Diva Time Community Steppers Jamboree at Elliston, 2/2/13

Dance, entertainment, events, Majorettes, Memphis, music

This Saturday I went to my first majorette jamboree of the new year, the Diva Time Community Steppers Memphis Sound Showcase at the Elliston Baptist Academy gym. Although the place was crowded and there were some examples of great dancing, jamborees in Memphis have become little more than dance contests, with the various groups doing their routines to hit songs on compact discs rather than the traditional drum cadences. Only Crump Elementary from Hickory Hill did their routine with drummers.

Breakfast at City East Bagel, Memphis

Breakfast, Food, Memphis, Restaurants

Saturday morning I decided to try City Bagel in East Memphis for breakfast, and I’m glad I did. This small restaurant specializes in bagels, but has a full breakfast menu. I tried a bacon and mushroom omelet which was amazingly-good, as was the toast made from the freshly-baked bread. Prices are reasonable, but the place fills up quickly. They are open every day from 7AM-2PM, and are located in East Memphis on Poplar at Kirby.

The Hard Hitters featuring Cameron Bethany and Brittany Shelby Live at Onix, Memphis

Bands, Drummers, Drums, entertainment, events, Funk, jazz, Memphis, music, Night Clubs, Restaurants, soul

Despite the nasty,wet weather, Thursday night I headed down to the Onix Restaurant in the South Main Arts District to check out my man Mike Mosby’s band the Hard Hitters. The band features two vocalists, Cameron Bethany (@ShoobyDoowah) and Brittany Shelby, and was playing to a packed house, which is no small accomplishment during a rainstorm.

Blac Youngsta-Drug Dealer-Official Video

Block Parties, entertainment, events, Hip Hop, Memphis, music, rap, videos

I was at the South Memphis Block Party on McMillan Street last summer when Blac Youngsta shot this music video, but today is the first day I had seen the completed and finished product. You can like Blac Youngsta on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/BLAC-YOUNGSTA/170270336121