This June marks the 30th anniversary of Black Music Month. We commend Mr. Kenny Gamble, of the popular R&B songwriting and production team Gamble & Huff, for being the person who encouraged former President Jimmy Carter to officially designate June as a time to acknowledge the contributions Black musicians have made to the art form.
While most of the emphasis on Black music today is placed on contemporary artists, the original intent of the proclamation was to remember the evolution of Black music in America.
During the 17th and 18th centuries slaves who attended church also applied the call-and-response style of music when singing hymns and psalms. This approach extended to singing that occurred in the plantation fields and eventually created the Negro Spirituals and other areas that impacted popular American music.
Check your local listings for special events in honor of Black Music Month all throughout June.
FURTHER MARK DOWNS
Take advantage of further markdowns on Donnavinci, Lisa Rene, DV Jeans and now even DVC Exclusive! All up to 30% Off ! Even our hats, which have been so popular, are now marked down (what's left of them). Remember, many suit & hat styles come in fabrics and colors that are "all year round". So, take advantage of this sale to buy for next season. Then you can increase your profit margin or pass the savings on to your clients. Hurry, cause size & color selection on most styles are extremely limited.
August is almost around the corner, which means one important thing: Time to plan your trip to Las Vegas for the all famous WWD MAGIC International Trade Show.
This summer The MAGIC SHOW will be at an earlier date than usual, from August 17 -19. This is the time we look forward to connecting with you in person. It also allows you to see and feel our luxurious fabrics, detailed and precision beadwork, in person. The "in person" experience is incomparable to seeing the style in our catalogs. Plus, as always, we will have Show Specials which are ONLY available during the 3 show days. After that, they will be back to regular price.
The incentives for coming to Vegas for MAGIC are great, but the best is the money you will save by combining a business & pleasure trip together. Whether you come with a friend, a spouse or even the family, Vegas has something for everyone. You can visit magiconline.com for great deals on air & hotel accommodations.
We are always so inspired and blessed when receiving Praise from the people who really matter, our customers! Here is a note we received from Ophelia Armstrong, owner of My Girlfriend's Closet, in Phoenix Arizona, talking about our April 2010 Newsletter:
"Hello, thank you for sending me this wonderful and inspiring newsletter. This is such a special newsletter; I can't stop saying it, thank you, thank you, and thank you. I know you have inspired not only me, but millions of other women and businesses. You guys really know what you are doing and are very good at what you do. I really love your new line, Donna by Donna, and I can't wait to get my catalog. Keep up the outstanding work, your helping the world of fashions for beautiful women who wear your beautiful clothes, such as myself. I believe you are a group of anointed people with a lot of compassion, I see it in your fashions, and I read it in your newsletters. Have a wonderful and awesome day!!!"
Thank you Ophelia & BE BLESSED!
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