An Intimate Evening with Freestyle Diva LISA LISA

$29.95$299.95

March 23, 2024

This event will have a minimum $25 food/drink order per person.

Dinner Service is available beginning at 5:30 PM.  You will have a table for dinner starting at 5:30 PM.

The event is outside, so please dress accordingly.

AT THE END OF DINNER AND THE INTERVIEW, THE COURTYARD AREA WILL BE CLEARED FOR DANCING.  YOUR COOPERATION IN MOVING AWAY FROM COURTYARD AREA DURING TABLE REMOVAL IS APPRECIATED.

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Description

An Intimate Evening with Freestyle Diva LISA LISA (from Lisa Lisa & the Cult Jam)

Proudly presented by Bobby Dee and Oscar’s.

LISA LISA will be interviewed regarding her career and life in the music industry.

After dinner and LISA LISA interview, a freestyle dance celebration will commence, and during that portion of the evening, Lisa Lisa will perform.

 

ABOUT LISA LISA:
Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam was founded when Velez successfully auditioned for the Brooklyn production team Full Force. She met drummer Mike Hughes at Funhouse, a Manhattan underage club that she frequented to be discovered. She described the atmosphere as “a young place, no liquor served in that place at all, so I kinda liked it. I used to dance a lot, but I was always aware of where I was turning, so I would watch and find out who’s who, where’s where. “Hughes spotted her, finding her attractive, and asked her to audition for the production team. She took the subway to a house in Brooklyn, her first trip to the borough, without her protective older brother, who would later become her bodyguard.[2]With Hughes and Alex “Spanador” Moseley, Lisa Lisa, and Cult Jam recorded their debut single, “I Wonder If I Take You Home,” soon after forming in 1985, releasing it as an independent single.-The group quickly signed to Columbia Records, which re-released the single and climbed into the R&B top ten in the U.S. and the top 20 in the U.K. The group amassed several hit songs throughout the 1980s. Velez said of her moniker, “I guess they had the type of idea like, okay, [the U.T.F.O. hit] ‘Roxanne, Roxanne‘ worked, why not Lisa Lisa? I thought it was cute because I knew it would cause controversy.” About getting paid, Velez said, “I don’t think about the money. I’m not doing this for the money. I was pulling in 600 to 700 a week when I was working at Benetton, so it doesn’t mean shit to me. I’m just doing this ’cause I want to sing.”[2]  By the end of the ’80s, however, the group’s success had begun to decline. Their fourth and final album, Straight Outta Hell’s Kitchen, was less of a commercial success, though it did include a hit with “Let the Beat Hit ‘Em,” which reached the top 40 on the U.S. pop chart and was a hit on both the R&B and club charts. The group disbanded in 1991, and Velez pursued both solo singing and acting careers, and Moseley and Hughes went on to do other projects. Lisa Lisa released a solo album called LL77 in 1994,[3] which included the moderate club hit “When I Fell in Love” (which was remixed by Junior Vasquez) and the notable single “Skip to My Lu,” which hit No. 38 on the R&B chart. -She resurfaced circa 2001 on the Nickelodeon series Taina, where she played the title character’s mother. On June 24, 2008, Lisa Lisa presented an award at the B.E.T. Awards, sparking interest that she may be plotting a comeback. In 2009, she released Life ‘n Love, a full-length album of new material on Mass Appeal Entertainment featuring the single “Can’t Wait” with guest rapper Pitbull. The album also features a cover version of the song “Stand, ” originally performed by Taylor Dayne on her 1998 album Naked without You. In March 2014, she appeared with Stevie B., T.K.A., Sa-Fire, and others at the eighth annual Forever Freestyle showcase at the Lehman College Center for the Performing Arts in the Bronx.[4]In June 2019 Lisa Lisa signed with Snoop Dogg’s Army, part of the Snoop Dogg Entertainment Company.

Event Details

Start date: March 23, 2024

Start time: 05:30 p.m. PST

End time: 11:00 p.m. PST

Venue: Oscar's Palm Springs

Directions: 6125 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

Phone: 760-325-1188

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