Month: May 2011

UK MUSIC NEWS: YOLANDA BROWN TO PLAY BENEFIT CONCERT FOR JAPAN DISASTER AT UNDER THE BRIDGE

  Black Grape Global and Yamaha Music are delighted to present a special benefit concert by the double MOBO Award winning saxophonist YolanDa Brown, to help raise funds for The Japan Society’s Tohoku earthquake relief fund. The concert on Saturday 4th June is to be held at London’s luxurious new entertainment venue ‘Under The Bridge’, costing £20 million and located within the Chelsea Football Club complex at Stamford Bridge. Yamaha Artist YolanDa Brown is widely regarded as the emerging “voice” of mainstream []

UK NEWS: RYAN GIGGS NAMED BY MP AS INJUNCTION FOOTBALLER

Thousands of pounds spent on securing this ridiculous super injunction. What a waste of money. Ryan Giggs probably wants to strangle his slippery lawyer right now, who knew that the footballer’s identity would be revealed at some point, and that taking out an injunction was a waste of time and money. Via BBC News A married footballer named on Twitter as having an injunction over an alleged affair with a reality TV star has been identified in Parliament as Ryan Giggs. Lib []

UK NEWS: BENEFIT FRAUD CASE DELAYED FOR SUSPECT ‘TOO BIG TO FIT IN THE DOCK’

Just when you think you’ve heard and seen it all… (shaking my head) Via The Evening Standard A “clinically obese” fraud suspect asked for her case to be postponed after complaining about the layout of an old fashioned courtroom. Beverley Douglas, 43, claimed she could not climb the stairs to a narrow secure doorway into the dock of Court One at Inner London crown court to face 13 fraud charges. She is accused of claiming thousands of pounds of state handouts while []

UK EVENT: THE I’M POSSIBLE CONVERSATION (JUNE 15TH)

The long awaited first event entitled The I’mPOSSIBLE conversation is a groundbreaking, intimate event that gives a platform for various women of colour to share their journey on how they became POSSIBLE. It will be hosted by our favourite Eastenders funny woman, Tameka Empson (Kim Fox) and the panel members are: Bonnie Greer OBE – art critic, author and recognised from BBC Question Time appearance opposing BNP leader; Nick Griffin. Angie LeMar – Legendary comedienne, actress and playwright. Charlene White – ITV []

HIP-HOP’S FIRST LUXURY COFFEE TABLE BOOK: A CULTURAL ODYSSEY

  ONE CULTURE CHANGED THE WORLD. ONE BOOK TELLS THE STORY. Launching this summer is Hip-Hop Culture’s first official luxury, large-format coffee table book, Hip-Hop: A Cultural Odyssey.  The mammoth, 420-page tribute includes never-before-seen photos and interviews with the pioneers, players and legends of Hip-Hop bringing to life the birth, evolution and global impact of Hip-Hop Culture over the past four decades from Grandmaster Flash to Nicki Minaj. Hip-Hop: A Cultural Odyssey is beautifully Smyth sewn in bonded black leather, measuring an []