Kimberly Shelby

Councilwoman Heather Hutt Hosts Turkey Giveaway for the Holidays 

The Office of Councilwoman Heather Hutt Hosted a Turkey Giveaway for local residents of the 10th District at the Michelle and Barack Obama Sports Complex on December 14. Councilwoman Hutt was accompanied by newly appointed Mayor Karen Bass on her third day in office. 

Investment Advisor Nichole Dorch-Cannon Makes Forbes’ Top Financial Security Professionals List

Nichole Dorch-Cannon, investment advisor representative at World Financial Group, has been listed among Forbes’ Top Financial Security Professionals Best-In-State of 2022. Dorch-Cannon is ethically and effectively getting significant results while helping people, some of whom, before working with her, may not have realized that they needed it.

Pianist Paul Cornish Plays for Freedom, Community and Gratitude

Pianist and composer Paul Cornish has performed around the world from Europe, Australia, and South America to Carnegie Hall, and worked with esteemed artists from Herbie Hancock to John Legend. He won the American Jazz Piano Competition in 2018, and he is on the faculty of the Stanford Jazz Workshop.

Taste of Soul ’s Digital World Highlights Wellness and Education

At Taste of Soul’s dynamic, new Microsoft-sponsored Digital World this year, founders of the tech- and entertainment-centered non-profit TecLeimert recorded live podcasts that featured interviews with a host of thought leaders and industry experts, among them changemakers creating significant impacts in the critical areas of wellness and education.   One such panelist present on at the festival on October 15 was former record executive Shanti Das, an entrepreneur with an impactful story that led to the launch of the mental health nonprofit Silence the Shame. Amid the boisterousness literally bubbling at the 360 photo booth, and the virtual reality and gaming

Theatre Director Sheldon Epps’ New Book Celebrates and Encourages Self-Direction

Sheldon Epps, one of the first Black artistic directors in American regional theatre, has written a new book entitled, “MY OWN DIRECTIONS: A Black Man’s Journey in the American Theatre.” Epps chronicles his tribulations and triumphs as a freelance director, which led him to the Pasadena Playhouse, where he served as artistic director for twenty years. During that time, he helmed many productions, also directing episodes of classic television shows along the way.

TecLeimert Brings Taste of the Future to Taste of Soul’s Digital World

TecLeimert joined Taste of Soul’s Digital World on October 15, just three weeks after the nonprofit’s innovative Black to the Future Conference. Their station was alight with live podcast recordings of panel discussions with industry experts, immersive virtual reality (VR) experiences, a 360 photo booth machine complete with bubble gun fun, and multiple gaming stations, all highlighting the creative side of technology.

Chevrolet to Sponsor Bakewell Media ‘Music for the Soul’ Stage at Taste of Soul

Bakewell Media and Taste of Soul are pleased to announce that Chevrolet—a company that specializes in “finding new roads” with cars that make that mission easy, stylish, and fun—will be the Premiere Sponsor of the Bakewell Media “Music for the Soul” Music Stage at the imminent Taste of Soul festival occurring on Saturday, October 15.

Bakewell Media Presents Music for the Soul at Taste of Soul 2022 

Coming up at Taste of Soul, Bakewell Media’s Music Stage, “Music for the Soul,” sponsored by Chevy, will delight audiences with legendary soul groups Troop, Lakeside featuring Mark Wood, and Midnight Star, while showcasing exciting local acts in the realms of dance, hip-hop and R&B. Non-stop topnotch musical entertainment will add to Taste of Soul’s signature spirit of merriment, providing attendees with good vibes and great opportunities to dance during the family-friendly festival on October 15. 

For the Breast of Us Ambassador Inspires Women of Color Battling Cancer

Eboney Thompson of Los Angeles is a breast cancer survivor and Baddie Ambassador for the empowering organization For the Breast of Us, which aims to create a safe space for women of color who are battling breast cancer. For the Breast of Us’ upcoming inaugural Sneaker Ball will take place on the evening of October 15, in Houston, Texas, where members and attendees will pay homage to survivors past and present, raise awareness and raise funds to expand the organization’s reach.

Children’s World Brings Talented Youth to Taste of Soul 

Children’s World returns to Taste of Soul, October 15, featuring a dynamic array of youth performances. The stage will be produced by The School Tour creator, Randy Hankins, who has been presenting entertainment acts at the festival for 14 years. Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, the stage’s sponsor, will spotlight their upcoming family-friendly programs at the festival as well.