By Reve' Gipson
Three sold out shows, and the band was tighter than ever - Frankie Beverly was on and the crowds were going crazy!! It was like going to a family reunion and seeing all of your relatives that you REALLY like. Maze perfomed in Biloxi, MS at the Beau Rivage Casino and Resort-B.B. King's in New York City (people were lined up at 3 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show and 300 people were turned away), and at Dayton, Ohio's Schuster Center for the Performing Arts. Alex Bugnon was the opening act for Maze in Dayton and his perfomance was excellent!! These three dates were all unbelievable from the moment Frankie Beverly hit the stage!! In Ohio when Frankie Beverly sang "Can't Get Over You" I thought it was the Ohio Mass Choir singing background - but, as I looked around, I realized it was the audience!!
Did you know-
L.L. Cool J recently launched a radio channel dedicated to Classic Hip-Hop? The Rock The Bells Radio Channel on SiriusXM.
Gladys Knight and the O'Jays will tour again - starting August 8th.
Cardi B's debut album, "Invasion Of Privacy" went Gold within one week!! Cynthia Bailey (that's Cardi B's real name) shared with the media that she recently underwent surgery for a lymphatic tumor that was benign. Thankfully she's okay and ready to go back to work. She is also expecting her first child.
Congratulations to Toni Braxton on twenty-five years in music. Frankie Beverly and Maze took Toni and her sisters on their very first tour - and, Frankie Beverly did the same for Anita Baker. I can hardly wait to see Anita Baker's new show!!
I recently ran into Mega Entertainment Manager, Benny Medina who has done wonders for Jennifer Lopez' career.
Our prayers go to Mavis Staples and her family on the passing of her sister Yvonne. sang with The Staple Singers for over 40 years along with Father, Roebuck "Pops" Staples, and Sisters Mavis, Cleo, and Brother, Pervis Staples.
Until next time - "Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory."