Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Happy New Year's Eve: The Last Day of 2014!


Happy New Year's Eve! It's the last day in 2014. It's been a great year but I'm looking forward to the possibilities and the wonders of the new year.  Today is a gift. Let's ring in the new year with a bang and enjoy every minute of it!

A special thanks to all my fans who have supported me on my musical journey!! I appreciate you. Look for new music in 2015.  I can't wait for you to hear it. :)

May you have a wonderful new year and all it has to offer!! Wishing you a Happy 2015!!

Much love,

Benita Charles Music

"Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!"

http://benitacharles.com




Friday, December 26, 2014

Get Ready For 2015!

Dear Friends:

Have you started working on your New Year's Resolutions for 2015?

If you haven't, now is a good time to reflect on all you've accomplished in 2014 and what you'd like to achieve in 2015.

I believe in New Year's Resolutions because it gives you a focus on what you'd like to accomplish. It's important to write them down, review them often (monthly or quarterly are good benchmarks to set), share them with a trusted friend to help with accountability and reward yourself for your accomplishments.

I think one of the reasons many people fail at New Year's Resolutions because they don't revisit their goals throughout the year after they've been set at the beginning of the year.  You can't miss this step.  It's one of the most important steps to accomplishing your goals.  It helps keep you motivated to stay the course on your goals. This step can make the difference between success and failure.

If you stick to these rules, you'll be amazed at how much you can accomplish!

I wish you all the best.  I know that 2015 will be your breakthrough year!!  I wish you much success in the new year.

Much love,

Benita Charles Music

"Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!"

http://benitacharles.com




Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!!




Merry Christmas!!

 On this Christmas Day, I'd like to wish my fans a very special day of love, happiness, laughter, freedom and joy to last for eternity! Today is a gift. Let the spirit of Christmas fill your heart with love!

Much love,

Benita Charles Music

"Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!"

http://benitacharles.com




Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Happy Holidays from Benita Charles Music!





Happy Holidays to you and your family! Christmas time is my favorite time of the year. May the joys of Christmas fill your heart with love. Wishing you a wonderful holiday today!

This holiday, many special children will enjoy their holiday thanks to our efforts through the Toys for Tots organization. Thank you so much to all who attended the concerted, donated toys and helped with my sixth annual toy drive at Silvana in Harlem on Tuesday, December 16th. It was a huge success thanks to you! It was well worth the effort knowing the children will enjoy the magic of Christmas this season.

I am so grateful for your support of my musical endeavors through the years. I really appreciate your interests, words of encouragement, support (by purchasing my music and attending my shows) and your well wishes.

To all my new friends who recently signed my mailing list, it was nice to meet you and I look forward to seeing you at my shows in the future.

May you have a day filled with love, joy and happiness to last you throughout the year!

Much love,

Benita Charles Music

http://benitacharles.com

"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." -- Charles Dickens




Sunday, December 21, 2014

Holiday Magic: Santa's Helper, Benita Charles delivers toys to spread holiday cheer for the children!




Dear Friends:

Thank you so much for supporting my holiday show and toy drive at Silvana in Harlem on December 16th to benefit the Marine Corps Toys For Tots charity! In addition to receiving toys the day of the show, I received toys after the show as well making this one of my most successful toy drives ever!! 
 
A special thanks to Manny Montanez, Angeline Cornelius, Chrisiti Gerhisch, Lateisha McCleary, Peter Archer, and Sandra Ruffin for their kind donations of toys. A special thanks to Vanessa Jensen and Ken Garner for their help with the show.

"It warmed my heart to deliver these toys because I know that the children will now have a happy holiday. That's what the holidays are all about for me, spreading love to the children! I am so grateful to the kind people who gave the gift of toys and joy. It is so wonderful to see so many people who care.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!" -- Benita Charles

I wish everyone have a very Happy Holiday season!

Much love,

Benita Charles Music

"Spreading love for your inspiration and entertainment!"

http://benitacharles.com

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Thanks for attending The Benita Charles & Friends Holiday Show/Toy Drive at Silvana!


A special thanks to all who attended the Benita Charles and Friends Holiday Show/Toy Drive 2014 last night at Silvana in Harlem!  We did it for the children and they will have a special holiday this year. That's what it's all about! :)

Thanks to Ed Holley for his attendance and for supporting the show. I appreciate your love and support!

I'd like to thank my band for their talents and for bringing toys!  I appreciate your efforts and support of my music!! A special thanks to Peter Archer, Christi Gehrisch and Manny Montanez!! You truly are the best. :)

A special thanks to Manny Montanez, Angeline Cornelius, Chrisiti Gerhisch, Lateisha McCleary, Peter Archer, and Sandra Ruffin for their kind donations of toys. A special thanks to Vanessa Jensen (postcard design) and Ken Garner for their help with the show.

To all my well wishers, thanks for your support!  I appreciate the positive vibes for all my efforts.

It's still not too late to donate a toy! Santa's helper, Benita Charles will be delivering the toys this weekend. Please let me know if you have a toy you'd like to include in my donation.

Thanks again, everyone!  I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season.  Thanks to you, now all the children will have a special  ! There's joy in seeing a child happy!!


-- Benita Charles Music

"Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!"

http://benitacharles.com




Saturday, December 13, 2014

NY-Vocalist Benita Charles To Present Sixth Annual Holiday Show/Toy Drive - 12/16/14




(New York, NY): December 13, 2014, NY-based vocalist, Benita Charles will present her sixth annual holiday show, The Benita Charles & Friends Holiday Show/Toy Drive 2014 on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at the exquisite, Silvana in Harlem, New York City.

