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“The film is a collaboration of local producers and actors featuring talent such as Tameka Amar, Michael Barber, Lafonso Bonner, Erica Cain, Erick S. Gray, Corey "Bad Seed" Person, Haseim Townsend and Mojavi Wright. The backdrop of the film and the original story also features the City of Albany. "We invite the public to attend this local star studded movie premiere," stated Maddox, "This is a historical event, with local downtown Albany businesses and community members combining their resources, talent and time over a two year period to make a motion picture. We encourage all to come and celebrate this accomplishment and enjoy this remarkable film."”

“There are a lot of female recording R&B artists in Albany, NY that stand out, and Tameka Amar is one of them! This amazing songtress, model, and songwriter has hits like "Incredible", "Beautiful Heart Break", "Get it Girl", and "Sing Anyway" . Now Tameka can also add "Actress" to her resume. Tameka Amar played the lead character "Dawn" in the all Albany-based cast and movie production, "Darkest Before Dawn". Which was based on the novel written by Arlene Brathwaite, an amazing author from Albany, NY!”

“Alive at Five, the City of Albany’s free, outdoor, summer concert series, continues in Tricentennial Park at 5 p.m. with performances by Tameka Amar and Tony! Toni! Toné! Tameka Amar is a highly talented, well-rounded artist who was born and raised in Upstate New York. She is a singer, songwriter, and performer with acting and modeling experience. Tameka has been a performer since the age of four. She was a vocalist singing gospel for many years. She sang solo as well as with different choirs and vocal groups throughout the east.”

“The crew has been shooting scenes at businesses all over town including the Figure 10, the Holiday Inn Express, and Gateway Diner. As Producer Angelo Maddox, who owns Young, Fresh and Fly Inc., pow-wows with Brathwaite and Es-Class, actors Tameka Amar, a local recording artist who plays Dawn, and Michael Barber, who plays Mr. Green stand outside the doors running lines. They are preparing for the pivotal scene where Mr. Green turns over cash collections for his dubious business dealings to Dawn, thereby sealing her fate. The upcoming Darkest Before Dawn film will feature music by actor Amar. The couple hopes their first foray into film will spur more even more local readers to pick up their books, especially when they recognize local people and sights on the big screen.”

“Special Thanks: Theme Song "Dark Hearts" Written and Performed by Tameka Amar and Tyrone Hartzog Theme Song "Dark Hearts" produced by Jordan Clark”

“The city of Albany officially announced Monday that this summer's Alive at Five concert series will relocated to Tricentennial Park on Broadway. (As mentioned last week.) Mayor Kathy Sheehan explained that the one-year move was prompted by the construction on the pedestrian and bicycle upgrades at Corning Riverfront Park. But the thing you probably want to know about is the lineup. And here it is... Show start at 5 pm (thus the name). They're free. June 9: Dr. John and The Nite Trippers With: Jocamo June 16: The Joy Formidable With: Good Fiction June 23: Tony! Toni! Tone! With: Tameka Amar June 30: The Chronicles (as Earth, Wind, and Fire) With: Thump Gospel (as Michael Jackson) July 14: Enter the Haggis With: Hair of the Dog July 21: Bloc Party With: Titanics July 28: LOCASH With: Skeeter Creek August 4: Molly Hatchet With: Tumbleweed Highway”

“Following a solid opening set by singer Tameka Amar, popular Oakland R&B group Tony! Toni! Tone! took the stage at the Alive at Five concert series last month, filling Albany’s Tricentennial Park with their hits from the late ’80s and early ’90s”

“Fresh off of the premiere of the local star-studded film Darkest Before Dawn, Albany singer/actress Tameka Amar releases an equally cinematic video teaser for her single “Get It Girl.””

“Tameka Amar and Tony! Toni! Tone! will perform at Alive at Five on June 23. The free concert runs 5:00-8:00 PM in Tricentennial Park (Broadway & Columbia Street). Tameka Amar is a highly talented, well-rounded artist born and raised in Upstate, NY. She is a singer, songwriter, and performer, which she has been doing since the age of four. In 2012 Tameka released her first EP “Introducing Tameka Amar” showcasing seven new songs. Oakland, California’s Tony! Toni! Toné! is regarded the world over as a talented, authentic group of musicians who made some of the best R&B music of the ‘80s and ‘90s.”

“Another fun thing to shoot when I’m not doing the usual Wedding Photography thing is concerts. There’s nothing like the feeling of the crowd around you and you might catch some good music. I had the great opportunity to be the Concert Photographer for Tameka Amar, an upcoming R&B star. It was a album release party produced by Maine Event Live at Jillian’s in Albany. People definitely came out to show their support. This was obvious when I looked around and saw that the place was packed from wall to wall….did I mention that this was on a Wednesday night? Fun stuff..I look forward to shooting more of these…”

“After releasing her single Incredible, Tameka Amar has made it aware she is coming out with a bang and not holding back. ”

“actors Tameka Amar, a local recording artist who plays Dawn, and Michael Barber, who plays Mr. Green stand outside the doors running lines. They are preparing for the pivotal scene where Mr. Green turns over cash collections for his dubious business dealings to Dawn, thereby sealing her fate. ”