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.
Join us Sunday, May 10th 2009 @ 9pm for a special airing of “Let The Good Times Roll”
Quees Esther Marrow
And the Harlem Gospel Singers & Band
featuring yours truly, Kevin-Anthony
Sunday, May 10th, 2009 @ 9pm
on the Gospel Music Channel
PHYLICIA RASHAD BEGINS PERFORMANCES MAY 26, 2009
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
Online at joespub.com,
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.
A GREAT FREE MOTHERS DAY GIFT
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!
ANF Short Film Collective In Conjunction With NY Perks
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
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.
501c3 Not-For-Profit Film & Theater Co
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.
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
Reservations Highly Recommended
The Turnstyle Warrior
The ATA 314 W.54 St bet 8 & 9 Ave
May 6 & 7 11a & 8p
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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 email@example.com visit the following websites,
Off Broadway Play,
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
*Josiah Theatre Works is funded in part by generous community donations*
ROCKIN’ THE RIVER CRUISES
42nd St. & the Hudson River at Circle Line Pier 83
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.