ALSO INSIDE: The Puppet Master
Twirl With Usher
42nd Edition | August 20th | 2010
Club Listings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5 Super Sundays @ Firestone Live . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Off The Chain Saturdays @ Club Status . . . . . . .4 Orlando Improv . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 CultureClimax.com Events & Concert Recap. . .6 The Ghost’s Top 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Shelly Flash on 102 JAMZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
SNEEK, THE PUPPET MASTER PG 8
TeeSPN by Tahira Bellot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Album Releases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Prote-J’s Good Hip-Hop Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Jones Interview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Jam Rock Caribbean Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Grown Folks Roll Bounce @ Kissimmee. . . . . 23 Bell’s Auto Body & Collision. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 V.I.P. Thursdays @ Mojitos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Hollywood East . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 DJs Top 10 Playlist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 The INdustry by Christina Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Barak Obama Is My Homeboy/Obama Watch by Roger Caldwell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Wild Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
411 Pain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Talk of Orlando The Puppet Master . . . . . . . . . 8-9 Rick Ross Presented by Hollywood East .10-11 Usher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-13 On The Twirl by Brandi Nikole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Jashelle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Pinky’s Corner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Starlet in the Streets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 PromoPics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Dear Shannon by Shannon Ligon . . . . . . . . . . 19
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EVENTSNOW SUNDAY SUNDAY NIGHT LIVE 57 WEST 57 West Pine St. • (407) 314-0434 SUNDAY FUNDAYS BLUE MARTINI 4200 Conroy Rd • (407) 447-2583 DESIRE SUNDAY CLUB ELEMENT 39 West Pine St. • (321) 278-2320 OLD SCHOOL OLDIES EAST WEST LOUNGE @ CLUB UPSCALE 1025 S. OBT • (321) 460-3346 TIMELESS SUNDAYS ESCAPE ULTRA LOUNGE 8421 South OBT • (321) 436-7793 102 JAMS OFFICIAL LADIES NIGHT FIRESTONE LIVE 578 N Orange Ave. • (407) 872-0066 SUNDAY NIGHT CONNECTION FLA SPORTS BAR & GRILL 5274 W Colonial Dr • (407) 445-0445 ZOUK NIGHT KABBAB LOUNGE 2423 W. Hiawassee Rd • (407) 468-4365 PARADISE SUNDAYS RAIN ULTRA LOUNGE 4732 S Kirkman Rd. • (407) 290-9896 REGGAETON SUNDAY ROXY’S NIGHTCLUB 740 Bennett Rd. • (407) 898-4004 MIX-IT-UP SUNDAYS SUITE B 50 E Central Blvd. • (407) 246-1750 REGGAETON SUNDAY TABU NIGHTCLUB 46 N. Orange Ave. • (407) 648-8363
MONDAY MARTINI MONDAYS AQUA LOUNGE 2869 Wilshire Dr. • (407) 826-1903 SERVICE INDUSTRY NIGHT BLISS ULTRA LOUNGE 123 W. Church St • (407) 849-5060 IN THE BIZ BLUE MARTINI 4200 Conroy Rd • (407) 447-2583 FIRST MONDAY NIGHTS CLUB COCOS 11370 S. OBT • (407) 859-7225
MOËT MONDAY ELEMENT ULTRA LOUNGE 39 West Pine St. • (321) 278-2320 MELTDOWN MONDAYS FLA SPORTS BAR & GRILL 5274 W Colonial Dr • (407) 445-0445 MY CITY MONDAYS HAVEN LOUNGE 6700 Aloma Ave • (412) 298-8863 “SWINGGG” MONDAYS KRAVE NIGHT CLUB 360 State Lane • (407) 422-3539 RED CARPET MONDAYS TESSA WINE & CIGAR BAR 2425A South Hiawassee Road • (407) 373-0005 SEX IN MY CITY MONDAYS ZEN ULTRA LOUNGE 5688 International Dr.
