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Urban spin powers Hattiloo’s Scrooge

It's that time of year again and a community favorite has returned for another holiday season. "If Scrooge Was a Brother" is now playing at the Hattiloo Theatre through Dec. 23.

Written by Hattiloo Theatre founder and director Ekundayo Bandele, "If Scrooge Was a Brother" is an urban spin of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol". The musical tells the story of Eb Scroo's ideological, ethical and emotional transformation after the supernatural visitations of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come.

Entertaining and enlightening, "If Scrooge Was a Brother" will be sure to have you looking forward to its return each year.

The Hattiloo Theatre is located at 656 Marshall Ave. For tickets and show times, call 901-525-0009 or visit www.hattilootheatre.com.

Kindle Awards

Loretta McNary presents the 2012 Kindle Awards and the 6th Anniversary Celebration of the "Loretta McNary Show" on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. The Kindle Awards honor 25 unsung heroes and sheroes for their tireless and successful community and philanthropic endeavors. A silent auction and reception starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 and the dress code is formal. It all unfolds at the Loretta McNary TV Studios located at the Hickory Ridge Mall.

'The B.I.T.'

It's already been a year since my good friend P.A. Bomani kicked off "The B.I.T" and now its time for an anniversary celebration. If you're a fan of sketch and improv comedy, you're gonna love this. And you don't have to travel to New York of California to get it! It will also be P.A.'s 45th birthday celebration. The B.I.T. birthday show is set for Friday (Nov. 30) at the Open Heart Spiritual Center at 2489 Broad Ave. Showtime is at 7:30 and admission is $10.

Karen Brown

My girl Karen Brown is at it again and she's doing it for the holidays! Check her out this Sunday (Dec. 2) at the Rumba Room for "Karen Brown Live: The Holiday Edition." The Rumba Room is located at 303 South Main St. in Downtown Memphis. The show kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Comedienne Mzzz. Kecia and the Karaoke King himself, Tim Bachus, will be the hosts. You don't want to miss it, so go ahead and get your $15 advanced tickets. There will be no reservations and seating is limited. Just call 901-573-6092.

The Digital Party

Just My Memphis and the Memphis Music Foundation invite you to the "Digital Party" on Friday (Nov, 30) from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Magazines, movies, books and televisions shows have all gone digital and can be seen from almost any mobile device! Learn how you can grow your business through these platforms.

Catering will be provided by Felicia Bean Catering and HotShots Photobooth will be there showcasing the Photobooth and taking event pictures. Every business owner who attends will receive discounts on digital services. The Memphis Music Foundation is located at 431 South Main, No. 201. For more details, call Jerome Robinson at 901-491-3356 or 888-295-4942, ext. 705, or RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Parting Shot

Determined to do something very exciting and different during the holiday season, I am planning to kick off the Holiday Party Tour 2012.

What the heck is that?

Well, I am planning to attend as many Christmas parties as I can this holiday season. I get lots of invitations and I welcome yours! This year I plan to keep myself occupied and full of holiday cheer. So be on the lookout, I just might be at a Christmas party near you.

Until then, that's what's happening.

(Got an event you'd like for me to cover or attend, email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

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