ALL STAR KARAOKE – FALL 2014
Billie's Black PRESENTS ALL STAR KARAOKE with Patrick L. Riley is back up NEXT TUESDAY for our FALL 2014 run! For a look back at SPRING 2014, click here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1TUj2SKo8nvTnjf0jEdg0xJuFj25kqBM! MEANWHILE, please let us know you're coming: https://www.facebook.com/events/1520785818162290/ #allstarkaraoke #billiesblack
WELLS FARGO PRESENTS THE NEW ADVOCATE MONEY MINUTE
MY DEBUT as HOST on WELLS FARGO presents THE NEW MONEY MINUTE! Federal vs. State - Staying up-to-date on the protections and opportunities available for same-sex couples. http://www.advocate.com/business/advocate-money-minute/2014/10/16/federal-vs-state
FIX MY CHOIR
Got to Exec Produce DC3's Michelle Williams and Deitrick Haddon yesterday! I grew even more impressed by the Grammy winner, after working with her. She and the dapper Deitrick are super nice and very professional! After a beast of a week and the wrap of our shoot, they energized me to join them at their network’s launch party for their FIX MY CHOIR show for Oxygen channel! It starts November 5th! And how excited was I to be able to enjoy the great food, cocktails, and ANOINTED SINGING with my brothers in the media business: TV reporter (CBS 2 and more): Don Champion and GRIO/MSNBC’s own Chris Witherspoon. GREAT AMEN to my OH HAPPY DAY! #FixMyChoir
Shout out to some cool intel my dear NABJ sister friend, Elise Durham sent my way on PLATFORM 2014. Elise is Media Relations Manager/Strategic Partnerships Strategist at my alma mater Morehouse College which will be hosting – along with Georgia Tech – this landmark conference. Guest speakers like Rev. Jesse Jackson, Janelle Monae, Van Jones, Ralph de la Vega, and many more will explore diversity in tech – today’s greatest challenge and opportunity in the innovation economy. Last night, HBO was the back-drop for a presentation that brought out Ant and many of my industry siblings – including Nikita Stewart Henderson (New York Times), her hubby/one of my BFFs Brian Henderson, my LIFE OF RILEY/ALL STAR KARAOKE team Derrick Henderson and Bernice Henderson, NYABJ Prez Mike Feeney, and – remember Zhane? – Renee Neufville – poised to present some new, long-anticipated music to us very soon, hopefully including a pop by Billie’s Black presents All Star Karaoke with Patrick L. Riley. Just sayin’! Fun evening. For ticket information, please visit: http://platform.ticketleap.com/platform-summit-2014/ and for additional info, please click on: http://platform.org/#!/mission. P.S. My world-traveling BFF Camille is in town! Got to get a glimpse of her last night! Will catch up further as the week goes on… XOXOXOXOX #PLATFORM2014
CAMILLE and BLEMISHED LIGHT
My friend Carl Nelson invited Camille, Ant, Bernice, and me to an Opening Night Feature at the Chelsea Film Festival. It's called "Blemished Light" at SVA Theatre. Deep film. This is the Director Raj Amit Kumar. After, there was a Q&A moderated by Simone Boyce from FOX5 NY. The deep film inspired a compelling dialogue about the theme of "unfreedom" explored in the story lines. TRAILER: http://vimeo.com/107063541. FOR MORE INFO: http://www.blemishedlight.com/ AND GET OUT TO SEE SOME INDIE FILMS: http://chelseafilm.org/blemished-light/. #CFFNY2014 Deep film. This is the Director Raj Amit Kumar. After, there was a Q&A moderated by Simone Boyce from FOX5 NY. The deep film inspired a compelling dialogue about the theme of "unfreedom" explored in the story lines. TRAILER: http://vimeo.com/107063541. FOR MORE INFO: http://www.blemishedlight.com/ AND GET OUT TO SEE SOME INDIE FILMS: http://chelseafilm.org/blemished-light/. #CFFNY2014
Camille came to see us again. We made her feel at home with karaoke and Mexican dinner at Cancun Restaurant NYC! And we got to spend some other fun time together during her trip – including a family reunion at Kevin Harry's portrait E-Zine launch. Simply "KH"! Camille got to reconnect to Tata! And Tata got to see old friend Quincy Ballon. And so many dear friends were in the house that night – all to celebrate Kevin Harry’s inspired, new portraiture project. We were in SOHO at Miss Lily's – prior to which I got to have an impromptu toast with my two-time Tony-award-winning internet-wifey/fellow NABJ baby, Mara Schiavocampo - now GMA's own. MOn ne bonus Camille night, Ant and I went to the BRONX ACADEMY OF ART AND DANCE for a HALLO-WE aRQ po!arty our Ydear lamb Raul R Rivera threw! #ENDLESSLOVE, MISS ROSS
Ant’s sis Bri Cole was in town again for client video shoot: THE Pressure Busspipe's latest! She, Anthony Harper, Bernice Wooden, Charon Richardsonn, and I hooked up after our days: burger joint at 8th Street and Insomnia Cookies. YUM!
The 2014 IRTS HALL OF MENTORSHIP DINNER is tonight and my recurring client BET asked me to produce a tribute video for BET Network’s Chairman and CEO Debra Lee. Since 2009, recurring client - BET’s Creative Services – has assigned me a range of cool projects. I’m always excited to work on a video that encapsulates a person’s life, career, and accomplishments. A few years ago, I produced her SILVER ANNIVERSARY salute at BET. Last year, I produced the tribute to which my friend Mara Brock Akil introduced – honoring Debra Lee at NATPE with The Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award. At 30:15, take a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjwkPFbu2X4 IT’S GALA SEASON!