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THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2004

 

THIS WEEK EVENT'S IN WASHINGTON DC, BALTIMORE MD., PHILADELPHIA PA., TRENTON NJ.  AND MORE

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WHAT'S HAPPENING By: Todd Mangatal


Greetings To All:

"Don't Believe The Hype"

Lately, the news media have been reporting how “broke” Michael Jackson is, but this morning while driving into Washington DC, I heard a report on The Donnie Simpson Show (WPGC 95.5 FM) and they were discussing an article in the US Today about Michael Jackson and his assets.  Did you know in one year the music catalog that includes not only the Beatles but Elvis Presley, Conway Twitty, Pearl Jam and even Destiny’s Child brings in 80 million dollars for MJ.  He co-owns this music catalog with Sony.  The total value is 1 Billion dollars if it was to be sold right now.  In 1985 MJ paid 45 Million for this catalog…What an investment!

Now let me give you something to think about.  I am not condoning anything Michael Jackson does, but after really giving this some major thought, I just can’t imagine why a person of his caliber, who can get whatever they want, would want to do something so heinous to “screw up” his life.  A person would have to be absolutely out of their mind to ruin their life for the “dumbness” Jackson is accused of.  Especially after acquiring such a “hot” property (this music catalog).  Obviously he has great business sense, so clearly he’s not out of his mind!.  The article stated that he’s presently worth $350 million dollars.  So that’s far from being broke, as it’s been reported.  

Well, after hearing that report, I began seriously analyzing Jackson’s situation, and began thinking that these accusations could be an act of the “powers that be”.  They may have created this problem to pull a successful brother and a role model down.  I know for a fact when Jackson acquired the Beatles catalog, many people began "hating on him", Paul McCarthy (Beatles) was highly upset and still is to this day, which isn’t surprising since these were his songs, (but that’s how the business works).  Secondly, sometime ago Jackson made a statement about the people affiliated with his record company being “devils”.  MJ may be correct, because I am starting to see the “big picture”.  Since those catalogs are worth so much, he has something they want, and they are trying to get it by any means necessary.   So think about it, and hit me back with your thoughts todd@ariousentertainment.com


Bill in Congress to make June Caribbean-American Heritage Month in the United States

Recently, on one of our local Caribbean programs (WEAA Morgan State University’s “Caribbean Affair”) we heard a discussion and interview with Dr. Clair Nelson, PhD, President of The Institute of Caribbean Studies regarding a proposed Bill to make the month of June  “Caribbean-Heritage Month” throughout the entire USA.  Currently, June is Caribbean-American Heritage Month here in DC, which all works out perfectly for DC since DC Caribbean Carnival takes place in June.  I have received lots of information from folks trying to get the word out, and get your support for this Bill H.Res.570 to be passed.  So I invite you to please support this effort either via e-mail, letter or phone.  Please read the Press Release below from Dr. Nelson.   I understand a postal letter-writing campaign is currently in effect and a phone-in campaign will begin shortly.  The goal is to get this bill passed in this election year. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
RE: Campaign to Recognize June as Caribbean American Heritage Month
 
Dear Friend of the Caribbean:
 
On March 17, 2004, Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduced a Bill (House Resolution 570) urging the Congress to recognize June as Caribbean American Heritage Month.  This historic Bill  which ICS assisted in drafting, builds on, and solidifies efforts that ICS have made in Washington DC since 2001 to celebrate June as Caribbean American Heritage Month in the Washington DC metropolitan area.   ICS commends Congresswoman Lee for her leadership on this initiative.
 
The passage of this Bill which would be a landmark event for the Caribbean American Community, requires your active participation.  We need bi-partisan co-sponsorship and we need White House support.  To get that we need for you to write, email or call your Congressperson, Senator and the White House.   This is one case in which your immigrant status is of no import.  What is important is your ZIP CODE or area code.  
 
Attached is a draft letter that you may use to send to your  Members of Congress.  You may find out who your House and Senate Representatives are by following the links to the House and Senate websites.  The House uses the Write-Your-Representative System; you enter your zip code, and are taken to a form to a Member's website; it must be filled out completely in order to be read.   
 
But you can also call  your Representative's office - which is often a faster means to get  their attention

To find out if your representative is already a co-sponsor, simply type the bill number "H. Res. 570" into Thomas: http://thomas.loc.gov/.   To print a copy of the bill or find the status of the bill type H. Res. 570 in the bill number field and hit search.  All bill summary and status will show you the above info.   

So far there are 29 co-sponsors so far including Congressman Ney - this is a bi-partisan effort.   We would like at least 100 members to co-sponsor this Bill.   

Pay special attention to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and Congressional Black Caucus websites, for a complete list of Members  go to: 

 http://www.house.gov/

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Dr. Clair Nelson

Click Here for Draft Letter

Links
(
Click on the link below or copy them into your browser's address window )
 Press Release: www.house.gov/lee/relea ses/04Mar19.htm
 Bill Text, Summary, Status: http://thomas.loc.gov
( Type H RES 570 in the Bill Number field )
 Write your Representative - House: www.house.gov/writerep
  Write your Representative - Senate:
www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm< /TD

 


 

“Countdown to DC Carnival 2004”

Wash. DC Carnival Back on Georgia Avenue - June 26 and 27

www.dccaribbeancarnival.com 

Just want to say thanks to all of you that responded about the DC Carnival Launching that took place some weeks ago.  Thanks for the interesting comments.

