R. Kelly shows might be poison for ticket vendors in the U.S., but in Germany he’s still so popular … he’s upgrading to bigger gigs. We broke the story … the singer’s slated to perform a few concerts this spring in Deutschland, and he’s being booked…
Weezy's fans aren't happy … at all.
Sexual Health Expo (SHE) organizers have announced Jan. 16-17 as the official dates for the upscale consumer expo’s return to Los Angeles, which will be held at the Hilton hotel in Universal City, Calif.
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SWITCHING SITES: For the first time in several seasons, Versace will not hold its runway show at its Milanese palazzo on Via Gesù, near luxury shopping street Via Montenapoleone.
To accommodate the larger number of guests and streamline the calendar of Milan Fashion Week, the company has opted for one show only — not two as in the past — to be held Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. at the former Milan fairgrounds on Piazza VI Febbraio. The latter venue has 1,043 seats, compared with 476 seats per each show at the Via Gesù headquarters.
COLUMBUS, OH—Engaging in stilted chitchat about their spouses, exercise routines, and weekend plans at a Buffalo Wild Wings a quarter mile from their workplace, employees from local software company Cortel Systems referred to making awkward conversation outside the normal confines of their office as “going out to lunch,” sources confirmed Thursday. “So, uh, Henry, how long does it take you to drive into work in the morning?” asked account manager Elizabeth Harris, who called the brief snippets of forced conversation interspersed with long, uncomfortable pauses that took place over a chicken BLT with a side of potato wedges instead of at the table in their office kitchen a “nice change of pace.” “25 minutes? That’s not as bad as I thought. About the same as mine, you know, maybe a couple minutes longer…yeah.” At press time, Harris could be overheard referring to the individuals she solely knows …
It was no doubt only a matter of time until someone took the music Nashville is most well-known for and named a bar after it. Located at 110 28th Avenue North near Centennial Park and next to Jed's Sports Bar and Grille, the new project, according to their website, is slated to open this month, with hiring currently underway.
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10 new places coming to NYC. BED-STUY — A new bar and music venue is in the works called C'mon Everybody. "We want this to be somewhere where people of color, straight people, gay people — everyone can have a good time. Our vision was to have a space where everybody feels included, and the name itself is a call to action," co-owner Eric Sosa tells Bedford + Bowery. In addition to bands, theater, and a monthly bingo night, there will be cocktails and hopefully pretzels from a local vendor. The soft opening is scheduled for June 2 and the grand opening for June 5. 325 Franklin Avenue. …
A California venue that previously banned Green Day for signing a major label record deal lifted the ban recently to host them for a surprise concert.
Green Day was once barred from playing renowned punk venue 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley, California after signing major label Reprise Records for the release of their album Dookie in 1994.
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The two separate-entrance spots are slated to open in early summer in River North. Dormant since May 2014, something new is finally headed to the River North space that once held Baume & Brix and The Grid. Former American Junkie owner Brad Parker, who sold and shuttered his massive clubstaurant in January, is working towards opening two separate concepts in the two-floor space at 351 W. Hubbard: The Hampton Social, a "Hamptons-themed" restaurant and bar, and The Bassment, a live music venue. He's hoping to unveil both in the early summer, with Hampton Social opening a month or two prior.
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Neighborhood Restaurant Group is handling the food. AMP, the new music venue at Pike & Rose operated by the Strathmore, will open its doors this weekend. Neighborhood Restaurant Group is handling the food for the venue. They're going to be serving such items as chicken pot pie casserole, pimento cheese spread, tater tots and more, with a wine and cocktail list to match courtesy of NRG's Brent Kroll, Greg Engert and Jeff Faile.
The groundbreaking upscale consumer event Sexual Health Expo that drew over 2,000 L.A. attendees in January, will arrive in Phoenix April 25-26 at the chic DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, with Castle Megastore serving as the event’s exclusive retail and sex-ed sponsor.
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We love a savvy bride — especially one that can take a sad, empty lot and transform it into an incredible wedding venue using 11,000 twinkle lights and her creative juices!
Redditor Lenabean did just that for her April wedding. According to her post on Reddit, she rented out the Agricenter in Memphis, Tennessee — which is used for farmer’s markets May through October — and turned it into a sparkly masterpiece.
Check out the before and after pics below.
And get this, the DIY bride says the 11,000 twinkle lights she used didn’t break the bank thanks to some forward thinking. “We planned way ahead bought them all during Black Friday at Home Depot and spent about $ 300.”
Wedding planning at its finest.
In Austin, where classic venues like Emo's and Antone's have been forced out of their downtown locations in part due to rising operating costs, music festivals can be seen as a partial if not a root cause of less patronage to these businesses over the last decade before their closings.