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Level Up Conference returns with interactive thrust

For anyone looking to level up her/his business, career or personal life, look no further. Cynthia Daniels has created a conference just for you. The Level Up Conference on Sept. 15 brings together 44 speakers and 12 panels for a day of learning and connectivity....

“Peppa’s” next move

For more than 20 years, Artemis Williams – aka Peppa Mouth of the South – managed to build an empire as one of Mid-South’s most treasured entertainment movers and shakers. Now the former manager and current business associate of superstar Yo Gotti has completely shaken...

Givens’ ‘Can I live Weekend’ delivers – again!

I stay tuned to the Memphis music scene and I’ve been to a ton of parties and gatherings across the city. No one throws a party better than Memphis’ own Curtis Givens. For 17 years, Givens has been a prominent figure in the local entertainment...

UPDATED! Save 20% on ‘Stokley & Friends’ at the Orpheum Saturday night!

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Although this article is in reference to “Introducing Stokley,” if you’re a true fan of R&B, then you know there’s no introduction needed. Stokley Williams began his career 30 years ago, and we grew to know and love him as lead singer of the R&B...

Yo Gotti’s artistry in full effect at 2018 birthday bash

Yo Gotti bashed in his birthday at the FedExForum (June 28) and after six years of attending this event, I say this was his best show yet. Things were very different this year, all the way down to the production. Last year, the Roc Nation...

Yo Gotti’s artistry in full effect at 2018 birthday bash

Yo Gotti bashed in his birthday at the FedExForum Thursday night and after six years of attending this event, I say this was his best show yet. Things were very different this year, all the way down to the production. Last year, the Roc Nation...

Mother, columnist and now an award winner – wow!

The Southern Coalition Movement celebrated their 10-year anniversary by honoring the achievements of underground, independent and major hip-hop and R&B artists, as well as music industry professionals at Minglewood Hall Sunday night. In front of a packed audience, I was happy to snag the award...

Hip-hop acts rule at 2018 Beale Street Music Festival

More than 100,000 music fans swarmed Tom Lee Park for the 2018 Beale Street Music Festival, and were treated to an amazing weekend of music, food and fun. Huge crowds turned out for the hip-hop acts. And while neo-soul star Erykah Badu packed them in,...

Al Kapone ready with ‘surprise’ for Beale Street Music Festival

No stranger to the Beale Street Music Festival, Memphis-rooted Al Kapone said his 2018 performance will surely represent the artistry of Memphis this weekend. “It’s a priority that I represent Memphis in the best way,” Kapone told The New Tri-State Defender Wednesday afternoon. “We’re known...

‘MENace to Society’ provides look at men in society

Award-winning poets Ranieka Johnson and Aneisha Wright had such a successful run with an event called “Black Chick Monologue” that they decided to take another step forward with “MENace to Society.” “(We) discussed the day-to-day issues that black women faced,” said Johnson of “Black Chick...