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THE HUMBLE MAN is a Spirit-Filled infusion of Afro-Cuban Latin Jazz. Cooper’s arrangements of popular covers: “Earth Cry Heaven Smile” (Carlos Santana) and “Guantanamera” (Jose F. Diaz) are complimented by the rhythmic sounds of original pieces like “The Good Shepherd” and the percussion heavy “Do Dat.” Enjoy the best in Afro-Cuban Latin Jazz!

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SYM MAGAZINE has been created to provide a platform of positive expression and serve as a source of inspiration to the urban market. The core purpose of SYM MAGAZINE is to highlight and feature up and coming talent, entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations and trail blazers. In each issue, SYM will share their stories of passion, commitment, and give readers full comprehensive knowledge into their lives. SYM serves as a vehicle of empowerment while educating and connecting our urban market to these individual’s brands. SYM will periodically feature special stories on established and respected celebrities, entertainers and business moguls. They will share their breakthrough stories as a tool of encouragement. SYM-MAGAZINE promises to explore a diverse number of topics, which will keep you informed and entertained, all the while radiating light on issues that directly affect our market. SYM will be a resource for changing traditional publishing psyche. We are positioning ourself as a unique centerpiece for uniting industries. SYM MAGAZINE symbolizes greatness and diversity. It adds value and echoes hope through impactful content. SYM Magazine makes a difference!

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al is definitely the man! Welcome to our first SYM-Hollywood special edition! We are excited to bring you a premiere of what we hope to be very informative as we continue to grow and target a market of quality film and stage production in the mainstream, independent and Caribbean markets. TBS’s hit sitcom Men At Work starring our cover subject, actor James Lesure, was the inspiration that spawned the launch of this issue, and will pave the way for many other talents featured on cable and mainstream media and create an opportunity to be in featured in upcoming SYM publications. Speaking of mainstream, I just had to share with you all my number one heartthrob, and BEST actor of all time, Alfredo James…‘Al’ Pacino! Well, not only is he handsome, and most people would agree that Al pulls you in when in front of the camera. He’s a natural, very believable and takes his characters to the level of perfection. Needless to say, I am a HUGE fan! Scareface, is the powerful Pacino epic that goes down as the number one gangster movie of all time in this editor’s opinion. None other comes close in either numbers or global popularity. Then of course, there is the masterpiece Godfather trilogy where Pacino delivers his irreproachable performance as Michael Corleone. Do we ever grow weary of these flicks? The bottom line is, I personally love Al Pacino, the actor and also as the man who has worked hard over the years to bring quality to his craft. His passion for his God given talent is evident as he continually to gives back to legions of aspiring actors and is a standard of excellence to aspire to. Earlier this year President Barrack Obama honored Al Pacino’s outstanding contribution to the arts and his humanitarian efforts. My favorite line from Scarface…“Say hello to my little friend!” Al, SYM-Magazine salutes YOU and the entire entertainment community at large!

Tilsa C.Wright

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SYM our beautiful motivated progressive women of color

Extraordinary entrepreneurial accomplishments are undoubtedly on the horizon for Jamaican born, brainy beauty, Kerry Ann Beckford. While holding down her day job in New York as a licensed professional insurance agent for a Fortune 500 company and leader in the insurance industry, Kerry has her sights set on far loftier heights as well. Having always been enterprising and armed with a seemingly natural inclination for great marketing plans, she has just recently started her own online business where she’s offering a number of unique specialty items, accessories and services for women and the response has been more than favorable thus far. Kerry’s mantra...”Behind every great success is an even greater plan!”

kerry ‘Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair’... Gorgeous Texas native, Torri Cook’s life certainly personifies this poignant line from Langston Hughes’ moving poem about struggle. Torri battled childhood abuse as well as emotional and physical abuse from men which lead to bouts with depression. A single parent of two boys, Torri was homeless for 2 months and actually slept in her car with her first born. Deliverance finally came for her when the Department of Human Resources enrolled her in the Welfare to Work Program which allowed single mothers to work with various agencies while learning a skill. Torri worked a number of menial jobs before joining The Department of Conservation in Montgomery Alabama where she currently resides. She has evolved and grown with the department over the past 14 years and more recently has been invited by two sitting governors to speak before the legislature and others dignitaries regarding the the program which started the ball rolling for her and her experiences of growth along her life’s journey. Torri is a ‘success story’ in the truest sense. Her mantra...”Success is the best revenge”

