Monday, June 30, 2008

Recap: Raheem DeVaughn, Chrisette Michelle and Dwele at Merriweather

Fabulously submitted by 
DC Fab! Girl

Last Sunday, despite the rain scare and the daunting humidity, music lovers from all around the DMV gathered at Merriweather Post Pavilion, in my backyard. A perfect R&B concert; the much underappreciated opening act, Dwele warmed up the crowd.

I'll admit, I'm not a Dwele fan...but I do love his classic hit, "Find a Way", which he thankfully performed. I think everyone else was getting food during his set but his loyal fans sung his songs with him and bopped in their seats.

Guess who I spotted looking for his seat this his wife that he always talks about? I don't know...but it is DMV native, David Vanterpool. That man is hard to miss. :) No disrespect to the misses.

(Photo: ? but looks like a basketball player and David Vanterpool looking for their seats inside the pavilion)

Finally, after a short intermission one of my favorites came on. I think I put half of y'all on to her...yes the lovely Chrisette Michelle. Much like her set when she performed at the 9:30 Club not too long ago, Chrisette opened with "Let's Rock" and pretty much performed much of her album. She talked about her upcoming album...we can't wait!!

She rocked a fabulous fitted, black, sparkly number, which looked more fitting for a jazz club that an outdoors pavilion, but she still looked good. I just know she was hot cuz I had on a see through tee and I just about died...

The one thing (among others) that I love about Chrisette is that she sounds even better live...her voice is such a nod to the classic voices that our momma's grew up with: Billy Holiday, Sarah Vaughn and the like. It's so refreshing to hear good vocals nowadays...ever since T-Pain and the attack of the Steinberg voice machine; good, clean vocals are definitely lacking in music.

After a few choice songs, Chrisette said "I love you" to a special someone(s) in the audience. Perhaps it was her parents who came down from the NY to see their baby girl.

And then the main act! I haven't seen Raheem DeVaughn perform since he performed at the University of Maryland fashion show...yeaaaaars ago and boy has he gotten some stage presence since then. Undoubtedly a performer who puts his all into what he does, the best thing about Raheem is that he focuses on creating an atmosphere of love, soul and music.

With his staple, Demont Peekaso painting in the background, Raheem mesmerized the crowd (well mostly the ladies) into a 'funky good time'.

(Photo: The infamous glasses that set it all off...don't get too mad SC)

Now when I said this boy has stage presence...he's got it. He puts his ALL into performing. Not only was he running, jumping, skipping and swimming...I think he did a lap around the pavilion (I definitely got strong armed by the security who dashed to keep up with him), he swung from the speakers, freaked the floor and even had his background singer come and do a James Brown and put a purple velvet cape on his back, which I thought was a bit ridiculous but the ladies loved it.

Here are some pics of Raheem 'going in':

(Photo: Doing acrobatics...)

(Photo: His nod to James Brown)

(Photo: Going all the way in...)

Despite Raheem's extra-ness, he still got me when he shouted out DC and played a go-go set, complete with someone on the bongos but then finished it off with a soul clap and a tribute to Baltimore Club music. It was a perfect DMV night...Raheem definitely brought a party atmosphere to Merriweather.

Afterward, Raheem and crew celebrated their manager's birthday at The Park at 14th (920 14th Street NW) in DC.

Click here to see video clips of all the performances! :)

Saturday, June 28, 2008

"The Wire" Becomes Semifinalist for Emmy Nomination!!!

YOOOOOOO...BMORE! Who said Charm City isn't on the map?!?!
Well if you did, you're WRONG! Because according to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the drama series, "The Wire", is a semifinalist for the nomination of Best Drama Series at the Emmys which will televised live on ABC on Sept. 21. The five final nominees in each category will be announced on July 17, so cross your fingers as our favorite Bmore series goes up against major dramas such as Boston Legal, House, Lost, Grey's Anatomy.

Thats right! People clownin' on Bmore, but we might be going to the Emmy's. (where you at? ::in my hood voice::) Congrats!

