Songs to Invoke Resilience
Founder and Executive Director, J-Bird Music for the Arts
In 2012, Joanne "J-Bird" Phillips founded J-Bird Music for the Arts, with the vision of reviving arts programs by providing much needed equipment, instruments, and resources in order to enrich the lives of youths through arts education.
RIAA Certified Diamond Music Producer and CEO, Team MASHN Entertainment
Keith Clizark has over 12 million records sold and $525 million generated to his production credits. As part of his musical genius, he has produced hot records for Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Too $hort, Master P, Kurupt, Mystical, Tha Eastsidaz, and T.R.U.
Choreographer, "The Wiz" - National Tour
Lacy Darryl Phillips has a career in the entertainment industry which spans four decades. He has worked with recording artists, such as Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill, Vanessa Williams, Grace Jones, Sheena Easton, Peabo Bryson, CeCe Peniston, and James Ingram.
Member, Labelle and Member, Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles
Sarah Dash's first notable appearance was as a member of Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles. Dash has had a full career, moving from singer, to songwriter and session musician for famous bands that include Labelle, The Rolling Stones, and Keith Richards.
Heir to the Ghassanid Dynasty
His Royal Highness Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Nu'Man VIII (nee. Ahnume Guerios, the Portuguese transliteration of "Al-Nu'Man Gharios") was born in Brazil on September 29, 1973. He is the Sovereign Prince of the Arab Dynasty of the Ghassanids.
Actor, "Kinky Boots" on Broadway
Kevin Smith Kirkwood is an actor, known for "Condemned" (2015), the 71st Annual Tony Awards (2017), and "Broadway.com #LiveatFive" (2015). He currently stars in the musical "Kinky Boots" on Broadway.
Artist and Party Promoter
Michael Alig is an artist and party promoter, who served almost 17 years in prison for manslaughter. He was a co-founder and ringleader of the Club Kids, a group of New York City clubgoers that became a cultural phenomenon during the 1980s and 1990s.
Actress, "Motown: The Musical" on Broadway
N'Kenge is an actress who originated the role of Mary Wells in "Motown: The Musical" on Broadway. This Broadway darling was recently seen on television, as a presenter at the 58th Annual NY Emmy Awards.