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  • T-Boz, Estelle, Monica Join Janelle Monae in ‘Electric Lady’ Video (Watch)

    Jul 31, 14 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment


    *Janelle Monae gathered up some high-powered women to make cameos in a sorority-themed video for her song, “Electric Lady.” The singer enhances her usual black-and-white get-up with a red midriff-baring shirt. Also, her usual restrained pompadour is now wild and free. The narrative has Monae at a party for the Electro Phi Betas sorority.  A wall of Electro Phi Beta alumnae […]

  • Michelle Obama, Janelle Monae Tout Arts Education at Grammy Event

    Jul 17, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    First Lady Michelle Obama spoke about the importance of arts education Wednesday at the Grammy Museum’s Jane Ortner Education Award Luncheon, emphatically declaring “we cannot be satisfied until every child has some exposure to the arts,” reports the Associated Press. Noting 6 million American school children have no music or arts classes in the schools, […]

  • Essence Festival Breaks Attendance Record With 20th Anniversary Celebration

    Jul 10, 14 by Qwest7 1 Comment


    *Without question, this year’s Essence Festival was a success. New Orleans city officials and organizers of the event, which marked its 20th anniversary at the city’s convention and superdome, revealed the festival attracted more than 550,000 attendees as it set a record for its annual attendance. The turnout bested the attendance at the 2013 event, […]

  • Prince Rocks the Stage at 20th Anniversary of the Essence Music Festival

    Jul 7, 14 by Tibberly G. Ríchard 4 Comments


    *Nearly 40 years after the release of his debut album, Prince still mesmerizes audiences. The Mercedes Benz Superdome was packed July 4th as Prince took center stage for the 20th Anniversary of the Essence Music Festival. The entertainment icon and lyrical chameleon began his set with the ever popular “Let’s Go Crazy.” Waves of cheers […]

  • Michelle Obama, Janelle Monae to Attend Grammy Museum Luncheon

    Jun 24, 14 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment


    *First Lady Michelle Obama will be in Los Angeles on July 16 as the keynote speaker for the Grammy Museum’s first inaugural Jane Ortner Education Award Luncheon, which recognizes teachers who make an outstanding use of music in their classroom instruction. The award was created by the Grammy Museum in partnership with entertainment attorney Charles […]

  • Chappelle Recruits Badu, The Roots and More for Radio City Music Hall Shows

    Jun 3, 14 by Deron Dalton Leave a comment


    *Dave Chappelle is not hitting the stage alone. He’s bringing some of R&B/soul/hip hop’s best artists along for the ride. Chappelle recruited the talents of The Roots, Janelle Monáe, Erykah Badu, Busta Rhymes and DJ Premier with a full orchestra to help him out with his stand-up comedy. June 24 through June 26, Chapelle and a […]