FabuNOLA eNewsletter: Bill Summers & Jazalsa at Blue Nile this Saturday PLUS FiestaNOLA ~ Sexy Salsa Sundays this Sunday & MORE!



(February 26, 2010)



Winner of OffBeat Magazine’s “Best Club of New Orleans 2009”
Bill Summers & Jazalsa
this Saturday

Feb. 27th @ 10:30 pm

“FabuNLA presents …

FiestaNOLA ~ Sexy Salsa Sundays”

@ The Blue Nile

7 pm ~ until


Hello My SuperFabu FabuNOLA Family!!!

So much has been going on since I last reached out to you. Too much to discuss right now. However, I want to thank ALL of you for the continued support. I LOVE you all dearly. You mean so much to me.

I wanted to let you know of a few phenomenal happenings this weekend that I’m involved with. Some of you have started hearing of my involvement with 2 great powerhouses. The first is my collaboration with Jesse Paige & The Blue Nile on a few endeavors. Which leads me to the 2nd powerhouse mention: Bill Summers.

Jesse & I have been in discussion for quite some time about boosting some of the nights earlier in the week at The Blue Nile. I kicked off my “FabuNOLA presents … FiestaNOLA ~ Sexy Salsa Sundays” in January with great success!!! We have been so pleased with the turn outs. It’s been tremendous amount of fabulous fun for everyone. This also occurred the same week that Jesse & The Blue Nile discovered they were named “Best Club of New Orleans of 2009” by OffBeat Magazine. SuperFabu timing … indeed!!

We were off for Super Bowl & Mardi Gras and are now back into FULL SALSA SWING again so I hope you mark FiestaNOLA ~ Sexy Salsa Sundays on your calendar EVERY SUNDAY. Both the Dance Instruction at 7 pm and Salsa (and Merengue & Bachata) Social Dancing are Free/No Cover. Even if you don’t dance, this is the best way to learn (that’s how I did it). And you’re always welcome to come by and watch (you know, until you are ready to jump in). Either way, it’s about having fun … so come out and enjoy!!

I also wanted to mention my collaboration with Bill Summers and his phenomenal new group, Jazalsa. Bill and I have been friends for a while now. However, Bill started taking a closer look last year at what I could do to assist him with ALL of the great things he has in the works (and there are a lot ;D). Bill formed this new group (Jazalsa) less than a year ago and spoke with me last year about many things he wants to take flight with his newest creation. Bill is also constantly creating, growing and expanding. It’s present in the energy in his music. It’s present in everything he does in his Life. He has a long history of great musical encounters & connections. To see/hear him LIVE is beyond amazing. Something you truly want to experience in person.

Jazalsa is just the next stage of Bill’s energy and he is ready to take this to another level. I watched this personally as he formed the group originally last year after Jazz Fest. I’ve seen it evolve to where it is now. He has formed some of the brightest young talent New Orleans currently has to offer and is taking to the boundless heights that Bill’s vision wants it to expand to.

Bill has asked me to be a part of this vision (as you already know, my vision is boundless as well). Bill and I have similar energy (both Cancers … both thriving off of artistic, energetic, youthful bliss … both SuperFabu ;D). Along with other FabuFolks (Hi Ebony and Jazalsa Krewe and new SuperFabuKrewe I’m pulling together), the Future is very Bright. The Future is Now (how you like that, Jesse!)!!!

You will be hearing many more great things about these new collaborations and 2010 unfolds. This weekend will be one that you’ll be able to witness first hand. Bill Summers & Jazalsa will be performing at The Blue Nile at 10:30 pm (until 2 am). This AWESOME Live musical performance will also be a WWOZ LIVE Broadcast Show and part of the LetsBeTotallyClear.org Concert Series. So if you live out of the FabuNOLA area and are not able to be present at the show this Saturday … listen to it LIVE atwww.wwoz.org.

We are truly excited by all of this. Things are definitely moving in the right directions. I’m so happy to see how things are evolving. There is a lot of great energy swirling in the air now. Make sure you are picking up on it and becoming a part of it (no matter where you are) … there’s so much to go around and share. And I do all I can to share it with you.

I’m wishing you only and all of the best. You’ll know where to find me this Saturday night (and now every Sunday) … at The Blue Nile. This weekend, we’ll have you movin’ to the Latin Rhythm FOR SURE!!!

