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FRIDAY

September 24, 2004

 

THIS WEEK EVENTS IN 

WASHINGTON DC, NEW YORK,  MIAMI AND MORE

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WHAT'S HAPPENING by Todd Mangatal

Greetings To all...my on-line family:

The suffering still continues from Hurricane Ivan.  I know you all may be saying "enough about these hurricanes", but the devastation were so severe, that we must continue to pray for all who have lost their homes, their loved ones, and all their possessions.  May all of them get the help and strength they need to get their lives back together from these awful tragedies.  

Ivan which was downgraded to a tropical storm after blasting ashore in Alabama and the Golf Coast last Thursday finally made it to our area (VA, DC, MD) on Friday, and it hit us very hard as well.  Our biggest destructions came from the tornadoes that Ivan spawned.  These many tornadoes (at least 12) ripped through homes and buildings demolishing them.  A farmer in West Virginia described his experience of Ivan as "It seemed as if the tornadoes were targeting all my buildings, it would touch down on a building, demolishing it;  then picked itself back up while over open land, and just continued on it's destructive path by touching down only on the buildings completely destroying them".  That's strange isn't it?  To me it sounds like some sort of war was taking place from the skies, and we were being attacked, especially since buildings were targeted.  Hummmmm?  It's also strange how tornadoes target specific houses/buildings, while missing the ones directly next door or across the street.  This is a very strange occurrence.   From what we witnessed, the skies were unbelievable from the dark clouds that moved rapidly above us, along with tons of rain that fell upon us, causing lots of flooding.  I understand from the weather reports that Ivan has gained strength, turn itself around and is heading back to the United States expecting to hit Louisiana again, and Galveston Texas.  Strange isn't it?  What is Ivan trying to do?  I guess he didn't cause enough damage.  

As for Hurricane Jeanne, she has gained strength and her winds are approximately 100 miles per hour, she is expected to hit the Bahamas and then head to Florida's Atlantic coast.  Jeanne hit Haiti this week with major rains that caused lots and lots of flash flooding.  She left Haiti in major devastation, destroying approximately 4000 homes, and killing over 100 people, with 1000's still missing.  I honestly don't know what's going on with this strange and dangerous weather, this entire situation is baffling, unexplained and extremely strange to me.  Please keep all the victims who are suffering in your prayers and thoughts.

Many groups around the country have been doing fundraisers for the hurricane relief effort.  From the many reports I am receiving, it's great to hear the massive out-pour of help for the victims in the Islands.  As for the fundraisers in our area, it's wonderful to see the huge support from folks.  Next weekend, some of the musicians in this DC/MD/VA area have gotten together and have planned a big event, which is labeled "One Caribbean "- Artistes in Action for Caribbean Relief in Association with Crossroads - Benefit Concert.  At this event you will have another opportunity to help out this worthy cause, and sample some of the great local entertainment from this Area.  This will take place on Sunday, October 3rd, and will feature performances from Image Band, Oasis Band, Strykers Passe Band, DKGB Band, Trankill Haitian Band, and Pan Masters Steel Orchestra, along with The African Heritage Dancers and Drummers, Spoken Words and comedy, and appearances and performances by surprise artistes.  Scroll down to view ad for more details!

Additionally, as you are aware we are dedicated to helping our friends at Caribbean Connection with their hurricane relief efforts, and this weekend they will be collecting items at different locations.  To get details you can call the President of Caribbean Connection Beverlee Dawkins at 301-455-3576 or the Vice President Yolanda Alleyne at 301-580-5866, or e-mail me (Todd@ariousentertainment.net) here at Arious.  Once again please support their efforts.  Read the message below from Ms. Dawkins, and to learn about donations drop off locations, and times.

Caribbean Connections

Disaster Relief Drive

Hi everyone:

Well, as you know "Ivan the Terrible" has done it's damage to the beautiful Islands of the Caribbean, unfortunately, lives and possession went along with the damage.  Our hearts and prayers goes out to all who are affected by mother nature.

We the members of Caribbean Connections in association with the following clubs and Arious Entertainment, will be accepting donations from anyone who wishes to donate funds, food, clothing, etc. to the victims of Hurricane "Ivan" the terrible, at the drop off points located below..

DROP OFF DAYS WILL BE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 and SUNDAY 26, between the hours of 11:00 am until 4:00 pm.

Zanzibar on the Waterfront, 1700 Water Street, Washington DC
Cross Roads Night Clubs, Bladensburg, MD
Izora Night Club, 1115 East West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD
 
Yolanda Alleyne will be stationed at Izora both Saturday and Sunday, and I will be stationed at Crossroads.  Please keep in mind that all funds should be in the form of cash or money orders, made out the Caribbean Connections Disaster Relief fund 2004.

WE THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR COOPERATION AND SUPPORT.

For further information you may contact:

Beverlee: 301 455-3576 & Yolanda: 301 580-5866

 Again, thanks for your support.

Beverlee Dawkins

 

Also on Saturday, October 2nd Golden Touch Productions along with ICE Productions will be collecting donations at their pre-Miami Carnival "Jump Off" Event.  So, when you attend this event, don't forget to walk with a donation of some sort.  It will be taking place next Saturday, at the T&T Clubhouse.  Scroll below to the ads to view the details.

The time is drawing near for Miami Carnival, and it really seems like it gets more and more exciting every year.  Again, there will be 2 Carnivals in the South Florida area on the same weekend.  Of course, one is the Carnival in Dade County, which takes place in downtown Miami, and the other is the Breward Carnival, which will be taking place in Ft. Lauderdale.  There are lots of events and parties planned around both events.  I also heard the Source Awards will be taking place on Carnival weekend again, so it should be a "star studded" weekend in Florida.  If you haven't booked your hotels, airfare or rental cars yet, hit us back because we have got some discounted rates on all.  

