Showing posts from May, 2012

'The Avengers' in sprint toward $1 billion mark

LOS ANGELES - "The Avengers" is taking a page out of Superman's comic book -- flying faster than a speeding bullet to the billion-dollar mark at the box office.

The superhero blockbuster took in $103.2 million to lead for a second-straight weekend, raising its domestic total to $373.2 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

With $95.4 million more overseas, "The Avengers" lifted its international receipts to $628.9 million and a worldwide haul of just over $1 billion, only 19 days after it began rolling out in some markets.

"The Avengers" easily fended off Johnny Depp and Tim Burton's vampire romp "Dark Shadows," which had a so-so domestic start of $28.8 million to finish a distant No. 2.

That's far below such past Depp-Burton collaborations as "Alice in Wonderland," which opened with $116.1 million, and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," which debuted with $56.2 million.

Kevin L hits the stage Mother's Day Weekend In Atlanta, GA

 ATLANTA, GA~ With a message of love, the   inspirational music of Kevin L "THE EMPEROR of RHYTHM & PRAISE" and brother to famed acoustic Jazz and inspirational singer Sheila Raye; daughter of legendary Ray Charles, will be holding it down in the ATL on Saturday and Sunday, March 12 & 13th during the THE ORIGINAL SWEET AUBURN SPRINGFEST 2012 which will be Celebrating it's 28 Year of historical festival and community givings.

Join Kevin as he hits the Calhoun stage located at Aurburn Avenue & Piedmont Avenue, Mother's Day In Atlanta, Georgia; Saturday MAY 12th @ 12:45 PM & Sunday May 13th @2:00PM for what will be his 1st ever performance at Atlanta's "ORIGINAL SWEET AUBURN SPRINGFEST "
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Oprah, India Arie and Sheila Raye Charles to Celebrate Andrew Young’s Birthday in Atlanta, GA - May 20th

Atlanta, GA: Oprah Winfrey, Grammy Award-winning artists India.Arie; daughters of legendary musical icons Ray Charles and Nina Simone, Sheila Raye Charles and Simone, respectively; Dallas Austin; Edwin Moses; Laura Turner Seydel and a host of other celebrities to sing happy birthday to the Honorable Andrew Young

The statesman, businessman and humanitarian is turning 80 years old and supporters and friends of the former U.S. Ambassador are coming together in Atlanta on May 20, to celebrate his extraordinary life of service with celebrity performances and messages from those he’s inspired.

Hosted by the Andrew Young Foundation, which supports and promotes education, health, leadership and human rights in the United States, Africa and the Caribbean, this will be a celebration of the life and legacy of one of the civic leaders of the world.

Comic Jonathan Slocum, and actress, dancer, writer and producer, Jasmine Guy will serve as the evening’s master and mistress of ceremoni…

Claudette King/Bobby Rush to Kick Off The 1st Peach State Blues Festival In Madison, GA.

Main Street Madison Georgia will kick off the summer with the first Peach State Blues Festival in Madison, Georgia, on Saturday, June 2, 2012, from noon to 10:00 pm. The celebrated, legendary Blues singer Bobby Rush will be the festival's headliner. Blues singers Claudette King (daughter of legendary B.B. King), Willie Hill, Bobbye (Doll) Johnson, Cantwise and Freedom, Cruisers, Lady D and the Set it Off Band will also perform. The event will be hosted by Comedian Ms.Woo and will be held at Town Park.

In a recent interview, right off a tour from Japan, Rush says he's excited about bringing the blues to Madison, Georgia. "We're going to do what we do best and that's sang blues, play blues and entertain and be happy. I am that I am, " he says. Performing since he was a teenager, Rush has 56 years under his belt. He has toured the world for the last 49 years and despite him almost hitting 80-years-old, he shows no sign of slowing down. "I don&…

Sheila Raye - Breaking her own musical boundaries

Sheila Raye - Breaking her own musical boundaries with Central Minnesota Teen Challenge and beyond. Brainerd, MN - “I am grateful for all that he has given me and the empowerment he has shown to sing my music,” said Sheila Raye Charles, daughter of legendary musician Ray Charles, during her visit to the Brainerd lakes area Thursday.
But she wasn’t referring to her biological father who broke musical barriers.
Instead, Charles thanked her heavenly Father for her musical inclinations and so much more, making her visit to sing with Central Minnesota Teen Challenge at their banquet Thursday night at Cragun’s Lodge and with Pastor Ron Keyson at Brainerd Nazarene Church on Sunday more powerful than could be imagined.

Charles, born the seventh of her father’s 12 children, takes special pride in performing with Teen Challenge programs across the United States. Battling an addiction to crack cocaine for 20 years herself, resulting in the loss of custody of all five of her children, C…