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Pole Fitness Company Aims to Change View of Industry

Head down P poppin’ on a handstand! That is what most people think when it comes to pole dancing. Pole Felony Fitness aims to change that stigma one dance at a time. “Some people do not look at it as fitness,” said studio owner, Fernande Henri. “Some people still see it as stripper practice or […]

Hip Hop Legend Chubb Rock

Hip Hop Legend Chubb Rock

This summer, the National Pork Board (NPB) is on a mission to add the unexpected flavor of pork to grills across America, and through its “DJ Grill Crashers” ongoing campaign is crashing BBQ celebrations and encouraging grillers to up their game with the unexpected flavor of lean, heart-healthy pork cuts. To turn up the heat in Atlanta, the NPB enlisted Hip Hop legend and pork aficionado Chubb Rock of Atlanta’s Majic 107.5 and executive chef of White Oak Kitchen & Cocktail Todd Richards, to surprise one lucky winner and 30 of her closest friends with the ultimate pork flavor takeover.

Atlanta resident and grilling enthusiast Comelamore Williams won the ultimate cookout, which not only came with having super emcee Chubb Rock and celebrity chef Todd Richards at her beckon call for a day, but also included a host of prizes including a new swanky BBQ grill, a $500 gift card from a local grocery retailer, and all the fixings needed for an unforgettable pork cookout worth more than $4,000. Plus, bragging rights among all the neighbors.

“The summer is all about grilling and pork is my favorite cut to throw on the grill,” said Chef Richards. “One easy way to get bold flavors on the grill is as simple as choosing a juicy, tender pork chop, such as the Porterhouse cut, which is one of the leanest cuts.”

Richards is one of five celebrity chefs teaming up with the NPB for its African American consumer campaign, “DJ Grill Crashers” which includes a series of ’crashes’ (or BBQ pork flavor takeovers) across the country aimed at making pork – including inspiring recipes and tips – the center of attention.

The campaign also aims to inspire African Americans to cook and enjoy pork in more creative and healthier ways. Other chefs crashing grills this summer include: Chef Joseph Paire, executive chef of Todd Grays Watershed (Washington D.C.); Michael Bowling, owner of Hot Box “Next Level Street Food” (Charlotte); Reynold “Chef Rey” Darthard, executive chef of the Houston Rockets (Houston), and Tiffany Derry, chef and TV personality (Dallas). Together with radio personalities in their communities they are crashing cookouts and delighting fans with lean and delicious pork chop recipes and soulful side dishes.

Music legends, The Isley Brothers, will headline the Ultimate Holiday Experience with R&B/Soul chart-toppers Angie Stone and Lyfe Jennings on Saturday, December 27 at 8:00pm at the BankUnited Center. Doors for this live band show will open at 7:00pm. Nationally recognized promoter Headliners Live will produce this show.

The Isley Brothers are an American musical group that has been one of the “longest, most influential, and most diverse careers in the pantheon of popular music”, according to allmusic.com. Formed in the late 1950s, the group has put out hits such as “Shout,” “Twist & Shout,” “It’s Your Thing,” “That Lady,” “For the Love of You,” “Between The Sheets,” and “Contagious.” Throughout their career, the Isley Brothers have had four Top 10 singles on the United States Billboard chart. Sixteen of their albums charted in the Top 40. Thirteen of those albums have been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum by the RIAA. The brothers have been honored by several musical institutions including being inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. Five years later, they were inducted to Hollywood’s Rockwalk and in 2003, were inducted to the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.

Angie Stone is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. She has been nominated for three Grammy Awards. She has been most successful on the Billboard Top 200 R&B charts, with four Top 10 albums: “Black Diamond,” “Mahogany Soul,” “Stone Love” and “The Art of Love & War.” She has sold over 1.4 million albums in the U.S. and over 5 million albums worldwide with ten Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop singles including the Top 10 hit single, “No More Rain.”

Lyfe Jennings is a platinum-selling R&B and soul singer-songwriter and record producer. Debuting in 2004, he has topped the R&B charts with #1 albums “The Phoenix” and “Lyfe Change,” and reached the Top 10 with “Lyfe,” “I Still Believe” and “Lucid.” Throughout his career, he’s had 11 Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Top 100 singles including “Must Be Nice,” “Let’s Stay Together,” “Never Never Land,” “Busy” and “Statistics.”