New Orleans: Dig into Soul/Creole Cooking & Haute Soul/Korean Cuisine

With a restaurant scene that rivals the world’s best, finding a great place to eat and drink in the Big Easy during the Essence Music Festival, is well easy.  Tanya Dubuclet and Lenora Chong, two enterprising chefs/restauranteurs, are serving some of the finest food in NOLA at restaurants they created.  (To read this article in […]

Artists Wow the Crowds at the 2019 Capital Jazz Festival

The 27th Annual Capital Jazz Festival beckoned thousands of music lovers to the Merriweather Post Pavilion at Symphony Woods in Columbia, MD. The outdoor venue features two stages: The Pavilion Stage, the main stage, is open-air but has a roof, which is indispensable when it rains, which it often does; The Symphony Woods Stage is completely […]

New Orleans: Dining & Touring Around 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Plan a late April or early May vacation to New Orleans around the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and your opportunities for enriching yourself with NOLA’s wonderful culture grow exponentially. When you’re not at the Fair Grounds listening to your favorite artists, you get to explore the city. Concerts begin around 12pm and end by […]

2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – A Melting Pot of the Finest Music

The 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicked off its 50thyear anniversary with a bang. The annual two-weekend fest featured world-renown musicians, tempting food concession stands, a friendly crowd of music fans and a positive vibe that was even warmer than the sun.   Jazz Fest dates back to 1970, when Mahalia Jackson and Duke Ellington […]

Miami: Romantic Winter Vacations

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, it’s a great time to take a trip and start or rekindle a romance. All kinds of couples are heading to Miami, exchanging -10 degrees for 80+ temps. Share a balmy climate with someone you love, warm your bodies and your hearts with a romantic winter vacation. Romantic Sights and […]

Exploring Miami: 10 Things to do Before, During and After Art Basel

As the days lead up to Miami’s world-famous Art Basel art fair (Dec. 6 – 9), Miami brims with expectation, is ready to welcome international crowds and presents a premier Black art festival. It’s a perfect time to enjoy the sun, sand, attractions, art scene and fine dining before Basel’s crowd descends. These ten tips […]

Anita  Baker’s Farewell Tour Crowns the 2018 Capital Jazz Festival

The 26thAnnual Capital Jazz Festival beckoned thousands of music lovers to the Merriweather Post Pavilion in downtown Columbia, Maryland. Since 1993, it’s become a tradition that has several givens: 1.) Stellar musical lineups. 2.) African American adults gather for the artists and the camaraderie with elaborate picnics, tents and tailgating—without the cars. 3.) Iffy weather […]