02 Sep 2011
- Written by Myron Mays
While I must admit, I never watch these award shows because they are never like they used to be for me growing up. But before I get into my “Old Man” rant, I have to give credit for a good show. It seems that someone decided that creativity was still relevant and produced a good product.
So here’s to the good…and the not so good.
Kanye & Jay Z
I loved their performance. I was thinking, “Is that Otis Redding’s “Try a Little Tenderness” playing in the background? It made me kind of proud to be from the city where that song was recorded. These guys are pretty good together.
I’m glad to see this kid rebounding. He deserves another shot at his career. He’s very talented. I also loved how he was flying around the stage too. I’m wondering why didn’t he do “She Aint You.” I kinda like that song.
Her meat suit last year and her “reverse” drag act only made me think she was in need of mental counseling. That’s about all I can say.
Katy Perry & Niki Manaj
It seems that one of the most memorable parts of any given awards show is seeing what people are wearing. Both Perry and Manaj raised eyebrows with their outfits. However, I think they both failed. I really didn’t get the cheese head thing Perry was wearing. Somebody explain that to me.
Beyoncé’s having a baby!
I love Beyoncé! The grand prize of any awards show is to emerge the next morning as the person that everyone is talking about. Beyoncé got the job done. As a matter of fact, they should have renamed them the BMAs. Who have you ever known to make the show a stage for their pregnancy announcement? It worked! I wish her and Jay Z the very best.
WLOK Stone Soul Picnic
Looking for something to get into this Saturday? Put the 37th Annual WLOK Stone Soul Picnic on your to-do list.
Check out some of the best in gospel entertainment such as Tim Rogers & The Fellas, the Kingdom Seekers, Darrell Petties, the Echoairs, and the Brown Singers. Also, two of the biggest gospel giants – Lee Williams and the Spiritual QC’s and Doc McKenzie & the Hi-Lites – will perform.
This year’s picnic is from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Tom Lee Park. Admission is absolutely free. For more information, contact Falesha Stafford at WLOK at 901-527-9565.
SHC Classic Fashion Show
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW), Inc., Memphis Chapter presents its 21st Annual Southern Heritage Classic Fashion Show and Brunch on Sept. 10, at the Memphis Marriott East Hotel, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. beginning at 11 a.m.
This annual Fashion Show and Brunch is part of the weeklong, community-wide Southern Heritage Classic events sponsored by Fred Jones Jr., founder of the Southern Heritage Classic. For more information, contact Iletha Robinson at 901-864-9445 or Bettye Boone, president, NCBW Memphis Chapter, at 901-831-8739.
Birthday bash alert