Monthly Archives: June 2013

Music Mixx…Essence Festival

The Essence Music Festival, known as “the party with a purpose”, is an annual music festival which started in 1995 as a one-time event to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of ESSENCE, a magazine aimed primarily towards African-American women. It is the largest event celebrating African-American culture and music in the United States.[1] Locally referred to as the Essence Fest, it has been held in New Orleans, Louisiana every year since 1995 except for 2006, where it was held in Houston, Texas due to Hurricane Katrina. It features artists simultaneously performing on a main stage as well as four standing-room only superlounge stages.

Beyonce is headlining the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans for 2013.


Music Mixx…..Philly 4th Of July Jam

VH1, Kevin Hart, The Roots, Jill Scott & More Set To ‘Jam’ This July 4th

The Philly 4th of July Jam takes place during Wawa Welcome America!, a multi-day festival that celebrates America’s birthday in America’s birthplace, Philadelphia.

Philly 4th Of July Jam on VH1

If you’re trying to figure out what to do after that last burger has been grilled and drink has been poured on the Fourth of July, then VH1 has the perfect cookout wind down for you. For the past two years, the City of Brotherly Love has been providing Philadelphians with the perfect way to cap off their Independence Day festivities with the Philly 4th of July Jam. While typically the show is only enjoyed by local audiences, VH1 is ensuring that the free concert can be enjoyed by a much wider audience this year with a live telecast. Hosted by comedian Kevin Hart, this year’s concert will feature performances by Jill Scott, J. Cole, Ne-Yo, John Mayer and Demi Lovato, with The Roots handling house band duties. Questlove and Black Thought will also serve as the Jam’s musical directors.

Billed as the largest free concert in America, the show takes place on the Ben Franklin Parkway and will end with a fireworks display over the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art. If you’re not in the area, then have no fear; the show will be simulcast live on VH1 and Palladia, in addition to being live streamed on on Thursday, July 4 from 8-11 pm EST. Executive producer Shawn Gee expressed his excitement about this year’s event saying, “Now with our new partners VH1, the entire country will be able to experience the annual party we have been throwing for 500,000 of our closest friends on the Ben Franklin Parkway each year.”




Community Event….Sow One Networking



YOU’RE INVITED:          

Sow One Networking Empowerment Session

                                        @ The English Foundation Building 

                                    615 N. Alabama St. (Conference Rm 6/7)

                                          Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 (6pm-8pm)


Thank you to everyone who came out in April!  What a successful event! Our Spotlight was Reece Transportation.  We were able to meet some business leaders who are on the move.  We gave away gift cards to Speedway, Best Buy and Staples and there will be more give aways to come.   Hope to see you there!  


Networking Empowerment Session (N.E.S.):
The goal of the Networking Empowerment Session is to assist in the advancement of new and existing Businesses/Organizations/Ministries by providing them the platform to present their products/services to prospective clients/supporters. We will meet once per quarter.

If you own your own business, organization or ministry and would be interested in showcasing it at the July Networking Empowerment Session event please respond A.S.A.P. for more information.  This event is FREE and Open to the Public!!!!


Please contact Trease Sears, 317-716-2105

or if you have any questions.


Best Regards,


Trease Sears
Sow One Foundation, Inc.
4084 Pendleton Way
Ste. #286
Indianapolis, IN 46226
Fax: 317-541-1951

Community Event…Golf Outing

9th Annual Leaders of Tomorrow 

Golf Outing
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Valle Vista Golf Course
755 East Main Street
Greenwood, Indiana 46143
Check-in opens at 7:00 am.
Shot-gun start at 8:00 am.
Lunch will be served immediately following play at approximately 1:00 pm.

Click here for more information and to register.
Early bird pricing ends June 26th

Join us for a fun day of golf with Indianapolis Chapter members, corporate partners and friends.
Proceeds from this event support our Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) Program which provides mentors and resources to minority high school students to improve students’ academic and leadership skills, and increase their ability to enter and excel once in college.


