Jazz fest announces Erykah Badu, The Roots and Performance Works Series lineup
CommentPosted by Susan on 10-04-2015

Powerhouse artists Erykah Badu and The Roots have been announced to be performing at the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival this summer. Read more.

"They Die By Dawn" Streaming Exclusively On Tidal
CommentPosted by Susan on 05-04-2015

(AllHipHop News) Jay Z and the rest of the new owners of Tidal promised the streaming service will offer exclusive content. Users can now watch director Jeymes Samuel’s They Die By Dawn exclusively on the platform. 

The 50-minute film is based on real life stories of African-American cowboys and cowgirls. The all-star cast includes Michael K. Williams, Rosario Dawson, Erykah Badu, Giancarlo Esposito, Jesse Williams, Nate Parker, Isaiah Washington, Bokeem Woodbine and Harry Lennix. Read more.

Stream They Die By Dawn exclusively on Tidal. Watch the trailer below.

'Black Girls Rock!'
CommentPosted by Susan on 31-03-2015

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)

Bombs Away: Erykah Badu Rocks the Grand Opening
CommentPosted by Susan on 31-03-2015

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.


10th Annual Jazz in the Gardens
CommentPosted by Susan on 31-03-2015

Erykah Badu performs onstage at the 10th Annual Jazz in the Gardens: Celebrating 10 Years of Great Music at Sun Life Stadium on March 22, 2015 in Miami Gardens, Florida.


Erykah Badu coming to Saskatchewan Jazz Festival
CommentPosted by Susan on 27-03-2015

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.

The Samsung Studio At SXSW 2015
CommentPosted by Susan on 15-03-2015

DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown performs at the Everyday People Party featuring Chef Roblé at the Samsung Studio during SXSW 2015 on March 14, 2015 in Austin, Texas.


@fatbellybella: What's up AUSTIN TEJAS #SXSW2015

Jazz in the Gardens 2015
CommentPosted by Susan on 15-03-2015

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.

Uncle Dinky's birthday
CommentPosted by Susan on 14-03-2015

The 8th Annual Roots Picnic
CommentPosted by Susan on 13-03-2015

The Bomb Factory
CommentPosted by Susan on 13-03-2015

The home, to many of us, for early 90's HipHop. 
Honored to pour libation and to anoint this space... 
Come rock.

"My TV ain't HD..."
CommentPosted by Susan on 11-03-2015


"My TV ain't HD, 
too real."
I walk out of the eye doctor's office officially in my 40's. 
I adjust my head.
I refocus & I take a long, hard blink from behind my new outlook on thangs. 
I don't remember ever seeing this clearly. 
Hell... had I always needed glasses? 
I "youngly", lean forward. I'm just in awe of the shape of it all. I scan my surroundings. 
So crisp, so .. 
My smile is soon replaced by a blank stare (like two dots with a line underneath) as I sais to myself, " Damn ! ... my car dirty as f..."
Then I chuckle to self while the studio audience in my head cracks the fug up, and head to Jim's car wash on Martin Luther King. 
Didn't squint once.
Turns out I'm near-sited.

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