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08/06/2009

B2: Hotlist #40

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Kevin-Anthony

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THIS IS SOME GREAT INFORMATION, THANK YOU GARY FOR SHARING:

Local # 52 Motion Picture Studio Mechanics – I.A.T.S.E. application notice
Local 52 also has a program opening as of 7/10/09.  www.iatselocal52.org
Please pass it on…

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Chester Gregory Event

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Greetings!
How are you? Will you be in the NYC area this Wednesday? If so, I would like to invite you to my FREE performance at Barnes and Noble at Lincoln Center! Yes it’s free, and I will also include a major announcement that day too!
I really hope you can make it, or at least share this info with a friend. Thank you so much for your continued support.
All the best,

Chess

Event Name

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The new award winning film
Youssou N’Dour: I BRING WHAT I LOVE
is coming to theaters June 12!
Exclusive New York engagements start Friday, June 12 at the Paris Theater in midtown, the IFC Center in the West Village and BAM Rose Cinemas in Brooklyn.

Youssou N’Dour: I BRING WHAT I LOVE is a music-infused cinematic journey about the power of one man’s voice to inspire change.  The film follows N’Dour, the highest selling African artist of all time and a devout Sufi Muslim, as he releases a deeply personal and religious album called Egypt in the hope of promoting a more tolerant face of Islam. Almost instantly, his fellow Senegalese reject the album, and denounce his actions as blasphemous. Director Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi follows N’Dour for over two years – filming in Africa, Europe, and America – to tell the story of how he faces these challenges and eventually wins over audiences both at home and abroad.

The film’s inspiring personal story, gorgeous footage, and fun beats brings to life Africa as a place of beauty and dignity, reveals the possibility of tolerance among religions and cultures, and shows how one man who lives by his convictions can create positive change through music.

How you can help Bring The Love:

Go see the film on opening weekend. **Opening weekend box office sales are CRITICAL, as they determine how wide a film will be released across the country**

Send emails to your family, friends, classmates, congregations, soccer teams, and other personal networks telling them about the film.

Organize a group of friends to see the film.
*The Paris Theater: Ticket sales go on sale May 29th. Groups of 20 or more    get $8 tickets. Go to: http://www.theparistheatre.com/
*IFC Center: Tickets go on sale June 8th. Groups of 10 or more get $10 tickets for select shows. Call 212-924-6789 or email ifccinfo@ifccenter.com
* BAM Rose Cinemas: go to http://www.bam.org/view.aspx?pid=6&g=82

Organize a group of 25 or more and you will win two tickets to see Youssou N’Dour and Le Super Etoile perform during their US tour in November 2009, and get to meet Youssou N’Dour!  Send 25 ticket stubs to 42 West, Attn: Frank Lomento, 220 West 42nd Street # 12, New York, NY 10036.
Visit the film’s website: www.ibringwhatilove.com and join the email list to be entered into the Spread The Love sweepstakes.  Prizes include tickets to the film’s premiere, CDs, signed posters, t-shirts, and buttons.

Join Facebook Follow Twitter Visit YouTube

Please support this incredible film in any way you can.  Make sure to see the film opening weekend and bring your friends to enjoy Youssou’s powerful message and spread the love!

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UPCOMING EVENTS IN JUNE 2009

nina trio June 6 @ 5:00PM – Red Hook Arts Festival – IT’S FREE!

Purelements’s Professional Company and its performing arts program, COAR, will hook a whole new audience at the 2009 Red Hook Arts Festival. The Company will perform crowd favorites including Fitnah, which was commissioned by Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center, and Nina: The Prodigy. COAR will present hot, new choreography. For more info, click here

June 20-21 – COAR 2009 Concert & PURELEMENTS PARTY
The COAR 2009 Concerts Kicks Off! For one night only on Saturday, June 20, Purelements’s performing arts program will present a dynamic mix of modern, jazz, ballet and African dance choreography that will thrill dance enthusiasts of all ages.  The concert will feature the introduction of the Purelements Junior Company! All tickets are only $15. Get your tickets now at purelements.org.
On Sunday, June 21, join the dance company for a FREE Purelements Party and Father’s Day Bash at Boys and Girls High School from 2:00 – 6:00PM.  For more information, visit purelements.org .
June 27 – Merce Cunningham Studios
P.E.’s Junior Company performs live at Merce Cunningham Studios, showcasing new and classic dance pieces. Stay tuned for more information.

