TMO Entertainment Proudly Presents, Damon Rozier....
Surviving the game of life. Born and raised in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, NY, one of America’s toughest neighborhoods, Damon survived his teens with great difficulty. In high school, “Council for Unity” played a significant role in his life, enabling him to give back to his community now.
Damon was in a devastating motor cycle accident in 1997 leaving him a quadriplegic. After spending countless hours watching comedy shows and never seeing a person in wheel chair performing Damon decided he would break that barrier and enter the world of “stand-up comedy”. By developing his own unique brand of “sit-down” comedy he brings laughter in to the worlds of millions while educating them on the heel chair life style. He reaches diverse audiences and continues to overcome challenges in the entertainment world.
TMO Entertainment Proudly Presents, E.J. Antonio....
As a child growing up in Harlem, NY, poet E.J. Antonio love for words encouraged her ambitions to be a storyteller and a jazz singer. She believes her fascination for words and gospel influences were a result of watching her grandmother work on her sermons late into the night and listening to her preach those sermons. The music that surrounded her as a youth was a result of growing up in Spanish Harlem where she could hear afro-Latin and afro-Cuban music coming from La Marqueta on 116th street and Park Avenue, the neighborhood bodegas, and the record stores.
Antonio attributes her inspiration from poets Lucille Clifton and Sekou Sundiata along with jazz music idols Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughn and Billie Holiday. “I gravitate toward the work of Lucille Clifton and Sekou Sundiata because it is accessible
A 2009 fellow in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a recipient of fellowships from the Hurston/Wright Foundation and the Cave Canem Foundation, Antonio continues to write, perform and record her original works. She has appeared as a featured reader at several venues in the NY tri-state area, such as Cornelia Street Café, the Bronx Council on the Arts First Wednesday reading series, the Calypso Muse Reading Series, the Hudson Valley Writers Center, the Harvard Club, WBAI’s broadcast Perspectives, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, the Bahai Center, Hunter Mountain Arts Festival, the Bowery Poetry Club, the Port Chester Art Fest 2008, 2009 and 2010, the Home Base Project, the York Arts Center, the Latimer House Museum, and the Howl Festival.
Her work appears online at www.thedrunkenboat.com, poetz.com, and roguescholars.com, and has been published in various Journals and magazines; including, African Voices Literary Magazine, Amistad Literary Journal, Terra Incognita, Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noire, Mobius: The Poetry Magazine, The Mom Egg Literary Journal, One Word/Many Voices: A Bi-Lingual Poetry Anthology, and Torch. Her work is forthcoming in The Encyclopedia Project. The Premier Poets Chapbook Series published her first chapbook, Every Child Knows, in the Fall of 2007, and she is one of the featured poets on the CD, Beauty Keeps Laying It’s Sharp Knife Against Me: Brant Lyon and Friends.
Recently, E.J. performed her works with improvisational jazz musicians making her first voyage as a poetry recording artist. She envisioned her debut CD, Rituals in the marrow: Recipe for a jam session, as an “in-the-moment jam session.” This recording is a unique blend of spoken words that dance with the sonic diversity of instruments as they wind their way through the genres of jazz, blues, gospel, r&b, and Afro-Latin rhythms. Poetry is music to me. It is the music that keeps me moving. After all, what does the soul do when there is no sound?”
Every track, with words that drip like honey from Antonio’s mouth, is clearly live improvisation at its best.
TMO Entertainment Proudly Presents, Golda Solomon....
