April 7 – LOUDER THAN LOVE FREESTYLE CONCERT:Magnificent 7 Edition with TKA, STEVIE B, LISA LISA, THE COVER GIRLS, JUDY TORRES, SAFIRE AND CORO at NYCB THEATRE AT WESTBURY
The Panorama Music Festival is a multi-day music festival held on Randall’s Island in New York City. It is presented by Goldenvoice. This year’s headliners are, Janet Jackson, The Weeknd and The Killers.
Sweetaberry’s list of the best concerts to catch in the tristate area for the month of march:
March 2 – Ja rule, Ashanti, Lloyd and Lil Mo – Murda Inc. artists perform all of their biggest hits! Location: NJPAC
March 10 – New York 90’s Block Party featuring Guy, Teddy Riley, Monica, 112, Jagged Edge, Ginuwine and Next Location: The Theatre at Madison Square Garden
March 14 & 15 – PnB Rock – Catch These Vibes Tour Location: Irving Plaza (March 14), Welmont Theater NJ (March 15)
March 16 – Remy Ma – Catch the love and hip hop star performing all of her hits! Location: Irving Plaza
March 16 & 21 – Demi Lovato with D.J Khaled and Kehlani Location: Barclay Center (March 16), Prudential Center (March 21)
March 20 – G Eazy – The Beautiful & Damned Tour Location: Radio City Music Hall
March 20 – Ty Dolla $ign- Don’t Judge Me Tour Location: Irving Plaza
March 21 & 25 – Justin Timberlake – The Man Of The Woods Tour Location: Madison Square Garden (March 21), Prudential Center (March 25)
March 22 – Sean Paul – This international reggae star comes to Brooklyn Location: Kings Theater
March 23 – Brandy – The legendary R&B star will be performing all of her hits. Location: B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 30 – Ja rule, Ashanti, Lloyd and Lil Mo Location: Kings Theater
This is one of our favorite events. Essence, the popular woman’s magazine, hosts this amazing event. A celebration of music, fashion and culture. This event takes place every year on July 4th weekend in New Orleans. This years event starts on July 5th- 8th. The headlining acts this year include: Janet Jackson, Mary J. Bilge, Erykah, Badu and Jill Scott.
Seminars on self improvement, style and fashion, celebrity interviews and lots of food sampling are part of the daytime activities. When you want a break from the festival, you should explore the great New Orleans experience. The food and the drinks are great. If you saw the movie Girls Trip you have an idea of the amount of fun you can have on this getaway!
Bourbon street is where all the action takes place. There are a wide variety of bars, restaurants and clubs that can be found on this street. So we suggest staying close but not directly on this street unless you never want to sleep. One of our favorite places to stay is the W hotel. The hotel is great and the location puts you right in the middle of all the action. The House of Blues always has a great party or two. So grab yourself a hurricane (popular drink), have fun and remember to pace yourself!
So, what age should you stop wearing high heels? No matter what age you are, it’s important to feel sexy and confident. The old saying goes, if you got it, flaunt it. First, let’s take a look at some medical concerns of wearing high heels and the effect it has on the body.
BALANCE THE FACTS
A study performed by the Spine Health Institute found that 72% of woman wear high heels, 31% of women wearing them to work, and 50-77% wear them for parties and special occasions. According to a study at the University of Vienna’s Centre of Sport Sciences and University Sports, wearing heels 5 days a week or more can significantly shorten the muscles of the calves and thicken the Achilles’ tendon. In fact, the higher the heel, the more pressure on the forefoot or ball of the foot. A 1-inch heel causes a 22% increase in pressure in the ball of the foot and 3-inch heel causes a 76% increase. Overtime this can cause complications with your back, knees and ankles. Also, many people believe that pointy shoes, if worn frequently enough, can cause hammer toe, bunions and calluses.
WHO TOLD HER SHE SHOULD WEAR THAT?
There is a belief by many that certain styles and clothing should be age appropriate. Diet Chef, a UK diet food home delivery company, surveyed 2,000 women about the age at which it becomes inappropriate for women to wear certain items of clothing.
The Age Women Believe Other Women Should Stop Wearing Certain Fashions:
- Bikini, 47
- Miniskirt, 35
- Boob Tube, 33
- Stilettos, 51
- Belly button piercing, 35
- Knee high boots, 47
- Trainers, 44
- Leather trousers, 34
- Leggings, 45
- Ugg boots, 45
- Swimsuit, 61
- Tight vest, 44
- See-through chiffon blouse, 40
- Long hair, 53
- Ponytail, 51
PRESERVE THE SEXY
Whatever age you are, there are things that we can do to take care of our legs and feet. When you know you’re going to be on your feet all day, make the smart choice and wear flats or short heels. Save the higher heels for short events. Remember to stretch your calves and feet regularly. You also want to strengthen your core muscles especially the butt and thigh muscles. This will help with stability and support for when you wear heels. Regularly getting pedicures and soaking your feet in warm water with epsom salt can go a long way in keeping your feet right. Moisturizing your feet can help alleviate problems with corns and calluses.
8 years ago when you went to the club, there would be one or two girls with a really big ass, butt, booty, donkey or fatty. You get the point. Now in 2018, the number of woman walking around with flat stomachs and big butts has grown substantially. A lot of woman have resorted to surgery to achieve this look. Some will even go overseas to get surgery at a cheaper rate. So, the question is why do so many woman want this look so badly? And how safe is it to get these procedures? Is it worth the risk?
So let’s try to answer the first question and take a look back at how all this started
The rise of the video vixen!
