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Corey Holcomb – UNDERGROUND – Atlanta Comedy Theater

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Going from hanging in the hood to performing comedy on Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show ” not to mention the privilege of afterward being invited to take a seat on the “couch” which not many comics are asked to do has been a long and fulfilling journey. Corey hit his first open mic in 1992 when Adele Givens called him to the stage. He was a smashing success and has been a full-time comedian ever since. He has taken top honors at the Miller Genuine Draft Comedy Search Budweiser Comedy Competition Chicago

ATL Comedy Theater Parking UNDERGROUND Atlanta

75 M.L.K. Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA

Straight No Chaser Comedy Tour

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Tickets go on sale November 18th, at 10am!

Atlanta R&B Music Experience: Holiday Edition

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With Bobby Brown, XSCAPE, Dru Hill, 112, Shai & Silk . ATLANTA R&B MUSIC EXPERIENCE: HOLIDAY EDITION’ COMES TO STATE FARM ARENA ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4

Event Produced by Global Events Production Features RIAA Certified Platinum R&B Group Xscape and World-Renowned R&B/Rap Artist Bobby Brown; Tickets On Sale Now at Ticketmaster.com

ATLANTA – It was announced today that ‘Atlanta R&B Music Experience: Holiday Edition’ will come to the award-winning State Farm Arena in Atlanta on Dec. 4, in an event promoted by Global Events Production. The event will feature RIAA Certified Platinum R&B group Xscape as well as world-renowned R&B/Rap artist Bobby Brown and include performances from Dru Hill, Silk, 112 and Shai. Tickets are on sale to the general public now via Ticketmaster.com, just as the Atlanta R&B Music Experience begins its sold-out concert at the downtown Atlanta venue.

Atlanta’s own all-female R&B quartet Xscape combined gospel-influenced vocals with hip-hop production to become one of the biggest girl groups in the 1990s. Formed in Atlanta in 1992, the group was discovered by Jermaine Dupri, who signed them to his So So Def record label. Xscape’s platinum-selling 1993 debut single, “Just Kickin’ It,” peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The group has a total of three platinum albums and five Top 10 singles, including “My Little Secret” from 1998’s Traces of My Lipstick album. In 2017, Xscape staged a major comeback reunion tour.

Bobby Brown’s rise to superstardom led new jack swing to the forefront of American music, shifted the parameters of pop, and paved the way for hip-hop’s commercial ascension. Born in Boston in 1969, Brown emerged as one fifth of the adolescent, Jackson 5-inspired New Edition. Decisively shedding his teen image and embracing a more provocative sound, Brown partnered with producers Babyface and L.A. Reid. A rollicking fusion of hulking swingbeats, snappy raps, and pinpoint melodies, the album cemented R&B’s fusion with hip-hop and produced a spate of red-letter singles. After bringing new jack swing into the ‘90s with Teddy Riley’s boisterous hip-hop beats on 1992’s Bobby, Brown reunited with New Edition. In 2012, he returned with “The Masterpiece”, coinciding with a new era of R&B/rap crossover that followed his trend-setting influence on popular music.

Baltimore R&B legends Dru Hill never met a pun they didn’t like: Witness the R&B group’s album titles, from “Enter the Dru” in 1998 to “Dru World Order” in 2002 to “InDRUpendence Day” in 2010. Despite a revolving cast of members and some breaks, Dru Hill continued to record albums until 2010. They released occasional singles and EPs and were coaxed back together for various tours during their hiatus. In 2017, they reunited on the seductive holiday EP Christmas in Baltimore, following that up three years later with a new single and tour.

Thanks to their trademark sexually charged lyrics, Silk were one of the leading R&B groups of the 1990s. Formed in Atlanta in 1989, the quintet was discovered by R&B star Keith Sweat. In 1992, Silk released their debut album, “Lose Control”, which reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and went double platinum. Silk’s signature hit, the platinum-selling 1993 bedroom anthem “Freak Me,” spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2016, with Jenkins back in the lineup, Silk released their seventh studio album, Quiet Storm.

Starting in the late 1990s, R&B group 112—one of the first acts signed to Sean Combs’ Bad Boy Records—had a string of hit albums packed with four-part harmonies and romantic balladry. “Peaches & Cream,” from the 2001 chart-topper Part III, earned the group a Grammy® Award-nomination and the top slot on Billboard’s Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop chart.

