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The Vegas Soulcialite Learns A Lesson

  Sometimes as a parent I forget to talk to my children. I can blame my old school upbringing—children should be seen and not heard and only answer when spoken to, or I could blame it on a lack of patience. Maybe it’s a nebulous mixture of those things…plus, sometimes I just can’t find the words suitable for children that accurately describe the feelings I have. About a month ago a good friend of mine was doing [ ... ]

5 awesome things to do for her on Valentines Day!

Here are 5 awesome things to do for her on Valentines Day that will set you apart from the rest! 1) If you are going to go the candy/cookie route then at least put some thought into it. Have something made with your names and/or pictures on it. A photograph of the two of you embracing can be put on food grade transfer paper and placed on a Valentines Day chocolate heart, cookies, cupcakes, just about [ ... ]

Nicole Ari Parker Joins Cafe Mocha on KCEP

Actress, Entrepreneur and Mom, Nicole Ari Parker is joining the nationally syndicated radio show Café Mocha as a Special Celebrity Correspondent. The film and television actress brings a unique perspective to Café Mocha, offering insights and opinions with hosts, comedienne/TV host Loni Love, rap legend MC Lyte and radio veteran Angelique Perrin. Parker, who is currently featured on NBC’s hit series “Revolution,” is best known for starring roles on TV shows like “Soul Food” and “Second Time Around” and in films like [ ... ]

About Last Night – Movie Trailer

Listen to public radio KCEP for your chance to attend a SPECIAL movie screening for the upcoming film “About Last Night” starting Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Joy Bryant, Christopher McDonald, Paula Patton and more. Storyline: New love for two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world. var hupso_services_t=new Array("Twitter","Facebook","Google Plus","Pinterest","Linkedin","Tumblr","StumbleUpon","Digg","Reddit","Bebo","Delicious","Email","Print");var hupso_background_t="#EAF4FF";var hupso_border_t="#66CCFF";var hupso_toolbar_size_t="medium";var hupso_twitter_via = "power88_lv";var hupso_image_folder_url = "";var hupso_twitter_via="power88_lv";var hupso_url_t="http://kcep.power88lv.com/about-last-night-movie-trailer/";var [ ... ]

Fantasia Barrino, After Midnight Contest

Don’t miss your chance to see Fantasia Barrino in the critically acclaimed musical, After Midnight. It’s Broadway’s hottest new musical and we would like to send you and a guest to NYC to see the show. For full details, enter to win at cafemocharadio.com http://ow.ly/i/4mD2w Enter now to win the following prizes  Two Tickets to After Midnight ( Feb 4, 2014) Transportation to New York City One night hotel stay Ground transportation Dinner with Cafe Mocha Radio & WBLS personality Meet & Greet [ ... ]

Miss Nevada and Miss Nevada Teen 2014

Congratulations to Miss South Las Vegas USA Nia Sanchez and Miss Summerlin Teen USA Alexa Taylor were crowned Miss Nevada USA 2014 and Miss Nevada Teen USA 2014. Miss Nevada USA 2013 Chelsea Caswell and Miss Nevada Teen USA 2013 Amanda Jenkins crowned their successors during the pageant held at the UNLV’s Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall on Sunday, Jan. 12. As Miss Nevada USA 2014, 23-year-old Sanchez hopes to bring awareness to women’s and children’s [ ... ]

Shakira Drops New Track With Rihanna

Shakira and Rihanna are heating up the winter season with their new track Can’t Remember To Forget You.  The Voice judge told Glamour magazine of the song, “Working with [Rihanna] was utopia. She’s the sexiest woman on the planet. And at the end of the day, we’re both just basically Caribbean girls. The chemistry was so good and so real. She taught me dance moves. She was a sweet teacher.” var hupso_services_t=new Array("Twitter","Facebook","Google Plus","Pinterest","Linkedin","Tumblr","StumbleUpon","Digg","Reddit","Bebo","Delicious","Email","Print");var hupso_background_t="#EAF4FF";var hupso_border_t="#66CCFF";var [ ... ]

50% of Black Males Arrested by 23

According to a new study, 50 percent of all black males and approximately 40 percent of all white males in the United States are arrested by their 23rd birthday; an issue which can hurt their ability to find work, go to school, and participate fully in their communities. The study, published in the journal Crime & Delinquency on Monday, January 6th. The study’s key findings include: By age 18, 30 percent of black males, 26 percent of [ ... ]

“SNL” has hired a black female cast member

  Keenan Thompson and Jay Pharoah can hang up their dresses. After being shamed into it, “SNL” has finally hired a black female cast member. She comes from the sketch comedy outfit Uptight Citizens Brigade and her name is Sasheer Zamata. Her first appearance will be the Jan. 18 show hosted by Drake. It’s also the first new episode of 2014. Zamata appears regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater in New York as part of the weekly [ ... ]

Jameis Winston Leads Florida State to the BCS Championship Over Auburn 34-31

For a while there it looked like Florida State was on the verge of not only losing its first game all season, but would go out with a whimper in the college football championship game by losing to Auburn. But when it was all said and done, FSU came out on top. Freshman quarterback  Jameis Winston threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds left and No. 1 Florida State beat No. 2 [ ... ]

National Mentoring Month

KCEP-FM is a proud supporter of National Mentoring Month. The Mentoring Effect is a compelling new report informed by the first-ever nationally representative survey of young people on the topic of both informal and formal mentoring, as well as a literature and landscape review and insights from a variety of key leaders in business, philanthropy, government, and education. The report was commissioned by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership with support from AT&T, and written by Civic [ ... ]

