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97 BHT & E&R Entertainment presents Sean Paul with special guests Keri Hilson & Colby O’Donis on Friday, November 13 at the Wachovia Arena!

A special pre-sale for 97 BHT listeners will take place Friday. Stay tuned to this page for more info. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Saturday at Noon.

There’s only one radio station in NEPA bringing you Sean Paul, Miss Keri Baby, & Colby O – 97 BHT!

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E&R Entertainment’s CEO, Ricardo, chats about Lil’ Wayne’s artist rider, which leaked on to the Internet. Ricardo brought Weezy to the Wachovia Arena last fall.

E and R Entertainment is also bringing “The Terrific Teen Tour featuring Mitchel Musso” to the Wachovia Arena on Thursday, July 9th.

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REVISED 12/30/2008
The following will appear this Wednesday in The Weekender.

Turns out that one of the most extravagant partiers that calls The Valley their residence, doesn’t even party within Northeastern PA.

He is 43 year-old Gregory Malia – but many in the area as well as the bar staffs he so generously tips simply know him as “Father Greg.”

That isn’t a nickname for his charitable contributions on bills – tipping as much as 60 percent on one tab, which brought the grand total to a staggering $45,000.

Nope, this big city, bottle-ordering patron is of the priesthood. Father Gregory Malia preaches at St. James, a summer-only Episcopal Church in Carbondale.

 
Credit the New York Daily News with breaking this story. Their reporter scored an interview with Fr. Greg, however a publicist for the company which Malia owns cut the conversation short. The pharmacy specializes in medicine dedicated to blood disorders – allegedly the source funding these spending sprees of up to $52,000… in one night.

You’re probably wondering, and the answer is no, Malia doesn’t see anything wrong with the situation.

“I work hard. I make good money. How I spend it – that’s my business,” the priest told a reporter for the Daily News, which ran the article in its Sunday edition.
Bishop Paul V. Marshall of the Diocese of Bethlehem cares to dissent. The diocesan head swiftly released a statement via the Internet the day that the article ran.

The allegations made in the article, if true, constitute a serious violation of ordination vows to be ‘a wholesome example’ to a priest’s people,” writes Bishop Marshall. “If true, they may also violate other canonical provisions and certainly portray an unacceptable idea of Christian stewardship,” Bishop Marshall wrote. The Bishop goes on to reveal that The Daily News did not reach out to him or his communications department for comment, and that Malia hadn’t returned an e-mail and a phone call.

Furthermore, the Bishop removed Malia as his vicar at St. James, prohibiting him from the exercise of priestly ministry.

The Daily News would not comment on the piece, noting that it is still a work in progress.

I shouldn’t and won’t pass judgment on Malia, however I will say that he could certainly teach a thing or two about tipping to most of the celebrities and athletes that roll through this area.

T.I. SHOW CANCELLED

Speaking of celebrities in the 570, T.I. will not be one of them, at least in 2008. E & R Entertainment’s Jingle Jam, which was to feature T.I.P. along with fellow Atlanta artist Young Jeezy, was canceled Monday.

The concert was slated for December 29. Ticket holders can receive a full refund at point-of-purchase. The promoter cited ticket sales as the reason for cancellation, although a reschedule date is still in the works – pending approval from the judge overseeing T.I.’s forthcoming jail sentence, which begins in March 2009.

Listen to Ralphie Aversa weekdays from 5-10p on 97 BHT.

The promoter told me yesterday morning that the show will be postponed to early next year. Ticket holders can keep their tickets for the future date or receive a full refund from the Arena box office.

Greetings from Niagara Falls – I first found out about this yesterday, however for some reason I couldn’t send the item to Blogger from my Blackberry.

I’ll have more on this, with possibly an exclusive word from the promoter, Monday afternoon on the show. Be listening around 5 PM.



Win tickets to E&R Entertainment’s “Jingle Jam 2008” featuring T.I. and Young Jeezy! Another big show in NEPA – and more free tickets from 97 BHT! T.I. and Jeezy take over the Wachovia Arena on Monday, December 29th.

Purchase tickets here.

97 BHT’s already given away THE PROMOTER’S FRONT ROW SEATS – starting Thursday at 5PM with Ralphie, you’ll have your chance to win 5th Row Seats – and we’ll count down to the front row every weekday after.

T.I. called in to The Ralphie Radio Show to talk about the big concert and his CD – check it out here.

And don’t forget, you heard about this show FIRST on 97 BHT!


Win tickets to E&R Entertainment’s “Jingle Jam 2008” featuring T.I. and Young Jeezy! Another big show in NEPA – and more free tickets from 97 BHT! T.I. and Jeezy take over the Wachovia Arena on Monday, December 29th.

Purchase tickets here.

And don’t forget, you heard about this show FIRST on 97 BHT!

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E and R Entertainment Presents “Halloween Massacre” on October 29th at The Wachovia Arena In Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE – E & R Entertainment Presents “Halloween Massacre” featuring Lil Wayne, Fabolous, Maino and other special guests live in concert at Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza on Wednesday, October 29 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets, priced at $37.50, $57.50, $77.50, $102.50 and $152.50, will go on sale Monday, October 13 at 10 a.m. at the Wachovia Arena Box Office via the lottery system, online at www.ticketmaster.com , charge by phone at (570) 693-4100, or any ticketmaster outlet including select Gallery of Sound or Boscov’s locations.

Unquestionably, Cash Money/Universal Motown Records recording artist Lil Wayne will go down in history as the best rapper of his generation. Indeed he may go down as one of the best artists in hip-hop period. One look at Lil Wayne’s impeccable track record will convince even the most ardent skeptic that the New Orleans born lyricist is a strong contender for the crown of “Greatest of All Times.”

In the span of his 13-year career, Lil Wayne has sold over six million units, including his magnum opus, The Carter II (2005) which sold over 2.5 million units. He has been featured on numerous high profile singles including Fat Joe’s Grammy nominated single “Make It Rain,” and in the past two years, Lil Wayne has recorded over 1,000 songs and freestyles. According to MTV, Lil Wayne has released more music in the last two years than the legendary Tupac Shakur.

GQ Magazine named Lil Wayne as its “Man Of The Year” for 2007. Rolling Stone Magazine tagged him as “Best MC of 2008” while Blender Magazine (2008) named him the “Best Rock Star Alive.” So it should come as no surprise that his latest solo outing finds the hip-hop super star at the top of his game. With Tha Carter III, Lil Wayne proves to the world why he is indeed considered “the best rapper alive” and one of the great recording artists of his generation.