About Abdul-Jalil

“In another religion they honor people who serve like you with Sainthood!”” – Economics Professor Adeel Malik,Oxford University, England and World Renowned News Expert Commentator, speaking about Abdul-Jalil and the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation.

“GOD sent me an ANGEL!”” – Hammer, speaking about Abdul-Jalil.

“Jalil, YOU ARE A TZADIK (SAINT)!”– Barry Barkan, Live Oak Institute and
  Ashoka Fellow at Ashoka Foundation:Innovators for the Public

 

“I thank God for you and for bringing you into my life and for the ministry you have been given to help the people of God!”– Pastor L. J. Jennings, Kingdom Builders Christian Fellowship, speaking about Abdul-Jalil and AMWF

Jalil with of his Rolls Royces
Jalil with of his Rolls Royces

As President and CEO of Superstar Management since 1971, the first African-American in this field, Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim has a tremendous celebpro_logowealth of experience in all aspects of business and personal management, contract drafting and negotiations, and performed all arbitrations of salary grievances and contract disputes for all professional sports and entertainment clients with unprecedented legal and historical results. He negotiates and drafts all agreements for all publishing, merchandising and licensing; commercial advertisements and product endorsements; corporate sponsorships and affiliations; motion picture, television, radio and personal appearances. He was the first “SUPER AGENT“, CREATED the Profession of Sports/Music/Entertainment Branding, Marketing and Promoting, the African-American in the field and has taught and lectured Entertainment Law for 35 years. Many of the agents and lawyers in the business where instructed, consulted, influenced or inspired by his work….

Made “Law Review” TWICE with UNPRECEDENTED cases establishing NEW LAW; Sports/Music/Entertainment Talk Show Founder, Producer and Host, CSA; Expert and Guest Political/Legal/Business/Sports/Music/Entertainment Analyst and Commentator; Business/Sports/Music/Entertainment Law Lecturor/Presentor; Sports Color Commentator; His “The Stars” show was the FIRST Cable Business/Sports/Music/Entertainment Talk Show in 1973; OpEd Columnist/Journalist; Sports, Music, Entertainment and Variety Film, TV, Concert and Special Events Content Creator/Producer/Developer/Runner/Promoter; Islamic Dawah Lecturor/Presentor; His Computer Intelligence Company First and Only Minority Certified IBM, Apple, Compact, Microsoft Computer Value Added Dealer (1982); Computer Technology Lecturor/Presentor; MWBE Specialist

The Lyman Bostock Story Part 1

1978-  “The National Basketball Association (Denver Nuggets) vs. The National Basketball Players Association (Brian Taylor)”
In an unprecedented case in Professional Basketball he negotiated an addendum to the contract and represented the player in a dispute of the contract that was originally negotiated by the players union director. The inherent problems that this situation provided for the National Basketball Association, the Denver Nuggets, and most importantly the Director of the NBA Players Union and the Union itself, were incredible. In mid-season the team breached the contract with a late payment that triggered a clause in the addendum that allowed him to opt out of the contract. The player withheld his services in the middle of the season and the team filed for arbitration. In prevailing in this matter the player received his pay, was declared free of his contract (“a Free Agent”), and allowed to negotiate a new contract with the team of his choice. Cite Arbitration Decision in the matter of “The National Basketball Association (Denver Nuggets) vs. The National Basketball Players Association (Brian Taylor)”, Jan. 25, 1978….

The Lyman Bostock Story Part 2

Nominated for Emmy, GLAAD Awards
“Out. The Glenn Burke Story”
COMCAST SPORTSNET’S PRESENTATION
ABOUT FIRST OPENLY GAY
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYER
Click link for “Out. The Glenn Burke Story” YouTube Promotion:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFiekJb2HLQ
“Out. The Glenn Burke Story” documents the extent of Burke’s courage, strife and friendship throughout his life, and the compassion and callousness of the sport of baseball.  The program weaves together insights from Burke’s teammates and friends, including Dusty Baker, Davey Lopes, Sports Agent Abdul-Jalil, Reggie Smith, Rick Monday, Manny Mota, Rickey Henderson, Claudell Washington, Mike Norris, Shooty Babitt, Tito Fuentes, and former Major Leaguer and gay rights activist Billy Bean. Out. The Glenn Burke Story Narrated by Dave Morey, Bay Area Broadcasting Icon and Member of the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame’s Class of 2010

We have attached the links to a short video documentary about a radio conversation, the live radio broadcasts on November 20, 2010 over ABC Networks’ KGO 810 FM Radio Show and on December 4, 2010 over KNBR- The Sports Leader, 680 AM and ESPN Radio “The Ticket” 1050 AM, of the discussion of the film “OUT. The Glenn Burke Story” The ABC- KGO Radio broadcast was with Shooty Babbitt, John Lambert and Abdul-Jalil. The KNBR show was with Doug Harris, the producer of “Out. The Glenn Burke Story” on the show “Law and Sports” with host attorney Ivan Golde, whose also a legal analyst for CNN, Warner Bros- KRON, and CBS-KPIX, among others.
The on-air discussions were about Glenn, the film, society and sports. We think you will be very moved with the overall content and how Glenn’s impact has becoming a serious topic of discussion around the country. Glenn lives on!!!
Here are the links:
Short documentary about a radio conversation with Sports and Entertainment Manager-Agent Abdul-Jalil, Oakland A’s Executive Shooty Babitt and NBC Sports Broadcaster John Lambert, some of the cast members of OUT. The Glenn Burke Story. The topic of the discussion was gays in professional sports. The conversation was hosted by Rich Walcolf, and filmed at KGO 810 studios in San Francisco.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pV7V2rA5RnQ
KGO Radio’s broadcast discussion of “Out. The Glenn Burke Story”

http://superstarmanagement.podomatic.com/entry/2010-11-21T18_19_40-08_00The Sports Leader, KNBR 680 AM and ESPN Radio “The Ticket” 1050 AM.http://superstarmanagement.podomatic.com/entry/2010-12-04T21_21_33-08_00

He negotiated a series of contracts that included many unprecedented benefits to the individual clients, one of which was interest-free loans that could be forgiven. Upon review by the Internal Revenue Service, the contracts and  returns where thrown out and challenged by the IRS as the IRS filed suit. After an 8 year legal battle, he prevailed in Federal Tax Court and established that Interest free Loans where in fact legal. This unprecedented legal ruling was established as a standard in the Tax Laws and was written in several National Law Journals. Cite:  “IRS vs Al-Hakim” published by Commerce Clearing House(CCH) Tax Court Memorandum Cases editions KF 6234A 505 and Maxwell McMillian (Prentice Hall) Federal Tax Cases edition KF 6234A 512 Tax Court Memorandum Decisions. Articles and citations available upon request….

The Historic “al-Hakim” Tax Code §7872 [692] Ruling
After al-Hakim’s victory in the Federal Tax Courts against the Tax Commissioner, in

Abdul-Jalil
Abdul-Jalil

December 2000 the IRS moved to change the Tax Codes with the historic “al-Hakim” Tax Code §7872 [692] Ruling. The IRS changed the Federal Tax Codes such that it now “prevents no-interest loans” and was instituted to eliminate and close the Federal Income Tax loop-hole created with al-Hakim’s use of interest free loans in sports and entertainment financial transactions.
CITE: Tax Notes, Dec. 4, 2000, p. 1311; 89 Tax Notes 1311 (Dec. 4, 2000) “al-Hakim Tax Code” Ruling

al-Hakim’s victory in the Federal Tax Court over the U. S. Tax Commissioner has the nations foremost academic institutions and academians in the study of Law and Business teaching al-Hakim’s use of interest free loans in Tax Free financial transactions as part of the Law and Business ciriculum in such hallowed halls as Harvard University, Yale University,Washington University, Stanford University, University of Virginia, and Wake Forest University Schools of Law Federal Tax Courses, among others.

Washington University School of Law Federal Tax Course,
Professor: Bixby;

Yale University School of Law Federal Tax Course,
Professor: Eric M. Zolt
Text Authors: William A. Klein, Joseph Bankman, Daniel N. Shaviro;

University of Virginia School of Law Federal Tax Course,
Professor: M. Robinson * Federal Income Taxation * L. Dominick
Text Authors: William A. Klein, Joseph Bankman, Daniel N. Shaviro;

Washington & Lee University School of Law Federal Tax Course,

Harvard University School of Law Federal Income Taxation Course Outline,
Professor: Flusche

al-Hakim’s victory in the Federal Tax Court over the U. S. Tax Commissioner has academians teaching al-Hakim’s use of interest free loans in Tax Free financial transactions as part of a Wake Forest University School of Law Federal Tax Course on “ISLAMIC AND JEWISH PERSPECTIVES ON INTEREST” and al-Hakim’s historic impact on Shariah-Riba Complaint financial transactions in the business world.

Wake Forest University School of Law Tax Course on “ISLAMIC & JEWISH PERSPECTIVES ON INTEREST”,

Jalil with Robert Shapiro and Bill Walsh
Jalil with Robert Shapiro and Bill Walsh

Author/Professor: Newman, Joel S.
al-Hakim’s victory in the Federal Tax Court over the U. S. Tax Commissioner has academians teaching al-Hakim’s use of interest free loans in Tax Free financial transactions as part of the Wake Forest University School of Law Federal Tax Course on “ISLAMIC AND JEWISH PERSPECTIVES ON INTEREST” and al-Hakim’s historic impact on Shariah-Riba Complaint financial transactions in the business world.
Joel S. Newman is a professor at Wake Forest Law School, Winston Salem, North Carolina.
In this report, Newman discusses financial transactions that allow devout Muslims and Jews to obey religious prohibitions against interest, while giving investors a return on their investments. The tax treatment of these transactions is considered. An integral part is al-Hakim’s case.

1977- “The Major Leagues of Professional Baseball Clubs (Atlanta Braves) vs. The Major League Baseball Players Association (Alvin Jr. Moore)”
He negotiated a professional Baseball contract for a rookie player that contained several special clauses and one that allowed him to declare himself a “Free Agent” in the middle of the season if he was dissatisfied with his playing time. The National Baseball League President ruled against the clause citing that “it contained provisions inconsistent with the Reserve System Articles of the new Basic Labor Agreement” and threw it out, whereupon he took the case to arbitration. He prevailed in this case of unprecedented legal rights benefits and it was hailed by the Director of the Players Union, Marvin Miller, as “the single greatest advancement of player rights in baseball history and as valuable as any inherent rights in the Major League Players current Basic Labor Agreement.” This clause became the industry standard and was the example distributed to all other representatives by the Players Union to be included in their contracts. Cite: Arbitration Decision No.32 in the matter of “The Major Leagues of Professional Baseball Clubs (Atlanta Braves) vs. The Major League Baseball Players Association (Alvin Jr. Moore)”, Sept. 7, 1977.

2010- On August 25, 2010 Abdul-Jalil received the letter shown below of “Thanks” from Arch Bishop Joel Jeune of Grace Village in Haiti for the Relief Mission they received from the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation with Stepping Together on behalf of The World Conference of Mayors (WCM) and The National Conference of Black Mayors (NCBM). This is a tangible reality of SUCCESS in Haiti for ALL the members of the organizations world-wide rather than the many idle cocktail party rants and raves of projects that exist without any substance behind them. THEY DID IT! ALL the members of the World Conference of Mayors can celebrate their success and acknowledge their contribution.

Haiti Unite- smThey are now moving forward in a meaningful way to secure financial, subsistence, construction and medical aid and support for the next mission which will take place as soon as we can unite to raise the necessary items just mentioned. They can tap into the resources of the USAIDS and the National Medical Association to make great progress in securing bi-weekly missions to various needed areas around the World!

They are committed and prepared to work with the WCM and NCBM organizations to raise funds, provide support and organize continued relief efforts for financial donations, to deliver much needed medical support and supplies; food; clothing; educational materials; construction support and building materials; much needed personal items; and legal assistance for displaced children from orphanages that were given transportation and temporary housing in the United States with other families, churches, and organizations until homes have been rebuilt to house them. Where most relief efforts are limited, if not stopped altogether by current travel restrictions in, within, and out of Haiti, The World Conference of Mayors has some political cache that it can exercise to further achieve our united goals globally. This could be the first step toward fulfilling several of their conversations of thier organizations providing relief support to WCM and NCBM efforts globally.

Additionally, in relations to their working together on relief missions here in America and globally, Abdul-Jalil is exploring the possibility of a telethon, perhaps with J. C. Watts Black Television News Channel (BTNC). To that end the WCM is prepared to provide it’s full support to his and their joint efforts to overcome the continual need for financial assistance to achieve their goals. These fundraising efforts include the proposed telethon as a measure to not only raise funds but to raise awareness for the causes as well. Now they are moving forward with these joint and several fundraising efforts with a goal of working together on projects of mutual interest and support in a spirit of oneness.

Again, there is much work to do and the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation with Stepping Together are committed and prepared to work with WCM and NCBM organizations to raise funds and organize continued relief efforts to provide assistance to countries around the world, especially Africa, the Caribbean and South/Central America.

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Oaklanders Honored for Work In Haiti, Free Logo Design and Business Strategic Plan; YOUR Free Food Program; Entertainment Jobs Feb. 2012- March 2012

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About Abdul-Jalil

2003- al-Hakim Prevails in Motion to Vacate the Appraisal Awards Against CSAA

In February 2003 after 3 years of defendants legal delays with ten motions for terminating sanctions to prevent the motion from being heard, al-Hakim prevailed in his Motion to Vacate the Appraisal awards against CSAA. (View or download Order here http://www.box.net/shared/n10p7erncv)
The courts found that the awards had to be vacated if, among other grounds, “the award was procured by corruption, fraud, or other undue means”; or the appraisers(A. Michael  DeCeasare, Ruben Estrada, Ron Magin and Gene Roberts) “exceeded their powers and the award cannot be corrected without affecting the merits of the decision upon the controversy submitted”. The order further cited the improper use of “cash value” as replacement cost, use of erroneous “used cost” figures, denial of coverage, injection of fraud, concealment, breach of contract, and coverage issues without any reason or evidence, CSAA could not defend their actions nor those of their own appraiser. What the court did not address in the motion to vacate was the actual collusion and fraud again perpetrated upon the court by the defendant Ron Cook and the hostile intervener when they provided to and the appraisal panel adopted the improper “cash values” used in the vacated award and the exhibits to support them came directly from the presentation of CSAA’s expert Gary Halpin at the vacated appraisal, and that the fraudulent award itself was further prepared, written, submitted and distributed by defendant Cook and the hostile intervener. This victory locks CSAA in on the Bad Faith actions we submitted to the courts and are subject to summary judgment.

Clay al-Hakim Good Litigator2005- Federal Complaint with United States Attorney General, Department of Justice, of Hate Crime of Islamophobia and Xenophobia
In 2005 he filed a federal complaint with the United States Attorney General, Department of Justice, of a hate crime of Islamophobia and Xenophobia committed against him by Judge David C. Lee during a trial in Superior Court of Alameda County, California, that is moving forward with the investigation and charges of criminal extrinsic fraud upon the court of the State of California, spoliation of evidence, and the doctrine “unclean hands” against defendants/hostile intervener AAA Insurance; Ron Cook and the law firm of WILLOUGHBY, STUART & BENING; defense counsel Steve Barber and the law firm of Ropers Majeski; and others. The complaint, drafted and filed by al-Hakim in pro per, has broad based support from Democrats and Republicans, was submitted by Congresswoman Barbara Lee with the offices of Congressmen John Conyers, and Charles Rangel, has been review by several legal experts, with advocacy by former Republican Senator J. C. Watts, a client of al-Hakim’s.
The complaint addresses the concern that a Superior Court Judges’ conduct rose to the level of consideration for a Federal Crime and a Civil Rights violation because the bench upon which the judge rules is “under the color of law” and certainly the violation of anyone’s civil rights is a federal crime. “Muslims, just as any other group, can not be afraid to speak up when their rights have been abridged. If one does not speak up, then the transgressions goes unreported and the perpetrator goes on to harm again unchecked, it does not matter whom the transgressor is” said al-Hakim. The complaint, perhaps even more importantly, not only requested Merrily Friedlander, Chief of the Civil Rights Division, to make an investigation of a judicial hate crime, but also the many other civil rights and due process violations of judicial misconduct, and attorney extrinsic fraud upon the court and law that are themselves directly the matters complained. J. C. Watts in asking “What does a supposed terrorist act in Russia have to do with the negligent contamination of a home in America?” posed the argument that there must be consideration of and a response to the many issues in the complaint.

2005 – Present,  “Powe Folks” NBA World Champion Basketball Camp at Leon Powe of the NBA World Champion Boston Celtics
Promoted, Marketed and provided Media for Leon Powe’s “Powe Folks” NBA World Champion Basketball Camp.
In Game 2 of the NBA Finals, Powe, a second-year, second-round draft pick from Oakland was the Celtics hero. Years earlier, he was his family’s hero, as he helped keep his siblings together while they bounced between 26 different homeless shelters in a year during a patch when his mother couldn’t afford shelter. It’s one of the most touching sports stories in ages, and his emergence as a playoff force only highlights it.
ABC/ESPN produced a short biography on how Leon overcame tremendous adversity to make it on the Boston Celtics. The night this aired, Powe wowed the international television crowd as he scored 21 points off the bench in less than 15 minutes to spark the Boston Celtics to a 108-102 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers to take a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals.The Celtics went on to win the NBA Championship.

Hammer in Russia for President Yeltsin's 1996 Re-Election Campaign
Hammer in Russia for President Yeltsin’s 1996 Re-Election Campaign

November 1995-  M C Hammer in Russia, The Re-election of Russian President Boris Yeltsin by “Our Home Is Russia”, Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin’s Political Party
Prime Minister Chernomyrdin’s party was struggling to distance their leader from the unpopularity of the Government he headed, resolved to using western style campaign strategy. “Our Home” promised economic stability and continuation of the Democratic course of Yeltsin’s government.
November 1995 al-Hakim executive produced, produced, filmed and broadcast on Russian National TV a series of concerts in St. Petersburg and concerts in Moscow by MC Hammer in an urban style, “Rap-The-Vote” to secure the 18-45 voter turnout and re-election of President Boris Yeltsin. Polling after the concerts was overwhelmingly positive..
“Hammer is our father and rap is a very serious subject for me and if Chernomyrdin can give us Hammer then we will give him our vote.” said Oleg, an 18-year old Russian rap fan in attendance.
Being Prime Minister gave Chernomyrdin a huge advantage in access to Russian voters, with slick campaign posters, he told AP “we are using American pop music performances to drum up support among Russian youth for his political campaign”; the video scenes showed M.C. Hammer performing. Chernomyrdin’s travels around Russia in his capacity as Prime Minister, but looked more like the political campaign trail of an American President.
This strategy was trumpted as “world altering” for saving Russian democracy with Yeltsin’s re-election ensuring continuity in the evoultion of Russia and securing world peace.
This strategy was heralded world wide by political pundits as “incredibly brillant”, a “triumph for democratic reform” and “world altering” in it’s effect of having “saved” Russian democracy, as Yeltsin was the only alternative in ensuring continuity in the evoultion of Russia and securing world peace.
This coup, a miraculous event in history, was depicted and cannonized in a 2004 film “Spinning Boris” starring Jeff Goldblum, Anthony LaPaglia and Liev Schreiber.

“Spinning Boris” The Best President of Russia America Ever Had   ..L. A. Times Review
Jeff Goldblum, Anthony LaPaglia and Liev Schreiber star as a trio of elite American political campaign operatives who were hired in secret to manage Russian President Boris Yeltsin’s election campaign in 1996. He’s polling at 6 percent with the election a few months away. First, they must get someone’s attention; they succeed finally with Yeltsin’s daughter, then it’s polling, focus groups, messages and spin. Even as Yeltsin’s numbers go up, they are unsure who hired them and if Yeltsin’s allies have a different plan in mind than victory. When the going gets toughest, they put a spin on their stake: democracy and capitalism must win. They orchestrate the most spectacular political comeback of the twentieth century – as they “sold” Boris Yeltsin to the Russian public gaining Yeltsin’s successful re-election.

