by Gloria Dulan-Wilson
1. JULY 12 (Monday)
'10 IMAGENATION OUTDOOR FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL
FREE MOVIES AND MUSIC IN THE PARKS!
"GOOD HAIR" w/ Black Sheep ·
Mon., July 12th @ St. Nicholas Park
7:30 BlackSheep performs
8:30 Good Hair Screening
135th St. & St. Nicholas Ave
"GOOD HAIR" follows Chris Rock on a raucous and sometimes misguided adventure prompted by Rock's daughter approaching him and asking, "Daddy, how come I don't have good hair?" Hair care professionals, beauty shop and barbershop patrons, as well as celebrities- including Ice-T, Nia Long, Paul Mooney, Raven Symoné, Maya Angelou, Salt n Pepa, Eve and Reverend Al Sharpton- all weigh in. Directed by Jeff Stillson.
Music: Dres of Black Sheep
Hear classics like "The Choice is Yours" and songs from Black Sheep's new album From the Black Pool of Genius.
2. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT: HARLEM WEEK BEGINS JULY 15 THRU AUGUST 27!
Where did the time go. For details, calendar and activities log on to
3. JULY 15
AIN'T I A WOMAN - MOCADA (Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts
Opening reception 11A-8P
Free to the Public
Features African Diasporan Women via paintings, video and mixed media; artists include damali abrams, Eric Alugas, Kimberly Becoat, among others.
James E. Davis Building
80 Hanson Place
4. JULY 15TH
Still Bill w/Jeremy James· Thurs., July 15th @ St. Nicholas Park
7:30 pm Jeremy James Performs/ 8:30 Screening: STILL BILL is an intimate portrait of soul legend BILL WITHERS, best known for his classics "Ain't No Sunshine," "Lean On Me," "Lovely Day," "Grandma's Hands," and "Just the Two of Us." STILL BILL presents the story of an artist who truly understands the heart and soul of a man. Directed by Damani Baker and Alex Vlack.
Music: Soul-singer Jeremy James
Jeremy James' sound reminds us of classic Isley Brothers and Stevie Wonder at their sweet, sweet best.
* Held in Marcus Garvey Park as part of the Historic Harlem Parks Coalition Film Festival Screening!
IMAGENATION'S FULL SCHEDULE:
* Monday, July 12 - Good Hair with performance by Black Sheep
* Thursday, July 15* - Still Bill with performance by Jeremy James
* Monday, July 19 - Freedom Riders with performance by Nakia Henry
* Monday, July 26 - The Spirit of Salsa (NYLIFF screening & HBO) with live salsa! (Raindate August 2)
* Wednesday, July 28 - The Other Side of the Water with performance by DJARARA
* Thursday, July 29 - The Princess and the Frog
* Monday, August 2 - Los Que Se Quedan (Those Who Remain
* Monday, August 9 - Reel Sisters of the Diaspora film screening
* Saturday, August 14 - The Rise and Fall of Miss Thang with live tap dancing!
* Sunday, August 15 - Soundtrack for A Revolution preceded by a special tribute to Lena Horne
* Monday, August 16 - Rise-Up with performance by Judah Tribe
ImageNation founder Moikgantsi Kgama was interviewed live last night on:
- BLACK BEAT NEW YORK: The Flo Wiley Show WHCR 90.3 FM & www.whcr.org;
- Harlem: Roots and Beyond on www.HarlemTalkRadio.com. Check the interview out on the web!
5. July 14, 2010 8 pm Sharp
LOVEJONESNYC @ GREENHOUSE NYC
150 Varick St.
(Btwn Vandam & Spring Sts./C/E to Spring, 1 to Houston )
Doors Open: 7:30 pm Red Carpet & Happy Hour
Love Admission: $20 (Purchase at door, 1st come-1st seated)
Lovers of True Art...
Come Experience a Sexy Fusion of Live Music,
Poetry, Dance, Fashion & Live Art with the World’s Most Inspiring Artists
…Like Vegas in NYC
***This Show will be taped & featured on a major TV network***
(Includes FREE All You Can Eat Dinner Buffet from Jacob’s Soul Food Restaurant)
Performances by Singer/Songwriters:
Brian Slade aka Tonex, Vassy &, J-Harris
Special Performances by:
Cori Robinson, Devin Snow, Melissa Musique, Dawn Tallman,
Jayms Madison, Danni Ai & Kimberly Nichole
#1 Latin MySpace Artist: Somaya “Boss” Reece
Soulful Storyteller: Nicole Lyricc
Saxophonist: Lakecia Benjamin
Live Painting & Auction by: Fernando Mora
LoveJonesNYC Showgirls: LaShonna, Daisha, J Lyn & Joy
Fashion Show by: Goldspun
Special Celebrity Guests &
Open Expressions by YOU to the theme of Love Jones!
