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Hair She Buzz | Clippings and Updates on Bobbi Kristina Brown Reportedly Found Unresponsive

January 31, 2015

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Living Atlanta Style | 2015 Honda Battle of the Bands Showcase Recap and Highlights #HBOB

January 31, 2015

Living Atlanta Style — 2015 Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase Recap had the pleasure of getting up close and personal with the 2015 Honda Battle of the Bands Showcase. The Honda Battle of the Bands, or HBOB for short, has brought the ultimate HBCU band experience to the Atlanta, Georgia area since 2003. This year was perhaps one of the best HBOB’s to date: all 8 participating bands contained over 200 members and the mass band consisted of over 2,000 collegiate musicians.

The event began with the mass band performing “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and the “Star-Spangled Banner. The rich tones and textures of the mass band accompanied singer and actress Demetria McKinney as she led the group with a stellar performance. Mr. Lawrence Jackson, retired Director of Bands at Southern University, led the band through their opening number and Mr. Lindsey B. Sargeant, arranger for the Florida A&M University Marching Band, arranged the musical selections for the mass band.

The battle began with two HBOB newcomers. First, The Talladega College Marching Tornadoes Band from Talladega, Alabama took the field. Many in the HBCU band community considered Talladega as the “new kids on the block”. At the end of their show, Talladega left a message for all the critics: “Get on my level”. Next up was the Howard University Showtime Marching Band from Washington D.C. The Showtime Marching Band dedicated their drill to the Divine 9 Greek organizations by spelling their greek letters on the field, many of which were founded at Howard University. They also gave a shoutout to Tau Beta Sigma Band Sorority and Kappa
Kappa Psi Band Fraternity, which were well received by members of those organizations. The crowd fell in love with their famous “Circle Drill” as the band performed Friend of Distinction’s “Going In Circles”.

The next two bands were crowd favorites from previous years. The North Carolina A&T Marching Aggies Band proved why the Atlanta crowd loved them so much. The Aggies put on a fired-themed show featuring their “Cold Steel” percussion section and “Golden Delight” dance team. Their show and dance routine raised the bar for excitement and engaged the crowd from beginning to end. Following the Aggies, the Marching Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman took the field for the 10th time in Honda Battle of the Bands history, the only band to have been
invited and performed for 10 different HBOBs. The Marching Wildcats highlighted their accomplishment by spelling “10th” on the field as they drilled to Cameo’s “Single Life”. The Marching Wildcats showcased their superior musicianship when they performed Troop’s “All I Do” and ended with their legendary “BCU” formation and “Let’s Go Wildcats” school song.

Doug E. Fresh performed at the half-way point, bringing some of his classic hits to the Georgia Dome. V-103’s own Ryan Cameron, the host for the HBOB, led the crowd through the annual “Old School/New School” music battle, which kept everyone on their feet. Meanwhile, the next four bands were in the tunnels gearing up for their performances. Following Ryan Cameron ad Doug E. Fresh can be a tough task for anyone, but the next 4 bands proved to be worthy of such task.

The Tennessee State University Aristocrats of Bands took the field in the 5th spot. The AOB demonstrated their drilling expertise by creating a 747 jet on the field and spelling their staple formation of the school’s initials “TSU”. One of the highlights of the AOB’s performance was their concert selection. Many bands have performed Floetry’s “Say Yes”, but nobody performed it like the AOB. Next up was the Alabama State University Marching Hornets Band. The band completed a precise kaleidoscope drill and remained in the eye-catching formation as the Stingettes took the field. After the band spelled “ATL”, they ended their show with the infamous “Honey Bees” dance routine, a crowd favorite.

The final two bands were my personal favorites and, ironically, are rival schools. The Jackson State University Sonic Boom of the South Marching Band took the field and opened with a powerful rendition of “Georgia On My Mind”, featuring former JSU Tiger and grammy-nominated trumpeter Russell Gunn. Arguably, the Boom proved to be the most powerful-sounding band of the night. I could literally feel the air pressure from their horns in my chest. They closed out their show with a “sideline blowdown” featuring Mississippi native and award-winning rapper Big K.R.I.T. “I’m humbled and honored to even be here performing with the Boom.
They’re from the ‘sip’. Feels good to support my home”, K.R.I.T. said as we spoke on the sideline. The final band of the night was the Southern University Human Jukebox Marching Band. The Human Jukebox hit the field with a precise drill to the tune of Frankie Beverly and Maze’s “Joy and Pain”. Their power and showmanship were top-notch, spelling their Human Jukebox logo on the field and performing the late Nate Dogg’s “Nobody Does It Better”. They ended their show on an exciting note, highlighting one of their bands members for a dance feature and hitting the home side with brass power as they performed Migos’ “No Messin’ Wit”.

