Growing up, Slam played drums for the family soul band “The Allen Brothers” and later learned guitar from his dad, Harrison Allen, and his Uncle Cecil Allen. Today, with 6 CD’s to his credit, Slam Allen travels the globe playing festivals from Argentina to New York,...read more
One of the most recognized and sought-after saxophonists/vocalists, two-time Grammy nominee Mindi Abair has been electrifying audiences with her dynamic live performances. No one since Junior Walker has brought saxophone and vocals in one package to the forefront of...read more
Grammy-nominated singer Angie Stone is one of those artists with a Midas touch. Her buttery smooth, honey-toned pipes, undeniable gritty soulfulness, and epic songwriting talents have been called upon by everyone from Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder, D'Angelo, Alicia...read more
The May/June issue of The Urban Connection always represents the beginning of a new season. Winter has faded, spring is here, and our readers are living in the dream of warm weather months! It’s time to pack the folding chairs, go outside, take a road trip, and experience some favorite foods along the way!
This issue of The Urban Connection gives you a snapshot of the festival season from May through November, from Dauphin County to Reading, Pennsylvania! What does every location have in common? The music is over the top!
First and foremost, we are Destination Dauphin County! The special events such as the Music Festival, Cultural Fest, and the Jazz Festival are HOT! Invite friends and family to join you and make Dauphin County special events your destination for a family affair. While they’re here, visit the Access & Opportunity website, www.accessandopportunity.com. Central Pa. is hiring! Who knows, they may decide to stay and make Dauphin County their home!
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The Singer’s Lounge is a unique, creative approach to live music and to the nightlife found in the Capital Region of Central Pennsylvania. We are a monthly concert performance venue, focused on promoting and supporting talent locally and from surrounding states. Since...read more
Atlanta’s Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics are the heirs to the thrones of the old-school masters. But they’re much more than just a group of revivalists trying to create a period piece. Powerhouse singer Velle and her band will settle for nothing less than bringing...read more
Over the years, Peter White has maintained a reputation as one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape. Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, he combines elements of jazz, pop, and classical...read more
Since breaking through to contemporary urban jazz stardom in the early 2000s, Nick Colionne has been one of the genre’s most dynamic and tireless live performers, headlining hundreds of shows and energizing fans across the country and Europe with his sizzling blend of...read more
From the Publisher of The Urban Connection, Life Empowerment Strategist Vera Cornish now brings you Dare to Dream with Vera Cornish. This kaleidoscope of stories of Vera’s journey was created to inspire, motivate, and be a catalyst for being crazy enough to believe...read more
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Harrisburg: 4th Annual A Taste of Jazz This year’s event features acclaimed jazz ensemble Pieces of a Dream along with a musical revue of Jazz and Broadway standards performed by Harrisburg premier choral organization CAMA on Broadway! A...read more
Greetings, You may already live in Central Pennsylvania, or you are contemplating relocation, there is still one question to be answered! What does Central Pa. have to offer that enhances my quality of life? Whether you are considering relocation or you are a current...read more
Rev. Dr. Brenda Alton CEO - Chief Encouraging Officer Brenda Alton Ministries Legacy Summit 2018: It’s Your Diamond Year The impetus for the Legacy Summit 2018 is derived from observing the poor, the middle class, the young, and the young at heart seeking a better...read more
Speaker, Chaplain, Author, Corporate Social Responsibility Executive, Influencer Dr. Vikki Johnson is a chaplain, TEDx speaker, author, and visionary. In 2000, she started Girl Talk: Unplugged (now an online community), transforming the lives of over half a million...read more
Vera Cornish is a renowned speaker, publisher, and empowerment strategist! Vera is the first in her family to graduate high school, college, and work in higher education. Today, she owns her own company. Her audiences and clients include individuals, colleges,...read more
Norm Jones is president of Strategic Solutions Group, Int’l., a full-service organization development firm focused on leadership development, change management, diversity and inclusion, and executive coaching. He has particular expertise in diversity and inclusion,...read more
In 2014, Courtney Richardson was underwhelmed with the options for quality financial educational resources for African American women. So, she created The Ivy Investor, a blog to breakdown Wall Street in simple terms. With 15 years in financial services, Courtney has...read more
In her earliest memories, Felicia Renae remembers singing Whitney Houston songs and learning everything she could about performing. Growing up, she performed in local plays, soaking up every experience that could help make her a better singer and actor. That heart...read more