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LUE PRODUCTIONS: Youth Showcase Auditions


Youth Auditions is WHAT IT DO this Saturday! The auditions are being sponsored by LUE Productions, Westside Story Newspaper, Black Chamber of Commerce Inland Cities, Family First Entertainment, Pretty Pockets, and Cold Cutz Barber Shop.  Youth will be auditioning for the ‘Youth Showcase’ which will be held on Saturday, December 13th .

This is a Great opportunity for our FUTURE TO SHOWCASE THEIR TALENT! We are calling all Gospel Acts, Singers, Singing Groups, Poets, Spoken Word Artists, Dancers, Rappers, Comedians, and More! We are also looking for youth hosts and models. All participants must be 19 and under.

The auditions will take place on Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 114 S. Arrowhead Avenue in San Bernardino (92408). You may send us an audition tape if unable to make auditions. All final contestants will be contacted by Monday, September 29.

For more information, please contact LUE PRODUCTIONS (909) 567-1000 or by email at Lue.info@yahoo.com. You may also contact BossRell of LUE P. at (909) 496-2151, TeeAuna of Pretty Pockets (model coordinator) at (310) 866-7545, or Deeveatva Foy of LUE P. (model coordinator) (909) 556-7637

“Through the Looking Glass”

Members of National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. and Delta Rho Chapter for the Far Western Region

Members of National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. and Delta Rho Chapter for the Far Western Region

By Dr. Margret Hill

SAN BERNARDINO, CA The 2014 Teach-A-Rama “Through the Looking Glass” was held at San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) on Saturday, September 20. Approximately 80 educators, professionals, and community members from San Bernardino City Unified School District, Fontana Unified School District, Redlands Unified School District, San Bernardino Community College District, Compton Unified School District,  Rialto Unified School District, Palm Springs Unified School District, San Diego Unified School District, Riverside Unified School District, and Los Angeles Unified School District participated in this event. The purpose of this gathering was to look at the different cultural elements students encounter in the classroom, providing educators with a closer look at the factors currently impacting minority students in the classroom.

Teach-A-Rama was sponsored by the Office of Instruction at San Bernardino Valley College working in partnership with representatives from the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. and Delta Rho Chapter for the Far Western Region.

Following the welcome, the purpose of the event was shared by Dr. Haragewen Kinde (Vice President of Instruction at San Bernardino Valley College), Joyce Payne (Basileus with Delta Rho Chapter), and Dr. Margaret Hill (Board Member for the San Bernardino City Unified School District).

Presenters included: keynote speaker, Dr. Louie Rodriguez (Professor at California State University, San Bernardino and author of “The Time is Now”), Euricidi Fitz (PAR Consultant with San Bernardino City Unified School District), Keisha Handy (Academic Coach with Monterey Elementary School, part of San Bernardino City Unified School District), and Dr. Kennon Mitchell (Assistant Superintendent of Student Services with San Bernardino City Unified School District)


Actress Erika Ringor and Olympian Brigetta Barrett Honored at the 2nd Annual Pink and White Celebration

Actress Erika Ringor

Actress Erika Ringor

RIVERSIDE, CA – The 2nd Annual Pink and White Celebration is on Sunday, October 5 at D and D’s Dance Center in Riverside at 1445 Spruce Street.  “We are honoring local breast cancer survivors.  We also honor two women who are positive role models relative to health and wellness,” said breast cancer survivor Carrie Madrid, founder and CEO of Lady Huskies, Inc.

This year the “Woman of Excellence Award” has been added to the 2nd Annual Pink and White Celebration.  “The two honorees chosen this year have overcome adversity and excelled in their personal lives to not only achieve greatness, but have dedicated themselves to raising awareness of women’s health and wellness,” said Madrid.The honorees chosen are actress Erika Ringor and 2012 track Olympian Brigetta Barrett.

Erika is known for her role in the motion picture Love and Basketball, among other movies and is now a Fitness and Health Coach for a major health and wellness company.  Brigetta Barrett is a high jumper from the United States. Her biggest success is winning the silver medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. She is returning to the 2016 Olympics.

Brigetta Barrett

Brigetta Barrett

This breast cancer awareness month fundraising gala was created by Madrid a Stage III breast cancer survivor of two years.  Madrid shares her story in hopes of raising awareness and inspiring others to beat breast cancer. The “Woman of Excellence Award” honorees will be presented with an original work of art created by artist John Barge III  www.johnbarge3.com. The official unveilings of these works of art will take place at the 2nd Annual Pink & White Celebration.

“We invite everyone to attend and enjoy this celebration of hope,” said Madrid.  She added, ”Special appearances at the celebration include: jazz saxophonist, Mark Allen Felton and vocalists, “L.A. the Don” with Jazmine Culpepper; World Champion Mixed Marshal Arts (MMA) Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Jenae Noonan and artist Brandy Loves2Draw”, said Madrid.

Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased on the website or at the door.  Tables of eight are available for $200 if purchased by October 1. All breast cancer survivors must be registered by October 1. For more information or to register a survivor, make a donation; please contact Carrie Madrid at 951-707-7965 or carrie_madrid@yahoo.com.