Welcome Spring and Summer 2004!

STACIA is back from her travels. The Congress hotel was the site of our reunionI Luncheon guests included Stacia, Maya Love, (Folk Singer and April's daughter), Jody and her daughter Lori (who kindly hosted Stacia in Scottsdale while she healed from the most recent operation on her leg). And there was STACIA! Looking wonderful and smiling and hugging me!
We lunched and chatted, took photos and had a wonderful time. Urged on by the girls Maya Love was persuaded to give an impromptu concert in the garden!  "Drowning In Despair," & 'Wendy's Song." were two of the songs she played. Maya, 25, was.......

MAYA LOVE is working on her first album and plays folk clubs in Tucson, Miami, Los Angeles and New York; so watch out for a LIVE PERFORMANCE BY MAYA LOVE CABALLERO.
Lunched with Courtney Smith and Scarlett at the Congress Hotel last week. They enjoyed their Arizona vacation!
 Angie, Who is that gorgeous guy on your welcome page for 04!!! Best Wishes, Nicola XXX Hoping you're having a cool 2004.

On a political note :
Some Dare Call It Treason: Wake Up America!
by Dr. Robert Bowman, USAF Ret. Check out this link:

And from CODE PINK, our friendly activists comes this news...
April 29, 2004

1,150,000 women marched for their lives on April 25th "clad in hot pink," Monday's LA Times front-page article reported. Demonstrators came from across the US and other countries in the largest march in history. A giant THANK YOU to all the women who came, helped, and marched in this amazing event.
Check out some great photos taken at the march:


Le Festival de Fez sera lieu Mai 28 au 5 Juin 2004 en Maroc!

The Star Line Up for 10th Anniversary Fez Festival
Includes Miriam Makeba and Youssou N’Dour.

Photo of Miriam Makeba thanks to http://music.lycos.com/pictures/fullimage.asp?QT=A&QW=Miriam+Makeba&AN=Miriam+Makeba&AID=&MID=17261&MPI=0&PI=6

Mary Finnigan takes up the story:
"World Music stars from around the planet will gather in the holy city of Fez in Morocco to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Fez Festival of World Sacred Music from 28 May to 5 June 2004.  The spectacular line-up includes living legends like South Africa’s Miriam Makeba and Youssou N’Dour from Senegal.
The programme for each Fez Festival is based in a theme. This year it is “Traces of Light” – representing a beacon of hope and a message of peace from the Islamic world. The festival’s founder and Director General Faouzi Skali summarises its mission:
“With the creation of a space where spirit, art and thought converge,” he writes,” the festival and its concurrent Forum dialogues provide an opening onto new perspectives.”
The aim of the Fez Festival Forum “Giving Soul to Globalisation” is to encourage understanding and collaboration between diverse cultures and spiritual traditions. Inspired by the festival theme, the 2004 Forum will focus on transforming ideas that emerge from the dialogue into action. Participants include the French Foreign Minister Dominque de Villepin.
 In March 2004, the festival’s international organisation, The Spirit of Fez, will extend this mission into North America, with a concert tour to more than 20 cities in the United States."
 The festival opens in a dramatic open air setting -- the walled courtyard of the Bab Makina Palace -- with a Sufi ceremony including the Whirling Dervishes of Konya, inspired by the 13th century mystical poet Jallaladin Rumi.
The Festival chooses individual performers and ensembles rooted in the essence of spiritual traditions – Tibetan Buddhist Dancing Monks for example, Qawwali music from Pakistan and Russian Orthodox chants.  Others at Fez in 2004 include The Tallis Scholars from the UK, mystical songs from the Lebanon, sacred traditions from Morocco’s Atlas mountains and sacred songs from Palestine.
Performers who combine their roles as entertainers with active engagement in politics are a feature of the Fez Festival. In 2003 there was Gilberto Gil, rock star and Brazil’s Minister of Culture. This year the veteran Syrian MP Sabah Fakhri makes a third return visit to the festival, performing his Songs of Spiritual Love.
 There’ll be some amplified guitars and a rousing grand finale from the Arc Gospel Choir from Harlem, but overall the Fez Festival remains true to the origins of world music – a level of artistic integrity that defies the recent trend towards a more westernised idiom.

For further information contact: Mary Finnigan                                                                                       lotusdemon@blueyonder.co.uk
FEZ FESTIVAL: www.obmaroc.com

 Haji Mike and Marina are enjoying their new daughter!
"Thanks, there is nothing more precious in life than life itself. Our sleeping routines are hectic but each time we see Melina smile its irrelevant!"
Saturday's vote for the reunification of Cyprus resulted in a decision that will take me a while to understand. I hope everything secures the happiness of the Cypriot inhabitants.
Also this week:
The First" pet cat has been found in a Cypriot tomb, reports Reuters, WASHINGTON, April 8 French scientists have discovered one of the earliest pet cats found in a richly furnished tomb in Cyprus. The burial site was 9,500 years old.

Thank you for your wonderful article on Cyprus History, as a British Born Cypriot.......I know very little about the island's history......I was particularly surprised to read about the linobambaki - it is the first time I've heard this word.  
Thank you and I look forward Part three of your tribute to Cyprus.
PS. I came across your article today whilst searching for news on the referendum as my ancestors came from the North of the Island, a place called Akanthou which I visited in 1970 as a small girl.  Do you know it?
Click here for Angie's Cyprus Essays

Here are friends and Media folks with entertainment to amuse you!