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Stunning Haitian-American, Nadia Aristide is an accomplished finance professional with over 10 years of experience in the financial community. She is currently a Finance Manager at American Express in New York City. Armed with the most amazing smile, Nadia’s upbeat and positive personalty is contagious and that has proven to be an asset in both her persoanl and professional life. Ever radiant from within as well, her motivation and determination has her poised for greater successes. Presently, her focus is on rebuilding her parent’s home in the aftermath of the recent Haitian earthquake disaster. How appropo as she looks forward to a future as a developer in Haiti. Nadia’s emphasis is on self improvement, so, as she say’s…”I can be 200% to others”.


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Exotic beauty, Zoila Robledo is a model & artist who unapologetically, “Dances to the beat of her own drum”. By day, this exotic beauty uses her professional expertise as a Marketing Research Analyst for a global pharmaceutical company, in the Dallas, TX metro area. Squeezing her artistic dreams into her spare time, Zoila has recently come onboard with Los Angeles based Smooth Jazz Magazine (www.smoothjazzmag. com) as an Advertising Sales Consultant and Smooth Jazz Musician Interviewer, as of June 2012. In essence, Zoila’s creative intelligence & individuality remain as the underlying theme of her life!

Striking and vivacious New York City native, Michelle Pascal founded MAP Unlimited in 2001. The New York City based PR group serves a clientele that sets trends, and reflects popular culture. The company’s ever-growing client roster includes, Vivica A. Fox, Kelly Rowland, Angela Simmons, MIZANI, Black Opal Cosmetic, Stacie J. (The Apprentice), Designer Edwing D’Angelo, author and syndicated columnist Harriette Cole to name a few. Michelle Pascal’s track record for generating quality media placements has garnered her clients top notch press on outlets such as Good Morning America, CW 11, NY1, BET, MTV, Access Hollywood, CNN, and Fox News, USA Today, NY Times, Essence, and Vibe among others. Working with clients such as Ashley Stewart, Terri Williams Agency, United Negro College Fund, Charles Schwab, and the National Association of Black-Owned Broadcasters has certaninly earned Michelle the moniker of ’Mover and Shaker’.

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Unapologetically feminine, unapologetically smart, unapologetically sexy and unapologetically a Pretty Hot Chick, Alicia Marie Rivers is the Detroit Michigan born brains and beauty behind the sinfully delicious Pretty Hot Chick! The guilty pleasure with style, a chic web destination retreat for what’s hot in fashion, beauty & entertainment for women. A veteran of the magazine publishing industry and a budding web and TV personality, Alicia is also an author (The Pretty Thoughts of a Hot Chick: Foxy Little Notions for Our Minds, Bodies & Souls) as well as a sex appeal/self-esteem coach. Alicia notably, was the first Black female Editor-In-Chief of two non-ethnic hair & beauty magazines. In September 2005 she successfully launched her own beauty and style magazine JOLIE which had a short but nonetheless impressive run. Her talents have been featured on television programs such as ABC News, CBS 2 News, The Tyra Banks Show, BET, The Jimmy Kimmel Show among others. Currently, Alicia is working dilegently at making Pretty Hot Chick LLC a multi-media platform! Her brand montra is “You are who you think you are…LIVE PRETTY!”

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Readers, I dare you to fasten your seatbelts and prepare yourselves for an adventurous ride that will allow you to explore luscious Jamaica, and the rich culture and flavors of its people. The story is double the fun as it’s blended with a hint of the American dream. You will identify with the highs and lows of these dynamic characters while being entertained beyond your expectations. Purchase this novel at www.barnesandnoble.com & www. amazon.com. Visit www.tanishabeecher. com for more information.

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Much more cool, calm, and collected than his current character Gibbs on TBS show “Men At Work”, - SYM Magazine caught up with Actor, James Lesure. In the role of Gibbs, James is a photographer and a ladies’ man working for Full Steam Magazine. The comedy series chronicles his daily work life, as he and his co-workers bond as friends and navigate the dating scene. Gibbs is portrayed alongside his buddies as they all sensationalize the topics of sex and women. However, to the contrary, James’ personal demeanor seemed to be much different. Discussing everything from personal and professional goals to business advice and how his leisure time is spent, James provided insight as to what served as his overall life motivators.