At the show, Ms. Charles will perform holiday favorites, R&B, and original music with her band, The Benita Charles & Friends Band, to spread holiday cheer all for a great cause.

Ms. Charles requests those who attend to bring an unwrapped toy for a special child in need this holiday season for her sixth annual toy drive to benefit the Marine Corps Toys for Tots charity.

The Toys for Tots program is dedicated to helping less fortunate children throughout the New York area experience the joy of the holiday season. Ms. Charles is honored and proud to partner with the U.S. Marine Corps in this endeavor to serve and improve our local community. For more information, visit: http://brooklyn-ny.toysfortots.org.

"I'm so excited about this show!! This is my favorite show of the year because through our toy drive, we will make this a very special holiday for the children! Come to the show help us spread holiday cheer and make a difference. Let's make this the best toy drive ever!! I look forward to seeing you at the show." -- Benita Charles

To RSVP for the Benita Charles & Friends Holiday Show 2014, send email to starent99@hotmail.com or call (212) 802-9249.

For more information about vocalist, Benita Charles, visit: http://benitacharles.com.

For more information about Benita's music, visit:
http://itunes.apple.com/ie/artist/benita-charles/id200276662.

Benita Charles & Friends Band:

Benita Charles, lead vocals
Christi Gehrisch, vocals
Peter Archer, guitar
Manny Montanez, percussion

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Performance Details:

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Benita Charles and Friends Holiday Show/Toy Drive 2014
Silvana
300 W 116th St.(between Manhattan Ave and 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10026
(646) 692-4935
http://silvana-nyc.com

The closest subway station to Silvana is the C and B trains at 116th Street.


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Benita Charles & Friends Holiday Show/Toy Drive 2014 - December 16th!

Dear Friends:

Happy Holidays! The holiday season is officially here!  Wishing you the happiest and brightest season!!

It's that time again: The holiday time also means its time for my 6th annual holiday show and toy drive to benefit the Marine Corps Toys for Tots organization!

On Tuesday, December 16th, The Benita Charles and Friends Holiday Show/Toy Drive 2014 will be presented at the exquisite Harlem hot spot, Silvana at 9:00 pm.

This show is near and dear to my heart and is my all-time favorite show to produce as we collect toys that will help spread holiday cheer to children in need. There's no cover but we're asking everyone to bring an unwrapped toy for a boy or a girl. Let's spread holiday cheer together and make this a special holiday for the children! Together we can make this the best toy drive ever!!

Thanks so much and I hope to see you at the show!

Much love,


Benita Charles Music


"Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!"


http://benitacharles.com

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Performance Details:

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Benita Charles and Friends Holiday Show/Toy Drive 2014
Silvana
300 W 116th St.(between Manhattan Ave and 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10026
(646) 692-4935

http://silvana-nyc.com


Benita Charles and Friends Band performs holiday favorites, R&B, jazz and original music to spread holiday cheer for the sixth annual holiday show to benefit the Marine Corps Toys for Tots charity organization. Join us for a night of fun and great music all for a great cause. All attendees are requested to bring an unwrapped toy for a boy or a girl to the show. 

The Toys for Tots program is dedicated to helping less fortunate children throughout the New York area experience the joy of the holiday season. Benita Charles and Friends are honored and proud to partner with the U.S. Marine Corps in this endeavor to serve and improve our local community. For more information, visit: http://brooklyn-ny.toysfortots.org/ 

To RSVP for the Benita Charles and Friends Holiday Show/Toy Drive 2014, send email to starent99@hotmail.com or call (212) 802-9249.

 I hope to see you at the show. Together, we can make this the best toy drive ever!!


Rising to the top: Benita Charles Music is #7 on Reverbnation Music Chart!

Awesome: I'm so excited today! I'm #7 on the Revernation Rythmn and Blues Soul Chart for New York!
http://www.reverbnation.com/benitacharles

A special thanks to all of my fans for making it happen and for your continued support of my musical endeavors! You are the best!!

-- Benita Charles Music

"Spreading music for your inspiration and entertainment!"

http://benitacharles.com


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Thanks for coming to the Shrine last night!

A night to remember - Dec 6th: A special thanks to all who attended the show at the Shrine in Harlem last night! I was so honored to open for Preachermann's Birthday Concert. It was an incredible night of great music and entertainment. The audience was phenomenal during my set at in Preachermann's set! They were with us all the way.

It was so wonderful to see Mr. & Mrs. Holley, Dawnmarie Ely and Dwight, Nia Simmons, Arlene McMann Paldino, Nicole Barr Williams, Latimer Williams, Peter Archer, Kendall Buchanan, Ryan and Char! Thanks to all the friends who came from out of state to see our shows! Thanks for your support!!

A special thanks to my band for your support and for your talents: Peter Archer, Christi Gehrisch and Manny Montanez!  You are the best.

Music heals and unites the world. It was truly a night of great music, Good friends and good times!!

-- Benita Charles Music

"Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!"

http://benitacharles.com









Saturday, November 29, 2014

One night - Two hot shows at The Shrine in Harlem - December 6th!

One night - Two hot shows!

