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Billy Sorrells to Headline “Ladies in Attendance – Ladies Only” Comedy Show at Houston Improv [@BillySorrells]

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A first of its kind in comedy! Carlos Wallace, CEO of Entertainment Company Sol-Caritas has invited an all-female audience to Improv Houston December 10th for the “Ladies In Attendance” comedy show. The event headlines comic Billy Sorrells, co-star of Centric T’V’s “According to Him + Her”, the FoxxHole, BET.com and Youtube viral hit parodies “Sh-t Black Girls Say” and “Racism Insurance”. The all-female audience concept carries on a tradition inspired by legendary singer/songwriter Teddy Pendergrass and hip-hop icon Big Daddy Kane. The move will add another win to Sol-Caritas’ unblemished record of sold-out shows at the Improv.

About Sol-Caritas

Sol-Caritas began as a fledgling Houston-based company focused on producing local quality comedy shows and promoting philanthropic efforts throughout the city. In five years, Sol’s roster has grown to include actress and comedian Cocoa Brown from Tyler Perry’s “For Better or Worse” and hit movie “Single Mom’s Club”, You Tube mega-sensation Billy Sorrells, Houston’s leading drive-time DJ Rudy Rush of 93.7 The Beat, award winning New York News Anchor and stand-up comic Liz Faublas and Poet Khalid the ‘Future from TV One’s “Verses and Flow”. The company has also donated thousands to support causes including Covenant House, the American Diabetes Association, Haiti Relief, the American Cancer Society, and Lupus Foundation of America.

More at Sol-Caritas

 

 

Bring the Kiddos to Meet a Real Life ‘Superhero’

 

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Come dressed as your favorite superhero and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with music, games, prizes, food, and entertainment.

Meet real life superheroes such as firefighters, emergency medical personnel, police officers, military service members, and the Memorial Hermann Life Flight® team at Pearland’s Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center’s free ‘Superhero’ Day on Saturday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Kids of all ages are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superheroes and hang out with Children’s Memorial Hermann giraffe mascot Topper, H-E-Buddy, and many other characters. Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with music, games, prizes, food, entertainment, and special performances by Precision Dance Academy.

 

Cohosted by H-E-B Plus and the YMCA, admission is free and the event is open to the entire community.

 

WHEN:         Saturday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

                 

WHERE:      Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center in Pearland

                        10905 Memorial Hermann Dr., Pearland, TX 77584

 [Photo Courtesy of GalleryHip.com]

International Rubik’s Cube Competition at Rice University!

World-class “speedcubers” from the United States and around the world will gather at Rice University Oct. 18 for a World Cube Association-sanctioned Rubik’s Cube competition. Various styles of competition with the colorful cubes will lead up to the final rounds, which begin at 2 p.m. The fastest puzzle solvers will receive prizes. Presented by the Rice Cube Club at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, the event is free and open to the public.

Who: More than 50 to 60 “speedcubers” — people who solve the puzzle as quickly as possible — from the U.S. and around the world.

What: Rubik’s Cube competition, hosted by the Rice Cube Club.

When: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 18.

Where: Rice University, McNair Hall, Shell Auditorium, 6100 Main St.

This is the first such event to be hosted at Rice, according to Cory Thigpen, a Jones School MBA student and president of the Rice Cube Club.

For more information about the competition, including the schedule of events, visit www.cubingusa.com/RiceUniversity2014/index.php.

‘The Good Wife’ is Saying Goodbye to Kalinda (Archie Panjabi)

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This is just too much for me already!!!!

First I had to deal with the loss of Will Gardner – wait, I’m lying.  I am STILL dealing with his loss.  Great now I’m about to cry and get mad all over again. I really wanted that steamy affair to go on between him and Alicia.  And no, I don’t care if it was right or not.  Their relationship was H-O-T!

Now, I have to deal with saying goodbye to Kalinda?  Well, I suppose knowing ahead of time helps ease the pain.  Unlike the jaw dropping, WTF moment I had when Will died.

