From Nov. 8 til departure at separate airports i could not have had a better time in Washington, D. C. this year. Hats off to the organizers, friends of Denise Cook who welcomed me into their homes during our brief stay. My production company has just released the single in a rough form of IN THE TIME OF SUMMER - HUSH! This single was passed out to audience members at the 2nd Annual Billboard Spoken Word Awards Show. And, yes, Denise Cook won the award, 2nd time in a row!! Whoohoo!! Highlight for me was also performing with jazz trio in the city, and in the interraction of so many young people interested in the arts. Also, spent a few minutes with a lovely Delta sorority sister! Roy Hargrove was in rare form at Blues Alley during the say - saw his show twice. Did not get to connect, but was very supportive of old friend. The show was stellar! Looking forward to performing there in the future with my own show.