Monday, March 28, 2011

This Week in History

On this date in 2004, four of the leading ladies of pop and R&B, took the stage at Philips Arena. The Verizon First Ladies Tour featured incredible star power with Tamia, Missy Elliott, Alicia Keys and Beyoncé. With a multitude of awards and #1 hits among them, these four ladies certainly did not disappoint. Tamia kicked off the show, followed by Missy Elliott who proved why she is the first lady of hip-hop, by performing her hits like “Get Ur Freak on” and “Work It”. Then came Alicia Keys with a more soulful set as she belted out songs from both Songs in A Minor and her new album, The Diary of Alicia Keys. Last, but certainly not least, Beyoncé closed out the show with a performance fit for a queen. After entering the stage in a white chariot, she kept the crowd moving until she ended the show with her #1 single “Crazy in Love”. While this marked Beyoncé’s first tour as a solo artist, she did make Destiny’s Child fans proud, singing a medley of the group’s hits.

Monday, March 21, 2011

This Week in History

To support his sixteenth studio album, Shaman, Carlos Santana took the stage at Philips Arena on March 25, 2002. Following Santana’s incredibly successful Supernatural, Shaman debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. While the performance did feature songs from the new album, Santana also sang some of his greatest hits, like “Maria Maria” and “Oye Como Va”. The album also featured multiple collaborations, with the likes of Michelle Branch, Chad Kroeger and Seal. However, on this night, Carlos Santana proved why he alone was named one of Rolling Stone magazine’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.

Monday, March 14, 2011

This Week in History

On this date, just two years ago, “the most successful and longest-running concert duo in history” brought their act to Philips Arena. Music legends Billy Joel and Elton John continued their Face 2 Face tour in 2009 with an amazing performance in Atlanta. The show began with a series of duets, with each singer on his own piano. As the concert continued, Elton and Billy performed separately, and then reunited for the grand finale all while performing some of their greatest hits. Even though these two rock legends have been coming together for the Face to Face tour since 1994, fifteen years later, their show remained strong as ever. The crowd was treated to a night of great music, by two talented friends.

Monday, March 7, 2011

HGT Flight Time Lang Visits Atlanta

Spotted: Harlem Globetrotters’ Flight Time Lang
Harlem Globetrotters ball handling wizard Flight Time Lang is known for his amazing basketball skills as well as his top-four finish on the Emmy Award-winning series, “The Amazing Race.” He is currently competing in the “Amazing Race: Unfinished Business,” and has taken time out of his schedule to visit Atlanta this week before taking the court at Philips Arena on March 12, at 1pm.

Catch up with Flight Time at the following spots:

Tuesday, March 8
Wake up and watch Flight Time LIVE on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta, 5am to 7am!

Listen in as Flight Time talks with Ryan Cameron on V103 at 2:30pm.

Here’s your chance to meet Flight Time and get his autograph! Starting at 4pm he’ll be making his moves at the Georgia Aquarium. Maybe he can teach the new dolphins a trick a two! You must purchase admission to the Aquarium to enter the building.

Coming to see the Hawks take on the Lakers? Come early to Philips Experience where Flight Time will be signing autographs from 6:00pm – 7:00pm! You must have a ticket for the game to enter the building.

Wednesday, March 9
Start your day off with 11 Alive Morning Show as Flight Time makes a guest appearance.

Mayhem in the AM! Catch Flight Time’s interview on 790 The Zone Radio, 9am, it could get CRAZY!

Tune in to WXIA this evening, we’ve gotten word that a guest reporter may challenge Flight Time to a 4-point shoot out!

Also check out WSB-TV this evening for coverage of Flight Time’s visit to the Boys and Girls Club.

Saturday, March 12 @ 1pm – Game Time at Philips Arena
The Harlem Globetrotters take on the Washington Generals! Purchase the V103 Family 4 Pack: 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, and 4 coca-colas for $100! Click here: