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What's Happening  by Todd Mangatal

todd@ariousentertainment.com

 

Greetings All:

First I want to congratulate my partner/wife (Susan) for making some major steps in her career.  I am very proud and happy for all of her successes.  

Since we missed the New York Carnival, we decided to do something different and take the train up to New York to spend some time in the big city.  This was the first time we've taken the train from DC to NY.  Let me tell you this was really a treat!  We boarded the train about 9:30 a.m., found comfortable seats, had breakfast, and a few hours later we arrived at Penn Station.  Our plan was to stop in Manhattan for lunch and head over to Long Island to check out their Carnival, but there seemed to be so much happening in Manhattan, we decided to just hang out and explore.  We walked from the station to Time Square, which was really exciting because there was some type of festival in the street complete with vendors selling food, clothing and crafts.  Also, it looked like they were preparing for a concert in the middle of Time Square, which we wanted to stick around for, but we also wanted to get as much of the city in as possible.  We must have walked 100 blocks in both directions (and if you know Manhattan,) we walked from Penn Station to Central Park, and back down to Canal Street.  We had intended to walking back, but after such a long walk our feet were on fire, so we decided to grab a cab and head back up to the station.  The ride back in the cab was a treat to our feet.  By this time it was close to 7:00 pm, and my wife had not purchased anything yet in NY (so of course this was a problem;) but I figured since NY is the city that never sleeps the stores must still be open.  The one store that she found some nice things to purchase earlier was closed, but luckily we looked across the street and found a quiet little store full of things she adored.  That made her happy and she had fulfilled her shopping quota for the day.  Oh, I forgot to say, before I left DC I had the bright idea that I was going to quit smoking that day, so I didn't take any cigarettes, and I knew I wasn't going to buy any cigarettes in NY because they cost approximately $8.00.  If you are a smoker you know after a long hard day nothing can beat a cigarette, so I made it throughout the entire day smoke free; but broke down and purchased a pack and smoked 2 while my wife was in the store shopping.  Maybe I was stressing on how much shopping she was doing.  After her small shopping spree (I stressed for no reason), we were both tired.  We wanted to stay longer, even spend the night, but we decided to head back to DC since we were planning on attending the 2K3 Reggae Fest on Sunday.  All I can say is We Love NY.  By the way, we are heading up on Friday to explore by night, so if there is anyone in our on-line community who has a hook up with any hotels in Manhattan, please "holla".  

Special Message:  As we continue to expand our network in the Northeast, we expect to be visiting, and spending lots of time in New York and Philly over the next few months, so folks let us know what you will be doing in these cities and we will try to pass through and support.  Again, let us know if you have a hotel "hook up" in either of the cities.  We cannot afford to grow our business at $250.00 per night (at least not yet).  If you can help please contact me @ todd@ariousentertainment.com

We got back in town too late to attend the "Cooler Party" given by Knock Boyz and Mix Productions, but from talking to one of the Knock Boyz , he explained that it was very successful.  The attendance was great, a few minor problems with the police not understanding how Caribbean folks party, but all in all it was great.  I was very glad to hear about this success, and the outstanding support! 

