The Conversation Really Matters

Have you every thought about the conversations that you have with people? Personal, professional, love, life…conversations. Sometimes we fall into conversations with no purpose and meaning, they just happen. Then there are the conversations that can go on and on exploring and then nothing. Then there are the conversations that move your spirit and motivate your whole being. Think about it, the conversation really matters. At least this is what I feel.

Different people have different goals in lift and you can tell by what they talk about and what they do. If you want to achieve things in life, you need to have conversations with people that are achieving. If you want to be in love and make a relationship work, you need to talk to those in loving and healthy relationships. If you want to create, you need to have conversations with people that love the arts and will support you in being a creative soul. You get the picture, right?

The conversation really matters. As I continue the journey as Lady Flava and thinking over my life in Vegas, the conversations are so very different with people around Vegas Entertainment and with people explore what it is to be Indie and creating their own authentic artistry.

That has been my problem in Vegas, the conversations… Indie Entertainers and Indie Artists have a very different conversation. In my opinion, one is trying to up the next and who is doing what and who is going to their shows and the numbers, vs creating a surprise and intrigue. They do master the sound of their genre and have created a following from the locals to come out for the experience of the music and what appears to be the experience of being social and seen. I’ve come to realize that this is valuable and truly serves a purpose and that is not a bad thing.

The the indie artists works on and tweaks over and over that they are creating, sharing ideas and seeking advise not from just anyone, ones they trust to share with. Dreaming, plotting and planning and exploring the next move, then taking action even if it doesn’t work. Coming up with a design, exploring what the next move should be, reaching out and reaching out in hopes for a response to share what they have created. There is a risk and that moment of holding your breath to see the reaction…will the people get what you spent so many hours of working on before bringing it public. The anticipation of that moment…

I miss the plotting and planning with Indie Artists and all that goes along with it. I spoke to my Seattle business partner, Jace ECAJ of Black Stax Soulful Hip Hop duo with Felicia Loud and just in 45 minutes I felt heard, valued and alive. My mind starting dreaming a little and visualizing the possibilities a little. Conversations like this, I crave and need in my life. I clearly have been away from home for too long.

I have experienced the wrong conversations in Vegas, and I should have stopped them before they did damage to my spirit. It was one of the hardest decisions I had to make in my life, but I was dying with the conversation of someone who did not see me and my worth. I need more out of conversations like healthy back and forth dialogue where there is support and feedback for betterment and growth. Laughter and peace was missing. I cannot do one sided conversations, how about you?

So, I challenge to think about the conversations that you have and do they bring value to your life. Everyone is different and everyone has different needs in life…seek out what makes sense and close doors on wasted conversations if you need to. In your personal world and in your professional life there is always a way to change your perspective and put the conversations where they belong. This is a lesson that I am learning. Not all doors need to be closed, just limited for what the value is and purpose in your life.

Again, in my opinion…The Conversation Really Matters. Define what is missing and seek out those that can provide you with what you need. The other thing is, know yourself and what you bring to the table…I do believe we attract where are spirit is. We can always better ourselves and make the needed shifts…so that we can attract the right conversations.

Lady Flava of Lady Flava News

Just Sharing My Thoughts…

Are You Googleable?

Are You Googleable?

Back in the day on my radio show, a topic of conversation would come up, “Are You Googleable?” This was a fun, yet challenging conversation to have with those in the Independent Artist Scene. It made people think, including myself. How Googleable was I, I was blessed to come up on the first page on Google. People in my creative circle started paying more attention to what shows up if anything when putting their name into Google. The challenge was on and we noticed an increase in posts, certain verbiage and always identify a post with their public personality name.

As time has past, I didn’t think much about it until recently. I came up with a project that I am calling, “Tell Your Story with Flava.” As I am compiling my list of people I want to feature, I started googling them…some are Googleable and others are not. It has made me wonder why…

When I was being schooled in the indie industry from literature to music…Branding was identified a the number one thing that was crucial to being recognized in person and over the internet. The more you are out there, the bigger your following is, the more opportunities you will have to created real followers/fans which can turn into the ability to fill venues, sell product and tickets.

