Writer, singer and producer Jon Bibbs released his newest album “Ode to the Old Flames” on Tuesday. His current single is “Follow My Heart” featuring DC’s own Alison Carney.
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Good Morning Folks! TGIF.
I have a fun-filled weekend composed of arts, culture and good people! This evening, the Honey and I will be attending the Fela! Opening Night performance. I know this is my third time seeing it, but I truly enjoy this play. I want to see if Fela! can loosen up the D.C. crowd. Not to give anything away, but this play involves crowd participation! I also will be checking out the play “Trouble in Mind” at Arena Stage. Lastly, I will be celebrating my Honey’s sister’s birthday and celebrating a friends departure to work in Ethiopia for a year. And I am hoping to catch the Mayweather vs. Ortiz fight. Yes, ThatKellieGirl is a boxing fan!
I grew up watching boxing matches because my Dad was a big boxing fan. Our house was the designated place for family and friends to watch boxing matches. At that time, everyone didn’t have “premium” cable channels so our house was the spot. So I grew up watching Larry Holmes, Marvin “Marvelous” Hagler, Tommy Hearns, Micheal Spinks, Leon Spinks and eventually my favorite, Mike Tyson. We were having fight parties before they were called “fight parties.” They were cherished events for my older sister and me because we were able to stay up past our bedtime. And my sister and I relished in the anticipation of waiting and watching our Uncle Junior fall asleep in his designated chair. This never failed! I actually can remember watching Buster Douglas knock out Mike Tyson. My heart sank watching this fight. I didn’t realize at that time it was the beginning of Tyson’s end.
Watching boxing actually inspired me to join the boxing club in college (at my father’s dismay). The coach said I would be good boxer because I had long arms for good reach. So I worked out and trained. That club whipped me into the best shape ever. However, after taking my first punch, my career was over! *I know ya’ll would have loved to have seen that!*
So I have a long history with boxing. I don’t keep up with the sport anymore, but I am always ready TO WATCH a good boxing match.
Here are some other great events…
The DC Short Films Festival closes out this weekend. On Friday (9/16), Lupe Fiasco and friends will be at the Merriweather Post Pavillion. Rahsaan Patterson will be at the Birchmere (9/17) and Rams Head (9/18). On Saturday (9/17), Kem will be at the Pier Six Pavillion.
And the Filmore Silver Spring is debuting with a strong line-up. They kicked off Thursday with Mary J. Blige. For the weekend, John Legend is performing on Saturday (9/17) and Black Star on Sunday (9/17).
Have a great weekend!
Peace and Blessings, ThatKellieGirl
Happy Hump Day Everyone!
ThatKellieGirl is back. I was on a mini-vacation celebrating my birthday. As my honey said, we’ve been celebrating for two weeks. Can we get back to normal now? Anyone who knows me knows that celebrating my birthday is a part of my religion. Now don’t get me wrong, I cherish every day. However, there is something about taking the time to honor and celebrate the day you were born. So what better way than to celebrate my born-day than at the Sade concert in Baltimore.
John Legend is bringing his politics to the forefront of his music. And might I say, this is some of the ”sexiest” political singing I have ever heard. It’s preachy, but it’s smooth going down. I guess that is what you have to do to get some people’s attention (and sell records). I commend John Legend for at least getting people to think about social and political issues. The next step is to get listeners involved.
Look for their live streaming performance “Unstaged: An Original Series from American Express” on September 23rd. It will be directed by Spike Lee.
The Strong Songs:
“Compared to What”- One word, “FUNKY”
“Our Generation”–Loving the cameo from CL Smooth!
“Little Ghetto Boy”– Loving Black Thought– the voice, the strong lyrics what more can you ask for
“Humanity (The Way Love Should Be)” – Love the reggae groove
“Wholy Holy”– The sexist politically conscious songs I ever heard, but what would you expect from a Marvin Gaye rendition
“Shine”– A lifting, gospel song
The album will be released on September 21st! Check it out.