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THURSDAY

JANUARY 22nd, 2004

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WHAT'S HAPPENING By: Todd Mangatal

Greeting to All on my On-line Community:

Hope every one of you had a nice holiday (Martin Luther King, Jr.)  As I think about his life, all that he has done for our people, his goals and his assassination.  It is no doubt that his life parallels "Jesus Christ".  How very interesting!!!  Does any of you agree with my thought?  Hit me back and let me know at todd@ariousentertainment.com.  Remember Black History month is upon us, so please be conscious. 

If you are in the DC area check out this THEATRICAL DRAMA TO BE PRESENTED AT HOWARD'S CRAMTON AUDITORIUM. "A Liberating Prayer:  A Love Song for Mumia" will be presented by Cramton Auditorium on the Howard campus January 28 to February 1  The play uses as a historical backdrop the life and struggles of Mumia Abu Jamal, who remains a political prisoner in a Philadelphia jail, and focuses on an unlikely love story that tells of the fateful meeting of a young woman, Sage, and Mumia.  The play is a multi-media performance work that makes use of capella music, historical slides and video footage.  One of the features in a scene of "Free Mumia" protesters is a special appearance by Mrs. Pam Africa, an outspoken, fiery leader of Move Inc. in Philadelphia. CLICK THIS LINK FOR MORE INFO: www.ariousentertainment.com/song for mumia press release.htm 

This "State of the Union" address from President Bush was interesting.  He spent the majority of time talking about Iraq, Saddam and the war, but. no where did he state that there were no weapons of mass destruction found.  How very interesting!  Our sons, fathers, mothers, daughters, sisters and brothers are dying everyday in Iraq on account of this war to "retrieve the weapons of mass destruction", and this "so called" mission to free the people of  Iraq.  Additionally, what about all the people of  Iraq who have lost their lives, and the many families that have been torn apart in that country on account of this war.  Really...Really...Interesting!!!!!  If you "feel me", hit me back and let me know your thoughts on this issue todd@ariousentertainment.com 

Thanks to all of you who responded to my discussion regarding last weeks' comments on "Artist performance beginning on time".  Many of you had some great points.  However, I received one that I want to share with you from a local promoter who works with a local Production company - Walther Productions.  I was introduced to Walther Productions through Derek Parker from "Big D" Productions, and from my experience with this company they are truly what the writer (Melinda) states "on the up and up" regarding their promotions of reggae shows.  The point Melinda brought out was one that was on top of my mind, however neglected to mention it last week.  Melinda is absolutely right and I do appreciate her comment.  See below!.

Hi Mr. &Mrs. Mangatal -

First, Happy New Year.  I had a lovely holiday with friends and family back home in Pennsylvania.  We did have a sad event during that time.  I unfortunately lost my Grandmother on New Year's Eve.  She was 91 when she passed.  So, she had a long happy life and she was a great lady.  But, the entire family misses her dearly.

I have enjoyed reading your updates - I get them every time you send.  One thing that got me emailing is the subject of shows that go on late.  This is for all the promoters in the area that are legit and against the ones that are not. 

I have partnered with a couple unsavory characters on shows.  The main thing that keeps artists from getting on stage on time is MONEY.  Those promoters out there that can't afford to do a show, should not be doing shows.  (YEAH, YOU GUYS KNOW WHO YOU ARE.....) 

The events that lead up to hiring an artist for a show is 1. Getting their contract/rider and seeing what the expenses consist of.  Do your little math and figure out what it costs.  Is it within your budget or not???  2.  You agree to said contract and often will be required to send a 50% deposit to artist when you turn in the contract to lock the show.  3.  The artist shows up on show day and expects the remaining 50% payment in full to do the performance.  THIS IS WHERE THESE UNSAVORY CHARACTERS DO THE DAMAGE.  THE REASON WHY THE ARTIST IS NOT ON STAGE ON TIME IS BECAUSE THE PROMOTER HAS NOT PAID THE REMAINDER OF THE MONEY TO ARTIST.  TWO THINGS MAY HAVE HAPPENED.  SAID PROMOTER DOESN'T HAVE THE MONEY FOR THE OTHER 50% OF THE PAYMENT TO ARTIST AND TOOK THE RISK OF WAITING TO SHOW DAY FOR TICKET MONEYS TO COME IN TO PAY THE REST OF THE $$$$ TO THE ARTIST INSTEAD OF HAVING THE REMAINING MONEY BUDGETED FOR THE SHOW THEN AND THERE OR HAS MISMANAGED THE MONEY HE HAS FOR THE SHOW AND HAS SPENT THE MONEY FOR ARTIST ON THINGS LIKE SOUND SYSTEMS, PROMOTIONS AND MARKETING, ETC.........(BumbaRasKlaaat!!!!!)  NEVER BLAME THE ARTIST FOR THESE EVENTS - IT MAKES THEIR FANS MAD AND THAT COULD HURT FUTURE CD OR SHOW SALES, PLUS IT PISSES OFF THE ARTIST AND TURNS THEM OFF TO THE DC AREA.  ******SOME PROMOTERS HAVE MADE BOTCHING SHOWS FAMOUS HERE AND SOME ARTISTS REFUSE TO COME DO A SHOW NOW.  HOW SAD.*******

