Monday, December 26, 2011

Lakeisha Mondy this Wed at Mahogany!!

Mahogany Urban Poetry series is the longest running urban culture venue in sacramento....we are celebrating the close of another year by bringing you Miss Lakeisha Mondy, Anthony Coleman, and Cole Dutcher and their live music set. If you've never heard Miss Mondy, you are in for a treat!! She just returned to the U.S. after touring in Japan and overseas, and she's back to make it happen for us at Queen Sheba....

come early this Wednesday, as last wednesday we had over 90 people in the building!!!

$5 cover

Dj Juan Tessme in the building

Khiry Malik hosting....

see u there!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Mahogany Urban Poetry Series every Wednesday night at Queen Sheba....

we've been going strong each week for the past 12 years....join us this wednesday night....sign up for our email newsletter to find out who is featured....

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Poetry this Wednesday!!

Join us for the best in poetry and open mic this Wednesday Night at Queen Sheba!!  Mahogany Urban Poetry series,hosted by Khiry Malik Moore!!  1704 Broadway, Sacramento...9pm  $5

Monday, October 17, 2011

Free Art Show this Thursday!!!

Check us out Wednesday night at Queen Sheba for poetry...1704 broadway..hosted by NSAA.....9pm  5 bucks

and then check out the art showcase this Thursday night, featuring Daphne Burgess!!

Moon River Inn
8201 freeport blvd.

no cover charge


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sandbloom in Sacramento

This Saturday, come check out Kevin Sandbloom at our newest venue, Sekou's BBQ!!
455 bercut drive (right off the i-5 richards blvd,near the old Rusty Duck restaurant)

doors will open at 9pm, and we will have the live show. After the show, stay for DJ AMP ONE and dance the night away. While you are in the building, sample some of the great food they have at Sekou' suggestion would be the bottomless wings or the Red Snapper,but the whole menu is rockin!

see u saturday!!

$5 b4 10pm..

Monday, September 12, 2011

Soul on Sundays presents: fo'shang!

Thanks to all of you who came out last week for Soul on Sundays..I'll be the first to admit that it truly was one of our better showcases despite some setbacks.
My apologies to those of you who came out expecting to see a showcase featuring me and my brother Terry. Although it wound up being a great show,with lots of great performances, Terry decided to bail out on the process of planning and executing the show(he only brought one artist and he had promised 5), and wound up coming just for the beginning of the showcase. He then bailed out and went to a concert at Thunder Valley .Everybody has their priorities...and family sometimes isn't always high on the list.

Nonetheless, we had Chris Jones, our live band, Yvette Gauff, Ifamodupe, Nsaa, and a bunch of other artists that stepped onto the stage and ripped it to shreds...

This Sunday, we are going to continue in the tradition of having great'shang, a poetry band featuring poet Vincent Kobelt,will headline and rock a set for us. We will also have open mic, and of course the football game will be playing in our upstairs VIP lounge....

Moon River Inn
This sunday
$10 donation

food will be available for sale
come see about us!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

A Day for Her.

Our women have so much responsibility. Single mothers,wives,business women,leaders, the backbone of our lives.

We just want to say THANKS for all of their hard work by inviting them out for A Day of Pampering.

Spend the day at the Moon River Inn, a nice little bed and breakfast nestled in the heart of Sacramento's delta region. Live music and performances by Chris Jones,Yardley Griffin,and Aaron Young.

Ze Best will be there selling natural  products (soaps,shampoo,bath salts,candles)


♦8:00am Set up Table for Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 10:00am Continental Vendor Breakfast
♦♦10:30am Breakfast Breakdown
♦11:00am Set up Table for Buffet Lunch Service
12 Noon Buffet Lunch Open for Service

1pm Aurellia Anderson Speaks

1:00 – 4:00 pm Lectures, Presentations, Discussions
♦♦2:00pm Breakdown Buffet Table
3:00 – 4:00pm Comedy Show – Anderi Bailey,Tristan,E.Clark,Daunte Burks
♦3:30pm Kitchen open for light appetizers

4:00 – 5:00pm Speaker: Anita Ross

6pm Live Music
: Chris Jones, Yardley Griffin and Aaron Young

♦ 5pm Kitchen open for Dinner Menu
♦♦ 9pm Last call for Dinner items

♦♦ 9:30pm Kitchen closed
10:00pm Event Close

Continental Breakfast Buffet 

Butter Croissants, Mini Bagels and Fresh Baked Sweet Potato Muffins
Assorted Jams and Whipped Butter
Sliced Melon and Berries
Smoked Salmon Served with Cream Cheese, Red Onions, Cucumbers, and Capers
Fresh Granola, French Vanilla Yogurt Parfaits
Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee, Orange Juice

Lunch Buffet

Bandiera Italiana
Creamy pasta with salmon and sweet peppers
Per serving: 18g protein, 35g carbs, 19g total fat.  391 Calories

Sesame Chicken
Juicy chicken with ginger and garlic
41g Protein, 9g carbs, 15g total fat.  338 Calories

Matchstick Zucchini
Sauteed Zucchini with garlic and parmesan
2g Protein, 7g carbs, 4g total fat.  61 Calories: Add 35 for parmesan cheese!

