JBFPAC Fashion Inspires
The James Brown Family Performing Arts Center, known as JBFPAC & JAMP NY, located in Poughkeepsie, New York was the center of attention on February 22, 2014 as it hosted Fashion Inspires! an upscale fashion show and VIP reception, at which a Jumpsuit designed and worn by the Legendary Godfather of Soul James Brown stood on display!
Fashion Inspires! featured seven designers from the US and China, including 16 year-old Designer Protégé, Kaleb Thompson who showed Sports Wear from his premier line. Mentoring him, was Gheri Legree owner of JonGheri Couturier in Los Angeles, Siana Treece of Detroit Michigan, Kyla Baylor of Poughkeepsie, New York and Aqulia Yannic of New Haven, Connecticut who showed Women’s Wear, Maggie Chambers, Owner of Five Chambers of Harlem, New York showed Men’s Wear and Tiffany Pattinson of Shaghai, China showed both Women’s & Men’s Wear fashions and accessories.
The Fashion Inspires! project was created as part of the visual, creative and fine arts programming that will take place at JBFPAC. Ten models ranging in age from 14 to 21 years - middle school to college graduate - auditioned for this unique chance aimed at offering a series of opportunities to models beginning with creating a name for the project, being part of a major advertising campaign, filmed and featured in a mock commercial, participating in a high fashion shoot on New York City’s central fashion scene—The New York City Library, Grand Central Station and the legendary Bryant Park, home of New York Fashion Week! to somewhere in-between squeezing in a few "Go-Sees" it culminated with a Fashion Inspires! show and magazine touting the models & designers. Afterwards, models, designers and more were interviewed in a live stream broadcast known as Power 845.
In addition to opening new doors of new prospects for the models—designers, photographers, make-up & hair stylists as well as business owners had an exciting networking experience!
Special Guests & Honorees:
Bre Scullark of America's Next Top Model, Film Actor & Recording Artist Leon, with Master Stylist Nöel Reid-‐Killings and Founding Members of Shades of Ebony: Renee
Johnson (left) and Dr. Felicia Watson (right).
Left to Right: Kei Jones in Jon Gheri Couturier (CA), Perpetua Smith in Tiffany Pattinson (China), Franaja Payne-Smith in Aqulia Yannic (CT), Zach Reid in Five Chambers (NY), Rosalee Blacker in Kyla Baylor (NY) and Joi Morris in Siana Treece (MI).
The James Brown Family Children Foundation send "Thank You" to The B & C Group
The James Brown Family Children Foundation, James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils (J.A.M.P.) along with the James Brown Family Performing Arts Center (JBFPAC) thank you for your support in helping children live beyond and realize their dreams. A donation from Derek Wilson Sr. has been given in your name to aid these valuable ongoing projects. Your generosity and act of kindness will forever be remembered!
The James Brown Family Children Foundation/James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils (J.A.M.P.) along with the James Brown Family Performing Arts Center (JBFPAC) thank you for your support in helping children live beyond and realize their dreams. A donation has been given in your name to aid these valuable ongoing projects. Your generosity and act of kindness will forever be remembered.
CRYSTAL J. TORRES
EDWARD ROMACK JR
GILBERT CASTILLEJA JR
JAMES MCGREGOR JR
KEVIN "KWIZ” RYAN
NATHANIEL FOUNTAIN JR
SETH SHARPL£SS IV
SIR JOHN BARNETT
WILLIAMS SHEWMAKE, JR.
Hundreds of children have a Merrier Christmas
Photos of Smiling children, parents and community friends!
Video at WRDW: Free Turkeys Given Out
Bootsy Collins Foundation Donates Guitar
The Bootsy Collins Foundation donated an autographed acoustic guitar to Jamp In Macon, Ga at The Cox Theatre. THANK YOU BOOTSY and PATTI COLLINS!
"Music students from Brown Family Children Foundation perform on FOX 5 Morning News"
Inside the James Brown Estate
News 12 Special Assignment: Inside the James Brown Estate
News 12 at 6 o'clock / Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Christmas Day marks six years since James Brown died. And ever since, his estate has been tied up in the court system. His will challenged, trustees removed, some of his prize possessions sold at auction. Read Article From News 12
The Legendary Godfather of Soul Lives on Through the James Brown Family Foundation and JAMP
Every once in a while in our lives we have encounters with people who are truly inspirational, who capture our hearts and our minds and are unforgettable. Mr James Brown Jr. was one of those people. He touched my life from a very early age, as a young African girl growing up in Zimbabwe. Read Article From Huffington Post
Deanna Brown-Thomas: The Godfather of Soul’s Daughter Speaks
JAMP MASTERS to perform at upcoming show in collaboration with Prince, NPG and Rebuild the Dream
The JAMP MASTERS WILL PERFORM in the “Rebuild the Dream Village: Celebrating Community, Creativity and Collaboration” on-site at theUNITED CENTER on Monday, September 24, 2012 from 5 pm – 8 pm. The Village is a collaboration between Rebuild the Dream and Prince at the upcoming “WELCOME 2 CHICAGO” concert series in Chicago.
This truly unique collaboration, sponsored in partnership with REBUILD THE DREAM along with PRINCE and the NPG offer music students a chance to shine “unlike any other” performance. The Rebuild the Dream Village will offer concert-goers an opportunity to share and join together in building vibrant and sustainable communities. Artists, innovators and community leaders will showcase solutions, art installations, actions and information on how to improve the economy and the planet. The JAMP MASTERS will be a featured performer in the Village and will be lifted up as an example of how youth – through art and music -- can lead the way in creating a more inclusive, safe and sustainable community.
Cool School: James Brown Academy
James Brown Academy give back to the community whenever they can. This past winter, the academy collected toys for needy children during the holiday season.
The Legend Of James Brown In The Bay Area
Written by Story: George Livingston Jr. Posters: Livingston/Robinson Illustration: Deborah Yanez
In the early 1960s my cousin Ronnie Branch was reading the names of Posters in our garage on 15th street in Richmond. Ronnie was calling: Big Joe Turner, B. B. King, Etta James, Bobby Blue Bland, The Ike & Tina Turner Revue, James Brown and The Famous Flames. These Posters were displayed in our garage by my father. A few years later our family was visiting our relatives in Los Angeles. My cousin Willease had some pictures of the current recording artist on the wall. The one that stood out was James Brown who she saw perform at the 54 Ballroom. Me looking at that picture James Brown looked so cool with his hair processed, white shirt & bowtie!
I heard the record Oh Baby Don’t You Weep which was gospel oriented with his piercing screams and background harmonies of The Famous Flames. On the James Brown album Showtime he was pouring out so much sweat that manifested the stage excitement of the man who would known as: The Explosive Mr. Dynamite.