Speaking for myself and those I have talked to over the years, internet presence, marketing and promotions is so very time consuming with slow results. I try to post something everyday that keeps my brand out there and I try to be engaging as much as possible, which helps.

How do you feel about your brand and do you even have one? What is the pros and cons to your social media presence. Has your following grown or are you at a standstill? I think these are important questions to stop and ask yourself. It is never too late to shift your direction or tweak what seems to be gaining momentum.

If you are a public personality and or small business…I challenge you to search your name on Google and see what comes up on the first page.

Are You Googleable?

9/16/21

With the passing of my grandson’s father, I googled him and this is what showed up and more.

🎶🙏♥️🙏🎶

Are you Googleable?

Lady Flava of Lady Flava News

Tell Your Story with Flava ft Global Entertainer Recording Artist, Marc VanClaggett

I’m excited and blessed that God directed to start my new series, “Tell Your Story with Flava’ with a man that I have known, worked with and supported for many years as an amazing seasoned Artist of Music, Abstract Artist along with being my colleague, business partner and dear dear friend. Take a listen to his story and you will hear why his story is valuable to hear. Black Entertainment at it’s best.

Working with and sharing life from long distance, I recognized how serious Marc VanClaggett is about being a perfectionist when it comes to all aspects of professionalism in Arts & Entertainment. Learning, rehearsing, mastering, listening, watching and tweaking so that the final product is pleasing for others to experience. He is very serious during the process and poised as the show comes to life or music is shared.

He has an ear that hears music in a way that many will not notice with our novice ears. I have had the opportunity to witness him put sounds & words together, and in those moments I learned more about the process of creating music. I have witnessed long distance and in person the process of what it takes to put a polished, professional show together.

With 40 years + in the Arts & Entertainment Industry, Marc VanClaggett is one of the reasons that I was compelled to put this project together. I was hesitant in doing this project myself, but now that I have finished Marc’s Story…I know that God meant for me to do this.

Take a listen to Marc VanClaggett’s story on “Tell Your Story with Flava’ and let us know your thoughts.

Tell Your Story with Flava Featuring Marc VanClaggett

Marc VanClaggett is also an Abstract Artists and has been doing his beautiful style of art for many years.
You can find some of his work on Instagram @vanclaggett

You can also experience this feature on the following social media sites:

YouTube: https://youtu.be/y5xRne3R9RE

Flava’s Lounge Radio: TBD

AnchorFM: https://anchor.fm/lady-flava-news/episodes/Tell-Your-Story-with-Flava-ft-Entertainer–Recording-Artist-Marc-VanClaggett-e13te0b

In Marc’s retirement from Entertainment, he will be continuing his Abstract Art along with creating Jazz and R&B music.

Thank you Marc VanClaggett for allowing me this opportunity to share your story, and being my guinea pig in learning how to put this all together. We didn’t do too bad and we make a great team!

With Love and Great Respect,

Lady Flava of Lady Flava News

Tell Your Story with Flava

Poetry, Paint & Potions Presented by Juneteenth365LV @ RhythmNationLV 6/20/21

3315 E Russell Rd #4F | Las Vegas 89120
Poetry, Paint & Potions

I’ve been craving to experience something in Vegas that would feed my soul, and the advertisement for this show popped up. I have learned to go out on my own in Vegas and decided this was speaking to me and hoped that I would be welcomed to attend. I purchased my ticket and knew ahead of time that I would take pictures and videos to write about my experience.

Setting The Vibe with DJ Lucky

My youngest daughter, Brittany has attended Paint & Sips back home, so I am familiar through her storytelling and painting of the concept of this style of event. I was surprised at how many people participated in the painting portion, that they actually had 2 sessions for the painting part.

The Welcome

Everyone was welcoming and felt at home in an environment that breathe peace and respect. Giving honor to the ancestors and the love of God was expressed throughout the night. This reminded me of my coffee house back in Seattle, Flava Coffee House…a beautiful vibe. I knew this was going to be a memorable night for me and it was.

Miss London Handling Business

Can you say, adorable. Miss London was the star of the night, so poised and enthusiastic as she was in charge of the ticket collection and drawing, giving the painters an opportunity to show their work and be given feedback. She gets my vote for future president.

