation, Beverly Hills, CA - and then later designed a traveling
Weitzman display exhibit of "art shoes" throughout the United States.
She's also the quintessential Ellen COLCORD who has taught painting in
Europe, New York, lectured at Yale University, and designed "artwork" for 13
Make that 14 now that performers COMBO NUVO will be performing that
evening on the first floor of the 3-floor mansion and unveiling their latest CD
with artwork designed by Ms. Colcord.
"The intrinsic spiritual values of all religions is what interests me. I hope to
reveal divine presence in my own painting", Ellen COLCORD told me as she
and I walked along the beach and then sat down on a bench as the sun set to
do a one-on-one interview with the artist.
Colcord can but won't boasts quite an exemplary educational background.
The world renowned artist holds two Masters Degrees. One in Painting from
Accademia di Belle Arti, in Urbino Italy, and Master of Art & Religion from Yale
University, New Haven CT.
"On June 7th we will expose my newest art and teaching concept - 'Zen and
the Art of Painting', Colcord revealed to me and then explains.
"This is a Chinese philosophy of being in the moment and letting go of
"Artists tend to hibernate and then share with the world or expand. My studio
uses spiritually based modern icons referencing medieval period with a
"I bring out the meditative and peaceful inward looking experience. It is an
emotion sort of like going to church."
She continues saying "Colcord is a working studio. Art is being produced in it
with the working master. We work with all mediums like oil, watercolor within
a grid system. I teach small sections as opposed to approaching the canvas
as a whole picture."
"I teach that artist can be "blocked" - meaning difficult with new inspiration. My
techniques are all creativity designed to flow more easily."
Ellen Colcord is pretty. Factly ..very pretty - and she's smart.
Strike up a conversation with this marvelous trailblazer and you will instantly
notice her slow delivery and frequent bursts of laughter. She has very strong
communication skills and her delivery is direct and succinct but also
engaging and fun.
Her works have garnered six and seven figures, displayed in Italy,
Westchester Hebrew Academy, Greenwich Arts Council and Soho, NY to
name a few.
Don't miss An Exhibition by Ellen Colcord and six of her students, along with
an exciting concert by Combo NUVO on the first floor, a piano soloist on the
second floor and Colcord Studio on the 3rd. - A One Night Event - at the
Woman's Club - 89 Maple Avenue - Greenwich, CT 06830 - 203-862-9838 -
Email address: Efcolcord@aol.com / Website http://artistellencolcord.com/
Ellen Colcord in front of one of her paintings "Wingspan" - which she says is defined as meaning
"mixed media/materials on wooden door".
Here are two of the many Colcord paintings that will be on display throughout the 3-story mansion, at the opening.
These works are priced from $800 to $10K. A bargain for art collectors and lovers of divine ART.
Freddy Cole Performs June
1st - 12th at
LE JAZZ AU BAR 41 East
58th Street - New York City
between Park & Madison Ave
First Staged Reading of "ManChild" - Featuring Gilbert Glenn
Brown - A One Man Show Written by James Richards at NYU
Tisch School of the Arts
FREE ADMISSION - thru Sun June 12
ManChild is a powerful story capturing a remarkable period in
modern history pre and post 9/11 in the epicenter of America "New
ManChild interprets the world through the languages he knows
best: Spoken Word, Hip Hop and Media. Directed by: Gloria
NYU Tisch School of the Arts: 721 Broadway (Waverly Place &
Washington Place) NYC 10003; Friday, June 10, 2005- 7pm;
Saturday, June 11, 2005- 4pm (Reception following reading),
Sunday, June 12, 2005- 2pm Admission is Free 718.930.1290
Fax: 212 -
The Supreme Court Ruled - State Laws Allowing Medical Use of
Marijuana Don't Protect Sick People From Federal Prosecution
By: Howard Stein
(NY June 6, 2005) - In a 6-3 ruling, justices found users can be
prosecuted under a federal ban on the drug, even if used under a
U.S. government authorities may prosecute sick people who
smoke pot on doctors' orders the Supreme Court ruled Monday
concluding that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users
from a federal ban on the drug.
