Reverend L.E. Campbell and the Park Avenue Baptist Church LB Moss Scholarship Committee, invites you to its annual L.B. Moss Scholarship Art Exhibit and Sale fundraiser, on Saturday, April 24, 2010, 10am – 5pm. at Park Avenue Baptist Church (Dining Hall), 1910 Martin Luther King Blvd, Riverside, California.
The mission of The L.B. Moss Scholarship Committee is to raise funds for scholarships to award to well-deserving students, who plan to further their education. The annual art exhibit and sale is one of the many fundraising efforts of the LB Moss Scholarship Committee.
Renowned artist and host Charles Bibbs will sponsor the art exhibit and sale. His works and the works of other renowned artists, such as, Synthia Saint James, Larry Poncho Brown and Varnette Honeywood, will be for sale. Maurice Howard, one of Riverside’s most popular artists, will also have his works on display.
During this fun-fundraising event, there will be a wide range of affordable art prints to buy, some as low as $10. In addition, Bibbs will conduct several raffle drawings throughout the day. The Grand raffle prize will be a beautiful framed limited edition print by Charles Bibbs, titled: “Seat Of Knowledge.” To further enhance the event, Bibbs will give a Don’t miss Charles Bibbs exceptional Art presentation that will begin at 1:30 pm.
Profits from the art sale, and raffles will benefit the L.B. Moss Scholarship Fund. Elaine Bibbs at B Graphics states, “Our goal is to raise more funds this year, to support more students. We’re asking everyone to come out and support us in this worthy cause.”
For more information, please contact Elaine Bibbs at B Graphics and Fine Arts /951-682-8185, or, 951-688-1712 -Jackie Hester, President.
We love you! Keep going! Tell us! The audience couldn’t get enough of legendary actresses Ann Rutherford and Anne Jeffreys at the Riverside International Film Festival’s (RIFF) Opening Night Gala Champagne Reception recently.
To kick-off the ten-day festival, city officials, filmmakers, and movie fans alike, all gathered in the restored Orchestra Lobby of the Fox Theater to honor Rutherford and Jeffreys. Dr. Harkeerat Dhillon, President of the RIFF, spoke of the actresses’ momentous achievements in Hollywood, followed by announcing Rutherford as the first-ever recipient of RIFF’s Distinguished Artist Award and Jeffreys as the recipient of RIFF’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
“I’m grateful to the people who love movies,” said Rutherford, who played the timid Careen O’Hara in the Oscar-winning 1939 film, Gone With the Wind. “I’m as happy as if I had good sense.”
Rutherford further expressed how everyone has to “make a pit stop at Riverside” and explained the transformation that Atlanta, Georgia had undergone as a result of the 1939 hit movie.
“People came to visit Atlanta,” said Rutherford. “It turned the city into the Chicago of the South. This, too, can happen to Riverside.”
And this is very true. From April 16-April 25, the UltraStar Cinemas at the University Village will enable the viewers to “experience the world in ten days.” The films shown will include features, shorts, and documentaries ranging from narratives of African Americans to that of Asians, to sports histories to zombies. Thus, the festival will not only tell different stories of diverse cultures and ideas, but it will also display the talents of many well-known and up-and-coming filmmakers of the century.
“We’ve had the idea for 10 years,” said Fred Fontana, writer and producer of Florida Road. The film focuses on the life of Shaan Sahay, whose family moved from India to South Africa, and how Sahay desires to choose an unconventional route for his career. “Our film shows the battle of a father and son.”
A dancer overwhelmed with problems and lost dreams, takes her own life. Instead of her soul going to the after world it travels into the body of other lost women on the edge of mortality.
While Florida Road brings together the East and West, other films, like Shadows of Sepulveda, display the emotional heartache resulting from trying to break into Hollywood.
“It’s an L.A. story,“ said David Michael Joseph. “It’s a story of reincarnation.” In the film, a struggling dancer commits suicide and her soul goes into another woman’s body who is a screenwriter. The film has been awarded the Silver Ace Award for the Las Vegas Film Festival in June 2010.
Other films seek to reveal the psychological complexity and imagination of the human mind.
“Phobia is a short film- a drama,” said Braide Keyland, producer and director of Keyland Productions. The film is about Dr. Kate Maitly, a child psychologist, who actually experienced childhood fears, herself. Keyland prides herself on her one-woman show work style. “I do all the casting, writing, sound, and marketing myself. And it’s all selftaught.”
The Riverside community, Inland Empire, and all of Southern California are invited to come and watch the 90 films showing at the RIFF. Tickets cost $8 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $100 for season passes (any day any movie) and can be purchased at UltraStar Cinemas in the University Village located at 1201 A. University Avenue.
“I hope you have all learned from past films,” said Anne Jeffreys, after playfully commenting on the increasingly risqué nude scenes in modern films. “But, keep on
Passionate. Resilient. Cunning. These are all words that can be associated with Roxie Hart, sexy siren who stops at nothing for that sweet taste of fame—even if it means committing murder.
