City of Newark Designates July 25, 2008 James Moody Day

The City Of Newark And County Of Essex Will Honor Jazz Saxophonist James Moody Before He Performs At The Third Annual Lincoln Park Music Festival


WHAT: On Friday, July 25, at 11:00am a press conference will launch
the Third Annual "Lincoln Park Music Festival: A Celebration of
Spirit and Dance". The City of Newark and the City Council
will honor James Moody with a proclamation and resolution
designating July 25, 2008, "James Moody Day". The County of
Essex will also present Moody with a proclamation. Broadway
star of "The Color Purple", Elisabeth Withers will perform
"Moody's Mood For Love" for Moody and his jazz contemporaries.
At 12:00pm the Afternoon of Jazz concert will commence.
At 2:30pm, the James Moody Quartet featuring Cyrus Chestnut,
John Lee and Dennis Mackrel will perform.

WHO: James Moody, Jazz Saxophonist, "Moody's Mood for Love"

M. Teresa Ruiz, Senator, State of New Jersey

Joe DiVincenzo, Essex County Executive, County of Essex

Stefan Pryor, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, City of


Dana Rone, Councilmember - Central Ward, City of Newark

Hector Ortiz, Director, Greater Newark Convention and Visitors


Dan Morgenstern, Director, Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers


Linwood Oglesby, Executive Director, Newark Arts Council

Mary Puryear, President, Prudential Foundation

Baye Adofo-Wilson, Executive Director, Lincoln Park Coast

Cultural District

Theresa Hooper Marshall, PhD, LPCCD, Board Chair

Amiri Baraka, Host, An Afternoon of Jazz, Third Annual Lincoln
Park Music Festival, LPCCD, Board Vice Chair


WHEN: Friday, July 25, 2008, 11:00am
WHERE: Lincoln Park, Broad Street between Chestnut St. and

Pennington St.


WHY: Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (LPCCD) produces the

Third Annual Lincoln Park Music Festival and other events in
anticipation of the launch of the Smithsonian Affiliated Museum
of African American Music (MoAAM) in Newark, NJ. LPCCD is a
community development corporation with a mission to plan,
design and develop a comprehensive arts and cultural district
in Lincoln Park in Newark, New Jersey. The LPCCD project is one
of the nation's best practices in urban sustainable community
development and is developing one of the nation's first urban


Kimberlee Williams, 973-494-9705


Kimberlee Williams, 973-494-9705