Fresh off of a recent visit to South Africa, fellow ATLien Ciara flew into town yesterday to show Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed some love for his birthday…
During the Mayor Reed’s birthday celebration at Piedmont Park yesterday, CiCi took the mic and gave our mayor a Marilyn Monroe style acapella rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Happy Birthday” song.
Check it out below: Continue Reading…
Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, 41, was in town recently dining at Atlanta’s popular Busy Bee soul food restaurant with Mayor Kasim Reed and Young Jeezy.
Word on the curb is that Atlanta may be on the list of cities being considered by Jay Z for his franchise 40/40 sports bars, so he took a moment to meet with Mayor Kasim Reed to discuss the venture.
According to AJC’s The Buzz, The website for Jay’s New York-based 40/40 Club lists Atlanta, as well as Chicago, Dallas & Las Vegas as potential expansion sites.
“Delaware North Companies, a global leader in hospitality and food service, has entered into an agreement with Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club that will bring the exclusive sports bar concept to select airports across the United States.”
The concept would “give travelers access to the elite, modern sports bar to watch the game of their choice in an opulent lounge setting, all without leaving the airport,” it reads.
Atlanta is a definitely a hot spot. I wonder why he didn’t think of this sooner…
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The Collective Renaissance Guild (CRG) in partnership with Ford Motor Company and Perennial Entertainment and Sports celebrated the 2010 Winter Ball: Phoenix Rising in honor of Grammy award-winning artist Toni Braxton and global humanitarian Martin Luther King III on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at the Delta Heritage Museum.
CRG presented their Phoenix Award to Toni Braxton for her hard work and community service with Autism Speaks and the American Heart Association. Martin Luther King III was honored for his global humanitarian efforts and work as President of the King Center. Both honorees were also recognized for their resilience and ability to thrive in challenging times.
Guests enjoyed artistic performances by Buenos Aires Tango Academy of Atlanta, complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres sponsored by Belvedere Intense, music by super producer Bryan-Michael Cox and DJ E-Class and a keynote address from Chaka Zulu, CEO of DTP Records.
Others spotted at the swanky danky annual event included “housewives” of Atlanta, Sheree’ Whitfield and Cynthia Bailey (joined by her hubby Peter Thomas), Mayor Kasim Reed, Ryan Glover, producer DrummaBoy, Andrea Kelly (Celebrity Choreographer & ex-wife of R-uh), Dionne Farris (Singer / Songwriter) and more.
Photos from CRG’s Winter Ball extravaganza + video of Toni Braxton’s acceptance speech below: Continue Reading…
Clifford “T.I.” Harris is featured on the latest edition of BET’s Food For Thought, where he was grilled by Stephen A. Smith, Angie Martinez, Harry Allen and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.
The interviews were conducted prior to Tip’s recent battles with the law, but he still manages to give you a bit of insight during the interview as to why he feels the prison system just isn’t for him.
“To be candid with you, I learned, man, prison ain’t for gangsters, prison is for losers,” he told Smith. “Gangsters find ways to avoid prison. Gangsters find ways to exit the game and legitimize their businesses and learn how to turn their strengths into enterprises.”
“If you look around in a prison, at least myself, I saw thieves, I saw burglars, I saw crackheads, I saw, you know, the same people that I would walk around on the street, and you would never associate with these people out of respect for yourself,” he added. “Ok, so if you’re on the street and you’re looking at these people and you are above their standards, how do you and them end up in the same place, one bed next to each other? I got to be better than that.”
In case you missed it, check out BET’s Food For Thought: Conversations with T.I. below: Continue Reading…
Yesterday the halls of Atlanta’s City Hall was ablaze with fashionable celebs as Mayor Kasim Reed kicked off ‘Fashion’s Night Out’ in Atlanta with a press conference.
Politics and fashion collided as DTP/CEO Chaka Zulu, Singer/Songwriter Jonelle Monae, designer Mychael Knight, Saks Fifth Ave PR manager Michele New and many more joined Mayor Reed for the special announcement.
More photos + video of the press conference: Continue Reading…
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed was spotted backstage at Chastain Park Friday evening along with Atlanta’s director of cultural affairs Camille Love, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, and Chris Tucker.
The park was host to the Frankie Beverly & Maze concert, an annual event of sorts that draws thousands. Babyface performed many of his romantic hits including, “Every Time I Close My Eyes,””When Can I See You” and “Whip Appeal… and his brother Kevon Edmond’s group After 7 also hit the stage.
Photos via AJC