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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Power Yoga at 720 Music Clothing Cafe

Please visit or click the 720 Music Clothing Cafe image on the right to learn about other exciting events that 720 has on there calendar!

The term power yoga came into common usage in the mid 1990's when several yoga teachers were looking for a way to make Ashtanga yoga more accessible to western students.  Unlike Ashtanga, power yoga does not follow a set series of poses.  Therefore, any power yoga class can vary widely from the next.  What they have in common is an emphasis on strength and flexibility.  The advent of power yoga heralded yogas current popularity, as people began to see yoga as a way to work out.  Power yoga brought yoga into the gyms of America.

Here at 720 we want to tone, heal, and strengthen your mind, body, and soul...I am very excited to announce that Power Yoga has come to 720 Music Clothing Cafe in Lawrenceville.  Beginning this Thursday April 21st, lead by Asana certified yoga instructor, Leigh Garbo.  Class is every Thursday morning at 9:45am until 10:45am.  Please bring your yoga mat, block and other yoga accessories that you use during your practice.  Don't forget your towel.  Feel free to bring a water bottle, or you could purchase water in the cafe.

Each class is only $5.  Tell your friends that live in Lawrenceville and throughout the city.  This class is open to all levels of discipline

4405 Butler Street 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Give me a Beat!!

Its about to go down.... Kevin Hart voice.  

DJ Nate Da Phat Barber    vs/    Dj Selecta    vs/      DJ Madbuddha

Witness 3 of the region's best Djs battle it out for party rockin supremacy. Everything will be left on the dance floor. 

Will it be The Madbuddha, Dj Selecta, or will it be DJ Nate Da Phat Barber? Prepare yourself for a party!!! 

This ain't a fashion show... THIS IS A BEAT DOWN!!!!!!!!!!! 

Friday, April 15, 2011 

and every 3rd Friday following...

@ 720 Music, Clothing & Cafe
4405 Butler St. PGH, PA / Lawrenceville

Doors @ 10 pm

Admission - $7

You know you a Freak!

Ummmmm....Erotic poetry is the best...Am I alone? You know that you are freaky too.
It truly is my pleaseure to post for you all the Freak Nasty event going down at the Shadow Lounge on Friday April 29th. I am extra excited because I attended the show in February and I was very pleased...more pleased than I was after a different erotic show later the same month that I had been looking forward to. This Freak Nasty show knows how to push the envelope in a tasteful yet full on erotic way. Hot like chili sauce lol if you know what I mean. Be sure to the show of course ;)

A twitter giveaway is now going on to win a free ticket to the show. If you got the vocab and are on twitter, get at me @sptlghtpgh Here are the rules: with 140 characters write a sexy, witty poem/prose. the tweet must include #freaknastypgh Lets go! How freaky can you be?

This is going to be a nice night. See you then...

Free shots of Crown Royal (freak juice) for the first hour

Clean up the Community

Community Spring Clean up

This Saturday, April 16th 2011

 Clean-Up Begins at 10am-1pm

Starting & Ending @ Higher Grounds Community Garden on Lincoln Ave. (across from LA Market )

Gloves, trash bags etc., will be provided, as well as lunch!

ALL ages welcome 

Together we can, learn how to take action against litter in our communities as well as have a great time!

Get hooked on Environmental change!

Email Ebony Earth:
Or call (704) 777.6846 for more info

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Formula412 CD Release Concert

I love Formula412. If you know me then you know that. There is no way I would miss the CD release concert featuring their latest music release. You don't want to miss it either. Here are the details:

400 Lincoln Avenue

Millvale, PA

Saturday April 16, 2011

8pm- 1130pm

The new single Reality Show!! You gotta LOVE this. They make me proud to be from Pittsburgh...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bring that Beat Back

Classic Material

 Bring That Beat Back  Edition

Selecta & SMI

April 16th 2011

Shadow Lounge
5972 Baum Blvd



Bringing back the power hour after a long hiatus to honor the architects that have paved the way for many a classic hip-hop jam. A straight hour (12am-1am) of original tracks and the hip-hop songs that jacked them + other goodies interspersed throughout the night.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Glam For the Cure

    A great event for the ladies!  I truly believe in                 and support the Susan Komen foundation, so when I was asked to be a vendor at this event I jumped at the opportunity.  I will be there doing professional mini makeovers.  I am sure that there will be something there for every girl to indulge in!  I'm excited and I hope to see you there.  This is a Style and Steel event.


Thursday, April 21st

A Ladies Night Out! 

Featuring Fashion Shows; Cosmetic Services: Manicures, Pedicures; Reflexology; Live Entertainment; Vendors, and Much More!



Olive or Twist Martini Lounge
140 6th Street


$15 General Admission
$25 for Private VIP Martini Lounge 
VIP Receives Free Appetizers, Free Raffle 
Ticket for the $250 Gift Bag 
Giveaway, a Lingerie Fashion Show, 
and More!

Some event proceeds will benefit Komen Pittsburgh's Race for the Cure. 

