Monday, April 14, 2008

Recap: AVENUE REPORT Magazine Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Reviewed by Miss Aminata
DCFab! Correspondent
Monday, April 14, 2008

The celebration which marked the AVENUE REPORT's 1st anniversary was hands down a fab! event. From the choice of venue, the National Music Center (801 K Street, NW) to the overall atmosphere, AVENUE REPORT showed and proved that they intend to be a mainstay in the realm of Black media. 

(Photo: Miss Aminata, DCFab! correspondent with Ra-Fael of 2 R's Entertainment & Media)

The featured artist of the night, Ryan Leslie ( his hit single is "Diamond Girl") took forever and a day to grace us with his presence, but he's excused...simply because he was more than willing to take a pic with your girl! 

(Photo: DCFab! correspondent, Miss Aminata with her Editor-in-Chief's new crush Ryan Leslie) :)

Oh and DC's finest, "The R&B Hippie NeoSoul RockStar", Raheem Devaughn was in the building looking rather dapper. LOVE(S) the shades! 

(Photo: Miss Aminata with Raheem DeVaughn, one of the coverboys of the Avenue Report's Spring 2008 issue)

It was more than a pleasure to mix and mingle with a plethora of Black businessmen and women, entrepreneurs and local party goers.

(Photo: Brian of Verdette Clothing and Ike of SMACK Energy Bar) 
To top it off, University of MD alum and DC's very own DJ Alizay maintained crowd energy with the bangin' (pardon my vernacular) hits! 

(Photo: DJ Alizay on the 1's and 2's...)

While it was a delight to see a lot of familiar faces...

(Photo: DCFab's Miss Ami with the busiest promoter in DC Kavon...did y'all see his feature in Shy Magazine?)

...and new faces... 

(Photo: Darnerien, a promo model for the Avenue Report with Miss Aminata)

I was particularly excited to run into "Onyx" (yes, the one from I Love NY) who was very friendly, even after I thought he was Caron Butler...OOPS! :) 

(Photo: DCFab!'s Ami with Onyx from I Love NY!)

I asked one party goer how they were enjoying the event and she replied, "It's amazing to see so many of us come out to have a great time...I'm very proud of Avenue Report and I wish them much success!"

(Photo: The crowd at the Avenue Report's One Year Anniversary party!)

All in all, no complaints...

Special thanks to Ra-Fael Blanco, the VP Media Relations of 2R's Entertainment & Media, Inc. for allowing me to bring a friend ;)  Congrats to a successful night!