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Community Service…..Summer Program @ Brightwood Community Center


Program Runs June 17-July 26

Service. Passion. Achievement. Responsibility. Knowledge.

This is the NEW SPARK Summer Program for grades 5-8.

Program focus: Technology, Nutrition and Fitness

What we offer: Breakfast, Lunch and Snack EVERY Day; hip-hop dance and

martial arts classes; swimming; field trips; college tours; and SO much more!

SPARK will be held



Monday-Friday from 8 AM – 4:30 PM



Transportation is available for students in the

Martindale-Brightwood area

Program Cost: $60 per child, for the whole summer!

To enroll your child, contact Christine Revelo-Lee at (317) 543-5647 or visit

our web site for information and registration forms

2410 N. Station Street

Indianapolis, IN 46218


Community Event…..

DINING: Starbucks half-off happy hour June 27-29 

Visit Participating Starbucks Stores June 27-29 for the “3 p.m. Wake-Up Call”

Three Days at 3 p.m. to Try Three Starbucks Refreshers™ Flavors in Any Size for Half Price

SEATTLE, June 24, 2013 – To kick off the start of summer, Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ:SBUX) today announced the introduction of a new line-up of summer beverages so customers can choose their favorite refreshing beverage at all times of the day. Launching tomorrow in stores nationwide is the newest member of the Starbucks Refreshers™ beverage family – Valencia Orange – in both handcrafted and Starbucks VIA® formats. In addition, Starbucks is offering new handcrafted Orange Spice Iced Coffee and Shaken Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade for a limited time.


Starbucks will be hosting a half off deal this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 27 to 29.

From 3 to 5 p.m. each day, participating Starbucks will offer their newest line of refreshing summer drinks for half off. On this deal menu is the Valencia Orange Starbucks Refresher made with real fruit juice and green coffee extract, the Orange Spice Iced Coffee and Shaken Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade, all available for a limited time only.

This deal is good for any size for half the price.

For more information, visit here.

THE PR Girl Weekend !!!


some of the pics came out good, others not so much.. plus I couldn’t get my freakin audio to work @ the show…. but enjoy!

I love jazz so I was excited to be the co-host for as they sponsored the Boney James concert feat  Alex Bugnon at the Old National Building (formerly Murat) in Indianpolis on Saturday June 22nd.

We enjoyed the great music, the great view and the great food.

Boney James “Maker of Love” 2013 ft. Raheem Devaughn – YouTube

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The PR Girl out and about having fun shopping and still working before I have to actually put in foot work  at the Boney James concert featuring Alex Bugnon.

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My favorite shop in the whole world….and my best shopping buddy my mini me:)

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I am the lipgloss queen  so I had to go ahead and buy somthing special for the concert and get me a little makeover while I was there….thanx Melanie for the hook up!

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Just taking a photo opp…

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Getting ready to head out to the venue so I can set up….

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and host Tracy Drane of ” The Jumbo Love Show” live show on Saturdays 9am-12noon, thanx Tracy!

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I thank all who came out to support T”he Jumbo Love Show” on their 2nd anniversary in the internet radio business. Keep listening and supporting us, tell a friend ~ to tell a friend ~ to tell a friend about…we love to hear from you!

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June Is Black Music Month…..

It’s a known fact that a celebrity’s career rarely includes only one single job. Any multi-faceted entertainer—be it actor, artist, or both—learns fairly quickly that the key to climbing the success ladder is through constant diversification. Making money in various markets guarantees a well-rounded (and long-lasting) career. With the fickle tastes and short attention spans of most audiences, it’s only necessary to jump into multiple roles, bulking up pockets and fan bases equally.  Many artists have made the migration from musicians to actors, film producers, authors and all around entrepreneurs. Such transitory career goals have allowed many artists to garner successes they never achieved during their time solely working as musicians. As part of our continued Black Music Month coverage, has compiled a list of 11 celebs that started out as artists and have since evolved into well-oiled self-entities. —Kathy Iandoli

The Ultimate ESSENCE Festival Playlists
The ESSENCE Festival has partnered with Music Choice to offer two special playlists featuring Festival artists’ music.