Golda Solomon, poet, spoken word performer, professor (Speech, Communication, Theater Arts), is the host of Po’Jazz (Poetry in Partnership with Jazz) in residence at The Cornelia Street Café, Greenwich Village, NYC. She also gigs around NYC and goes on the road with a fabulous roster of jazz musicians. She has brought her words to festivals and universities in California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC, and they can be found in anthologies, e-zines, journals and CDs. Golda’s work has appeared in The Mom Egg, Heal (Clique Calm Books), and she is currently preparing a manuscript for publication by World Audience Publishers. She created “From Page To Performance” workshops for emerging poets and “ready to come out of the closet” writers and brings innovative, on-site organization specific arts programming to workplaces, schools and other organizations. She is a member of WOMENWRITE, nyc and Word of Mouth writers, bringing poetry in performance to the tri-state area. Golda has a collection of poetry, Flatbush Cowgirl, published in 1999, for which she produced a companion CD, First Set, and a second CD of her poetry, Word Riffs, recorded with Center Search Quest and Saco Yasuma. She also co-produced the CD, Po’Jazz:Takin’ It To the Hollow. She is a founding member of IWJ (International Women In Jazz) and two-time awardee performing at All Nite Soul at St. Peter’s, NYC, the “jazz” church and at IWJ’s Inaugural Women In Jazz Festival. Golda is a proud poetry outreach mentor for City College (CUNY) and the annual CCNY Poetry Festival. She was recently appointed poet-in-residence at The Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers, NY where she facilitates ArtSpeak, ekphrastic creative writing workshops (partially funded by Poets and Writers.) Golda is looking forward to the May 2011 inauguration of her latest project, the Jazz Poetry Collective conducted by Michael T.A. Thompson.
TMO Entertainment Proudly Presents, Adrian Bolton....
Go Get It/ MGB Money Getting Boyz
It’s Not just a Name, It’s A Way of Life, Our Life
I’m a first-class husband, father, rap artist, and c.e.o. of mgb money getting boyz. My journey began in the year of 1984, born into “East Walnut Hills” outside of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Although my mother and father were close, I eventually strayed from home and into the temptation of “life on the streets” at age 13. During this time I developed a street-hardened mentality and converted my early poetry into rap verses that represented my new lifestyle. Before long, The name “Mr. Go” aka “Go Get It” was born, and mgb or nothin was invented.
I started rappin’ on street corners, in stores, at work, at home… anywhere and everywhere I could showcase my talent. I soon caught the attention of april glover, who is now mgb or nothin manager. I then was introduce to C Luck. After we were introduce, we then entered the studio with super producer “fo-five” with a common goal. Mgb or nothin emerged one month later with a demo – we called it “WHO IS MGB”
The demo features five of our top songs, which are currently receiving airplay on the “Princess D Show” in Chicago, Flench.com which is Princess D website, and moneygettinboyztv which is on youtube. These songs have also received an impressive dance floor response in some of Cincinnati’s premier nightclubs, like “Club Aqua”,”Mad Frog”and “Dirty Jacks” we have continued to expand our fan base through MySpace, Twitter, and facebook. Our promotional connections are in Chicago, New Jersey, Atlanta, Dayton, Miami, Kentucky, New Orleans, New York and Columbus.I also use my demo as a launch-pad for my career in the rap industry. I am dedicated to finding a record label that will introduce my music to the nation, my life revolves around this goal. “Go Get It/MGB OR NOTHIN” rap is not just what I do it’s my LIFE.
TMO Entertainment Proudly Presents, Anthony SickaSoundz Howard....
TMO Entertainment Proudly Presents, Devon Valentino Howard....
TMO Entertainment Proudly Presents, Tyrell Collection....
Doesn’t everyone want to be the next Top Model and the Next Top Designer? Well Tyrell Mason has accomplished that as a well respected established designer in his own right, Born in New Jersey and 1 of 4 siblings and Alumni of The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), in N.Y.C to graduate with high regards amongst his peers. Yet, without a moment wasted, Tyrell quickly journeyed across Italy and France to study first hand with designers that paved the way for many of today's fashion pioneers. When he returned to the United States, he won many fashion show competitions and caught the attention of various local media and editorial publications nationally.
To accompany his many fashion shows and honors, he has participated in several events just to name a few:
Tyrell has been published in several editorials and media coverage such as: