Yes, that's me at BluNotes, pictured with DJ Krazy T, who will gladly help you choose your favorite songs each Karaoke Night on Tuesday.

This past weekend I decided to kick back and take it easy. I caught spectacular Memorial Day sales and checked out the movie “The Meddler” starring Susan Sarandon in the role of Marnie, a New Jersey transplant who follows her daughter to California after the death of her husband. Marnie doesn’t have any business of her own and managers to find herself in everyone else’s business until she stumbles upon a life of her own. Thumbs up for this entertaining chick flick.

I also checked out funnyman Craig Robinson at The Comedy Zone. He not only entertained the crowd with his jokes about his weight and experience at Carowinds, he stayed an extra hour for us to enjoy his piano skills and sing-alongs.

Speaking of sing-alongs: you don’t have to wait until the weekend to have some fun. BluNotes of Charlotte offers karaoke on Tuesday night. Grab some friends and have some fun with DJ Krazy T.

Now for my weekend picks. I hope to see you on the town.


Organ Recital ~ Fratelli Ruffati Organ Recital featuring works by Bach, Brahms, Escaich, F. Price, Vierne and more celebrating the 10th anniversary of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church’s Fratelli Organ. Featuring dynamic organists Mr. Roderick Demmings Jr., Dr. Collins Richardson, and Mr. A. Nathaniel Gumbs. Enjoy the sounds of the amazing pipe organ music celebration. This is an event you do not want to miss. Friendship Missionary Baptist Church (3400 Beatties Ford Rd)  Cost: Free. Time: 7 p.m.  More info: 704 392 – 0392.


“The Bluest Eye” ~ Presented by On Q Performing Arts, this story by Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison tells of a young, black girl from Ohio who struggles with race and feelings of inferiority in the years following the Great Depression. The play runs though June 11 at Duke Energy Theater (345 N. College St) at Spirit Square. Cost: $28. More info.


Gregory Porter ~ Enjoy a special evening of jazz with Grammy Award winner Gregory Porter. This extraordinary songwriter and jazz tenor will simply blow you away. One of my favorites is Porter’s song “Be Good.” This is one event you definitely want to put on your to-do list this weekend. Knight Theater (430 South Tryon St) to 7:30 p.m. More info.

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Toni Baker-Tyson is an entertainment columnist for She enjoys being a social butterfly out on the town, loves live music, the arts, and foreign films. Her passion is volunteering with the...