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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

2017 Jazz In the Alley (@jazz_inthealley) Line Up- Norcross, Georgia

In case you don't know by now, When We Speak TV is partnering with Jazz In The Alley

As an official partner of Jazz In the Alley, When We Speak TV cordially invites you to the City of Norcross, Georgia, for the 2017 Jazz In The Alley, concert series, highlighting elite and emerging jazz artists.

June 24th- Julie Dexter
July 22nd- Laura Coyle & Mylah
August 26th- Eric Thomas

September 16th- Nelson Ramos




Held in historic Norcross, Georgia, Jazz In the Alley, has an upward attendance of 1,000.  did we mention that it's FREE?  That's RIGHT! Thanks to generous sponsors like the City of Norcross and Peachtree Awnings, so bring your entire family.


All concerts begin at 7:30PM.

For more information and updates, follow Jazz In The Alley and When We Speak TV on all social media platforms.

FOR MORE ABOUT JAZZ IN THE ALLEY:
FACEBOOK: Jazz In The Alley
INSTAGRAM: @JazzInTheAlley
TWITTER:  @Jazz_InTheAlley


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WEBSITE: www.whenwespeaktv.com
FACEBOOK:  @WhenWeSpeakTV2
INSTAGRAM:  @WhenWeSpeakTV
TWITTER:  WhenWeSpeakTV
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ABOUT JERMAINE SAIN
Jermaine Sain is the host/ creator of a talk show called When We Speak.  After exiting the U.S. Army in 2003, as a Medical Sergeant, Jermaine began pursuing a career in music after he auditioned for American Idol in 2005, in Austin, Texas.
In 2008, Jermaine moved to Atlanta where he has had the opportunity to provide backing vocals for Kem (Grammy nominated R&B Singer) Heart (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), and Barry Manilow, as well as for companies such as Pink Ribbon Story Foundation and Verizon Wireless. He made his first music video appearance in Kem's Glorify The King.
Jermaine's talk show, When We Speak, caters to entertainment with a close focus on indie music professionals.




Friday, May 26, 2017

Atlanta Events: June 2017

FREE EVENT!!!!