Purelements 2009 Summer Intensive

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Summer 2007 Intensive

P.E.’s 2009 Summer Dance Intensive is where a select group of students hone their technical and creative dance skills to get a leg up on the competition.
Purelements’ Summer Dance Intensive (SDI) is a two week/ rigorous, full-day summer program which offers structured training for aspiring students of all levels. Experience a summer arts program geared toward the novice and pre-professional student. Participants will spend their day exploring techniques in various of dance forms, culminating in a final presentation. The Summer Dance Intensive will run from July 20th – July 31st, last two weeks in July.  …read more

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Purelements: An Evolution in Dance

1417 Prospect Place, Suite A4

Brooklyn, NY 11213
Join Our Mailing List

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Upcoming Just A Piano Concerts:
Monday June 15th – Don’t miss yours truly on June 15th in “Winds of Change” at 9:30pm
For Tickets: http://www.Smarttix.com Ph: 212 868 4444

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Harlem Community Arts Fund

HAA Grant Information

The Harlem Arts Alliance announces the launch of the spring cycle of the Harlem Community Arts Fund.  Funding is available for individual artists only.

The submission deadline is Tuesday, June 16, 2009.

To be eligible artists must reside in Central and West Harlem.
For more information and downloadable .pdfs of the guidelines and application forms, see our Grants page.

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100 years. always new.
summer
jazz & bbq
benefit
Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Dreyfuss Memorial Garden
Newark Museum
Business & Community
Council and
Newark Museum
Volunteer Organization
Invite You to

summer jazz
& bbq benefit

CELEBRATING JAZZ IN THE GARDEN
Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Garden Opens & Barbeque Dinner Available at 6 pm.

6:30 pm The Kahil Kwame Bell Duo
7:30 pm Les McCann and Javon Jackson
Swiss Movement Revisited

Admission and Dinner:
$50 per person
($35 tax deductible)
Cash Bar

Sponsorship Opportunities
Count Basie Level ($2,000)
($1,720 tax deductible)
Receive 8 tickets and program recognition

Billie Holiday Level ($1,000)
($860 tax deductible)
Receive 4 tickets and program recognition

Miles Davis Level ($500)
($430 tax deductible)
Receive 2 tickets and program recognition

Ella Fitzgerald Level ($125)
($90 tax deductible)
Receive 1 ticket and program recognition

For reservations call 973-596-6559,
or mail payment to:
Newark Museum
Summer Jazz BBQ Benefit
49 Washington Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102-3176
Credit Cards Accepted
All proceeds benefit the Newark Museum.

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Allan Harris & Cross That River

Cross That River has been selected by the New York Musical Theater Festival, to be featured 6 times between September 28 – October 18th,  2009.  Each musical selected must raise it’s own funding to be in the festival.  By going to http://www.allanharrisproductions.com and clicking on the PayPal donate button, you can contribute directly to the Cross That River Musical debut at NYMF Fund.  Payments can be made online from $100 on up to $10,000.  Should you wish to contribute $10,000 please contact us by phone at 212 862 3301.  We thank you for your support!  The cast and I hope to see you at the New York Musical Theater Festival this Fall!!!

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Brian Courtney Wilson

For additional information on Brian Courtney Wilson, please visit:

www.briancourtneywilson.com

www.myspace.com/brianwilsonmusic

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ANF Short Film Collective In Conjunction With NY Perks
Presents
A Film & Music Affair Featuring
The

“William B. Johnson’s Subway Symphony, Drumadics is a percussive driven ensemble pushed by the unique sound of the buckets… including a front line sound of the Djembe and Side Bass. The ensemble is made complete with Brass & Woodwind sections adding melodies and breaks that keep the ears wanting more! With African, Latin, HipHop, and Soul highlights this band explodes! Subway sensations William B. Johnson & Drumadics are not just any old subway band; when you hear their sounds… you’ll be stopped in your tracks!”

