Posts Tagged ‘Thomas Carter’

Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival, Day 2: Sound Familiar

Sunday, July 31st, 2016
Jamel Lorick (right) and Tamar Smithers sang with Brownskin in the World Beat Pavilion on Saturday.

Jamel Lorick (right) and Tamar Smithers sang with Brownskin in the World Beat Pavilion on Saturday.

The Brownskin Band did three shows for Day 2 of the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival last weekend. The band featured several interchangeable members, but we noticed that the trio of Jamel Lorick, Tamar Smithers and TC Carter also formed a nucleus for one of our all time favorite bands from back in the day, Electric Relaxation. We saw ER for the first time at the old OnaJava Cafe. On Saturday Brownskin slowly built an audience inside the World Beat Pavilion until it became a sweatbox, sort of like Electric Relaxation used to do at OnaJava. The more things change, the more they can often sound the same.

Coach (for Life)

Friday, February 19th, 2010
Coach (Ken) Carter

Coach (Ken) Carter

Motivational speaker and former high school basketball coach Ken Carter recently gave a presentation at Levy Middle School and encouraged students to be respectful and avoid negative peer pressure.

“Young people, you are one-third of our population, but one-hundred percent of our future,” ¬†he said.

Carter & Morgan, Rivals Reunited as Friends

Carter & Morgan, Rivals Reunited as Friends

Carter is best known for the character portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson in the film Coach Carter (2005). Carter, who was also a high school basketball star in Northern California as a youth, maintains that (even for players) education is more important than playing ball. During his visit he also found friend and former high school rival David Morgan, who now works at Syracuse University.