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 9:00 pm

Benita Charles and Friends Band
Shrine Bar and Restaurant
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (134th Street)
New York, NY 10030
No cover
(212) 690-7807
http://shrinenyc.com

Benita Charles and Friends presents a soulful set at the legendary Harlem hotspot, The Shrine.  At the show, Benita will perform music from her CD, Moments In Love, her upcoming EP, Lessons as well as songs from some of  her favorite singers with her band, The Benita Charles and Friends Band. Benita Charles is the opening act for the dynamic Preachermann.  His birthday concerts begins at 10:00 pm after Benita's performance!  It's going to be an epic night of great music and entertainment!!

Eventbrite event: http://bit.ly/1FcTSWV

For more information, visit: http://benitacharles.com.

For more information about Benita Charles' music, visit: 

http://itunes.apple.com/ie/artist/benita-charles/id200276662.


Saturday, December 6, 2014 -  10:00 pm

Preachermann and The Revival
Shrine Bar and Restaurant
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (134th Street)
New York, NY 10030
No cover
(212) 690-7807
http://shrinenyc.com

Preachermann and The Revival returns to The Shrine for a special birthday concert soulful and set of atomic soul at this Harlem hot spot! Come to the show share this special moment with Preachermann and his band, The Revival! It will be a funky good, party of great soulful music, good friends and good vibes.

For more information about Preachermann, visit: http://preachermann.com.

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/1508818686037308/

Join us for a special night of love, life and music!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving from Benita Charles Music!

 Dear Friends:

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday!!

On this Thanksgiving, I am so grateful to you for your continued support of my musical endeavors. Music is truly a universal language that touches the heart. I will continue to spread the love through my music for you!
Much love,

Benita Charles Music

"Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!"

http://benitacharles.com

“Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” -- William Arthur Ward


Saturday, November 22, 2014

One night - Two hot shows at The Shrine - December 6th!

Dear Friends:

I am so happy to announce that on Saturday, December 6th, I am the opening act for The Preachermann and The Revival Birthday Concert at The Shrine in Harlem. My set (Benita Charles and Friends Band) starts at 9 pm and Preachermann and The Revival starts at 10 pm. This is huge and I'm so honored to open for Preachermann, one of the most soulful and dynamic performers of our time.

It's going to be an epic night of great live music, entertainment and good friends.  I will be performing music from my CD, Moments In Love, my upcoming EP, Lessons as well as songs from some of my favorite singers with my band, The Benita Charles and Friends Band.

I'm so excited about this show! I hope you can make it to the shows and share this experience with me!  Thank you so much for your support.

Much love,

Benita Charles Music

"Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!"

http://benitacharles.com

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Performance Details

One night - Two hot shows!

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 9:00 pm

Benita Charles and Friends Band
Shrine Bar and Restaurant
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (134th Street)
New York, NY 10030
No cover
(212) 690-7807
http://shrinenyc.com

Benita Charles and Friends presents a soulful set at the legendary Harlem hotspot, The Shrine.  At the show, Benita will perform music from her CD, Moments In Love, her upcoming EP, Lessons as well as songs from some of  her favorite singers with her band, The Benita Charles and Friends Band. Benita Charles is the opening act for the dynamic Preachermann.  His birthday concerts begins at 10:00 pm after Benita's performance!  It's going to be an epic night of great music and entertainment!!

For more information, visit: http://benitacharles.com.

For more information about Benita Charles' music, visit: 

http://itunes.apple.com/ie/artist/benita-charles/id200276662.

Saturday, December 6, 2014 -  10:00 pm

Preachermann and The Revival
Shrine Bar and Restaurant
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (134th Street)
New York, NY 10030
No cover
(212) 690-7807
http://shrinenyc.com

Preachermann and The Revival returns to The Shrine for a special birthday concert soulful and set of atomic soul at this Harlem hot spot! Come to the show share this special moment with Preachermann and his band, The Revival! It will be a funky good, party of great soulful music, good friends and good vibes.

For more information about Preachermann, visit: http://preachermann.com.

Join us for a special night of love, life and music!



Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thanks for attending the Le Pesadeux show!

A special thanks to all who attended my show last night at Le Pescadeux in SOHO! It was a great show and the crowd was a lively and a fun.



It was so great to see Ed Holley, See He Jo, Ron Bertram, Michelle, Bonnie and David and all the new friends I made in the evening.

I'd especially like to thank my bandmates, Peter Archer and Manny Montanez: thank you so much for the music and for your spirit and talents.  It is always a pleasure working with both you and I appreciate your support of my music. You are truly the best!

I'd like to thank Le Pescadeux for their hospitality and for making us feel so welcomed. The staff was great and the food was delicious!

Thanks to all the well wishers for your good vibes you sent me.  All know with all the love I received, I couldn't go wrong with my performance. It was a huge success.

Thank you all for your support!!  It's much appreciated.  Much love, Benita.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Benita Charles Music Unplugged @ Le Pescadeux - 11/12/14



Dear Friends:

Happy Monday! I hope you have a productive and success week!!

This is a friendly reminder of a performance I have this week.  I hope you can make it!

Much love,

Benita Charles Music

"Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!"

http://benitacharles.com

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Performance Details:

Benita Charles Music Unplugged @ Le Pescadeux - 11/12/14
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Benita Charles Music Unplugged
Le Pescadeux
90 Thompson Street (between Prince & Spring on East side of Thompson)
New York, NY 10012
Phone: 212-966-0021
Website: http://www.lepescadeuxnyc.com
(No cover)

Star Entertainment New York presents, Benita Charles "Unplugged" featuring The Benita Charles Trio at the elegant Le Pescadeux Restaurant in SOHO.

