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Willowridge Jazz Concert

Apr 28, 2019, 3:30 PM

Willowridge High School, 16301 Chimney Rock Rd, Houston, TX 77053, USA

KTSU Smithsonian Masterworks Workshop and Concert

Mar 18, 2019, 7:30 PM

The Hobby Center For Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

Founder Vel Lewis on Great Day Houston TV Show

Mar 18, 2019, 9:00 AM – Mar 22, 2019, 10:00 AM

Airs on KHOU-TV Channel 11 Houston

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“STEAMtheBlock” in H-Town is an avenue of The STEM Foundation program to add the Arts into our regular Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math programming.  Once or twice a year, SteamtheBlock introduces inner-city youth and their families to arts experiences that they wouldn’t normally attend or be comfortable in such a setting. To engage youth more, they have designed a “Youth Talent Expo” that is conducted in an American Idol format with some celebrity judges.  

SteamtheBlock has collaborated with other non-profits from LA, DC, TN, GA and South Africa to spend a week engaging in STEM activities with kids and then climax the week with a concert called “STEAMtheBlock” in whatever block of America or country they are in. This time, SteamtheBlock took place in H-Town! 

Performance at Sugar Land Auditorium

Dulles High School students perform on stage with Vel & Larry Braggs - Jan 20, 2017

Inauguration of Mayor Yolanda Ford

I am very thankful to Mayor Yolanda Ford for the honor to perform for her inauguration. This was truly a historic event. Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees member Jim Rice summed it up nicely. I will paraphrase:

Here we are for the Inauguration of the first female, Afro-American Mayor of Missouri City, TX, taking place during Black History Month at Thurgood Marshall High School - a school named in honor of the first Afro-American to hold a seat on the highest court in the land - Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

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Holiday Jazz Concert

Thurgood Marshall High School Band members performed on a "Holiday Jazz Concert" with Vel Lewis and his band, with special guest Innervision Records Recording artist Dean James — with Marquell TaylorKiara MooreDr. Ogechi Uwaga-SandersCameron HodrickVel LewisKendon Fields, Dr. Charles DupreK'Niya Brewley and Dean James Jazz at Thurgood Marshall High School

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