Southern Heritage Classic Weekend is quickly approaching and it is gearing up to be another exciting year. Memphis will be the prime destination the weekend of Sept. 6-9. Each year two sets of Tigers battle it out at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, that's Jackson State and Tennessee State.
In addition to the game, there are many more events to take advantage of such as the Classic R&B Concert with the O'Jays at the Harrah's Tunica Event Center and the Classic Comedy Jam with Rickey Smiley and Friends at the Orpheum. Then there's the Greek Show, the Golf Tournament, the parade and more. There's plenty to do!
You can get your tickets at all Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. For a listing of all of the events surrounding the Classic, visit the website at www.southernheritageclassic.com.
Highest Paid Celebrity Couple
According to Forbes Magazine, Jay Z and Beyoncé make up the highest paid celebrity couple...in the world. And this notwithstanding that they took a little "baby" time as well.
Combined, Jay Z and Beyoncé brought in about $78 million, beating out the New England Patriots' Tom Brady and his wife, model Gisele Bundgen, by about $6 million. Also on the list is Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, who rounded out the top five with $40 million.
Sherman Hemsley update
Actor Sherman Hemsley's death certificate shows that he passed away due to lung cancer. The death certificate officially reads that he died from "superior vena cava syndrome," a condition developed from a mass on the lung. Hemsley passed away last month in El Paso, Texas at the age of 74.
Celebrity Sports Weekend
The Hank Aaron Celebrity Sports Weekend kicks off at 7 p.m. on Aug. 24 with the News Channel 3 Celebrity 5K Run/Walk at The LeMoyne Owen College (LOC).
The next morning at 8, the celebrity Sports Breakfast gets underway. The weekend's wrap-up begins at 6 p.m. with the 42nd Annual United Negro College Fund Gala Reception at Minglewood Hall, featuring Harold Melvins Blue Notes.
All proceeds benefit the UNCF and LOC. For more information, call 901-435-1527 or visit www.loc.edu.
Ladies Night at Cocktails
Xclusive Memphis and BG Magazine present Ladies Night, every Thursday at the newly remodeled Cocktails Lounge! Free admission from 6 until 8! Ladies free all night long. Happy Hour food and drink specials until 10 p.m. Hosted by Partikingz. To reserve your table, call 901-319-2774.
My good friend Karen Brown is at it again! This time she presents "The Golden Time of Day" Another Sunday evening with Karen Brown Live! Hosted by Comedienne Mzzz. Kecia and Entertainer Mark Baker. You know how Karen does it right? This is an evening you don't want to miss. It's gonna happen at the Rumba Room located at 303 South Main. Tickets are $15 in advance. Call 901-573-6092 to get yours today!
E Massey Presents
Looking for a little something to do in the afternoon? E. Massey presents "The Happening" on Saturday (Aug. 11) at the newly remodeled Cocktails Restaurant and Lounge. The event kicks off at 3 p.m., yes 3 p.m.! Admission is free from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. but the party continues until you stop coming! Music provided by DJ Spyderman.
I'll see you at the Evergreen Grill for the Book Club meeting this Saturday (Aug. 11) at 4 p.m. Until then, that's what's happening.
(Got an event you'd like for me to cover or attend, email me at Myron@ whatshappeningmyron.com.)