Sparkle “E” is on the scene for: NETFLIX FAMILY SUMMER ‼️

Just in time to beat the summer heat, NETFLIX is bringing new films and series each week to help kids and families stay cool and stay connected throughout the summer. ☀️

There was a wonderful event in Los Angeles, at the Autry Museum, Saturday, July 9th 2022…

The day of activity started at 10 am, and brought people of all ages together for much needed quality time.

There were fun stations with a variety of activities…

Lots of photo opportunities too!

Gift Bags, -plus-… tasty treats like popcorn, and slushes were provided for guests to enjoy…

A variety of Food trucks were also on the scene…

I chose the Caribbean Grill Food Truck, and ordered beef patties, Jerk Chicken… and plantains

It was sooooo Good !!!!!

Two thumbs wayyyy up‼️👍🏽👍🏽

It definitely hit the spot!

Families got to decorate sugar cookies, make slim, go through an obstacle course, color pictures, and participate in several other art 🖼 projects.

T-shirt design tent ⛺️

There was also a station to choose your favorite KUNG FU PANDA design…. and make a custom tie die T-Shirt!

Before the movie KUNG FU Panda: The DRAGON KNIGHT…

Film ⭐️ Star/ Excecutive Producer Jack Black, and other excecutive producers, Peter Hastings, Shaun Nigoghossian…gave the crowd a hearty WELCOME !!!!! Yay!!!!!


Jack Black returns to KUNG FU PANDA in the new series KUNG FU PANDA: THE DRAGON KNIGHT.

Here’s what the movie is about: When a mysterious pair of weasels set their sights on a collection of four powerful weapons, Po must leave his home to embark on a globe-trotting quest for redemption and justice that finds him partnered up with a no-nonsense English knight named Wandering Blade voiced by Rita Ora. Together, these two mismatched warriors set out on an epic adventure to find the magical weapons first and save the world from destruction — and they may even learn a thing or two from each other along the way.

This was definitely a wonderful Saturday afternoon! I’m so glad I came! ✨😃✨

Netflix always knows exactly how to put on a great event! I’ve enjoyed lots of their great affairs over the years… but this one definitely brightened up my spirits…. and set the tone for a fun summer indeed!

Evette Dabney “Sparkle ✨ E✨” 💎

Evette Dabney is an Emmy nominated TV news talent, SAG-AFTRA actor, writer / blogger, media consultant, and marketing influencer, living in Los Angeles, California.

Evette Dabney/ SAG-AFTRA has worked on-air in television news and radio in several markets across the country… including South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Kansas and California.

Evette is a graduate of Clark- Atlanta University, and longtime member of National Association of Black Journalists, Association of Black Journalists of Southern California, Women in Film, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and Links Inc.

Follow Evette Dabney/SAG-AFTRA on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Vimeo, Indeed, IMDB Pro, and Actor’s Access. @evettedabney 

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The Spirited ✨Socialite is on the move! #Wow! 

There she goes again! 👠


Sparkle “E” is the scene… at Disney Concert Hall, GenX Festival 2022 🎼 🎵🎶

I always enjoy mesmerizing music at the Los Angeles Philharmonic @laphil

It’s all about those classic #musical vibes 🎼 🎶 🎵 in #dtla #downtownlosangeles #disneyconcerthall

The Walt #Disney concert hall is #incredible inside & out!

It’s one of the world’s 🌎 #finest #Concert Halls…. #designed by #architect #FrankGehry … and the official home of the #LAPhilharmonic

#symphony #Orchestra

#GenX ♥️ #musicfestival

#classicalmusic #laphil

I’m always thrilled to have an evening out… and it was a magnificent evening.… that brought back #memories of when I played in the #orchestra 🎻 back in the day….

I played the violin from the age of 9 (4th grade), all through High School, and up until college at Clark. ( Now Clark Atlanta University.) In fact, I had a college scholarship to play in my college Orchrestra.

Check out #throwbackphotos from our FULL #Atlanta Citywide #HighSchool #Orchestra

The Orchestra featuring students from #southwesthighschool, #Atlanta #Georgia …at the time of this photo..)
👉🏽 It later turned into #MaysHigh

Also… #DouglasHighSchool #NorthsideHigh & representatives from a few other #schools from #TheATL

Our #music Director was
Mrs. J Montgomery

Such wonderful #Memories of #music !!! ✨🥰🤩😍✨

We made great music together, 🎼🎶🎵🎻🎹🥁🪕 winning award #medals 🥇 🥈 🥉 and notable #recognition for #atlantapublicschools

#musicalvibes ✨

Leaving #MemoryLane for a moment… to circle back to the #WaltDisneyConcertHall …

Another popular series at this iconic place… is the GREEN UMBRELLA concert series…

See the green in each corner? Those are actually GREEN UMBRELLA’s hanging from the Ceiling. They’re featured at each concert.

