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Blaze N Glory Festival Review

Redman & Johnni

Redman & Johnni

By Johnni Matthews

Ain’t no party like a Patslegacy.com party!  That was exactly the vibe felt by thousands of music lovers and cannabis supporters at the first Blaze N Glory Festival held in San Bernardino on Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16.

The two day festival covered the musical spectrum from hip hop, reggae and rock. Hip Hop icons, Redman and Method Man vowed to reunite with the Wu-Tang Clan, irie reggae sounds came from Rebelution and the Bermuda sensation, Collie Buddz, while Ballyhoo rocked hard!  Several other outstanding bands entertained on two stages on the grounds of the San Manuel Amphitheater.

Rebelution @ BlazeNGlory Fest 2015

Rebelution @ BlazeNGlory Fest 2015

John Whinnery, founder of Patsleagacy.com, delivered a great event as the Blaze N Glory title sponsor. John Reese of SGE and Live Nation’s Rich Best are the co-producers of the Blaze N Glory Festival. Moore Media also did an outstanding job working with media representatives from nearly 100 media outlets covering the festival.

The festival engaged the attendees with a village market square filled with unique merchandise from vendors, a carnival arcade area, plus an appetizing food and beverage court making the Blaze N Glory Festival one of the top entertaining venues in Southern California this past weekend!


Inland Empire Easter Seals Head Start Programs Now Enrolling for Fall 2015


INLAND EMPIRE, CA — Easter Seals Southern California (ESSC) Head Start Child Development Centers (CDCs) and Home-Based Head Start Programs in Montclair, Upland, Ontario and Valley View are now enrolling for fall 2015. These Head Start programs are free for children from three to five years old from income-eligible families.

Easter Seals’ CDCs and Home-Based Programs provide hands-on learning that promotes a child’s natural development, preparing them for success in Kindergarten and beyond. Featuring state-of-the-art tools and programs, nutritional services, individualized learning plans and highly qualified teachers, these programs are for children with or without disabilities.

Enrollment for fall 2015 is now open and slots are available until filled.

To learn more about the new Head Start programs in the Inland Empire, please visit http://www.easterseals.com/southerncal/our-programs/childrens-services/ or call the Easter Seals Child Development Services administrative office at (909) 605-2709.

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The California African American Museum Celebrates National Children’s Book Week with Heads are Turning, Children are Learning Literacy Event

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LOS ANGELES, CA- The California African American Museum (CAAM) will host a free event for children with special celebrity book readings, writing workshops, art and more. Heads Are Turning, Children Are Learning Literacy Day will take place on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at CAAM from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Actor Donis Leonard Jr. from Showtime’s House of Lies will serve as the host.

The youth literary event will feature local Los Angeles authors including Valerie Woods author of Katrin’s Chronicles: The Canon of Jacqulene Dyanne Vol. 1, a young adult mystery novel set in 1968 Southside Chicago. Dawn Comer Jefferson and Rosanne Welch will present their book The Promise, a 1850s slave narrative based on a true story. Amiekoleh Usafi will be reading her children’s parable Gladstone. Yasmeen Christian is bringing Ava Had a Bad Hair Day, a children’s book with fun illustrations.

Heads Are Turning, Children Are Learning will have writing workshops for children lead by featured authors. Youth and chaperones can also have their books signed by their favorite authors, participate in arts and crafts activities, listen to kid-friendly music and receive free books.  Food will also be available for purchase from a delicious food truck.

“Literacy Day will be a refreshing break for children and families from recent news and civil unrest.” said Program Organizer Babe Evans. “Attendees will create positive, creative and fun memories with CAAM and leave with a renewed appreciation for literary art.”

Adults and children of all ages are encouraged to join CAAM for Literacy Day. CAAM’s events, programs and exhibitions are free for the public to attend. CAAM is located at 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037. Hours of operation are Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and closed Mondays.  Parking is $10 in the lot adjacent to CAAM at 39th and Figueroa streets.  For more information about CAAM and its exhibitions, programs and events, please visit: http://www.caamuseum.org or call (213) 744-7432.  Follow CAAM on Twitter and Facebook: @CAAMinLA.