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Art Institute of California-Inland Empire just wants one thing: AspIre

20140616-105212-39132616RIVERSIDE, CA- Art Institute of California- Inland Empire is launching “Aspire” an alluring fashion show event for a wide range audience on Saturday, June 13. Aspire will be held at the Downtown Riverside Main Street mall. The event starts at 7 p.m., followed by the start of the Fashion Show at 8 p.m. Student Designers will be showcasing their collections that correlate with the “Then, Now and Always” theme.

The Aspire Fashion Show “Then, Now and Always” is an inclusive theme that incorporates a wide range of designs inspired by different fashion eras. Art Institute students have developed their collections using their knowledge of fashion history and blending them with the most current trends. Their collections are not just for show, but to influence future fashion fads. In addition to the fashion show a unique opportunity will be given to local high schools to show off their talents as well. Local high school participants can win scholarship grants provided by The Art Institute.

The Art Institute Inland Empire campus provides an Associates and Bachelor’s degrees Fashion Marketing and Fashion Design Founded in 2006, The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is part of The Art Institutes, a system of over 40 educational institutions located throughout North America, providing students with career- oriented curricula in areas of culinary arts, and various programs in design and media arts.

For more information please contact aspiretheshow@gmail.com, or call (909) 915-2189.

Obituary: Bertha Mae Chatman

Bertha Chatman

Bertha Chatman

Bertha Mae Chatman was born on March 30, 1930 and was called to rest on May 2, 2015. She was preceded in death by her Father George Johnson, her Mother Mittie Lee Jones, her Husbands (Limmie Poole’, Lee Carter, Willie Fort, Lee Nettles and Joshua Chatman), her Sister Mary Lee Luckey and her Son Lonnie Poole’.

Bertha leaves to cherish her memory with her sister Queen Esther Jackson, her Children Freda Samuel, (Robert Samuel), Jacqueline Banks (Dwight Banks Sr.), and Andre’ Poole’, her Daughter-in-law Alesia James-Poole’ (Late Lonnie Poole’), 33 Grandchildren, 61 Great-Grandchildren, a host of Family, Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends.

The wake for Mrs. Chatman will be held on Thursday, May 21 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Colton Funeral Home located at 1275 N. La Cadena Drive in Colton. The Home Going celebration will be held on Friday, May 22 promptly at 10 a.m. at Life Changing Ministries Church located at 5395 North “F” Street in San Bernardino. The Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park located at 21300 Via Verde Drive in Covina.

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!