Many celebrities and industry taste makers came out to get a peek at Lee Daniels’ scripted series “STAR” at a prescreening event in Atlanta. The night started with a star-studded red carpet at Park Tavern in Midtown. On the carpet were actors from the show including Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, Brittany O’Grady, and Amiyah Scott.
After screening the show, attendees enjoyed a concert hosted by the monthly performance series ATL Live on the Park. The magnificent host Ed Lover and Quinn & the Jukeboxx were all in place ready to rock out the night. The performances were all epic. Newcomer to the arena Sandye Redd, who is definitely no stranger to the stage, took the crowd by storm.
LaTocha Scott, formerly of Xscape, took to the stage with her new group. These women had some amazing harmonizing going on. They certainly have a great leader and hopefully she will be able to steer them away from making the same mistakes Xscape did back in the day so they can have a long musical career together.
Last to hit the stage was Atlanta’s very own Dondria. It seems like just yesterday when Jermaine Dupri found this beauty on Youtube and introduced her to the masses. While she has a beautiful voice, Dondria didn’t find much commercial success in Atlanta; however, she’s moved to Los Angeles and has a new team. Coming out last night with a new look and her voice at the top of her game, she definitely did not disappoint.
Other celebrities spotted were David Dees (Vh1’s “Dating Naked”), who also has quite the voice that puts you in the mind frame of Brian McKnight; Angel Love (Vh1’s “Basketball Wives LA”), Lisa Wu Hartwell (“Hollywood Divas”), Trina Braxton (“Braxton Family Value”s), Keith Neal (Swirl Films), actor Brad James (Tyler Perry’s “For Better or Worse”), independent recording artist Micah Blu, director of Sesac Greg Smith, songwriter Bryan-Michael Cox, songwriter Johnta’ Austin, producer Issac Hayes III, actress Demetria McKinney, media personality Quentin Latham, actress Jasmin Burke and a plethora of other music industry representatives.