The O’Jays & The Temptations Set For Mothers Day Concert In NYC

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What better gift to give for Mother’s Day than the gift that last a lifetime, music and memories.. On Sunday, May 14th, 2017, Jammins Events invites you to witness music legends in concerts. Bring the whole family and sway the night away to some of rhythm and blues classics from the legendary O’Jays best known for hits such as “Love Train,” “Used to be My Girl” and “For the Love of Money”, and from Motown’s royalty, Grammy lifetime Achievement recipients, The Temptations, with “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone”, “Memories”, “Ball of Confusion” among their many hits.

SUNDAY, MAY 14th, 2017
Doors Open 6PM – Showtime 7PM
Get your tickets NOW by visiting the Kings Theater Box Office www.KingsTheater.com or www.TicketMaster.com
Charge by phone (800) 745-3000. For further info call (718) 282-8041

Mary J. Blige Performs in South Carolina on May 11th (@MaryJBlige)

On Thursday, May 11th, Mary J. Blige will join sensual RnB singer Joe, in South Carolina, for a Mother’s Day concert like no other. The show takes place at the Colonial Life Arena (801 Lincoln St, Columbia, South Carolina 29208) from 8 to 11pm.

For more information, persons can visit the FB event page here. 

New Album from Mary J Blige, “Strength of a Woman,” Drops on April 28th (@maryjblige)

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Iconic Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and philanthropist, Mary J. Blige will be releasing her 14th studio album on April 28th, 2017. The record is titled “Strength of a Woman” and it features the hit song, “Love Yourself” (a collaboration done with hip-hop artist and producer Kanye West).

You can pre-order “Strength of a Woman” now from all major digital music platforms via the following link https://maryjblige.lnk.to/SOAWYD

The Queen is back!

Jill Scott Announces 2017 Summer Tour Dates (@missjillscott)

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Jill Scott has just announced a new set of 2017 Summer tour dates. After more than one year since the release of Scott’s fifth successful studio album, WOMAN, the R&B songstress gears up to hit the road – opening up her first show on June 23rd in Hampton, Virginia at the Hampton Coliseum.

The 25 city tour trek will make stops through Baltimore, New Orleans, New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles and more – wrapping up August 18th in Temecula, CA. Jill is set to perform music from her latest album, WOMAN, along with her classic hits.

Tickets are available for purchase via Ticket Master by clicking here.

Groovin In The Park 2017 Media Launch Recap (@GroovinConcert @BigshipFreddie @tarrusrileyja)

Story by: Sheron Hamilton-Pearson

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The media launch for the upcoming Groovin event was a pleasant harbinger of things to come at Roy Wilkins Park on June 25 2017.

Using the event to announce the headline acts for the upcoming summer show, the party atmosphere climbed palpably with the revelation of each headline act. In a move perhaps inspired by the One World Ska & Rock Steady Festival held in Jamaica in 2016 to laud 50 years of that Jamaican musical genre, the production team behind the Groovin brand have decided to showcase the veteran artists. I’msure the blistering performances at both the World Ska & Rock Steady Festival and Rebel Salute made it easy for the team to select their performers of choice.

The first artist to appear, Freddie ‘the Captain’ McGregor seemed to have divested himself of his trademark waist length locks, but looked leaner and lighter. With a gleam in his eye he expressed his happiness at being chosen as one of four headline pioneer reggae acts gracing the Groovin stage this year. The next icon, Leroy Sibbles bounced in like a happy kid, wearing an all white casual outfit, theone thing in common with all the artists is their longevity and years of service. Collectively, their contribution to the reggae industry totals more than 150 years! Rounding out the trio of performers present, the debonair Ken Boothe, glowing and color coordinated with his wife of over 40 years ever present by his side, sitting quietly, soaking up the atmosphere. Providing a seamless transition between live interaction with the artists and their recordings, kudos to broadcaster Ras Clem for turningup the party vibes.

Ibo Cooper, founding member of legendary band Third World was on hand to provide a teaser of what makes this Groovin so special. Undoubtedly Reggae music hits its pinnacle of recognition and acceptance with its fusion of a Philharmonic Orchestra, the late John Holt and Freddie McGregor have had the pleasure of performing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, so Groovin has pulled out all stops in harnessing the power of a the Reggae Symphonic Orchestra, branded as GITPRSO (Groovin inThe Park Reggae Symphonic Orchestra) – reggae purists and lovers will be in for a treat June 25 2017. Legendary band leader and singer in his own right, Lloyd Parks performs with his We The People Bandto provide the ‘official’ reggae flava to the more formal orchestral sound.

Tarrus Riley also appears on the Groovin stage this year and the RnB component comes from Robert ‘Pied Piper’ Kelly aka R. Kelly. Those fans who anticipated his appearance in 2012 will hopefully turnout to see him perform hits like ‘In the Closet’, ‘Step in the Name of Love’, and the iconic ‘I Believe I can Fly’. Rounding out the announcements, members of the Lenox Road Baptist Church were on hand to give a small slice of the spiritual food they will offer on the day.

