Friday, Oct 13th, 2006

So now the text blog begins…

ReelSolid.TV started out on May 27th, 2006. It’s time to expand to text because making video for the web has made me aware of the community of vloggers. I need a space to record what’s going on for me outside the realm of video creation.

So… this is it….. 😀

ReelSolidTV Episode 25

The Harlem Renaissance 5-Mile Classic Road Race was founded by: Dr. Roscoe C. Brown Jr., Tuskegee Airman and past President of Bronx Community College; Preston King Jr., CPA, and marathon runner; and Abdul El Amin, runner of two Ultra Marathons and trainer. They convened a committee of runners, coaches, educators, civic & business leaders to create a racing and cultural event for the enrichment of the Harlem community.

The 1990’s brought another, major cultural and economic revitalization spurred by the formation of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, New York City housing Development programs and investment by visionary entrepreneurs. Today, The Harlem Renaissance 5-Mile Classic is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to generate college scholarship funds for Harlem youth by celebrating the aspirations of the Renaissance of the past and the joy of revival currently spreading throughout this world-famous community. The race event brings light to the contributions made by Harlem residents in the fields of art, civics, history, literature and the sciences. The hope is to provide participants and spectators alike with a glimpse of Harlem’s energy, diverse architectural structures, great cultural institutions, historic sites, and world renowned churches.

Raising Scholarship Funds for youth of the Harlem Community is the stated Mission of HR5MCO. For this reason, this race event has earned the support of national corporations, as well as local businesses, elected officials and other non-profit organizations.

Your participation as an individual or team entrant is welcomed. Your presence will help create new educational opportunities for the youth of the Harlem community.

Attendees @ the 8th annual The Harlem Renaissance 5-Mile Classic included:

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown Jr. – Tuskegee Airman, Hero, National Treasure… 😀
Congressman Charles B. Rangel
Ms. Elaine Edmonds – Executive Director, Harlem YMCA
Mr. Danny Mixon – Legendary Pianist, Organist, World Traveler
Mr. Rudy Lawless – Legendary Drummer
Mr. Michael Max Fleming – Legendary Bassist
Mr. Gerald Hayes – Legendary Saxophonist
Dr. Bob Lee – WBLS Radio Personality
Councilman Bill Perkins
Rev. Reginald E. Moore – Salem United Methodist Church, NY

ReelSolidTV Episode 08

KR3TS Dance Company performs @ Festival “Juste Pour Rire” (Just For Laughs) in Montréal, Québec, Canada, and @ “Summer in the Square” in New York City.
Director/Choreographer: Violeta Galagarza.
Video Edit: Bill Cammack.

KR3TS Dance Company http://KR3TS.com

Keep Rising To The Top’s (KR3TS) mission is to broaden the notion of what a dancer is and promotes the preservation of ethnic and cultural dances. Based in Spanish Harlem, KR3TS fulfills a need in the community to provide a positive alternative to social and street pressures by providing dance classes and support programs in a non-discriminating atmosphere. KR3TS also carries out its mission through its core-performance group that fosters pre-professional dancers.

Upcoming Performances

> > JUNE, 2006 < < 10th, Saturday (TOMORROW!!!) 116th Street Festival, N.Y.C.! 12 noon - 6:00pm (Live on Telemundo, Ch. 47 @ 2pm) 2:00pm - 122nd Street Stage - KR3TS w/ Frankie Negron 3:00pm - 122nd Street Stage - KR3TS 4:00pm - 106th Street Stage - KR3Ts w/ Dynasty & Padrino

11th, Sunday
ALL DAY!!!
Puerto Rican Day Parade w/ Rosie Perez, promoting the movie Yo Soy Boriqua

* Performing also in the parade with well known salsa artist Frankie Negron

* Another float with DJ Frankie Cutlass with his remix “Puerto Rico”

8:30pm – Performing @ Webster Hall w/ Cherry Martinez & Dynasty & Padrino

12 midnight – Performing @ Club Deep w/ Dynasty & Padrino

* * * * KR3TS WILL BE AIRED 9-10PM ON TELEMUNDO CH. 47 ON THE NICK LUGO SHOW, 116 FESTIVAL
COVERAGE OF THE PUERTO RICAN PARADE 10-11PM W/ROSIE PEREZ ON HER FLOAT, AS WELL AS WELL-KNOWN ARTIST FRANKIE NEGRON

> > AUGUST, 2006 < < 2nd Summer in the Square 6:00pm 10th Performing @ the Lincoln Center 6:00pm - 7:10pm http://KR3TS.com

ReelSolidTV Episode 01

Keep Rising To The Top’s (KR3TS) mission is to broaden the notion of what a dancer is and promote the preservation of ethnic and cultural dances.

Based in Spanish Harlem, KR3TS fulfills a need in the community to provide a positive alternative to social and street pressures by providing dance classes and support programs in a non-discriminating atmosphere. KR3TS also carries out its mission through its core-performance group that fosters pre-professional dancers.

KR3TS Dance Company caters to children, young adults of lower to middle income families in Latino communities of New York City primarily. The company also opens its doors to any other community. Their goal is to provide an outlet to develop skills and abilities that will enhance their lifestyles.

They learn to express their talents through dance, and are encouraged to set goals, strive for what they believe in, to improve their self-esteem, cooperation, and integration as part of a group, and to dream. They are secure with the knowledge that no matter what level of skill, they can achieve their goals through dedication, determination and hard work.

No matter what the obstacles, they must…

Keep Rising To The Top!!

The program offers a year round ongoing curriculum, for both males and females, ranging from 5 to 34 years of age, and has students from varied ethnic backgrounds.

Offered are private classes, workshops, performers, management for artists and dancers, coaching, artist development – height, size, age, race doesn’t matter – this is a family, anyone can do it!! Practice is based in Spanish Harlem.

They are exposed to varied dance styles such as ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop, salsa, merengue, and African dance. Participation in field trips to area performances, guest teachers and opportunities to showcase their talent at local arts and civic centers are just part of the fuel that keeps the KR3TS students improving and striving to be the best they can be.

They have been featured on the METRO Channel “Studio Y”. They are also proud to have choreographed and performed to the title song of the film Blazin (featuring Angie Martinez, Phat Joe..) at the movie’s premiere in New York City.