Lady Blue features African-American female musicians, vocalists, composers, and producers of all music genres…

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Feel the Swagger

Established 2000

A problem can be a ladder, enabling you to climb up and see your (circumstances) from a different perspective.

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About Us

As we temporarily pivot from live events and social gatherings amid constant change and uncertainty, Diversified Funk continues to create experiences celebrating the history of African-Americans in music and entertainment. Whether as an Event Planner, Tour Manager, Live Music Coordinator, Curator or radio show host, MUSIC is my passion – the lyrics, melodies, images, and back stories. 

In 2009, the Rock Hall featured 43 images from a larger collection of  salvaged photographs from the Sepia magazine archive. This was the first time many of these images were seen since the magazine’s first publications (1948-1983). It was an honor to pour over such a treasure trove of memories.

Select images are now part of my  jigsaw puzzle collection. These 520 piece puzzles become 16×20 masterpiece keepsakes. This should help bridge the gap until the completion of my book about the relevance of Sepia magazine, the images, editorials, and featured stories. 

In the meantime, please browse my online store for essential oil candles to put you in a melodic mood while working your puzzle or wearing your 1440 t-shirt to remind you that time is too precious to waste.

Thank you for supporting small businesses such as mine!

Funkfully yours, Carole

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Event Planning

Tour Management

High-Level Procurement

Live Music Coordination

Logistical Planning

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Our Founder

Story of Ms. Carole L. Anthony

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Carole L. Anthony is Event Specialist and Creative Director for Diversified Funk-an Urban Mosaic LLC. She served as Adjunct Professor of Event Production and Planning for Baruch College (NYC) and University of Texas; and conducted seminars for the Learning Annex NYC, creating one of the first webinars for Event Planning.

Ms. Anthony’s career spans over three decades in the entertainment industry as live music coordinator, technical producer, tour manager, radio and television programmer, and brand campaign coordinator respectively for RCA, MCA and Universal Record labels; Stedman Graham & Partners, Toni Brown & Associates, Macy’s, Nike, Black Pride NYC, National Black MBA, the IAAAM Foundation, and UNCF; WJCU, WOVU-LP FM, MTV Networks, PBS, and NBA Entertainment; Absolut, Benson & Hedges, Budweiser, Coca-Cola, Miller Brewing Company, and Moët -Hennessy USA.

Ms. Anthony retired her popular radio show Diversified Funk in 2019 but continues a weekly program titled Lady Blue on WJCU 88.7FM. One of her current projects includes completing a book based on Sepia magazine’s photo archive of which she curated a select group of images for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, National Blues Museum and contributed to the National Museum of African American History & Culture.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Buckeye State Credit Union and as Radio Reading volunteer for the Cleveland Sight Center in Cleveland, Ohio .

Carole L. Anthony

Founder

“I wanted to take a minute and commend you on the job you did pulling all of this past weekend’s events together…JOB WELL DONE! Thank you so much for your vision as well…this happened because of you.”  — W.H. Fields, Bee Buzz Baseball (2016)

"Carole is an excellent event planner and does a great job connecting my product with my customers!" 
Cleveland Cold Brew (2020)

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Cleveland, OH

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(216) 751-FUNK (3865)

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carole@diversifiedfunk.com

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