Jazz Underground is now open in Five Points South featuring the best in live entertainment and great food.
Featuring Shaun Pezant, Norris Jones and Mike Ham every Tuesday and Thursday plus a variety of live acts on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Jazz Underground has free valet parking for all of its customers, a great art filled ambiance and plenty of cool people.
Now open Tuesday – Thursday from 5pm – 11pm, every Friday from 5pm – 2am and every Saturday from 7pm – 2am. Serving food late every weekend until 1:30am.
Tickets are now available for Jazz Underground’s grand opening which will feature national jazz musician, Mike Phillips for two shows. Friday, June 1, 2012 at 7:00pm and Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 7pm.
Jazz Underground is located at 2012 Magnolia Avenue in the Five Points South Entertainment District guaranteed to be the most fun you have had in a long time!
For more information call (205) 202-3640 or visit www.jazzunderground5points.com for weekly schedules.
Join us on Thursday, May 17, 2012 for Skool Daze – Young Professionals Night.
Young business owners this is an opportunity for you to come out and meet a business mentor.
4pm – 8pm. Then stick around for the Skool Daze after party with DJ C-DUBB.
$2 drink specials, plus free appetizers sponsored by Wing Out Express.
Hosted by the YP Night’s presenting sponsors – The Birmingham Times, What’s Happening Birmingham and digitalartshosting.com/urbanham.
For inquiries call (205) 304-1482.
Steel is located on the corner of 1st Avenue and 23rd Street North.
Councilman Jay Roberson served as the Master of Ceremony for the “U Can Make A Difference Banquet” as 200 guest attended to support the non-profit organization Appointed Time which was founded by Pastor Sam Dansby.
An emotional Karlos Dansby took the stage as the keynote speaker and delivered a message that was straight from his heart. He thanked his wife, family and father for all of the contributions they made throughout his life. He described his journey from middle school to the NFL and described what he called epic moments that changed his life.
One of his first epic moments was sharing with his father his desire to quit football to focus on basketball and work a job. He told the audience his father asked him why he wanted to quit basketball and his response was he wanted to work and help the family. His father told him he would provide everything he needed and told him one day he would want for nothing. Through his fathers encouraging words he stuck with both sports and went on to win a state basketball championship with the Woodlawn High School Colonels. Other epic moments include marrying his wife, playing SEC football at Auburn University and getting drafted to the NFL.
Karlos shared with the audience that although he is blessed to be in his ninth season he feels like he is just beginning as he enters into the world of business. Inspired by Magic Johnson, Karlos has a business venture with Butler’s Executive Grooming that has partnered with SAKS Fifth Avenue as well as a multi-million dollar new venture dealing with bio fuel. Both ventures look to be promising and could set Karlos Dansby up to be a billionaire before he retires.
One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of the U Can Make A Difference – Difference Makers Award presented to the Wenonah High School Basketball Team. The Dragons have won the 5A state high school championship for the past two years. Pastor Dansby and Karlos presented the trophy to the team.
Appointed Time Outreach offers several programs under its umbrella which includes the Bibles and Balls Faith Based sports camps, Family Tech Day, the On Course Golf Tournament, healthy food and let’s move campaigns plus several programs that give student athletes a foundation for college level sports and education opportunities.
For more information on Appointed Time Outreach and all of its community programs visit www.appointedtimeoutreach.org.
Join us for IN THE MIX BIRMINGHAM the ultimate mixed networking and educational social for entrepreneurs, business leaders and decision makers from all industries.
Thursday – May 3, 2012 from 6pm – 10pm at the Wine Loft located at 2200 1st Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama 35203.
$10 Admissions with drink specials and giveaways all night.
Advance tickets on sale now! Call (205) 422-9849 or visit www.meriendalounge.com.
Doors open at 8:00pm.
Merienda Lounge is located at 422 Richard Arrington Blvd South in Birmingham,
Alabama. For VIP, call 205-422-9849 or visit Meriendalounge.com.
digitalartshosting.com/urbanham presents Old School Saturday Nite at B.O.S.S. with a special New Edition Tribute
Join us for a special edition of Old School Saturday Nite as we pay tribute to the legendary New Edition! It all goes down at B.O.S.S. Ultra Bar and Lounge on Saturday, April 28, 2012.