The Re-election of Russian President Boris Yeltsin at Excerpts of “Clinton Secrets” in a book by JOHN DIAMOND
The campaign tactic was their most effective strategy, greatest strength- uniquely different and vastly superior to anything Russia had ever witnessed. This strategic plan with our expertise well grounded in modern American campaigning got Yeltsin re-elected. This was simply a matter of fact that he was the best the modern world could get compared to the alternative communist and he was fully supported by the U.S.
A State Department memorandum, marked “confidential,’’ summarized then President Bill Clinton’s meeting with Yeltsin at a summit in Egypt, where Clinton told Yeltsin he ”wanted to make sure that everything the United States did would have a positive impact and nothing should have a negative impact’’ on Yeltsin’s re-election. The memo added the U. S. wanted an upcoming summit with the Russian leader to be successful to “reinforce everything that Yeltsin had done.’’
Excerpts of “Clinton Secrets” in a book by JOHN DIAMOND, Associated Press Writer

June 1997- Abdul-Jalil was honored as the recepient of the “Muslim of The Year” in 1997 by the Imam Warith Deen Mohammed Community, Oakland, CA

You can listen to or download Part 1 of 2 Interviews of Abdul-Jalil on AmericanMuslim360 (AM360) by Niamat Shaheed.

http://superstarmanagement.podomatic.com/entry/2013-01-16T18_20_23-08_00

https://www.box.com/s/zbt1c2j96h1agxx96wiw

Part 2 of 2 Interviews of Abdul-Jalil, Nanita Strong and Imam Wali Mohammed on AmericanMuslim360 (AM360) by Niamat Shaheed.

http://superstarmanagement.podomatic.com/entry/2013-01-16T18_45_13-08_00

https://www.box.com/s/wlj5filuyybr533hziqg

July 1996-  “Community Movement Toward Improvement” Music Conference at Clara Muhammed School & Masjidul Waritheen
“Community Movement Toward Improvement” Music Conference at Clara Muhammed School & Masjidul Warithdeen in Oakland, California featuring MC Hammer, Martin Wyatt-KGO TV, Mohammed (MTV Real World-SF),Sway, Imani, Davey D, Raphael Saadiq- Tony Toni Tone, Greg Khalid Peck- Warner Bros,Karen Lee- Warner Bros Music, Eric B, Rico Cassanova, Abdul-Jalil,Tony Collins- Giant Records, Anita Greathouse-Knight, Gene Shelton, Lenny Williams,Thembisa Mshaka, Roy Tesfaye-Death Row Records shown in ABC-TV news clip.

1993 – Present, National Footbal League Super Bowl
In 1994 Awarded Silver Cross Pen and Pencil Set for “Distinguished Marketing and Promotional Services” to National Footbal League Super Bowl and “NFL Experience” by NFL Properties.

1993-6  Co-Promoted, Managed and Trained Evander Holyfield including fights versus Riddick Bowe Heavyweight Title Boxing Matches

1980- Founded COMPUTER INTELLIGENCE
In 1980 founded COMPUTER INTELLIGENCE, (COIN), the worlds first Authorized Minority IBM and Apple Computer dealer; is a complete computer integration, network, communications, sales, service and systems company. Established certified educational, corporate and government market specialist that provide custom integrated computer systems, design, networks, Auto CAD/CAE, Desktop Publishing, Internet training, consulting, programming, maintenance, and software training to Pac Bell, State of California, PG&E, City of Oakland, Univ. of California, Sandia Labs, EBMUD, BART, etc. They are Apple and IBM Certified Educational Specialist;  Business, Legal and Accounting Office specialist;  Web Commerce specialist; Local Area Network specialist; and repair technicians.
In 1987 his computer store was burglarized by members of the City of Oakland Police Department, including Neuman Ng and Kailey Wong. He took his case to the District Attorney’s office, homicide division to conduct the investigation that lead to the arrest and conviction of two policemen for the rash of bomb burglaries and sentenced.

1983-  Commercials for City of Oakland “Conference On Urban Economic Development”
Originated, Executive Produced, Engineered, and Administered polling and analysis of Oakland Urban Economic Development survey for the City of Oakland; Wrote, Executive Produced, Produced, Directed, Edited and broadcast commercials for City of Oakland “Conference On Urban Economic Development”.

1982 –  City of Oakland Image Campaign “I know You’ll Love Oakland” Commercials
Originated, Executive Produced, Engineered, and Administered polling and analysis of Oakland City image survey for the City of Oakland; Co-Wrote, Executive Produced, Co-Produced, and Edited theme song “I know You’ll Love Oakland”; Wrote, Executive Produced, Produced, Directed, Edited and broadcast commercials for City of Oakland Image Campaign “I know You’ll Love Oakland”. Acknowledgement from ” CITY Of OAKLAND “

March 1979- The Historic BALSA 1979 National Law Convention
The historic Black American Law Students Association, 11th Annual National Convention, March 28-April 1, 1979, Hyatt, Oakland, was themed: “The Reconstruction of Black Civilizations.” Dedicated to- Rev. Ben Chavis of the Wilmington Ten, Introduction- Mayor Lionel Wilson, Keynote Speaker- Min. Louis Farrakhan, with veritable “Who’s Who” of nations leading Black presenters: Junius Williams-Pres. NBA, Hon. Ben Travis, Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim, Don Warden (Khalid al-Mansour), Dave Wilmont-Georgetown Law Center; Howard Moore, Alfred Slocum- Rutgers School of Law, Angela Davis, Victor Goode- Ex. Dir. NCBL, Hon. Judith Ford, Herb Reed- Howard School of Law, Asa Hilliard, Nathan Hare, Ron Baily- Northwestern University, Michael Ashburne, David Hall- FTC, Denice Carty Bernia- North Eastern University; Moot Court Judges: Hon. Wiley Manuel, Hon. Clinton White, Hon. David Cunningham, Hon. Allen Broussard, with “Thanks” to -John Burris, Peter Cohen, Claude Ames, Robert Harris, Eva Patterson, George Holland.

1974 – Creator, Executive Producer, Producer, and Host Cabel Television Show “The Super Stars”
In 1974 he Created, Executive Produced, Produced, and Hosted the worlds first cable television sports talk show that was distributed around the world. The show has hosted and been hosted by many of the worlds greatest athletes, entertainers, performing artist, and celebrities.

Articles and citations available upon request.

LECTURER AND PRESENTOR IN THE FIELDS OF:

About Abdul-Jalil*ENTERTAINMENT LAW*
*THE ART OF REPRESENTING PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES AND ENTERTAINERS*
*REPRESENTING THE PRODUCER*
*REPRESENTING THE DIRECTOR*
*REPRESENTING THE SUPERSTAR*
*GETTING MONEY FOR YOUR MOVIE*
*LICENSING MOTION PICTURES*Hip Hop Spread of Islam
*DIGITAL MOVIEMAKING*
*THE BUSINESS OF SPORTS*
*THE BUSINESS OF ENTERTAINMENT*
*SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING*
*ADVERTISING, MARKETING, PROMOTION, SPONSORSHIPS, BRANDING AND HIP HOP CULTURE*
*HIP HOP AND THE SPREAD OF ISLAM*
*ISLAM AND MUSIC*

1995 Sports Image Awards Program Cover
1995 Sports Image Awards Program Cover

~Leon Powe’s “Powe Folks” Basketball Camp, Oakland, CA. 2006-8, ~ Lynn Harris’ “Fourth Quarter Athletics Basketball Showcase” (with Ashley and Courtney Paris(OU), Devanei Hampton (Cal), Alexis Gray-Lawson (Cal), Candice Wiggins (Stanford), Brooke Smith (Stanford), and Ashley Walker(Cal), Oakland, CA. 2006, Golden State Warriors Adonal Foyle’s “Athletics and Academics” Basketball Camp, Oakland, CA. 2006, ~Music in Islam, University of California, Berkeley, CA 2003~ National Islamic Convention, Seacaucus., NJ 1997,~ Host Evening of Elegance, National Arabic Conference, Oakland, CA. 1997,~ National Islamic Convention, N.Y.C, N.Y. 1996,~ International Islamic Conference, Los Angeles, CA. 1996,~ Oaktown Music Conference, Oakland, CA 1996,~ National Society of Black Engineers Conference-Region 6, San Luis Obispo, CA.  1992,~ CAREER FEST, Oakland, CA. 1986, ~ California State University, Hayward, CA.  1985,~ United States Coast Guard, Oakland, CA.  1982,~ National BALSA Law Conference, Houston, TX 1981,~ National BALSA Law Conference, Philadelphia, PA. 1982,~ National BALSA Law Conference, Oakland, CA. 1979,~ National BALSA Law Conference, N.Y.C., N.Y. 1980,~ Mountain Regional Law Convention, Oklahoma City, OK. 1980,~ College of Alameda, Alameda, CA.  1981,~ Eastern Regional Law Conference, Washington D.C. 1980,~ National Black Media Convention, Oakland, CA. 1972,~ National BALSA Law Conference, Washington D.C. 1976,~ Pacific Coast Law Conference, San Francisco, CA. 1976,~ Stanford Law Society, Palo Alto, CA. 1976,~ National Black History Week Awards, San Francisco, CA, 1974

EDUCATION:

1972-73 Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Stanford, California; Candidate for Degree of Masters in Business Administration.
1968-71 University of California School of Business, Berkeley, California, Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Policy. Minor in Educational Psychology and Sociology.

HONORS & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

~ Graduated from High School with honors,~ Deans List at U.C. Berkeley,~ Ford Foundation Scholar and COGME Fellowship Award at Stanford University Graduate School of Business,~ Federal Law Review, 1987,~ Enshrined in ” WHO’S WHO “, United States Registry, 1990,~ Enshrined in ” WHO’S WHO IN CALIFORNIA “, California Historical Society, 1982,~ Enshrined in ” OUTSTANDING YOUNG MEN OF AMERICA “ United States Jaycees, 1982,~ Enshrined in ” WHO’S WHO IN ELECTRONICS”, United States Registry, 1989,~ Acknowledgement from ” CITY Of OAKLAND “, Oakland, CA.  1982,~ Acknowledgement from ” UNITED STATES CONGRESS, 7TH DISTRICT “, Oakland, CA.  1974,

OF INTEREST:

~ Only person to graduate from University of California, Berkeley in 2.5 years and achieve letters in three academic disciplines; Business Administration, Educational Psychology, and Sociology,~ Took and passed one full year class load in one college academic quarter!,~ Recognized for Genius I.Q.~ College Commitment Counselor, ~As a senior founded a Minority Scholar-Athlete Admissions Program at U. C. Berkeley, ~Had completed 1.5 years of 2 year MBA program before entering Stanford Graduate School of Business as a result of Undergraduate Business Degree from Cal Berkeley, ~Started own business while at Stanford and still operates it as a corporation today over 35 years later, ~Founded the “Community Food Bank” through the Margaret & Aaron Wallace Foundation to provide food and meals for the needy in 1992 to continue a similar program started by his father in the 1950’s.

Portrait of Abdul-Jalil in Paris, France
Portrait of Abdul-Jalil in Paris, France

OF NOTE:

~ In 1971 Abdul-Jalil had his portrait painted by world renowned artist Buford Delaney in Paris, France. Delaney, the worlds foremost African-American artist, has created portraits of Emperor Halle Selassie of Ethiopia, James Baldwin, Jean Jernae among other famous people. The portrait hangs in the museum in Montmartre, once considered ‘The Harlem of Paris,’ a thriving district of African American artists, musicians, historians and political exiles during the 20’s and 30’s, mirroring the artistic expression and activism of the Harlem Renaissance in New York.

SPORTS:

Lettered in Football, Basketball, Track and Field in High School. Lettered in Basketball, Track and Field at University of California. N.C.A.A. Champions in Track and Field in 1971.

FOUNDER, PRODUCER:

“The Evening of Elegance” Oakland, CA, 1997-Host; CMS Community Food Bank, Oakland, 1996; “The Stars”, Cable TV Show, Oakland, CA, 1974; Montgomery Wards Pre-Reserve Training Program, Richmond, CA,1974; Montgomery Wards “Super Sunday”, Richmond, CA,1974; Montgomery Wards “Men Only Night”, Richmond, CA, 1973; Bay Area Black Expo, Oakland, CA, 1972-77; Congress of Athletes For Alternatives to Youths, 1972; Martin Luther King Basketball Classic, l972; California Fashion and Beauty Pageant, 1975.

ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS:

~ National Lawyers Guild, ~ Muslim Bar Association of New York, ~ Houston Muslim Lawyers , ~ National Muslim Law Students Association, ~ Association of Muslim-American Lawyers, ~ Associate Board Member- University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business East Bay Alumni Network

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* * TESTIMONIALS ON ABDUL-JALIL * *

“The Man who turns hits into MILLION$.” – The Tribune.
“You really are the best.” – L. BOSTOCK, California Angels.
“GOD sent me an Angel” – M.C. HAMMER.
“Smart Youth, most intriguing, has the Baseball world at his feet.” – N.Y. POST .
“I don’t know what I would have done without you!.” – J.C. WATTS, U.S. HOUSE of REPRESENTATIVES.
“Thanks for directing me to the Sonics.” – GUS WILLIAMS, NBA.
“Imaginative, foresighted, some pretty impressive credentials. His I.Q. QUALIFIES HIM AS A GENIUS.” – UPI .
“That’s the finest promotion job for an unknown athlete that I have ever seen.” – N.Y. JETS.
“I’m so happy!! I’m full of money!!” – C. ROBINSON, NBA.
“He is personable, unafraid, confident. and athletes are attracted to him” – D. MAGGARD, U.S. Olympic Committee.
“You have never been wrong” – EMANUEL STEWARD, Boxing
“He told me what he wanted, we shook hands. We made the deal in 5 minutes.” – B. BAVASI, California Angels

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The Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation
The Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation (A&MWF) is a non-denominational, multi-cultural,100% volunteer financed and operated relief organization that provides FREE food, medicine, clothing, educational and employment opportunities, mental and physical health referrals, legal aid, shelter and other necessities to individuals, children, families, and organizations who lack these essentials for any reason. We provide private school and college admissions educational opportunities; assists with referrals for job training and placement; rental assistance; social services assistance; homelessness assistance; mental and physical health assistance; medical assistance and legal aid assistance referrals FREE for ANYONE whom has the need at the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation website.

Providing The Necessities For Success In Life

A&MWF, a public services organization based on GIVING AND SHARING, has created a 100% volunteer self-operated, self-supported, self financed model defined by developing the marketplace of a network that features high-performing results in the invaluable areas of: youth development; elementary, secondary and college education; poverty alleviation; mental and physical health medical services; social services, as well as other economic-empowerment programs for individuals, families; and small businesses.The Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation provides food; clothing; private school and college admissions educational opportunities; assists with referrals for job training and placement; rental assistance; social services assistance; homelessness assistance; mental and physical health assistance; medical assistance and legal aid assistance referrals for ANYONE whom has the need at the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation website.
A&MWF delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to over 30,000 individuals- children, families,and organizations per month who lack these essentials and is pioneering a new trend, as government and community funds grapple with the recession and the challenges of raising funds, WE have forged an awareness and sustained an effort to connect those in dire need with service providers, donors, volunteers and nonprofit groups with these causes. We have taken community foundations and moved into social networking, reaching beyond static “bricks and mortar” to interactive Web sites to serve as a dynamic virtual clearinghouses or “town square” that holds conversations between those in NEED and their local charities, citizens, donors, and volunteers.
A&MWF has made it easy and effortless for service providers, donors, volunteers and nonprofit groups to connect with those in NEED, as we have received more individuals needs profiles submitted on this site. The profiles include their contact information, information about their needs, desired solutions, pleas for their need satisfaction, and a listing of opportunities to achieve their solution. We also have profiles submitted of individuals as prospective donors or volunteers, include information about the causes that interest them.
Anyone can register by submitting an online request form in a strictly confidential submission and they can also feel free to call the number (510) 394-4101 as well.
From the great success that we have had with our Free Food Programs established in the 1950’s by my Parents, Aaron and Margaret Wallace, we have since been instrumental in the founding and supplying of other free food service organizations around the country.
With the demand for our help in creating these organizations being driven by the skyrocketing need for the services, we have decided to open up our efforts to all interested in starting a food pantry for the needy.
We can provide access to the training necessary to qualify your organization and partner you with the local organizations and businesses that can support your efforts. Contact us and we will help you through the RED TAPE and push your program to success!
Here’s some new videos for the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation Social Services Programs. The first is the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation Free Food Program Celebrity Giving Back

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1rTp4eDaUo

The second one is Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation Kids Celebrity Gift BackPacks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-Ay8hwnKvA

You can view the following Santa Fe Elementary School’s Peace March with Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation, SemiFreddi’s, Trader Joe’s, Little Ceasar’s Pizza, Marshawn Lynch’s “Fam1ly F1rst” and Leon Powe’s “Fresh Start Oakland”:

Santa Fe Elementary School’s Peace March with Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgBFtZcRVwA

Santa Fe Elementary Little Caesars Pizza Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUChKi5FzWg

Santa Fe Elementary Little Caesars Pizza Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILB6KRTkkEE

You can listen to or download many of the Public Service Announcements for our partners that were broadcast over national radio on the page “A& MWF Supports Inter-Faith Multi-Cultural Events”. We have provided and we have produced videos from some of them as well.  We will do one for any of our partners that work with us.
Thanks again for the opportunity to serve you and let’s ALL do more and better for those less fortunate.

Abdul-Jalil

Free Tickets to: Kev Choice; Talib Kweli Idel Warship; Lalah Hathaway;Snoop Dogg, Wiz Kalifa; Erykah Badu; Fela!; Pharcyde; Duke Ellington; Brian McKnight; Colors of Xmas; Hiroshima; Jose James; Zongo Junction; Maceo Parker; Business Strategic Plan; YOUR

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    Dr. Kenya Numan and her organization “Stepping Together as well as Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim and the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation were recently honored in Miami, Florida and Port Au Prince, Haiti last month for the Relief Missions that they have sent to Haiti since the earthquake.
Abdul-Jalil and crew are currently up for an EMMY with “OUT. The Glenn Burke Story”, and have already won several honors for it and expect more.
Special “Thanks” to all that have supported our efforts over the years!

FREE tickets to:
Kev Choice, Wed., 11/30 @8 pm, Yoshi’s- Oakland, 510 Embarcadero W, Oakland Ca 94607;
THE PHARCYDE with Live Band,
Fri 12/16/11 @10:30pm, Yoshi’s- San Francisco, 1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
JOSE JAMES
“A rising jazz star… Spectacular!” – New York Times, Thu 12/8/11 @10:30pm,  Yoshi’s- San Francisco, 1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
A Women In Jazz Holiday Double Bill: DESTINY MUHAMMED JAZZ TRIO & VICTORIA THEODORE,
Tue 12/13/11 @8pm, Yoshi’s- San Francisco, 1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
Keb’ Mo, Thu, 12/1/11 @8:00 PM, The Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94109
Erykah Badu, Fri., 12/9 @9pm, The Warfield Theater, 982 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Snoop Dog and Wiz Kalifa
, Mon., 12/12 @9pm, The Warfield Theater, 982 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Fela!, Produced by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, 11/15 – 12/11 @8pm, Curran Theatre, 445 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Colors of Christmas, featuring Peabo Bryson, Jennifer Holliday, Lea Salonga, Ben Vereen with A.M.E. Oakland Mass Choir and San Francisco Symphony, December 13-15, 2011, 8:00 pm, Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco , CA 94199
Duke Ellington, featuring San Francisco Symphony, Sunday, December 11, 2011, 8:00 pm, Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco , CA 94199
HIROSHIMA CHRISTMAS,
Sat 12/10/11 @10pm, Yoshi’s- San Francisco, 1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, Celebrating their Annual Holiday show at Yoshi’s San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY GOSPEL CHOIR-
Fri 12/9/11 @10pm, Yoshi’s- San Francisco, 1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
MACEO PARKER’S NEW YEARS PARTY- Celebrate the New Year with Some Funk!, Thu 12/29/11 @10pm, Yoshi’s- San Francisco, 1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
An Evening with BRIAN MCKNIGHT Special Christmas Week of Performances,
Wed 12/21/11 @8pm, Yoshi’s- San Francisco, 1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
TALIB KWELI’S IDLE WARSHIP featuring Talib Kweli, Res, and Live Band, Fri 1/6/12 @10pm, Yoshi’s San Francisco, 1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Ensemble, Thur, 12/29/11 @9:00 PM, SLIM’S, 333 11th St., San Francisco, CA 94103
Zongo Junction/ Turkuaz, Thur, 12/29/11 @9:00 PM, SLIM’S, 333 11th St., San Francisco, CA 94103

The tickets will be awarded via our Text, Twitter or website, so DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL, and if you haven’t already, you should join us on:
Text “I Want Tickets to (show)” with your name and email address to: (510) 394-4501; Twitter at: http://twitter.com/xzwhy , http://twitter.com/ajalil , http://twitter.com/nowtruth , http://twitter.com/amwft
http://twitter.com/win2012elect , or go to the websites at: http://Superstarmanagement.com , http://Ex-Why.com/  , http://AMWFTRUST.Org/  or http://NowTruth.Org/  and make your request on the “I WANT TICKETS” page.