June 1 - 4, 2017
2 miles north
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival celebrates cuisine of the South and other southern regions of the world at Loews Atlanta Hotel in Midtown and nearby tents.
Shakespeare comedy
June 1 - 11, 2017 (begins May 25)
0.6 miles north
Two friends love the same woman in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Shakespeare’s comedy about first love by Atlanta Shakespeare Company. Discount tickets $8 to $17.
Thursday outdoor movies
June 1 - July 27, 2017
9 miles NE
Bring a blanket or chairs for family-friendly Movies on the Town at dusk on the green space at Town Brookhaven. No coolers, food, drinks, or pets. Free. Dates in 2017: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & July 13, 20, 27. [They plan to have a web page for 2017 soon.]
Attractions
June 1 - Aug. 31, 2017
multiple locations
These discount ticket prices include all taxes and fees.
Music & food festival
June 2 - 3, 2017
3.5 miles east
Candler Park Music & Food Festival offers live music, food trucks, and a Saturday 5K race. Free entry.
Friday outdoor movies
June 2 - July 28, 2017
14 miles NW
See an outdoor movie at the Free Movie Series at Mable House Amphitheatre on June 2, 16 and July 7, 14, 28.
Free movies
June 2 - Aug. 26, 2017 (begins May 30)
multiple locations
See free films outdoors at Georgia Movies in the Park.
  • June 2 - Disney’s Moana (Dawsonville)
  • June 13 - Fantastic Beasts & Where... (Cumming)
  • June 16 - Rogue One: Star Wars (Woodstock)
  • June 17 - Sing (Canton)
  • June 27 - The Lego Batman Movie (Cumming)
Charity drag show
June 3, 2017
8 miles SE
East Point Possums Show is billed as the Southeast’s largest drag extravaganza, an over-the-top outdoor show with drinks for sale in East Point. Free.
Soap Box Derby
June 3, 2017 (rain date June 4)
16 miles NE
North Georgia Soap Box Derby [formerly Dunwoody Soap Box Derby] includes group photos, then an opening ceremony, races, inspections, and awards at First Baptist Church on N. Peachtree Rd.
Alpharetta street party
June 3, 2017 (6:30 to 11 p.m.)
25 miles north
Celebrate Alpharetta Brew Moon CountryFest after dark with beer, wine, local restaurant food, and music in historic downtown Alpharetta.
Seniors expo
June 3, 2017 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
27 miles NE
Generations Expo has health screenings and service vendors (health, finance, education, travel, housing) at Infinite Energy Forum in Duluth for ages 50+.
Women’s show
June 3 - 4, 2017
0.5 miles west
Atlanta Ultimate Women’s Expo [website has sound] features keynote speakers, shopping, classes, and a beauty lounge at Georgia World Congress Center. Discount tickets $3.75.
Craft market
June 3 - 4, 2017
2 miles north
Shop from crafters, artists, vintage vendors, and local food vendors at Summer Indie Craft Experience at Colony Square. Repeats in Nov.
Virginia-Highland summer festival
June 3 - 4, 2017
4 miles NE
Summerfest includes art, music, food, a kidsfest, and a Saturday 5K on historic Virginia Ave. Less crowded in the morning. No pets. Free.
Butterfly festival
June 3 - 4, 2017
22 miles north
Flying Colors Butterfly Festival features the release of hundreds of butterflies, a butterfly encounter, butterfly crafts, face painting, a costume parade, live music, and food trucks at Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell.
Renaissance festival
June 3 - 4, 2017 (weekends from April 15)
24 miles SW
See knights and maidens, dine on turkey legs and ale, and shop from 150 artisans at Georgia Renaissance Festival, a medieval amusement park with entertainment on weekends and Memorial Day in Fairburn. Discount tickets including fees $17.
Chicken wing festival
June 3 - 4, 2017
40.6 miles north
Wing & Rock Festival offers chicken wings from local restaurants, live music, arts and crafts vendors, and kids’ activities at Etowah River Park in Canton. Free.
Design events
June 3 - 11, 2017
Atlanta locations
Design is Human celebrates design excellence and contemporary architecture with home tours, exhibits, lectures, and activities.
Wine stroll in Newnan
June 9, 2017 (5 to 9 p.m.)
39 miles SW
Stroll the streets of downtown Newnan and sample wine in shops during Summer Wined-Up.
Arcade game expo
June 9 - 11, 2017
11.1 miles north
Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo has 250 arcade and pinball games, tabletop games, vendors, speakers, movies, and a tournament at Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel.
Cemetery music festival
June 10, 2017
2 miles SE
Tunes from the Tombs features a dozen local bands playing all genres of music in and among the monuments, mausoleums, and gardens of Oakland Cemetery. Food trucks and beverages available.
Beer benefit
June 10, 2017
5 miles NE
Rock the Cure offers live music, local beer, great food, and raffle prizes to support diabetes research at Sweetwater Brewery.
Brookhaven beer festival
June 10, 2017 (3 to 8 p.m.)
9 miles NE
Sample 150 beers, hear live music, and visit food vendors at Brookhaven Beer Fest for age 21+. No chairs or pets.
Air show
June 10, 2017 (12 to 5 p.m.)
11.1 miles NE
Good Neighbor Day Airshow and Open House features airplanes up close and in the air, aerobatics, vendors, and rides for sale at DeKalb Peachtree Airport. Free except parking.
Visit private gardens
June 10, 2017
15 miles north
See five gardens with hydrangeas on the Garden Tour of The American Hydrangea Society in Sandy Springs.
Lavender Festival
June 10, 2017
21 miles north
Shop from vendors (art, crafts, antiques, food), learn about lavender, make crafts, and visit the beer & wine garden at the Roswell Lavender Festival at Barrington Hall in Roswell. Free.
