Monday, August 2, 2010

OUT 862--JOEL KING's HARLEM NIGHTS THEMED 30th B-DAY PARTY at SYNDICATE LOFTS--JULY 31

Photos by Paul Lowell (first two pics) and Ma'atology Therre's YOURS TRULY, Ma'at Atkins with my former theater mentee Joel King taking a pic at his 30th b-day party.

YOURS TRULY hammin it up with sexy socialite Mykeia Coco Thomas.



Thomas gettin her diva pose on.






The band entertaining the crowd.


Making an appearance were the "crown" sisters: Mrs. St. Louis Ola and current Mrs. Missouri Carrie Hruza.





The band singing jazz standards including "Summertime."



THE FOLLOWING PICS ARE SOME OF THE HARLEM NIGHTS THEMED COSTUMES FROM SOME OF THE GUESTS.





















Model Christian Cofield (right) and longtime friend.




















King arrived midway in the party welcoming everyone for coming to his party.














An attendant dressed like the "main lady of the evening " Sunshine.










King's mother and family arriving.
















One of King's sisters.












King with fellow theater peers (from left) Chuck Flowers and Jerome Davis and mother.












The highlight of the party was the Vera and Her Girls skit as Willena Vaughn played Vera, the den mother.










AN HERE ARE HER "GIRLS"























Actress/singer Cody Lashae




















Dancer Black Pearl.



















The Girls.



















Vaughn was in character just like the Della Reese character and also saaaaaaaaang for the crowd too.






















Another "girl" was Reona Lenox














HERES TWO MORE GIRLS BELOW :
























































King and the Girls..

























Lashae also saaaaaaang.



























As did actress/singer Olivia Neal--saaaaaaaaaaaang.

























And this young sista did her thing on the mic too.





























Guests in their Harlem Nights gear (you see Abesi Manyando of Abesi PR? LOL)




























King grabs a leg as the cast poses.






























King directing the cast of "Real Life" an upcoming hip-hop opera style production on street life. The cast gave a teaser of one of the songs from the show.


































King changed into his gangster suit as he poses with the mother (and in a few pics down she will get the Too Much Playin pic).





























After the party was the PARTY.
















And below is the TOO MUCH PLAYIN PIC



















Joel's mother and King cut a rug as Manyando looks on. She was workin it! Afterward she said, "Dancin is just like shoutin." LOL

































Folks were Fantasy slidin and percolatin up in there!


































Actor/poet Sir Earvin Williams was the emcee on the mp3s.

























A pic of one of the two b-day cakes King had.






































King asked for everyone to singhim Happy B-day. LOL.






















King cutting the cake.



























Say Cheese!























Lenox get snuggy with Post's Kevin Johnson.













NOTE: This was a great themed party as the motif was based on the 1990 Eddie Murphy cult film, "Harlem Nights" from the costumes to the decor (and the film was looped and projected on one of the walls). It was all colors and persuasions up in the mix all wishing Joel King a Happy B-day!





















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