As a musician affected by COVID 19, Saxophonist Duane Parham has requested to become part of the Arts, Beats and Eats festival and is asking for your help in supporting it. Donations will go directly to Arts Beats and Eats. This affair will make contributions to all musicians who have not been able to perform during the COVID 19.
While the 2020 Arts, Beats & Eats festival has been canceled, virtual and small-scale live activations will take its place to spread a little bit of art, music, food and health, including a major effort to support the local music industry. The featured component of the 2020 event reincarnation will be The Beats Go On. . . an event that seeks to raise $500,000 for local musicians, as well as spread the joy of music virtually and through limited capacity drive-in concerts Labor Day Weekend.
As many as 400 bands will be performing virtually from August 27-September 3, 2020 and collecting funds on their individual pages. All funds that are recieved thru the Go Fund Me Donation will be used to support musicians that recieve over 50% of their income from music.
Arts, Beats & Eats Foundation wants to ensure that the beats go on in 2020 and the future!
To make a donation, go to the website of Arts, Beats and Eats by clicking here.
DJs and radio personalities can be valuable informational sources as they spin tunes. One source says this about DJs:
"DJS (Disc Jockey) are extremely important to the music Industry. They directly play music in front of the audience and interact with them on a regular basis than other type of musicians. Disc Jockey clearly stands the taste of fan whereby engaging in direct and regular interaction."
Talk Show Host Martha Jean (The Queen) is credited with calming the tensions of many blacks during the 1967 Detroit Riot. She urged them to go home or be shot. It is also reported that she visited a house containing members of "The Black Panthers" surrounded by Detroit Policemen, and led them to safety. After going inside of the house and speaking with them, she urged them to give themselves up to police and was told, "They're going to shoot us!" Her reply, "They'll have to shoot me first." Trust, compassion and generally proving to people that you care, are qualities that make a DJ special.
RADIO PERSONALITY FRANKIE DARCELL
Then ... there was Frankie Darcell with "Talk of the Town" on WMXD-FM (MIX 92.3) . . . her voice could be heard throughout the store of RIO BOUTIQUE, Downtown Detroit. If you wanted the news on "everyday matters," tune-in to Frankie. Even if you did not know here, listening to her, made you feel you did. She was a friend, confidant and "girl friend." It was a sad day to see her go in 2012.
RADIO/TV PERSONALITY HORACE SHEFFIELD III
Radio/TV Personality Horace Sheffield III talks not only on the "air waves," but in the pulpit as well. Another "handle' is Minister Sheffield, Pastor of New Destiny Christian Fellowship Church. He is an on-air radio personality for 1200 AM/WCHB, as the host of On The Line and an on-air television personality for Channel 38/WADL, as the host of Real Talk Weekly.
Whether your topic is racism, schools, family values or a host of other topics, having a microphone gives you an opportunity to make a difference in the world . . . a voice to say "This is what I believe, what do you believe?" The memorial of Congressman John Robert Lewis has shown us that ordinary people can do extraordinary things. It only takes courage, determination, desire and knowledge that every person matters. As Lewis discovered, sometimes battles are lost, but in the end the war is won. Are you daring? Gallant or Fearful? You decide! Do you have a story? Do you wish to help others tell their stories? If the answer to any of these questions is "Yes," grab a mic, and . . .sound your voice! It's your time!
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