Howdy folks- I do hope you get a chance to check out some new clips I've placed up on the web.... DeAundra has a new song, Nelson throws a party for Ru, and Tom Z cuts a rug!!!!!!


A racetrack Chihuahua?
Wide-load love in an infield trailer?
An innovative penis-measuring technique?
It's all online now in my LIVE, uncensored report from Sunday's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway!
Love, Betty Jack DeVine

Jimmy Lalumia has a wonderful artcile about his catalogue and record releases--Check out the man responsible for Death to Disco!

D.J. Tennessee has gigs, television shows and wonderful rare footage and videos:
Tonite- swing into spring with me  & 2 brand new videos from Kylie Minogue- a live version of "Cant Get You Outta My Head" & her new hot like fire single "Slow". this could very well be the ONLY place you see Kylie on US television - she wisely pulled outta that VH-1 Divas Live crap at the last minute when they tried to force her to do only "Locomotion" & "Cant Get You.." She was like , hello, Ive got a new album to promote. VH-1 have always proven themselves to be such clueless skunks but Hey! no worries- you've got Tennavision! www.kylie.com
Also tonite we'll pay tribute to Jan Miner best known for her role as "Madge" on the Palmolive TV ads. Then its on to niteclub world and find your space under sun with singer Ari Gold www.arigold.com  & go Up Up & Away with 60's divas The Washed Up Blondes. 
Next,  you 're gonna get rocked with the new bootleg video for "Gay Bar" by Electric 6 . You wont wanna miss this its a laff riot with Bush and Blair performing it! www.electricsix.com
Then we'll pay a visit to my pal Letitia SD from the BBC 1xtra online radio from some cheeky fun . Be sure to catch Letitia's show all you night owls every Fri & Sat  4am-7am. its the best of R'n'B , Hip Hop, Reggae, 2Step & Drum and Bass - Big Up the London Massive!!!  www.bbc.co.uk/1xtra
Then we cap things off with a visit to The Cock for Cock n Soul where I had the honor to guest DJ for Gant Johnson!  Pop in on a Tues. nite and congratulate Nashom on the success The Ones have had with the new George Michael album  which recently hit #1 on The UK album chart.George did a new version of"Flawless' with his lyrics mashed up to the tune! www.theones.org
Tennavision airs this and every Saturday nite @ 2am on Channel 57  Manhattan Neighborhood Network  - outside of NYC or no cable ? NO problem - log on to www.mnn.org  and watch online! 
WILL GREGA's new release is celebrated by RANDY JONES & BEGO'S RELEASE PARTY at CLUB RUMOR.

Village People, Randy Jones and celebrity author Mark Bego will be hosting a party on May 7th. in New York to celebrate remixer and recording artist Will Grega's release of his new CD "Lounge Lessons." The party will take place on May 7th. at Club Rumor located at 130 W. 3rd Street, NYC
  (btw 6th Avenue and McDougal Street)

The evening will feature the world premier of Will's new remixes of Lenny Kravitz's "Believe In Me", Will's own "When Doves Cry", and newly remixed tracks by Clutter Records recording artist Reuben. Music by DJ Armstead.
Will Grega is the OMA Winner for Outstanding Dance/Electronica Recording of 2003.

On the same night at CBGB's in New York, another legend is performing!  Their press release says.....
MUNSTER RECORDS.COM PRESENTS the legendary icon of the no wave and special effects guitarist von lmo from the black light dimension along with noise rock drummer bobby ryan from future language live together again at nyc's CBGBs on Friday May 7th 2004 at 11pm with special guest band appearances.
And from Dahlia Schweitzer:
If you're itching to see me live (and, I mean, WHO ISN'T?!), you can always check www.dahliaschweitzer.com/news.html

. Berlin, GER: 27.04 DJ'ing at White Trash with Gene Serene*.
. Berlin, GER: 29.04 at Mudd Club with Gene Serene*.
. Berlin, GER: 30.04 at School.
. Essen, GER: 22.05 at Club Shanghai.
. Berlin, GER: 28.05 at Big Eden for the German Fetish Ball!
. London, UK: 29.05 at Red Lounge for Computer Blue.
. Tel Aviv, ISR: 11.06 at Kosmonaut.
. ...More dates to be confirmed.
(Gene Serene is shockingly lovely + visiting from London. Check her here: www.geneserene.co.uk)

Vince Bryant is very hot about artist......
 Matthew Dekay is going strong
         Matthew Dekay is a recording artist for the likes of Little Mountain Records, Deep Records and now his own imprint, Dekay records, His touring schedule continues to grow, based around his monthly residency at Club Stalker, and various events for Extrema in Holland. Dekay tours the international circuit regularly playing across Europe (Hungary, UK, Turkey, Russia, Ireland, Romania, Greece etc.)
Xaviera Hollander is busy as usual.
After a triumphant 6 week visit to Los Angeles, Mexico and New York XAVIERA is poised to accept the invitation of The Hague's CONCORDIA THEATER staging English-spoken plays for an extended run. This in itself is a reason to plan a trip to HOLLAND! 

Xaviera Hollander presents:
CHICKEN  - the true story of a teenage gigolo
Written & Performed by David Henry Sterry -
Click on above link for full details