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Introducing Charlotte Tobias, the Mad Princess

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What is up Flagrant City Fam? Allow me to introduce myself.  My name is Charlotte but you can call me Lotti aka the Mad Princess.  I come to you all from the East Coast, starting in New York and making my way through the South until I finally ventured out to California.  My mother’s love of traveling when I was younger has stuck with me, and is probably the reason why I moved to LA. There’s so much to do in this city!  In addition to a variety of experiences, LA also hosts an assortment of flavors and ideas making their way into the world every day.  But a lot of happening scenes can get lost in the flood of social media.  So it’s my hope that I can bring you all some great events where you can experience amazing art and better company.  I hope you’ll join me as I assist Lowe down the path less traveled, and when you’re not listening to our fire tunes be sure to check out my blog!

Spread love, it’s the Brooklyn way.

The Mad Princess

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Around BuffaLowe: Ballin For a Cause 5-on-5 Tournament -[4.15-4.17.16]

Special thank you to Media Contact Samantha Pierce for reaching out to us and providing an exciting breakdown of the upcoming, 9th Annual Ballin For A Cause Tournament which will be held in my hometown of Buffalo, NY next month over my birthday weekend!

WHO: Ballin For a Cause 2016 National Tournament and First-ever World Games.

WHAT: Ballin for a Cause (BFAC) is the biggest charity basketball tournament in Western New York, bringing together 60+ men, women and youth teams and more than 500 participants from Toronto, Cleveland, Detroit, Erie, Buffalo, Boston and Rochester to compete in the national tournament – hosted right in Buffalo, New York.

This year, Ballin for a Cause will also host local and travel teams from across the world, including Canada, Puerto Rico, Haiti, India, Turkey, Dominican Republic, Cambodia, Philippines and the First Nations.


WHERE: Nichols School, 1250 Amherst St. in Buffalo, NY.

Admission to watch the games is open to the public for $5 on Friday, $7 on Saturday and $7 on Sunday. Weekend passes are available for $15. Admission is paid at the door!

WHEN:

Friday April 15th: 6pm-10pm

Saturday, April 16th: 8am-5pm

Sunday, April 17th 9am-5pm

WHY: Launched in 2008, Ballin for a Cause was created to raise awareness for local charities, non-profit organizations and drive initiatives around the BFAC ‘Big Four’ major causes:

1. Education: The “It’s More than a Game” speaker series, teaches students about the importance of higher education, having good character and how to be a leader in the community from Buffalo’s own professional athletes that they know and admire. BFAC also supports higher education. Since June 2012, the organization has raised more than $10,000 in scholarship funds for the Jireh D. Williams “We Achieve” scholarship.

2. Community: Throughout the year, BFAC donates to various charities such as holiday toy and food drives. Since expanding nationally, BFAC has also started giving back to the communities in cities holding qualifier tournaments, like donating more than 100 cases of water for the Flint Water Drive. During the tournament weekend, BFAC will host the Kicks4Kids sneaker drive, accepting gently used sneakers, shoes and boots to donate to school-aged children in need. This year, BFAC will also be accepting school supplies.

3. Youth Sports: BFAC provides funding, equipment and coaching staff for youth sports organizations such as the Sports Academy Youth Leadership and Sports, New York Warriors Youth Football and Cheerleading, Crown Basketball and Sports Academy Dance. Most recently, BFAC partnered with Buffalo Ravens to provide free basketball clinics youth ages 8-14 on Saturday Mornings. We will also host a skills clinic for Youth in partnership with Odds2beat Inc., run by Greg Gamble.

4. Health and Wellness: BFAC is partnering with Gene Coplin, local fitness trainer and founder of Icopelifestyle, to provide free fitness classes to lucky winners during the BFAC tournament weekend. In addition, Coplin will be on site at the tournament sharing tips, tricks and vital health information.

ABOUT BFAC:

Ballin for a Cause is a nationally-recognized, 5-on-5, basketball tournament consisting of 60+ men’s, women’s and youth teams from the North Eastern U.S. and across the globe. Launched in 2008, Ballin for a Cause has helped drive awareness and provide charitable donations for local organizations and not-for-profits, demonstrating its commitment to the Buffalo and Western New York community.