TUESDAY ANTI-BABE AKA LOUNGE 68 East Pine St. • (407) 839-3707 FAT TUESDAY ANTIGUA NIGHTCLUB 41 W. Church St. • (407) 649-4270 LIVE JAZZ BLUE MARTINI 4200 Conroy Rd • (407) 447-2583 MARTES DE ESCAPE ESCAPE ULTRA LOUNGE 8421 South OBT • (321) 436-7793
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HOLLYWOOD WEDNESDAYS CLUB HUSH/ENVY 7552 Universal Blvd. • (407) 248-1973
COLLEGE NIGHT ROXY’S NIGHTCLUB 740 Bennett Rd. • (407) 898-4004
BLACKOUT WEDNESDAYS DRAGON ROOM 25 West Church Street • (407) 843-8600
ALL YOU CAN DRINK TUESDAY TABU NIGHTCLUB 46 N. Orange Ave. • (407) 648-8363 GET IT IN TUESDAYS CLUB ENVY/HUSH 7552 Universal Boulevard- (407) 248-1973
READY WHEN YUH READY ESCAPE ULTRA LOUNGE 8421 South OBT • (321) 436-7793
WEDNESDAY CLASSIC SOUL WEDNESDAY 11/12 LOUNGE 843 Lee Rd. • (407)539-3410 WASABI WEDNESDAYS AQUA LOUNGE 1ST WEDNESDAY 2869 Wilshire Dr. • (407) 826-1903 XCLUSIVE WEDNESDAYS CLUB ELEMENT 39 West Pine St. • (321) 278-2320
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WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY URBAN FLATS DOWNTOWN 183 S Orange Ave • 321-332-6889
THURSDAY TROPIC THURSDAYS ANTIGUA NIGHTCLUB 41 W. Church St. • (407) 649-4270 FIRST CLASS THURSDAYS AQUA LOUNGE 2869 Wilshire Rd. • (407) 491-0855 AZUL THURSDAYS BLUE MARTINI 4200 Conroy Rd • (407) 447-2583 BLAME IT ON THE ALCOHOL CLUB ELEMENT 39 West Pine St. • (321) 278-2320 TURNT UP THURSDAYS CLUB HUSH/ENVY 7552 Universal Blvd. • (407) 248-1973 THE DIRTY WORD POETRY CLUB KOHA 426 E Kennedy Blvd. • (407) 951-8949 NAUGHTY OR NICE CLUB LIMELITE 367 N Orange Ave • (407) 648-9800
LIVE R&B THURSDAYS CLUB STATUS 912 W. Colonial Dr. • (321) 274-7184 THE ULTIMATE ESCAPE ESCAPE ULTRA LOUNGE 8421 South OBT • (321) 436-7793 DIRTY THURSDAYS FLA SPORTS BAR & GRILL 5274 W Colonial Dr • (407) 445-0445 ALL DA WAY THURSDAYZ KRAVE NIGHT CLUB 360 State Lane • (407) 509-6641 2-FOR-1 THURSDAYS PAT O’BRIENS City Walk • (407) 224-2100 GIRLFRIENDS THURSDAY RAIN ULTRA LOUNGE 4732 S Kirkman Rd. • (407) 290-9896 SET ME FREE THURZDAYZ REVIVE LOUNGE 2141 W. Colonial Dr. • (321) 420-2401 LADIES NIGHT ROXY’S NIGHTCLUB 740 Bennett Rd. • (407) 898-4004 ALL YOU CAN DRINK THURSDAY TABU NIGHTCLUB 46 N. Orange Ave. • (407) 648-8363 1ST THURSDAYS TAVERN ON THE LAKE 6996 Piazza Grand Ave • (407) 385-0776 LATIN NIGHT THE COLISEUM 176 N Beach St., Daytona Beach TEASE THURSDAYS VOYAGE 17 W Pine St. • (407) 244-9600
FRIDAY NIGHT HOUSEPARTY ANTIGUA NIGHTCLUB 41 W. Church St. • (407) 649-4270 FLY & FLASHY FRIDAYS AVENTURA 3415 W Vine St. • (407) 859-7225 FLIRTINI FRIDAYS BLISS ULTRA LOUNGE 123 W. Church St • (407) 849-5060
LIVE R&B FRIDAYS (LIVE BAND) CLUB STATUS 912 W. Colonial Dr. • (407) 839-1242 FUSION FRIDAY ENVY ULTRA NIGHT CLUB 7552 Universal Blvd. • (407) 248-1973 TURNT-UP FRIDAYS EAST WEST LOUNGE @ CLUB UPSCALE 1025 S. OBT • (321) 460-3346 FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS ESCAPE ULTRA LOUNGE 8421 South OBT • (321) 436-7793 LADIES LOVE FRIDAYS FIRESTONE LIVE 578 N Orange Ave. • (407) 872-0066 FRIDAY NIGHT HEAT FLA SPORTS BAR & GRILL 5274 W Colonial Dr • (407) 445-0445 LIVE BAND FRIDAY FROGGERS 6700 Conroy Rd. # 120 • (407) 293-4777 FRIDAY NIGHTS ICON ICON 20 E. Central Blvd. • (407) 649-6496 JAMAKIN ME CRAZY LUX ULTRA LOUNGE 5688 International Dr • (407) 352-8838 TEEN NIGHT OASIS NIGHT CLUB 677 Wilmer Ave. • (321) 460-3386 GODDESS FRIDAY RAIN ULTRA LOUNGE 4732 S Kirkman Rd. • (407) 290-9896 PAPARAZZI FRIDAYS ROXY’S NIGHTCLUB 740 Bennett Rd. • (407) 898-4004 LADIES NIGHT TABU NIGHTCLUB 46 N. Orange Ave. • (407) 648-8363 RISQUE FRIDAYS VOYAGE 17 W Pine St. • (407) 244-9600
