UrbanEventsAZ.com http://urbaneventsaz.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:09:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 SHORT HAIR CUTS FOR BLACK WOMENhttp://urbaneventsaz.com/short-hair-cuts-for-black-women/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=short-hair-cuts-for-black-women http://urbaneventsaz.com/short-hair-cuts-for-black-women/#comments Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:39:16 +0000 http://urbaneventsaz.com/?p=12330 images (7)

Let’s face it, short haircuts are not only sexy on women but mainly, they’re so easy to maintain.  Although black hair care and hair care products have come such a long way, many black women have not only been wearing their hair naturally but short as well and it looks good!  It is also a simple solution to the same age-old problem many of us may still have.

It’s funny how the economy has affected even the simplest things in our lives.  Having the means to go to the hair salon every two weeks or as often as needed has become a challenge for some.  Standing in front of the mirror doing your own is not only time consuming but also tiring when you have long hair.  There are other challenges black women face: trusting someone to do your hair right or the way you want it; moving to a new city/state where black hair care and/or products are almost impossible to find; finding someone who truly knows what they’re doing or losing your one and only hairstylist.  Black women also do not have the luxury of going to just any hair stylist or salon.  No wash and go here.  Some or all of these challenges have moved black women away from caring about having that super straight, long hair look into something more manageable, sexy yet stylish and also very professional, all in one.

Now some women don’t wear short hair well, some are afraid to go short and some are forced to be short or have no hair at all but how wonderful it is for black women to have the versatility and variety and to have come as far as we have.

There are so many short hairstyles to choose from; short, wild, funky or elegant and many variations such as the “short bob,” the “blunt bob,” the “asymmetrical bob” and the “angled bob.”  There’s the short “spiky” look, short “curly” look and the “wavy” look to only name a few.

Whatever the style, whatever the choice, whatever the reason, you wear it well!

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13 Simple Hair loss tips that worked for mehttp://urbaneventsaz.com/13-simple-hair-loss-tips-that-worked-for-me/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=13-simple-hair-loss-tips-that-worked-for-me http://urbaneventsaz.com/13-simple-hair-loss-tips-that-worked-for-me/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:25:05 +0000 http://urbaneventsaz.com/?p=12318 images (6)

They always say not to rub your hair dry. This is a common one. We have mentioned a few practices you can follow that will help reduce your hair fall prominently. Some of these things that will help:

  • Be soft on your wet hair. It is advisable not to rub your hair dry and avoid combing through them. Your hair is prone to breaking when wet, and soon you will have a bunch of falling hair and regret.

  • Clean your combs as using a dirty comb is one of the reasons that lead to hair loss as well. Taking a bath or shampooing each week is necessary to control hair loss.

  • Massaging the scalp regularly stimulates the blood flow which in turn promotes the growth of hair , better health and less hair loss

  • Expose your hair to a minimum of heat treatment as you can. The heat makes the shaft dry, which leads to dry and frizzy hair. Over a period of time, your hair turns brittle which will ultimately result in hair loss.

  • Use cold water or water at room temperature instead of hot water. If you have dry and frizzy hair when you walk out of the shower, it means the water was too hot for your hair.

  • Instead of opting for an boutique parlor treatment, use natural products that are safe and produce no side effects

  • You have always heard about this cliché’ that when you are healthy inside will your hair be healthy too. This is true. There are a few things you can add to your diet. Proteins are essential along with the vitamin group that includes Vitamin A, B complex, C, and E. Vitamin B is most popularly known for its importance in the hair growth and hair loss control while Vitamin C prevents premature graying. You will find anemic women suffering from maximum hair fall. Well, that is because of deficiency of iron in their diet.

  • Get some sweat. Thats right, you need to work out as this increases the blood flow through the body that helps in stimulation of the scalp.

  • Hot oil treatments is the best answers to the problem of hair loss. The tradition of oiling the hair has started from ancient India.

  • Cut down on your coffee habit. Caffeine depletes the body of its  natural resources of nutrients, and that includes the  nutrients required for hair. Switch to an alternative to coffee and move on to something more healthy.

