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REMEMBERING THE UPTOWN THEATER!! The Old Uptown Theater of Philadelphia is coming to Wilmington for one night only featuring Mr. Richard F. Blackwell as the great personality Georgie Woods- The Man With The Goods!! On Friday September 30 downstairs at World Cafe Live @ The Queen, we invite you to come and relieve your favorite golden memories of The Uptown Theater as you enjoy performance portrayals of Tracey A. as Aretha Franklin, Melanie Roberts as Phyllis Hyman, Al Chestnut as Frankie Beverly, Tracey Raheem as Gladys Knight, Roy Richardson as Stevie Wonder and other artists portraying The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, The Whispers, The Ojay’s and The Dramatics all on one stage and for one night only!! The Uptown Theater Band will be under the direction of Mr. Brett Jolly. This will be the greatest show of R/B legend portrayals you will ever witness. Tickets are $25 for this outstanding Uptown Theater show and will go on sale at World Cafe Live @ The Queen on Friday July 29. For more information call Richard Blackwell of BLACKWELL 360 ENTERTAINMENT, (323) 997-2872, or Tony Jefferson, (302) 824-3303. Click on this link to order tickets on line, http://queentickets.worldcafelive.com/event/1269619. Produced by BLACKWELL 360 ENTERTAINMENT & T-JEFF Production.
The Philly Destiny Band Is Back with BLACKWELL 360 ENTERTAINMENT and the “Thursday Night Live Adult Dance Party” at Celebrations!! This Thursday night be sure and have your dancing shoes ready cause Ms. Sparkle and her Philly Destiny Dance Band is back in town to jam you non-stop with all your favorite party hits. This band truly has what it takes to make you shake!! CELEBRATIONS, 340 S. Market St on the River Front, is the place for grown folks to come out and party like it’s 1999 with a $5 cover charge. Celebrations has the BIGGEST dance floor for your line dancing, old school soul dancing and even a little slow dancing. This evening will make for a fantastic date night or just to hang out with your adult friends. Celebrations has the best food menu on the east coast and their bar service is second to none with their world famous Thursday night drink specials! Doors open at 730 pm- Band starts at 8 pm- 11 pm and is hosted by Richard F. Blackwell. You can even celebrate your birthday with us, call (302) 654-2014 or (323) 997-2872 to make your group reservations. Coming Thursday October 13 is Tracey A. and The A List Band. ‘The Thursday Night Live Adult Dance Party’ is produced by BLACKWELL 360 ENTERTAINMENT, log on to www.blackwell360entertainment.com.
This Thursday night The Sudden Impact Band is ready to keep the party bumping at Celebrations with BLACKWELL 360 ENTERTAINMENT and “The Thursday Night Live Adult Dance Party.” Celebrations is the classy and hip adult spot located at 340 S. Market St on the River Front. That’s right- Celebrations is the only place in town where grown folks can party like it is 1999 and for only a $5 cover charge. So dust off your dancing shoes and get ready to jam off with Loretta, Mr. A.C. King and the Sudden Impact Band. This band is guaranteed to have you out your seat and on your feet working it as they perform all your favorite jams! PLUS Richard F. Blackwell will be in the booth to keep the party grooving. This evening will make for a fantastic date night or just to hang out with your adult friends. Celebrations has the best food menu on the east coast and their bar service is second to none with Thursday night drink specials! Doors open at 730 pm- Band starts at 8 pm- 11 pm. This is the perfect way to get your weekends started on the good foot with great LIVE music, the most delicious food and best bar in town. You can even celebrate your birthday with us, call (302) 654-2014 or (323) 997-2872 to make your group reservations. Coming next Thursday will the Brides Of Funk & Stuff. The Thursday Night Live Adult Dance Party’ is produced by BLACKWELL 360 ENTERTAINMENT, www.blackwell360entertainment.com- Voted Delaware’s Best Event Promoter For 2016.
