2004-10-15 / Community

Sylfronia To Sing At Upcoming Anti-Violence Rally

By Brian Magoolaghan

  • A little time can sometimes make a big difference.
  • The “Bridging the Gap” anti-violence rally, an outdoor-event postponed by bad weather, will be held inside Far Rockaway High School’s classic auditorium on October 23. For Sylfronia King, a Far Rockaway singer who was dissed then discovered a year ago, it will be another moment to shine.

    Sylfronia, a 15-year-old senior at Beach Channel High School, had no tape, no songs, and no money last year when she heard about an audition at a club in Rosedale, but that wasn’t going to stop her. She went to the audition – just a few days later – hoping that the entrance fee would be money well spent. The promoters were offering

    a $1,000 cash prize and a “possible” recording contract. It turned out to

    be what some might call a surprise victory.

    “They didn’t like me,” Sylfronia says with a smile – and a strong sense of self-confidence. But she wasn’t going to slink away like some American Idol reject – she had caught the eye of Darryl Jones, a cameraman at the audition, who has two decades of experience in the music business. He recognized her “raw talent,” and invested his efforts into transforming Sylfronia into a star.

    Their year-long collaboration has resulted in what most dreamers never achieve: a professionally recorded single “No More” released by the Platform Entertainment Group, and an eye-grabbing press-kit to help introduce her to an audience. “I’ve always dreamt of being a superstar. Now all I have to do is the reality parts of it,” Sylfronia said.

    Sylfronia, who writes her own songs, likes to sing about what’s relevant to people her age and enjoys being someone her friends talk to for advice. Jones, now her manager, says his objective is on getting their single to people so they can hear it. At the upcoming rally, the audience, which will include some family and friends, can expect a standout performance. For more information on Sylfronia King E-Mail Platform Ent@AOL.COM

    The “Bridging the Gap” anti-violence rally will be held from noon until 5 p.m. at FRHS on Saturday, October 23. Speakers include Eric Adams of 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement, Former New Jersey Nets player and Hall of Fame member Bernard King, and Jam Master J’s brother, Marvin Mizell. The entertainment also includes Mr. Cheeks, of the rap group Lost Boyz and Mook Diamond’s artist, Domination. Barry Mason from radio station Kiss FM will emcee the event.

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