The decision is a defeat for medical marijuana advocates who had
lobbied successfully in 10 states to allow marijuana use for
Ten states have legalized medicinal marijuana - 8 by direct votes of
the people but the federal government arrests and prosecutes
patients who use it and the Supreme Court has now ruled they can
continue to do so,
Considered one of the most
admired dramatic actors of his
generation, Washington has
earned great acclaim for his
work in a host of movies,
receiving five Academy Award
nominations and two of the
Award winning actor Denzel
Washington will play Brutus in
this new production, the first
Broadway staging of Julius
Caesar in over 50 years. It will
mark his first New York stage
appearance since 1988, when
he played a lead in the
short-lived comedy Checkmates
at the 46th Street Theatre
Belasco Theatre, 111 West 44th
St NYC. Also starring: William
Sadler, Julius Caesar; Colm
Feore, Cassius; Jessica Hecht,
Portia; Tamara Tunie,
Calphurnia; Eamonn Walker,
Marc Antony; Jack Willis, Casca.
TERRIE WILLIAMS, PR Guru and Bestselling Author Talks About Her
Experiences With “DEPRESSION AND THE SUPERWOMAN” In JUNE Issue
Of ESSENCE Magazine
In the article, “Depression and the Superwoman,” as told
to journalist, Michelle Burford, Terrie honestly addresses
the hardships she has faced balancing her successful
career and simultaneously fulfilling her own physical and
.“Today I don’t have to hide. I don’t have to pretend or lie.
When we’re courageous enough to tell the truth
FULL ACCESS DAMON DASH On MONTEL
Thurs June 16th
Those who knew Damon Dash as a
boy sensed he was headed for big
things…but just how big wasn't
realized until he created a multi-
million dollar recording company
called Roc-A-Fella Records.
about our heartache, it’s as if we’re saying to others,
‘You’re not in this by yourself,’” Terrie emphasizes.
Share your story with her - Terrie Williams, Columbus Circle Station, P.O. Box
20227, New York, NY 10023 or at email@example.com.
She lends her insight and expertise as moderator of the “Mental Health
Thought Leaders Roundtable Series” hosted by the National Urban League
and Eli Lilly and Company on June 7th in Philadelphia, PA.
Damon Dash and Montel Wiliams
From there he built an empire of diverse companies that
includes his own brand of vodka, luxury watches, a film
company and multiple clothing lines.
He eventually sold Roc-A-Wear and started over with Damon
Dash Music Group.
Thursday June 16th MONTEL gets Damon to share the
secrets of his success. He introduces some of the people
who helped him along the way. Watch a clip!
Arturo O'Farrill CD Release Party -
Tuesday, June 14th, 2005 8:30PM - Celebrating the release of his new
Zoho Music CD "Live In Brooklyn" at Cornelia Street Cafe - 29 Cornelia
Street - Greenwich Village, NY - 212-989-9319
DONNY DEUTSCH Unwittingly Is Flippant & Condescending
Comparing Corey Clark's Alleged Affair With Paula Abdul
to "Semen on the Lewensky Dress" - Deutsch Owes
Clark Family An Apology
First Jazz Series on Network Television in 40 Years - National PBS Series Legends of Jazz with Ramsey
Lewis - Launches With One-Hour Special on June 16, 2005
May 6, 2005 - How dare Donny Deutsch
compare Corey Clark's principles to semen
on "a Lewenski dress", as Deutsch
condescendingly embellished on his show
"The Big Idea" Thursday May 5th episode
Donny Deutsch is the obnoxious host of
CNBC’s “The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch.”
(M-F, 10 p.m. ET) featuring hot topics, trendy talk and a
fearless approach to the big issues of the day.
