Friday, July 23, 2010

ALL THAT JAZZ WITH A WAVE OF BLUES


Soulful Southern Sounds of jazz and blues that rings truth that had everyone singing a tune was not all that went down on Tuesday, July 20th. The stars came out to shine on the red carpet and the legends ignited the fuel that made them legendary at Healing through Music: Jazz with a Splash of Blues. The magic took place at the prestigious Aqua Lounge in Beverly Hills, CA. It was all that Jazz and then some. It was a night of love and appreciation all for an amazing foundation.

The Rockstar host of the evening was none other than "Hollywood's Most Notorious" Fashion Coordinator and Fashion Designer, Parris Harris who kept everyone smiling and giggling. Parris even had a moment to strut his stuff in front of the audience.

Roland Wirt, Coordinator/Event Promoter for the Aqua Lounge started the evening off welcoming everyone and paying tribute to a dear friend. The audience sat on the edge of their seats. No one had a clue on what this dynamic evening had in store.
Everyone was there because of the woman with an enormous heart and her powerful cause, Ms. Brandy Sanders, Founder of the Kierrah Foundation. The Kierrah Foundation was started in 2004, by Brandy and her late husband Stan Sanders. The mission of the Kierrah Foundation is to assist young women who have "aged-out" of the foster care system.


Excitement surrounded the illustrious band that was lead by World Renowned Maestro Delbert Taylor. The band would not be complete without World Renowned drummer Kenny Elliott and World Renowned Bassist Bob Lee.

Emmy award-winning CBS2/K-Cal 9 reporter who is also an accomplished jazz vocalist and pianist, Mr. Jay Jackson took the stage soon after. Everyone soon began taping their toes and snapping their fingers to the man that says "Now back to you Pat Harvey." Jay had a surprise guest in the audience who brought in sultry sounds of New Orleans, Ms. Sandra Booker.
The surprises continued as the very talented violinist Chris Woods took the stage and blew everyone away with his magnetic performance.
Brandy introduced one of the beautiful young women that has been a part of the Kierrah Foundation, Jasmine Finley who came to the stage and told everyone how much the Kierrah Foundation has impacted her life. Jasmine is a full time college student with a full time job and a successful modeling career after being casted in one of Parris Harris' fashion shows. Brandy also took the time to thank everyone individually for their support and making this magical night a grand success.
Everyone that came to the stage gave Brandy an immeasurable amount of praises and encouragement of continued support of the vision of her and her late husband Stan Sanders.... The Kierrah Foundation.



On a night filled with Jazz and Blues was also a night of comedy as the Original Bad Girl of Comedy Luenell took over the stage. Luenell had everyone in tears as she gave a vivid detailed account on what Lindsay Lohan was experiencing going and being in jail from her own personal accounts. O...M...G !!
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Legendary singer/songwriter Brenda Lee Eager took the event to another level as she initiated a jam session out of this world with the infamous song "Night and Day". As they took the stage one by one Windy Barnes, Marva Smith, Crystal Blake, Nelva Sandefur, Jeff Robinson, Anita Hutchinson, Adlai Hayes, Sandra Booker, Dian Wilson and many more had the stage on fire! Everyone was on their feet.


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After Brenda cooled it down with "Funny Valentine" the melodic energy proceeded to vibe as the phenomenal Anita Hutchinson took the stage followed by the soulful Dian Wilson.
The night ended with the grandest of all grand finales with a jaw-dropping performance by legendary tap icon Chester Whitmore and the Chester Whitmore Dancers.

It was an unforgettable night for a marvelous cause. Some of the celebrity guests/supporters who was there for some "Healing" included Award-winning recording artist Norwood Young, International Film-Star/Celebrity Fitness Trainer Xango Henry, Actress Charyse Monet, Actress/Artist/Celebrity host Porscha Coleman, Award-winning R&B/Pop/Hip-hop Sensation, Trueful, Celebrity 'Starmaker"/Philanthropist/Businessman David Harrison Levi, Actress/Publicist a.k.a. PR Princess Eugenia Wright, Actor Victor Morrison, Actor/Graphic Designer Exie Booker, Filmmaker/Fashion Designer Sebastian St. George, Recording Artist Laurnea, Bad girl of Comedy, Luenell, Dancer/Choreographer Andrea Linn and many more.

Healing Through Music is a series that will take place throughout the year to bring forth awareness and raise money for the Kierrah Foundation. Each session will highlight a different era and genre of music.


