RISING R&B ARTIST RELEASES LATEST SINGLE AT A RELEASE PARTY THIS SUNDAY
(Louisville, KY) Louisville native singer/songwriter Junior “Junior J” Jackson invites you to his I’m Selfish, A Day with Junior J on Sunday, November 3rd at the Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Avenue. The party is from 5:00 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Junior J’s single release party featuring TEO will be hosted by Louisville natives Black and Smoke E. Digglera. The two R&B stars are members of Playa formed in the Derby City and now they are the two newest members of Dru Hill.
DJ Lifesaver will control the vibe throughout the evening with R & B and Soul music fans in mind.
Junior J says “This is a surreal moment for me. It’s been a long time coming and now I have an opportunity to share my music with the world thanks to J Rock Entertainment. I’m honored and grateful for the support of my city that’s why I wanted them to get a sneak preview of what’s ahead. To have Smoke E. Digglera and Black host this event is monumental. To have these two talented artists support me is a big deal and when I get the opportunity to return the favor to an up and coming artist, I will do the same.”
After Junior J’s party he begins to prepare for Saturday, November 9th at the KFC Yum! Center where he will open for the Louisville Soul Music Festival featuring Keith Sweat, Anthony Hamilton, Joe and Angie Stone.
On September 25th at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage they hosted An Extraordinary Evening with Dr. Lonnie Bunch.
Dr. Bunch is the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institute. That consists of 19 museums, nine research centers and the National Zoo. He was previously the founding director of the National Museum of African American History.
The Heritage Center is located a 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Boulevard in Louisville, Ky.
Twenty-twenty is shaping up to be a big year for entertainment coming to the Bluegrass. Comedian/actor Chris Tucker announces his return to Louisville. The Rush Hour and Friday star has attended the Kentucky Derby and other events while in Louisville. He even took the stage to sing with the late Teena Marie at the Grand Gala, a Kentucky Derby Event but this time he will take the stage to do stand up. Save the date of Friday, March 6th at the Louisville Palace.
Tickets are already on sale and they start at $39.50. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m. Fans will not be allowed to take photos and/or record portions of the show. Tucker and his team just want you to sit back and just take in the comedy experience.
Courtesy: Snoop Dogg promotional photo for I Wanna Thank Me Tour
Special Announcement by Sherlene Shanklin, WHAS11, ABC Affiliate Louisville
When you get a song stuck in your head and you begin to sing it, everyone around you tends to hum it too. I started singing Snoop’s song and everyone wanted to know why I was humming his song. You didn’t hear? He’s coming to Louisville. The “I Wanna Thank Me” Tour will drop it like it’s hot at the Louisville Palace on Saturday, January 25th.
Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. for the hip hop superstar. The show will begin at 8:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 25th at 10 am.
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(Louisville, KY) The Kentucky Center presents multi-talented comedian/actor Jerry “JB Smoove” Brooks. The author of The Book of Leon: Philosophy of a Fool, based on his character Leon where he’s loved by so many fans who watch the HBO comedy series “Curb Your Enthusiasm”. He actually got his start by appearing on Def Comedy Jam in 1995. He’s appeared on countless shows and programs from Saturday Night Live, ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat to the Real Husbands of Hollywood.
He will be at the Kentucky Center on Friday, October 25th in Bomhard Theater. His stand up act is for mature adults due to the language and theme of the show.
Tickets are $38.50 and they are still available at the time of this report.
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Learn the industry standard from the man who secretly shapes artists for major labels
(Louisville, KY) Have you ever wondered how some aspiring artist(s) get the record deal while others do not? It’s all about the A, B, C’s of Music and being able to understand what the label expects from you. On Sunday, October 13th in Louisville, KY by one of the best kept secrets in the music industry Dorian “King D” Washington will host a “Music 101” workshop at the Hardrock Café at Fourth Street Live from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The free music workshop will discuss publishing, radio, marketing, music plus much more. This event is for anyone wanting to learn about the industry and how it works.
The question many artists ask, “Do I have to move?” Washington says, “You can make it from anywhere no excuse.” Where did he get that mentality? You have to hear his story and road to success on the Sunday, October 13th.
“Music 101” Louisville was made possible due to the partnership of The Orchard, Sony Music, New Wave Distribution, South Coast Music Group, Hitmaker and D. Wash Management.
The Hardrock Café is located at 424 S. 4th Street in downtown Louisville, KY.
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