Thursday, May 27, 2010

AudioTRIP: If You Didn't Catch It, Check the Vid and Pretend You Were There

audiotrip - be there from ralston smith on Vimeo.

Last week, on May 18, Liberated Muse, via our Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest, was a community partner for the awesome event which was AudioTRIP, presented by Lil So So Productions and Smirnoff. Check out this video and witness folks converging on LUX Nightclub on a Tuesday evening enjoying music you aren't apt to find on the radio, festing with folks new and old and bringing a new spin to what entertainment looks like.  AudioTRIP is set to happen later this year, I bet you that you won't want to miss it. Enjoy.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Running: AMOK Teaser Show Complimentary Passes All Gone: Tix on Sale June 5

Congrats to all who hopped on the chance to get a free sneak peek at our first Liberated Muse play "Running: AMOK" which debuts this summer in the Capital Fringe Fest. We gave away over 30 complimentary passes to the teaser show which is Thursday, June 24 at 7:30pm at Annie's Art Gallery in Camp Springs, MD. Tickets to the teaser go on sale on June 5. (stay tuned for link). There will be snippets of the play and an hour-long live music concert featuring singers Teisha Marie, Dionne, Quineice and Anonamas. Dionne was featured this week on for her new single release "Move". Check it out here.

Running: AMOK is written and directed by Liberated Muse's co-founder Khadijah "Moon" Ali-Coleman with music instrumentation composed by musician Gary Young. Check out the first video teaser of the play below. To get the July show times of the play, click here.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The 2010 Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest Line-Up Announced

So, this year, the number of submissions for this year's Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest were off the chain. Got submissions from across the country-- shoot, across the world-- and dozens of submission from those in the Nation's Capital. We listened to mp3s, watched videos and "googled" folks to see what buzz folks have been creating. It was tough. The talent in the Nation's Capital is phenomenal. Here's who we invited to rock it out on Saturday, July 24 from 11am-6pm for the 3rd Annual Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest:

Visit the festival website at

Monday, May 17, 2010


Get ready to take a trip that will span the globe! LSP and Smirnoff team up for what promises to be one of the most memorable events this year. "AudioTRIP" will take attendees to new musical heights with an amazing line up of dj, live music and fashion talent. Frequent flyer miles are included for travelers 21 and up. RSVP for free entry and access to all the terminals and special in-flight Smirnoff cocktails. THE NEW LOCATION IS LUX Lounge-649 New York Avenue, NW-WDC.

Featuring three terminals of music:

Terminal One:
DJ Spinna w/DJ Handspeak & Maze One
Special Guest Host: Nikki Strong of "Strong in the City" WHUR (96.3FM)
Live Musical Performances by: Ne'a Posey & AB
Sponsored by: CASRAM & Monument Arts Festival

Terminal Two:
Daz-I-Kue & Waajeed w/DJ 2-Tone Jones & Roddy Rod
Sponsored by: BELLA & The Capital Hip Hop Soul Festival

Terminal Three:
Rich Medina w/The Soul Controllers (DJs Stylus & Jahsonic)
Live Painting by: Aniekan Udofia
Sponsored by: The Adinkra Group, Biribelle & The Black LuvFest

PLEASE NOTE: ALL RSVPS must be made via by Tuesday, May 18th-4PM. Facebook RSVPS will not be pulled.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

This Weekend Come SWAP & Win Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest CD

The General Store Inc's Summer Swap Meet and Greet

1:00pm – 5:00pm
Warehouse Loft
411 New York Avenue NE
Washington DC, DC 20002
Ladies. Women. Frugalistas everywhere!!

 The General Store Inc's Summer Swap Meet and Greet is this weekend, so mark your calendar to get your swap on!

The summer months tend to keep us all a little busy between beach getaways, family reunions, weddings, baby showers bbqs, etc. Swapping is great for all you frugalistas out there.

And of course swapping is a great way to reduce landwaste and promote recycling. And what better way to give your purse a vacay and meet new people!

Please bring AT LEAST 5 pieces of your gently used SUMMER clothing and accessories. That's it. Swap for as long and as much you like.

Artist Lady Pcoq will be the hostess for the afternoon. Cam Jus will supply swapping sounds. The General Store Inc's Official Summer Swap Mix II available for free while supplies last.

Door Prize drawing for the 2 Official TGS SWAG BAGs featuring

-Life Is....CD from Artist Tamara Wellons

-Revenge of the Smart Chicks II: Ambitious Gods CD from Artist
Carolyn Malachi

-designer handbag by DCFASHIONSTYLIST
-Signed copy of Liberated Muse Volume I: How I Freed My Soul edited by Khadijah Ali-Coleman
-Commemorative Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest compilation CD featuring Substantial, Uninterrupted Band, Afi Soul, Gods'illa, Cool Cee Brown, Mycah Chevalier and more!


Patsy's Luxury Pedicure is the chardonnay of pedicures you've been waiting for. The ultimate pampering experience includes nail care (cuticle care and shaping), exfoliation, callus treatment, deep hydrating masque for the legs and paraffin foot treatment to soften the skin of the feet. It ends with a foot massage and a beautiful polish to complete your service.

How does the swap work?

1. RSVP to
2. Bring AT LEAST 5 items of gently used clothing items to the venue.
3. Only summer items and accessories will be accepted.(damaged, worn, torn, stained or ripped items WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.)
4. Any item you bring to the swap must be in good condition.

" If you wouldn't wear it please do not bring it".

We will accept the following items: dresses, shorts, bottoms, denim, skirts, shoes, jewelry, short sleeve and tank tops, scarves, purses and hats.


Admission fee is only $7.

You MUST RSVP and attend event to have your name placed in the drawing for the prizes.

(BYOB-Bring Your Own Bags)

DCFASHIONSTYLIST/carolynmalachi/ hip hop soul fest/

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Call for Acts and Free Stuff-- You Gotta Read This One!

Check out these updates:

Performance Opportunity
We are looking for acts for this Saturday for an event in DC. Family-friendly acts call us at 240-413-1130 for info. Great opp for those interested in selling CDs or building an audience. Ten minute set. Dancers, singers, rappers, bands.

Get Rid of Your Stuff!
On June 12, the General Store Inc. partners with us to do a down-home yard sale & bake sale in Marvin Gaye Park to raise funds for our Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest taking place Sat, July 24. Sound retro and fun? It will be! Bring your gently used things to us on June 11 to be sold on June 12. What better way to support community arts, clear your clutter and make new friends! RSVP here:

Get Your Complimentary Passes
We are offering free passes to our members for our upcoming teaser show promoting our play Running: AMOK which will debut in this summer's Capital Fringe Fest. Email for your free pass. First come, first serve. Get details here:

RSVP for the Hottest Pre-Memorial Party: AudioTRIP, presented by Lil SoSo Productions & Smirnoff

Liberated Muse co-sponsors AudioTRIP as the Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest. This May 18 event is FREE and boasts multiple floors of music, art and fashion. With free cocktails, DC's finest present and nonstop music, who can pass this up. The thing is, you have to RSVP! Don't miss out! Go to to RSVP.