Now, Michelle Williams (formerly of mega girl group Destiny’s Child) will bring Roxie Hart to life again in the musical of CHICAGO at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. “I see a little bit of Roxie in myself,” says Michelle, who is the first African-American woman to play Roxie, “she always gets what she wants—even though she doesn’t always go about it the right way,” Michelle adds.
“My family spoils me. If I want some neck bones, macaroni and cheese, whatever—I got it.” she laughs.
Michelle began playing Roxie Hart for the West End production in London before she made her way back across the pond to reprise her role.
Although preparing for Roxie, learning her lines and acting the scenes out, was not the challenging part, Michelle says rehearsals “kicked my butt. I was getting my work out on! But I chose to play the role of Roxie because I felt like I could have so much fun with her character.” Plus, Roxie’s cute. “She’s a little doll,” Michelle says. “I do love Velma, but Velma is more of a diva.”
Michelle isn’t some novice in the Broadway world; she has toured with Fantasia and LaToya London playing the role of Shug Avery in The Color Purple musical. “What I like about Shug Avery,” Michelle says, “is that her yes was yes and her no was no.”
Singing in a musical is a lot more restricted than singing Gospel, Michelle says.
“Sometimes less is more and you really get your point across.” As far as any upcoming projects, Michelle just wants to focus on acting right now. There may be new music next year, TV, and film.” In the future, she’d like to work with the legendary Denzel Washington, Kerry Washington and others. When asked about all of her Broadway success, Michelle simply says, “I’ve been blessed.”
CHICAGO will be showing at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles from April 20th-May 9th.
Pechanga will be mixing a trio of favorites at the Beer, BBQ & Country Music Festival on Saturday, May 8, 2010 from 1 - 5pm. A wide range of breweries will offer 2oz. pours of their domestic, premium, and foreign beers. More than 15 local restaurants, including four Pechanga outlets, will serve tastes of their barbeque fare.
To complete the event’s offerings, country band American Made will perform.
The afternoon event will take place inside the Pechanga Ballroom.
American Made has won over forty awards from the California Country Music Association, including Band of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, and Entertainer of the Year. Their self-produced album, "Forty Miles From Lonely", was voted Album of the Year by the CCMA.
The American Red Cross Riverside County Chapter will host a silent auction to raise funds for local disaster relief efforts. At the two past annual Pechanga Wine Festivals, the local Red Cross chapter raised tens of thousands of dollars to aid emergency efforts in the region. Tickets for the event are available at the Pechanga Box Office in person, by phone at 877-711-2946 and online at www.pechanga.com. Tickets: $50 per person. Guests must be 21 or older to attend and ID is required to enter event.
The “ABBA-solutely fabulous” BJORN AGAIN performs all the greatest ABBA hits at the historical California Theatre of the Performing Arts in San Bernardino, California for one night only: Friday, May 7, 2010 at 8:00pm.
Tickets for BJORN AGAIN are on sale at Ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets, and at the California Theatre of the Performing Arts Box Office, 562 West 4th St. San Bernardino, CA (909) 885- 5152.
Timeout NY called BJORN AGAIN “the most entertaining rock show in the world today.” BJORN AGAIN performs all the greatest ABBA hits as they are meant to be seen and heard–in all their fantastic 70’s glitz complete with all the costumes, dance moves and Swedish banter known and loved by ABBA fans everywhere. This action-packed, fully live interactive show creates the ultimate party atmosphere.
Fans arrive dressed in their 70’s best, dance in the aisles and party along to such famous ABBA hits as “Mamma Mia”, “Dancing Queen”, “Waterloo”, “Take A Chance On Me”, “Money, Money, Money” and many more.
BJORN AGAIN has now been together longer than ABBA ever was and has toured longer and performed to more people than ABBA did! In fact, BJORN AGAIN has been spreading their glitter- laden Swedish charm for over 19 years, performing more than 5,000 concerts in over 50 countries around the world!
Widely known in the industry as the best ABBA show in the world, BJORN AGAIN sends fans into a frenzy as they sing the beloved anthems of a generation.
BJORN AGAIN is truly a concert experience that is not soon to be forgotten. From their uncanny look-a-like appearances to their Swedish accents and glimmering silk costumes, BJORN AGAIN performs the timeless music of ABBA and is a hit with audiences from 8 to 80. And in true BJORN AGAIN fashion, the band delivers a few surprises along the way.
Whether it’s a re-mixed hiphop verse in “Take A Chance On Me” or a spontaneous break into a contemporary rock anthem, the audience never knows what is around the corner!
As Rolling Stone summed it up, “From the note-perfect vocals to the faux Swedish accents and sequined duds, BJORN AGAIN were fabulously flawless.”