This Thursday night BLACKWELL 360 and The Brides Of Funk & Stuff will be jamming at Celebrations! Be there as the very talented and hot female vocal group, The Brides Of Funk & Stuff featuring Ms. Foxy Roxy and Ms. Sweet T will funk you right on up as they will have you on the dance floor rocking with your favorite hot songs. Celebrations is located at 340 S. Market St on the River Front in Wilmington. Get you dancing shoes ready cause we are gonna tear the roof off with some good old fashion party and a sizzling performance from The Brides Of Funk. PLUS Blackwell will be in the house to play your favorite old school party jams. There will be some line dancing, old school soul dancing and even a little slow dancing. This evening will make for a fantastic date night or just to hang out with your friends. Celebrations has the best food menu on the east coast and their bar service is second to none with Thursday night drink specials! Doors open at 730 pm- Band starts at 8 pm- 11 pm with only a $5 cover charge. This is the perfect way to get your weekends started on the good foot with great LIVE music, the most delicious food and best bar in town. You can even celebrate your birthday with us, call (302) 654-2014 or (323) 997-2872 to make your group reservations. Coming Thursday September 8 will be Tracey A & The A List Band. The Thursday Night Live Adult Dance Party is produced by BLACKWELL 360 ENTERTAINMENT,
Get Your Tickets Now! On Saturday October 29 BLACKWELL 360 ENTERTAINMENT is proud to present “Delaware’s Queen Of Soul”, Ms. Tracey A. with a very special performance, “Tracey A.’s Musical Journey-Unplugged In Concert Style”. Get ready as Ms. Tracey A.
CHARLII Bluu Events and Entertainment presents… The 80’s Baby! A musical journey through the music of the 80’s top recording artists such as Anita Baker, Prince, Tina Marie, Chaka Khan, Angela Winbush, and DeBarge!!! This night will feature the vocal stylings of Laydi Legz (Tracey A. & The A. List), Jaz ‘The Voice’ Jordan (G2 Band), Tracey A., Paul Black, and CHAR (Charlii Bluu)! Dust off your double belts and your Addidas and rock the night away back down memory lane! This event will be held Upstairs at the beautiful Queen Theatre at 500 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE on Novemeber 5 at 9:00 PM. The Queen is a full service restaurant and bar, so reservations are encouraged. Advance tickets are $20. For tickets call Char @ 302-570-0188, Legz @ 302-377-9930, Tracey @ 302-981-0557 or The World Cafe Box office @ 302-994-1400.
The National Association for Black Veterans, Inc., Delaware Chapter 94 is pleased to host its 3rd Anniversary Dinner/Gala. Join honored veterans, officials, and guests for an evening to remember!
6:00 PM Registration
6:30 PM Commencement
7:30 PM Dinner
9:00 PM Social Hour
1. Ticket Sales
- $35 – Special Discount (Guest Speakers and Members only) Tickets on sale through October 31, 2016 with coupon code
- $40 – Early Bird (Discount) Tickets on sale through October 31, 2016
- $45 – At the Door (Full Price) Tickets on sale through November 19, 2016
Featuring renowned artist Norman Connors, an American jazz drummer, composer, arranger, and producer who has led some influential jazz and R&B groups.
And Reverend Dr. Terrence S. Keeling, Pastor of Central Baptist Church, along with Alfie Moss & Dexter Koonce.
$25 Youth (age 12 and under)
A Valentine’s Night of Jazz, hosted by Richard Blackwell, and featuring Norman Connors and the Starship Orchestra… Also included on the program will be…Alfie Moss and the Dexter Koonce Project…Point Blank featuring Gerald Chavis… Vaneisa & Jazz Etc…Brian Roberts & Company..Fletcher & Fletcher Duo feat. Alva Fletcher…
Tickets are $35 General Admission or $65 for Couples. Additionally, a limited number of VIP tickets will be available at a cost of $50 per person. VIP ticket purchase includes a pre-event reception. For VIP ticket purchase, please contact Ivy Edwards (302) 761-3582; Tanya Bell-Hynson (302)354-2887 or Kim Brown (856) 469-9692.
A Valentine’s Night of Jazz will be held at the P. S. duPont Middle School, in the school Auditorium, and will start promptly at 7:00 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the P. S. duPont High School Alumni Association, Inc community mission and the P. S. duPont All Class Reunion.
The Formula of Love = Music, poetry & laughter!
A Valentine’s evening for singles or those who still believe in LOVE!
Featuring Corey Wims (The Sound of Philadelphia) and hosted by Ty “Breakout” Johnson.
Check out this event page for special guests.
Sponsored by FRED REED Music Frederick Reed
Join NABFEME at Warm Daddy’s as Women Who Jam! salutes music’s Living Legends! The “All-Star” lineup has created a show you don’t want to miss! Tickets available now with performances by Suzanne Burgess (Nancy Wilson), Pamela Renee Smith (Shirley Caesar), Shirley Lites (Patti LaBelle), Charlene Holloway Band (Aretha Franklin) China White (Melba Moore), Barbara Saint Lee(Valerie Simpson), Ericka Glenn (Jean Carne), Mildred Culbreth-wright (Gladys Knight), Jaz TheVoice Jordan (Stephanie Mills) and Tracey Albarran (Chaka Khan)!! Hosted by Cynthia Tyre with special NABFEME Honors given to Sylvia Traymore Morrison and Rhoda A. Blount!
