Comedian Red Grant came to shut the city down this weekend in Memphis at Chuckles Comedy House . You may have seen Mr.Grant, who is a powerhouse comedian traveling with other raw and talented individuals like Kat Williams as well as big name movies like Leprechaun In The Hood. Yet last weekend, he brought his hilarious jokes right to Memphis focusing on his main topic making the crowd scream with laughter.
Click the link to watch this snippet of his legendary Murray jokes with over 500,000 views.
Teacher of the Game
Red Grant has been in the industry for over 20 years. Staring in a multitude of movies including Starz most recent original series Snowfall, the versatile comedian have taken over the industry in multiple areas. Red Grant is not only a comedian, yet a writer. He has had his talented skills placed into an array of movies and plays, not only that but spreading the love and joy of entrepreneurship to black communities as well. Here’s a snippet, of him expressing his love for the African American culture, while shopping at Lavish A. Luxe Boutique, here in Memphis, TN.
Although Snowfall is loved by many, Conversations with Evonne dug deeper into Mr.Grant’s career, that included original films of his early career, like “Leprechaun In The Hood” for instance. The story consist of a very frightening (not scary as far as Grant said), midget Leprechaun who’s idea was to kill those in sort who had connections to the robbery of his gold. Red Grant played a very comical part in this film as it was one of his biggest movies during his career. Yet Grant of course, was involved in projects a lot greater, including taking his versatility on the road with other raw comedians like himself Katt Williams, LuenellMelanie Comarcho and Mark Curry featuring in Katt House Comedy as well as the seriously funny American Hustle. These comedians are the teachers of the comedy game, who were some who started the African American comedy stand up scenes and are still relevant today.
Chuckles Comedy House Memphis
Yet with all of his past greatness the city of Memphis was very happy to have the comedian arrive in the Bluff last weekend. Red Grant did a 3 day show at Chuckles Comedy House December 11th-13th as Memphians couldn’t get enough of the powerhouse comedian. Chuckles Comedy House only brings in the best stand up comedy, of course Red Grant was in this line up.
Red Grant at Chuckles Comedy House Memphis December 11th-13th
If you missed the fun of the seriously funny comedian no worries! You could follow him on his social media handles @redgrant on Instagram. Be aware that his humor travels with him, so being in his light is like being at an actual show, other wise you might want to grab tickets to see him again. Of course the comedian will be back to Memphis, he loves it here, knowing that his visit to the Lorraine Motel is needed.
For more information on upcoming shows at Chuckles Comedy House, and events visit http://www.conversationswithevonne.com I am Kahdejah Evonne and this is Conversations with Evonne Lifestyle & Entertainment Blog, Podcast and Entrepreneurship Platform, thank you for tuning in! God bless and have a WONDERFUL week.
As a child, you dreamed of traveling outside of your city, or was taught to come up and leave where you are from. Your parents or the social cultural conversations instilled in you at home, could not be beautiful and what you make of it will be only terrible if you stay. Yet like Drake said, “it’s all right here in the city, and you don’t run from where you come from.” FatBoyCash indeed has brought “creativity,” to the hood. Being a kid from the trenches is different. The city moves fast, and poverty levels are high, especially in cities like Philly. It is not every day as children that someone will walk up to you and instill a dream into you, or even guide you on how to do things the right way. Yet, in the hood what is the right way? The streets will teach you many things, who is for you, who is not, yet one thing it will teach you the most as a young black man, is to rely on your talents to take you places. This is exactly what FatBoyCash did. Instead of running away from the streets of Philly he decided to turn them gold.
The “Artist” Artist
We will soon introduce you to the joy and love that FatBoyCash has for his city, as well as the knowledge he has for the city and how he maneuvers though them. With his entrepreneurship journey FatBoyCash has influence many, while also developing an idea name for himself. The “Artist”, recently received proclamation for the city, yet that didn’t defeat the fact of the artistic words that he is now putting on the paper. The three-time entrepreneur has touched all areas of his creativity and talent by landing himself next to the legendary Styles P in his new song “Gangsta.” FatBoyCash of course, is setting himself up to be on the of the legendary made men of Philadelphia.
The city will go crazy over this track. The single sounds like classic Philly rap especially since Styles P very known for his rap career as well has hit songs like “Good Times,” ft the legendary Jadakiss with over 2 million YouTube plays was featured. StylesP is known to be one of FBC’s childhood role models andhas also inspired The Artist to invest in his music career, this song is still relevant today. It is very likely that “Gangsta,” could be referenced as one of these tracks. FatBoyCash has raw talent, in which you could feel his writing as through is rap performances. The new single has a video releasing soon, giving you all emotion of what is being said in the song, and is a clear representation of the city of Philly, in which he proclaimed.
The new single has also been released on multiple music platforms, including iTunes, Spotify and Google Play. FatBoyCash has also been featured on This Is 50, a radio platform developed by 50 cent, who is a Hip-Hop artist, entrepreneur and big name in the music industry. With these connections, FatBoyCash will take the city of Philly to new levels with his upbeat, yet original style of music. “Gangsta,” ft StylesP will be releasing a visual soon, the two-artist got together and created magic, turning their hit single into a motion picture.
Music is a big deal as well in the creative African American community, our words have helped our communities develop in multiple ways, putting our hearts on paper with different beats and tunes. They say three times is a charm and FatBoyCash has reached his community in all three ways with his music, as well as through hair and food, yet we call it entrepreneurship & entertainment.
