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A Celebration of and by T. Mychael Rambo

T. Mychael Rambo

“Party with a Purpose:” Benefiting Save Our Sons & The Circle of Peace

Benefiting Save Our Sons (saveoursonsmn.com), The Circle of Peace Movement (tcopm.org), T Mychal Rambo (https://www.gofundme.com/mychael039s-relief-fund) Performers: Jamecia Bennett, Aimee K. Bryant, Julius Collins, Ginger Commodore, Brittany Delany, Debbie Duncan, Keno Evol, Pavielle French, Tonia Hughes, Patricia Lacy, Thomasina Petrus, Robert Robinson Open Myke Night Band: Uncensored Daryl Boudreaux: Percussion Devo: Guitar Soloman Parham: Trumpet Kevin Washington: Drums Thomas West: Piano/Keyboards Jay Young: Bass


Stage, television and film veteran T. Mychael Rambo is turning personal misfortune into a call for community wellbeing. After being carjacked in St. Paul, the Emmy Award-winning actor now wants us to “Party with a Purpose.” The event comes after Rambo was robbed and pistol-whipped one evening in late July by five teens who flagged him down on University Avenue, ostensibly hitching a ride to the next light rail train station. They left him concussed and staggering on the side of the road with a head wound requiring six stitches. He finally found help at a nearby club, the name of which he doesn’t recall. “I’m glad they were there,” he said. So, when Lowell Pickett, co-owner of noted Minneapolis nightspot the Dakota, heard the news, he approached Rambo about producing a benefit for his recovery costs. Rambo took it as an opportunity to help others, as well. It’s his intent to hopefully see some good come out of this by supporting young men like those who attacked him in efforts to turn their lives around. With the help of singers Ginger Commodore and Lana Harris, the party will raise funds for Save Our Sons and The Circle of Peace, two organizations that mentor and support at-risk African American youth. “Ginger and Lana are primary players in seeing that all I would like to see happen does happen,” he said, “and benefit two organizations that do work in transforming, inspiring and motivating…young African American males to make better lives for themselves.” He added, “The lion’s share [of proceeds] goes to these organizations. The reality is our young people need more help than me. I’ll make my way through this. It’s important to help young men who are perhaps homeless, are in transition. [It’s to help] young men who have lost their way, or have chosen to forfeit their way, to find a way out.” -  Dwight Hobbes, MN Spokesman-Recorder

Regional Emmy Award-winning actor, vocalist, arts educator and community organizer; T. Mychael Rambo has made an indelible mark ...

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