Pros: The bands. There wasn’t one show where the crowd questioned why a particular band was selected. All of the bands were good; some better than others. The musicianship displayed by those collegiate musicians was beyond exceptional.

Cons: The structure of the event. As a former Marching Wildcat, HBCU alumnus, and bandhead myself, the HBOB gives the outside world only a glimpse of the true culture. It would be nice to see the Honda executives add a “stand battle” portion or even make it a two-day event: stand battle on Friday and field shows on Saturday. In order to make this more of a battle, we should let the crowd see the true nature of a “Battle of the Bands”. Winners: The audience. Arguably one of the best HBOBs to date. The featured performing artist was perfect for the setting. The bands really brought their A-game.

– Dex Bailey

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Reality Clippings | Atlanta Red Carpet Buzz – We TV’s Shawn Bullard Looking for #MatchMadeInHeaven

January 30, 2015

Living Atlanta Style one #redcarpet at a time, we buzzed an invitation only screening of what We TV buzzed as a  “Bachelor-esque” show titled “Match Made in Heaven” staring Shawn Bullard. Evening included posts show Q&A with Bullard,  moderated by radio and reality personality, Claudia Jordan.  Are you ready to watch Shawn find his match?

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@shawn_bullard, #MatchMadeinHeaven

@shawn_bullard, #MatchMadeinHeaven

LeLee Lyons (“SWV Reunited”/WE tv)

LeLee Lyons (“SWV Reunited”/WE tv)

April McRae (“Sorority Girls”/VH1)

April McRae (“Sorority Sisters”/VH1)

Cynthia Bailey #RHOA

Cynthia Bailey #RHOA

Nicci Gilbert  & Guest

Nicci Gilbert & Guest

Claudia & Cynthia #RHOA

Claudia & Cynthia #RHOA

Claudia Jordan #RHOA

Claudia Jordan #RHOA


Beautii Joseph (“Cutting It”/WE tv)

Beautii Joseph (“Cutting It”/WE tv)

The Tankards

The Tankards

Buzzing with Palmer Williams Jr

Buzzing with Palmer Williams Jr

Lou and Mushiya (“Cutting It”/WE tv)

Lou and Mushiya (“Cutting It”/WE tv)



Cast of Cutting It”/WE tv

Cast of Cutting It”/WE tv


Get ready to tweet — #MatchMadeinHeaven premieres Wed, February 4 at 8pm ET/PT on WE tv.

ABOUT ‘MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN’ - Meet Shawn Bullard, a real estate magnate and former college athlete looking for true love.  And who better to help him find The One than the man upstairs – or someone with a close connection? Enter Pastor Ken Johnson (spiritual advisor to the Indianapolis Colts) who guides Shawn and observes the authenticity and godliness of 24 women living under one roof hoping to find a love connection with Shawn.  Not only does the pastor weigh in on Shawn’s choices, but when his very outspoken mother moves in, she too has a say on who could potentially be her daughter-in-law.  While some ladies are sane and sweet, others are downright devilish leading to plenty of drama and bad behavior.   After a series of dates, romantic rendezvous, harsh eliminations, and solicited (and unsolicited) advice from the Pastor and his mother, find out if Shawn finally meets his match.  “Match Made in Heaven” premieres on WE tv,Wednesday, February 4 at 8pm ET/PT

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Living Atlanta Style | 23rd Trumpet Awards Photo Video Backstage Red Carpet Buzz Gallery

January 28, 2015

Catch the 23rd Annual Trumpet Awards on TV One February 21, 2015. was access granted to many of the events.  Follow the buzz in our photo and video gallery below.  Tweet with us live during February airing and relive events which happened backstage as well as onstage.