Oprah Winfrey's Make Up Artist Holds Workshop

Come join Oprah's make up artist, Reggie Wells, this Saturday (6.28.08) as he reveals his beauty secrets in two workshops. Tickets are $250 (yikes!) but the money will be used to raise money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The workshops will be held from 9am-2pm at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel so click here for more information.
Wells, a Baltimore native, always says "there's no excuse for an ugly woman," (and believe me....I saw Oprah's True Hollywood Story. The man works miracles lol. I still love you Oprah!!)
So if you don't wanna be ugly, come out and let Reggie make you fab!
(Photo Credit: Baltimore Sun)

Friday, June 27, 2008

BmoreFab! Weekend Rundown!!!

Here's a brief rundown of activities you can expect in Charm City this weekend...enjoy!

- African American Heritage Festival at Camden Yards from Fri-Sun. Read my post for more details.

- Kiss Cafe (2400 Boston St.) invites you to "Destination Sweet Kiss" this Friday hosted by Floyd & Kian. Its $1 before 10:45pm

- Overachievers & All4One Ent. present "Kemistry" at Kyoto Japanese Steakhouse (1213 Liberty Rd. Suite A) this Saturday. $30 gets you Hibachi Steak, Shrimp, Chicken...and a party!

- "Uptown Saturdays" each and every Saturday at Club One (4509 Belair Rd) featuring the #1 Franchise Jay Claxton

- Events4GoodPeople present "Weekend Happy Hours" at Timothy Dean (1717 Eastern Ave) every Fri, Sat, & Sun from 5-1opm.

- Media Minds present "Fresh" Fridays @ Pur Lounge (2322 Boston St) featuring one of my favs, DJ Lil Mic

Baltimore's African American Heritage Festival 2008

This weekend (6/27-6/29), come on down to the M&T Stadium (Camden Yards) for a weekend of fun events for the whole fam! The African American Heritage Festival is going down, and YES, its FREE to the entire public. This event is perfect for all demographics for one simple reason: there's 1 million FAB things to do! (ie: crafts, exhibits, concerts)
See below for a list of the concert performers...including of course Bmore's own Mario!

Friday, June 27 - Main Stage

6:00-6:20 Sankofa Dance Company Dance

6:30-7:15 Lil Mo, R &B

7:30-8:30 Mario, R&B

8:50- 10:00 Fantasia, R&B

Friday June 27, 2008 - B Stage

5:50 – 6:30 Ndelible, Hip Hop

6:45 - 7:15 Substantial, Hip Hop

7:30- Kindred The Family Soul, Soul/Funk

Saturday June 28 - Main Stage

1:00-2:00pm Rayn Fall Dance Co., Dance

2:15-2:45 Axcess, R&B

3:05-3:45 Dave “Hawk” Dionge, Jazz

4:10-4:45 C Clear, Soul

5:05-5:40 Ya’Mama’Nym, R&B

6:05-6:45 Lorenzo Owens, R&B

MAZE featuring Frankie Beverly with Angela Johnson

Saturday June 28 - B Stage
1:00-1:30 Sankofa Kids, Dance

1:40 – 2:05 Womb Works, Dance

2:15 – 2:30 Uplifting Minds Winners, Singing

2:45 – 3:15 Kanika, R&B/Hip Hop

3:35 -4:05 Allison Carney, R&B

4:15 -4:45 Kokayi Hip Hop

5:00-5:20 Organic Soul All Stars, Alt Soul

5:35-6:00 Curt Chambers & Franklin Bridge, Alt Soul

6:15 -6::40 Wayna, Soul

6:50– 7:15 JSOUL, Soul

7:30 - Bilal, Soul

Sunday June 29 - Main Stage

12:00-2:40pm Heaven 600 Gospel Showcase

3:00-3:30 Tanya Reed, Soul

3:45-4:45 Jesse Yawn,Jazz/ Blues

5:00-5:45 Groove Stu, Soul

6:15-7:00 Fertile Ground,Jazz/Soul

7:30-8:45 Chuck Brown, Go Go

Sunday, June 29 - B Stage

1:00 – 1:45 Eubie Blake Big Band, Jazz

2:00 - 2:45 Mark Prince, Jazz

3:00 –400 Proverbs Reggae Band, Reggae

4:10 – 4:35 Courtney Dowe Project, R&B

4:50 -5:30 Jessica Care Moore

5:45 – 6:30 The 5th L, Soul

7:00 – Eric Roberson, Soul

Ok so they claim that the schedule might change, so this is the disclaimer that TFE is not responsible if the concert ends up on CP time, etc...