It's starting to get exciting here in DC/MD/VA for DC Caribbean Carnival.  There are lots of events and band launchings taking place this weekend for the “Countdown to DC Carnival”.  

Friday, April 30th - Caribbean Connection will be hosting a happy hour fundraiser for their band “Washington Rampage” featuring “D Bird Cage” at Izora Restaurant and Nightclub in Silver Spring, Maryland, and on Sunday (May 2nd) they will be doing a live presentation/showing of their Costumes at Izora.  Contact: Yolanda Alleyne, Beverlee Dawkins or Vanessa Andrews for details via e-mail caribconnections@aol.com  or 301-588-7650, 301-455-3576.

Saturday, May 1st - Stefmus Productions will be launching their band at "De Panyard" 4559 Rhode Island in Brentwood Maryland (Pan Masters Steel Orchestra Pan Yard).  Go out and check out his costumes and support this brother and his crew.  We saw the sketches of his costumes, and they are really nice.  Scroll down for details! 

Sunday, May 2nd - “Pan Masters Steel Orchestra” will be launching their band/costumes for DC Caribbean Carnival called “Sailors Ashore in the Caribbean" at De PanYard, 4559 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, Maryland.  

Also, don't  forget about Caribbean Connection's launching at Izora Restaurant and Nightclub, as well as (1) Washington DC T & T Association Women's Committee for their Annual Fashion Show, and (2) Bashment-Link Up Spring Fling Red and White Affair.  Scroll down to see the advertising for these events.

If you need a hotel, or a rental car for DC Carnival, Please Click the highlighted words above

 


 

Important Messages/Announcements

To all DC Caribbean Carnival Potential Vendors:  May 1st is the first deadline for acquiring a space to vend at this years’ Carnival, so don’t forget to send your registration forms in immediately.  For detailed information on vending at DC Carnival, please click the following link.  http://www.dccaribbeancarnival.com/MAIN_PAGES/composite/frame_vending.htm

Death Before Dishonor” Review

Just want to make a correction in last weeks "What's Happening E-mail" on the review and highlights of Flai Lindsey's   "Sound Systems and Selectors Gauge an All Out War at Death Before Dishonor".  DJ Squeeze of LinkUp Radio, NY was NOT at the show. It was Squeeze of SKYY Disco and Mega Jamz Radio in Jamaica who represented.

Thanks, to Derick Wilks for the correction!

 

We Radio Petition Reminder

Don't forget WE RADIO will be closing out their petition drive in a few days.  Then will then present the petitions to Michael Powell, FCC Chairman. Let's hope we get WE RADIO back on the air soon.

If you haven't signed the petition click here for a Copy

Thanks for your support WE RADIO WASHINGTON DC.


For anyone in our community or those who are out of town, who wishes to submit a commentary about an event you attended, or just want to tell us about an interesting experience, please feel free to submit it to us at ariousentertainment@earthlink.net, we would be glad to include it in our weekly commentary.


 

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WASHINGTON DC

THIS WEEKEND!

 

Caribbean Connection's  invites you to spend happy hour with them.


When:     Friday, April 30th, 2004.
Where:    IZORA
Address: 1115 East West Hwy, Silver Spring (off Georgia Avenue)
Time:       6:00PM - 10:00PM

Izora restaurant / nightclub, is a contributing sponsor of Caribbean connection's "Washington Rampage" in the DC Carnival, help us show our support of thanks to the management and staff.

In the VIP section on the upper level, say Caribbean Connections, or ask for Beverlee / Yolanda.


You can continue to party after on either level. (E.D.D.F) Eat, Drink, Dance, and have fun.

Sunday, May 2nd join them for their launching and live costume display of "D Bird Cage" for DC Caribbean Carnival 2004 at Izora!

caribconnections@aol.com  or 301-588-7650, 301-455-3576.

 

SATURDAY MAY 1st, 2004

"Jump Start to DC Caribbean Carnival"

Music By 

DJ'S Wayne & Shortmus Productions

@

"De Panyard"

4559 Rhode Island Ave. Brentwood MD. 

For Info Call 202-549-4142

 

May 1, 2004

Bashment Link-Up.com 

Presents

Spring Fling

Red and White Affair

Come Celebrate with us at Our 4th Anniversary Bash!

Music By:

Rebel T (from Jamaica)

Stainless (from the Bronx)

Half Krazy (from Baltimore)

 Emperor (from Washington DC)

 

GFS Ballroom

2201 Varnum Street, Mt. Rainer, MD

$20 b 4 1am and $15 with Student ID

For more information log on to www.bashmentlink.com 

 

May 2, 2004

T & T Association of DC Women's Committee

Presents 

Its Annual Fashion Show & Dinner

"East Meets West"

at 

Andrew's Air Force Base

Fox Den

Camp Springs, Maryland

Featuring Exclusive designs from

Jennifer Selman . Muriel Glasglow

Oxford Street Shops

Door Prizes

Donation $35.00

PLEASE NOTE!!!!!!

