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Black Gay Pride returns to Atlanta

Black Gay Pride returns to Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Black Gay Pride, the country's leading LGBTQ annual pride celebration, is gearing up for their annual celebration during the 2014 Labor Day holiday weekend.

The festival, which runs Aug. 28 through Sept. 1, will feature special guest performances from Faith Evans, Tamar Braxton and Sevyn Streeter. The Georgian Terrace and Loews Hotel in Downtown Atlanta are the official host hotels for pride weekend.

This year, the festival will honor Grammy Award-winning songstress Faith Evans. Evans will receive the 2014 Humanitarian Award and will perform live on the main stage.

The five-day holiday weekend will also feature the third annual Pure Heat Community Festival, which takes place on Sunday, Aug. 31 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Piedmont Park. The cultural event will highlight market and food vendors, live performances, entertainment, educational forums, prizes and giveaways, all of which bring together the spirit of community, pride and vision.

Demetria McKinney celebrates music video release at Harlem Nights

Demetria McKinney celebrates music video release at Harlem Nights

ATLANTA -- Last week, Demetria McKinney celebrated the release of her video "100," featuring Da Brat at Atlanta's Harlem Nights Ultra Lounge.

Several celebrities were in attendance, including RHOA stars Porsha Stewart, Kenya Moore, Kandi Burruss, Phaedra Parks, Cynthia Bailey, Peter Thomas and Apollo Nida; LHHATL's MiMi Faust; radio personalities Eboni Steele and Claudia Jordan (Rickey Smiley Show); celebrity hair stylist Derek J; Xscape’s Tamika Scott; DJ Fadelf; La La's Full Court Life's Dice Dixon and girlfriend Gocha; Big Rich Atlanta's Sabrina Rowe; Kontrol Magazine editor Julian Lark; rapper Kore Stacks and many other Atlanta-based celebs and socialites.

The event was brought to you by Publicist Jakeem Smith and S.T.E.P.S. Events. Specials thanks to Status Vodka for providing spirits to all the guests.

Lights, Camera, Action! L.L. Burrell - Future Fan Favourite

Lights, Camera, Action! L.L. Burrell - Future Fan Favourite

You may recall seeing actor/model and Philadelphia native Courtney “LL” Burrell from his more recent role in the newly aired McDonald’s commercial as “Turtleneck Tommy”. You may have come across the up-and-coming multitalented star in episodes of BET’s The Game, BET’s Let’s Stay Together, a Nissan Maxima commercial or even side by side with professional Nike skateboarder Paul Rodriguez in the “Nike SB presents Skateboarding Is Not a Game” commercial. Though he went to school for IT tech, Burrell doesn’t show any sign of slowing up on his acting and modeling aspirations.

Wolf Creek Amphitheater presents an evening of reggae and R&B fusion

Wolf Creek Amphitheater presents an evening of reggae and R&B fusion

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Spend your Sunday evening enjoying an evening of reggae and R&B fusion on Sunday, August 3 at the Wolf Creek Amphitheater.

The evening features reggae star Beres Hammond, The Manhattans, featuring Gerald Alston and Blue Lovett, and the reggae duo Chaka Demus & Pliers. The concert begins at 5 p.m., with concert gates opening at 3 p.m.

Wolf Creek is located at 3025 Merk Road SW in Atlanta.

Tickets for the concert are available through Ticket Alternative and costs are as follows:

• VIP Table seats are $90.00 in advance, $95 on the day of the show. 
• Reserved Rows A o F are $65 in advance, $70 dollars the day of the show
• Reserved Rows G to L are $55 in advance, $60 the day of the show
• General Admission lawn seats are $35 in advance, $40 dollars the day of the show

Online and phone ticket sales close at 3:00 p.m. the day of the show. Concert attendees must be 18 years or older.

Concert series continues at Wolf Creek Amphitheater

Concert series continues at Wolf Creek Amphitheater

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Wolf Creek Amphitheater continues the popular Affordable Old School Concert Series on Saturday, August 2 with Tank, Ginuwine, Chubb Rock, RL of Next and Case. The concert host will be comedian Ronnie Jordan.

The All White Party begins at 7 p.m., with concert gates opening at 5 p.m. Wolf Creek is located at 3025 Merk Road, SW in Atlanta.

Tickets for the concert are available through Ticket Alternative, and costs are as follows:

• VIP Table seats are $85.00 in advance, $90 on the day of the show. 
• Reserved Seats are $47, $52 on the day of the show
• General Admission lawn seats are $25 in advance, $30 dollars the day of the show

Darnaa makes history in Seoul

Darnaa makes history in Seoul

ATLANTA -- Pop star Darnaa has been in Seoul, South Korea since May 22, collaborating with the country’s top KPop artists and producers on new music, performing at various events and, most importantly, offering her support and condolences to families affected by the recent ferry accident.

The culmination of Darnaa's trip will come as she records and releases a tribute song with Z.HERA in honor of those who died in the ferry tragedy, making her first African-American artist to ever release a song in South Korea.  

Best known for hit singles "Runaway," "Calling It Love," "We All Sleep Alone" and "The Moment,” Darnaa’s rise to stardom began on YouTube. In only a few months and without a major record label’s support, Darnaa’s videos were shared over 3 million times. As her fan base continued to grow, she quickly rose to #3 on ReverbNation’s National Indie Artist Ranking.