Hue-Man Bookstore Presents…

As part of its comprehensive programming of in-store and off-site events, Harlem’s Hue-Man Bookstore is presenting a week of varied activities.  First off, the Beauty Buzz Series with makeup artists D’Angelo Thompson and the lovely newlywed Andrea Fairweather (congrats, girl!) kicks off tonight with the first of four Monday evening seminars. Beauty experts D’Angelo and Andrea know the ropes of the business having successfully navigated their individual careers for more than a decade each. 

Monday, October 5, 2009


The Business of Make-up

D’Angelo and Andrea will share how they started in the business. they will also discuss in detail what to do before, during and after an assignment; the boks that inspired them along the way and realistic rates that can work for you now.

Monday, October 19, 2009


Enhance Your Everyday Make-up Demonstration

D’Angelo and Andrea will share their tricks and demonstrate how to transform your everyday make-up application to the polished, natural, eye catching beauty it should be.
Monday, November 2, 2009


Finding Your Match (What Works for You…A Manager, Agent or Freelancing?)

D’Angelo and Andrea will discuss the options that will greatly determine how you will work.  Hear the pros and cons and then you can decide.

Monday, November 16, 2009


The Season’s Look – Winter Beauty Demonstration

D’Angelo and Andrea bring the hottest look for the Winter season to you.  They invite you to bring your own makeup, watch them do their thing and then put it all together for a show-stopper look. Just in time for the holidays!

Tickets for the seminars are $60/each in advance, or $75 at the door.  Attend all four sessions for $200.

Tickets are available at  For more info, contact:


Makeup Artists Andrea Fairweather and D’Angelo Thompson

Wednesday October 7 at 6pm yields two signings I look forward to. Carver Federal Savings Bank at 75 West 125th Street hosts money expert Jacquette Timmons (with books provided by Hue-Man) as she signs her new book Financial Intimacy.  On-site at Hue-Man, esteemed photographer, curator and historian Deborah Willis will be on hand to sign Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present, a glorious photographic history of Black beauty.


A gorgeous Susan L. Taylor, circa 1970s, graces the book’s cover.

On Saturday, October 10 at 5pm, highly regarded poet, essayist and novelist, Ishmael Reed, presents his first published collection as a playwright,  Ishmael Reed: The Plays.


The vintage photo cover and the playwright himself (from


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