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FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2004
THIS WEEK EVENT'S IN WASHINGTON DC, BALTIMORE, TRENTON NJ. AND MORE
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WHAT'S HAPPENING By: Todd Mangatal
Last week started out as a normal week for us at Arious Entertainment until I received a call from my sister (Shana Mangatal) in Los Angeles who stated that her good friend Michael Jackson was in Washington DC to receive an award, and they wanted us (Arious) to attend the ceremony, so we could share it with all in our On-line family. With that information the rest of the week was filled with excitement. On Wednesday we received the official call from Grace (Mike's Assistant who has played a major role in coordinating this events) inviting us to be Mike's personal guest at this ceremony "The African Ambassadors' Spouses Association Honors Mr. Michael Jackson". Grace proceeded to take our names and assured us that we would be placed on Mike's guest list. She further stated that we should arrive at 6:30 pm
We arrived at the Ethiopian Embassy around 7:30 pm, worrying that we had missed the entire presentation. To our surprise we were unable to park near the Embassy, because they had the entire perimeter blocked off to traffic, so we found parking 3 blocks away from the perimeter. When we arrived at the security perimeter it truly looked like it was going to be an exciting evening. The security was "tight...George Bush style) like we would say in the dancehall. There were DC police, Secret Service, Undercover, and even the Nation of Islam was on the job. Once we reached the first security check point, we saw a large group of fans across the street with signs in support of Michael. Of course at this first check point we had to produce IDs. From there we proceeded a block to another check point where they asked our names and our IDs once again. After we were confirmed as Michael's guests we proceeded approx. 3 more blocks to the 3rd Check point, where they checked our names one more time. We then proceeded to the Embassy where we were first greeted by a local TV Crew - Channel 9, who stopped us and asked for an interview. We agreed and was interviewed.
Upon arriving inside the Embassy we were greeted with a hug from Jamie Brown, Editor of "Sister To Sister", who commented about us always being everywhere something important was happening. After our name was checked off yet another time, we entered the Grand Hall of the Embassy.
In the Grand Hall we were entertained by traditional African drummers and dancers. A grand buffet was laid out, along with waiters serving hors d'oeuvres. Additionally, there were an assortment of wines and soft drinks being served. Of course, we took advantage of the wines. The place was filled with news people, lots of photographers, along with a small intimate crowd of invited guests, which was really nice, so we began mingling. We met Ambassadors, Congressmen, Activists, "Who's who in DC" and many more.
To our surprise many people in attendance knew us (They are a part of our On-line community.) One lady in particular, Dr. Edna Gorham Bey affectionately known as "Queen Mother" indicated that we have helped her in the past through our e-mail marketing and promotions, with her mission to uplift fallen humanity and "Save The Children" project. We had never met, and she was very pleased to finally meet us and thanked us in person for our help. She gave us a CD called "Who will Save The Children" which we enjoyed! Another surprise was meeting a member of the Congressional Staff who recognized us and introduced himself. He told us that they even get our e-mails in Congress. That really made us feel that we are doing something worthwhile and are truly reaching the people.
Michael arrived at about 9:00 pm and before he made his grand entrance, a video was shown which featured many highlights of Michael's career. Once he entered you could feel the energy and excitement in the room. I see why they call him a "SUPER STAR". The Children from the African Nations did many performances, but what sticks out in our minds was how beautifully they sang "We are the World", that was very nice.
Michael received the award, made a short speech, and welcomed Grace to say a few more words on their behalf. After the closing remarks by the wife of Nigerian Ambassador (Ms. Diatta), Michael personally met and talked to many of us, and posed for photographs with many of the African Ambassador's wives and their Children.
This was a great evening...just being personally invited, and being a part of such an important historic event. This has brought many things to our attention which we had not thought about. Such as the Aids problem that is not only plaguing Africa, but the Caribbean as well. We applaud the efforts of Michael Jackson in his humanitarian works. You may not be aware that Michael has supported and has given over $50,000,000 worldwide to charities in his lifetime, including The United Negro College Fund, Childhelp USA, Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation, The Carter Center's Atlanta Project, AIDS Project L.A., Make-A-Wish Foundation, TransAfrica, The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, The Brothman Burn Center, Cities and Schools Scholarship Fund, Children's International, and Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and The "We are the World" Project. Michael has done so much over the years, and I'm sure we will be doing our part to assist in many of these important efforts in the future, and we ask that you join us and help make this a better world for all of us.
After attending this event, nothing over the weekend was important!!!!!
Happy Easter to All, And Check Out this weekends' events!
Dawg E Slaughter from Trinidad's X-Caliber Disco, along with Mystic Vibes 6.0, DJ Bout It and New Generation is being brought by MOE Entertainment. This will be taking place at The DC Tunnel (2135) Queens Chapel Road, N.E, Washington DC). For more info. check out www.mso.net.
This weekend is the Official "Kick-Off" of DC Caribbean Carnival. This Kick-off takes place on Glorious Saturday, April 10th, at the Caribbean Style Restaurant in Silver Spring, Maryland. So please come out and support the 2004 DC Caribbean Carnival. Scroll down (below) to view the details or www.dccaribbeancarnival.com
Don't forget the Pan Master's Fish Fry on Saturday at Pan Masters Pan Yard in Bladensburg, Maryland. Last year this event was real good, and so were the fish, so you can't miss this event!!! Check below to read the ad and get the details of this event!