We asked James what advice he would give to those with aspirations to pursue a career as an Actor. Although he was reluctant to give business advice, James did share that knowing your craft and believing in yourself are two of the biggest assets to have. “I went to the University of Southern California and received a Theater degree. I also studied abroad. Be comfortable and confident. Get experience”. James mentioned there was no direct blueprint to becoming an actor but knowledge and faith in your talent were not to be underestimated. On one particular episode, Gibbs and his buddies were discussing a concept termed as “CryMaxing”. Inquiring minds wanted to know, because this term was a popular hash tag on tweeter immediately after the episode was aired. So we asked him to elaborate on what exactly that meant! Instantly, we chuckled and Mr. Lesure dished on the subject. “CryMaxing is the next level. It’s the plateau’s plateau”. I nudged him a bit more and he continued, all the while smiling. “It’s a combination of physical and spiritual ecstasy...pleasure in a new realm...out of this world”! I couldn’t help but to laugh. As the conversation was at its climax (pun intended), I wanted to know exactly how James suggested one would achieve this kind of maximum pleasure deemed “Crymaxing”. He offered a few tips for the fellas! “Do push-ups. You need physical exhaustion to lower the barriers...and if you and your lady reach this plateau at the same time, which is the goal, you will be on a rocket ship to blast off”! James Lesure’s character, Gibbs, seems to be doing a lot of women chasing at work, at which he is successful but in real life - we wanted to know what he did as his personal life work. Impressively, he said he wanted to give back and help establish more recreational spaces and parks. It was also important for him to give back through education and help with the beautification of areas. He recently used his celebrity to help build a home with Habitat for Humanity. In his spare time, James enjoys being just as cool and calm as he sounded. Spending time with friends and family while eating, drinking, and relaxing or at a cookout is what he enjoys most. When he mentioned how much he enjoyed dining out and eating a good meal, something he and I both have in common, I asked him can he cook. James is not a cook so he did profess his need for a good cook in his life. Ladies, any takers? James also enjoys traveling and believe it or not, has never been to Australia. He plans on getting there really soon. In closing, I asked him to share one thing that people may not know about him. His reply, “bubble machines.” I was utterly confused and tickled at the same time. “I like bubble machines. I am actually headed to Target right now to find one and get some bubble solution. I like to blow bubbles. It’s relaxing”. James Lesure was named one of the next generation’s leading men by GQ magazine and one of the hottest bachelors on television. He has his eyes set on major roles in the near future, and hopes to work alongside some of his idols, such as John Malkovich and Jeffrey Wright, to name two. James enjoys playing characters that are light-hearted and possess a balance between drama and comedy. He continues to be a community example and whether it is in film, theater, or TV - James Lesure will always accept roles and projects that he can be personally proud of. Follow the hit sitcom on twitter @menatworktbs and James Lesure @jameslesure or @ www.jameslesure.com Stay tuned to Men At Work, on TBS each Thursday 10pm/9pm central time


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wanda mckiver I think the question is what I don’t love about stage productions. I laughed when asked that question because there is absolutely nothing I don’t like. Stage productions, a good one that is, will leave you wanting more. It will have you singing songs you may have never even heard of, your emotions will come around in a full 360 degree turn around. You will feel uplifted at the end. I believe stage productions are the heart and soul of the playwright times three, simply because not only can you see the playwright’s vision, but if the production is a musical you will feel their heart beat through the music that is chosen. It amazes me when I meet someone who admits they have never seen a live stage production, however I never ask why.... I quietly whisper to them, Why Not? Her next production At The Gate, rings OF A Tony possibility! Will your waiting be in vain at the gate? Experience At the Gate and see how changes come in many forms; however time as usual is not on your side. Ms. McKiver stays true to her irony style of writing, dramatic directing and her love for musical flare with meaningful lyrics. PHOTO: ATU


