Cleveland, OH To Host Gay Games

29 09 2009
Gay Games - Cleveland - 2014

Gay Games - Cleveland - 2014

COLOGNE, Germany — The Federation of Gay Games announced this afternoon that Cleveland will be the site of the 2014 games.

The city was chosen over Boston and Washington, D.C., after a year-long site-selection process, the organization said in a news release issued at 1 p.m.

“Cleveland demonstrated to the Federation of Gay Games that they understood the mission of the Gay Games and our principles of ‘Participation, Inclusion, and Personal Best’,” said Kurt Dahl, of Chicago, and Emy Ritt, of Paris, FGG Co-presidents.

“We were highly impressed by the facilities and infrastructure, the widespread community sport, their financial plan and the city’s experience in hosting large scale sports and cultural events.”

Mayor Frank Jackson said the city “is prepared to roll out the welcome mat to the LGBT athletes, their families and spectators from around the world. Fans of the Gay Games will find that Cleveland is a great place to celebrate sports and culture and that we have tremendous assets and amenities for them to enjoy. The sports and cultural environment here is truly a uniquely Cleveland experience, one they will cherish for years to come.”

Cleveland’s 2014 Gay Games IX Sports & Cultural Festival is set for Aug. 9 through Aug. 16, 2014. It will include 30 sports, four cultural events, opening and closing ceremonies and cultural events.

“Gay Games generate $50 to $80 million in estimated local economic impact in addition to significant ongoing travel and tourism visibility benefits for the host city,” the FGG said in the news release.

From Cleveland.com

Personally, I think it’s great. With all that business abt Lakewood being the 2nd gayest city per capita in America from some years ago, you would think something like that would happen sooner. Congrats to Cleveland for showing the world that we’re making steps to become a more progressive city. Or is it that the Sports Commission was foaming at the mouth for the dollars this event brings in. I tell you what, LBGT customers sure do like to spend money! and tip great! So bar/restaurant people in Cleveland should be bending over backwards…. Wait…. Nevermind…. Just be thankful 😉

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New ‘SNL’ Cast Member Drops The F-Bomb Live

28 09 2009

Jenny Slate, the newest member of the, ‘SNL’ team has certainly done it this time, lol. In a segment on live television, she said, “I fucking love you for that,” then made a face because she was so embarrassed (obviously). Odds on what happens in the aftermath folks? Check the video here.





Congrats To The Newest Rising Icon….

25 09 2009

and that Rising Icon would be Terry Urban. Don’t let the chic picture fool you… this guy is actually cooler than the picture indicates, lol. Skater, graf artist, roommate, dj, and all around cool guy. Congrats to the homie TUrban. Come out and celebrate with him this Saturday. Urban and fellow Cleveland expatriate, Mick Boogie, have been hosting/djing the, “I Got 5 On It” party series for some time- continuing to run it even though both live in Brooklyn, NY.

rising icons flier





New Jersey Nets Sold… Moving to Atlantic Railyards… Brooklyn is Back!

23 09 2009
Just made a bundle

Just made a bundle

Forest City Subsidiary and Onexim Group Announce Partnership for NBA Nets and Brooklyn Project

CLEVELAND, BROOKLYN, N.Y. and MOSCOW, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Forest City Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: FCEA and FCEB) today announced that its New York-based subsidiary, Forest City Ratner Companies, Inc. (“FCRC”) and Nets Sports and Entertainment (“NSE”), have signed a letter of intent with an affiliate of Onexim Group, an international private investment fund, to create a strategic partnership for the development of the Atlantic Yards project, a 22-acre residential and commercial real estate project in Brooklyn, and the Barclays Center arena, the future home of the NBA’s Nets.

The partnership will help ensure achievement of Forest City’s goals of bringing the economic and housing benefits of the Atlantic Yards Project to Brooklyn, creating a world-class sports and entertainment venue, and relocating the Nets basketball team.

As part of the agreement, entities to be formed by Onexim Group will invest $200 million and make certain contingent funding commitments to acquire 45% of the arena project and 80% of the NBA team, and the right to purchase up to 20% of the Atlantic Yards Development Company, which will develop the non-arena real estate. Forest City will retain a minority ownership stake in the Nets, and will be managing partner of the arena and majority owner of the balance of the Atlantic Yards real estate.

Bruce Ratner, chairman and chief executive officer of FCRC, said, “Mikhail Prokhorov and Onexim will be great partners for this project. Our company has a long-standing commitment to Brooklyn, and I am thrilled that smart global investors appreciate the exciting economic potential here. We are one step closer to achieving our goals of creating much needed jobs and economic development for Brooklyn and the city.”