The Green Umbrella series showcases new music ranging from solo works to chamber opera, performed by members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and and Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group.

All Concerts take place in the official home of the Philharmonic, Walt Disney Concert Hall.

This is a unique experience… with a NEW spin on classical music. It’s become extremely popular with younger audiences. It’s an exciting adventure into the world of music!

I envisioned amazing scenes in my mind… almost like creating an imaginary movie …

Each musical movement developed the soundtrack for my mental masterpiece! The music lead me to think about made up scenes… that were energetic, and upbeat… others.. suspenseful, thrilling… .

It was all gratifying to my soul…🙌🏽✨

I definitely recommend the GREEN UNBRELLA scene.. to all who just want their senses to be exposed to something a little… different!

One ☝🏽 thing about me… .is that I Love ♥️ music!

✨✨I appreciate ALL of it ‼️✨✨

It’s attached to every memory that I have… It sets the tone for me to have a better day.. It picks me up when I feel down… and it’s a balm to soothe my aching spirit…. .Or mend my broken heart! ❤️‍🩹

It conjures up the mood for romance too!

A guy can always win my heart 💝 when he also appreciates music… and knows just what to play…. And when to play it! 😍

Music definitely sets the tone for any and everything! My life definitely has it’s own soundtrack….

Do you have one??? 🤔

If you don’t think about it…. and develop one for yourself with songs that mark distinct milestones in your life… The key sounds that helped you along your journey… and help keep you going….

A lot of people didn’t know how much I love classical music… in fact people didn’t even know about my personal roots into the genre…

We’ll lean in… I’m about to reveal a few other secrets…

👉🏽 Of course most people who know me … TRULY UNDERSTAND how much I ‘m into Jazz, Hip Hop and Gospel music …

But what they DID NOT know about me… is how I am UPLIFTED and INVIGORATED by FOLK MUSIC… Celtic & Baltic Music, Bluegrass, and PATRIOTIC MUSIC ‼️ 🇺🇸‼️


I’ll probably start marching when I hear it! One of my FAVORITE things about 4th of July Celebrations! 🎊

…….and that’s all my personal music news for now….. #StayTuned ….

#MicDrop! 🎤 💥

~Evette Dabney, Founder, Owner and Creative Director of Sparkle ✨E✨ Entertainment & Promotions

Evette Dabney is an Emmy nominated TV news talent, SAG-AFTRA actor, writer / blogger, media consultant, and marketing influencer, living in Los Angeles, California.

Evette Dabney has worked on-air in television news and radio in several markets across the country… including South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Kansas and California. 

Evette is a graduate of Clark- Atlanta University, and longtime member of National Association of Black Journalists, Association of Black Journalists of Southern California, Women in Film, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and Links Inc.

Follow Evette Dabney/SAG-AFTRA on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Vimeo, Indeed, IMDB Pro, and Actor’s Access. @evettedabney 

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The Spirited ✨Socialite is on the move! #Wow! 

There she goes again! 👠

Sparkle “E” is on the Scene at Super 🏈Bowl LVl 2022, Los Angeles, California


The Super Bowl was held in Inglewood, California on Sunday, February 13, 2022

It got a little nerve racking at times… but that ending was definitely exciting!!!!! #Whew!

Superbowl LVI is one of those things that prove:


The LA Rams -finally- make it into their new stadium… play football 🏈 super HARD all season long…

SuperBowlLVI pits the AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals against the NFC champion Los Angeles Rams…

And… come full circle ⭕️ to play in the super bowl… in their VERY OWN.. BRAND NEW STADIUM!!!!

And✨W I N !!!!!!✨ 🙌🏽🙌🏽💛💙🙌🏽🙌🏽

I screamed soooo LOUD !!!!

The final score:

#LARams -23

#Bengals – 20

✨✨ VICTORY!!!!!! ✨✨

🗣 Can I get a Whoop Whoooop ‼️

This is WHO’S HOUSE ?????!!!!!

#RamsHouse !!!! !! 💛💙💛💙💛💙

SoFi Stadium, host for the 2022 #SuperBowl was absolutely AMAZING!!!!

And the Rams House is where the SuperBowl 🏆 Trophy will stay!

The Vince Lombardi Trophy is awarded each year to the winning team of the National Football League’s championship game, the Super Bowl.

The trophy is named in honor of NFL coach Vince Lombardi, who led the Green Bay Packers to victories in the first two Super Bowl games.

Now… Back to #RamsHouse …..

SoFi Stadium is located in Hollywood Park, (Inglewood, CA.), an entertainment complex and master-planned neighborhood…named after the former horse racing track that sat on the site. #RamsNation 💛💙✨

The stadium has futuristic architecture with first-class amenities…

#SoFi is reported to be excess of $5 billion. It took almost 4 years to build..

