<![CDATA[When We Speak TV - BLOG]]>Mon, 23 Mar 2020 09:12:21 -0400Weebly<![CDATA[Let The Good Times Roll at the French Quarter Festival]]>Mon, 23 Mar 2020 13:00:00 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/let-the-good-times-roll-at-the-french-quarter-festivalIt's almost that for the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans.... Have you ever attended?  Last year (2019) was our first time attending and we totally loved it.  
The French Quarter Festival is the largest showcase of Louisiana music in the world. More than 20 stages throughout the French Quarter celebrate local music and represents various genres from traditional and contemporary jazz to R&B, New Orleans funk, folk, gospel, Latin, Zydeco, Cajun, cabaret, and more. Best of all the French Quarter Festival is free, so make plans to attend the French Quarter Festival.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FRENCH QUARTER FESTIVAL GO TO FRENCHQUARTERFEST.ORG

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<![CDATA[AJC Peachtree Road Race Registration]]>Sun, 15 Mar 2020 04:30:00 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/ajc-peachtree-road-race-registration
On July 4, 1970, a group of 110 runners, now known as the "Original 110," completed 6.2 miles through the city of Atlanta in what would go down in history as the inaugural Peachtree Road Race. Today, the AJC Peachtree Road, organized by the Atlanta Track Club, is a citywide tradition of 60,000 amateur and professional runners, attracting some of the world's elite 10k runners, and is the largest 10K running event in the world. And that's not all, the AJC Peachtree Road race also includes a wheelchair race.
Member Registration
Members of Atlanta Track Club are guaranteed entry into the AJC Peachtree Road Race (membership must be valid by February 1). Members must register March 15-31. Atlanta Track Club membership has no bearing on start wave placement.
Lottery Registration
Registrants (age 10 & older) can sign up as an individual or as part of a team. If you are interested in participating in the event with family and friends, groups of up to 10 people may enter the lottery as a team. Each member of the team must register during the lottery window, March 15 - 31, to be included in the lottery. No one can register or be added to a team after lottery registration closes. During the selection process, if a "Team" is selected, everyone in the group will receive entry into the event with each individual within the "Team" being placed in the appropriate start wave based on their finish time submitted during registration. On the contrary, if a "Team" is not selected, no one in the group will receive an entry.
Once registered for the lottery, your registration status will be listed as:
  • Pending Lottery - you are registered for the AJC Peachtree Road Race Lottery. You are not yet confirmed in the race.
On April 2 your status as a lottery registrant will change to one of the following:
  • Confirmed Registrant
  • Not Selected in Lottery
For questions about your AJC Peachtree Road Race registration contact questions@atlantatrackclub.org.
Regardless of the day or time of registration, all individuals and groups who enter the lottery during the eight day period will have an equal chance of being selected for the AJC Peachtree Road Race. Entrants will be randomly selected after the lottery closes on March 31. All lottery entrants will receive an email by April 3 informing them of whether or not they were selected for the event. Searchable results of the selection process will also be posted on atlantatrackclub.org and AJC.com/peachtree on April 2.
Kilometer Kids Charity Race Number
Registration for a Kilometer Kids Charity Race Number allows you to skip the lottery and gain automatic entry into the AJC Peachtree Road Race. For more information about charity numbers, click here.
click Here To Go To Atlanta Track Club website

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<![CDATA[Chandra Currelley Sings Phyllis Hyman- City Winery Atlanta- April 19th]]>Wed, 04 Mar 2020 19:02:58 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/upcoming-events-chandra-currelley-sings-phyllis-hyman-city-winery-atlanta-april-19th
Our friend Chandra Currelley will be performing at the City Winery Atlanta on April 19, 2020.
You probably recognize Chandra as Ms. V. in Tyler Perry’s “FOR BETTER OR WORSE” and  in the #1 box office movie, "DIARY OF A MAD  BLACK WOMAN " playing herself in the nightclub Chandra’s. Also starring as "Shirley" in "Madea’s Big Happy Family" the stage play.  Who  can forget her show stopping performance  as Loretta in KANDI BURRESS’s  (The Real Housewives of Atlanta) "A Mother's Love” and the movie Madea’s Big Happy Family as the choir soloist, Sister Laura.  CHANDRA is the former lead singer of  The legendary recording group The S.O.S. Band, replacing the original lead singer

