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Artist Review: Deeveatva Foy, Professional Belly Dancer

Deeveatva Foy

Deeveatva Foy

By Lue Dowdy, SAN BERNARDINO, CA– Hi everybody! This week’s select artist is none other than the beautiful and talent, Deeveatva Foy. I was so impressed the first time I saw this talented artist. Watching Deeveatva move her body made me wanna exercise. Okay I’m lying! But it did make me appreciate the art of belly dancing.

Deeveatva is a versatile and innovative professional dancer! She has performed at a number if venues throughout the Inland Empire and Southern California. She is playful, expressive, and strives to connect with every audience; and her various artistic styles continue to evolve as she learns

more about different dance forms. Looking for a fun way to exercise and stay in shape after having two children, Deeveatva took her first beginning belly dance class in 2000. Deeveatva was instantly hooked. She was inspired to learn about the different styles of belly dance and was able to unleash her inner Goddess…Zada!

Deeveatva currently dances as a soloist and with two belly dance groups Nubian Hips (of which she is the co-founder) and Al Nar Belly dance Ensemble troupe. She’s also an Afro-Caribbean dancer and performs with the troupe Caribbean Jems. Deeveatva has modeled for up and coming local fashion shows throughout the Inland Empire. Her mission and passion is to encourage all women to grow and re-connect with their inner truth r

eclaiming the Goddess within; and to share, unite, and collectively come together in sisterhood!

This spring Deeveatva will start teaching beginning belly dance classes in the Inland Empire…stay tuned for date, time & location!  Connect with Deeveatva on Facebook.

Urban HipHop R&B Fashion Show Hits This Saturday

Paul Douglas aka P Hustle the Beast

Paul Douglas aka P Hustle the Beast

by Lue Dowdy, SAN BERNARDINO, CA– LUE Productions 2013 Urban HipHop/R&B Fashion

Yung Muusik

Yung Muusik

Showcase is happening this Saturday, May 18 starting at 2 p.m. in the city of S

an Bernardino, hosted by The Jazz and Art Exchange, along with community partners.   This event mixes an urban fashion show w

ith live HipHop and R&B performances, dance, and art, with plenty of local talented youth and adults, highlighting the talent in the IE and surrounding cities. This will be a fusion of ART, FASHION, and LIVE ENTERTAINMENT for the entire family to enjoy. Please come out and join in all the FUN! Comedy by CEE-CEE Baby.

HipHop Line-up: Artists Paul Douglas aka P. Hustle The Beast (feature

d artist) ; Young Stress, Carl Fontaine, Royce Blue, Mack Pepperboy, Mi$Fit,  Fanacii, Lil MEX, Speaker Junkies, Dominance, and Mic Fitz.

R&B Line-up: Yung Muusik (featured artist),Lady LaNeika, Bernice Reveles, LUE, Cherrelle Jones, Pretty Mentality, Ms. Chevy, and Cash El Principe.

Dance Line-up: A-Town Dance Crew from Arroyo High School; Simon the Kidd, and Melissa Grant.

Swimwear By Me Shaun Denise

Swimwear By Me Shaun Denise

This showcase will also highlight four of the top up and coming designers, including C. Taylor’s Fashions (Inla

nd Empire), Me ‘Shaun Denise Fashions (

Charleston, SC), Bakers Fashions and Divine Intervention.  Their unique styles will be modeled by Bernard aka Skates Borser (featured male model), Top Model Competitors Lea Nora, Krystal Yvonne, Antwanett Grant, and LaTrice Wilson; plus featured

toddler model Nevaeha Alford.

The other stylish models participating in this Urban HipHop affair are Janae Perryman, Cerina Hill, Adrian Johnwell, Vidal Rojas, Fay Palaki, Micheal Foy, Cherrelle Jones, Ahaziah Kingcabe, Mic Fitz, Princess Gallon, Valjene Gallon, Emoni Holmes, Mychelle Mosley, andYung Muusik.

The 2013 Urban HipHop/R&B Fashion Showcase will be held at  The Jazz and Art Exchange, 132 South Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, 92410.  Come out and show your support for the Inland Empire’s creative energy! Fashion Designers compete for a cash prize, and artists will exhibit in the Urban Art Factory. Sponsors: CCM Entertainment, Rising Star Music Awards, Island Def Jam Recordings, the Westside Story Newspaper, Chef Music, AM Inc., Swag Models, Believe and Achieve Foundation, Artist Haus Records, and Steene’s Southern Kitchen.  For more information, call 909-567-1000 or Email lueproductions@mail.com

“What it Do with LUE” Artist Review and Entertainment Happenings

Lue Dowdy

Lue Dowdy

By Lue Dowdy, SAN BERNARDINO, CA— Hi everybody! It’s ya girl, LUE coming at you with this week’s my artist review and entertainment happenings. What an eventful weekend! So many awesome and exciting things took place.