This year…the Rams had a home team advantage playing at their very own SoFi Stadium. The Cincinnati Bengals were the home team in the Super Bowl — technically..

wink, wink! 😉

SoFi Stadium has the only two-sided scoreboard in the world. It’s 70,000 square feet of 4K HDR installed in a 465 feet long loop. It allows fans to see the screen from ANY seat in the house!!! #Wow !!!!

SoFi Stadium is owned by Stan Kroenke, owner of the Los Angeles Rams. But the Rams share the field with the LA Chargers.

About 100 million people watched this year’s game, halftime show and commercials.

The super bowl half time show was ALL THAT!!! 🔥

The Super Bowl 56 halftime show put the spotlight on popular artists including Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar.

I was bopping my head!!! Waving my hands 🙌🏽 in the air… like I just didn’t care!!! The music took me back to the good old days! House parties, and Road tripping playing all the hits… these ALL STAR Artists performed!

I was standing up shouting GO LA!!! And…WEST SIDE !!!!!

Oh yeah… I was getting my GROOVE On…. and Singing:

🎤 Da da da da daaaa!!!!

Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre !!!!! Performing my JAMS !!!!!

The presentation was cool….. House Party Style…Social distancing and ALL !!!!

Including that bit from the late great TUPAC…. was #priceless! #IAintMadAtCha! This song gives me goosebumps til this very day! All of the music performed in this halftime show is apart of my LIFE soundtrack… as a Gen X we!

And who knew… Dr. Dre could play the piano 🎹 like that…. #TalentAllAround !!!!

My spirits were greatly lifted by one of the BEST halftime shows… ✨EVER!!!✨ Times have been tough… and I can honestly say A lot of folks… (especially generation X) needed that….

Kudos to the participants for bringing all their legendary music… exactly like we LIKE IT…. #Hyped!

5O cent… was a surprise guest… and did it up!!! Beats bumping like we were all up in da’ club !!!!

50’s been lifting !!! 🏋️‍♂️ He’s got muscle power…. 💪🏽 Hit Show “Power!”

50 cents… is NOT a cheap thrill! This man is worth MILLIONS $$$$

Mary j. Blige…. was FABULOUS !!!! She looked good… sounded good!!! #ShineOn! ✨ Mary!

That outfit was spectacular!!!

The queen of hip hop soul..shimmered in thigh-high mirrored boots… with her hit “Family Affair.”

My, Oh, My do I L♥️VE her music!!!

I was dancing… doing all her legendary moves… right along with her! Now you KNOW it’s a good show… If “I” hop up and start dancing! I can REALLY like a show seated… but if I’m UP…-and- singing my heart out that’s REALLY saying something!!! #Ayyyyyy !!!!

Hey everybody….Mary’s got a new song out saying “Good Morning Gorgeous!!!” #ANewSelfLove Anthem for the ladies !!!!

Oh yeah Mary, No More Drama… and no more Pain !!!! It’s ALL GOOD!!!! And it just keeps getting better… and BETTER !!!! You Deserve It !!!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

Kendrick Lamar had a good gimmick!!! Very cool presentation!!! Groovy Sound!!! Yeah…. It was full of energy… with the army of look a likes. The entire show was a great tribute to mega Mogul Dr. Dre.

And… Eminem….rocked the house… hoodie crew and all… Back in the day… I played his songs a lot to get the crowds pumped up… When I performed tours… in Hollywood!

It was great to see him in action!

When all was said and done…kneeled on the football field…in a show of respect… It’s generated a lot of #BUZZ and more attention and support for Colin Kaepernick.

Colin Rand Kaepernick is an American civil rights activist and a former quarterback.

Dr.Dre has collaborated with Eminem, Snoop and Lamar, so clearly the rapper and BEATS mogul is the link between all of the halftime performers.

Yep! 👍🏽 It was indeed a #FAMILYAffair ‼️

You know what????? All of these performers should SERIOUSLY consider going on tour!!!! It would sell out in EVERY city! #IdBeRightThere !!! 🙌🏽✨

In Honor of Super Bowl LVl there was a hi-tech drone light show in downtown #LosAngeles !!!! (#DTLA), near the LA Convention Center…

Hi-tech at its finest! The next BEST thing to fireworks!!!

Here are some Highlights:

Los Angeles City Hall… turned

BLUE 🔵 and GOLD 🟡 in honor of the LA Rams… for Super Bowl 56 !!!