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Kev Choice

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“The Art of Composition”

Yoshi’s Oakland

510 Embarcadero W
Oakland Ca 94607

Pianist/M.C./Producer/Band-Director premieres excerpts from his new hip-hopera: The Chosen One

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The theme for this special performance is “The Art of Composition” as Oakland M.C./Pianist/Composer Kev Choice and his dynamic Ensemble will focusing on compositions and instrumental works that he has written and compiled over the years. His compositions have a wide range of influence from Herbie Hancock to Maurice Ravel to J-Dilla. He will also cover select compositions from his favorite composers ranging from Stevie Wonder, Chopin, to Kanye West. In addition, Kev Choice will be premiering excerpts from his Hip-Hopera-“Electus Unus” (The Chosen One), which will feature the Ensemble joined by a string trio section and bassonist. “The Chosen One”, a concept project that Kev has been working on for the past year, is a mythological story of a child who was sent to the Earth, from the Heavens, to save a self-destructing world with his extraordinary musical talents. The story is told in a rap style over lush string arrangements and classic hip-hop drum patterns. Extended intros, codas, modulations, thick instrumentation, lays the foundation of this half-fantasy/half-reality tale that stretches the boundaries of the hip-hop genre. As “Keyboard Magazine” recently tweeted, “Anyone who doesn’t think real keyboard playing and rap dont mix, check Kev Choice”.

Pianist/M.C./Producer/Band-Director, Kev Choice is a multi-faceted artist poised to take the music world to dimensions it has never before seen. Never before has an artist grounded in the Hip-Hop tradition, had this type of musical prowess. Classically and jazz trained, schooled in the classic era of Hip-Hop, and influenced by genres from all over the globe, Kev Choice is a unique artist with the capabilities to blend musical elements in a convincing manner. With a resume that includes a Master’s Degree in Music, and having toured the world professionally as a keyboardist and M.C. with a diverse list of artist such as of Lauryn Hill, D.J. Quik, Too Short, Dwele, Zion I, Goapele, LyricsBorn, Martin Luther, and Michael Franti and Spearhead, it is hard to deny the extreme gift that Kev Choice brings to the stage. Having formed his band, Kev Choice Ensemble, in 2007, Kev Choice began to focus on giving the world his unique sound and vision while presenting a powerful stage show. Kev Choice has named “Best Musician” and “Most Multi-Talented Instrumentalist” by East Bay Express in the past few years and also nominated for “Best Soul-Funk Artist” by SF WEEKLY on 3 different occasions. An M.C. that can deliver conscious, witty, relevant lyrics, while playing keys with the skill of a seasoned pianist, is a sight to behold and a breath of freshness to the industry.

The Kev Choice Ensemble has been one of the most dynamic bands in The Bay Area over the last 5 years. The Ensemble features a diverse array and mix of talented musicians with a broad range of talents from the jazz elements of Howard Riley and Geechi Taylor to the soulfulness of Viveca Hawkins voice or Greggo Simmons on guitar. The foundation is held together by the super solid Hassan Hurd on drums, the funk-rock presence of Uriah Duffy on Bass, and the seasoned stylings of Mike Blankenship on keys. For this show they will also be joined by Ajayi Jackson on bassoon and percussion, as well as a string trio featuring violin, viola, and cello. The Ensemble has been heralded as “the most musical hip-hop group ever”.

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Keb’ Mo’

The Regency Ballroom
1290 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA 94109

  • Day: Thu, Dec 1, 2011
  • Showtime: 8:00 PM
  • Doors open: 7:00 PM

 

Keb’ Mo’ Henry (Cambridge Folk Fest 2004)

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Keb’ Mo’s music is a living link to the seminal Delta blues that traveled up the Mississippi River and across the expanse of America–informing all of its musical roots-before evolving into a universally celebrated art form. Born Kevin Moore in South Los Angeles to parents originally from the deep South, he adopted his better known stage name when he was a young player who became inspired by the force of this essential African-American legacy. In the storied tradition of bluesmen before him including Muddy Waters-formerly McKinley Morganfield-and Taj Mahal, who began his days as Henry St. Clair Fredericks, Moore became known as Keb’ Mo’. His acclaimed self-titled 1994 debut album introduced that now famous appellation to the world, and his latest album, 2006’s Suitcase, brings it to new heights.

 

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Lalah Hathaway

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Yoshi’s Oakland

510 Embarcadero W
Oakland Ca 94607

“Where It All Begins”

http://lalahhathaway.com

Lalah Hathaway, one of contemporary R&B’s most prized artists and in-demand vocalists will release her sixth solo album and second for Stax Records, Where It All Begins on October 18th, 2011. The versatile, critically acclaimed musician, songwriter, vocalist and producer found creative regeneration and newfound energy making this record, an artistic re-birth she’s eager to share with anyone willing to listen. “Everybody is an artist in some way,” Hathaway enthuses, “I wanted to explore what that really means. For me it meant walking into being the artist I’ve always wanted to be. It was an opportunity for me to embrace my independence as an artist through my music and connection to my fans.”

Hathaway brings that message home splendidly on the gorgeous title track, penned by her and Ernest Green. “If you say what you mean/And mean what you say,” she croons at the beginning of Where It All Begins, showcasing her sensual alto over a languid, hypnotic groove.

In addition to Green, Hathaway recruited other esteemed kindred spirits to either co-write or contribute tailor-made tunes. The list includes Lewis Williams, Lee Hutson, Jr., Errol Cooney, James Day, James Fauntleroy, Rahsaan Patterson, Terrence Lilly, Jonathan Richmond, Mike City, Dave Young, Bryan Sledge, Eddie Serrano, Rich King, Andre Harris and Vidal Davis. Recruiting such top-tier songwriters – some of who have penned hits for Alicia Keys, Jill Scott, Bilal, Babyface, Musiq Soulchild, and host of others, demonstrates Hathaway’s long-held status in contemporary R&B.

This album contains several up-tempo gems that are sure to heat up urban radio stations and nightclubs. For example, check out “If You Want To,” the album’s thumping, synth-driven first single, penned with Patterson, Richmond, and Lilly and the effervescent “My Everything,” which she co-wrote with Jonathan Richmond. The slinky groove of Hutson, Jr.’s “Small of My Back” is also undeniable.

Where It All Begins comes on the heels of Hathaway’s most successful album to date, 2008’s Self Portrait, her first record for legendary soul label Stax Records. The album reached the top ten on the Top R&B Albums chart and included the Grammy® nominated (Best Female R&B Vocal) song “That Was Then.”

Indeed, Hathaway intoxicates as a storyteller. Even though her voice brims with magnetism, she never overpowers it to point of drowning out the lyrics. As with previous albums, Where It All Begins comes loaded with enduring songs that sound personal yet easily relatable, touching upon affairs of the heart as well as the everyday joys of life.
The disc comes on strong from the get-go. Andre Harris and Vidal Davis’ gutsy “Strong Woman,” is a sassy cautionary tale, urging lotharios to step up to the plate and stop taking their devoted female lovers for granted.

Naturally, the singer hasn’t abandoned her R&B roots. Where It All Begins includes luxurious slow jams such as “This Could Be Love” (co-written with Green and Lewis), on which she sings of joys and fears of truly falling in love with that someone special, and City’s bittersweet “Always Love You,” which hints of the sadness leaving an unfulfilling romantic relationship.

Hard-core fans will certainly be delighted with the newly arranged and recorded “I’m Coming Back,” a Quiet-Storm jewel, written by Gary Taylor, which appeared on her 1990 eponymous debut. It’s a song that’s remained a highlight of her live shows for two decades. “No matter, where I go – churches, festivals, Japan, South Africa – people love that song,” Hathaway says, “This version has a different arrangement, because it’s morphed over the years. I decided to rerecord it. We added vocalist Rachelle Ferrell at the end, which is really sublime.”

When it comes to honoring her predecessors, perhaps there’s no other greater example on Where It All Begins than with her spellbinding take on “You Were Meant For Me,” a chestnut that her late father – the incomparable Donny Hathaway recorded.
In view of Donny Hathaway’s landmark albums and indisputable influence on generations of singers worldwide, she speaks of him as a guiding light, especially when it comes to interpreting other people’s music. “I really listened to my dad’s own songs,” Hathaway says fondly, “‘Jealous Guy’ by John Lennon – I always thought my father owned that,” she laughs, “I just grew up with the approach of opening yourself up to create something beautiful, that’s a love letter to what came before.”

On Where It All Begins, Lalah Hathaway unquestionably succeeds at opening herself up in new and profound ways, striving for artistic higher ground and to ‘create something beautiful.’ “I feel like I’m at the top of my game, like I’m at the beginning again,” she says, excitedly. “There aren’t many artists, particularly female singers, who after 20 years, are kind of still on the come up. I feel like I’m on the come up.”

Just That Good

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JOSE JAMES BAND

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Yoshi’s San Francisco

1330 Fillmore Street
SF, CA 94115

“A rising jazz star… Spectacular!” -New York Times

Jose James – vocals
Nate Smith-drums
Ben Williams-bass
Kris Bowers-keys
Takuya Kuroda-trumpet

José James “Trouble” – AllSaints Basement Sessions

Born and raised in Minneapolis, José James came of age with the sounds of Prince, hip-hop and Modern jazz. Discovering an early passion for both music and creative writing, José combined these through performance – singing jazz standards, originals, and the works of John Coltrane with his quartet throughout the Twin Cites. Becoming a member of the groundbreaking avant-garde performance poetry and jazz ensemble Ancestor Energy, José was determined to devote his life to music, community, and spiritual unity.

Moving to New York City to attend The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, he was mentored by and recorded with both the legendary drummer Chico Hamilton and the pianist Junior Mance. There he also met his first ensemble that would form the studio and international touring band for his 2008 debut album “The Dreamer” (Jan 2008, Brownswood).

A chance meeting in London with international tastemaker and DJ Gilles Peterson led to a record deal on Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings label. Drawing upon diverse influences such as Freestyle Fellowship and Rahsaan Roland Kirk, “The Dreamer” was an international critical success, with José performing at venues such as the North Sea Jazz Festival, Billboard Live Tokyo, The Hermitage Museum, and Central Park Summerstage. “The Dreamer” was voted #21 Critic’s Pick of JazzTimes Top 50 Jazz Albums of 2008.

His sophomore release “BLACKMAGIC” (Feb 2010, Brownswood) explored the worldwide underground, featuring production from Flying Lotus, Moodymann, Taylor McFerrin, and DJ Mitsu the Beats. “BLACKMAGIC” also featured James’s live band in new territory, covering dubstep pioneer Benga’s “Emotions” and exploring a soul/hip-hop version of the R&B classic “Save Your Love For Me.” “BLACKMAGIC” toured in over 30 countries, at venues such as the Montreal Jazz Festival, Ancienne Belgique, Melkweg, and Lincoln Center. “Love Conversation” (produced by Taylor McFerrin), “Save Your Love for Me,” and “Desire” (from The Dreamer) were featured in Fox Searchlight Pictures 2010 “Our Family Wedding” starring Forest Whitaker, America Ferrera, Carlos Mencia, and Lance Gross.

Signing to Verve/Universal in 2010, James’s third studio album “For All We Know” (May 2010, Impulse!) was released on the legendary “Impulse!” label, home to many of John Coltrane’s masterworks. Largely recorded in a single day at the famed Galaxy Studios in Belguim, “For All We Know” is a deep and timeless duo album of jazz standards featuring Jef Neve on piano.

Winner of both the Edison Award and L’Académie du Jazz Grand Prix for best Vocal Jazz Album of 2010, “For All We Know” was James’s most intimate project to date, with performances in premiere concert halls such as L’Olympia, Royal Festival Hall, and De Roma, as well venues such as the Umbria Jazz Festival, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola and Cotton Club Tokyo.

The collaboration between James and Jef Neve continued with an ambitious ongoing live project “Facing East: The Music of John Coltrane.” Conceived and directed by James “Facing East” made its worldwide debut at Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, and continued on to venues such as the North Sea Jazz Festival, Nice Jazz Festival, New Morning, and Ronnie Scott’s.
As a featured guest José has recorded albums with Junior Mance, Chico Hamilton, Nicola Conte, Bassment Jaxx, Jazzanova, Toshio Matsuura, J.A.M., DJ Mitsu the Beats, Timo Lassy, Taylor McFerrin, and Flying Lotus.

Recent projects include guest performances with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s “A Tribute to Billy Strayhorn” at Rose Theater, as well as touring internationally with McCoy Tyner’s “The Music of John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman.”
He was recently voted 2011 DownBeat Critics Poll “Rising Star Best Male Vocalist” and is currently working on his fourth studio album “No Beginning, No End.”

 

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San Francisco State University Gospel Choir

Yoshi’s San Francisco

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1330 Fillmore Street
SF, CA 94115

The SF State Gospel Choir was founded by current choir director Ja Ronn Thompson in the Spring of 2004.  At that time he didn’t expect anyone to take him seriously. He was only a freshman and not even a music major. But he was determined to bring Gospel music to our campus.  When he expressed interest in starting the choir, music professor Dr. Dee Spencer told him to “Make it happen.”  Therefore, Ja Ronn toured the campus handing out fliers and encouraging people to try out.

There were seven members at their first rehearsal, singing without sheet music or a band to accompany them from one musical transition to the next.  They also didn’t have a regular practice room, so they used various classrooms and sometimes hallways in order to perfect their songs.

The San Francisco State gospel choir, a student-run group, became a one-unit music course in its second semester.  Now in it’s 14th semester the group is comprised of 85 singers and 7 musicians of different backgrounds and majors, there is plenty of diversity in this group. Having grown exponentially over the past 7 years, their big sound has only gotten better.

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HIROSHIMA CHRISTMAS

Yoshi’s San Francisco

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1330 Fillmore Street
SF, CA 94115

Celebrating with their Annual Holiday show at Yoshi’s San Francisco!

In the three decades since they first convened, the Los Angeles-based ensemble of Dan Kuramoto (keyboards/woodwinds/composer/producer), June Okida Kuramoto (koto), Danny Yamamoto (drums), Kimo Cornwell (piano/keyboards), Dean Cortez (bass) and newest member Shoji Kameda (taiko drum/percussion) have blended jazz, pop, and rock with traditional Japanese folk music and instruments. The resulting sound was a pioneering voice in the world music movement of the late 20th century.

While Hiroshima have sold more than three million records in their prolific career, they’ve done something even more important in the process: they’ve introduced a variety of traditional Asian instruments to a global audience, and integrated them seamlessly into a new music and art form. The Japanese koto, a zither-like, 13-stringed instrument, shakuhachi, a five holed bamboo flute, and the powerful taiko (which literally means “drum”) combine with instruments from the Western Hemisphere to create their unique musical palette.

This year, we are delighted to have Hiroshima bring their (Los Angeles) annual holiday tradition to Yoshi’s San Francisco. With a mix of Hiroshima “classics” as well as songs that reflect the “spirit of the season” ..this will certainly be one show that you won’t want to miss!

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OCCUPY OAKLAND! OCCUPY WALL STREET!!!
Oakland City Attorney
Resigns! FORCED OUT!!! Can’t Dodge Fraud, Corruption Charges!


The Occupy Movement that has swept America and the world, had it’s Occupy Oakland beginnings with the revelation of irrefutable evidence of the mass fraud and corruption of the Oakland City Attorney, Oakland Police Department, Alameda County District Attorney, Alameda County Superior Court, California State Appeals Court and California Supreme Court in an action to deny justice and cover up that denial of justice in the 20 year case of Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim vs CSAA, Rescue, et al.

The unrest caused by the exposure of the criminal actions of these law enforcement, legal and judicial individuals/bodies in this matter implored others to investigate the ongoing case revealing even more rampant corruption that has dramatically portrayed the sullied, sordid underbelly culture of corruption that Oakland and Alameda County has long been known for! This pattern continued even through the Oscar Grant murder debacle but lead to the people of the Oakland East Bay Area and beyond, standing up to that corruption and saying “NO MORE!!!”.

The cry at ALL the Occupy events world-wide are echoing the frustration felt by the people of the East Bay Area, “We are ALL Oscar Grant!!” and most are reacting in solidarity and union with those whom have voiced their opinions with their frustrations in a varied manner of ways. The world witnessed as Oakland revolted and burned with the that cry and now the whole world is chanting the same tune and following Oakland lead as it did in the 1960-70’s re-evolution!

    The Minority and Occupy Communities ( #occupyoakland #OWS) are evaluating the elected officials, want-to-be-leaders, clergy and so-called power brokers that do not represent their interest, yet claim to bargain and speak for them! How can these self-perceived “influence peddlers” bargain away the rights and interests of people they do not talk to, know nor represent?

African-American youth, the overall Minority Youth Community with the Occupyers ( #occupyoakland #OWS) know these carpet baggers and their “bagmen” are sellouts and represent BIG BUSINESS INTEREST- the Developers, Banks, Insurance Companies, Attorneys and maintaining the status quo! The Minority Youth Community with the Occupyers proclaim widely and loudly that they ARE NOT the constituents of these turncoats that disavow their very own ethnic orientation because they acknowledge that being Black in America is to be considered worthless and disposable!

One of Oakland Mayor Jean Quan’s problems is her depending on the advice of Uncle Toms Sandre Swanson, and Keith Carson; while fighting bootlicking-backstabbing Larry Reid
and Ignacio DeLaFuente; assumming theres some influence of want-to-be-leaders, clergy and so-called power brokers to move the concerned disenfranchised; with double crooked duplicitous Dan Siegle! (More coming on this cast of characters)

Oakland City Councilmen
Larry Reid and Ignacio DeLaFuente have given away many, many millions of dollars in valuable Real Estate to their developer partners! From 14th Ave to 106th Ave and down from MacArthur Blvd. to the Bay. Councilmen Reid and DeLaFuente are owned and controlled by developers! That’s why they constantly connive so shamelessly for the Civil Gang Injunctions and curfews, with EVERY act of difference they are in the media spinning it as an example of serious crime that could be eliminated with the injunction/curfew. Reid has gone on air and repeatedly tried to trivialize and void the entire good of some lives by claiming their life was somehow

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    Dr. Kenya Numan and her organization “Stepping Together as well as Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim and the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation were recently honored in Miami, Florida and Port Au Prince, Haiti last month for the Relief Missions that they have sent to Haiti since the earthquake.
Abdul-Jalil and crew are currently up for an EMMY with “OUT. The Glenn Burke Story”, and have already won several honors for it and expect more.
Special “Thanks” to all that have supported our efforts over the years!

FREE tickets to:
Avant, Fri & Sat., 11/25-26 @10 pm, Yoshi’s- Oakland, 510 Embarcadero W, Oakland Ca 94607;
Orgone with Allen Stone, Sat, 11/26/11 @8:00 PM, Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., San Francisco, CA 94109
Montclaire Womens Big Band
, Sun, 11/27 @7 pm,  Yoshi’s- Oakland, 510 Embarcadero W, Oakland Ca 94607;
The Velveteen Rabbit, Choreographed and directed by KT Nelson, Sat., 11/26 @2 p.m., Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street (at 3rd Street), San Francisco, CA
Keb’ Mo, Thu, 12/1/11 @8:00 PM, The Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94109
Erykah Badu, Fri., 12/9 @9pm, The Warfield Theater, 982 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Snoop Dog and Wiz Kalifa
, Mon., 12/12 @9pm, The Warfield Theater, 982 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Fela!, Produced by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, 11/15 – 12/11 @8pm, Curran Theatre, 445 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Colors of Christmas, featuring Peabo Bryson, Jennifer Holliday, Lea Salonga, Ben Vereen with A.M.E. Oakland Mass Choir and San Francisco Symphony, December 13-15, 2011, 8:00 pm, Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco , CA 94199
Duke Ellington, featuring San Francisco Symphony, Sunday, December 11, 2011, 8:00 pm, Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco , CA 94199
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Ensemble,
Thur, 12/29/11 @9:00 PM, SLIM’S, 333 11th St., San Francisco, CA 94103
Zongo Junction/ Turkuaz, Thur, 12/29/11 @9:00 PM, SLIM’S, 333 11th St., San Francisco, CA 94103

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Orgone
With Allen Stone

Great American Music Hall
859 O’Farrell St.
San Francisco, CA 94109

  • Day: Sat, Nov. 26, 2011
  • Showtime: 8:00 PM
  • Doors open: 7:00 PM

Orgone Los Angeles?Funk / Soul / Afro-beat??or·gone (ôr’gon) ?n. A universal life force, a cosmic unit of energy, the creative force in nature.

