Boris Kodjoe to Host First Friday Atlanta on June 5th at Atlantic Station

On Friday, June 5th, 2009, FIRST FRIDAY ATLANTA will partner exclusively with Atlantic Station for 2009’s 2nd Installment of First Friday Atlanta. For the first time ever, the BALLROOM at TWELVE and the LOBBY at TWELVE in Atlantic Station will be utilized to create an extravaganza to remember. Sponsors for the June event include UPTOWN Magazine, ROLLING OUT Magazine, and NALLEY-INFINITI. UPTOWN will be premiering its new, bi-monthly, June/July summer entertainment issue, while NALLEY-INFINITI will be showcasing its elegant new G37 Convertible, positioned right outside of the TWELVE ballroom. Penned numerous publications as “luxury and sport designed to open your senses,” this vehicle is complete with a luxurious leather trimmed interior and exclusive alloy wheels.

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To top it all off, this month’s edition of FIRST FRIDAY ATLANTA will be hosted by Hollywood Heartthrob BORIS KODJOE. Mr. Kodjoe has been featured in several projects including the romantic drama films Love and Basketball (2000) and Brown Sugar (2002), the Showtime television drama series Soul Food: The Series (2000-2004), Rob Hardy’s The Gospel (2005), and Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Family Reunion (2006).
TICKETS CAN ONLY BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE!
You WILL NOT be able to purchase tickets at the door.

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First Fridays Returns to Atlanta!
June 5th, 2009

Master of Ceremonies: BORIS KODJOE
Actor & Model

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TWELVE BALLROOM:
Featuring
DJ KEMIT & DJ SHAKIM

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CARIBBEAN ROOM:
Featuring

HIGHLANDA + Special Guest DJ
Sponsored by Atlantareggae.com
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GET TICKETS HERE:

http://firstfridayatlanta.eventbrite.com

BORIS KODJOE + NALLEY-INFINITI + UPTOWN Magazine + ROLLING OUT Magazine + HIGHLANDA + ATLANTIC STATION = JUNE EDITION OF FIRST FRIDAY ATLANTA

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Idris Elba to host First Friday Atlanta At The New W Hotel Downtown

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On Friday, May 1st, 2009

The Southeast’s Leading Monthly Social Mixer Returns…

FIRST FRIDAY ATLANTA is the premiere, monthly urban social mixer in the Southeast. Over the last two years, a cadre of distinguished business professionals have emerged from Atlanta’s social landscape to celebrate the unique appeal of the city. First Friday Atlanta serves as the conduit for the collaboration of these minority professionals who personify personal vision, economic significance, and social responsibility.

FIRST FRIDAY ATLANTA partners with EXCLUSIVE venues that augment rare aesthetic principles with modern functionality and style. This May, the event will take place at the newest and most exclusive jewel of the W Hotel chain: The W Hotel Downtown. For the first time ever, this celebration will be spread over 3,430 square feet, encompassing all 8 meeting spaces of the 4th floor event level. There will be 3 main music environments: New School, Old School, and Caribbean vibes.

This month’s edition of FIRST FRIDAY ATLANTA features famed Hollywood actor IDRIS ELBA, who has starred in many projects including HBO‘s ground-breaking drama The Wire (2002), Rob Hardy’s The Gospel (2005), and Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls (2007). Elba currently stars opposite Beyonce Knowles in the upcoming thriller Obsessed (2009).

Tickets for this event can ONLY be purchased online. You WILL NOT be able to purchase tickets at the door. RSVP NOW via this event invitation to receive additional info on how you can secure tickets for this exclusive event.

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First Fridays Returns to Atlanta!
May 1st, 2009

Master of Ceremonies: IDRIS ELBA
Actor & International DJ

For the 1st Time Ever
3 Ballrooms + 6 Event Spaces

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CARIBBEAN ROOM:
Featuring
HIGHLANDA + Special Guest DJ
Sponsored by Atlantareggae.com

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NEW SCHOOL ROOM:
Featuring ELLE DUNCAN On the Mic

And DJ Mars
Playing Every Hit Record 2002 – Today!
Sponsored by v-103 & Hot 107.9

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OLD SCHOOL ROOM: Featuring DEREK HARPER On the Mic

And DJ Big Sexy
Celebrating His Birthday

By Playing Every Hit from 1980-2000!

Sponsored by Magic 107.5

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A portion of the proceeds from this month’s event will benefit Atlanta’s Young & Powerful, a subsidiary of The Young & Powerful Group.

The mission of the Young & Powerful Group shall be to involve its members as an organization dedicated to civic engagement, to encourage the highest and noblest form of professionalism, and aid the community in its efforts to achieve higher social, economic, and intellectual status by continuing the change message through action.

These aims will be achieved by promoting civic involvement among politically minded adults, by building grassroots support for civic engagement opportunities, by supporting the advancement of future political leaders, and by providing social, leadership and professional development opportunities, all in an effort to institute a network of trained leaders dedicated to strengthening the bonds between grassroots efforts and young people locally and nationally.

RSVP NOW BY CLICKING HERE

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Mary J. Blige to Star in Tyler Perry Film

Mary J. Blige to Star in Tyler Perry Film

Tyler Perry isn’t playing any games this time. He’s hit up the lovely, Mary J. Blige to tear up the big screen in “I Can Do Bad All By Myself”. The filmmaker has cast the No More Drama hitmaker opposite Oscar-nominee Taraji P. Henson in the movie adapted from one of his early plays. The movie is slated for a September 2009 release.
Source: Bossip