The Vibe is Set

I’m glad that I arrived early so I could pick my spot to see the whole room and feel the energy holistically from every angle. The room was filling up and the first set of painting was coming to an end. Reminders of the venders out front, introductions of Junteenth365LV and RhythmNationsLV along with recognition of supporting the youth through spokenword and community outreach. And the show begins. Intense topics of life, love and relationships were shared. Different degrees of comfortableness and amazement of new creatives killin it on the mic or with voice who had never participated in an open mic before.

In the flaws, it was perfect. I could feel the passion from everyone that I was blessed to experience the creative soulz and I needed them more than they could even know. I wanted to be creatively fed from an authentic, organic place, Poetry, Paint and Potions did just that.

Check out the Video Medley that I created of what I experienced that night. I had to leave early because I had work in the morning, but what I observed was enough. Although this was a competition spokenword open mic, everyone was winners. Some had more seasoning on them then others, but they shared of their flavaful soulz and was show much respect.

Great Host, Powerful Spoken Word Artist and Community Activist for the Youth…
Dookie Brown Flow

Dookie Brown Flow was a perfect host. Respectful, engaging and entertaining. He is a master wordsmith and you can tell that he understands the power of words and delivery. He mentioned that he has some projects out and I will check him out and hopefully will be playing him on my radio shows in the near future.

Sage Wand, Tiger Eye Beaded Necklace & Bracelet by godddess_crystals_. I love ♥️ what I purchased!

This beautiful young lady with her daughter, Martha Olden were the first that I encountered when arriving to RhythmNationLV and I knew that I would have to purchase myself some special items, because deserved to gift myself and she deserved to gain me as a new customer.

I had to show my Support to the Vendors

Ribs, Mac & Cheese, Green Beans and Cornbread Muffin by Mona’s Kitchen was slammin’ good 😁

Mona’s Kitchen

That smile says it all. Since I had to leave early to head back to the other side of town, I grabbed some food from Miss Mona. Who could resist that smile. The food was amazing.

I’m grateful that I saw the advertisement for this event on Facebook. I’m glad that I drove across town and experienced some phenomenal talents. I loved the vibe of the space and the people. I will be paying attention to the events that Juneteenth365LV will be hosting or supporting.

You can check out the full videos that I took on my Lady Flava News YouTube Channel by clicking the link below: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXb7zdJxEQSA_L20lwUfQQg/videos

Lady Flava of Lady Flava News

8 Flava Snaps

Bobby Rose & Friends at Jimmy’s @ Madisons #LasVegas 2021

Bobby Rose

On this night 5/31/21 the following talents took to the mic: Bobby Rose, Queen Aries, William Jordan, Yohan, Edwin Victory, Erika, Alvin Lyons, Val Mosely, Ruth Dupont, Chi Town Ben and Chuck Finley. Of course there are those that you will experience on a regular basis and always a few surprise.

I have experienced the Bobby Rose & Friends Show at 3 different locations and so far, Jimmy’s @ Madisons Las Vegas is my favorite. The sound was great, the food was good (even though the service was poor in getting my main course.) I will definitely return from time to time, so I can have my quench my thirst for simple and fun times with some amazing talented people that make me feel like I am at home.

Right now you can experience, Bobby Rose & Friends at 
Jimmy’s @Madisons
 
855 E Twain #114 | Las Vegas, NV 89169 | Every Monday | 7pm-10pm | $10.00 Cover Charge

Celebrities from near and far have been know to be in the audience at Bobby Rose & friends.

The musicians were great: Maurice Hayes- Guitar, Skip Rice- Bass Guitar, Kevin “Pocket” Paige- Drums and Cornell Upchurch- Keys…Bobby Rose’s Friends.

I would recommend this show to our Las Vegas locals, to those that are visiting from out of state. Come experience some of the great entertainment of Las Vegas in a relaxed and fun atmosphere Every Monday Night 7-10pm.

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO GO TO MY “LADY FLAVA NEWS YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE TO SEE FULL VIDEOS OF THE PERFORMANCES OF BOBBY ROSE & FRIENDS ON MAY 31, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXb7zdJxEQSA_L20lwUfQQg

Lady Flava of Lady Flava News

8 Flava Snaps

Disclaimer: This was my first time using my new video camera and I apologize for the wrong date showing on the videos.