Lots of Buildings in downtown LA have also added lots of blue and Gold Lights… Why even the famous HOLLYWOOD ⭐️ sign… is going to be changed to say “Rams House!!! The Super Bowl Champs also celebrate this victory with a parade… on Wednesday, February 16, 2022…and going to #Disneyland !!! #Yay ‼️

Here’s more of Sparkle “E” Evette Dabney… on the scene in LA…

#SuperbowlExperience #SuperbowlParties #SuperbowlFestivities 🎊 #SuperbowlWeekend

All the events around town… were first class !!! I noticed extreme safety precautions, and lots of security, and staffers around… to make sure everything ran smoothly!

There was no shortage of food, decorations , trinkets, and merchandise !!!! For $100 bucks… you too can have this necklace !!!!

You have to hurry…. They’re selling out from local vendors FAST!!! 💨

Everything was well organized, and expertly presented…

This is Hollywood ⭐️ after all…. And Tinsel Town knows how to DO IT !!!!

Super Bowl 2022 happened during summer like weather in Los Angeles… That’s Southern California for you… being the perfect host!

All Super Bowl weekend temperatures were in the 80’s !!! Nothing but Blue Skies… and Sunshine!!!! #MotherNatureGotTheMemo ☀️

The Next day… after the Super Bowl… it got SUPER 🥶 COLD! There was hail, and snow in Pasadena, the mountains, and other places in the region.

But Mother Nature… still had the memo… and made sure the weather was warm, and perfect for the LA Rams Victory Parade!

Of course Sparkle ✨E✨ was on the scene! In LA, City of Champions… (Lakers, Dodgers, Kings, and now the Rams),I haven’t missed a VICTORY PARADE!!!

Here are some Highlights from FUN in the sun 🌞 … from the LA Rams Parade, from Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Click Here! 👇🏾

LA Rams 2022 Victory Parade!

#StayInLight ✨ and #ShineOn!!! ✨ #RamsNation !!!!

~Evette Dabney, Founder, Owner and Creative Director of Sparkle ✨E✨ Entertainment & Promotions

Evette Dabney, is an Emmy nominated TV News talent, who has worked on-air in television news and radio in several markets across the country… including South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Kansas and California.

Evette is a graduate of Clark- Atlanta University, and longtime member of National Association of Black Journalists, Association of Black Journalists of Southern California, Women in Film, 🎥🎬


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. 🔺🐘and Links Inc. 🔗💚

She is available for meetings, interviews and auditions!

Follow Evette Dabney/SAG-AFTRA on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Vimeo, Indeed, IMDB Pro, and Actor’s Access. @evettedabney 

Support 💵 Sparkle “E” to keep this lifestyle website shining BRIGHT!!!✨

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Keep up with the latest blogs on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, Fashion, Food and more at Click on the title of each subject for good news to add a little extra sparkle ✨ to your lifestyle.

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Thanks for your support!







#Voice-OverTalent / Announcer



The Spirited ✨Socialite is on the move! #Wow!

There she goes again! 👠

Searching for #GoodNews and sending out #GoodVibesOnly!✨

#ILoveLA ♥️

Sparkle “E” on the scene for the fantastic voyage !!! The Tom Joyner Cruise for 2020…. in 2021‼️🚢‼️

Boarding the Carnival Cruise Ship “Freedom” for The Journey of a Lifetime!@
Cue Music: “Come along and ride on a FANTASTIC JOURNEY !!!!!

We set sail on Saturday, November 6, 2021 – and returned from the non-stop PARTY 🎊 for a purpose November 14, 2021

Tom Joyner’sUltimate Party with a Purpose …supports students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities…

The Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage was created by trailblazing retired radio host and philanthropist Tom Joyner… more than 20 years ago…as a MAJOR fundraiser to support students in schools at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Cruise goers got to have a BLAST… and raise THOUSANDS of dollars for HBCU’s!!!!

The long-running music and empowerment-themed event generally features more than 60 LIVE entertainment acts, seminars, daily inspiration, celebrities, and fun theme nights.

Carnival Freedom had lots of places to go for EXCELLENT food options…starting with two dining rooms…

and even extending outdoors — there’s mouth-watering Guy Fieri burgers at Guy’s Burger Joint,

-plus- the greatest tacos and burritos this side of the pier at BlueIguana Cantina. For delicious, but quick and easy, selections from the sea, get your chopsticks around all the good stuff at Bonsai Sushi Express.

For every great food spot, there’s a great place to enjoy drinks, too, from the toe-tapping Scott’s Piano Bar to the always-hoppin’ 70’s Nightclub. For the thirsty, libation hotspots include Alchemy Bar® and the 50-yard-line of fun itself, SkyBox Sports Bar. Everybody’s favorite outdoor seaside bar is here… whether yours is the RedFrog Rum Bar® or BlueIguana Tequila Bar. (Or hey, make it both!) The rum bar’s older brother, RedFrog Pub®, features drinks, live music and traditional pub games. Topping off adult-time is Serenity — adult-only, of course — the retreat where total relaxation is not only encouraged, but pretty much required.


Featured Artists on the cruise 🚢 included:

Here’s more of these SUPER STARS ✨ in action!

Alicia Keys ⭐️

Usher ⭐️

Hezikiah Walker ⭐️

L.L Cool J⭐️

Doug “E” Fresh ⭐️

Ruben Studdard ⭐️

Tony Terry ⭐️

Denise Williams⭐️

The Dazz Band ⭐️

House Jazz Band Natural Change ⭐️

Frankie Beverly & Maze⭐️

Chante Moore ⭐️

Me & Chante Moore having so much FUN at one of the Night time parties! 🎊

Departure port: Miami, FL Ports of call: St. Maarten, St. Kitts and San Juan, PR.

Sparkle ✨E✨ is on the scene…. as Los Angeles… and ALL the World 🌎 remembers Lakers 🏀 legend Kobe Bryant…


Sparkle ✨E✨ was on the scene…. at #staplescenter #LA to show #RESPECT …. and #HONOR to the #GREAT #KobeBryant 🏀…and his daughter #GiannaBryant

💞#ripkobeandgianna 😢♥️

👉🏽 Here are some sights from around @staplescenter and #dtla #downtownLA 🌃

#LakerNation pays #tribute to #blackmamba ✊🏽

#LosAngeles and all the #WORLD.. 🌍 never forget #Kobe!

Los Angeles Lakers icon and five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant died Sunday, January 26th… in a helicopter crash… in Calabasas, California.

An investigation into the crash that killed all nine people on board, including Bryant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, is ongoing, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. 

The other victims include John Altobelli, a baseball coach at Orange Coast College, alongside his wife, Keri, and daughter, Alyssa. Christina Mauser was also among those involved in the deadly crash….

with Sarah Chester,

Payton Chester, and

Ara Zobayan. ( Pilot)

KOBE BRYANT 🏀 #lakerslegend #nbasuperstar

#olympian #oscarwinner #author #philanthropist #humanitarian #husband #father #familyman #nbagreat #ripkobe #8 #24 #mambamentality #mambaforever!

Los Angeles LIGHTS UP in Lakers colors!!!

Purple 💜 and Gold 💛 at city hall, apartments, condos and buildings across downtown LA !!!!

Kobe Bean Bryant was an American professional basketball player. A shooting guard, Bryant played his entire 20-season career in the National Basketball Association with the Los Angeles Lakers. He entered the NBA directly from high school and won five NBA championships.

💜💛💜💛💜💛💜💛 💜💛💜

Fans, and devoted people from LakersNation… have painted murals, and set up memorials in honor of the nba superstar ⭐️ all over Los Angeles..

A tribute wall has also been set up for fans to honor Kobe Bryant as well…

~Evette Dabney, Founder, Owner and Creative Director of Sparkle-“E” Entertainment and Promotions 💎

Sparkle ✨E✨ is on the scene….. at a Powerful I GOSPEL Concert… featuring world 🌍 famous singers! 🎤🎶

A #MIGHTY night indeed! I was grateful to #experience a #powerful & #spiritfilled #concert ….to make all in attendance feel MORE #blessed in #2020! #kurtcarr #kurtcarrsingers in #concert!


These are TRULY talented #singers with #rich #voices and a very #distinct & #unique sound! 🎵 🎶 This #special night of #worship @westangelescogic in #honor of #morgageburning 🔥

&judithchristiemcallister & @thekurtcarr worked together at #westangeleschurch for many years… making #beautiful #music 🎼 🎶 #together! 🙌🏽✨ They we’re #encouraged & #blessed under the #leadership of #bishopcharlesblake ✝️ #ShineOn saints! from 💎

Sparkle “E” is on the scene…. of the Rose 🌹 Bowl Parade, 2020‼️

Highlights from the Rose 🌹 Bowl Parade… in Pasadena,

California… January 1, 2020

Details on the History of the Rose 🌹 Parade… after photos!

In the late 1800’s…
Pasadena’s distinguished Valley Hunt Club… decided to develop a special event… to promote the city’s charm and beautiful weather…
The abundance of fresh flowers, even in the midst of winter, prompted the club to add another showcase for Pasadena’s charm: a parade before competitive games like chariot races, jousting, foot races, polo and tug-of-war.

Those participating in these events would decorate their carriages with hundreds of flowers.

In 1895, the Tournament of Roses Association was formed to take charge of the festival, which had grown too large for the Valley Hunt Club to handle.

The Tournament of Roses has come a long way since its early days. The Rose Parade’s elaborate floats now feature high-tech computerized animation and natural materials from around the world. 

Although a few floats are still built exclusively by volunteers from their sponsoring communities, most are built by professional float building companies and take nearly a year to construct. The year-long effort pays off on New Year’s morning, when millions of viewers around the world enjoy the Rose Parade.

