Below I’ve listed the places to be (NY/NJ) for this week. Come out and we’ll play a game of ‘Where in the World is LoLo?’. I hope to see out shaking a tail feather, getting your grub on or seeking out some culture. Anywho, if you have an upcoming event in the area, shoot me an email with the info. Kisses!
Jigglin Baby CEO Enisha Jackson Birthday Bash @ Club Perfection
Moscato Mondays @ Mavi
Ciroc Mondays @ Perfections
Full Force / Force MD’s Johnny Kemp / Jeff Redd / Meli’sa Morgan
Presented in Association with: Globe Star Media and WBLS
7.24.2012 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Springfield Park
Brooklyn native R&B performers and producers, Full Force has been a major player in the music scene since 1984. Their successful career is clear from their extensive list of collaborations, including Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Bob Dylan, Usher, and Nicki Minaj. Hailed by former Billboard Magazine editor, Havelock Nelson, as the “original hip-hop vocal band,” they continue to be in demand for live performances and musical collaborations. True to their name, Full Force represents a power to be reckoned with.
New York born and bred, The Force MD’s began their climb to fame by singing and dancing on Greenwich Village street corners and the Staten Island ferry. Among the first R&B vocal groups to intermix catchy doo wop-affected consonances with hip-hop beats, the Force MD’s versatile mix of credible urban savvy with smooth showbiz pleases both b-boys and traditional soul fans.
With a clear vision and passion for music and performing, Jeff Redd has had a long, successful musical career. As a winner of Grammy, American Music, Soul Train and Billboards Awards, Redd has worked as both a performer and in the production field. Known for jumpstarting Mary J. Blige’s career, Redd now has his own independent record label. His song, “You Called and Told Me” is still considered to be a top single in the R&B world. With various other projects under his belt, including a long list of soundtracks and albums, Redd’s music has always, and continues to inspire.
New York soul songstress Meli’sa Morgan began her professional career as a backup singer, working with a number of major artists including Whitney Houston and Chaka Khan. Morgan’s debut single, a cover of Prince’s hit “Do Me Baby,” shot to the top of the charts and the album of the same name hit the top five. It showed Morgan to be an appealing, sultry singer and a developing songwriter. Following up with another hit, “Do You Still Love Me” as well as her sophomore disc, Good Love, Morgan became well known as one of R&B’s songbirds and continues to contribute guest vocals to a number of artists today. INFO
Afterwork Tuesdays @ The Breakroom
Sexy Tuesdays @ Club Perfections
Premium Tuesdays @ Chance 11
Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby, in the flesh, sitting on his couch about a week later, he is completely flabbergasted that his words have turned into a living, breathing person.
Relax-Relate-Release Afterwork @ Taj
Pretty Kitty Wednesdays @ Club Mystique
Salt N Pepa @ Bergan Performing Arts Center
Presented in Association with: Globe Star Media and WBLS
7.26.2012 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Springfield Park
Six-time GRAMMY® Award-winning artist and urban R&B chanteuse Tamia has garnered international fame for her hit single “You Put a Move on My Heart” and her various collaborations with legends like Babyface and Quincy Jones. Her 2000 release A Nu Day was a slow-burning smash, based on the strength of its single, “Stranger in My House,” which rose to the top of R&B and dance music charts. With a velvet voice and sinuous, sexy tunes to accommodate her honest and heartbreakingly real lyrics, Tamia has continued to enchant audiences. Her newest album, Beautiful Surprise is set to grace the airwaves in 2012. INFO
Honey Afterwork Thursdays @ Bonfire Lounge
Pure Love Thursdays @ Taj
Four everyday suburban guys come together as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to save their neighborhood — and the world — from total extermination
Step Up: Revolution
Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations of becoming a professional dancer and soon falls in love with Sean a young man who leads a dance crew in elaborate, cutting-edge flash mobs, called “The Mob.” When a wealthy business man threatens to develop The Mob’s historic neighborhood and displace thousands of people, Emily must band together with Sean and The Mob to turn their performance art into protest art, and risk losing their dreams to fight for a greater cause.
AiWeiwei: Never Sorry
Internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has garnered international attention for his ambitious artwork as well as his political provocations. Here, we examine the complex intersection of artistic practice and social activism as seen through the life and art of China’s preeminent contemporary artist.
On the day before he has risky surgery to remove a brain tumor, twenty-two-year-old Elliot Carson’s path intersects with Chloe Webb, a young photographer who invites him to her art show. Facing what could be his last night, Elliot welcomes the distraction and as the night descends, Chloe takes him on an intimate and exhilarating journey through the city. But as morning approaches, and Chloe learns of Elliot’s condition, the magic of the evening unravels, and they must together face the uncertainty of Elliot’s future.
When 22-year-old Chris finds himself in debt to a drug lord, he hires a hit man to dispatch his mother, whose $50,000 life insurance policy benefits his sister Dottie. Chris finds Joe Cooper, a creepy, crazy Dallas cop who moonlights as a contract killer. When Chris can’t pay Joe upfront, Joe sets his sight on Dottie as collateral for the job. The contract killer and his hostage develop an unusual bond. Like from a modern-day, twisted fairy tale, “Killer Joe” Cooper becomes the prince to Dottie’s Cinderella.
When Frank makes a wrong move resulting in his brother-in-law falling off a ladder, Frank must take care of his nephew Bo who is also included in the all-male canoe-trip, planned before the accident. Frank’s friend Casper is coming along too. Weighed down with responsibility, Frank and Casper look forward to terminating the water sport to join in the fun at Skanderborg Festival where there are cold beverages and women in store.
Searching for Sugar Man
The incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest ’70s rock icon who never was. Discovered in a Detroit bar in the late ’60s by two celebrated producers struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics, they recorded an album which they believed would secure his reputation as the greatest recording artist of his generation. In fact, the album bombed and the singer disappeared into obscurity amid rumors of a gruesome on-stage suicide. But a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, he became a phenomenon. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero.
Big City Afterwork Fridays @ Empire Room
Friday Night @ Providence
Hi Definition Fridays @ Butter
Fame and Fortune Fridays @ Club 28
Penthouse Fridays @ Phuket
Slick Rick & Biz Markie @ Gramercy Theater
Ginuwine @ BB Kings
Certified Saturdays @ Amnesia
Luv My Life Saturdays @ Fashion 40
Fantasy Saturdays @ Club Rebel
Touche Saturdays @ Touche
Saturday Night Live @ BB Kings
Insamia Day Party @ Taj