Shaquille O'Neal Celebrates At TAO, DJs Dirty South And The Soundclash

Shaquille O’Neal kicked off his 40th birthday celebration weekend at TAO Nightclub on Friday. Celebrating March Madness and St. Patrick’s Day festivities were visitors and locals who enjoyed the sounds of Dirty South at Marquee and DJs The Soundclash at LAVO Nightclub.

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Dirty South At Marquee
Dirty South At Marquee Nightclub

Joined by a large group of 20 friends, the four time NBA champion dined at the Asian Bistro, even getting cooking tips from Executive Chef Mike Armstrong on how to make the braised short ribs he loved so much. He welcomed fans who continually came up to the table to say hi to the superstar.

After dinner they headed up to the club, commanding a VIP table in the club’s moat area to catch’s DJ set. Shaq took photos with fans throughout the night.

Dirty South entertained a packed club at Marquee.

Dirty South At Marquee Nightclub
Dirty South at Marquee Nightclub

LAVO featured the return of resident DJs The Soundclash, composed of recording artist and DJ Lupe Fiasco and DJ Sky Gellatly. The crowd favorites were greeted with a warm welcome of cheers as they took the helm for a 90 minute set, with the crowd engaged and taking pictures throughout their set.

The DJ duo debuted a new single from their upcoming Soundclash album, as a spirited Lupe on the mic and jumping on the DJ booth to the delight of many fans in the audience. Photo credit: Al Powers/Powers Imagery

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