Updated: September 9, 2013 7:23PM
Monday, I attended a private birthday party, career anniversary and special announcement for Majestic Star Casino’s director of community relations Chareice White at the re-opened Miller Bakery Café. While it was a private affair, afterwards White gave me permission to pass on the special announcement.
First, the Barden Gary Foundation is no longer known as the Barden Gary Foundation. It is now known as ECIER Foundation. ECIER is an acronym for Educate, Communicate Innovative Entrepreneur Relationships. The ECIER Foundation’s purpose is empowering young people by providing innovative programs designed to teach leadership skills, goal-setting techniques, building positive self-esteem and training entrepreneurs.
White is president of ECIER and has a diverse board committee of business leaders, educators and entrepreneurs available to help area youth achieve goals.
White then announced the premiere fundraiser for ECIER, a private movie premiere of “The Butler” starring Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker as the first African-American White House butler. The movie also stars Oprah Winfrey and Terrence Howard.
The private screening will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the AMC Theatres, 2590 Southlake Mall Drive in Hobart. Tickets are $25 and include lunch and the movie. Proceeds will benefit the ECIER Foundation.
For more information, call 663-9715 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Mailing address is ECIER Foundation, P. O. Box 14075 Merrillville, IN 46411.
Another screening event is scheduled for September with the movie “Baggage Claim” starring Paula Patton (“Jumping the Broom”).
The first time I met Lucius Rouser it was more than 10 years ago through one of my nieces. He had a tough exterior and attitude but I ignored that because I heard him sing. And he can sing.
Over the years Rouser has made a lot of changes in his life. He put all of his talents into theater and singing, appearing in movies and stage plays through the West Side Theatre Guild.
Fast forward to 2013 and the Gary native has since married; he’s a father and a changed man and spirit. He gave his life to God and Jesus Christ.
And he has a single out called “Blindfold.” He is having an EP release concert 6 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Jubilee Worship Center, 415 N. Hobart Road in Hobart.
The concert includes special guest performances by Sho Baraka and Stv G.
Rouser posted the official trailer to “Blindfold” on his Facebook fan page, titled Lucius, and you can visit this link, m.soundcloud.com/bseecher to listen to the song.
General admission for the concert is $10. Call 213-1163 for tickets and additional information.