Angie Stone is making her way back to Memphis, along with Faith Evans and Dwele. Give the thanks to Dr. Derrick Payne and Marcus Dorris of Mix & Mingle Entertainment. It's all a part of Music Fest 2012 at The Cannon Center on Dec. 22.
Stone last graced the stage here a few years ago. At the time, I got the chance to talk to her regarding her career and her involvement in the reality show "Celebrity Fit Club," which seemed to be working for her weight-wise. I can't wait to catch up with her again.
The last time I spoke with Dwele was about two years ago. He had no idea that Memphis had such a big influence on popular music. I had to school the brother on some of our musical residents. He didn't know that Al Green was from here!
I've never gotten the chance to interview Faith Evans. (Get with me, Faith!) She will most certainly help accent a show that stacks up to be top notch. Don't miss out on a true night of smooth melodies and neo-soul to set the perfect mood. Tickets are available at the Cannon Center Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets or by going to www.ticketmaster.com
Rush Adrenaline Lounge
The Rush Adrenaline Lounge and Night Bar (located at 6279 Winchester Road) is the newest Memphis hotspot and it kicks off this weekend. Enjoy the spacious lounge atmosphere, drink specials and signature food items and more this Friday (Nov. 16); experience the "Official Soft Launch" with El Mac. Must be 25 and up to enter. Event starts at 10 p.m. Admission is $10. Also on Saturday (Nov. 17), join E. Massey Promotions at Rush as well. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the party won't end until 3 a.m. Must be 21 and up to enter. Fashionable attire is a must. Admission is free all night long.
2012 All Black Affair
Downtown Memphis will shut down as CGI Entertainment and Curtis Givens present the 2012 All Black Affair. It goes down at the Cadre Building located at Second and Monroe on Nov. 23. It's gonna be hosted by actor Lance Gross! Tickets are on sale now at $40. You may purchase yours at either Big Bills or Sammy's or online at CGIEntertainment.com.
W.C. Handy Awards
The 16th Annual W.C. Handy Heritage Awards honoring Authentic Beale Street Musicians will celebrate 100 years of the Memphis Blues, along with W.C. Handy's 139th Birthday, on Nov. 18 at the Historic Daisy Theater, 323 Beale Street at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30.00 and will benefit the W.C. Handy Memphis Museum Preservation Fund. For ticket info, call 901-527-3427 or visit www.wchandymemphis.org.
Eye 2 Eye Live
Saturday nights are all the way live at Memphis Sounds Lounge. I know because I was there this past weekend. I didn't realize the Eye to Eye Band was that good. I was only planning to stay for a little while but I ended up being there for a couple of hours.
And that Jo Lynn Nadim, the lead singer, blew me away. Wow...why isn't this lady on tour somewhere?
Eye to Eye Live is each and every Saturday night from 10 p.m. until. Admission is $12. Memphis Sounds lounge is located Downtown at 22 North Third at Court. Indoor parking is available. You're not gonna want to leave either.
I got a big weekend on the way. Frankie Beverly and Maze in concert, as well as the TSD Men of Excellence Awards. I'm gonna be in two places at one time. I'll be sure to let you know how that turns out. Until then, that's what's happening!