Join Harper Monroe and Hassinger Daniels Mansion Bed and Breakfast on May 3 for Our Beauty and Wellness Event
Harper Monroe, is the fastest growing Mobile Salon & Spa in America specializing in Beauty and Wellness, is hosting an event at the Historic Hassinger Daniels Mansion which was recently converted to a cozy Bed and Breakfast located at 2028 Highland Ave in Birmingham, Alabama. Enjoy the pleasures of being pampered, relieved of life’s everyday stresses and soothed beyond belief through body massage and acupuncture by Harper Monroe’s Spa Specialist.
Harper Monroe Mobile Spa Salon is joining the fight for Health and Wellness in America here in Birmingham, Alabama. Our services are targeted toward individuals and corporations. Our mission is to be the number one resource which provides stress relieving spa and health services to improve your way of life. Every member of our staff is licensed and insured. Our services include full body massage, reflexology, acupuncture, yoga, manicures and pedicures. Harper Monroe has gone the extra step to also provide blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose testing. Harper Monroe’s commitment is to the “whole you” inside and out.
Harper Monroe Mobile Spa Salon is committed to providing natural wellness and spa services to individuals and corporations in order to relieve life’s daily stresses and guide you on your way to a healthier and more productive you. Our event on May 3rd will educate you on natural methods to reduce stress, reduce pain, and heal yourself.
About Harper Monroe
Harper Monroe is a mobile salon and spa providing beauty and wellness services. We use products that are all natural and have healing qualities. We provide services that are specific to your needs. We create corporate relaxation packages specific to the needs of your company to reduce the stress that is directly related to job performance. We schedule private services for home and office. We travel with you; where you are, The Harper Monroe “Total Experience” is right there with you.
Stacey Scott, CEO
RADIO PERSONALITY, SLY KING, HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY’S 2013 MAN OF THE YEAR
Sly King can be heard weekday evenings and Saturday mornings playing your favorite R&B on HOT107.7. He is also the producer of the Steve Harvey Morning Show and the former host of Birmingham’s Play Date.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has nominated Sly King for Man of the Year. This title is attained through fundraising efforts designed to bring greater awareness to life-altering blood cancers. Although no one in King’s immediate family has ever been affected, King has chosen to be proactive. Leukemia does not care how old you are. Lymphoma does not care about race or gender. Myeloma does not care about your wealth or the lack thereof. Cancer does not care, but King does.
Friday, March 8 beginning at 9:00PM
The Vault, 1920 3rd Ave N
Donate today at http://www.mwoy.org/pages/al/bhm13/skinglls
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)
The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society helps blood cancer patients live better, longer lives.
About Sly King
Sylvester (Sly) King is a candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2013 Man of the Year. His immediate family has never been directly affected by a blood cancer disease, but he understand that “cancer does not care.” Leukemia does not care how old you are. Lymphoma does not care about race or gender. Myeloma does not care about your wealth or the lack thereof. Statistics show that “approximately every 4 minutes one person in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer disease” and “approximately every 10 minutes someone in the U.S. dies from a blood cancer.” That person could be King, his wife, his 3-year old daughter, or it could be you. He has chosen to be proactive. Before this life-altering disease affects the live of someone he knows and loves, he has chosen to join forces with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to raise funds to ensure continued research, Approximately every 4 minutes one person in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer.provide financial assistance to those in need, and deposit back into the lives of those young and old who deserve the best care available. Cancer does not care, but King does. Be proactive and join him in this fight.
The Discovery: With a love for music, June 4, 2011 was the official date that danI entered the stage as an artist. The R&B/Soul/Pop/Alternative singer has thrilled audiences across Alabama with tremendous energy and a proven ability to entertain all ages. danI combines the very best of R&B, Pop, Soul, and Alternative, while entertaining with sincerity and power. danI’s motto is: “MY HEART BLEEDS MUSIC”!
