By Gloria Dulan-Wilson
Every year without fail Jimi Holloway, The Empresario, has thrown the most elegant party ever to start off the year. It turns out the Jimi and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. share the same birth day. In honor of Dr. King, and partly because he just loves to see people having a good time Jimi Holloway hosts an event in the most elegant, prestigious hotels in New York.
However, with the snow seeming to overshadow so many other events, I thought it necessary to just call Jimi and check if we were still on for this week end. And of course, as I had hoped, the answer was definite and emphatic "YES!"
Of course the message was delivered in Jimi's quiet power tone of voice, one that has been the hallmark of this elegant brother ever since his emerging in New York City from Nigeria, his home.
I started calling Jimi the "Empressario" after he was able to get Trump to allow him to hold a party at their hotel, when no one else could do so - it's a combination of Emperor and Impresario (you know a business magnate of the highest order - they do kind of go together, don't they?) And the great thing about Jimi Holloway is that he is a down to earth, positive brother who enjoys his success, but does not let it go to his head.
Jimi calmly responded: "The Opulent Event must go on "snow or no snow", a lot of people had already booked their rooms. Incidentally, the rooms reservations were sold out. "I always walk with faith not by sight". It is going to be one of the best Event ever. Those who really appreciate what "Quality of Life" is all about would come, in spite of the weather. They will not be disappointed and they will be talking about this Event for a while. And to those who miss it will regret what they had missed "THE EVENT OF THE YEAR".(lol) Stay Blessed Jimi H.
Now you heard it from the "Empresario" himself. Those who have attended Jimi's parties know it's what's happening on the inside, not the weather condition on the outside. Not only that, it is one of the most elegant gathering of people for an evening of camaraderie, entertainment, fun. As he stated, "It's like a reunion! Some people only come to this event, and you don't see them until the next year. Or you have lost touch with people you usually see and they all turn up at my event.
This year as usual, Jimi has five ball rooms, each with a different theme and a different event going on simultaneously. Special guest artist Melba Moore will perform, along with Taste, and other artists be there. The festivities start at 10:00, with a buffet at 11:00, and non-stop music UNTIL 3:00am.
This year, as always, Jimi pays tribute to Blacks who have made a difference in our lives. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, and the late, great promoter Olin Martin Ferguson (affectionately known as Ferguson) will be honored.
From Jazz to Soul to Salsa and beyond, people will be mixing, mingling, sharing, smiling, dancing and enjoying the company of some of the finest people on earth: YOU.
So, the snow don't stop nothing!
See you at Jimi Holloway's Post New Year Celebration
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See you at the event of the season.
STAY BLESSED &