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Exploring The Musical History of Africa

Curtis Wright

Curtis Wright

RIVERSIDE, CA – On Sunday, December 15 the Multicultural Council of the Riverside Museum and the Human Relations Commission will be presenting a special program featuring Historian and Master Musician, Curtis Wright, as he and audiences explore the history of the Banjo. The event will be taking place from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The Box at the Fox Entertainment Plaza, 3635 Market Street in Riverside. This is a free community event; however, seating is limited so an early arrival is suggested. This program will assist the community in exploring the origins of the banjo from its roots in Africa and its evolution as a handmade instrument used by African American slaves to its current position in the country, folk, bluegrass and traditional music. Wright has worked as a professional cowboy, educator, and is currently a circuit pastor as well as an in demand musician, having performed with Buck Page and the Riders of the Purple Sage, the Frank Wakefield Band and Jimmy Collier. In addition to the banjo, Wright plays violin, mandolin, harmonica, guitar and the Indian flute. For more information, please call the Riverside Metropolitan Museum at 951-826-5273.

Fraternity Holds Law Day, Courthouse Field Trip

Law Day March Mountain High School.

Law Day March Mountain High School.

CORONA, CA- This past Saturday (December 7), the Riverside Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., held a courthouse field trip day for its Kappa Law Day. The fraternity took a group of 30 youth from Moreno Valley’s March Mountain High School to the Corona courtroom of Judge Eric Isaac, member of the alumni fraternity group and a mentor in its Guide Right Program. The Chapter’s Guide Right Program focuses on getting the students to select a field trip that most closely matches their career goals. The Guide Right Program exposes students to mentoring and professional fields that the students will be considering in the next few years. Members of the Chapter are given the assignment to present information about their fields, which include  business, law, medicine, armed services, education, law enforcement and pharmacy.
The field trips allow the students to witness the day-to-day activities involved in the selected career. The Chapter thanks Brother Isaac, Brother Edward Moore, Jr., VADM USN (ret) and Julie Alexander and Jamie Bernard teachers at March Mountain High School. The National Education Association and Kappa Alpha Psi are nationally recognized partners to support Priority Schools.

R&B/Pop Recording Artist Razon




It’s ya’ girl telling ya’ WHAT IT DO!
This past weekend I had the honor of working a red carpet event hosted by BmikeroB. The star studded Red Carpet was held for up and coming R&B/Pop Recording Artist Razon.
On Saturday, December 7, in the glamorous city of Hollywood, the red carpet was rolled out for “Razon” in honor of her 19th birthday. With a swanky black and white theme, this private affair was attended by celebrity guests and industry professionals. There were actors, actresses, DJ’s, models, singers, rappers, producers, writers and professional dancers. The location looked fabulous. Her team truly went all out to make it a night to remember. Although the night was freezing, it didn’t stop the birthday girl from looking amazing. Several people came out to wish her a happy birthday and help celebrate.
Under the direction of her manager, Mike Robinson, Razon is currently working on her album and will be featured on the upcoming Willie Jae project, “Its Tha Roc”, the first compilation studio album by StarRoc, which is scheduled to be released this year through Roc Nation/Star Roc/Universal Records.
Razon was accepted and currently attends American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) Performing Arts Conservatory in Los Angeles and New York. This beautiful and talented young lady has a bright future in the making. Don’t sleep on her! Special thanks to Melinor Moore. For additional information regarding Razon, visit her online at www.razonmusic.com or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HHaG6pe2CE.