Artist Review: I selected Mack Pepperboy a talented and charismatic Hip-hop performer turning heads all over.  Pepperboy was born in the early 80′s growing up with a love for music, being influenced by such west coast artists as Snoop, Dre, E40 pac and many more. It was in the late 90′s when Pepperboy (Anthony Joseph) caught a glimpse of the movements down south and the Club/Street sounds of Cash Money Records & No Limit Records. He then realized that a combination of west coast and down south living would create a whole different sound. Far from a rookie Pepper boy signed his first management deal in the late 90′s which set the wheels in motion. The release of his first mix tape in 2001 with a group from Shreveport Louisiana helped put him on the radar.

2007′s release of Louisihammer the mix tape pushed him forward and helped gain the ears of the west coast. By the time 2008 came around he dropped another CD called Flame Thowa whchtch had the attention of people coast to coast with the songs Get it Girl & My Swagg all over internet radio. You can catch Pepper boy any were from C.A To L.A doing live shows on a weekly basis in 2009 over50 were logged. It doesn’t look like Pepper boy will stop anytime soon. Pepper boy has shared the stage with numerous artists such as Glassess Malone, the new Boyz, Nipsey Hussle, BWS Menace, WuTang, and the list goes on. (mackpepperboy@facebook.com.  Photo:  Label Image Photography.

 

Jeff Garcia

Jeff Garcia

Mack Pepperboy

Mack Pepperboy

Entertainment Happenings: BLAZE THE STAGE— Our team took a trip to Venice Beach this Saturday, for the 2013 Blaze The Stage – Spring Classic Invitational. This event provides a platform for young

talented unsigned artists from all over the United States to showcase their talent in front of panel of well-known industry leaders. The panel included, Pat Charles, Executive Producer of Blaze the Stage/Senior Writer and creator of “106 & Park” Wild out Wed and Freestyle Friday, Mike Robinson: Executive Talent Scout for Blaze the Stage and CEO of the #1 artist Development/Management company in the West Coast UGMX and BmikeroB

Management, Miss Mim, Host of Sirius XM Radio Shade 45 ; Julius “Just Be” Garcia: Manager to National recording artists, J-Cole & Miguel/A&R of RCA records, Jaynie Jackson: Vocal/Talent Development, Chris Roker : VP of Promotions of the School Tour, Daniel ‘Skid’ Mitchell: Founder of Skids Row Music

Group/Bad Boy Records, 03-11 A&R Alumni, Steve Lobel: Celebrity Manager, Timmi Hicks: Celebrity Vocal Producer, Michael Hayes: CEO and Founder of NUTIZ Radio, Kevin Black: CEO of U Can Fly and Xstream Nation and Aisha Francis: Movement Specialist for Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, Alicia Keys, and many more.

Lisa Alvarado

Lisa Alvarado

The entire day was pure entertainment. Between performances a fashion show was provided by FLWC

Willie Barcena

Willie Barcena

, a vendor located on the beach. The clothing was gorgeous as well as the models. Several artists stood out. I particular had my eye on a dace crew all the way from, West Palm Beach Florida. This talented young group of dancers from XCL Productions, stunned the people with their over the top hip-hop dance moves. What an amazing team under the direction of Mrs. Adrian Fischer.  It was a three day event that consisted of networking, basketball game, fashion, performances, and FUN.

For information on Blaze the Stage visit http://blazethestage.com .

LATIN COMEDY JAM— How did you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Courtesy of Stansell Enterprises Concerts & Events, we attended the “No Boarders” Comedy Fest in the lovely city of Riverside located at the Riverside Auditorium. What a beautiful and historic place. We LOL all night long, with comedians, Willie Barcena, Gilbert Esquivel, Lisa Alvarado, Jeff Garcia and George Perez. What a great show! Cinco de Mayo, a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. Be sure to purchase your ticket this month for the Bel Biv Devo and Dru Hill concert, May 25th at the Riverside Auditorium. For more information on upcoming events and tickets visit Stansell Enterprises Concerts & Events at http://www.stansellenterprises.com.