Okay, that’s it for now. Until the next time … I’ll see You on the Page or in Person! And tell them FabuNOLA sent YOU. As always … here’s hoping to see You … Out & About!!

Be & Live Well,

~aka Miss FabuNOLA~
FabuNOLA Blog

Other FabuSocial Networks To Find Me:
LinkedIn: Cherylyn L. Tompkins
www.Facebook.com/Cherylyn.L.Tompkins (capacity currently full … will get back when available again).

FabuNOLA News & Events (and LOVE … always!!)

Bill Summers & Jazalsa


This Saturday


The Blue Nile

(Winner OffBeat Magazine’s

Best Club of New Orleans 2009)

(532 Frenchmen St ~ BlueNileLive.com)

Bill Summers & Jazalsa at Blue Nile February 27 2010

Bill Summers & JAZALSA performing LIVE from 10:30 pm ~ 2 am.

Master percussionist BILL SUMMERS and his hot Latin and World music with his ensemble JAZALSA.

This show will be a WWOZ LIVE Broadcast (during 1st set) and part of the LetsBeTotallyClear.org Concert Series.

2 sets: 10:30 pm – 2 am

Doors at 9:30 pm

$10 Cover

Jazalsa Band


A great performance of Bill Summers & Jazalsa on WWL TV last month:
Bill Summers & Jazalsa performing LIVE on WWL TV

SATURDAY (Feb. 27, 2010):

WASHBOARD CHAZ BLUES TRIO performs from 7 ~ 10 pm.

Then, at 10:30 pm we are very excited to have master percussionist BILL SUMMERS & his hot Latin and World music with his ensemble,JAZALSA. Bill has brought together some of the very best musicians the city has to offer to create a high energy celebration of life through music.

This show will be a WWOZ LIVE Broadcast (www.wwoz.org)

and part of the LetsBeTotallyClear.org Concert Series.

2 sets: 10:30 pm – 2 am

Doors at 9:30 pm

$10 Cover


Also this Weekend,


FiestaNOLA ~ Sexy Salsa Sundays

presented by FabuNOLA

FREE FabuDance Class at 7 pm featuring Dance Instruction by Mike Griffin

~ compliments of NOSD, INC. (NOSDINC.com)

Music, Dancing & FabuFun starts at 8 pm (NO Cover)


(except March 14 for Music Festival)

Full March Schedule for The Blue Nile listed below

Have a safe and exciting good time this weekend. We hope to see you!

*Creative Director,Talent Buyer & Manager of
THE BLUE NILE music and entertainment club


“FabuNLA presents …

FiestaNOLA ~ Sexy Salsa Sundays”

7 pm ~ until @ The Blue Nile

(532 Frenchmen St ~ BlueNileLive.com)

Whether you know HOW to DANCE, want to LEARN or just ENJOY watching …

EVERYONE is WELCOME to be a part of this NEW SEXY SALSA SUNDAY PARTY in New Orleans!!

FiestaNOLA ~ Sexy Salsa Sundays!!!!!♥

Live … Love … and Salsa!!

FREE FabuDance Class ~ @ 7 pm

Featuring Dance Instruction by Mike Griffin ~ compliments of NOSD, INC.


Every Sunday ~ Music, Dancing & Fun starts at 8 pm

(Salsa, Merengue & Bachata music played)

(except March 14 for Music Festival)

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And here’s a FabuDance Video of Mike & Me dancing at one of his GREAT Salsa Socials. It’s improvised and fun. Click here. Also go to the NOSD, Inc. YouTube Channel to view their video postings.

This is an official “FabuNLA presents … Event”

In cooperation with The Blue Nile

Clean Air Event!!!


Peace & Love (spreading through us all),


The Blue Nile Entertainment Schedule for March 2010:

Tue 2nd CJ Boyd Sextet (Blue Nile Balcony Room) 10 pm

Wed 3rd United Postal Project 8 pm

Khris Royal and Dark Matter 10 pm

Thurs 4th Bayou International Reggae Night with DJ T ROY10 pm

Fri 5th Mykia Jovan and Jason Butler 7 pm

Flow Tribe with The Local Skank 10 pm

The Abney Effect 10 pm (Blue Nile Balcony Room)

DJ Real and Black Pearl 12 am (Blue Nile Balcony Room)

Sat 6th Washboard Chaz Blues Trio 7 pm

Vivaz! 10.30 pm

DJ Real and Black Pearl 12 am (Blue Nile Balcony Room)