In Northeast Philly, FatBoyCash has been the buzz of the streets, painting them with every colorful idea that comes to mind on the way. With that being said, we are going to go on a little trip through the golden streets of Philadelphia, into the highly creative brand that Cash Miller created through the word “Artist.” If you would think long and hard into it, FatBoyCash is an innovative creator, he creates the movements and the hustles to get him and everyone else to where they are trying to go. His entrepreneurship journey has proven that your talent will most definitely take you places, and those places are sort of like the very own Head Artist Barber Shop, in which he is proud owner of setting a platform for other barbers to invest in their craft and of course, get themselves places. Talk about painting the streets gold, having money is one thing, yet setting someone else up for it is boss moves.
The Head Artist Philly is a place where many Philly natives of all cultural groups can come and get sliced by some of the most talent barbers in the area. FatBoyCash himself cranks up his clippers to express some artistic pressures into the scalps of customers who need fresh cuts to go about their day. The creativity of the name is stunning as all innovative ideas come from the head, and if you can take what’s from your head and implement it, it makes you a different individual aside from anyone else.
Artistic Philly cuisine is sold at Soul Food Artist daily.
Aside from cutting hair and being a role model, FatBoyCash knew the hearts of the Philly people was in the kitchen. Imagine the idea of sitting waiting to get a haircut, then eventually your hunger comes suddenly. Well, another interesting business that the Philly native himself invested in through his artist brand is “Soul Food Artist.” Looking at the photos of the delicious meals show that art could not only being in his barber shop, yet the kitchen. The Restaurant has an intensive menu, with many different foods to choose from including the overloaded chicken macaroni fries. Soul food is a big expression of love in the African American culture, the selection of foods and how it’s seasoned is ours, some say it’s your typical eating style, or after so many thanksgivings it could get boring. Yet FatBoyCash turned our culture into art, so that the aroma and presentation of the Restaurant could keep you coming back for more, even if one does not love chicken.
Your Talent Will Take You Places
As FatBoyCash used his talents to get him where he is today, he has also takenthe time to reach back into his community to enhance it. Through his entrepreneurship efforts, as well as heart for youth in the city, FatBoyCash has developed a program to donated backpacks to students in the Philadelphia school system. He has provided supplies for families and need, as well as free haircuts to students during his annual back to school drive. FBC not only loves what he does daily, but the lives of the people of Philadelphia which also influences him to keep going. With this as well as the “Artist” platform, the Philly native has received proclamation to the city of Brotherly Love. The proclamation was issued by the Mayor of Philadelphia, honoring, and recognizing FBC for his efforts in socialprenuership and using his talents to influence youth around him.
You Don’t Run From Where You Come From
It is all right here in the city of Philadelphia, and FBC has taken over. Within his efforts the hip-hop artist will continue to release music that the streets can relate to. For more information, the FBC visit him on Instagram or to listen to top hits and music from the artist visit his Spotify profile. Or come to http://www.conversationswithevonne.com for more information! I am Kahdejah Evonne and this is another blog from Conversations with Evonne and thanks for tuning in.
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There’s always a sheriff in town that has their rules and regulations sit tight, on how they want their city to be ran. Yet if we’re over exaggerating we will be using this in metaphoric terms to describe the pilot behind all major entertainment in Miami Beach Florida. For starts, the city of Miami is a big deal! Life is fast and some of the top people with major income, travel down to invest their time in the dream city as a get away. You would think when you hear of your friends or family traveling far to the “tip” of Florida that they are heading out the country, because Miami is different and during the hot summer, and or year round, it is DEFINITELY the place to be. From its hot beaches, to people flying in to visit all over, and it’s heap of multicultural residents, the magic city is a “different” yet exciting place to be. With that being said you have to be a different kind of person to survive there. This city isn’t like any other city, this city is more structural, richer and lively. This city is a place where almost everyone dreams to live as well as want to just stick their toes in the beaches of Miami Dade as the sun falls, or rises. Yet as far as walking the beach, eating, drinking and enjoying the social entertainment, you must know what Miami is most known for. That is of course, its fulfilling top of the line experience nightlife. Yes, night life. It’s clubs, bars, lounges and events set the tone for America because they are top notch. Believe it or not, Miami is so much known for its celebrity appearances that these A-listers are almost comfortable to hang out at majority of all lounges in the city. Therefore on a regular day you could maybe see Nicki Minaj sitting in a sectioned area enjoying free time with friends. This in fact is what EVERYONE longs for. This is the Magic City, this is top of the line food and entertainment, this is Miami Beach Florida.
The Executive of Miami Beach Entertainment
Money Matt snapping photos with his recording artist Barachi and other celebrities like: Yo Gotti, close friend Floyd Mayweather, Kevin Hart, NBA Star Kawhi Leonard, rap artist OT Genesis and many more.
Yet we got a chance, to get the scoop on one of its top executive entertainment bosses in the industry, Money Matt. That’s right Money Matt is a celebrity within himself. His high profile yet down to earth personality has landed him amongst the stars and developed close relationships with these individuals including the money man himself, Floyd Mayweather. Matt is not just any entertainment promoter or industry establishment owner, he is different. He is an entrepreneur and powerhouse in Miami Beach as he owns his own record producing label Done Deal Records and has big associations with Empire Records. Within this his recording artist Barachi has gone postal as he has recorded with top artist including OT Genesis and very well known Torey Lanez. From viewing this circle of work, Matt has shown us the importance of connections, which has helped him build his empire.
