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06/05/2009

B2: Hotlist! #39

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Greeting Community,

Happy Rainy Spring to you all.  Well the Tony Nominations are in….that’s all I’m going to say about that….many of you know why…lol…. Anyways there are a lot of great shows still yet to see, a lot of Artists are performing in clubs throughout the tri-state area so there is plenty to see and hear.  Please support as many Artists and Venues as you can so that the music will continue to grow and flourish.

On Sunday, May 10th, 2009 @ 9pm on the Gospel Music Channel (check your local listings) I will be featured on a special evening with the Queen Esther Marrow and the Harlem Gospel Singers & Band.  The show is paying honor to Queen Esther Marrow and the amazing work that she has done over the years abroad.  I know you all will enjoy the show so please tune in.  I play a very small part and am very proud to be in the house as we say.  So please tune in for what will be a very enjoyable hour of great music.

Finally I am a promoter partner on the Nubian Dreams Cruise II (www.nubiandreams.com) and would love for you all to join us on the high seas.  This cruise is open to everyone.  If you or your friends are interested in joining us in October, please log onto the site and under Promoter Partner click Kevin-Anthony when making your reservations.  We may be doing a special Black 2: Broadwday onboard, we’ll keep you posted.  Also I am doing a special promotion for the cruise…for the first 10 people to reserve a cabin and select me as your promoter partner, I will give a pair of tickets to see “Osage County” starring Phylicia Rashad.  You have to contact me with your reservation/confirmation number and have selected Kevin-Anthony as your promoter partner in order to receive your “Osage County” tickets.

For those of you who are unable to go on the cruise and want to see “Osage County” we have been given a special code for making reservations.  Please take advantage of this discount offer.  You will find the code below in the “Osage County” ad.

Well that’s it for now, I’ll see you all behind the lights.  And remember to order your tickets in advance.

As Always,

Kevin-Anthony

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Join us Sunday, May 10th 2009 @ 9pm for a special airing of “Let The Good Times Roll”

Starring:

Quees Esther Marrow

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And the Harlem Gospel Singers & Band

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featuring yours truly, Kevin-Anthony

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Sunday, May 10th, 2009 @ 9pm

on the Gospel Music Channel

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PHYLICIA RASHAD BEGINS PERFORMANCES MAY 26, 2009

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SONGS FROM AN ERA, FROM GERSHWIN TO ELLINGTON
Sunday, May 31 at 7:00 PM
Featuring Norm Lewis, Tituss Burgess, Brenda Braxton, John Tracey-Egan, Johnathan Freeman and more. For one night only, Broadway’s brightest stars will sing “Songs from an Era, from Gershwin to Ellington” to benefit The Broadway Experience scholarship fund. Spend one romantic evening with Broadway’s brightest stars and go back in time to hear the songs of days gone by. The evening will be musically directed by world renowned pianist and musical director, Kevin Cole. Edward Jablonski, author of the Encyclopedia of American Music and renowned Gershwin scholar said, “Kevin is the best Gershwin pianist since Gershwin himself – no one can touch him.” All proceeds will benefit students across the world needing financial assistance in attending The Broadway Experience. $40

TICKETS

Online at joespub.com,

Phone 212-967-7555,

In Person At the Public Theater Box Office (1 PM to 6 PM), or at the Joe’s Pub Box Office from (6 PM to 10 PM) both located at 425 Lafayette Street, NYC

For table reservations please call 212-539-8778. Purchase of tickets does NOT guarantee a table reservation; you must call to reserve seats.  Seating, as well as standing-room, is available only on a first-come, first-served basis for all shows without a dinner reservation.  Two drink or $12 food minimum per person is standard.

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A GREAT FREE MOTHERS DAY GIFT

Make sure your mom sees Marion J. Caffey’s 3 Mo’ Divas this Mothers Day on PBS.  She’ll thank you for months!
WLIW, Channel 21 – New York City area only – Sunday, May 10th @ 10pm!  Tell your mama!  Tell your friend’s mama.  Set your DVR or TIVO or VCR for your mama’s mama!

