Posts Tagged ‘Afro-American’

  • Genevieve nominated for American Black Music Awards
    Genevieve, one of my favorite local vocalists, has been nominated by the Black Music Academy Association Of America selection committee of music executives, radio station programmers, music journalists, fellow musicians and entertainers to receive a Black Music Award. Genevieve’s name was submitted by peers and music professionals for great contribution to the...
    by at August 9th, 2007 at 11:08 am
  • Black Music Awards 2007
    The American Black Music Awards Honors Las Vegas 2007 will be held Aug 26 from 5pm at the Cashman Theatre. The Red Carpet ceremonies begin at 5pm with the Awards Show at 6pm. VIP admission/activities and regular tickets are now available. Call 702-982-3390. Don’t miss this sparkling gala with a showcase of fabulous talent. Cashman Theatre 850 Las Vegas Blvd N Las...
    by at August 1st, 2007 at 10:08 am
  • Black Business Mixers @ Wildflowers
    Blacks in Vegas.com joins with the Wildflower Cafe to stage What about Wednesdays?, a “hump-day Happy Hour and Business Mixer for the Urban Professional.” There will be fun networking every Wednesday from 6-9 pm at the the Wildflower Cafe & florist. There is a full menu for the hungry, DJ, live entertainment, prizes, $2 beer and wine. No word on whether...
    by at July 31st, 2007 at 04:07 am
  • Soul Food Farmers Market
    The last Saturday of each month, lovers of Soul Food delight in the pleasure of a Farmers Market that sells not only the customary fresh produce, but abounds with vendors of wonderful tasty soul food like BBQ, greens, catfish, potato salad and other mouth-watering sides. Couple that with live entertainment from singers, musicians and dancers and you have a sensory late...
    by at July 30th, 2007 at 02:07 am
  • Free Juneteenth Festival
    The 7th annual Las Vegas Juneteenth Festival will be held June 15 & 16 from 4p-9p at Sammy Davis Jr. Plaza. Admission is free. Look for educational activities, guest speakers, live entertainment, and food and beverages. R&B singer Howard Hewitt will be the headliner Friday night, with R&B soul legend Freddie Jackson Saturday night. Stand-up comedian LJ...
    by at June 12th, 2007 at 09:06 am
  • Original Steppers Reunion & BBQ
    Memorial Day Weekend concert and BBQ: Sat May 26 from 9p-3a you can enjoy live entertainment by Carolyn Walden along with DJ Mark Mellow and others. Walden will perform numbers from her upcoming CD release “Chicago Steppin’ in the right direction.” Contact Tony Owens by email. Venue is Alexis Park Hotel & Resort 702-796-3354 375 E. Harmon Las Vegas...
    by at May 17th, 2007 at 08:05 am
  • Clint Holmes in “Just Another Man”
    The long awaited and much talked about production by Las Vegas celebrity Clint Holmes premieres June 1 and runs thru June 24 at the Judy Bayley Theatre. Beginning in 1944, the story of the life of Clint Holmes and his parents is followed for sixty years. Holmes is the son of a black jazz singer and a British opera star, the autobiographical musical deals with the biracial...
    by at May 14th, 2007 at 01:05 pm
  • Gospel with Blind Boys of Alabama
    Sat May 19 @ 8 pm The Blind Boys of Alabama will be at Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall to “spread the spirit and energy of pure soul gospel.” The original group was formed at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in 1939. Present members are Joey Williams, Rickey McKinnie, Bobby Butler, Tracy Pierce, Clarence Fountain and Jimmy Carter. Tickets are $90/$60/$45....
    by at May 14th, 2007 at 08:05 am
  • Registration Begins for Summer “Cultural Arts Classes”
    Lumped together under the broad category of “cultural arts classes” is a variety of wonderful activities sponsored by the City of Las Vegas. Check out website www.lasvegasparksandrec.com or call specific Center. May 12-24 registration. Reed Whipple Cultural Center: pottery for all levels, youth certamics; ballet, hip hop, hula; private flute, guitar, piano....
    by at May 11th, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • Tastes & Tunes in North Las Vegas
    This is the 5th Annual Tastes & Tunes Festival May 4-5 with free admission. The Mexican Village will showcase Cinco de Mayo festivities with vendors and live Latino music on the Findlay Toyota Fiesta Stage. There will also be lots of action with boxing bouts provided by Barry’s Boxing. Look for a full-sized carnival by Royal West Amusements. Music will also...
    by at April 30th, 2007 at 09:04 am
  • Authenticity of Slave Narratives Debated
    History is constantly being written and re-written it seems. So much of what we think we know is based on the personal journeys, triumphs and failures of simple human beings, who through fate or will, succeeded in changing the course of events in some special way. We study those individual lives, often through letters, authoritative biographies and narratives to gain...
    by at February 23rd, 2007 at 09:02 am
  • An Evening with The Lost Boys of Sudan
    The screening last night of the The Lost Boys of Sudan was not as well attended as one would like, but that’s easy to understand. This ugly thing happening in Africa makes us all uncomfortable. We know it’s tragic and feel helpless about doing anything to change things. There are so many places in the world that are a mess, so much suffering, for reasons...
    by at February 22nd, 2007 at 04:02 pm
  • LV World Affairs Council Int’l Trivia
    Just to give you an update on some interesting events sponsored by the LV World Affairs Council: Tonight Feb 21: Screening of “The Lost Boys of Sudan: An Understanding of the Sudan and the Situation in Darfur.” The award-winning filmmaker, Jon Shenk, Professors Drs. Ted Gurr and Barbara Harff and Sudanese refugees from the “Lost Boys” will be...
    by at February 21st, 2007 at 11:02 am
  • Darfur, One Story Behind the Headlines
    Continuing its mission to bring the world to Las Vegas, The Las Vegas World Affiars Council is co-sponsoring with the Diversity Committees of the Community College of Southern Nevada, UNLV and Nevada State College an evening with award-winning film director Jon Shenk to give an insider look at the situation in Darfur and Sudan. Part of a series of Black History Month events...
    by at February 12th, 2007 at 04:02 pm
  • Celebration of Black Female Artists
    The Gallery at Summerlin is celebrating Black History Month with a showing by three talented Black female artists: two painters, Synthia Saint James and Barbara Wesson with Sculptress Manuelita Brown. The Artist reception with be Sat, Feb 17 from 2-6 pm at the Gallery. You can have a conversation with the Artists on Sun, Feb 18 from 1-3 pm. This should be a very special...
    by at January 31st, 2007 at 09:01 am
  • T & T Soul Food
    If you want GREAT SOUL FOOD with all the homemade trimmings, check out the family-owned and operated T & T’s. Prices are great and the portions plentiful. You can dine in or carry out. Delivery is offered locally. They do breakfast until 11:30 am and have a great lunch menu including Catfish Sandwich w/fries. The Bar-B-Que is downhome and generous with...
    by at January 30th, 2007 at 01:01 am