Sun 7th Free Salsa Dance Lessons 7pm

Fiesta NOLA ~ Sexy Salsa Sundays 8pm (No Cover)

Tue 9th Ryan Lemoine (Blue Nile Balcony Room)  10 pm

Wed 10th United Postal Project 8 pm

Khris Royal and Dark Matter 10 pm

Thurs 11th Bayou International Reggae Night with DJ T ROY10 pm

Fri 12th Givers, The Bears of BlueRiver, One Man Machine,

Dirty BourbonRiver Show 10 pm

DJ Real and Black Pearl 12 am (Blue Nile Balcony Room)

Sat 13th Revivalists, High Tide Blues, Flow Tribe 10 pm

DJ Real and Black Pearl 12 am (Blue Nile Balcony Room)

Sun 14th Peelander Z, Consortium of Genius, The Local Skank 10 pm

Tue 16th Ed Barrett Trio (Blue Nile Balcony Room)  10 pm

Wed 17th United Postal Project 8 pm

Khris Royal and Dark Matter 10 pm

Thurs 18th Bayou International Reggae Night with DJ T ROY10 pm

Fri 19th TeTe  (Paris, France) 9pm

Soul Rebels 12 am

The Abney Effect 10 pm (Blue Nile Balcony Room)

DJ Real and Black Pearl 12 am (Blue Nile Balcony Room)

Sat 20th Washboard Chaz Blues Trio 7pm

Snarky Puppy and The Brian Coogan Band 10 pm

DJ Real and Black Pearl 12 am (Blue Nile Balcony Room)

Sun 21st Free Salsa Dance Lessons 7pm

FiestaNOLA ~ Sexy Salsa Sundays 8pm (No Cover)

Tue 23rd Gordon Grdina (from NY) (Blue Nile Balcony Room)  10 pm

Wed 24th United Postal Project 8 pm

Khris Royal and Dark Matter 10 pm

Thurs 25th Bayou International Reggae Night with DJ T ROY10 pm

Fri 26th Mykia Jovan and Jason Butler 7 pm

OTRA! 10 pm

DJ Real and Black Pearl 12 am (Blue Nile Balcony Room)

The Abney Effect 10 pm (Blue Nile Balcony Room)

Sat 27th Washboard Chaz Blues Trio 7pm

Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes with

500 Miles to Memphis 10 pm

DJ Real and Black Pearl 12 am (Blue Nile Balcony Room)

Sun 28th Free Salsa Dance Lessons 7pm

Fiesta NOLA ~ Sexy Salsa Sundays 8pm (No Cover)

Tue 30th Brad Walker (Blue Nile Balcony Room)  10 pm

Wed 31st United Postal Project 8 pm

Khris Royal and Dark Matter 10 pm

*Creative Director,Talent Buyer & Manager of
THE BLUE NILE music and entertainment club

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They have a phenomenal Multi-Use Space available
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Gris Gris Lab Weekly/Monthly Calendar Offerings:

1. Grits & Gardening at The Lab 11 ~ 4pm.  Garden, Art Studio open, Potluck brunch in a healing and creative environment.Membership is encouraged. Donations Accepted.

2. Release negative emotions at the Full Moon Ritual 7 ~ 9pm. Free

February 28th Sunday (5:30 – 7:30 ~ Special Time); March 29th Monday (7 ~ 9 pm)

3. Soul Tempo Sundays ~ Be the BLISS we wish to see in the world …  presented (weekly) by Odile Nicole Del Giudice (odilenicole@gmail.com). Soul Tempo Sunday Meditations are now being presented at the Gris Gris Lab (free ~ donations to the space are welcomed). STS is an ongoing experiment in New Orleans ~ Gathering in community to foster the experience of peace and expand awareness.

* Guided Breath Work  * Sitting Meditation  * Walking Meditation (loosely based on Slow Tempo Practice)

Join Us on Sundays ~ 3 – 4:30pm ~ free

This will be the LAST Soul Tempo Sunday Meditation for the year while Odile heads off to India

Many blessings along your beautiful journey, Odile. We LOVE You!! (Peace & Love, Cherylyn)

4. Celebrate New Moon with a Magical Ritual (monthly) 7 ~ 9pm. Free

March 15th Monday

ALSO, Coming in March … is the Phenomenal Special Event:

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Gris Gris Lab

Across the Waters Closing featuring the work of Sarah Dearie and Spread the Love for Haiti – 7pm-9pm CLOSING/ 9pm-11pm After Party

2245 Brainard Street
New Orleans LA 70113
Price: $5 Donation-

Join Gris Gris Lab for the closing of Sarah Dearie’s work:  Across the Waters.  Sarah Dearie will exhibit his new piece for Haiti  entitled “Erzulie”.  All proceeds of the sale of  “Erzulie” will go to Hope for Haitian Children and Konbit Pou Edukayson.