Peachtree Corners Festival
June 10 - 11, 2017
20 miles NE
Peachtree Corners Festival [website has sound] features craft & food vendors, entertainment, live music, a car show, 5K/1K, and kids’ activities. Free.
Scottish festival
June 10 - 11, 2017
98 miles north
Blairsville Scottish Festival and Highland Games is about athletic games, Scottish dance, food, music, and historic demonstrations in Blairsville. No pets.
Bicycle festival
June 10 - 17, 2017
Atlanta locations
The Atlanta Cycling Festival offers bike rides, classes, and parties for riders of all ages and abilities.
Concerts in the Garden
June 10 - Sept. 30, 2017
2.5 miles NE
See national acts at Concerts in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden. The concerts on June 10 and Sept. 30 are in Gainesville.
Car-free Westside
June 11, 2017 (4 to 8 p.m.)
Location is 0.4 miles south
Walk, run, or bike on the Westside during Atlanta Streets Alive, with entertainment and activities for all ages. It happens on Howell Mill Road and Marietta Street (northern end is Chattahoochee Avenue NW and southern end is Peachtree Street).
Powerful black women
June 14 - 25, 2017
2.6 miles north
The award-winning wartime drama Eclipsed is about five Liberian women who struggle to negotiate power, protection, and peace in a tale of hope and resilience at Synchronicity Theatre. Discount tickets $15.
Christian music festival
June 15 - 17, 2017
37.7 miles SE
AtlantaFest attracts a young crowd to hear two dozen artists play for three days on multiple stages, with a 5K run, a kids’ zone, and camping in Locust Grove.
Decatur Beach Party
June 16, 2017
6 miles NE
Get a ticket to Decatur Beach Party to experience 60 tons of sand on the street, a boardwalk with games, live music, dancing, and a food and beer court.
African-American music & parade
June 16 - 18, 2017
3.6 miles SW
Juneteenth is a free three-day music festival at Morris Brown College. A Saturday parade leaves Mozley Park at 1 p.m. and follows MLK Drive to the festival.
Jazz on the Lawn
June 16 - Aug. 11, 2017
4 miles NE
Hear classic and contemporary jazz, swing, fusion, smooth, and blues with a ticket to Jazz on the Lawn at Callanwolde. Dates in 2017: June 16, 30; July 14, 28; Aug. 11.
Father’s Day breakfast
June 17, 2017 (9 a.m.)
0 miles
Honoring Our Fathers is an awards and fundraising jazz breakfast that celebrates fatherhood, mentorship, and service at the Commerce Club on Saturday.
Hip hop weekend
June 17, 2017
multiple locations
Birthday Bash ATL includes both a free block party Sat. 12 to 5 p.m. in Centennial Olympic Park, and a ticketed show Sat. 7 to 11 p.m. in Philips Arena.
Summer beer festival
June 17, 2017 (4 to 9 p.m.)
1.7 miles NE
Enjoy 200 beers and two stages of live music at Atlanta Summer Beer Fest at Historic Fourth Ward Park.
Hot air balloon festival
June 17, 2017 (rain date June 18)
29 miles south
See hot air balloons up close, watch them glow, and take a tethered ride at Balloons Over Fayette, which also has a kids’ zone, food, and crafts in Fayetteville.
Caribbean festival
June 17, 2017 (1 to 8 p.m.)
31 miles SE
McDonough Caribbean Cultural Festival features live music, food and a kids’ zone in Alexander Park. Free.
Kids’ carnival
June 17, 2017 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
32 miles NE
Summer Fun Festival has entertainment, fun games, food vendors, a kids’ zone, and a petting zoo at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds. Donate money or school supplies.
Magic show
June 17 - 18, 2017
0.4 miles west
Ivan Amodei involves the audience in his entertaining 90-minute magic show Intimate Illusions, with live cello accompaniment at Omni Atlanta Hotel. Discount tickets $36 to $55.
Father’s Day restaurants
June 18, 2017
Greater Atlanta
OpenTable lists restaurants that offer special brunch, lunch, and dinner menus on Father’s Day.
Father’s Day tasting
June 18, 2017
0.9 miles south
Family Food Fest features 100 dishes to taste, live entertainment (Latin, gospel, jazz, R&B) plus a kids’ zone at Georgia Railroad Freight Depot.
Father’s Day Car Show
June 18, 2017
19 miles east
See vintage cars at the Father’s Day Car Show at Stone Mountain Park, free with paid parking. [They plan to update their website soon with the new date.]
Patriotic music
June 23 & 25, 2017
21 miles north
A choir and symphony perform patriotic classics at The Roswell Patriotic Celebration Concerts at Roswell United Methodist Church. Free with advance registration.
Athens festival
June 23 - 25, 2017
70 miles NE
AthFest Music & Arts Festival features 100 musical acts, a weekend artists’ market, local films, a club crawl, and a kids’ fest in Athens.
Arts festival
June 24 - 25, 2017
2 miles NE
Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival features fine arts and crafts, a street market, children’s play area, food vendors, and live acoustic music at Historic Fourth Ward Park. Free.
JAZZ IN THE ALLEY
June 24, 2017 (7:30 pm)
PERFORMER:  JULIE DEXTER
Jazz in the Alley is a free jazz concert series sponsored by the City of Norcross, Georgia. The series aims to showcase elite and emerging jazz artists.
Zine festival
June 2017 (undated)
0.7 miles SW
A zine is a cheap, self-published, underground publication. Atlanta Zine Fest has vendors, guest speakers, and workshops at Eyedrum. Free.
Bar crawl
June 2017 (undated)
2.5 miles NW
West Midtown Sip & Stroll includes food and drink specials at five bars.
Hamburgers and beer
June 2017 (undated)
10 miles NE
Get a ticket to sample five hamburgers, or buy them separately with Budweiser beer at Bud-n-Burgers Festival in Brookhaven Park. Free entry.