SATURDAY STATUS SATURDAYS ANTIGUA NIGHTCLUB 41 W. Church St. • (407) 649-4270
MIAMI’S HOTTEST HAPPY HOUR BLUE MARTINI 4200 Conroy Rd • (407) 447-2583
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE BLISS ULTRA LOUNGE 123 W. Church St • (407) 849-5060
REMIX FRIDAYS CLUB ELEMENT 39 West Pine St. • (321) 278-2320
LIVE MUSIC BLUE MARTINI 4200 Conroy Rd • (407) 447-2583
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ISLAND SATURDAYS CLUB LIMELITE 367 N Orange Ave • (407) 648-9800
CELEBRITY SATURDAYS KRAVE NIGHT CLUB 360 State Lane • (407) 422-3539
OFF DA CHAIN SATURDAYS CLUB STATUS 912 W. Colonial Dr. • (407) 839-1242
REGGAE SATURDAYS OASIS NIGHT CLUB 677 Wilmer Ave. • (321) 460-3386
REGGAETON SATURDAY DESTINY NITECLUB 7430 Universal Blvd • (407) 351-9800
THE DEFINITION SATURDAY RAIN ULTRA LOUNGE 4732 S Kirkman Rd. • (407) 290-9896
REGGAE & SOCA EAST WEST LOUNGE @ CLUB UPSCALE 1025 S. OBT • (321) 460-3346
BIG CITY SATURDAYS ROXY’S NIGHTCLUB 740 Bennett Rd. • (407) 898-4004
SELECTIVE SATURDAYS ELEMENT ULTRA LOUNGE 39 West Pine St. • (321) 278-2320 MIAMI INVASION ESCAPE ULTRA LOUNGE 8421 South OBT • (321) 436-7793
DASOUL ROCKA WALGEE TABU NIGHTCLUB 46 N. Orange Ave. • (407) 648-8363 REGGAE LUTION VOYAGE 17 W Pine St. • (407) 244-9600
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UPCOMING EVENTS & CONCERTS AUGUST
01 – STIR SUNDAY NIGHT – Tight Mike’s Bday Hosted by Ronda Jordan & Chello at Club 7430 20 - CYPRESS HILL at Hard Rock 21 –BACK TO SCHOOL BASH at Ivey Lane Comm Center 25 – B.O.B. at UCF Arena 25 – G-LIVE Fashion Show 27 – DIRT NASTY at Wall Street Plaza 28 – LAST DAMN SHOW – Tampa
Sept 3 - CURRENCY in Tampa Sept 3 – USHER at Ocean Center Daytona Sept 4 – REGGAE FEST Sept 5 – MEAC/SWAC CHALLENGE at FL Citrus Bowl 10 – SLIP N SLIDE DJ RETREAT Tampa, FL 16 – PUBLIC ENEMY at Firestone Live 20- RICK ROSS 24 – DRAKE in Tampa
Culture Climax Cosign | Laws
ulture Climax sat down with hip hop’s next superstar, Laws while he was in the Orlando for Leaders of the New Cool hip hop showcase. Representing Central Florida he moved to Spring Hill, near Tampa and has been there ever since. It’s not too often that artists from Central Florida get the attention that he’s getting, and we couldn’t be happier. Not only does Laws have ridiculous flow, content and delivery, his personality says it all. He’s humble, friendly and sarcastic he lets it shine through on his most recent mixtapes 4:57 and 5:01 Overtime. The Justice League cosign and industry support helped land him a record deal with Warner Brothers. Our exclusive video interview with Laws is available on CultureClimax.com, where he talks about inspirations, favorite albums, and gives advice to fellow artists. Make sure you log onto CultureClimax.com to peep the video and download his mixtapes! You can also follow him on twitter @lawshiphop.
