Sunday, August 9, 2015

Steve Harvey Neighborhood Awards 2015

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen and Everything In Between:

This past weekend I attended the Steve Harvey Neighborhood Awards 2015 and overall it was a great event. There were tons of stars which is always an attraction for people. The list of stars included Tamar, K. Michele, Tamela and David Mann, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Tyrese, Usher, Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy and Babyface, Kim Whitley, Sheryl Underwood, Erica Campbell and Yolanda Adams; just to name a few. The weekend included an all white freedom Friday party and seminars, TV show screenings and expos. We attended Steve Harvey's family feud which was absolutely hilarious. 
We attended his live taping of his morning show where my girl K. Michele performed. She looked beautiful and had on a blue jumpsuit with splits and Steve Harvey couldn't get over her big behind, lol. The ladies raved for Robin Thicke and screamed when Tyrese came out, he didn't perform at the morning show but he spoke for a few mins. Also, the amazingly gifted Avery Sunshine performed. She looked beautiful with her all white pants and top on. His hosts were so fun, funny and kept us entertained.
We attended the seminars which were okay but they should've had performers in the expo as well. The vendors had some really cute clothes for great prices. What I've noticed about Atlanta is there stores have some great clothing in it. I even ran into Karlie Redd's store in Stonecrest Mall, Merci!! We seen a semi see with Stephen Smith, Kandi and Dr. Laura about Would you date you? And the debate was on, especially between strong minded Kandi and big mouth Stephen.
We also attended a step show that included five great sorority steppers and their stern faces. One group stood out in particular by taking their shirts off and gyrating on the stage, all in a PG13 way.
The Ford Celebrity Blue Carpet was a distance from the stars that was hard to reach or speak to but it was nice that they gave fans that opportunity. 
The actual Hoodie Awards was so funny, my seat was far and high up which was a bit scary but worth the time. It took about five hours to go through each award and the performances which featured Tyese, Usher and Babyface. During the show, Tamela did an impromptu performance of Take Me to the King and the audience loved it. The show showcased some great barbers, soul food owners, best nail salon, teacher and school which a hometown based school "Flowes High School" won. DC was nominated several times. Usher did a wonderful job, even though he says he was injured a week before and Tyrese sang his heart out to the ladies; and actually became a fan of Babyface, whom I didn't know was a sex symbol. He ripped that shirt off and inspired Steve to do the same, Lol!! 
A great show that I seen through the TV screenings was "Family Time" featuring Angel Conway and Omar Gooding. It comes on Bounce TV!! 
This is my look for the awards show, I was a little unprepared but the vendors had this cute boutique where I found this gaucho bustier jumpsuit. There is so much to say that I know you will probably stop reading about halfway through, but go ahead and book your flights, hotels and everything else in advance. I love that Steve Harvey has a show dedicated to the people in the community that is doing well. Steve Harvey is a great man, he gave the oldest woman in the room, $1,000 from his pockets. Nephew Tommy and someone else gave her $100 and she received a grill from MasterBuilt. Great and nice people everywhere, the neighborhoods actually remind me a lot of DC.
I would recommend this event to anyone who likes stars, fun, music and shopping. 

Adios Amigos, Until Next Time
Marshay H.
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