First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life.
Obama was not among the honorees at Saturday night's festivities, held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. That distinction went to actress Jada Pinkett Smith, singer Erykah Badu - wearing Donna Karan Spring 2015 coat, actress Cicely Tyson, Selma director Ava DuVernay, educator Nadia Lopez and Dr. Helene D. Gayle, president and CEO of CARE USA, a humanitarian organization. Read more.
“A black girl that rocks knows that her superpower is not between her thighs, but between her ears,” says Erykah Badu. Find out what other nuggets of knowledge the soulful Erykah Badu drops on us. Season 2015 (03/25/2015)
Believe the hype: The Bomb Factory lived up to its promise Thursday night. Erykah Badu turned in a great performance, as did opener Sarah Jaffe, but the fans lined up around the block outside seemed just as excited to see the new music venue in action.
The Bomb Factory was impressive in all its sold-out glory, packing in the advertised capacity of 4,300 people without feeling overly crowded. The stage is visible from almost anywhere in the venue, and everything sounded fantastic. Read more.
globalnews.ca: SASKATOON – Erykah Badu and Lights will be headlining the 2015 SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival. Organizers announced Wednesday the first two headliners for the 29th summertime festival, with more to come over the upcoming days.
Both musicians are scheduled to perform on the TD Mainstage at Bessborough Gardens.
Four-time Grammy winning American singer Erykah Badu will play on June 25 with a special guest.
Toronto’s Lights performs on July 3 with Dear Rouge from Vancouver and Saskatoon’s own Close Talker. Lights will be bringing her electropop-style music and is fresh off of winning a 2015 Juno for pop album of the year – Little Machines.
The 29th edition of JazzFest along the South Saskatchewan River take places from June 25 to July 5. Tickets go on sale March 31 at 10 a.m.
World class artists to show for two day line-up at 10th Annual Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) music festival ~ Mar. 20 - 22, 2015, Miami Gardens, FL ~ More than 70,000 expected to attend
The 10th Annual Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) music festival takes place Mar. 20 – 22, 2015, in Miami Gardens, FL. It is one of the most anticipated music festivals in the country. Visit http://www.jazzinthegardens.com.
The two-day lineup of world class artists represents a dynamic mix of musical genres including Jazz, R&B, Neo-soul and World Beat sounds. The lineup includes Maxwell, Toni Braxton, R. Kelly, Erykah Badu, Run-D.M.C., Sheila E., Men of Soul‘s Jeffrey Osborne, Peabo Bryson and Freddie Jackson, Brian Culbertson, and the Jazz in the Gardens All Stars, Ronnie Laws, Roy Ayers, Lonnie Liston Smith, and Tom Browne; co-hosts D.L. Hughley and Rickey Smiley.Read more.
A trio of Grammy-recognized performers, Erykah Badu, Ne-Yo, and ScHoolboy Q, as well as rising stars Rae Sremmurd, is confirmed to take the stage at the 2015 BET Experience at L.A. LIVE, June 25–28, 2015, BET Networks and AEG announce. Read more.