has ben hailed as the next big diva to hit the music scene. At a recent ?Women of Soul? concert held at the White House, Grande proved all of the praise true. The 20-year-old brought the intimate audience to their feet with performances of
?I Have Nothing,? ?Tattooed Heart,? and ?Proud Mary.?
Clad in a floor-length black dress, Ariana walked to the stage and melted hearts when she asked the crowd and the First Couple how they were doing. ?Mr. President, Mrs. Obama, what’s up, how are ya? What’s up? It’s all good?”
After the brief laugh, Grande launched into Whitney Houston?s hit song ?I Have Nothing.? The young chanteuse got a standing ovation from the audience. Patti LaBelle even gave her the ?Chile, I?m scared of you? look. Later, Ariana made her way back to the stage to perform her single ?Tattooed Heart? from her…
Malaco Records, based in Jackson Mississippi, is holding a three-day talent search starting at 7 p.m. tonight (Thurs, Feb. 20). Auditions will be held at MetroCenter Mall. For more information click here.
If you and your significant other made it through Valentine’s Day together, congrats! If not, better luck next time. Either way, everyone can stand to gain some insight on how to get it right by watching one of my favorite couples in love, David and Tamela Mann. In this 25th wedding anniversary special, the playful couple talks about how they met, renew their vowels, and even bust a few moves before Mrs. Mann rips the mic with “Take Me To The King”.
On March 5th get ready to see what Jackson is bringing. The Dancing Dolls of The Doll House Dance Factory have their own show premiering on the Lifetime channel.
The preview clip for Bring It! promises that the cast won’t just bring the dancing, but the drama as well. Dance Moms watch your backs! Coach D and her dance moms might have something for you. See what’s in store here.
Even though he’s now Snoop Lion, the name Snoop Dogg just feels ingrained. Especially when listening to his earlier music which is just what the folks here in Jackson will be doing when the artist performs live. The “tree” advocate who is currently working on new music will be in town to entertain fans with his classic hits. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Friday Feb 7) and will be available at www.ardenland.net and all Ticketmaster outlets.
When: Tuesday, February 18
Where: Hal & Mal’s, 200 Commerce St, Jackson, MS 39204
Age: 18 and up
Doors open: 7 p.m.
Show starts: 8 p.m.
Wanna find out if there’s really gonna be a collab between Snoop Dogg and Will Ferrell on the new album? Keep tabs @snoopdogg
Photo: Snoop Lion performs live for fans at the 2014 Big Day Out Festival on January 26, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. / Getty Images
Members of the Jackson based group Dathan Thigpen and Holy Nation caught some airtime last Tuesday on the OWN Network. The group was selected for a choir scene on Tyler Perry’s The Haves and The Have Nots and handpicked a few fellow Jacksonians to join them in their TV début.
Filming in Jackson Mississippi for the James Brown biopic “Get On Up” wraps today, and though cast and crew will be moving on, the locals will be left with some cool memories and stories to tell, notably of actor/comedian/Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd.
“I love the people here…Mississippi is a beautiful place and there is an opportunity on every corner…I’m going to talk up Mississippi to my people in Hollywood and tell them this is the place to do television and movies,” Dan Aykroyd told a Clarion Ledger reporter.
Aykroyd plays the role of Ben Bart, president of Universal Attractions, the agency that represented James Brown for more than 40 years of his career. While in town he took the opportunity to promote not only the movie but also the vodka he co-founded, Crystal Head Vodka, signing bottles of it and other memorabilia at Wine & Spirits in the Quarter. A pleasant surprise for Jacksonians was Aykroyd and co-star Craig Robinson taking the stage at Hal & Mal’s for a rendition of “Sweet Home Chicago.” (see video below.) Two nights later, band members from the movie played an entire set to promote the film.
One of the film’s co-producers, Mick Jagger- lead singer of the Rolling Stones, also made an appearance in Jacktown, dining in the same restaurant Aykroyd was spotted at, Parlor Market. Aykroyd’s Crystal head Vodka is incidentally the official liquor of the Rolling Stones’ 50th Anniversary Tour.
Jackson native Tate Taylor is directing the James Brown movie which features Chadwick Boseman as the Godfather of Soul himself. Other big names appearing in the biopic are Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, and Jill Scott. “Get On Up” is slated for release October 17, 2014.