Check-In with Your Health…Mind-Body-Spirit

Check-In with Your Health…Mind-Body-Spirit 🙏

  • I got my eyes checked this past week.
  • I saw a new primary care doctor today and she is awesome.
  • Monday I’m getting full labs done.

I need to know where my health stands so I can make adjustments to be as healthy as possible, because I Matter.

Please Check-In with Your Health…You Matter!

So many Creative SoulZ I know in the Arts & Entertainment Industry have health issues. Some working on there health, others ignoring it and sadly, some have passed.

So, with a horrible health scare of someone that I love and due to the passing of someone who mattered to me… It’s time to practice what I preach and officially check-in on my health.

– I eat healthly

– I make fresh green juice and smoothie every day.

– I take herbs, vitamins and minerals

– I do Prayer and Meditation in the morning and at night.

– I exercise every day.

So, I’m getting the professionals involved to check-in with the rest medically.

Let’s do this together!

Lady Flava of Lady Flava News

God Spoke To The Artist Cheerleader Today…Lady Flava

God brought me 2 messages this morning…The 1st was through my church back home and the 2nd was through a Netflix movie.

God made me who I am, with a personality that will not be embraced by all.

God put a passion and a purpose in me years ago to Support Creative SoulZ, and in turn my Daddy told me was my ministry…that it would not be easy but it’s my calling.

I’m getting my mojo back…I feel it in my spirit. God told me to stop procrastinating. I’m the only stopping my progress.

So, I got to work on my blogs, downloaded videos to my laptop to upload to my YouTube Channel and visualizing my purpose again. It feels like it’s been forever that I start my day and end my night thinking about being Lady Flava and what that really means to me. And it means everything.

With my energy and focus changing, I have noticed a shift in real interaction on the different social medias. I’m still working on and will forever will be working on my brand and building a following.

I need this to just flow with authenticity, purpose without pressure.

God spoke to me and I am listening. 🙏

Lady Flava of Lady Flava News

When Autism Hurts and The Person is Unaware…

I have been processing this blog for sometime and more so am writing this post for me to express my feelings about a relationship that matters to me so very deeply but will never grow or challenge not because of a purposeful disconnected but because of a biological difference in understanding and life experience. The challenge of life with someone on the Autism Spectrum, High Functioning Autism and Undiagnosed.

No matter what I say or do, there is never a true understanding of who I am, my wants and desires. No appreciation for what I bring into this persons world that is beneficial to what they do. No understanding of my emotional reactions or verbal expressions of displeasure or expression of feeling disrespected. I was cut down, told I was wrong, that I am too sensitive and the people this person is around does not respond like I do.

I am a Christian and an Empath…In Vegas it feels like an unwelcomed combination. I feel as if people live on the edge and teeter on which direction they will go depending on the mood or the people they are around. There is a blurred line between believing in God and the teaching of the Bible compared to how people react and respond in their interactions with each other or behind each others backs. People talk but don’t back up the talk…People talk about each other and then jump in each others faces and want to take pictures and so on and so on. I don’t fake the funk and I try my best to always life with honesty and integrity. But I am sensitive and bougie, over the top with my reactions to harsh reactions to my reactions. I was raised in a Christian home, and my father was a Baptist Minister before I was born up until he passed away in 2016 at the age of 93. I was raised by people who were educated and had strong morals and values on how young people should act and how a young lady carries herself. This feel in line with the community and environment that I came up in and chose to stay in…associating with people of like mindedness without consciously realizing that is who life directed my steps. If something or someone make me feel uncomfortable I removed myself from the connection.

But here I tried to really understand this person…making a list of the challenges I met. I have a understanding of Domestic Violence focusing on verbal, mental and emotional abuse and what they looks like and feels like. I experienced those feeling but there was something that seems so different and I could not put my finger on it. I love to research things and delved into my research on Google and YouTube…looking up behaviors and personality types…this was helpful but still I didn’t feel I found what I was looking for, there was a missing link.