McRib from McDonalds

  The McRib is a tasty fan favorite of tender, boneless pork slathered in sweet and tangy barbecue sauce, with slivered onions and tart pickles all on a hoagie style bun. Southern Nevada McRib offer Buy a McRib Extra Value Meal, get a McRib sandwich for $1 var hupso_services_t=new Array("Twitter","Facebook","Google Plus","Pinterest","Linkedin","Tumblr","StumbleUpon","Digg","Reddit","Bebo","Delicious","Email","Print");var hupso_background_t="#EAF4FF";var hupso_border_t="#66CCFF";var hupso_toolbar_size_t="medium";var hupso_twitter_via = "power88_lv";var hupso_image_folder_url = "";var hupso_twitter_via="power88_lv";var hupso_url_t="http://kcep.power88lv.com/mcrib-from-mcdonalds/";var hupso_title_t="McRib from McDonalds";

The Vegas Soulcialite Does Venice Beach

  Well doesn’t that title sound like a pornographic flick? Sheesh. Thursday afternoon I spontaneously packed a bag and headed west to Pasadena to catch Val Kilmer’s play ‘Citizen Twain’ at the Pasadena Playhouse. Kilmer wrote and starred in this one man show about one of the most famous American writers to date. The piece showcases some of Twain’s best quotes and snippets of dialogue from his books “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “Tom Sawyer”. The audience must [ ... ]

The Vegas Soulcialite Goes to the Hoodies

So the Hoodie Awards made it’s appearance in Las Vegas for the 12th time earlier this month, and it was my 3rd time covering. This time they came bearing a new name, The ‘Neighborhood Awards’. Last year Steve Harvey said the reason for the name change had to do with sponsorship. He of course wants to make it bigger and better every year, and maybe the name ‘hoodie’ turns some larger companies off? He already has [ ... ]

The Vegas Soulcialite Meets Her First Playboy Playmate

  I finally had the chance to see the Stratosphere Hotel’s newest residency show, ‘Pin Up’ last Friday night. It’s a retro burlesque-style show, which is pretty common for Vegas right now (well, always). You know, pretty girls in tight corsets and garter belts with 1940’s style swooped up hair and pouty red lips. This one takes you on a journey through every month in the year with a different song and dance routine to match the seasons and [ ... ]

The Vegas Soulcialite Chats With A Well Dressed Man

I love a sexy man. But what makes a man “sexy”? His walk, his smile, his arms, maybe his conversation…the way he dresses? It’s really a mixture of all of those, but one of the first things we notice is what he’s wearing. I for one don’t like the baggy jeans, snapback hats and jersey style.  Nothing wrong with it, but I’m over thirty, and I want my man to dress like he is too. There are a few really, I mean really [ ... ]

The Vegas Soulcialite Tells a Bedtime Story

  Do you remember the story of the Velveteen Rabbit? The children’s book about the stuffed toy that longs to be loved by his owner, but he isn’t fancy or expensive like the other toys, so he gets looked over and passed up, over and over and over.   I’m not sure about the real story behind the naming of the Arts District’s newest bar (opened just over a month), but for me the two really parallel, so we’re going to go [ ... ]

The Vegas Soulcialite’s Memorial Weekend Wrap-up

  For the long holiday weekend I decided to leave the comforts of my downtown neighborhood and head for the ‘burbs…man was I nervous. Outside of downtown Las Vegas and the areas surrounding the Strip everything looks the same. Lots of tan, light brown, dark brown and dirt brown buildings. Sometimes I wonder how anyone tells anything a part. Not that there’s anything wrong with brown, I love brown. I just like a little variety in my [ ... ]

The Vegas Soulcialite Loves the Red, White and Blue

  Memorial Day is one of my favorite holiday weekends. Maybe it’s because I’m so patriotic—I do vote and I love a man in uniform. Or, it could just be that I love barbeque—which you already know, and lounging around the pool….whatever it is, I love it. So besides hanging out on an inflatable raft eating burgers and potato salad all weekend, I plan to spend a little time tonight at one of my favorite supper clubs, [ ... ]

The Vegas Soulcialite Peeks Through the Looking-Glass

    I don’t watch a lot of television—at least not in the reality shows, make-over, or dance competition category. So when I had the opportunity to catch the Jabbawockeez show, ‘MUS.i.C’ at the Monte Carlo hotel back in 2010 with my friend Kanette, I wasn’t really all that excited. I was informed by my friend that they were the winners of ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ and that they were really good. I believed her, she has great taste, but nonetheless, [ ... ]

The Vegas Soulcialite Licks Her Fingers

We have more than 300 sunny days and warm nights here in the desert, but for some reason the words barbeque and Las Vegas just don’t mix. It really is hard to find good ‘que in this town. You would think it would be easy with all the southern transplants—I believe most of the southern immigrants must have had to leave their recipes and secrets at the Nevada state border. However, my friend Downtown Steve recently told me he [ ... ]

The Vegas Soulcialite Honors Class

For some reason the theme of the last week has been ‘class’. I watched one of my favorite movies, Chicago last weekend and one of the songs that was actually cut from the film is called “Class”. Velma (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and Mama (Queen Latifah) sing about how there was a lack of it in the 1920’s… “Oh, there ain’t no gentelmen to open up the doors, There ain’t no ladies now there’s only pigs and whores And even kids’ll [ ... ]