We may have introduced you to his array of high profile friends yet we must know he is the man himself. So therefore who exactly is Money Matt? Well he’s an entrepreneur, philanthropist, socialprenuer of Miami Beach Florida and Renaissance man of his time. Money Matt has changed the game of the thing we liked to call business and made himself a self-made millionaire and his own boss. Yet with all of this, he is in the business of putting other people on. Money, good times and investments flow all around him. Originally from Lauderhill, FL Matt was born into a lower-middle-class family. As a kid, Matt developed the reputation as a hard worker in his family, graduating high school and helping his family developed riches by tripling the income of their family carpet business. He then became a key prospect on the leadership team while advancing his entrepreneurship skills and then investing the skill into himself. With this being said, the king of Miami entertainment is good with numbers. This is probably why they start his name off with Money. People love money, yet Matt knows how to take care of it. With this being said, he then invested his skills and abilities in the the insurance industry, although Matt was good with coins and counting them as well, the real deal of business hit him, as his partnerships failed and the insurance company did not last as he wanted it. Yet that didn’t stop the pioneer, Matt set out on his journey alone, something that most entrepreneurs do when they enter into the world of entrepreneurial adventure. Matt then took his talents to the music industry helping multiple artist develop a name for themselves and start their high-end careers through his successful record label, Done Deal Records. The record label also landed him more major connections with big deal industry fellas like Empire Records, who have worked with countless celebrities including Young Blue, NBA Young Boy, and French Montana .
The Power Of Connections: Philanthropy
One thing you would learn from Money Matt and gravitate towards is his love for people. If you haven’t figured out anything from the Renaissance man you must see the connections are very important when it comes to your entrepreneurship journey. Matt does not just have connections to high profile and a-list celebrities, but the heart of others as he brings awareness to the aid of children with disabilities, and special needs. Mental health is important to Matt, especially for those disadvantages in children, for the kids are our tomorrow, and if anything we must all show gratitude and love to them so that they can develop into the best individuals that they aspire to be. The important of philanthropy through blessings has set the bar for others to give back to their communities, and Money Matt is sure of developing plans to help those with special needs outside of his care and connections, he developed reach, with this being said, he has made efforts to invest in a caregiving companies and parents of children who has these needs. This is the power of connections, this is the love that Matt has for people that have cake back to him 10 times fold.
Welcome to the party life. La V Brickell is one of the most exciting establishments to visit while you are in Miami. Located at 1250 S Miami Avenue Miami, Florida this bunch of nightlife is just what the Magic City wants to see, high end and professional. The scenery is great as neon lights fill the place and bottles with sparkles are popping as soon as you enter. Like before we told you Miami nightlife is different and this place is surely different as it is being ran by the one and only Money Matt.
Matt has developed a night club that all can come enjoy in Miami Beach. It’s diverse atmosphere keeps people on their toes as all sorts of genres or music is being played that everyone can enjoy. The drinks and food is amazing and cooked to perfections with a great sense of appearance on your plate. Money Matt has made a name for himself in all parts of the entrepreneurship, entertainment and night life as his top rated businesses have clients from high-end areas. Yet can you enjoy what Money Matt has to offer anytime soon? Yes indeed, you can. The pioneer himself has a multitude events coming up in Miami Beach Florida Including a major Money man brunch, as so they call it, the money brunch.
Even though the dates are to be announced you should definitely stay tuned to La V Night Clubs social media handles to know what’s next. The Money Brunch, is to be hosted by Money Matt himself and Fresh Nights as they team up to bring a lively attitude to Miami Brunch Life. Follow La V Night club @lavbrickell on Instagram for more information or visit http://www.conversationswithevonne.com for more information on upcoming events featuring the very own Money Matt.
So there you have it! You heard it here first from http://www.conversationswithevonne.com as we took you on a trip all the way to the Magic City, Miami Beach Florida, to let you know the life styles that they are living. We introduced you to the Renaissance man and pioneer behind Miami celebrity night life as well has his philanthropic and entrepreneurship efforts. If you would like to know more about Money Matt visit his social media @moneymatt305 on Instagram for more upcoming events and lifestyle info to get a scoop on his real life. Or come to http://www.conversationswithevonne.com for more information! I am Kahdejah Evonne and this is another blog from Conversations with Evonne and thanks for tuning in. When you get a chance, visit Money Matt at La V Night Club in Miami Beach Floria, I’m sure you WILL NOT be disappointed. With all and all God bless and have an AWESOME weekend.
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Chuckles Comedy House Memphis were “living their best life,” last weekend as Lil Duval the small, yet very large package himself came to the bluff city with a wind of laughter. The jokes were funny, extremely funny, as Memphians gathered at the stand up to enjoy a night of laughter, drinks, food and fun. In the midst of the COVID pandemic, where smiles have been turnt to frowns and tears, the high profile comedian still made himself available to make those frowns turn around as he hit the stage encouraging others to smile. You didn’t just smile, the laughter hit the floor of your belly so hard, that tears of humor burst through your eyes. This is how funny the comedy house was on the night of Sunday, December 6th, 2020.
