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May 2002 -Volume 5 Issue 3

Promises Promises,
Is Broadband Dead or Alive

Have you seen the new Samsung commercial on CNN promoting all the multimedia services that their digital devices can deliver? I know you've received a letter, an email or seen a banner ad on DSL and Cable modems. FCC Chairman Michael Powell has stated that his goal was to make the United States the most wired nation in the world. Everybody's pushing the promises of Broadband or high speed data, but is it real or is it Memorex?

Golf Tournament Helps Inner City Youth

The Black Tavern Owners, Don Barden and the Southern Nevada Retail Beverage Association is planning an all star, fun filled golf tournament this summer. This event is intended to encourage more minority participation in the sport of Golf and raise scholarship funds for intercity kids. The proceeds from this non-profit community based event will benefit the Southern Nevada Retail Beverage Association Scholarship Fund and the Nevada Inner City Youth Golf Association.

Gospel Theatre Group Prepares For Summer Run

The Las Vegas Black Gospel Theatre, a (non-profit 501c3) community youth organization is preparing for their 2002 summer program by staging a night of dinner and entertainment as their first official fundraiser. The proceeds from this gala production will go to coving the operating expenses for their summer long theatrical youth program.

A Wonderful Weekend With The Jazz Entertainment Society

The 9th Annual Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz Festival was held April 27, 2002 at Hills Park Amphitheater in Summerlin. The Jazz Entertainment Society (JES) built 3 full days of events around it to create the ideal Jazz weekend. The JES goal was to bring together jazz and music lovers from across the country and around the world to socialize, make new friends and enjoy the culture of this original American art form called jazz.

How To Start Your Own Successful Business Consulting Service

Until only a few years ago, the title "consultant" was more or less limited to retired diplomats and top corporate officers. In other words, until recently, the consultant's position was more honorary than actual. But that has all changed dramatically in the past few years. Today a consultant works with the management of a business to improve the profitability of the business. Working with the top management, you can rest assured the consultant is a very highly paid individual.

Hip Hop's Place in Pop Music?
A Report on the Pop Music Studies Conference

One of our contributing writers spent the weekend of April 19-22 at the Pop Music Studies Conference at the Experience Music Project (EMP) with Musicologists, journalists and professors from around the country. There were several Hip Hop related papers that were read, and as her reports the opinions and research about various aspects of Hip Hop music was quite intriguing.

First Friday's of Las Vegas
A Jazzy Group Sponsors A Night Of Jazz

First Friday's is a national networking organization which meets on the first Friday of every month. The local chapter is breaking new ground in mixing community, business, and social groups in a highly professional but entertaining environment. Under new leadership they are creating opportunities for business and forming a viable support network of people and resources for the community

Online Conversation:
Gansta Rap HipHop and Gospel

I Picked this up off another newsgroup "Sons Of Africa" Though I often find myself at odds with CALPatton, but I must respect his consistency and integrity. He has the unique ability to stimulate needed conversation and debates on important issues of faith and politics.

HipHop and Gansta music have become a worldwide phenomena. I feel the topic of Gospel and Gangster Rap need to be discussed in order that we as responsible parents and spiritual leaders may better understand the pros & cons, and not just speak out of preconceived notions.


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Currently in celebration of Black Music Month, we are running an online promotion featuring our "All Stars Of Jazz" Screen Saver for Windows.

If you order during the month of June, you will receive a 30% discount, allowing you to purchase this fine digital product for $10.00 The "All Stars of Jazz", screen saver features some of the most prominent Jazz musicians in American history. Miles Davis, Woody Herman and Charlie Parker are just 3 of the 21 All Stars in this collection of classic black & white photos.

Great As Gifts For Jazz Lovers !!!


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