Daily Archive: September 24, 2010

Entertainment

Hart’s originality makes him a global sellout

Philadelphia native Kevin Hart’s recent show was a sellout. He has sold out shows all over the globe which included the one he just performed at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial in Oakland, presented by Savvy Marketing, Inc. KEVIN HART “You have to have originality and find a lane that suits you. Being a comedian, there are so many of us that are funny. What keeps me relevant is honesty and I tell the truth and my jokes reach people in a different way. They can relate to what I’m saying and they laugh and they say to themselves that ‘I know this guy.’ Not only are they laughing, but they are relating at the same time. I think I will be around for a while,” Hart said.

Entertainment

Pittsburgh duo Kipp-E & Klyental to blaze stage with rap legend Bone Thugs-n-Harmony

It’s official! On Oct. 9, Pittsburgh rap duo Kipp-E & Klyental will add another milestone to their resume when they open for the legendary Bone Thugs-n-Harmony at the Mr. Smalls Theater in Millvale, Pa. While they have performed many times throughout Pittsburgh, opening the opportunity to open for their idols will make this a special night. KIPP-E & KLYENTAL “We have always been their (Bone Thugs-n-Harmony) greatest fans ever since we started doing music,” says Kipp-E, “for us this is a manifestation of our dreams becoming a reality, and we are very grateful for this opportunity to show our idols how the Kingz can hold it down.”

Entertainment

Cover To Cover…‘Thriller’

You’ve seen the video at least two dozen times, maybe more. You’d watch it again right now if you could. You can’t stop ’til you get enough. Seeing 1,500 orange-jumpsuit-clad inmates doing a perfectly-choreographed Zombie Dance brings back such happy memories. It makes you want to watch the original video, complete with the undead doing dance-steps you once copied. You can probably still do those steps. You need to find those LPs you’ve got stored in the basement. You need to hear that tune again. In the new book “Thriller: The Musical Life of Michael Jackson” by Nelson George, you’ll learn about that song and the album that smashed (and still holds) world records nearly 30 years after its release.

Entertainment

I believe my girlfriend is cheating on me!

Dear Gwendolyn: I read your column all the time and now I need your advice. I have been going with my girlfriend for 12 years. We have four children. Five years ago I was sent to prison and I have nine more years to serve. This is the problem: Before beginning to serve my sentence, my girlfriend told me that she loved me and would remain faithful to me. Recently, I have been worrying she might be cheating on me. I hear how sometimes women say they will wait but don’t. Should I worry about her? Or should I just call off the relationship and move on with my life—Glen

Business

Speaker demonstrates grinding for greatness

Grind for greatness is the mantra of entrepre­neur, trainer, speaker, James “Bird” Guess. “I want you to succeed and reach your goals to become successful,” he told his audience from the Micro Business Institute. During his four- hour presentation and using his mantra, Guess outlined his formula of how to execute a strategy of becoming a successful entrepreneur. SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE—James ‘Bird’ Guess empowers his audience while presenting his well tested success principles. “I came from nothing, but I am still grinding,” said Guess, explaining that success is a process. Outlining his formula of how to become an accomplished entrepreneur, he defined grinding as when an entrepreneur creates success using ambition, vision, strategy and perseverance. Utilizing his “Success Book,” one of many training tools developed through his company, Guess stressed that a fiery spark of energy, a mental picture, a unique plan of action and the refusal to stop trying is important to achieve anything in life.

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Business

Put your money on a mission

Every great business has a mission statement that defines their goals and objectives. The underlying premise can best be explained in a phrase coined by world renowned motivational speaker Zig Zigler. “If you help enough people get what they want, you will eventually get what you want.” Most of us have been very diligent in regards to carrying out our employer’s mission thus helping them give the consumer what they want—quality services and/or products at an acceptable price. In return the company eventually gets what it wants—profits from the sales of quality services and/or products that will allow them to expand, invest and diversify so that the company will enjoy a long productive, profitable life.

Sports

Lincoln splits homecoming series with Garfield

by Malik Vincent Lincoln hosted Garfield for their homecoming series at Chadwick Field on Saturday. The two organizations from the Allegheny County Midget Football League split the series. Lincoln’s Twerps and Mighty Mites garnered two shutouts, 12-0 and 13-0, against a Garfield unit that usually dominates this series from top to bottom. MIGHTY MITES WIN—Teshan Campbell runs over the Garfield Gators as the Lincoln Mighty Mites team left Fort Pitt with a 13-0 victory. “We’re just glad that we were able to stay competitive,” said Jose Regus, a representative of the Lincoln organization who also serves as the league’s president. “It speaks to the progression of our organization. There were times in which they’d beat us every time. We’re determined not to have that happen anymore.”

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Lifestyle

Repeats

Most women are magazine junkies. We love magazines. When I’m checking out at the grocery store I love to read the magazines while I’m waiting to pay for my groceries. But I’ve noticed something and I’m wondering if other people are noticing it. The feature stories on the front are the same or so close to being the same that you could buy the magazine once and not need to pick it up again. Here is an example that even amazed me.

Lifestyle

Peppermint Soiree

On Aug. 28, at the Marriott City Center, the first Peppermint Soiree-Summer Breeze was held. The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, (Pittsburgh Alumnae Chapter) and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity joined forces for an evening of fun and madness. There was something for everyone, jazz in one ballroom, line dancing and a DJ in the ballroom down the hall and food stations, silent auctions and vendors in between. THESE JACKETS ARE OUR FAVORITES—Stanford White and Dewitt Walton (event co-chairs). The vendors came from as far as Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and as close as Ohio. More than 700 people enjoyed the evening and for many it was a reunion or old home week.

Lifestyle

About that car…BMW 335d—it’s a diesel

by Frank S. Washington DETROIT (NNPA)—I just wrapped up a one-week test drive of one of the slickest low profile sedans around—the BMW 335d. Most important is that “d” stands for diesel. And despite the rather low grade U.S. reputation of oil burners as they are called in this country, my admiration for diesel engines grows every time I drive one. The 335d Sedan features BMW Advanced Diesel technology with BluePerformance for maximum output. In the case of the BMW 335d, it adheres to the Munich-based automaker’s brand image of powerfully precise and responsive premium priced automobiles.