Dang, I luvv festivals...

6.27 | Sweet Kiss @ Kiss Cafe

Come join my boys Floyd & Kian as they host "Sweet Kiss" this Friday (6.27.08) at Kiss Cafe (2400 Boston St.). They are even providing cupcakes, pastries, and a variety of sweet to satisy your sweet tooth ( I luv the concept fyi). And if you get there before 10:45 pm, its only $1 to get in. (yo with these gas prices...actually lemme not start cause I get mad...)

So come on out and enjoy some sweets with your "sweet" (get it? maybe? no? idk...)

Plies on 92Q's Rap Attack

Disclaimer: Don't judge me but I listen to Plies on a regular basis...(I'm feelin the CD...sorry...I'm still fab tho!)

Click here to listen to Plies "rap" on 92Q's Rap Attack. He claims that his interview in Baltimore was one of the best he's ever done so woohoo to Charm City!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Spotted | Mario @ Solange's L.A. Birthday Bash

Look at Mario and Solange gettin it in at her L.A. birthday bash yesterday...
p.s. - Is it me or is Mario lookin better and more appealing since Dancing with the Stars?

p.s.s- Solange's orange, flower ruffle on her dress is distracting me.

Monday, June 23, 2008

7.11 | E&R Smoke Tour Featuring T.I.

Yes ya'll...the new, improved "I dont want no drama but Shawty Lo can't wreck me" TI is coming to Baltimore on 7. 11!
Come join TI & Friends (i'mma assume that Young Dro 'n' dem) on Friday (7.11.08) @ 730pm at the 1st Mariner Arena. Tickets range from $40-200. Geez! (Guess TI got court fees to pay so you cant be that mad) Click here to get more ticket info.
(Photo Credit: Starpulse)

8.15 | OMG Fab | Anita Baker Comes to Baltimore!!!

Ok so myself and DC Fab! Girl are completely filled with glee at the thought of Anita Baker coming to Charm City!
So yes fab! fans, I know that I was only 5 when the album "Caught Up In the Rapture" came out but still...its ANITA BAKER. On Friday (8.15.08) @ 7pm, come down to the Pier Six Concert Pavilion to see Anita sing "I apologize....believe me...o believe me I do" (sorry got caught in the moment...) amongst her other millions of hits.
Tickets are kinda pricey at $75-125....its Anita tho...but still...Rapture came out in like 1989. Why are your tickets almost the same price as the "Heart of the City" tour with Jigga and Mary???? here to get more ticket info.
I love you Anita!!!

Sincerely two of your biggest fans,

RIP Fab | George Carlin Dies

This clearly has nothing to do with Baltimore except for a couple of comedy shows he may have done, but we here at TFE want to acknowledge the death of comedian, George Carlin. He was a legendary comedian who produced many HBO shows and was the first ever to host "Saturday Night Live." It is said he died of heart failure yesterday evening, which is crazy since he just performed in Las Vegas last weekend.
RIP George Carlin...I'm sure you will be missed.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

6.22 | Maino @ Eden's Lounge

This is for all my NY'ers (and NY'ers to be like meeeee lol). Maino is steppin' through Bmore this Sunday (6.22.08) At Eden's Lounge. They are letting the first 92 haters in for free, so come join Konan, Lana, and the KIS Models as they "hustle hard...stack see me...HI HATERS!"
I can't lie...Maino aint really fab, but if you got that hood fab like me, you definitely appreciate this BK cat!

Take the Megabus for $1 from Baltimore to New York I gotta be honest. I didn't believe this when I first heard it, but I actually took it yesterday and YES fab! fans, its LEGIT! I bought my tickets for $2.50. $1 each way with a $.50 service charge. It picks you up at White Marsh Mall or at Metro Center in DC, and drops you directly infront of Penn Station in NY. Its much better than the Chinese bus that drops you in the middle of Chinatown where no one speaks english to tell you where to go. All you have to do is purchase your ticket in advance because prices vary depending on the date you plan on traveling. So basically tickets can range from $2.50- $30.50. You can find some tickets for $5, $8, $12, or $14 depending the day.