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<![CDATA[The Nicholas Payton Trio LIVE at The Gallery at RAVINE]]>Tue, 03 Mar 2020 13:00:00 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/the-nicholas-payton-trio-live-at-the-gallery-at-ravineNews Source: Atlanta Jazz Festival
In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, the Atlanta Jazz Festival, Inc. presents the sensational sounds of the Nicholas Payton Trio, featuring GRAMMY Award-winner Nicholas Payton, drummer Kenny Washington, and bassist Peter Washington on Wednesday, April 1, at the Gallery at RAVINE.
A dynamic multi-instrumentalist known for his rich and poetic sounds, Nicholas Payton imbues traditional rhythms with a modern, urban energy.
Whether collaborating with the rapper Common, touring with artists like Elvin Jones, or paying tribute to Louis Armstrong, Payton strives to pay homage to the past while pushing music forward.

In his latest release, “Relaxin’ With Nick”, recorded live at SMOKE in Harlem in collaboration with Kenny Washington and Peter Washington, the trio curates a set from previously recorded works that intentionally showcase facets of legendary rhythm sections.
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To learn more about Nicholas Payton and listen to his music, visit his website at www.nicholaspayton.com.

All sales are final. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.
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<![CDATA[​America’s Marathon Weekend Wraps with 13,000 on the Run at Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K]]>Tue, 03 Mar 2020 03:23:49 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/americas-marathon-weekend-wraps-with-13000-on-the-run-at-publix-atlanta-marathon-half-marathon-5k
A day after Atlanta hosted the finest marathoners in the country at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon, runners filled the streets of this city once again as more than 13,000 participated in the Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K. Wrapping up a celebration billed as America’s Marathon Weekend, the race attracted runners from across the country on a running tour of Atlanta on a picture-perfect day.
Five of the six men and women who finished on the Trials podium – the first six runners on Team USA – acted as official starters for the race on Sunday morning, with women’s champion Aliphine Tuliamuk, Molly Seidel, Sally Kipyego, Abdi Abdirahman, and Jake Riley shouting words of encouragement to the runners on Marietta Street as the sun rose over Atlanta.
From there, the races wound through Atlanta, with participants ultimately crossing the same finish line that saw Olympians crowned just one day before.
Benjamin Kopecky, of St. Louis, Missouri, won the men’s marathon in a time of 2:29:49. Kopecky opened up a sizable gap and won the race by nearly five minutes on the course that traveled through Edgewood, Martin Luther King National Historic Park, Piedmont Park, Grant Park, the Atlanta University Center, and underneath the Olympic Rings and Cauldron structure from the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.
“It’s a notoriously difficult course and I love running hills,” Kopecky said. “I’m actually trying to complete marathons in 50 states and so today was state number 33. It was a fantastic weekend overall, and I don’t think we could have asked for anything better.”
In the women’s race, Abigail Cember from Philadelphia, PA, ran 3:00 on the dot to take the victory. She led from start to finish, hanging on over the hills at the end of the course to keep the win in hand.
“The atmosphere was awesome,” Cember, in town to support her Philadelphia Runner Track Club teammates in the Trials, said after her race. “Atlanta has had so many friendly vibes. I was leading for most of the race so I heard a lot of people screaming out ‘girl power!’”
In keeping with the Olympic theme of the weekend, 2016 Zimbabwean Olympian Pardon Ndhlovu won the half marathon in a blistering time of 1:07:17 – more than five minutes faster than last year’s winning time on the same course.
On the women’s side, Nina Zarina of Arlington, Virginia and originally from Moscow, blazed her own speedy time, running a 1:16:14 to take the victory.
“I was worried that Atlanta would be very hilly,” Zarina said. “But it was like a running party here. It was wonderful because I had inspiration from before from watching the Trials and then I had a chance to run in the same city and put into action your inspiration.”
