It figures. Miami goes practically all summer long without a serving of sweet soul music, and now that the high season is about to begin wham! two soulful divas gotta face off on the same night, forcing music fans to make some tough decisions. In this corner, taking the stage for the hot new monthly dinner party, The Soulcial at Sheba (4029 N. Miami Ave., Miami), we have Philadelphias own Jaguar Wright. Best known for a powerful wail as demonstrated during Song Cry, her duet with Jay-Z, Jaguar will re-create the moment with up-and-coming Miami rapper Rahsaan, while Jerald Dorsette accompanies on the keys. Doors open at 8 p.m., showtime is at 10, and theres a $10 cover. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit www.myspace.com/bsidelounge.
In the other corner is Jazmine Sullivan, a rising star and successful singer-songwriter whos topping the R&B charts with her Missy Elliott-produced hit Need U Bad. Ever since an 11-year-old Jazmine impressed the hell out of Steve Harvey on Showtime at the Apollo, ears have been pricked for her musical uprising. It begins at 10 p.m. at the intimate and lovely Florida Room at the Delano (1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach). Admission is free, but you must RSVP by calling 305-674-6152 or e-mailing email@example.com. Visit www.myspace.com/jazminesullivan to hear her sweet voice.
Thu., Sept. 25, 2008