Mikhail Prokhorov, president of Onexim Group, said, “We are delighted to join in this exciting project and to participate in the landmark development of global sports in this entertainment arena in the heart of New York City. I have a long-standing passion for basketball and pursuing interests that forward the development of the sport in Russia. I look forward to becoming a member of the NBA and working with Bruce and his talented team to bring the Nets to Brooklyn.”

NBA Commissioner David Stern said, “We are looking forward to the Nets’ move to a state-of-the-art facility in Brooklyn, with its rich sports heritage. Interest in basketball and the NBA is growing rapidly on a global basis and we are especially encouraged by Mr. Prokhorov’s commitment to the Nets and the opportunity it presents to continue the growth of basketball in Russia.”

The transaction is expected to close by the first quarter of next year upon certain conditions being fulfilled, including approval by the NBA’s Board of Governors. The Raine Group and Goldman, Sachs & Co. advised FCRC and NSE. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP acted as legal counsel to FCRC and NSE. Hogan & Hartson advised Onexim Group.

About Onexim Group

Onexim Group, one of the leading Russian private investment funds, was founded in 2007 by Mikhail Prokhorov and has a diversified portfolio of investments in the metals and mining sector, financial services, energy and nanotechnology, real estate and other industries. Onexim Group and Mr. Prokhorov also support many sports, cultural and charitable programs in the communities in which we live and work.

About Forest City Enterprises, Inc.

Forest City Enterprises, Inc., is an $11.7-billion NYSE-listed national real estate company. The Company is principally engaged in the ownership, development, management and acquisition of commercial and residential real estate and land throughout the United States. For more information, go to http://www.forestcity.net.

Safe Harbor Language

Statements made in this news release that state the Company’s or management’s intentions, hopes, beliefs, expectations or predictions of the future are forward-looking statements. The Company’s actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements due to various risks, uncertainties and other factors. Risks and factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the impact of current market conditions on our liquidity, ability to finance or refinance projects and repay our debt, general real estate investment and development risks, vacancies in our properties, further downturns in the housing market, competition, illiquidity of real estate investments, bankruptcy or defaults of tenants, anchor store consolidations or closings, international activities, the impact of terrorist acts, risks associated with an investment in a professional sports team, our substantial debt leverage and the ability to obtain and service debt, the impact of restrictions imposed by our credit facility and senior debt, exposure to hedging agreements, the level and volatility of interest rates, the continued availability of tax-exempt government financing, the impact of credit rating downgrades, effects of uninsured or underinsured losses, environmental liabilities, conflicts of interest, risks associated with developing and managing properties in partnership with others, the ability to maintain effective internal controls, compliance with governmental regulations, volatility in the market price of our publicly traded securities, litigation risks, as well as other risks listed from time to time in the Company’s SEC filings, including but not limited to, the Company’s annual and quarterly reports.

From: Forest City Enterprises, Inc





New Chromeo Single “Night By Night” Out Now!

23 09 2009

Chromeo - Night By Night

Grab the new Chromeo jam “Night By Night” for free over at Green Label Sound. Guitar solos! More on the way, including remixes by Skream and Siriusmo. Don’t forget to cop the guys’ new DJ Kicks compilation, and check them on a handful of upcoming live dates before they hit the studio full-time to finish LP #3 – including a big night in NYC October 16th with a live show at Irving Plaza followed by a DJ gig (supported by some FG friends) at Webster Hall.

From Fools Gold Records





Racism Just Can’t Be Beat In Cleveland

22 09 2009

This is a sad, sad story… Tripp used to work for us at Liquid. Him and his sister just out trying to have a good time on W. 6th…. The harassment starts from some drunk white dudes from mentor. A scuffle ensues. Barley House throws out both parties. Who the fuck puts the two groups fighting out into the street anyways? One stays, one goes… or one goes one way, other party goes the other. Barley managed to keep their name out of the fracas in the media. Black guy had a record so it was easy to pin the criminal tag on him… White dude was from Mentor with no record… so he was just the innocent person who was viciously attacked by the crazed criminal. The dude was hangin with his sister, up against a crew. C’mon folks. Then the judge disrespects Tripp’s mom? Fuck that dude…. and I wish I knew who it was, i’d tell him to his face… Piece of shit.

From Fox 8
18 Year Prison Sentence in Cleveland Bar Fight
Todd Meany Fox 8 Reporter
CLEVELAND – A Cleveland man is headed to prison for the punch that led to another man’s death.

Walter Triplett, Jr. was sentenced to 18 years in prison Tuesday. He is 28-years-old.

On April 30th of this year, Triplett punched 22-year-old Michael Corrado of Mentor in the head. Corrado fell to the ground, hit his head on the pavement, and later died.

A jury was hung on the charge of involuntary manslaughter, but found Triplett guilty of Felonious assault. During sentencing, Corrado’s mother cried as she pleaded for a heavy sentence.

