Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Pop Life has been put on hiatus as promoters Michael Kitchen and Carlton Hargro search for a new venue for the popular Wednesday night party.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
BlackFinn American Saloon, the newest EpiCentre venue, quietly opened last weekend.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday night's a tough night in the service industry.
Monday, August 11, 2008
If you've ever thrown a party, you know it's difficult to be the host(ess) with the most(est).
But try getting the party started for an arena full of people. That's what the Lady Cats do at Time Warner Cable Arena every week -- and it's no easy task when your partygoers are more concerned with socializing or grabbing a drink at the Back Court for the first three quarters than paying attention to the game itself.
So on Sunday, I joined a group of 15 other judges to pick who we thought had the most potential to keep their partygoers' heads turned toward the court at the first round of Lady Cats auditions.
About 130 girls and one guy (maybe he didn't get the Lady part of the memo) turned out to learn complicated routines taught in 15 minutes by Charlotte's choreographer extraordinaire Brandii McCoy, who encouraged the girls (and guy) to be "sassy but classy" and "keep it PG-13."
There was lots of hair tossing, booty shaking and chest pumping that turned the faces of the male judges red. (They were: WSOC's Bill Voth and Tim Caputo, WCNC's Ira Cronin, Fox Charlotte's Jon Wilson and WFNZ goofball T-Bone, who held up a sign to certain girls reading "I'm single.")
See photos here and video here.
At the end of the four-hour auditon, the group was narrowed down to 30 girls who will go on to participate in a three-day boot camp this week before being whittled down to the final team on Thursday night.
Good luck, ladies.
Friday, August 8, 2008
I stopped by the new 1300 Southend Tavern last night.