Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Spike Lee along with DJ Spinna held a Michael Jackson tribute that will be remembered!!!

I have just returned from the Michael Jackson tribute party. It was held today, on his birthday, from 12pm until 5pm at Prospect Park located in Brooklyn, NY. Michael would have been 51 years young. Thousands of fans turned out to this event despite the threat of rain. The vast crowd of people stood, danced, cried and performed the ever popular "sway of hands" over this six hour party. DJ Spinna set up on stage and emptied his infamous crate of musical tunes such as "Beat It", "Off the Wall" and "Rocking Robin" that he slid onto his turntable and moved the crowd. DJ Spinna is a member of Keistar Productions that host the Stevie Wonder party in New York City every year. There were several surprise guest such as Ed Lover, Marty Markowitz and Al Sharpton,who,were on stage and each gave a short speech about the pop star. It was not surprising that half-way through the event, the sun pierced through a grey sky. Could it have been due to the cheers from fans floating up to the sky from the ground below? Spike Lee, Film Producer,Director,Father of two, brought out a cake on stage, complete with two candles and the crowd roared over Stevie Wonder's track" Happy Birthday" to the man who moonwalked all over our hearts. As the event came to an end, a somber crowd sang every last word of "Man in the Mirror" and then left in a peaceful manner. It now appears that Michael Jackson will only be remembered for all his great contributions to this planet over a thirty year span. Spike Lee along with DJ Spinna held a Michael Jackson tribute that will be remembered.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Have you ever used a certificate at a restaurant?

Have you ever used a certificate at a restaurant? I have and believe me it is great to dine on a dime. Since my friends and family know that I am a foodie, they presented me with a certificate from my favorite eatery, as a birthday gift. I would use the certificate for the entire meal. HORRAY !!! However, we are all being financially challenged these days, so I spend more wisely. Yet, I still love to go out to eat. So, I rolled up my sleeves and upon my research, I discovered This website offers $25 certificates for the cost of $10 at a number of great restaurants, bars and lounges. These certificate can be used for a girl’s night out, a guy’s night out and even on a date. According to their website, it states, "find a restaurant, purchase a certificate and print." Simply,bring the certificate to the eatery to be included as you settle the bill. My advice is to sign up for their promotional deals and you can purchase a certificate at an even lower cost (up to of $ 25). Bon Appetite !!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I was invited to attend the Bronx River Art Center's (BRAC) gala event for the 2009-2010 season which kicked off on Friday, July 24 and continues until Saturday, September 12.  Curator Jose Ruiz will display eight exhibits with Black Gold being the first show. Black Gold features work from Abigail DeVille and Tattfoo Tan, who, are two dynamic artist from the Bronx, New York. The entire exhibit stretches from the twelve foot high ceiling to the mahogany hard wood floor. The vibrant colors and mixed media installation is clearly shown throughout the piece "What happened to a dream deferred... SUPERNOVA" pictured above.  Tattfoo Tan is an environmental conscious artist and Abigail DeVille is an artist who creates gigantic mixed media art. Abigail's work has been mentioned in several publication including the New York Times, NY Magazine and Time Out New York. This show is a must see! So, stop on by and visit BRAC because this is a great way to get out, have some fun and learn about art with the entire family. For more information visit BRAC's website at www. *The image above is shot by LaToya Ruby Frazier.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Are you a weekday closet movie attendee?

Are you a weekday closet movie attendee?

Most of our busy week consists of job hunting, bargain hunting and a whole bunch of other "fun" stuff. I'm not sure if going to see a flick, on a Tuesday, is on the average to do list. But, I imagine that there are those movie lovers that leave their house, slip into night and sneak into the theatre to watch a movie, during the week. So, here is some exciting news for those weekday closet movie attendees. Last week, I was at the office (yes, I have a day job) and my co-worker told me about the two free movie ticket deal. I did the fact checking and indeed this is true. If you are a Cablevision Optimum Rewards Member,you have access to this great deal. According to Cablevision's website, Optimum Reward members can receive two free tickets only on a Tuesday but can also receive additional discounts on a regular movie purchase.