Also Featuring

“Missing” By Sabrina Moella
We don’t know what we’ve got ’til it’s gone…

“All Things Are Possible” By Emeka Mbadiwe
The people and things we take for granted

Also Some Of The Very Best Of ANF Shorts

On Thursday June 11th
At NY Perks 193 Smith Street – Brooklyn NY (F or G Train To Bergen St)

Happy Hour 6:00pm – 7:00pm (2 for 1 Drink Special)
PREMIUM TOP SHELF Mixed Drinks
Including: Croc – Grey Goose – Hennessy – Patronas

Show Time 7:30pm

Donation $10

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

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MONDAY, JUNE 8TH @ 7PM
a NATALIE DOUGLAS show
‘THE HEART OF THE MATTER”
BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB
315 W. 44TH STREET (between 8th and 9th Avenues)
212-581-3080
TICKET LINK: http://www.instantseats.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.venue&VenueID=68
$25 cover with a $15 minimum

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6th Annual On Our Toes in the Hamptons, Saturday, August 22

World Renowned Choreographer Ronald K. Brown

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Returns to the East End with his Internationally Acclaimed Evidence, A Dance Company

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The Sixth Annual “On Our Toes in The Hamptons” featuring the internationally acclaimed Evidence, A Dance Company under the direction of founder Ronald K. Brown will take place at the home of The Honorable Bernard and Joyce Jackson, 2028 Deerfield Road, Water Mill, N.Y., 11976 on Saturday, August 22, 2009 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Benefit committee for what has become  the premiere African American cultural event of the season includes Alicia Bythewood, Chair; b Michael, Harriet Michel, Brian and Mira Mullins, Donna Williams. Reginald Van Lee, Neil R. Lowe, Joyce Mullins-Jackson, Reggie Canal, Leslie Mays, Zaid Abdul-Aleem, Dwayne Ashley, Monica F. Azare, Joanne E. Hill, Andrea Hoffman, Sandra D. Jackson-Dumont, James Sullivan, Jocelyn Taylor, Ancy Verdier, Lisa B. Walker. The mission of Evidence is to promote understanding of the African Diaspora through dance and storytelling. The company will celebrate its 25th season in 2010. Highlights include a four-week tour to Africa sponsored by the U.S. State Department and performances at the Vancouver International Dance Festival.

The late afternoon event will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, auction, performance and dancing with the dancers. Tickets are $250 & $500: Sponsor packages are $25,000, $15,000, $10,000, $7,500, $5,000 and $2,500. For tickets and sponsorships contact Alexandra Diaz, JFM Group at 914.235.1490 ex. 16 or alexd@thejfmgroup.com. For more information on Evidence, A Dance Company and the event visit www.evidencedance.com

Photographer:  Rachel Papo Company:  Evidence, A Dance Company Dancers (l-r):  Clarice Young, Ronald K. Brown

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Be serenaded, as we go on a musical journey of Love Lost and Love Found.
VenusAdore.com

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SUMMER ’09 PERFORMANCES

(ALL EVENTS ARE FREE)

BROOKLYN JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL Sat 6.20.09 @ NooN

Cuyler Gore Park, Fulton & Greene

MAKE MUSIC NEW YORK Sun 6.21.09 @ 2pm

248 Mercer @ Bowery, Manhattan

CLINTON CONCERT SERIES Mon 8.24.09 @ 5:45 pm

55th Street Pier, Manhattan

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Ittakesavillagetoday
proudly presents an
“All White Networking Affair”

Saturday, August 29, 2009
Location:
Restoration
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration
1368 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, New York  11216
Time:
12:00p.m.-6:00p.m.
Ticket price in advance
$20.00
Tickets at the location
$30.00
view the history of restoration

A Networking Event with:
Panel Discussion for small businesses
Vendors from all over the Tri-State
Entertainment
Food
Music
&
Special Guest

Bring your business cards & connect with wonderful people
while having fun under the tent

TO PURCHASE TICKETS, click here:
First 50 people will receive goody bags from sponsored companies
Please be advised that space is limited so vendors interested in applying for space should email

A networking event that aims to capture the beauty & essence of professionals and small businesses owners : view here

THE MAIN INGREDIENT TO A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS IS THE VILLAGE
Donna Jarrett, Founder & CEO, ittakesavillagetoday.com
TO REGISTER YOUR BUSINESS WITH ITTAKESAVILLAGETODAY, PLEASE GO TO THE WEBSITE AT WWW.ITTAKESAVILLAGETODAY.COM

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PURE CONFIDENCE races into 59E59 Theaters for the Americas Off Broadway festival

