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“November 9, 2013 Pittsburgh benefit gala honors musical genius Steals Brothers"        by Kathy Brocks

November 9, 2013 Benefit concert at the August Wilson Center,  sponsored by PNC Bank and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield starring Eddie Holman, Johnny Angel and the Halos, Damarra Chanel Underwood and many others  special guest stars.  This event is a celebration of 40 years of music by the Steals Brothers, community leaders making a difference and local youth.  Awards given out prior to the concert.  Concert  proceeds will go to the Urban Impact Foundation and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

 
Eddie Holman will perform "Could It Be I’m Falling In Love,” written by brothers Melvin and Mervin Steals, made popular by the Spinners and many other artist who sang the song.  Eddie Holman  is widely known for the 1970’s hit “Hey they lonely girl” and many other very popular songs form the 1960’s.  Eddie’s songs have been a staple in American homes for more than 40 years and is constantly touching the heart and ears of younger generations.  

Johnny Angel and the Halos also from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area have been performing since the 1960’s and are still performing hits like Love the one you’re made famous by the Isley Brothers; Ease on down the road made super famous by Michael Jackson and Diana Ross in the Wizard of Oz movie, Little Drummer Boy and many other songs.

Another Pittsburgh musical soulster is Damarra Chanel Underwood, 21 years, who sings a song written by Melvin Steals.  Damarra is one of the many performers gracing the stage with these great performers to raise money for the Urban Impact Foundation and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.  Tickets are $50-$100.  Event located at the August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
   

“November 9, 2013 Pittsburgh benefit gala honors musical genius Steals Brothers"        by Kathy Brocks

November 9, 2013 Benefit concert at the August Wilson Center,  sponsored by PNC Bank and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield starring Eddie Holman, Johnny Angel and the Halos, Damarra Chanel Underwood and many others  special guest stars.  This event is a celebration of 40 years of music by the Steals Brothers, community leaders making a difference and local youth.  Awards given out prior to the concert.  Concert  proceeds will go to the Urban Impact Foundation and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

 
Eddie Holman will perform "Could It Be I’m Falling In Love,” written by brothers Melvin and Mervin Steals, made popular by the Spinners and many other artist who sang the song.  Eddie Holman  is widely known for the 1970’s hit “Hey they lonely girl” and many other very popular songs form the 1960’s.  Eddie’s songs have been a staple in American homes for more than 40 years and is constantly touching the heart and ears of younger generations.  

Johnny Angel and the Halos also from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area have been performing since the 1960’s and are still performing hits like Love the one you’re made famous by the Isley Brothers; Ease on down the road made super famous by Michael Jackson and Diana Ross in the Wizard of Oz movie, Little Drummer Boy and many other songs. 

Another Pittsburgh musical soulster is Damarra Chanel Underwood, 21 years, who sings a song written by Melvin Steals.  Damarra is one of the many performers gracing the stage with these great performers to raise money for the Urban Impact Foundation and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.  Tickets are $50-$100.  Event located at the August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    

“This month is full of volunteering and community impact.

National Volunteer Week is April 21-27, followed by a weekend where millions of young people across the country will participate in the 2013 Global Youth Service Day taking place on April 26-28.

These days of service are great opportunities for everyone to get out and volunteer in their own community.

You can find volunteer opportunities at Serve.gov.

Not convinced yet? Watch the video below introduced by Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, which shows young people and national service members making a difference.”

Boston bombs were pressure cookers filled with metal

This Weekend: Steve Harvey’s Mentoring Program for young men hosted by Chicago State University, 9501 South King Drive.  The event is today, Friday November 16 through Sunday November 18, 2012.

Steve, Chicago State University (CSU) and the Harvey Mentors will be giving wisdom tools to 100 young men ages 13-18 who are from single mother homes.  Steve chose this segment of the population because they are the most at risk and often the ones without a positive male roll model in their lives.