Sponsored by the Cultural Programming Advisory Board & University of Delaware Gospel Choir
7:00 pm; Doors open at 6:00 pm
Tickets available at UD Box Offices (302) 831-4012
Event Contact: Center for Black Culture (302) 831-2991
About Jonathan Nelson
Jonathan Nelson is free from fear. He is brave and he is bold. As a father, husband, brother, son of a preacher, minister, worship leader and artist/producer, for all that he swiftly embraces with grace, it is no wonder that his fifth and latest release is entitled FEARLESS. For his Light Records/Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) debut, Jonathan set the tone in an audacious way with a live recording at his home church in Sunrise, Florida, The Faith Center, a self-described “melting pot of sound.” FEARLESS is anchored in the call and response of praise and worship, alongside the participatory style of audience inclusion. Through the God-inspired songs of hope, inspiration and strength, Jonathan is confident his listeners will receive the music by “embracing the messages, melodies and songs. Activate the lyrics and expect God to change their situation.”
The multiple Stellar Award winner and Dove Award-nominated artist’s calling for music and passion to serve, has expanded over the years. Inspired by mentor and friend Donald Lawrence to develop his sound further and push the boundaries of gospel music, Jonathan’s gift made room for him. The Baltimore native, with family roots steeped in ministry, strongly stands on the foundation that that journey is to be embraced and enjoyed. “There is something to learn each and every day. If you don’t enjoy it, you will have missed the moments that you should have enjoyed. I live in the day. Tomorrow will take care of itself. I am enjoying the journey through faith and the inspiration of music. Here, I encourage myself as I encourage others.”
It is through Jonathan’s own lens of openness, honesty, and acceptance without fear that he was able to access the vision for his future, but it took a small nudge from a friend in faith in order for him to pinpoint exactly what to call it. That nudge led Jonathan to embrace the forthcoming shift in his life that was revealed to him in prayer. Acknowledging this next place was “a great place of trusting, belief, great faith with no fear,” Jonathan was on his next journey and assignment in life and in music.
The first single from FEARLESS, a refreshing, contemporary-Christian sound titled “Anything Can Happen,” ushers in what Jonathan describes as “easy-listening and prophetic.” Co-written by Shamond Scales, upon initially hearing, the gifted songwriter immediately felt connected to the melody and began to pour out. The first verse clearly identifies the simplicity and magnitude of the possibilities stating, “and because God is near, anything can happen in here.” As Proverbs 18:21 identifies, “the tongue has the power of life and death,” and Jonathan firmly believes that if people can “confess, believe and receive” what they speak and do so with faith, they have the power to move mountains in their own lives. They simply must believe because without faith it is impossible to please God.
Throughout FEARLESS, Jonathan’s reverence for the Lord is amplified as he is joined by friends and family during his live recording experience, truly making it something memorable. The title track “Fearless” featuring Da’ T.R.U.T.H. was one of the last songs he and longtime co-writer/producer Kenneth Shelton, recorded. Under a three month deadline to complete the recording of the album, the ease at which the lyrics and song came together, further delivered on the adage that fear and faith cannot exist in the same space. African musician Sonnie Badu cries out with Jonathan in reverence on “Ba Ba OH” with its deliberate and impactful piano strums in honor of its literal translation, “Father.”
It remains a family affair when Jonathan’s twin brother Jason lends himself on the captivating “Everything You Are (Jesus Chant).” The magnitude of the guitars and piano feel as big as the surrendering taking place with the lyrics – “You’re my sun, my moon, my stars; Everything, You are; Lord, I praise You, celebrate You; For just being God.” There’s something to be said for sitting back and admiring God for His craftsmanship, especially when it reflects how thankful you are. And this song is a stirring example of the beauty and power of the Almighty. “I Believe (Island Medley)” and “My Hope” round out Jonathan’s top three songs that represent and embody the essence of encouragement he is offering to the world through this recording. “People are afraid to take that first step of faith to believe. God is saying don’t be afraid, and these songs, are my response to Him.”