I have an amazing support system back home and I was discussing my experience with this person with a trusted person and he said, I believe that this person is Autistic and if so, you will have have a full on connection they way that you want and deserve. So, my research direction turned to Autism, Highly Functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and the missing pieces started to fall into place. The more I researched the more this disconnect made sense. I watched videos from neurotypical partners to autism syndrome disorder…I listening to sharing from both angels and all the information was making my experience make total sense.

Now, what do I do with my new found information? First of all it helps to have a reason to attached to the challenges faced with this person. The more I learned there was a peace because I could say…this all makes sense now, but it did not ease the hurt, pain and frustration…it in some ways added to my frustration because I became feeling guilty for feeling the way that I did and knew that that would not change and I had to honor my feels, as I had to honor or differences in communication styles and understanding of each other.

The more I tried to find respectful ways to address the problems, it seemed to intensify the negativity in our connection. The more I spoke on feelings, the more this person called me weak and sensitive and that he was not used to being around some like me, because the people in his world did not respond how I do and were strong character people.

I understand that the High Functioning Person on the Autism Spectrums brains are not fully developed where they grasp emotion, face and body language. They tend think on a logical level verse a emotional feeling level where they miss ques of the whole picture of conversations and interactions. The focus on what can be seen instead of what is being expressed. I was determined to find a way to bridge this gap and failed…no matter the angle I tried to approach this person from, I found myself getting my feelings hurt or walking away frustrated wanting to throw up my hands and give up.

This is what I noticed in behavior:

Zoning out, which meant they did not understand what I was talking about, so it sounded like noise and nonsense and they would yawn or fall asleep or straight up telling that I was repeating myself and at times I was because I was trying to make a point to someone who was never going to get the point.

This person wanted me to be quiet and listen instead of having a back and forth conversation. They would say that they were quiet when I was speaking and wanted me to do the same for them. Yet, I know that when I was speaking, what I was saying was not being heard and absorbed. At time, this person could repeat what I said but could not properly explain back to me what I said. So, we got along better if I just sat and listened with very little response. At times this person would look at me as if they wanted me to respond and either they would get quiet or fumble through what to say next. But more of the time, I’ve been told to be quiet. This is so hard for me…

I noticed they liked routine. Sat in the same place, walked the same direction, ate the same food, liked quiet even though was involved in loud noises as a profession.

Didn’t like certain textures and sensitive to certain smells and touch.

Lack of full on eye contact, lack of facial expression or expressive tones in their voice.

Lack of affection, but will want affection when it’s someone they are comfortable with.

The people they gravitate towards are more so have the same mindset and mentality as they, so they do not face the challenges of trying to understand or be understood.

Pacing is another pattern when uncomfortable, stressed or thinking. Their mind was always going and honestly in the end I realized that little focus was on our actual time together but they had a need to be around me or for me to help them with a project.

There was criticism of my work, what I wasn’t doing and pretty much making me feel like I was a nobody although I had accomplished a lot in my career, but this person was not a witness to my past and saw that I was not doing anything in their eyes to achieve what I came here to do. And they did not help nor encourage me around what I wanted to do, yet I was always supportive of who they were and what they were doing. When I asked about this, I was told that they didn’t care if I supported them and they did not encourage and support others.

The melt down is so aggressive, where it’s clear that there is a feeling that I’m attacking their pride or intelligence.

When I started to seek support from therapist and support groups around Autism, it was said over and over that we need to be understanding and basically adjust to make it work. We will never be able to receive what most neurotypical people know exists in their world with someone on the Spectrum. There a cues you can give to help an Aspie understand that you need something different from them or to express how their behavior makes you feel. I get it, I get it…but of course these are White Therapist and the majority of the people apart of the support groups are White…there was never a conversation around cultural differences in how different groups of people are raised or the environments they came up in and how that effects their life on the Autism Spectrum.

My argument within myself, was first of all you would not walk away from a child on the Spectrum, so how could I justify within my soul to walk away from someone I have grown to love, care about and even respect for their strengths. So, I prayed and hung in there, taking breaks in the connection from time to time. I watched and listened. This person so unaware of the social no no’s when dealing with certain people…had no real boundaries in appropriate connections and what is wrong. There was a constant taking from others without the reciprocation past spending time. It was never about my needs or desires it was all about them.