Join Ms. Charles for an intimate show about her life featuring original music from her debut CD, Moments In Love: Volume 1, and songs that have shaped her musical life! The show features The Benita Charles Trio: Benita Charles (vocals), Peter Archer (guitar) and Manny Montanez (percussion).

The first 10 people will be entered in the Unplugged raffle. First prize - $25 American Express Gift card...Second prize - a free CD (Benita Charles - Moments In Love: Volume 1).
"I'm so excited about this show!! I will share the story of my musical journey and the music that has shaped my life! You won't want to miss it! I will make it a night to remember. Will I see you there?" -- Benita Charles Music http://benitacharles.com/

For more information about Benita's music, visit:
http://itunes.apple.com/ie/artist/benita-charles/id200276662.

Join us for a night to remember of great music, entertainment and good friends!

Public transportation: The closest subway station is the Spring Street Station on the C and E train lines.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Benita Charles Music: Upcoming Fall Shows

Dear Friends:

Happy November! Fall is officially here.  I hope you're enjoying the cool, crisp weather.  This is the time to be grateful for life, family and friends.  I am definitely grateful for you.

A friendly reminder to vote on Tuesday, November 4th.  This is an important election as it determines the congressional seats.  Your vote counts!

Also, a reminder to fall back this weekend. Set your clocks back one hour today.

I have some exciting shows coming up for the fall that I'd like to share with you:

On Wednesday, November 12th, I am excited to present, "Benita Charles Unplugged" at the French-Canadian restaurant, Le Pescadeux  in SOHO.  The show chronicles my musical journey with original music and my all-time favorite songs.  It's going to be so much fun. I'd love to share this experience with you. The show starts at 7 pm and runs until 10 pm. Come out and enjoy the show with a delicious meal.

On Saturday, December 6th, I am the opening act for The Preachermann and The Revival Birthday Concert at The Shrine in Harlem. My set (Benita Charles and Friends Band) starts at 9 pm and Preachermann and The Revival starts at 10 pm. This is huge and I'm so honored to open for Preachermann, one of the most soulful and dynamic performers of our time.

It's going to be an epic night of great live music, entertainment and good friends.  I will be performing music from my CD, Moments In Love, my upcoming EP, Lessons as well as songs from some of my favorite singers with my band, The Benita Charles and Friends Band. I hope you can join us.

On Tuesday, December 16th, I will present my 6th annual, The Benita Charles and Friends Holiday Show/Toy Drive 2014 benefiting the Marines Toys for Tots organization at the exquisite Silvana in Harlem at 9:00 pm. This show is near and dear to my heart as the toys we collect will help spread holiday cheer to children in need. The marines will be on hand to collect the toys at the show.  Bring an unwrapped toy for a boy or a girl. Let's spread holiday cheer together.
Thanks so much and I hope to see you at the shows!

Much love,

Benita Charles Music

"Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!"

http://benitacharles.com

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Performance Details:

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

"Benita Charles Unplugged" featuring The Benita Charles Trio
Le Pescadeux (between Prince and Spring on East side of Thompson)
New York, NY 10012
212-966-0021
http://www.lepescadeuxnyc.com

"Benita Charles Unplugged" is a show that chronicles the musical journey of NY-vocalist, Benita Charles. The will feature original music by Benita Charles as well as her all-time favorite songs of her musical journey. The show also features musicians Peter Archer (guitar) and Manny Montanez (percussion).

For more information about Benita's music, visit: http://itunes.apple.com/ie/artist/benita-charles/id200276662

Join us for a night of good friends, great music and delicious food.

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Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
 
Benita Charles and Friends Band
Shrine Bar and Restaurant
 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (134th Street)
 New York, NY 10030
 No cover
(212) 690-7807
http://shrinenyc.com
 (no cover)

Benita Charles and Friends presents a soulful set at the legendary Harlem hot spot, The Shrine.  At the show, Benita will perform music from her CD, Moments In Love, her upcoming EP, Lessons as well as songs from some of  her favorite singers with her band, The Benita Charles and Friends Band.
 For more information, visit: http://benitacharles.com.
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Saturday, December 6, 2014 -  10:00 pm - 12:00 am

 Preachermann and The Revival
 Shrine Bar and Restaurant
 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (134th Street)
 New York, NY 10030
 No cover
(212) 690-7807
http://shrinenyc.com
 (No cover)

 Preachermann and The Revival returns to The Shrine for a special birthday concert and soulful set of atomic soul at this Harlem hot spot! Come to the show share this special moment with Preachermann and his band, The Revival! It will be a funky good, party of great soulful music, good friends and good vibes.
 For more information about Preachermann, visit: http://preachermann.com.

Join us for a special night of love, life and music!

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Benita Charles and Friends Holiday Show/Toy Drive 2014
Silvana
300 W 116th St.(between Manhattan Ave and 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10026
(646) 692-4935
http://silvana-nyc.com

Benita Charles and Friends Band performs holiday favorites, R&B, jazz and original music to spread holiday cheer for the sixth annual holiday show to benefit the Marine Corps Toys for Tots charity organization. Join us for a night of fun and great music all for a great cause. All attendees are requested to bring an unwrapped toy for a boy or a girl to the show. 

The Toys for Tots program is dedicated to helping less fortunate children throughout the New York area experience the joy of the holiday season. Benita Charles and Friends are honored and proud to partner with the U.S. Marine Corps in this endeavor to serve and improve our local community. For more information, visit: http://brooklyn-ny.toysfortots.org/

 I hope to see you at the show. Together, we can make this the best toy drive ever!!