The young mentees of the Steve Harvey Mentor Program will speak and work with the CSU professors and have access to the African American Male resource center.  According to the last U.S. Census 40% of Americans are youths currently under the age of 17.  Of the percentage that are African American males, 47% will not graduate from high school on time.  What even more astounding is 1,000 African American teens are arrested daily.  57% are raised in fatherless homes. 

The highest grossing reason for loss of life is not violence, its ignorance.  Ignorance because the major cause of death among African Americans is HIV/AIDS.  Far too many do not know or have access to proper protection or are afraid to get tested. 

The Steve and Marjorie Foundation mission is to focus on the whole child to make sure their whole developmental needs are met.  They young men learn from adult men who have been in their place and rose above their circumstances.

The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation also host a program for young girls in which their encourage, inspire and develop the young girls mentally, spiritually and emotionally.  The young girls are equipped with the proper tools to have successful personal and professional lives.  They are exposed to vibrant women who understand and have broken ground in areas of leadership once closed or narrow for women. 

The girls program events are separate from the boys events.  Both are vital to the success of African American youth.  The Steve and Marjorie Foundation is sowing much needed seeds of inspiration into the youth.

Chicago State University was founded in 1867 with 62 students in its
first year. Today CSU is nationally-accredited university with five colleges- Health
Sciences, Arts and Science, Business, Education, and Pharmacy – offering 36
undergraduate and 25 graduate degree, continuing education and distance learning programs.  Far too many to list Check out CSU.

Steve and Marjorie are also hosting a turkey-give-away on Saturday November 17, 2012.  Distributing 1,000 turkeys to the community at CSU stadium 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Paul Hieser performs at Daniels’s Den Saturday November 17, 2012, doing a 45 minute set 6:00pm to 6:45pm,

The Faceless band performs at 7:00-7:45pm 

Soldiers of the Cross 9:00-9:45 pm

Daniel’s Den is located at 115 E. South St. (Rt. 34)  Plano, IL 60545, inside of On the Wings of a Prayer Christian bookstore.


What a great way to start the holiday this weekend by taking the family to see “A Christmas Carol"  at the Goodman Theatre, November 17-December 29, 2012, Tickets $23-50 – $61.00 for mezzanine or main floor.

Charles Dickens play "A Christmas Carol” has been performed at the Albert Ivar Goodman Theatre for the last 35 years.  Each year the modern technology finds its way to the stage of this play while maintaining the integrity of the story and period of the piece.  It is a two hour play but according to audiences, time flies by.  The mark of a good performance, your watch stays in your pocket or under your sleeves.

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Chicago Holiday festivities kicks off this weekend!

Magnificent Mile Festival of Lights this weekend.  Music, over a million lights hung on trees, display of Christmas and holiday decor along Michigan avenue.

The tree lighting Tuesday November 20, 2012, Free event in the Daley Plaza in downtown Chicago, Illinois

This weekend’s favored fighter Andrzej Fonfaro gives interview on the upcoming fight. Fonfaro says that his fight July 2012 against 43 year Glen Johnson who has a record of 35 knockouts prepared him for his upcoming fight with Tommy Karpency.  Tommy is 26 years of age.  To the winner goes the victory with good sportsmanship.  Chicago is known for good sportsmanship. 

This weekend the International Boxing Organization, IBO, World Light Heavyweight event , ANDRZEJ FONFARA (POLAND) VS. TOMMY KARPENCY (U.S.)  is in Chicago, Illinos at the UIC Pavillion 525 S. Racine Chicago IL, 60607 .

Tommy Karpency, Fedecentro Title, 21 wins 2 losses of which 14 knock outs in the last 12 months.  Tommy demonstrates his fighting techniques in you tube video.

Andrzej Fonfara,USBO Title, IBO ranking number 16, 22 wins, 2 losses of which 11 are knock-outs in last 12 months.

Tickets $41.52-$113.98 at Ticketmaster

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