New York, New York April 26, 200959E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) is thrilled to welcome Tony Award-nominee Marion McClinton and Carlyle Brown, one of this country’s most prolific playwrights, to 59E59 Theaters and AMERICAS OFF BROADWAY. The NYC premiere of Mr. Brown’s play PURE CONFIDENCE, directed by Mr. McClinton and from Minneapolis’ Mixed Blood Theatre, begins previews on Friday, May 22 for a limited engagement through Friday, July 3. Opening Night is Wednesday, May 27 at 8 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday at 7:00 PM, Wednesday – Friday at 8:00 PM; Saturday at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM; Sunday at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PMThere is an added matinee performance on Wednesday, July 1 at 2 PM. The regular ticket price is $45 ($31.50 for 59E59 Members).  A 5-StarCard (one ticket to each show in the festival) is available for $100 ($85 for 59E59 Members).   Tickets are available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at http://www.ticketcentral.com.  For more information visit http://www.59E59.org.

Set against a backdrop of fast horses, gritty racetracks, and high stakes betting, PURE CONFIDENCE is an exhilarating story of human triumph that explores the meaning of freedom.   On the eve of the Civil War, champion jockey Simon Cato is one of the most successful athletes of his day, dominating the sport of horse racing.  But Simon is also a slave.  Hired out regularly by his owner to Colonel Wiley Johnson, owner of the prize thoroughbred Pure Confidence, Simon wants the one thing the Colonel by law can’t give him: his freedom.  A funny and daring look at the complexity of race, love, and dignity, PURE CONFIDENCE chronicles the story of Simon’s race to freedom.

Carlyle Brown entered the world of great black jockeys by chance but his knowledge of and incisive looks at little known aspects of African-American history made him a perfect match for this subject matter. PURE CONFIDENCE is based on a period when African American riders dominated America’s first national sport.

This production of PURE CONFIDENCE was declared “A Winner!” by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The MinnPost.com called the production “Searing! Breathtaking! Beautifully calibrated! Choose PURE CONFIDENCE!”

The production features Christiana Clark, Casey Greig, Karen Landry, Gavin Lawrence, Chris Mulkey, Mark Rosenwinkel and Mark Sieve.

The design team includes Joseph Stanley (set design), Michael Wangen (lighting design), Christine A. Richardson (costume design) and C. Andrew Mayer (sound design).

Marion McClinton (director) is known for his award-winning Broadway and Off-Broadway productions of August Wilson’s work with whom he had a long friendship and professional relationship. Productions include: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Broadway revival), King Hedley II (Broadway premiere, regional theaters), Jitney (Off-Broadway, regional and international theaters), Gem of the Ocean (Goodman Theatre, Mark Taper Forum), Seven Guitars and Two Trains Running (CenterStage), Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Missouri Repertory), and Fences (Indiana Repertory Theatre, Paramount Pictures). Other directing credits include Breath Boom (Playwrights Horizons), Jar the Floor (Off-Broadway), Roar (New Group), Thunder Knocking on the Door (regional theaters), Drowning Crow (premiere, Broadway MTC), Elmina’s Kitchen (CenterStage), Yellowman (Mixed Blood/Guthrie Theatre), Bulrusher (Pillsbury House) and Pure Confidence (Mixed Blood).  Mr. McClinton is an Associate Artist of CenterStage. His plays include Police Boys, Stones and Bones (1994 Humana Festival). Awards include two Audelco Awards, OBIE, NEA/TCG Pew Charitable Trust Grant, and Drama Desk, Evening Standard and Tony Award nominations.

Carlyle Brown (playwright) is a writer/performer and artistic director of Carlyle Brown & Company based in Minneapolis, which has produced The Masks of Othello: A Theatrical Essay, The Fula From America: An African Journey, and Talking Masks.  His plays include The African Company Presents Richard III, The Little Tommy Parker Celebrated Colored Minstrel Show, Buffalo Hair, The Beggars’ Strike, The Negro of Peter the Great, Pure Confidence, A Big Blue Nail and others.  He has received commissions from Arena Stage, the Houston Grand Opera, the Children’s Theatre Company, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Goodman Theater, Miami University of Ohio and the University of Louisville.  He is recipient of playwriting fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, McKnight Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, Jerome Foundation, Theatre Communications Group and the Pew Charitable Trust.  Mr. Brown has been artist-in-residence at New York University School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program, The James Thurber House in Columbus, and Ohio State University Theater Department where he directed his music drama, Yellow Moon Rising.  He has been a teacher of expository writing at New York University; African-American literature at the University of Minnesota; playwriting at Ohio State University and Antioch College; African American theater and dramatic literature at Carlton College as the Benedict Distinguished Visiting Artist, and “Creation and Collaboration” at the University of Minnesota Theater Department.  He has worked as a museum exhibit writer and story consultant for the Charles Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit and the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage in Louisville.  Mr. Brown is a core member at Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis and he is an alumnus of New Dramatists in New York and a member of the Dramatists Guild.  He is on the board of directors of The Playwrights’ Center and Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the non-profit professional theater and the Jerome Foundation. He is a member of the Charleston Jazz Initiative Circle at the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina where his works and papers are archived.  He is the 2006 recipient of The Black Theatre Network’s Winona Lee Fletcher Award for outstanding achievement and artistic excellence and a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow.