Through the eyes of Shelly Flash | EVENT JUNKIES | August 15
unday, August 15th Miss.‘Window Seat”graced the stage at the House Blues. The crowd was a direct reflection of her - eclectic, energetic & appreciative. Stepping out with a blonde mohawk, mary poppins dress, a Louie Vutton belt & 6-inch paten leather boots, Erykah Badu opened the show with cuts from her latest album “New Amerkah Part 2” and audience sang
word for word. Unexpected is the expected when it comes to an Badu show and she did not disappoint. Instead of doing all new material, she performed a montage of her past hits with a blend of old school rap classics. After the show, I was blessed to ask her about her transformation as an artist during a private meet & greet and she replied in one solace statement; “I am not afraid”. Ms. Badu is warm, approachable & a “classic” talent. Orlando was fortunate to have her caliber of artistry in our city. Check out CultureClimax.com for LOTNC video recap.
LOCAL HIP-HOP SONGS
1. TAY BABY FT. YOUNG JONES WELL DAMN 2. DROP - WOW 3. CK FLAWLESS - MY CHICK 4. BRICK BOY FT WAKA FLACKA - WALMART MONEY 5. OMEEZ - IM REAL 6. 1090 BLOKK BOYZ - PRESIDENTIAL SUITES 7. P.I BANG - MASERATTI DREAMS 8. RO “King Of Da o” - MAKE IT HAPPEN 9. DEE BOI - THOUGHT THE BOY WAS GONE 10. SLIM E FT CAM’RON - HERE WE GO Log on to
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By Antonio “E$CO” Williams Edited by Kris Kinville
The Puppetmaster FLYERPROMONOW & TALKOFORLANDO.COM PRESENT THIS WEEK’S TALK OF ORLANDO,
SNEEK, THE PUPPET MASTER. NOT ONLY DOES HE HAVE ONE OF THE BEST STREET PROMOTIONS TEAMS IN THE ORLANDO AREA, BUT HE AND HIS CREW “HUSTLE 4 IT ENTERPRIZES” ARE FOCUSED ON PUTTING ORLANDO ON THE MAP WHEN IT COMES TO THE HIP HOP GAME. SNEEK INVITED ME INTO HIS
ON THE ARTIST TIP, WHO HAVE YOU WORKED WITH IN THE ORLANDO AREA? (Laughs) Well of course my team “Hustle 4 It Entertainment”…I always stay true to that. I have also worked with producers like the Headliners, and a few other local producers. I’m trying to work with any everyone in an effort to get music from Orlando in the mainstream…at least that’s what we are shooting for.
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TELL ORLANDO WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT IT IS YOU DO? (Rubbing his chin) Hmmm..Who am I? I guess the verdict is still out. I’m still ﬁguring that out myself and hopefully by the end of the article you all will have an idea of who I am. I started promoting and writing out in Memphis and decided to move out here and do my promo thing. When it comes to street promotions, everyone does it, but I try to be different and innovative. The ﬁrst thing that people don’t realize about street promo is that it is something to be proud of. Many people say that it’s beneath them, but one thing I feel strong about is that if you give you all to something it will always make you successful. Whether I’m doing street promotions or laying down some tracks those are the words that I live by.
HOME TO DISCUSS WHAT HE IS ABOUT AND HIS UP & COMING ARTIST STATUS. WALKING INTO THE BUILDING IS REMINISCENT OF A SCENE OUT OF THE MOVIE SCARFACE AND SURROUNDED BY HIS TEAM & 1ST LADY OF HIS CREW, WE TALK ABOUT ORLANDO’S NEXT RISING STAR.
WITH ALL THE TALENT IN CENTRAL FLORIDA, WHY DO YOU FEEL THAT AN ORLANDO ARTIST HAS NOT BLOWN UP? In my opinion and my opinion only; People need to smile on their haters & teach them to become innovators. The ones who are closer to being up there need to support the ones that are coming up and unfortunately there is little or no support. The best thing you can do is just love what you do and put your heart and soul into it. If the Lord says that’s the path you need to follow, then follow. WHAT CD’S DID YOU LISTEN TO IN YOUR CAR TODAY?
Well to be completely honest I listen to my own music. I listen to my songs….just to be straight up. I focus on making my craft better and trying to make the best music that I can make. Then I also focus on my street promotions because that helps market my music as well. In the end I want to build a brand so I’m branding myself & my team.