Los Angeles based band Orgone is many souls with a cosmic connection, a natural creative force and musicians who have played together for years. They are self schooled and continue to shape their musical voice as a solid unit of guys who hang, spin records and jam out their shared inspirations. With a rooted sense of funk, soul, afrobeat, deep rhythms and an intimate understanding of dj culture as well as each others’ individual talents, Orgone seamlessly slides through multiple styles and dynamic performances. The group continuously injects whatever they play with a heavy brand of raw funk power.

At the core of the band is a rhythm section comprised of close friends who have played together for more than 10 years. Having grown artistically as a unit they function as one organic and intuitive whole. The orginal 5-member band started out by putting their own gritty takes on tunes by the likes of the JBs, the Meters, Booker T. and the MGs, Grant Green and Funkadelic among many others. They quickly gained underground respect and die hard fans. With their searing live sets and original instrumentals, Orgone soon released their debut self titled CD, “Orgone,” in 2002. The result was a collection of all original down home, transcendental, tough and gritty funk instrumentals.

*****

 

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Keb’ Mo’

The Regency Ballroom
1290 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA 94109

  • Day: Thu, Dec 1, 2011
  • Showtime: 8:00 PM
  • Doors open: 7:00 PM

 

Keb’ Mo’ Henry (Cambridge Folk Fest 2004)

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Keb’ Mo’s music is a living link to the seminal Delta blues that traveled up the Mississippi River and across the expanse of America–informing all of its musical roots-before evolving into a universally celebrated art form. Born Kevin Moore in South Los Angeles to parents originally from the deep South, he adopted his better known stage name when he was a young player who became inspired by the force of this essential African-American legacy. In the storied tradition of bluesmen before him including Muddy Waters-formerly McKinley Morganfield-and Taj Mahal, who began his days as Henry St. Clair Fredericks, Moore became known as Keb’ Mo’. His acclaimed self-titled 1994 debut album introduced that now famous appellation to the world, and his latest album, 2006’s Suitcase, brings it to new heights.

 

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Avant

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the voice of modern soul

Yoshi’s Oakland

510 Embarcadero W
Oakland Ca 94607

He was once hailed as the “new voice of ghetto soul.” No more. Avant can now be hailed as the “new voice of modern soul.” The proof is in the listening as the singer prepares to release his sixth album—and first—on Verve Forecast: “The Letter” (Dec. 7).

“A letter is what you write to people to tell them what’s going on in your life,” says Avant. “This album is a letter from me to my fans about what’s going on in my life, what’s going through my head and my struggles as a man.”

Simmering with radio-friendly yet relatable introspections about romance/love, commitment and other realities of life, “The Letter” finds singer/songwriter Avant ready to ascend into music’s mainstream ranks—joining such predecessors as Maxwell, Marvin Gaye, and D’Angelo. Guiding Avant on that journey is a contingent of established and emerging producers from the R&B/hip-hop realm. Among them: The Pentagon, whose members Damon Thomas, Eric Dawkins and Antonio Dixon have collectively crafted hits for Mary J. Blige, Fantasia, Babyface and Usher; Mike City, whose credits include Usher, Jamie Foxx, Brandy and Carl Thomas; Marshall Leathers, formerly of the Architects, who has worked with India.Arie and Missy Elliott and Kajun, fresh off the top 5 R&B hit “Sex Room” by Ludacris featuring Trey Songz.

Avant, who also co-wrote and co-produced several “Letter” tracks, has revitalized his music without sacrificing his primary sound: “love ballads and mood records in the vein of Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Luther Vandross and R. Kelly. “These guys,” says Avant, “gave me the drive to write and sing about the way relationships should go.”

Acknowledging the career-evolving fear factor artists face with each new album, Avant notes, “You don’t want to let your fans down, but you don’t want to come off like you’re trying to be someone else. At the same time, you want to stay relevant without sounding boring. For me, it’s about giving people great music. And I feel I’ve got that niche.”

At the forefront of accomplishing the singer’s current mission is the lead single “Kiss Goodbye.” Introduced by a driving piano riff, “Kiss Goodbye” settles into an atmospheric, mid-tempo groove that provides the melodic backdrop to the song’s cautious message: don’t ever take a romantic relationship for granted. “See you done got a lot of passes/Sick of waiting on you to change,” sings Avant. “You won’t know it, it’s a perfect disguise/She won’t show it, but lips don’t lie …/It’s OK if she said she was out with her girls and you know it’s a lie/But if she kissed him, that’s your kiss goodbye.” In a nutshell, the song doubles as the male equivalent to Beyoncé’s own cautionary tale broken down on the hit single “Irreplaceable.”

“I’m out to raise caution to the fellas,” explains Avant about the inspiration behind “Kiss Goodbye,” produced by The Pentagon. “We’ve been used to talking our way out and through situations. But now we have to show more action.”

Avant draws on his inner Marvin Gaye as he skillfully works his way through “Hot 16,” a mood-setting number about an anticipated romantic liaison. “We’re about to make a masterpiece … something to remember,” he smoothly croons. The mood shifts on “Where Did We Go?,” a commentary on the day-to-day stresses that can cause the demise of a relationship. Avant isn’t afraid to bare his emotions as he laments his and his lady’s inability to simply reach out and talk in an increasingly digital world. The Pentagon, who produced “Hot 16” and “Where Did We Go?,” also helmed the beautiful anthem, “Walking on Water.” It’s destined to become a wedding classic by virtue of its quiet melody and revelatory lyrics: “I finally found someone/A girl I can love forever/Never thought it would happen for me/Feels like I’m walking on water; walking on water/ When I’m with you, impossible is easy to do.”

Among the other 11 tracks comprising “The Letter” is another R&B highlight, “Night Life.” Directed by producer Mike City, it features the feel-good morning-after line: “Waking up late with you on my mind.” Avant also taps into the hip-hop side of R&B on the languid “Body Police” and club jam “Had Enough,” both produced by Kajun, as well as the mid-tempo groove “That Dude,” produced by Marshall Leathers. In addition to its melodic, contemporary R&B framework and story-telling lyrics, “The Letter”’s cohesiveness is tied together by Avant’s lilting tenor, which can shift effortlessly from romantic crooner to get-down party man.

Avant comes by those skills naturally. Born and raised in Cleveland, the church-honed singer attended Cleveland School of the Arts and later became the first act signed to Magic Johnson’s MCA-distributed label, Magic Johnson Music (MJM). Avant came to the NBA legend’s attention when the singer wrote and released the single “Separated.” The song, about a failed romantic relationship, began getting airplay on the top-rated Chicago radio station WGCI. The song was eventually included on Avant’s 2000 MJM debut album, “My Thoughts.” Reaching No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, “Separated” was followed by the top five hit “My First Love,” a cover of the 1983 René & Angela R&B classic featuring KeKe Wyatt. Avant returned the favor on Wyatt’s 2001 album debut, “Soul Sista,” pairing up with her on the No. 4 hit “Nothing in This World.”

After scoring platinum with “My Thoughts,” Avant released two more platinum-certified albums, “Ecstasy” (2002) and “Private Room” (2003), and notched several more top 10 singles: “Makin’ Good Love,” “Read Your Mind.” Fourth album “Director”—distributed through Geffen and his final MJM project—was released in 2006 and featured the hit “4 Minutes.” Two years later, he segued to Capitol for a fifth, self-titled album that yielded the top 20 single “Break Ya Back.”

Having recorded with such diverse acts as Nicole Sherzinger and Lil Wayne, Avant isn’t afraid to stretch his vocal wings. He most recently partnered with contemporary jazz artist Brian Culbertson on the single “Skies Wide Open” from Culbertson’s new “XII” album. He was also among the select group of singers chosen to pay homage to R&B legend Frankie Beverly on “Silky Soul Music … An All-Star Tribute to Maze featuring Frankie Beverly.”

“The different textures of music excite me,” says Avant. “The dabbling in other genres inspires my writing.”

Another side of Avant is revealed on the new DVD release of playwright David E. Talbert’s “In the Nick of Tyme,” which also stars Morris Chesnut, Ellia English and Terry Dexter. Says Avant, “Bringing across another character was so much fun.”

However, it’s the singer/songwriter part of Avant that’s on center stage right now as Verve Forecast prepares to release “The Letter,” the next step in the artist’s ongoing evolution. “I have to say, I’m not where I want to be yet, and I won’t be complacent,” declares Avant. “I’m always fighting to go further. Once you hit a plateau, it’s time to create another. I’m just getting started.”

*****

 

 

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Montclair Women’s Big Band

Yoshi’s Oakland

510 Embarcadero W
Oakland Ca 94607

Ellen Seeling, Director

Brownsville Express – Montclair Women’s Big Band by Yoshisjazz

The Montclair Women’s Big Band celebrates its thirteenth year with a special Thanksgiving perfomance at Yoshi’s Oakland, the band’s home town.  With a vivid cast of some of the best jazzwomen in the San Francisco Bay Area, the band combines an audacious sense of swing, tight ensemble work and inspired solos.   All About Jazz writes “the Montclair Women’s Big Band is one of the most formidable jazz ensembles on the West Coast…this is premium-grade big band jazz, rigorously blended for high mileage and maximum pleasure.”

MWBB cemented its status as a world-class ensemble with the release of it’s self-titled debut CD.  Recorded at George Lucas’s state-of-the-art Skywalker Sound in Marin County and engineered by three-time Grammy winner Leslie Ann Jones the recording has become a best-seller on CDBaby.  Jazziz Magazine labeled the recording “a blues-drenched gem that swings with dazzling aplomb.”  The band has gained visibility through a series of high-profile gigs, including performing to a sold out audience in LA for the Grammy Foundation, headlining the Mary Lou Williams Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and being featured on National Public Radio’s number one syndicated show, Piano Jazz, with Marian McPartland.

Don’t miss the band’s Thanksgiving celebration!  The ensemble will present a number of new compositions by women including Mary Lou Williams and band members Jean Fineberg and Christy Dana, featuring the band’s outstanding soloists.  All About Jazz writes “the MWBB unsheathes an arsenal of meticulous sharpshooters including pianist Tammy Hall, trumpeters Ellen Seeling and Marina Garza, saxes Mad Duran and Jean Fineberg, and trombonists Sarah Cline and Mara Fox.”  Rounding out the personnel are saxes Kasey Knudsen, Yvonne Line and Carolyn Walter; trumpets Tiffany Carrico and Ariel Vento; trombones Crystal Bryant and Becca Burrington; pianist Erika Oba; bassist Ruth Davies and drummer Russ Gold.  Be there or be square!!

*****

OCCUPY OAKLAND! OCCUPY WALL STREET!!!
Oakland City Attorney
Resigns! FORCED OUT!!! Can’t Dodge Fraud, Corruption Charges!


The Occupy Movement that has swept America and the world, had it’s Occupy Oakland beginnings with the revelation of irrefutable evidence of the mass fraud and corruption of the Oakland City Attorney, Oakland Police Department, Alameda County District Attorney, Alameda County Superior Court, California State Appeals Court and California Supreme Court in an action to deny justice and cover up that denial of justice in the 20 year case of Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim vs CSAA, Rescue, et al.

The unrest caused by the exposure of the criminal actions of these law enforcement, legal and judicial individuals/bodies in this matter implored others to investigate the ongoing case revealing even more rampant corruption that has dramatically portrayed the sullied, sordid underbelly culture of corruption that Oakland and Alameda County has long been known for! This pattern continued even through the Oscar Grant murder debacle but lead to the people of the Oakland East Bay Area and beyond, standing up to that corruption and saying “NO MORE!!!”.

The cry at ALL the Occupy events world-wide are echoing the frustration felt by the people of the East Bay Area, “We are ALL Oscar Grant!!” and most are reacting in solidarity and union with those whom have voiced their opinions with their frustrations in a varied manner of ways. The world witnessed as Oakland revolted and burned with the that cry and now the whole world is chanting the same tune and following Oakland lead as it did in the 1960-70’s re-evolution!

    The Minority and Occupy Communities ( #occupyoakland #OWS) are evaluating the elected officials, want-to-be-leaders, clergy and so-called power brokers that do not represent their interest, yet claim to bargain and speak for them! How can these self-perceived “influence peddlers” bargain away the rights and interests of people they do not talk to, know nor represent?

African-American youth, the overall Minority Youth Community with the Occupyers ( #occupyoakland #OWS) know these carpet baggers and their “bagmen” are sellouts and represent BIG BUSINESS INTEREST- the Developers, Banks, Insurance Companies, Attorneys and maintaining the status quo! The Minority Youth Community with the Occupyers proclaim widely and loudly that they ARE NOT the constituents of these turncoats that disavow their very own ethnic orientation because they acknowledge that being Black in America is to be considered worthless and disposable!

One of Oakland Mayor Jean Quan’s problems is her depending on the advice of Uncle Toms Sandre Swanson, and Keith Carson; while fighting bootlicking-backstabbing Larry Reid
and Ignacio DeLaFuente; assumming theres some influence of want-to-be-leaders, clergy and so-called power brokers to move the concerned disenfranchised; with double crooked duplicitous Dan Siegle! (More coming on this cast of characters)

Oakland City Councilmen
Larry Reid and Ignacio DeLaFuente have given away many, many millions of dollars in valuable Real Estate to their developer partners! From 14th Ave to 106th Ave and down from MacArthur Blvd. to the Bay. Councilmen Reid and DeLaFuente are owned and controlled by developers! That’s why they constantly connive so shamelessly for the Civil Gang Injunctions and curfews, with EVERY act of difference they are in the media spinning it as an example of serious crime that could be eliminated with the injunction/curfew. Reid has gone on air and repeatedly tried to trivialize and void the entire good of some lives by claiming their life was somehow lost to or compromised by gang related violence that could have been avoided by the injunction/curfew by pushes for his disposed partner in crime, former City Attorney John Russo. Many families resenting that media manipulation with on air to publicly denounce Reid’s developers serving claims!

Reid was served with a complaint against his partner Russo and refused to investigate it, but rather chose to cover it up. Not so oddly enough, that was the same stance taken by Sandre Swanson, Keith Carson and District Attorney Nancy O’Malley. Who are they protecting and why? Carson has made himself a witness in this case my the admissions made by District Attorney Nancy O’Malley to him regarding the incident where she had al-Hakim removed from the D. A.’s office while sitting alone in the lobby waiting for a meeting!

The real reason the Reid Gang wants the injunction/curfews are because they are law enforcement and real estate developers dream tools for gentrifying the inner-city and administratively taking land from the poor! Not so unfortunately, an analyst last week revealed that the North Oakland Gang Injunction HAS FAILED to reduce crime in any way, yet in has enriched the police department with over $12 million while the Oakland Police Department has FAILED to comply with the Federal Mandate to meet MINIMUM agreed upon standards to fight corruption! This failure is one of the presumed reasons for Oakland Police Department Chief Anthony Batts resigning. One question being asked now is did Mayor Ron Dellums or City Attorney John Russo investigate the many alleged charges of abuse against former Oakland Police Department Chief Anthony Batts before they hired him and was that a factor in his resigning?

Watch video of al-Hakim and http://Nowtruth.org exposed California & Alameda County Superior Court Corruption http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-DZTATaUPQ

Watch video of al-Hakim and http://Nowtruth.org exposed Oakland City Attorney John Russo Gave Case File To Stephan Barber and Law Firm Ropers Majeski, didn’t Tell Court
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI_nsgmN44w

Watch video of al-Hakim and http://Nowtruth.org forced Oakland City Attorney John Russo’s Political Suicide- Must Resign http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukIU4CDoLnI

Watch video of al-Hakim and http://Nowtruth.org exposing Judge Jon Tigar’s appointment to his judicial post was through Nepotism and Cronyism
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYsnaIXLhPw

Listen to voicemail from Deputy District Attorney Kevin Dunleavy exposing continued Corruption and Fraud by District Attorney Nancy O’Malley as he had victim al-Hakim removed from Courthouse Building while al-Hakim was waiting for a meeting with him! O’Malley further ordered al-Hakim to NEVER return to the courthouse under the threat of arrest by D. A. Bob Conner, someone known to al-Hakim to have tried to place al-Hakim in a life threatening situation that resulted in the only conviction of police officers crimes committed while on duty! She made this order without any legal proceeding, court order nor cause in her effort to prompt a conflict of interest charge to avoid having to investigate and prosecute the complaint and evidence by al-Hakim that establishes the admitted fraud committed by the D.A.’s office for over 20 years!
http://www.box.net/shared/x46rvjorhj

Listen to Maggie Takeda voicemail exposing Presiding Judge Jon Rolfenson losing/throwing away the formal Corruption Fraud Complaint!
http://www.box.net/shared/g10s3kzxn7

Watch video of al-Hakim and exposed Govenor Jerry Brown Covering for Judges, DA, City Attorney’s from Oakland and San Leandro that he was suppose to Investigate 4 Fraud! Watch the story with video and documents at:
http://tinyurl.com/ljk8av

Unlike the late, great Gil Scott-Herron said, you can watch the OCCUPY RE-EVOLUTION from the comfort of your home or away on our 24/7 live television feed from OCCUPY OAKLAND and the other OCCUPY Movements around the world on the Nowtruth.org website here:

http://nowtruth.org/occupy-oakland-occupy-wall-street/

Crooked former Oakland City Attorney John Russo was forced to resign from a constant three year barrage of fact laden reports of fraud and corruption by Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim, has been appointed the Alameda city manager position sources have confirmed. You can view the 2009 video of former Oakland City Attorney John Russo’s Political Suicide- Must Resign at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukIU4CDoLnI

al-Hakim has over 87,000 signatures and implores everyone to click on any one of the links and sign the Petition To The Honorables President Barack Obama and United States Attorney General Eric Holder to raise it’s investigation of corruption involving then Attorney General Jerry Brown, Oakland City Attorney John Russo, former Oakland and current San Leandro City Attorney Jayne Williams, former District Attorney Tom Orloff, and current District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley.
http://ex-why.com/petition-to-the-honorable-president-barack-hussein-obama-ii/

http://nowtruth.org/petition-to-the-honorable-president-barack-obama/

http://superstarmanagement.com/petition-to-the-honorable-president-barack-obama/

http://amwftrust.org/petition-to-the-honorable-president-barack-hussein-obama-ii/

Occupy Oakland; Free Tickets to: Omar Sosa; Average White Band; Tank; David Grisman Quintet; Rachelle Ferrell; Hot 8 Brass Band; Fela!; Amiri Baraka, and Ishmael Reed Band; The Velveteen Rabbit; Colors of Christmas; Business Strategic Plan; YOUR Free Food

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    Dr. Kenya Numan and her organization “Stepping Together as well as Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim and the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation were recently honored in Miami, Florida and Port Au Prince, Haiti last month for the Relief Missions that they have sent to Haiti since the earthquake.
Abdul-Jalil and crew are currently up for an EMMY with “OUT. The Glenn Burke Story”, and have already won several honors for it and expect more.
Special “Thanks” to all that have supported our efforts over the years!