6. WINGATE PARK WINGATE PARK WINGATE PARK
BROOKLYN BOROUGH PRESIDENT MARTY MARKOWITZ HOSTS
THE 2010 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CONCERT SERIES
ALL SHOWS FREE!
July 12, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic/The Ohio Players
July 19, AN EVENING WITH TONI BRAXTON
July 26 Musiq Soulchild, Crisette Michele
August 2, Salt-n-Pepa, Naughty by Nature, Slick Rick
August 9, AN EVENING WITH ARETHA FRANKLIN
August 16, Bebe & Cece Winans, Fred Hammond
August 23, Sean Paul, Mighty Sparrow
7. RUSTIK RESTAURANT
Every First Tuesday of the month
Eric Frazier's Open mic jazz Jam session
Rustik Restaurant Presents:
The Eric Frazier Trio
Join us & The host of musicians & singers who come to Jam!
471 Dekalb Avenue bet Franklin & Kent Ave
CD's Available for Purchase!
Every First Tuesday
Bring your spirit
There's music to play
Eat fine food
wear your Mashood
Establish a link
Come sing and drink!
8. July 17 3P
"Haiku and Handgrenades: Sonia Sanchez at 70"
Host: DuEwa Frazier
The Harlem Book Fair's Tribute to Legendary Poet
Sonia Sanchez book cover morning haiku
3M - 5PM Saturday, July 17, 2010 at The Thurgood Marshall Academy 200 W. 135th St.
Poet Haki R.Madhubuti and special guests present tributes!
African drums led by Eric Frazier!
9. Saturday, July 24 4PM - 7:30PM , 2010
The Fort Greene Festival Jazz Concert Series!
Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn, NY, Dekalb Ave. & Washington Place
The Eric Frazier Quintet
ERIC FRAZIERs, Vocals, Percussion (8 recordings to date
including "Live @ Cecil's Jazz Club
With stars Cynthia Holiday - Sensational Vocalist! current recording "All The Way"
DuEwa Frazier - Spoken Word Artist & Vocalist, NAACP Image Award Nominee for book
"Check The Rhyme, an Anthology of Female Poets & Emcees"
Danny Mixon - Legendary pianist & Organist, Current recording "On My Way"
Gene Ghee tenor Sax
Gene Ghee - Illuminating tenor Sax!
Current recording "Live at Cecil's Jazz Club with The Eric Frazier Quintet Volume 1 & 2
Larry on drums
Larry Williams - Exciting Drums!
Current recording "Live at Cecil's Jazz Club with The Eric Frazier Quintet Volume 1 & 2
Eric Lemon Bass
Eric Lemon - highly reputed Bass! current Recording "Find Yourself, Then Find Me" by Eric Frazier
August 28, 2010
Information: 718-797-2459, www.ericfraziermusic.com
10. JULY 17
Clock Strkes Thirteen...Again!
Opening reception of Clock Strikes Thirteen…Again!
(A Reprise of the Women’s History Month Commemoration) Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Bldg.,
163 W. 125th Street, 2nd Floor Art Gallery on Saturday July 17, 2010 from 2:00p.m. 5:30 p.m.
Join mixed-media artist Wilhelmina Obatola Grant for an art talk and refreshments at the opening reception of visual art exhibition Clock Strikes Thirteen, an homage to 13 well-known Black women who lost their lives to breast cancer.
The exhibition features depictions of Fannie Lou Hamer, Hattie McDaniel, Audre Lorde, Minnie Riperton, Naomi Sims, Danitra Vance, June Jordan, Rosalind Cash, Syreeta Wright, Patricia Roberts Harris, Roxie Roker, Shirley Horn, and Alaina Reed Amini. Clock Strikes Thirteen celebrates these trailblazing Black female ancestors who have impacted society significantly, and who would have undoubtedly made even greater contributions if they had lived longer, healthier lives. Disturbingly, only four of these heroines lived past age 60.
Click link to view 2 minute video from previous event http://columbianewstonight.org/2010/03/12/art-exhibit-in-harlem-promotes-breast-cancer-awareness.