Divas Art

Marion J. Caffey’s
3 Mo’ Divas
A New Concert Smashing Musical Barriers
3 Women * 10 Styles * 3 Languages
Opera * Broadway * Jazz * Blues * R&B * Soul *Disco *  Spirituals * Rock & Roll * Gospel *

Divas Canvas Trio

Introducing                                                                   Laurice Lanier                           Nova Payton                          Jamet Pittman

LATEST NEWS
LIVE AT THE WORLD FAMOUS APOLLO THEATER! JUNE 20, 2009 – 2pm & 8pm See Discount Below
NOW AVAILABLE ON CD * DVD * BLU-RAY
INFORMATION

Marion J. Caffey’s
3 MO’ DIVAS is an exciting musical journey celebrating the amazing versatility of the female voice!

Visit our website:
www.3modivas.com

Now on sale!

RECENT PRESS
Divas Canvas Trio

Divas airing on WLIW-21 on Sunday, 5.10.2009 @ 10pm.
Ebony Magazine gives the new DVD a great review in the issue on the Newsstands now!

We got a mention in Jet Magazine 3.16.09 issue.

Radio Interview on “The Lionel Show” on Air America Radio.

Join Our Mailing List

Save The Date
This Mothers Day, Sunday, May 10th @ 10pm
Please set your DVR’s, VCR’s, or just sit down watch and enjoy our upcoming TV Special airing once again in the NYC area.  At 10pm on Sunday, May 10th, 2009 the Divas will light up the PBS airwaves once again.  If you missed us on WNJB or WNJN in early March here is your chance to see what all the fun is about – And Tell Some Friends To Tune In!  Don’t you dare keep these ladies a secret!
You can finally see for yourself why you should not procrastinate in getting those tickets to see them live at the world famous Apollo Theater on June 20th.
* SPECIAL DIVAS VIP DISCOUNT CODE BELOW *
The live show is much longer than the TV  Special so come on out get Mo’ for your money.
A Perfect Mothers Day Gift would be the gift that keeps on giving.  The CD is now available on amazon.com.  The official release date for the DVD and Blu-Ray is May 12, 2009 but is available now for pre-order at amazon.com.
We also look forward to performing live in your home town.  If you don’t see your city on our tour schedule please call your local Performing Arts Center and ask for 3 Mo’ Divas.  We intend to bring affordable music & joy to you and yours for a long time to come.  Critics and audiences both agree – The show is just an incredible night of music and fun!  Come discover three new Divas!!

Fresh off their PBS hit show you can now see the Divas LIVE AT THE WORLD FAMOUS APOLLO THEATER!

2 shows only!

June 20th @ 2pm & 8pm

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PURCHASE TICKETS NOW
for this anticipated sold out event!!

Tickets from $10 to $60

(Priced with you and the times in mind)
Visit the Apollo Box Office @ 253 West 125th – NYC
Groups call Charmain Iniss @ (212)  531-5306

Save10%
Apollo Discount Code: NEWVIP

Buy Now!  Two Shows ONLY!!
June 20, 2009 – 2pm & 8pm
Visit Apollo Box Office or
Call (800) 745-3000 or www..ticketmaster.com/apollotheater

Selected Seat Offer Expires: May 20, 2009


Take 3 Mo’ Divas with you everywhere!
Available on CD * DVD * BLU-RAYDivas Amazon

Enjoy 3 Mo’ Divas‘ debut CD “Smashing Musical Barriers” and their PBS special in Hi-Def & on Blu-Ray DVD.

GET YOUR COPY TODAY!

Seeing 3 Mo’ Divas for the first time is an exhilarating experience!  The discovery of their phenomenal vocal versatility is nothing short of astonishing!  The concert delivers some stupefying, genre jumping feats that continue to amaze audiences: Including OPERA, BROADWAY, MOVIES, JAZZ, BLUES, SOUL, R&B, ROCK & ROLL, SPIRITUALS & GOSPEL.
Intoducing:  Laurice “Take No Prisoners” Lanier * Super-Nova” Payton * Jamet “Smooth and Sexy” Pittman.
We know that audiences love discovering tomorrow’s stars and they love witnessing amazing talent, so we invite you to DISCOVER A DIVA!

