Last night, Judy and Michael Mauldin of R&B Hip Hop 4 Humanity along with Bentley Atlanta and The Atlantan hosted the star-studded â€œA Night to Rememberâ€ fundraiser and tribute to fashion pioneer Bethann Hardison and the late designer Willi Smith at Atlantaâ€™sÂ Atlantic Station. “A Night to Remember” starts off Atlanta’s celebration of Fashion’s Night Out on September 8th. All proceeds from “A Night to Remember” will benefit the Mauldin Scholarship Fund at Savannah College of Art & Design, as well as Invisible Beauty, a documentary by Bethann Hardison.
Model Tyson Beckford and WSB TVâ€™s Jovita Moore were the MCs of the fundraiser, which included a performance by singer Kenny Lattimore, a presentation to Hardison and Smith, and a runway show featuring model and tv personality Cynthia Bailey.
Interior designer Michael Habachy of HGTVâ€™s â€œDesign Warsâ€ turned the loft space above Z Gallerie into a white wonderland with multi-colored lighting.
The fashion show was real nice and a ton of celebs came out including: Actress Jasmine Guy, former model Gail Oâ€™Neill, Anna Maria Horsford, Toya & Memphitz Wright, Trina & Towanda Braxton, Tameka Raymond (one of the showâ€™s stylists), attorney/Real Housewivesâ€™ Phaedra Parks, singer/songwriter Crystal Nicole, choreographer Andrea Kelly, singer Dondria, entrepreneur Peter Thomas, Derek Blanks, Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall, Roger Bobb, Kenny Burns (V103) all came out to support “A Night to Remember.”
I had the chance to talk to Toya & Memphitz and they were telling me how they were in LA and be on the watch for big things from them!
The lovely Marsha Ambrosius took over the Mansion Elam this weekend for Atlanta Pride and performed a number of hits from her debut album, Late Nights and Early Mornings. She got the crowd hot singing “Late Nights and Early Mornings,” “Hope She Cheats On You (With A Basketball Player)” and “Far Away.”
She even got on the piano and gave the crowd a little of “Say Yes.”
Marsha stayed late and signed every fan’s autograph, showing her fans as much love as they showed her.Â Marsha will be touring with Miguel pretty soon, so be on the look out! Â Look at Aneesa Ferreiro!
Big up to my new homie Dice, La La’s cousin, she cut a fool at the club.
Shoutout to Traxx Girls for a great Pure Heat 2011.Â Check out video and photos below:
The charming Evelyn Lozada of VH1’s hit show Basketball Wives came through to Primal here in Atlanta for Pure Heat 2011, Atlanta Pride. Her arrival to the club caused a frenzy, with fans snapping pictures every chance they could those women were losing they minds.
This lady at the party said to me:
“FreddyO I love yo website and I am so happy that you show love to everyone… She Â then went on to Â talk about how happy she was going to see her favorite basketball wife Evelyn and how much it meant to her that she was at the club as she broke down crying smelling of liquor… LOL Â she then gave me her number and begged me to give it to Evelyn she said it was her last chance she new Evelyn was engaged… LOL
Evelyn posing with Aneesa Ferreira of Real World Chicago.
Once things settled down, Evelyn judged a hype MC battle between two women, one reppin the West Coast, the other the East, who went round-for-round, one even threw in Evelyn’s signature quote, “You’re a non-motherf&^#ing factor,” which drew a lot of praise from the crowd. Once the battle was over, Evelyn headed to the patio to judge a wet t-shirt contest, and it was bananas!
The Lovely Sheneka Adama was also in the building and help host the party. You have to give it toÂ Evelyn for coming out and supporting when most just hate on what they don’t understand.
My boy Ludacris did it big tonight at the Morehouse College Forbes Arena for the Celebrity Basketball game as a part of Luda Day Weekend. This year’s Luda Day Weekend has been bigger than it’s ever been and I’m waiting to see what they got planned for next year. It was also the best I’ve been too…and I been comin since they started. Luda also released his new line of headphones…I’m waiting on my pair and a few for those FreddyO fans.
Raising $10,000 for Morehouse College, Team Ludacris (red) and Team Bieber (blue) battled it out for 90 minutes with Team Bieber comin out on top.
The crowds and crowds of people came out to see the star-studded event. READ MORE
Justin Bieber came out to the Celebrity Basketball Game at Morehouse College and showed Ludacris crazy love. While he didn’t lead the team in points, he held his own against the likes of Carmelo Anthony and Wale.
Justin also brought out a lot of his fans, making this year’s crowd the most diverse I’ve seen!
Justin who is one of the world’s biggest celebrities, came down here with minimum security and it’s funny how he can come down here and you have no-name rappers that be coming with 20 and 40 security guards. Hint hint: rappers step your game up, be more organized and keep less people around you.
He’s a real cool dude and his managers were some of the first people I met when I first started working at SoSo Def, so I know he’s in good hands. And believe it or not,
He comes through to Atlanta regularly and actually recorded his demos here after meeting up with Usher.
I’m gonna be checkin for him while he’s down here to let you know what’s goin on with him. Check out the pictures below: READ MORE
Singer/Songwriter Amel Larrieux performed at Club 595 North in support of breast cancer awareness and Pure Heat, Atlanta’s Black Pride Weekend.Â The event, in conjunction with Vision Community Foundation Inc., was in commemoration of those who have passed due to breast cancer.
Amel, originally slated to perform 3 songs, was cajoled back onto stage to perform a fourth.Â She performed ‘No One,’ ‘Fa Real’ and ‘Magic’ all in acoustic.Â She also sang the Groove Theory classic throwback ‘Tell Me.’
The former Groove Theory member grew up in Greenwich village and supports everything that Pure Heat stands for.
Amel performed with her daughter, Sky, and Keith Witty, both on guitar and background vocals.
Check out her performance of ‘Tell Me’ by Groove Theory and special shoutout to Traxx Girls: