The KISS Launch Party A Big Hit

The launch party for KISS (Keep It Sexy Saturday’s) jumped off last night at Aliyah’s Caribbean Grill on Piedmont Rd in Atlanta. The event was a definite hit as the Atlanta dancehall crowd came out in full support of the new weekly event geared to both the mainstream and Caribbean music motivated partiers.

The night started out with a comedy show as people came in to dine and socialize early. Later in the night the party was held down by Highlanda, King AP, and Vybestarr Movements with Dancehall, Hip Hop, Soca, R&B, and 80’s music.

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Highlanda Sound at the K.I.S.S Launch Party

The K.I.S.S Launch April 18th, 2009

The K.I.S.S Launch April 18th, 2009

The K.I.S.S Launch April 18th, 2009

The K.I.S.S Launch April 18th, 2009

Shooks of SLR Ent, ATL Kings, and Elements Studios

Shooks of SLR Ent, ATL Kings, and Elements Studios

The K.I.S.S Launch April 18th, 2009

The K.I.S.S Launch April 18th, 2009

The K.I.S.S Launch April 18th, 2009

The K.I.S.S Launch April 18th, 2009

Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound

Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound

For more pictures and information visit Urban Parties Harder and Twin Towerz Entertainment.

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Official Marc Stewart Memorial Party This Sunday

Atlanta promoters organize official Marc Stewart Memorial Party to be held this Sunday at Club Intrigue.http://www.marcstewartmemorial.com Visit http://www.marcstewartmemorial.com for more information.


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DEATH OF MARC STEWART, PRESIDENT & CEO OF ISLAND COAST ENTERTAINMENT

For more information about funeral arrangements and the Marc Stewart Memorial

Fund, please contact Natasha Huggins at 404.408.5888,
Mike Dobson at 770.367.9677 or Mother Hazel 678.923.6642

DEATH OF MARC STEWART,  PRESIDENT  & CEO OF ISLAND COAST ENTERTAINMENT

Atlanta, GA, February 16, 2009 – On Sunday, February 15, 2009, Gwinnett County police reported that they found the body of Island Coast President and CEO Marc Stewart. The 36-year old was found in his Ford Explorer in a parking lot in Gwinnett County, where he was pronounced dead. The Gwinnett County Medical Examiner’s office is conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Fraudulent activity on Mr. Stewart’s check card and use of his cell phone has not yet been confirmed.

Stewart is credited with producing some of the most successful, soca, hip-hop and R&B events in Atlanta, the Caribbean, and Europe through his marketing and promotions firm. He was instrumental in hosting such acts as Elephant Man, Beenie Man, Beres Hammond, Eddie Griffin and comedian Earthquake.

The family of Marc Stewart released the following statement on Monday, “It is with great sadness that we learned of Marc’s death. He was a beloved son, father, friend and businessman who was known throughout the Atlanta community as hardworking, trustworthy and dedicated. His charm and professionalism captured the attention of many supporters, and the firm footprint he left behind will not easily fade away.”

Marc Stewart was born August 28, 1972 in Bronx, NY. He attended Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx and graduated from Morehouse College in 1996 with a B.S. in Psychology. He is survived by his parents, Glen and Patricia Stewart and a 2-year daughter, Kennedy Amoré Stewart.

There has been a fund established for Marc’s Daughter, Kennedy. To Donate go to any Bank of America and give what you can. (Account name: Glen Stewart in Care of Kennedy Stewart #334021520432)

A celebration of the life of Marc Stewart will be held in Atlanta, GA. Funeral service will be at New Birth Baptist Church, Thursday February 26th, 2009. Please wear All White Attire.

Email any & all pictures you have with Marc to
print@extremeatlanta.com to be added to his website.

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An Intimate Review

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Perhaps it’s because I started sneaking into clubs in the 10th grade.

Perhaps it’s because I avoided the dreaded “freshman fifteen” by religiously bussin’ a serious sweat –finals be damned– every Thursday through Sunday during my Black college experience days.

Perhaps it’s because I grew tired of the same faces and their too-cute-to-dance personas complete with companions donning touch-a-button faces and rude bwoy stances that rival the lean of The Tower of Pisa.

Can’t quite point it out, but for some reason, the past few years have found me not feeling the ATL party scene at all. But when I found out that my long-time homeboy was celebrating his birthday on a night when the hubs and I actually had a sitter, temptation got the better of me, so I dusted off my hot-girl shoes, backed out my super-fancy eye shadow (that I don’t put on for any and any occasion), cleared my throat to create my sweetest tone and said, “uhm, Baaaby, let’s drop by Kahlil’s birthday party tonight, okay?