ABOUT JERMAINE SAIN
Jermaine Sain is the host/ creator of a talk show called When We Speak.  After exiting the U.S. Army in 2003, as a Medical Sergeant, Jermaine began pursuing a career in music after he auditioned for American Idol in 2005, in Austin, Texas.
In 2008, Jermaine moved to Atlanta where he has had the opportunity to provide backing vocals for Kem (Grammy nominated R&B Singer) Heart (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), and Barry Manilow, as well as for companies such as Pink Ribbon Story Foundation and Verizon Wireless. He made his first music video appearance in Kem's Glorify The King.
Jermaine's talk show, When We Speak, caters to entertainment with a close focus on indie music professionals.



Thursday, May 25, 2017

When We Speak TV at the 2017 Atlanta Jazz Festival

We are always anxious for this time of year, not just because of the weather in Atlanta but also because it's festival time!!! One festival in particular that we are always excited about is the Atlanta Jazz Festival and this year is the festival's 40 year anniversary....Isn't that awesome?

Once again, When We Speak TV will be in the building....well not really the building!  Correction....once again When We Speak TV will be in the park!!!

And you know what else?  Like previous Atlanta Jazz Festivals, there are When We Speak TV guests performing this year, in addition to other great vocalists and musicians.

Performing this year is Julie Dexter, Chandra Currelley, and Russell Gunn!!!







Be sure to check them out at the times and stages below:

LATE NIGHT JAZZ JAM: A TRIBUTE TO MILES DAVIS

LIL JOHN ROBERTS & THE ALL STAR BAND FEATURING RUSSELL GUNN & MINO CINELU
 Saturday, May 27 | 10:00 PM | Park Tavern




JULIE DEXTER & JACOB DEATON DUO FEATURING RASHEEDA ALI

 Sunday, May 28 | 4:30 PM | Contemporary Stage





celebrating sarah: honoring sarah vaughAn
kathleen bertrand and friends

 Sunday, May 28 | 5:00 PM | Legends Stage
Chandra Currelley, Robin Latimore, Rhonda Thomas, Laura Coyle, Toni Redd, & Myrna Clayton





russell gunn & african drums meets kebbi williams' wolf pack
Sunday, May 28 | 6:15 PM | Contemporary Stage



