The 7th Annual Ultimate Family Reunion sponsored by Soul Classics 103.5 drew a ready-to-beat the heat crowd to Mud Island River Park on Saturday.
This year's headliner was R&B recording artist and writer Michel'le, who is known for hits such as "No More Lies," "Something In My Heart" and "Nicety."
There was some great local talent as well, including David Crutcher, Pursuit of God, Coretta King, and Carlos Strong and his band.
Bobby "Blue" Bland, who many credit with helping to usher the blues into the modern era, died Sunday in Memphis at age 83.
According to the Associated Press, which quoted his son, Rodd, the blues and soul balladeer died from complications from an ongoing illness.
Robert Calvin Bland, now known to the world as "Bobby," was born January 27, 1930 in Rosemark, Tenn., Bland moved to Memphis in the late '40's. He played with Billy "Red" Love and other influential Delta musicians. His first recording was "Dry Up Baby" (Modern 848).
WHAT’S HAPPENING MYRON?: Chad Johnson, the guy formerly known as Chad Ochocinco has managed to find himself back in the news lately. Unfortunately for him it's not all good news.
According to TMZ, the guy has been on a quest to get his child support payments lowered as he claims to make only $3,000 per month, but still has to unload about $16,525 a month in child support. He also claims he has to pay about $9,063.24 in mortgage payments, $2,500 for food, $2,650 for car expenses, $3,500 for clothes, $250 for grooming, $5,000 for entertainment and another $1,000 for something. Between all that, some other various expenses, and the child support Johnson claims he is spending $45,982.76...per month that is.
For movies opening June 21, 2013
"Monsters University" (G) Disney animated adventure, a prequel set about a decade before the events of Monsters, Inc., finds polar opposite Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sully (John Goodman) pledging the same fraternity and majoring in scaring. Voice cast includes Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren, Sean Hayes and Bobby Moynihan.
"World War Z" (PG-13 for violence, disturbing images and frightening horror fare) Screen adaptation of Max Brooks' apocalyptic novel about a globetrotting, United Nations investigator (Brad Pitt) who rises to the occasion in the face of a zombie pandemic that's toppling governments and threatening humanity with extinction. With Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, David Morse, Matthew Fox and Fana Mokoena.
Lil Wayne created a firestorm on social media after a video for the rapper's new single "God Bless Amerika" leaked and it showed images of him stepping on the American flag.
The behind the scenes footage led numerous commenters to question Wayne's patriotism and ridicule his rap skills.
"God Bless America but you have the flag on the ground and stepping all over it? Smh...I'll be looking forward to Magna Carta Holy Grail...Wayne dropped off a long time [ago] anyway," one commenter wrote.
Dave Chappelle, who's generally kept a low profile since the end of "Chappelle's Show" eight years ago, is about to come back in a big way.
Chappelle is the headliner for Funny or Die's "Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival," which kicks off August 23 in Austin, Texas. The tour, which also includes Flight of the Conchords, Demetri Martin and Kristen Schaal, will run through 13 cities in five weeks, concluding in Mountain View, California.