Early Life and Career: Danielle “danI” Maltimore, a profound singer/songwriter, was born and raised in Birmingham, AL. danI started singing at the tender age of 8 in her home church’s choir. As she grew older, she discovered that she had a love for music. At the age of 13 danI said to her parents “I want to be a singer”. Her father has been quoted as saying “Having a lawyer or doctor in my house would be great, but undeniably she’s been a shining star since birth”. danI is currently a member of the UAB Gospel choir, under the leadership and direction of Dr. Kevin P. Turner., with whom she has toured the world. danI was also featured on two songs on UAB’s latest album, Mirrors. danI is quoted as saying “If it wasn’t for Dr. Kevin Turner teaching, giving tools, and showing me how to work my abilities, I wouldn’t have entered into the industry”. danI was chosen to open up for major artist such as: Kenny Lattimore in Birmingham, AL in July, 2012. She was also selected to open up for Chrisette Michele and Charlie Wilson in September, 2012 in Tuscaloosa, AL.
Album Information: danI is currently working on her album that will be released in the spring of 2013. danI recently released her album single titled Downside of Up in January, 2012.
Birmingham, AL—Birmingham native Kim Colvin has mastered the art of making the everyday woman look extraordinary. With more than a decade of mastery in the art of hair, and work with renowned artistry agencies and cosmetic companies, over the last several years, Kim has also taken the world of makeup by storm through her skyrocketing business Kimistry Ink Makeup Studio. Kim Colvin is now sharing what she’s learned with others through a special training that’s guaranteed to be a fun as it is fashion-forward.
Kim Colvin is offering the “Eye Understand Makeup Application” Training on August 11-12, 2012 at Kimistry Ink Makeup Studio of The Legacy Mall. (6500 Aaron Aronov Drive, Fairfield, AL 35064.) The training will take place from 12:00pm -1:30pm and 4:00pm-5:30pm on Saturday, August 11th and 3:00pm-4:30pm on Sunday, August 12th. For only $45 per attendee, Kim is sharing the trade secrets gathered over the years allowing the public to learn how to perfect the art of eye makeup.
With an undeniable passion for making makeup a necessity accessory, Kim Colvin’s goal is to take glamour to new heights using her gift to make women feel fabulous. She has perfected the art of bringing the look of Hollywood to any neighborhood through her cutting edge vision and metamorphic, artistic techniques. At the heart of it all is the experience she is able to offer her clients. “My clients and I are connected through my passion and desire to help enhance them to become renewed beauties. I’m honored to have the ability to transform my client’s look while at the same time redefining their confidence and esteem. That truly blesses me!” said Colvin.
Kim Colvin also offers airbrush makeup application, light body painting, artistic body and face art, makeup service for brides and attendants, make up artistry for print and live commercial and training classes. Kimistry Ink Makeup Studio is located in the Legacy Mall at 6500 Aaron Aronov Drive, Fairfield, AL 35064. Hours of operation are: Fridays- Saturdays from 10:00am-9:00pm and Sundays from 12:00pm-6:00pm.
1) Judging from the listening party, this product is about more than just music. It seems to be an entire movement. Can you share your vision on what you expect from this project?
The title of my album, “Expose Yourself”, carries a much deeper meaning than the sensual content of the song. Many people, including myself, have talents and gifts that we keep hidden for various reasons. Stepping out from behind the bass guitar was a big step for me, because the bass is safe for me. I have many more layers that I believe this project will allow people to see. Ultimately, I envision it being a bridge to much bigger plans I have for myself and all the stakeholders of my success.
2) I understand that you just celebrated your 10-year anniversary as an independent business owner. Tell us a little bit about that journey and what motivated you to leave your corporate job.
Yes! On June 22, 2012, I celebrated 10 years of Corporate Independence. I resigned from my corporate job to pursue music as my primary career, and it was an awesome decision. My vision for my music business, The Music Caterers, actually began during my college days at Samford University. I always desired to run my own business, but I went the corporate route after graduation to learn, earn, and prepare. From January 2000 until my resignation, I performed part-time as a bass guitarist with my band, Just A Few Cats. I was also in a band called, Freestyle Nation, with Maroon 5 member, PJ Morton. Ultimately, I was presented an opportunity that required I use the rest of my vacation days early in the year spring of 2002. At this point, I was forced to choose my dream or my job. I won’t lie and say it was an easy decision, because the money was good and I had a very promising career path laid out. I decided to follow my heart and my faith and pursue the dream. 10 years later, I must say that it has been a marvelous journey full of experiences, prosperity, challenges, accomplishments, and growth.
3) Tell us about your educational background and what helped prepare you for the world of business.