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Motivational Monday 6/24


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Your mouth is a sword and your words will bring victory or defeat. When you speak positive words, you breathe life over your circumstances. — T.D. Jakes ”.



Fresh Friday 6/21

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Singer-songwriterPrince Rogers Nelson, known by his mononym Prince, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. He has produced ten platinum albums and thirty Top 40 singles during his career. Wikipedia
Born: June 7, 1958 (age 55), Minneapolis, MN
Height: 5′ 2″ (1.58 m)
Movies: Purple Rain, Under the Cherry Moon, Sign ‘O’ the Times, Graffiti Bridge, 3 Chains o’ Gold, Live at the Aladdin Las Vegas
Spouse: Manuela Testolini (m. 2001–2006), Mayte Garcia (m. 1996–1999)

Anyone who knows me knows I am a HUGE Prince fan, call it what you want, yeah I gotta Prince fettish…If I was his girlfriend 🙂 My first Prince concert was so electric There was a sense of entitlement in the thick air, a desperation to be as close as possible to Prince, to capture the brightest mental image possible since no cameras were allowed in the venue. It kind of ruined Prince’s attempt to deliver a high-energy rock show — there was no room to dance in the pit or react much more than squeeze one arm up through a narrow space in between people and point to the stage.

Born Prince Rogers Nelson in 1958, Prince became a driving force in the pop scene in the 1980’s. His interest in music began early in life and 1978 he released his debut album For You at just 17 years old. This was quickly followed up in 1979 with his platinum sophomore release Prince. From there his success continued with his next three albums and the release of the major motion picture Purple Rain and accompanying soundtrack. Prince was giving even Michael Jackson a run for airtime on MTV and his controversial lyrics and erotic live show continued to keep him in the spotlight.

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Prince played all 27 instruments on his debut album as well as writing and producing the entire thing (the song “Soft and Wet” was co-written by Moon) himself. Besides his multi-instrumental talent, he is also has produced artists such as Sheila E., Carmen Electra, The Time, and Vanity 6. Throughout his career he has been controversial and enigmatic, from pushing the boundaries of public decency to changing his name to a symbol; Prince has kept himself in the public eye despite a slump in album sales in the mid 1990’s.

This behavior combined with his flamboyancy is what first comes to mind for the general populace when Prince’s name is mentioned, along with the melody to “Little Red Corvette”. What isn’t always apparent to the mass public is his astonishing instrumental talent. He can play practically any instrument with style and does most of the writing, arranging, and recording of every instrument on his albums. But we aren’t interested in all the instruments he plays now are we? We’re guitarists and as such, we are interested in his guitar playing and his gear. One thing that is overlooked in lieu of his eccentric behavior and odd looking custom guitars is just how well the guy can rock an ax
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Prince is a master at the art of being Prince, and he gave us a two-hour orgy of his virtuosity, his face in a constant state of ecstasy: eyes closed and lips slightly open, occasionally wiping his mouth after a particularly satisfying guitar solo. He teased throughout the show, asking coyly, “Can I play my guitar?,” sending a come-hither smile to the crowd in the balcony, and even only playing snippets of his hits. Sometimes he wanted to be Jimi Hendrix, making his electric guitar with painted flames shiver in blues tones; at the piano he recalled a young Stevie Wonder, eyes closed and head tilted back as his falsetto gracefully floated into the mic. And he was also exactly as I remembered him, an Eighties pop star prancing around in puffy shirts and breaking hearts in Purple Rain.

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Why We Love Him…Cause He’s Prince!!!!!
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