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Tickets for An Evening of Smooth JAZZ: Featuring 5 One Way Jazz Band on sale now - Jun 3rd, 16
June 3, 2016 (Lexington, Kentucky) – Tickets for An Evening of Smooth JAZZ: Featuring 5 One Way Jazz Band are on sale now. This event will take place on Friday, August 12, 2016. A limited "Early Bird Special" discount shall apply to all online tickets purchased for An Evening of Smooth JAZZ Featuring 5 One Way Jazz Band... exclusively during the month of June!

Tickets for the 9th Annual Lexus Smooth Jazz Fest are on sale now! - May 6th, 16
May 6, 2016 (Lexington, Kentucky) – Tickets for the 9th Annual Lexus Smooth Jazz Fest are on sale now! Tickets are scaled so every Smooth Jazz Fest fan can enjoy an experience like no other!

9th Annual Lexus Smooth Jazz Fest - May 2nd, 16
May 2, 2016 (Lexington, Kentucky) – The African American Forum, Inc. (AAF) is proud to present the 9th Annual Lexus Smooth Jazz Fest featuring Gerald Albright and Jonathan Butler. The event will take place on Saturday, August 13 at the Kentucky Horse Park Campgrounds. We invite you to attend this regional event held annually that celebrates contemporary American Jazz, complemented by fine cuisine and Kentucky culture.

21st annual event is "Back In Stride Again!" - Nov 27th, 13
November 27, 2013 (Lexington, Kentucky) – The African American Forum, Inc. (AAF) is pleased to announce that the 21st Annual African American Ball (AAB) will be presented on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown, which has been designated the Official Host Hotel for this regional event held annually that celebrates art, culture and entertainment from the African American Experience.

The African American Forum is proud to present the 6th Annual Lexus Smooth Jazz Fest - Jul 24th, 13
The African American Forum, Inc. (AAF) is proud to present the 6th Annual Lexus Smooth Jazz Fest featuring Alex Bugnon and Special Guests Cindy Bradley and Nelson Rangell. The event will take place on Saturday, August 10; Gates open at 5:30 pm; and the concert begins at 7:30 pm. The African American Forum is pleased that Transylvania University will once again play host to this regional event held annually that celebrates contemporary American Jazz, complemented by fine cuisine and Kentucky culture.

Official Host Hotel and Accommodations Partner - Jul 15th, 13
The Hilton Lexington/Downtown is pleased to be the Official Host Hotel and exclusive Accommodations Partner of the 2013 6th Annual Lexus Smooth Jazz Fest.

Weekend Schedule - Jul 15th, 13
Smooth Jazz takes over Lexington, Kentucky from Thursday August 8th through Saturday August 10th.

6th Annual Lexus Smooth Jazz Fest - May 21st, 13
The African American Forum is pleased to announce the 6TH ANNUAL LEXUS* SMOOTH JAZZ FEST featuring pianist and composer Alex Bugnon* with Special Guests Cindy Bradley and Nelson Rangell.

Smooth Jazz Amore` - Jul 23rd, 10
Latest Private Label Wine to be released July 31, 2010

Smooth Jazz Fest Moves to Spindletop Hall - Jul 20th, 10
Site adds majestic charm and more visibility for growth

Equus Run Vineyards Promotes Limited Quantity Private Label Wine for African American Forum Smooth Jazz Series - Jul 29th, 08
500 Bottles of Bacchus Blush to Support African American Forum's Capital Campaign Fund

African American Forum Hosts Smooth Jazz at Equus Run for Second Year - Jul 23rd, 08
August 2 event features internationally renowned jazz band Pieces of a Dream

AAF Presents Smooth Jazz at the Lexington Opera House featuring Najee - May 7th, 08
Contemporary jazz pioneer performs on May 24 @ 8:00 p.m., the first of a two-part African American Forum Smooth Jazz Concert Series in 2008.

African American Forum Pledges $100,000 to Arts Education in Kentucky - Feb 28th, 08
Organization’s Arts Partnership Project donates funds to select Lexington elementary schools;
commits to provide $100,000 over the next six years

AAF Documentary and AAF Ball to Premiere Primetime - Jan 24th, 08
Organization Partners with LEX-18 to Air Documentary and African American Ball

African American Forum's Signature Event to Broadcast in Louisville - Jan 24th, 08
15th Anniversary African American Ball Television Broadcast Features Local Talent

15th Anniversary African American Ball - Jan 17th, 08
Sharing the African American Experience(sm) in an Elegant Evening of Entertainment

The African American Forum Presents the 15th Anniversary African American Ball - Jan 16th, 08
Signature Event Highlights Talents of Louisville Music Group Omega III, Featuring Trey

African American Forum Documentary - Nov 20th, 07
African American Forum Documentary Celebrates 15 Years of Sharing the African American Experience

The 15th Anniversary African American Ball Rebroadcast - Nov 19th, 07
The African American Forum, Inc. is proud to once again partner with Lexington’s NBC affiliate, WLEX 18, to present a special broadcast of The 15th Anniversary African American Ball. The broadcast will air on Saturday, January 26.