2017 CLIFFORD BROWN JAZZ FESTIVAL


Gerald Chavis and the Clifford Brown Tribute Band, Alicia Olatuja, Theo Croker, Karen Rodriguez, Danilo Perez Trio, Grammy award winner Arturo O’Farrill/African-Cuban Jazz Ensemble, Brooklyn’s High and Mighty Brass Band, Frédéric Yonnet, MARSHA AMBROSIUS, Gerald Chavis and the Wilmington Youth Jazz Band, Rob Zinn, Sumi Tonooka, Somi and Regina Carter headlined the 29th edition of the DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, which ran from June 21–24 in Rodney Square in downtown Wilmington, Delaware.

Marsha Ambrosius performs during day three of the 29th Annual Clifford Brown Jazz Festival Friday, June 23, 2017, at Rodney Square in Wilmington Delaware.

Marsha Ambrosius performs during day three of the 29th Annual Clifford Brown Jazz Festival Friday, June 23, 2017, at Rodney Square in Wilmington Delaware. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The fest showcased the global musical inventions and dimensions of musicians from three continents —from the French harmonica player Frédéric Yonnet to the New Orleans/Brooklyn-based High and Mighty Brass Band—in a free and fun setting.

The Clifford Brown Jazz Festival is a free jazz music festival held annually in June at Rodney Square in Wilmington, Delaware, USA. The first festival was held in 1989 on the open lawn in the center of the city, and has grown into the largest free jazz festival on the East Coast.

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Do you now Sheila E, Played the Queen in Wilmington, Del?


Grammy nominated Singer Sheila E., performs  at World Cafe Live at The Queen in Wilmington, Delaware.

Grammy nominated singer Sheila Escovedo known by her stage name Sheila E., Performs in front of a sold out crowd at World Cafe Live at The Queen Friday, May. 30, 2014, in Wilmington, DEL.

Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Philadelphia Fashion Week


Philadelphia Fashion Week

Fashion Designer LARRY ALLEN presents his fall & winter 2013 LAS Swimwear collection at Philadelphia Fashion Week Saturday, September. 21, 2013 at The Crane Arts Building in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.

 

Old-Timers Day 2013 (Crotona Park)


Thousands return to Crotona Park Sunday, August 4, 2013, for its annual old-timers day event.

Old-timers day is an event that celebrates those who grew up within the vicinity of Crotona Park in the South Bronx.

Without the Crotona Park East neighborhood and the people who helped raise me I wouldn’t be who I am today.

Bronx Native,

Saquan Stimpson
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Business 2013 – May 21 – Latin Fusion Ribbon cutting ceremony In Wilmington Del


Latin Fusion Ribbon cutting ceremony

Latin Fusion owner and operated Rebecca Rodriguez along with her son Nelson Rodriguez and daughter Kayla Rodriguez cut a ribbon to symbolize the official opening of the brand-new Latin Fusion restaurant Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in Wilmington Del.
Also seen from left to right is First State Community Lending Officer Jessica Gibson, Deepa Singh of West Side Grows, Dir. of media for the city of Wilmington Alexandra Coppadge, Alan Levin, Director, Delaware Office of Economic Development, Theo Gregory, Chairman, Wilmington City Council and Council Person at Large; Robert A. Williams, 7th District.

Latin Fusion restaurant

State, local officials and guest dine at the grand opening of the New Latin Fusion restaurant on North Union Street Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in Wilmington Del.

Latin Fusion

Latin Fusion owner and operated Rebecca Rodriguez and her staff Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in Wilmington Del.

Latin Fusion will feature a mixture of Latin foods that include dishes from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Colombia and Peru. The restaurant features an 80 person dining room and a 30 person lounge, with private function space. It is expected to create 12 jobs. Ms. Rodriguez will manage the restaurant and staff that includes an executive chef, two sous-chefs/line cooks, two kitchen employees, four waitresses and two bartenders.

Latin Fusion is owned and operated by Rebecca Rodriguez of New Castle.

The restaurant is located at 837 North Union Street in Wilmington

18th century English brass smoothing iron


18th century English brass smoothing iron

A fine late 18th century English brass smoothing iron sit on display at Mark & Marjorie Allen Booth at the 49th Annual Delaware Antiques Show Thursday, Nov. 08, 2012, at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington DE.

 

Cookout Favorites


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Who is Suitefranchon?


As a photojournalist there’s times when I have to photograph compelling images that tell a story.

Trying to tell a story with still images is a difficult task within itself.

Sometimes a story requires video to draw you in.

Meet SuiteFranchon, Who is SuiteFranchon?

SuiteFranchon is a well know event mistress of ceremony, host and poet in the Mid-atlantic region. Known for her ability to create an engaging space for artists, lovers of art and urban professionals to meet, fellowship and enjoy entertainment events, she is a much sought after performer, program producer and host.

SuiteFranchon is the the creative founder, producer, director, performing poet and host of the popular SuiteFranchon Presents: Peace, Love & Poetry event. Her shows promise an organic experience of live performing and artists in an eclectic and exciting venue. Each experience in the presence of a SuiteFranchon event is an event to remember and revisit.

Check out her show.

Dana Herbert builds a life-size replica Fiat cake


Dana Herbert builds a life-size replica Fiat cake to help support The Blood Bank of Delmarva. I shot this Sunday, Oct. 07, 2012, at Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington DE.

Music 2012 – Sept. 25 – Bret Michaels and The Dirty Pearls Unplugged


09/25/12 Wilmington Del: Bret Michaels plays a Unplugged Concert Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 at Wilmington’s hottest night club Moodswing in Wilmington Delaware.

New York Hottest band The Dirty Pearls plays a Unplugged Concert Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 at Wilmington’s hottest night club Moodswing in Wilmington Delaware.

Bret Michaels plays a Unplugged Concert Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 at Wilmington’s hottest night club Moodswing in Wilmington Delaware.

The Dirty Pearls lead singer Tommy London plays a Unplugged Concert Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 at Wilmington’s hottest night club Moodswing in Wilmington Delaware.