The only negative aspect is that the drivers drive slow so it took us about 5 hours to get to NY, and they blast the air conditioning so I felt like I was in the middle of a winter storm. BUT for $2.50, you better bring a blanket, a book, or sleep cause you can't beat this price.

I dunno how much longer they are gonna stay in service, but my suggestion is that you don't ask how and why. Just hop on the bus and enjoy the summer. The government is tryin' to kill us with these gas prices, but the Megabus is tryin' to bring back our spirit!

To check out what other cities Megabus has service, click here to see a news report and click here for the official Megabus website.

Megabus is mega fab!

p.s.- Supposedly there is another bus called the Bolt Bus for $1. I will report back after I take it.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Trife Fab | Carmelo Still Playin' LaLa

So...sources are claiming that Melo keeps creepin' on poor LaLa. Apparently he has a jumpoff in San Francisco that he spends time with everytime he's there. Shame...shame...but forreal LaLa, yall been engaged foreva! When is the man gonna make you his wife? (I'm not excusing his behavior but still...)

(Photo Credit: Bossip)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Baltimore's National Aquarium Kicks of Green Campaign

Starting this Friday (6.20.08), the National Aquarium will kickoff a campaign called "Beyond the Boardwalk"...which will allow you to find out info about how to go green. Is it me or is everyone going green? I think I might (Alex, whats up with the green workshop???)

Random Fab | Baltimore's Anthem!!!

Totally random but what can I say...

Mr. Mean - Wait 2 Long

No comment :)

Video Recap: Ayo and Kentavius Jones Perform at Rams Head

Fabulously submitted by DCFab! Girl

I traveled some 25 minutes outside of the District (gasp! I know) to hear some wonderful up and coming music. Ayo (her name means 'joy' in Yoruba so I felt like we connected lol) is already a popular artist overseas, particularly in France, but has begun letting us Americans know who she really is. Why is America late in getting all the hottest stuff...cell :(

With a soulful voice as well as a spirit that truly shines (and I'm not even trying to be corny, it's true!), she brings a Euro-African synergy to the mic; Ayo is really out of this world. If you don't believe me, check out her hit single, "Down on my Knees" in the video clip below:

Did you notice that when she beats on her guitar it kinda' resembles an African drum? It's kinda hot...and it's the kind of rhythmic mix that makes Ayo refreshing to listen to.

I got a chance to sit down with Ayo before her sound check. In a candid interview, Ayo lets us know what makes her music so special and what inspires her to write the music that she does. We even got interrupted by an (not fab...but funny).
Watch now:

I'm excited to see Ayo perform again this Friday at the 9:30 Club (815 V Street NW). If you missed her in Nap Town, check her out there! :)

...and I can't forget Kentavius Jones who opened for Ms. Ayo! KJ, as he's affectionately called, has the most charming personality that shines on stage as well as off. He chatted it up with patrons before and after his set, telling stories of his childhood and making jokes (some were funny lol). My friend sitting next to me said he reminded her of a soulful John Mayer and I couldn't agree more.

Watch him perform one of my favorites "Floor":

I'm luvin the instrumentation at the end.

Stay fab y'all :)

p.s. Shout out to Kayenecha of Gypsy Soul for hooking a soror up!

Congratulations to the BOSTON CELTICS!!!

Just wanted to take a brieft moment to congratulate the city of Boston on a tremendous win over the Lakers last night. Yall embarrassed yes...enjoy this moment Boston. Prove to the world that yall dont just have the best baked beans...yall are NBA CHAMPIONS!!!

Check out my girl, BostonFab! for the scoop on the city's celebrations.

p.s.- Aiyyo...Rondo, call me boo :)

p.s.s.- KG, you were acting hood during your interview afta...I know you were excited but still...

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

6.19 | Cover Girl Sponsors Free Business Conference for Women

This Thursday (6.19.08), come join Chilli of TLC, Caryn Ward from the CW's series "The Game", and celebrity bloggist, Necole Bitchie as they present...The Female Success Factor: A Free Creative & Business Conference for Women. This event will be held at Favley Hall in Brown Center at the Maryland Institute College of the Arts (1300 Mount Royal Ave.) from 6pm -9pm. This panel discussion is sponsored by Rolling Out & Cover Girl. To RSVP: email, or click here

6.19 | The Wiz Comes to Baltimore!

