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Thursday, May 18, 2006

GIRL6 Exclusive Report Featuring News About Teddy, Patti, Peabo, Berry and More...

GIRL6 reporting to Mr. Clark Dark (oh, ‘cuse me-- Mr. Undercover Man!)

More little bits of information to lay on you. This is what's going on over the next few weeks on the East Coast, specifically the Philadelphia-Tri-State Area. Here's what I most recently "heard" and thought juicy enough to pass on to you and the folks at YTW:

Looks like Teddy Pendergrass is going to be honored in Philadelphia. He will be honored by the Urban League of Philadelphia during their 4th Annual Song of Equality Gala. The event is happening Saturday, June 17th at the beautiful Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Peabo Bryson is scheduled to perform. (Ahh, this Girl remembers the days…TP screaming atcha and Peabo with his fione self. Ladies you remember that perfect Afro he had back in the day?? …ok, lemme stop)

Also upcoming up and sure to be smokin’ in the City of Brotherly Love (and Sisterly Affection don’t forget!) for June 2006:

The Rhythm & Blues Foundations’ Pioneer Awards take place in Philadelphia on June 29th. Smokey Robinson and Patti LaBelle (Patti! Patti!) will be hosting. The honorees include Frankie Beverly & Maze, The Delfonics, singer Bettye LaVette, Songwriter/Producer Thom Bell and Motown Founder Berry Gordy, who is getting the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Rhythm & Blues Foundation provides financial, medical and other forms of assistance to struggling soul musicians. The festivities are happening at the Park Hyatt Hotel.

There are some great shows coming to the Philadelphia-Tri state area all summer. Check it out...see list below …GIRL6 may have to go to the Frankie Beverly & Maze-Will Downing (Mr. Super Smooth-Super Short—oops sorry—Love you Will!! smoooches!!), Patti Labelle and Charlie Wilson (Yep! the one and only "Uncle Charlie" of The Gap Band!) and Trenton Jazz Festival concerts and give back a first hand report. Those acts I know will present good shows!

May 28th- Chris Tucker at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City.

June 1st- Rachelle Ferrell and Leela James in concert at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside for more info call 215-572-7650.

June 9th- Brian McKnight and Johnny Gill in concert at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City.

June 18th- The Fathers’ Day Concert with Grace Little; The Intruders; Harold Melvin’s Bluenotes and The Delfonics at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 52nd and Parkside.

June 23rd- Aretha Franklin at the House of Blues in Atlantic City.

June 24th- Frankie Beverly & Maze and Will Downing at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 52nd and Parkside.

(GIRL6 Exclusive report continues next post)

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