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We are excited to announce the founding of the MaxSTAR Urban Arts Foundation (MUAF) a 501c3 nonprofit charitable organization. Founded by R&B legend Maxine Jones, formerly of En Vogue, and business and community leader Brian Martin. MUAF’s mission is to provide arts education, food, equipment, and mentoring to school-aged youth of all ages in urban communities.

We will provide safe and fully inclusive learning environments that support the needs of Nevada’s school-age youth in music (vocal and instrument), film, stage performance, public speaking, choreography, responsible social media content production, amination, and audio and video engineering.

Our student centric hands-on learning in (person and virtual) programs are led by established industry leaders using the latest technology and equipment. Our programming developers are fully committed to supporting the growth and development of the students enrolled in the programs that MUAF provides.

The students participating in MUAF’s programs will also receive meals/food, scholarships, equipment, technology, and other essential support needs.

MUAF students will also receive essential training and, mentoring in financial literacy, legal basics.

Our new 2500 sq. ft. facility located adjacent to the Las Vegas Airport provides a safe and secure space to provide social distant learning environments for school-age children who are lacking access to the resources and support needed to achieve academic success in a remote learning environment while meeting the individual learning needs that the students have.
We closely monitor and are adherent to current CDC and state COVID-19 protocols.

Students who complete the MUAF learning programs will exit armed with the valuable hands-on experience, knowledge, and confidence that they will need to
begin building their career in the Arts.

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Maxine Jones and Brian Martin
Founders, MaxSTAR Urban Arts Foundation

The BriSTAR Soul Sessions Livestream PPV Series

Join your hosts Brian Martin & Maxine Jones on an immersive journey that inclusive of amazing live music performances, riveting conversations and perspectives from your favorite R&B music Legends !

BSS Episode 1 featuring Maxine Jones and Tony Terry!

Max and Tony put on an amazing show for the BSS premiere episode!

Proceeds from BSS's will benefit the MaxSTAR Urban ARTS Foundation in their efforts to provide Arts education programs for school aged children in a safe, inclusive environment.

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Maxine Jones
Maxine Jones is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Jones rose to fame in the early 1990s as a member of the R&B quartet En Vogue, one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. Throughout a CAREER spanning 25 years, Jones has sold over 31 million records with En Vogue. Jones has recorded four albums with En Vogue. Her work has earned her several awards and nominations, including five Grammy Nominations, two American Music Awards, a Billboard Music Award, four MTV Video Music Awards, and four Soul Train Music Awards.

Since leaving En Vogue, Maxine has worked in support of a number of youth education programs and equality causes. Max writes and records new music, has written her soon to be released Autobiography and continues to perform worldwide as a solo artist under her company,
Max Jones Media https://www.maxjonesmedia.com/
Max also supports pro equality organizations such as the Human Rights Campaign. Max is an active member of the Discovery Children's Museum Diversity Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council. Maxine also works with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department lending her voice to help bridge the gap between law enforcement and communities of color. Max served as the 2020 host of the Las Vegas Super Summer Theater virtual Gala.

Brian Martin
Brian Martin, Principal at the BriSTAR Collective is an established business and community leader with over 25 years experience in leading teams in operations, management consulting leadership development and training initiatives.
Martin has worked internationally and held leadership roles with Sprint, Nextel, Merck, Ricoh, and McKesson.

Brian is also a well-known community leader who has been recognized by GLAAD for his work in the fight against workplace discrimination. Brian serves on the National Board of Governors for the Human Rights Campaign. Brian also serves in HRC’s newly created role of Diversity Equity and Inclusion Liaison for the Las Vegas community.
Brian serves on the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council for the Discovery Children's Museum.

Martin hosts the new informational show Exploring DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Inroads with Brian Martin.
Martin started BriSTAR Ent in 2011 as a part time entertainment management and event promotions effort.
Brian rebranded and expanded BriSTAR Ent in January of 2020, changing the company name to the BriSTAR Collective.
The BC has three divisions, Entertainment - music management, promotions, and artist development. Strategy - business expansion consulting services. And Learning - corporate training services in Diversity and Inclusion, Unconscious Bias, Leadership skills development and systems integration.

Our Partners

Alphonso David, President, Human Rights Campaign HRC

Ross Murray, Director of News, GLAAD

Melissa Kaiser, CEO Discovery Childrens Museum

Chief Derick Charles, Retired Police Chief, Downey California

Matty Rich, Film Director

Will Edwards, Three Square Food Bank

Alicia Taylor, Financial Literacy Expert

Tanya Isley, Publisher, Minority Business Entrepreneur Magazine

Artist CeCe Peniston

Artist Sybil

Artist Trina Broussard

Artist Marc Nelson

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