Pop- Up Dinner By Detroit Vegan Soul & Performance by Hugh Masekela
$50 includes full buffet dinner & perferred seating
BBQ Tofu...Macn-Cheez...Smoked Collard Greens...Candied Yams...Carob Chip Cookie
Buffet Service 6-7:15 pm. Performance at 8pm.
Cash Bar | Limited Seating | Reserve by march 29 |
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T.I. - The King of the South is the now the King of Comeback.
The self-proclaimed King of the South is also now the king of the comeback. Since moving past his very public prison stint 2011, TI has grabbed the entertainment industry by the horns and become a master of multimedia and consummate family man. He’s appeared on remixes for everyone from Jay-Z and Kanye West (Ni--as in Paris) to Ke$ha (Sleazy) and recorded a whopping 86 tracks for his eighth album Trouble Man. To date his resume includes acting, reality television, two novels and of course--music. As he prepares to release his eighth studio album, Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head, (Dec. 18), T.I. stopped in to speak with FRONTPAGE Detroit.
FPD: Your new album drops next week just in time for the holidays. You just wrapped the current season of the TV series Boss starring Kelsey Grammer. You are in the second season of your reality show TI & Tiny The Family Hustle. Your second book Trouble & Triumph was released via Harper Collins in September. And in the beginning of next year, you will star in the comedy Identity Thief. How does one man successfully juggle all these projects?
T.I.: Proper time management and real a consistent loss of sleep has been my consistent recipe. That really is the most honest answer I could give. (laughs)
FPD: Of all your many projects, which of these has been your favorite labor of love?
T.I.: Music. Its been my life’s passion for the last 20 years and it’s definitely the conduit to open the doors for other opportunities to unfold.
FPD: After starting your film career in 2006 with ATL, then moving on to For Sale, Takers and now Identity Theft, should your music fans be worried about losing you to the silver screen for good?
T.I.: I mean, I don’t ever think they will ever lose me to another medium. As long as I’m here and available to provide something for the fans’ listening or viewing pleasure, then they will have me in any capacity.
FPD: Do you believe diversification is the only way to survive in the entertainment industry?
T.I.: It may not be the only way but it certainly hedges your bets.
FPD: Does a hip hop career have a certain expiration date?
T.I.: I think certain artists’ relevance may subside more quickly than others but I certainly think it’s a case-by- case basis. I’m here to stay.
FPD: On your new album you have collaborations with all the heavy hitters in the music industry today. Did you have any favorites?
T.I.: Everybody brought something equally significant to the table. Each person brought their own flavor to make the album hot. Andre 3000, Pink, Wayne, A.S.A.P, Rocky and Meek; I just appreciate that everyone showed up and showed out for me on my eighth album.
FPD: So far your new singles ball and sorry have been received very well and music critics are saying it appears the old TI is back. What would you say to the critics?
T.I.: I would say I don’t know where he went. (laughs) Aside from my physical presence being taken away from the marketplace, my skill set has always remained among the upper echelon in the entertainment industry. And if anyone tries to deny that, they are doing themselves a terrible disservice.
FPD: The holidays are swiftly approaching. What do you and the family have planned?
T.I.: The family is just finding new ways to spend money (laughs) and that’s why I’m just out, day in and day out, trying to find new ways to make money.
FPD: As the year comes to a close, is there anything you want to commit to doing in 2013?
T.I.: I just want to be a better me. Push myself a little harder and raise the bar of excellence. I will try to be better in every way possible.
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She joined the Fox 2 news team in June 2010. Alexis Wiley is originally from Los Angeles but has found her niche in Detroit. She enjoys covering the exciting changes and positive movements happening in the city. Her work is now featured in a regular segment on Fox 2 called Redefining Detroit. Wiley’s reporting has earned her two Emmy nominations and a Michigan Association of Broadcasters Merit Award.
Before moving to Detroit, Wiley was an investigative reporter in Columbus, OH, where she won an Emmy for an investigation exposing waste at a local university. Wiley began her career in Louisiana, where just weeks after graduating from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, she covered the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and the Detroit chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, running and spending time with friends and family.
