Sponsored Post: Cascade Mansion & Gardens Is An Exclusive Venue for Special Events

July 31, 2008

eed an exclusive venue to host your next corporate event? Cascade Mansion & Garden is a historic private residence available for special events; e.g. private parties,  receptions, weddings, client appreciation programs, corporate retreats, business or club meetings and much more!

Nestled in one of Atlanta’s most prestigious urban neighborhoods; Cascade Heights, our elegant private residence will certainly take your breath away. This historic home provides both the privacy and ambiance for intimate settings, grand soirees and corporate events.

Characterized by Antebellum-style architecture with graceful fountains cascade through five beautiful garden pavilions, we are tucked away on 2-acres of prime real estate inside the city limits of Atlanta, Georgia. Built in the mid 1870’s, the Cascade Mansion and Gardens is being considered as an historic site by the Georgia Historic Preservation Society. Stately white columns greet you as you enter this magnificent home.

You will be pleased to know that we are located less than 20-minutes to downtown Atlanta and to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Both Interstate 20 and Interstate 285 are less than 2-miles away, making us one of the most sought after private facilities in the city.

The Cascade Mansion and Gardens has preserved its quaint southern charm while making a modern whimsical statement. Whether you’re personal style is romantic or classic, traditional or contemporary, our facility lends itself to many unique settings. At the Cascade Mansion and Gardens you will have an opportunity to select from one, two or all three levels of the home for your next enchanting event. Our staff and vendors will provide you all inclusive packages for a worry and hassle-free professional function for a most elegant event.

Located at 1530 Dodson Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30311, Cascade Mansion & Garden is available  by appointment only. Please call (404) 564-1283

For more information and photos of the venue, log onto www.cascademansionandgardens.com

Breaking News: One of Atlanta’s Hottest Friday Night Events Is Moving…

July 31, 2008

The innovators (The J3 Group and Prophecy Events) behind the uber-popular Fridays at Noir Lounge in Atlanta are moving the event to a TBA location. We just exchanged messages from Justin Tanner of The J3 Group confirming this.  Dubbed in many circles as “The Young Professional’s Playground,” this event helped transform Atlanta Nightlife scene and offers a great “free” alternative with a wonderful atmosphere, live music, and a nice space to party, with an amazing crowd.
Many Atlanta-area noteables including Ryan Stewart (of the “2Live Stews” and 790thezone), Bad Boy Entertainment Recording Artist Janelle Monae,  and Grammy Award-Winning Def-Jam Artist Ne-Yo, have all stopped by to experience the festivities on “4Play Fridays” @ NOIR.

Many of Atlanta’s top promoters, entertainment companies, and personalities who stopped by to show some love include: “Atlanta’s Own” Jimmy Jones, Dynasty Entertainment (JR, Ilon, Dace, Fred, Von, and the whole crew), Sean Black (of BlackBigs Entertainment), Flo Barnes of Flo On Entertainment, ATLBarz, Big C.A.C. of The F.C.C., Trends Concepts, Fly Society (Donte, Julie, Jay, and Co), Furious Entertainment (Jarmon, Donte, Jared, and crew), Colby of Plush Blue Entertainment, JaDawnya Butler, Esq. and L. Chris Stewart Esq. of E.S.Q. Events, KD and Tracy of KDiesel Entertainment, Kenneth Roberts of Whip Appeal, Rufin of The Rufin Project, Khalil of Status Inc., Kevin and Randy of Cafe Circa, Kofi, Angelo Byrd, Rufin, Megan Chatman and Jaimme Glenn of Axxes Agency, Aaron Arnold and DJ Shogun of Music Is My Business LLC, Jesse Mills of M-Consulting, Joey Digital of DIGITALGUESTLIST.com, Rising Sun (Gini, Emeka, and the fellas), Vincent and Dallas of Bluprint Entertainment, Models Jynxx of Still Starvin’ Entertainment and Ginger Sherrell, Jody Merriday of The Natives, Theia Washington of Speakchicpr, Yasmine of Phat Black Pussycats, Justin Q. Croxton, Justin W. Terry, and Mark Keli of The Black Aesthetic Group, Ravi Windom of The Wind PR, Amy G., E. Freeman of Certified Crunkness, Russell Hoopson of Jump Boy, Brock Mayers of Fertile Minds, Corporate Thugs Entertainment, Entertainment Attorneys Leron E. Rodgers, Esq. of Hewett & Rogers and J. Martin Lett, Esq. of Register Lett LLP, and Nightlifelink.com.