 To RSVP for the Benita Charles and Friends Holiday Show/Toy Drive 2014, send email to starent99@hotmail.com or call (212) 802-9249.







Benita Charles "Unplugged" at Le Pescadeux Restaurant - November 12th!




(New York, New York) November 2, 2014 - On Wednesday, November 12th, Star Entertainment New York presents, Benita Charles "Unplugged" featuring The Benita Charles Trio at the elegant Le Pescadeux Restaurant in SOHO.

Join Ms. Charles for an intimate show about her life featuring original music from her debut CD, Moments In Love: Volume 1, and songs that have shaped her musical life!  "I'm so excited about this show!! I will share the story of my musical journey and the music that has shaped my life! You won't want to miss it! I will make it a night to remember. Will I see you there?" -- Benita Charles Music http://benitacharles.com

For more information about Benita's music, visit: itunes.apple.com/ie/artist/benita-charles/id200276662.

Join us for a night of great music, entertainment and good friends.

Le Pescadeux is a French-Canadian restaurant located at 90 Thompson Street (between Prince & Spring on East side of Thompson) in SOHO, New York City. The closest subway station is the Spring Street Station on the C & E train lines.
For more information about restaurant, visit: http://www.lepescadeuxnyc.com

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Benita Charles & Friends Holiday Show/Toy Drive - December 16, 2014!




On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, The Benita Charles and Friends Band will present an evening of holiday favorites, R&B, jazz and original music to spread holiday cheer for the Benita Charles & Friends Holiday Show/Toy Drive 2014 at the Harlem hot spot, Silvana. The show starts at 9:00 pm (no cover but an unwrapped toy for a boy or girl requested).

**Please bring an unwrapped toy for a boy or girl to our 6th annual toy drive for the Toys For Tots program. A representative from the U.S. Marine Corps will be present to collect the toys. Together, we can make this the best toy drive ever!

The Toys for Tots program is dedicated to helping less fortunate children throughout the New York area experience the joy of the holiday season. Benita Charles and Friends are honored and proud to partner with the U.S. Marine Corps in this endeavor to serve and improve our local community. For more information, visit: http://brooklyn-ny.toysfortots.org

"I'm so excited about this show!! This is my favorite show of the year because through our toy drive, we will make this a very special holiday for the children! Come to the show help us spread holiday cheer and make a difference. Let's make this the best toy drive ever!!! I look forward to seeing you at the show." -- Benita Charles

To RSVP for the Benita Charles and Friends Holiday Show/Toy Drive, send email to starent99@hotmail.com or call (212) 802-9249.

Silvana is located at 300 W 116th Street in the neighborhood of Harlem in New York City. The closest subway station is the B and C trains to 116th Street. For more information about the venue, visit: http://silvana-nyc.com.

Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment! 


http://benitacharles.com

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

One epic night of great music @ The Shrine - Dec 6th!

Dear Friends:

Happy Fall! It's October 1st and the fall season is in full effect.  I hope your enjoying the cooler weather.

I am so happy to announce that on Saturday, December 6th, I am the opening act for The Preachermann and The Revival Birthday Concert at The Shrine in Harlem. My set (Benita Charles and Friends Band) starts at 9 pm and Preachermann and The Revival starts at 10 pm. This is huge and I'm so honored to open for Preachermann, one of the most soulful and dynamic performers of our time.

It's going to be an epic night of great live music, entertainment and good friends.  I will be performing music from my CD, Moments In Love, my upcoming EP, Lessons as well as songs from some of my favorite singers with my band, The Benita Charles and Friends Band.

I'm so excited about this show! I hope you can make it to the shows and share this experience with me!  Thank you so much for your support.

Much love,

Benita Charles Music

"Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!"

http://benitacharles.com

***

Performance Details

One night - Two hot shows!


Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
 

Benita Charles and Friends Band
Shrine Bar and Restaurant

2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (134th Street)
New York, NY 10030
No cover
(212) 690-7807
http://shrinenyc.com

Benita Charles and Friends presents a soulful set at the legendary Harlem hotspot, The Shrine.  At the show, Benita will perform music from her CD, Moments In Love, her upcoming EP, Lessons as well as songs from some of  her favorite singers with her band, The Benita Charles and Friends Band.

For more information, visit: http://benitacharles.com.

For more information about Benita Charles' music, visit: 

Saturday, December 6, 2014 -  10:00 pm - 12:00 am

Preachermann and The Revival
Shrine Bar and Restaurant

2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (134th Street)
New York, NY 10030
No cover
(212) 690-7807
http://shrinenyc.com

Preachermann and The Revival returns to The Shrine for a special birthday concert soulful and set of atomic soul at this Harlem hot spot! Come to the show share this special moment with Preachermann and his band, The Revival! It will be a funky good, party of great soulful music, good friends and good vibes.

For more information about Preachermann, visit: http://preachermann.com.


Join us for a special night of love, life and music!







Sunday, September 28, 2014

Thanks for attending the Soul of the City @ The Sugar Bar - Sept 27th!

A special thanks to all who attended The Soul of the City Concert Series last night at The Sugar Bar!! It was a great night of live music and entertainment. 

I'd like to thank all the artists who performed last night and gave it their all.  A special thanks to JayMor, Aston Martin, Chellz, Sydney Gabrielle, Daylan Knight, and Geetah Fairwood. The host Cream was great and DJ Moe Chandon was great with the music!