FOR ALL THE BEAUTIFUL LADIES OF ORLANDO WHO MIGHT BE READING THIS ARTICLE, IS SNEEK SINGLE? (While laughing he spits out his drink.) I’m Available & Open for a great discussion… (Laughing) I’m single for the night and maybe tomorrow. WHAT PROMOTERS HAVE YOU WORKED WITH IN ORLANDO? Well ﬁrst of all, shout out to Moses (BigBeatz Ent), TalkofOrlando.com, Tony Khuu & a few others who will remain nameless…there’s a lot shady promoters in Orlando. But these are the ones that I deal with and they have always been REAL with me since day one.
WHAT DO YOU SAY TO PEOPLE SAYING THAT ARTISTS LIKE JAY Z, WHO MADE THAT TRANSITION, ARE REALLY SELL OUTS? (Laughs) They must be some broke people with no real vision or goals. That’s the only way they can make themselves feel important. THERE ARE A LOT OF ARTIST WHO COME OUT SOUNDING THE SAME,
TALKING ABOUT THE SAME TOPICS. WHAT SEPARATES YOU FROM OTHER ARTISTS?
Well I’m not afraid to walk in my own skin. And sure there are a million people who walk & talk like me but my lyrics and my songs are for everyone who is a go-getter. Whether you get up in the morning and punch a clock, or go outside and hit the block, I have an experience to share with everyone. That’s the mind frame that I’m trying get across. We all have something to share.
ARE THERE ANY SHOUT OUTS THAT YOU WANT TO GIVE? God First…then Lens Photography, Esco & Glins from TalkofOrlando. com, Moses of Big Beatz & of course the Hustle4It family…I love yall!!! www.facebook.com/Sneekdapuppetmaster Twitter @SneekPassem
If you think that you are the Talk of Orlando, you can submit your information to talkoforlando@gmail. com subject line “I am the Talk of Orlando”
AS AN ARTIST, WHAT ARTIST ARE YOU INSPIRED BY WHO HAS MADE A TRANSITION TO BUSINESSMAN/ ARTIST? I deﬁnitely like the move that Jay Z made from artist to full on businessman. I also like the move that little Wayne made with Young Money. He has an entire brand, the perfect combination of promotions & hip hop. You just have to respect power moves that are made in that fashion. It keeps me inspired; they really learned to balance both.
On the Twirl
I. Like. To. Twirl and I cannot lie!
You other twirlers can’t deny!
The summer days are ﬂying away and with the approaching holiday, it’s almost all over! All summer long we have twirled through several events that set themselves apart from the regular parties. This week is no different! We all look forward to that Labor Day weekend, because we know there is some GOOD times to be had. So, where will I be twirlin for this upcoming holiday weekend? We all know you can never go wrong when twirlin with Frontline Promotions! Daytona Beach is the scene set for this Labor Day weekend.
The American Music Festival will be going on throughout the entire weekend with such large national acts as Tony Benett and the Jonas Brothers, and Frontline Promotions have teamed up to promote the urban music concert side. Headlining this concert series on Friday September 3, 2010 is the amazing Usher, and of course our “Promo Kings” over at Frontline will be hosting the ofﬁcial Usher concert after party at The Plaza Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach. But the weekend doesn’t stop there. On Saturday September 4, 2010, they are throwing a huge “Beach & Pool Party” at the same location from 3pm-dusk. Frontline keeps it poppin on Saturday night as the ofﬁcial after party to the Bethune Cookman University vs Edward Waters College Classic football game. To make this weekend even more worthy for twirlin is the “Frontline Party Package”, which includes discounted hotel rates at The Plaza Resort & Spa, and admission to all their events they have for that weekend. You can visit www.ticketannex. com for those details. “The name of the weekend says it all”, Frontline tells me, “Its a ‘Destination Weekend’. This is something for the young, ﬂy, and ﬂashy”. Well, we know I am certainly all three, so I certainly will be twirling!
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Not so good look of the week Too much BLUE. Darken the creases next time to take away the clowny/drag look. The gold in the bag with the white shoes is throwing me off too hunni. I see where you were going, but it look thrown together. Real real real quik.
Best Look of the Week!! When you want to look Hollywood in Florida a hot pair of glasses can give you that effect. Girl this is Diva Fierce and you rock them so well. Take note!!!
Bold and the Beautiful Yes he sure is BEAUTIFUL! God just took a little more time with you hunni. Ms. Thang is rockin that hair something so fierce. I think I see killer brows peeping out, but the hair get you passed that.
