Poet, Singer & Activist Sunni Patterson Will Headline FAMU’s Harambee Festival On Feb. 23rd (@SUNNIPATTERSON)

sunni pattersonOn Saturday, February 23rd, Florida A & M University (located in Tallahassee) will be hosting the FAMU’s Harambee Festival, an event dedicated to unity in the community. The organizers are promising a day filled with live musical performances, vendors from across the region, cultural arts, workshops, fashion and food.

The highly acclaimed international artist Sunni Patterson has been confirmed as one of the headliners. Patterson, having performed at the Essence Festival and on HBO’s Def Jam, is expected to bring an artistic fusion of poetry, activism, and beautiful music to the event.

Why Was Drake’s Speech Cut-Off At The GRAMMY Awards?

Drake-2019-GrammysOne of the lowest point of last evening’s GRAMMY Awards was when Drake’s honest, authentic and heartfelt speech was cut short. The artist was making a very timely and accurate speech to his fellow musicians about everyone already being winners as long as they are putting in the work and are being supported by their fans.

He was basically saying that no one needs a GRAMMY to legitimize their success in the music business, and for that he was apparently cut off. A few seconds after the artist made that statement the show went to a commercial break and Drake was cut-off. Today the GRAMMY is claiming that Drake’s speech was finished before they went to break; but no one is buying that.

Hence the headline question; why was Drake’s speech cut-off at the 2019 GRAMMY Awards?

Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, Slick Rick & Others Confirmed For The 2019 Cincinnati Music Festival (@CincyMusicFest)

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The 2019 staging of the annual Cincinnati Music Festival will kick off on Thursday, July 25th and will wrap up on Saturday, July 27th. It will be held at the Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.

This year will see a slew of major mega rhythm & blues as well as hip-hop acts taking to the stage. Some of the confirmed artists include: Kid Capri, Slick Rick, EPMD, Maxwell, Earth, Wind & Fire, Mary J. Blige, Blackstreet, Teddy Riley, Dave Hollister, and that is just to name a few.

Tickets start at $60 USD and can be purchased HERE.

Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle Confirmed For Valentine’s Performance In Jamaica (@PeaboBryson2 @IAmReginaBelle)

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On Sunday, February 17th, two of the most revered voices in rhythm and blues, Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle, will be performing at the Liguanea Club in New Kingston, Jamaica. Both artists will be supported by their respective bands. This event is scheduled to run from 7 PM to 12 AM.

Tickets, which range from $4,000 JMD all the way up to $15,000 JMD, are available at several locations in and around Kingston. For additional information contact the Liguanea Club at (876) 926-8144.

Fantasia Added To The XV Annual Love & Happiness Show In San Antonio, TX (@TasiasWord @5050Ent)

fantasia50/50 Entertainment presents the 15th Annual Love & Happiness Show on Valentine’s Day Weekend, Saturday February 16. The Love & Happiness Show is heading back to the Alamodome (The Illusion’s Theater, located at 100 Montana Street in San Antonio, Texas) with a bang!

They have confirmed Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Fantasia and Tank. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations and online at www.ticketmaster.com

Erykah Badu To Perform In Baltimore On Feb. 15th (@fatbellybella)

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International recording artist Erykah Badu will be performing at the Royal Farms Arena (201 Baltimore Street) in Baltimore, Maryland on Friday, February 15th. She will be supported by R&B artist Tank.

Tickets, which begin at $59 USD, can be purchased via Ticketmaster. This event is being presented by the North American Entertainment Group, one of the largest independent promoters of entertainment tours and live events in the United States.

Janet Jackson’s “State Of The World Tour” Heads To Japan (@JanetJackson)

Janet Jackson State of the World Tour 2017On Sunday, February 10th and Monday, February 11th, Janet Jackson will perform at the Nippon Budokan (located at 2-3 Kitanomarukōen, Chiyoda-ku) in Tokyo, Japan. These shows are a part of her ‘State of the World Tour,’ which already passed through the United States of America and Canada.

On the 10th the gates will open at 17:00 and the show will begin at 18:00. And on the 11th the gates will open at 16:00 with showtime at 17:00. Tickets for both shows can be
purchased HERE