CHECK OUT THESE IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS!
DC CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL - 2004
Georgia Avenue, NW, WDC
June 26th & 27th
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PLANNING A SUMMER HOLIDAY
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"!
Happy Anniversary to Otus and Brandy!
Happy Birthday Wishes is extended to our good friend AMG (Magnum)...may your day be filled with lots of love and happiness!
Happy Birthday to Troy Harding - you are the best brother in the World and you deserve the best. May you achieve all you wish for!
Lot of Love and Kisses from your Sister Susan & Brother-in-law Todd
Charlene in London England...we miss you!!! You mom passed on your nice message. Keep having fun, and we hope you intend to visit us soon. Daniel...your mom talks so much about your great DJing skills. We can't wait to here you play! We are already discussing, and negotiating putting you under contract.
SATURDAY APRIL 10th 2004
DC CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL INC.
A GLORIOUS SATURDAY CELEBRATION
THE OFFICIAL LAUNCHING OF DC CARNIVAL 2004
FEATURING THE SOUNDS OF
SPRANG INTERNATIONAL & THE NEW GENERATION
THE SILVER SPRING CARIBBEAN STYLE RESTAURANT
8407 RAMSEY AVE SILVER SPRING MARYLAND
DOORS OPEN 10PM UNTIL
FOR INFO CALL 202-726-2204
UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE PAN YARD
Saturday April 10th
AT 'DE PANYARD!
4559 Rhode Island Ave,
at 5 PM!
The panyard will be open to all,
so come out and enjoy some music and good food!
April 23rd 2004
at "De Panyard"
Lennard Jack & FUSION!
University of Maryland, College Park
Caribbean Students Association (CSA)
Saturday, April 17,
Price: $15.00 at the door,
Tickets purchased online will be waiting for you at the door. Must have proper ID ready.
Carifest 2004 AFTER PARTY
Graffiti Night Club
Price: $10.00 at the door,
Saturday, April 17, 2004
Radio Boyz and I.C.E Entertainment Says
"Dis one for de Carnival Babies!"
For the first time ever in DC - Direct from T&T
Backed By: The Chaos Crew
(Yes, they're back & better than ever)
Demolition Dex; Sprang Int'l; Smalley "de Golden Touch"; Mystic Vibes 6.0 and Eazy E
Kili's Kafe & Lounge
2009 8th Street, NW DC
Doors open at 10:00 pm
$15 in advance; $20 at the door
Tickets available at Crown Bakery; Tobagos; Third World Foods, Caribbean Delight I, Mike and Rita's, Tasty Food (Baltimore)
All Profits go to the families of Roy Benn and Cecil "Bella" Phillips! Gone but not forgotten!
Come enjoy Great Music, and support a more than worthy community effort!
Let's Get On de Borough Day All-Inclusive Soca Plane..
..A Roundtrip visit to Sweet T&T for only
Leaving Dulles on Tuesday, April, 27th, 2004
Returning on Tuesday, May 4th, 2004
R/T Airline Ticket
All Taxes & Fees
Ticket to Borough Day All-Inclusive (Sunday, May 2, 2K4)
All You Need is Your Luggage and a Place to Stay!!
Seats are Very Limited!!
$200 deposit due by 04/15
Contact ICE: 301-257-0102 or Email: ICEMADNESS@aol.com
Sunday, April 18, 2004
At De Panyard (Pan Masters Steel Orchestra Pan Yard) in Bladensburg, Maryland at 5:30 pm.
Performer Stephen Samuel "SAM'O" Will be performing.
"SAM'O is an entertainer and recording artist from Trinidad, He is an exciting, professional and experienced performer who does a variety of music, including Calypso (old and original), reggae, soca, R&B, oldies, top 40's -- just about anything you can imagine, all with an island flavor.
Look out for more details next
LIVE CARIBBEAN MUSIC
Izora Restaurant and Nightclub
1115 East West Highway Silver Spring Maryland
Timehri International Nightclub
2439 18th Street, N.W. Washington DC
In the heart of Washington DC in the Soul of the City
Reggae . Calypso . R&B
Thursday, Friday & Saturday
SUNDAY MAY 16th 2004
WIRM & THE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP INC.
THE WEST INDIAN RECORD MART 35TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION & CONCERT
ERIC MONTY MORRIS
THE MIGHTY SPARROW
THE SHOWPLACE ARENA
UPPER MARLBORO MARYLAND
GATES OPEN @ 2PM SHOWTIME 3PM T0 10PM
$45.00 ADVANCE RESERVED SEATING
$60.00 ADVANCE RESERVED SEATING
AVAILABLE @ TICKET MASTER AND ALL LOCAL OUTLETS
To purchase tickets online click here http://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/910815
FOR INFORMATION CALL 301-422-1728
Saturday April 24th, 2004
Backed By: The Roots Radics
The Recher Theatre
512 York Rd, Towson Maryland
410-481-SEAT or 202-432-SEAT
Trenton, New Jersey
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SOUND OFF SUNDAYS
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SELECTA BAM BAM / WITH THE LEGENDARY DJ JUICE
TRENTON'S # 1 SOUND BRICK FORCE/WITH DIAMOND & PRENTON
CITY STAR, GHETTO ROCK & JAWAH
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