3 Mo’ Divas

would love to stay in touch with you!  Join us on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and of course right here in our newsletter.

Respectfully,

3 Mo’ Divas
Laurice, Nova & Jamet

Marion J. Caffey

Creator / Director

Produced by MariMo’ Music Inc.

UPCOMING SHOWS

June 20, 2009 – 2pm & 8pm, New York, NY The Apollo Theater

July 7-August 2, 2009, Rochester, NY Geva Theatre Center
October 2, 2009, Baltimore, MD The Lyric Opera House

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ANF Short Film Collective In Conjunction With NY Perks
Presents
Love, Life, Race & Diversity

On Thursday May 14th
At NY Perks 193 Smith Street – Brooklyn NY (F or G Train To Bergen St)

Reception – Happy Hour 6:00pm – 7:00pm (2 for 1 Drink Special)

Show Time 7:20pm

Featuring:

Gabrielle By Stephanie La Kim Jones
Gabrielle, an unborn soul, must decide whether or not to be born after seeing a glimpse of her future life.

“US: A LOVE STORY” By Alrick Brown:
A short film that examines the impact and consequences of a union consecrated in blood. One couple’s love story is a metaphor for the history of white and black race relations in the United States.

AFTERSCHOOL’D By Joe Hernandez-Kolski
Joe believes the children are our future. And that’s why he’s an afterschool Hip-Hop Culture teacher. But we learn that Joe may not have what it takes to teach middle school kids as his own sordid past is revealed.

Donation $5

ACTNOW FOUNDATION
501c3 Not-For-Profit Film & Theater Co
http://actnowproduction.org

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Come out and celebrate with Black Betty, as she brings her sexy act to Ashford and Simpson’s Sugar Bar this Friday, May 8th at 8:30pm.

Unique, cute, and provocative, Black Betty’s persona has been compared to Marilyn Monroe, Eartha Kitt, and Betty Boop.  Expect sexy standards like “Fever” and “Diamonds” interspersed with bluesy, moody numbers like “I Put A Spell On You” and “Stormy Weather”-along with a few surprises.

You won’t be disappointed by this truly gifted performer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zg-gMDbDcg

http://www.sugarbarnyc.com/calendar.php

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Spring is in the air and I’m in the mood to share.  Come out and hear what I’ve been working on.  The Just A Piano Concert Series at the Triad will be intimate and special.  I will be performing songs from my new album Folktales of a Fatboy with solo piano.  I love singing in acoustic settings and you will have a chance to experience the words and the music in a new way.

It’s been some time since I’ve seen you all so I am looking forward to it.  Also, the concert takes place a few days before my birthday and I would like to celebrate with you!!!!  And yes, there will be cake, compliments of www.cakeuverymuch.com.

When:  May 14, 2009
Where: Triad Theatre
158 W. 72 Street
Time:   7 pm
Price:   $11

Reservations Highly Recommended
www.triadnyc.com

www.myspace.com/experiencejeremiah

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The Turnstyle Warrior

The ATA  314 W.54 St bet 8 & 9 Ave

Chernuchin Theatre

Directed by Ina Norris
May 5-10
917 569-6152
Group 917 754-9737
Tue-Sun
May 5,8-10 3p & 8p

May 6 & 7 11a & 8p
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NYC Auditions

May 15, 17 & 18 

For a summer production of Jean Genet’s The Screens directed by
Kathryn Hamilton in an outdoor amphitheatre in upstate New York.

This summer we will live and work as a community and collaborate on
Genet’s rarely performed masterpiece. We are looking for actors,
dancers and musicians willing to be engaged in every aspect of the
collaborative process, from helping to construct sets, costumes and
assist cooking for the group.

There will be two weeks rehearsal in New York City followed by a
workshop performance, and then two weeks living (in tents or trailers)
and working in an artist community called Salem Art Works in
Salem, NY. There will also be a performance at the end of the two
weeks.

There is no pay, but two weeks food and living on a beautiful farm and
120 acres of land.

Auditions will be non-traditional. People will be grouped together, to
see how well they work with each other.