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the summer races to come to an end, all of Orlando’s promoters are pulling out the big guns! Everybody wants to have the best party of the summer. With so much going on, it’s hard for your Starlet to keep track! What I’m beginning to see is some effort in stepping out the box with these parties and events. That’s when you really have Starlets attention and attendance...when you do something a little more creative than throw a couple of rhyming words together and call it a party. Check out where I stepped it out this week!
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How many happy hours have come and gone in this city? Take you time counting....I’ll wait. Exactly! Too many to count. Well, the Firm boys have done it again! Seems like everything they promote is a smash! Every Friday starting at 5pm you can catch some fantastic drink specials and an amazing DJ lineup including DJ Freefall and DJ Pointblanc....with free cover! This happy hour is so crazy, you’ll party right through the night! Especially with Grey Goose bottles going for only $60! Be sure to catch me there next week. Hoping they let your Starlet host it one time! LOL
CLASH OF THE BARBERS @ THE DOUBLETREE Can’t deny, this city is doing way too much with these hair shows. None of them turn out with great reviews. However, I was certainly looking August 8 th 20 10 forward to this new spin on hair shows, with the cutting competitions and all. I was quite surprised, not to mention impressed, by the setup, with the full stage exposing each barber in action, and the long catwalk for showing off their work, all the way to the different vendors set up for our shopping pleasure. The host G Money was quite hilarious...at times. Other times, he was on his “G Money” thing, if you know what I mean. Jersey also hosted during the first half of the show. There was a fashion show put on by Set It Off Productions, and a couple live performance by a couple local artists including Lil Wop, PI Bang, YoungSlime, and Omeez. Some of Orlando’s favorites in the building include Garfield, Disco JR, and Brandi Nikole. We only have a couple more weeks of summer, and the party scene is heating up! So much going on, I don’t even know what I’m doing this week! LOL. Have any suggestions or perhaps you’re throwing a hot event? Send that info to starletinthestreets@gmail. com. Until then, you know what to do! LET’S CELEBRATE!
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inger Fantasia was recently named in lawsuit by the estranged wife of professional athlete Antwan Cook. Reports have yet to confirm whehter Fantasia’s recent hospitalization was due to the shock on the lawsuit or as a marketing ploy for her reality show. With pictures such as these of the duo hitting the Internet it’s hard to dispute some things.
uring a recent radio interview for rapper Shyne, 50 Cent called in pretending to be a journalist instigating beef between him and Shyne before a Def Jam rep hung up on 50. Shyne resposnded by saying, “That’s like an all-time low. I didn’t know he was so desperate.” C’mon 50...
appers Maino and T.I. are seen here on the road promoting for the new movie “Takers” while out in New York City.
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SPORTSNOW by Tahira Bellot
reseason football is like the appetizer before the entrée. It’s a temporary satisfaction for what is about to come. I’m enjoying my appetizer but I can’t wait for the real thing. On Thursday, September 9th every football fan will get a taste when the New Orleans Saints take on the Minnesota Vikings in the 2010 NFL season opener. While waiting on the “main course” I was able to see Tim Tebow make his NFL debut. Although the Broncos lost, golden boy Timmy did a good job. If you know Tebow then you know it wouldn’t have been a game if he didn’t run one in the end zone. It’s just too bad that by the time he did the game was over. Despite his good debut the Broncos have still decided to keep Kyle Orton as their starting QB. While I’m on the topic of running, Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans has set his goal to run for 2,500 yards this season. Whether Johnson runs 2,500 or 2,001 yards it will make history. No player has ever run for 2,000 yards back to back. I’m not a Titans fan but I am a supporter of our local athletes so I’m rooting for him. In addition to watching preseason games I’m also tuning into HBO’s Hard Knocks to satisfy my football hunger. Between Rex Ryan’s trucker mouth, Darelle Revis holding out and of course fine men Chris Johnson with their shirts off I’m hooked. Seriously though the Jets look and sound like they are ready to prove why they should have been the team playing the Saints in last season’s Superbowl. I’m no hater but I’m only worried about one team making it
to the Superbowl and no offense, it’s not the Jets. I am going to keep my eye on them though because they are a team to watch out for. They have made the necessary adjustments in order to stay relevant in the competition for the best team in the league. I don’t have a clue who the best will be this season. All I know is that I’m excited that football season has started again. Besides I’m sick of seeing baseball in the top ten plays on Sportscenter. I’m ready for Chris Burman and his game recaps, tailLombardi Trophy gating parties, and overzealous fans. Speaking of fans, if you don’t have a favorite team pick one now and stick with them. Don’t be a bandwagon rider.