More than 80,000 hours of combined manpower is supplied by 935 volunteer members of the Tournament of Roses Association.

 Each volunteer is assigned to one of 31 committees, with responsibilities ranging from selecting parade participants to directing visitors on New Year’s Day, to serving food to band members at the end of the parade route, to giving presentations about the Tournament to community groups.

Nicknamed “White Suiters” because of the distinctive white uniform every volunteer wears, these community-spirited men and women give up their evenings, weekends and holidays to ensure the success of the Parade and Game. A small full-time staff provides support and continuity to the volunteer organization.

The Tournament of Roses has since become America’s New Year Celebration…

It comes just before one of the most popular college football events: The Rose Bowl…

Wisconsin and Oregon Fans were all over Los Angeles… In addition to parade participants… from all over the world!

Make your plans to be there next year! Bleacher seats with the best views are available at: 

Sparkle “E” is on the scene… for the historic premiere of “HARRIET.”

Come on folks… LETS GO‼️

👉🏽 Start making your plans RIGHT NOW to SEE “Harriet ‼️

Be sure to encourage others to get tickets as well….it’s totally worth it!!!

This film 🎞 is AMAZING ‼️

When I attended the premiere at the Orpheum… all I could think was this is an epic occasion.

First of all the theater was packed.  You could clearly see that people were anxious to see this production. It’s crucial history, A real life account of a true hero!

During the screening… the audience gasped, sighed, moaned… as the saga unfolded. The crowd also cheered, and broke out into applause SEVERAL times‼️ 

Why??? Because the woman playing #harriettubman is right on point..  

Cynthia Erivo breathed life into a mighty woman we only know by photographs. Most of us have read about her story in books… but to see the details on the big screen… and feel every emotion and triumph is something that must be experienced for yourself.

Below 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽 is costume worn by Cynthia Erivo in “Harriet”

Bravo ‼️👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 

@CynthiaErivo for bringing this #brave #bold & #courageous #leader #harriettubman to #life ! and to Janelle Monae’ for being a refreshing part of the filmsupporting the Heroine in the best way possible.

A big Congratulations is also in order for the HARRIET CAST for memorable performances. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 and to the team of producers

I was deeply moved by #harrietmovie & #proud to  #harrietpremiere @orpheumtheatrela 

The #drama #suspense, gasps #sighsofrelief & bursts of #applause from the #audience during the entire film was something else! 

Following the screening … @cynthiaerivo Sang theme song from #harriettubmanmovie LIVE after #premiere. She was a rich and soulful voice. She brought the house down! Hey, I can even imagine this Song receiving an Oscar nomination!!!

PLEASE support this #female team of #professionals …. taking the lead with this #project!🙌🏽

Here’s what you should know…

A young Harriett, in her early 20’s…traveled 100 miles, by herself, from Maryland to Philadelphia to escape slavery then made a number of trips back to plantations to free other slaves.

The film traces Tubman—the abolitionist and activist, who after escaping enslavement in 1849 was responsible for leading 70 other slaves to freedom. 

As time marched on…

Harriet Tubman helped hundreds of other slaves escape. Leaders of the Underground Railroad supported Harriet with key connections to help her transition into a life of freedom, and offer support to those she liberated from plantations.

By the way, Harriet also served as a spy for the Union Army during the civil war, and lived to be more than 90 years old.

This woman, small in statue…was called “Minty.”  Short for her slave name of Araminta Ross.  She was later called “Moses” for her determination to lead those enslaved to the promise land! 

Harriet was known to talk to God. She was frequently overcome with visions.. that were believed to predict the near future, or give her warnings about trouble coming..

These trances are historically accurate. (They were probably caused by an injury that occurred when a slave master, attempting to throw a metal weight at someone… fractured her skull… when she was 13 years old.

Cynthia Erivo gives an OSCAR worthy performance, while Director Kasi Lemmons, 

(Eve’s BayouThe Caveman’s Valentine, Talk to MeBlack Nativity),

skillfully guides this historic masterpiece… 

with careful thought 

and purpose.

The screenplay is co-written by Lemons and Gregory Allen Howard.

The world will see “Harriet” clearly… as a SUPER HERO !!!!

Hopefully, one who will soon be featured on a US $20.00 bill. 

You’ll agree that Erivo as Tubman is indeed…a phenomenal woman!


She stars in this soul stirring film..with Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, Janelle Monáe, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Jennifer Nettles, Clarke Peters, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Henry Hunter Hall, 

Zakary MoMoh, Mitchell Hong, Deborah Ayorinde, 

Omar Dorsey, 

Kudos to ALL the cast & crew!