With FEARLESS, Jonathan is clear what he desires for listeners to receive. “I pray people to be healed of whatever is ailing them. I want them to be empowered (to seek Him for themselves), to be encouraged (in whatever situation they are in) and be inspired (to believe).” As the husband of seventeen years to Christina and father to his son and daughter, Jonathan Nelson desires to deliver a legacy of music and ministry that cross generations with FEARLESS. In providing ministry through song, the foundation for the future will be anchored in faith. And Jonathan wouldn’t have it any other way.
On April 22, 2017 the Delaware Junteteenth Association (DEJA) will be hosting the First Annual Freedom Gala, benefiting the Delaware Junteenth Pageant Scholarship Fund. The Freedom Gala is a unique event that will create a celebratory atmosphere as we raise awareness of and express the importance Juneteenth. Please join us for a night of elegance, celebration and freedom. Dinner will be prepared by Award-winning Chef O’Shay Lolley. Entertainment will be provided by a live band.
We need your support to help continue to grow our efforts.Tickets are $50 per person and are available from January 20th until April 10th. Group discounts available.
Please visit http://delawarejuneteenth.org/ or contact 302-513-5863 for additional information!
See you there!!!
The Cultural Programming Advisory Board at the University of Delaware presents its Annual Spring Concert featuring Ty Dolla $ign and A Boogie wit da Hoodie on May 10, 2017. Show starts at 8 PM at the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center. Doors Open at 7 PM. Tickets sold at UD Box Offices & Ticketmaster. For additional ticket information contact UD Box Offices at (302) 831- 4012.
Mother African Union Church, affectionately known as “The Motherland,” is proud to present an Afternoon of Jazz and Spoken Word/Poetry on Saturday, May 20th from 4 pm to 7 pm. The event will be held at 812 N. Franklin St, Wilmington, tickets are $10.00 and available at the numbers listed in the contact information. The central theme for the afternoon will be Peace N’ Love …reflecting on loving each other, ourselves, our elders, respecting other cultures, peace at home & in the world…TOLERANCE. So if you’re looking for an enjoyable and entertaining Mother’s Day gift, you can’t go wrong with a ticket to Motherland’s An Afternoon of Jazz and Spoken Word event. The economical ticket price includes a light buffet and the very best in entertainment offering words of Peace N’ Love.
Featured artist will be Tony “Big Cat” Smith and Trio. Born and raised in Wilmington, DE, Smith is an elite Trumpet player and one of Wilmington’s beloved and popular musicians; he is a retired educator and lifelong musician in the Philadelphia / Tri-State area. He remains in constant demand with jazz bands and orchestras, and has performed as a featured artist with many other top notch jazz artists and popular groups such as the Temptations, the Dells, and Four Tops. A member of The Delaware Jazz Alliance, he has performed at the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, The Rehoboth Jazz Fest, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Cape May Jazz Fest, West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Fest, and the DSU Passport To Jazz. In February he electrified the audience at the “Motherland’s “Annual Black History Program, the “African Vibe Night.” Smith also co-authored along with Will Smith, SR. a novel entitled “The Waymor.”
The Featured Spoken Word Artist will be Philadelphia’s Lamont Dixon, aka Napalm Da Bomb. Dixon has been a prominent presence on the music/poetry/arts scene for many years. As a poet-performer-teaching artist and mentor to young artists, Lamont demonstrates what he describes as “vibepoetics” : an eclectic mixing of multiple artistic genres to provide dramatic language arts education. Napalm’s poetry has been published in many magazines and anthologies and he appears on various jazz CDs. Dixon served as co-executive producer for the Philadelphia’s segment of HBO’s Russell Simmons DEF Poetry Jam. Additionally, Napalm performs regularly with his band The Jazz Poetics.
The program will feature a birthday tribute to “Malcolm X,” whose birthday is May 19th. The tribute will include a video, music, dance, and poetry and will featuring “Napalm” and local artist.
Aspiring poets are encouraged to sign up (4-5 pm) for open MIC. The central theme for the evening is Peace N Love, all subject matter must be appropriate and no profanity will be allowed.
This event is a fundraising effort in order to support the site for the Ujima After-School program and this summer’s PSFLF CDF Freedom School which plans to house over 100 scholars free of charge.
Pryme Models, Chanelle S. Reynolds and #TeamKnockItOutTogether Presents:
“Pumping Through Life Fashion Show”
HOSTED BY: Jamila Mustafa, actress & host as seen on FOX, BET, ESPN, iHeart Media & More
MUSIC BY: DJ Fr8Train
All profited proceeds will be donated to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society on behalf of @ChanelleSReynolds and #TeamKnockItOutTogether (JayvonJames, Jasmine Lane, MissJone & Chanda Reynolds)
Date: May 20th
Time: Seating begins at 7:00pm
Location: ARTZSCAPE 205 N Market Street Wilmington, Delaware 19801 (Across from Al’s Sporting Goods)
Harana Brand Co.
