26 Jan 2012
- Written by Myron Mays
That sound? Oh, it’s just the President, singing
Shouts out to our president! Who would have thought the guy could carry a note. But he pulled it off, singing a few notes of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” during an appearance at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem recently.
I’m reminded of Bill Clinton playing the saxophone on the “Arsenio Hall Show” prior to Clinton’s election as President of the United States. I do believe that was one of the things that got him elected.
As for President Obama, I think his brief melodic moment may just help him secure a second term. If you ask me, he should have done the whole song. Mr. President, Frankly, you held out on us.
We want more!
It’s ‘my year’ for Oscars
About every two years or so, the Academy Awards is actually worth me taking the time to sit down and watch, and 2012 is my year, thanks largely to “The Help.”
The movie that cost $25 million to make while grossing over $205 million to date netted four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. In addition, nominations were announced this week for Viola Davis (Best Actress), and Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain (Best Supporting Actress consideration for both).
Now granted, I will probably be channel flipping a little bit because I like the Animation Domination cartoon lineup on Fox Sunday night. I love “Family Guy” and I make no apologies for it. However, I will not miss any of the Academy Awards’ “good” parts, trust me. (lol)
By the way, “The Help” – told through the view of Mississippi maids battling racism during the early 1960s – airs on ABC on February 26 at 8 p.m.
Memphis Rebirth Entertainment presents ‘Soul Talk’
“Soul Talk” goes down this Saturday night at the Marshall Arts Gallery at 639 Marshall Ave.
A fully interactive lounge session, “Soul Talk” allows patrons to control the evening by creating their own music playlists. Throughout the evening, the DJ will spin the songs submitted, and between sets we will discuss various topics as it relates to the music industry. Complimentary wine, beverages and food will be served all evening. The show starts at 8 p.m.
Comedy at the Desoto Civic Center
Sommore, Bruce Bruce and Earthquake will be shaking up the Desoto Civic Center in March. The Royal Comedy Tour (RCT) has been around since 2009 and continues to showcase those comedians who are presently the voice of the industry.
In the tradition of “Def Comedy Jam” and BET’s “Comicview.” the RCT is raw, real and in your face. The show also features Tony Rock and Mark Curry. Be sure to get your ticket and show up at the Desoto Civic Center on March 4. Tickets are available at the Desoto Civic Center Box Office.
Bobby Womack at the Fitz
The Unsung special on TV One featuring Bobby Womack really makes me want to see him in concert.
Well, guess what? “The Poet” himself is coming to the Mid South at Fitzgerald’s Casino in just a few weeks! If you like hits such as “Across 110 Street,” “If You Think You’re Lonely Now,” and “That’s The Way I Feel About You,” you might wanna mark your calendars now for February 18th!
For more information, call The Fitz at 1-800-766-5825.
PARTING SHOT: Just a reminder to mark your calendars for What’s Happening Wednesday! There will be great food, drinks and lots of bowling! So make plans to hang out with me on Feb. 8! Until then, that’s what’s happening.