 

FREE tickets to:
Goapele, Thurs., 11/17@10 pm, Sun., 11/20 @7 pm, Yoshi’s- Oakland, 510 Embarcadero W, Oakland Ca 94607;
David Grisman Quintet, Sat., 11/12 @10 pm, Yoshi’s- Oakland, 510 Embarcadero W, Oakland Ca 94607;
David Grisman / Frank Vignola
Duo, Sun, 11/13 @6 pm,  Yoshi’s- Oakland, 510 Embarcadero W, Oakland Ca 94607;
Amiri Baraka, Roscoe Mitchell
, Genny Lim and Ishmael Reed Band, Mon. 11/14, @8 pm, ,Yoshi’s- San Francisco, 1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco;
Tank, Fri. 11/18 @10 pm, Yoshi’s-
San Francisco, 1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco;
The Velveteen Rabbit, Choreographed and directed by KT Nelson, Sat., 11/26 @2 p.m., Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street (at 3rd Street), San Francisco, CA
Fela!, Produced by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, 11/15 – 12/11 @8pm, Curran Theatre, 445 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Colors of Christmas, featuring Peabo Bryson, Jennifer Holliday, Lea Salonga, Ben Vereen with A.M.E. Oakland Mass Choir and San Francisco Symphony, December 13-15, 2011, 8:00 pm, Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco , CA 94199

The tickets will be awarded upon promoter conditions via our Text, Twitter or website, so DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL, and if you haven’t already, you should join us on:
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*****

Goapele

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Yoshi’s Oakland

510 Embarcadero W
Oakland Ca 94607

Oakland’s homegrown neo-soul / jazz singer-songwriter sensation

Goapele – Play

Singer/songwriter Goapele broke out of Bay Area at the beginning of the last decade determined to make a difference in the world of music. Seamlessly blending genres while refusing to be limited by the “neo-soul” tag, the eloquent singer/ songwriter completed her first release Closer in 2001 and never looked back. Embraced from the beginning by critics and fans alike, Goapele carved the perfect niche for herself as she created music that fused jazz, soul and hip-hop with her own beautiful poetry.

 

While the Oakland native and former Berklee College of Music student has continued to grow as artist and live performer in the eleven years since her debut, Goapele is also known as a savvy businesswoman. 

Not content to be merely another singer lost in the machine, Goapele’s follow-up recordings Even Closer (2002) and Change It All (2005) were released through majors in conjunction with her family owned independent label Skyblaze. “I like being more hands on when it comes to my music,” Goapele says. “Establishing Skyblaze allowed me to have creative control and a strong understanding for the business behind the music.” While Rolling Stone magazine once called Goapele the “spiritual love child of Sade and D’Angelo,” her searing voice can be both sensuous and serious, often on the same song. After taking off six years from recording, Goapele has returned to the forefront of the music scene with Break of Dawn, a collection of sophisticated songs dealing with love, loss and all the life in between.“One of my goals for the newest project Break of Dawn was to be more uninhibited,” Goapele says. “I came into this business as a young woman who wanted to lay a foundation of musical integrity and now I’m more willing to share my sensuality as well. I realize that it’s possible to be both complex and provocative.” 

As a perfect example of Goapele’s more sensuous side, her first single “Play” is like a hot bubble bath overflowing with synths and passion. “I was working with producers Electric Thunderbolt, Dan Electric and Teddy Thunderbolt, and they started a vibe with the synths and drums that struck a chord with me. I was immediately ready to get into the recording booth,” Goapele says. With sizzling rhythms that are subtle, sexy, but nonetheless funky, one feels as though Goapele is whispering lustful secrets in your ear. 

“Milk & Honey,” produced by Bedrock, is another sleek, sexy song that helped set the tone for Break of Dawn. “Bedrock and I worked together on the last album, and when he started working on the music for ‘Milk & Honey,’ I naturally felt the direction I wanted to go in.”
Recorded mostly at Zoo Studios in Oakland, Break of Dawn digs deep while honestly revealing the many layers of experience that defines Goapele, from the birth of her daughter to the death of her father as well as a close friend.
“When I began thinking about the kind of project I wanted to make, I felt as though the world was open,” Goapele states. “My musical foundation was already in place, so I could experiment and try new things.” 

As one of the earliest songs recorded for this project, the title track is the perfect anthem of perseverance in an ever-changing world that we have no control over. “I chose Break of Dawn as the title, because for me it represents being able to face challenges while still moving forward. After recording ‘Break of Dawn,’ I felt that through the good and bad things that have happened in my life, these were the experiences that led me to where I am today.” 

Produced by multi-instrumentalist Malay, who has worked with John Legend and Big Boi, the self-empowering song has a vibe that matches the Goapele’s personality perfectly. “Both the album title and the song represents a new day and yet another opportunity to live the life we want to life,” Goapele explains. “This is what keeps me inspired and motivated.” 

Collaborating with an array of creative folks including Kerry “Krucial” Brothers, Bobby Ozuma, Malay and Bedrock, this is also the first project Goapele has worked with other songwriters. “Writing lyrics has always been such a personal process for me, but for Break of Dawn, I decided to take some of the pressure off of myself,” she says, laughing. 

Songwriter Carman Michelle teamed-up with Goapele and producer Krucial to help compose one of the album’s most heartfelt songs “Hush,” a beautiful lullaby written for her four-year-old daughter.
Another emotionally charged track is “Tears on my Pillow,” a hard-hitting soulful song that explores Goapele’s more bluesy side, dealing with the acceptance of love lost. 

Growing-up in Oakland, her politically activist parents helped Goapele develop her musical taste by taking her to countless concerts. “Both of them loved music, so we’d go to shows,” Goapele says. Her father was a politically exiled South African who knew many of the musicians. “They were often friends of the family, so sometimes they would even let me go on stage to sing and dance with the backup singers.” 

In addition to attending concerts as a girl, Goapele went to a performing arts elementary school. “My big influences were Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Prince and Bob Marley.” As a child, Goapele also attended a lot of rallies and leadership conferences with her mother.
“Music was always a part of the program and I would be called upon to perform songs by Acapella group Sweet Honey in the Rock,” she remembers. “But, I will admit
the first album I ever owned was Whitney Houston, which I carried around with me everywhere. My brother was the one who turned me on to rap, because he always played EPMD and Run-DMC.”
After singing with The Oakland Youth Choir through out high school, Goapele attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she auditioned by singing the Lena Horne classic “Stormy Weather.”
“I went to Berklee, because I wanted to have a better understanding of both the creative (singing, songwriting) as well as the business side,” says the former voice major. “I even performed in a James Brown ensemble group so I could be pushed out of my comfort zone.”
Indeed, a little bit of the James Brown/Prince vibe comes through on the hypnotic- funk of “Money.” As the last song recorded for Break of Dawn, she says, “Although I’m a naturally laidback person, I felt I needed a song to kick up the tempo a little bit. Malay played me a funky bassline and we just took the song from there. The subject of money is stressing out so many people these days, but I wanted folks to realize it’s not more important than relationships with other people.”
After a six-year hiatus, Goapele returns to the limelight with perhaps her most diverse and exciting project to date. Without a doubt, the beauty, tenderness and joyful music on Break of Dawn will make your day.

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David Grisman Quintet

Saturday, November 12, 2011

 

10:00 pm

Sunday, November 13, 2011

6:00 pm

 

Yoshi’s Oakland

510 Embarcadero W
Oakland Ca 94607

David Grisman Quintet “Acousticity”

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David Grisman: mandolin
Matt Eakle: flute
Frank Vignola: guitar
Jim Kerwin: bass
George Marsh: drums/percussion

 

For nearly half a century, mandolinist / composer / bandleader / producer David Grisman has been a guiding force in the evolving world of acoustic music. His musical range is wide and deep — embracing many styles, genres and traditions.An acoustic pioneer and innovator, David forged a unique personal artistic path, skillfully combining elements of the great American music/art forms — jazz and bluegrass with many international flavors and sensibilities to create his own distinctive idiom — “Dawg” music (the nickname given him by Jerry Garcia.)  In doing so, he’s inspired new generations of acoustic string musicians, while creating his own niche in contemporary music.

Grisman discovered the mandolin as a teenager growing up in New Jersey, where he met and became a disciple of mandolinist/folklorist Ralph Rinzler. Despite warnings from his piano teacher that it wasn’t a “real” instrument, David learned to play the mandolin in the style of Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass music.  He took it to Greenwich Village where he studied English at NYU, while immersed in the proliferating folk music scene of the early 1960s.

In 1963 Grisman made his first recordings both as an artist (Even Dozen Jug Band – Elektra) and producer (Red Allen, Frank Wakefield and the Kentuckians – Folkways.)  In 1966 Red Allen offered David his first job with an authentic bluegrass band, the Kentuckians. Grisman began composing original tunes and playing with other urban bluegrass contemporaries like Peter Rowan and Jerry Garcia, with whom he would later form Old & in the Way.

David’s interests spread to jazz in 1967, while playing in a folk-rock group, Earth Opera. A failed attempt at learning to play alto sax turned him into a student of jazz musicianship and theory. His burgeoning career as a session musician gave him experience playing many types of music and opportunities to stretch the boundaries of the mandolin. His discography is filled with notables including Jerry Garcia, Stephane Grappelli, the Grateful Dead, John Hartford, Del McCoury, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Earl Scruggs, James Taylor and Doc Watson.

Dawg’s instrumental style found a home in 1974 when he formed the Great American Music Band with fiddler Richard Greene. “Nothing against singers,” said David, “but it became apparent to me that I could play 90 minutes without one. Besides, Elvis never called.” Within a year, David met guitar wizard Tony Rice, who moved to California where they started rehearsing a new group, the David Grisman Quintet (DGQ,) which also included violinist Darol Anger and bassist/mandolinist Todd Phillips. Since then the DGQ has featured such stellar notables as Svend Asmussen, Hal Blaine, Vassar Clements, Stephane Grappelli, Mike Marshall, Andy Statman and Frank Vignola.

The current lineup of the DAVID GRISMAN QUINTET  includes bassist Jim Kerwin, flutist Matt Eakle, percussionist George Marsh, and guitarist Frank Vignola.

After recording for major and independent labels, David founded Acoustic Disc in 1990 and entered the most prolific period of his career, producing 67 critically acclaimed CDs (five of which were Grammy-nominated.) In 2010 he launched <http://AcousticOasis.com/>AcousticOasis.com, the first download website devoted to acoustic music.

 

David Grisman has always been a revolutionary. He has deeply influenced contemporary acoustic practicioners through his own musical explorations and with the continuing success of Acoustic Disc and Acoustic Oasis, has helped make artist-owned independent labels a viable force in today’s music business.

 

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Amiri Baraka and Ishmael Reed plus Roscoe Mitchell

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November 14, 2011
8 PM

 

Yoshi’s San Francisco
1330 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
 

A Fundraiser for Before Columbus Foundation
Poet. Playwright. Activist.
Featuring performances by Al Young, Genny Lim, Lorna Dee Cervantes and Danny Romero.

Amiri Baraka
Amiri Baraka, born in 1934, in Newark, New Jersey, USA, is the author of over 40 books of essays, poems, drama, and music history and criticism, a poet icon and revolutionary political activist who has recited poetry and lectured on cultural and political issues extensively in the USA, the Caribbean, Africa, and Europe.
 

With influences on his work ranging from musical orishas such as Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk, and Sun Ra to the Cuban Revolution, Malcolm X and world revolutionary movements, Baraka is renowned as the founder of the Black Arts Movement in Harlem in the 1960s that became, though short-lived, the virtual blueprint for a new American theater aesthetics. The movement and his published and performance work, such as the signature study on African-American music, Blues People (1963) and the play Dutchman (1963) practically seeded “the cultural corollary to black nationalism” of that revolutionary American milieu. 

Other titles range from Selected Poetry of Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones (1979), to The Music (1987), a fascinating collection of poems and monographs on Jazz and Blues authored by Baraka and his wife and poet Amina, and his boldly sortied essays, The Essence of Reparations (2003). 

He has been the subject of numerous documentary films including Mario Van Peeble’s Poetic License for The Sundance Channel and St. Clair Bourne’s In Motion: Amiri Baraka. He has also appeared in dozens of films including, most recently, M.K. Asante, Jr’s award-winning documentary The Black Candle. 

The Essence of Reparations is Baraka’s first published collection of essays in book form radically exploring what is sure to become a twenty-first century watershed movement of Black peoples to the interrelated issues of racism, national oppression, colonialism, neo-colonialism, self-determination and national and human liberation, which he has long been addressing creatively and critically. It has been said that Amiri Baraka is committed to social justice like no other American writer. He has taught at Yale, Columbia, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. 

Somebody Blew Up America & Other Poems is Baraka’s first collection of poems published in the Caribbean and includes the title poem that has headlined him in the media in ways rare to poets and authors. The recital of the poem “that mattered” engaged the poet warrior in a battle royal with the very governor of New Jersey and with a legion of detractors demanding his resignation as the state’s Poet Laureate because of Somebody Blew Up America’s provocatively poetic inquiry (in a few lines of the poem) about who knew beforehand about the New York City World Trade Center bombings in 2001. The poem’s own detonation caused the author’s photo and words to be splashed across the pages of New York’s Amsterdam News and the New York Times and to be featured on CNN–to name a few US city, state and national and international media. 

Ishmael Reed
Ishmael Reed is one of the most original and controversial figures in the field of African American letters. Reed was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on 22 February 1938, but he grew up in Buffalo, New York. After graduating from high school in 1956, he enrolled as a night student at Millard Fillmore College but transferred to the University of Buffalo as a day student with the assistance of an English teacher who was impressed with a story Reed had written. For financial reasons, however, Reed eventually withdrew without taking a degree. He remained in Buffalo for some time, working as a correspondent for the Empire Star Weekly, a black community newspaper, and serving as cohost of a local radio program that was canceled after Reed conducted an interview with Malcolm X.
 

Moving to New York City in 1962, Reed served as editor of a Newark, New Jersey, weekly and helped establish the legendary East Village Other, one of the first and best-known of the so-called underground newspapers. Reed also was a member of the Umbra Writers Workshop, one of the organizations instrumental in the creation of the Black Arts movement and its efforts to establish a Black Aesthetic. 

Reed’s first novel, The Freelance Pallbearers, was published in 1967. That same year he moved to Berkeley, California, later relocating to the adjacent city of Oakland, where he currently resides with his wife, Carla Blank, a dancer and choreographer. They have a daughter, Tennessee. Reed also has a daughter, Timothy Brett, from a previous marriage. 

Reed has taught at the University of California at Berkeley since the late 1960s, even though he was denied tenure in 1977 (a circumstance he wrote about in his first collection of essays, Shrovetide in Old New Orleans (1978). He also has held visiting appointments at many other academic institutions, including Yale, Harvard, Dartmouth, Washington University in St. Louis, and SUNY Buffalo. In addition to winning several awards for his writing, Reed has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and was twice a finalist for the National Book Award (once in poetry and once in fiction). 

Roscoe Mitchell
Through his participation in the establishment of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) and as a founding member of the world-renowned Art Ensemble of Chicago, Roscoe Mitchell, composer and multi-instrumentalist was a major contributor to the creation of the body of musical literature that ushered in the post-Coltrane period. Mr. Mitchell has received numerous awards and grants including the National Endowment for the Arts, Wisconsin Arts Board, Vilas Foundation, University of Wisconsin-Madison and a research grant from Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique Musique (IRCAM) in Paris, France. He founded the Creative Arts Collective (CAC) of East Lansing, Michigan and he is the founder/leader of the Sound Ensemble and a co-founder of the trio Space.
 

Roscoe Mitchell’s innovations as a solo performer, his role in the resurrection of long-neglected woodwind instruments of extreme register, and his reassertion of the composer into what has traditionally been an improvisational form, have placed him at the forefront of contemporary music for over twenty years.

 

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OCCUPY OAKLAND! OCCUPY WALL STREET!!!
Oakland City Attorney
Resigns! FORCED OUT!!! Can’t Dodge Fraud, Corruption Charges!


The Occupy Movement that has swept America and the world, had it’s Occupy Oakland beginnings with the revelation of irrefutable evidence of the mass fraud and corruption of the Oakland City Attorney, Oakland Police Department, Alameda County District Attorney, Alameda County Superior Court, California State Appeals Court and California Supreme Court in an action to deny justice and cover up that denial of justice in the 20 year case of Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim vs CSAA, Rescue, et al.

 

The unrest caused by the exposure of the criminal actions of these law enforcement, legal and judicial individuals/bodies in this matter implored others to investigate the ongoing case revealing even more rampant corruption that has dramatically portrayed the sullied, sordid underbelly culture of corruption that Oakland and Alameda County has long been known for! This pattern continued even through the Oscar Grant murder debacle but lead to the people of the Oakland East Bay Area and beyond, standing up to that corruption and saying “NO MORE!!!”. 

The cry at ALL the Occupy events world-wide are echoing the frustration felt by the people of the East Bay Area, “We are ALL Oscar Grant!!” and most are reacting in solidarity and union with those whom have voiced their opinions with their frustrations in a varied manner of ways. The world witnessed as Oakland revolted and burned with the that cry and now the whole world is chanting the same tune and following Oakland lead as it did in the 1960-70’s re-evolution! 

    The Minority and Occupy Communities ( #occupyoakland #OWS) are evaluating the elected officials, want-to-be-leaders, clergy and so-called power brokers that do not represent their interest, yet claim to bargain and speak for them! How can these self-perceived “influence peddlers” bargain away the rights and interests of people they do not talk to, know nor represent? 

    African-American youth, the overall Minority Youth Community with the Occupyers ( #occupyoakland #OWS) know these carpet baggers and their “bagmen” are sellouts and represent BIG BUSINESS INTEREST- the Developers, Banks, Insurance Companies, Attorneys and maintaining the status quo! The Minority Youth Community with the Occupyers proclaim widely and loudly that they ARE NOT the constituents of these turncoats that disavow their very own ethnic orientation because they acknowledge that being Black in America is to be considered worthless and disposable!

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A List Celebrities Comps for Kentucky Derby, May 5-7, 2011

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Throughout the years of the Kentucky Derby, the race has had a special appeal to the celebrity set. The rich and famous that mingle among the Derby Day crowd add a unique dimension to the spectacle of the “Run for the Roses.”

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One of the first celebrity sightings dates to 1877 when famed Polish actress Helena Modjeska attended the third running of the Kentucky Derby. In the 1945 book, Down the Stretch, it was noted that Modjeska was impressed by the Derby but even more charmed by the mint julep to which she was introduced by Churchill Downs founder M. Lewis Clark following the race.

Over the years, a stream of celebrities from film, music, sports, politics and wealth have been drawn to the Derby. On at least one occasion, a celebrity with a more notorious background was the talk of the Derby. The 15th renewal in 1889 brought bank and train robber Frank James to Louisville. The brother of famed outlaw Jesse James and a leader in their outlaw gang, Frank was on hand to watch Spokane take the victory over favored Proctor Knott.

Although most of the rich and famous that attend are guests of prominent ticket holders, the Derby has also attracted an impressive roster of celebrity racehorse owners. The group has found that the thrill of running their horses in the Kentucky Derby is as moving as any accomplishment in their professional careers.

During the 1990s this group of celebrity owners grew to include: musician MC Hammer, 1992 Dance Floor, 3rd; composer Burt Bacharach, 1994 Soul of the Matter, 5th, and 1995 Afternoon Deelites, 8th; music producer Berry Gordy, 1994 Powis Castle, 8th; film producer Albert Broccoli, 1994 Brocco, 4th; New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, 1997 Concerto, 9th; and former NBA and current University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino, 1998 Halory Hunter, 4th, and 2001 A P Valentine, 7th.

A direct descendant of England’s Epsom Derby, the Kentucky Derby has been attended on four separate occasions by British royalty. The first came in 1930, when Edward George Villiers Stanley, the 17th Earl of Derby and a representative of the family from whom the term Derby was derived, became the first member of the English nobility to attend. Prohibition was in effect at the time and Lord Derby expressed his disappointment in not being able to sample a mint julep. “You have a great many advantages I should like to copy for England,” Derby said, “but prohibition is not one of them.” Derby was followed in 1951 by the Duke of Windsor, who had renounced the British throne in 1936 so he could marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson.

The 100th running of the Kentucky Derby in 1974 brought Princess Margaret and her husband, Lord Snowdon. The most recent visit by British royalty came in 2007, when Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II attended with her husband, Prince Philip.

