Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Freedom Song.AVI

Benita sings "The Freedom Song" for Make Music New York 2010 at Billie's Black in Harlem, NY. She is accompanied by Andrew Potenza.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Lean on Me.AVI

September Concert Jammers perform "Lean On Me" for Make Music New York @ Billie's Black - 6/21/10. Benita Charles sings lead.

Monday, June 21, 2010

A Very Special Thanks!

Dear Friends:

Make Music 2010 was a huge success! I'd like to thank all who came and supported my shows at McKinley's Children's Garden and Billie's Black.

I had so much fun at McKinley's Children's Garden today. It was so incredible today. The children at McKinley's Garden gave me the ultimate compliment by asking for my autograph! It was so sweet. I feel so special!

The concert at Billie's Black was so awesome!!! We had it outside and it one of the best concerts we've ever had. The audience loved it. I'd like to thank all of the artists who shared their talents and music! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

A special thanks to Billie's Black for opening your doors to us on a day that you're not normally open. I'm so happy it was a successful event!! Congratulations on your 4th Anniversary!

I'm still on cloud 9 right now! lol :)


Benita Charles Music

Monday, June 14, 2010

Only one week until Make Music New York!

Dear Friends:

I hope all is well.

This is just a friendly reminder that there is only one week until my performances for Make Music New York!

Take care and I hope you can join us for exciting music and entertainment.

Much Love,

Benita Charles

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Here is the performance information:

Monday, June 21, 2010, 1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
Benita Charles @ McKinley's Children's Garden (Make Music New York )
McKinley's Children's Garden
108-56 Union Hall Street
Queens, NY 11433

The third-annual Make Music New York concert at McKinley's Children's Garden features vocalists Benita Charles, Xenia Rubions, Kierstin Gray and more.
McKinley's Children's Garden is a Youth focused community garden that is decorated with flowers and vegetables in a creative manner. Join us for a day of free music as we celebrate the first day of summer and Make Music New York - 2010!

McKinley's Children's Garden Performance Schedule:

1:30 - 2:00 - Benita Charles, Soul/R&B
2:00 - 2:30 - Deborah Lombardi, Country/Americana
2:30 - 3:15 - Omnia, Pop
3:30 - 4:00 - Xenia Rubinos, World
4:00 - 4:30 - Natia, Soul/R&B
4:30 - 5:30 - Kierstin Gray, Soul/R&B
For more information about Make Music New York, visit:


Monday, June 21, 2010, 7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.
Benita Charles & Friends: Make Music New York 2010
Billie's Black Bar Lounge & Restaurant
271 West 119th Street. New York, NY 10026
(212) 280-2248
No cover! For reservations, call (212) 802-9249 or send email to starent99@hotmail. com.

***Benita Charles & Friends: Make Music New York 2010 show features The September Concert Jammers, John Virag, Brooke Fox, Kurt Gellersted, Benita Charles, (aka) Voce, Donah Hunter, Blue Lady, Karen Larson and Andrew Potenza. Join us for a special night of music and fun uptown in Harlem at the elegant Billie's Black!

Billie's Black Performance Schedule:

7:00 - 7:15 - John Virag, Pop/Rock
7:15 - 7:30 - Brooke Fox, Singer/Songwriter
7:30 - 7:45 - Kurt Gellersted, Singer/Songwriter
7:45 - 8:00 - Sept Concert Jammers, Soft Rock
8:00 - 8:15 - BENITA CHARLES, R&B
8:15 - 8:30 - (aka) Voce, Performance Art
8:30 - 8:45 - Donah Hunter, R&B
8:45 - 9:00 - Blue Lady, World Jazz
9:00 - BENITA CHARLES (closing)

For more information about Make Music New York, visit:

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Granddad John Gooden's Birthday Card Blitz

It is a blessing that my grandfather will be 92 years old this year on June 13th. In honor of his birthday, my cousin Nkenge has organized a birthday card campaign to get 92 cards sent to him. We are asking all of our friends if they would send a birthday card. It would will mean so much to him for your birthday greetings! (Please put on the card that you know me.) Visit: