Connecting People 2 PeopleFriday, June 1, 2012
And welcome to the DUS's June edition of Connecting People 2 People eNewsletter. Summer is upon us and there is a lot going on - festivals, concerts, comedy, live entertainment, and so much more. Check out our advertiser's displayed to the left - and please support them!
Julius, and the Funky Groove Band, kicks off the weekend with some funky new sounds tonight (Friday) at duRozz. Also tonight, at the Soiled Dove, you can enjoy I Four 80 East, Shilts and Matt Marshak...One show only, doors open at 7, show time 8 p.m.
Since Managing Editor Sheila Smith talks all about our print publication below, my message will be somewhat brief. But I want to once again thank everyone who supported out 25th anniversary celebration in April. You can read my thanks in this month's issue. And if you did not see the photos taken by Bernard Grant, Brother Ansar and Ron Washington visit our photo gallery and see what you may have missed. And speaking of the photo gallery, please take a moment and check out the photos taken by Brother Ansar at Boots and Bling, a birthday celebration for Herman Malone and Ken Johnson at the Kasbah. I even took a ride on the "mechanical bull." What fun! They sure know how to throw a party!
I want to call out to friends and fans of James Van Buren who is in very poor health and needs immediate assistance with medical and living expenses. A benefit is planned for him; and all musicians, friends, fans and family are invited to attend, play, donate funds, and offer support in any way. It will be held Tuesday June 5 at Chapultepec Too, 3930 W. 38th Ave. Denver, starting at 7pm. For information, call 303-480-9406. If you can't attend the event and want to donate, go to any 1st Bank branch and donate to the James Van Buren Medical Fund. You can also mail a check made out to James Van Buren to: Attn: James Van Buren Medical Fund, 1st Bank, P.O. Box 440409, Aurora, CO 80044.
With that said I hope you enjoy this issue and/or visit our Website to read our June print publication which is hitting the stands today.
And don't forget, if you want to advertise your business, product or service and Get Connected, call 303-292-6446 or email email@example.com for information. And if you have a burning story idea, interested in writing or just want to tell her she's doing a great job, call Sheila at 303-292-6446 or e-mail her at Sheila@urbanspectrum.net.
Once again, thank you to our readers, advertisers, business associates, family and friends for your continued support. It's because of you that we do what we do!
The month of June is often the start of new beginnings and a glimpse into what summer will bring.
It's a popular month for weddings and honoring Fathers. We also celebrate Juneteenth - the oldest national celebration commemorating the end of slavery and the beginning of freedom.
Our feature cover story takes a look at the Juneteenth Festival now under the leadership of Norman Harris, Jr. and his team. He seems to be the best man for the job in rejuvenating the long-time Juneteenth celebration in Five Points according to writer, Shaunassey Spiers. This year's festival will be designed as a music festival but will still include the African American culture experience attendees are accustomed to including soul food, ethnic wares, and live entertainment.
In June we also recognize Black History Month - originally proclaimed in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter to highlight the success of Black entertainers within the music industry. In 2011, President Barack Obama redefined the recognition as African American Music Appreciation Month.
Like in year's past, we are recognizing some of Denver's brightest and talented local artists to commemorate Black music. I had the opportunity to talk with Neo-soultress and former American Idol contestant, Su Charles, hot funky jazz saxophonist, Tony Exum Jr., and the praise master on fire for God and gospel recording artist, Kenneth Walker. And summer intern Martin Rios, gives us a personal glimpse into the life of DJ KTone.
So enjoy this month's issue while reading about how life is lived to its fullest by many and remember to appreciate the God-given talent that is all around us.
DUS Managing Editor
| Denver Urban Spectrum - Monthly Update|
- The Agape Christian Church is participating in the Summer Food Service Program June 1 to August 7 at Agape Church, 2501 California St., Denver from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. For more information, call 303-296-2454.
- James Van Buren benefit to help with medical and living expenses, Tuesday, June 5, 7 p.m. at Chapultepec Too, 3930 W. 38th Ave., 303-480-9406
- On Thursday, June 7, the 2012 Success Summit: Critical Connections for Business Success will be at the Colorado Convention Center, presented by Mountain Region Black Economic Summit.This year the MRBES Success Summit Biz Plan Competition will be held. For contest details, visit Biz Plan Competition. For more information on the summit, visit 2012 Success Summit or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- African Heritage 6th Annual Dinner-Silent Auction Celebration will be Friday, June 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Hyatt Regency Denver. Donation is $30 in advance or $40 at the door. For more information, call Mohamadou Cisse at 720-732-4638 or Vance Johnson at 303-321-2470.
The Manual High School Class Reunion Committee for 1960 to 64, is planning "Fifty, Nifty and Pushing for Sixty" on June 29, 30 and July 1 at the Red Lion Hotel at 4040 Quebec St. in Denver. For information, call 303-756-1464 or e-mail Manual60to64@aol.com.
- Cocktail Radio - A different approach to radio (old school style, with new school attitude)... Finally, something for the "Big kids." Visit Cocktail Radio.
- Talking with Dr. Daddio - 760 AM - Progressive Talk, Saturdays from 3 to 5 p.m.
- Skip The Funktologist Syndicated Radio Host, check out the The Funkiest Show on Radio
Denver Urban Spectrum Online
|Around Town Photo Gallery|
Caught on Camera in April 2012 and May 2012
- A Moment In Time Kick-off Reception by Lens of Ansar
- A Time for Laughter by Lens of Ansar
- It's Your Time by Lens of Ansar
- Timeless Legends by Lens of Ansar
- Timeless Legends by Ron Washington
- Timeless Legends by Bernard Grant
- Women, Wine and Wit Honoree Reception by Lens of Ansar
- Cedric the Entertainer and Comedian JJ @ the Improv
- Dotsero and Friends at Jazz @ Jacks
- Travel Planners Of Color 10th Anniversary
- Boots and Bling! Herman Malone and Ken Johnson's Birthday Celebration at the Kasbah
See photos at DUS Photo Gallery
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Rosalind "Bee" Harris
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