Styles by Gregory J
Food & Drinks will be sold!
Limited Advanced Tickets $15, More at the door!
For questions please contact:
Chanelle S. Reynolds 302-438-4335
Tickets also available at: Babe Styling Studios (213 N Market Street Wilmington, De 19801)
DELAWARE’S HOTTEST TALENT IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY BEING SHOWCASED AT DELAWARE’S BIGGEST INDUSTRY EVENT OF 2017! SEE YOU THERE!
Winners of the 2005 Capital Jazz Challenge! PHAZE II has been providing the Smooth Jazz sounds on the local scene in Washington, DC & the DMV. Get READY You are in for a real musical treat!
ABOUT Nia “Songbird” Simmons…
A vocalist, songwriter, and international independent recording artist from the Washington DC metro area. She released her debut album “A Songbird’s Journey” in 2015 which was considered for Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album and peaked at #13 on the UK Soul Chart. That same year Nia embarked on her first European tour performing dates in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and she won an Individual Artist Award grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. In August 2016, Nia celebrated having her first #1 single on the U.K. Soul Chart with the song “My Time (Shine)” which she cowrote with international producer, Tom Glide.
The O’Jays are touring history, a connection to an era and a sound that formed the soundtrack for the lives of several generations. The O’Jays are still hitting the road with the same electrifying energy they’ve had for over 50 years. Walter Williams and Eddie Levert first met when they were the ages of 6 and 7 respectively. As teenagers in Canton, Ohio, they formed a band originally consisting of Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, William Powell, Bobby Massey and Bill Isles. In 1963, the band took the name “”The O’Jays”” in tribute to Cleveland radio disc jockey Eddie O’Jay. Several members have changed, but the core, original lead singers Eddie Levert and Walter Williams, continue to front the group.
The O’Jays scored the first No. 1 and million-seller with “Backstabbers” and subsequently, they succeeded with various chart-topping pop and R&B singles including “Love Train,” “Put Your Hands Together,” “For The Love of Money,” “I Love Music,” “Darlin’ Darlin’ Baby (Sweet, Tender, Love),” “Livin’ For The Weekend” and “Use Ta Be My Girl.” This success propelled The O’Jays to be the first black vocal group to perform in arenas throughout America during the ’70s and ’80s.
The O’Jays were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. They were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2005 and honored with BET’s Life Time Achievement Award in 2009. In 2013, they were inducted into The Official R&B Music Hall of Fame. Throughout their career The O’Jays have achieved 10 Gold albums, 9 Platinum albums and 10 No. 1 hits. Eddie Levert Sr., Walter Williams Sr. and Eric Nolan Grant, who joined the group in 1995, continue to thrill fans today.
Assigned seating events require tickets for all patrons, including infants and toddlers. No re-entry allowed. Seats are provided.
What’s the refund policy?
The Freeman Stage at Bayside is an outdoor venue and inclement weather may result in the cancellation of events. All ticket sales are final, nontransferable and nonrefundable, even in cases of inclement weather, unless the area is officially closed due to public safety reasons. Umbrellas of any size are prohibited. For the most updated information, visit our website (freemanstage.org), Facebook page (facebook.com/freemanstage), Twitter feed (twitter.com/freemanstage) or call The Freeman Stage Box Office (302-436-3015). Events are subject to change without notice.
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The 40th Annual Sickle Cell Tennis Classic, sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, In., Zeta Omega Chapter, and the Pearls of Hope Foundation, Inc., the 501 (C) (3) charitable arm of Zeta Omega, will take place the weekends of 8/5 & 8/6 and 8/12 and 8/13/17, at Rodney Street Courts and Rockford Park Courts in Wilmington, DE, starting at 8:00 AM. Funds raised from the Tennis Classic will be donated to the A.I. Dupont Nemours Children’s Hospital Partnership for Children’s Health to benefit Sickle Cell Anemia research/programs. To date, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Zeta Omega Chapter and Pearls of Hope, Inc., have donated over a quarter million dollars as a result of this tennis classic. Everyone is invited to attend this exciting and fun event for the entire family, which supports a very worthwhile cause. To register for the tournament, or for more information, log onto: www.sctennistournament.org.
Join The Women’s Challenge for its JAZZ Summer Series FINALE back where it began at the Harford County Equestrian Center.
