(***) Ruben Studdard is a love ambassador and a superstar. It’s been a journey. Let him tell you… It seems like Studdard won American Idol yesterday. But that was 20 years ago. He’s grown as an artist since then. His talent as a vocalist extraordinaire is on view as he tours his Luther Vandross tribute […]
It was heaven! Music fans made their annual pilgrimage to Columbia, Maryland for the Capital Jazz Festival to see top jazz, soul and R&B artists. They celebrated the fest’s 30th Year Anniversary and a good vibe permeated every performance. Friday night featured Fantasia and Joe performances. Saturday and Sunday brought more heavyweight acts, noon to nighttime. […]
She started off with a bang! The 2023 Blue Note Jazz Festival takes place all over New York City, May 31st to July 2nd. From the Blue Note’s iconic Greenwich Village jazz club (Ron Carter’s Foursight Quartet) to Summer Stage in Central Park (Buddy Guy), BRIC in Brooklyn (Anderson Paak, Robert Glasper) and Manhattan’s Hammerstein Ballroom, […]
Visit Toronto and you’ll encounter one of the most multicultural/multiracial cities in the world along with a thriving Black community of 400K+ African heritage people. People who can trace their roots back to the Caribbean or African Americans who fled to Canada from the U.S. during slavery in the 1800s or immigration from Africa—the motherland (Somalia, […]
You’ll find “Juneteenth Juice” in the May/June issue of Essence Magazine.
Traveling to South Florida for a concert, sporting event, dance performance or show gets even better when you add dining, drinking and delectable desserts to the trip. These exciting shows, fests, tourneys and welcoming venues beckon. These great restaurants are holding a table for you. To join the fun and visit Miami, Hollywood and Delray Beach just check out the places, […]
If you’re looking for a place to go for dinner, drinks and a good time, these Black restaurants and chefs are throwing down. They do a great job on New Year’s Eve and every day of the year. Check out my article on Essence.com and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Click here: https://www.essence.com/lifestyle/celebrate-new-years-eve-at-top-black-restaurants/#1265874
This year you can express your appreciation for those you love with a bottle of vino or sparkling wine from a Black-owned winery. Check out my article in Essence to find out which wines pair well with the holidays, for drinking or gifts. 10 Black winemakers share tips on their wineries’ favorite wines and which […]