Eight U.S. Presidents have witnessed the Derby and marveled at the pageantry and spectacle of the famed event. Future President Harry S. Truman was reported as the first and was followed in 1952 by Lyndon Johnson who attended as a Texas senator. In 2000, future President George W. Bush, who would win the election that same year, was on hand for the 126th running of the Derby with his father former President George Herbert Walker Bush. Only Richard M. Nixon attended while serving in office. He had visited in 1968 as guest of Kentucky Governor Louie B. Nunn and commented that if he was elected President he would return to the 1969 Derby. That year also attracted two future presidents Gerald R. Ford and Ronald Reagan. No other President has witnessed more Derbys than Ford. Beginning in 1977, Ford and his wife Betty attended almost every Derby for 10 years as guests of longtime friend John Galbreath, a former Churchill chairman of the board. In 1983, for the 109th Derby, two past Presidents and one future president were in attendance. Ford was joined by Jimmy Carter, the Democrat who had defeated him in 1976, and then Vice President George Bush, who would win the 1988 presidential election. In 1999, Al Gore joined the list of vice presidents that attended the Derby. That list includes: 1931, Charles Curtis; 1937, John Nance Garner; and 1958 Alben Barkley.


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GOAPELE

Goapele

Yoshi’s- San Francisco

MAY 1, 2011 8:00 PM.

Yoshi’s- San Francisco
1330 Fillmore Street
San Francisco CA 94115
Sunday, May 1, 2011
8:00 pm

“This spiritual love child of Sade and D’Angelo mixes sweet soul vocals, jazz funk instrumentation and hip hop rhythms by underground Bay Area beatmasters. Goapele can kick it in the streets as in the lounge.”

Rolling Stone

Goapele brings an infusion of fresh energy and a classic, yet new sound to R&B music with her sophomore set, Change It All.

The Oakland, California-based songstress broke onto the Bay Area music scene in 2001 with her ethereal EP, Closer, and the follow-up full length album, Even Closer. Released on her family-owned record company, Skyblaze Recordings, the album’s mix of soulful grooves and thought-provoking lyrics introduced the world to a multi-faceted artist and songwriter, known as much for her social and political activism as for her lush romantic ballads.

“I grew up,” Goapele explains, “inspired by a tradition of soulful singers like Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Bob Marley, and Miriam Makeba, people who created timeless music and positive change in the world. I’m also part of the hip hop generation, and my influences continue to grow, so my music has become a blend of many musical traditions.”

Critics from Rolling Stone, Billboard, Essence, Vibe, and a host of others, hailed the songstress as an emerging artist to watch and heralded Even Closer as an album that was ahead of its time. The inspiring title track, “Closer,” notched 1’s on radio playlists from San Francisco to LA to DC to Baton Rouge, and as of August, 2005, four years after its initial release, was 1 at the two largest urban stations in Detroit.

Goapele followed up the release of her album debut by hitting the road and taking her serene — yet inspiring — sound to the masses, both stateside and abroad. Time and again, the singer wowed sold-out crowds with her emotionally-powerful songs, energetic spirit, and electrifying shows.

While Goapele garnered the support of music critics and fans, a host of fellow musicians and celebrities–including The Roots, Talib Kweli, Magic Johnson, Prince and Stevie Wonder–came under the spell of her music, style and sensibility. “I’m very excited to get the support of artists I’ve long admired,” she says.

For her new album, Goapele returned to her Bay Area roots to craft an artistically challenging sophomore set inspired by her recent experiences both in and out of the industry. The album was recorded largely at her Skylight studios in Oakland with a combination of old friends Jeff Bhasker, Mike Tiger, and Amp Live, and fresh collaborators like the production team Sa-Ra Creative Partners (Jill Scott, Bilal), veteran producer Linda Perry (Pink, Christina Aguilera), Bay Area hip hop producer Bedrock (E-40, the Team) and fellow soulster Dwele.

“It was really important to me to work with the people who helped me with my first album,” Goapele says of her long-term and frequent collaborators. “We know where each other is coming from, so there’s already a strong foundation to create from. And we’ve all come along way since we made “Even Closer”. Jeff [Bhasker], for example, co-wrote and produced the title track of The Game’s album, ‘The Documentary,’ last year, so I was really excited to come back together in the studio with them and share our new skills and experience.”

The result is a collection of love songs and politically and socially inspired songs that remain true to Goapele’s firmly planted soul roots while allowing her to branch out in a number of exciting, new directions. Songs like the emotive “Darker Side Of The Moon” and “Love Me Right,” with its electro-pop funk, show Goapele taking aesthetic risks while staying true to her signature sound.

“What I am happy about was that I don’t feel like any of the collaborations were forced,” says Goapele. “They were connections that were already there, and we were just waiting for the right time to work together.”

Goapele collaborated with Linda Perry on “Darker Side Of The Moon,” a ballad that reflects her ability to travel far beyond the borders of traditional R&B while strengthening the core values of sweet soul music.

“I met Linda at one of my shows in LA,” says Goapele of the collaboration with Perry, “and we talked about the possibility of working together. Although I was a fan of her music, I really didn’t know how our styles would mesh, but I’m really proud of what we created together. ‘Darker Side’ was inspired by Pink Floyd, who I had recently become a fan of and had been a favorite of Linda’s for years.”

The granddaughter of German holocaust survivors and South African grandparents who lived through apartheid, Goapele knows the importance of giving back time, energy and resources to the community and the planet. “I’ve been involved in community organization since I was 10, so it’s naturally integrated into my music. One of the reasons I wanted to be a songwriter in the first place was so I could sing lyrics that I believed in and that come from my heart. I draw from my own experience and the experiences I’ve watched others go through. I want my music to truly represent me, instead of trying to fit stereotypes that women in this industry are encouraged to fit into.”

The title track, “Change It All,” started with a song idea,” says Goapele. “I was feeling disempowered and frustrated with the people who were elected in 2000, and then re-elected, and frustrated about the disappearing support for music and art and resources that are being taken away from our local communities in order to fund a war that many of us don’t believe in.”

In the spirit of Goapele’s interest in positive change, she and Skyblaze founded an online community that shares its name with her album. ChangeItAll.org presents Goapele’s musical message, highlights political and social change-makers, and provides a forum for Goapele’s fans and others to network and create ways to promote action, creativity, courage and positive growth for people and communities everywhere.

“In talking to the team at Skyblaze, we started thinking, ‘What if we used this opportunity to create a tool for other people to connect, ‘” she adds. “So, instead of looking at what’s wrong in the world, let’s look at what changes are already happening and use it as a way for people to organize around those things.”

For a singer whose name means ‘to move forward’ in Sitswana, a South African language, her new album, Change It All, proves that enlightened change can be a positive force in the world of music and beyond. Note: Goapele is pronounced Gwa-pa-lay.

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Tank

Yoshi’s Oakland

Friday, April 22, and Sunday April 24, 2011 8:00 PM.

Yoshi’s Oakland
510 Embarcadero W
Oakland Ca 94607
Friday, April 22, 2011 and
Sunday, April 24, 2011
8:00 pm

Tank is one of the most recognizable names in modern R&B, known for vivid storytelling and sensual love songs. He’s an icon in the making, with four albums and eight Grammy nominations under his belt. He’s also a singer who carries the torch of masters like Marvin Gaye and Al Green, while redefining R&B for a new decade. For singer/songwriter/producer Tank—about to release his Atlantic Records debut Now or Never, his first album in three years, and the one he describes as his most confident yet—the secret is simple. He remains true to who he is, as a man and an artist.

“My music is the real me,” says Tank. “I’ll either live by that or I’ll die by that in this business, but I’ve got to be me.” He’s famous for sexy yet relatable love songs that are at once thoroughly modern and yet steeped in the sounds of classic soul. Though fans know and love Tank for smash hits like “Maybe I Deserve” and “Please Don’t Go,” they may be surprised to learn that he is also behind such chart-toppers as Rubben Studdard’s “Change Me” and Omarion’s “O.” What’s more, Tank served as an associate member of the hit-making production team, The Underdogs, with further credits including the smash soundtrack to the 2006 musical film adaptation of Dreamgirls (in which he also made a cameo). Since releasing his previous album Sex, Love, & Pain in 2007, Tank took a moment to step out of the spotlight, but not necessarily out of the studio. He formed the Los Angeles-based production company Song Dynasty, and began shaping the sound of modern R&B with songs for a diverse roster of artists including Keyshia Cole, Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Foxx, Chris Brown, and Keri Hilson. Though he has enjoyed crafting hits for these artists, Tank is ready to step into the spotlight yet again, and returns with an incredibly personal collection. “I put a lot of my personal business into my music because people relate to it. I sing based upon the things that I’ve been through. I don’t just sing about the pain, I sing about getting through it. Whether I’m singing about sex, relationships, or the occasional party, the songs are still about classic R&B themes.”

Poised to release his fourth studio album Now or Never, Tank is ready to share the intensely intimate themes his fans have come to love, even as he prepares to show an entirely new side of himself. “The sound of this new album is still the traditional R&B formula, but sonically it’s very current,” says Tank. His first single, “Sex Music,” perfectly illustrates his new sound. The high-energy track lives up to its name with a spacey, shuddering beat. Produced by Song Dynasty with Harvey Mason Jr. (Dreamgirls, Kelly Clarkson, Justin Timberlake), “Sex Music” is sure to appeal to die-hard Tank fans.

“We’re going to keep pressing forward with this R&B thing,” promises Tank. During the process of bringing Now or Never to life, he’s experimented with new technology and new collaborators, even as he explores the themes that have always moved him. “Emergency” is an emotional ballad with a sense of humor, comparing a woman’s desire to a four-alarm fire. “You Mean that Much” is a soaring, orchestral anthem. “Can I Make Love”, says Tank, “is self-explanatory… I’m known for having songs that give you an opportunity to not say much. All you need is a little eye contact, and it’s on.”

These timeless songs of love, lust, and loss take cinematic tone in the hands of Tank, as he crafts imagery that is uniquely tangible and real. Perhaps it’s his new love of acting that has deepened his storytelling. Tank recently graced the screen in The Preacher’s Kid, and he has been studying acting, though he promises that music will continue to be his first love. “We have to take this stand now because R&B is slowly becoming a lost art,” explains Tank. “R&B music is the thing that connects people.” Though he loves a fantasy party scene as much as any man, Tank writes about the real, everyday emotions and situations that people relate to because, as he says, “we’re meant to move people with this music, and I want to be part of that movement.”

It’s been an incredible journey since Tank was an undiscovered artist with a dream, penning “Maybe I Deserve” in the basement of his mother’s Maryland home, on “an MPC and two keyboards.” The single would go on to dominate urban radio in 2001, when Tank released his gold-certified debut album Force of Nature. Though he has enjoyed remarkable successes throughout his career, Tank considers Now or Never the album when “it all came together.” The title doesn’t just refer to the urgency he feels within R&B as a whole, but also the growth he’s done over the years as an artist. Now re-emerging with a new team and a renewed confidence in his music, Tank is ready to have these songs heard.

“Everything I’ve been through has prepared me for this moment right now. I’ve got a new deal, new energy and new people around who are just as excited about the album as I am. Everything I’ve learned over the years as a producer, writer and artist have gone into Now or Never.”

Tank – Emergency [Official Music Video]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xne4rHjL0k

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MAY-APRIL 2011 New Job Listings

EXECUTIVE & MANAGEMENT POSITIONSAmsel, Eisenstadt & Frazier is currently expanding its adult theatrical department.  We are seeking an experienced adult theatrical talent agent.  The candidate should have at least 2 years’ experience as a sub-agent.  No trainees or assistants.   Our agency is seeking someone to expand on our already successful adult theatrical, youth, commercial and below the line departments.  All inquiries are completely confidential. Please contact John Frazier at frazier@aeftalent.com.

Experienced commercial agent needed for one of LA’s top commercial departments in a full service bicoastal talent agency. Agent must have at least two to three years’ experience in a busy commercial department. Seeking an addition to an established team, must have excellent industry relationships and verifiable history of developing and servicing talent. Please email cover letter and resume (paste your resume into the body of the email – NO attachments) to agencyjobs@aol.com

The People’s Production Company is hiring four Story Editors.  These are full-time positions based in Sherman Oaks.  As a Story Editor at PPC, you will compose story notes and script coverage, help in the story evaluation process, identify scripts and films for feature development, and assist in the managing of freelance Story Analysts.  Each Story Editor will oversee one of four Genre groups.  To apply, please go to https://us-amazon.icims.com/jobs/intro and search for any of these job numbers:  136878, 136876, 136874, 136872.  If you have questions, contact us at ProjectQD@gmail.com

ASSISTANT LEVEL

United Talent Agency (UTA) seeks qualified candidates for its agent trainee program. Previous industry experience and bachelors degree required. Candidates must be motivated, extremely detail oriented, have excellent communication and organizational skills and a desire to learn the business of talent representation. This is a very demanding environment with excellent opportunities to work in Film, Television, Music, New Media and Entertainment Marketing. Proficiency with Microsoft Office software is mandatory. Compensation includes overtime and full benefits. References required. www.unitedtalent.com for more information. Fax cover letter & resume to (310) 247-1111 or email to HR@unitedtalent.com. Attn: Human Resources. No calls.

Looking for motivated first assistant to established literary manager in Beverly Hills. All the usual assistant duties. Interest in becoming a manager a must. This is a promotion track job. Please email cover letter, resume, coverage sample and references to jobs@radmincompany.com with subject line: Literary Assistant.

A leading Beverly Hills independent film company has a unique and exciting opportunity for someone with great administrative experience to assist the chairman of the company.  The candidate must have a minimum of 2+ years relevant experience working with key players in the entertainment industry, including executives, producers and managers. This is an extremely busy desk and all candidates must have excellent written, oral & interpersonal communication skills.  Ability to effectively prioritize with strong time management skills, follow up and ability to multitask.  Salary is commensurate with experience and benefits included.  Please email resume90210@gmail.com

A busy and growing talent and literary management company seeks a part-time assistant to start May 2nd. Duties include but are not limited to heavy phones, scheduling, organizing, helping with submissions, and other duties. Ideal candidate should be personable, able to multi-task, possess good communication skills, and be PC proficient. Great introduction to the representation side of the business. College degree required. Hours are weekdays 10AM-1PM & 3PM-6PM. One year commitment preferable. Salary to be discussed. Please email cover/resume toptasst2011@gmail.com

Busy talent manager with 14 clients and a number of other ventures seeks a trained, intelligent, type A assistant who is interested in managing actors, developing tv and film projects and a multi-tasker as well as a skilled communicator.  Experience in rolling calls, scheduling and anticipating is preferred.  Please contact us at assistus@ktmgmt.com.

Theatrical Talent Agency seeks Assistant with 3-5 years’ experience, tapped into the milieu, with a strong passion for the business and desire to take on Jr. Agent responsibilities. Must have excellent phone and people skills, as well as a knack for writing. Applicant will be responsible for standard office tasks, should be MAC savvy, detail oriented and organized. Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to HRtalentagency@gmail.com

Assistant to EVP of Production at a busy reality TV company.  Ideal candidate has worked at a production company or agency. Person must have strong interpersonal skills and ability to juggle multiple tasks. Responsibilities include assistant duties, managing production office, and providing support to production staff.  Technical knowledge of Mac products is required.  Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@rrstaff.com with “Assistant to EVP of Production” in subject line.

Looking for an assistant for two executives at MTV scripted development.  Prior experience on an entertainment desk a must.  Detail-oriented, best of the best, etc.  Send resumes to scriptedasst@gmail.com

Verve Talent & Literary Agency is seeking a new assistant for one of its partners.  Candidates must be detail-oriented, extremely motivated and passionate about being involved in the representation business.  Extensive knowledge in both features and television, and a year of relevant agency/management experience is required.   Job responsibilities include heavy phones, scheduling and extensive coverage.  Must be a team player with a great attitude and the ability to prioritize several tasks simultaneously. This is a great opportunity at a growing company for the right person.  Please email resume and cover letter to: VerveAsst@gmail.com

Independent television/film/digital production company seeks experienced executive assistant to partner of the company.  Candidates must have 2-3 years’ experience supporting a senior level executive at studio/network/agency.  Applicants should be extremely organized, detail-oriented, hardworking team players with excellent communication skills and a great attitude.  Proficiency with Macs, iPads, Blackberry is necessary.  Compensation is commensurate with experience.  Please send resumes to careers@bermanbraun.com and write Executive Assistant in the subject line.

Looking for motivated first assistant to established literary manager in Beverly Hills. All the usual assistant duties. Interest in becoming a manager a must. This is a promotion track job. Please email cover letter, resume, coverage sample and references to jobs@radmincompany.com with subject line: Literary Assistant.

Full-time first assistant needed for a top Los Angeles commercial department at a full service bicoastal talent agency.  Ideal candidate would have two years agency experience, excellent communication abilities, computer fluency, as well as exceptional organizational and problem solving skills. Multi tasking in a fast paced environment necessary, as well as good humor under stress.  Looking to hire immediately. Local Applicants only. Please email cover letter and resume (paste your resume into the body of the email – no attachments) to agencyjobs@aol.com

Immediate entry-level Department Assistant position available in the Theatre (Stage) Department of a bicoastal talent agency based in Los Angeles. Candidates must be dedicated, organized, able to multi-task, and have excellent computer and people skills.  Candidate must also be reliable, enthusiastic and intelligent.  Knowledge of theatre and office skills are required. Please email cover letter, resume and a (writing sample in the form of a business letter) to Lindsey@ksrtalent.com

Partner of management/production company Kritzer Levine Wilkins Griffin Entertainment is seeking an executive assistant.  Ideal candidate is an ambitious person with a strong interest in talent management and the desire to be promoted in house is a must.  Great opportunity for someone who seeks mentorship and wants to take his or her career to the next level.  At least one year of talent experience (preferably agency experience) is required.  Standard industry pay, benefits and hours.  Please email resumes to wilkinsasst@klwg-ent.com

Boutique management company seeks qualified assistant. Candidates must have excellent people skills, ability to multi-task, strong attention to detail, and previous agency or management experience. Duties include rolling calls, heavy scheduling, database upkeep, and maintaining a general sense of order in clients and managers lives. Send cover letter and resume to: managementasst2011@gmail.com

Award winning screenwriter and future director looking for intelligent, personable assistant to run their office. Applicants must have at least one year industry experience with references; have excellent phone, writing, and researching skills and be computer savvy. A strong ability to prioritize, multi task and organize a great advantage. Perfect position to see what it’s like from the creative side of the business. Please email resume to: omiohmyproductions@gmail.com , subject line to read “Assistant Position”

Assistant needed for Producer in prep on studio film with others in development. Responsibilities include office management (schedules, phones, submissions), project coordination and working side-by-side with Producer in all aspects of job.  Must be Mac, Office proficient. Tech proficiency a plus. Must be energetic, reliable, and detail-oriented.  Previous agency/management or assistant experience mandatory. Entry-level salary with basic health plan; and bonus/incentive structure. Send resumes/cover letters to ProdAsst310@gmail.com.

Mess Media, a reality TV production company, seeks a temporary assistant to the president/CEO that could lead to a permanent position. Responsibilities include answering phones, scheduling, filing and some heavy lifting. Additionally, the assistant will be exposed to development, production and post-opportunities. Qualifications needed for this position are an understanding of computers and office software, phone experience and an interest in reality television. Please send resumes to frontdesk@messmediatv.com.

Santa Monica based TV Production Company seeks a professional administrative assistant with 3-5 years’ experience to work with two busy television executives.  Applicant must be a motivated self-starter with exceptional people skills.  Must have excellent written and organizational skills and be proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.  Administrative duties will include scheduling meetings, maintaining calendars, handling incoming calls, arranging travel and managing correspondence.  Looking for a team player who can thrive in a fast paced work environment! Please send resume and cover letter to:  agoodproduction@yahoo.com

Preferred Content, a film, television and digital production, sales and finance advisory company, is seeking an experienced administrative assistant for one of its Managing Partners.  Responsibilities include heavy phones, scheduling, film/television/digital project tracking and evaluation and general administrative duties. Fast paced, high energy work environment with potential for growth. Agency experience a must.  Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.  Please submit cover letter and resume to info@preferredcontent.net.

A talent management company seeks an organized and self-motivated assistant to one of the company partners.  Responsibilities include heavy phones, rolling calls, scheduling, travel arrangements, and general administrative duties. Experience required. Full-time position. Pay based on experience. Please send cover letter and resume to asstmgmt11@gmail.com

Assistant needed at Odenkirk-Provissiero Entertainment. Agency or management experience and a passion for comedy is a plus. Applicant should have a college degree, good phone and people skills, strong writing ability, and be Mac proficient. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to become a manager. Send resume and cover letter to: asst_position@op-ent.com.

