Tag Archives: Al Pete

The 2020 Cultural Council Rolls Out the Arts Awards

The Cultural Council Virtual Arts Awards Will Include Violin Virtuoso Phillip Pan, a Caribbean Vacation and One-of-a-Kind Glass Wave Awards Cultural events are at a standstill but the 44th annual Cultural Council Awards is live-streaming ahead! A virtual fete re-imagined event will be showcased Sept. 2 at 7pm on the Cultural Council, WJCT, and Downtown Vision’s Facebook page and the Jesse Ball DuPont Center website. The theme of this year’s Arts Awards is “Bridges: Connecting Arts, Business, and Community” which highlights the inter-connectivity between the arts, business and community. Organizers shifted programming to a virtual format ahead of the pandemic …

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Now Boarding the Style High Club 747!

Welcome ladies and gentleman! I hope everyone is ready to take a fashion trip on the Style High Club 747. The date is Oct. 9, Friday and your destinations will be New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Atlanta. If anyone is afraid of flying don’t worry. You are not boarding a real plane but stepping into celebrating the 5 year anniversary of hosted by Yual and Emily B., celebrity stylist and shoe designer. was transformed into a runway with thirty white chairs on either side. The expected turnout was 100 people but there were closer to 150 people in attendance. …

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Al Pete: 10 years of Hip-Hop

“I was scared as hell,” says  about his first DJ gig at a wedding. Prior to the wedding, he’d won $1,000 on the Doug Banks morning show and used the money to purchase basic Disc Jockey equipment. He then used that same equipment to DJ the wedding gig. Looking back, Al describes his first gig as very basic. “I don’t even know how I got the call,” he says. “All I know is I played some music and in a few hours I’d made 250 bucks.” And just like that, it seemed the doors began to open for Pete, as …

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