The Flywire, LaKeisha McClendon and Unified Voices presents "THE WIZ" starting this Thursday (6.19.08) through Sunday (6.22.08). This event will be held at Johns Hopkins Turner Auditorium (720 Rutland Avenue) on the campus of Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Quineice Clarkson will star as Dorothy, and she is accompanied by a talented cast. There will be 5 shows throughout the weekend:

Thurs, June 19th at 7 pm
Friday, June 20th at 7pm
Saturday, June 21st at 2pm
Saturday, June 21st at 7 pm
Sunday, June 22nd at 5 pm

Tickets are only $10 and are going towards an excellent cause. Unified Voices has agreed to contribute 50% of all proceeds to Shaneera Lawson-Smith, a Flywire member who is currently battling cancer, so definitely come out and support. For more information on Shaneera and/or show info, click here or email

p.s.-"come on and ease on down, ease on down the road..."

Monday, June 16, 2008

Ayo and Kentavius Jones at Rams Head

Tuesday night great music is coming to Rams Head Tavern (33 West St, Annapolis). Ayo (her name means 'joy' in Yoruba), an established artist abroad is coming to this side of the pond to share her sound. If you love up and coming music, check out Ayo

Of German and Nigerian descent, her sound is incredibly unique...kind of a mix of soul, indie, rock...I don't know, just click on the link and find out for yourself! :)

Opening for her is MD native (and cutie), Kentavius Jones. With a style all his own (soul rock/indie/R&B), his biggest influences are a mix of Motown, B.B. King and Kanye -- and you can definitely feel each of them in his music, especially with his song "Floor". (Luv that!)

The show starts at 7 PM and tickets are $17.50...get them here! :)

Spotted | Jada Pinkett-Smith's Kids Looking A Mess

Though they weren't spotted in Bmore, you know I gotta keep you up to date on Bmore's homegirl, Jada.

Well...for Father's Day, the family decided to attend the Kit Kittredge: An American Girl in Hollywood. Please explain to me why Jada and Will have their kids looking totally unfab. None of them are looking cute.

p.s. The little girl just looks a mess. Enuff said. For the younger son, the hair was cute in The Pursuit of Happyness, but you're getting older so cut it. Please don't be like your older brother and twist it. He looks like he shoulda been part of the group 3T. (Remember them? OK I'm done...)

I still luv yall though...just make sure to have a talk with the kids next time about their appearance in public. Just remind them that only about 1 billion people will take notice :)

Happy 37th Birthday to Tupac Shakur

Today would have marked the 37th birthday of the late great Tupac. Though I am personally a Biggie fan, we at The Fab Empire don't discriminate so here's a special shout-out to all the Pac fans...

Happy BDAY Pac...."you are appreciated"

I'm listening to Jon B. & Tupac's "Are you Still Down"....(side note) where is Jon B????

Recap: "Jamaican Me Crazy" Fridays at Bay Cafe

Fabulously submitted by
Bmore Fab! Correspondent

Every now and then, I don't feel like getting all glammed up for a night out. Sometimes, it's nice to just chill. So this weekend I was in search of a place where I could go and have a great time in my flip flops but still listen to great music with a good drink in my hand.

A friend told me about Bay Cafe (2809 Boston St) on Fridays so being the great Bmore Fab! correspondent I am, I headed over there to see what it had to offer.

There was a $5 cover charge to get in, which isn't bad considering some places can cost up to $20 on a Friday night. With a dine-in restaurant accompanying a tiki bar, dance floor and tables outside, it of made it feel like I was somewhere other than Baltimore. There was a band that played reggae but there was also a DJ who played some of my favorite songs.

Bay Cafe has a great island feel (at least on Friday nights). They also have happy hour from 4-8 on Fridays, which is marvelous for those of us on budgets :) I would definitely suggest going here again for a chill night out on Baltimore's harbor!