9/12 F.A.S.H. Fest
The Michigan FASH Fest starts this week with the Reveal Beauty and Trend showcase. The event will feature hair designers, costume designers, art installations and culinary arts. The show will take place at the Detroit Opera House. Tickets range from $50 to $100.
9/12 Date Night for Cheap
The Magic Bag in Ferndale is hosting Brew and View featuring the adult comedy Ted. With the price of admission at only $2, Brew and View is easy on the pockets. The show begins at 8 p.m. Call 248-544-3030 for additional info.
9/13 Marsha, Marsha, Marsha
R&B songstress Marsha Ambrosius comes to the Motor City Casino’s SoundBoard stage this Thursday. The former Floetry singer includes Detroit in the tour she has been on for the past few months. Visit motorcitycasino.com for tickets.
9/15 Salvation Sounds
America’s seminal gospel concert How Sweet the Sound will fill Joe Louis Arena with salvation sounds this Saturday. Performers include Yolanda Adams, Fred Hammond and Bishop Hezekiah Walker. Call 313-983-6606 or click onto olympiaentertainment.com for tickets.
9/15 Rack City Meets Motor City
Young Money’s California connection Tyga is hotter than ever right now with hits like Rack City and Faded in heavy rotation on both urban and top 40 stations. The 22-year-old rapper appears at the Fillmore this Saturday. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Log on to livenation.com for prices and availability.
9/15 Original Raise the Roof Concert
Several Detroit jazz stars join forces Sept. 15 to present the second annual Raise the Roof Concert at All Saints Episcopal Church, 3837 W. Seven Mile at Oak Drive, just east of Livernois. Vocalist Shahida Nurullah, pianist Mike Jellick and guitarist Ron English will join bassist Marion Hayden and percussionist Miguel Gutierrez at 5 p.m. Saturday, in support of on-going renovations at All Saints Church, one of the cornerstones of the University District since 1929. In producing the concert, guitarist Ron English sought to bring together a group of extraordinary Detroit jazz players, seldom seen together, as a special post jazz-fest treat. Lenore Evans, chair of the concert committee, encourages “participation in this lively event” by jazz lovers, church members, friends and neighbors. Refreshments will be served after the concert. Tickets, $30, may be purchased at the church Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the door or by calling Lenore Evans at 313-861-1955.
The slums of Shaolin come to St. Andrews when Wu-Tang member Gza appears with Killer Mike and others this Sunday at 7 p.m. Gza is best known for his highly lyrical and thesaurus-heavy verses and his critically acclaimed 1995 album Liquid Swords. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at livenation.com.
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Great American Artists: Roots, Branches and Seeds – Part III featuring the paintings of acclaimed artist, Sydney G. James. Final installation of the Yearlong Exhibition Featuring a Consortium of Detroit Visual Artists on view September 6, 2012 through December 29, 2012, at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Opening Reception September 6, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The first museum exhibition of the acclaimed painter, Sydney G. James, whose extensive collection of portraits demonstrates her signature complex layering portraying familiar, friendly and familial faces will be presented in the Great American Artists: Roots, Branches and Seeds-Part III. Detroit native, Sydney G. James, is a Cass Technical High School graduate who earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Center for Creative Studies (now College for Creative Studies). She is one of nine artists featured in Great American Artists, an exhibition of new figurative works created through a series of studio visits, collaborative meetings and documentation.
These artists developed a consortium with two major goals in mind: to increase collaboration among artists in Detroit and to strengthen the network of artists who employ similar themes in their work. Sydney began her career as an Art Director for Global Hue Advertising Agency in Detroit primarily creating print and television advertising for major international brands. She moved to Los Angeles in 2004 to expand her career. Securing a staff position as resident artist for the ABC Family show, Lincoln Heights, Sydney created all of the artwork for the set, lead character, Cassie, a prodigal artist in addition to other artist characters, utilizing various styles to define each personality her works represented. She has worked as an artist for several other network television shows as well as films.
Sydney has exhibited her paintings through shows in Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston,Washington D.C., New Orleans and New York. She has a host of private collectors. Industry insiders anticipate significant interest in this artist as her star rises. Sydney shares, “My work is always personal and, I want my viewers to experience a personal connection as well." To view Sydney G. James’ work, please visit www.sydneygjames.com.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History 315 East Warren Avenue Detroit, MI 48201 www.thewright.org