  • Stay hydrated with a lot of water

  • Keep the scalp clean and as far as possible away from chemicals. Use a shampoo that is mild. Use a mild shampoo and keep the scalp clean, and as far as possible from chemicals.

  • Trim your hair regularly to avoid split ends.


About the Author: Jasmine Bilimoria is a research writer and contributor with Guci Image. Guci Image is a New Jersey-based hair loss treatments and Hair Extensions center, whose worldwide services and technologies are aimed at resolving any kind of hair loss problems.

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Where: Ikeda Theater
Start time: 8:00PM
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Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts “Soweto Gospel Choir” Apr. 19http://urbaneventsaz.com/scottsdale-center-for-the-performing-arts-soweto-gospel-choir-apr-19/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=scottsdale-center-for-the-performing-arts-soweto-gospel-choir-apr-19 http://urbaneventsaz.com/scottsdale-center-for-the-performing-arts-soweto-gospel-choir-apr-19/#comments Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:44:08 +0000 http://urbaneventsaz.com/?p=12262 rsz_1soweto_gospel_choir_-_photo_by_lorenzo_di_nozziSoweto Gospel Choir

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 8 p.m.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present the Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir on Saturday, April 19, at 8 p.m.

Tickets are available for $39, $49 and $69 through www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or (480) 499-TKTS (8587).

Celebrating the unique inspirational power of African gospel music, the Soweto Gospel Choir has become an international musical phenomenon, bringing its heartfelt message of love, joy and hope to audiences around the world. The Choir draws on the best talent from the many churches in and around Soweto. Its exuberant vocal performances, athletic dance numbers and traditional attire create an unforgettable concert experience.

Founded in 2002, the Soweto Gospel Choir quickly earned widespread acclaim when its first single, Voices of Heaven, reached No. 1 on Billboard’s World Music Chart. In 2006, the Choir performed as invited guests at the 75th birthday celebration of its patron, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, in front of an audience that included former President Nelson Mandela, Samuel L. Jackson, Alfre Woodard and Carlos Santana. The Choir has made television appearances on ConanLeno and The Today Show, and has garnered two American Gospel Music Awards in 2003 and the Grammy Award for “Best Traditional World Music Album” two years in a row: in 2006 for Blessed and in 2007 for African Spirit.

The Soweto Gospel Choir recently released its fifth album, Divine Decade (Decca), a celebration of the ensemble’s past 10 years of artistic collaborations and accolades, and embarked on a major U.S. tour honoring the life and legacy of the late Nelson Mandela, who was a friend of the Choir.

Divine Decade showcases the wonderful diversity of the group’s style as a gospel choir that sings across all genres of music. Opening with an address from Archbishop Tutu, the recording features collaborations with a wide range of guest artists that exhibit the Choir’s breadth of repertoire, from U2 and Robert Plant to Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Among the featured tracks are the Choir’s popular hits such as Sedilaka, Sarah McLachlan’s Angel, The Jackson 5’s I’ll Be There and the Fish Out of Water remix of Put On Your Boots, its collaboration with U2.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. Second St. in downtown Scottsdale, two blocks south of Indian School Road and three blocks east of Scottsdale Road. Free parking is available in the public parking garage located to the west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Wells Fargo Avenue. Additional free parking is available at the Old Town Parking Corral at East Second Street and Brown Avenue and at the Civic Center Library parking garage located on Drinkwater Boulevard at East Second Street.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers performance accommodations to enhance audience members’ experience, including: American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation or live audio description with two weeks advance notice. Assistive-listening devices and wheelchair seating are always available. Visit www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or contact the Patron Services Box Office at (480) 499-TKTS (8587) [TDD: (480) 874-4694] for further details. Please inquire about services when ordering tickets.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers a variety of ticket discounts for members at the Duet level and above, groups of 10 or more and those purchasing packages to four or more events in one order. The Center also provides free tickets to selected events for eligible students and veterans, and 50-percent off tickets to selected events for patrons 29 and under.Visitwww.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or call 480-499-TKTS (8587) for more information.

