A. Gregory Harris to present “Laid to Rest” preview at fat wednesday’s dinner theatre Party:

Creole Restaurant and Music Supper Club is offering a dinner theater presentation of a new-school musical comedy entitled “Laid to Rest” by award-winning and performing activist Arnold Pinnix, aka A. Gregory Harris.

“Fat Wednesdays” is when the 45-minute preview of the show will be offered to groups and tourists only. This concept is designed to cover all production costs for the development of a new Broadway musical and give selected audiences an understanding of the producing process.

Funeral home directors and staff members throughout the area will be invited to have dinner and preview the show as potential investors. Managing Director Kevin Walters invites all groups to participate in the Creole Restaurant and Music Supper Club experience, Tuesday through Sunday, with a lineup of musical talent that “Can’t Be Beat.”

Cast members include Harris in the lead role of the New Orleans funeral director allowed to come back to life and relive the moment when he was named “Undertaker of the Year in 1919.” Meanwhile, hit tunes include “Life in a Funeral Home,” “It’s a Livin’,” “Need’n to be Needed,” “Someone to Love Me,” “Early Grave” and “Colored Cool & Calm,” the title song “Laid to Rest” and “Half Way House to the Sky.

Harris is a former 98.7 KISS FM personality. He hosted “Numerology Tuesdays” for the KISS “Wake Up Club.” He is the director of arts and culture for the National Action Network, which is headed by the Rev. Al Sharpton.

The musical is designed to celebrate life New Orleans-style, while Creole Restaurant and Music Supper Club brings you the flavor of this exciting city-all this in the heart of Harlem!

To make group reservations for “Fat Wednesday” Dinner Theatre Party, which features a three-course meal:

Creole Restaurant is located at 2157 Third Ave. at 118th Street in New York, N.Y.

Tawan Davis tapped by NYC to lead major economic and real estate development engine:

Tawan W. Davis has joined the New York City Economic Development Corporation as a vice president in the real estate transactions group. The corporation leads the major economic and real estate development initiatives throughout the city of New York. It developed such big-ticket projects as the redevelopment of the Yankee Stadium area, the revitalization of much of Harlem and the rebuilding of the World Trade Center.

Working with highly skilled professionals within the real estate transactions group, Davis will lead teams that analyze, structure, finance and execute New York’s major development ideas. He also will play a key role in making the case for economic and real estate development to public and private stakeholders. Initially, Davis will focus on structuring and executing elements of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s public-private partnership platform.

Davis began his career as an investment banker with Goldman Sachs and later became an investor and asset manager with Prudential Investment Management. His time at Prudential included a two-year stretch in the firm’s London office, where he managed private equity investments across Europe and spearheaded a review of Prudential’s subordinated real estate debt investment strategy. During his career, he has participated in billions of dollars worth of financings, mergers and acquisitions and has managed several billion dollars of private equity and real estate investments.

Media inquiries may be directed to Karin Hopkins:

Is Jannet Jackson getting married to Wissam Al Manna soon?:

In case you weren’t aware, superstar singer Janet Jackson has been dating her love, Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana, 36, since 2009. Get this: They’ve kept their relationship very private and became engaged last year.

And yes, it was last year that Al Mana is said to have asked Jackson to be his wife, presenting the gorgeous 45-year-old singer with a 15-carat diamond ring. On the other hand, if that’s true, Jackson denied it at the time.

Back then, she was preparing for her very intimate tour and chose not to focus on life decisions like marriage. However, now that her show is wrapping up on Sept. 1, she obviously now feels ready to become the hot new bride of Al Mana.

A source told National Enquirer magazine, “Janet’s telling friends that an official engagement will come by summer’s end, and that she and Al Mana will marry in late 2011-and they’re shopping for an even bigger diamond ring to celebrate their official engagement.” Other sources say Al Mana has been good for the performer, boosting her confidence and being very supportive. The two have also talked about starting a family.

Let’s wish Jackson and Al Mana many years of love and happiness.

Brandy Guest stars in several forthcoming “90210” episodes:

I just learned that singing and acting star Brandy will be featured on the hit TV series “90210” for a major recurring role in season four.

The talented 32-year-old Grammy-winning Brandy has signed on to play a charismatic young politician running for Congress against the conservative uncle of Teddy (Trevor Donovan). Her character, notes TVLine.com, is Marissa Jackson-Lewis, a cross between Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama. Marissa hires Silver (Jessica Stroup) to make a campaign video to boost the youth vote.

Brandy is best known to TV fans as Moesha from the long-running UPN sitcom of the same name. She also guest starred in four episodes of “Drop Dead Diva” earlier this year and competed on the 11th season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

Season four of “90210” premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 9 p.m. Here’s wishing Brandy another successful starring television role.

Here’s wishing you and yours a very happy week ahead.