08 Sep 2011
- Written by Myron Mays
Yes, it’s Southern Heritage Classic Weekend, No. 22 and there is a lot going on. From concerts featuring The O’Jays, Kem and Anthony David, to comedy shows and fashion shows, a golf tournament, tailgaiting…well, you get the point.
Get the full scoop in this week’s TSD special edition tribute to the ‘Classic.’
I have no idea who’s gonna win, but I’m about 100 percent sure it’s gonna be the Tigers. Yeah, that joke never gets old. LOL
Looking for something to do after the game? Here’s a good one for you: “Classics after the Classic” with Roxanne Shante.
It’s gonna be at Brinsons 341 Madison at Danny Thomas. Doors open at 10 p.m. and admission is $5 all night long. This is gonna be a lotta fun! Plus, where else can you get such a great after party for only $5?
Southern Blues Explosion
Do you like that blues and Southern Soul? Do you like Mr. Sam?
Well, this Friday night at 7:30, he’s gonna be at the Whitehaven Entertainment Complex at 3270 Elvis Presley and he is bringing Willie Clayton along. If you have ever seen Mr. Sam in concert, you know how high energy this guy is. And of course you know that Willie Clayton is one bad dude, right?
Ticket price is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For more information, call 901-233-5777 or 901-356-3388.
Mid-South Fashion Week
Mid-South Fashion Week returns to Memphis Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at the Robinson Gallery located at 44 Huling. Celebrity designers Qristyl Frasier from Project Runway and Reco Chapple of the Fashion Show will be on hand. Expect the hottest fashions, so come on out and see what’s next!
For more information on registration, casting calls and tickets, visit www.mid southfashionweek.com.
Learning from the ‘ATL’
“The ATL Model: What can Memphis learn from Atlanta’s success in creating a thriving environment for the growth of minority businesses?” That’s the topic for Universal Commercial Real Estate’s fourth monthly Regional MBE Power Breakfast at the University Club from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Eugene Duffy, who worked as deputy chief administrative officer alongside Atlanta Mayors Maynard Jackson and Andrew Young, will share what it required from all sectors of the Atlanta community to produce opportunities such as the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport expansion and the 1996 Olympic Games and ultimately fuel the growth of minority business receipts.
If you’re looking for a free but effective networking event to attend, you should put this one on your calendar. The Networking Puzzle presents the “Networking Puzzle Mega Mixer and Mini Expo.” It’s gonna be Friday, Sept. 16 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Memphis Hilton located at 939 Ridgelake Blvd in Memphis.
It’s the place to be if you’re a sales representative or entrepreneur looking to meet your next client. Admission is free. Contact DeJuan Hendricks at 351-8752 for vendor space and sponsorship information.
Birthday party recap
“Wow” is just about all I can say. If you wanna know who cares about you, just throw a party and see who shows up. Out of all of the well wishes, birthday cards and gifts, I can truly say that someone cares about Myron.
I had a great time at the Zodiac Lounge this past Saturday night. Some of my closest friends, colleagues and acquaintances dropped in to wish me a happy 38th birthday. I even had relatives come in from out of town. My VIP guests got a chance to dine on some of Zodiac Lounge’s signature wings and meatballs and dance the night away. As I type, I am still a little sleepy from all of that partying. It was well worth it though. So just in case you missed out, write this on your calendar for next year: Sept. 1, 2012, 10 p.m. It will be at the Zodiac Lounge once again.
Now how’s that for advance notice?