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More Buzz: Red Carpet Alert: 23rd Annual Trumpet Awards & Events – January 23 and 24 , 2015 – Jamie Foxx, The Isley Brothers, Janelle Monáe and more

Buzzing Jamie Foxx #hairshebuzz #trumpetawards (he loves the selfie stick lol)

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#HairSheBuzz @JanelleMonae on #woc style beauty and marketing demand #trumpetawards #backstage #superblogger

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Did he say new music – Johnny Gill sings for the buzz #trumpetawards #backstage #superblogger

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Red Carpet Alert: 23rd Annual Trumpet Awards & Events – January 23 and 24 , 2015 – Jamie Foxx, The Isley Brothers, Janelle Monáe and more

January 21, 2015

Living Atlanta Style — a staple to buzzing about Atlanta is covering the annual Trumpet Awards.  A virtual  who’s who from Atlanta and beyond will step and repeat down the red carpet for the awards 23rd annual.  Along with an evening of awards is the chance to buzz with Atlanta’s who’s who at a host of buzzmaking events such as this year’s Race Relations Symposium taking place at Friday, January 23, 2015 at 6:00 PM at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. The panel event is free and open to the public.

The actual Trumpet Awards will tape Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 4:00 PM at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.  The awards is a ticketed event opened to the public.

Laila Ali and Dolvett Quince are set to host the awards. 

We’re excited to see Lou Brock, Arnold W. Donald, Jamie Foxx, Guy Vickers, The Isley Brothers, Janelle Monáe, Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, and Franklyn R. Wilson.  Of course red carpet sightings could include many from TV, stage, historic icons, and many more.

We hear Laz Alonso is hosting the red carpet for the awards.

An exciting list of presenters and performers are also creating buzz. Look for Lou Gossett Jr., Roland Martin, Cathy Hughes, Tom Joyner, Quvenzhané Wallis, Dr. Rachel Ross, Dr. Regina Benjamin, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and Mr Alonso.

Wowing the stage will be Fantasia, Sunshine Avery, Ruben Studdard, Dave Hollister, Calvin Richardson, Kem, Leela James, Moses Tyson, Kevin Ross, Dorinda Clark-Cole, and the St Augustine School Choir & Brass Band.

While this is just the taping, you can catch the awards on TV One February 21, 2015. has access granted to many of the events.  Of course do stay tuned to our blog and timeline so you don’t miss a minute of the buzz.  Also listen to #DryerBuzzonWAOK for more buzz behind the buzz.

Looks like another buzzing weekend in Atlanta and we celebrate the 23rd annual Trumpet Awards.

The Trumpet Awards were created to herald the accomplishments of Black Americans who have succeeded against immense odds. Special recognition is given to the few, who symbolize the many, who have overcome the ills of racism and poverty and achieved special greatness.

Hair She Buzz – Xernona Clayton is the Founder, President and CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc. and Creator and Executive Producer of the Foundation’s Trumpet Awards.

The Trumpet Awards has brought us some of our best blog moments.  Hope to see you there.

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How to Get Away with Blogging Workshop with @DryerBuzz and Friends | February

January 9, 2015

Join us for the first workshop of 2015, How to Get Away with Blogging for Business, Nonprofits, and the Arts, Monday, February 2, 2015.  Register today or secure spot with deposit.


DryerBuzz at City View – Conference Room
3330 Cumberland Blvd, Suite 500, Atlanta, Georgia, 30339
Ask for Buzz Workshop at Reception

Social media and blogging remains top tools in marketing businesses, nonprofits and especially arts and events.  Who knows best than veteran blogger, early adopter, author, and now radio host, Yalanda P Lattimore.

Enjoy three (3) packed results oriented hours learning to

  • Build and turn following into lifetime customers
  • Publish laser focused engaging content
  • Avoid haters and social crises
  • Attract more media and exposure
Workshop includes review of top tools and how to bring customers from noisy network into intimate spaces to create relationship and communicate best with customers.

Working with your own blog in mind, leave with top answers to create more buzz in 2015.

Register today

Phone registration also available (530) 324-BUZZ (2899)


Living Atlanta Style | Atlanta Streetcar opens Tuesday, December 30, 2014 with FREE rides says Mayor

December 23, 2014

Living Atlanta Style — Atlanta Streetcar will open for passenger service on Tuesday, December 30, 2014.

“All passengers are invited to ride for free for the first three months of streetcar service. Children under 10 years old will always ride free, so I encourage families to ride the Streetcar as you visit our world-class tourist attractions like the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca Cola, and the College Football Hall of Fame. The Streetcar connects these attractions to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., birthplace and museum, and with a short ride, passengers can visit the new Center for Civil and Human Rights. ”

Atlanta Street Car Opens with Free Rides

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DryerBuzzonWAOK | Can Communities and Police Co-Exist with Same Goal? No more loss of life? | Great Debate with Stepp Stewart and Gerald E Rose

December 14, 2014

DryerBuzzonWAOK — We interrupt our regularly scheduled Language of Men show to bring you answers with Gerald E Rose, founder of New Order Civil and Human Rights Group.