Chuckles Comedy House has been the mother of stand up comedy for the city of Memphis, and has brought in a multitude of stand up comedians with large names. Mr.Smile B#!+Ch brought an array of courage to the crowd and enhanced the likely hood of the comedy house still being the epitome of Memphis entertainment through comedian-entrepreneurship. Memphis is growing within itself, people from all over come to enjoy the scenery of the bluff city as well as it’s lively atmosphere. Yet other than any establishment in the city, Chuckles Comedy House has continually brought the heat. This indeed, is not a place to be slept on.
“You Got A lot To Be Smiling For”
So who is Mr. Smile B#!+ch? Well is he is an American stand up comedian, recording artist and entrepreneur, not to mention he is a millionaire in his own light. They say large things come in small packages as the millionaire comedian was featured in a multitude of movies including but not limited to : Meet The Blacks, The Trap & School Dance. Yet the comedian-prenuer did not limit himself to acting and stand up comedy, he took his talents to the studio as “Smile” ft. Snoop Dogg and “Don’t Worry Be Happy,” ft T.I the hustle man himself, has put the stand-up comedian on the map, and with all of this he brought that very large package of light and enthusiasm to our beloved city Memphis.
Chuckles Comedy House
Yet enough of great celebrities let’s talk about the beloved Chuckles Comedy House in general, which is the mother of all comedian-like entertainment in the city of Memphis. This place, is like being on the MTV or BET stand up screen itself. Have you ever watched Comedy Central? Yes? Well..imagine yourself being in the actual facility sitting up close and personal with top celebrities as they blaze the stage with amazing jokes. Well, this is the ultimate experience of Chuckles. If you were to decide to purchase V.I.P tickets to one of the outstanding events, you will be so close to the stage, to where Lil Duval himself probably would have hugged you. The experience is amazing as the waiters and workers move swiftly , to bring drinks, food and Southern hospitality to their guest. But not to worry if you cannot always be “on time,” to experience this atmosphere Chuckles Comedy House has promoters, who give are always selling tickets to guest to come and enjoy the show again. This is one motive that Conversations with Evonne loved about the production, that they have a great love for people, and want everyone to be able to experience the joy of laughter and excitement throughout every season, especially one as this. For more information on V.I.P tickets and upcoming events for the establishment visit https://chucklescomedyhouse.com/.
Not Too Fast The Jokes Are Not Over
Comedian Red Grant Is Coming To Memphis
We could never let you leave without knowing what’s next. Chuckles is know for bringing high end celebrities to the city of Memphis for you to meet up close and personal. With that being said, Red Grant, comedian, actor and entrepreneur with be blazing the city this weekend Dec.11th-13 at Chuckles Comedy House Memphis. Yeap that’s right! The outstanding laugh out loud comedian himself will be bringing his talents to the bluff city, as he has train viciously with high class actor and comedian Katt Williams on multiple occasions as well as playing in top horror comedy movies like “Leprechaun in the Hood.” You don’t want to miss this night of excitement, as the world tour producer and host himself will be shutting down the stage and bringing laughter as well as cheer this holiday season. For tickets and V.I.P information visit https://chucklescomedyhouse.com/.
Well, the Bluff City has never been funnier since Chuckles Comedy House has taken over. The city clearly enjoys the atmosphere of relaxation and calmness as Chuckles made everyone feel as if they are “right at home.” Conversations with Evonne encourages you all to visit the establishment, for you will not be disappointed from its hot topics to top notch celebrity appearances, who continuously and effortlessly grace the stage. Did we tell you next weekend that the place will be experiencing the presence of D.L Hughley? Sssshhh….that’s just another blog for another day. Yet, you hears it here first at http://www.comversationswithevonne.com. Be sure to visit Chuckles Comedy House anytime and follow them on Facebook and Instagram @chuckelscomedyhouse. You do not want to miss the fun, excitement, celebrity appearances and love that is there. I am Kahdejah Evonne and this is http://www.conversationswithevonne.com the Lifestyle & Entertainment Blog, Podcast & Entrepreneurship online Platform and thank you for tuning into my blog. We look forward to checking back soon, God bless and HAPPY HOLIDAYS people.
Turkey Weekend In Memphis Is Going To Be One To Remember
“Ain’t No Party Like A Curtis Givens Party”
The “pandemicprenuer” is at it again yet featuring “The Lifestyle Specialist” Kenny Burns. This turkey weekend is going to be one to remember in Memphis, as the cautious yet lively In Love Memphis opens it doors to Memphians and tourist for the 19th Annual All Black Affair. If you pay attention to what “annual” actually means, it is defined as yearly. That’s correct, the Givens brothers have been in the game 19 years and the quote “ain’t no party like a Curtis Givens party,” proves it. Tables are already sold out. What a way to set the place out, as America just seen it’s first black female president enter the White House, so the party must go on. With this being said, In Love Memphis saw its first night of all tables being sold out to WOMEN, as Curtis posted on his social media that the men, “must set up,” for the ladies, are at LoVe ready to party, and they are not letting up. From recent blogs of this establishment we have came to the conclusion that In LoVe is not just any ordinary Lounge in Memphis. It is a place where individuals go to celebrate achievements, black excellence and feel comfortable to actually let their hair down to enjoy all genres of music. We can’t help to mention the countless number of celebrities that have come to enjoy themselves at the establishment, including Money Bagg Yo and Ari The Don last weekend, and with all acknowledgement, they packed the place out. Yet who will the “pandemicprenuers” bring out next, that is Kenny Burns of course, and he is coming extra swagged out, with his V103 radio personality and voice.