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Color Of Strings

In honor of Women’s History Month...
Kente Arts Alliance presents the third installment of The Color of Strings jazz concert series

World-renowned cellist and vocalist Akua Dixon and her Quartet.

Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater
5941 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15206

Tickets will be available online at and by phone at 412-394-3353. Tickets will also be available at Dorsey’s Records (Homewood) and Jamil’s Global Village (East Liberty). Advanced purchase - $20; at the door - $25.

Akua Dixon is an accomplished cellist, composer, conductor and vocalist who honed her skills performing with legends such as; Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Max Roach, Betty Carter, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Ray Charles. A native of New York City, she is a graduate of the famed H.S. of Performing Arts. She next studied cello with Benar Heifetz and composition with Rudolf Schramm. Later she studied bass concepts with Reggie Workman and Jazz Practice Techniques with Jimmy Owens at the Collective Black Artists Institution of Education. Her first professional job was as a member of the famed Apollo Theatre Orchestra.
In 1973, she founded her own string quartet, Quartette Indigo. Music critics often refer to the ensemble as "jazz's leading string quartet". The quartet's repertoire features original works and arrangements of jazz classics by Ms. Dixon. Her first release, "Quartette Indigo" on Landmark Records, received four stars in Downbeat Magazine. Her new CD is entitled "AFRIKA! AFRIKA!", and was released on Savant Records. Critics are now saying that the group "swings madly".
She is the 1998 recipient of "The African American Classical Music Award" given by the Northern New Jersey Spelman Alumnae Association. Ms. Dixon performs nationally and internationally at concert halls and colleges, public schools and libraries; and at jazz festivals in Chicago , Hawaii , Berlin , St. Lucia, Tri-Sea, North Sea, Pori, Saalfelden, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Martinique, Guadaloupe, and San Diego. Her music for string quartet has been featured on an eight country, 26-concert tour of Europe and Scandinavia.

visit Kente Arts Alliance at

Living Our Legacy, After

I hope that everyone had a wonderful week end.  Mine was unexpectedly whimsical.  I want to share with you some of what my Saturday was like.  One of the things that I did was attend the Living the Legacy event given by New Voices Pittsburgh.  Anyone who knows me knows that I love African drums.  I like the sound of hands hitting the skins, I love the reverberation in my body from the drums...I just love them.  Unfortunately I had a mini emergency that I had to attend to,so I had to leave a bit earlier than I had expected to, but the time that I was there was very nice.  It was like church without the dogma!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Living Our Legacy

Tomorrow come out and celebrate with New Voices Pittsburgh be sure to get your discounted tickets!

SpotlightPittsburgh Guests receive special $10 tickets.
To get on the list for SLP rate email

Pick your tickets up at the door.

The final event for New Voices PIttsburgh's Women of Color HERstory Month 2011!

"Living Our Legacy" 7th Year Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser

Saturday, March 12th
937 Liberty Ave
Downtown, Pittsburgh PA

Celebrate New Voices Pittsburgh and 7 years
of fearless activism, courageous leadership and
innovations for social change. We will showcase
phenomenal performance artists, celebrate our
achievement and graciously thank our supporters
with a wonderful night of music, art and dance
with great food & beverage, people and fun!

This event will include performances by:
August Wilson Dance Ensemble
DJ D-Roc
Jacquea Mae
Ruby Jain
Sol Divine
Vie Boheme Trio
and MORE…

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Kinks, Locks, and Twists Conference

Explore the intersections of Environmental and Reproductive Justice at this one-day conference. Environmental Justice experts will connect beauty, culture, policy, media, and the economy to personal environment, behavior change, and community development.

Featured presenters include:
Felicia Savage - Yoga Instructor, Healthy Black Family Project
LaKeisha Wolf - EnjoyourSelf Authentic Gemstone Jewelry and Natural Body and Haircare & Ujamaa Collective
Von Singletary - Landslide Community Farm
Joy KMT, The Black Mommy Circle & The Rainbow
Maria Kent - Ogechi Natural Haircare
I-Asia Eybers - ONE Nation (Our Nu Emerging Nation)
Medina Jackson - Pathways to School Success, University of Pittsburgh
Michelle Naccarati-Chapkis - Women for a Healthy Environment
LaVerne Baker Hotep- EVE Project
POWERUP Girls- Andy Warhol Museum

Visit to register.
Registration fees $10-$25. Student, low income, group rates available.
Email or call 412.247.4084 for more information

Sponsors: The Shadow Lounge, Natural Choice Barbershop and Hair Salon, Ujamaa Collective



Presented by Kelly Strayhorn Theater
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - Saturday, March 5, 2011 
30 artists.  12 events.  4 days.
KST's SUNSTAR Music Festival celebrates the best of women music makers with a four-day lineup of concerts, parties, talks & more. From Bhangra to Bluegrass and everything in between, SUNSTAR showcases the vibrancy and diversity of independent female artists. In addition to concerts and special events, the festival includes workshops for young women who are interested in the creative process of the performing arts. 