I hope this gives you and your readers insight on why these shows go wrong.  Just for the record, I've been doing roots reggae shows with Walther Productions for about four years now and NEVER has the artist been unpaid or gone on stage late.  So those of you non-believers, come check a reggae show with Walther Productions.  We don't have any reggae planned for the immediate future.  But, keep your eyes peeled on www.walther-productions.com, where the shows are wicked and the artist gets ON STAGE - ON TIME!!!!

May you and yours have a lovely rest of the year and stay tuned for upcoming reggae shows with M.T.Headed Promotions and Walther Productions.

Peace and Blessings, 

MsMelinda, DC Roots Reggae Promotions,

"Real revolutionaries adorn themselves on the inside, not at the surface." -Che Guevara

Due to the extremely cold weather here in DC/MD/VA, Island Session has decided to "chill for a quick minute" on promoting their Thursday Night event "Soca Therapy".  They are working on several promotions, which they expect to announce very soon.   On behalf of Island Session, thanks to all of you for your support of "Soca Therapy"!  We at Arious will be working closely with Island Session on some upcoming events, and we will definitely keep you inform.

For the past few weeks, I've been hearing from many folks who informed me that they have been checking out Zanzibar on the Waterfront on Friday Night (International Happy Hour).  They have expressed how much they enjoy the atmosphere.   From our visits, we have seen so many folks that we have been partying with for a number of years.  That's very good to see! Well, check them out this Friday, and check out the Caribbean floor.  Many have told me it's "off the hook".  We will definitely pass through this week, and make a point to stick around to enjoy the Caribbean Floor.  Hope to see you there!!!!!

Coming up in March is the DC 7th Annual Reggae Music Awards, which is an event that we look forward to here in DC every year.  This event was a dream of Tony Java and now it's a reality.  Consistently, for the last 7 years Tony has put on this event, and it has grown tremendously.  This event has been traditionally held on the Last Tuesday in February for the last 6 years.  The first year it was held at Crossroads Nightclub, the 2nd year it was at the Settings Nightclub, the 3rd and 4th year it was held at the Ascot Nightclub, and the 5th and 6th year it was held at Zanzibar on the Waterfront.  Now, due to the growth of this event it will be moving to Friday, March 5th to the King Solomon Lodge in NE Washington DC.  All of the nominations are in, and Tony is busy preparing for his big event.  For the next few weeks I will be sharing with you some nominations, so let me know who you think the winner should be, and we will compare it to the outcome.  Below I have listed the nominations for 4 categories...Wow, I see my wife is nominated below...Congratulations to Susan Mangatal!.  Let me know your choice.  If you have problems with submitting your entry, kindly e-mail me your choice at todd@ariousentertainment.com

 

BEST REGGAE RAP/DJ                  

(a) Monsoon

(b) Rude Kid

(c) Luke/Image Band

BEST MALE REGGAE SINGER

(a) Lenny Kurlou/S.T.O.R.M

(b) Andre/JohnStone

c) Willie Paul

FEMALE CONTRIBUTOR 

OF THE YEAR 

(a) Dera Tompkins

(b) Lady Myrrh

(c) Susan Mangatal

(d) Suzette Gardner

BEST REGGAE BAND

(a) S.T.O.R.M

(b) DKGB

(c) Positive Vibration

(d) Johnstone 

(e) Soldiers Of Jah Army

 

PSA For WPFW's Board of Elections

WPFW (89.3 FM) is one of our (Washington DC) local radio stations, that is committed to promoting Caribbean Music.

In an effort to build and widen WPFWs listening audience and to encourage maximum participation in the upcoming Local Station Board election, a public forum and Meet-the-Candidate event will be taking place "Meet the Caribbean and African Diaspora."    All candidates, listeners and staff will be given an opportunity to introduce their candidacy and address any queries. 