Meet The Dopest Host, Kenny Burns “The Lifestyle Specialist”
“20 Plus Years In The Game”
Kenny Burns is an entrepreneur who has worked in the entertainment, fashion, music, radio, spirits, television and marketing industries. Conversations with Evonne is platform that presents the growth that black entrepreneurs put forth, and who is better to host the 19th Annual All Black Affair than this individual. He has worked with top artists including Mariah Carey, Monica, Jay-Z as well has his first music concept Dream. The detail in his career is amazing, after recognizing top stars like Akon and Wale. Burns has been exclusively all through the music industry on a business entrepreneurship level, becoming the Vice President of Rock-A-Fella while also investing into his own spirits business. His record of works is over whelming to read as he continued his career working close hand with P-Diddy including multiple areas on Mr.Sean Combs himself entertainment file with projects like, Bad Boy, REVOLT TV, DeLeón Tequila and CÎROC Vodka, Aquahydrate. The boss was not done yet as he also team up with Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, now on America’s headlines as the best whiskey there is to know. Wow…everything this man touch turns gold, and believe it or not he will be at In LoVe Memphis, turning the city of entrepreneurs into a place of black excellence . For more information on Mr. Gold Hands Burns visit www.kennyburns.com.
“Where We Finna Eat At?” Brunch On Sunday’s
We party, we socialize, we drink and now ITS TIME TO EAT! Other then the massive menu LoVe Lounge has we cannot help but present to you the most delightful and diligent brunch menu that’s in Memphis right now. Of course hosted by yours truly Curtis Givens, Brunch Sunday’s is going down EVERY SUNDAY at Big Bills. The food is amazing as selections like Smoke salmon, Fried chicken, Catfish, French toast, Biscuit and Gravy, Omelette, Scrambled Eggs, Breakfast potato, Asparagus, Potato casserole and more take place! (I promise guys that’s not the whole menu you will have to come witness this greatness and southern hospitality yourself.)
Sunday Brunch at Big Bills is every Sunday from 11 am- 3p.m. For reservations call (901) 450-8833. Hurry because spots definitely fill up to have some of the tasty southern cuisine dapping right to your tummy. BUT wait, where are you going so fast, you have forgotten about the party, after the after party, after the after party, and that is of course A CURTIS GIVENS PARTY. Listen, I promise you, if you are in Memphis for your birthday weekend you have to experience a Curtis Givens weekend which is about every weekend. The pandemicprenuer has justified that he is taking over the weekends here in Memphis, Memphis night life has just gotten better and more hospitable as LoVe night lounge is completely FREE to all customers on Sundays, opening from 4pm-12 a.m respectfully.
Well! We told you where the party is, we showed you where the black excellence and entrepreneurial conversations will be, we exhibitEd to you how the Curtis Givens Party Experience may feel and now it’s time for you to be there. Visit http://www.conversationswithevonne.com for more details on “The Curtis Givens,” experience or follow the Entrepreneurial Guru himself on all social media platforms @curtis_givens or follow In LoVe Memphis on Facebook and Instagram @inlovememphis for more information! You came, you saw, you shopped, you listened, you read and now it’s time to celebrate. Thanks for tuning into Conversations with Evonne and have an awesome weekend! Can’t wait to see you at the extravaganza!
The COVID pandemic has taken a huge toll on the lives of practically everyone on the planet. Recently, the exciting day to day activities we were use to, vanished before our eyes as businesses around the world closed to keep COVID out. There was confusion, a lost of millions of dollars, foreclosed businesses and bankruptcies filed, yet within all of this for an entrepreneur to come out on top, they had to have one skill that must be implemented throughout the process of “rebuilding.” Some say falling short throughout your life creates fear in the young entrepreneur who wants to make it big time, while others learn from those incidents. In a time like the COVID pandemic, one must show resilience, yet you could only gain that skill if you have been through as much as Memphis entertainment guru Curtis Givens. From reading the recent articles about Givens from Conversations with Evonne, we took you on a tour of his life within entrepreneurship. The Givens brothers had no shame in expressing the ups and downs they encountered as black business owners, yet from reading it all it has been clear that those moments developed them for a time such as this, and coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic this is why the brothers are still on top. Let’s look into the skill of real entrepreneurship and entertainment, and see how In Love Memphis made it work by keeping their Lounge open in the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic as well as following the strict rules of the CDC in order to stay open. My suggestion is, don’t try this at home.
All White Day Party with Memphis NBA Rookie of the Year
Did you say day party? We sure did. Saturday, September 5th In Love Memphis hosted an official NBA Day Party with NBA Rookie Of The Year, JA Morant. Yet how did the establishment still keep the night time vibes and bottle popping within the rules and regulations set for bars as well as lounges in Memphis, well, they started the party during the day. As an entrepreneur sometimes you have to play by the rules, and this is what In Love did. People from all over still came in their all white, with matching face mask to celebrate with the NBA rookie standing 6 foot 3 inches tall, 172 pounds as well as averaging 17.8 points a game at only 21 years of age, going strong for the Memphis Grizzlies. Within every lounge in Memphis, the young star chose In Love, to celebrate his accomplishments regardless of the strict rules as well as regulations set fourth. The fun lasted quite some time, yet to keep everything professional the lounge closed at exactly 10 o’clock p.m, following all directions given to keep the center of entertainment in Memphis open. Lights were turned out, the djay was shut down and people had to leave, yet Curtis reminded individuals on his social media platforms of the rules, that he loved his supporters and that it is all business and never personal. No matter what rules came fourth, that did not stop celebrities, memphians and sports fanatics flowing through the lounge. This party had just begun.
