Showing posts from March, 2016

Prince Books Atlanta

The forecast is calling for some purple rain to be hitting Atlanta soon.

Prince Rogers Nelson, AKA Prince, is bringing his Piano & A Microphone tour. Prince just added two intimate gigs to his tour at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta April 7th

“The repertoire will be culled from Prince’s vast 39- album catalogue and each performance will have a unique set-list that evolves in real time, song-to-song,” it said. “Fans should expect to witness special interpretations of well-known hits alongside rarely performed B-sides and new, never-before-heard material.”

In addition to songs from albums including 1999, Purple Rain, and Sign o’ the Times, the set-lists from his previous Piano & A Microphone shows have also featured covers by Joni Mitchell, Paul Robeson and Ray Charles; songs Prince has written for other acts including The Time, Sheila E. and Vanity 6; and a Thelonious Monk-style version of the theme to Batman.
Every ticket purchased to the concert includes a CD copy of Prince’s new alb…

Coca-Cola Giant Soda Bottles to Feature Song Lyrics as Part of 'Share a Coke' Campaign

The Coca-Cola Company “Share A Coke” campaign is back!  But a little different and....   It’s all about music!The lyrics of more than 70songswill be supported by music-themed TV spots, social media and a summer-long experiential tour that begins with an event at this weekend's Final Four. The campaign will cover Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero and Coca-Cola Life, furthering the marketer's new "one-brand" strategy that unites multiple varieties together in the same marketing. This year, "we really thought it was time to do something more, something different and something potentially better," said Racquel Harris Mason, Coca-Cola North America's VP for Coca-Cola and Coke Zero. The new program is also a lot more complex than the original "Share a Coke."  The marketer, for instance, had to secure the licensing rights for dozens of lyrics. "It was a very big undertaking." "And we found incredibly collaborative partners in the music ind…

CMA Announces 2016 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees

The Country Music Association announced three newly elected inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Charlie Daniels will be inducted in the Veteran’s Era category. Fred Foster will be inducted in the Non-Performer category. Randy Travis will be the 2016 inductee in the Modern Era category.

These artists will be inducted during a special Medallion Ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in the CMA Theater later this year.  During the Medallion Ceremony, friends and colleagues pay tribute to each inductee through words and song. Bronze plaques honoring each inductee are unveiled, to be displayed later in the museum’s Rotunda.

Meet the class of 2016!  Charlie Daniels, Fred Foster, and Randy Travis

Roscoe's Chicken 'N Waffles files for bankruptcy

The parent company for Roscoe's Chicken 'N Waffles has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The company owes about $1.6 million from a jury verdict and $1.5 million in attorneys' fees to a former employee who sued for discrimination and wrongful-termination in 2013, according to the newspaper.

The bankruptcy filing doesn't necessarily mean the restaurants will be closing however.
Companies often file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in order to restructure their debts.
There are currently seven Roscoe's Chicken 'N Waffles locations; six in Los Angeles County and one in Orange County.

The original Roscoe's opened in 1975 in Long Beach.

President Obama's visit to a Roscoe's in 2011

Fishburne & Larenz Tate Team For ‘Policy Kings’ Audio Drama

Laurence Fishburne’sCinema Gypsy Productions andLarenz Tate’sTateMen Entertainment are partnering to produce “Policy Kings,” the first scripted audio series from digital audio ad sales company Audio HQ.  The actors are hoping to build on the success of audio dramas such as “Serial.” Policy Kings is a 10-episode audio drama that was created by TateMen Entertainment and written by a “A History of Violence” scribe Josh Olson. The series, which will launch in the fall, chronicles the lives of the players in Chicago’s illegal lottery system of the 1940s, which was played mostly in poor black neighborhoods, and was eventually taken over by the mafia.
Fishburne’s Cinema Gypsy is currently producing ABC’s hit comedy series “black-ish,” as well as the upcoming six-hour Nelson Mandela miniseries “Madiba,” for BET Networks.  TateMen Entertainment most recently produced the indie “Beta Test,” alongside Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Productions. Meanwhile, in an interviewwith Collider, Fishburne chatted …

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Film Earns Estimated $424.1 Million Million During Opening Weekend

The stakes were high for the Warner Bros. superhero showdown, which cost $250 million to make and some $150 million to market. But the studio's bid to kick start a DC Comics universe to rival Marvel's empire fought against skepticism over Ben Affleck's casting as Batman and a barrage of bad reviews earlier in the week.Audiences gave the film a mediocre B CinemaScore, which suggested some moviegoers agreed with critics. But the allure of seeing two of the most iconic superheroes battle was enough to set a new record for the best