Pic Recap: Summer Jam 2 | Jordin Sparks | Ne-Yo| Alicia Keys

In case you missed Baltimore's Summer Jam II here are some pics. Don't worry not all of the pics are grainy...

(Photo: Jordin Sparks)

(Photo: Yup, that's Ne-Yo)

(Photo: Ms. Keys!!)

Photo credits: Joi Coleman

Stay fab! :)

Saturday, June 14, 2008

6.14 | NFL Invasion @ Xanadu

Calling all groupies & football fans....
Tonight (6.14.08), Konan, Lana Rae, The KIS Models, and Jason Murphy of the Tennessee Titans host...NFL Invasion @ Xanadu (10 S. Calvert St). This is the afterparty for Jason Murphy's Holding the Line Community Football Camp, and they are claiming to bring 30+ NFL players to the spot (the groupies are screaming right now I'm sure...)
But in all seriousness, this event is for a good cause since a portion of the profits will be donated to the Holding The Line Charity Foundation.
Sounds pretty fab to me, so stop thru!

6.14 | DJ P-Drama's Birthday Bash @ The Den

So one of my favorite DJ P-Drama (QB standdd uppp!!) is celebrating his birthday tonight (6.14.08) at The Den (3327 St. Paul St). And check this...the name of the party is "Hi Haterz" (you see is killin it in BK right now).

Ladies, you already know you must look fly and fellas, throw your collared shirt on. This event is 21+ so the kiddies MUST stay home.

You might see TheFab in the building so definitely come thru and celebrate with one of Bmore's finest!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Mini Recap | NBA Finals Game 4 at Champs Bar & Grill

Fabulously submitted by DCFab! Girl

It is me and my best friend's favorite place to chill and not be seen. That's right...NOT be seen. Champ's Sports Bar and Grill (6600 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville) is not your average hole-in-the-wall but a hole it is nonetheless.

If you like to chill with the locals sometimes go to Champ's, which is right beside the Toys R Us and the Panera Bread. I luv this place! The bartenders are mad friendly (it's so weird...they always have on wife that the dress code?) and the people are even friendlier.

Last night, we headed here and ordered our favs, the Call a Cabs. No, they're not like the ones in Miami but they're even better! :)

The Lakers lost last night...I'm kind of indifferent...but does anyone else think that Lamar Odom looks like Tommy from Martin?!?

Let a sista' know! :)

p.s. On Thursday night's a DJ gets it poppin' in Champs. He played all my favorites last night!!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

2nd Fridays at Timothy Deans

Our good friends Kian and Floyd are doing it again this Friday at Timothy Deans Lounge (1717 Eastern Ave), the new restaurant turned lounge.

Come here to listen to DJ Infame on the 1s and 2s and my people, you won't have to pre-game because there's drink specials all night long! :)

To view a recap of their last party at TD's, click here!!!!

Club Fab: Horsemen's Shorty Got...

If you've been a club hopper since birth like I was then you've probably heard of the Horsemen. I discovered them at the Dox and Hammerjacks...anyway they sent me this video so I'm putting it up. Much love to the Horsemen (Frankie Baby, Nigga Say What)...

I don't know if it's fab's Bmore! :)

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Recap | Jazzy Summer Nights featuring Bilal

Fabulously submitted by Ashlee
BmoreFab! Correspondent

By the time we got to Jazzy Summer Nights, Bilal was just making it on stage so I have no idea who performed before or after him. But Hopkins Plaza was full of people with lawn chairs and open containers. It seemed like one big, Baltimore cookout with somebody knowing somebody who knew someone else. 

It was little too hot outside for me, but if outdoor concerts are your sort of thing, I definitely suggest you check it out...especially since it's free. Girls couldn't wait to pull out their summer dresses and shorts and the men didn't mind! They also had vendors selling merchandise so you might be able to do a little shopping while you're there. My only suggestion is that they have some kind of security check point...I was a little worried :)

Anyway, Jazzy Summer Nights are the first Thursday of every month in Hopkins Plaza (near Baltimore and Charles Streets...I'm sure you will see people walking in that direction). 