The half marathon featured three other notable Olympic legends crossing the finish line as well. 
​Four-time Olympian Meb Keflezighi was the first of those, as he spent the morning pacing the 1:40 half marathon group to a time of 1:39:37. The former Olympic marathoner noted that in previous years he would have found himself running the tangents at the Trials the day before, but this year was excited to “give high fives and keep them going to their goal.”
The next Olympian across the line was three-time Olympic gold medalist Gail Devers, who raced her first-ever half marathon and ran a 1:53:54. Known previously for her sprinting and hurdling prowess, Devers trained with the Club’s In-Training program and pushed herself to an 8:41 average mile this morning. She had company from another 1996 Olympian – shot putter John Godina, who finished in 2:02:03. The two-time Olympic medalist ran his first half marathon in his return to the city that saw him win silver in 1996.
The first race of the morning was won by Craig Lutz, a two-time NCAA All-American in the 10K for the University of Texas who was in Atlanta to watch the Trials. The 27-year-old blazed a 15:09 to take the win over Nicholas Turco from Boulder, CO. On the women’s side, Ellyn Atkinson ran a 17:52 to take the victory in a tight race over Jacquelyn Abanses, who was six seconds behind.
As the day came to a close, so too did America’s Marathon Weekend, which began on Thursday with the America’s Marathon Weekend Experience, saw more than 600 children cross the Trials finish line at the Publix Atlanta Kids Marathon, crowned six Olympians, and then celebrated distance running in all of Atlanta. The weekend, which allowed Atlanta Track Club to intertwine elite racing and citizen distance running, brought tens of thousands to downtown Atlanta over the course of three days.
“America’s Marathon Weekend was created to bring together every member of the running community in a way that has never been done before, said Atlanta Track Club Executive Director Rich Kenah. “As the final finisher of the Publix Atlanta Marathon crosses the finish line, we’re excited to see the impact of this weekend on Running City USA and on this city’s Olympic future.”
Registration is already open for next year’s Publix Atlanta Marathon Weekend, which will take place on February 27 and 28, 2021.
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<![CDATA[VOTE for 2020 AJC Peachtree Road Race T-Shirt Contest]]>Mon, 02 Mar 2020 14:51:06 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/vote-for-2020-ajc-peachtree-road-race-t-shirt-contestNews Source:  Atlanta Track Club
Voting is now open at ajc.com/peachtree.
​Voting opens today for the annual AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt Contest in which five Atlanta-area graphic designers are vying to have their artwork featured on the coveted AJC Peachtree Road Race Finisher’s Shirt.
Throughout March, everyone is invited to AJC.com/peachtree and vote for their favorite design. The winner will be revealed at the 51st Running of the world’s largest 10K on Saturday, July 4, 2020.
Artists were encouraged to incorporate the theme of this year’s race: Move Forward with Atlanta.
​​“We are excited to kick off the next 50 years of the AJC Peachtree Road Race,” said Rich Kenah, Race Director of the AJC Peachtree Road Race. “But a new chapter for this race can’t begin without its most sacred tradition, the AJC Peachtree Road Race T-Shirt Contest.”
​“The AJC Peachtree Road Race is so much more than just a 10k – it represents an important moment of community pride and one of the things that truly define Atlanta,” said AJC Marketing Vice President Amy Chown. “The t-shirt is something all wear with pride since the only way to get one is to cross the finish line”.
Nearly 200 designs were entered into this year’s contest. The finalists were chosen by staff members from Atlanta Track Club and the Atlanta Journal Constitution, as well as select participants of the Peachtree. The winning design is a closely guarded secret until the moment the first finisher crosses the line on the Fourth of July. The surprised winning designer receives $1,000 from the AJC and has their name forever written in the Peachtree history books.
​Voting is open through March 31 and anyone may vote once per day. Registration to participate in the AJC Peachtree Road Race opens March 15 and closes on March 31. Atlanta Track Club members receive guaranteed entry into the race. All others must enter into a lottery.