A special thanks to Ed Holley, Joel Parker, Andre Craig Martin and all the new friends I met in the evening for your attendance and support! Last, but certainly not least, the audience was the best.  They were warm and inviting and they had a great time.  The ultimate compliment for any artist!

I am so grateful to the gift of music.  It heals the world and makes people happy. It doesn't get any better than that! Oh what a night. It was awesome!!

Pictured below,

The ladies of the Soul of The City: (L-R) Sydney Gabrielle, Chellz, Benita Charles and Geetah Fairwood



Benita Charles Music
  "Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!"

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Soul of the City @ Sugar Bar - 9/27/14

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 8:00 pm

TE Music and Savior Faire Entertainment presents "Soul of The City" featuring Benita Charles
The Sugar Bar
254 W. 72nd Street (bet. Broadway and West End Ave.)
New York, NY
Cost: $10 Cover
Phone: (212) 579-0222 (for reservations)
http://www.sugarbarnyc.com/

One night only: TE Music and Savior Faire Entertainment presents The Soul of the City Concert Series, featuring NY-Vocalist, Benita Charles at the legendary Sugar Bar on the upper west side.

The concert will be hosted by Cream and will feature other performances by JayMor, Aston Martin, Chellz, Sydney Gabrielle, Daylan Knight, Geetah Fairwood, Wisdom Supreme and Princess Poet Dana.  Music by DJ Moe Chandon.

Join us for an exciting night of great entertainment! It's definitely going to be a night to remember!!

http://benitacharles.com



Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Welcome to the Fall Season!

Happy first day of fall! Welcome to the fall season. I hope you have a great day and enjoy the cool, crisp weather and the brilliance of the colors of fall.

“Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile." ― William Cullen Bryant


“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ― Albert Camus

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Soul of the City @ The Sugar Bar - Sept 27th

Dear Friends:

Happy Fall!  The fall season is officially here: cooler temperatures, shorter days. Nothing can beat the beautiful colors of the fall when the leaves change color. I hope you enjoy its brilliance!

Here's a performance reminder of the Soul of the City Artist Showcase I'm featured in next weekend at The Sugar Bar on the upper west side of Manhattan.  I'd love to see you there. :)  There will be other talented artists there as well. It will definitely be a night to remember.

Take care and I'll see you at the show.

Much love,

Benita Charles Music

"Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!"

http://benitacharles.com

Performance Details:

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 8:00 pm
TE Music and Savior Faire Entertainment presents "Sounds of The City" featuring Benita Charles
The Sugar Bar
254 W. 72nd Street (bet. Broadway and West End Ave.)
New York, NY
Cost: $10 Cover
Phone: (212) 579-0222 (for reservations)
http://www.sugarbarnyc.com/

TE Music and Savior Faire Entertainment presents The Soul of the City Concert Series, featuring NY-Vocalist, Benita Charles at the legendary Sugar Bar on the upper west side. The concert will be hosted by Cream and will feature other performances by JayMor, Aston Martin, Chellz, Sydney Gabrielle, Daylan Knight, Geetah Fairwood, Wisdom Supreme and Princess Poet Dana.  Music by DJ Moe Chandon.

Join us for an exciting night of great entertainment! It's definitely going to be a night to remember!!












Thanks you for your support of the Shrine Show on Sept 19th!

A special thanks to all our friends and fans who came out to the Preachermann & The Revival Show at the legendary Shrine in Harlem last night. I appreciate your support of our music. It was such an incredible show on stage and the energy from the crowd took everything to the next level. The house was packed. There were people there from all over the world and from all walks of life. To bring joy and to touch that many people is such an incredible experience beyond words. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!! Shalimar! #Harlem #staycrunchy #atomicsoul

For more information about Preachermann, visit: http://preachermann.com


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Preachermann and The Revival return to the Shrine - 9/19/14


Preachermann & The Revival will present a soulful set at the legendary Shrine in Harlem on Friday, September 19th. Showtime is 10 pm and as always there's no cover.

Get up in the water and get wet - set your soul free! You have to see it to believe it. I'd love to see you there. Shalimar!! ‪#‎staycrunchy‬ ‪#‎Harlem‬ ‪#‎soul

Performance Details:
Friday, September 19th - 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Preachermann & The Revival
Shrine Bar & Restaurant
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (134th Street)
New York, NY 10030
(212) 690-7807
http://shrinenyc.com
(no cover)

Preachermann & The Revival returns for a soulful set at this Harlem hot spot! I hope you can join us!

For more information about Preachermann, visit: http://preachermann.com

The Preachermann & The Revival Band:

Ed Preachermann Holley, lead vocals
Benita Charles, background vocals
Christi Gehrisch, background vocals
Ari Kessler, piano
Paul Paldino, bass
Joe Paldino, guitar
Nick Paldino, guitar
Karl Watson, saxophone, violin
Manny Montanez, percussion
Tom Pope, drums


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Benita Charles reaches #9 on the R&B/Soul Chart on Reverbnation!

Keep rising to the top: Today, I am at #9 on the R&B/Soul Chart on Reverbnation!

I'd like to thank all my fans, friends and family for their continued support of my music!  It means so much to me that you love my music. Stay tuned for new music soon!!

Much Love,

Benita Charles Music
http://benitacharles.com

"Spreading music through love for your inspiration and entertainment!"







Thanks for supporting Preachermann & The Revival on Sept 13th

A special thanks to all who came out last night to the Preachermann and The Revival Show at Desmond's Tavern for the NYC Blues & Funk Festival! We appreciate your support.

