Thursday, August 17, 2017

Tooties Classy Jazz Affair Celebrates 5 Years of Uncharted Success in Compton, California

Five years ago visionary and dedicated entrepreneur Tootie (Inez Adkins) launched a special vision and is still enjoying sharing it with others to date. On September 3, 2017, “Tooties 5th Annual Classy Jazz Affair” will be held in Compton California. However, this event will share some of the greatest music ever heard with guests from across the nation and beyond.
Add to that a variety of sumptuous food, cold beverages: “Cocktails and Mocktails too,” roll on the floor comedy and the opportunity to share and network with some of the best people ever.
“Tooties 5th Annual Classy Jazz Affair” is not just another pretty face in the entertainment industry; it’s a party event with a purpose. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Urban Lady Foundation (ULF). A non profit 501 © 3 organization which helps to change the face of society for the better, one young woman at a time. ULF provides a myriad of useful opportunities such as mentorship and encouragement to young ladies from underprivileged communities.
The ULF recently launched another vision of the organization by helping to guide professional women from all walks of life to a better plateau. By meeting and assisting their specific needs the assistance will allow them to move forward. Or in to get back in sync, on their feet in general and to excel at what is needed, on a case by case venture. .
“The ULF currently receives the majority of its funds from private donors and fundraising events. The demand and need for our programs and services continues to grow at a rate that outpaces our current Financial Resources. Therefore, The Urban Lady Foundation is seeking to diversify its funding base to include support from public private and corporate sources.
One of our most important fundraising events is This event provides an excellent opportunity for us to fundraise to expand our current programs, while also providing a wonderful cultural event, right here in the beautiful city of Compton. By partnering with as a sponsor of this event, you will have the opportunity to support The Urban Lady Foundation’s mission towards women’s empowerment. You will be helping to support young women ages 13 through 25 years of age in underprivileged communities by helping them to achieve their goals and expand their horizons through mentorship and leadership development”, stated Lady Adkins.
“Whereas the sponsorship opportunities and admission tickets are literally selling like hot cakes, there is still time to secure both, if you act fast!” All levels of sponsorships are available and sponsorship packages are available upon request, by contacting The Urban Lady Foundation Headquarters:
6590 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90805 Phone: 562-267-9421 | Fax: 310-638-1632
The renowned Jazz Festival is heating up daily and tickets are going fast! Tickets are affordably

Thursday, March 16, 2017

TSU Women's Center Celebrates 10th Annual Luncheon with Vivica A. Fox and Angela Winbush

March 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm, Rhythm and Blues Artist Angela Winbush and Vivica A. Fox will share center stage at the 10th Annual TSU Women of Legend and Merit Awards. 

The award winning, super talented Vivica A. Fox is known for her many television and movie roles, she is a highly sought after actress, producer and entrepreneur who resides in Los Angeles, California. Vivica has been in the business long enough to achieve a successful multi-faceted career. Hollywood screen gem, Fox,  has triumphantly built an international brand that stands on the strength that women can do anything. With an extensive body of work that encompasses unforgettable television, stage and film credits, Vivica A. Fox is an inspiration as a Hollywood actress, generous philanthropist and accomplished businesswoman.

Aside from numerous films, television and other projects in the works, Vivica’s own empire continues to grow as this versatile Hollywood legend continues to inspire, indulge and entertain an international fan base.  <>

More of the same can be said for  the mega talented Artist, Angela Lisa Winbush.  She  was born January 18, 1955 in St. Louis, MO. 
She got her start at an early age singing at Temple Church of Christ, the church founded by her grandparents Bishop Austin and Sister Selena Layne.  With a passion for design and architecture Àngela enrolled at Howard University in Washington, DC as an architecture student. It was while at Howard she began singing for money to help support her college education. 

 Her singing roots were still deeply and firmly planted in the church she began singing with Richard Smallwood at Union Temple Baptist Church. She also began performing with friends in a group called "Hot Tea". This gave her exposure to the music industry as she and her friends began traveling around the country and opening for major performers.

In 1979 while on a gig singing with Stevie Wonder Àngela met Rene' Moore. Both eager to land a record deal the two decided to team up as a duo and formed René & Angela. After a string of popular hits "I Love You More" and "My First Love". After signing with Mercury Records in 1984 they had string of hits from their album "A Street Called Desire", some of which were "Save Your Love", "I'll Be Good" and "Your Smile".  Àngela also proved herself as a solo songwriter and producer working successfully with many artist in the industry including The Isley Brothers, Stephanie Mills, Lalah Hathaway and Sheena Easton. Àngela has sold over ten million albums and singles worldwide. She is a Stage III Ovarian Cancer Survivor and an Ordained Minister. <>

This year’s 10th Annual event honorees include some of Nashville’s finest ‘movers and shakers’ in various industries. They are: Dr. Stephanie Hale Walker, Vanderbilt University and esteemed First Lady of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Ms. Cheryl White Mason, Vanderbilt Law School and HCA Vice President Litigation. Ms. Teresa Phillips, Tennessee State University Athletic Director, Mrs. Yvette Boyd of  R.H. Boyd Publishing and Ms. Vicki Yates, WTVF Channel 5 News Anchor and TV Personality.The TSU Gentry Center is located on the campus of the college at 3500 John Merritt Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37209. Ample parking is available on the Campus of TSU on a first come, first serve basis.

Tickets for the mega event are priced at $100.00 (for the dinner only) and at press time they were going fast. Tables and various sponsorships are available too at different prices.
Contact:  John Smith @ John smith Marketing     (615) 573-5536