FOR COMPLETE LIST OF ATLANTA JAZZ FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE TIMES, WATCH THE VIDEO:







MORE ABOUT JERMAINE SAIN
Jermaine Sain is the host/ creator of a talk show called When We Speak.  After exiting the U.S. Army in 2003, as a Medical Sergeant, Jermaine began pursuing a career in music after he auditioned for American Idol in 2005, in Austin, Texas.
In 2008, Jermaine moved to Atlanta where he has had the opportunity to provide backing vocals for Kem (Grammy nominated R&B Singer) Heart (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), and Barry Manilow, as well as for companies such as Pink Ribbon Story Foundation and Verizon Wireless. He made his first music video appearance in Kem's Glorify The King.
Jermaine's talk show, When We Speak, caters to entertainment with a close focus on indie music professionals.

From The Thoughts of Jermaine Sain: Life After Layoff

Media Personality- Jermaine Sain- Atlanta
Before I get started, I just want you to know that this is going to be a long post so stay with me until the end!!!

For 8 years, I worked a "9 to 5" and When We Speak TV simultaneously but near the end of 2016, I was laid off of my job of 8 years.  Surprisingly, I wasn't shaken when I got the news.  Thankfully I was given 2 months notice and received a severance.  
Now, with the career change I had to make a decision.....Do I make When We Speak TV my only career or do I look for another job?  I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do but I believed that God had a plan. 

I chose to find another job but before doing so, I wanted to take a moment to just rest and clear my brain...(well that was MY plan).

While I was completing a resume course at the job I was exiting, I was browsing online and saw that an event (Jazz In The Alley) was having Tony Hightower (former guest on When We Speak TV) on it's line up.  Being the "hardest working man in Atlanta", I reached out to the event about media credentials and they welcomed me with open arms. During the intermission, the Event Director, Ziggy, invited me on stage to introduce myself to the audience.  I was a little surprised but very honored at the same time.  Then, it hit me.....This was the first time anyone had given me their stage to introduce When We Speak TV to their audience!  I knew from that moment that Ziggy and Jazz In the Alley was an event that I wanted to associate with.

WE'LL COME BACK TO THAT!!!
jermaine sain auma radioMeanwhile, my 2 months passed and I'm laid off my job of 8 years...and although I said I was going to take time to rest, that didn't happen because the next day after my official lay off date, I was headed to AUMA Radio, to be one of the special guests on, That Morning Show.  
I was really afraid because I wasn't sure what to expect, plus I normally have someone with me when I attend events, interviews, etc and this time I had to do it all by myself.  To make a long story short, I had a blast at AUMA Radio and I rocked it like I know to do.....

MOVING ON......
Over the next month or so, after my appearance on AUMA Radio, I received more interview requests. I interviewed with Paul Vail of Why Am I So Happy on BBS Radio, Noelle Jones of  Current Situations on BBS Radio, and co hosted an episode of Lunchtime Fun with Dr Kam and The Crew on WIGO 1570.  I really had a blast with each interview and I really hope that I was able to inspire the audience.  

LET'S TALK ABOUT CO HOSTING FOR A MOMENT
As I stated, I co hosted an episode of Lunchtime Fun with Dr Kam and The Crew on WIGO 1570.  I meet Dr Kam during a red carpet media launch of the Dream Music Fest in Riverdale, Georgia, about a month earlier and to my surprise he invited me to come to his show.  


jermaine sain red carpet
On the day of the show, he (Dr Kam) had invited myself and a few other entertainment professionals. Particularly, there was a former student of the Georgia Film Academy, as well as, an instructor from the Georgia Film Academy.  I enjoyed speaking with every guest that came and I was really enjoying cohosting but the Georgia Film Academy was really starting to peek my interest.

