The Broadway Joe Talk Show






June 25, 2015

  1. Dr. Roderick L. Smothers, President of Philander Smith College for their S.T.A.R.T. Program.  The S.T.A.R.T. (Student Tuition and Readiness Tracks" Program is an enrollment and preparation program designed to put students with an earned bachelor's for Philander Smith College on 1 or 4 specific pathways to success. The program is for the "Serious Student" which is defined as one who may have an average or ACT/SAT Score but who has an urgent desire to take advantage of the benefits afforded by a college education.  To learn more about the program or to apply to PSC, call 1.800.446.6772 or visit www.philander.edu.
  2. Richard Torrence, Stage Play Producer & Writer and Ashford Sanders, Cast Member and BET's Sunday's Best Contestant for Richard Torrence's "Lord Why Can't I Do Right?" stage play.  The inspirational musical stage play is currently on tour with a star studded cast that includes Ashford Sanders, Don "D.C." Curry and more!  The play will take place Sunday, June 28th at 6pm at the Statehouse Convention Center in Downtown Little Rock.  Tickets are available at Uncle T's, Ugly Mikes, Torrence Flower Shoppe, Butler Furniture, the Record Rack in Pine Bluff, and online at www.makeyoufamousentertainment.com. For more information, call 229-588-2323.
  3. Willie Hicks for the Summer Camp Kick-off at Arkansas Baptist College.  Cultivating the Arts Youth Summer Camp Kick-Off Celebration will be held Thursday, July 2nd from 5:30pm-7:30pm at Arkansas Baptist College, 1621 Doctor MLK, Jr. Drive.  The camp, offered at no cost to 65 participants, will provide introductory arts education in the area of visual art, vocal performance, instrumental music, dance and fashion design, as well as instruction in the art of healthy living through fitness and nutrition education. The camp runs daily from July 6th-July 31st and is presented in conjunction with the Derek Lewis Foundation, Timmons Arts Foundation, and Arkansas Baptist College, the First Tee of Central Arkansas and Bass Pro Shops.  For more information, email info@timmonsarts.org.

June 18, 2015

  1. Sericia Cole, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC) Director, Tameka Lee, MTCC Director of Community Relations, and Natalie Hairston, Arvest Bank Rep. for the Annual Juneteenth Celebration.  MTCC hosts the 7th Annual Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom, Saturday, June 20th from 11am-5pm at 501 West 9th Street in Little Rock.  The free, street-festival style event commemorates the end of slavery, while celebrating African-American achievement and culture.  There will be food vendors and children's activities, an aquarium, Corvette display, rock climbing wall and more.  KOKY's Sonta Jean will be the host.  For more information, call 501.683.3593 or visit www.mosaictemplarscenter.com
  2. Carla Johnson, Director/Owner of Johnson Montessori School for the 3rd Annual Golf Tournament.  Johnson's Montessori School's Annual Golf Tournament will be Saturday, June 27th with a start time of 8am at Burns Park Golf Course, 30 Championship Drive in North Little Rock.  Proceeds from this year's tournament will go towards enhancing the school's science and technology curriculum through the purchase of a printer and laptops for the students in the kindergarten through fourth grade program, as well as other needed technological accessories.  Registration is $75 per golfer ($300 per team). Catch Power 92's Broadway Joe at the luncheon. To register or obtain more information, call 501-960-5895 or visit www.eventbrite.com.
  3. Minister Frank Stewart, Pastor of ACTS Church for the Father Awareness March.  A march celebrating fathers, comforting the fatherless, and coaching the father deficient will take place, Saturday, June 20th at 7:30am at the NLR Police Station, 200 West Pershing Blvd.  The march is to bring an awareness to a problem that plagues our community and society.  For more information, visit www.actministriesonline.org or call 501-765-7423.

June 11, 2015

  1. H. "Baker" Kurrus, newly appointed Superitendent of the Little Rock School District.  Kurrus currently serves as an attorney and business consultant for H. Baker Kurrus, PLLC and was a member of the board of directors for the Little Rock School from September 1998 to August 2010.  Kurrus says, "He is profoundly humble by this appointment and looks forward to serving the students, parents, teachers and other stakeholders of the Little Rock School District."  In an effort to promote transparency and to speak directly to LRSD stakeholders about the status and future of the district, Superintendent Kurrus has launched a weekly column called "Straight Talk" that can be found @ www.lrsd.org.  To email Baker Kurrus use Baker.Kurrus@lrsd.org.
  2. Sheriff of Jefferson County, Gerald Robinson for the 9th Annual Sheriff's Fun Day.  The mission of this event is to work to encourage the quality of life and positive development of capable youth by promoting a drug free way of life through education and prevention activites.  Fun Day will include; free food and drinks, a live petting zoo, horseback rides, dozens of prizes and give-a-ways, plus much more.  There will also be a fishing derby sponsored by the Jefferson County Soil & Conservation District along with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.  The Sheriff's Fun Day will be Saturday, June 13, 9a.m.-2p.m., at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, on Rhinehart Rd., in Pine Bluff.  For more information contact Sgt. Harper @ (870) 329-5651.
  3. Ken Wade, Executive Director of ACADV for the Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence's Preview Night and Silent Auction at The Rep.   ACADV in partnership with AKA Sorority, Inc., Beta Pi Omega Chapter, will present on of the most bracing and critically acclaimed plays in Broadway history: "August: Osage County" during Preview Night and Silent Auction.  Join them June 16, for an evening full of fun including a silent auction, heavy hors d'oeuvres, their "Shining the Light" signature drink, live music and a wonderful play.  The mission of the ACADV is to eliminate domestic violence and promote healthy families.  For more information visit www.domesticpeace.brownpapertickets.com or call (501) 907-5612.

