Monday, August 10, 2020

Sneak Peak: Documentary Outline / Trailer /Timeline For "Silver Hair and Elder Care"

  • LogLine:  Daughter and Father share their personal media archives, on a journey through the healing art of yoga, while embracing their roles as caregiver (Robin Downes / Yoga Flava) and elderly loved one with dementia (Sergeant Major William Downes / The Flashbulb Kid).
  • Synopsis: Emmy award  winning documentary filmmaker (“Outstanding Individual Achievement In News and Documentary” ‘ABC News 20/20”) presents an urban documentary of a middle class, first generation Caribbean American family from the south Bronx and their surviving to thriving from the 30’s to 2021.
    • The Silver Edition: Yoga Flava Silva - Coinciding with Robin Downes’ 25th Anniversary of Yoga Flava, 
    • What’s Up With Robin Downes - 40 years in the media industry. 
    • Saving Sergeant Major - Also highlighted is the media archives from from Sargent Major William H. Downes, U.S. Army, Retired (aka The Flashbulb Kid) Having been raised in a loving household and a strong Father figure in the home, it was shocking to discover that Robin’s now elderly father with dementia needed her to step-up as his caregiver.  
    • Yoga Flava and The Flashbulb Kid - My quest to be the best caregiver for my father had me draw upon my Yoga practice.  His warrior spirit embraced the Yoga practice and got him on a wellness path.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

On Broadway and Cast Recording: "Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations"

"Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations" is an awesome tribute and perfect night out destination for the whole family.



AIN'T TOO PROUD is the electrifying new musical that follows The Temptations' extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. With their signature dance moves and unmistakable harmonies, they rose to the top of the charts creating an amazing 42 Top Ten Hits with 14 reaching number one. The rest is history — how they met, the groundbreaking heights they hit and how personal and political conflicts threatened to tear the group apart as the United States fell into civil unrest. This thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty and betrayal is set to the beat of the group's treasured hits, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” and so many more. 

After breaking house records at both Berkeley Rep and The Kennedy Center, AIN'T TOO PROUD, written by three‑time Obie Award winner Dominique Morisseau, directed by two‑time Tony Award® winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), and featuring choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo (Jersey BoysOn Your Feet), now brings the untold story of this legendary quintet to irresistible life on Broadway. Get ready — 'cause here they come!

Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) will release the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Ain't Too Proud — The Life and Times of The Temptations this spring. A physical release will be available beginning March 21 exclusively at Broadway's Imperial Theatre—where the jukebox biomusical begins performances February 28—with a March 22 digital release, April 19 wide physical release, and June 7 double-LP vinyl release set to follow.
Pre-orders of the album, available here, include an immediate download of the title number "Ain't Too Proud to Beg." The preview track is also available for streaming.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Checked Out The NYC Snowfall Screening! [VIDEO]

On Thursday, July 20th, I was invited to attend
the NYC screening of John Singleton's  FX TV series "Snowfall".  I was totally entertained and educated about the history of crack cocaine from Mr. Singleton's brilliant filmmaking and story telling perspective.  A must see!

Los Angeles 1983. A storm is coming and its name is crack.  Snowfall is a one-hour drama set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it. The story follows numerous characters on a violent collision course, including: Franklin Saint (Damson Idris), young street entrepreneur on a quest for power; Gustavo "El Oso" Zapata (Sergio Peris-Mencheta), a Mexican wrestler caught up in a power struggle within a crime family; Teddy McDonald (Carter Hudson), a CIA operative running from a dark past who begins an off-book operation to fund the Nicaraguan Contras and Lucia Villanueva (Emily Rios), the self-possessed daughter of a Mexican crime lord.
Created by John Singleton & Eric Amadio and Dave Andron, Snowfall is executive produced by Singleton, Andron, Thomas Schlamme, Amadio, Michael London and Trevor Engelson.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Harlem Late Night Jazz, Is Keeping The Music Alive [VIDEO]

Robin Downes, Harlem Late Night Jazz
This Fall 2016 season has found the Robin Downes Network swept up in the awesome mission to keep the music alive in it's mecca... with the Harlem Late Night Jazz team.

Implementing my skills as a Social Media Specialist, I keep a steady stream of information coming from Harlem Late Night Jazz straight to you! Pictures, videos, updates and more. is bringing live late night Jazz and Blues back to Harlem by connecting the finest musicians with the finest late night clubs providing that unique feeling you can only get in Harlem late night. #HarlemLateNightJazz
I'm also delighted to feature the Harlem Late Night Jazz TV playlist on the Robin Downes Network Youtube Channel. - Please Subscribe 

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

"Southside With You" 14th Annual Run and Shoot Filmworks Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival

The 14th Annual Run & Shoot Filmworks Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival . took place 8/8-8/13 2016

The evening of August 9th, ended with a screening of “Southside With You” at 7:30 p.m. at Edgartown Cinemas, 65 Main Street, Edgartown, MA. The film, written and directed by Richard Tanne, set in 1989 Chicago, is the charming and witty reimagining of the first date between Barack and Michelle Obama.

I had the opportunity to meet actor, Parker Sawyers, who does an amazing job at portraying Barack Obama.  Check out the movie trailer:

Southside with You is a 2016 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Richard Tanne, who will be making his feature film directorial debut. The film stars Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter as a young Barack and Michelle Robinson Obama, respectively. The film focuses on the couple's first date on an evening in 1989 and their first kiss outside an ice cream parlor. Principal photography began in July 2015 in Chicago.

The film premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and received positive reviews from critics.

The film is scheduled to be released on August 26, 2016, by Miramax and Roadside Attractions.

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Friday, March 25, 2016

"Sisters In Law" TV Cast Discuss Reality Show Protocol [VIDEO]

WE tv and the Association of Black Women Attorneys (ABWA) celebrated the premiere of its latest show, "Sisters In Law,” an 8-episode one-hour series that  follows a group of Houston's top black female attorneys as they tackle some of the toughest cases in Texas. 

Cast members Jolanda Jones, Juanita JacksonRhonda WillsVivian KingMonique Sparks, and Tiye Foley shined on the red carpet as various New York tastemakers mixed and mingled in the swanky reception space at the Museum of Art & Design on Wednesday, March 23rd.

Guests previewed the season’s first episode which was followed by a Q&A session moderated by TV and radio host, Jacque Reid.  The cast discussed their behind the scenes discomfort with the reality show rules of protocol for the show. Check out the juicy details in the video clip below:

Attendees included reality star Yandy Smith (“Love & Hip Hop”), TV/Radio personality Bevy Smith, recording artist Elle Varner, Judge Lauren Lake (“Paternity Court”), actress Naturi Naughton (“POWER”), and Boogie Dash (“Growing Up Hip Hop"). 

#SistersInLaw airs Thursday nights at 10/9c on WEtv -

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Friday, February 19, 2016

2016 Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival Feb. 18-26, 2016

Winter Film Awards 5th annual INDIE FILM FESTIVAL runs Feb 18-26 in NYC with a jam-packed schedule of 86 films by emerging filmmakers from 26 countries. Free discussion Panels — $5 Animation afternoon —Bloody Thursday all horror all day — daily screenings of fantastic films and free parties every night. Screenings & Discussion Panels @Cinema Village (22 E12th St). Opening Reception @The Attic (251 W48th St) Feb 18 8-11PM, Open Bar 8-9PM. Gala Red Carpet @230Fifth (230 Fifth Ave) Feb 26 8-11PM. Hollywood might ignore women and people of color, but Winter Film Awards celebrates everyone! #WFA2016 #WFASoDiverse

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