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Actor Antonio Fargas aka "Huggy Bear" in the Hit TV series Starsky & Hutch, * now playing on COZI TV, and Leon Barber visits Jacksonville, FL Radio Appearance Black Tie Dinner Meet with Mayor

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Afternoon from the Jax Free Press! Guess who's in town hanging with his high school friend Leon Barber? The one and only original Huggy Bear aka Antonio Fargas. Antonio spoke to columnist Lynn Jones on his life growing up in New York, his family and his career. Looking no more than a day over 35, Huggy was all smiles "My mom said I was an infant with a beautiful voice and she encouraged me at 14 years old to try out for Shirley Clark's 'Cool World' stage play. This is my spiritual journey. I know who nurtured and supported me. I am living a life of service. I created a niche out of the characters I played and had an organic feel for each character. I'm humbled and grateful." Stay tuned for more in next week’s issue of the JFP! Huggy will be back to Jax!

    

As the continued, Antonio Fargas was interviewed by Lynn Jones from the Jacksonville Press. It was an awesome interview. The article will go to print in this weeks newspaper.    Then it was on to the Ritz Theatre Antonio Fargas, Ms. Irene, and Leon Barber, at the Ritz Theatre, where they met with the director of the venue to discuss event production opportunities in the city of Jacksonville, FL in 2016.  "Our visit to Jacksonville was a real blast!!!" - Antonio Fargas


Cozi TV Hey folks, listen not only am I starring in one of the biggest and iconic cops television shows of the 70s, I am also the Ambassador of one of the best TV stations that feature many great television shows from that era. Cheers AF




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Heart & Soul Productions invited to historic street co-naming of Hip Hop Boulevard, Bronx, NY

 
DJ Tony Tone,(rear) Charles Leake, Ray Chandler, Cindy Cambell, Mayor Bill de Blasio, DJ Kool Herc

Published on Feb 25, 2016 pressoffice@cityhall.nyc.gov

Mayor Bill de Blasio signs legislation to co-name 42 thoroughfares and public spaces in New York City during a ceremony with City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, City Council Members and invited guest at 31 Chambers Street in Manhattan on Thursday, February 25, 2016. See more official photos at Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office.

39 new and amends 3 previously co-named thoroughfares and public spaces in honor of individuals, cultural icons and entities that made lasting contributions to New York City. New street name honorees include three police officers who passed away in the line of duty: Detective First Grade Randolph Holder, who immigrated to New York City from Guyana 21 years ago and served with the NYPD for five years; Police Officer Kenneth Anthony Nugent, who served with the NYPD for 13 years; and Police Officer Kevin Joseph Gillespie, a four-year veteran of the NYPD.

Members of the Fire Department also have been honored, including FDNY Captain James McDonnell, a 20-year veteran of the FDNY who passed away due to injuries he sustained while responding to a fire; and FDNY Captain John R. Graziano, who served with the FDNY for 26 years and helped in the rescue and recovery efforts after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

Lastly, cultural icons honored include former New York Knick Anthony Mason, who played on the team for five years; and painter and illustrator Norman Rockwell, who is being honored after a push by the Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School – a DOE school – to rename a block of West 103rd Street near where Rockwell grew up, just in time for the arrival of the Norman Rockwell Museum in New York City.

Hip Hop Pioneer/CEO of Heart & Soul Productions, Ray Chandler (rear), Hip Hop Pioneer Kool Herc, Al Pizzaro, Founder International Hip Hop Parade (IHHP)., Kool Herc's sister, Cindy Cambell who helped spark the Hip Hop movement with her brother. Ray holds a copy of a book, Hip Hop Family Tree, with illustrations that depict the Pioneers of Hp Hop chronologically at Mayor Bill DiBlasio New York City borough-wide street renaming ceremony Feb. 25, 2016

See more video content at Heart & Soul YouTube Channel


Top: Charles Leake, Hip Hop Pioneers Afrika Bambatta, Kool Herc, & Ray Chandler Heart & Soul


Below: David Zucker & friends     Ray Chandler, Afrika Bambatta& Al Pizzao Int'l Hip Hop Parade

#HipHopBoulevard2016 

Read full story http://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/202-16/mayor-de-blasio-signs-legislation-co-name-42-thoroughfares-public-spaces/index.page

Heart & Soul Productions at the release of Toni Ann Semple's 4th Studio Project "MY SPIRIT"

The Concert was held at The Cell 358 w. 23rd Street, New York, NY. We thought that we would get there a bit early but when we arrived it was standing room only! Fortunately, her manager Joseph Nix was able to make accommodations for us. Ms. Semple is a beautiful and amazing artist and the minute that she sang her first note, we understood why she titled her new cd "MY Spirit". With every note she touched our spirit, and dare we say, the heart and soul of everyone in the room. As we looked around we saw that every guest was totally lost in her hypnotic sound. Her music likened itself to a delicious lyrical cocktail, a fusion of Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, and India Irie but at the same time so uniquely her own. Her band was absolutely amazing as well! All in all it was an incredible night and a very enjoyable experience.  In summary we must say that Toni Anne Semple is clearly an amazing artist!!!

