Loading...
BYH Relector and ECU. I have been to almost every football game over the last 30 years. I am a proud Pirate and look...

Old school hip hop show coming to PirateFest

111004015418-tone-loc-horizontal-large-gallery.jpg
1 of 3
343b2989cbf4625ee3290b8bb3e5df5e.jpeg
Jimmie Allen
Loading…

The Daily Reflector

Friday, March 15, 2019

Tone-Loc, the hip hop legend from the 1990s, will headline this year’s main concert at PirateFest along with 90s star Biz Markie, Uptown Greenville announced on Thursday.

Loc and Markie will throw back to the last century at the Greenville Toyota Amphitheater at Town Common stage from 4-8 p.m. on April 13 as the grand finale for a festival that draws thousands onto Evans Street and the common each spring. The concert is free thanks to a sponsorship by Minges Bottling Group and East Carolina University.

Pirate Fest starts on Friday, April 12, with wristband night carnival rides and the street food festival with more than 40 art vendors and a variety of entertainment. Also on Friday country music star Jimmie Allen will take the Town Common stage.

Allen’s debut single, “Best Shot,” is a certified hit, claiming the No. 1 spot on country radio, Uptown’s announcement said. Allen’s music features a cutting-edge mix of country, rock, R&B and pop, drawing upon the influences of his family and small-town upbringing.

The 90s throwback will cap a day of Pirate festivities on Saturday, April 14.

Known for his hit “Just A Friend,” The legendary Biz Markie brings more than 30 years of solid hip-hop brilliance and notoriety, the announcement said. His music stardom began in 1985 as he beatboxed his way into the hearts of hip-hop lovers while delivering humorous, witty rhymes.

Tone-Loc soared from obscurity into pop stardom in 1989 when his raspy voice and unmistakable delivery made the song "Wild Thing" a massive hit, the announcement said.

The song was co-written by Marvin Young, better known as Young MC, as was the second single smash, "Funky Cold Medina." The album Loc-ed After Dark became the second rap release ever to top the pop charts.

For more about the festival, visit piratefestnc.com.

Loading…

Humans of Greenville

@HumansofGville

Local photographer Joe Pellegrino explores Greenville to create a photographic census of its people.

Look

August 16, 2019

TODAY

Jazz fundraiser

The Churches Outreach Network will present an Evening of Jazz fundraiser from 6:30-9 p.m. today at Yankee Hall Plantation, 3332 Yankee Hall Road. The event, which will celebrate 11 years of service by CON, will include a three-course meal and a live jazz ensemble. Tickets are…

DSC_4731.JPG.JPG

August 14, 2019

Q: I decided to try to use olive oil instead of vegetable oil. Standing in front of the olive oil section I couldn’t figure out what to buy. Can you help? KP, Farmville

A: You share the same dilemma with many of us. On a recent trip to Boston I went into a great market that had an entire…

5cff256e6c8fd.image.jpg

August 11, 2019

Before she graduated from high school, Ghita Harris worked as a medical research assistant in the ECU School of Medicine, an opportunity that would have seemed to have put her on the fast track to becoming a physician. But more than two decades later, her journey has just begun.

The Greenville…

5d4dabb4703dd.image.jpg

August 11, 2019

Over 50 years ago, I had a Swedish girlfriend.

It never turned into anything long-term. But the fact that I met the Swedish girl before I met the girl I ended up marrying clearly introduced several complications into both relationships. And it has produced a tale that my wife Ruthie has never tired…

5cf84491e3f83.image.jpg

August 10, 2019

TODAY

Relay fundraiser

Relay for Life Pitt County will host its annual Purple Ribbon Charity Dinner and Silent Auction from 7-11 p.m. today at The Cotton Barn, 942 Laurie Ellis Road, Winterville. The theme is “Eat, Drink, and be Charitable.” Tickets are $50 each or $75 per couple. Visit…

August 09, 2019

TODAY

Play festival

Magnolia Arts Center, 1703 E. 14th St., will host the annual 10-minute Play Festival performance at 7:30 p.m. today. Tickets are $10. Visit magnoliaartscenter.com.

Music in the Park

Grimesland’s monthly Music in the Park series continues at 6:30 p.m. today at Grimesland…

August 09, 2019

Capsules of movies playing locally. New releases are indicated with an asterisk.

*BRIAN BANKS — The inspirational true story of Brian Banks (Aldis Hodge), an All-American high school football star committed to USC who finds his life upended when he is wrongly convicted of a crime he…

August 07, 2019

In the South, we have a connection to the land and its people. We root ourselves in the soil, nourish ourselves with the fruits and vegetables that grow and use products created from natural elements sold by seasoned craftsman and farmers.

All of these wonderful treasures can be found at a farmers…

5d477f86a47ed.image.jpg

August 07, 2019

Q: My doctor told me to use spices and herbs instead of salt in my food. I looked at the spice section of the store and really didn’t know what to choose. What is your favorite one? FG, Greenville

A: That’s a simple question for me to answer — it is dill. A jar sits on our dining…

5cff256e6c8fd.image.jpg

August 04, 2019

Being part of a group can oftentimes be intimidating and quite honestly scary, so when I was invited to be part of the Interfaith Clergy several years ago, I was excited and unsure at the same time.

I only knew two of the clergy in this group and being that I’m not clergy, I wondered if I…

5d420347bf206.image.jpg
133 stories in Look. Viewing 1 through 10.
«First Page   «Previous Page        
Page 1 of 14
        Next Page»   Last Page»