The Store at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers a unique selection of art-related merchandise, including artist-made jewelry, imaginative toys, decorative objects from around the world, furnishings for home and office, and music, books and greeting cards. Members receive a 10-percent discount, and gift-wrapping and shipping also are available. Purchases are tax-free and support the programs of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The Store is open seven days a week: Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.; and throughout most evening events. Phone: (480) 874-4644.

One of the premier performing-arts halls in the Western United States, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts showcases a diverse season of dance, music, theater and film from around the world. More than 1,000 indoor and outdoor performances, educational programs, festivals and other events are presented and hosted at the Center each year serving approximately 250,000 participants and contributing substantially to Scottsdale’s high quality of life and reputation as a vibrant arts destination. The Center’s education and outreach programs reach nearly 20,000 children and adults each year. Most events take place in the state-of-the-art, 853-seat Virginia G. Piper Theater, recognized for its intimacy, acoustics and comfort. Additional venues include the 137-seat Stage 2 and neighboring 1,800-capacity Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located on Scottsdale Civic Center Park, a 21-acre urban oasis next to the city’s Old Town and gallery districts.

The nonprofit Scottsdale Cultural Council is contracted by the City of Scottsdale to manage the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art. The Cultural Council is funded in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, which receives support from the State of Arizona and National Endowment for the Arts.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. Second St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Patron Services Box Office: (480) 499-TKTS (8587)
TDD: (480) 874-4694
Web: www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/ScottsdalePerformingArts
Twitter: www.Twitter.com/ScottsdaleArts
YouTube: www.YouTube.com/ScottsdaleArts
Email: info@sccarts.org
Fax: (480) 874-4699

MEDIA: For interviews, digital photographs or additional information please contact:

Bill Thompson
Public Relations Manager
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Email: billt@sccarts.org
Phone: (480) 874-4626

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Alpha Phi Alpha Informational Seminar on Apr. 23http://urbaneventsaz.com/alpha-phi-alpha-informational-seminar-on-apr-23/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=alpha-phi-alpha-informational-seminar-on-apr-23 http://urbaneventsaz.com/alpha-phi-alpha-informational-seminar-on-apr-23/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:56:06 +0000 http://urbaneventsaz.com/?p=12347 rsz_1apa_spring2014_informational_1

If you are a male Arizona State University student or a college graduate who’s interested in joining Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the Delta Tau Lambda (Phoenix Alumni) and Mu Eta (ASU Undergraduate) Chapters will be hosting a Joint Informational Seminar at 7 PM on April 23 in COOR 174 on the Arizona State University Tempe Campus.

Business Attire is required.
This informational seminar will be an opportunity for interested men to meet members of the fraternity, learn about the fraternity’s history/chapter initiatives and requirements for membership.
Attendees should be enrolled at Arizona State University or hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution.
For more information regarding the Informational Seminar, please visit phoenixalphas.org contact Chris Billingsley, Dean of Membership, at chris.billingsley@phoenixalphas.org.
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Forest Whitaker
DATE April 24, 2014
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church; 1401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix

The word “democracy” is one of the most recognized, venerated, and misunderstood terms in the English language. Its potential, however, has yet to be fully realized, because it is routinely distorted, misjudged and exploited. In order for American democracy to flourish and expand, its origins, evolution, and potency must be interpreted, discussed, and practiced by everyday people, scholars, and visionaries from various walks of life.

The inaugural ASU Center for the Study of Race and Democracy’s Delivering Democracy lecturer, featuring Academy Award winning actor and decorated humanitarian, Forest Whitaker, will treat the 6th largest city in the United States to a timely and creative discussion of the promise of American Democracy. Whitaker is one of the world’s most accomplished actors, directors, producers and community activists, and when chosen as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, their leading U.S. diplomat stated Forest Whitaker was considered “the perfect choice” because … “He exemplifies compassion in every area of his life, with humility and grace. He does this because it’s the right thing to do” particularly in his work with youth in emerging and expanding democracies. Please do not miss this signature event featuring one of the most celebrated and insightful people of our age.


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