[Event Recap] Atlanta Showed Up & Out For Spotify’s (@Spotify) RapCaviar Live

Mike Will Made It and Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmy of Rae Sremmurd onstage at Spotify's RapCaviar Live at The Tabernacle on August 12, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Spotify)
ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 12: Mike Will Made It and Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmy of Rae Sremmurd onstage at Spotify's RapCaviar Live at The Tabernacle on August 12, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Spotify)

 

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Just in time to celebrate the birth of hip hop, Spotify kicked off their latest concert series, RapCaviar Live. What better place to kick off the highly anticipated concert series than in the city where trap music thrives, Atlanta. Hundreds of excited fans packed the Tabernacle to see the “Trap God” himself, Gucci Mane, Mike WiLL Made-It, and 6lack put on performances worthy of their positions on RapCaviar, Spotify’s most sought out hip hop playlist.

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[PHOTOS/TRAILER] TV One’s (@tvone) WHEN LOVE KILLS: THE FALICIA BLAKELY STORY Atlanta Red Carpet Screening and Q&A

WHEN LOVE KILLS: THE FALICIA BLAKELY STORY Red Carpet Screening and Q&A with Lil Mama, Lance Gross, Tami Roman and Tasha Smith
ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 09: (L-R) Tasha Smith, Tami Roman, Lance Gross, and Niatia 'Lil Mama' Kirkland attend the "When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story" movie screening at Regal Atlantic Station on August 9, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for TV One)

Celebrities and local influencers attended a Red Carpet Screening and Q&A of TV ONE’S WHEN LOVE KILLS: THE FALICIA BLAKELY STORY at Regal Atlantic Station in Atlanta on Wednesday, August 9th with Director Tasha Smith, and film stars Niatia “Lil Mama” Kirkland, Lance Gross and Tami Roman. 

The event was attended by celebrities including: Trina Braxton, Irv Gotti, Demetria McKinney, Terri Vaughn, Clifton Powell, and many more.

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[RECAP/VIDEO] #ATLLunchandLearn LGBT Elite Edition!

#ATLLunchandLearn LGBT Elite Edition recap

This past weekend Quente’Sential Branding and Urban Female Entertainment brought the city of Atlanta another inciteful panel with the LGBT Edition of #AtlLunchandLearn.

This Month’s Panelist included Vaughn Alvarez ( Celebrity Publicist), Juan & Gee Smalls ( Certified Relationship Coaches, Love Works, The Gentleman’s Foundation) and Rahim Brazil ( Actor/Musician).

Brandon Karson, Vaughn Alvarez, Rahim Brazil, Quentin Jackson, & Juan & Gee Smalls at #ATLLunchandLearn LGBT Elite Edition

(l-r) Brandon Karson, Vaughn Alvarez, Rahim Brazil, Quentin Jackson, & Juan & Gee Smalls

Hosted by 3-time guest host Keishaun Sallie (The Diamond Zone Group, Kutz By Kei) and Brandon Karson ( Actor/Model), guests had the opportunity to hear the panelists journey to success stories, but also got the opportunities to ask questions about their own individual journeys to greatness. Some of the topics that were discussed included Knowing when the time was right to start pursuing your dream, Views on Dating in Atlanta and Overcoming Fear in order to be GREAT. Overall, an amazing panel of people came together to share their stories and let people know that no matter what you go through in life, with passion and hard work you can truly achieve anything.Special thanks to our panelist, guests, and continued supporters.

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[VIDEO/REVIEW] “Red Carpet, Hashtags, & Heartbreaks”–The Ingredients for Atlanta’s Newest Indie Hit!

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The Atlanta film scene is poppin’ if you have not heard. Currently the city reigns in billions of dollars from the television series and movies alone.

You would think this only applies to mainstream success, but there are a few indie films that have garnered quite the buzz all over the net and last night we were amazed and privileged to see one, Red Carpet, Hashtags, & Heartbreaks!

Davien Harlis at movie premiere of Red Carpet, Hashtags, & Heartbreak

Davien Harlis at movie premiere of Red Carpet, Hashtags, & Heartbreak

Directed, co-written, and starring, Davien Harlis; the film centers on Dylan Smith, a leading actor and beloved star by his fans and friends. Dylan seems to have it all–except romance–something he is not too keen of and actually seems to avoid. His “sexcapades” with Courtney (Denerick Lindsey; he has us curious about peanut butter) result in a scandal so big and unforeseen it almost costs him his career. Just when all seems lost, Dylan meets Instagram star, Marcus (Thomas Mackey), who has his own plans and ideas about love and what it means to be with THE Dylan Smith.

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[Event Recap] ATL Celebs Attend “War for the Planet of the Apes” Presreening

Atlantic Station was the place to be last night where local celebrities came out to attend the pre-screening of “War for the Planet of the Apes” hosted at Regal Cinemas.