Brooklyn Nets Choose In Love Memphis To Host Day Party
Chris Chiozza and Jeremiah Martin realized that “following rules weren’t so bad after all.” The two contact Curtis Givens to have some “clean fun,” while they were in town. 7144 Winchester Road opened its doors to many socialites as well as young business men and women to kick back and relax in a great atmosphere on a Satur-DAY. YES, the lounge hosted another day party, yet this time individuals were quite use to the rules of leaving at 10 p.m. The Lounge was filled with just enough people to enjoy a quality meet and greet of the NBA Stars and many others around Memphis. Mask were on as people came and ate, socialize as well as had a couple drinks to finally enjoy the moments of “being out the house.” Yet why did everyone choose In Love Memphis, other than all the other lounges in Memphis, well that is because the networking the owners have established outside of the lounge, as well as like the said before, “treating all individuals with love,” and building off of it. The love of people and their establishment is what saved their business.
So What’s Next…..
The Curtis Givens Halloween Horror Story Party
A scary movie is next of course. If you think the lounge has stopped introducing you to new entertainment then we must think again. Especially since the Covid-19 restrictions have been somewhat lifted in Memphis, all lounges are now allowed to close at 12 a.m. This increases the lively hood as well as creativity of In Love Memphis, which is just in time for Halloween. That’s right folks In Love Memphis will be opening it’s doors for a spooky sight Saturday, October 31st for one of the DOPEST, Halloween costume parties in Memphis.
What To Expect
The Curtis Givens Halloween Horror Story Party is going to be a sight to see. Doors open at 6 p.m with no cover charge for women until 9 p.m. costumes are recommended, booths will be open and bottles will be going all night long! Because there is no party, like a Curtis Givens Party. For table and booth reservations contact (901) 417-8042 or (901) 485-1119. Mask ARE required.
Just when we thought the fun stops here, Saturday’s at In Love Memphis is about to get a little “spicy.” Ari The Don, girlfriend of Money Bagg Yo, Memphis rapper will be making a celebrity appearance at In Love Memphis. Come to the oasis of Memphis entertainment Saturday, November 7th to have a great time, while enjoying the celebrity like atmosphere. Tables are up for reservation and bottles will be going all night long. As stated before for table and booth reservations contact (901) 417-8042 or (901) 485-1119. Mask ARE required. For more information follow @inlovememphis on Instagram as well as @curtisgivens because there is no part like a Curtis Givens party!
The summer is starting to open up as businesses start to flourish after the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Restaurants and entertainment facilities closed around the world, while Americans struggled to keep themselves occupied during the shut in moments. The vibe of the world went down, while accommodations for businesses had to be blue printed, and people as well had to change the routines of their everyday lives. Yet out of all the catastrophes and all the disappointing moments we have faced during this tragic time, there’s one thing that did not change, the soul and entertainment in Memphis, that was indeed through food, by businesses man and entertainment wizard Curtis Givens.
Eat Big Bill’s , A Modern Vibe
From talking to Givens, he expressed the importance of reaching all crowds when it comes to entertainment , especially in the food world, “you know, everybody got to eat,” said Givens. This was his reasoning of collaborating with Big Bill and turning the organization to a modern barbque resturant. We sat at the clean bar, which was throughly sanitized per customer, every other minute and through operation hours. The facility kept cleanness a priority while in the midst of COVID-19, keeping it safe for the people. Not to mention, the new spot opened within the madness, but Curtis praised God abundantly throughout the time of opening during the chaos. “It’s a blessing to open and be able to present good food to people even in the midst of this tragedy,” he said, “God really has anyone who is still opening during this time in the palm of his hands.” Curtis explained how seeing people smile when they ate the fresh off the grill entrees was such an enjoyment, not only that, yet watching them express much gratitude and say positive comments about the scenery. What’s even more interesting, his wife created the map of the interior for Eat Big Bills from her decorative eye. “My wife actually designed this whole area, the tables and everything,” he expressed. The fairly new location is located in the heart of East Memphis, making a sharp left as soon as one exit the expressway, towards Kirby Road, eating here will not leave you dissatisfied.
“Eat Big Bills is located at 2857 Kirby Rd Ste. 119 Memphis, TN 38119 Tel. 901-529-7798
Monday – Thursday 10:30 AM – 9 PM
Friday – Saturday 10:30 AM – 10 PM”
Big Bill’s also have a full bar operating each open day of the week!
Not too much about the decor, or the music that plays 90s R&B, we must get into what all of Memphis has been waiting devour on a week to week basis, the food. I had the privileges of trying some of the food, and I could say the flavor from the fresh grilled salmon had my taste buds at attention. There is a menu that one must go by, but this blog in fact will express the crowd favorites, surely you would be willing to try them. “Oh, the millennials they loooove the smoked salmon sandwich,” said Curtis, “they cannot get enough of it.” From taking my first bite into the entree, I believed every word that was said. The food was fresh and like Curtis expressed, he and Big Bill are deep within the quality of what is being served.
Meals To Snatch This Summer
Ok let’s talk food, from the statistics it has been proven that these entrees are not ordinary meals, so we have gathered a few entrees form Big Bills for you to snatch this summer. Enjoy.