For more information about and how you can support the Kierrah Foundation, please go to www.KierrahFoundation.org

Special thanks for capturing every moment, Celebrity Photographer Donald Carraway, (Velvet Ropes Ent) who was the Lead Photographer of the evening. Many thanks to Roland Wirt and the entire staff of the Aqua Lounge, Veronica Chisem (Kindred Soul Entertainment), Revina Thomas (Reanti Publicity/Sponsorship Coordinator), Parris Harris (Phashion TV), Eugenia Wright (Isa PR, Kleopatra Girl), Red Carpet Photographers Bernard Hinson, Jr. (Photographer 007) and Will Turner, David Harrison Levi, Dian Wilson, Charyse Monet, Norwood Young, Marva Smith, Brenda Lee Eager, Maestro Delbert Taylor, Kenny Elliot, Bob Lee, Jay Jackson, Sandra Booker, Anita Hutchinson, Chris Woods, Chester Whitmore and the Chester Whitmore Dancers, Derrick Hutchinson (Annerick Management), Betty Jean Coleman, Buddy Sampson (The Scoop LA), Xango Henry, Exie Booker, Andrea Linn, Timo and Betrice Coleman-Sweet (Serving Angels Media).



Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Memoirs of Madlyn F. Glover: A Love Romance with Ray Charles Robinson

LGBT Author & Publisher Azaan Kamau Does it again!

This is the first book that she has written with her Mother Madlyn...
The Memoirs of Madlyn F. Glover
A Love & Romance with Ray Charles Robinson
ISBN 978-0-578-06262-4

This one of a kind book is a vivid example of one woman's fight for the dignity that she felt she deserved.
This book is portrait of love, commitment, pride, sacrifice, and ultimately humility.

This heart felt book is packed with never before seen photographic images of Ray Charles Robinson, their romance and short life together. This book emphasizes the ups and the downs of being in and out of love. It shows the sacrifice of loving a genius, whose out of control addictions only brought pain and embarrassment.

It also speaks on the pain and frustration of the one you love, constantly loving someone else.
The racism of the 1950's was rampid!
Madlyn witnessed America's racist hatred first hand.
She fought against it,
then ultimately rose above it!

The Memoirs of Madlyn F. Glover A Love & Romance with Ray Charles Robinson!
http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1459374

For an autographed copy, Please contact Azaan Kamau
at azaankamau@azaankamau.com or gloverlane@gmail.com

Images in this book have not been retouched or repaired.

Please help us in supporting Women For Women or
womenforwomen.org Thank You So Much In Advance!

Supermodel Samantha Davis Birthday Bash


Come Celebrate Plus-Size Supermodel Samantha Davis' Birthday
There will be a fashion show extravaganza coordinated by non other than "Hollywood's Notorious Fashion Coordinator", Parris Harris
After join us in a FAB party for the Beautiful Bday Diva.
This Grand Celebration will take place at the infamous Aqua Lounge in Beverly Hills, CA .

When: July 29
Time: 9PM-2AM
Where: Aqua Lounge
424 Beverly Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Designers include:

Britboy Fashions
Forbidden Kiss
Noral 2010

Party coordinators:

Brandy Sanders and Parris Harris


For More Info, Please go to :

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/event.php?eid=129965270376935&ref=ts

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Press Release: Healing Through Music


For Immediate Release:
Please Contact:
Betrice Coleman-Sweet
Publicist
Serving Angels Media
(562) 556-9161
sweetrayolight@live.com


Kierrah Events Presents: HEALING THROUGH MUSIC "STRAIGHT JAZZ WITH A SPLASH OF BLUES"

(Beverly Hills, CA )-On Tuesday, July 20, 2010, Kierrah Events will present the 1st of a ground-breaking series entitled Healing Through Music. The very first showcase is subtitled "Straight Jazz with a Splash of Blues" located at the prestigious Aqua Lounge in Beverly Hills, CA.

Healing Through Music is a "Drop In" Jam Session. Jam sessions provide a chance for new and emerging players to test their skills in front of an audience, while allowing them to listen, play and network with other well-established professional musicians. On this exceptional night you will experience a jam session unlike any other with sounds and melodies of legendary singers, songwriters, musicians and producers. Come enjoy jazz on an upscale level in an upscale environment for an extraordinary cause.

Our Musical Director for the evening is none other than World Renowned Conductor, Composer, Pianist Maestro Delbert Taylor. Maestro Taylor has recorded with such artist as Natalie Cole, Gil Scott-Heron, Fred Wesley, Slave and the Friends of Distinction and many more legends.