  Published on Nov 5, 2015

Toni Ann Semple's 4th Studio Project "MY SPIRIT" Official website





Published on Aug 17, 2015

Heart & Soul connects with the community at HARLEM WEEK August 16, 2015 - PT 1.

Every year Heart & Soul goes out into the New York City communities to celebrate the rich diversity and history. The 2015 Harlem Week experience represents the Harlem community.  Sunday August 16, 2015 was the climax of a month-long Harlem celebration that included a diverse array of cultural, educational, social and entertainment events for people of all ages. We met of with lots of our "Heart & Soulers", (that's how we refer to out loyal clientele) and we had a great time together. There were thousands of happy people and a good time was had by all. As usual it was an exciting fun experience.


Published on Nov 5, 2015

Heart & Soul Productions:  Mt. Vernon Annual Arts On Third Street Festival 2015

The celebration went on for hours; there was lots fun, food, live entertainment, vendors and good food. The event stretched across several city blocks!


Published on Nov 5, 2015
Harlem Week/Day 2015: A Fun Filled Event (video content by KiaExplores)

This past Sunday was a beautiful day to be out and about. Heart & Soul Productions​ took full advantage of the day hanging out in the Mount Vernon, a city in Westchester County New York.  For those of you that may not know, this is an annual event for the city. We arrived around 4pm and things were in full swing! There were lots of interesting people to meet. There were also lots of Heart & Soulers welcoming us with open arms and hearty handshakes. Hosting the event was representatives from Radio 103.9 NY, Power 105.1 FM​ and WBLS 107.5​ radio stations.

We also spoke with our Muslims bothers about the "Million Man March on Washington" that was scheduled for October 10th, 2015 and offered our support. There were tons of vendor booths selling all sorts of stuff; bubble gum, lollipops, African masks, handmade jewelry, funnel cake , shaved ice. There were all sorts of food vendors selling street fair favorites like chicken, fish, shrimp , mac & cheese, french fries, corn on the cob, and collard greens! Several performance stages were strategically positioned inside certain blocks, flanking the main walkways along 3rd Street.

The Apollo Theater​ was represented on stage by our friend Billy Mitchell​, who made it very clear that he was a proud native of Mt Vernon. He hosted an Apollo Amateur Night-like competition, that offered Mt Vernon locals the opportunity to perform and a chance to audition for the Apollo Theater's famous Wednesday Amateur Night. It was really great watching all the local talent perform as we stood alongside fellow Promoter Lincoln Sessoms. ​ There were children's activities like, basketball, martial arts, boxing exhibitions, double dutch, face painting and arts & crafts. There were also representatives from several family health services organizations. Many top recording artists performed that day as well.  This was a good day and we can't wait to see what Mt. Vernon has in store for next year's festival!

   Published on Jul 6, 2015

 

12th Annual Bodysculpt of New York Childrens Sports & Fitness Expo, June 2015 Brooklyn, NY

This event was held at Boys & Girls High School Brooklyn, NY. The entire event is FREE for all participants.

   Published on Aug 14, 2014

Heart & Soul Productions at the grand opening of The Mall at Bay Plaza Bronx, NY August 14, 2014

The opening of the very first major retail mall in the Bronx was an event that we knew we could not miss. We needed to get a first-hand look at what the new mega shopping facility looked like. So we took a day and did a complete tour; we were not disappointed by what we saw.

Here what some of our followers said:

Alex Frazier 9 months ago: "This is great seeing a mall in the Bronx. Thank you NYC. Try another one down at the Hunts Point Market."

torn mask 10 months ago: (edited) "what's missing their is Hot Topic, Music n' Video Store, Toys Store, Papaya Restaurant, Mini Arcade also a Barber Shop & Women Salon! that would make it quite interesting for sure! thanks for sharing this video presentation it was really nice!!"

luis32789 1 year ago: "They did a good job with its design. Reminds me of the Eaton Centre in Toronto. I hope security takes a hard-line approach to keeping hoodlums and gangs out of there."

 

Bay Plaza rules of conduct sign


Published on Aug 14, 2014

Heart & Soul Annual Pre-Halloween Costume Parade at St. Athanasius School

Annual Pre-Halloween Costume Parade St, Athanasius School - Church of St Athanasius. We love it when the businesses and organizations take their community into consideration. This free event is held every year in the South Bronx, at the end of October. It starts out with a grand parade through the community with a. procession that included local school marching bands, step teams, and lots of children dressed in the cutest halloween costumes! There were a number of children dressed as Bat Man, Spider Man, Super Man, and Wonder Woman. Then there was also a one of a kind 7-11 Slurpie costume, a Dunkin Donut, and a Nathan's Hot dog!

The parade ended at a local park, where there was free snacks and halloween gift bags handed out. The night climaxed with a best costume competition and several performances on the park stage.

 

 

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