YOURS TRULY, Ma;at Atkins, on the scene at the event. Check out who performed during this R&B showcase extravaganza.
Morris and background singers Blu, Nick Gordon and Rachel Nicole along with band, A List get it started.
Sol got the crowd back into the energy as she did a Milli Jackson version of Jill Scott's "The Way."
The crowd (Recognize anyone?)
Former McDonalds R&B/Soul Search winner Justin Hoskins sang Gap Band's "Outstanding" (and after intermission sang "Fire and Desire" with a young lady during the Teena Marie tribute).
Rachel Nicole and Shaneitha gettin their jam on.
Hoskins and Swan and Morris gettin it in.
Angel (and her ankle boots) performed. LOL
Cafe Soul fave Jamie Spencer sang Anthony Hamilton' s"The Point of it All."
Current McD's R&B/Soul search winner Katrina Reece sang Beyonce's "Irreplaceable"
Reece was accompanied by Blu.
The highlight of the nite was Miss Trish singing a comparable note by note rendition of Kelly Price's "Friend of Mine."
She had folk throwing dollaz on the stage!
Peopel gettin their dance on during intermission.
The Blues--Becky and Larry Blue were in the cut.
Brown and Majic 104.9's Arika Parr
Pic man Teddy Blackett in the cut snappin pics and drinkin well backs. lol
Morris reunites with group member Tasha B. the two thirds of their 90s trio Tiorah,
Alvarez gettin her party on with the crowd.
On the mp3s was Derrty DJ, C Note.
Comedian Darius Bradford added comic relief to the event as always ribbing the band's drummer for having just one drum.
Bradford was in his element.
Morris started off the Teena Marie tribute performing "Square Biz"
Swan, Reece and Shaneitha watchin the action on stage.
Up next was Tiffany Balton who sang, "Portuguese Love"
NOTE: We left soon after Tiffany Balton she sang "Portuguese Love"to head over across the street to Locust at Exo to peep out some if Pink Friday (SEE OUT 957) featuring Teresa Jenee and guest DJ Solange Knowles. But we did hear that there was one sista who was preparing to walk up on stage with Justin Hoskins to perform the classic Rick James and Teena Marie duet "Fire and Desire" but as she was fast-walking up on stage she did an accidental split and fell (WOOPS!). Meanwhile, when we headed back to the Loft to get ready to drive out the parking lot we heard Shaneitha, who was the closer, performing "Lovergirl."