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Sunday, October 30, 2011

CenterStage1 Magazine Private Launch Party

Images Courtesy of:Donell Sellow (DES Photography), Reggie Campbell (RLCampbell Photography), Eric Amo (Yeboah Photography)

The premiere issue of CenterStage1 Magazine was released on Monday October 10, 2011 and celebrated at a private event in Dupont Circle, Washington, DC at Dirty Martini.

Set on the backdrop of one of its magazine features, the atmosphere was laid back and chic.

The appetizers and drinks were flowing and associates of the magazine mingled and viewed over-sized articles placed around the room. All invited guest were VIP's to the magazine being staff, features or supporters of the publication.

Actor and author Tray Chaney (featured on pgs 32-33 CLICK HERE TO READ) was there showing his support of the publication with his beautiful wife Aisha. The actor was very gracious and down to earth interacting with fans and supporters of both his writings and his TV work.

Singer B.Blunt (featured on pgs 28-29 CLICK HERE TO READ), who performed with his band CoolFire that night, was on deck shaking hands and kissing babies...ok, well maybe there were no babies to kiss, but he was warm and kind to all of his fans and supporters as well.

Media supporters Tiffany Alexander (Gloss Magazine) and Lisa Dove Washington (Celebrity Charity Magazine) were both stylish in their black dresses and L. Michelle of Soul Notes Arts and Entertainment was there to show her support as well in an adorable black cap.
CenterStage1 Magazine is proud to have a staff as eclectic and broad as the content we produce. While some of contributors are scattered across the country, almost all of the staff local to Washington, DC was in attendance.

Some staff members in attendance were David J. Orr, Tahira Mohamed, Saudia Harris, Omri Malul, Reggie Campbell, Donell Sellow, Trevis Cage, Paige Robinson, Yolonda "Coffeedreamz" Coleman, Marv "The Barb,"Kiesha Hardge, Monica Mathis and others. Additionally, there were family members, friends and long-time supporters of Ideal PR Media at this intimate gathering.

The zucchini fries, fried calamari and mini sliders were definitely the crowd food favorites, it was the delicate chocolate truffles made for each guest that had people talking the next day. Handmade by the Editor-in-Chief herself, each guest of the event walked away with a small bag of truffles wrapped in a decorative green leaf to symbolize the fall issue and match the color scheme of Dirty Martini.

After the private gathering on the 2nd floor of the establishment, the guest retreated to the first floor, were seated for dinner and enjoyed the live jazz music of CoolFire featuring B.Blunt. For an even more special treat, CenterStage1 Magazine guest and Jazz great Sharon Clark graced the microphone and sang a couple selections. B.Blunt and CoolFire finished the night with jazzy renditions of new and old favorites.


The next issue of CenterStage1 Magazine releases on November 10, 2011 and will be publish bi-monthly (every other month) starting January 2012.

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CenterStage1 Magazine October 2011 Issue


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