Clock Strikes Thirteen is on display alongside other assemblage art works which address early detection, advocacy issues and cancer survivorship from July 1-31, 2010 by appointment by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org Admission is free. Photo I.D. is required to enter the building.
SUNDAY, JULY 18 2P-5P
HAITI FUNDRAISER AND CLOTHING DRIVE sponsored by
DELTA SIGMA THETA (BROOKLYN ALUMNAE CHAPTER)
At Crow Hill Bistro (formerly Tavern on Nostrand)
813 Nostrand Ave; bet. Union & President (#2 to President or #3 to Nostrand)
Bring clean, gently used clothes, books, supplies, etc.
Enjoy good food, camaraderie, friends
Sponsored by DST Social Action Committee
AND IN CASE YOU THOUGHT I FORGOT:
EVERY WEDNESDAY IS JAZZMOBILE
11. JAZZMOBILE AT GRANTS TOMB IN HARLEM
122 ST AND RIVERSIDE DRIVE
BRING YOUR SNACKS, YOUR SEATS, AND YOUR LOVE OF MUSIC AND
BLACK PEOPLE. IT'S THE GREATEST GATHERING OF US IN HARLEM
FOR A COMPLETE SCHEDULE LOG ON TO www.jazzmobile.org
THE JAZZMOBILE SUMMERFEST 2010 SCHEDULE FOLLOWS
JAZZMOBiLE VOCAL COMPETITION
MANHATTAN FINALS, WINNER CHOSEN Mon., July 26 Uptown Grand 6 P
2110 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.
HOST: Jazzmobile, Inc with Uptown Grand
Admission/Table Fees Apply, RSVP Required
Harlem International Jazz Festival 2010
Jul 6 St. Nicholas Park – 135th St
MANHATTAN MICHAEL VAREKAMP (THE NETHERLAND)
Wed Jul 7 Grant’s Tomb – 122nd St & Riverside Dr
MANHATTAN ARTURO O’FARRILL ( MEXICO )
Thu Jul 8 Morningside Park - 114th St Entrance
MANHATTAN BUYU AMBROISE (HAITI/CONGO)
7 PM Fri Jul 9 Jackie Robinson Park – 148th St & Bradhurst
MANHATTAN YOSVANY TERRY ( CUBA )
The performance will be followed by a screening of
Youssou N’Dour’s “I Bring What I Love” presented by the Maysles Cinema and Reel Harlem
7 PM Sat Jul 10
MANHATTAN GREAT JAZZ ON THE GREAT HILL
Jimmy Heath, Bobby Sanabria ( Puerto Rico ),
2 PM Dion Parson /21st Century Band w/ Michael
Varekamp (Caribbean/The Netherlands ),
Brianna Thomas (2009 Vocal Competition Winner)
HOST: Jazzmobile, Inc. in partnership with the Central Park Conservancy
Sat Jul 10 3P
McDonough St between Ralph & Patchen, Brooklyn
HOST: McDonough Block Assoc.
Mon Jul 12 7P Co-op City-Greenway @Section V, Bronx NY
HOST: Black Forum of Co-op City
Tue Jul 13 7P
Houston Person (WITH A SPECIAL BILLY TAYLOR SET)
47th St between 9th & 10th Aves, Manhattan
HOST: 47/48th St Block Assoc.
Wed Jul 14 7P
Manhattan Winard Harper (WITH A SPECIAL BILLY
Grant’s Tomb – 122nd St & Riverside Dr. Harlem USA
HOST: Jazzmobile, Inc.
Thu Jul 15 7P
Akiko TsurUga Bay St – Lighthouse, Staten Island
HOST: Downtown Staten Island Council
Fri Jul 16 7P
Jackie Robinson Park – 148th St & Bradhurst, Manhattan
Manhattan Eunice Newkirk
Wed Jul 21 7P
Grant’s Tomb – 122nd St & Riverside Dr.
Manhattan Harlem Renaissance Orchestra
Wed Jul 28 7P
Grant’s Tomb – 122nd St & Riverside Dr
12. SAVE THE DATE SAVE THE DATE MAKE IT YOUR BUSINESS TO BE THERE:
JULY 29 P - 8P
SCHOMBURG CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN BLACK CULTURE
135th & Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox to the uninitiated)
What's up, where we headed, who does the Schomburg belong to?
Howard Dodson is stepping down; who can righteously assume the
helm with the same love, quality and dignity he has devoted for
over 25 years. (Hint: Just say NO to Henry Louis Gates)
We have to make sure that we are involved in
this pivotal decision.
Stay Blessed &