Washington, D.C. — On January 22, 2009 Hidden Beach Recordings in a unique partnership with Howard University’s Office of Residence Life and WHUR radio kicked off the newly formed Living and Learning Cluster with a Kick Off Panel at Meridian Hill Hall on the campus of Howard University. The panel was put together by Hidden Beach’s Charles Whitfield, Howard University’s Dean of Residence Life Charles Gibbs, Howard University’s Assistant Dean of Residence Life Marc Lee, Howard University’s Community Director at Meridian Hill Hall Kenyatta Hobson, and WHUR Radio General Manager Jim Watkins. The panelists included:
*Steve McKeever- President- Hidden Beach Recordings
*Gregory O’Dell- CEO & General Manager- Walter E. Washington Convention Center
*Tony Rich- Hidden Beach Recordings artist
*Jim Watkins- General Manager- WHUR Radio
*Marc Lee- Assistant Dean of Residence Life- Howard University
The night also included a musical performance by Tony Rich who sang “It Would Be A Sin” off of his Hidden Beach Recordings release “Exist” and also at the request of Steve McKeever sang “The Dream is Real” off of the just released Hidden Beach Recordings compilation “Change is Now- Renewing America’s Promise” Official Inauguration CD/DVD. The panel was moderated by Charles Whitfield with closing remarks by Hidden Beach’s Thornell Jones. Reggie Saunders and Teri Hines of Jordan Brand supplied back packs, t-shirts, hats, and other items for the panel and students.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE HIDDEN BEACH INTERNS AT HOWARD UNIVERISTY FOR ALL OF THEIR HARD WORK!!!!