“Regular Pulled Pork Sandwich”
This sandwich is indeed a winner, ranking in one of the first on the menu, the pulled meat is made fresh off the grill with savory seasonings, toasted buns, smoky barbecue sauce, and delicious top chef cole slaw. Not to mention the golden fries and added on beverage to top this meal off.
Next in line is the signature barbecue nachos, you can order this delicious snack in beef, pork or turkey. The nachos are topped off with hot cheese, and of course Big Bill’s signature barbecue sauce, with large jalapeños to keep your taste buds running and give your mouth that spicy feel.
Mmmmm, you never thought we could leave these out, ribs! Yes they are indeed a favorite. Smoked to the customers liking and dipped in savory barbecue sauce these ribs will have you coming back for more. Try a side of baked beans, cole slaw or potato salad to top it off!
“Smoke Salmon Sandwich”
What better way to spend your summer than with one of these delicious surprises. The hot off the grill salmon sandwich is indeed a crowd favorite. This bad baby is light in calories yet, if you feel like having a simple cheat day add some golden french fries for your side. The delicious entree comes with top of the line cole slaw as well as delicious barbecue sauce to enhance the flavor. A great summer meal for a beautiful summer day!
“Yet not too fast, we have something else.”
Before leaving make sure you grab one of the delicious cocktails from the bar. The drinks give you summer vibes, while bartenders greet you with a welcoming smile and serve you pleasurable drinks that keep you interested in what’s next for you future visit!
And there you have it folks. Another interesting and exciting place to visit while you are here in Memphis. It’s going to be a hot barbecue summer and you do not want to miss this. Visit Eat Big Bill’s at one of the franchised locations to enjoy a delicious meal or one of the crow favorites. You can follow Big Bill’s on all social media plat forms, and for more information visit www.eatbigbills.com. I am Kahdejah Evonne and thank you for tuning in to my blog @conversationswithevonne, see you this summer in the world of barbecue. Be blessed.
From being an inspiration to his children, peers and now the Memphis community, Pastor Michael Campbell is one of the success stories that many Memphians, need to hear, and or read about. His story is magical and shows how the hands of God, as well as the blood of Jesus Christ can stretch from the father himself, down to many generations, all because of his obedience. Michael Campbell is a father, an entrepreneur, an actor and more importantly a man of God.
“God’s Grace Has No Limits”
Michael Campbell grew up in the small town of Edmonson, Arkansas, at a very young age he knew the importance of family and keeping God as the foundation of everything. He had a mother and a father who loved him dearly, and where hard workers living in the south. Yet with all this love around him, as a child you still are very vulnerable to situations that happen to you, environmental and emotional ones at that, which lead to childhood trauma. One hot summer Michael took a visit to his grandmother’s house. There, he usually enjoyed it, yet this time, the situation was different. Michael was greeted by his cousins at the front door. He explained how they were very “picky,” individuals or children who would taunt you, until you could not understand yourself fully. Since Michael was only six years old, this put a halt on his mental growth. Michael was dropped off by his parents due to them taking a trip up North. “They told me they were never coming back to get me,” said Michael,” but I just knew they were coming back, I even sat on the porch for long periods of times waiting for them to arrive.” Michael explained that he faced the whole summer, of his cousins explaining to him how his mother did not want him anymore, and that he will be there with them for good. Little Michael fought with his cousins that whole time, trying to keep his dignity as he was battling with possibly never seeing his parents again. This not only made Michael feel unloved, yet betrayed. “That changed my whole mind frame,” he said, “I never thought something like that would effect me until I became an adult, but after a while I knew God’s grace had no limits.”
Saving A Crying Soul
Not having an outlet due to his emotional abuse, Michael started to find different ways to cope with what he thought of himself, as no good, and not fit to be in a society that a black man had it tougher than the regular human being themselves. After a while he began to experiment with mental pleasures. Therefore, Michael turned his life not only to the streets, but invested into another friend. This object was much more popular in his time than it is now, and it was introduced to him fairly easy. “One day he asked me did I want to try some, and I did.” He explained how the easy fixed gave him exactly what he needed, the drug would absorb into him, and help take all the mental pains away. From his time of investing in this Michael said it felt good. Yet, he soon started to realized, that small “good” feeling, created a ton of bad happenings for him, and his family. His soul began to cry, he had seen many dark nights, even while extremely high off the drugs, yet could not stop, Michael became addicted to crack cocaine.
Searching For LoveIn The Wrong Places
The drugs took a hold of him indeed. He enjoyed the fact that it made him forget everything, yet it did not remind him on who and what to look for, his family, his friends, and God. To be addicted to an emotional fix could be devastating, because you have the fear of going back to the emotional trauma as well as mindset you had before. Michael enjoyed the drugs, they were a void filler for his emotional traumas, and did not make him feel lonely, so he became highly addicted to the experience of recreational addictions. Day after day, Michael continued to use drugs to keep himself comfortable. Yet after a while the situation for Michael took a drastic turn, after all the darkness, and lonely nights he felt, he experienced the realness of the drug, the actual reality of taking them. Thoughts may have gotten too overwhelming for him that particular night, for Michael enjoyed one dose..too many. Michael sat and fulfilled his pleasures one last time, before he blanked out and could not control his body himself, he began overdosing right before his eyes. “Everything just went black,” he said,” I couldn’t control my body, I was crying…shaking….and very cold….I honestly thought I was going to die.” After listening to Michael explain how overdosing felt, and what he seen, as well as felt mentally, while taking the drugs, my heart began to weaken. His story helps us understand how the emotional trauma of a child could really tamper the individual as an adult. Yet God really had his hand on him, for some people get into the habit of drug usage and never make it out, this truly was a story of trail and error, yet what we also found out is, he was looking for love in all the wrong places. “I knew I had to stop for my family and my kids,” he said,” I honestly truly love them.” This proved that love conquers all. Michael eventually found out the true meaning of family, and love was there all along.
