Doors Open at 6:00pm and show starts at 7:00pm
Komfort Zone Entertainment and Griffin Ink. Entertainment Presents, A Concert of The Stars! Featuring,
KEM, Angie Stone, The Original Cameo Family, Anthony David, Ski Johnson, The Blacklites and comedian Host Doug Williams.
Saturday, September 22nd at The Blue Cross Arena, Rochester New York. Doors open at 6pm and show starts at 7pm
Blue Cross Arena Box Office-Rochester NY
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$20 WDKX “WORKING MAN’S” DISCOUNT TICKETS AVAILABLE CONTACT (315) 863-1448 FOR MORE INFORMATION
There will be ticket giveways through our NYS Radio Stations, Angie Stone Lookalike Contest for FREE VIP Passes, day party and more! Come check out these legendary performers in a one of a kind concert. Uplaod your photo to the Komfort Zone Entertainment page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Komfort-Zone-Entertainment/174708332598803
DAY PARTY PRIOR TO CONCERT
Come to the Kem, Angie Stone, Original Cameo Family Day Party at The Radisson Hotel (it has changed from the Blue Cross Arena) Right before the concert. Featuring DJ Wizz from WDKX $10 with VIP Ticket $20 without VIP Ticket. Must be 21+ to drink. For room reservations check out http://www.radisson.com/rochester-hotel-ny-14604/nyroches For more information contact (315) 863-1448
AFTER PARTY -POST CONCERT
Come to the official afterparty of the Kem and Angie Stone Concert at the Radisson Hotel Located at 120 Main Street Rochester NY.
Tickets can be purchased at the Blue Cross ArenaBox office or by visiting
Blue Cross Arena: 1 Memorial Square Rochester NY, 14614 (585) 758-5300
We are giving away 2 (two) VIP Passes for the Angie Stone Look Alike Contest! If you think you look like Angie Stone, you may have a chance to win an experience of a lifetime, courtesy of Komfort Zone Entertainment. To enter, just upload a photo of yourself with your name and contact informaton to our official Facebook Page. We will select a winner and will contact you regarding your tickets.
Interested in booking entertainers and coordinating you next event? Contact Griffin Ink. Entertainment today! You can check out some of our artists at our official Facebook Page
If Angie Stone had her way, she’d sit down next to every single one of her fans and pour out her heart – and soul – to them. She’d empower them with hard-earned wisdom; lessons learned from her very own heartache and happiness, mistakes and triumphs that led her to three Grammy Award nominations, two Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, and four Top 10 R&B albums (with her The Art of Love & War going all the way to number one). And with her new album, Rich Girl¸ the neo-soul songwriter has done just that, delivering a powerfully intimate collection of songs that wrap themselves around you like a warm embrace full of love and compassion, strength and wit.
“I spent a lot of time over the past few years working with other people, writing with them, working with producers. And then one day I realized that while I was doing everything I could to help them succeed and watching them grow, I was losing pieces of myself in the process.” she explains “I shaved a lot of my originality off when merging with so many other people. Fans weren’t getting Angie Stone. They were getting Angie and so-and-so. I knew I had to get back to my own music and skills. It’s time for Angie to do Angie.” That journey returned Stone to her songwriting roots, determined to record an album where making great music and sharing her soul were the only things that mattered.
And within the first few notes of “Real Music,” a gorgeous interlude of, well, real music that opens the album, you know she succeeded beyond all expectations. Angie teases with a short preview of what’s to come, drawing her listeners in with that neo-soul like so few can do, inviting you to sit down and get comfortable. “I wanted people to know that I wrote this album from a real place,” she reflects,” and the words for ‘Real Music’ just came to me. And I wanted to give them more than they were expecting. I want folks to be excited, to say ‘wow, I have an album of so much.’”
From there, the album slides effortlessly into its first single, “Do What U Gotta Do,” serving up more “real music” with its mix of guitars and groove set to a sing-along chorus as its lyrics lay out the theme for the rest of the songs to come. It’s easy to get swept away in that infectious refrain, to belt it out while driving around town. But the message is strong and holds its own against the hypnotic melody. When Y’anna Crawley (a winner of the BET singing competition “Sunday Best”) wrote the lyrics specifically for Angie, she couldn’t have imagined that it would become the muse for Rich Girl. “I knew right off the bat it was a song for me,” recalls Angie. “It was speaking to my spirit, it resolved some situations about music I had in my mind. It was telling me to keep my head up, saying ‘you can make it and do what you gotta do,’ giving me the beginning of the new album and the resolve to make it into something beyond anything I had ever done before.”