Deutsch disrespectfully compared the alleged Corey Clark
and Paula Adbul incident to "a semen stain on the
Lewensky dress she kept and then later told the world", he
said, then suggested the incident is a "15 minute
Notwithstanding - Deutsch ended the show asking Corey
Clark "Who are you seeing now?".
Clark quickly asserts, "No one. I am giving 125% to my
Deutsch then embellishes ""You should be seen with
famous person", no doubt suggesting that Clark is a piece
of meat who sleeps around without morals or principles.
Pictured (left to right): NEA Jazz Masters Paquito D'Rivera (sax/clarinet), Jon Hendricks (vocal), James Moody (sax), Nancy Wilson
(vocal) and George Wein (founder of the Newport Jazz Festival), teen jazz vocal sensation Renee Olstead, who also stars in the hit CBS
sitcom "Still Standing" and multiple Grammy Award-winning pianist, broadcaster and educator Ramsey Lewis during the taping of a
one-hour special edition of the upcoming new national PBS television series, Legends of Jazz hosted by Mr. Lewis.
LRSmedia and WTTW National Productions are set to launch a new television series Legends of Jazz hosted by
This national PBS series will debut on June 16, 2005 with a one-hour special showcasing winners of the National
Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters award.
The 13 weekly 30-minute episodes will debut in Fall 2005 marking the first time in 40 years that jazz has been the
focus of a national network weekly series.
States Ramsey Lewis, "One of the most important reasons for me doing this series - aside from the pure
entertainment value is to document and archive this incredible wealth of experience and incredible level of
"Nancy, Moody, Jon and Paquito and all the legends who will be appearing throughout the series are jazz and so it
really is like being treated to an oral history of the genre as well as fantastic intimate one-of-a-kind performances."
That's a non-provoked unnecessary
vicious act from Donny Deutsch and
he should have the guts to accept
responsibility for his actions and give
a public apology to Corey Clark and
his family for his on-air
In lieu of flowers the family request
donations to benefit Brownhouse
Edutainment, NFP, 4915 S. Forestville,
Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615. More
information is also available on the
website: www.oscarbrownjr.com. Thou-
sands are expected to attend memorial
The Greenwich Family
YMCA will host a
Ceremony on Sunday,
June 26 from 1:00 PM
-3:00 PM to launch
community is invited
to celebrate this
milestone with games and
food on the YMCA tennis
City of Kingston, New York
presents KINGSTON JAZZ FESTIVAL
Sunday, June 26, 2005
12:00 to 7:00 p.m. +
by the river in the Rondout section of the city
FREE ADMISSION TO ALL EVENTS
The ALL-STAR lineup includes:
The Jon Faddis Quartet (Tribute to Dizzy
The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra (Thad Jones
with special guest Joe Lovano
The Renee Rosnes Quartet
The Alex Torres Latin Jazz Orchestra
BET will honor superlative
achievement in music,
entertainment and sports
with a star-studded "live"
telecast of BET AWARDS
The top-rated and
services for legendary singer songwriter Oscar Brown,
Jr., who died Memorial Day Weekend.
"The outpouring has been tremendous", explains
Maggie Brown, his daughter and singer as well.
"People from around the world have been reaching out
saying they would like to come together to remember my
Memorial services will be held Friday, June 24th at 12:00
Noon, at Christ Universal Temple, 11901 S. Ashland
Avenue, Chicago 60643.
TV's newest reality show will
follow the lives of two of tennis'
hottest stars, sisters Venus and
ABC Family has announced that
the tennis queens will star in their
own reality show that will follow
their lives off the courts.
ABC Family has ordered six
episodes of the show that is set
to debut in July.
It will follow the glamorous life of
the Williams sisters who in
addition to tennis, have dabbled
in designing clothes, acting and
Will Smith and
Jada Pinkett Smith
viewers, the BET AWARDS will be helmed this
year by Hollywood power couple Will Smith
and Jada Pinkett Smith, making their BET
AWARDS hosting debut family-style!
