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March 15, 2023 by  
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The 23rd Annual Las Vegas Taste & Sounds of Soul Extravaganza & LV Black Image Magazine puts a spotlight on success in the Black community 

Las Vegas Black Image Magazine hosted the 23rd Annual Las Vegas Taste & Sounds of Soul Extravaganza and Las Vegas Black Image Magazine Honors on Feb. 26, in partnership with the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. The event capped off a soulful Black History Month in the city, as publishers Charles Tureaud and Kimberly Bailey Tureaud presented a delectable celebration of African-American achievement, culture, and cuisine at the Flamingo Library. 

The community-centered location pleased event organizers, who are still working to ensure an even bigger stage for future editions of the festival. “We know many want to have us back on Fremont Street Experience for the Taste & Sounds of Soul Festival, but Fremont Street has indicated they are still under construction. So, we will keep the community posted on when the Taste & Sounds of Soul Festival can return to Fremont Street for Black History Month,” said Charles Tureaud. “It is very important to persist in putting the festival on a big stage that gives Black-owned businesses real access to tourists — and the billions that visitors pump into the Las Vegas economy.” 

The Las Vegas Taste & Sounds of Soul Extravaganza LV Black Image Magazine Festival was a tremendous success at the Flamingo Library and showcased the best in entertainment that included: The Soulmatizs Band; Terry Wayne & Band; Brittany Soul & Band; and EC Adams and Band. Fremont Street Experience contortionist Kevin Gordon amazed the crowd, Galaxy Glenn served as the host extraordinaire and DB’s Cajun Kitchen served up the best of cultural foods. 

The Las Vegas Black Image Magazine Honors also took place in the fabulous Flamingo Library Theater, honoring the best of Las Vegas. Honorees included: 

Reverend Sam Roberson; Bishop George White Sr.; Ms. Ruby Whiten Amie-Pilot; Sheneka Gunn; and Terry Wayne. 

The sponsors for the 23rd Annual Las Vegas Taste & Sounds of Soul Extravaganza & Las Vegas Black Image Honors included: MGM Resorts International; Anthem; and Caesars Entertainment. A special thank you goes out to all in the community who have supported the event throughout the years. 

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