After lengthy 1-year stint of rocking w/ DJ Q-Storm (the “Official DJ of the Atlanta Hawks”) and Hot 107.9’s own DJ J-1 (the Urban Legends), they decided to move on (apparently, due to circumstances beyond their control).

Click Here to Read More About What’s Going on w/ the Castleberry Hill Arts District

Tanner says they’ll have a major announcement in the coming days of a new location. We’ll keep you updated on their progress.

In the meantime, you can enjoy their weekly party at Utopia with J Carter, and Marco “Blue” Johnson. Send an email to info@thej3groupinc.com for more information.

Kaba Modern Live @ Pure

July 31, 2008
Kabba Modern…does the name sound familiar?  It should.  This hip hop fusion dance group out of Cali graced the stage on the first season of Randy Jackson’s: America’s Best Dance Crew reality show on MTV.  Atlanta is in for a real treat when this group comes to town in August.  I’m pretty sure this will  be one of the hottest dance events to hit the Atl this year.  I encourage everyone to go and check them out.  If you’ve heard of them, you should already have your ticket, if you have never heard of them, this is your chance to broaden your horizons. 
With tickets starting at only $15, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.  Good fun, good music, good performances, good times.  Act fast because ticket prices go up to $20 on 8/2/08!!
**Also Performing: Darun & Young Prez…with guest appearances by ANGIE ROMASANTA AND SUNSHINE RODRIGUEZ**
This event is brought to you by Heavenly & Envy Ent.

Date:  8/30/08

Party starts @10 PM. 18 to party, 21 to drink
Pure NIghtclub
2793 Clairmont Rd
Atlanta, Ga.


For more information, contact:

DANNY – 347-813-1878
ISABEL- 404-558-2983

Winners Announced for the 4th Annual Atlanta’s Power 30 Under 30™ Awards

July 25, 2008

The winners for the 4th Annual Atlanta’s Power 30 Under 30™ Awards were recently announced by the Apex Society. This year’s winners are honored with class among celebrity guests and local dignitaries.

The 4th Annual Atlanta’s Power 30 Under 30™ Awards recognizes the accomplishments of Atlanta’s young professionals under the age of 30 who display strong leadership abilities as they consistently excel within their community and respective professional industries. This year’s sponsors included Bombay Sapphire, Comcast, Fuze, Mercedes-Benz, The Ultimate, and BlueMed Spa.

The Power 30 Under 30™ are young individuals who have accomplished great feats at a young age. Despite their diverse backgrounds ranging from meager beginnings to generations of wealth, they have one thing in common: the ability to excel at what they do on their own merit. They also realize the tremendous importance of giving back to the community to help those in need.

For the complete list of winners, click here

To view the the photos from this exclusive event, click here

Media Contact: If you are media and would like to receive photographs or other information from the event for publication, please contact Jennifer Rosenberg at jennifer@apexsociety.com. More information about the event can be found at www.Power30under30.com.

Sponsor Contact: For sponsorship and marketing opportunities, contact Kevin D. Johnson at kevin@apexsociety.com. The Apex Society leads Atlanta as the largest qualified young professionals database in the city. The majority of members range in age from 21 to 34.

About the Apex Society

The Apex Society is a private international network of the brightest and most accomplished young professionals. With a strong sense of purpose and vision, Apex Society members share a common goal of building positive business, personal and educational relationships to make an even greater impact within their communities and throughout the world. Founded in 2000, this invitation-only club also provides opportunities for its members to network among themselves, share resources and inspire the next generation of achievers to dream and do the impossible. For more info, visit www.ApexSociety.com.

Show Me The Way Foundation Presents Runway Red

July 23, 2008

You are invited to join Jermaine Dupri, Chilli, Q, Cee Lo and many other influential corporate, civic and business leaders and celebrities for a magical evening all for a wonderful cause, the second annual Show Me the Way FoundationRunway Red Celebrity Kids Fashion Show.

VIP Tickets are as low as $30 a person or there are General Tickets priced as low as $15 per person, which avails you access to a vendor area for the famaily and a seat for this magical evening. A majority of your ticket sale is a tax write off.   Proceeds will go to children infected with or effected by the AIDS/HIV Virus.

Runway Red will take place at the Apparel Mart in the Penthouse of Building Three on Saturday, July 26 with doors opening at 6:00p.

