Marsha, Marsha, Marsha
name is Marsha, but she is far from being the Brady Bunch type.
Marsha means business, especially when it comes to modeling.
beauty of Jamaican descent grew up between Queens and Florida spending much
of her childhood living with her mom in Cambria Heights.
a year ago she said to herself, “I’m not getting any younger” and
decided to live out her dream to be a model.
are thankful for that.
at a New York beauty contest Marsha met Derrick Jones — founder of the
Southeast Queens-based modeling agency Black Cartel.
are a million people out there, but he was sincere,” she said.
hooking up with Black Cartel, which currently represents her, Marsha has
in several beauty contests and has done photo shoots and fashion shows for
several up-and-coming urban designers.
after graduating from the University of Florida in Gainesville recently,
Marsha has more time to pursue her career – a welcome change she told us.
was a real hick town,” she said.
Although Marsha remains a part of the New York-Florida jet set, when in Queens you might catch her scoping out the streets of Jamaica Avenue searching for the perfect Jamaican beef patty – her favorite treat.
Funked In Jamaica, Queens
When a group of nine Jamaica funk musicians played a reunion concert at The Bottom Line recently, they transformed the downtown club — just blocks from famous Manhattan landmarks like Washington Square Park, Tower Records and New York University — into a piece of Southeast Queens for a few hours.
The show, which included a song called “Funkin’ For Jamaica,”
was one-night-only and the magic was fleeting.
But organizers were smart enough to create some keepsakes that gave
the self-described “Jamaica Cats and Kittens” a chance to leave some
tangible marks in the City.
The 800 people who filed through the door that night each got a
program for the show with a back page that really gave it up for Jamaica.
just got Funked in Jamaica, Queens,” the page reads.
It also lists the names of legendary Jamaica music venues that most
Manhattanites — and probably even Queensites — probably never heard of.
They include clubs and restaurants like The Galaxy, Copa City,
Bowman’s Show Place and The Village Door.
But the real show-stoppers — in terms of the permanent remains of a show that brought the heart of Queens to the heart of Manhattan — were the clothes being sold: Cool black tee shirts and hats that say “I got funked in Jamaica, Queens.
quiz - this is the 21st Century, right?
QConf scribe thought so, but second-guessed herself after
trying to obtain color photos of the Queens members of the State Assembly
and Senate for
the Tribune “Official Guide to Queens.”
the seven Queens members of
the Senate, only Frank Padavan and Serf Maltese had
color pix available. All the rest had black and white shots only. Although
staffers at the offices of Toby Stavisky, Ada and Malcolm
Smith were very helpful, and offered to take color photos for the
reporter, they didn’t have anything ready to go.
sympathetic Senator Ada Smith explained, “The Senate only shoots in black
and white, I think,” and a Senate press person said that while he would
try to take color photos, “I don’t know if we have that technology
staffer at George Onorato’s office said, “Sorry, honey, we
don’t have one,” and that was the end of the conversation.
newcomer John Sabini — who doesn’t even have an office yet —
also doesn't have a color shot.
the 18 Queens members of the Assembly, only a few had color pictures ready
to be e-mailed. Many had color shots, but couldn’t e-mail them. Many of
them have sent us dozens and dozens of press releases with color photos we
could use so it wasn’t so difficult, but others were absolutely impossible
to get photos of.
after digging through piles of photos, each politician was represented with
a color shot.
wrap up the tale of woe, there was trouble with the electronic transmission
of the “pdf”
file containing the color shots and pre-press had to burn the plate for
black and white.
till next year.
our scribe red.
rapper Ja Rule was accompanied by no less than 11 bodyguards at a recent Source
From his statements to the Daily News, the rapper is obviously
shaken by the recent death of a fellow Queens rapper Jam Master Jay, who was
fatally shot in Queens.
rapper told a reporter, “[The cops] don’t care about the rappers.
[Killers think], ‘we can kill rappers, but we won’t be caught.’
They won’t even look for us.”
said that the killing of Jam Master Jay was “like a rerun of an old
film,” naming rappers before Jam Master Jay who were killed, such as Tupac
Shakur and Notorious B.I.G.
feud between Madonna and Jennifer Lopez apparently continued when the two
met after photographer Herb Ritts’ funeral, news sources reported. Former
Corona resident Madonna had arrived to the somber event with her daughter,
Lourdes, while J. Lo showed up with Ben Affleck in tow. When Lopez entered a
restaurant where Madonna was with Lourdes, the material girl reportedly got
up and left.
the two divas’ distaste for one another, Lourdes is reported to be
incessantly singing “Jenny from the Block.”
Want The Airwaves
appears that some Democrats are in a hurry to get their own version of Rush
Limbaugh on the radio and are even considering a former Queens
Tribune editor for the job.
the forefront of the liberal media campaign is a group called Democracy
Radio that recently organized a schmoozing session of nearly three dozen
Limbaughs following President George W. Bush’s State of the
Union address last week.
a story that appeared in the New York Post last week, Tom Athens,
executive director of Democracy Radio, said, “ We’re dedicated to
creating more diversity in talk radio, so it really is representative of
America as a whole.”
added, “Whereas the D.C. gathering features high-powered Democratic
speakers like Hillary Clinton, Ted Kennedy, Tom Daschle
and Nancy Pelosi, the only nationally-recognizable talk show name on
hand was Detroit gabber Mitch Albom – and only because he wrote Tuesdays
thinks that’s too bad – if Athens only knew where Mitch got his
Albom penned his best-selling book, wrote for the Detroit Free Press
and hammed it up on ESPN’s “The Sports Reporters” he was a reporter
and then editor at Queens’ favorite weekly newspaper.
afternoon I was shopping at the supermarket on 108th Street in Forest Hills,
and I saw a copy of the Tribune,” Albom said in an interview
a few years back.
spare time?” the ad seeking writers asked.
Mitch was hooked!
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