By: Adriene Boone
On Saturday evening, hundreds gathered at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall ( 1212 Cathedral Street ) for a great night of classic 90’s R&B. DJ Reggie Reg and Scola formerly of Dru Hill – did a great job tempering the hostile Baltimore crowd and hosted the event. The evening started with the a Baltimore talent show highlighting local R&B singers. The hostile audience boo’d several of the acts, as they were ready to see the main show.
First to the stage was Jon B. who performed a great melody of his hits. While complaining about the level of the music and mics, the crooner was still able to command the energy and engage the audience. Next up was Baltimore’s own Dru Hill, who had the audience on their feet as they sung some of their old hits. However, it was odd that member Jazz constantly left the stage and did not start on stage with his band mates. A truly special moment happened when Dru Hill bought out former band mate Scola and performed hits from their album ‘Dru World Order’. The real audience applauded loudly when Sisqo called former member Woody onstage to accompany the group in their classic hit song ‘5 Steps.’ INCREDIBLE MOMENT — All six members of Dru Hill on stage at one time sounding impeccable!
Then the main act hit the stage K-Ci & JoJo. This was something to see! K-Ci was only on stage for 10 minutes, it was obvious that he was on something. After getting through about 4 songs, Jo-Jo announces they only had time for one more song. WAIT WHAT? However, K-Ci ignored this and called Dru Hill back on stage to help him sing Jodeci hits – what another incredible moment. The music queues up to play K-Ci and Jo-Jo’s biggest hit ‘All My Life’ and the promoters Alvin Wells and Prince Charles of APW Productions announce that the show was over. The audience was furious and began to boo them loudly as K-Ci and Jo-Jo stood their confused!!
I for one was LIVID! How are the headliners of the concert abruptly pulled off stage during their biggest hit! WHAT?!Maybe if the promoters of the concert hadn’t wasted 40 minutes of their scheduled time with the venue on local talent, then the concertgoers could have enjoyed whom they paid to see! I for one will think twice before ever patronizing an APW Productions event again.
APW also promised K-Ci & JoJo would make an appearance at Mirage Nightclub (401 W. Baltimore) on Saturday evening, but they failed to do so. However, according to our good friends at on Sunday evening doing an impromptu freestyle to the hit rap song, “Bandz Will Make Her Dance.”