From LOVE songs to sounds in the key of guitar to vocals that tickle your soul & ear we’ve got something for everyone!
JPope and the HearNow
RAIN or SHINE
“Homeownership Fundraiser for women with children”
Worship Experience feat. Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, Maurette Brown Clark and Tobi Adegoke & The Victory Choir
Norman Connors- the Music Legend Is Coming To Wilmington Delaware!
On Saturday-September 23rd I am inviting all you smooth jazz lover to an outstanding evening of contemporary jazz entertainment as the P.S DuPont Alumni Association presents ‘An Evening Of Jazz’ featuring the legendary musician and composer Mr. Norman Connors at the Delaware Center For The Performing Arts, 200 Madison St. in Wilmington. Show time 7pm. PLUS on the same stage one of the hottest contemporary jazz groups in the world, ‘Point Blank’ who are at the top of the music charts with their latest “Soul Stream” C.D. Wait there’s MORE-you will also be totally mesmerized by the talents of Wilmington’s own Alfie Moss/Dexter Koonce Project! This is Richard F. Blackwell and I will be your host for a night of sweet jazz music that you will never forget! To purchase tickets online click this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-of-jazz-tickets-33446988844
The Delaware Barristers Association, is proud to present its sixth Annual Louis L. Redding Benefit and Awards Gala at the Hotel du Pont’s Gold Ballroom, 11th and Market Streets, Wilmington, Delaware, on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. The celebration will honor distinguished members of Delaware’s government, bar, and community for their work, contributions and commitment to liberty and justice for all.
The Association will recognize and honor the following individuals for their exemplary leadership, commitment, and contributions to the community and legal profession: Governor Jack Markell, for his outstanding leadership and commitment to diversity and social justice before, during, and after his tenure as Governor. Prior to his election as Governor of the First State, Governor Markell was an executive with Sprint. Governor Markell also served as Chair of the Board for the Wilmington Urban League. Governor Markell began his political career as the State Treasurer and held that position for ten years. Gregory B. Williams,Esquire, for his many years of leadership, professionalism, and service to the Delaware legal community. Williams is a former President of the Delaware State Bar Association. Williams also served as Chair of the Judicial Nominating Commission for the State of Delaware, and previously served as Chair of the U.S. Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel. Principal Salome Thomas-El, for his tireless and trailblazing efforts as a teacher and principal who revolutionized educating young people locally and nationwide based on his belief that “every child needs someone to be crazy about them”.
November 2013 the National Association for Black Veterans, Inc. established a 501 (c)(3) non-profit chapter in Delaware. This Delaware affiliate became the ninety-fourth (94th) chapter to join the national umbrella. With original intentions to serve the needs of minority veterans, NABVETS quickly realized a greater need and opened its doors to all veterans.
Annually, Delaware Chapter 94 hosts a fundraising Thanksgiving dinner to raise awareness for veteran issues, connect disadvantaged veterans with an array of community resource, and secure sponsorship for the organization’s programs.
This year’s Anniversary Dinner is held at Kingswood Community Center – 2300 Bower Street; Wilmington, Delaware on November 17, 2017 at 6:00pm.
Spanky in Concert
George “Spanky” McCurdy is a Philadelphia-born American gospel/soul/pop/hip-hop drummer who has toured with Lady Gaga, Kanye, Diddy, The Backstreet Boys, Jill Scott, and Floetry. He has also collaborated with Queen Latifah, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Q-Tip, Bubba Sparxxx, Nas, Brandy, and Tye Tribbett, among others. He attended Settlement Music School then subsequently attended Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University, and received lessons from the famous drummer Little John Roberts.
November 18, 2017, 8:00pm at CCAC’s Clifford Brown Performance Center, 705 N. Market St. Wilmington. Tickets: $20 until 11/8; $25 after.
ALSO: Spanky Master Drum Clinic
November 18, 2017, 12-2PM at CCAC’s Clifford Brown Performance Center, 705 N. Market St. Wilmington.
Spanky will demonstrate various new creative drumming concepts based on his “Off Time/On Time” DVD released in 2013 by Hudson Music. Suitable for teens and adults with some performance experience. Drum Clinic $50.00 (limited partial scholarships available)
Free event at the American Legion in Dover, DE on December 2, 2017 from 8:00pm to 12:00am. This band has been together since 2010 and is one of the premiere bands of its kind. The American Legion has great food and drink prices plus people will be dancing the night away to the sounds of Goldies Kreation.