Apollo celebrates fourth annual Harlem Jazz Shrine Fest
Florence Anthony | 4/17/2014, 5:03 p.m.
April 9, some of New York’s fashion elite gathered to celebrate OWN’s new reality series “Love in the City,” which stars real-life friends Kiyah Wright, Bershan Shaw, Chenoa Maxwell and Tiffany Jones. Sponsored by Clairol, the event was held at the chic Mondrian Soho Penthouse and welcomed an esteemed collective of VIPs and tastemakers who enjoyed a fabulous dining experience and cosmopolitan-inspired martinis. Attending the elegant evening was an assembly of who’s who in entertainment, media, beauty and fashion.
The Apollo Theater will celebrate the fourth annual Harlem Jazz Shrine Festival, May 4-10, with a series of performances and special events featuring some of the finest talent in contemporary jazz. Performers include Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, the world premiere of Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O’Farrill’s “Afro Latin Jazz Suite,” a weeklong series at Harlem’s legendary Showman’s Jazz Club.
Actor Kyle Massey has been cast in a recurring role in the hit BET drama series “Being Mary Jane.” In the show, Massey will play Cameron, the young, swaggering, out-of-touch father of Niecy’s baby, Treyvion, who transfers to a local college when his scholarship money runs out. Starring Gabrielle Union as the title character, “Being Mary Jane” tells the story of a successful, highly driven TV news anchor and her struggle to balance work, life and her unmotivated family.
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