Friday, September 19, 2008

19 September 2008 Friday's Photo of the Week

1350 Connecticut Avenue Complex
19th Street NW WDC

Eastern Market Arrives in Crystal City

Diverse Markets Management Executive Director Mike Berman is always a busy, busy, busy man. But, in recent weeks, he has been a bit more busier than usual.

After many years of behind the scene negotiations , as President of of the Downtown Artists Coalition, he and other displaced artists spearheaded the 5 September 2008 grand opening of F ST Arts.

And then on the following Friday evening, he and Matthew Falls as cofounders of CAOS on F hosted an Arts of Foot / Wines of Argentina reception at the F ST Arts Galleries ... before exhibiting at Saturday's 13 September 2008 Arts On Foot.

And after many months of planning he and other staff at Diverse Markets Management in collaboration with Crystal City BID inaugurated the six week Crystal Market autumn 'art festival' at the park at 2121 Cystal Drive in Crystal City yesterday at noon.

Modeled after the Downtown Holiday Market and having debued in Crystal City for the first time on Thursday afternoon, 18 September 2008, Crystal Market will henceforth be an annual fall art festival which, featuring many exhibitors associated with Eastern Market, will preceed the annual Downtown Holiday Market at Penn Quarter in NW Washington DC.

Like I said, Mike Berman who is depicted left in the picture above is a busy, busy, busy man!

Though still under construction, here is my 2008 Crystal Market photo collection.

Cabaret Jazzist Maureen Andary performs as opening act at Crystal Market Launch

When on Thursday, 18 September 2008 that Crystal Market debued in the park at 2121 Crystal Drive in Crystal City cabaret jazz artist Maureen Andary performed as the opening act from 12 noon until 2 pm.

Arriving shortly before 12 noon I was able to capture Maureen at the beginning of her performance. Here is video #1 and video #2.

And here are my Maureen Andary - Crystal Market - Music Series - Crystal City VA and Crystal Market - Crystal City - 18 September 2008 photosets, both, which may found in my Crystal Market 2008 photo collection.

Crystal Market will operate every Thursday through Saturday for 6 weeks, from Thursday, 18 September thru Saturday, 25 October 2008. Hours will be from 12 noon until 6 each day.

To learn more about Crystal Market or its scheduled performers visit its website.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Crystal Market launches TODAY (Thursday, 18 September 2008) at 11:30 am

The inaugural of Crystal Market and the accompanying music series will begin at 11:30 am on Thursday, 18 September 2008 at 2200 Crystal Drive in the Crystal City area of Arlington VA.

Click image for Diverse Markets Management / Crystal Market press release / e-news dated Wednesday, 17 September 2008.

NEWSFLASH: Flo Anito's first gigs in NYC & Philly

In addition to a Friday 26 September gig in NYC, a Tuesday 30 September show at DC9 in WDC and a 22 October appearance in Philly ... pop/folk and rock/jazz artist Flo Anito's NEWSFLASH dated Wednesday, 17 September 2008 reports that Flo Anito will be appearing tomorrow night, 18 September 2008 at Ebenezers Coffeehouse on Capitol Hill and on Friday evening, 19 September at Oneness School in Bethesda.

Here is my Flo Anito NEWSFLASH dated Wednesday, 17 September 2008 Google document.

Click image to my Flo Anito photoset.

Rashida Jolley to appear TONIGHT at Bohemian Caverns with N'digo Rose

Since having captured her during the NCNW 23rd Annual Black Family Reunion I've been meaning to post an entry to my blog pertaining to R&B / Soul Artist Rashida Jolley.

But in the midst of many September 2008 projects I simply have not had the time.

In the process of getting caught up on my NCNW 2008 Black Family Reunion documentation, last night, not only did I upload these images and the following three videos but I learned a great deal about Miss District of Columbia 2000, former Miss America Pageant contestant, Motivational Speaker, Abstinence Advocate, harpist, singer and poet Rashida Jolley.

Rashida will be appearing TONIGHT, 17 September 2008 at Bohemian Caverns for two shows with N'digo Rose. The first at 8 - 9:30 pm and the second at 10 - 11:30 pm.

Click here to view my Rashida Jolley Google document.