How can digital media help queer and marginalized communities represent themselves? SUNSTAR kicks off with a screening of "un/binded desires," a film by nationally acclaimed director Mónica Enríquez-Enríquez. The film shows parallel images of bondage as an expression of queer difference accompanied by conversations with queers exploring their parents' histories of migration while speaking about their own desires. A director's talk follows the screening presented in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh's Women's Studies Program, Cultural Studies Program, and Humanities Center.
Wed March 2 | 7PM - 9PM | FREE | 
The SUNSTAR Social is the place to mix and mingle with festival artists and your friends at Kelly Strayhorn Theater! Local band, The Sectionals featuring Erika May, provides the music to our opening gathering of friends and fans.   SUNSTAR features an exciting line up of emerging and established female artists for a full schedule of concerts, workshops and discussions. Featured SUNSTAR Music Festival performers include Carolina Chocolate Drops, DJ Rekha, Shara Worden/My Brightest Diamond, Samita Sinha and Rebecca Walker.
Thur March 3 | 5PM | FREE | 

Time Magazine named Rebecca Walker one of the fifty most influential American leaders under forty because of her transformative views on race, gender, sexuality and power - an award which has been followed by many others. Author of the original Third Wave primer To Be Real: Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism, Walker brings her unique perspective to SUNSTAR for a lecture, Q&A session and book signing.
Thur March 3 | 6PM | $15 | 
Visceral. Classical. Experimental. New York performer/composer Samita Sinha combines traditional Northern Indian classical music with experimental sound. Sinha fuses and expands the boundaries of language and culture with her unique style in this mesmerizing performance. Sinha performs her solo piece, "Cipher," based on the Hindustani classical vocal composition known as tarana. In tarana, certain words and syllables based on Persian, Arabic, and Sanskrit phonemes are sung at a fast speed. Sinha accompanies her voice with three microphones and three boxes, including electronic tabla and electronic tanpura. These instruments that have trapped a centuries-old tradition of acoustic finery into convenient, portable boxes.
Thur March 3 | 8PM | $15 | 
Mixing elements of opera, cabaret, chamber music, and rock, My Brightest Diamond is the project of multi-instrumentalist Shara Worden. A classically trained musician, Worden dazzles audiences with her avant rock performances. Featuring performances by singer/songwriter Bridgette Perdue, poet Christina Springer, poet Kelli Stevens Kane, and DJ Mary Mack.
Thur March 3 | 9PM | Shadow Lounge | $10 | 

Think you are the next SUNSTAR performer? This after-school program features a mash-up of culturally diverse music for young women ages 11-19 with a focus on women and image today. Featuring performances by Alumni Theater Company, Dr. Goddess, Kaitlin Hunter of Dreams of Hope, Kellee Maize, Shaina Wallace of Hip-Hop On L.O.C.K., SolSis, and Staycee Pearl dance project.
Fri March 4 | 3PM - 5PM | $5 | 

Pittsburgh, are you ready to Bhangra? Internationally acclaimed DJ Rekha brings an all out dance party to SUNSTAR. One of the leading American exponents of Bhangra music, DJ Rekha specializes in the style and mixes dancehall, dub, and hip-hop into her sets. Based in New York City, she hosts the long-running monthly club night Basement Bhangra, which has been held at Sounds of Brazil (S.O.B.) since 1997. You don't want to miss out on the hippest dance party this city has ever seen!
Fri March 4 | 9PM - 2AM | $15 | 
It's hard to contain the energy and enthusiasm of Rhiannon Giddens. Her life story reads like a post-modern novel with overlapping plots. Talents and fascinations, whims and obsessions tumble over each other and pour in a fiery stage performance rooted in disciplined virtuosity. It's the training of opera overflowing into the unchained world of old-time music. Listen to Rhiannon's story and ask questions at this exclusive SUNSTAR event. 
Sat March 5 | 2PM - 3PM | FREE | 
The KST lobby transforms into an urban market place showcasing the talents of local female entrepreneurs. Come early to shop a variety of items including jewelry, clothing, and handmade crafts.
Thur March 3 | 4PM - 9PM |
Fri March 4 | 2PM - 5PM  

Sat March 5 | 8PM - 10PM 
The Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops are the newest and youngest players in a long lineage of Black String Bands. Interpretations of songs by Tom Waits and Blu Cantrell reside comfortably next to Depression-era blues and traditional work songs. Rolling Stone Magazine described the Carolina Chocolate Drops' style as "dirt-floor-dance electricity". If you ask the band, that is what matters most. It's OK to mix it up and go where the spirit moves. Featuring performances by ABAFASI, DJ Shorty Rock, Sonji, and Vanessa German.
Sat March 5 | 8PM  | $25 | 

Festival Closing Party
Sat March 5 | 10:30PM | FREE | AVA Lounge

 800.838.3006 to purchase tickets.
 412.363.3000 tickets for groups of 10 or more 
Buy a SUNSTAR Festival Pass to access all festival events and activities with the exception of Carolina Chocolate Drops. Tickets for Carolina Chocolate Drops may be purchased separately. SUNSTAR passes are $50 General, $25 Artists, Students and Zip Code 15206.