It was hot as hell in the Original Penguin store last night for the 944 Magazine party, but former American Idol contestant Elliott Yamin didn't utter a complaint and sang three songs in an amazing acoustic set. He should should have beaten out whatshisname, er, Taylor Hicks. Anyway, it was hard getting Yamin to open his eyes while he sang, but they were almost popping out of his head after several of his allegedly "biggest" (in more ways than one) fans waited to shower him with praise. We spoke to Yamin who was nothing but a gracious gentleman in dire need of some air conditioning.
June 20, 2008
November 19, 2007
Until one of them fell onstage at Sunday's American Music Awards, many people never heard of the Jonas Brothers, who happen to be opening for the sold out Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus Best of Both Worlds Tour at Bank Atlantic Center tomorrow night. The Jonas Brothers will also be performing live at the Verizon Wireless Store in Boca Raton, 8903 Glades Road, at 3:30 tomorrow, where we hope they don't trip and fall.
November 13, 2007
Not only is Deborah Harry a music legend, but she's 63 and looks pretty damn good. Harry's music--Blondie and solo stuff--also appears as the soundtrack to the new London musical Desperately Seeking Susan, based on that little movie starring some chick named Madonna. Anyway, Harry will allegedly appear at Cameo Friday for the after party of her Fillmore show.
October 16, 2007
As you may or may not know, the relaunch of Menudo is in full throttle. The show, Making Menudo, premieres on MTV, October 25 at 10:30pm. Five out of the fifteen finalists are from Miami: Antony, 15, Carlos Pena, 17, Hansel, 18, JG, 18, and Jorge, 15. Watch the show and root for our homeboys, and check out a demo song, straight from the studio, here for English, and here en Espanol.
September 27, 2007
September 25, 2007
Rapper Lil Wayne is celebrating his 25th birthday on Friday night on boat for hire The Biscayne Lady, which departs from the Hard Rock Cafe at Bayside . Among the invited guests: Shaq, Dwyane Wade, Saudi Arabian Prince Essam Zahid Al Saud, Solange Knowles, Fall Out Boy, Beyonce, Akon, Justin Timberlake, TI, T-Pain, Maroon Five, Wyclef, Usher, Nelly and 300 more of Wayne's closest friends. Media has been invited to cover the red carpet but not the actual sailing, whose official name incidentally, is the Black and White Ballers' Bash.
July 23, 2007
Beyonce, her sister Solange Knowles, her boyfriend Jay-Z and her tour's opening act Robin Thicke all showed up at the concert afterparty at Mansion Sunday night. According to spies, Beyonce and Jay-Z "sat close and cuddly all night, and he looked at her lovingly as she danced in front of Mansion’s stage, grooving with her to songs by Kanye West, vintage Jackson Five and the pair’s duet, ’03 Bonnie and Clyde (Me & My Girlfriend)." The couple sipped on Evian, no alcohol, holding hands and dancing together, and stayed on for more than two hours, calling it a night at 3:30am. Solange and Thicke stayed on even later, dancing together with local buddy Scott Storch, and left around 4:30am.
Photo: Wire Image
July 21, 2007
July 17, 2007
Look, it could be worse. Joey Fatone could be hosting an episode of The Singing Bee at Cameo on Friday. Instead you've got actual talent in the form of Lukas Rossi, who won Rockstar Supernova at some point before reality singing shows were shoved down our throat like meds in the mental ward. Rossi will give an acoustic performance Friday night in what Cameo's billing as an "intimate" evening, meaning you and just two thousand of your closest fans instead of, say, three thousand.
July 02, 2007
The Herald's Jordan Levin reports that The Police are performing an MTV Unplugged concert on July 13 at an undisclosed location in Miami! MTV won't say where the taping will take place, but they did admit that "We only have room for two photographers." Apparently the band was scouting locations in South Beach. Hopefully they will open up with the unofficial clubland theme song, Spirits in the Material World.
We're not sure why, but the plug was pulled from The Police Unplugged.