Issa and AK of The Underachievers continue to build momentum towards the release of their debut album, The Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium with this kaleidoscopic video for “Chrysalis.”
Daily Archives: May 13, 2014
Kahlil Joseph directed this video for the Kenzo fashion line and it features “Dawn In Luxor” from Shabazz Palaces’ forthcoming Lese Majesty. Palaceer Lazaro makes an appearance in the video that uses striking cinematography of images shot in California to portray beauty in everyday life and otherworldly mysticism.
James Mtume talks to Red Bull Music Academy about the way he created the song “Juicy Fruit” with the Linn drum machine. He also explains how he learned the connection between a boxer’s jabs and rhythm while working for Miles Davis. DJ Evil Dee shares his experiences of hearing and playing “Juicy Fruit” at parties and he demonstrates the making of his own version of the song. They both acknowledge how Biggie’s “Juicy” gave the song a renewed life.
(Los Angeles, CA) – May 12, 2014 – The New 40, Inc. is proud to announce their honoree list for its inaugural The New 40 Awards Gala being held on Saturday, May 24, 2014, California African American Museum located at 600 State Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90034 at 6:00 p.m. This year’s award honorees include: Bishop Noel Jones, Sr. Pastor – City of Refuge (Humanitarian Award), Ron Hasson, President NAACP Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch, (Activist Award), Dr. Ronald Hurst, Surgeon (Wellness Award), Tracy ”Twinkie” Byrd, Casting Director (Inspirational Award),Dr. Mike Jackson, President/CEO Drew CDC (Community Award), and Dondre and Salli Whitfield (Hollywood Couple Award). Our honorees are leading the way in the community and abroad through their dedication and eﬀorts to serve and inspire.
Hosted by Actress/Comedian Kim Coles and radio personality Kevin Nash from Radio Free KJLH, The New 40 Awards Gala is a star-studded event honoring the “best of the best” in a variety of fields such as: Community, Entertainment, Medicine and Philanthropy. It also celebrates the New 40’s movement to provide quality and appropriate entertainment to the 40ish community. The New 40 Awards Gala offers an affluent and respectable platform for honorees to share their contributions with the influential “40ish” community and other mature individuals who relate to our honorees. This fun evening promises to engage guests with an entertaining awards presentation, a lavish buffet dinner, live band, casino games, a special performance by crooner Howard Hewett plus dance the evening away with Dorian Missick as “DJ Tailwind Turner.”
“As our inaugural gala approaches, I’m proud to honor these magnificent men and women from various industries. The New 40 is excited to share their accomplishments to the 40ish community plus donate a portion of proceeds to our honorees’ selected charities,” says Executive Producer Ron McCrory. Guests will have an opportunity to help raise funds for our honorees’ selected charities by purchasing raffle tickets and items from the silent auction.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased www.thenew40.net. Prices start at $60.00 per person and a portion of all proceeds will support our honorees’ selected charities.
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The New 40 is all about doing you and becoming all you can be after learning life lessons from your younger years. We bring empowerment, awareness, opportunities, entertainment, knowledge, lifestyle, finance, networking and more to the 40ish community. #the_new40
About THE NEW 40 AWARDS GALA
The New 40 Awards Gala is a star-studded event honoring the “best of the best” in a variety of fields such as: Community, Entertainment, Medicine and Philanthropy. The New 40 Awards Gala provides an affluent and respectable platform for honorees to share their contributions with the influential “40ish” community and other mature individuals who relate to our honorees.