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Alecia "Pink" Moore was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and later raised in Philadelphia. Her parents, James and Judy Moore, divorced when she was very young. As a child, all Pink wanted out of life was to become a singer, and she was driven by the music of Madonna, Mary J. Blige, 4 Non Blondes, Janis Joplin, Billy Joel and Whitney Houston. Pink was a very unique teenager, and went through phases as a skateboarder, hip-hopper and gymnast. She spent several years as part of the club scene in Philadelphia, singing guest spots and performing for talent shows. At the age of 13 she was asked by a local DJ to sing back-up for his rap group, Schools Of Thought. A short time later she was discovered by a record executive and joined a female R&B group. When that didn't work out, she signed with LaFace Records and began her solo career. In spring 2000 she released her debut, "Can't Take Me Home". She co-wrote many songs and watched it go multi-platinum by the year's end. Her debut included the Top 10 hit "There You Go", which was certified a gold single.

 

 

    

 

 

about katt williams

 

An outrageous comedian who clearly pulls from such influences asEddie Murphy and Richard Pryor -- but somehow ups the irreverence quotient many times over -- standup comic-turned-actor Katt Williams built a career vulgarly riffing on such subjects as Michael Jackson, middle-American evangelism, the incarceration of Martha Stewart, and the ironies of race in America (a favorite topic that found him making fervent use of incendiary epithets), to name only a few touchstones -- all of which gave him a widespread and loyal following, particularly among young African-American males. Born in Cincinnati, OH, but raised in nearby Dayton, Williams grew up as the child of politically and socially active parents and received outstanding grades and a slew of academic honors in school. In his late teens, he moved to San Francisco and temporarily joined the Nation of Islam, meanwhile honing a standup act at local nightclubs. Favorite venues that hosted Williams in the late '90s included the Hollywood Park Casino, The Icehouse, and The Improv; he also became a staple on BET's standup programs. 

In 2002, Williams accepted one of his first screen assignments with a small role (as Money Mike) in Marcus Raboy's Friday After Next. Five years later, Williams finally had the opportunity to team up onscreen with longtime idol Eddie Murphy, who cast him as Lord Have Mercy in the farce Norbit (2007). That same year, he appeared in a minor capacity in the gag-laden Epic Movie and displayed a more sober side in the family-oriented Christmas drama The Perfect Holiday. In 2008 he released his debut album, It's Pimpin' Pimpin', on the Warner label. Meanwhile, the comic continually headlined standup performance films via such cable outlets as Comedy Central and HBO.

 

 

 


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tour dates

 

October 2012

13- Bakersfield, CA - Rabobank Arena

 

November 2012

02 - Denver, CO - Well Fargo Theatre

03 - San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State

16 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena

17 - Fresno, CA - Oracle Arena

23 - Sacramento, CA - Power Balance Pavilion

29 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre

 


[Note: The following tour dates have been provided by artist and/or tour sources, who verify its accuracy as of the publication time of this story. Changes may occur]

 

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