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THE HALL AT LIVE!
Three-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, New York Times best selling poet, and critically acclaimed actress are only a few titles held by Jill Scott. The platinum-selling triple threat began her career collaborating with musical icons, The Roots, Will Smith, and Common in the late 90’s and has garnered #1 albums that include The Light In The Sun and her most recent release, WOMAN.
Never limited to music, Jill Scott is a true renaissance woman and her artistry extends across books, clothing, TV and film. In addition to various standout film/TV roles, she was the lead in the Peabody Award-winning HBO/BBC mini-series, The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency and penned the New York Times bestseller, The Moments, The Minutes, The Hours. Plus she founded the Blue Babe Foundation that offers scholarships & mentoring programs for the most underserved communities of North Philadelphia and Camden. Most recently, Jill received a 2017 Grammy nomination in the "Best Traditional R&B Performance" category for her single, "Can't Wait”.
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JETER PROMOTIONS PRESENTS FIGHT NIGHT
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28 | 7:00PM
THE HALL AT LIVE!
TICKETS: STARTING AT $55
CHEER ON YOUR HOMETOWN FAVORITE!
Back by popular demand, Live! Casino & Hotel along with Jeter Promotions present Pro Boxing at The Hall at Live! on Friday, February 28..
Main Event: Demond Nicholson (Laurel, MD) vs Mike Guy
Blaze Fidler vs TBD
Jordan White vs TDB
Sam Crossed (Greenbelt, MD) vs TBD
Malik Loften (PG County) vs TBD
Brandon Chambers (Baltimore, MD) vs TBD
VH1 Women of Power Tour
March 7 @ 8:00 pm
140 W. Mt Royal Ave.
Baltimore, 21201 United States
Ladies, it’s time to level up for 2020! Get ready for an evening of empowerment, inspiration and motivation when the ultimate BO$$ Queen, Shaunie O’Neal from VH1’s Basketball Wives’, is joined by the first ladies of Love & Hip Hop, Basketball Wives, and TI &Tiny: Family and Friends for VH1’s Women of Power tour.
Shaunie will be joined by fellow Basketball Wives star Jackie Christie, Toya Wright (T.I & Tiny), and Amara La Negra (Love & Hip Hop- Miami) in bringing the HUSTLE to your town with an exciting, enlightening and interactive event. Through storytelling, roundtable discussions and an opportunity for one-on-one conversation, the divas will guide audiences through a range of topics, including navigating male-dominated businesses, building your brand,
maintaining work-life balance and more! And you know when the reigning queens of reality TV are together there is bound to be some tea spillage—be in the place when the ladies are uncensored to share what really happens when the cameras turn off!
You won’t want to miss it, so don’t. Grab a girlfriend, get your tickets, and get ready for the 20/20 clarity that will take you into a new year refreshed and reinvigorated for a new you.
FESTIVAL OF LAUGHS
Sommore, Gary Owen, Lavell Crawford, DC Young Fly, Kountry Wayne, Tony Rock
ROYAL FARMS ARENA
FEBRUARY 14, 2020
$132.00, $106.00, $82.00, $66.00, $59.00
Festival of Laughs returns to Royal Farms Arena on February 14, 2020 with comedy heavyweights Sommore, Gary Owen, Lavell Crawford, DC Young Fly, Kountry Wayne and Tony Rock! Celebrate Valentine's Day with the Festival of Laughs!
Ray Parker Jr.
Fri, February 7, 2020
Doors: 7 PM / Show: 8 PM
Rams Head On Stage
Ray Parker Jr. at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis
Born May 1, 1954, in Detroit, MI, Parker started out as a teenaged session guitarist playing on sessions recorded for Holland-Dozier-Holland's Hot Wax and Invictus Records whose roster listed Freda Payne, Honey Cone, Chairman of the Board, 100 Proof Aged in Soul, Laura Lee, and 8th Wonder. He'd also play behind the Temptations, Stevie Wonder, the Spinners, Gladys Knight and the Pips, and other Motown acts when they appeared at the Twenty Grand Club. In 1972, Wonder called Parker to ask him to play behind him on a tour that he was doing with the Rolling Stones. Parker thought it was a crank call and hung up the phone. Wonder called back and convinced Parker that he was the real deal by singing "Superstition" to him.
Later, Parker played on Wonder's albums Talking Book (1972) and Innervisions (1973). Moving from Detroit to Los Angeles, Parker got into session work playing on sides by Leon Haywood, Barry White, arranger Gene Page, and working with Motown producer Clarence Paul on Ronnie McNeir's 1976 Motown debut, Love's Comin' Down, and he appeared in the picnic scene in the Bill Cosby/Sidney Poitier comedy classic Uptown Saturday Night.
Deciding to become a recording artist, Parker got a deal with Arista Records in 1977. Not confident on his singing ability, he put together a band that included vocalist Arnell Carmichael, bassist/singer Jerry Knight (who later had his own solo hit with "Overnight Sensation" and as half of Ollie & Jerry and co-produced hits by the Jets), guitarist Charles Fearing, Larry Tolbert, and Darren Carmichael. However, on record, Parker played most, if not all of the instruments.