The show format includes star-studded red
carpet arrivals, exciting on-stage
performances and stirring tributes by the
hottest names in entertainment at Hollywood's
Kodak Theatre. BET AWARDS '05
nominations will be announced on Monday,
The BET AWARDS '05 premieres Tuesday,
June 28 @ 8 p.m. ET/PT* "live" from
Hollywood's Kodak Theatre. (*Pacific Time
Zone telecast tape delayed until 8 p.m. PT).
SPECIAL HONOREES: Denzel and Pauletta
Washington, Humanitarian Award; Gladys
Knight, Lifetime Achievement Award.
Sandra Day O'Connor Retires From Supreme Court
July 1, 2005 WASHINGTON - Sandra Day
O'Connor the first woman to sit on the
Supreme Court and a swing vote on
abortion as well as other contentious
issues announced her retirement
A bruising Senate confirmation struggle
loomed as President Bush pledged to
name a successor quickly.
Arista Records Signs AMERICAN
IDOL 4' Champion CARRIE
UNDERWOOD - "Inside Your
Heaven" debut single hits stores
on June 14, 2005
Sandra Day O'Connor
Goldie Hawn Is About to Turn 60 She’s Still Cute and Funny AND
----- Now She's Rich Playing Ditzy Roles
"It has been a great privilege indeed to have served as a member of
the court for 24 terms," the 75-year-old justice wrote Bush in a
one-paragraph resignation letter.
"I will leave it with enormous respect for the integrity of the court and
its role under our constitutional structure."
Little more than an hour later, Bush praised O'Connor as "a
discerning and conscientious judge and a public servant of
complete integrity." He said he would recommend a replacement
who will "faithfully interpret the Constitution and laws of our country."
She voted with a 5-4 majority on the case that effectively awarded the
disputed 2000 presidential election to Bush.
She was on the winning side again when the court upheld the right
of women to have an abortion if their health were in danger.
Last week in a dissent in a 5-4 ruling that let local governments take
personal property to build malls and other businesses, she wrote
that the majority had unwisely handed more power to the powerful.
"The specter of condemnation hangs over all property," O'Connor
wrote. "Nothing is to prevent the state from replacing ... any home
with a shopping mall, or any farm with a factory."
May 2, 2005 - Goldie Hawn is savvy,
thoughtful, a mother to four
fascinating young people, and still in
love with Kurt Russell the man she’s
been with for the last 22 years.
Is Hawn a ditzy, dumb blonde?
"Ditzy dumb blonde? I can be ditzy. I
can be," Hawn told "60 Minutes"
correspondent Mike Wallace.
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Hawn sits down with longtime
boyfriend Kurt Russell and
'60 Minutes' Mike Wallace.
"My kids will tell you. I mean last night? I put black eyeliner on my
lips without looking. … So, the answer is, yes. I can be ditzy."
But she's not dumb. In fact she may be the smartest dumb blonde
in Hollywood having made millions playing the type. It’s an image
that started by accident.
In 1968 producer George Schlatter cast her as a dancer in the TV
comedy show “Laugh-In”. One day he asked her to introduce
some segments on the show. It didn’t go as planned.
"I was a little nervous when I went on and I'm a little bit dyslexic
which means I'm not a lot dyslexic but I do switch words
sometimes and numbers sometimes," Hawn said.
"So the camera went on and I got the words mixed up and I started
laughing. And I said to George, 'George, I did it wrong.' And he
said, 'No, Goldie, it was just fine.' Hence, the character was
On Golden Pond On Broadway With James Earl Jones
and Leslie Uggams A Beloved Heart Warmer
Quite a 55th birthday surprise for
entertainer Stevie Wonder
Two-time Tony Award winner and Academy
Award nominee James Earl Jones returns to the
Broadway stage starring opposite Tony winner
Leslie Uggams in a new production of Ernest
Thompson's beloved On Golden Pond.
