Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Gin Game Play 11/10/15

Pulitzer Prize-winning dramas, D.L. Coburn's popular 1976 two-hander about a pair of retirement home residents who banter and bitch away the hours at a card table is so slight it might almost evaporate as it's unfolding. But it would be churlish to be ungrateful for any play that provides the opportunity to admire wily old pros James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson as they spark off one another, and to bask in their highly infectious rapport. Hats off to any actors who can manage seven performances a week at the respective ages of 84 and 90, but the co-stars of The Gin Game are doing it with such verve that the insubstantiality of the vehicle hardly matters.    

Jones and Tyson, who last appeared together on Broadway in 1966 and it was an honor to watch them for 2 hrs as I was throughly entertained and laughed the entire 2 hrs at how  marvously these 2 played off each other and jelled perfectly if you are coming to the New York City area between now and January 10 please make your way to the Golden Theatre for a night  of broadway and best believe you won't be disappointed and definely will get your money worth because with these two legends on stage you have no choice but to watch in awe as they put on a master class right in front of you. 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Adele New Music: Hello

Well Adele has surprised folks and released her new single "Hello" moments ago take a listen below and let us know what you think and be sure to buy 25 album which will be available on Nov. 20

Thursday, October 22, 2015

1 on 1 with Robert Ri'chard at UWFF

Back in Sept got an opportunity to talk to Robert Ri'chard who you remember from the hit tv show one on one, hanging with mr cooper and also the voice of cousin skeeter and many other shows, he was at the premiere of his new film the man in 3b.

1 on 1 with Nafessa Williams at UWFF 2015

Got an opportunity to chat with actress Nafessa Williams at the NYC premiere of her new film The Man in 3B you might remember her on the daytime soap opera One Life to Life where she played Deanna Forbes in 2011.

one on one with Charlemane tha god at UWFF 2015

Last month at Urban World Film Festival I got an opportunity to interview Charlemane who walked the carpet at the festival, get into the interview above.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Adele is back!

Adele is back, after releasing a snippet moments ago on tv show X Factor UK the song which is untitled. Their are rumors that Adele who has been quiet on the music scene for almost 3 yrs now is set to release her album next month.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Stop holding on to the person who has let you go..

Stop holding on to the one person who has let you go is something that am i currently dealing with. Why do we hold on to something that doesn't and has clearly moved on from you? Yes you might have been their love of their life but you got to move on to better you and start your healing. You've tried being in other relationships but you sabotage those relationship, because you hope that you guys will be one day reunited and everything will go back to where it use to be. 

You get back together and then what? what do you expect to take place that didn't when you guys were together? what could possible change in the time since and do you honestly believe that love conquers all and the only ting that will help? I don't know just had this on my mind and needed to get it out, why me oh lord, what did i do that after so long from not being together that you have not been able to move on? 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

48 hrs in Cancun Mexico

Last week I was in Cancun basking in the sun and difference of being in a new country where i didn't understand the culture or the  language but i am glad i was able to experience Cancun and Mexico for 48 hrs. A friend on Facebook had posted a deal that Frontier Airlines had posted  $90 roundtrip to Cancun, the only catch is I had to leave out of Philly in order to go. So i debated with self if it would be worth it for a few hrs and finally told myself why the hell not this is definitely a steal that probably won't happen again. So for 3 weeks i researched on what i wanted to do while in Mexico and where to stay and all the necessities that would take place while there. I decided to stay in a hostel which would be my second time staying in one, first time being in Philly in April for Philly Black Pride Weekend and I had no issues so why not a buddy who always travels only stays in hostels and love them. Ticket bought and now where to stay, which hostels? so i researched some more and find one $9 a night, not bad. booked it.

Get to Cancun and after going through customs and figuring out how to exit the airport, I take a $5 shuttle from airport to downtown Cancun to their bus station and from the map the hostel where i would be staying is a 10 min walk coo. Now the hard part, lol I don't know spanish, I don't know how to translate anything and this is where the frustration begins.. After trying to figure out peso to dollar and checking into my room. I took the city bus for about 30 mins to the beach which was called Playa Delfines which was cool. Coming back from the beach, went back to the hostel and rest a while, and get up and go walk around cause a, am hungry and B, i didn't come to cancun to sleep lol.

