In Case You Missed It! (ICYMI) September 3, 2017

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Happy Labor Day weekend MMT Fam! I hope everyone is enjoying summer’s final wind down! Here’s this week’s list of entertainment notes, in case ya missed it!

Our friends at The Mann Center are celebrating the weekend by offering a 25% discount to several select end of season shows. You can click here to see the line-up and use code: LABOR through 11:59 pm on August 4 to apply discount (please note: offer does not apply to Father John Misty and the Kid Cudi shows).

How many of you follow Property Brothers on HGTV? Well, those twin fixer-uppers aka The Scott Brothers are coming to Philly on September 6. For the first time ever, Philadelphians will have a chance to experience real estate experts Drew and Jonathan Scott, creators and hosts of the top-rated TV series Property Brothers: Buying and Selling, Property Brothers at Home, and Brother vs. Brother. Drew and Jonathan will offer fans an uncensored look into their lives during this one-of-a-kind show featuring audience participation, entrepreneurial dos and don’ts, behind-the-scene-bloopers, and plenty of laughs. Get additional info and tickets at the Kimmel Center official website here.

Speaking of the Kimmel, former First Lady, Democratic presidential nominee (first woman in history to accomplish the feat), 67th US Secretary of State and US Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is coming to the Kimmel Center Campus for one night only at the Academy of Music Thursday on November 30 to discuss her new memoir “What Happened.” You can go to www.hillaryclintonbooktour.com for additional information and register for ticket pre-sales.

And friend to #MMT and saxophonist extraordinaire Najee has a new album out entitled “Poetry In Motion!” This is his 17th studio release and he says the title “Poetry In Motion” is a phrase that describes the flow of the music, as well as the contributions by the artists involved.

The album blends Najee’s signature smooth R&B sound with sultry nuances and exchanges provided by the featured guest artists that include Will Downing, Incognito, Maysa, Bobby Lyle, and Blake Aaron. Also contributing to the project is a friend to the site, singer/songwriter Eric Roberson, whom Najee considers a “long overdue” collaborator on the track “Is It The Way.” (You can find a 60 second clip of the song being performed live at Warmdaddy’s by Najee with guest artist Eric Roberson at my Instagram page @musicfilmdiva).

“Poetry In Motion is available on iTunes and Amazon Music. You can also find out more information about the album and Najee’s upcoming tour dates at www.najeeofficial.com or @najeeofficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Lastly, don’t forget MMT is currently running two DVD/digital giveaway contests for “Unleashed” movie and “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” So, pay close attention to those entry details and make sure you’re tagging properly on social media when sharing posts (it really will increase your chances of winning)!

Until next thoughts family, Thomasena

 

 

In Case You Missed It! (ICYMI) August 19, 2017

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Happy Saturday MMT Fam! I’m starting a new post category called “In Case You Missed It,” or ICYMI for short, to catch you up (and condense) music and movie news bites!

Typically, this info is regularly posted at MMT on Facebook, or my Instagram and Twitter pages, but I wanted to make sure the website subscribers are also “in the know.” 😉

First up,  is the amazing deal Groupon is having for the “ICON” Janet Jackson’s upcoming “State of The World” tour in Philly. You can click here to purchase $40 or $75 tickets – but act quick because they are selling fast!

And if you missed this concert announcement, the one and only Brandy Norwood will appear in Philly on September 23 at the Theatre of the Living Arts (TLA). Get additional information and tickets at tlaphilly.com.

Next up is the streaming event most comic lovers are discussing, the release of the long-awaited Marvel’s The Defenders on Netflix Friday, August 18! Our resident Marvel contributor Darryl King has been super busy with his first love, film making and editing, but I know for a fact that he’s binge-watching the show this weekend, and I pray his schedule allows him to give us a proper review and wax poetic about Luke Cage, Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist soon. 🙂

For those who still don’t have a Netflix subscription, even though we’ve recommended some great watches in the MMT Netflix Picks section, you can sign up for a free month of viewing by clicking the link here!

And congrats are in order for director/producer Malcolm D. Lee, producer Will Packer, and the stars of Girls TripRegina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah – which grossed 100 million dollars according to yesterday’s box office totals, making it the first film starring, written, directed and produced by African-Americans to reach that mark.

Lastly, if you missed some of the blockbuster films MMT reviewed this year – including Spider-Man: Homecoming, War For the Planet of the Apes, and Girls Trip – cable channel FX will have you covered! According to Deadline Hollywood, the network has acquired several major movies titles from Fox, Universal and Sony for cable broadcasting. So stay tuned to the FX channel schedule for those release dates!

Until next thoughts family, Thomasena

PS – There are advantages to reading to the end! Congrats to subscriber Earlene Drummond, who won that copy of Phoenix Forgotten on DVD/Digital/Blu-ray! We’re giving away a copy of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, courtesy of our friends at HBO Films, soon! So make sure you’re not only following, but interacting with us on the MMT social media sites! I keep on eye out for those active responders 😉