MIAMI, FL, (March 12, 2010)-- Hosted by actors Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker-Kodjoe, the star-studded UPTOWN Escape Salute to Excellence Awards Dinner with guests to include contributing honorees actress Nia Long, Grammy Award winning songwriter/producer Bryan Michael Cox, music executives Steve Rifkind of SRC Records and Ted Lucas of Slip n Slide Records, super producers Cool & Dre, Roger Bobb of Tyler Perry Studios, and Will Packer and Rob Hardy of Rainforest Films and producers of the blockbuster movie Obsessed starring Beyonce and Idris Elba. In addition to the honorees, attending the Salute to Excellence Dinner includes Supermodel Cynthia Bailey, Kevin Liles, and a bevy of celebrities, music industry executives, and power players in business and entertainment.

MIAMI, FL, (March 11, 2010)—The aftermath of Haiti’s devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake on January 12th 2010 that left an estimated more than 200,000 dead has fueled discussions on rebuilding a sustainable Haiti. From March 17th-19th nationally recognized social venture capitalists, social entrepreneurs, and venture philanthropists alike will converge in Miami to discuss the role that social investors and entrepreneurs will play in forging a new Haiti.

MIAMI, FL (March 1, 2010) – As the City of Miami Gardens, FL prepares to kick off its 5th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival, “UPTOWN Escape” will serve as co-host to the Jazz in the Gardens Celebrity Golf Invitational on Friday, March 19th at the prestigious Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club in Aventura, FL. With a solid reputation of attracting celebrity golfers, this year’s Jazz in the Gardens Celebrity Golf Classic will be hosted by NBA legend Julius "Dr J" Erving and a plethora of NBA and NFL athletes. “The Golf Tournament has grown into one of the hottest tickets associated with the festival. Our corporate sponsors and guests come out and spend a wonderful day of golf with athletes and celebrities they admire,” says Jazz in the Gardens Event Producer Leon Saunders.