Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Under the Glittering Lights

Women making an impact The non-profit organization Parent Citywide recently presented some outstanding women with the Impactful Women Award. The awards gala took place at Arizona Charlie’s Casino & Hotel, with one objective: to honor Las Vegas women in the areas of education, community service, politics, economic development, and entertainment/media. Parent Citywide’s mission includes “[enhancing] the educational, cultural and social wholeness of African American children and all […]

African-American Authors to Appear at Las Vegas Book Festival

The 17th Annual Las Vegas Book Festival will spotlight an impressive lineup of award-winning and best-selling African American authors on Saturday, October 20, 2018 — at the Historic Fifth Street School, located at 401 S. Fourth Street. The day-long event begins at 9 a.m. and has a special After Dark program at 7:30 p.m. Festival events are free and open to all ages, including […]

Under the Glittering Lights

‘Rock On’ with Vegas Bubba Knight (of Gladys Knight and the Pips fame) recently hosted a star-studded release party for his new single, “Rock On (Vegas City)” at the University of Nevada Las Vegas’ Artemus Ham Hall. In light of the #VegasStrong movement, Knight had a vision to create a theme song — one that is upbeat, inspirational, […]

Under the Glittering Lights

Miss Jackson Janet Jackson received the prestigious Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards held recently at the MGM in Las Vegas. Not only was the moment her first television performance in nine years, but it was also the first time she performed live as a mom. Jackson took the stage, performing her 1986 hit “Nasty” in a sparkling gold sweatshirt dress and skinny […]

Under the Glittering Lights

Night at the Palms The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, which is is undergoing a $620 million renovation, celebrated with an exclusive opening that included fashion and entertainment influencers, world renowned artists, and legends in and nightlife and hospitality. Hip-hop artist J. Cole capped the celebration with a surprise private performance at the new Apex Social Club.

6th Annual Global Spin Awards, presented by REVOLT

6th Annual Global Spin Awards, presented by REVOLT, which took place at the NOVO Theater in Los Angeles. During the event, guests enjoyed a surprise performance by Ludacris, where he joined Jermaine Dupri, Snoop Dogg, Usher and Diddy to perform “Welcome to Atlanta” remix for the first time ever altogether. The event welcomed A-List guests […]

Under the Glittering Lights

Stellar lineup Chicago-based Central City Productions (CCP) produces the Stellar Gospel Music Awards, the premier event recognizing and honoring African-American artists who use their extraordinary talent to glorify God. The 33rd annual event was recently held at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas — and Las Vegas Black Image was in the house to capture the sights.     […]

Under the Glittering Lights

Taste & Sounds of Soul The 17th Annual Las Vegas Taste & Sounds of Soul Festival and the Las Vegas Black Image Magazine Honors were held recently on the Fremont Street Experience in honor of Black History Month. More than 25,000 people enjoyed food and goods offered by 35 vendors at the twoday festival that was sponsored by Channel 13, MGM International Resorts, […]

‘We want them to know that people care about them’

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS | LORAINE SMITH R&B sensation Ne-Yo recently attended his Smith Family Foundation toy drive, which was held at a local Boys & Girls Club in Las Vegas — where hundreds of disadvantaged young people received gifts at an event managed by the singer’s mother, Loraine Smith. When Ne-Yo arrived, accompanied by his wife Crystal, scores of children screamed with joy as he made his way through the crowd to take selfies, […]

Take A Bow

Tony B. puts a hip-hop and R&B spin on a classical instrument. It is not uncommon to be entertained by violinist Tony B. Williams while attending a gala, enjoying a festival, or just walking down the street on the Las Vegas Strip. This multifaceted musician can delight audiences of the most sophisticated classical concerto, as well as those who tastes run exclusively to hip-hop and R&B. Originally […]