Melodic sounds by the New Orleans songstress  Michaela and special appearance by Bill Summers

DJ Manga Rosa will spin Haitian Classics and Worldbeat

LIVE silk screening with Artist Sarah Dearie (I heart Haiti and NOLA loves Haiti designs) Bring a shirt, pay ten dollars and support two local Haitian Organizations


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More Weekly Music/Dance FabuNOLA Friend Offerings:
(love you!!):

Anais St. John ~ The Polo Lounge (Windsor Court Hotel) ~ 9 pm – 12 am ~ No Cover; every Friday & Saturday

Jeremy Davenport ~ The Davenport Lounge @ The Ritz Carlton (3rd Fl.) ~ 9 pm – 1 am ~ No Cover; every Friday & Saturday ~ Valet Parking Validated in the Bar Lounge (you heard me!!) ~ Jeremy Davenport Link

DJ Javier Olondo ~ spinning FabuMusic for great multiple weekly Salsa Nights (whoo hoo!!):
Thursday @ Felipe’s (301 N. Peters St ~ Upstairs @ 9 pm)
Fridays @ Lazziza’s (corner of Chartres & Frenchmen Sts.) @ 11 pm (until they shut it down ~ late with great food too!!!)

Micheala Harrison ~ Sweet Lorraine’s Jazz Club Sunday Brunch ~ 11 am – 3 pm ~ Sweet Lorraine’s Jazz Club Link ~ 504-945-9654

MamboMundo.com‘s SPANGLISH Salsa Sundays ~ Bank St. Bar (4401 Banks St.) ~ 9 pm

Gal Holiday & Her Honky Tonk Revue @ BMC (Balcony Music Club ~ 1331 Decatur @ Esplanade) on Sundays ~ 9 pm – 12 am ~ Gal Holiday Link

Gumbo Salsa ~ Free Salsa Classes & Social Dancing ~ Mondays & Tuesdays ~ LePhare (523 Gravier St ~ btwn Camp & Magazine St). Beginner Classes start at 7:30; Intermediate @ 9 pm; Salsa Social at 10 pm (until)

Riccardo Crespo ~ South Brazilian Acoustic Guitar ~ Columns Hotel (3811 St. Charles Ave) ~Riccardo Crespo Link

Swing Night ~ Wednesdays ~ Rock N Bowl ~ 8 pm ~ 12 am ~ $5.00 Cover

Johnaye Kendrick ~ Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse (Royal Sonesta Hotel ~ 300 Bourbon) ~ 8 pm – 12 am ~ every Thursday

Jenn Howard Jazz Set (with David Mahoney) ~ The Rusty Nail (1100 Constance ~ http://www.therustynail.org ~ Wednesdays ~ 7:30 ~ Jenn Howard Music Link

The Kid Chocolate Quartet performs at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse (Royal Sonesta Hotel) on Fridays from 8 pm – 12 am … THEN is joined by …

Burlesque Ballroom with Trixie Minx & Bella Blue (with Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown & Band) at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse (Royal Sonesta Hotel) starting @ MIDNIGHT on Fridays; FREE ~ MUST RSVP ~ burlesqueballroom@gmail.com or call (504)553-2331 (limited space available). For mature & select audiences. Or stick around after seeing Kid Chocolate’s Show).

Fredy Omar con su Banda ~ performs LIVE Latin Music ~ BMC ~ Fridays ~ 10:30 pm – 1 am (or so) ~ $5.oo Cover ~ Fredy Omar Link

Troy Sawyer & DJ Mechanic ~ DJ & Live Trumpet mix every Friday at The Precinct (1377 Annunciation St.) ~ 10 pm – until ~  $5.00 Cover ~ Troy Sawyer Music Link

FabuNOLA Friend Offerings for the Community:

Latino Farmers Co-Op Small Logo

Cultivating a Better Life in Unity, Community and Equality!