Using nothing but their voices, the R&B quartet Shai scored a massive hit with their 1992 single “If I Ever Fall in Love.” The original members of Shai met while attending Howard University in Washington, D.C. In 1992, they released their debut album, “If I Ever Fall in Love”, featuring their gigantic hit of the same name. Following 1995’s Blackface, singer and songwriter Carl Martin left the group. The other carried on as a trio, releasing 1999’s “Destiny”.

V-103 Winterfest 2022 With Maxwell & Jazmine Sullivan

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Audacy has announced Grammy Award-winning artist Maxwell will headline “V-103 Winterfest” in Atlanta at the award-winning State Farm Arena on Friday, December 16. Additional artists will be announced in the coming week.

“‘V-103 Winterfest’is a celebration for the city of Atlanta that allows us an opportunity to provide a festive event for our community,” said Rick Caffey, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Audacy Atlanta. “We are excited for the return of the first Winterfest since the pandemic and we are looking forward to this special night of music with Maxwell and more.”

V-103 Winterfest features the hottest stars in hip hop and R&B. Past performers include Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Bell Biv DeVoe, Tyrese, Tank, DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, Kem and many more.  Tickets can be purchased beginning Monday, Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. HERE.

Gocha’s Breakfast Bar(s)

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Gocha’s Breakfast Bar offers a modern, friendly atmosphere, exceptional service, and carefully prepared meals that “taste great and feel good.”

Cascade Address:

3695 Cascade Rd, Suite 440 Atlanta, GA 30331

Phone:

(678)-927-9166

Fayetteville Address:

834 Glynn Street S., Suite 248 Fayetteville, GA 30214

Phone:

(770)629-7443

Dat Fire Jerk Chicken

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Chef Jay John is the leading authority on cooking healthy Jamaican food. He is known as the Jerk Pro, because of his skill in the art of mixing and grilling with the ‘Jerk Spices & Seasonings’ that makes the Jamaican Jerk dishes featured on the menu so exquisite…. And, of course, healthy.

Eat Healthy. Enjoy Jamaican Food. Experience Caribbean Ease.

Visitors to the restaurant will feel the casual warmth and elegance of the Caribbean and experience the flavor of authentic Jamaican Cuisine.

For local residents, Dat Fire Jerk Chicken is a special place where they go for good taste, comfortable style, and welcoming atmosphere. It’s where they enjoy the pleasures of fine dining–without the pretentious, overly formal feel of typical fine dining restaurants.

Dazzle your taste buds with any one of our exquisite menu items, entice your senses with the best of Dat Fire Jerk Chicken food and other specialty dishes, and stay well with the quality, fresh, healthy herbs, spices, and other seasonings and ingredients that is included in every dish.

Contact Info:

Address: 226 Northside Dr., SW Atlanta, GA 30313
Website: www.DatFireJerkChicken.com
Phone: 404-254-4494
Email: catering@datfirejerkchicken.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/datfirejerkchicken/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dfjerkchckn/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/datfirejc
Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/dat-fire-jerk-chicken-atlanta

Ray Charles’ Christmas Album Remastered & Released

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Tangerine Records reissues Ray Charles’ beloved holiday album The Spirit Of Christmas. Recorded in 1985, Ray Charles’ one-and-only Christmas album is a must have for all fans of classic holiday music. Available today at all DSPs for the first time in more than a decade, the album has been faithfully remastered by legendary mastering engineer Bernie Grundman and is also being issued on CD & Vinyl. Pre-Order begins today.

In their 2009 review, Popmatters wrote of The Spirit of Christmas that “…it’s hard to imagine a better album for a dimly lit December evening indoors with eggnog and a roaring fire.”

Charles performs a variety of Christmas time favorites, done in his indomitable style with his signature touch. Including swinging versions of “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and “Winter Wonderland,” The album also includes the ballad “That Spirit of Christmas,” famously featured in the classic holiday film National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
Produced by Charles, with vocal assistance from the Raelettes, and appearances by jazz trumpet legend Freddie Hubbard, and guitarist Jeff Pevar, The Spirit of Christmas is the perfect soundtrack for all your holiday celebrations.

Tracklist:

  1. What Child Is This
  2. The Little Drummer Boy
  3. Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
  4. This Time Of Year
  5. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
  6. The Spirit Of Christmas
  7. All I Want For Christmas
  8. Christmas In My Heart
  9. Winter Wonderland
  10. Christmas Time

About Ray Charles: One of the greatest artists of all time, Charles successfully mastered and forever changed the blues, jazz, gospel, rock, pop, and country music landscapes. Charles’ staggering achievements over a 58-year career include 17 GRAMMY Awards, induction into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Country Music Hall of Fame, a Lifetime Achievement and the President’s Merit Award, the Presidential Medal for the Arts, France’s Legion of Honor, the Kennedy Center Honors, the NAACP Image Awards’ “Hall of Fame Award,” and numerous other music Halls of Fame, including those for Jazz and Rhythm & Blues, all testament to his enormous influence.

