Events: September 2009

Eskimo and fan at Shadyville event. Photo by Leon Laing.

Eskimo and fan at Shadyville event. Photo by Leon Laing.

Local company Triple R Entertainment held a local artist showcase called Shadyville on July 5 at the posh nightclub Privado in Harrisburg. Celebrity DJs Akio and E Stacks were on the wheels of steel. Harrisburg area singers Sincere, Alonda Rich and Tim Cox didn’t disappoint with their performances. Hip-hop wordsmith Eskimo Jones even gave a surprise performance by accompanying Sincere on stage for the song “My Diva.” See below for upcoming events in September.

Local news
Sept. 4:
Celebrity R&B singer Lloyd will perform at York’s Club XS. Rumor has it that he left The Inc. record label in June. Before you peep his show, download his new mixtape, Lessons in Love 2.0, for free.

Also in York, funnyman Michael Blackson will perform at York’s Valencia. The African comedian has appeared in the movie Next Friday and comedy shows Comic View and Def Comedy Jam. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Sept. 5: As a local hip-hop purist, Zulu Queen Michele preserves our culture in Central Pa. with education and events. This time, she’s holding a B-boy/B-girl Awards at the Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center in Harrisburg. The awards will also pay homage to the late Frosty Freeze (1963-2008), who was a member of the iconic Rock Steady Crew. Time: TBD.

Sept. 6: The promotion company GTEG presents Fashion to the Future. This fashion show takes place at Eclipse Nightclub in downtown Harrisburg. DJ Odini will be on the 1s and 2s, and DJ Kristyles will host the event. Local R&B songstress Alonda Rich will perform. Doors open at 9:30 p.m.

Sept. 11: Keep It Movin’ Garments will also hold a fashion show in Sept.  Images Part II fashion show will be held at the Four Points Sheraton in Harrisburg. Keep It Movin’ proprietor Charles “Pook” Miller will showcase his end of the summer/fall collection. Attendants can purchase the items after the show. An after party will follow the fashion show. The red carpet event begins at 8 p.m., and showtime is 9 p.m.

Kelly Clarkson will perform at the York Fair in York. Clarkson won the first season of American Idol in 2002. And she is one of the most successful artists from Simon Fuller’s brainchild.

Sept. 12: Bill Cosby, legendary comedian/activist for education, will appear at the American Music Theatre in Lancaster. Cos, who visited Harrisburg last Wednesday to support Gov. Rendell’s spending plan on education, will give two shows: one at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

New Jersey-based singer Eric Roberson will headline the 3rd Annual Jazz Festival at Fort Hunter. The national recording artist has a velvety singing voice, and he meshes it with superb songwriting and an organic neo-soul sound. Not surprisingly, Roberson has done collabos with Philly artists Jill Scott and Musiq. Showtime: TBD.

T-Rex will hold his Birthday Bash at York’s Evolution Nightclub. Celebrity DJ Webstar will host the party for the underground rapper. Showtime: TBD.

Sept. 13: Jamie Foxx takes his Blame It tour on the road and will perform at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby. Showtime: 7 p.m.

National news
Sept. 11: The eighth anniversary of 9/11.

Jay-Z drops Blueprint 3, an album released by events promoter Live Nation. Jigga released the classic Blueprint (which earned the coveted five-mic rating from The Source magazine) on Sept. 11, 2001.

Sept. 13: MTV airs its Video Music Awards.

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