Vocalist, actress and Gastonia native Maria Howell is the opening act for Charlotte’s newest jazz club. Maria Howell Maria Howell, who broke in to show business by appearing as the choir soloist in The Color Purple is coming home to appear at Charlotte’s newest jazz club, Middle C, located at 300 S. Brevard Street. The […]

Raphael Saadiq’s new song “Something Keeps Calling” it killing it on the charts! The former member of Tony Toni Tone, is celebrating his first solo number one song on the Urban AC Charts this week! “Jimmy Lee” is Saadiq’s first album since 2011 and is self-produced. -@ChirlGirl

Amateur night is back at the historic Apollo Theater! HBO is giving aspiring singers a chance to do their thing at its Amateur Night Contest, in conjunction with an upcoming documentary about The Apollo. Contestants entered on-line by tweeting videos of their act and were selected by judges. The show will also feature footage of […]

India Arie’s latest song, “Steady Love” has hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart. It is India’s first time topping this chart. The four-time Grammy Award winner’s new album, Worthy, dropped in February and is her first full-length album in five years. Her song, produce by Aaron Lindsey, knocked Khalid’s […]

Bring the entire family out to the The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture, at 551 South Tryon Street at Levine Center for the Arts, for a free Community Opening for new exhibits, along with hands on activities. The Gantt Center has a number of free and low-cost events coming up for the community, including free admission […]

Kanye West finally released the long-delayed “Jesus Is King” album! It came out today after much fanfare and many delays.  West appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Show on Thursday and had announced that it would come out that night at midnight. It did not happen.  He held off for 12 more hours! It’s easier to […]

It’s Homecoming, y’all! One of the best things that you can ever experience in Charlotte, is Homecoming on the beautiful campus of Johnson C. Smith University! Just as the season turns into fall and the leaves start to turn in beautiful shades of red and orange, that means it’s time to start getting your outfit […]

Who loves Beauty Supply Stores like I do?! Meet me at my newest “Happy Place!” Join me at the Grand Opening of Ann’s Beauty Supply, now open, at 4220 N. Tryon Street in Charlotte, NC! Get there early because they are giving away gift bags to the first 300 people and free hair dryers to […]

Make plans now to be at the 105.3 R&B Halloween Party, at Club Mirage, located at 2815 Crisman Street in Charlotte on Oct. 31st! It’s the Halloween Edition of $5 Thursdays! Dress up in sexiest or scariest outfit and win CASH for the best costume!  And speaking of sexy, Club Mirage is going to take […]

Who’s having the BEST Birthday, ever? Drake is!  The Canadian award winner rapper and producer, turns 33 today and can celebrate with a nomination from the American Music Awards for Artist fo the Year! He faces competition from Ariana Grande, Halsey, Post Malone and Taylor Swift. The awards show will air on November 24 from […]

Find out how you can get to the next level of your career with Ericka Spradley, the CEO of Confident Career Woman! Check out her interview with 105.3 R&B’s Ron Holland at 6am on Saturday! And be sure to follow Ericka’s podcast, too! -@ChirlGirl  

Voting during the early voting period couldn’t be easier and more convenient! Registered and eligible voters may vote at ANY early voting location located in the county of residence. Whether you are at home, work or out running errands, you will be able to find a polling place near you. Early voting started on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Hal Marshall. Now, additional sites are open as […]