Stars such as NBA star, Dwight Howard, Married to Medicine’s Dr. Heavenly Kimes and fashion model, Eva Marcille took front row seats to watch the action packed third film of the Planet of the Apes trilogy. Hot 107.9 was in the building with DJ Traci Steele and radio personality Reec Swiney in the audience while Dish Nation’s very own, Headkrack, emceed the event.

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War For the Planet of the Apes  is the third installment in the Planet of the Apes reboot series. It follows the confrontation between the apes, led by Caesar, and the humans for control of Earth. The movie greatly depicts Caesar internal conflict for his desire to maintain peace and the instinct to defend his family from Colonel and the soldiers endless attacks. As the movie unfolds, the roles seem to reverse where the apes appear more human than the human themselves. Overall, the film is both classic and contemporary with the choice of weapons used in the film and takes the audience through an array of emotions that by the time it gets to the end, you’re guaranteed to have a swelling in your throat.

I really enjoyed the movie. I think this one is the best out of all three,” said an attendee. Skyy from Black Ink Crew had an emotional reaction to the film. “The movie is straight real but the ending, like my heart is hurting.

If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, get them now because War for the Planet of the Apes is a must see. The movie will be in theatres Friday, July 14th. In the meantime, check out the photos below from the event.

Photo credit: Ace Photos & Designs

[EVENT RECAP/PHOTOS] Get Yo Life & Yo Laughs! “Girls Trip” (@girlstripmovie) Is On FIRE! Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall And Will Packer Host Special Screening Of GIRLS TRIP In Atlanta!

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Hangover who? Bridesmaids what? That’s what you will be saying after see you Will Packer’s latest movie, Girls Trip!

Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Tiffany Haddish are comedic gold in this latest all-girl, all fun, summer flick that EVERYONE has to see!

The film centers on four friends, Ryan (Regina Hall), Sasha (Queen Latifah), Lisa (Jada Pinkett-Smith) and Dina (Tiffany Haddish), also known as “The Flosse Posse” reunite after five years at The Essence Festival. Ryan, who has missed her girlfriends due to her hectic life and troubled marriage seeks to have a carefree weekend while landing a huge business deal. Her girls, however, have their own issues and the weekend will be anything but carefree or simple–but it will definitely be memorable! Get ready to laughter, fights, dance battles, sisterhood, and most importantly a lesson in self-worth when you see this amazing film. Trust us you’ll leave that theater demanding a sequel, planning your own Girls Trip, and plotting when you can see it again! Side note, fellas this is definitely far from a chick flick, for investigative and research purposes you are going to want to know what ACTUALLY happens on a girls trip!

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[PHOTOS] FX (@FXNetworks) Screens “Snowfall” (@SnowfallFX) in Atlanta w/ John Singleton And Cast!

Carter Hudson, Damson Idris, John Singleton, Isaiah John, Angela Lewis, Dave Andron at fx snowfall screening in atlanta

FX’s Snowfall has to be one of the most anticipated series debuting this summer.

The series is set in Los Angeles in 1983 during the city’s first crack epidemic. The show follows the lives of several characters whose lives are intersect “Crash” style; 19-year-old drug dealer Franklin Saint, Mexican wrestler Gustavo Zapata, CIA operative Teddy McDonald, and Luica Villanueva, the daughter of a Mexican crime boss. We promise you will fall in love with this amazing cast!

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Last night, FX Networks hosted an advance screening of the new drama series Snowfall in Atlanta. Despite the nasty rain and threatening tornado warnings, guests eagerly lined up ahead of show time in anticipation of the exclusive preview. After the screening, Yung Joc of Streetz 94.5 moderated a Q&A with co-creators John Singleton and Dave Andron along with cast members Damson Idris, Carter Hudson, Isaiah John and Angela Lewis.

Attendees included Jovita Moore (WSB-TV), Judge Terrinee Gundy (Municipal Court of Atlanta), Marlo Hampton (Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta”), Mary HoneyB Morrison (NY Times Best-Selling Author), Reece Odum (Bounce TV’s “Saints & Sinners”) and Reg Rob (actor).

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We had the opportunity to catch the first episode of the series and we have to say we are already hooked! John Singleton is the master of urban dramas and action. The way this series unfurls and how its characters intersect is going to have you glued to your screen weekly. We are super happy to see Snowflake out this summer, as you know the season rarely has anything worth watching with all the bigger shows on hiatus. Check out the trailer for the Snowflake  below and tell us what you think of it in the comments section. Will you be watching? Happy viewing!

#SnowfallFX premieres Wednesday, July 5th at 10/9c on FX.

Photos by James Pray for FX Networks