Archive | February, 2013

Online Auction Sites… The Wave of the Future or Just a Fad?

28 Feb

Are online auctions worth the deals?

Are online auctions worth the deals?

An online auction is an auction which is held over the internet. Online auctions come in many different formats and have become increasingly popular mainly because online auctions break down and remove the physical limitations of traditional auctions such as geography, presence, time, space, and a small target audience.

The economy also has allowed for the popularity of online auctions due to consumers’ desire to find great prices and bargain items that are of value. As retail outlets compete for customers, online auctions put the consumers in control by naming their own price.

Sites such as eBay, QuiBids, and newly formed PennyBidIndex.com, online auction sites are becoming increasingly popular. However, will the online auction craze go away? Is online auctioning just a fad, or will it become the “new normal” form of retail?

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North Hollywood Music Festival

28 Feb

Rej3ctz Perform at NoHo Music Festival

Rej3ctz Perform at NoHo Music Festival

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West Coast was the theme at the North Hollywood Music Festival. Some of the acts : The Rangers, The Rej3ctz, Gabriel Cannon (Nick Cannon’s brother) and many more acts were featured, as they kicked off the new school year. Rej3ctz perform new dance “Peter Griffin”

Xen Lounge Karaoke Nights

21 Feb
Good Times at Karaoke Night at Xen Lounge

Good Times at Karaoke Night at Xen Lounge

Good times at Xen Lounge, the new trendy spot opened by Duane Martin and Tisha Campbell, named after their son, this trendy spot delivers with its elegant red wooden doors, (which put you in the mindset of Elizabeth Arden “Red Door”)

as you walk through the red doors, you look to one side and see a beautiful waterfall in the little waiting area which leads to the restaurant. There is also one private room that leads to the back patio, where the karaoke takes place.

This is no ordinary karaoke, there were quite a few pros in the house, including singer/songwriter Dana Belle as well as Franchise X Entertainment, which has a slew of talented acts who lent their voices that night, rapper Will B. (who was signed under J-Kwon) and of course Tisha Campbell herself, who is also a very talented singer. And oh, don’t be surprised if you see a lot of other well-known celebrities stop through.

I also lent my voice to the mic… *ahem* I did well if I say so myself, belting out Mary J. Blige’s hit. They have appetizer and drink specials the entire night, of course those that order from the menu get special seating.

Erykah Badu Rocks The Turntables at Icon Ultra Lounge in LA

21 Feb
Erykah Badu at icon Lounge

Erykah Badu at icon Lounge

Erykah Badu rocks the turntables at Icon Ultra Lounge in LA for Red Cup Sundays. Despite the intense LA summer heat, The crowd was definitely there that night, lines were around the corner as eager fans waited to get a glimpse of the R&B/Soul Diva..I fortunately bypassed the line 🙂 thanks to the lovely bouncers and Hollywood’s Champion of New Sound Mr. B.Hen.

Ms. Badu provided an eclectic mix of RnB, Rock, Pop, Soul, even 50’s Classics, bringing her signature unique element to the turntable. Ms. Badu belted out a couple of notes, as fans begged to hear her sing.

94.7 The Wave – Jazz on the Rooftop Beverly Hills BMW

21 Feb
94.7 The Wave Smooth Jazz Featuring Mark "Panther" Felton and The Voice Contestant Jesse Campbell

94.7 The Wave Smooth Jazz Featuring Mark “Panther” Felton and The Voice Contestant Jesse Campbell

Jazz was flowing and the music was live and classy this Summer 2013 at the 94.7 The Wave Jazz On The Rooftop at Beverly Hills BMW. BMW’s were all around this lovely dealership, as well as art pieces, free wine, foot, art, and of course Jazz. Sounds were provided by the impeccable smooth jazz great Mark “Panther” Allen Felton and to our surprise, R&B great Jesse Campbell came to the stage. Jesse Campbell was also a contestant on NBC’s The Voice, and worked with Christina Aguilera.