After the show was over, I got a chance to speak with the former student of the Georgia Film Academy in the parking lot of WIGO 1570.   I told her about my situation and how I had been laid off of my job and that the Georgia Film Academy sounded interesting to me.  She informed me that I should definitely look into the academy and she also told me that I should look into doing some background roles in films.  I had considered it before but I wasn't sure how to begin, then she recommended that I go to Central Casting Georgia and register.  At that time, I informed her that I had been planning to do so but hadn't.  Then, she strongly suggested that I do so.  Needless to say, I went and registered about two days later and was immediately booked as a club goer for the Lee Daniel's tv series Star on Fox.  

Jermaine Sain at WIGO 1570 radio

BECAUSE THIS IS SO LENGTHY, I'M GOING TO SPEED UP THE REST OF THE STORY...

Where do I begin? By the start of 2017, I started to realize that although I was laid off, it was required in order to push me forward....

Do you remember the Jazz In the Alley event I spoke about? Well.... When We Speak TV is an official partner of Jazz In The Alley.


Do you remember me saying that I went to Central Casting and was placed on Star?  Well.... I now work at Central Casting and cast people for films. I even got my business partner, Chet, on an episode of Star.
Jermaine Sain in Star on Fox
Do you remember the instructor from the Georgia Film Academy?  Well....I started attending the Georgia Film Academy and the instructor that I met ended up being one of my instructors!


Jermaine Sain Central Casting
And to add to all the blessings......I also was able to cast independently through SAINJ Productions for WeTV's Braxton Family Values!
Braxton Family Values- Jermaine Sain- SAINJ Productions

And guess what else?...you just may catch a glimpse of When We Speak TV doing our thing on Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta...but we will have to wait and see how the edits turn out!!!  And then there's one other reality show that you might see us in....but that's still being taped so my mouth is shut!!!!!


I'M ALMOST DONE!!!
Although this was a very long blog post, I really just wanted to document this, to the best of my ability because I really hope and pray that someone will be blessed by hearing my story.  Sometimes we have to be given that extra push for us to really go after our dreams.  I really had no idea how things were going to play out when I got laid off but I knew that I couldn't allow it to stress me and I prayed "Lord Thy Will Be Done" and I left it alone and just followed God's direction of my path.

You might be in a turning point like this in YOUR life.  If so, I encourage you to do the same, pray "Lord Thy Will Be Done" and then allow God to direct your path.  I really hope that someone reading this is enlightened, inspired, and motivated......I can't wait to hear your testimonies.........WHAT DO YOU SPEAK!!!






MORE ABOUT JERMAINE SAIN

Jermaine Sain is the host/ creator of a talk show called When We Speak.  After exiting the U.S. Army in 2003, as a Medical Sergeant, Jermaine began pursuing a career in music after he auditioned for American Idol in 2005, in Austin, Texas.
In 2008, Jermaine moved to Atlanta where he has had the opportunity to provide backing vocals for Kem (Grammy nominated R&B Singer) Heart (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), and Barry Manilow, as well as for companies such as Pink Ribbon Story Foundation and Verizon Wireless. He made his first music video appearance in Kem's Glorify The King.
Jermaine's talk show, When We Speak, caters to entertainment with a close focus on indie music professionals.

ABOUT JERMAINE SAIN




Jermaine Sain is the host/ creator of a talk show called When We Speak. After exiting the U.S. Army in 2003, as a Medical Sergeant, Jermaine began pursuing a career in music after he auditioned for American Idol in 2005, in Austin, Texas.


In 2008, Jermaine moved to Atlanta where he has had the opportunity to provide backing vocals for Kem (Grammy nominated R&B Singer) Heart (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), and Barry Manilow, as well as for companies such as Pink Ribbon Story Foundation and Verizon Wireless. He made his first music video appearance in Kem's Glorify The King.


Jermaine's talk show, When We Speak, caters to entertainment with a close focus on indie music professionals.

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