At Samford University, I majored in Business Management with a concentration in marketing. I was also fortunate to be elected as a member of the highly esteemed INROADS organization, which offers coveted training, internships, and corporate experience to highly qualified minority students all across the globe. These collective experiences taught me to view the world through a different scope. I was fortunate to learn and internalize the important core values of branding, relationship building, and customer service. As a musician, my business mindset enabled me to excel in what most consider to be a challenging entertainment market. My educational background also helped me stay level-headed when business quickly expanded through my association with American Idol and friend, Ruben Studdard. His success and loyalty to our business partnership led to a great deal of experience and financial growth. My educational background gave me the grounding I needed to avoid squandering such an opportunity.
4) We have certainly seen you mature as a musician and develop as a businessman. Can you elaborate on what motivates you musically as well as in the world of business?
I must admit that I am equally in love with music and business, but I am even more inspired by the concept of faith. It just doesn’t make sense that God would enable us with specific talents, then lock us in a box doing something totally different from what we were designed to do. Why shouldn’t I be successful doing what I was created to do? I decided that I’m the only person to blame for my unrealized potential. I cannot complain about what I fail to achieve if I fail to believe. (I accept motivational speaking engagements as well – SMILE)
5) I know that everything you do is a climb to your final destination. So, where do you see yourself in the next 10 years?
Since I was little boy, I’ve known that I was a leader. I’ve always felt out of place in any other capacity. On the football field, I was a leader. In the classroom, I was a leader. In the band, I’m a leader. In my career, I strive to be a leader. In my home, I pray to become a better leader. In the next 10 years, I will be a leader. I haven’t decided if I want to be President of The United States yet, but I will definitely be the president of a very successful organization. But most of all, I’m excited about being the leader of a family that includes a beautiful wife and an amazingly talented daughter (and a maybe a sibling or two).
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The Alabama native, DJ Chocolate has made entertainment her life. Growing up, she knew that music would direct her path. After receiving her degree in Mass Communications at the University of Montevallo, DJ Chocolate launched her career in radio. She has worked with the best in the radio business at stations like; WJXM 105.7 in Meridian, Mississippi, WBHJ 95.7 Jamz and WAGG Heaven 610 in Birmingham Alabama, as Radio Personality and Assistant Program Director. She also worked as a producer for Radio One’s nationally syndicated radio program The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.
While working in radio, DJ Chocolate wanted to explore a new way of defining herself in music. Along with her mentor Dj D_Cas of Atlanta, she pursued the art of Djing. As a result, becoming a DJ was a natural transition.
Now, DJ Chocolate, is one of the region’s most sought after Female DJs. With her knowledge for Music, she is proving herself as a powerhouse. DJ Chocolate has been featured in magazines, on blogs, as a headliner in major events and concerts. This powerhouse Dj, is also a member of a few elite Dj Organizations, such as XSquad Djs and Connections Djs of Atlanta Georgia; and Mind Kontrol Djz of Birmingham, Alabama. With her new Mixtape Series entitled “Dipped in Chocolate”, she has created a outlet for fans to get the latest music by Independent & Major Artists.
Dj Chocolate is a gift to the Entertainment/Music World. She is changing the world with her talent. This quote is one of her favorite quotes, “Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.” by ~Ludwig van Beethoven.
For more information about Dj Chocolate, please visit www.Djcholocate1.com
For most of his life Pastor Sam Dansby has been preaching the word of God. His sermons and teachings are always filled with examples from his own life. As a pastor he is first to admit that God had to do some work on him. Growing up in East Birmingham he was faced with many challenges and life defining moments. He often highlights times in his life where he knew he could have died if it was not for the Grace of God.
Dansby attended, Alabama A&M University as a star basketball player. He pledged Kappa Alphi Psi and enjoyed college life to its fullest but always kept God in his heart.
After college Pastor Dansby taught in the Alabama Public School system for 25 years as a Special Education Teacher and Speech Language Pathologist. He was the head basketball coach for Dora High School in Dora, Alabama and Hayes and Wenonah High Schools in Birmingham, Alabama.
In 1989 Pastor Dansby founded Bibles and Balls in the Collegeville Community of Birmingham, Alabama. He saw a need to reach the youth in the area as well as provide a safe and family like atmosphere. This along with his passion for young people and ministry led to the establishment of the Bibles and Balls Outreach, a community program under the non-profit organization Appointed Time Outreach Ministries.
