Friday, November 18, 2011

3 Tony's, Hosea Feed The Hungry and great music!

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By: Denise Young
Last night at Center Stage located in the heart of Atlanta one of the hottest groups in the 1990’s Tony! Toni! Toné performed for Hosea Feed the Hungry to raise money for families in need. Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless follows the principle that education and self-help must fortify charity work so recipients learn to break the cycle of poverty. HFTH prevents homelessness by providing rent, mortgage, and utility assistance, financial literacy and GED classes, distribution of school supplies and book bags to children, annual Christmas children’s party, intensive case management and support to programs to teach recipients how to develop small businesses and co-ops while providing leadership training to independent farmers.

I can say I was a little excited about seeing this American Soul/R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné! The group is from Oakland, California, that was popular during the late 1980s and early to mid 1990s. During the band's heyday, it was composed of D'wayne Wiggins on lead vocals and guitar, his brother Raphael Saadiq (born Charles Ray Wiggins) on lead vocals and bass, and their cousin Timothy Christian Riley on drums. Other members were Elijah Baker, Carl Wheeler, Randall Wiggins, and Amar Khalil, who is the current lead singer of the group, and Antron Haile. However, last night the lead singer was the cousin of D’wayne,I know I was the only one that thought Raphael Saadiq was going to come out on the stage and rock it. But, nevertheless the concert was great and I enjoyed it! Take a look at some of the footage that I captured last night, hope you enjoy! And please support Hosea Feed the Hungry !For more information about Hosea Feed the Hungry please go to their website.

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