“Do What U Gotta Do” in turn inspired Stone to record the album’s title track, “Rich Girl.” “This song jump started my brain and really started the record, too,” she says. “It’s not about money, it’s about being rich in everything you do, in your spirit, your purpose and your giving to others.” One of only four tracks not written by Angie, she inhabits “Rich Girl” as her own, setting the tone for the rest of the album. The song faces down a cheating lover and has Angie dishing out equal doses of unwavering support and advice for her friend done wrong. Quick to point out that Rich Girl isn’t just for the ladies, Angie offers up “Backup Plan” as a song that could easily be about a man or a woman. She turns post-breakup despair into a sassy romp, telling friends “I’m no different than you, we’re all human and fall into the same traps. But we all need a backup plan,” she says with a knowing smile. “Every sister, every brother needs a backup plan.”
Stone’s vocals are both beautiful and wistful in “Proud of Me,” where she reminds us that we’re not alone, that’s she’s been through the gauntlet along with us and has come out the other side in a better place. “The song can be about more than a relationship,” she explains, “it could be about fear, about change and once you get to a place where you’ve broken those hard habits, it is time to step back and say that you are proud.” Yet she acknowledges that making change sometimes feels impossible. In “Guilty,” Angie’s voice soars against a delicate and bare opening stanza, drawing goosebumps as she offers up an emotional, almost reluctant, admission to loving someone when she knows it’s wrong. “I’m trying to let people know as humanly as possible, in lyrics and in my delivery, that we can’t help who we love,” Stone says. “There are these moments when you can’t let go of what your heart is telling you and love is more powerful than we ever give it credit. I know what being guilty of love feels like.”
Angie makes sure to give the men a voice on Rich Girl, both literally and spiritually. A surprise interlude by actor/singer Malcolm-Jamal Warner appears midway through the album, adding to the laid back vibe of the record and reminding listeners why it’s so easy to fall for the men they know are so wrong. Warner’s seductive verses take our breath away and remind us that, oh yes, we know why it’s so hard to leave even when we know we should. On “Alright,” the spirit of Angie’s father lends a nurturing, gentle feel to the song. “It’s one of my favorite songs on the album,” she reveals. “At the end, I channeled my dad, who passed away a couple of years ago, and at the very last adlib my vocals split into two people. I believe that was my dad in my spirit speaking out, answering in the way he would. It was almost as if my dad was tapping me on the shoulder, assuring me that it’s gonna be alright.”
Emotions run high again in “I Can’t Take It.” Unlike any other song on the album, Stone took a different approach with her vocals and lyrical point of view. “I reversed the song, something I’ve never done before,” she explains. “I watched a situation in my life but I sang it from their viewpoint.” Her voice softens, “When I wrote this, I used to call it my Amy Winehouse song because I loved what she did so much. She died a couple of months after I recorded it and it devastated me. I want this to pay homage to her.”
“Because I was able to really write for, and in, my own voice this time,” Angie reflects. “I could really sing these new songs with authenticity, something I haven’t been able to do in a long time.” “And I wanted to give more of me than people were expecting, to let them know that I love music and when I find something I get excited about, I want more. And I want people to feel the same when they hear the new album.”
Spoken like a Rich Girl, indeed.
ABOUT HOST: COMEDIAN DOUG WILLIAMS
Williams began performing stand-up comedy in 1990, five years before graduating from Alabama State University in 1995. After college Williams moved to Los Angeles where he landed small roles in the 1996 remake of The Nutty Professor and First Kid. Since then, he has had guest roles on many sitcoms, including The Bernie Mac Show.Doug Williams has served as host and executive producer of “Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-up” for the past four seasons. Williams is currently co-writing his own TV sitcom titled Domestic Doug. The show centers around protagonist “Doug Salter”, a stand-up comedian trying to make it in Hollywood not unlike Williams himself.