For more information, click here. Aight yall...remember to stay fab!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Thursday, June 5, 2008

6.7 | Baltimore NPHC Greek Picnic

So you know this is greek picnic season. DC Greek last of course its Bmore's turn. Come join the Bmore Greek community this Saturday (6.7.08) from 2p-8p at the Woodlawn Memorial Park (1936 Woodlawn Dr.). Come out for games, food, strolling, and all that other stuff us Greeks do when we get together.
So I'm calling all my sorors & bruhs to the park...but I'm requesting that the Sigmas bring the Blue juice (not for me tho of course lol)

6.5 | Ray Lewis Summer Days Kickoff Party

This Thursday (6.5.08), Ray Lewis Foundation in association with E.O. Entertainment Present Ray's Summer Days Weekend Kickoff Party @ Havana Club (600 Water St. above the Ruth Chris). Doors open at 10pm and our fav Quick Quick aka DJ Quicksilva will be on the 1's and 2's. This is a Ray Lewis Party so attire is celeb status.

Dunno what celeb status is? Lemme explain: if you look in your closet, pick out an outfit, and have to wonder if its ok, its probably NOT. Now if you look in your closet and your outfit screams "I'm gonna turn heads," then that might be the one....or you're a groupie. Either way, make sure your outfit is fly.

Alright yall...come kick off the summer right!

Bow Wow @ Rams Head Live!

Verizon VIP Tours Present...Lil Bow Wow (sorry...he was lil' when he came out. You can't just decide to change your name cuz your voiced changed).
But yes, Bow Wow will be in concert on Tuesday (7.29.08) at Rams Head Live! (20 Market Place) at 7pm. Tickets go on sale this Saturday (6.7.08) at 10am so if you're one of Bow Wow's groupies (shout-out to my BFF Tracy lol), then you may wanna be in line early.

Apparently he is on his H.I.M. tour. Did anyone know he was on tour? Check out ATLFab! to see what else Bow Wow is up to and click here for ticket info.

And....don't forget where you heard it first! (TFE of course!!!)

Jill Scott Presale Tickets!!

Jilly from Philly is back promoting her third album, "The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol.3". I'm in luv with this album...simply because of the song Crown Royal. (Side note: I tried to get bold and order that last Saturday at the club...big was a waste of money. The song sounds good but the drink is NASTY!)

Joining her on tour is The Roots, DC's own Chuck Brown and another one of my international fav's Estelle. The show will be at Merriweather Post Pavilion on August 2.

Get your presale tickets today from 10 AM - 11:59 PM. The Password is realthing. Click here to get em!

You're welcome :)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

6.5 | Bilal Performs Live in Baltimore!

VMG Inc & Hennessey presents "Jazzy Summer Nights" @ Hopkins Plaza (2 Hopkins Place) this Thursday (6.5.08) from 6-10pm. Philly's own Bilal will be performing live and for FREE...yes absolutely FREE!!!
So come out and enjoy some neo-soul without breakin' yo pockets :)

6.5 | 1st Thursdays @ PUR

How come all the promoters do 1st something? How about 2nd or 3rd? Can the middle of the month get some love too? Its always about the first and the last...(ok, ok, I know I'm being extra lol)
Anyhoo, remember when BmoreFab! Correspondent Ashlee told yall about Posh Thursdays @ PUR? If not, click here.
Well they have decided to make 1st Thursdays the new weekend jumpoff because starting tomorrow (6.5.08), there will be a free jazz happy hour from 6-9pm with a complimentary buffet at PUR (2232 Boston St.). Then stay to party till 2am with your hosts, Floyd & Kian.
Bmore, I'm luvin' it...though my music is hood, every now and then, some jazz mellows me out so I'm feelin' this...

6.4 | First Wednesdays @ Robert Oliver

So remember last month I was so hype about First Wednesdays at Robert Oliver? If you dont and/or you're lost (lol), click here to re-jog your memory.'s the first Wednesday(6.4.08) in June so they're back! Sean Breeze Group (SBG) alongside Floyd & Kian of The Socialites presents..."The Style Chronicles" @ Robert Oliver (1225 Cathedral St.). Come early to enjoy Happy Hour from 6pm - 9pm with $5 Patron shots, $4 Glasses of Wine, discounted food menu full of Robert Oliver seafood specialties, and much more!!!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Recap: Making the Band 4 Concert at Pier Six

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My sister surprised me with tickets to the Making the Band 4 Tour, which started off pretty rocky due to the fact that some shows were cancelled due to lack of ticket sales. I was a little worried they would cancel Baltimore but I'm glad they didn't...