Voting is now open at ajc.com/peachtree.

ABOUT THE AJC PEACHTREE ROAD RACE
The AJC Peachtree Road Race is a 10K event that takes place every Fourth of July in Atlanta, Georgia.  The first Peachtree was held in 1970 and featured 110 finishers. The AJC Peachtree Road Race is now the largest 10K running event in the world with 60,000 participants. The AJC Peachtree Road Race is perhaps most famous for the coveted AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt, which is handed out to all the event finishers. For more information on the AJC Peachtree Road Race visit peachtreeroadrace.org or AJC.com/peachtree.    

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<![CDATA[Being A Musician: Guitarist Rod Harris Jr.]]>Mon, 02 Mar 2020 07:30:00 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/being-a-musician-guitarist-rod-harris-jrGrammy nominated guitarist, Rod Harris Jr shares with When We Speak TV the joy of being a musician.
​​FROM: www.rodharrisjr.com
Over his time as a guitarist, Rod has performed and recorded with countless artists spanning multiple genres and the list continues to grow. Artists such as J. HolidayMiki Howard, jazz trumpeter Russell Gunn, Eightball and MJG, Musiq Soulchild, Jagged Edge, Donell Jones, Lloyd, saxophonist Warren Hill and Paul Taylor, bassist Brian Bromberg, the legendary Fred Wesley, jazz organist Doug Carn, Red Holloway (deceased), Ernie Andrews, Howard Hewitt of Shalamar , pianist Keiko Matsui, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Maysa from Incognito, jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, Joi, R&B Diva Syleena Johnson, Bishop Paul S. Morton, Grammy Award Winning singers Monica, Regina Belle, Jennifer Holliday, Dionne Farris, and many others.
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(L to R) Chester Lawrence, Rod Harris Jr, & Jermaine Sain hanging out at Castle Hill Studio in Atlanta, GA.
​Rod can also be seen performing in the hit film biopics “Cadillac Records” (starring Beyonce and Adrian Brody) and “Bessie” (starring Queen Latifah).

​In addition to performing and touring, Rod released his debut jazz-funk album (2016) "The Counsel Of Elders", which pays homage to RHJ’s guitar influences. In March 2018, Rod released his well anticipated hip-hop/jazz EP entitled “Exits & Options”. The “X/O” Ep features renditions of classic songs as well as original material. RHJ’s music is available on all internet music stores (Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, etc.) Rod's most successful single release to date, "How It Feels", features Neo-Soul legend Musiq Soulchild and has garnered acclaim amongst Underground DJs in the U.K., Japan, and the U.S.

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<![CDATA[ATL's Most Inspiring Stories: Meet Jermaine Sain]]>Thu, 20 Feb 2020 17:30:00 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/atls-most-inspiring-stories-meet-jermaine-sain
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<![CDATA[Hanging At The Bar with New Orleans Piano Man- Keith Burnstein]]>Mon, 17 Feb 2020 12:00:00 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/hanging-at-the-bar-with-new-orleans-piano-man-keith-burnstein
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<![CDATA[Mushiya Tshikuka formerly of We TV's Cutting It In the ATL wins the BB Icon Award.]]>Thu, 13 Feb 2020 16:19:23 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/mushiya-tshikuka-formerly-of-we-tvs-cutting-it-in-the-atl-wins-the-bb-icon-award​​At the Bronner Bros International Beauty Show, you will experience the latest innovations and top trends in the beauty and barber industry.  Featuring exciting entertainment, celebrity appearances, creative competitions, and educational classes, the Bronner Brothers International Beauty Show brings out the biggest names in the industry.
​While exploring the exhibit floor, you can network with industry peers, learn a new skill, refine your technique, and stock up on all salon and professional needs.
Join over 30,000 beauty professionals at the nation's largest multicultural beauty event, The Bronner Brothers International Beauty Show.  ​
Following a seven year hiatus, the BB Icon Awards has returned. The legendary awards show pays homage to professional stylists, barbers, educators, influencers, and entrepreneurs with notable impact on the world of  beauty and style
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