June 4, 2015

  1. Derek Lewis II for the 2015 Community Health & Wellness Expo.  This will be a day filled with fun and health education.  The expo will offer free health screenings, fitness demos, nutrition demos, cpr training, youth school physicals, live entertainment and much more.  The Expo will be Saturday, June 6, 8a.m.-1p.m., at St. John Baptist Church, 2501 S. Main St., in Little Rock.  For more information contact Derek Lewis @ dlfoundation@yahoo.com or call (501) 207-0711.
  2. Connie Curry and Mrs. Love for 8th Annual Jazzy Jeans & Jewels Fundraiser, presented by the Little Rock Chapter of The Links, Inc.  Dress in your jazziest jeans and jewels to join The Links for a "Taste of Links" featuring the culinary skills of some of Little Rock's most popular names who will be donning their famous chef's hats and decorative aprons.  All proceeds from Jazzy Jeans and Jewels events are given to Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Arkansas on a rotating basis.  This year's recipient is Philander Smith College.  Jazzy Jeans and Jewels will be Saturday, June 6, 7p.m., at the Metroplex Event Center, 10800 Colonel Glenn Rd.  Tickets may be purchased by calling Alicia Smith @ (501) 664-0478. 
  3. LaKisha Johnson with Sickle Cell Support Services and Jody Carter with the ProDuffers of Little Rock for the 23rd Sickle Cell Anemia Golf Classic.  The Classic will be June 12-14 at Greystone Country Club of Cabot Arkansas with a 9a.m. shotgun start.  The Classic will feature a longest put contest, hole in one contest, free lunch sponsored by Sickle Cell Support Services and more.  For more information and sponsorship opportunites, contact LaKisha Johnson @ (501) 650-0764, lakisha@arscss.org or littlerockproduffers.com.
  4. Tatyana Oyinloye and Joyce Gibson for The Roots of African American Foodways in Arkansas symposium presented by the Black History Commission of Arkansas and the Arkansas History Commission.  This symposium will feature award-winning food and nutrition journalist, Toni Tipton-Martin; historian and author, Dr. Cindy Grisham; Executive Chef Evette Brady and Chef Tim Morton from 1620 Savoy and BHCA Commissioner Joyce Gibson.  Topics will include The Jemima Code: a Modern Look into the Recipe Files of America's Great Cooks, Organic, Wild Harvesting, Heirloom Vegetables and Meats: Trends or Tradition? and To Protect and Serve: an Apron Collection.  Chefs Brady and Morton will use traditional African-American foods, incorporating Caribbean, Cuban and African and other ethnic influences on modern African-American Foodways, into a cooking demonstration that will bring all the research elements presented during the day into a tasty conclusion.  This event will be June 6, 9a.m.-3p.m., at Pulaski Tech Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute, 13000 Interstate 30, in Little Rock.  Registration is required @ (501) 682-6900 or email history.commission@arkansas.gov.

May 28, 2015

  1. Micah Johnson, Director of Coaching for the Central Arkansas Alliance for Summer Soccer Camp.  The Central Arkansas Alliance Football Club presents Summer Soccer Camp, Monday-Thursday, June 8th-11th at Centennial Sports Complex, 2951 South 1st Street in Cabot. Registration for ages 4-7:  9am-10:30am | Early Registration $75 ($85 day of event).  Ages 8 & up: 5:30pm-8:30pm | Early Registration $150 ($160 day of event).   To register or obtain more information, visit www.sports.bluesombrero.com/caafc/ or call 903.316.5129 or email cabotregistrar@yahoo.com.  You can also follow CAAFC online:  Facebook.com/centralarkansasalliance or Twitter.com/CAAFC_ or Instagram.com/Caafc_
  1. Katherine Donaldson, Executive Director at Coalition For A Tobacco Free Arkansas (CTFA) for World No Tobacco Day’s No Menthol Sunday.  No Menthol Sunday is an extension of World No Tobacco Day, which is May 31st.  CTFA is working with the National African-American Tobacco Prevention Network (NAAPTN).  The goal of this National effort is to encourage you to say “No” to the sale of mentholated and candy-flavored tobacco products.  Adding menthol to cigarettes makes smoking easier to start and harder to quit.  According to NAAPTN, by adding menthol flavoring, tobacco companies have successfully recruited both youth and marginalizes populations.  Studies show that placing a ban on menthol may save lives and prevent 9 million people from starting to smoke.   For more information on how you can participate in No Menthol Sunday, call 501-687-0345 or visit www.ARfreshair.com.
  1. Aneesha Dawan and Daniel Robinson for the Dollars Making Sense Community Enrichment Program launched by Arvest Bank.  Program components include the Economic Empowerment Workshop Series, a college scholarship for graduating high school seniors, as will as sponsorship opportunities for community based and nonprofit organizations.  Arvest has also launched a new web portal, www.arvestgivesback.com to connect individuals with information vital to building wealth and financial independence.  Two upcoming workshops will be held: (1) Wed., June 4th at 6pm at Greater Second Baptist Church, 5616 Geyer Springs Road, LR; and (2) Sat., June 20th at 11:30am at the Juneteenth Celebration, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 501 West 9th Street, LR.  For more information on Dollars Making Sense and more upcoming events, call Kyle Proctor 501.379.7637 or email Kproctor@arvest.com.







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