(Photo: Too many empty seats in Pier Six where the concert was held)

The concert was scheduled to start at 7 PM but the first act, Cheri Dennis (she don't ever get no shine...I think I'm her only fan...ever since she made that song "So Complete") didn't go on until 7:45 PM because apparently nobody was in the audience. We didn't stroll in until around 8 PM where everybody was boppin' in their seats. No one got up for Cheri until she performed her hit single, "I Love You". The couple behind me had the nerrrrrrve to ask me could I sit down because they couldn't No, stand up. Thanks.

(Photo: Konan and Kelson "The Boy Next Door" from 92Q hosted)

(Photo: Cheri Dennis singing her little heart out)

After a brief intermission, I say brief because the concert was quite cheap. There was no set changes, no real DJ (push button DJ for sure), no budget anyway after a brief intermission Donnie comes out to tons of screaming fans.

(Photo: Donnie singing songs that we don't know)

I'm sorry Donnie but I'm not a fan. I'm not of fan of you and all that make up you had caked on and I'm not a fan of your background dancers and their too tight of them had a muffin top...and I'm definitely not a fan of you telling us to sing along knowing that you haven't dropped any singles! Stop it Donnie. Stop it.

After another too brief intermission, my boys came out: Day 26!!!! Yes, I was a fan before but after Donnie's boring performance Day 26 revived the stage. They came out looking sharp (as a tac) in those three piece suits that they wore on their album cover...Mike looks like he gained weight and I want Brian to take those cornrows out so bad but other than that, you know Q and Will were bringing the sexy. Robert you gets no love ever since those pics surfaced on Facebook when you proposed to your girl Junebug. Boo on you.

(Photo: Day 26 singing my favorite song, Co-Star)

(Photo: Brian and Robert of Day 26 looking for their number one fan)

The one thing Day 26 shouldn't have done was taken off those nice suits to put on what they thought was's clear that their stylist was either sleep or nonexistent. After the suits, they all came out lookin' like they got their outfits from Security. Will had on this leather vest (ew) and Q had the nerve to have on the shiniest patent leather jacket...he nearly blinded me. Diddy, come get your boys!

(Photo: Q humpin' around before his gawd awful costume change)

Then my girls came out...two claps for Danity Kane! Their album is named "Welcome to the Dollhouse" and DK didn't hold back with continuing the theme...they came out in black and white baby doll dresses. My sister liked them...I didn't care for them that much.

(Photo: Dawn showing her goodies)

(Photo: DK performing their opening song "Bad Girl")

Danity Kane performed their new and old hit, including my favorites like Show Stopper, Damaged, Pretty Boy and Right Now. The girls have come a long way and really looked like seasoned professionals as far as their performance goes. The crowd interaction was great; they sounded great (although some songs were obviously being lip synched) and almost looked great.

Let me tell you about Aubrey's hair...she was definitely Auberella that looked like hot trash...with blond weave on top of more blond weave. Aundrea had too much weave in her hair too...she looked like a little bobble head doll.

(Photo: Aubrey and her horrible weave)

(Photo: Aundrea, the bobble head)

(Photo: Dawn sounded and performed the best...too bad by the end of the show her weave looked old, tangled and didn't seem to cooperate with the rest of her natural hair. Diddy, we need a stylist!!!)

(Photo: And why hasn't Diddy told "D Woods" that this isn't the look for her...for anybody really)

(Photo: Surprisingly, Shannon looked the best...and her hair stayed on point for the entire set)

The show ended by 9:30, which is pretty early considering it didn't start until 7:45 and there were how many acts? Oh was good while it lasted. Afterwards, we went to get some grub at one of my fav restaurants Houlihans...we left the Hans and Day 26 and Danity Kane (and I'm sure Donnie and Cheri) were still at Pier Six greeting and taking pictures with fans...I know because we heard the screams while leaving the restaurant.

Day 26 partied at Club One recap here.