So i had a taste for rice and beans and chicken but i couldn't find any downtown so i settled on chinese after finding someone who spoke english to guide me n where i could get something good to eat and it was good and full filling. Now its starting to rain so as i was scurrying back to the hostel again i come across a person who's talking about taking a tour of mexico which i wanted to do while there and had researched prior but the prices were ridiculous so i told myself i would wait until i got to cancun and see what i could find. So the guy  initially wanted me to spend $50 USD and i was like nah not happening, so i talked him down to $35 USD and everything was right in the world again lol.

Day 2 i wake up at 6am for my all day excursion to Chichen Itza which is 2.5 hrs north of Cancun and it was worth getting up at 6am. After picking up everyone and getting registered a chartered bus about 40 folks left cancun and our first stop was to the city of Vallaolid where we visited a mayan church for about 30 mins and then back on the bus where we stopped and had lunch for about 1.5 and then it was off to Chichen Itza where we stayed for about 2 hrs and then an hr at the Ik Kil Cenote which is a man made sink hole which was beautiful. afterwards got back to the hostel and crashed and got up for the airport and back to america. The trip was good and I conquered my fears or exploring an foreign country alone.

Photos from Cancun

Rihanna inside the R8 Album Cover Reveal #r8gallery

Rihanna reveals 8th studio album "Anti" forthcoming no details on release date or track listing.

Rihanna reveals 8th studio album cover "Anti"

Rihanna held a special event in Los Angeles this evening where she unveiled the artwork for her 8th studio album, still known by fans as ‘R8’. You’re looking at the official cover of the album (top), that she says was  inspired by her first day of daycare. The artwork was done by artist Roy Nachum. No release date has been announced or track listing. 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

New Music: Janet Jackson Feat Missy Elliott "BurnitUp!"

We first got a taste of Janet Jackson and Missy Elliott’s “BURNITUP!” collaboration when video surfaced of Janet opening her tour with the song. Now, the highly anticipated track is finally here, and it’s every bit as much a jam as you’d hope from the two legends.

The beat is electronic and uptempo, with processed vocal samples and crisp house drums. Janet plays the sci-fi diva, exhorting “Mr. DJ” to “turn it up” and the crowd to “dance like no-one’s watching.” Missy is a burst of exuberance, rapping in double time—”Make it work, make it work, make it work” she bellows.It’s a cutting edge jam from two artists who have never been anything but. Janet Jackson’s Unbreakable drops Oct. 2.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Janet Jackson Unbreakable Tour in Toronto 9/15/15

On last Tuesday I traveled from New York City to Toronto, Canada to witness Janet Jackson my ultimate diva slay the stage at the Air Canada Centre and I am so happy to have witness this experience, because it was just that an experience. I first laid my eyes on Janet Jackson September 2001 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida during the "All For You" tour and she had it then and on this past tuesday she still had it. 90 mins for singing, dancing and taking the sold out venue on an magical journey through all of her hits of the past and also updated us with 4 tracks from her upcoming "Unbreakable Album" which hits on October 2.

If you can see her during her almost year long tour I advised to see her live and witness greatness do its thing.

Below is my photo album from the nights festivities..  Janet Jackson Unbreakable Tour Pics from Toronto

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Emmys 2015 - Regina King Wins Supporting Actress Movie at The 67th Emmy ...

 Congrats to Regina King on winning best supporting actress in an limited series for the tv show American Crime which she played a hell of a role in, so she is so much deserving for her Emmy this evening. Regina has been in the business for over 30 years where she got her first start on the tv show 227.

History: Viola Davis Acceptance Speech at 67th Annual Emmys

After 7 attempts in the category for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Viola Davis wins for How to Get Away With Murder. Congrats..

Viola Davis makes history at Emmys

Congrats to Viola Davis for winning the Emmy for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series which is the first time after 7 previous nominations has an african american won. "You cannot win Emmys for roles that are simply not there" is one of the stand out lines from her speech this evening. 

Tyrese "Shame" premieres at Urban World Film Festival in NYC 9/26/15

Tyrese plays a conflicted family man who apparently wants to do right by his wife, played by Jennifer Hudson, but ends up doing wrong. Tyrese’s character is part of a musical act that includes two women, but the life he has built with the fellow singer isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. In one scene, a nasty verbal spat between the couple quickly becomes physical when the singer’s character jumps out of his chair and proceeds to slam Hudson’s character against a wall. short film Shame, which was produced by Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington and directed by video producer Paul Hunter. The movie was inspired by the singer’s latest single by the same name.