The program reaches young people through sports and seeks to sustain and motivate them through faith. Pastor Dansby and his staff share the word of God with attendees then teaches them skills in selected sports such as basketball, football, baseball and golf. Pastor Dansby’s vision is to build a state of the art gym that will give area young people a retreat that will allow them to grow in spirit, faith and athletic abilities.
In addition to the Bible and Balls Outreach Camp Pastor Dansby coordinates efforts to give parents of student athletes information on NCAA Clearing House, ACT/SAT Preparation, Campus Tours as well as a final opportunity to be seen by college recruiters through the Magic City Basketball Showcase. New editions to the Appointed Time Outreach offerings include Family Tech Day, a community program designed to encourage minority students to pursue careers in technology, a developing program that will offer free or low cost sports equipment to low income families and public/private speaking opportunities.
Appointed Time Outreach has grown to offer several key community programs. Under the non profit Dansby offers Bibles and Balls Sports Camps, The Magic City Showcase, annual college recruitment showcase giving graduating and upper class athletes a chance to display their basketball abilities to recruiters as well as mentoring and information on the college recruiting process. New additions to the program includes Family Tech Day, a community outreach program designed to promote the use of technology in the home as well as highlight technical career options as a choice for minority students and the “On Course” Golf Tournament. Dansby is also organizing new efforts at a newly renovated community center in Leeds, Alabama that will offer many of his programs to local students.
U Can Make A Difference
At 6:00 pm on Saturday, April 28, 2012, Appointed Time Outreach will host its inaugural “U Can Make A Difference” Banquet and Fundraiser in support of Bibles and Balls and other programs under the non profit. Pastor Dansby’s son, Miami Linebacker Karlos Dansby, will be the guest speaker for the event with Councilor James “Jay” Roberson serving as Master of Ceremony. The banquet will take place at the Birmingham Sheraton Hotel in Downtown Birmingham and tickets can be purchased for $75.00 online at www.appointedtimeoutreach.org or by calling (205) 218-0605.
Pastor Dansby has been married for 34 years to Johnnie and they have two sons, Samuel III and Karlos, one daughter, Talisha and two grandchildren.
For more information on the Bibles and Balls Outreach and additional Appointed Time Ministries programs visit www.appointedtimeoutreach.org.
Acclaimed artist Nancy Stricklin has had several exhibits and has sold her paintings nationwide. She now presents the Flow Flex Exhibit from January 16 – March 11, 2012 at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.
These paintings display a variety of styles and techniques proving Ms. Stricklin’s ability to create stories and emotions through paint.
This art displays the beauty of flexibility in the human form and the flow of colors that defines the beauty in art.
Now through March 11, 2012
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
520 16th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: (205) 328-9696
Dec 29, 2011 – Birmingham AL USA – Audiostate 55 Entertainment is proud to announce the signing of the collective style of J.A. & THA PREZ to its recording label. Brothers J.A. (Justin Arrington) and THA PREZ (Adam Arrington) have been exciting audiences with their brand of positive pop and praise party music. Having been featured at The Basement, the explosive Christian youth movement led by Mat Pitt, J.A. & THA PREZ’s presentation is amazingly creative and fresh and provides a wonderful alternative for those seeking youthful, positive, and wholesome pop music. Award-winning producer, arranger, and conductor Dr. Henry Panion, III, president and founder of Audiostate 55 Entertainment! says “J.A. & THA PREZ were exactly what we were looking for to complete the roster of artists on the label,” which includes Overfloe Jazz, Church Boy, Curtiss Glenn & Free2Worship, Neo Collective, and Denita Gibbs, whose single, “Nothing Better Than You” is soon to be released.
J.A. & THA PREZ was formed while Justin and Adam were students at Oral Roberts University (ORU) and was quickly recognized for their exceptional talent. In just their short existence J.A. & THA PREZ has been afforded the opportunity to open for the likes of Canton Jones, Sho Baraka, and Mase. In the crowded space of pop and hip-hop, Dr. Panion says, “If a new group doesn’t have anything new and fresh to offer, why bother.” But upon witnessing J.A. & THA PREZ, he states, “Once you see and hear J.A. & THA PREZ, you will be a believer. They have so much to offer.” Audiostate 55 Entertainment! will have J.A. & THA PREZ in the studio immediately working to release their first single.
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