Sunday, of course we attended the 2K3 Reggae Fest at the Crossroads, and it was very nice.  The show started on time, and all the performers were there and the place was set up very nicely.  Big Up to all the vendors (many of whom were a part of DC Carnival), you were all smiling by the end of the day, and from your reports you did very well.  I had a "small beef" that I want to get off my chest.  As many of you know and have seen since you've been receiving these e-mails, that we do a lot for the Crossroads and much of it is from the goodness of our hearts because this is the only full time Caribbean venue in the DC area, which is set-up very nicely.  But our relationship with the Crossroads goes deeper than these e-mails, we have been involved with this place in some form or another since the day it opened, but somehow they always do something to aggravate me and make me doubt my loyalties.  When the club first opened we had just closed our business in Florida and we had lots of time on our hands, so we supported the Crossroads as much as possible, again from the goodness of our heart.  I assisted with the grass roots promotions, since I had just left a very successful business I felt the knowledge I had gained would be helpful and beneficial to the growth of this establishment.  So in saying all of this, everyone at the Crossroads including the security guards know us very well, and know we know all of the rules and regulations and would never do anything to jeopardize the club or the entertainers.  But what bothers me is when people smile in your face and are "hating" behind your back.  The first problem was every "Tom, Dick & Harry" who has done nothing for the success of the club, except collect a fee had a back stage all access pass, of course we were told to collect ours from one of the coordinators, but for some reason she had amnesia.  This was really not a problem because I was not concerned about going back stage, but it would have been nice to talk to some of the artists and take some photos in order for me to share their thoughts and comments with you.  What really upset me, was when a security guard (someone we knew very well) approached us and said "their are no pictures to be taken at this event".  I understood that because some artists stipulates this in their "riders".  However, I really didn't think any of these artists would have said that, because non of them have reached the level where they DON'T need publicity (to be honest we could do more than most of the people who had press passes and cameras, since we reach over 30,000 people on a weekly basis (this is as much as the morning TV news reaches.))  My main concern though was to give a proper "write up" on the show because the local mainstream media (city paper) did a 2 paragraph "write up" on the artists which was awful.  It came from a very negative perspective...the writer basically stated Beres Hammond was a "no body except in Jamaica where he is loved", and Buju Banton's only claim to fame was an anti-gay song.  Whether this is true or not there is a way to say the same thing and not come off so negative, especially since it's advertising dollars that pays their salaries and keep their paper "afloat".  But "mind you" those were the people who got respect!   What "took the cake" was when the security guard came back over to us, after we put the camera away, and stated he must take the camera (confiscate it).   We calmly explained to him that us taking photos of the scenes at this show would be included in our weekly e-mails, and it would only benefit the club...not us,  we can find tons of other things to talk about.   Even though that put a major "damper" on the rest of the evening, we decided to stick around, and hooked up with our usual "hanging" buddies/friends and tried to enjoy the rest of the evening.

Don't disrespect the foundation!  But our running joke with the Crossroads' ownership is that our relationship is like a marriage where at times we fight and disagree, but we always come together and make up.  Therefore,  here we go again looking forward to attending the Sizzla show on Saturday, September 13th.  I'll see you at the show, and please stop at the upper bar and check us, (I'll be drinking a Heineken), let us know you are a part of our community.  Oh, of course we won't be taking any pictures.  Please scroll down to get more detailed information on this show. 

 

"Peace Out" to all of you!

 

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WASHINGTON DC

Saturday, September 13th, 2003

CROSSROADS ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX

&

ENERGY SATURDAY'S

presents

 

sizzla

Live from Jamaica

three rooms of fun

Club 1

dj's super slice & g nice

A crucial Mix of reggae   Soca  and  R&b

 

club 2

DJ' Celo and the 456 crew

hip hop   r&B  & More

 

 

club 3

aki experience

African rhythms 

 

CROSSROADS ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX

4103 BALTIMORE AVE BLADENSBURG MD.

www.crossroadsclub.com 

To view flyer click hear

ww.crossroadsclub.com 

 

THIS SUNDAY

Sunday September 14th 2003

DC International Reggae Festival

Featuring

In  Rare US Appearance By

Alpha Blondy

&   

The Solar System Band

plus

KALIROOTS (MONTREAL)

ADOLA (ETHIOPIA)

@

NATIONS NIGHTCLUB

1012 HALF ST. SE WASHINGTON DC

202-554-1500

 

Next Saturday

 Saturday, September 20 2003

The Metropolitan DC Chapter of Trans Africa

 Presents its Young Professionals Event

 

POETRY 

FEST!

@

Mango's Fusion Cuisine 

2017 14th Street, NW (U Street Corridor)

Washington, DC

Admission: $5.00

For more information, call Changamire at (202) 210-2427

Bill Fletcher, President of TransAfrica Forum; Danny Glover, Actor and

Chairman of TransAfrica Forum; and Jeannie Jones, WKYS Radio Personality

will make a special guest appearance.

Click Here For More Information!