LOS ANGELES - Jun
6, 2005 There was
quite a 55th
Stevie Wonder ---
the birth of his
Wonder and his
wife Kai Millard
Monday that they
are the proud
On May 24th Saxophonist Walter Beasley Returns With
the Worldwide Release of "For Her" Chronicling the
Bittersweet Landscape of Love and Romance - Beasley
Talks About The Project
Linda Powell (the daughter of fomer
Secretary of State Colin Powell) is
Chelsea Thayer Wayne.
was kind of special so I wanted to call the album For Her,”
“The first song I wrote for this album in fact was the title
track. Then halfway through making the record the
"I still made songs based on what I was going through
emotionally. Then I met somebody else and that’s reflected
in some of the more lively and uptempo songs.”
Cort Theatre - 138 West 48th
Street thru 7/31/05
Whip Appeal's BABYFACE Evolves In To A Man With
A Message Worth Listening to - "Sorry For the Stupid
Things" on J Records ------ impact radio: 5/16
“I think Sam Cook once said that the better singer is not
necessarily the better vocalist but the person who has the
better stories to tell,” Beasley continues.
“I think I have some pretty interesting stories."
"I’ve just allowed myself to maintain my voice and try to be
honest about the feelings that I have and not try to get too
cute with vocal inflection or gymnastics."
"I think it’s better to just sing the song. Speak to the listener
and tell the story.”
“There are so many different experiences to be lived,” says
“This is a blessing to be able to make this music and get it
out in front of people. The thing to remember as a musician
is that everybody’s going through similar versions of what
you’re going through so you write about it and it connects to
Each track is extraordinary as it defines and redefines love.
"For Her" is a poignant message - sometimes love lasts,
sometimes it doesn’t but hopefully something is learned in
FAITH EVANS Looking Good and Sounding
Even Better Singing R&B For Capitol Records
Titled "The First Lady"
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This time out FAITH EVANS delivers R&B on
"The First Lady" .
The song stylist brilliantly delivers runs and
phrasing with lyrics that takes the listener on an
epicly emotion filled voyage of love.
Stand-out tracks include #6 'Tru Love', #7
'Jealous', #11 Until You Came', #12 'Lucky Day',
and #13 'Hope'.
BABYFACE - Sorry For the
Stupid Things on J Records
Duration 4 min 19 sec.
release date: 7/19/2005
album title: grown is sexy
impact radio: 5/16
'She's All That'
SANTANA COMING SOON! All That I Am in stores 9/6/05
Album will feature Steven Tyler, Joss Stone, Sean Paul,
Big Boy, Mary J Blige, Will I Am and more!
min 7 sec.
Terence Blanchard's Confidence Level Has Risen And
He Rightfully Claims A Victory With "Flow" His Latest CD
on Blue Note Records
By: Gatsby Melodi'
Seattle Native - Bradley Leighton Gives This Collection of
Freshly Arranged Standards and Four Original Compositions
A Smooth Warm Glow on "Just Doin' Our Thang"
Matt Savage Invited to Beverly Hills CA to Receive Award
from the Chaka Khan Foundation For His
Accomplishments in Both Jazz and in Community
July 25, 2005 "Flow" Terence
Blanchard's rambunctiously heated
answer to those unenlightened
doubting few that questioned the chill
master of urbane film scoring for
movies "Barbershop" and Spike
Lee's classic films "Mo’ Better Blues"
and "Malcolm X " -- "Can you still
July 25, 2005 -Matt
Savage received a
beautiful award at
the Second Annual
Dinner held on May
21, 2005 in Beverly
Hills, CA for his
July 25, 2005 - Classically trained Bradley
Leighton's musical interests have always
As a young man he loved big band music
particularly Maynard Ferguson, Stan
Kenton and Woody Herman.
Indeed "Flow" not only showcases Blanchard's
prodigious instrumental and composing skills - it reveals
him to be a shrewd judge of young talent and a
bandleader of dimension and magnitude.
