04 Jun 2013
- Written by Myron Mays
WHAT'S HAPPENING MYRON: If you did not leave last weekend's Sisterhood Showcase at the Cook Convention Center with something you needed, you must not have looked hard enough.
From jewelry, to perfumes and colognes as well as clothing and accessories, there was actually something for everyone. This was the marketplace of all marketplaces. I even did a little bit of shopping myself.
And what would the sisterhood showcase be without the entertainment? But what is it about Eric Benet that makes women lose their minds? Many minds were lost as this guy took the stage on Saturday evening. I don't really understand it...I'm a guy.
In addition to Benet, Calvin Richardson performed to a room full of excited ladies as well.
As is the case each year, the entertainment line-up this year reflected diversity. Gospel sensation J Moss performed, as did the Williams Brothers.
And oh, I can't forget Chrisette Michelle as well.
I'm already looking forward to next year!
The jokes grew kind of old and I thought we were sort of done with this little fiasco a couple of weeks ago. However, I guess not. I'm talking about singer Miguel's stage leap stunt at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.
In case you've been hanging out under an enormous rock, during his performance at the BMAs last month Miguel attempted a flying leap over a small group of people from one side of the stage to the other while performing his hit song "Adorn". Well, he made it to the other side, clipping a couple of people upon his landing. One fan's head got slammed against the edge of the stage.
In an attempt to do damage control, Miguel actually met with the fan backstage and it was understood that she was OK. However, TMZ is now reporting that a lawyer for the young lady is saying that she is experiencing some cognitive difficulties...in other words, possible brain damage.
The fan's lawyer is also saying that instead of being given an ice pack, the young fan should have been rushed to the hospital. Test results are pending from a neurologist and the fan's lawyer said a decision on filing a lawsuit will be made next week.
There most likely will be litigation. Calls to Miguel and the BMA producers were not returned.
This doesn't look very good at all and could possibly serve as a devastating blow to Miguel's career. Hopefully, it goes well for everyone involved. But for right now, I don't see any new stunts in Miguel's future.
Ladies, get your sundresses ready for this Friday night (June 7) as El Mac, David Mack, E. Massey and Craig Cunningham bring you the hottest party of the spring.
It's Sundresses and Linen Spring Edition at Flirt Nightclub at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person and $20 per couple. For advance tickets or a booth, call 901-331-7550 or 619-2865.
The Hattiloo Theatre is set to begin a new phase this Saturday morning (June 8) as the groundbreaking ceremony begins on their new facility, which will be located in Overton Square. I'm very excited about what's about to take place for the theatre, not only for myself but for the city as well. This is exactly what Memphis needs.
The Groundbreaking Ceremony takes place from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The ceremony will be at the corner of Cooper & Monroe and will be followed by concerts from Jamille 'Jam' Hunter, Stefani Bolton and Ficktive Kin.
In the meantime, you can catch the ongoing run of "Sarafina" at the current location of 656 Marshall Ave. It will be running through this Sunday (June 9). For more information, go online at www.hattiloo.org.
Next week, comedian Lavell Crawford visits the Cannon Center and Earth, Wind & Fire comes to the Botanic Gardens. I'll tell you all about it on next week!
Until, that's what's happening!