Events: Nov. 2009

Eric B and Rakim II

Eric B. (right) and Rakim. Photo from the group's Gold compilation album.

The legendary rapper Rakim Allah will rock the mic at Dragonfly in Harrisburg on Nov. 14. Rhymefest (co-writer of Ye’s “Jesus Walks”), windchiLL, J. Bair, M.I.H. and others will open up for the celebrity wordsmith. With gems, such as “Paid In Full,” “I Ain’t No Joke” and “Know the Ledge,” Rakim raised the bar for lyricism while schooling the youth with his 5 Percent Nation teachings. Doors open at 9 p.m. Phone: 717.232.6940.

See below for other events.

Concerts
Nov. 6: Sean Kingston w/ New Boyz. 7 p.m., Crocodile Rock in Allentown. Phone: 610.434.4600.

Nov. 12: Jordin Sparks. 7 p.m., Giant Center in Hershey. (This is a private show for Milton Hershey students, staff and alumni. However, some people from the general public won tickets from a drawing.)

Nov 14: Sean Paul. 8 p.m., Crocodile Rock in Allentown. Phone: 610.434.4600.

Dec 3: Lady Gaga w/ Kid Cudi. 7:30 p.m., Susquehanna Bank Center in New Jersey. Phone: 215.336.2000.

Dec. 13: Chris Brown with New Boyz and Audio Push. 8 p.m., Electric Factory in Philadelphia. Phone: 215.627.1332.

Video shooting
Nov. 8: Sykkline Entertainment shoots its video for the song “Luv iz Luv.” 9 p.m., Inn of the Dove in Harrisburg. Web: http://www.sykkline.com.

Dance
Nov. 8: Thank You, Gregory! A Tribute to the Legends of Tap. 2:30 p.m., HACC’s Rose Lehrman Center in Harrisburg. Phone: 717.231.7673.

Comedy
Dec. 4: Dane Cook, 8 p.m., Giant Center in Hershey. Phone: 717.534.3911.
Dec. 26: Kevin Hart and friends, 8 p.m., Tower Theater in Upper Darby. Phone: 610.352.2887.

Politics
Nov. 3: Election Day. Who will become Harrisburg’s next mayor? Linda Thompson or Nevin Mindlin. You decide.

TV
Nov. 3: By the People: The Election of Barack Obama. 9 p.m. on HBO.
Nov. 29: 2009 Soul Train Music Awards. 9 p.m. on BET and Centric.

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