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Heartthrob, sexy sculptured and stylishly fashioned icon Neil Pearl’s objective is to unite, solidify and make stronger the image of the Caribbean Islands with his unique ILand brand. ILand Apparel and ILand Magazine conceived only eight months ago, has been featured in a number of fashion shows and local events throughout the country. So who is Neil Pearl? A humble yet very focused Jamaican born in St. Andrew. Neil lived in Portmore, St. Catherine before migrating to the United States and is now based in Brooklyn New York where he is well known in the ‘party circles’ as an accomplished promoter. When asked why his parties are so popular, he points out, “People attend my parties because I create something different each time. They expect more than the ‘average’ at my parties. They feel classy, special and ‘in with the in crowd’, the way today’s celebrities party at VIPs clubs.” I recently attended the ILand Magazine launch party at the popular Negril Village in New York City where I had the opportunity to speak with a supporter who shared with me that Neil is the “Prince of Parties” and has been known as such since the late 90’s. While Neil sets out to bring a sense of solidarity and swagger to his parties, his entrepreneurial vision is also very evident through his ILand brand as well. He has successfully taken his eight month old creation to high level of media visibility, which most start up projects are unable to accomplish in as much as say, 3 years. Neil has done so in less than a fraction of that time.

Fast forward to his next venture; like a jeweler stringing pearls, Neil is adding yet another ‘pearl’ to his list of achievements. Acting happened for him by chance initially. Although somewhat inexperienced, but no less talented, he had to audition as though he was a seasoned actor for his first part. “Screenplay Writer Demedrius Charles, saw me and recommended that I audition for the co-starring role in his upcoming film project, Broken. Intrigued and up for the challenge, I decided to pursue this opportunity” Neil shared with me. He further stated that the transition into acting was extremely challenging, as his demeanor is somewhat reserved and soft spoken despite his “Prince of Parties” moniker. Nonetheless, he was determined to bring life to his character, Solomon, who is Lisa’s (played by actress Lauren Smith) husband Smith plays an international student from St. Lucia, living in the United States, who is about to graduate after a three grueling years of college but is then suddenly burdened with enormous financial hardship while attempting to continue her education on an expired student visa. The years of juggling two jobs, paying for school, a husband and living between New York and St. Lucia, finds Lisa unable to keep a steady job and additionly trying to cope with a vicious and insecure female boss. The entire situation is wearing away at her resolve. The love she has for her husband and the numerous job possibilities awaiting her as a CPA are all she has to keep her going. However, her marriage and dreams are jeopardized when in a moment of weakness she sleeps with a smooth talking gentleman which results in an unexpected and unwanted pregnancy. Broken is scheduled to be release late fall 2012 and is expected to do exceedingly well, and will most certainly showcase another aspect of Neil’s many talents which will certainly surprise his fans. Broken is written by Demedrius Charles and directed by Courtney Everett. Neil Pearl is a talent irrefutably destined for legendary greatness. Join Neil Pear on Facebook at neil.pearl.3@facebook.com


“Related Affairs” overwhelms you with love despite the painful judgment of one’s sexuality. An illicit, sensual, and tasteful story about two strangers who truly love each other.

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Paul values the bond he shares with Anna; she has proven her love and compassion for him regardless of his inner rainbow, which is priceless. Anna’s parents are disgustingly rude towards their daughter’s decision to be friends with a homosexual. Being Jamaican native, Anna’s parents endure the social and financial fall out of their daughter’s association with Paul. Tilsa writes a compelling fiction which is trendy and yet real to many people. A native Jamaican, Wright courageous and tastefully sheds light on this controversial topic.

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TONI BELAFONTE,a former athlete, is a working model & actress. She is founder of the

arts and entertainment television network, COPETV™ and supports her artistic dreams as a “kick-ass” fitness trainer! Toni keeps busy booking television, print work and commercials, with nationally recognized brands like DELL, LG, HGTV, Burlington Coats and the US Army. Her work has been featured in international publications in countries as, Czec Republic and Nigeria, and she has recently been named to 2012’s IMDB’s Top 40 Actors on the Rise to Watch Out For. Her skills in-front of the camera has been described as striking, powerful, intense and having eyes that captivate and pulls in the viewer. In addition to her on-camera acting and modeling, Belafonte also hosts red-carpet events, travel shows, and talent showcases across the nation. She displays continuous growth in her career and notable recognition throughout the industry circuit, as she brings forth stimulating characters & true-to-life performances. “My career gives me great pleasure to exercise my wit, creative mind, and quirky nature, and it’s very liberating.”—Keep an eye on this emerging star! ALLEN HOLLOWAY was born and raised on the rough streets of Jersey City, New Jersey. He started his acting career at King’s College, where he fell in love with the arts. After college he began taking his craft more seriously, auditioned and was accepted into the Stella Adler Studio of Acting School in New York City. Allen was then cast in the Fox Searchlight film, “Notorious”, as Chico Brown, one of the Junior Mafia members. After filming “Notorious” Allen was cast in another independent film, “Men’s Affair”, directed by Algerian director Amine Kaise, in which he played a police officer. Adding to his resume, Allen did several short films through the Antwone Fuqua Film program in Brooklyn, New York. He was recently cast as an artist in a film series directed by Italian commercial director, Stefano Maria Palombi. Allen has also worked in commercials, music videos and theater. Most recently, he made his Off-Broadway debut, starring in “Madame”, written and directed by Bonnie Wright of the Afrikan Women’s Repertory Theatre Festival. n the midst of it all, Allen is writing a comedy TV pilot, in which he plans to star. Visit his internet movie database page at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4120108/. I