PURE CONFIDENCE was commissioned and developed by Actors Theatre of Louisville and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and premiered at the 29th Annual Humana Festival of New American Plays in March of 2005. It subsequently went on to various regional productions across the country, including the Denver Center Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse and Florida Studio Theatre.  ###

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Ailey Company

COMMUNITY WORKS PRESENTS


CRAIG HARRIS OPENS
DWYER CULTURAL CENTER’S
INAUGURAL WEEK

Tuesday, June 16th, 7PM

Ailey Company

reservations required 212.459.1854, info@dwyercc.org

INTRODUCING…Harlem Nights

harlem is…MUSIC: The Jazz Tradition
Celebrating Craig Harris, Renowned Jazz Musician and Composer
Featuring

Craig Harris and his ensemble perform the debut of a new
work in progress titled VOICES IN MY HEAD

With…

Carla Cook, Helga Davis, LaTanya Hall, Gina Breedlove, Adam Klipple
and Calvin Jones
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Open dialogue with Craig Harris; Robert O’Meally, Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University; and Amsterdam News journalist Ron Scott.


Dwyer Cultural Center is under the leadership of co-directors, Barbara Horowitz and Voza Rivers.

This event is free and open to the public!
Reservations Required.
Please visit our website for more information www.dwyercc.org

To learn about our other events & programs during the inaugural week please visit the website at www.dwyercc.org or call 212.459.1854

Inaugural Week Events:



Harlem Nights· Thursday, June 18, 7pm
harlem is… Music: The Latin Tradition
Honoring Graciela, the First Lady of Latin music.

Harlem Nights· Friday, June 19, 7pm
harlem is… Music: The Blues Tradition
Honoring Sandra Reaves-Phillips, Acclaimed Actress and Blues Legend.

Saturdays at the Dwyer
June 20, 1-5pm
Featuring an amazing arrary of talented Harlem artists and performers.

The Roger Furman Reading Series
Monday, June 22, 7pm
A reading
of “Entitled,” written by Esther Armah and directed by Petronia Paley.

A partnership of Community Works and International Communications Association

Reservations required, please call
212-459-1854 or email info@dwyercc.org

258 St. Nicholas Avenue @123rd Street

Please visit our website for more information www.dwyercc.org

FUNDING PROVIDED BY:
Promotional and Print materials for Dwyer Cultural Center are made possible with a special grant from Robert Sterling Clark Foundation.

Ailey Company DCYD logo Ailey Company Ailey Company American Express NY Council Logo

Harlem Nights is funded, in part, by New York Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities; by Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer, under contract with New York City Department for the Aging; and by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the New York Council for the Humanities or National Endowment for the Humanities.

Funding for the inaugural debut of Saturdays at the Dwyer is provided by Council Member Inez Dickens, under contract with New York City Department of Youth and Community Development.

Funding for the Roger Furman Reading Series is provided by NYC Council Member and Majority Whip Inez Dickens.

Exhibitions at the Dwyer are made possible by American Express, Citi, and public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

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The Industry Cosign
presents
The Social Network/Gemini Celebration
Video Mix Party
Monday, June 15th, 6 PM- 12 AM
Video Mix Provided By:
DJ Wiz, The Awesome Two and DJ Vernon
Hosted By:
BIG CED and The Legendary Dana Dane
If you are part of Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn, this is the place to hang out with your other online friends! We are also having a Gemini Birthday Celebration with Pebblee Poo, Tony ‘Crush’ Tone, Mr. Walt, Evil Dee and Trenny
At
The M1-5 Lounge (52 Walker Street between Broadway and Church)
Drink Specials
Food Is Also Served

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

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