I gave you incorrect info in my last email/post! I said I had a Video Premiere tonight at Blue Moon, Sat April 18.... AND IT WAS ALL LIES AND PROPAGANDA! It's TOMORROW! So, here is a list of some incredible events I am part of this week and next, I hope you can come, and my show schedule is popping, so check my reverbnation profile for the most up to date info about my appearances! Tomorrow, APRIL 18, 2015
(not the 19th as I originally stated) we are premiering my video "Hey Phat Chick!" at The Nomi Darling Show Episode 8: The Indecent Episode AND Phat Man Dee Video Release Party
at Blue Moon! It's free and the drinks are cheap and the bar is SMOKY! (which is appropriate considering the videos and evening are presented by "Smoke This Productions")
This Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Altar Bar, Pittsburgh Artists for Social Change (that is me, Christiane D, Dr. Dr. HollyHood, Lita D'Vargas, Elizabeth Kivowitz and Brian Drusky) and Drusky Entertainment are presenting:
Unity Concert, a fundraiser for the Afro American Music Institute!Artists, activists and promoters in the Pittsburgh
community have come together to present a concert to be a small part of
helping to foster unity through music and art.
series shall benefit AAMI with 100% of all proceeds from the door, and
in addition to donating 100 % of ticket sales, Drusky Entertainment
shall contribute a portion from each and every ticket sold at all
future Drusky Entertainment concerts at Altar Bar for the period of one
year the beneficiary. Pittsburgh Artists for Social Change is proud to
associate with Drusky Entertainment in their mission to demonstrate in a
real and meaningful way how much we all support and appreciate the work
of both of these worthy groups.
Scheduled Performers include
Reverend Deryck Tines and the Lemington Gospel Chorale
Faculty Jazz Instructors from Afro American Music Institute
Afro Cuban Duets by Miguel Sague Jr and Miguel Sague III
Puerto Rican standards by Geña y Peña
Christiane D and the V*Sage Sangers • Launka Zimeir
Shad Ali • John Basement • Bluey • Sosa • Billy Pilgrim
Students of We Rock Workshop!
DJ Mike Canton of the Soul Show on WYEP
DJ Nuke Knocka of PR7X
Hosted by Phat Man Dee, Lita D'Vargas and Dr. HollyHood
Speakers to include
Tim Stevens of B-PEP
Anupama Jain of Pittsburgh Coalition for Racial Equity in the Arts
Mayor Bill Peduto
About Afro American Music Institute:
Afro American Music Institute (AAMI) began in 1982 by founders Dr.
James Johnson and his wife, Pamela. On August 15, 2003 AAMI moved into
its current location at 7131 Hamilton Avenue in Homewood. The facility
provides a more inviting location with larger rooms and professional
appearance and atmosphere. Consistent with its mission, the
Afro-American Music Institute provides programs of excellence under the
guidance and tutelage of its committed staff and board members. They
seek out youth for enrollment and completion of programs and courses
offered at AAMI. Their many students gain self-confidence, self-esteem,
creativity and problem solving skills. Their curriculum provides
specialized instrumental and vocal training in all styles of
African-American music, gospel, Negro spirituals, jazz and more. People
of all ages who wish to learn music from an African American musical
perspective may study piano, voice, percussion and more at this
incredibly powerful institution.
If you are unable to attend but would like to contribute, please do so directly through paypal at : http://www.afroamericanmusic.org/
FB event page (please please share and help us spread the word!!!) https://www.facebook.com/events/965074193512294/The following night Friday April 23, 2015
I am hitting the road to go to Johnstown, PA for the Young Professionals of the Alleghenies Vegas Night and Fundraiser!
We will be performing at the dinner and entertainment early evening event at ArtSpace! It's almost sold out, only 15 tickets left, so if you want one, now is the time!
More info and tickets:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ypvegas-2015-tickets-15669383548And Saturday April 25, 2015
I return back to Pittsburgh for Ka-Blam! a fundraiser for the Toonseum at the Teamsters Temple Banquet Hall in Lawrenceville. Help support
Pittsburgh’s museum of the cartoon and comic arts while paying tribute
to many of the Steel City natives and residents who add “character” to
our hometown! Pittsburgh has often been cited as one of the most lively
and livable places on the planet, and one of the major reasons is the
multitude of people who call the Steel City home. The ToonSeum will
honor these “Pittsburghers of Character” throughout the
evening—including a few who are sadly no longer with us, such as Art
Rooney Sr., August Wilson, Mr. Rogers, Myron Cope and Sophie Masloff.
Many more are alive and well and will no doubt also be on hand at the
Teamsters Temple as we party the night away in tribute and celebration!
Ka-Blam will run from 8pm to 11pm on Saturday, April 25th, with a
special VIP reception scheduled beforehand from 7pm to 8pm. VIP tickets
are $75 each or $125 per couple, while regular admittance is $40. Rick Sebak is hosting, J Malls is spinning, Pittsburgh Dad's gonna be running around up in there somewheres and I hope to see you there!!!! https://www.facebook.com/events/448209131993766/The weekend after on Friday May 1, 2015
that I am thrilled to state I shall be emceeing the opening night festivities of the International Queer Burlesque Festival, right here in Pittsburgh, PA! Join us downstairs in the showbar of Cattivo for the Fierce: International Queer Burlesque Festival fancy Friday Showcase.
The headliner is the luscious Ms. GiGi LaFemme from Nashville, TN - joined by our evening Feature, the equally delicious Ms. Nina La Voix from NYC
Presale tickets $10 bucks http://www.showclix.com/event/Fierce3 or $15 bucks at the door!
FB event page:
May kind of explodes after that, with the Atrocity Exhibition and also trips to ABS Fest and VABS Fest in North Carolina, Virginia and while this all going down, I am planning my European tour in July and the "Take it to the Bridge with Phat Man Dee" video web series....to all who contributed on my kickstarter campaign, thank you so much, I will be starting to send rewards soon, but I am eternally grateful....
One love to you, for now and always,
Phat Man Dee