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CLAUDIA McLAIN is a versatile SAG-AFTRA performer who acts, sings, hosts, and

dances. She is currently performing as a Caribbean Pirate Fortune Teller, CALYPSO in “Pirates of the Hudson June 30 - July 8 @Historic Hudson Valley, Westchester, NY. She is also starring as SWEETS in an upcoming independent feature film, THE RED BOWTIE, screening on July 6th, 2012 @ 6pm @ The Robert Treat Hotel, Newark, NJ. Tickets are available on eventbrite. Claudia McLain is also New York’s hottest celebrity host as the 1st Lady of DPTV Networks and also Ring Fever’s Sweet Fiva Diva and can be seen around town covering live events, when she is not busy with her acting career. Although she has a passion for theater, Claudia McLain is venturing more into the world of TV and Film. For more info and to contact Claudia McLain, please visit her website @ www.claudiamclain.com” Claudia McLain on IMDb ~ http://www.imdb.me/claudiamclain


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FlexxFM. Your Caribbean Station broadcasting from South Florida to the world. FlexxFM brings the latest NEWS, SPORTS, WEATHER, TALK AND ENTERTAINMENT. Compelling talk shows on issues that the world can relate to. LIVE BROADCASTS that brings our viewers closer than 3D. We are your source for LIVE RADIO. FlexxFM is live in New Jersey 97.5 FM. New York 104.5 FM. Atlanta 105.5 FM. Connecticut 104.5 FM. South Florida 101.9 FM. And June 5th in Jamaica 104.9 FM.

Join Dj Tc daily from 10-2pm for “Sail Away”. Listeners are captivated by this high energy show hosted by South Florida’s musical maestro. Gail Amoy holds down the night spot with the only uncensored show on the Flexx....”The G-Spot”

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from artist and author danny simmons... This is a small sexy little black book full of poems that will get your blood pumping. Immediate poetry for the 21st century... poems texted to a lover in the wee hours of the morning...a 160 character love note to let them know how much your missing them at that moment... carefully constructed with words designed to convey in a tiny space how special your lover is to you.

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“Danny’s poetic eroticism has struck the right balance between sexuality and sensuality. In 160 characters he has parsimoniously interwoven the oldest passion of what it’s to allow ones lack of inhibition to romp in the wilderness of freedom.” — Bruce George, Co-Founder of Def Poetry Jam “Ntozake said poems are urgent things. I need a love poem right now she said. I need it. Now. Sex feels the most urgent of all things. Thank you Danny for this sexy book of urgent things.We needed it right about now. “ — Michaela Angela Davis “Musical, stirring, and familiar, Deep In Your Best Reflection is full of sexy. Danny Simmons is a masterful poet and has raised the bar for all who create erotica.” — April R. Silver

Purchase your copy today at DannySimmonsPoetry.com Linen hard cover with foil embossed title $20.00 + S/ H For int’l and bulk rates email info@dannysimmonspoetry.com

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Star Boy reveals the erotic fictional exploits of a teen-aged high school student,Tania Watson. Her daring behavior with Brian Lane lingers in her mind for years. These encounters, although inappropriate at that time, are certainly fun memories. A not so innocent rubbah dub dub, thrilled her experimental teenaged mind.

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part 2 of the 3 part series...Star Boy 2 Related Affairs author, Tilsa C. Wright takes ‘grown folks’ down memory lane as she delivers yet another erotically provocative literary achievement! Tilsa Wright is the publisher of two online media, Sym-Magazine and Sym-Caribbean. Related Affairs is Wright’s first novel, and is currently being adapted to a screenplay. www.facebook.com/starboybook Follow us on twitter @starboythebook Email starboy9776@yahoo.com


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