Tuesday, June 30, 2015

June 30th: It's my Birthday!!

On this day, Tuesday, June 30th, I woke up especially grateful.  Grateful that God has allowed me to see another birthday.  I woke up to love.  The love of a great man who showered me with his love and gifts and all the support he's shown me all year!

I woke up to knowing I have the love of my family, friends and fans and all who my supports my music.  If you have love in your life, that's all you need.

I thank God for giving me the strength, focus and wherewithall to continue my music even after all these years.  That love and desire for it is still there and getting stronger.

I thank God that I have a job with wonderful co-workers and experiences that had helped me grow as a person profesionally and personally.

Finally, I thank God for my health because without that, I wouldn't be able to do anything. He revealed to me some changes I needed to make last year and I've been able to keep my weight down, have more energy and greater overall health.

Yes, God is good and life is good.  I love you all of my fans of my music for your continuous support.

Keep striving and reaching for your dreams and the life you want.  I'm living proof that if you never, ever give up you'll get there! Don't give up on life and on yourself. This is going to be my breakout year. I feel it!!

Today, I'm celebrating life and all the good things it has to offer!! Not to mention, I woke up to a birthday message from Google!  How awesome is that!! :)

-- Much love,

Benita Charles Music

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


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day! I hope all the wonderful fathers have a great day!! 

A special Happy Father's Day to my father, James Charles in heaven. I didn't find out until after his death some of the sacrifices he made for me. Thanks, dad! I love you. #RIP

#FathersDay #family #blessings #life

Thanks for attending the Make Music New York 2015 at Rivers Run Community Garden (Bronx)

Today couldn't be more awesome if I imagined it! First, I got to the venue over an hour early because I didn't know how long it was going to take me to get. Immediately, the host/mc told me she was so happy I showed up early because over half the artists on the roster didn't show up and a lot of the audience left. She told me I had to go on right away with my tracks. She apologized to me but I told her it wasn't the first time that has happened to me, (lol) I graciously took the stage and sang 3 songs from Moments In Love and I closed with my new song, Never, Ever Give Up (co-written with the lovely Jean Wiltz) and it was a huge hit!! It was so great that they want me back to perform in the garden for a longer set and I will be the headliner!

Wow!! I did not expect this. Everyone was so gracious and the audience was right with me. Considering there was only one person in the audience who knew me (a fellow Toastmaster). It was unbelievable!! I will keep you posted when I'll return.

The power of music never cease to amaze me!!

--- Benita Charles Music

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


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Make Music New York 2015 - June 21, 2015

Dear Friends:

Happy Summer!! It's finally here.  My absolute favorite time of the year. Warm sunny days, longer nights and fun outdoors!  I hope you have a great summer!!

In celebration of the first day of summer, I will present a special concert for the 9th annual Make Music New York festival on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 5:30 pm at Rivers Run Community Garden (Co-op City Blvd, Bronx). I will present original music and songs from my favorite singers with my guitarist, Peter Archer. It is so nice to sing in a tranquil garden and I'm very excited to perform for a new audience. (This is a free outdoor concert.)

About Make Music New York:

Make Music New York is a live, free musical celebration across the city that takes place each June 21, the longest day of the year. On that day, hundreds of public spaces throughout the five boroughs become impromptu stages for over 1,000 free concerts.

For more information about Make Music New York, visit: http://makemusicny.org

I look forward to seeing you at the concert!

Much Love,

Benita Charles Music

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

Performance Details:

Sunday, June 21, 2015
Make Music New York 2015
Rivers Run Community Garden
Co-op City Blvd, Bronx, NY 10475
(No cover)

NY-vocalist, Benita Charles presents a soulful set of original music and all-time favorites at the 9th annual Make Music New York with her guitarist, Peter Archer at Rivers Run Community Garden in Co-op City in The Bronx. (This is a free concert)

For more information about Make Music New York, visit: http://makemusicny.org/

Due to the weather forecast, the June 21st concert in the garden has been moved to the auditorium (177 Dreiser Loop, Bronx, NY 10475, 2nd floor).

Driving directions:

For the North – Westchester and CT – I-95 - S
Take exit 11 toward Bartow Ave/Co - Op City Blvd
Merge onto Edson Ave
Turn left at Bartow Ave
Turn left at Baychester Ave
Turn right at Co Op City Blvd
Turn right at Dreiser Loop  - Destination will be on the left

From the South – Manhattan & Brooklyn – I-95 N
Take exit 13 toward Conner St
Turn right at Tillotson Ave
Slight right at Baychester Ave
Turn left at Co Op City Blvd
Turn right at Dreiser Loop - Destination will be on the left

Friday, June 12, 2015

Speech: Conquering Your Fears - Moody's Toastmasters Club, NYC - 6-10-15

Top of the world: I did it!  I finally completed my 10th speech to complete my Competent Communicator Certificate for Toastmasters International on June 10, 2015 at The Moody's Toastmasters Club in NYC! I can't believe I finally did it! It feels good to finally accomplish this!! A special thanks to all my Moody's Toastmasters' friends for their support!! I'm so grateful!

What next? Advanced level speeches! My goal with this is to become a professional, motivational speaker in addition to my music!

I'll keep you posted. :)

-- Benita Charles Music