 

Friday September 26th 2003

SpiceRadio.com Launch Party hits DC...

A night of elegant pleasure.......

Club Ooh La La
1800 M Street, NW DC

Doors open at 6pm

A Lavish buffet, drink specials ALL night...

Hosted by: 

Hot 102.1FM's Herkules (Featured in Honey Magazine)
DC's own Mecca (Giant Step Hip Hop Show)

On the Wheels

DJ BEE (of 456 Sounds) 

An Exclusive VIP section for Subscribers, Special Invited guests and Industry Associates........

A night for mingling, networking, and partying........

INDUSTRY HAPPY HOUR PARTY!!!!!!!!!!

Exclusive VIP Grand Prize drawing for a Trip
to London, Jamaica, or Tahiti!!!

First 100 people get a chance to win 3 days 2 nights
Hotel Accommodations in selected cities...

Also
First 100 people receive Def Jam Prize Packs....

Tickets just $7.00!!!!

There will be Industry associates and supporters from Boston,
NY, Atlanta, DC, Baltimore, Philly and more.

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE!!!!!!!!


To purchase tickets:
http://www.spiceradio.com/DCLaunch.htm

For more info: http://www.spiceradio.com/DClaunchparty.htm

 

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 14th 2003

GET READY FOR THE GALA EVENT OF THE YEAR

10th ANNUAL CARIBBEAN AMERICAN HERITAGE AWARDS

A CELEBRATION OF CARIBBEAN CONTRIBUTION TO AMERICAN LIFE

A NIGHT OF MUSIC AND FELLOWSHIP

FEATURING 

THE IMAGE BAND

@

THE JW MARRIOTT HOTEL WASHINGTON DC.

DOORS OPEN 7PM

FOR TICKET INFO CALL 202-829-1887

OR LOG ONTO: www.icsdc.org 

Commitment to the community

 

 

Baltimore, Maryland

It's Official 

BALTIMORE MD

SEPTEMBER 19th, 20th, & 21st

CCDC

PRESENTS

THE ORIGINAL"

BALTIMORE CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL EXTRAVAGANZA

DRUID HILL PARK, BALTIMORE MARYLAND

FRIDAY SEPT 19th

KING & QUEENS INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20th

PARADE OF BANDS

STARTING AT MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD. AND EUTAW STREET, PROCEEDING NORTH ENDING AT DRUID HILL PARK

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21st

CONCERT IN THE PARK

CARIBBEAN FOLK DANCE/STEEL BANDS/SOCA/REGGAE AND MORE!!!

 SPONSORED BY

DYNAMIC ELECTRIC...ASH B PLUMBING...ROCKY RUN TAP & GRILL...LAW OFFICE OF SHAUN ROSE...ROYAL MAROON RESTAURANT...NU WAVE COMMUNICATIONS SOL...WEAA 88.9FM... PENNY SAVER PAPER...ARIOUS ENTERTAINMENT.....CROSSROAD ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX

FOR MORE INFO LOG ONTO 

www.baltimorecarnival.com 

410-889-7113 or 410-866-0250

Click here and scroll down to view actual Flyer!

 

 

Miami Florida

Saturday October 11th &  Sunday October 12th 2003

THE 19th ANNIVERSARY OF MIAMI CARNIVAL

The Best North American Carnival Continues in a New Location @

The Miami - Homestead International Speedway

Play Mas on the street all day before and after the stage!

Join 25 Mas and Steel Bands for a 3 mile parade along the tree lined streets with music from Byron Lee & the Dragonnaires, Nu look, Visage, Invasion, Imij & Company, Burning Flames, Iwer George, Leon Coldero & Code Red, FayAnn Lyons, Naya George Ghetto Flex & Oneka

PLUS

DJ's Waggy T...Mixmaster Roderick...Sound Revolution & House Arrest...Massive Force...GE Sounds (Gary Enforcement)...Groove Masters...Rambo ...Supreme Team

ALSO

Miami Pan Symphony...Orlando Branches Steel Orch...Tamboo Bamboo Steel Orch....Uprising Steel Orch.