@JanelleMonae @nessabcalloway @CynthiaEriVo #filmdirector @kasi_lemmons #Producer @DebraMChase @nessabcalloway #ShineOn!

How about several Oscar nods for this great teamwork!!!


“Harriet” opened across the US, November 1, 2019 
The film is distributed by: Focus Features 
Producers include: Gregory Allen Howard, Debra Martin Chase, and Daniela Tain Lindbergh 
~Evette Dabney
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Sparkle ✨E✨ on the scene… exploring the history… & mystery of 🚢 Queen Mary

I’ve always been fascinated by this ship…and then I learned the back story. 

First… let’s find out about the legendary member of the royal family the ship honors..

Here’s everything you need to know about the REAL QUEEN MARY:

Mary of Teck was Queen consort of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Empress consort of India as the wife of King George V. 

Although technically a princess of Teck, in the Kingdom of Württemberg, she was born and raised in the United Kingdom. Her children included
George Vl, —> (the current Queen Elizabeth’s Father), Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood, Edward VIII, Prince Henry, Prince Henry, Prince George and Prince John

The Queen Mary Ship has such a rich history! I had the privilege of spending a few nights onboard.
I discovered this portrait of the real Queen Mary… and several other historic photos and artifacts.

My! How impressive the Ocean Liner looks docked in Long Beach, California.

A couple of times a day… the ship 🚢 sounds it’s mighty horn…
With a lot of the original elements of the ship still in place… and other preserved items… All around you…
You can just close your eyes… and imagine how things used to be… nostalgic music playing throughout the ship.. sets the tone.
On May 27, 1936, the Queen Mary departed from Southampton, England on her maiden voyage. 

The Queen Mary… was built decades after the Titanic. 
It -almost- doubles the Titanic in weight… and was a faster, more powerful ship. It also had the most advanced technologies and ideas. 

The Queen Mary also happens to be about 140 feet longer than theTitanic. 

The Ship had five dining areas and lounges, two cocktail bars and swimming pools, a grand ballroom, a music rehearsal room, a writing room, gym, nursery, fine stores, a squash court and even a small hospital.
The Queen Mary had set a new benchmark in transatlantic travel, 

Oh, and one more important detail: During it’s period of service… The Queen Mary had 1,001 trans-Atlantic crossings… The Titanic unfortunately.. had none.In case you’re wondering… the “Titanic” movie was not filmed on the Queen Mary… but tons of other productions have taken place on this ship including:Scenes from the original Sabrina (1954 – starring Bogart and Hepburn)The Poseidon Adventure (1972) movie with Frank Sinatra called “Assault On A Queen, The Godfather II, The Natural, and in the liner’s heyday, Fred Astaire cut a rug on the dance floor… An episode of TV series  X-Files, The Parent Trap (1998) Batman Forever (1995) The Aviator (2004) Pearl Harbor (2001) The Young and the Restless, episodes of Arrested Development, Party Down, Baywatch, The interiors (The 1st Class Dining Room and Observation Bar) appear in “The Aviator” (Warner Bros. 2004), “The Talented Mr. Ripley” (Paramount 1999) Exterior shots in “Pearl Harbor” ( 2001), Parts of the pilot episode of the Love Boat was also filmed on the Queen Mary. An episode of “Quantum Leap” Out to Sea” with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, There’s even a Queen Mary reference in The Shawshank Redemption. At the end of the movie when Red goes and digs up the box that Andy left for him, the money is in a Queen Mary candy tin.The boat also had LOTS of famous passengers…Hollywood ⭐️ celebrities like Bob Hope and Clark Gable, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Greta Garbo, Lynne Redgrave, Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly,  royalty like the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and dignitaries like Winston Churchill. The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Edward VII and Wallis Simpson, President Robert Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy 
Charleston Heston & Family Jimmy Stewart & WifeWalt Disney

Lou Costello
Mae West
Elizabeth Taylor

Alfred Hitchcock & Wife

Cary Grant

As World War II started, the Queen Mary’s transformation into a troopship had begun. She was painted a camouflaged grey color and stripped of her luxurious amenities. Dubbed the “Grey Ghost” because of her stealth and stark color, the Queen Mary was the largest and fastest troopship to sail, capable of transporting as many as 16,000 troops

Since her retirement from the sea as an active liner in 1967, the Queen Mary has never been more popular as an iconic Southern California attraction, hotel, and venue for special events. 
The ship carried some 2.2 million passengers in peacetime and 810,000 military personnel in the Second World War, but here in Long Beach, an estimated 50 million people have visited.
The Queen Mary left South Hampton for the last time on October 31, 1967 and sailed to the port  of Long Beach, California…where she is permanently moored. 
Much of the machinery, including one of the two engine rooms, three of the four propellers, and all of the boilers, were removed. 

