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Shows galore as 2011 gears up for big finish

It seems like 2011 is going out with a bang. There are so many shows coming to Memphis in just a short amount of time. It seems like 2011 is going out with a bang. There are so many shows coming to Memphis in just a short amount of time. Pretty much anyone who has ever had a good career is coming through town here in the next few months.

Between now and Dec. 3, the Memphis region will get to see Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle, Ledisi and Rahshaan Patterson, Katt Williams, Frankie Beverly and Maze, The Isley Brothers, The BarKays, Anthony Hamilton, Will Downing, Boney James and even J. Anthony Brown and others from the Tom Joyner Morning show.

You’d almost have to have a concert budget set aside to get tickets to everything you’d like to see. Frankly, I’d love to see all of them; however, I don’t think my schedule would permit. There are just not enough hours in the day or days in the week. I wish I could clone myself! (lol)

Original 7ven recap

Last week, I wrote about the group, “The Original 7ven” – you know the group formerly known as “The Time.” I talked about the name change and wondered why they would change their name.

Well, after a little digging around, and a little help from readers like YOU, I was able to find a little info regarding the change. And I was correct, it did have something to do with a guy named Prince.

Apparently, your purple majesty has the rights to the name “The Time” and would not grant the rights for them to record any new material under the name “The Time.” I guess as it stands, they can tour under the name, however, they cannot record under the name.

Prince, what’s up with that?

The group seems to be taking it as a good opportunity, so I won’t fuss about it if the group won’t. So, check out their new song called “#trending.” The new album is in stores now.

Frankie Beverly & Maze

The pre-Thanksgiving Day Mid-South Music Festival returns to Memphis with Frankie Beverly & Maze! Also this year, the show features The Isley Brothers, Anthony Hamilton and The BarKays! It happens Saturday, Nov. 19th at the Desoto Civic Center. The Show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are available through all Ticketmaster outlets and ticketmaster.com.

V101 Comedy Explosion

V101 presents the Comedy Explosion, featuring J. Anthony Brown, Dominique, Huggy Lowdown and Chris Paul live at the Cannon Center on Nov. 26. The show starts at 7:30. Tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets and ticketmaster.com.

There’s an APP for that!

The What’s Happening Myron Mobile App will be here in just a few days. You will be able to check out What’s Happening Magazine, listen to What’s Happening Radio, get the latest entertainment news and find out what’s happening around town right from your smart phone. I-Phone, Blackberry and Android users get ready! It will be available on Nov. 1.

S. Poitier Event

Let’s help my good friend S. Poitier celebrate the ongoing success of his CD entitled, “Life & Love.” S. Poitier will be performing and signing CDs at Memphis’ premier retail music store, Spin Street Music, located at 3484 Poplar Avenue. The event is free and open to the public on Nov. 5 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The host? Me, Myron Mays!

Taste for the Cure

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Save the date and join Networking in Memphis, Corky’s Bar-B-Q and former American Idol Contestant Lil Rounds in their efforts to support Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. The event will feature entertainment, bars and a silent auction and will be held Saturday (Oct. 22) at 5 p.m. at the Jack Robinson Art Gallery, 44 Huling. It will be hosted by Fox 13 anchor Darcy Thomas. Contact Laquita Jones at 901-283-2983 or Kelly Price at 901-451-2900 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Karen Brown Live!

Memphis own Karen Brown will be in concert at the Rumba Room on Nov. 27 in a show you don’t wanna miss. Tickets are $15, with advance tickets now on sale. Call 901-573-6092. Seating is limited.

(Got an event you’d like for me to cover of attend? Send me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . I got you!)

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