Culture

MAMA! I WANNA GO TO THE QUEEN MARY!!

September 8 MelBTheThird 0

   My seven-year old son shouted early Saturday morning that he wanted to go the Queen Mary.  So by being the best bomb-diggity mommy I am, we got dressed and proceeded to the I-710 Freeway. Now let me explain, my son Jaylen is not your average handsome and smart little […]

Performance

AN EVENING OF FUNK

August 21 MelBTheThird 2

Los Angeles – The KHHT-FM Hot 92.3 Old School Funkfest at The Greek Theatre last Saturday was cooler than a polar bear’s toenails. I ain’t lyin. With the likes of legendary artists and musicians such as George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, The Original Lakeside, Confunkshun, Slave, and Jojo – you […]

Performance

TQ Is A Bad Man…

August 4 MelBTheThird 0

Indeed..the Westside is still–the best side.  And with TQ’s “Bad Man” Remix Featuring The Young Mores killing radio stations from here to Albuquerque, it’s easy to remember why. Yes ladies and gentleman Mr. Westside is back with more street, and more soul, to add to this game of Hip Hop.  […]

Showbiz!

Screw You!!

July 31 MelBTheThird 3

  What the heck?! Zimmerman is free, Obamacare faces more opposition, and lawd have mercy–Love & Hip Hop Atlanta ends their Second Season with an unexpected twist. What is this world coming too? Should we cry, march, or loot, laugh, riot, or shoot? I mean, really?  Neither of these issues are funny, I […]

Performance

AYE YO!! THE 2013 BET AWARDS AFTER PARTY

July 2 MelBTheThird 2

California! Knows how to party!  California! Knows how to party! Tupac said it best yall!  In the city of L.A. the BET Awards After Party at the Belasco Theater was Kevin Hart “turnt up.”  The house was packed with beautiful people smilin’ and laughin’ and celebratin’ the accomplishments of their […]

Culture

Ringo: PEACE & LOVE Exhibit at the Grammy Museum

June 25 MelBTheThird 0

Earlier this month, Ringo Starr of The Beatles, was honored at the GRAMMY Museum with a special Ringo: Peace & Love Exhibit. For those of you that don’t know who Ringo Starr is, he is the crazy talented and world renowned drummer, singer and song writer for The Beatles.  Oh […]

Showbiz!

What You Know About Jazz…

June 18 MelBTheThird 0

[flagallery gid=4] You missed it. The 2013 Playboy Jazz Festival was off the meat rack Father’s Day weekend at the Hollywood Bowl. I’m not going to lie.  I never even liked jazz until now. The crowd’s reaction to Saturday’s performances by Gregory Porter, Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band […]

Showbiz!

Love is in Your Face? The Soul Man’s Second Season

June 12 MelBTheThird 0

Wesley Jonathan is P-H-I-N-E!! But of course you know that from his previous role as Sweeeetness from Roll Bounce.  Check him out Wednesdays at 11 p.m. on TVLand as Stamps, the brother of Reverend Boyce “The Voice” Ballentine, played by Cedric the Entertainer on “The Soul Man.”  We caught up with […]

Performance

Playboy Jazz Festival Comes to the Hills

June 5 MelBTheThird 0

The Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza was cracking Sunday afternoon when the Playboy Jazz Festival selected this venue, as it does every year, to host one of its free community concerts. The energy was high among the hundreds of people attending the event. Anyone from 8 to 80 could be found […]