To purchase advance tickets go to www.ShowMetheWayFoundation.org and click on Runway Red

Ladies Night Out: Bell, Biv, Devoe, Mint Condition, Ready For The World, & Troop Performing Live

July 22, 2008

Come on, let nostalgia take you there…Ladies, you remember the sweet sounds of Bell, Biv, Devoe, the sexy voices of Mint Condition, and the way  Ready for the World & Troop made you feel?  Saturday, 8-16-08 is your night to relive the magic as Uptown Entertainment presents:  Ladies Night Out.  Get ready as V103’s Ramonski Luv brings you the legends of R&B performing live at Chicago State’s Jones Convocation Center.

This event is strictly for the grown and sexy.  And fellas, this is something you DONT want to miss, there will be plenty of sexy ladies in the house.

Doors open at 7pm, and the show begins at 8pm.  Ticket prices start at $37.50

Log onto ticketmaster.com to purchase tickets

Jones Convocation Center
9501 S. King Drive

2008 Florida Classic/Battle of Bands Presented by State Farm

July 20, 2008

Fans!  Don’t wait!  Tickets are NOW on sale to the following 2008 events:

Florida Classic presented by State Farm

Experience the 2008 Florida Classic presented by State Farm in Orlando.  Get to the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium on Saturday, November 22nd and watch Florida A&M University square off against rival Bethune-Cookman University in the top HBCU classic in the country!  This Classic has long-standing tradition, fierce competition and great memories!

Get the best seats available now before they sell out!  Tickets are $40 each.

Click here to get tickets to the Florida Classic presented by State Farm

State Farm Battle of the Bands

Get ready for crowd-pleasing dance teams, high-stepping drum majors, precision drumlines and roaring brass sections from the top high school marching bands in the country and featured performances by the Marching Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman University and the Marching 100 of Florida A&M University!  These amazing bands will showcase their unique talents at the Amway Arena on Friday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets sell out fast for this event so get yours today!  Tickets are $26 for premium seats and $15 for standard seats.

Click here to get tickets to the State Farm Battle of the Bands

Be a part of America’s premier black college football weekend and support educational initiatives at B-CU and FAMU!  Get your tickets today!

For more information about these great events and other Classic ancillary events, visit www.floridaclassic.org

General admission tickets can be now be purchased at any Ticketmaster outlet, by phone (407.839.3900) or online through ticketmaster.com or FloridaClassic.org Priority seating for the game are available in season ticket packages purchased at either B-CU or FAMU. For ticket information for B-CU, call 368.481.2202; for FAMU, call 850.599.3141

Nani Sensorium Model Call: Atlanta 7-21-08

July 18, 2008
Nani Sensorium Model Call 7-21-08

Nani Sensorium Model Call 7-21-08

ATTENTION ALL MODELS:  One of Atlanta’s premier clothing boutiques, Nani Sensorium is at it again!  Nani is hosting a model call next Monday, 7-21-08 from 12p-3p at its sister location Nani salon and spa; both of which are located in upscale Atlantic Station.  Nani is looking for professional and hair models both male and female to participate in their fashion show on 8-2-08.  For all of you modles in the Atlanta area, last year’s show was a huge success, so this is definitely not the event you want to miss!   

Nani salon and spa and Nani boutique are owned by NBA star Shannon Anderson of the Miami Heat.

If you would like more information email:

Marcia Pecot
Nani Salon & Spa
264 19th Street, Suite 2115, 2240
Atlanta, Ga 30363

Brought to you by Nani and Ardour

Fashion Strikes Back For The 2nd Annual Atlanta International Fashion Week

July 18, 2008

In August of 2007, history was made as the Atlanta Fashion Network presented the first annual Atlanta International Fashion Week with its benefits and big name designers that attracted Atlanta’s finest.  This year, from July 23th through 27th, fashion will take center stage again for the second installment of the most highly anticipated fashion event of the year featuring international fashion moguls, celebrities, models, agents, press and buyers at downtown Atlanta’s prominent exposition center, the Georgia World Congress Center.

In producing AIFW, the Atlanta Fashion Network plans to shape fashion and style by displaying what Atlanta has to offer in fashion to the world.  Atlanta is known to be a chief influence and birthplace of numerous mainstream musicians and genres, however it is the goal of AIFW Director, Paula Whittle, to have Atlanta recognized as an emerging fashion capital.  She says: “Atlanta is known as a music Mecca, but is now becoming a site for fashion stimulus, and can now play a major role in the fashion arena and gain international recognition. I want to bridge the two to create a powerful, innovative convergence.”  With that, the Atlanta International Fashion Week welcomes international designers and models from various countries such as Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, and the Virgin Islands.

Atlanta International Fashion Week will offer innovative and informative workshops and fashion based curricula within Pretty Academy School of Fashion.  Classes will be instructed by industry experts and AIFW Fashion Council such as Leo Marshall (Celebrity Photographer), Mychael Knight (Project Runway, Celebrity Designer), Sybil Pennix (Celebrity Stylist) and many more. In addition, AIFW will feature an exquisite and innovative trunk show, “Fashion Store” and premiere fashion runway shows.

AIFW will feature catwalk favorites modeling fall’s hottest looks with showcases from famous lines such as Tboz’s Chase Closet, Ed Hardy, Rock & Republic, True Religion, Akademiks, Apple Bottoms, Enyce, Baby Phat, Phat Farm, Rocawear, and Young Jeezy’s 8732, plus many more. Some of the elaborate shows include Kouture Kids, Urbanstyle Fashion Affair, Exotica, Fantasy Island, Curvy Couture, PRIVE Fashion Affair, and Men of Style to cater to the style in everyone.

Come to Atlanta to experience the convergence of the most powerful ideas and most powerful network.  From Wednesday to Sunday, you’ll be immersed in actionable learning and profitable exchange.  Atlanta International Fashion Week has teamed up with the fashion industry’s internationally renowned elite to afford aspiring designers and models the opportunity to network, learn, and enjoy the best that Atlanta has to offer in fashion, style, glamour, and nightlife at various acclaimed venues, night clubs and restaurants.  This star-studded affair will be entertaining and designed to benefit local and national charities all in the name of fashion.  Some of the many AIFW supporters and partners include Inside Fashion World Magazine, Mymodeltalk.com, DTLR, Elvie G Public Relations, Paul Mitchell School, John Robert Powers, JPat Records, Mallard Magazine, Dan Agency, La La Sincerely Inc, and many more.

For more information on this epic event, visit www.AtlantaIntlFashionWeek.com or call 888.215.5141.

Nas Performing Live at Center Stage – The Jones Experience

July 17, 2008
Nas Performing @ Center State on 7/31/08

Nas Performing @ Center Stage on 7/31/08

Exactly one week after the release of his controversial album ‘Untitled,’ Nas’ highly anticipated tour officially kicks off July 22nd in Montreal, Canada.  Eight of his concerts will overlap with the Rock the Bells tour which will begin on 7/19/08 in Chicago, IL at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre.  Nas announced Tuesday that as a treat to his MySpace fans, he plans to do a free pre-release show at the Roxy on Sunset in West Hollywood, CA on Friday 7/18/08.

Along with special guest Talib Kweli, Jay Electronica, and DJ Green Lantern, the tour will make its way down the East Coast to the ATL on Thursday July 31st, 2008 at Center Stage Atlanta. Doors open at 6:30p. All ages welcome.

The Jones Experience in Atlanta is brought to you by Sol Fusion, Sugar Hill, and Guerrilla Union. Stay tuned for event updates from J. Carter of Sol Fusion.

For ticketing information, visit Ticket Master on-line at www.ticketmaster.com/ or by phone: 404-249-6400.

CW Midtown Music Complex: Center Stage Atlanta

1374 W. Peachtree St. Midtown Atlanta


Tour Dates for Nas:
07/19 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheater*
07/20 – Toronto, CA – Arrow Hall*
07/22 – Montreal, QB – Metropolis
07/24 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
07/25 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
07/26 – Boston, MA – Comcast Center*
07/27 – Washington, DC – Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/29 – Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
07/30 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
07/31 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
08/01 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
08/02 – Miami, FL – Bayfront Park Amphitheater*
08/03 – New York, NY – Jones Beach Amphitheatre*
08/08 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
08/09 – Los Angeles, CA – Glen Helen Pavillion
08/10 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
08/14 – Reno, NV – New Oasis
08/15 – Chico, CA – Senator Theatre
08/16 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre*
08/22 – Park City, UT – Harry O’s
08/23 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre*
08/24 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
08/25 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
08/26 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
08/28 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
08/29 – Detroit, MI – Chene Park
08/30 – Champaign, IL – Canopy Club
09/03 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
09/04 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
09/05 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
09/06 – Quincy, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre*

* – The Jones Experience concerts that overlap with the Rock the Bells 2008 International Festival.