By Darlene Donloe
It was standing room only at the Brownstone Bistro for the grand opening of Roscoe’s Media Center. Celebrities, politicians and community leaders came out in support of Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles’ owner Herb Hudson’s community media center.
The not-for-profit Roscoe's Media Center is a state-of-the-art broadcast and media center located in the Los Angeles community that offers quality broadcast service and audio/voice-over production and internet radio. The Center is housed on the second floor of the Brownstone Bistro, which is across the street from the legendary Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles restaurant on Pico Boulevard. (rmconair.com)
Lawrence Hilton Jacobs
“This is the best,” said actor Lawrence Hilton Jacobs (Welcome Back Kotter) about the media center. “You can come here, record. Plus, you’re near Roscoe’s. It’s a nice place. The best part is that it’s in the community.”
“This is a chance to showcase soulful music with the world and welcome them into our family,” said Prince Blackman, known as the Voice of Roscoe's. “This is a blessing.”
“What an opportunity,” said Ellia English, who starred on The Jamie Foxx Show. “This is such a fabulous opportunity in the community. It gives folks a chance to see behind the scenes.”
Celebrities on hand included Jacobs, English, Master P, John Wilson (Grammy winner), Ralph Henderson (Senior VP & NBA players association senior Vice President of Finance), Kathleen Bradley, Ernest Harden Jr. (The Jeffersons), Felix Giles – NASCAR off road, Los Angeles Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas, singer Shire (Gun Hill), Chef Greg King owner of the food truck (Postcards: Central American Soul Food), artist, actor and model Aamir Ali and gospel artist Al Mac Will.
Attendees feasted on, what else, chicken, waffles, prime rib, mac n cheese, meatballs, artichokes, chips and salad). Pit Bull flowed freely.
The Roscoe’s Media Center is located at The Brownstone Bistro, 5047 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, 90019.