His versatility can be experience listening to the wide variety of compositions he has written, including “Follow a Rainbow” a hypnotic groove and “A Message to Miles” a heart felt tribute to jazz great Miles Davis. These are two of his compositions that will be remembered for their fervor and inventiveness that took his musical talent in a new direction. Other earlier works that exemplifies Ski’s unique style are on his Second CD titled “In Your Eyes”. One of his most recent CDS titled “Ski’s Supreme”, he does a fresh contemporary rendition of Chaka Khan’s “Tell Me Something Good”; a romantic ballad “Ski’s Supreme” collaborated with Roy Ayers, Alyson Williams and Tony Terry; an upbeat track with an energetic funk flavor such as
“F Thang”; and a soothing sultry sax solo “So You Wanna Dance”. Over the years he’s toured worldwide with Lionel Hampton,Nancy Wilson, Phyllis Hyman, the Harper Brothers, Billy Taylor,Lo-Key, Freddie Jackson, Mikki Howard and recently, Roy Ayers, Patti LaBelle, Brian McKnight,Tony Terry, Alyson Williams, Anthony Hamilton, Jaheim and Mario. In addition to the numerous concerts he has performed across the globe, Ski has made many
appearances on television and radio stations. Some of his most recent include Good Morning America, FOX Morning News, ABC NEWS, Comcast Special Edition, The Channel 9 Morning Show, The Donnie Simpson Show, Black Entertainment Television (BET) and The Tonight Show. Ski has also performed the National Anthem at several NBA Basketball games. Ski Johnson’s new CD, “Welcome to my world”, features Tony Terry and a host of talented singers and musicians. The Hit CD “Welcome to my world” crosses many genres of music, R&B, Jazz, Hip Hop and Soul. “It’s a different CD”, say’s the New York and Los Angele’s Times. In fact, so different that the Executives from Revolution Studios/Sony Pictures requested the CD
and Ski be cast in the ‘XXX: State of the Union’ movie staring Samuel Jackson and Ice Cube released in May 2005. Ski Johnson New Cd “New Beginnings” is his best work to date. It features tracks from Award winning Producers and songs. Award winning producer Quincy Jones says “Ski’s new Cd “New Beginnings” is destined for a Grammy” Ski simply calls the CD the Best of the Best. If fact the CD “New Beginnings” became the #1 CD on the Billboard charts and was considered for 3 Grammy Awards.Ski Johnson recently captured the attention of Network Television and has a new TV show Coming to Television called “Living it up with Ski Johnson”
Ski Johnson’s 9th Album UnderDogs on Top “is destined to be a #1 album on the Billboard charts as well as a top contender in the many upcoming award upcoming award shows” says mega producer Quincy Jones. The new album features award winning producers and Ski’s new Creation of his jazz brand he calls “Nu Jazz”. When asked about his goals, Ski responds, “I’d like to create my music with the satisfaction of knowing that the whole World is listening and enjoying”
In a time where genres and categories bleed into one another and morph into new hybrids, there will always be a space for the pure singer/songwriter who can address real life emotions in real time. Men will always need someone to express their emotive side, and women will always need to hear it. Humans will always need to feel, and artists are here to identify those feelings and paint pictures of sound with them. SInce the release of his first album in 2004, Anthony David has consistently been the man for that job, and has continually pushed forward and expanded.
Raised in Savannah GA, Anthony made the move to ATL, and hit the ground running in the local music scene. He found a long time friend and music collaborator in a then unknown India Arie, and became a part of her success.Writing and producing on her first 3 albums yielded grammies and numerous other awards, while he also toured singing backup for her. Arie pushed him to the front by her 2nd tour, having Anthony open up for her across the country, which led to a deal with Local Independent label, BRASH MUSIC.
At BRASH, David wrote and co produced 2 critically acclaimed albums, “3 chords and the truth” and “Red Clay Chronicles”, which also secured deals in Europe (Dome Records) and Japan (Village Again), leading Anthony to tour worldwide several times over, making new fans along the way. The acclaim prompted Universal Republic record to get involved, compiling the best songs from the two indie albums, repackaging them as ACEY DUECY. The added exposure took the single “Words”, a duet with Arie to chart placement, and nomination for a GRAMMY in ’08. It was also the album that exposed the First lady, Michelle Obama, to Anthony’s talent, who then brought him to the attention of the President himself, Barack Obama, who name checked Anthony as a constant on his iPod.
For the next album, “As above, so below” David inked a deal with E1/Purpose records and travelled to Nashville to work with producer Shannon Sanders. They produced Anthony’s best record to date, pushing the boundaries, and expanding on what people have come to expect from R&B. Taking on political topics (Reach Ya), Religious (God Said), with his trademark storytelling (Backstreet) still in tow, and razor sharp. The leading single, “4evermore” stormed the radio and gave Anthony his first #1 record, while the reggae/latin tinged “Body Language” tore up dance floors all across the UK. A tour to Kenya, inspired Anthony to become a part of the “Give Africa Hope” campaign that brought awareness to the East Africa famine. During that period, David wrote and released 3 new songs along with remixes from “As Above, so below”, shooting the video in Kenya for the title track “#Locationlocationlocation”. The tune was a homage to Carl Sagan’s “pale blue dot” and also a plea to share the resources of the planet. He also got intimately involved with AWOL (All Walks of life) an arts program for children back in his hometown of Savannah, pushing to get it established in Atlanta by 2013.
Currently in production for his fourth studio album, titled “Love Out Loud”, Anthony David constantly pushes the boundaries, and broadens peoples expectation from both him, and the community he represents. “I’ve never been one to shy away from titles, boxes, whatever you wanna call em, but I will EXPAND those boxes” is a quote that Anthony lives by. From day one it’s always been about consistency for David, and he continues to provide what people expect from him in as many ways as he is able. Raw, honest, pure, music from and for the soul.
ABOUT THE BLACKLITES
The Blacklites are the hardest working, funk that comes from the soul Old School R&B band you’ll ever meet! Check out our website to read our history…all the way back to our teenage years! Artists we also like EWF, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Rick James.