Prominent commercial talent agency seeking personal/administrative assistant for CEO.  Highly organized, detail-oriented and proactive applicants only.  College graduates with experience supporting industry executive preferred.  Responsibilities include administrative tasks, phones, calendar/scheduling, travel coordination, personal errands, shopping and supervision of household projects.  Excellent communication and computer skills essential (Outlook/Word/Excel). Must have reliable vehicle and auto insurance.  Salary: DOE  Send cover letter and salary requirements with resume to commagencyasst@yahoo.com.

Partner at talent agency seeking full-time assistant in Branding/Endorsement Dept.  Job responsibilities include heavy phones, filing and standard office tasks, handling agent schedule, booking agent and client travel, etc.  Position requires experience in Microsoft Word and Excel, excellent writing ability, and professional phone etiquette.  Great opportunity for growth.  Agency, public relations, or management experience required.  Please email resumes to agencyjob08@gmail.com

Sargent Hall is currently looking for a new assistant.  This person should have agency desk experience; we are searching for someone with a huge appetite for reading and finding material for our TV business in addition to handling the typical assistant duties. Day to day you will be responsible for the two partners who run Sargent Hall, one of which also has a busy acting career. A positive and proactive attitude is a must! This is a very exciting time as we are entering into a new overall deal at Warner Brothers TV Studios and will be aggressively looking to bring in ideas and grow our company. Please send a resume and cover letter to gkaywin@sargenthall.com subject-Assistant Position.

Leading independent Production Company seeks assistant for SVP of Programming & Development.  Responsibilities include phones, scheduling, travel arrangements, and contributing to Development projects.  Must be able to multi-task, anticipate needs, and handle shifting priorities.  Ideal applicant is organized and enthusiastic, has a good sense of humor, solid writing skills, and a genuine interest in unscripted television.  Similar experience a plus.  Please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to svp.assistant.job@gmail.com.

Looking for a hardworking, detail oriented assistant for two managers in Talent. A great opportunity to get on board at an innovative, on-the-rise Management/Production company. Must have relevant experience (Agency experience is preferred), and be eager to learn about all aspects of the talent business. Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and handle a heavy workload is a must. This is a high volume desk. This position is to start as soon as possible. Please send resumes to jobinquiry72@gmail.com

Talent Management company with high-level feature and television clients seeks a detail oriented and organized assistant.  Relevant talent agency, casting or management company desk experience is preferred.  Applicant must be hard-working and reliable with the ability to juggle, prioritize and follow-through on responsibilities.  Duties include arranging/maintaining calendars and schedules, heavy phones and emails, and liaising with clients and casting offices.  Knowledge of inEntertainment is a plus.  Punctuality is a must.  Please send resumes to MgmtAsstPosition@gmail.com.

Urban Entertainment company located in Beverly Hills seeking an executive assistant with at least 3 years’ experience.  Entertainment business experience not essential, but a winning attitude with a desire to succeed in the Entertainment business critical. Duties include working for the executive staff and directly with the chief executive.  Important that candidate is committed to moving company mandate forward (see mission statement below).  Send resume to mregen@melee.com

Brillstein Entertainment Partners is looking for an assistant in the talent department. Must have a least one year agency or management experience. Should be available to start immediately. Please email resumes to jobs@bep-la.com

Entertainment One, a leading television production and distribution company, is looking for a stellar assistant to support the Vice President of Alternative Programming. We are searching for someone who is a qualified assistant looking to gain valuable experience in reality TV while supporting a very busy executive in a fast growing department. We need someone who can effortlessly handle the day to day office management i.e. heavy call volume, managing files, answering phones, scheduling and heavy travel while at the same time devoting time and energy to helping craft treatments, pitch documents and source new talent. This is not an entry level position. Please submit cover letter and resume to sharowitz@entonegroup.com

Busy Film Producer seeks 2nd Assistant/Personal Assistant.  Position is very fast paced.  Must be able to stay calm, organized under high pressure and deadline oriented environment.  Must be very detail oriented and must be able to travel with Producer.  Position travels a lot and position has long hours.  As Producer heads two films.  Duties include manage busy schedule, arrange travel, script coverage, and etc.  Candidate must have prior entertainment industry experience, must have reliable car, strong communication skills, good attitude, and Mac / PC savvy. Send resume/CV to assistantposition11@gmail.com.

Busy Beverly Hills entertainment talent law firm is looking for a reliable assistant.  Must be able to juggle heavy phones, scheduling, billing, expense reports, client management and related tasks professionally and with discretion.  Mac computer skills are required, including Word, Excel and QuickBooks.  Entertainment and legal experience preferred.  Please email cover letter, resume and references to: entlawfirmjob@yahoo.com.

PERSONAL ASSISTANT POSITIONS

Part-time (12-15 hours per week) Personal assistant wanted for partner in entertainment firm.  Must have clean driving record and insurance.  Ideal for student or actor. Not an office job or career position. $12.50/hour plus mileage to start. Please email your cover letter and resume to managementasstjob@gmail.com

Photographers Assistant/Personal Assistant needed: Responsibilities include: Client management, photo selection, color correction & retouching (very easy to learn if you don’t have experience), MAC proficient.  PA work to include: organization of business & personal emails, marketing stuff (Facebook and tweeting), blog writing, website maintenance, basic bookkeeping, etc.  The ideal candidate is someone intuitive who is a self-starter and can work very efficiently. Pay starts at $10/hr. with a review after the first month with a possible raise for the RIGHT person. No benefits. Work out of my home office at 1217 S Holt., Los Angeles. Email resume and cover letter to Stuart Townsley: stphotog1@gmail.com

A celebrity and entrepreneur is seeking an extraordinary assistant.  Duties include: dry cleaning, maintain personal shopping, fed-ex,  grocery shopping, maintaining schedules and meetings, and running around for pick-ups and drop offs, etc.  You will be expected to run errands all over town (San Fernando valley, Hollywood, Beverly Hills etc.)  So you must know your way around and be comfortable in your car.  It is imperative that the assistant has the sophistication to communicate effectively with people at all levels of management and handle highly confidential matters and be accessible on weekends and evenings to handle ongoing activities.  Employer has two children, so candidate must be comfortable with kids.  At least one-year entertainment industry experience required. Please email resumes to: celebasst83@gmail.com.

ENTERTAINMENT PR & MARKETING (MOST POSITIONS INCLUDING INTERNSHIPS)

Busy boutique PR firm based in Hollywood seeks eager intern ready to learn about the entertainment industry, working with A-list clients and red carpet events. Candidates should be driven, detail-oriented, outgoing, and creative with strong communication skills.  Also important, a knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. We are seeking someone interested to pursue a career in public relations. Must be willing to work a 4 month, 2 day a week minimum. Internship is unpaid, but college credit may be obtained. Place resume and cover letter in body of email and attach as well. Email to officeasst@marleahleslie.com.

A prestigious entertainment PR firm in W. Hollywood seeks a dedicated full-time assistant in a very demanding environment with long hours and weekends. Must be dedicated, assertive, proactive, and reliable and want a career in PR. Responsibilities: Office management, heavy calls, monitor emails, oversee schedules, cover events, schedule meetings, etc. Must be out of college with two years full-time work experience & live in LA! Please email resume/cover letter to AGPRASST@GMAIL.COM.

bpg- an entertainment advertising agency- seeks multiple part-time summer interns with an interest in gaining hands-on experience (available in Interactive, Production, and Print dept). Must be detail-oriented, hardworking, outgoing, and passionate. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite a plus. Must be willing to work 2 day/week. Internship is un-paid, college credit available. Lunch and parking are paid for. Attach cover letter and resume to bpgintern@gmail.com

Los Angeles based PR / Marketing firm is looking for eager and hard-working interns to come in and help out two days a week.  Clients include those in the fashion, design, and entertainment fields.  Tasks include phones, filing, research, occasional attendance at work events, etc.  Internship is for school credit only. Please email resumes to matt@periodmedia.com.

High-level executive seeking assistant at a high-profile entertainment public relations agency in Los Angeles. The job requires someone who is organized, motivated, and a quick learner. Duties include answering phones, interfacing with top executives, performing extensive research, managing databases, scheduling meetings, making travel arrangements, reviewing and summarizing a broad range of press, and distributing press clippings. Must be able to take direction and multitask efficiently. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, as well as general problem-solving skills needed along with ability to maintain confidentiality. Experience in Publicity, Corporate Communications or the Entertainment industry needed. Interested candidates should email Brittany.Geldmacher@42West.net with their resume and cover letter.

Looking for an Assistant to work for the head of Marketing.  Must have 1-2 years Assistant experience, have a passion for and experience in Marketing and know that extensive overtime is required. Must be eager, energetic, bright & professional.  Heavy calendaring and scheduling.  Great opportunity for the right person.  Send your resume to ffe.resumes@fox.com for consideration.

Brand Central, a full service licensing agency based in Los Angeles, is seeking an experienced licensing sales and management professional with strong relationships, industry and category knowledge and skills to build national consumer products programs. Our ideal candidate will be a self-motivated professional with a proven business development expertise that possesses excellent organizational, time-management, and communication skills.  A Bachelor’s degree with 2-5 years of prior licensing experience is required. Salary and title commensurate with experience. Please do not apply unless you have prior licensing experience.  Please submit resumes to: brand_central@yahoo.com.

Cashmere Agency – seeking an Online Marketing Project Manager. Responsibilities include creating cutting-edge marketing plans, submitting weekly reports and maintaining social media profiles. Must have 2-3 years in-house marketing agency experience. Ideal candidates must be creative multi-taskers, knowledge of online apps, mobile apps, and industry news. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to work under pressure. Please submit a cover letter, resume and writing samples to careers@cashmereagency.com

Cashmere Agency – seeking an Online Editorial Publicist. Responsibilities include creating media plans and targeted media lists, securing online, print and broadcast placements and servicing various assets and track their placements. Must have 2-3 years of in-house PR agency experience. Ideal Candidates must have the ability to multi-task and work in a pressured environment with a team. Please submit a cover letter, resume and writing samples to careers@cashmereagency.com

LA-based boutique PR agency is looking for Summer 2011 interns. Proficient in Adobe Photoshop is highly preferred. Intern duties include: updating client Twitter & Facebook accounts, shipping packages, creating press kits, writing press releases, creating media lists, inputting contacts into Outlook, answering phones, etc.  Applicants should have an interest in public relations, familiar with Microsoft Office. Very hands-on experience, great opportunity to learn PR. This is a non-paid internship.  Send resumes, cover letters as an attachment to rdiaz@konnect-pr.com

Kelly Bush, founder and CEO of ID Public Relations, is seeking qualified candidates for her 1st assistant. Previous industry experience and bachelor’s degree required. Candidates must be motivated, extremely detail oriented, and have excellent communication and organizational skills. A fast-paced work ethic is required. Please send all resumes to Allie Willensky at awillensky@id-pr.com.

MUSIC INDUSTRY (ALL POSITIONS INCLUDING INTERNSHIPS)
TECH/NEW MEDIA/WEB 2.0 POSITIONS

Social Media Agency looking to fill a Community Manager position in our LA office. The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years of agency experience with impeccable writing skills, an interest in digital culture and a desire to get involved in virtually every facet of an end-to-end online marketing campaign – market research, social media profile management, online publicity, strategic development, tracking, and reporting.  Send cover letter and resume to communitymanagerposition@gmail.com.

EQAL looking to hire a Junior Interactive Coordinator to assist in running multiple high profile online communities. Must have understanding of social media/distribution, prior experience writing/blogging, impeccable organization skills/attention to detail. Responsibilities: publishing content to websites, basic blog research, maintaining posting schedule for multiple websites, photo sourcing, preparing email newsletters (via MailChimp), some weekend posting, etc.   Full-time, paid, entry level position. Email your skill-set, experience, and understanding of social media to EQALjuniorIC@gmail.com.

EQAL, Inc., a leading social media company that focuses on the build and
growth of web communities for celebrities and brands, is currently seeking a Sales Department Associate. Key responsibilities include: reach and surpass growth goals, lead generation & research, custom quoting, reporting & campaign analysis, Qualifications: prior online sales experience, 1-3yrs. media experience, Powerpoint/Keynote, Excel, and Google Analytics. Please send cover letter and resume to sales@eqal.com.

EQAL, Inc., a leading social media company that focuses on the build and growth of web communities for celebrities and brands, is currently seeking a Director of Branded Content and Communities. This position oversees the execution of all aspects of a branded campaign and manages communication with agency partners and brand clients. We offer a creative working environment along with great benefits and competitive compensation. Please send cover letter and resume to Jobs@EQAL.com.

Established social media company seeks Interactive Research intern for several celebrity-run health & wellness web sites. Responsibilities include researching topics related to health news, eco trends, and vegan/plant-based lifestyles; and contact various experts via phone or email for quotes and information about specific topics. Candidate should have excellent writing skills, a genuine interest in green/eco lifestyle topics and have a basic understanding of good journalism practices pertaining to sources and citations (journalism experience is a plus but not required) Internship will be at least 10 hours per week, specific days and hours are flexible. Candidate must be able to get college credit. Please send cover letter and resume to intern@eqal.com.

CASTING (ALL POSITIONS INCLUDING INTERNSHIPS)
NON-LA POSITIONS (All Locations/All Positions)

Development Executive, Salary c£40-45k per annum, Aardman Animations, England, UK. 12 month contract. Aardman is a world leader in character led stop-frame and CGI animated film making, producing TV series, commercials and feature films. We have a great opportunity for an experienced Development Executive to help manage development activity across multiple projects.  Please see our website www.aardman.com/jobs for more information and how to apply.  Contact Jobs@aardman.com for questions.

Real Deal Productions, LLC. Partners with NBC Bay Area, is looking for a creative intern who is savvy in building websites, as well as being familiar with the process of  implementing social media campaigns. Real Deal Productions is currently working on various TV projects with NBC as well as several documentary projects. In the world of social media, we are looking for a team player to collaborate with the producers in driving our projects to the next levels. This person must be technology driven, but also be willing to support studio and field production as required. Can work virtual if required but must be available for periodic meetings. Contact: suzy@realdealshow.com

Authentic Talent & Literary Management seeks Client / Project Assistant in NY.  Candidate will be responsible for all tech related support / troubleshooting as well as client projects.  Knowledge of editing / ripping software, basic HTML, and routers needed.  Duties include coordinating auditions and client travel, updating client reels / resumes, updating web links for clients, and general technical support for both NY and LA offices.  Email resumes to info@authenticM.com

GENERAL OFFICE POSITIONS-RECEPTIONIST/ PA /BOOKEEPING/ RUNNER

Smuggler, a commercial/film production company seeks receptionist for LA office.  Must be outgoing, well presented, able to multi-task and keep calm under pressure.  Attention to detail and organizational skills also important.  Responsibilities include answering phones, rolling calls, running conference calls, database upkeep, and contributing to our unique office environment (sense of humor, unique style, and knowledge of upcoming musical artists a plus).  E-mail resume & cover letter to smuggler.reception@gmail.com

Major Century City Entertainment Law Firm has immediate opening for a Admin/Floater.  Must have a minimum of 2 years prior experience working as an assistant.  Industry experience a plus!  Looking for that special person that can be discreet, resourceful, honest, polite and well educated.  Job skills should include MS word, excel and outlook.  Impeccable spelling and grammar skills, excellent telephone manners, well organized and a sense of humor.  Salary plus excellent benefits.  For consideration, please email your cover letter and resume to: dek@morrisyorn.com.

Established boutique West LA talent agency looking for receptionist to start immediately.  Entry level position – Phones, filing, submissions, etc. 9:45am to 6pm, Monday – Friday. Salary $400 per week, no benefits to start. Email resumes to agencyreception@gmail.com

Foreign sales company seeking bookkeeper/accountant to start immediately. Knowledge of Quickbooks and Excel a must. Responsibilities include Accounts Payable, producer and expense reporting, and AR collections among other duties. Please send resume and cover letter to acctbookkeeper4ent@gmail.com

INTERNSHIPS (Film & Television)

A-list management and production company in Beverly Hills seeks a bright, motivated intern to help with administrative tasks. Duties include heavy phones, scheduling meetings, coordinating travel, submitting expense reports, and other duties as assigned. This is an excellent opportunity to learn the skills you’ll need for starting out in the entertainment industry, and the internship provides a great introduction to how a busy management company operates. Previous desk experience preferred but not required. Candidates should be able to commit 2-4 days per week and must be able to receive school credit as the position is unpaid. E-mail cover letter and resume to thecollectiveintern@gmail.com.

Worldwide film production, finance and sales company based in West Hollywood seeks interns interested in learning about global theatrical marketplace.  Focus is on presales, financing, and festivals.  Part-time and full-time welcome.  Business school students encouraged to apply. Should be Mac capable and have excellent office skills including Microsoft Office. Must be receiving credit.  Send resume to internships@essential-ent.com.

Recreation Media, a Management Consulting firm for the entertainment industry is looking for an office manager/executive assistant. Ideal candidates are self-starters with strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize. Must be computer-savvy and proficient with MS Office software.  Knowledge of international business and foreign language skills a plus. Commitment for 3 months, 2-3 days a week.  Unpaid, great learning opportunity.  Please send resume/cover letter to: info@recreation-media.com

Reverie Entertainment Partners, a talent management/production company based in West Hollywood, is seeking spring and summer interns. Candidates must be ambitious, reliable and have a strong desire to get their feet wet. Responsibilities include phones, reading scripts, writing coverage, and occasionally acting as a second assistant. Reliable transportation is a must and some office experience is preferred. College credit available. Please email resume and cover letter to ReverieInterns@gmail.com.

Temple Hill Entertainment is a film and TV production company currently seeking development interns available to start immediately. Internship responsibilities include covering scripts, compiling research packets, organizing the office, handling phone reception and occasional messenger runs. We require strong writing skills, access to a car, drivers insurance, a positive attitude and desire to learn about the movie industry. Please send resumes to Isaac@templehillent.com.

Busy talent manager with 14 clients and a number of other ventures seeks a trained, intelligent, type A intern who is interested in managing actors, developing tv and film projects and a multi-tasker as well as a skilled communicator.  Experience in rolling calls, scheduling and anticipating is preferred.  For the right person, this Internship position could convert into a paid opportunity within 2-3 months.  Please contact us at intern@ktmgmt.com.

International film distribution/financing/acquisition/production company based in Los Angeles (Century City) is looking for interns who can work 20 hours per week. Seeking smart, dynamic and responsible young adults who are keen to learn about international film distribution, acquisition and financing. Unpaid internship. Parking provided. Send resume via e-mail jbliahassistant@ifdcinc.com or fax 310-788-2823.

Busy boutique talent agency seeks motivated, reliable interns. You should be eager to learn and ready to roll up your sleeves. Must also be focused, able to multi-task in a hectic environment, good with people. Prefer some office experience. May lead to a paid position for the right candidate. Send resumes and cover letters to lh@dsa-agency.com re: Internship Program

Santa Monica based, management firm/production company, is in need of an office intern looking to gain college credit. Candidate must be ambitious, reliable and a strong researcher who loves film/television. Responsibilities include reading scripts, producing coverage and at times acting as a second assistant. Bi-lingual is a plus. Please email resume and cover letter to info@sentientent.com with an example piece of script coverage attached.

Angry Films is looking for a few highly motivated interns to assist as we move into a very active period. Job responsibilities would include, but not limited to, organization of multiple hard disks of image files, filing, rolling calls, script reading and synopsis, copying and whatever else we can throw at you. Applicants need to be computer literate, well spoken, own a car, into the zeitgeist and have the ability to multitask and be organized.  Internship is unpaid. Please send cover letter and resume in body of email to angryfilmscal@gmail.com.

Interns needed for well-established boutique talent agency in Venice.We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are organized, responsible and interested in learning about the tv/ film industry. Flexible schedule – about 20 hours per week. Duties will include answering phones, data entry, printing, scanning and binding scripts, filing,and other clerical tasks. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning about the entertainment industry and has a possibility to move to a paying position. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to info@thebroganagency.com

GreeneStreet Films is looking for development interns in our Beverly Hills office. Job will entail coverage of scripts and manuscripts, notes on projects currently in development, research and general office assistance. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to be a writer or learn the business. Must like dogs.  This is an unpaid position.   Please send resumes to gstreetintern11@gmail.com.

Smokehouse Pictures seeks motivated interns for the summer semester and beyond.  Interns will be responsible for reading scripts, writing coverage, answering phones, running errands and other office work.  Ideal candidates will be available 2-3 days per week.  This internship is unpaid, although lunch is provided, and interns must receive college credit and provide a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.   Please send resumes to smokehouseintern@gmail.com.