"I've worked at the Thelonious Monk Institute with Herbie
Hancock and Wayne Shorter for the last five years,"
enthuses Blanchard. "These conversations helped me
grow immensely in terms of having confidence in my
"When it came to producing this record I wanted I needed
to have Herbie’s (Hancock) creative ability and his
approach and it's really been a life changing experience",
Blanchard reflects upon the journey with "Flow".
Blanchard gets enthusiastically when he talks about his
band "Brice Winston (tenor sax), has a great approach
to improvisation"; Aaron Parks (piano) I met Aaron at the
Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program. He's from Seattle,
Washington."; Derrick Hodge (bass) "Is going in the
opposite direction that most musicians want to go. He's
just amazing." Lionel Loueke (guitar/voice), "He brought
the band into the introduction and Herbie looked around
and went, "Whoooooo!"; Kendrick Scott (drums/effects),
"He's the kind of guy you give him a little information he
comes back and says hey, I checked out what you
showed me and I've learned it."
Adding sensationalism to "Flow" - Herbie Hancock
delivers no doubt his trademark pianism on two tracks
'Benny's Tune' and' 'The Source' when he.jams with the
"What you hear on this record is the way we play live,"
opines Terence about "Flow"
Yet he also found himself drawn to the R&B sounds of Tower of
Power, Earth Wind and Fire, and, the Brecker
Bradley's interest in Jazz and Blues led him to hanging out at
after-hours clubs in his native Seattle where he
surprised and pleased such local legends as T McGee, Terry
Camon, Leri Carter, Billy Haddon, and Mel Washington.
Now an accomplished musician and teacher Leighton spent
fifteen years playing in rhythm and blues bands, Hammond
organ trios, funk dance bands and straight-ahead jazz groups.
He also teaches privately and encourages young musicians,
"Just as my Seattle mentors had done for me", adds Leighton.
"Thang" features his flute in a unique setting, in collaboration
with a Hammond B-3 organ trio.
New York, NY (May 31, 2005) - After
competing against more than
100,000 contestants Carrie
Underwood, the 22 year old
country girl from Checotah,
Oklahoma and won the hearts of
America by winning this year's
American Idol competition on
May 25th has made her
recording deal official.
Underwood has signed to Arista
Records with legendary music
man Clive Davis, Chairman of
BMG U.S., in conjunction with
Simon Fuller and 19 Recordings
The Idol original composition
"Inside Your Heaven" - which
Underwood brilliantly sang at
the finale was serviced to radio
immediately following the taping.
The single, backed with her
version of Martina McBride's
"Independence Day," will hit
retail outlets on June 14th.
“When I started making this album I
had just started seeing somebody who
was kind of special so I wanted to call
the album For Her,” Beasley explains.
“The first song I wrote for this album in
fact was the title track. Then halfway
through making the record the
“When I started making this album I
had just started seeing somebody who
they are the proud parents of a boy born
May 13, the singer's 55 birthday. It was
the couple's first child.
Mandla Kadjaly Carl Stevland Morris
weighed 7 lbs, 8 oz and was 20-inlong,
publicist Howard Bragman said.
Mandla means Powerful/Defiant in Zulu
and Kadjaly is Swahili for Born From God,
the spokesman said in a news release.
This is Wonder's seventh child, Bragman
both jazz and in community outreach.
He performed with Chaka Khan at the dinner which also
honored Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Kenny G.
Kenny G and Howard McCrary also performed during the
Matt Savage was a winner of the 2004/2005 annual ASCAP
Foundation Young Jazz Composer Awards for his
composition, “The Wild Rose”, in Manhattan on June 22,
2005. Living Legends honored at this event were Neal
Hefti, Shirley Horn, and John “Bucky” Pizzarelli.
Woman’s World Magazine will be doing a short article
about Matt in their
August 30, 2005 issue, which will appear on newsstands
on August 23rd. Visit Matt's website for more informaton