A lot happened this week from congressional hearings on all matters of policing to local and national marches.  So where do we march to from here? Can communities and police co-exist with same goal of saving lives where #BlackLivesMatters?

Some feel there was a division of weekend marches with separation by generation, gender, victims? How do we keep focus?  Get ready for a great debate on DryerBuzzonWAOK with Yalanda P Lattimore.

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Archives: Catch the Buzz you missed

DryerBuzzonWAOK Part One – Falcons Tailgate report with Mark Cooper, Living Atlanta Style with Yalanda Lattimore, Hot Buzz Call-ins with callers, Part One of Debate with special guest Stepp Stewart and Gerald E Rose


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DryerBuzzonWAOK Part Two – Part Two of Debate, Buzz on A Soulful Christmas with Stepp Stewart


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Living Atlanta Style | Atlanta Santa received special request “no justice no peace” | #icantbreathe Die-in at Atlanta Mall

December 9, 2014

VideoBuzz: I Can’t Breathe” FlashMob-Style “Die In” at Lenox Mall.

Youth activists took to Atlanta’s Lenox Square mall Sunday, December 7th for what we have come to know as a “die in” protest.  Following the protest, one of the conveners, youth activist Marypat Hector appeared on  DryerBuzzonWAOK to give us the buzz behind events of the day.

Listen: DryerBuzz Interviews MaryPat Hector following Die In at Atlanta Mall


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Photo: Marypat Hector Facebook

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Living Atlanta Style | King Center host two days peace events during national unrests | 50th Anniversay MLK Peace Prize

December 6, 2014

Living Atlanta Style | With country in unrest, King Center offers two days commemorating MLK commitment to peace for 50th anniversary of Nobel Peace Prize. See schedule of events below.

MLK peace prize

Schedule of 50th Anniversary Commemorative Activities

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 ~ 6:00-8:30 pm ~The Carter Center
Presider: Mr. George Franco, Fox 5
Moderator: Ms. Brenda Wood, 11 Alive


The commemoration begins on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 with a retrospective from Ambassador Andrew Young, Dr. Christine King Farris and Mrs. Janice Rothschild Bloomberg who lived during the turbulent 1950s and 60s, personally knew Dr. King, and provides a first-hand account of the times in which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.


There will be an intergenerational conversation between youth leaders Ms. Maya Penn, environmental entrepreneur; Mr. Corey Hardiman, a recent Morehouse graduate and community activist; and Mr. John Fleming, an AmeriCorps Member serving at South Atlanta High School and Ms. Karin Ryan, Senior Advisor for Human Rights, The Carter Center and Dr. Robert Franklin, President Emeritus Morehouse College on working together towards achieving world peace.

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 ~ 7:30-9:00 am ~ Nat’l Center for Civil & Human Rights
Presider: Ms. Leona Barr Davenport, CEO, Atlanta Business League


Members of the corporate and business community from throughout metro Atlanta are invited to join in a conversation around the importance of corporate social responsibility to our nation and world as a part of commemorating the 50th Anniversary. This will be an interactive session with keynote speaker, former Congressman Dennis Kucinich (who called for the creation of a Department of Peace), that is designed to inspire attendees to make corporate social responsibility a priority for their organization!

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 ~ 1:00-2:30 pm ~ The King Center
Moderator: Amy Glennon, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Publisher


Select descendants of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates will join with Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO, The King Center, for an interactive conversation around how we move from the “dream” to the “reality” of becoming the Beloved Community envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In addition to Bernice A. King, participating descendants include:

v Mr. Jason Carter (grandson of 2002 Nobel Peace Laureate President Jimmy Carter)
v Mr. James Sirleaf (son of 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf)
v Ms. Monica Yunus (daughter of 2006 Nobel Peace Laureate Mohammad Yunus)

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 ~ 2:30-4:00 pm ~ The King Center
National Park Service, Martin L. King, Jr. National Historic Site


The closing activity will be the opportunity to open a very special exhibition at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site. Since 1964, the documents relating to the award nominations, notes and reports have been classified as a secret, and kept under lock and key in the Norwegian Nobel Committee’s extensive archive. For the first time, we now have access to this material. The exhibition features primary documents from the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway, Coca-Cola Corporate Archives, Ebenezer Baptist Church Archival Collections, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, and Georgia State University Archival Collection.



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