I tried to understand the differences and even tried to step back and accept the lack of reciprocity in the relationship but it seemed the more that I understood the more the disrespect was present and an insensitive spirit was forming…it was all about this person and how I was behaving in a way that they did not appreciate and I needed to change to make it work because he was not used to this.

I do know that I am special to this person and that they love me. I am included in apart of his world that other people are not allowed to be exposed to. They share a lot of the life experiences from childhood to adulthood and they know that there something different about themselves, doesn’t push to understand…and I think that is okay.

As the disrespect was present, there was expression of what the draw was to me, which honestly is beautiful but so contradicting of the disconnect and emotional put downs. Causing such a roller coaster ride of emotions in me. Because they do not react with emotions, I was deemed to have issues…which yes, I have issues.

The relationship has taken a toll on me and has effected my commitment to myself and brand. I believe my stress level was on the rise and depression was setting in. I was struggling with focusing on my projects and goals. I was struggling in focusing on my job. It feels like my health is being effected. I have to do something different, more and more people realize that things will not change and I know that I would never find happiness in the type of connection we have.

I knew that I would have to bring this to an end with prayers to God, that in time the relationship could be redefined and we can still be in each others lives and have a healthy and happy connection.

So, I am closing this chapter with God’s help and focusing on myself and my projects. Time will tell what the future will bring.

When the disconnect happens not on purpose but due to biological difference in how a persons brain develops, this person is brilliant and so smart, just lacks social understands and connections.

I love this person, care deeply and will always be their cheerleader even if its from a distance and from the sidelines.

Be mindful when there may feel like there is a disconnect, the person may have something that causes the difference that they can’t help and in many cases are unware of. Some of the most phenomenal creative soulz are on the Spectrum and you would never realize it unless you are in tuned to the difference in interaction and understanding.

I support people on the Spectrum and Autism Speaks along with other organizations across the world. I am blessed to have found resources that helped make sense of the craziness and grateful to have a sister in kind and mentor that understands what I have been going through. She is an advocate for people living on the Spectrum and or with some form of Disability.

I have grown and will continue to take this experience to grown in the difference of how people hear information and then turn around and understand it or not understand it.

I love an Aspie Forever!

Lady Flava of Lady Flava News

What Do You Need To Feel Like You Are Leveling Up in Who You Are and What You Do?

Have you ever sat and thought what do I really need to Succeed, feel Whole, feel Happy, Move Forward, feel Loved… This past year during the outbreak of this Pandemic of Covid-19, I told myself that this was the perfect time to learn why I really moved to Vegas, how to take care of myself better and how to find Joy. I am content, I feel peace but there is something that is missing that says Flava, you are all good. I don’t feel that being at peace is not enough, or is it and I am just not seeing it. I moved to Vegas with a Dream and a Purpose and that all was shot down in the lack of welcoming and the realization in the fact that Vegas is not so Open Minded to Expanding the Original, Authentic musical creativity and beyond. I could be wrong but I feel like Vegas is stuck with no willingness to expand and welcome All Creative SoulZ to thrive in the Entertainment Capital of The World. I believe there are little pockets, that stay small and then most groups or singers falls right back into the covers that The Legends were allowed to create for eternity.

I’ve been thinking about this for at least 3 of the 4 years that I have been in Vegas…with my passion for Original Music and then in a sense feeling trapped into hearing cover songs which I feel I can take in small doses to appreciate this avenue of music. This works better for me, besides I don’t have the time or energy to go to the same show over and over unless it’s a project I am involved in or it’s a show that calls my names to attend. I want to find something that screams my name and said yes, Lady Flava you need to experience This right here. I need something different, that surprises me and catches me off guard that I need to stop and breathe in the moment of uniqueness and authenticity.

So, what do you need to feel like you are living your best life as an artist and or entertainer? Do you have plans on how to grow your audience or changes that you want to make to what you are doing? Are you stepping outside the box or sticking to what you have been doing?