The ship now serves as a tourist attraction featuring restaurants, a museum and a hotel.
The Queen Mary is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a popular place for weddings, luncheons, banquets, conventions, business meetings, parties, and many other social events.

Around Halloween 🎃 time…one of the scariest adventures takes place at the Queen Mary. 

Monsters and Mazes draw thrill seekers from all across the globe. 

The Queen Mary also has a reputation of being haunted…you know…

Ghost hunters, and mediums have plenty of stories… and close encounters to share… 

Historic tours, and Haunted tours take place on the ship all year long..

The popular Halloween attraction is called:

“Dark Harbor”

Get more info about this event, concerts, ship 🚢 tours, and other special events at 
In the NEW Downton Abbey Movie… (released on September 20, 2019), the plot centers around the Crawley family getting a visit from King George V and Queen Mary.
Yes! “The” Queen who has this fine ocean liner… named in her honor!
Geraldine James… playing the role of Queen Mary… wears the Vladimir Tiara, one of the current 93-year-old monarch’s favorite sparkling head-toppers.  
This is an exquisite piece she inherited from her grandmother…
“Queen 👑 Mary”

While the tiara in the film isn’t the real deal…costume designer Anna Robbins has gone on record saying model maker Martin Adams… went all out to make sure movie goers couldn’t tell the difference. Ooh-la-laaa!!!!

If you
haven’t had an opportunity to tour the Queen Mary.. be sure to add it to your to do list. It’s quite an adventure going around the ship.
wonderful history, great restauraants, shops, awesome views of the city of Long Beach.. and lots of entertainment options onboard..
I enjoyed the 3-D movies, and checking out all the museums and displays.
This is an ideal place to take visiting guests for sightseeing!
There’s also a shuttle just outside the ship called the compass 🧭
It takes you to other places of interest.. around the belt line village, and tourist attractions including the lighthouse, the aquarium of the pacific, the convention center, shops, outlets, chartered boat tours, bars, clubs, and additional restaurants.
Plan a full day of exploration on the Queen Mary… get a room onboard,
and sail smoothly through your schedule into a peaceful night. The moon and stars look beautiful from the upper deck.
~Evette Dabney
Evette Dabney is the Founder, Owner CEO and Creative Director of Sparkle “E” Entertainment & Promotions 

Sparkle “E” is a trendy website… created to highlight dazzling 
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and graduate of Clark-Atlanta University.
Some of her beloved organizationsinclude
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Sparkle “E” is on the scene… at Annual Gala… for Women in Film. The 2019 Crystal- Lucy Awards…

This year’s Awards Ceremony was hosted by actress Xosha Roquemore. (The Mindy Project.)

Gala Co-Chairs are Amy Baer, Esther Chang, Hannah Minghella, and Talitha Watkins. The Co-Chairs stated, “We set out to pivot the event to highlight community, advocacy, and entrepreneurship, and are thrilled by this year’s honorees, whose collective body of work truly embodies those values.

These extraordinarily talented women demonstrate a lifelong commitment to innovation, entrepreneurship, and support for the next generation of rising talent.”

The 2019 Crystal Lucy Awards were held at Beverly Hilton Hotel, BeverlyHills, CA.

In case you were wondering about the name of the Award…It was named in honor of “Lucy” Comedienne, Actor Producer Lucille Ball.

Women in Film 🎞 LosAngeles was founded in 1973. The organization nurtures talent, creates opportunities for women and supports career advancement for women in all areas of television & film, and overall entertainment industry.

The 2019 Women In Film Annual Gala Honorees are:

The Women In Film Entrepreneur in Entertainment Award – AMY POEHLER

The Women In Film Emerging Entrepreneur Award – ISSA RAE

The Women In Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award® – ELIZABETH DEBICKI

The Crystal Award for Advocacy in Entertainment – CATHY SCHULMAN

m Women In Film Member’s Choice Award – Announced at the event

Amy Poehler…currently appears as co-host (alongside Nick Offerman) and executive producer of the hit crafting competition series “Making It,” which is in production on its second season.

Coming up…Poehler will produce, star, and make her film directorial debut in the Netflix comedy WINE COUNTRY. Off-screen, she has multiple projects in development .

Issarae….has received an Emmy® nomination and two Golden Globe® nominations for Best Comedy Actress for her hit show, HBO’s “Insecure.”

Rae made her film debut in the acclaimed drama THE HATE U GIVE, and currently stars in Universal’s LITTLE,

Women In Film is continuing the tradition of celebrating those who, through their success, are creating increased opportunities for the advancement of women working throughout the screen industries: in front of, and behind the cameras.

Membership is open to all media professionals and more information can be found on our website: Follow Women In Film on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and


Evette Dabney

Founder, Owner and Creative Director of Sparkle “E” Entertainment & Promotions, and proud member of Women in Film. Film 🎞