I expected to have a decent time both because I was celebrating an important Earthstrong, and because I’m familiar with Highlanda’s vibe-inducing powers on the ones and twos. What I wasn’t prepared for was an experience that far surpassed my expectations, and left me with a sense of hope on behalf of the sacred few Atlanta party-goers who are looking for a break from the same ole’ show!

Let me give you a straight-no-chaser L.V.V. (Location, Venue, Vibes) breakdown of the Earthstrong Par-tay!

Location: More time, the drive into the city from an Atlanta suburb is not, I repeat NOT, worth the gas money, because truthfully, I can get the same vibes from Youtube or my iPod without the fuss! Not to mention the fact that too many deejays spend too much time bussin’ new tunes, and bad-mouthing other deejays, and not enough time genuinely enjoying themselves and linking their energy with that of their crowd’s. The Bentley’s, a quick 20-minute commute from our northern Atlanta suburb was already a great selling point for me! And since all of us looking to release some stress and catch a vibe don’t live in Atlanta proper, it’s great to know that there’s an option that doesn’t involve excessive highway time.

Venue: After a quick ride to Chamblee, we pulled into the unassuming parking lot, not knowing quite what to expect. It looked so small on the outside, I thought, “Aha! That’s why they went with the whole ‘Intimate’ theme.” When I got in though, I was surprised to see that the space was much larger than I expected. Boasting a sexy deep-red theme throughout, the swanky set-up included plush seating (that offered great views of the dance floor and the deejay booth), seemingly Asian-inspired low circular tables, plenty of candles, a clean bathroom (hallelujah!) and a diverse and well-stocked bar! Very “Neo-soul meets Caribbean Flair”; I was definitely feelin’ it. The camera crew, consisting of The Fyah Sisters and ATL Kings, had the paparazzi feel in full effect as they scouted out the shy faces, while still making sure to showcase the video light seekers and their latest dance demonstrations; pure niceness! Indeed, my good eye shadow had not gone to waste.

Vibes: When I tell you that there were no shoes-to-floor commitments that night, I mean ev-er-y-body was dancing all over the place! The music was a sweet elixir of dancehall, hip hop, conscious reggae and of course, soca. The high-energy tag team included DJ Lion Chef of Apocalypse, Philip 5 of Cartel Sound, and Kahlil Wonda and PEC of Highlanda Sound. Each deejay brought us their unique energy without interrupting the flow of whatever vibe their predecessor had taken care to create. Even my hubs, who usually reserves his dancing skills for the football field, had to give in to the energy of the music that night! Beads of sweat, bottles and glasses raised high, and party patron singing out their favorite tunes, permeated the air and resulted in a true example of people who decided to heed Mr. Vegas’ advise and Tek Weh Demself!

Promoters Mixx Promotions and Highlanda.net have clearly found a Friday night niche with Intimate at The Bentley’s. Located in the Clairmont Center Plaza one block from Dreamz ATL, this venue is sure to continue to hit a sweet spot with Atlanta partygoers for some time to come.

If you missed it, no worries; it’s a [weekly] ting!

Log on to www.highlanda.net and www.highlanda.wordpress.com to stay in the know, and email RSVP@highlanda.net or mixxpromotions@gmail.com to get your V.I.P. on and get Intimate pon a Friday night!

Words by Akilah S. Richards aka Execumama

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You Don’t Want to Miss Out Twice In A Row!

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Highlanda Aquarius Birthday Tonight

The stage is set for tonight’s premiere Atlanta Caribbean event, “Intimate” at the Bentley’s, and its a special occasion to say the least as Highlanda Sound System and Mixx Promotions will host an exclusive Aquarius birthday celebration for its founders, Kahlil Wonda and Crisis Don.

This means that if somehow you missed the ‘Intimate’ birthday celebration for Super PEC of Highlanda which was held at The Bentley’s on January 2, 2009, you now have another opportunity to experience the vibe and energy of a star-studded Highlanda birthday bash!

To recap, the focus of the aforementioned events is placed upon the enjoyment and total satisfaction of the party goer.  There are specially invited guests slated to appear in addition to Highlanda, whose mission is to entertain and promote reggae music world wide.  As is expected, tonight’s ‘Intimate’ at the Bentley’s event will have full media coverage, however I invite you all to be there with your friends and be a part of the celebration.  Then, to go a step further, I invite you to write your own reviews and share your experiences with others – I will most certainly do the same.  Post your comments in the guestbook at Highlanda.net, and you will be added to a VIP email list and gain access to exclusive content and premiere events.

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