Friday, February 29, 2008

SPOTLIGHT ON DJ, Producer, Remixer Tom Colontonio

In the launching of his new VANDIT Digital label, one of the artists that Paul van Dyk features in the VANDIT Newsletter dated Friday, 29 February 2008 is DJ Tom Colontonio, aka DJ Tommy Boy.

"After releasing his first commercial productions only 3 short years ago, Tom has entered the elite group of producers being acknowledged by the most acclaimed DJ’s and labels in the world. Each new release has consistently found its way to the playlists and charts of the best of the best – the type of recognition that speaks to both the quality and significance of his work."

After listening to Colontonio's "Looking Glass", "Bridge the Gap" and "Inspiration" I know exactly why Armin Van Buuren proclaims Tom as "... the man of the moment." and why John O'Callaghan regards Tom as "... one of the leading new artists in trance."

And why Paul van Dyk and staff has selected Colontonio as one of the featured artists of VANDIT DIGITAL.

Tom's websites are at and

And here is his discography.

Friday's Photo of the Week . 29 Feb 08

Collins Avenue . South Beach Miami, FL
Sunday Photo Walk, 4 March 2007

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Food & Friends' 20th Dining Out Night - Thursday, 6 March 2008

There's only 1 week feft to make your reservations for Food & Friends' 20th Dining Out for Life.

Simply by dining at one of the more than 150 participating restaurants, YOU can make a critical difference in the life of someone facing HIV/AIDS, cancer or another life-challenging illness.

During Dining Out for Life, 25 to 100% of your bill will be donated to Food & Friends. View Our Full List of Participating Restaurants. The funds raised will provide home-delivered meals and nutrition services to the more than 2,800 men, women and children whom Food & Friends will serve this year alone.

And, as a special treat, stop in at the Dining Out for Life After-Party at Cobalt (17th & R NW) for an after dinner drink and celebrate all you've done to make Dining Out for Life 2008 a huge success for our clients. All Are Welcome!

Winter Party Festival kicks off tonight!

The 2008 Winter Party Festival gets under way tonight in Miami with our official welcome reception, Departure Lounge, presented by Showtime Networks. Held at our host hotel, the beautiful Doubletree Surfcomber at 1717 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, the event features cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, prizes and a showcase of some of the most dynamic organizations serving the local community.

The reception kicks off six days of events, ranging from the most incredible dance lineups of any annual event in the world to art exhibits and gatherings geared toward LGBT youth, families and the transgender members of our community.

Go to for full details, including a schedule and how to purchase tickets and passes.

Here are Elvert Barnes' 2007 Winter Parry Festival photo collections and 2005 Manhunt Pool Party photo set at FLICKR.

Monday, February 25, 2008

End the Israeli Occcupation of Palestine Rally/ WDC . 10 June 2007

Video sent by ElvertBarnes

This video compilation includes 3 clips shot during the 10 June 2007 "End the Israeli Occupation of Palestine Rally" on the West Lawn of the US Capitol Grounds in Washington DC.

Though there were many speakers, I was only able to capture Ambassador Ed Peck (Former Chairman, Council for the National Interest Foundation), Andy Shallal of Iraqi Voices for Peace and George Friday (National Co-Chair of United for Peace and Justice).

Since on that particular day I also reported on the 2007 Capital Pride Festival I was not able to document much of the 'End the Israeli Occupation of Palestine' Rally which after assembling at the US Capitol's West Lawn then marched from the US Captiol grounds to the Washington Monument Grounds on the National Mall in WDC.

Elvert Xavier Barnes Videography