What a beautiful opportunity to connect with your children and energize a treatment family reunification mindset while incarcerated!
I've known many quite successful locals who have toured nationally many times who are still, for some strange reason, denied access to Beale despite years of attempts.
Meanwhile, when I go to Beale, mainly what I see are nostalgia and impersonation acts, and little to no original or up to date music, let alone the cutting edge stuff that would create a strong draw. Yes there are exceptions, like that joke they call the New Daisy. If you think Coyote Ugly playing Top 40 over the PA contradicts my point, let me clarify that I am specifically talking about live music, as opposed to the canned stuff which you can get off the radio for free without going downtown.
Do you not remember just a few years ago, when they were attempting to revitalize Main with the free wine/music nights, when local intellectual progressive rapper Knowledge Nick had his event at K'Presha shut down by the cops and someone was maced?
A man was maced because he wanted to listen to rap downtown, and for no other reason.
That's textbook oppression.
@FUNKbrs Do you really think or believe that different genres of music are being kept off Beale Street? Where did you get such an asinine idea from? There are no music restrictions on Beale Street. Jazz, blues, R&B, pop, country, bluegrass, rock, and techno have all been played in clubs and outside on the street. Do your research before making such crazy remarks. Geez!
Mr corkscrew penis, read harder, who in this forum is defending Brown and Fullilove? A good troll should have a shred of truth to play with, otherwise he's just playing with himself.
Barf: stop making sense, you're confusing the locals.
One group's assessment is based entirely on skin color. The other group's claims are based on verifiable performance, experience and standards. I am confused where any conflict or issue actually exists in this case.
It's amazing reading and hearing from people who have no idea what they are talking about.
An RFP was requested and submitted by firms who wanted to manage the street. Because a firm submits an RFP and happens to make the last cut does not mean those who are making the decision have to issue a contract to that firm. Basically, the RFP process does not guarantee that in the end a firm will be given a contract after the process has come to an end. There are numerous factors that are considered when making that final decision.
Joe Brown and Janis Fullilove have been screaming racism on 70% of the issues since being elected to the city council. Both have been embarrassments and thank goodness they are finally term limited out.
The story I heard from a James Brown interview was that blues was jazz with bent or "blue" notes that were slightly out of tune.
Fortunes have been made writing arguments about the origins of the blues. It's the controversial nature of the genre that makes it so strong.
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