Our friends at ICE Productions will be hosting it's first After Miami Carnival Party called "Stamina", so you know what that means, the party will be going all night long.  Hope your stamina is up for this exciting event.  Support ICE and his partners by attending this event in Miami at the Marlin Hotel in Miami Beach.  Scroll below for details.  

This weekend, is pretty quite in this area, I guess we all are just getting ready for Miami Carnival.  So enjoy the quietness, because Miami will be off the hook.  I understand Josey Wales, Brigadier Jerry, Charlie Chaplin and Downbeat "the ruler"  will be in town this weekend, so you know we'll be chilling at this Studio 1 Style thing!

To our on-line family have a wonderful weekend, and please be careful.

Until Next Week!


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Caribbeanndus will be the place on the net for Information, Entertainment, Communications Targeted to people with Caribbean Heritage or people with an interest in the Caribbean.

The main feature will be the fact that this is a nationwide site but most major markets will have its own website staffed locally and eventually an entertainment and Heritage Complex. 

One exciting feature will be the "N D Caribbean" Directory.  This will be as a phone book was before the internet.   Let's say you live in NY and you are planning a trip to Miami, but you don't want to do the tourist thang.  You might want to know where you can get Jerk Chicken in Miami, where you can hear some real reggae or Soca music and vybes.  With this directory everything will be easy just Log onto caribbeanndus.com and go to caribbeannmiami and all your questions will be answered.  Additionally, if you live in Washington DC and you want to support Caribbean businesses, Services, and Professional.  There you go!  log onto caribbeanndus.com and go to Caribbean n DC and you've got the links.  We will be launching in 12 east coast Cities very soon! 

Washington/Baltimore    Philadelphia    New York    

Boston                  Atlanta             Orlando/Tampa     

Jacksonville/Daytona        Miami/West Palm                

Caribbeanndus will be an outlet to stay in touch with what's happening in the Caribbean communities of the US.   From DC to NY to Miami and all the way to LA.  "Caribbean N D us" will be in the Place

We will create an outlet to expose and market Caribbean Businesses, Services, Entertainment and Culture to a large audience regularly!

Major Advertising will be done regionally!!! 

The INTERNET, it's the new frontier. We've just scratched the surface with how the Internet can change our lives for the best.

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Have a wonderful weekend!

 

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.

 

ON DE ROAD WITH 

SAM'O


October 2, 2004, 12 Noon - 8:00 pm

Arts on the Avenue Street Festival, Alexandria Del Ray Area, Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA

 

October 3, 2004, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Garden of Divinity Annual Celebration

More Details will be available soon!

 

October 7, 2004

SAM'O Competes in Miami Calypso Monarch Competition and Soca Monarch Competitions


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Carnivals  2004

October 11, 2004

Broward County Caribbean Carnival

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

 

October 11, 2004

Miami Caribbean Carnival

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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" anD DEALS!

 

Happy Birthday to Joan!

Happy Birthday to Markie!

Lucy Lilie Congratulations on your Marriage taking place this weekend!

 

 


If you have a business, product or service, and you would like to expose it to our On-Line Community.  E-mail us for our Rates.

todd@ariousentertainment.com

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

WASHINGTON, DC

 

Golden Touch Entertainment and ICE Productions

present

Miami Carnival Jump Off

Saturday, October 2, 2004

@ the T&T Club House, 5123 Georgia Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC.

NY DJ: Back To Basics

DC DJ: Mystic Vibes 6.0

Balt. DJ: Smally The Golden Touch

 Wax Live Sound

11:00 pm until & $10.00 Cover

Donations for the Hurricane Relief fund

 will be accepted.

Click here for flyer and more details!

 

Sunday, October 3rd, 2004

"One Caribbean"

Artistes in Action for Caribbean Relief in Association with Crossroads 

Benefit Concert

Sunday, October 3rd, 2004, from 4pm - 10 pm

Performances by

Image Band, Oasis Band, Strykers Passe, DKGB, Trankill Haitian Band and Pan Masters Steel Orchestra

Along with

The African Heritage Dancers and Drummers, Spoken words and comedy and appearances and performances by other surprise artistes.

Music by: Bobby's Music Machine

Hosted by: MC's Tony Carr, John Blake Sidrach Franklin and Neil Mattei

at

Crossroads

4103 Baltimore Avenue Bladensburg, Maryland

For more information contact:

Caribbean Belly: 202-726-2726; DC Caribbean Carnival, Inc.- Sarge: 301-346-9635; Institute of Caribbean Studies-Ms. Nelson: 301-879-9864; St. Lucia DC Association-Ms. Charles: 301-537-6234; and Arious Entertainment-Todd www.ariousentertainment.com or todd@ariousentertainment.net

Minimum donation $10.00

 

MIAMI

Sunday October 10, 2004

Ice Entertainment, New York United, and Carib Crew

Invites you to Miami

STAMINA

The Miami Beach Carnival Last Lap Event

Sunday October 10, 2004

Music by: Sprang International, Back2Basics, D'Orenzo, and the Carib Crew

At the Exclusive

Marlin Hotel

1200 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach Florida

Advance Tickets $15.00 and More at Door

(First 20 Women get free Mac Cosmetics) Plus win 2 tickets to T&T Carnival 2K5

Info.: Ice: 301-257-0102, Carib Crew in Miami: 305-345-0930

Click Here for Ticket Outlets, Sponsors and more details.

Arious Entertainment is a proud Sponsor of this event!  See you on the Beach!

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