Refined and Fly

Monday, March 16, 2009


Peace everyone! Thanks to everyone who came out to the Sun Star show March 6. I had a great time and ya'll were a great crowd. Thanks to everyone who's been supporting my endeavors (music, Refined and Fly, community work) thus far. Here's some updates...

Check out my feature below in Nakturnal's E-Newsletter. Nakturnal is a female owned company doing great things in promotions, events and night life in Pittsburgh and the surrounding region. For more info about them check them out at

If you missed my performance at the SunStar Women in Music Festival at the Kelly Strayhorn Theatre, you can catch me at Nakturnal's event "Equinox" at Club Ava March 21, 10pm-2am AND as a featured performer at the Shadow Lounge's Curl Up Tuesday open mic event Tuesday April 28, 9pm.


I'm back in the studio recording, gettin it in and gettin it done! Only a couple sessions left! Look out for "Eyewitness" droppin April 6, 2009. The flyer's attached

Refined and Fly is my lifestyle company that advocates modesty and magnificence for women and girls. A refined and fly woman is a woman of distinction and elegance who represents class and confidence, knowledge and uniqueness, carrying oneself with grace and respect...and lookin' sharp while doin it all! She knows who she is and strives to be the best woman she can be and her intelligence is her #1 asset. We've got shirts on sale now, as well as some new upcoming colors and items for the spring season. If you want a shirt, i'll meet you or mail it to you, no problem, and I'll be selling items online soon. And brothers, don't sleep! If you know a a sister who fits the description or is striving to, or you just wanna give a young lady some positive encouragement, send her my way. Refined and Fly will also be hosting workshops and events in the near future. For more information on Refined and Fly Apparel, events, vending opportunities, etc, send your inquiries to Flyer's attached

CONTACT INFORMATION & SITES TO CHECK OUT for my music, photos, and blog for my perspective for anything related to Refined and Fly to get updates on what's goin on wit me

Click here for a live performance of my new song "Pathways" at the Sun Star Women in Music Festival

Click here for the "Pathways" song and video

Click here to see a rap video by students in my program (Community Empowerment Association-Asante Nation Safe Passage Program) "Remember Your Roots"

Click here to see another rap video by students in my program "The Facts" spittin that multiplication!

Check out Get Money, Teach Kids at advocating Education, Economics, and Community Development

Check out for the latest, merging Education and Entertainment

Thanks and spread the word!

I Medina/ Angel Eye

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Angel Eye
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A transplant to Pittsburgh from the Bay Area, California, Angel Eye is an active member in Pittsburgh's community and one of the leading women in Pittsburgh Hip Hop. A member of the crew RXC, Angel Eye is a proud citizen of the Nation of Gods and Earths and a Program Manager youth and families at Community Empowerment Association. Balancing her time between the local community and her passion for music, Angel Eye has been rockin' the mic since the age of 17. She currently is working on her mixtape "Eyewitness" droppin' on April 6, 2009. You can catch her at her next performance on March 21, 2009 at Ava Lounge for the Equinox. On April 28 she will be featured at Curl Up Tuesday's Poetry Night@ the Shadow Lounge. Angel Eye is also slated to finish a book of poems and perspective titled, "Affirmations of a Brown Suga from Berkeley" by 2010. And if that wasn't enough to fill your day she currently is the visionary for Refined and Fly Lifestyle Company. Refined and Fly Advocates Modesty and Magnificence for Women and girls. You can check out Angel Eye on her myspace at
Ali Pace
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Ali Pace and her mother Annet Pace have been a design duo for over 10 years. What started out as fun and exciting ways to dress themselves for Halloween costumes and prom dresses has turned into a full on business. In 2005 the family opened up Bombshell Boutique in Shadyside. They ordered the hottest trends and incorporated their own style into the boutique. What better way to do that then to launch their own clothing line, Down with Fashion and sell it in their very own store. Down with Fashion is a fusion of Ali's love for the Broadway style mixed with the Rock and Roll aesthetic.
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Ali likes for her fashion to find contradictions that exists and exploit them in order to create something new and exciting. Down with Fashion isn't about following trends, its about making new ones.
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You can catch Down with Fashion at their next show on May 7th at Diesel in the Southside. For more information check out their website at
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Greetings Pittsburgh!
Congratulations to Janera and Bekezela for a wonderful event. The Sunstar Festival this past weekend was really a beautiful event filled with lots of talented women. What a great way to kick off Women's History Month! Make sure you mark your calenders for the Equinox at Ava on March 21st.
Also, be on the look out for our Nakturnal photographers coming through to take pictures of what's hot in the city. Who knows, you might end up on our next eblast! Also we are starting to feature local artists, musicians, photographers, non-profits, businesses and entreprenuers. If you are interested in a feature on our eblast please email for more information! Remember to click on display images if you are not seeing any photos or flyers!
She Said
March 15, 2009 starting at 7pm
Byham Theater located at 101 6th St.
This event sells out every year. Our girl Kellee was asked to be a featured poet again this year! Don't miss it!
The Courage to Believe
March 21, 2009 from 10pm to 2 am
Ava Lounge located at 126 S. Highland Ave.
A celebration of females in the arts, this show will feature some of the finest female artists, musicians, fashion designers, photographers, videographers, graphic designers, dancers and poets in Pittsburgh.
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Classic Material
March 21, 2009 from 10pm to 2am
Shadow Lounge located at 5972 Baum Blvd.
Pittsburgh's premier old-school party, Classic Material is celebrating March Madness with all of the hits from the lengendary Kool Keith, MF Doom and Madlib. So come out on Saturday and enjoy the madness while gettin' down on the dancefloor.
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Saturday Tune Up
New Amsterdam Pub located at 4421 Butler St.
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Second Annual Hip Hop Buffet Series Award
Sunday March 22, 2009
St. Lawrence O'Toole Rec Hall located at 140 N. Atlantic Ave.

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Well that's it for this week! We hope you can join us this weekend at the St. Patrick's Day Parade where we launch Pittsburgh's first Pedicab service. Come down to the parade and be on the lookout for Nakturnal and Green Gear's Pedicabs in the Parade! Also don't forget to check us out at

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