The forum will be held on Monday, 26 January 2004, at 6.00 p.m. at the Holy Comforter Episcopal Church Hall, 701 Oglethorpe Road, N.W., Washington, D.C. and moderated by WPFWs Public Affairs Director, Gloria Minott and Patrick Hylton, Esq., author and publisher of the Role of Religion in Caribbean History. 

To RSVP, please e-mail rsvp@ariousentertainment.com 

  PEACE OUT TILL NEXT WEEK!!!!!!!

Remember to Support all the Events, without your support, the quality of entertainment will diminish!  

Scroll down to view all the upcoming Events & Announcements & "Shout Outs"!

Keep reggae dancehall artist Beenie Man in your prayers, he was in a terrible accident in Jamaica recently!

This Weekend In

WASHINGTON DC

 

This & Every Friday

Zanzibar on the Waterfront

Invites you

To the Re-Introduction of the 

Original International Happy Hour

Yes, Zanzibar's Original International Happy Hour is Back!!!!

FREE BEFORE 7pm           Doors open at 5pm

2 for 1 Drink Specials

Dance to DC's best International DJ's as they play your favorite Hits

Zanzibar on the Waterfront

700 Water St. SW Washington DC

For More Info Call 202-554-9100

www.zanzibar-otw.com

While you're at Zanzibar Check Out their New International Menu Featuring some  favorites from around the globe in a casual but exotic setting

Open for Lunch & Dinner

WEEKLY EVENTS

FRIDAY JANUARY 23rd 

INTERNATIONAL HAPPY HOUR  WPGC - 95.5 FM

SATURDAY JANUARY 24th 

INTERNATIONAL NIGHT

SUNDAY JANUARY 25th 

CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH 

11am to 4pm

RESTAURANT

LUNCH BUFFET

WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY - 11am -2:30pm

DINNER

WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY - 5pm - 10pm

 

 

The Crossroads Entertainment Complex

4103 Baltimore Ave. Bladensburg Md. 301-324-2401

www.crossroadsclub.com 

WEDNESDAY 

LIQUID WEDNESDAY'S

18 to party 21 to drink

JANUARY 28th

YING YANG TWINS


THURSDAY

 LADIES NIGHT OUT

ladies free all night


FRIDAY

HAPPY HOUR & DANCE PARTY


SATURDAY

ENERGY

FEBRUARY 14th 

SANCHEZ

RICHIE STEPHENS


SUNDAY

DANCEHALL SUNDAY'S

 

COMING IN MARCH

FRIDAY MARCH 5th 2004

7th ANNUAL DC REGGAE MUSIC AWARDS

SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO BOB MARLEY & DENNIS BROWN

DOORS OPEN @ 9PM     AWARDS CEREMONY BEGINS @ 10PM

FEATURING

LENNY KURLOU & MONSOON

SOLDIERS OF JAH ARMY

WILLIE PAUL & COLORMAN

HOSTED BY

JEANIE JONES (WKYS 93.9)

RANE (WPGC 95.5)

CATERING BY 6 TIME AWARD WINNER 

"JUICY"

AFTER PARTY BEGINS @ 12:30AM

FEATURING

STONE LOVE

PLUS

DESTINY

EMPEROR

@

THE KING SOLOMON LODGE

2245 RHODE ISLAND AVE.  NE WASHINGTON DC

ADMISSION $20.00

www.dcreggaeawards.com 

 

New York City

Saturday February 14th 2004

BluePassion 

presents

Diva For A Day & Pamper & Spoil Showcase

11:00 am to 2:00pm

Free Admission

@

Stepping Out Studios

37 West 26th St. 9th Floor/Studio 2(Between Broadway & 6th Ave.

Ladies!!!   Ladies!!!    Ladies!!!!  Ladies!!!

FOR MENU SERVICES PLEASE RSVP TO mquick@akingump.com OR CALL 718-574-4221 ASK FOR MICHELE PLEASE LEAVE CONTACT #

REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

MENU

FREE SPA BAG FILLED WITH GIFT FOR THE DIVA WITH ALL PURCHASES

30 MINUTE MASSAGE                                $25.00

FACIAL                                                           $15.00

BACKCIAL                                                     $15.00

FOOTBATH (DELUXE PEDICURE)                               $15.00

PAMPERED HANDS (DELUXE MANICURE)         $15.00

EXHIBITOR SPACE AVAILABLE CONTACT 718-574-4221 OR mquick@akingump.com

 


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