Basmanti Rice
3g Protein, 35g carbs, <1g fat, 150 Calories in ¾ cup serving

Tomato & Cucumber Salad
Bright simple salad with fresh basil, dill & chives
1g protein, 7g carbs, 7g total fat.  92 calories.

Sweet Sourdough Baguettes

Appetizer Ideas
(1) Serve “to order” in small Chibatta rolls (carve out inside); serve with pita chips

(2) Cheese & Fruit Plate
Cheese, flatbread crackers, grapes, salami & almonds

(3) Honey-Mustard Chicken Wings (celery sticks and honey-mustard sauce on side) or mustard pretzels)

Dinner Ideas
“Soul Food Sunday”

Steak Dinner
Smothered Steak & Pan Gravy
Black-Eyed Peas
Sliced Tomatoes
Corn Bread or Biscuit

Pork Chop Dinner
Pork Chops
Candied Yams
Pickled Beets
Corn Bread or Biscuit

Vegetable Dinner
Black-Eyed Peas
Steamed Cabbage (meatless)
Sliced Tomatoes
Corn Bread or Biscuit

Coconut Cake
Peach Cobbler

Free Portraits painted by 

Jeanae Dorothea Taylor Suenaga

Sign up to get a massage by Robert Clark or Sheldon Huell. Listen to skin consultations by Tasha Robinson. Shop local vendors such as Tracy Lynn, Ingrid Pinkett, Day Care by Kimmie Kids Care, look at local art from photographers like A~Love,Phia Lorraine, and Khiry Malik, get your nails done, make up,eat a great lunch/dinner courtesy of  Chef Vira and Chef Pannell.

Waist Beading by Tonya Felish. January Rhayne Skincare will be giving consultations.

We will have a talk with Author Anita Ross,who just released a new book "Mean Time Love"(a journey from self loathe to self love)

We will also have a talk from Aurellia Anderson, owner of Hidden Gem and author of "The Journey"

Come get pampered,inspired, uplifted and entertained.....fellas,bring your lady,your mother,sister,or your best friend....

For Her,
for all women regardless of color,size,religion,or status,

A day of pampering

Starts at 12pm
$10 admission

Tentative schedule  (probably will change)

12-4pm- lectures and talks from the ladies
4-6pm- comedy show,poetry featuring Comedians Tristan Johnson and Anderi Bailey and poets Khiry Malik and Big Stan
6pm- live music begins feat. Chris Jones, Yardley Griffin,and Aaron Young

8201 freeport blvd inside the Moon River Inn
Chris Jones, singer
Massages by Robert Clark

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Malikspeaks Urban Events

Buy Tickets

The summer is in full effect,and what better way to enjoy your Sunday evenings than to relax on the lawn,listening to live music,sipping a glass of sweet tea, or lemonade,and having a good meal?

Sound Good?

Then stop by the Moon River inn, located in the heart of the Sacramento Delta,and let us do all the work for you each Sunday beginning August 14th. 8201 Freeport Blvd,Sacramento...just south of Meadowview/Pocket in the town of Freeport...Admission is only $7(in advance, $10 at the door) and doors open at 6,with the show starting shortly afterwards.

Advance Tickets:​-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&​hosted_button_id=L54U69JPY​J6SG

Feel Free to bring a bottle of wine or your favorite "spirit" (sodas,juice,and mixers will be for sale) and check it at the bar, then enjoy as much as you want,share with friends etc.

we are still finishing up the calendar,but just to give you a sneak peak at what we have on tap for you:

August 14th- Birthday Celebration for Chef Pannell/Afterparty for the Banana Festival feat. Live music by the band "Saxual Chocolate"

August 21-Lay back and chill to the acoustic sounds of Miss Jackie Bryant

August 28th-tentative

September 4th-tentative

September 11th-special bbq and showcase

September 18th- First ever collaboration between brothers Terry Moore and Khiry Malik Moore!!!

we also will have special discounted room rates for all parties interested. contact with the subject "moon river rooms" for details..

Also we will be showcasing local photographers and artists at each show

to buy advance tickets:​-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&​hosted_button_id=L54U69JPY​J6SG

and bring your receipt to the show!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

World Renowned Poetess Jessica Care Moore!! Wednesday, April 27th,2011

The Mahogany Urban Poetry Series is pleased to announce that we have Jessica Care Moore coming into our midst this Wednesday!! See bio,photos,and info below...make SURE you come out for this event!!
Special event price is $10!! She also will have books for sale!!

(photo by Corey Reese)

jessica Care moore is an internationally renowned poet/ publisher/ activist/ rock star/ playwright and actor. She is a five-time Showtime at the Apollo winner; has featured on hip-hop mega-star, Nas' "Nastradamus" album and was a returning star of Russell Simmon's HBO Series, Def Poetry Jam.