O.C. Haley Community Gardening Day

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WHERE: 1406 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. (Corner of Thalia Street)

WHEN: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

WHAT: Preparing soil, building raised-beds, removing weed, composting


Please contact kathia@LatinoFarmersCoop.org. or (504) 333-3611

Weekly FabuNOLA Friend Offerings for the Soul/Body:
(love you!!):

Academia de Capoiera Onda Nova ~ Professora Onda (Rhonda Coleman) ~ Classes Mondays & Wednesdays from 6 – 8 pm and Saturdays from 10 am – 12 pm. 1st class FREE for New Students. Please go to Academia de Capoiera Onda Nova Website for full details, per class/monthly fees AND VIDEOS (incredible … this is the other way I must get in the best shape every … coming at you this year, Rhonda!!)

ElTahra Ibrahim is back in town and ready to get moving ~ She’s kicking off Modern-Jazz Dance Workshop for Beginners/ Advanced Beginners next week. Class will be 2x weekly, most probably Wed. and Fri. from 6-8pm. Classes are $ 10 for TWO HOURS.  The goal is to solidify technique and acquire a solid foundation in lyrical, modern Jazz Dance.
Please refer to website more info.  www.eltahra.com, or stageclick.com. Email her atsandrasinc@yahoo.com.

Nathalie Gomes ~ Dance Quarter ~ www.dancequarter.com ~ Skilled instructor (SWING, SALSA, TANGO & MORE) and all around FabuPerson. Her Biz Motto is one of my FAVORITES:  “If you can walk, you can dance!” Sooooo true!! Let her show you how. Check her site for schedules, rates, social & fun!

DIVINE at NINE (Divine Yoga ~Kundalini Yoga Ctr ~ this is by Donation; whatever you can) ~ Divine Yoga NOLA (1223 Baronne St.) ~ 7 days a week ~ 9 am (no mat needed ~ they pad the floor). Special Friday Sadhana Yoga at 5 am every Friday. Tea & light Vegetarian snacked served every morning after as well. Lovely community space. When warmer, they have a lovely pool/cabana area for lounging (Thanks for all you do, Elizabeth & Gary).

Melissa DeOrazio’s Kundalina Yoga Schedule:
Thursdays 7:15 am – Swan River Yoga in the Marigny (Chartres @ Port Sts. ~ across from Sound Cafe); Tuesdays 11:15 am – Life Yoga (Magazine @ Jefferson ~ next to PJ’s Coffee)

For more Yoga details for Melissa, contact her at melissadeorazio@gmail.com. She also happens to be a phenomenal Vegan, Soy & Gluten Free Chef & Baker, if you are in need … indeed!!

Free Medical Clinic Screenings, Reiki & Acupuncture ~  St. Anna’s Episcopal Church (1331 Esplanade Ave.) ~ 5:30 – 8 pm (Healing Mass at 6 pm). Go to www.stannanola.org for more details.


See Gris Gris Lab Listings above for their weekly/monthly offerings. Massage, Reiki & Acupuncture Available too.

For Other Great Happenings & Causes in FabuN♥LA regularly updated during Week,

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About CLT and FabuNOLA
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(Thanks to Jessi Delgado for this Fabu Pic … left) … (Pic Right … And thanks to Scott Simon with http://www.IHeartNOLA.com, Ben Reece with http://www.Deltree.org AND Robert Fogarty with http://www.Evacuteer.org for this one from the Fabu Evacuteer.org Benefit; click on my picture to be taken to Evacuteer.org)


Thanks to Lidya Araya of Vizual, LLC for the Fabulous NEW FabuNOLA Logo!!! Love You, BOO!! Please email her for any of your Fabu Graphic Design needs at laraya@vizual.biz.

Once again, you can also Find Me at:

LinkedIn: Cherylyn L. Tompkins
The Universe: Always … No Name Needed

Email me:  Fabu@FabuNOLA.com or Fabunolaevents@gmail.com
Peace & Love,


(Cherylyn L. Tompkins ~ CLT)

I’ll leave you with these Words of Encouragement:

“One of the fascinating things about human beings is this:  Believe for long enough that you are not as smart as others and this will actually lead to intellectual ineptitude.  But, confronted with the same doubts, if you choose to believe that your mind is merely dormant for now, lacking in exercise, once you begin to train it, there are no bounds to what you can achieve.”

Wisdom for Modern Life – Daisaku Ikeda

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