“I was so proud to be his mother, and so judge I stand here before this court, on behalf of my loving Michael and our entire family and ask you to please hold this individual accountable for his violent senseless, and heartless actions that took my son away from all of us.”

Triplett’s mother, Mary was also given the chance to speak. She also buried a son named Michael, just last year. She talked about how family was so important to them, and Walter was just defending his twin sister, who got caught up in the fight.

“How was he supposed to do this when he’s got all these people coming down the street to jump on my family,” said Mary Triplett. She did not get the chance to finish her sentence, before the Judge quickly replied, “Call the police.”

Walter Triplett Jr., was sentenced to 18 years in prison, eight years on the Felonious assault charge, and ten years because of Triplett’s previous violent incidents. He is considered a repeat violent offender.

Michael’s family came to Cleveland from out of town for the sentencing. They say they don’t take comfort in Tuesday’s sentencing, because nothing can bring Michael back; they did mention that Michael, in death, has helped others.

Michael was an organ donor, and after he was taken out of surgery, his organs were donated to five other people, who lived thanks to Michael. It is a lasting memory, of a man who’s life was cut short.





LMFAO’s Party Rock Tour with Far East Movement, Paradiso Girls, Million $ Mano, and Space Cowboy

21 09 2009
LMFAO's Party Rock tour

LMFAO's Party Rock tour

Finally! I’m in Cleveland Bitch!!!……. Los Angeles based electro hip-hop duo LMFAO have a mission, “to live tonight like there’s no tomorrow.” Redfoo and Sky Blu call it Party Rock, and it’s the name of their debut album, label, clothing line and now fall headlining tour! The party kicks off November 5th in Reno, Nevada at Pearl at Grand Sierra (see below for complete tour dates) and along for the ride will be Far East Movement, Paradiso Girls and Lady Gaga’s DJ Space Cowboy doing a live performance. Additional DJ sets by Million $ Mano.

The Party Rock Tour, produced by Live Nation and Moodswing360, is not just a show; it’s a completely new concert experience! For their first U.S. headlining tour LMFAO are creating a non-stop party of continuous music open to all ages. Million $ Mano will be spinning in between sets so the party never stops. Tickets for most shows go on sale this Saturday, September 19th, and you won’t find a face value ticket price higher than $20. For more information and to purchase tickets for LMFAO’s Party Rock Tour visit http://www.partyrocktour.com.

LMFAO released their full length set “Party Rock” on July 7th where it debuted at # 33 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Party poppin’ tunes “I’m In Miami Bitch” and “La La La” are hit singles and songs the duo performed on MTV’s Real World Cancun, America’s Got Talent and more. Foo and Sky (as they refer to each other) are long time producers having done remixes for Kanye, Fergie, Katy Perry, Crystal Method, Black Eyed Peas and more.

The Party Rock Tour is presented by Live Nation, Interscope Records, Cherrytree Records, Party Rock, RPM Group and Moodswing360. LMFAO is managed by RPM Group and their agency is Moodswing360.

A complete list of Party Rock Tour dates is below:

Thursday, November 5 Reno, NV Pearl at Grand Sierra
Friday, November 6 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
Saturday, November 7 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
Monday, November 9 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
Tuesday, November 10 Vancouver BC Gossip
Thursday, November 12 Seattle, WA Showbox
Saturday, November 14 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
Tuesday, November 17 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
Wednesday, November 18 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
Thursday, November 19 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
Friday, November 20 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
Saturday, November 21 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
Sunday, November 22 Chicago, IL Congress theatre
Tuesday, November 24 Des Moines, IA People’s Court
Friday, November 27 Pontiac, MI Clutch Cargos
Saturday, November 28 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Sunday, November 29 Pittsburgh, PA Diesel
Monday, November 30 State College, PA The Cell Block
Tuesday, December 1 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
Thursday, December 3 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place
Friday, December 4 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Sunday, December 6 Farmingdale, NY Crazy Donkey
Tuesday, December 8 Richmond, VA The National
Wednesday, December 9 Norfolk, VA The Norva
Thursday, December 10 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
Friday, December 11 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
Monday, December 14 Orlando, FL Firestone
Thursday, December 17 Houston, TX House of Blues
Friday, December 18 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Saturday, December 19 San Antonio, TX The White Rabbit
Sunday, December 20 McAllen, TX Las Palmas Event Center

For more information on all artists on the party tour of the season click on the links below:

http://www.partyrockpeople.com
http://www.myspace.com/lmfao
http://www.lmfaonews.com
http://www.paradisogirls.com
http://www.cherrytreerecords.com/spacecowboy
http://www.fareastmovement.com
http://www.myspace.com/milliondollamano

Source: Interscope Records

Check out all the details for the Cleveland show here.

You know who’s gonna do the afterparty, so I don’t even know why you’re asking…. Stay tuned for details