We had a great time and we saw so much great talent.

And by the way, we killed it!! Shalimar! #staycrunchy

For more information about Preachermman and The Revival, visit: http://preachermann.com



Saturday, September 13, 2014

Tonight: NYC Blues & Funk Festival @ Desmond's Tavern - 9/13/14


Tonight: Preachermann and The Revival will present atomic soul at the NYC Blues & Funk Festival at Desmond's Tavern (433 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10016). The show starts at 8:00pm Sharp!

We'd love to see you there!! Shalimar! #‎staycrunchy

For more information about Preachermann and his band, visit: http://preachermann.com

The Preachermann & The Revival Band:

Ed Preachermann Holley, lead vocals
Benita Charles, background vocals
Christi Gehrisch, background vocals
Ari Kessler, piano
Paul Paldino, bass
Joe Paldino, guitar
Nick Paldino, guitar
Karl Watson, saxophone, violin
Manny Montanez, percussion
Tom Pope, drums 



Friday, September 12, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Remembering September 11th

We will never forget:

Today, we remember the September 11th tragedy and honor the brave souls who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. May God comfort the families today.  #neverforget #911anniversary

GOD BLESS AMERICA!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New show alert: "Harlem Nights" at Billie's Black - Sept 20th

 BENITA CHARLES MUSIC

One night only: Benita Charles will be one of the featured acts at the Harlem Nights Concert presented by TE Music at the elegant Billie's Black in Harlem on Saturday, September 20th at 8:00 pm. At the show, Ms. Charles will present new music from her upcoming, Lessons EP, old favorites from her debut CD, Moments In Love: Volume 1 as well as songs from some of her favorite singers.  It will definitely be a night to remember. ($5 cover)

"Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!"

http://benitacharles.com

Performance Details:

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 8:00 pm
TE Music presents "Harlem Nights", featuring NY-Vocalist, Benita Charles
Billie's Black
271 W. 119th Street
New York, NY
(212) 280-2248
http://billiesblack.com
($5 cover)

Join Ms. Benita Charles as she presents a soulful set at the Harlem Nights Concert presented by TE Music at the Harlem mainstay, Billie's Black. As one of the featured artists, Ms. Charles will present originals and her favorite covers for an enchanting evening. You won't want to miss it.

For more information, visit: http://.benitacharles.com


Friday, September 5, 2014

Remembering Joan Rivers



I was so saddened to hear the news that funny lady, Joan Rivers passed away yesterday. She was truly a comic icon and will always be remembered for her quick wit and biting humor. It was always joy to see her in action. She wasn't afraid to laugh at herself and about her age. She was so incredibly funny! My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. May God rest her soul. #RIPJoan



Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Upcoming shows in September 2014

Dear Friends:

Happy September! I hope you had a safe and wonderful Labor Day holiday this past weekend.  The children are back in school and the summer is winding down. Fall is almost here.  I hope you enjoy the last days of summer.

This month, I have some performances coming up that I'd like to share with you.

BENITA CHARLES MUSIC

On Saturday, September 20th, I will be one of the featured acts at the Harlem Nights Concert presented by TE Music at the elegant Billie's Black in Harlem.  Please join me for a special show as I will present new music from my upcoming, Lessons EP, old favorites from my debut CD, Moments In Love: Volume 1 as well as songs from some of my favorite singers.  It will definitely be a night to remember. ($5 cover)

PREACHERMANN & THE REVIVAL

On Saturday, September 13th, Preachermann & The Revival will present a soulful set in the NYC Blues & Funk Festival at Desmond's Tavern. Join us for an evening of great entertainment and heartfelt music along with other great talented bands in the evening. ($10 cover)

On Friday, September 19rh, Preachermann & The Revival returns to the legendary Shrine in Harlem on Friday, February 19th for a soulful set of atomic soul. (As always, no cover.)

The summer is winding down but the fall season is heating up. I look forward to seeing you at the shows!

Much love,

Benita Charles Music

"Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!"

http://benitacharles.com

For more up-to-minute updates, let's connect on social media:

Like me on Facebook: Benita Charles Music
Follow me on Twitter: @benita_charles

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Performance Details:

Saturday, September 13, 2014
NYC Blues & Funk Festival
Preachermann & The Revival
Desmond's Tavern
433 Park Ave. South (29th Street)
New York, NY
(212) 685-0901
http://desmondstavern.net
($10 cover)

Preachermann & The Revival performs a soulful set of atomic soul in the NYC Blues & Funk Festival at Desmond's Tavern.  Join us for an evening of great music and entertainment.

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Friday, September 19, 2014
Preachermann & The Revival
The Shrine
2271 Adam Clayton Powell (34th Street)
New York, NY 10030
http://shrinenyc.com
(no cover)

Preachermann & The Revival to return to the legendary Shrine in Harlem for another soulful show to feed the soul. Come to the soul and let the sweet music set your heart free.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014
TE Music presents "Harlem Nights", featuring NY-Vocalist, Benita Charles
Billie's Black
271 W. 119th Street
New York, NY
(212) 280-2248
http://billiesblack.com
($5 cover)

Join Ms. Benita Charles as she presents a soulful set at the Harlem Nights Concert presented by TE Music at the Harlem mainstay, Billie's Black. As one of the featured artists, Ms. Charles will present originals and her favorite covers for an enchanting evening. You won't want to miss it.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day!

Dear Friends:

I hope you have a safe and Happy Labor Day holiday!!  

Much Love,

Benita Charles Music

"Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!"



Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Prayer for Ferguson, MO!

Tonight, let's say a prayer for the citizens of Ferguson, MO for peace. My heart goes out to the family of Micheal Brown. I know justice will prevail. It has to! #TheProwerOfPrayer #unity

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Remembering Robin Williams today

I am shocked and saddened to hear the news of the death of Robin Williams. He was a true talent and icon. It's a sad ending to someone who made millions laugh through the years. He will be surely missed. My thoughts and prayers to his family, friends and those who loved him. May he rest in peace.

These are beautiful words from Jason Juno Lee who shared this on Facebook:

"You know the saying "the day the music died"? Well, I do believe today will forever be known as "the day the laughter died". Rest in Peace, Robin Williams. Thank you for sharing your talents with us. Prayers going out to his family, friends, & colleagues.

It's really rough to think he spent his life making other people smile and he was hurting behind his jokes. Depression is real - so many use laughter to distract from how broken they really are on the inside."


For more information about Robin Williams, visit: http://abcn.ws/1yoQowY


Monday, August 4, 2014

Get On Up: Go see this movie!

Get On up: Yes, I loved it and highly recommend this movie! 

It was very inspiring and I loved the music. The concert scene was phenomenal!!

James Brown is truly the Godfather of Soul!

http://www.getonupmovie.com/





#GetOnUp #soulmusic #awesome

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thanks for your support of the Tammany Hall Show!

A special thanks to all who came out to Tammany Hall on the lower east side in New York City for the special benefit concert presented by Preachermann and The Revival on Saturday, July 26th.  The show was red hot, an incredible night of music! The band took it to another level!!  We had such a great time on stage.

It was so great to see  Mr. and Mrs. Holley, Ms. Susie Aho Gehrisch, all the way from Ohio, Lisette Elise AndrĂ© and all the new fans we made that evening.

A special thanks to the parent who came tonight and gave a donation to the fundraiser to the Roosevelt Island Eagles Baseball Team's trip to Richmond for the Metropolitan Junior Baseball Clinic/Tournament in August 2014!

Thanks to everyone for your support! Shalimar!!

For more information about Preachmann and The Revival, visit: http://preachermann.com


Benita Charles Music: "Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!"

http://benitacharles.com

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Preachermann and the Revival return to Tammany Hall - July 26th

Next Saturday (July 26th), Preachermann and The Revival return to Tammany Hall to bring atomic soul to the lower east side at 7:00 pm. ($10 cover - Please let them know at the door, you are there to see "Preachermann.")

In addition to great music, this is a special show to benefit the children of the Roosevelt Island Eagles Little League Baseball Team. Preachermann is Director of Baseball Operations with Eagles Baseball on Roosevelt Island. The team is planning a trip to Richmond, Virginia for the Metropolitan Junior Baseball Clinic/Tournament from August 5 - 10, 2014. Join us in helping the children get the opportunity to compete and represent New York City! For more information about the Metropolitan Junior Baseball League, visit: httpwww.mjbl.org

If you're interested in donating, come to the Tammany Hall benefit concert in New York City on July 26th or visit the online fundraising page at http://www.gofundme.com/bw8tac.
 

For more information about the Tammany Hall benefit concert, visit: http://www.facebook.com/events/685978168146520/


Thanks for your support! Shalimar!! #staycrunchy



For more information about Preachermann, visit: http://preachermann.com

The Preachermann and The Revival Band:

Ed Preachermann Holley, lead vocals
Benita Charles, background vocals
Christi Gehrisch, background vocals
Ari Kessler, piano
Paul Paldino, bass
Joe Paldino, guitar
Nick Paldino, guitar
Karl Watson, saxophone, violin
Manny Montanez, percussion
Tom Pope, drums

Saturday, July 19, 2014

A special thanks to all who attended the Shrine Show on July 18th

A special thanks to all who came out to the Shrine in Harlem Friday night for the Preachermann and The Revival show.

It was an incredible night of great music, good friends and big fun! It was so great to see Mr. & Mrs. Holley, 'Pope Jackson, Nikki AngeliQue Beauchamp, Byron Statbakkaa Gaspard, Jay, Bryan and his girlfriend and all the new friends we met. Thank you all for your support!! Shalimar!

Much Love,

Benita Charles Music

"Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment"

http://benitacharles.com






Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Preachermann and the Revival return to the Shrine - July 18th!

On Friday, July 18th, I will return to The Shrine to perform with Preachermann and The Revival for a soulful set of atomic soul. Start the weekend right with atomic soul. Get up in the water and get wet. Let the music set you free. You have to see it to believe it. I would love to see you there! As always, there's no cover.

Performance Details:

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 10:00 pm - 12:00 am

Preachermann and The Revival
Shrine Bar and Restaurant
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (134th Street)
New York, NY 10030
(212) 690-7807
http://shrinenyc.com

(No cover)

Preachermann and The Revival returns to the legendary Shrine in Harlem for a soulful set. Start the weekend right with atomic soul. Get up in the water and get wet. Let the music set you free. You have to see it to believe it. Shalamar!!

For more information about Preachermann, visit: http://preachermann.com

The Preachermann and The Revival Band:

Ed Preachermann Holley, lead vocals
Benita Charles, background vocals
Christi Gehrisch, background vocals
Ari Kessler, piano
Paul Paldino, bass
Joe Paldino, guitar
Nick Paldino, guitar
Karl Watson, saxophone, violin
Manny Montanez, percussion
Tom Pope, drums