ID REQUIRED @ BASE

ADMITTANCE WILL BE FROM 2:45pm to 3:45pm

For tickets and more info contact:

Pat St. Hill 301-574-2253, Patricia Phillips 301-891-2607, Deanne Samuels 301-499-3158, Annette Achille 301-879-8449, or Joyce Thompson 301-248-1306

 

Sunday May 2nd

 

PMSO Band Launching 2004!

PanMasters Presents
"Sailors Ashore in the Caribbean"

 

Music by Stefmus Productions

Panyard Open!

 

'DE PANYARD'!
4559 Rhode Island Ave,
North Brentwood MD, 20722

 

food and fun for all!

so come out and enjoy the lime from 5: PM

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

Concert of the Year - You can't miss this one!

SUNDAY MAY 16th 2004 

WIRM & THE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP INC. 

PRESENT'S

THE WEST INDIAN RECORD MART 35TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION & CONCERT

FEATURING

BERES HAMMOND

MAXI PRIEST

MARCIA GRIFFITHS

ERIC MONTY MORRIS

THE MIGHTY SPARROW

BARON 

CARL MALCOLM

@

THE SHOWPLACE ARENA

UPPER MARLBORO MARYLAND

GATES OPEN @ 2PM  SHOWTIME 3PM T0 10PM

FREE PARKING

TICKETS  

$45.00 ADVANCE RESERVED SEATING

$60.00 ADVANCE RESERVED SEATING

AVAILABLE @ TICKET MASTER AND ALL LOCAL OUTLETS

To purchase tickets online click here http://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/910815   

FOR INFORMATION CALL 301-422-1728

For details on the After party, log on to www.theentertainmentgroupinc.com and while you are on the site, please sign the guest book!

 

The Second Annual DC Carnival Camouflage Insomnia 2K4

"Head Gone Mad"!!! is coming back to Kili's.  ...An They Startin De First Ever DC Carnival Jouvert/Ole Mas Competition Too!!!

Friday, June 25th 2K4 9pm to 7am

@

Kili's Kafe & Lounge - 2009 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC 

Don't Miss the Indoor/Outdoor Madness...Lots of Artistes and Plenty People!!!

For more details on Jouvert, Ole Mas, Carnival and Fete all in One call 202-232-1562

 

WEEKLY EVENTS

 

 Every Sunday

6-11pm

LIVE CARIBBEAN MUSIC

BY

Image Band

at 

Izora Restaurant and Nightclub

1115 East West Highway Silver Spring Maryland

301-495-2960

www.izora.net or www.imageband.com 

 

 

Timehri International Nightclub

2439 18th Street, N.W. Washington DC

202-518-2626

 

 

In the heart of Washington DC in the Soul of the City

Reggae     .     Calypso     .     R&B

Thursday, Friday  & Saturday 

DJ Spyda

 


Check out International Sundays at Timehri

with DJ Spyda and your host Big D

Drink specials and complimentary Buffet all night

For more Info. and VIP list call: 202-518-2626   or club_timehri@hotmail.com

 

 

Baltimore, Maryland

Upcoming Events

 

West Indian National Association (WIN-A)

Presents it's Annual

PRE-MOTHER'S DAY  CARIBBEAN BOAT  RIDE 

Aboard The Lady Baltimore

SATURDAY - MAY 8, 2004

Located between the Harbour Place Light Street Pavilion & MD Science Center

Board Time 11:00 pm

Return 2:30 am

Boarding Pass Passes $30.00, More at Gate

MUSIC by: DJ Smallie & DJ Davee

Cash Bar and Complimentary Hors d'oeurvres

Must be 21 and over with proper ID to Board

For Information Call 410-366-7161

Mark Kendal 410-866-0250 or  Len Simon 410-889-8966

 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Saturday May 22 2004

The Philadelphia Caribbean Multi-Talent Association

Presents

The 4th Annual Miss Caribbean US Beauty Queen Pageant

@

The Elegant 

River Banquet Ballroom

 4501 Kelley Drive, Philadelphia PA 

Commencing at 6:00 PM.  

For more information please contact: 

Yolanda Wallace, Raymond Womack, Elisha Rambaran, or Lisa @ 215 -329 -1913

E-mail  CaribbeanBeautyPageant@msn.com 

www.misscaribbean.us

 

 

Trenton, New Jersey

SELECTA BAM BAM, VERTIGO & THE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP INC.

PRESENT

SOUND OFF SUNDAYS 

@

CONDUIT

439 BROAD ST. TRENTON NJ. 

(ACROSS FROM SOVEREIGN BANK ARENA)

FEATURING 

THE # 1 REGGAE/HIP HOP MIXTAPE  DJ

SELECTA BAM BAM / WITH THE LEGENDARY DJ  JUICE

along side

TRENTON'S # 1 SOUND BRICK FORCE/WITH DIAMOND & PRENTON

GUEST SOUNDS 

CITY STAR, GHETTO ROCK & JAWAH

 

WEEKLY GUESTS


 

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