DJ Ray will be on the tables delivering the best in Old School Hip Hop and R&B PLUS your favorite hits from New Edition, BBD, Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant and Bobby Brown! ALL Ladies get in free before 10:00 pm.
digitalartshosting.com/urbanham will be in the house giving away passes to see New Edition plus passes to the Stardome Comedy Club, Jazz Underground and much more!
Ciroc Drink Specials ALL NIGHT!
On Wednesday, April 18, 2012, Alabama State University’s College of Business Administration will host its monthly Business Empowerment Seminar at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome Banquet Room. This month’s featured speaker is Attorney Deitra Crawley.
Ms. Crawley advises both domestic and foreign entities in the practice areas of defense contracts, international trade, corporate and business law, mergers and acquisitions, and international dispute resolution.
Additionally, Ms. Crawley conducts executive level training, builds compliance programs and designs corporate policies and procedures that meet tailored business needs while satisfying regulatory
requirements. Ms. Crawley will be speaking on the topic of the regulatory framework
necessary to conduct business internationally.
A representative from the Alabama Development Office (ADO) will provide an overview of “International Business in Alabama”.
Also in attendance will be a U.S. led Turkmenistan delegation consisting of political and civic leaders. This particular delegation is sponsored by the U.S. Congressional Open World Program, which is one of the most effective U.S. exchange programs with the fifteen (15) breakaway republics of the former Soviet
Union. The Open World Program both supports Congressional outreach to Eurasia and conducts exchanges that establish lasting professional relationships between the up-and-coming leaders of Open World
countries and Americans dedicated to showcasing U.S. values and democratic institutions. This delegation will be led by the International Services Council of Alabama, Inc. (ISC), which is the diplomatic entity that facilitates like delegations interested in visiting the State of Alabama.
We look forward to seeing you on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012 for the Business Empowerment Seminar!
JaLysa N. Smith
Executive Administrative Assistant
We got a chance to talk to Pretty Tony Taylor aka “PTT” about his new project, the Black Folks Feud, which I must admit offers some refreshing moments in creativity and comedy from many of Birmingham’s own.
Pretty Tony has become one of Birmingham’s most recognizable figures with his stylish dress, hairstyles and his popular pimp cups. Tony grew up in Pratt City and is a 1998 graduate of Jackson Olin High School.
URBANHAM: First of all, we want to congratulate you on the new media project and let you know we think its great. Tell us what inspired you to do the Black Folks Feud.
PTT: I am a big fan of sketch comedy and game shows. I really miss the work of guys like Robert Townsend, Arseno Hall, The Wayons, Dave Chappelle and Richard Dawson so we started this project and it has been well received. I am also a huge fan of Steve Harvey … he is a genius. My show is a game show with the sketch comedy vibe.
URBANHAM: How did you get started with your Signature Pimp Cups?
PTT: (Laughing) The pimp cup started from going into bars and needing to eliminate the time it took to get a drink plus I was a fan of Big Daddy Kane back in the day. When I walk in with my cup the bartenders usually see it and sometimes it helps me get faster service. When I was growing up we would have company and I was always told not to bring guest a paper cup. So I don’t like to drink from paper cups when I go out and pay $12 for a drink so I take my cup.
URBANHAM: How many pimp cups do you have?
PTT: I have about twelve and I have retired a large number of the cups. My cups are custom made out of Florida so I try to come out with a new one every few months.
URBANHAM: Who have you worked with?
PTT: The show is young and I like to work with people that have good personalities and that I think are funny. It makes the show much easier to host and produce. So far on the show I have worked with Theo Garfield, Tanika Harrell, BIG Rob and many of my co-workers from Surin West.
URBANHAM: What’s next for the show?
PTT: It would be great to be picked up as a reality show on a network like Comedy Central and ultimately reach people across the nation. The Internet is helping me do this but a television audience is what we are going after.
URBANHAM: Anyone out there you want to give a shout out to?
PTT: Yeah, Nik Layman who handles the video for the show, First Impressions Marketing, Surin West, digitalartshosting.com/urbanham, my hairstylist Stephanie Matthews and my Dad.
URBANHAM: How can people reach you to inquire about the show
PTT: Hit me up at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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