Friday, March 12

WEEKEND HAPZ: SWAC Madness & Other Special Events

As reported in our previous post, the SWAC has taken over the SBC. While the conference narrows it down to the best in the region, they're giving you plenty to do besides the tournanment games.

This morning, crowds gathered to see STEVE HARVEY broadcast his morning show LIVE at the Horseshoe Riverdome (see the rest of Times Photographer Greg Pearson's pics HERE; and see pics from the SWAC games HERE) ...

Now here's what's happening for the rest of the weekend:


Super-funny-man KATT WILLIAMS will be at the Shreveport Convention Center at 8 pm. Some say tickets are pricy but hey, so is a night at the club :) For tickets go to or

Across the river, neo-soul crooner RAHEEM DEVAUGHN will be hitting the stage at the Horseshoe Riverdome at 9 pm. Tickets are limited. For a list of ticket outlets, go to And preview his brand new album on our sidebar :) ---->

Other ways to spend your FRIDAY NIGHT: Get your praise on at Mt. Olive's YOUTH EXPLOSION ... Go see FOOTLOOSE at the RFC (ladies, bring 3 friends and you get in free!) ... Go check out OPEN MIC at the Naked Bean Cafe ... Get dressed up and hit the ALL-WHITE AFFAIR at the Bijou ... or get swagged out and go to the BLACK COLLEGE FEST FRIDAY NIGHT at the Holiday Inn-Downtown.


The SWAC will host its FINALS and then the AFTERPARTY at Horseshoe's Riverdome. But if you want something else to do:

Go see another funny guy, ROB SCHNEIDER at the Funny Bone ... See LA BOHEME at Riverview Theatre ... or hears songs of praise at the COLLEGIATE GOSPEL CONCERT ...

Whatever you do ... BE SAFE and have a GREAT WEEKEND!!!

Wednesday, March 10


The SWAC (SouthWestern Athletic Conference) has taken over the SBC. The 2010 (Farmers Insurance) SWAC Basketball Tournament has posted up in the city for four days of games and events.

Games started Wednesday with the QuarterFinals and will last until the Finals night on Saturday. All the games will take place at the CenturyTel Center.

Other events are mostly on Friday, with STEVE HARVEY making an appearance EARLY Friday morning and doing his show LIVE from the Horseshoe Riverdome.

Later Friday night, there are two big events going on ... KATT WILLIAMS will be onstage at the Shreveport Convention Center. Go to to get ticket information (or buy tickets).

On the same night, across the river, neo-soul singer RAHEEM DEVAUGHN will be performing at the Horseshoe Riverdome.

The multi-Grammy nominated songwriter, producer and artist will headline "A Romantic Night with Raheem DeVaughn" on Friday, March 12 at the Horseshoe Casino Riverdome.

Only a limited number of tickets will be sold. They are $25 each will go on sale on Friday, February 26 at the following Shreveport locations: Brothers Seafood, JJ's Music Store, Lakeshore All-Around Sound, Tight Edge Barber Shop, First Class Beauty Salon and Heard's Beauty Supply. You can also call (205) 251-7573 or email

To get ALL of the SWAC Tourney information, go to

PARTY PICS: Q.E.'s Birthday Bash @ Bijou

Radio Group/KDKS Media man QUENN ECHOLS partied it up last Saturday (3/6) for a (late) birthday celebration at the BIJOU Ultra Lounge.

Hundreds came out and packed the spot to wish him a happy birthday (I was there to do the same and wish another friend Happy Birthday as well) ...

Technically it WASN'T Quenn's birthday but folks didn't mind indulging in free appetizers, cake and champagne to celebrate anyway.

Depsite the long wait at the bar, everyone had a great time (including me). Check out some photos from the party:

(All pics taken my MAHOGANI MEDIA) ....

You can HEAR Quenn every weekday afternoon on KDKS 102.1 :)

Friday, March 5

EVENT PICS: Hip Hop Cafe'

The place was nearly packed last Saturday at Just a Little Cafe, where the S.T.A.R. Group presented the first ever HIP HOP CAFE. It was a unique event for a city known nationwide as Ratchet Central.

As GoDJ Q-Ball spinned, there wasn't much Lil' Wayne or Boosie in the playlist. You could hear anything from Tribe Called Quest to The Geto Boys. As chatter and music filled the air, you could see people from all ages, all walks of life ... some regular patrons, some rap artists and some industry reps ... but all were there to celebrate Hip-Hop.

After an open-mic session, host Young Nisa (of KMJJ) and Q-Ball took the crowd on a Coast 2 Coast musical Hip Hop tour. Blasting hits from the East, West, Midwest and of course the Dirty South.

Then followed performances by SMUVE & EK (from the Grambling/Jonesboro area) and BILLY BROADWAY. Local rapper DOM DIDY and his 1st CLASS ENTERTAINMENT GROUP were present but a technical glitch prevented them from performing ...

Also blessing the mic during Open Mic session before and after the show were: POETIC X, THE STORYTELLER, K.I.N.G., RICKY LATT, TDT, and singer MICHAEL BOWDEN with a comical remake of Erykah Badu's "Tyrone" called "Monique" :)

You can see clips of some of the performances at

And here are some shots from the event:

The next event will be in APRIL. To get on the show or submit songs for the Vol. 2 Compilation CD, e-mail

WEEKEND HAPZ: Comedy, Parties & The Oscars!

It's slim pickinz this weekend in the HAPZ department. But NEXT weekend should be a winner ... with RAHEEM DEVAUGHN in concert next Friday night at the Riverdome (Horseshoe Casino) and KATT WILLIAMS across the water at the Shreveport Convention Center on the SAME night as part of the entertainment for next weekend's SWAC B-Ball Championship. It should be a fun-filled week! (More details to come) ... But let's get to THIS weekend ... Here's what's happenin':

TONIGHT: You can go check out APPLAUSE the musicial at Caddo Magnet High School ... Send your teen to interact with other teens at the TEEN SUMMIT at Praise Temple ... Go get your laugh on at the Funny Bone with ClINTON JACKSON or check out FIRST FRIDAYS at GiGi's with a special broadcast by KMJJ.

SATURDAY: Go see CABARET at the Strand Theatre ... Check out SOULTREE SATURDAY at Just a Little Cafe ... or Celebrate the birthday of a local radio icon at the QUENN ECHOLS' BIRTHDAY BASH at the Bijou.

SUNDAY: It's Oscar Night and a lot of businesses are getting in on the Academy madness ... Go get your party on at the RFC for their OSCAR NIGHT EVENT ... or just watch it at home!!! You can see a list of the nominees HERE. The Oscars will be broadcast on ABC this Sunday, beginning at 7 pm.

Have a good weekend everyone!!!!

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