Archive for the ‘Arts’ Category

Words can not express the joy I feel when Arts, Beats & Eats is over. I get excited just thinking about the next first Sunday of the month. I believe my partners Shaheed Rucker of Changemakers Org & Gianni Lee of Babylon Cartel feel the same way. April is “Stress Relief ” as well as “Women’s Fitness” month, so we based the theme around those two initiatives.  We invited Denae Parks a Philadelphia personal trainer who caters to women to speak on behalf of “Women’s Fitness Month”.

For “Stress Relief” Chris Timberlake owner of Knead of Touch Massage Therapy was on hand giving massages & yoga instructor Hadji Jones discussed the benefits of yoga. Hadji is running to be the first black male on the cover of Yoga Journal, so please vote for him.

Live artist J.W. Hufnagle brought light to the event with the bright color palette he chose to use on his two live paintings. He also raffled off one of his paintings as well as 3 tees shirts from his clothing line Sweettooth Specialtees. Poetically Free aka Luis Marrero &  Nice were the two spoken word artist that completed an enriching and captivating Arts, Beats & Eats!

Other Vendors:

Nik C. Photography & Am.Be Make-up Artistry DJ Cutz The Shoe Dolls A Girl’s Best Friend Mijourne Jewelry B Madison Boutique

Be sure to attend the next Arts, Beats & Eats May 1st & every first Sunday of the month.

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Arts, Beats & Eats is a monthly networking mixer in the city of Philadelphia that contributes to the well-being of society through health initiatives and community service efforts. Arts , Beats & Eats is an event where individuals can grow personally and professionally. Monthly themes focus on “giving back” through toy, book, clothing and food drives. Other themes surround educating our guest on health,  political and social ills that plague our community. Individuals are able to enjoy live art , spoken word , wine tasting and fine music while shopping different local vendors.

This Month’s theme surrounds “Stress Relief”. Our guests will be educated on events and matter that cause and relieve stress.

I also will be doing Arts, Beats & Eats Best Dress Spotlight where I will give the  best dressed gentleman of the night a style feature on Kings Rule Together.

Spoken word Artist:

Luis Marrero Anwar Jabari Johnson

Live Artist: J.W. Hufnagle


Nik C. Photography & Am.Be Make-up Artistry Liv Free Clothing The Shoe Dolls Hadji Jones A Girl’s Best Friend Mijourne Jewelry B Madison Boutique A Knead of Touch Therapy


Photo by Samuel Eli

“Philly Flavor is International”

This past Sunday Taji Nahl of House of Ra’oof launch his Spring 2011 collection. The event was held at his new studio in conjunction with Studio Christensen. Located at 333s 20th street, Studio Christensen is an interior design, furnishing & gallery which represents contemporary brands from Vitra, Kartell & Moroso etc, & vintage pieces from Paul Evans, Milo Baughman, Gio Ponti and many other. Studio has montly art exhibits with 60% off selected items.

The House of Ra’oof presentation included a runway show and live styling in which I styled the models. The collection is inspired from an eclectic and worldly viewpoint and and showcases a well-dressed man that has traveled the globe. K.R.T.

Here are pictures from the House of Ra’oof 2011 presentation. Photos by Curran J

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“Come this April, Philly comes alive”

Philadelphia is filled with creativity, artistic people & great establishments. Sometimes I even forget how amazing my city is from the restaurants, to our museums & even our parks. The upcoming PIFA: Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts is a shining example of all that Philly has to offer. PIFA is a month long festival of art related events featuring creative endeavors in fashion, dance, arts, music and film. The theme of this year’s festival is celebrating Paris and its contribution to the arts with a large scale replica of the Eiffel Tower erected at the Philadelphia Kimmel Center.

This is really an amazing series in Philly culture and shouldn’t be missed. Join Philly as we celebrate a new moment of innovation, collaboration and creativity.

Read more about the PIFA Content and enter to win tickets to see Questlove and Rennie Harris

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On behalf of Kings Rule Together, Changemakers Organization and Babylon Cartel I would like to thank everyone that came out to Arts Beats & Eats this past sunday. Once again the event was a success. I love that we  give “our generation” a place to sit back relax and catch up in a smooth atmosphere  & build lasting relationships. We had many different vendors and key people that came out to support. Remember that “Arts Beats & Eats” is every first Sunday of the month @ The Primo Bacio Ristorante 8460 Limekiln pk Wnycote Pa 7pm-11pm.

Special thanks to Spoken Word Artist: Lindo and all of the participating vendors:

Babycakes Couture Mijourne Fashion and Marketing Orange Line Philadelphia Symphoni Design Studios 10th St Optical Blue Babes Foundation

Knead A Touch Massage Therapy The Maryanns~daughter Muff Collection American Dreaming Magazine House of Ra’oof

Click to see pictures from this month’s Arts, Beats & Eats

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