Variety reported that Panjabi is in the works of headlining a new drama pilot for Twentieth Century Fox.

So a huge congratulations to Panjabi and a sad goodbye to Kalinda.

 

Atlantic Records Signs Janine and the Mixtape!

ATLANTIC RECORDS SIGNS JANINE AND THE MIXTAPE;
MULTI-TALENTED NEW ZEALAND-BASED SINGER/SONGWRITER
TO RELEASE ACCLAIMED “DARK MIND” EP IN THE UNITED STATES;
STELLAR NEW SINGLE, “HOLD ME (FEAT. PUSHA T),”
PREMIERES TODAY EXCLUSIVELY VIA COMPLEX;
“DARK MIND” ARRIVES ON NOVEMBER 4TH
I just found and wrote about Janine and the Mixtape a couple of weeks ago and now this……
Atlantic Records has announced a joint venture with Little Mixtapes Records and its founder, Janine and The Mixtape, managed by Andy Murnane/Frequency Media Group. “DARK MIND,” the New Zealand-born singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer’s acclaimed debut EP, will be re-released at all US-based DSP’s on November 4th.
“DARK MIND” is preceded by the new single, “Hold Me (Feat. Pusha T),” which goes on sale tomorrow, October 14th at digital retailers after premiering today exclusively via Complex.  The original track has already proven a breakthrough for Janine, drawing more than 1 million plays on her official SoundCloud.
Now based in Brooklyn, Janine and The Mixtape – known to friends and family as Janine Foster – began performing at open mic nights in her native Auckland when she was but 14 years old. She soon developed her own unique amalgam of pop, indie, R&B, and hip hop, all built around her emotional songcraft, otherworldly vocals, and utterly individualistic persona. Released initially by her own Little Mixtapes Records in 2013, “DARK MIND” immediately shot Janine and The Mixtape into the spotlight – as well as the top 2 on the iTunes Store’s “Top R&B Albums” chart. The EP – which also includes the hit single/video, “Little Bit” (featured on VH1’s Love & Hip Hop Hollywood) – received worldwide applause, with high praise coming from such outlets as MTV, BillboardVIBE Vixen,Complex, and VIBE, which ranked Janine and The Mixtape among their “R&B Secret Society: 26 Acts You Should Be Listening To.”
Visit my previous post  to check out her music.

“GIVE IT AWAY” PROGRAM TO BENEFIT ABANDONED AND NEGLECTED LOCAL PETS

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Forgotten Dogs of the Fifth Ward has joined the Give It Away” program at Style Cycle where local individuals can bring gently used items to help support the services provided by Forgotten Dogs of the Fifth Ward.

Forgotten Dogs of the Fifth Ward is a non-profit organization on a mission to help abandoned and neglected pets in the impoverished area of the Fifth Ward. They have developed feeding routes throughout the Fifth Ward to prevent animal death due to starvation and malnutrition. They provide medical care and foster and adoptive services for the rescued pets. Many of the animals are found injured, ill and malnourished stray and abandoned on the streets.

 

Style Cycle provides the overhead, sorting, pricing, necessary sales preparation, and merchandising. They have many different outlets to turn non cash donations into much needed cash for local Houston charities.

“We must leverage what we can to make a difference in the community” Allison Cuvillier, owner of Style Cycle said.

To donate, just take your gently used clothing, accessories, housewares, artwork, and furniture to Style Cycle, which is located at 246 W. 19th Street, Houston, TX 77008, and fill out a simple form to get your tax deductible donation receipt. Questions can be referred to Allison Cuvillier by calling 281-888-9171.
Let them know that the items are for Forgotten Dogs of the Fifth Ward and when the items are sold, Forgotten Dogs will receive 25% of the sale price.

“Our company buddies up with Forgotten Dogs of the Fifth Ward so that we can help support their work. This is an on-going charity opportunity that we provide and there are other ways to support them. They function totally 100% on donations and volunteers” said Allison Cuvillier owner of Style-Cycle.

