12 Dec 2012
- Written by Myron Mays
Trey Songz, Miguel and Elle Varner are coming to Memphis. Not sure if this is your thing, but your kids probably already knows this. If you only recognize one name out of the three, you can ask them who the other two people are, because they know. You can also ask them if they would like to see them in concert. They'll say yes. In other words, they really want to go.
Two of the biggest songs to be released this year were Elle Varner's "Refill" and Miguel's "Adorn." Turn on the radio now, one of the two is bound to be on. Well, maybe not, but you get my point. They are really hot right.
And the headliner (Songz) is a pretty big draw himself. I mean, who wouldn't want to check out this show? Well...maybe no one under 21, but it gives me a wonderful idea. Allow me to share...
Parents, don't you think you deserve a break? Of course you do! Here is an opportunity to get a nice relaxing day off for a change. Well, here's your chance to get a few of those household tasks crossed off your list.
Go ahead, make your list. Have them wash the car, rake the leaves, wash the dishes, baby sit their younger siblings. Then reward them with a ticket to this show. You will be amazed at how much productivity is generated at you house as a result.
But act fast, the show is Dec. 29 at the Landers Center. Tickets are on sale at the Landers Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets and online at ticketmaster.com.
Patti Labelle in the Mid-South
Philadelphia native Patti Labelle is known for her classic rhythm and blues sound that only she can deliver. She has a voice that is easily recognizable by generations of music lovers. Now in her fourth decade of performing, she is coming to Gold Strike Casino in Tunica to share her latest project, "The Gospel According to Patti Labelle." The show is Jan. 19 at 8 pm. Tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets and Ticketmaster.com.
Nutcracker at Hattiloo Theatre
The Hatilloo Theatre presents "The Nutcracker" play by the Children's Theatre on Saturday (Dec.15) and Dec. 22. There will be performances at noon and 3 p.m. each day. The Hattiloo Theatre is located at 656 Marshall Avenue. For ticket information, call 901-525-0009 or visit hatilloo.org.
The 2012 Holiday Party Tour Edition
The holidays are in full swing and it seems like everyone is still in the holiday spirit, including me! The Christmas cheer is exploding all over the city and when it does I'm probably there.
This week. I hung out at the Mid South Minority Business Council Continuum's holiday party at their offices on Madison Avenue. Shouts out to Luke Yancey and the staff at MMBC for hosting another great event. He and his staff are top notch.
I also hung out at Mercedes Benz of Memphis and enjoyed the wonderful first-class party put on by Leadership Memphis. If you have ever gone through one of the programs offered by Leadership Memphis, you know that this is always a great way to round out the year. Executive Director David Williams and the fine staff at Leadership Memphis provided another night of networking and great food, as they do every single year.
I'm looking forward to keeping the party going on Thursday (Dec. 13) as The Memphis Music Foundation presents the Memphis Music Community Holiday Party at the Blues Foundation located at 421 South Main from 5:30 p.m. until 8 pm.
On Wednesday, Dec. 19, the Memphis Chapter of the National Black MBA's are planning to party it up at Alchemy, located at 940 Cooper, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Then on Dec. 20, The Redwing Group will be celebrating the holidays at Metro 67 located at 67 Madison, at 5:30 p.m. This should keep me busy for another week right?
Next week, I share with you some of my favorite things...about the holidays that is. Until then, that's what's happening.