Though after racking up hits, Arnell et al. were paid a retainer so they'd be available if Raydio had a hit record and needed to tour.
His first LP, Raydio, went gold, peaking at number eight R&B in spring 1978. The LP included the gold, number five R&B hit single "Jack and Jill" (lead vocal by Jerry Knight), "Is This a Love Thing," and the charting single "Honey I'm Rich." The hits continued with Ray Parker, Jr. and Raydio's gold, number four Rock On (the single "You Can't Change That" was number three R&B, number nine pop in the spring of 1979); the gold, number six R&B Two Places at the Same Time from spring 1980 ("Two Places at the Same Time" was number six R&B in spring 1980); and the number one gold record A Woman Needs Love from 1981 ("A Woman Needs Love [Just Like You Do]" -- the first song Parker sung all the way through without trading vocals -- held the number one R&B spot for two weeks and went number four pop in spring 1981). Then, as Ray Parker, Jr., The Other Woman held the number one R&B, number 11 pop spot in spring 1982 ("The Other Woman" was number two R&B for four weeks).
One of Parker's biggest hits and best loved songs, "Ghostbusters" was initially submitted for the background score of the Dan Aykroyd/Harold Ramis/Bill Murray/Ernie Hudson comedy. Director Ivan Reitman thought that the song should be released as a single.The "Ghostbusters" music video is one of the funniest and star-studded videos ever made (breakdancing Bill Murray style). "Ghostbusters" parked at the number one R&B spot for two weeks and the number one pop for three weeks on Billboard's charts in summer 1984.
Parker also wrote and produced hits for New Edition ("Mr. Telephone Man" -- Parker originally recorded this with Jr. Tucker for his 1983 self-titled Geffen album), Randy Hall ("I've Been Watching You [Jamie's Girl]," the refreshing "Gentleman"), Cheryl Lynn ("Shake It Up Tonight" from In the Night), Deniece Williams (the 1979 ARC/Columbia LP When Love Comes Calling, the 1981 Bang LP Brick, Summer Heat), and Diana Ross ("Upfront" from her 1983 RCA LP Ross).
The Theater at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD
Fri, Feb 14, 2020 @ 8:00PM
William "Smokey" Robinson Jr. is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former record executive. Robinson was the founder and frontman of the Motown vocal group the Miracles, for which he was also chief songwriter and producer. Robinson led the group from its 1955 origins as "the Five Chimes" until 1972, when he announced a retirement from the group to focus on his role as Motown's vice president. However, Robinson returned to the music industry as a solo artist the following year. Following the sale of Motown Records in 1988, Robinson left the company in 1990.
Doors: 7 PM / Show: 8 PM
Rams Head On StageAnnapolis, MD
Thu, February 6, 2020
Vanessa Collier at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis If you haven’t been fortunate enough to meet Vanessa Collier and witness one of her head-turning, fiery, and passionate performances, you should definitely make sure you do. As a master musician and multi-instrumentalist, Vanessa weaves funk, soul, rock, and blues into every powerful performance and she is downright impressive. With soulful vocals, searing saxophone, and witty songwriting, Vanessa is blazing a trail, racking up an arsenal of honours, and has already singled herself out as an artist of distinction and one we would all do well to watch.
It’s not simply the accolades she has accumulated so far, although they’ve been many — three Blues Music Award Nominations (BMAs) for Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year (2018) and Horn Player of the Year (2018 and 2017), a Blues Blast Award nomination, the Jammingest Pro Award bestowed by the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, First Place for lyrics in the International Songwriting Competition, Best of 2014 Blues Breaker on Dan Aykroyd’s BluesMobile — it’s the fact that she has accumulated all these honours even while her career is still in its infancy. A 2013 graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, she’s toured nationally and internationally, released two critically acclaimed albums (2014’s Heart, Soul & Saxophone and 2017’s Meeting My Shadow), and will release her highly anticipated self-produced third album, Honey Up, in July 2018.
These days, Collier spends much of her time on the road, performing at some of the most prestigious music festivals in the world. Her talents have taken her to the Blues Music Awards Show where, in the words of the Blues Foundation, Vanessa “blew the doors off the Blues Music Awards!”; Ottawa Blues Festival, where she earned two front page newspaper photos and rave reviews after her foot stomping debut there; twice on the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise, where she earned the Jammingest Pro Award and was a featured artist with Tommy Castro’s Blues Review; Briggs Farm Festival, where she was the “most popular Briggs Farm act in 2017” (Elmore Magazine), and the list continues. In 2017, Vanessa was also a featured artist in three major tours across Europe as part of Ruf’s 2017 Blues Caravan.
As for Collier, she says she’s happy performing on stages across the world, hoping that she can make a difference with fans and followers along the way. “I am driven to do this because I find it a total form of expression and connection,” she explains. “I love connecting with an audience and feeling their energy and I hope to inspire people to follow their dreams and passions, to find what brings them joy, and then to pursue it doggedly.”