For more information, please contact:
Justin Schmidt (justin@missingpiecegroup.com)
Michael Krumper (michael@missingpiecegroup.com)

Ray Charles Foundation Press Contact:
David Brokaw (db@brokawco.com)

Rest Easy Takeoff

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ATL’s own Takeoff will be laid to rest this Friday. Fans can connect at State Farm Arena… As of this article time, it is still unclear about public invitations to services.

Born Kirshnik Khari Ball, Takeoff formed Migos in 2008 in Atlanta along with his uncle and cousin, with whom he was raised. Their first big success came in 2013 with their single “Versace,” which was later remixed by Drake. They followed it with popular singles including “Fight Night” and “Look at My Dab” before the wild popularity of their 2016 album “Culture.” It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart and spawned the No. 1 single “Bad and Boujee” as well as the hits “T-Shirt” and “Slippery.” Migos continued releasing hits such as “MotorSport,” “Stir Fry,” and “Pure Water,” most recently releasing “Straightenin” from the album “Culture III” in 2021. Takeoff also had a solo career with singles including “Last Memory,” “Hotel Lobby,” and “Party” with DJ Khaled. In 2022, Migos split, with Offset leaving the group. Just a month before his death, Takeoff released the album “Only Built for Infinity Links” as a duo with Migos bandmate Quavo. (source: https://www.legacy.com/news/celebrity-deaths/takeoff-1994-2022-rapper-with-migos/)

The Most UnEXPECTED Pizza

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Today I had the opportunity and blessing to taste what I endearingly call an unexpected Pizza. Chef Justin at the 404 Sports Bar & Grill may have changed my mind on Pizza. Great job Justin …. See him at 404 Sports Bar & Grill in Morrow, GA.

The Weirdest Places Ashes Have Been Scattered in New Zeeland

I actually first read this as alkalizing meaning effecting pH level, and I was like, OK I guess I understand how that could positively effect your body, but alchemizing means turning elements to gold basically through magic. That lead me to research each ingredient because I know alchemy is not actually happening in my body when I eat this, since alchemy is not real.

Be fearless in front of them with your ideas as many times as they’ll let you

Beauty Dust is very pretty to look at and it tastes like nothing, which is great. Here is what it’s supposed to do: This ancient empiric formula expands beauty through alchemizing elements legendary for their youth preserving, fortifying and tonifying qualities. Glowing supple skin, lustrous shiny hair and twinkling bright eyes are holistically bestowed from the inside out.

Find people with high expectations and a low tolerance for excuses. They’ll have higher expectations for you than you have for yourself. Don’t flatter yourself that this has much to do with you – this is just who they are. Don’t look for “nice” in these relationships. Look for trust.
In addition to loving beauty and taking care of myself, I also love opening people minds to other paths of self-care, and good marketing and I can honestly say that I use and personally love this product but I’m not sure for which reason.

I think it made me think about it more and really consider why I was choosing to add this to my routine

It poses an interesting question for me on the wellness category – will people be willing to buy in, or does eating something change your “sniff” test on the believe-ability of the claims?
The color is very long lasting and they have an interesting texture that’s like a powder and a cream but neither really. They’re made with pure pigments and oils and will never melt with the warmth of your skin because they don’t contain any waxes. You can literally use them for anything – obviously as eye shadow and liner, but the light shade is a great highlighter, and the red can be used for lip or blush with a little balm.

There’s also a little pouch to store the rollerballs, and a card with different inspirations as to how to blend them on your skin – but it’s foolproof. You can’t make a mess if you mix them all up.
Badger Beard Balm is perfect for the bearded gents in your life (is this everyone? beards are so trending). It is filled with good things such as vitamins A, D, E & F to keep his beard healthy, thicker and cleaner, as well as helping to relieve itchiness as it soothes the skin under the hair.

If you’re looking to get rid of this beard, maybe this is not the right angle for your gifting

Further, no one wants to cuddle with a dirty beard – who knows, maybe you already are and are dying for a nice way to help this problem of yours his. Beard Wash made by Beard Buddy. Started in 2011 in California, all Beard Buddy products are hand crafted by beards for beards. Both founders have large beards of their own to tame, and wanted to do this with organic products – kudos, and cuddles, to them.