Strong Management seeks interns to start immediately. Duties include phones, research, covering breakdowns, filing, coordinating appointments. Interns must have reliable transportation and a positive, hard-working attitude. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to learn about the management business.  Email to bevassist@bstrongmanagement.com

Busy talent manager with 14 clients and a number of other ventures seeks a trained, intelligent, type A intern who is interested in managing actors, developing tv and film projects and a multi-tasker as well as a skilled communicator.  Experience in rolling calls, scheduling and anticipating is preferred.  For the right person, this Internship position could convert into a paid opportunity within 2-3 months.  Please contact us at intern@ktmgmt.com

Team Downey is currently accepting applications for interns. We are looking for smart and motivated candidates who are eager to learn and have a demonstrated interest in film. Excellent analytical reading and writing skills are required as coverage is expected regularly. Other duties include covering phones, research for current projects, and general office tasks. Applicants MUST be able to receive course credit. To apply please email Film.Dev.Internship@gmail.com along with your resume, 1-2 pieces of sample coverage (if you have any), date you can start, and days of the week you can work.

Award winning production company with several projects in pre-production seeks smart, responsible intern with all around creative/online skills.  Looking for someone who has a strong understanding of social media marketing, writing and blogging with some experience in New Media. Must have laptop and cell phone.   Flexible hours. We provide opportunities to advance in your area of expertise. We are located near 405 and Wilshire.  Please email us explaining the range of your skill-set, experience, your passion and understanding of social media and your availability to susan@selectservicesfilms.com

The Mark Gordon seeks sharp, creative interns passionate about Film, TV and New Media. Excellent analytical reading and writing skills necessary, as coverage is expected regularly. We recognize and reward talent and give our interns a lot of opportunity for creative input. Our internship producing program teaches interns the steps taken to develop and produce feature films and television series. We maintain a fun, family-like work environment. Car required. Hours are preferably at least a couple full days a week. We hire interns through our website at http://mgintern.ning.com.  Please log on and create a short video and profile about yourself. We are currently hiring interns for Summer 2011.  Please direct questions to: ps@mgpics.com

Talent Management Company is looking for effective, intelligent interns. This is an amazing opportunity for anyone interested in talent representation. Duties include but not limited to heavy phones, helping with submissions, scheduling, organizing, and other office duties. Candidates should possess outstanding communication skills, be organized multi-taskers, have a great attitude, and Mac skills. Must be available Mon, Wed, Fri. Email resume and cover letter to manager@independentgroup.com In subject line put “Internship”

Sierra/Affinity, a foreign sales, independent finance and production company is looking for hard working interns to start immediately. Responsibilities include film festival prep, answering phones as needed, script reading/coverage, research, assisting executives and assistants, errands, and/or general office needs. We are looking for someone to commit to 2 or more days/week in our Beverly Hills office. We offer school credit to students enrolled in a recognized academic institution.  Please email resumes to sierrapicturesinterns@gmail.com.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is seeking smart, confident, organized, and ambitious interns for the summer semester! Responsibilities will include sitting in on/taking notes during weekly pitch meetings, editing pitch videos, sorting mail submissions, assisting casting producers, and various other light administrative duties. You must be able to receive college credit!  Experience with avid/and or final cut strongly encouraged.  Must have laptop computer. Email resumes and cover letter to castingintern123@gmail.com

Verve Talent & Literary Agency based in Los Angeles is seeking hard working, motivated interns for the summer to start in late May/early June.  Duties will include research, coverage, phone work and general office/clerical duties.  Candidates should be resourceful, able to multitask and excited to learn about the industry in a fast-paced and demanding environment.  This internship provides the opportunity for hands-on involvement and a fantastic learning experience.  Internship is unpaid, but college credit is available if needed.  Please email resume and cover letter to: VerveLAIntern@gmail.com

A busy production company located on the Fox lot is looking for outstanding interns with a passion for the entertainment industry. Duties include script reading and coverage, phone handling and assisting in any and all office endeavors. Candidates should be self-starters, reliable and ready to always go above and beyond the call of duty. This is a great learning experience for anyone looking to succeed in the industry. Internship is unpaid. College credit is available but not required. Please send resume and cover letter to palermointernship2011@gmail.com.

Smart Entertainment  (Ted, Family Guy, Blades Of Glory, Anger Management, The Ringer) seeks passionate interns to start immediately. Responsibilities include script reading and coverage, research, answering phone calls and general office demands. This is an excellent opportunity to learn in an active environment and grow within the entertainment industry.  2-3 days/week preferred. Email resumes and cover letters to: assistant@smartentertainment.com

River Road Entertainment is seeking reliable, enthusiastic interns. Responsibilities include: script coverage, projects (writer/director lists, research), and administrative support (phones, copies). Contribute in creative meetings, and learn the development process firsthand. Candidates should have strong interest in feature film development, superior writing skills, and great taste! Send resume, cover letter and coverage samples (if available) to resumes@rivroad.com.

Busy producers need interns to assist with marketing efforts of exciting indie documentary that will be released nationwide in April.  Great opportunity to learn the business and make contacts.  Please email your resume to:  DumbstruckInterns@yahoo.com

Echo Lake Entertainment, an independent production company and film financier with a management division, is seeking interns to work in their Beverly Hills office. Interns should be prepared to commit 2/3 days per week for 3 months for this unpaid internship. Resumes and cover letters can be faxed to 310-789-4791 or emailed to ilda@echolakeproductions

Scenario, a new literary management and production company, run by former MP/TV lit agents (ICM, APA, & Innovative) and studio/production company development execs, offers interns a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience and earn great references by working with our writers, directors, and creative producers in the story development process doing story analysis, research, and notes. Part-time and full-time positions are available (including optional evening and weekend hours) for this unpaid internship. For more details, email internships@scenario-la.com.

Original Film seeks sharp interns passionate about film and eager to learn. Friendly work environment. Past interns have been hired. Responsibilities include reading, coverage, research, and general demands of an office. It’s an excellent opportunity to learn in an active environment.  2-3 days/week preferred. Class credit available. Email resumes to intern@moritzfilm.com

Radiant Productions, director Wolfgang Petersen’s company, is actively seeking development interns for Summer 2011. Radiant combines epic-scale filmmaking with a great, small company environment. Interns will read scripts, books, and graphic novels; write coverage and receive feedback; complete research projects; and handle general office duties. They may also have the opportunity to join internal, pitch, or general meetings, at the supervisor’s discretion. This is a great, hands-on learning opportunity.  College credit and at least 2 full days/week are a must. Please fax cover letter and resume to (310) 656-1408, or email them to radiantproductions@hotmail.com.

Award-winning production and management company seeks interns for Spring / Summer 2011 to work with the head of our Feature Film and Management divisions.  Fantastic opportunity to learn about the development process, gain on-set experience, and work hands-on with our directing clients.  Should have car and own laptop.  Previous experience with script coverage preferred though not required.  This is an unpaid internship.  You must be enrolled in an accredited academic program and eligible for school credit.  Minimum commitment of 26 hrs/week.  Email cover letter and resume to Carolina at officemanager@partizan.us.  Subject line: LW Internship 2011.

Top film/music video/commercial production company seeks an enthusiastic, hands-on intern for a high profile director and producer. Our ideal candidate must have experience and/or knowledge in production and is extremely bright and motivated to learn the ins and outs of the entertainment industry. Looking for someone with experience in excel, budgeting, and scheduling. Need to be able to multitask as projects currently include two films and two music videos. This is an unpaid internship. Candidate must be enrolled in school and available to start immediately, and have a car/up to date insurance. Minimum commitment of 26 hrs/week. Please send cover letter and resume to officemanager@partizan.us – subject line Film Internship.

A diverse production company seeks motivated, hard-working interns for the Summer 2011 semester. Responsibilities include office maintenance, research, script coverage, driving, and assisting on several commercial and music video productions. This is an unpaid internship: you must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program and be eligible for receiving school credit. Must be computer savvy, reliable, have a valid driver’s license and car insurance, and have a strong interest in film and commercial production. Minimum commitment of 16 hrs/week. Email cover letter & resume to Carolina at officemanager@partizan.us. Subject line: Internship 201.

Original Film (Battle Los Angeles, The Green Hornet, “The Big C,” The Fast and Furious franchise, Vantage Point, Sweet Home Alabama, Cruel Intentions) seeks sharp interns passionate about film and eager to learn. Friendly work environment. Past interns have been hired. Responsibilities include reading, coverage, research, and general demands of an office. It’s an excellent opportunity to learn in an active environment.  2-3 days/week preferred. Class credit available. Email resumes to intern@moritzfilm.com

Asylum Entertainment is a television production company that specializes in original reality series, scripted projects as well as gritty documentaries. Asylum entertainment is currently looking for driven interns who are passionate about Television development. We are looking for interns who can work 10-20 hours a week, 2 to 3 days a week. These interns must be very creative, hardworking, and love brainstorming. This is an unpaid internship but will receive school credits. Please email your resume to Asylumentintern@gmail.com.

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, an LA-based production company/financier (Lincoln Lawyer, Death at a Funeral, United 93, Breach, Adventureland, Lars and the Real Girl) seeks reliable, passionate interns for the Spring/Summer semester.  Lots of reading/script analysis, clerical work, and research projects. Ideal candidates are outgoing, well-read, have discerning taste, and an eagerness to learn. Unpaid, college credit required. Send resume/cover letter to jobs@skefilms.com .

Tenth Planet Productions, a busy production company with several series in development and production, is seeking smart, creative interns.  Interns will assist with research and development as well as all aspects of production and general office tasks. Please email meghan@tenthplanet.net with a resume and cover letter.

Marvel Studios is offering a part-time unpaid IT Internship. Students that are tech savvy and interested in how a film studio operates, in regards to IT, are encouraged to apply. Prior knowledge of the Marvel Universe and its various properties is a definite plus. Knowledge of structured cabling, experience with Symantec Ghost, MS Office, and Mac OS are preferred. Responsibilities include changing LTO tapes, configuring Smart Phones and PC’s, mapping printers, resolving printer issues, and other general duties. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Internship is a duration of three months, can be for Spring or Summer and is 20 hours/week. Interns must receive course credit. Please email resume and cover letter to: la-it@marvel.com ATTN: IT Team.

Development Interns needed at Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Motion Pictures. Duties include script reading/analysis, coverage and research on active projects, as well as general administrative tasks such as phones, filing and limited messenger runs.  College credit preferred but not required.  Applicants must be available for at least two full days a week.  Send resumes to vmp@valhallapix.com.

Free Tickets for Kenny G at The Rrazz Room: Friday, July 9, 2010

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• Exclusive Free Admissions to select performances at The Rrazz Room
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Marvin Gaye Stamp Campaign Update

Thousands of Marvin Gaye Fans Respond To Worldwide "A Stamp For Marvin" 
Campaign of Support For Commemorative U.S. Postage Stamp

(Los Angeles) - Thousands of fans have responded to the intensive 3-month 
world wide "grass roots" campaign of support launched two months ago by the 
Motown Alumni Association (MAA), Los Angeles chapter, to get a commemorative U.S. 
postage stamp for legendary Motown singer Marvin Gaye.  Letters, petitions and 
post cards have been received from all across the nation as well as around the 
world, including Britain, Norway and Sweden, according to Ron Brewington, 
Executive Director of the MAA chapter in LA.

"The fans are loudly saying they would like to see a postage stamp for 
Marvin," says Brewington.  The campaign will end September 15th, in time for a 
meeting of the Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee, U.S. Postal Service, scheduled 
for October. During the last month of the campaign, fans have numerous options 
to express their support to the USPS Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee so that 
Gaye can get the stamp on what would have been his 65th birthday on April 2, 
2004.

Supporters can either send a letter or post card saying "I support a stamp 
for Marvin Gaye" to:
Dr. Virginia Noelke
Chair, Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee
U.S. Postal Service
475 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Room 5670
Washington, DC 20260-2437

Or fans can go to the Motown Alumni Association website located at:

http://members.aol.com/maainc/

for a pre-written, printable form that they can send to the committee.

PRESS RELEASE: “A Stamp for Marvin Gaye”


SUPERSTAR MANAGEMENT
7633 Sunkist Drive, Oakland CA  94605-3032 
(510) 839-5400,  Fax (510) 638-8889 
http://www.superstarmanagement.com
FROM:  Abdul-Jalil [mailto:jalil@superstarmanagement.com]


 PRESS RELEASE

“A Stamp for Marvin”

Thousands of Marvin Gaye Fans Respond To Worldwide “A Stamp For Marvin” 
Campaign of Support For Commemorative U.S. Postage Stamp

(Los Angeles) – Thousands of fans have responded to the world wide “grass roots” campaign of support launched two months ago by the Motown Alumni Association (MAA),

Los Angeles chapter, to get a commemorative U.S. postage stamp for legendary Motown singer Marvin Gaye.  Letters, petitions and post cards have been received from all across the nation as well as around the world, including Britain, Norway and Sweden. 
The campaign is called “A Stamp for Marvin,” and the committee that is starting the campaign hopes to see their dream come true in time for Marvin’s 65th birthday on April 2, 2004.  They have received over 400,000 signatures and letters in their goal to reach the required 1 million by September 15, 2003. 
“The fans are loudly saying they would like to see a postage stamp for Marvin,” .  The campaign will end September 15th, in time for a meeting of the Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee, U.S. Postal Service, scheduled for October. During the last month of the campaign, fans have numerous options to express their support to the USPS Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee so that Gaye can get the stamp on what would have been his 65th birthday on April 2,  2004. 
Do your part and send your letter in today. The late soul singer was killed by his father almost 20 years ago.

As a former client and friend, I encourage all fans to write a letter of support to the citizens stamp advisory committee in Washington, DC.  Letters should go to:

Dr. Virginia Noelke 
Chair 
Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee 
475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Rm. #5670 
Washington, DC 20260-2437

If you would prefer, you may email us your letter to Dr. Noelke and we will print it out and mail it to her. You can simply email us at:Abdul-Jalil [mailto:info@superstarmanagement.com]To quote Marvin, “Let’s Get It On!” and circulate this note to everyone that you can. 
Thanks in advance, 
Abdul-Jalil 


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We have a HipHop Ad Agency specializing in advertising, strategic planning, promotions and marketing to the hard to reach, but extremely lucrative, X-Y and Baby Boomer generations urban and suburban markets using Hip Hop culture, it’s sound, it’s fashion, it’s speak, it’s bravado, it’s image, it’s way, as the vehicle. We have registered the services of Hip Hop, Rap and RB’s elite artists, producers, video directors, writers, choreographers, dancers, graff artist, B-boys, photographers, actors, models, and professional athletes to participate in this eX-whY? AdVenture. We are producing commercial ads from concept, to creation, to production, to placement in media, – the entire process-, while owning our product!!! 
            We custom design, write, direct, produce, perform and provide all talent for the commercial, the jingle, and all promotions associated with the product. Do you remember the award winning Nike “Freestyle” Commercial with MJ, Vince Cater, etc.? How about the Allen Iverson Reebok “MVP” commercial?. 
             Please give me a call and check out the website for more info at: Thanks, and don’t forget to check out our website at:

http://www.superstarmanagement.com

Abdul-Jalil 
(510) 839-5400

Co-Host Shemar Moore!!!, The Oakland Stroke

TO:    Selected Personalities 
FROM:  Abdul-Jalil

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 Co-Host Shemar Moore!!!

  Yes, that’s right, a chance for some qualified female to co-host with Shemar Moore!!! On the evening of Saturday September 30, 2000, Emmy award winning actor Shemar Moore will host a scholarship awards dinner in San Jose, 
California, featuring music by Ricardo Scales. 
  This will be the 6th annual event sponsored by one of the nations most 
revered non-profit community services organizations. The entertainment 
director is spanning the globe in search of a female co-host that has the 
capability to accentuate the extraordinary talents of Shemar. 
  The ideal female applicant should posse ALL of the following qualities: 
sophistication, class, poise, beauty, elegance, experience, with the ability 
to articulate in a professional manner. 
  Moreover, there is also opportunities for additional entertainment to perform on this year’s program. This event will have extensive television, radio and internet marketing and promotions as well as coverage. 
  All interested parties should call contact us at SUPERSTAR MANAGEMENT or send bios, photos, video tape, DVD, CD and/or cassette tape by July 31, 2000 for consideration for one of the slots available as co-host, music, dance, or comedy entertainment to me: Deirdre Sanders, DS Productions, 505 Loumena Ln., San Jose, CA 95111. Ph: (408) 225-4406, Fax: (408) 362-1064,e-mail: Deidresanders@hotmail.com. 
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The Oakland Stroke

We are planning an annual Oakland Schools “Celebration” and are in the process 
of conducting a fact finding survey to determine it’s broad based thrust, need, appeal, and viability. With this event we want to accentuate the positives of an Oakland education, the diversity, and the many successes of it’s students, teachers, administrators, and programs. At this event we will award, reward and honor Oakland students and celebrities for their many achievements and serve as a fundraiser for scholarships and special programs in Oakland. This while providing a platform to advocate youth issues, and provide access to much needed agency outreach programs to youth to give them solutions to their concerns of unemployment and job training ( a job fair), educational opportunities and counseling (college recruitment), voter registration, teen pregnancy and suicide prevention, drug abuse, health screening for HIV, Sickle cell, Asthma, Diabetes, marrow and blood donors among others. 
  The event will bring together the brightest young minds in the District to be honored at this music concert and multi-cultural extravaganza including a film festival, art exhibit, dance, theater, poetry slam, comedy, and sports competitionsin a celebration of the greatness that is Oakland’s. The music, entertainment and celebrity choices for the show is limitless in world class talent and recognized names from Tom Hanks to Hammer;… Tony,Toni, Tone to Tony Bennett,…Santana to Tower of Power,…Mark Curry to Confunction. The Event will showcase Oakland nationally and could be the impetus for an ongoing Image Campaign for the City of Oakland and the Unified School District. 
  The landscape for television, radio, transit, outdoor, and print media; corporate and commercial sponsorships; advertising, marketing, promotional opportunities and exposure are even more incredible!!! 
  We have had preliminary discussions with potential corporate sponsors for 
airline, hotel, sound and lights, local 107 laborers Union, television, radio, outdoor and transit advertising media, movie theater, and many entertainers where the response has been fantastic!!! 
  We would like to first ask if you like the proposed event and if so to enlist your support to this effort by asking you to nominate your choices for the event in the areas of music (recording artist), entertainers and celebrities, film projects (actors and producers/directors), artist, dance(producers/directors), theater (stage plays and producers/directors), comedy and sports. Your very valuable response provides important data that could determine the breath, depth and cost of the 
event that we give to you to help our children. 
  Thank you for your precious time and treasured response. 
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Talent Outreach

  SUPERSTAR MANAGEMENT; as a 28 year Sports, Music, and Entertainment Management and Marketing firm, we are always in a position of discovering, and placing great talent with the powerful professional sports franchises in basketball, baseball, football, boxing, track & field, soccer, tennis, extreme sports; television and radio broadcasting; major record companies for labels, artist, writers, and producers; motion picture projects; commercial ads, corporate sponsorships, and product endorsements; comedy producers; theater stage companies; major world concert tours; outdoor festivals, fairs and Theme Parks; jazz, cultural and film festivals; night clubs; art exhibits; music and book publishing companies; and sports events all around the world. 
  We are providing an opportunity for that much needed talent to be seen, heard, and served with the exposure to our client base and list of foreign and domestic sports franchises; casting agents; TV and radio broadcasting companies; motion picture writers, directors and producers; record labels and distributors; talent buyers; concert promoters; night club owners; major concert venues; college 
concert buyers; touring and booking agents; outdoor festivals, fairs and Theme 
Parks; comedy concerts; art galleries; music and literary publishers; and corporate sponsors, advertisers, and marketers. 
  Send us your bio, picture, video tape, DVD, CD and/or cassette tape and we 
will evaluate it for a match with the required needs of one or all of the aforementioned. 
  For those that we strongly feel has true potential for greatness, we will include 
them in the Artist Roster listing in the leading trade publications. These Registries tracks over 10,000 artists and is available to all agencys, talent buyers, record companies, industry execs, promoters, and managers. Send it, you can only be successful!!!


Again, Thank you all for your overwhelming response. 
Abdul-Jalil