HOLLYWOOD - JUNE 28: Singer Missy Elliott performs onstage at the BET Awards 05 at the Kodak Theatre on June 28, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Dave Chapelle To Host Dayton Block Party TOMORROW

Chappelle is doing his part to lift the spirits of the citizens of Dayton, Ohio in the wake of a mass shooting earlier this month.

He’ll be hosting a free block party in the Oregon District.

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“Gem City Shine” is exclusively for the residents of Dayton and the surrounding areas.

Commemorative t-shirts will be available for $20 bucks, with the proceeds going toward the tragedy fund at the Dayton Foundation.

 

Missy Elliott Drops New Five Song EP: “Iconology”

It’s been almost 15 years since Missy “Misdemenor” Elliott graced us with her last album.

She made the announcement yesterday that the five–song EP, which dropped at midnight, came after a stellar year!
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Missy was voted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and she’ll pick up the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards on Monday, August 26th.

The lead single, “Throw it Back,” also has a video that you can check out below:

 

Soon-to-open Detroit beach gets a new name and will have a drinking bar!

A new $4 million Detroit beach set to open this fall on the east riverfront will have a large, sandy beach, a play area for kids and a floating bar for adults!

 

 

The soon-to-open beach between Chene and Joseph Campau on the east Riverfront (formerly named Atwater Beach) has been given the new official name: the Robert C. Valade Park.

The park is located at 2670 Atwater St.

(The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy on Thursday announced the beach’s name, which will honor the late Valade, a former president, CEO and chairman of Dearborn-based Carhartt.)

The 3.2-acre park was once the site of cement silos, and later a storage lot for Coast Guard buoys. The beach transformation project got underway in August 2018.

The park also will have Detroit’s only floating bar, in the form of a 120-foot-long barge that will span two boat slips. The seasonal bar will have limited hours and be called Bob’s Barge in honor of Robert Valade.

Other park features will include:

Colorful playground houses, inspired by lifeguard stations, with areas for children to climb, slide and jump.

A 3,600-square-foot shelter with food service to be called The Shed.

A children’s garden with objects that make sounds.

Once it opens, the beach will complete a series of small parks along the east riverfront that are about a 10-minute walk from each other.