30 Second Timeout This timeout is for Lance Stephenson, a 2nd round draft pick by the Pacers. Stephenson was arrested for second-degree assault. The victim was his girlfriend/baby momma. The girlfriend was treated for neck and head injuries because she was allegedly pushed down the stairs by Stephenson. There are better ways to handle things than putting your hands on a female. Shame on you! I know most people aren’t in to therapy but he needs some. Especially considering that he is only 19 and this isn’t his first arrest. Lance Stephenson
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AUGUST 31 LYFE JENNINGS - I STILL BELIEVE CALVIN RICHARDSON - AMERICA’S MOST WANTED
SEPTEMBER 7 N.E.R.D. - NOTHING
SEPTEMBER 14 CHINGY - SUCCESS & FAILURE MARQUES HOUSTON - MATTRESS MUSIC SHONTELLE - NO GRAVITY TREY SONGZ - PASSION, PAIN & PLEASURE WILL DOWNING - LUST, LOVE & LIES
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This is your ﬁrst appearance in the Flyer Promo Now... tell us a little about yourself. Before we get into that... I’m partnering with Frontline Promotions to bring my B-Day Party/ THE VIRGO BASH to Rain Ultra Lounge on September the 2nd (First Thursday)!! I will be introducing two new HOT female Hosts/Socialites to Central Florida’s nightlife scene and giving out Free Shots to Virgos ALL NITE! Cameras will ﬁlming... it’s gonna be a Movie, Ok! Now that I got that out of the way... My name is Jermaine Jones but people refer to me as JONES. I’m a Recording Artist/Songwriter and Promoter. I’m from Orlando but I began recording music and performing in Tallahassee. Since I released my ﬁrst mixtape titled “Keep Up With The Jones” in 2006, I have performed on MTV (My Super Sweet 16), starred in an award winning independant movie titled “Underground President”, done shows from ATL to MIA and much more! To be a new face on the scene in your hometown you have accomplished quite a bit. What has proven to be your biggest inspiration? My inspiration changed as I progressed in my experience. In the beginning it was the rush of the ‘battle’ and the attention I got from ripping my hottest verse in front of a crowd of my peers. I fell in love with Rap in the cafeteria at Dr. Phillips highschool. I used to have the lunch room going crazy! After I began performing, it was the reaction I got from the crowd and the power to touch people in a special way. Once I started getting paid it was my daughter, my security and a lifestyle. You seem like a pretty focused and driven person. What are goals for yourself in the entertainment industry? I want to be a successful Entertainer, Businessman, and Liason to bridge the gap between the ‘Gifted Unknown Artist’ and the rest of the world! The ﬁrst to accomplish all three from Orlando...
Sounds you have some pretty big shoes to ﬁll... Are you currently afﬁliated with any groups or
labels? Well, I have my own company called U.F.O. Entertainment. It stands for United For Orlando. I feel like the reason we (Orlando) dont have a serious National Movement is because we lack Unity, not Talent! We are a full service Entertainment Company specializing in Marketing, Promoting and Branding for Special Events, Performing Artists, Businesses and whoever else might need our services. My business partners are Mike “Mirra” Williams and Rufus “Deuce” McDonald. Shout out to my brother Tay Baby as well as One Cash, Rell Skeet, Fresh & G, all my Kings (friends) on Oakridge Road, Strech Ent and Big O Productions... those are my people! That’s who I REALLY mess with... I think the purpose of your movement makes it very unique and empowering for Orlando. By the way...who are the 2 female Hosts/Socialites you mentioned earlier. When Sytonnia moved to ATL she left a void in the nightlife scene here and created opportunity for a new female to step in. Well I bumped into 2 equally beautiful and talented ladies with eletrifying personalities whom I felt were just what the city needed... Kay Wright and Miss Smallz. Superbad, superfun, and superﬂy... that describes them both! It has been a pleasure interviewing you and I’m really excited to see what you have in store. What can we expect from JONES in 2010??
After the VIRGO BASH on September 2nd (First Thursday) at Rain, I will be releasing a mixtape titled “The Homecoming” this Fall under my stage name ‘Indiana Jones’, I have a video shoot this Fall for my undeclared single, a very special ‘Teen Party’ coming soon and many more special events. OK!
