EAT DRINK & BE HOPEFUL
- A Restaurant Tasting - Brooklyn’s best restaurants donate and prepare small tasting dishes at stations throughout the venue in a cocktail party atmosphere.
- A Wine and Spirits Tasting – Wineries from NY and beyond attend to showcase their best wines. We also offer specialty cocktails by MERCY and delicious local beers by locals like BROOKLYN BREWERY!
- Attendees include 450 New York professionals.
- Meet the owners and chef’s of the newest “in” Brooklyn restaurants.
- An exclusive silent auction and raffle (don’t miss out!)
- The 2012 Event Music DJ Grammy Award Winner Macy Gray
- Art Auction Hosted by Cannon Hersey & John Hersey with Photographs by Robert Zuckerman
- Eat, Drink & Be Hopeful sponsors will assist with raising funds to host the 2012 event as well as assist in the treatment of this years event producer Nefertiti A Strong whom is living with Stomach Cancer
Tuesday, June 14th 2012
6:00-7:00 VIP 7:00-10:00 General
Irondale Theater 85 South Oxford
Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York
VIP After Party 11:00PM-4:00AM
NU Hotel Brooklyn 85 Smith Street at Atlantic Ave.
- Twitter.com/nefertitistrong you can make donations at www.eatdrinkandbhopeful.com
- Deck PDFhttp://dl.dropbox.com/u/47704886/EDBH_Deck_Final.pdf
Put Your Dreams First with Thembisa Mshaka & Metropolis Books
Spend Your Lunchtime with Business Guru and Motivation Speaker Thembisa S. Myshaka
There is a great mystique about the entertainment industry and a fervent desire in many to be part of it. But what many women don’t realize is that most entertainment career guides are written from the point of view of the male executive, or are filled with industry and legal jargon-making them difficult to read and understand. Now, in PUT YOUR DREAMS FIRST, Thembisa Mshaka uses her 15 years of experience in the music industry to expose the hidden truths that women need to know as they aspire toward entertainment careers, such as how to avoid compromising one’s self-respect and the little-known fact that women run a large part of the business. This highly informative guide is for every woman wanting to know how to navigate the entertainment superhighway and find that job of a lifetime. A cornerstone of integrity and stability in a highly competitive business, Thembisa has worked for over 17 years in service to the entertainment industry, spanning the areas of touring and management, magazine publishing, recorded music and technology, advertising, music supervision for film, voice over and most recently, television in her role as the Telly Award-winning Copy Director for BET Networks. The former GAVIN rap editor has also written for Honey, essence.com, LAUNCH, and served as contributing editor for The Hotness.com and BLAZE. A native of Los Angeles, Thembisa is an alumna of Mills College in Oakland, California. She now resides in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn with her husband and son.
72nd Annual Stern Grove Music Festival with Les Nubians
June 29, 2009
Les Nubians headlined the 72nd Annual Stern Grove Music Festival in San Francisco on June 29, 2009. Bringing their unique "Afropean" sound to the people of San Francisco, the sisters performed together for the first time in several months.
Sisters Helene and Celia Faussart are responsible for the rich harmonies of French duo, Les Nubians. Their smooth R&B influenced jazz has gained them recognition as Best New Artist, Group, or Duo at the 1999 Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards and two NAACP Image Award nominations. The single “Makeda” from their second album, One Step Forward, introduced audiences in the States to the sisters as a Billboard R&B Top Ten Single.
For Faith, For Love, Forever together with SF Pride
The documentary, For Faith, For Love, Forever, directed by Nefertiti A. Strong which highlights gay marriage and the black church got a big boost from the Board of Directors from the San Francisco Pride Celebration when the Board invited Ms. Strong to San Francisco as their guest.
Andrea Shorter, Lisa Williams, Josh Hardwick, www.AndMarriageForAll.org
The documentary's website can be found here: www.forfaithforloveforeverthemovie.com
King of Pop, Michael Jackson, dies at the age of 50
Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, dies at the age of 50.
Thank you, Michael, for your contributions to the arts.
62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival
The highlight of the short trip included the Un Certain Regard screening of Precious by Lee Daniels starring Paula Patton, Mo'Nique, Lenny Kravitz and Mariah Carey, as well as breakout star Gabourey Sidibe. The movie is set to debut in the US in November 2009.
Actress Mariah Carey, Director Lee Daniels, actress Gabourey Sidibe, musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Paula Patton attend the Precious Red Carpet held at the Palais des Festivals during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2009 in Cannes, France.
Concerts in Kenya & Sudan with Emmanuel Jal
Catch A Dream Entertainment, Inc. traveled with Emmanuel Jal to put on concerts in Kenya and Sudan.
Metropolis Books Reading & Signing of War Child by Emmanuel Jal
Emmanuel Jal will be appearing at Metropolis Books in Downtown Los Angeles on Friday, March 27th from 6-8pm for a reading and signing of his book, War Child: A Child Soldier's Story.
Time Magazine Book Review
NY Times Book Review
Washington Post Book Review
Facebook Event Invitation
NYSE Celebrates Black History Month with Emmanuel Jal
February 12, 2009
Wall Street, NYC
International Hip Hop Sensation, Author, Documentarian and Activist Emmanuel Jal visits the NYSE in celebration of Black History Month. In honor of the occasion, International Hip Hop Sensation, Author, Documentarian and Activist Emmanuel Jal rings The Closing Bell®.
Watch a live webcast of The Closing Bell.
ABOUT EMMANUEL JAL:
Emmanuel Jal has won worldwide acclaim for his unique style of hip hop with its message of peace and reconciliation born out of his experiences as a child soldier in Sudan. His music can be heard alongside Coldplay, Gorillaz, and Radiohead on the fundraising ‘Warchild - Help a Day in the Life’ album, as well as in three episodes of NBC’s hit television show, “ER,” the National Geographic documentary “God Grew Tired of Us,” and most recently in the feature film “Blood Diamond,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Emmanuel is also featured on John Lennon’s ‘Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur’ amongst the likes of U2, REM and Lenny Kravitz.
Emmanuel Jal was born in war-torn Sudan, and while he doesn’t know exactly when, he believes it was in the early 1980s. He was taken from his family home in 1987 when he was six or seven years old, and sent to fight with the rebel army in Sudan’s bloody civil war. For nearly five years, he was a “child warrior,” put into battle carrying an AK-47 that was taller than he was.
More information on Emmanuel Jal
Photos of the event