I feel what I need is support from those that I support. If I work on your project, help to support what I do which may very well include you and your projects. If I play your music on my radio shows, let people know that I am playing it. No one who is doing something publicly can get out there and gain exposure on their own…I know, I am a one person team and it is a lot of work to brand and post, stay relevant on all the different social medias and trying to find that right # or phrase, picture or flyer that will capture peoples attention. I know I need to be around people that think outside the box and are forward thinkers…these type of connections fuels my soul and I become energized and excited about working on creative projects. I want to develop Win Wins with industry people and beyond that pushes me to be better and encourages me to learn something new that will help me grow into the master plan and essence of Lady Flava supporting creative soulz.

My challenge to you is, What Do You Need to find the Drive, Determination and Excitement to expand who you are and what you do.

Let’s connect and see where we can help each other grow and go beyond what we are doing today. I would love for you to share your thoughts and we can explore together.

2021 Post the Covid Pandemic (Covid still exists) but the doors are opening up where people are able to be amongst each other….

Lady Flava of Lady Flava News

Email: ladyflavanews.com

The Essence of Terrie Rimson & The Eclectic Soul Band at The Beautiful Stirling Club Las Vegas

The Essence of Terrie Rimson

The Stirling Club, Spirit Lounge Las Vegas

Wednesday 4/14/21

Terrie Rimson and I become connected on Social Media when I was promoting that I had plans to do a Indie Artist Show in Las Vegas, NV where I now live. From the time of the initial engagement, I knew she was an amazing talent and I wanted to experience her in person. Through my work at the hospital and the Pandemic taking over the world, taking over and shutting down Vegas, The Entertainment Capital of The World…It appears she made a move here. As I limited my interactions with people outside of my job, it kept me from coming out and meeting this beautiful and very talented lady. She had no fear in being out and networking during the Pandemic, but I did.

She is amazing at promoting and marketing herself and her projects and I noticed that she was going to be doing her own show at The Stirling Club in Las Vegas on April 14th, so I marked my calendar to pay attention to this date in case I felt up to attending after I got off work. The day arrived and I was able to get off work early…so I went home to shower and dress to attend this event, in hopes that I would surprise her. I let my colleague and friend Lillian Rice know that I was a little under the weather would be meeting her there and I did. What a beautiful location, and the Spirit Lounge at The Stirling Club made for a wonderful intimate atmosphere for her show.

The Eclectic Soul Band is made up of some of Vegas Best Musicians. Kevin “Pocket” Pagie MD/Drummer, Rocky on The Sax, Skip Rice on The Bass and Dishon “Skip” Dixon on Keys along with the fabulous DJ Drim on the 1’s & 2’s.

Terrie along with her fabulous band took us on a journey of her life and love of music…Check it out.

 

She sang a variety of songs, blending covers with her originals which was done very well. Terrie Rimson has a dynamic voice and you can hear in her style, the Gospel background along with a Jazz flair with a sound similar to Patty LaBelle.

 

To tell a funny story. After her first set she walked towards me so I stood up to hung her and she leaned in and asked “How am I doing Angie, I want to make you proud,” and with the noise, I heard what she said but thought maybe I misunderstood her and she called me “Auntie.” As the show went one she looked back towards me and introduced, A lady named, Angie who was her booking agent…but it appeared that she was looking at me and the lady Angie was sitting behind me…we were both wearing leopard tops but I am Eurasian and Angie is Black…LOL . I wasn’t sure what caused this mix up but it was cute.

The only things I would say that may come across as me being critical about this show was, I feel the drummer was too loud or aggressive in a room like this and at points that did not compliment the songs Terrie was performing. The saxophone play was amazing on his own or playing with just the band but did not fit in smoothly with the songs that Terrie sang. Another thing I was not sure what was going on with the tablet on a music stand that her assistant was adjusting for Terrie when she was sitting down on a stool.

Before I left, this was a special moment for me to witness the amazing and oh so talented Ken Young sing with Terrie and it was memorable.

 

I left early because I was under the weather, but I am so glad that I pushed myself to come out to experience, “The Essence of Terrie Rimson.” She has her own style and I am confident that she will find her audience here in Vegas. I look forward to future opportunities for me to step out and experience more of Terrie Rimson, I believe she is one for Vegas to keep their eye on.

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