After her legendary win on the Apollo stage, jessica Care moore was approached by several book publishing companies, but in 1997, she paved her own path and launched a publishing company of her own – Moore Black Press. Which has released her first book; "The Words Don't Fit In My Mouth," and several thousand copies. A few years later, she followed up with her second collection of poetry and essays, "The Alphabet Verses The Ghetto."

Moore Black Press proudly published famed poets, Saul Williams and Shariff Simmons; Def Poetry Jam's co-founder, Danny Simmons, NBA basket-ball player, Etan Thomas, activist and poet, Ras Baraka and former Essence Magazine editor and author, Asha Bandele.

This bold and electric artist has shared the stage with the late Ossie Davis, CeCe Winans, Gregory Hines, Anthony David, Norah Jones, Amiri Baraka, Patti Labelle, Roy Ayers, Mos Def, The Last Poets, Sonia Sanchez, Talib Kweli, Nikki Giovanni, Steve Harvey, Maya Angelou and many others. In 1999, she was honored as Woman of the Year by the Harvard Black Men's Forum.

She is among the few poets who can attract more than the usual eclectic artsy crowd; bringing people from all backgrounds to fall captivated by her lyrics, verses and the universal raw truths in her poems. This Detroit bred natural born entertainer fuses a rock band with hip-hop and poetry. Her band, Detroit Read (pronounced "red"), fuses soul rock 'n roll sounds inspired by Prince, Betty Davis, Janis Joplin, The Temptations and Marvin Gaye. The performance is a combination of heart-pounding rock, acoustic guitar, house and raw hip-hop mixed with jessica's soulful raspy voice as lead vocalist.

jessica Care moore voices herself as a strong warrior in the fight against AIDS. She has performed for the United Nations World AIDS Day Commemoration two years in a row. She also organized the successful Hip-Hop-A-Thon Concert in (San Francisco), which helped increase AIDS education in the Black and Latino Bay-Area communities. She has performed at several AIDS WALK Opening Ceremonies in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Florida and Atlanta.

Her innovative and inspiring take on literacy among our nation's youth landed her opportunities to produce several art programs, concerts, and workshops for the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta, and worked as a facilitator for The Langston Hughes National Poetry Circle Project.

As an internationally respected author and poet she has rocked stages all around the world from Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Berlin, Paris, Holland, England, Scotland and many others. jessica Care moore teamed up with Impulse recording artist, Antonio Hart on the album "Here I Stand," and collaborated with Big Cat's rap artist, PBT, and also featured on The Last Poets Tribute Album.

Her talent does not stop at poetry, jessica featured in "Hugh's Harlem Dream" (STARZ), and starred in the award-winning independent film, "His/Herstory." She also captured the lead in the independent film, Under The Gun, which co-stars Umi and M1 of Dead Prez. She had a cameo appearance in the award-winning film, "Slam," and is one of the stars of the documentary, "Slamnation!" She is the producer, writer and star of the poetry and music themed show, "SPOKEN!" aired on the Black Family Channel, produced in association with Moore Black Press and directed by CEO, Robert Townsend. She is one of the featured artists in the PBS special; "I'll Make Me a World."

She is the playwright and author of "There Are No Asylums for the Real Crazy Women," a one-woman stage production that reveals the true life story of Vivienne Eliot, the late first wife of famous poet T.S. Eliot. Fusing her contemporary poetry, hip-hop culture, feminist thought and language, jessica offers a moving and innovative portrayal of an English woman born in 1888. She also authored and performed in the one-woman stage play "AlphaPhobia," a semi-autobiographical sketch about a female poet who believes the alphabet is trying to kill her.

Her literary work has received wide exposure, and her poems featured in several major anthologies including; "A Different Image," (U of D Mercy Press, 2004), "Abandon Automobile," (WSU Press, 2001), "Listen Up!" (Random House, 1999), "Step Into A World," (Wiley Publishing, 2001), "Role Call" (Third World Press, 2002), "Bum Rush The Page: A Def Poetry Jam" (Crown Publishing, 2001).

She is the youngest poet published in the "Prentice Hall Anthology of African American Women's Literature," by Valerie Lee, alongside literary greats, Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker, Octavia Butler Maya Angelou and many others.

Jessica was also featured in Essence, Blaze, Source, Vibe, African Voices, Bomb, Mosaic, Good News, Savoy, One World, BE, Ambassador Magazine and others. The poet/actors return to the "D" has been met with much buzz, gracing the covers of The Metro Times, African American Family, The Detroit News, and The Detroit Free Press.

This talented powerhouse was commissioned by The Apollo Theater to debut her new multi media solo theater show, God is Not an American. Her show sold out the Apollo Theater Salon Series in April, and after a return from touring in France and Amsterdam, she will bring the show back to NYC for encore performances in Brooklyn and Harlem in July 2009.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mahogany Urban Poetry Series Presents: 1st Wednesdays!!

We have a live band for singers,poets,mcees...every 1st wed of the month from now on!! holla!!