"Shame" will have its world premiere in New York City at 630pm on Saturday Sept. 26 at 630pm AMC Empire Theater at Urban World Film Festival you can purchase tickets at Shame Movie Premiere

Friday, September 11, 2015

2nd Annual The Source 360 Music Festival Sept 17-20 Brookyn,NY

Waka Flocka! Performing live at our #Source360 Kick-Off Party next Thursday, 9/17.

Next Weekend in Brooklyn Sept 17-20 the 2nd Annual SOURCE360 will take place throughout the Brooklyn Cultural District and festivities will include concerts, speakers panels, youth education and training sessions, nightly concerts, a beauty bar, nightlife events and more! In addition, the SOURCE360 Festival Block Party on Saturday, Sept 19th on Rockwell Place will host activities on street art, fashion, break dancing, poetry slams, a Kids360 talent show, Hip-Hop R&B and more. For more information, please visit: 


Youth Development & TRAINING DAY + Educate & Elevate
Time: 12pm – 5pm
509 Atlantic Ave

SOURCE360 Kickoff Concert and Party (Headliner: Waka Flocka Flame)
Time: 9pm – 12pm
509 Atlantic Ave


SOURCE360 Speaker Series at BRIC (3-4 Panels)
Time: 3pm – 7pm
647 Fulton St.

1. The Global Power of Hip-Hop Culture
2. The Digital Takeover
3. Straight Outta Ferguson
4. Pass The Mic: Women In Hip-Hop Take Center Stage
5. Style360: Fashion & Beauty Panel

Time: 5pm – 7:30pm
647 Fulton St.

Hip-Hop Dance Class at Mark Morris
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Mark Morris Dance Center
3 Lafayette Ave.

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

242 Flatbush Ave.

Unsigned Hype Concert Competition and Party
Time: 9pm – 1pm
509 Atlantic Ave


SOURCE360 Block Party
Time: 12pm – 6pm
Rockwell Place (btwn. Dekalb and Fulton)

- Kids Talent Show
- Art Festival
- Beauty Activations
- Fashion Shows
- Dance Performances
- Poetry & Spoken Word
- Music Showcases
- Food Vendors

Time: 3pm-5pm
647 Fulton St.

SOURCE360 Concert at BRIC (Headliner: David Banner)
Time: 10pm – 12am
647 Fulton St.


Time: 12pm – 7pm
242 Flatbush Ave.

Urban World Film Festival Sept 23- Sept 27 New York City

Andresflava Media has covered the festival for the past 2 previous years and we are stoked to be covering the festival again this year.

Urbanworld is a five-day festival featuring dynamic multicultural content, including: narrative features, documentaries, short films, spotlight screenings and events, live staged screenplay readings, the Urbanworld Digital track focused on digital and social media panels and workshops, and Urbarld Music, which highlights emerging talent in live performances during after party events.

Muhammad Ali: The People’s Champ is the Urbanworld 2015 opening night film, screening at 7:30 p.m. on Sept 23. Urbanworld 2015 closing night film "A Ballerina's Tale" takes place on Sept 27 starring Misty Copeland.

For a complete list of events taking place through out Urban World 2015 log on 

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Dangelo speaks on tv first time in 10 yrs

D'Angelo's first album in almost fifteen years was released at the end of 2014, and while there's been a handful of huge record releases in the months since, Black Messiah is still seeping into the public conscious. The album came as a legitimate surprise, but in quintessential D'Angelo fashion, we still haven't seen much of the guy since. Thankfully, D'Angelo visited The Tavis Smiley Show on Wednesday for his first televised interview in more than ten years and spoke about the new album, his history in the Pentecostal Church, politics, and way more. 
"Black Messiah is, I think, the most sociopolitical stuff I've done on record," D'Angelo said, according to Pitchfork. "I think in lieu of everything that's been going—the sign of the times, right—something needs to be said. There's so few doing that right now, and that was funny to me because there's so much going on. The Black Lives Matter movement is going on, young Black men and women are getting killed for nothing. I've always been a big reader and fan of history, and I love the Black Panthers. ... I'm not trying to be like a poster child or anything of the movement, but definitely a voice as a Black man—as a concerned Black man and as a father, as well."

Watch the interview below, part 1 & 2.
Part 1

Part 2

Thursday, September 3, 2015