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Eureka Lewis strikes a gold mine with her play, “What They’ll Remember.”

Photo by Star Journal News “What They’ll Remember” OPENING NITE after performance with Eureka Lewis, Director and Cast

Hey New York & Visitors:  If you missed OPENING NITE of the Off-Broadway play with music, “What They’ll Remember,” it was packed.

Photo by Star Journal News “What They’ll Remember” OPENING NITE – full house

The stage play “What They’ll Remember” is full of drama and music with moments of comedy that touches upon the saga of five female inmates serving time for murder.  The cast did an incredible job.  The casting agents and talent managers  who missed out must see the live performance for yourselves to experience the multi-dimensional energy of the Lead Actress Tadaa Jackson in her riveting monologue performance that had us spellbound.

Only now may visitors, tourists and theater goers take full advantage and add this Off-Broadway stage play to their itinerary of things to do in New York, for a limited time, from now through December 2016.

The whole cast is a professionally blended mix of diverse talent,  including their Broadway Music Director, right down to the stage manager and set-crew, with the promise of captivating your attention throughout the entire show.

Among other major awards, we believe this project will walk away winning all the 2017 Audelco Awards for best Play Writer, best Leading Actress, best musical composition, best supporting actress and best Off-Broadway Show, likely to move to Manhattan’s Broadway district in the future.  And we do suspect that the industry’s movers and shakers, like Lee Daniels, Spike Lee, Tyler Perry (leave Medea out of this), Robbi, Barbara McNamara, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Chase and Private Equity & Investment firms, along with Facebook and Google catch on quickly and see the lucrative return.

Tour Guides, Group Leaders, news media networks and Associated Press reporters who are linked to (The Inner Circle) are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance for the best possible seating arrangements.  Local community groups, hangout buddies and event travel partners should hurry to attend one of New York’s hottest trailblazing performing arts trends ever!

Every Sunday the doors open early awaiting your prompt 6:45 pm arrival.  The show starts at 7 PM sharp.  You don’t want to miss a single word or a single note that the Broadway Composer has put together.

If you are lucky, as an added treat, you might even be able to sample some of New York’ s world famous home made Banana Pudding during intermission. Over the decades, the pudding brand gained its popularity from the Banana Pudding Jazz Series at Nuyorican, a venue recently awarded $10 million for upgrading and renovations in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.  We think the pudding brand  should have its own IPO just like Sylvia’s in Harlem.   So it is strongly recommended to arrive early enough for samples of the Banana Pudding or else you’ll have to wait your turn during intermission.

THE NEXT SHOW is Sunday at 7 PM.  Get your tix
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Powerful Women in Entertainment Business: Melba, Leslie and Dionne
Melba Moore Sold out performance at the Metropolitan Room

Melba Moore, Leslie Uggams and Dionne Warwick are scheduled to appear at the world famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 6:30 PM.  It will be a music industry-specific conversation with Melba, Leslie, Dionne and moderated by Music Journalist Christian John Wikane .

They all are gearing up to take the stage in what is anticipated to be one of the greatest historic interviews with three of the most legendary music and entertainment artists who have successfully pioneered the way for today’s artists.  Their longevity in the music industry is a testament that their craft is a business and sharing their artistry around the world keeps their careers thriving.

All visitors and tourists expecting to travel to New York around this in the Fall may want to add this event to your agenda of public places and attractions of things to do while in New York.  And you may want to make preparations ahead of time by calling the Apollo Theater in advance to reserve your attendance.  Organizers are expecting a tremendous turn out.

A Salute to Elena Bascom for Women’s History Month


Elena Sterling was born February 7, 1945 in Colon, the Republic of Panama to Theodosia and Vincent Sterling, and grew up the eldest of twelve children that later became a single parent home. At a young tender age, she embraced her gift of helping others and helped her mother with her brothers and sisters whenever possible.

In Panama, Sterling graduated high school even after experiencing hunger, homelessness and molestation, but she continued to help her family in her pursuit of a better life.  So when she was 25 years old she left Panama and moved to New York with only three hundred dollars.  She met and married George Bascom and she gave birth to their son, Edward A. Bascom.  

But very soon after, mental, emotional and physical abuse would ensue and cause the family to deteriorate. She became disappointed with despair about her divorce but managed to persevere.

Today she is Reverend Dr. Elena Bascom, a survivor of domestic violence, who created Jericho Road  Inc. because she wanted to help victims of domestic abuse.   If you or anyone you know keep getting knocked around physically, mentally or emotionally, please don’t hesitate to reach out for help (right now).   If you have questions regarding domestic violence or need help or want more information contact Jericho Road Inc. at 347-733-1502.


Marlon Peterson is Precedential


Brooklyn, NY (@starjournalnews) Marlon Peterson Ebony Magazine’s top Power 100 honorees of hero’s within Brooklyn African American communities hosted a meet and greet celebrating a precedential year of community, in the spirit of justice, inspiration and appreciation, where he and friends gathered at the Lion’s Den in Brooklyn as a part of his commitment and community work.

The evening was laced with Caribbean fusion cuisine and topped with plenty of drinks for him and his distinguished guests.

Marlon is the Founder of The Precedential Group, a consulting firm advocating for social justice and currently focused on gun control laws as a result of him serving time for a 10-year bid for his participation in a gun-related crime. He now dedicates his life to helping Brooklyn communities safely live and thrive.

Peterson grew up in Brooklyn and received The 2015 Soros Justice Fellowship and was selected among Ebony’s list of inspiring African Americans as a writer, public speaker, workshop facilitator lecturer at community forums, universities and colleges.   For more information hashtag #BePrecedential or email

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Chris Banks embraces the Tomahawks of East New York Brooklyn

Shout Out to   “The Tomahawks”  They have been in the East New York community for more than 35 years.  When you see them show love and appreciation.  That is the Brand that held us down back  in the days of our youth.  Certainly, if any  training is required, then train in such a way that benefits the collective: economically, politically and socially so that all energies reap the harvest in helping to sustain a strong presence in the community of the future.  – Nothing But Love.