With the rise in the popularity of hip hop music, rappers became the new rock stars. More videos reflected their party lifestyle.
Woman, drugs, drinking and strip clubs could be seen in most videos. These videos were so edgy that BET created a show called “BET Uncut” in 2001. This show came on late at night, because the videos were just too much for daytime television. Certain woman stood out like Melissa Ford, aka Jessica Rabbit, based on her curvy figure. Then more voluptuous woman like Ki Toy Johnson, who starred in Big Boi (from outcast) video, “The Way You Move”, and Buffie the body who starred in so seductive by Tony Yayo, became overnight stars.
Then vixens like Amber Rose took their star to a whole new level. Subsequently, the rise in women and men going to the strip clubs increased. It seems like everybody enjoys watching a big ‘ole butt moving around.
The booty done went mainstream!!
The definition of a great body in mainstream America used to be very small framed woman like Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts. Black and Latin cultures already had a love for thicker woman. Now, it seems that everybody else has caught on. When big stars like Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira came on the scene, the definition of a beautiful body changed. Now it seems like everybody wants a little junk in their trunk.
The game changer!!
Ladies and gentlemen introducing Kim Kardashian. A reality star with a butt that was bigger than the average black or Latina woman. The attention and revenue that this booty has attained was unprecedented. Since Kim K came on the scene more super sized butts have surfaced. Stars such as Nikki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, and reality star K. Michelle have booties that god probably didn’t create. Now a lot more woman want to have this look and a lot of men are willing to pay to have their wives or girlfriends achieve this look.
If you didn’t get it from your mama there are a couple of ways to increase the size of that backside. The safest way would be the gym. The ass is a muscle and with the proper workout that muscle will grow. Just take a look at Serena Williams or the average track and field sprinter.
Brazilian butt lift is a procedure where the fat from 1 area of the body is transferred to the buttocks. There was a 280% increase in Brazilian butt lifts from 2011 to 2015, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. This procedure takes about three weeks to recover from and if done in the u.s by a reputable doctor the cost starts off at around $5,000.
Butt implants and injections seem to be a riskier procedure with the use of silicone to make the butt look bigger. Complications of this procedure if not done correctly can lead to infections and blood clots. There have been a growing number of people who have even died due to complications with this surgery. Reality star Cardi B has spoken about getting silicone injections by a shady woman in Queens, NY. She felt a lot of pain and thought she would die. She also reveals that the same lady is locked up for killing someone else with a botched injection. Reality and R&B star K. Michelle, who had a butt so big, she nicknamed it BETSY, recently took to Instagram to bid farewell to her butt injections after having multiple issues. She wrote: “I’ll miss you Betsy but you also caused me inflammation through out my body. No amount of beauty is worth your health!”
Women have even resorted to getting work done outside of the u.s because of the cheaper rate. The Dominican Republic seems to be 1 of the hot spots to have work done. There have been places that will do a procedure for as low as $2,500. The number of men getting work done has increased as well. Any procedure or surgery to your body should not be taken lightly. Whether in the USA or anywhere else, the rule of life is that you usually get what you pay for.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been one of the most important and popular festivals in America for years now. This festival takes place in Indio California at the Empire polo fields. Coachella has a wide variety of different music and performers. It’s a 3-day weekend full of performances and activities. You have the option of staying and camping on the grounds or staying in a hotel and commuting to the event. This year, events will take place on two back to back weekends. The first weekend is Friday, April 13th to Sunday, April 15th. The second weekend is Friday, April 20th to Sunday, April 22nd. The Weeknd is headlining both Fridays, Beyoncé is headlining both Saturdays and Eminem is headlining both Sundays. This is the first time that there won’t be a rock headliner at the festival. This might confirm the belief that rock music is on the decline. This is the rest of the lineup:
The NY Tri-state area has three major arenas to catch an amazing event. Madison square garden, Barclays center and The Prudential center. This is our list of the best events you should try to catch for February 2018
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
February 15-17 – ROMEO SANTOS one of the biggest stars right now invades the city!
February 26 – Garden State Warriors vs. NY KNICKS watch history as the champs come to take on New York
February 2 – LA LAKERS at BROOKLYN NETS see Lonzo Ball and the rest of this young Lakers team take on a young Brooklyn team
February 6 – Houston at BROOKLYN NETS – James Harden and new teammate Chris Paul come into Brooklyn
February 16 – KATT WILLIAMS: you never know what to expect with this talented comedian
February 17 – LADIES NIGHT R&B
February 22-25 – MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE! Take the kids to see a live show with your favorite marvel characters.
February 9 – A NIGHT OF LOVE, Anthony Hamilton, Keyshia Cole and Avant: Start Valentine’s Day early with some old school R&B!
February 17 – MARC ANTHONY: One of the greatest voices in the history of music.
The NY Tri-state area has three major arenas to catch an amazing event. Madison square garden, Barclays center and The Prudential center. This is our list of the best events you should try to catch for January 2018.
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
January 30 – Brooklyn Nets vs NY Knicks: THE battle for New York. Watch Kristaps Prozingis and the Knicks take on a young Brooklyn Squad.
January 12 – THE COMEDY GET DOWN: Cedric The Entertainer, George Lopez, DL Hughley, Eddie Griffin and some of the biggest names in comedy on the same stage.
January 15 – NY Knicks vs Brooklyn Nets
January 4-7 – Disney on Ice, REACH FOR THE STARS: Take the kids to see Mickey Mouse and friends entertain on ice.