Wayne Brady Set To Star In “Kiss Me Kate”
Sep11

Wayne Brady Set To Star In “Kiss Me Kate”

“Let’s Make A Deal” host Wayne Brady will star as Fred/Petruchio in the musical comedy masterpiece “Kiss Me, Kate.” Brady, a multi-Emmy Award winning and Grammy nominated comedian, actor and singer will star opposite Merle Dandridge and head a cast of 17 in the Shakespeare inspired revival. Sheldon Epps will direct the 2014–2015 season opener, which will run from September 16 through October 12, 2014 at the Pasadena Playhouse.

Eye on Gospel
Sep11

Eye on Gospel

On The Five

On the heels of the success of Fred Hammond’s United Tenors come the latest dynamic vocal collaboration to hit the gospel marketplace—Five (V) Men. The group consists of Grammy-nominated quartet powerhouses Melvin and Doug Williams (The Williams Brothers); Shawn McLemore, whose vocals have helped to power James Fortune’s “I Believe” to the top of the charts; Wess Morgan, who soared to the top of the charts in 2011 with his smash release, “I Choose To Worship”; and R&B recording artist/actor Christopher Williams who hit pay dirt in 1991 with the release of “I’m Dreamin” from the New Jack City Soundtrack.

The group signed an exclusive worldwide distribution agreement with Central South Distribution for the release of a new CD “Champions” on October 14.

Economists Caution: Save Now Or Pay Later
Sep11

Economists Caution: Save Now Or Pay Later

Some troubling numbers have recently emerged that hint towards difficult times financially during two of the most fiscally important periods in a person’s life: when they first graduate from college and get a job, and when they retire.

Bankrate.com found that 36% of adults don’t have retirement savings - and 14% of Americans 65 and older haven’t even begun putting money away. This is particularly concerning when taking into consideration the fact that financial experts suggest savings at least 8 times your ending salary to ensure you can support your lifestyle for 25 years or so after you stop working.

Tyler Perry Expansion Could Bring  8,000 Jobs To Atlanta
Sep11

Tyler Perry Expansion Could Bring 8,000 Jobs To Atlanta

In a deal that is expected to close next month, filmmaker Tyler Perry will acquire an Atlanta army base (Fort McPherson) for an estimated $30 million as part of the planned expansion of Tyler Perry Studios. The new studio could create up to 8,000 jobs. Said Perry, "I am thrilled to have my vision for Tyler Perry Studios come to life in south Atlanta. I look forward to not only expanding Tyler Perry Studios and its capabilities, but also to witness firsthand the economic revitalization of the communities and neighborhoods surrounding the property."

Mayweather Gets Last Laugh On Money
Sep11

Mayweather Gets Last Laugh On Money

When last month, 50 Cent challenged Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s intelligence on social media, stating “If you can read one page of a Harry Potter book, n----, I’ll donate $750,000 to whatever charitable organization you want to,” the world champion boxer responded by posting his last two paychecks totaling upwards of $72,000,000 on Instagram with the caption, “Read this $72,276,000.”

Sep11

Calendar September 2014

Ongoing

Los Angeles County Fair
(Through Sept. 28) Closed Mondays & Tuesdays.
10am–midnight
Wed-Fri (ages 13+): $12 (ages 6-12) $8 Weekends: $19 Kids: $12
1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona
www.lacountyfair.com

First Ladies High Tea
November will mark the 20th Anniversary of our Annual First Ladies High Tea, honoring the contributions of female leaders and women of faith to the Los Angeles community. For more information, visit www.firstladieshightea.com
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