 

Stay Tune For More Info:

Arious Entertainment will be in Miami for Carnival Weekend.  Why don't you join us!!!!!

 

 

Friday October 10th 2003

Kaiso Boyz

Presents

MIAMI CARNIVAL 2003

5th ANNUAL BACK IN TIMES FETE

MUSIC BY

DJ SMALLY "DE GOLDEN TOUCH" (MD)

FOREIGN BASS (NY)

@

UKRAINIAN CULTURAL CENTER

2850 TAYLOR ST. HOLLYWOOD FL.

FREE BEFORE MIDNIGHT $10.00 AFTER

WILD MEAT ON SALE

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER TO PLAY MUD

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT:

FL. 945-720-0795 OR 954-968-9592

DC/MD 240-476-6050

NY 917-299-0676

OR LOG ON TO: www.kaisoboyz.com or email: kaisoboyz@yahoo.com

 

Los Angeles California

FRIDAY Sept. 12th 

Jamaica 54 @ Monte Cristo --3100 Wilshire Blvd LA. CA.

Jamaica 54 is located inside the Plush New York Styled Monte Cristo NightClub

Room 1 Reggae Dancehall, Hip Hop, R&B and Soca

Room 2  Lovers Rock, Rub-A-Dub and Vintage Reggae (on the rooftop-outdoor patio)

More info & Birthdays call 323 980-3444 ~ Doors 9pm-2am

www.lareggaeclubs.com


Saturday. Sept. 13 2003

 Maxi Priest, Boom Shaka

House Of Blues - 8430 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood - HOB (323) 848-5100


Saturday Sept. 13 & Sunday. Sept. 14 2003

Doheny Days World Music Festival

Saturday

Jimmy Cliff,  Yellowman,  Eek A Mouse,  Andrew Tosh,  Rocky Dawuni,  Medicine Drum,  World Anthem,  HB Surround Sound, and Local Culture 

Sunday: 

Third World, Wayne Wonder, Ozomatli, Maxi Priest, Mikey Dread with Detour Posse, John Brown's Body, Nobody Cares, Lyons Den, and Mystic Roots 

Doheny State Beach - 25300 Dana Point Harbor Dr. Dana Point (So. Orange County) - (949) 262-2662

 


SUNDAY Sept. 14th 

Jamaican Gold @ Club Blue 1642 N. Las Palmas (between Hollywood Blvd. & Sunset in Hollywood

Doors Open @ 9pm till 2am

Room One: Roots* Dance hall* Hip hop

Room Two: Old School* R&B* Reggae

21 & Over Dress to impress

More Info - Birthday Bookings - Guest List - 323 980-3444

www.jamaicangold.com


Wednesday Sept. 17th 

ALL NEW 3rd WEDNESDAYS

Jamaica West

3rd Wednesday of the Month

@

Zanzibar --1301 5th Street on the corner of Arizona, Santa Monica CA

Jamaican Gold Sounds Spin Roots Reggae Dance hall Hip hop & Remixes

Doors 9pm - 2am 21 & Over info (323) 931-2903

www.LaReggaeClubs.com


Thursday September18th

Jamaica Live @ The Dragonfly --6510 Santa Monica Blvd

 Roots Reggae Dancehall and New York Style hip hop

Doors 10pm - 2am 

21 & over dress to impress 

For Info (310) 840-5561 or Log onto www.qbwoy.com

 

 

Arious CD Pick of the Month

If You Like Jazz, R&B, Hip Hop, Neo Soul!

If you Miss Real Music!

Then you're going to love this one!

Pick up 

IMPROMP2

"The Definition of Love"

Including the Hit Single 

"Mocha Soul"

Featuring Kim Fields & Al B Sure

For More Info on Impromp2 log onto

www.impromp2.com 

 

 

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West Coast 

Alaska

www.reggaealaska.com


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www.rudegal.com

Sonoma,  California

www.onelovereggae.com


The World

Israel/Dutch/Belgium

www.irielion.com 


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Worldwide Reggae On The Radio &  Net

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