No female performers were announced at this media launch – let’s hope this oversight will be speedily resolved – especially since we are still celebrating the feminine gender for Women’s History month.

As a lover of ska and rock steady, I’m already anticipating the summer and June 25 in particular.

Erykah Badu will perform at London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on July 6th, 2017 (@fatbellybella)

The Voice and Neo Luv are giving Erykah Badu fans an exclusive chance to grab tickets from today, before they go on sale to the general public this Friday!

Choose from seated or standing tickets and prepare to celebrate with Erykah Badu as she marks the 20th anniversary of her two-time Grammy-winning debut album, Baduizm. 

JAMAICAN STAR OMI BOOKED FOR IRIE FASHION RAVE (@omimusiconline)

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In 2015, Jamaican international pop star OMI created history in the USA with his smash hit “Cheerleader,” that won the coveted Billboard No. 1 song of the summer, ahead of stars like Taylor Swift, Justin Beiber, Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar and Adele.

In the UK, Omi also made history when “Cheerleader” topped the pop charts for four consecutive weeks, the longest reign at number one in the UK by a Jamaican artist.

Fast forward to 2017 and OMI is still smashing records, as he is booked to blaze the stage at the seventh staging of Irie Fashion Rave (IFR) that takes place on April 22 & 23, 2017 at Roosevelt Field Mall in New York. OMI will become the first Jamaican/Caribbean artiste to perform at the upscale shopping mall in East Garden City, Long Island, New York – one of the largest mall networks in the USA and home to Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Neiman Marcus.

International Soul Singer PEARL Confirmed for the 2017 One Love Poetry Festival (@Pearlsound @jamlinkintl)

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Chairman of the Jam Link International Association, Henzel Clarke, has announced that they have added international soul singer PEARL to the line up for the 2017 One Love Poetry Fest. Patrons can look forward to a set of both soul and jazz from the singing sensation.

Join them on April 5th – new date – at Atlas Aarhus (Vester Alle 15, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark).

This year they are promising an amazing lineup of poets and musicians (full program will be shared shortly). Atlas will be transformed into a tropical relaxing atmosphere in keeping with the one love theme. Join the FB event page for additional info.

Fantasia Tour Dates for March – USA (@TasiasWord)

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Fantasia is currently on the In It To Win It Tour with Charlie Wilson and Johnny Gill happening across the U.S.A. Below are all the dates and locations for the month of March. Tickets can be purchased via Fantasia’s website: http://www.fantasiaofficial.com/tour

03 16 2017 SPRINT CENTER / KANSAS CITY, MO GET TICKETS
03 17 2017 CHESAPEAKE ENERGY ARENA / OKLAHOMA CITY, OK GET TICKETS
03 18 2017 TOYOTA CENTER / HOUSTON, TX GET TICKETS
03 19 2017 VERIZON THEATRE / GRAND PRAIRIE, TX GET TICKETS
03 23 2017 USF SUN DOME / TAMPA, FL GET TICKETS
03 24 2017 LEGACY ARENA / BIRMINGHAM, AL GET TICKETS
03 25 2017 SMOOTHIE KING CENTER / NEW ORLEANS, LA GET TICKETS
03 26 2017 COLUMBUS CIVIC CENTER / COLUMBUS, GA GET TICKETS
03 29 2017 BARCLAYS CENTER / BROOKLYN, NY GET TICKETS
03 31 2017 BOARDWALK HALL / ATLANTIC CITY, NJ

 

Sidemen: Long Road To Glory – A film about the lives of bluesmen Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins and Willie “Big Eyes” Smith – needs your support (@sidemenfilm)

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Sidemen: Long Road To Glory is an award-winning documentary film about the lives, legacies and music of bluesmen Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins and Willie “Big Eyes” Smith. The film is complete and has enjoyed a successful festival run since its world premiere at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival. Though we cleared the music and footage rights to allow us to screen at festivals, we now need to clear those rights to allow for a worldwide release. With your support this can happen and we will be able to make the film available to music and movie fans around the world. In the process you will help to tell the incredible stories of these three remarkable men, preserve an important part of history and maybe, just maybe, help to get Hubert Sumlin elected to the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame.

My hope is that the film we created is worthy of these incredible musicians, the band leaders they played with and the great legacies they left behind. I believe that we have and I thank you for being a part of it.

Pinetop, Willie and Hubert were some of our last direct links to the origins of Delta and Chicago blues. As sidemen to the great Muddy Waters and Holwin’ Wolf they were a part of some of the most recognizable and influential blues recordings of all time. The influence and cultural impact of these men and the legacies that they are a part of is incalculable.

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