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Diva JC performs in Feb and March

Event Details

Diva JC performs in Feb and March

Time: February 26, 2010 at 6:30pm to March 7, 2010 at 4pm
Location: Various venues
City/Town: Kingston, Jamaica and New York City
Website or Map:…
Event Type: concert, series
Organized By: Diva JC
Latest Activity: Feb 22, 2010

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Event Description

February 26, 2010
Kingston, Jamaica

Joan Cartwright performs 3 gigs in NYC

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Thursday, March 4, 2010 @ 7-9 p.m.
Diva JC with the Tom Zlabinger Trio
York College
94-15 159th Street, Jamaica, NY 11433

Saturday, March 6, 2010 @ 2-4 p.m.

Saturday, March 6, 2010 @ 2-4 p.m.
Langston Hughes Library
100-01 Northern Boulevard
Corona, NY 11368
March 7 Sunday Brunch @ 1-4 p.m.

The Shrine
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. (133-134 st)
New York, NY 10030
This concert is part of the

Held at the following locations and dates:

1. The Zinc Bar 82 W 3rd St 7:30-9:30 NY NY
Mar 5 Adela Dalto y Mujeres Latinas,
Mar 12 Brianne Ford New Orleans Jazz and Soul
Mar 13 Kit Mc Clure Quartet
Mar 19 Aziza Miller JazzSoetry
Mar 20 Flame and Jasmin Braithwaite & Mary Wormworth
Mar 26 Annette Aguilar and Stringbeans CD release
Mar 27 Okaru Lovelace Jam
Mar 31 Luciana Padmore tiKiPad

2. Bowery Wine Co. 13 East 1st 7:30-10 NY, NY
Mar 10 Kim Clarke Trio
MAr 11 Sheryl Bailey Jane Getter Guitar Duo
Mar 17 Kelly Powers with guest vocalist
Mar 24 Cynthia Hilts Ensemble
Mar 30 Marilyn Kleinberg Quartet
Mar 31 Jane Leder

3. Jazz 966 Ft Greene Senior Center @ 966 Fulton St Bklyn NY
Mar 12 Bertha Hope
Mar 26 Caribbean salute to Haiti

4. The Proper Cafe 217-01 Linden Blvd Cambria Heights NY
Mar 22 Debbie Knapper and Friends

5. Grand Opening of the Lakshmi Holistic Arts Center
Mar 27 Black Dakini Goddess DANCE CO.,YOGA, MUSIC,FOOD
Mar 28 Black Dakini Goddess DANCE CO.,YOGA, MUSIC,FOOD

6. Le Petit Toukouleur 667 Classon Ave entrance on Bergen Bklyn
Mar16 Camille Thurman Trio

7. The Shrine 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd., NY, (212) 690-7807
Mar 7 Joan Cartwright @ 1-4 p.m. with Kim Clarke and Bertha Hope
Mar 8 Bertha Hope Monica Hope

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