We also have World Renowned Drummer Kenny Elliott. Kenny has worked with legendary singers Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Mighty Clouds of Joy, En Vogue and many others.

World Renowned Bassist, Composer Bob Lee will be in the house as well.
Featuring a showstopping performances by Legendary Singer Songwriter, Musician, Composer Brenda Lee Eager. Brenda has performed with Ray Charles, Jerry Butler, Donny Hathaway and many others. As a songwriter Brenda has written songs for Bobby Womack, Mavis Staples and the Staples Singers, Pops Staples, Gladys Knight, Peaches and Herb, and recently a Platinum single with Prince.

Musician, Singer, Producer Les July. Les has been described in the press as "Seal Meets Sting in Strawberry Fields". Les gives of his time by volunteering at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center as a Music For Healing Therapist. He has worked with top artists in every vein of contemporary music from Slash, K.D. Lang, Dr. Dre. and Herbie Hancock.

Legendary Guitarist, Background Vocalist Miles Joseph. Miles has shared the stage with artists such as Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Billy Preston, BB King, Ivan Neville, Joe Sample with Steve Gadd & The Soul Committee, Average White Band, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Bruce Willis &the Accelerators, Albert King,The Jones Boys, Rickie Byars- Beckwith and many more.

Singer, Songwriter, Producer Dian Wilson. Dian has recorded with jazz greats Stanley Clarke, Michael Hoppé, worked with Dizzy Gillespie and performed with the Louis Taylor Quartet.

Vocalist, Musician Jay Jackson. Known locally as an Emmy winning reporter for CBS2/KCAL9 Los Angeles, Jay is a nationally recognized artist who has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show. He has shared bills with giants such as Nancy Wilson (Vino Jazz Festival), Azar Lawrence (Jazz For Lovers) and Rose Gails (The World Stage), just to name a few. Jay is going to fuel the audience with his outstanding voice.

Vocalist, Songwriter Anita Diane Hutchinson. Anita has performed background vocals for such artists as Celine Dion, R. Kelly, The Dramatics, Parliament/Funkadelics and Hamilton Bohannon.

Violinist, Composer, Arranger Chris Woods. Chris has worked with such phenomenal artists as Justin Timberlake, Jessica Simpson, Clay Aiken, Faith Evans, Outkast, Rickie Byers-Beckwith, Black Eyed Peas, and Dr. Dre. He has performed on such shows as American Idol, America's Got Talent,the Grammy's and the American Music Awards.

Famed Drummer, Producer Eric Seats. Eric has worked with such artists as Jay Z, T.I., Diddy, Kanye West, Pharell, Soulja Boy, Busta Rhymes, Keyshia Cole, En Vogue, Mary Mary, Chante Moore, Kenny Latimore, Lalah Hathaway, Karen Clark-Sheard, Kelly Price, Patti LaBelle and Stevie Wonder, just to name a few.

Singer/Recording Artist Jason Powell. Jason has performed and shared the stage with such artists as Boys II Men, Chaka Khan, Will I Am, Rickie Byars Beckwith, John Legend, Kool and the Gang, Chuck Berry, Gloria Gaynor, Rudy Ray Moore, Andre Williams and many others. Jason also appeared in the film "Phone Booth as a featured Doo-Wop Singer.
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Confirmed Celebrity Guests include: Kierrah's Angel of Laughter and the Original Bad Girl of Comedy Luenell, Pop, R&B, Hip Hop Singer Trueful, International Film Star, Celebrity Fitness Trainer Xango Henry and many more to come!

THIS IS A DROP IN JAM SESSION SO YOU NEVER KNOW WHO MAY SHOW UP TO JAM. It will be a night full of surprises! All that jazz and then some! You don't wanna miss this event!!!


Healing Through Music
"Straight Jazz with a Splash of Blues"

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Red Carpet: 7:00 p.m.

Showtime: 8:00 p.m.

Aqua Lounge
424 N. Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills 90210



To get more info or purchase tickets for Healing Through Music, please go to WWW.KIERRAHEVENTS.ORG.


A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Kierrah Foundation's Annual Back to School Party. Each year, we provide backpacks, school supplies, uniforms and shoes to the children of The Kierrah Foundation. For more information about The Kierrah Foundation please visit WWW.KIERRAHFOUNDATION.ORG

For Media Inquires/Celebrity Submissions please contact, Betrice Coleman-Sweet, Publicist, Serving Angels Media at sweetrayolight@live.com.

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Betrice Coleman-Sweet
Publicist
Serving Angels Media
(562) 556-9161

~Serving those who Serve