Follow them on Twitter @Ballinforacause and Instagram @Ballinforacause and Snapchat @bfac2016!

Also!!! If there are any HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS in need of Volunteer hours or COLLEGE STUDENTS looking to volunteer/internship or any adults looking to volunteer for a community event. B4AC has plenty of opportunities! April 15-17th details below, with less then a week to sign up!


Media Contacts:

Samantha Pierce, 716.553.3882, spierce1216@gmail.com

Lindsey Taylor, 716.697.7321, ball4ac@gmail.com

Saint Opal – Lilac Corona [Short Film]

 

This short film comes to Flagrant City by way of Shawn Patterson of Haute La Vie.

The visual features Saint Opal, Angela Lopez and Max Darling.

The song “Lilac Corona” was Produced by Kage’ Durden of Haute La Vie since 2166 inc.

The short film was shot and directed by Chris Greco of Haute La Vie since 2166 inc. in Hamburg, NY (residence) and in Lockport, NY (campground).

Saint Opal

I like the creepy, rural feel to this visual. Beautiful lyrics and melodies to accompany the awkward lovers quarrel. Watch the film below!

Original track was released in Fall 2015. Visit Saint Opal’s soundcloud for more or keep up with her on Twitter at @saintopal!

#AroundLA: @joythedrummer – Hollywood Nights EP Release Show – Zanzibar! [1.24.16]

 Come check out Venzella Joy hosting the Hollywood Nights EP release show, LIVE in Santa Monica at Zanzibar on 1.24.16!

 

There will also be live performances from the gentlemen of KATALYST, Dawn Nicole, Greg Cox and more!

$5 General Admission | Limited VIP tickets are available to the first 50 ppl for $15!

VIP includes an exclusive afterparty🎉, a VIP package with FREE music 🎤 from featured artists & merch! | Drink specials!

Tickets are available on Venzella Joy’s Instagram page and at the door!!!
Check out Joy’s satellite TV interview with local station WGRZ Channel 2 News in Buffalo, NY below:

Full Interview with Venzella Joy

#BuffaLoweSays #SantaMonica #Zanzibar #JoyTheDummer #Beyonce #HollywoodNights #KATALYST #LosAngeles #LiveMusic #Networking #Mixer #Buffalo #BuffaloInCali #BuffaloInLA #BuffaCali

Drea D’Nur – Break Me Down [Trailer]

At her performance last Sunday, September 27th, 2015 in Buffalo, NY, Neo-Soul singer Drea D’Nur premiered a 1-minute trailer of her new visual to accompany her track “Break Me Down,” which will be released officially on October 23rd, 2015.   

According to Drea “This video (directed by Wale of Odua Productions) highlights the Spirit of Resilience of our people as personified through powerful dance and rebelling some of the most heartbreaking stories of this past year.”

Photo courtesy of Nathyia Jackson
Drea singing at the Tralf 9/27/15. Photo courtesy of Nathyia Jackson

Watch the trailer below and check out Drea performing later this month in Buffalo, alongside VERSE for their Neo-Soul Tuesdays at DBGB’s on October 20th!

Visit: http://www.officialdreadnur.com

PREVIOUS: Around BuffaLowe – Vibe Fest featuring Drea D’Nur, Truey , Toney Rhodes and more! – Buffalo [7.18.15]

ALSO: Drea D’Nur – Unplugged CD/DVD Release [4.10.15]

Flagrant City x Slim K Presents Nickelus F – TRIFLIN’ Album Chopped Not Slopped Version! [MIX]

Nickelus F, in conjunction with Flagrant City X Slim K presents a Chopped Not Slopped version of the TRIFLIN’ album coming soon… so SOON!


Visit FlagrantCity.com for the exclusive release on Tuesday 10/6/15! Download the official version on iTunes meanwhile:

The FC: Meet @dylanthegypsy: A @producedbygirls Documentary [INTERVIEW]

💞💖💕 Elyse Fox of @producedbygirls sits down with innovator/vibes curator Dylan the Gypsy, who hails from the Virginia/DMV Area (currently based in NYC), where she explains what it’s like to thrive and survive in a male dominated industry.

     
 

💕Tune in and hear her story on http://www.Producedbygirls.com | Follow: @producedbygirls #Producedbygirls #LA