This week I am taking the time to update Atlantic City Weekly’s many readers on the exciting news of the area by sending “shout outs.”
First and foremost I want to send a shout out to all of the great people I meet who read Atlantic City Weekly and listen to me on WTTH 96.1 FM The Touch. Thanks, I appreciate it.
Shout out to Turiya S. A. Raheem — I have been friends with our latest acweekly.com columnist and her family for several years. Way before all the Boardwalk Empire and Northside buzz, I told you, my faithful readers, to check out her book The Other Atlantic City: Wash’s and The Northside. You can read my original article by going to acweekly.com and typing in “The Other A.C.” into the search bar. Turiya and I also recently did a duet poetry reading at Sam’s Rialto Grill in Pleasantville. It’s always a pleasure to share the stage with Turiya, and I am even prouder to have her as a fellow columnist here at Atlantic City Weekly.
Shout out to 96.1 FM “Teen Voices” personalities of the month of March. On March 16, Precious McLean received an award for her accomplishments in poetry and spoken word. McLean has bloomed into a young voice that has helped others (both young and old) heal with her words. Also on that date “Teen Voices” recognized Tyrone and Stephen Logan, two young siblings who are award-winning Boy Scouts, hockey players, poets and rappers. “Teen Voices” recognizes outstanding local youth the third Wednesday of each month in the dining room of Pistol Pete’s in Pleasantville. To nominate a young person you can reach out to me at email@example.com
Shout out to TV talk show host Wendy Williams, who was in town on Thursday, March 17, at The Pool at Harrah’s Resort. I enjoyed the party. I always enjoy the music by DJ Fah D., however, I could not hang late enough to see Williams. If you saw her there — let me know. (Luckilly our photographer Don Kravitz was there and supplied this photo gallery.
Shout out to DJ Micahphone Checka and everyone at the Exhibition Bar at Harrah’s Resort.
With all due respect to The Pool at Harrah’s, I have to give a shout out to the Xhibition Bar for great music and atmosphere. I will be back on another Thursday for more — for sure!
Shout out to AC Weekly for putting on last Friday’s Top 40 under 40 party, held at Borgata’s MIXX. It was a blast.
A related shout out to Niko Morton of the Atlantic City-based R&B group 120 and Courtney Birmingham of Resorts, who were both 2011 Top 40 under 40 award winners this year. Your recognition is well deserved Miss Birmingham and Mr. Morton.
Shout out to Leesa Toscano and the Malelani Café. On Sunday, March 20, they invited author Cheryl B. Sellers and I to be a part of their first-ever Writers Series Book Signing. I had a great time at the beautiful and eclectically decorated Melalani Café sharing my paintings and poetry, signing books and even doing some original sketching right there at my table.
I also want to take this time to express my sympathy and express my condolences to the family and friends of retired police officer Larry Lee. I worked closely with Officer Lee during my days in the casino industry and I respected him a lot. Every time I saw him we laughed and discussed the news of his beloved Philadelphia Eagles. Having my Sunday breakfast at Sam’s Rialto will never be the same.
Raymond Tyler hosts the Alternative Soul Sunday Breakfast Club radio show each Sunday from 7–8am on 96.1FM WTTH - The Touch.
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