Dr. Randal Pinkett
Achievement Against The Odds
New Jersey Orators - Chris Paultre, Jazz Pianist - The Inspira Dancers
Founded in 1985, The New Jersey Orators celebrates 21 years of teaching the art of public speaking to the children of New Jersey. From Neptune to New Brunswick to Newark, orators from 7 to 18 years of age have eloquently raised their voices in the tradition of the spoken word for over two decades. The June 3rd Fundraiser and Awards Gala kickoffs the NJ Orators building fund campaign, honors orators from around the state, and celebrates talent and genius in words, music and dance.
The keynote speaker, Dr. Randal Pinkett, is the nationally renowned apprentice to Donald Trump. Devotees of The Apprentice television show, alumni, communities around the state and nation, and just ordinary people admire Randal’s adroit leadership skills and impeccable credentials (a Rhodes Scholar who holds five academic degrees from Rutgers, Oxford and MIT).
Christopher Paultre is a contemporary jazz pianist and new talent on the music horizon. His incomparable styling and fluidity radiate on the Fuzz Band album that features him. A songwriter and currently a producer for Cassidy, Amerie and Mya, Paultre hails from Queens, NY and is a Hampton University graduate, degreed in music engineering technology.
Inspira Dance Theatre found a home in New Brunswick, NJ. in 2002, according to Kristine Smith, the owner, instructor and artistic director. The dance theatre, however, goes beyond the time step to tap into the dreams and aspirations of young people. Smith reminds her young charges that there are two things they always should keep: their word and their dreams. Inspira offers classes in ballet, tap, boys tap, jazz, hip-hop, African Dance and yoga.
New Jersey Orators will infuse the celebration with their powerful poetry and prose. Join them on June 3rd at 2P.M. at Rutgers University, Douglass College, Nicholas Music Center.
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