“For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again”
Michael started investing more into his children, but most importantly he turned his life back to God. The Lord replenished him, then Michael started to follow his purpose and dreams. Before this, he reminded me of who was there for him and never left his side through this process, his wife. “Meeting her showed me a love I have never had,” he said, “ I just could not believe through all of that she stuck by my side, I knew her sending to me was God himself.” Michael showed much gratitude when speaking of God and his wife. He even expresses how he became a pastor which was a greater and higher calling on his name. Michael as well became an entrepreneur, investing in his own detailing company and working hard in Memphis factories which brings in him a great amount of money. From listening to him, his trails and tribulations were heard, and his prayers were answered. Michael believed that sometimes, God gives his hardest battles to the strongest individuals and it was meant to go through these processes to help others, so he did. He released a very inspirational book called “From The Pipe To The Pew,” which expresses his story more in debt, while writing what he faced throughout his life time all in the book. The book will be education to a lot of drug addicts who are facing a life long sentence of torture and abuse to themselves, hoping to get them to open their eyes to what is really happening and turn their lives back to God, Michael Campbell’s story is truly an inspiration. But….that is not it, he is also a movie star. This man indeed has done a full 360, and his life encourages people that it is never over, and never to give up…even for me.
There is a new movie on the block, and our 56 year old star is in it, “Jed Girls.” This movie, expresses the seriousness of what is really going on in the city streets. Michael was the perfect pick for the production due to his life long experiences, and he could make the movie seem more real. “I was so excited when I got the call,” he said,” it was such a wonderful experience.” The character that the young and adventurous man will be playing is a very known pimp, who has multiple female aquatints whom he is over. Even though Michael was not a pimp, he was indeed exposed to the demeanor of these men, while growing up in his city. So therefore, playing the role would not subtract from him at all. The movie is scheduled to air soon, dropping first in Philadelphia then airing all the way down to the south in all theaters. Michael will be a 56 year old pastor, author and movie star, this indeed is a dream come true, and it is all happening right here, in the big beautiful city of Memphis.
Not only is Michael an inspiration to us, yet his children. As God said to Abraham to obey him, as well as follow him, and his generations will be blessed, Michael has done the same. His children are very successful individuals, beating the odds and becoming what their wildest dreams could imagine in life, this man has breed college and high school graduates, successful entrepreneurs, men as well as women of God and celebrity trainers. His children speak highly of him, and say that he is the best father that they have ever had. Michael Campbell Sr., is truly the epitome of overcoming drastic obstacles, and turning your life completely back to God.
To read the article on Michael Campbell’s son Michael Campbell II click here.
The pyramid scheme has risen again since the #COVID-19 has come into play. Thousands of young individuals have entered this game, not knowing that it is fairly illegal. Especially in the United States. The game is very easy to play, convincing vulnerable people that they will receive fast money, if they put forth money first. Young business owners have decided to use this scheme hoping they could possibly invest more into their businesses. Yet eventually, the hopes of receiving the $800 became a nightmare. The game is one you cannot get out of, one day you have been convinced to enter, you now have to work hard to convince others to put forth money as well, developing you into a part of the “scheme” and you don’t know it.
How Its Played
The game is simple, at least the person in the middle says this all over social media, one person starts the board, and convinces 8 others to invest $100 into them, then they are moved out of the board. The next person is up, and the rest of the group has to keep convincing others to invest in the game, if the game continues, others hope to hit the center to get their money, but if someone bags out, you are eventually left with nothing, either way, someone or everyone has to lose, except, the person who started the game of course.
Multiple social media followers have reached out explain how they have been scammed out of there money, prior to being asked do they want to make an “Investment.” People have reached out to one another as they have found out that the money they have put in is not being returned to them, originators of the board game are deleting their Facebook accounts and blocking gamers from their social media.
If you have done your research, the scheme is illegal in multiple countries, including Canada, which has a major lawsuit filed against them in 2008, resulting in a class act lawsuit against the incorporation. The lawsuit resulted in multiple payees receiving their “investments” back and other doing a great deal of jail time. Then continues to another lawsuit, that was worth 6.5 million dollars, while a inventor used the scheme for a “vacation package” investment. To read more on this article click here. Let’s not forget how the scheme was also developed in New York, that was an article developed recently in 2018, the Bernie Madoff scandal to be exact. The article made the New York Times as Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison for scamming “investors,” with this scheme.
“Judge Denny Chin condemned his crimes as “extraordinarily evil” and imposed a sentence that was three times as long as the federal probation office suggested and more than 10 times as long as defense lawyers had requested.”
Conversations with Evonne is urging individuals to do their research before entering this game. You do not know who you are playing with. Do not give your money or cash app information to anyone whom you don’t trust, don’t know and is apart of this scheme. $100 willl make you feel more miserable than sorry. I am Kahdejah Evonne, and this is Conversations with Evonne, and I thank you for tuning in, be safe and God Bless you.
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