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An Outstanding Black Tie Affair
A previous performance recorded by angelladywriter, where Gellespie performs.
Now That's Entertainment Presented it First Annual Black Tie Affair of 2015
The Annual Black Tie Affair for Now That's Entertainment Was a Complete Success
The #Academy Award's fashion police did not appear at this gathering because the attendees were not absorbed in the way they looked but their focus was on the excellent association, whimsical entertainment, and distinct top oldies. This formal affair consisted of black ties for some of the gentlemen. Many of our sisters dressed in modest black and gold dresses, with a hint of weaved in pearls, diamonds, and sequence. They lingered by the sides of their husbands and friends enthusiastically. Some of our brothers adhered to the dress code of black tie formal wear, while others graciously dignified the room with a variety of colors in men's suits.
Tastefully dressed brothers and sisters, danced to oldies such as Before I Let You Go, by Frankie Beverly and Rock My World, by the late #Michael Jackson. A variety of slow and fast-paced oldies played as couples and individuals enjoyed an array of soulful sounds. Before the dancing started, delectable soul food which consisted of broiled fish, fried chicken, dirty rice, greens, tossed salad, and desserts. Then it was show time.
Entertainment for the Evening was Special Performances by Harold Melvin's Blue Notes Lead Vocalist "Donnell Gillespie," Impersonator, Mr. C.P. Lacey, Charles Saunders, The Songbird Sheila Coley, and Music was by Soulful Sounds
Mr. Ken Onassis served as comedian and host for the evening. He kept his jokes clean as Ken talked about his wife's hot flashes. Ken also mentioned how the venue #Thomasina's Catering Hall, will "save a plate for their guests even if they are late." We appreciated that because my husband and I were late. Still, our food was hot and available upon our arrival. Host Ken Onassis introduced the first performer Charles Saunders, who is a five-time #Apollo Theater winner. He advised if young people wanted to enter the entertainment business, "they have to practice, practice, practice."
Sheila Coley, The Songbird was introduced to perform. During a recent interview Sheila, talked about how she got the name Songbird. Sheila, mentioned how the late Sony Bivens, of The Manhattans, gave her the name after a performance.
A memorial service was given for Sony and Blue Lovett, who were both previous members of #The Manhattans; in Jersey City on the same day of this gathering. The Songbird, went on to sing The Perfect Man for Me. After her performance, special gifts and acknowledgements were given for couples celebrating their anniversaries and engagements. Such couples as Thomas and Berenice Caines, Warren and Deloris, Leonard and Lydia, Mr. and Mrs. Rogers, Willean and Joseph as well as Phyllis and Wesley. Sheila went on to perform, Have You Ever Been In Love, as the couples danced in celebration. The host Ken Onassis, went on to explain, "This is the way they like to do things." Ken was referring to, Now That's Entertainment who served as the promoter of this event. Now it was time for the world's greatest impersonator, C.P. Lacey.
C.P. Lacey's Performance at the Black Tie Affair by NTE for 2015 was Amazing
C.P. Lacey is one of the world's most talented impersonators as demonstrated in the video above. He has the innate ability to impersonate such major performers as #James Brown, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. Lacey, should have been considered for the role of James Brown in the movie, #Get On Up, " based on the life story of the Godfather of soul." He could have made the story funny and interesting which the producers attempted to do as actor #Chadwick Boseman, spoke to the camera during this movie.
Lacey, started the show as a old man named Otis Gray, with a funky nature. This older gentleman even carried a polaroid camera which he took a "selfie" with. He explained how he would put it "on his wall between photos of #Obama and Jay Z, when I get home." Lacey, then asked the DJ to play Michael Jackson's, Rock With You and then he performed Billy Jean. Afterward, Lacey, invited five different men up to be his pretend band of The Jackson Five, which included one white brother. They performed the Jackson's major hit I Want You Back. He talked about how this song made "the Jacksons the number one boy band through their hit, I'll Be There. Lacey, knew his fans were waiting for the famous "Moon Walk."
Lacey told one woman in the audience that she, was, "beautiful but so am I." He, impersonates more than thirty characters as he travels all over the world. Lacey, also admits as soon as, "I take the wigs off, my voice automatically changes." He then went on to warn the audience "not to engage in conversation with a comedian, ever."
Lacey, talked about his job on #Apollo Theater, a major television show that he appears on as the man who kicks lousy talent off the stage during this television show. He works diligently to give a dedication to Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell in the near future. Lacey, also acknowledged his wife Cordie. They work together as a team to present the performances of Lacey. It was now time for his show to end. The audience applauded as he left the stage proclaiming that James Brown was, "the hardest working man in show business." Lacey, existed the scene in an uproar of applause. DJ Ron provided the music and sounds for the artist during the evening.
The Last Performance for the Black Tie Affair was Donnell Gillespie, the Lead Vocalist for Harold Melvin's Blue Notes
On the fan page of facebook, Donnell Gillespie is described as "Big Daddy." He is the legendary, lead vocal performer of the group, Harold Melvin's Blue Notes. Gillespie, continues to perform worldwide as a solo artist. He performs such major hits as Wake Up Everybody and Joy. His powerful voice resonated throughout the venue. A few other major hits were performed by Gillespie which were all a source of inspiration to the audience.
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