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24 Nov

The Best Man Holiday: The Funny, Tragic & Intense Sequel

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Malcolm D. Lee, writer/director,  reunites the cast from the 1999 hit film, “The Best Man” giving us an emotionally charged holiday sequel. The film, no doubt, will be a holiday staple for homes from the hood to the White House. The movie reminds us just how much we loved “The Best Man.” It provides a well balance, extension of the old, along side a myriad of new plots.  Emotions run high, as the issues are bigger and more complex. From the opening, as we are being brought up to speed on the happenings over the fourteen years since we last saw the group of friends; to the tummy holding laughter and contrasting throat lump: it is funny, tragic and intense. Lee...
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24 Nov

Style Guide: 5 Fall Style Staples For Brandistas

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Fall has arrived, but being the classy, authentic and empowered woman you are, no need for an entire new wardrobe, these 5 style staples are options to consider to keep  you looking effortlessly chic. 1. NeimanMarcus.com 2.intermixonline.com 3.burdastyle.com The high neckline trend makes for such a classy and  flattering look. These tops bring instant femininity to any look. Go for silk, or cotton and pair with a great pencil or high-waisted skirt. Or, why not choose a pattern with personality to pair with jeans and heels. This high neckline top oozes sophistication with great versatility, depending on how you style it, it is suitable for day to evening and most occasions.  1. zara.com Distressed boyfriend jeans are versatile, comfortable and oh so easy+ fun to style!...
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15 Nov

ATLANTA-NOVEMBER

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Hyatt Atlanta Midtown Making a good thing even better, the Hyatt Atlanta Midtown has transformed the former Hotel Midtown from an in-town hideaway into the toast of the nabe. Walking distance from the High Museum of Art, Piedmont Park, as well as popular restos Ra Sushi, Lure and Cafe Intermezzo, not to mention clubs Vanquish and Opera, guests are encouraged to connect with the city. That’s reinforced by the hotel’s floor-to-ceiling windows and its enjoyable casual resto, Fork and Juniper, named for the hotel’s cross street. Its 194 rooms are surprisingly spacious, especiall for in-town digs. Undoubtedly, packing so much into so little is the secret to the Hyatt Atlanta Midtown’s instant success. 125 10th Street NE. 404.443.1234. atlantamidtown.hyatt.com Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter  After a year-long, $20...
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15 Nov

Sue Tsai’s “Not For The Conservative Heart” Art Exhibition

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26 year old artist and designer, Sue Tsai is a born and breedNew Yorker with a life long dedication to art and fashion. Born in Queens, NY and then attended middle and high school in Locust Valley, Long Island. Following her graduation, Sue decided to turn down art school to attend Hofstra University on a full scholarship and received a degree in business marketing. For Sue it was more important to learn the skills of being able to sell her brand rather than to learn something she already knew, art. As an artist Sue works with acrylic and mixed media on canvas. Her inspiration is creating art for the younger generation, in hopes that they can relate and appreciate fine art...
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11 Nov

WASHINGTON, DC- NOVEMBER

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Capella Washington DC, Georgetown The nation’s busy capital is a whole lot easier to navigate with the personal assistant and flexible check-in and checkout times the new Capella Washington DC, Georgetown offer. Highly walkable, Georgetown is a gem in itself but the Capella keeps itself interesting with a rooftop lounge and other hip touches. 1050 31st St NW. 202.617.2400. capellahotels.com/washingtondc/georgetown Oh Drama The Arena Stage heats up with three projects: Motown The Musical director Charles Randolph-Wright’s Love in Afghanistan (October 11-November 17) about romance between a budding hip-hop artist and an Afghan interpreter; Maurice Hines’ Tappin’ Thru Life (November 15-December 29) chronicling his 40-year career; and Malcolm Jamal-Warner in his D.C. theatrical debut with Kenny Leon’s Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner (November 29-January 5). Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company presents DC’s own Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s comic drama Appropriate (November 4-December 1)...
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11 Nov

CHARLOTTE-NOVEMBER

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Bubble Charlotte There’s always a celebration now that the long-awaited Bubble Charlotte has finally opened at EpiCentre. With more than 30 different champagnes on the menu, big things stay popping but no need for bottle service, as champagne by the glass is plentiful here. Bites are also paired with champagne, with some dishes even infused with the bubbly. Cozy seating inside and out makes for an intimate affair plus the décor is eclectic, with glass-encased Barbie prints donning one wall. 210 East Trade Street. 704.733.9427. bubblecharlotte.com The Answer Running from October 26 through June 2014 at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, Question Bridge: Black Males, the innovative digital media project culling questions and answers from over 150 black men in eleven cities,...
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