Thursday, April 10, 2008

AIDS Walk Miami "Art for AIDS Auction" at eBay until Saturday, 19 April

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Centaur Music's $5 Sale on Blue Ball & Cherry Official CDs thru 15 April

Centaur has been a Proud Sponsor for two of the east coasts greatest fundraising weekends for the past several years and this year is no exception.

Blue Ball (Philadelphia) and Cherry (Washington) are fast approaching and you are encouraged to join the excitement and show your support with the purchase of the Official CDs for past events. All Blue Ball and Cherry CDs produced by Centaur are currently on sale for only $5.00 each. This offer included: Blue Ball 2, Blue Ball 3, Blue Ball 4, Blue Ball 5, Cherry Six and Cherry 2. No coupon code is needed and the discount will be added during checkout. Offer expires on Tuesday April 15, 2008.

FREEDOM: Junior Vasquez w/ Kevin Aviance at Cielo / NYC - Sunday, 13 April

From Mark Nelson Events:


When I first heard of the idea a week or so ago either in an email that I got from flickr contact Billy Warhol or from a posting on one of his blog sites I did not know for sure if it was true. Or a rumor. At the time, busy working on some project, I did not take the time to read it further.

And then, when I heard the day before yesterday that it was to go in effect later that evening, at first, I thought it may would be a good idea.

But after reading some of the feedback from many flickrites who object and several attempts to upload ... realizing that there are already other video sites including YouTube, Google, Daily Motion, AOL, and even Yahoo Videos ... I now think that it is not a good idea.

Or, as Martha Stewart may would say "... its NOT a good thing!"

If YAHOO / FLICKR wishes to offer video sharing than, perhaps, they should start up a new site, separate from FLICKR. and by another CATCHY NAME. Or, update the YAHOO VIDEO service.

But, by all means, what ever video service that they start up ... it should be an improvement upon the various video sites that already exist.

I, Elvert Barnes, say "Videos on Flickr is NOT A GOOD THING!"

No, no, no ... videos at flickr, is NOT the one for me!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

My 1996 Olympic Torch Relay departure from the White House photos

Here are some of my images taken on 21 June 1996 during the 1996 Olympic Torch Relay departure from the White House.

While I captured runner #1 exiting the White House east gate with a lighted torch I was not able to capture runner #1 passing the torch to runner #2, perhaps, at 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

I did capture runner #2 passing the torch to runner #3, Kim Brown, on 15th Street, at the half-way point between Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues.

And a series of images of runner #4, a Special Olympics boy and his family, as he signed autographs at the Washington Monument Grounds.

So if you want to see what the official Olympic Torch looks like, check out my 1996 Olympic Relay - White House Depature / WDC - 21 June 1996 photoset.

Cherry Blossom Festival's Annual Gala Dinner Cruise Aboard The Odyssey TONIGHT

Set sail on the Annual Gala Dinner Cruise aboard the Odyssey TONIGHT, Wednesday 9 April, a fundraising event to benefit National Cherry Blossom Festival programs.

Cruise the Potomac with Japanese and American dignitaries and friends on Washington’s premiere dinner cruise vessel. This unique Washington experience includes fabulous views of the nation’s lighted monuments as well as the cherry trees along Haines Point. Enjoy Japanese cultural performances, dancing to live bands, four-course dinner and open bar. Proceeds from the National Cherry Blossom Festival® Gala Dinner Cruise support Festival programs.

The Odyssey departs from Gangplank Marina, Southwest Waterfront - 600 Water Street, SW, wdc. Boarding starts at 6 p.m. and cruises from 7 - 10 p.m. Cocktail attire is recommended.

Reservations are required; space is limited. Tickets are $125 per person and available by phoning (877) 44BLOOM or visiting

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

DJ Brett Henrichsen's Masterbeat World Tour Coming to TOWN / DC - Saturday, 19 April 2008

After the incredible kick off in Los Angeles, the Masterbeat World Tour is starting with it's first stop at Town Danceboutique in Washington DC next Saturday, April 19th ... for an incredible audiovisual journey with DJ Brett Henrichsen spinning the music that has made Masterbeat famous simultaneously with projections on Town's gigantic video screens synchronized with the music.

Free downloads for the new will be given to the first 500 people through the door!

Watch for the Masterbeat World Tour to hit your city as it travels this summer to Atlanta, New York, Houston, Dallas, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Sao Paulo, Rio, Berlin, Amsterdam, Sydney and more ...

Brett Henrichsen will spin from 9 pm until 4 am on Saturday, 19 April 2008. Tickets at $12. Town Danceboutique is located at 2009 8th Street in NW WDC.

NOTE: Every Friday and Saturday, the Town Danceboutique hosts two different drag shows, at 9:30 amd 11 pm, featuring hostess Lena Lett and a cast including Blair Michaels, Destiny B. Childs, Ophelia Bottoms, Regina Jozet Adams and Shi-Queeta-Lee.

Here are images that I took of Brett Henrichsen at the 4 March 2007 Muscle Beach Party at South Beach during the 2007 Winter Party Festival.

Monday, April 07, 2008

DCFD Spokesman Alan Etter Rocks at Cherry Blossoms Festival Fireworks Prelude in SW DC

Stopping in at the Southwest Waterfront Associations 4th Prelude to the National Cherry Blossom Festival's Firework Display at the Southwest Waterfront Park on Saturday evening, 5 April 2008, I found out that DCFD spokesman Alan Etter 'can rock' ... as he, Jacob Keaton, Jim Wilson and Jodie Knox (lead vocals) of the Seacocks Band 'rocked' the crowd just before the fireworks display began.

Listening to the music and capturing the crowd dancing in the street was exactly what I was looking for, after staying in for most of day due to weather predictions of rain.

But by days end, not only had it not rained but the weather had been absolutely gorgeous. So much for predictions!

Click image to view Seacocks Band or Fireworks Prelude or (2007 - 2008) Southwest Waterfront Marinas / Washington Channel photosets.

Visit the Seacocks Band at myspace. Band members include Alan Etter, Jacob Keaton, Jodie Knox and Jim Wilson.

Here is the compilation of all 5 videos.