Forgotten Dogs of the Fifth Ward cares for and feeds all the animals they can. They offer animals in the Fifth Ward of Houston help by finding placement in a no kill rescue and assisting the residents of this area with pet food, medical care, and pet care as needed. www.forgottendogs.org

 

Style-Cycle is a fun Vintage Inspired Store on 19th Street in the Houston Heights! The business goal is to have good quality resale items, to keep them revolving in our society, and to provide a service for local charities to turn the donations they receive into cash they can use. The store is located at 246 W. 19th

Listen to Prince’s New Albums – Art Official Age and Plectrumelectrum

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Tuesday just got a bit funkier with the release of ‘Art Official Age’ and ‘Plectrumelectrum’ , his first full length projecst since his 2010 release of 20Ten.

‘ART OFFICIAL AGE’ 

So I haven’t had the opportunity to dissect each and every song  but upon my first listen, here are my initial thoughts:

Some of the songs, Art Official Cage in particular are somewhat reminiscent of NY City Limelight club days dating back to the mid to late nineties.  It also has a Lady Gaga-ish feel to it.

The beginning instrumentals of The Gold Standard immediately reminded of Parliament’s Give up the Funk for some reason.  I’m sure many will disagree with me but hey, these are my thoughts after all.

The Breakfast Can Wait track is a little bit of sexy mixed with some funk.

I so wanted to listen to the entirety of This Could Be Us but I just couldn’t take it seriously and only those of you that are into social media can understand why.

Let’s see how many of you want to immediately bust out in a pop and lock routine to FunknRoll  (yep, I did that).

And is it just me or are you waiting for Prince to start singing the lyrics to Darling Nikki right at the 13 second mark of Affirmation III?

Synthesized funk with a little bit of sexy, Art Official Age – take a listen for yourself.

 

 

Also, check out Plectrumelectrum

 

Lola’s New Music Discovery: Janine and the Mixtape – Dark Mind EP

Thanks to GoogleMusic, I now have some great new music to listen to!

Janine and the Mixtape – Dark Mind EP (2013)

Of course, upon hearing this sultry, get into my feelings voice, I immediately downloaded the music and added it to my “all about bae” playlist.

A New Zealand import, Janine – singer, songwriter, producer and instrumentalist –  spent some time in Brooklyn to complete the Dark Mind EP. Take a listen for yourself and enjoy.  Oh, but get you a glass of wine first and light a few candles too while you’re at it.

“Hold Me”, one of the five singles on Dark Mind (and one of my favorites) has gotten the attention of music critics nationwide. Check out her video below.

 

9/11 exhibit in Houston thru January 11

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When former NYPD police officer James Smith talks about his wife Moira. It’s with a mix of pride and sadness. She was a police officer too, one of those heroes who rushed to danger on that horrible day instead of running away from it. She died when the South Tower collapsed.

“I promised myself I wouldn’t mourn forever. I mourn privately but I celebrate her life daily.” He says.

That’s why he’s loaned some of her personal effects to the traveling Ground Zero 360 exhibit on display at the Holocaust Museum. Not just her hat but her medal of honor and her radio.

“She survived the initial collapse and was trapped and it was her calling for help. She had it out.”

And there’s the poignant photo of her two year old daughter accepting the American flag off her casket at her funeral. There are many photos in the exhibit, photos you’ve never seen taken by photographer Nicola McClean. She was working for Irish media outlets and managed to get into the frozen zone to capture these images. She’s not traveling with the exhibit because she just had a baby. But her husband is here. The former NYPD deputy inspector also spent three months at ground zero. This project is their therapy.

More at MyFoXHouston.com

The Exhibit opened to the public on Friday the 12th and will run to January 11th. On September 20 and 21st it will be free for Houston area first responders and their families.

More info at Holocaust Museum Houston