It was a Jazz thing—South Beach Style

Comments:  | Leave A Comment

HavingGreatTime.jpg

HAVING A GREAT TIME—Terry Brown, Jacqueline Wilmer, Shari Nowlin and Char Hardin

For all of those who think there is nothing to do in Pittsburgh, N-Motion Entertainment has something for you. If you are reading about their Second Annual South Beach Party and not reminiscing about it then you must have missed it.

FirstcoupleOn July 27, at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts the N-Motion Entertainment Team: Shawn Hopson, CEO, Lisa Hopson, Popa Banks, Terri Smith-Epps, Gene Mikell, Gregory Rouse, John Smith and Terri Thomas hosted their second annual South Beach Party. The ladies and gents in attendance got the memo and were beautifully attired in pastels, linens and party attire.

 

THE FIRST COUPLE OF N-MOTION—Shawn and Lisa Hopson

 

T

eric sbeeach

This year’s featured artist was Eric Darius, an ambitious saxophonist who has shared the stage with everyone from Prince, Carlos Santana and Wynton Marsalis to Wyclef Jean, George Benson and Brian McKnight. Darius is not your typical “smooth jazz” guy. He has scored #1 on the Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Charts and has several top ten hits. Along with the N-Motion Band, he blew the crowd away.

 

 

EXTRAORDINARY SAXOPHONIST—Eric Darius (Photos by Rossano P. Stewart)

 

N-Motion also took a pause to recognize community leaders. Donna Baxter, CEO of Soul Pitt Media; Dr. Nelson Harrison, founder of the Pittsburgh Jazz Network; and Bill Peduto, Democratic mayoral nominee were honored. Guests enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres and an after party that featured line dancing with Roland Ford, Urban Ballroom dancing with Bill Ford and DJ Mike the Punisher on the wheels of steel.

Hopson says this is going to be an annual event and they will continue to bring in live entertainment to the city of Pittsburgh. August 9 will be the first Jazz on the Green at the Grandview Golf Course in Braddock Hills. 

 

 

 

Honorees.jpg

HONOREES—Bill Peduto, Donna Baxter and Nelson Harrison

 

BeautifulTrio.jpg

BEAUTIFUL TRIO—Brenda Burke, Kimberly Rouse and Amy Rockenstein

 

2ladies.jpg

SOUTH BEACH STYLE—Dalisha Small and Sabrina Clark

 

Your comments are welcome.
Follow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourier
Like us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hl
Download our mobile app at http://www.appshopper.com/news/new-pittsburgh-courier

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 9,268 other followers