These slots are open for auditions-
May 15th:
slot a – 4pm
slot b – 5.30pm
slot c – 7pm

May 17th:
slot a - 6pm
slot b - 7.30pm
slot c - 9pm

May 18th:
slot a - 4pm
slot b -  6pm
slot c -  8pm
slot d - 9.30pm

If interested please attached your headshot and resume and send to
screens2009@gmail.com. 

In the subject line state two time slots in order of preference. If accepted you will receive a confirmation on
your time slot.

Please also pass this email on to people you know who would be interested in being a part of this production,

Thank you,
The Screens Production Staff

KATHERINE DUNHAM CELEBRATION

Dr. Glory Van Scott Productions

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JOSHUA THEATRE WORKS

All new repertory theatre ensemble presenting fresh new works.  Committed to the purpose of providing a platform for emerging artists of Harlem and the community at large. Building on the legacy of Harlem’s contributions to the arts.

Nickolas Long, III –Artistic Director

Theatre in residence at: Samuel’s Temple 75 E.125th street, NY NY 10035

(347) 291-6289 (347) 581-5822 yyministries@yahoo.com visit the following websites,

www.myspace.com/theangelofjosiahwc, www.broadwayworld.org, www.blacks2broadway.xbuild.com ,

www.harlemartsalliance.org

Off Broadway Play,

The Exchange

A story of fame, wealth, prominence, secrets, love, betrayal, and redemption .

Written and Directed by Nickolas Long, III .

Set in 1927 in the fictional “Zion City”, about a fictional wealthy black family, The Martins whose secrets among them and their loyal friends tear them apart. Witness this compelling drama featuring Harlem New York’s all new repertory ensemble, Josiah Theatre Works. Play also pays tribute to the famous Harlem Renaissance

Stage Manager: Lawrence Smith Choreography: H.B.Hill

Set Designer: Jon C. Long

Starring,

Tomike Ogugua  C. Tucker  Andrea Womack Brooke Taylor H.B Hill

VR Small  Kevin Williams Charlotte Gilkes   Kenya Capers

Brendon Patrick Meagan Bartsch

Preview Date: Sunday May 31st, 2009 6:00pm *Preview Tickets only $15*

Show dates: Every Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday

7:30pm, *2:00pm & 7:30pm*(Saturdays only)

Venue: Samuel’s Temple 75 E. 125th st (Harlem) NY NY

Tickets $20.00 , Seniors, Students, Groups of 10 or more $15.00

For More information for tickets, reservations and or for bookings contact,

(347) 291-6289, (212) 234-6211, (347) 581-5822, yyministries@yahoo.com

*Josiah Theatre Works is funded in part by generous community donations*

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ROCKIN’ THE RIVER CRUISES
http://www.rtrcruises.com/
42nd St. & the Hudson River at Circle Line Pier 83
212.563.3200

Bettye Lavette
w/ special guest Ryan Shaw
Thursday June 25 @ 7pm & 9:30pm

tickets $45 in advance/$50 day of

Bettye LaVette is one of the greatest soul singers in music history, possessed of an incredibly expressive voice that one moment will exude a formidable level of strength and intensity and the next will appear vulnerable, reflective, reeking of heartbreak. Bettye has performed her power-packed show around the world as well as starred in the Tony-nominated Broadway show, “Bubbling Brown Sugar” with the legendary Cab Calloway.

Ryan Shaw, a 26 year-old singer/songwriter from Decatur, Georgia, is out to revive the passion and soul of the Golden Age of Rhythm & Blues for a new generation. His debut album, This Is Ryan Shaw, combines a powerfully expressive voice with a clutch of great songs both classic and new.

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5 Comments »

  1. I thought you’d like to know that actor/director/writer/singer and our community’s greatest host, is currently in St. Luke’s Hospital recuperating from an operation. I thought you’d like to know , so that you could publish it and get everyone to send out love and good wishes!!!

    Comment by Franz Jones — 07/05/2009 @ 1:18 am | Reply

  2. I forgot to say it’s Jeffrey V. Thompson!!!!!!

    Comment by Franz Jones — 07/05/2009 @ 1:19 am | Reply

  3. Tony,

    I love everything you do. Just remember there are no small parts, only small actors.

    Valerie

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