Friday, March 24, 2017

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HerStory: She Persisted @ The Historic Art Deco Vision Theatre
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
HerStory: She Persisted @ The Historic Art Deco Vision Theatre | Los Angeles | California | United States

Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC) in Celebration of National Women’s History Month presents, “HerStory: She Persisted.” This “Signature” VSEDC event spotlights Women-Owned businesses and includes a reception, panel discussion and VSEDC Women-Owned Business Exhibitors. Four panelist will share the challenges that Women-Owned Businesses face as well as their successes. In addition, this program will discuss the significant economic contribution and impact that Women-Owned Business make to the US economy. Attendees have the opportunity to learn firsthand how four diverse business owners “Persisted” through the challenges and obstacles unique to women, and how they qualify and quantify their successes.

Feted panelists are: Michelle Allaire, Owner, Michelle’s Country Diner and S&W Restaurant; Cassie Betts, (a Fashion Technology enterprise); Ivory Rose Chambeshi, MPA, MPL, Founder & Chief Champion, Urban Rising Group (Planning, Capacity Building, Community Outreach) and Carmen Hall, Founder Golden Rule Resources LLC (Multi-lingual Business Leasing).

Admission: Free to the public, however space is limited. Reservations are requested. Respond by phone to (323) 789-4515 or online at to reserve your place.

Niki J. Crawford Live @ The Mint LA
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm

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“Niki J. Crawford’s first EP titled the Genesis Block is carried by soaring and multi-layered vocals, her most fully realized work to date that is finely attuned and anchored by the type of rhythmic instrumentation that allows her range and depth to be heard in its finest hour. The songs are rooted in unabashed free expression with profoundly selfless lyrical compositions usually reserved for the most mature of songwriters. Each track teeters on themes of romance and conceit while remaining heartfully optimistic throughout the final verse”.

Niki J Crawford and her 8 piece band bring the heat with a high energy soul get down. After a short break following her latest tour, where she performed more than 200 shows worldwide, Niki is back with a new band, new songs and a new show. Niki is an American Recording Artist/Songwriter from the small country town of Springhill, Louisiana with a powerful, unforgettable and melodic voice. The singer/song writer crafts poignant lyrics and creates music with a Soul-Funk-R&B sound that you can feel. Niki has been singing since she was 6-years-old. From her roots as the lead soloist in her hometown church choir to the recently completed touring, her talent has continued to evolve as one of the strongest voices in music.

Niki and the band have shared the stage and have played with Carlos Santana, Snoop Dogg, Al Green, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Aaron Neville, Macy Grey, Booker T Jones, The Roots, Galactic and Orgone just to name a few of the legendary performers who have sought out her talent. She has performed on various late-night TV shows such as Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, and Saturday Night Live and lit up festival stages across the world like Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, Montreal Jazz, Summer Camp, Bear Creek, All Good, High Sierra and Jam Cruise.

A multi-talented artist, Niki J. Crawford not only sings but is also a talented and growing actress. She just finished shooting an upcoming film “Revival” based on the gospel of John and “Mr. Sophistication,” in which she plays herself-a popstar alongside Tatum O’ Neal, Harry Lenix and former Lakers star, Rick Fox.

Niki can also be seen in Taylor Hackford’s “Love Ranch,” which was released worldwide in 2010.

Other credits include co-starring alongside Ginnifer Goodwin and Kevin Connolly in the hit comedy, “He’s Just Not That Into You”; “American Dreamz”, as well as roles in “The Tenants,” “Seeing Other People,” “Gridiron Gang,” “Miss March”, and “Killer Diller,” which she received a “Two Thumbs Up” for her performance and was told “She is The REAL American Idol” from Ebert & Roper.

Niki has also guest-starred on television shows “Ally McBeal,” “Wanted,” and was a “Scarlett” series regular; she has guested on hit productions “Rent” (Shubert Theater), and “Behind Closed Doors” (Tyler Perry Prod./T.D Jakes Prod.); and is also currently featured singing in the national Subway Campaign.

Niki continues to write and perform leading with her trademark aura of unconditional love and sensuality that fuels a vocal passion with the effortless ease of a veteran performer. Niki has said her goal is to make feel-good music and great films with an energy that inspires and alleviates negativity.