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CAN YOU BUY ME A DRINK? KEYS TO SECURING A LIQUOR SPONSORSHIPS
You have this fabulous event. It’s the hottest party in your city and you want to link your event with a liquor sponsor. Any liquor company should jump on board and want to be a part of it? Right? Wrong? Truth of the matter is most liquor companies don’t care so much about your “party” as they do about moving and selling their product to the venue and at your event. At the end of the day; it comes down to how many cases can you ensure them they will sell to the Venue? You as a Promoter decide that you need $5000 (which is always the magic #). Most Corporations plan their budgets and money allocation a year out. Before you approach XYZ Liquor here is what you should have: 1. Decide what liquor company matches your brand 2. What do you want the liquor company to do? Free Liquor/ Open Bar, Money, POS (Point of Sale) 3. What will you offer the liquor company? Advertising, Product placement etc 4. Meet with the Venue to decide if they want to do the promotion *this is the most important. You are actually a minor part. The decision of how you get the money is between the liquor distributor and the Venue. The reason for this is Florida’s “Tied House Evil” Law. This Law was set into effect after prohibition. (Via www.goldcoastbeverage.com) Once prohibition ended, Florida passed laws to create the distributor tier to end what became known as “tied house evil”. Tied house evil regulations are designed to promote a level playing field among retailers and to prevent: a) the elimination of competition and b) over-promotion of alcohol. It accomplishes this by prohibiting: • Purchasing shelf space (carrying extra products) • Purchasing exclusivity • Furnishing equipment (like draft coolers) • Indebting retailer (creating a feeling of obligation) • Discriminatory promotional practices or pricing • Since all retailers get the same pricing to run their business to provide the public with the most diverse mix of products at the lowest possible price. 5. Write a Professional Proposal (no more than four pages) that should include points 1,2, 3 and then submit it to the Liquor company. 6. If the Liquor company and Venue agrees to the terms of your proposal you are all set to build your event Promoters take the time to learn bar operations. If you have any more questions please contact me.
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Obama Watch By Roger Caldwell
IS EMERGENCY SPENDING HELPING THE ECONOMY? On August 10, 2010, the lawmakers held a one day session, and pushed through a $26 billion job bill, that they say will save 300,000 jobs. It is ironic that the lawmakers do not have to do any research to justify their votes and decisions. The Democrats have identiﬁed a need with limited information and they felt that they needed to act before the children returned to school. Seventy-ﬁve percent of the nation’s school districts are trying to operate with fewer teachers and many are ﬁnding out that their resources are being cut. Many of these districts will be forced to layoff teachers and support personnel because funding is not available. With the emergency spending bill $10 billion of the money will be used to save 160,000 teachers jobs. On the surface this appears to be a viable solution to many of the nation’s states shortfall. But one of the problems with distributing billions of dollars is the money rarely reaches its destination intact. Many times with the red tape, fraud, and the politics, only about half of the money reaches its destination and the rest of the money is spent on bureaucratic paperwork and bookkeeping. The Democrats believe that they are doing the right thing, but many of the Republicans think this is wasteful spending. At the present time the Democrats have the majority, therefore there is very limited discussion, but someone will have to start asking the question, “Can the federal government continue to bail out the states?”
With the additional emergency money, $16 billion will help keep 140,000 police ofﬁcers and public workers on the payroll and help states with their Medicaid payments. Also during the one day session, an additional $33 billion will go to Afghanistan, because the money from the budget has been depleted. Basically all of this money will have to be borrowed, and the United States will be forced to pay back this money with interest. It is obvious that the Treasury Department will be forced to do some creative bookkeeping, when they are borrowing money for states that are in the red, and two wars that have cost the country one trillion dollars. At some point, it would appear that someone in Congress would decide that operating from a deﬁcit is the wrong way to run a country. The states have already identiﬁed and determined that their budgets for 2010-2012, there will be a shortfall of $116 billion. This will mean that most states will be forced to increase their taxes and cut their services. It will impact every element of our lives and we will pay more money for inferior and less services. During the voting 308 to 114 lawmakers agreed to increase the funding of a war that they know they cannot win is ludicrous. Spending one trillion dollars on two wars, and America has reached the point where we can no longer pay our bills. Every week we are borrowing millions and then we give the money to our enemies who are supposed to be our friends. Eventually we will be forced to get our ﬁnancial houses in order. Emergency spending is an indicator that as a country we are exceeding our initial budgets and we need to balance the books. Overspending will eventually put our country in deeper debt, and President Obama promised the country that he would balance the budget. Emergency spending is destroying our economy and an indicator that we cannot balance our budget and our books. It is time for President Obama and his administration to make prudent ﬁnancial decisions, and balance our budget and operate in the black.
Published on Mar 9, 2011