Exclusive Interview: Sebastian Mikael Talks His Upcoming Album “Speechless”, Inspirations, Regrets, & More!

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“R&B is dead” is a cliché statement heard over and over again, for music lovers yearn for the romance, passion, and soul that once consisted of this genre. Nowadays, music lovers have to listen long and hard for quality artists, but with one new artist, fans did not have to search very far. Sebastian Mikael captured ears and hearts last year with his Wale enlisted single Last Night which combined modern-day themes with a familiar old school sound. Now, this Berklee College of Music alum is riding his wave of success with his latest track Forever, all while he is working on his debut album Speechless. Below, I hope fans fall more in love with the newest addition to the recent string of artists, helping being the soulful sound back to R&B!

Jasmine: Your track Last Night it blew up the airwaves last year and you are definitely…

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Interview: Natalie “The Floacist” Stewart Talks About New Album, Possible Floetry Reunion, & More!!!

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Years ago, a group by the name of Floetry captivated our minds, hearts, and eardrums with the combination of poetry, spoken word, and mesmerizing singing. Yet, when Floetry disbanded in 2007, Marsha Ambrosius went for the R&B spotlight, whereas Natalie “The Floacist” Stewart stayed true to her Neo-Soul, poetic style. Now, just a couple of weeks away from the release of her third solo album Rise Of The Phoenix Mermaid , The Floacist is feeling as free and content with herself than ever before, coming to grips with the thought that everything happens for a reason. I must say I have never left a conversation with someone feeling so inspired, but after talking with The Floacist, her positive energy and spirit resonated with me in a way I’ve never experienced before, and I hope you all feel that energy after listening and/or reading my interview with her below!

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Patti Labelle, Janelle Monae & Ariana Grande Cover ‘Proud Mary’ & We’re Like Yasss!


patti labelle Patti Labelle , Janelle Monae and Ariana Grande all on one stage… Lawd , we’re not worthy! The vocalists joined each other for a once in a lifetime performance at the “Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House,” concert on Thursday.

“Mr. President, Mrs. Obama, what’s up, how are ya?,” Ariana greeted the First family before belting out an impressive cover of Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” followed by her own song “Tattooed Heart.”

After Grande’s solo performance, Patti took the floor and brought down the house with her entertaining and powerful vocals on top of Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary” that was only complete when she was joined by Jill Scott, Tessanne Chin, Melissa Etheridge, Janelle Monae and Ariane Grande. What a finale!

“Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House,” will air April 7 on PBS. Catch a sneak peek of the special, below:


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Ariana Grande Tributes Whitney Houston At White House [VIDEO]

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ariana-grande-sings Pop singer Ariana Grande 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 Whitney Houston?s ?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…

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DAVID AND TAMELA MANN 25th wedding Anniversary

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”.

Catch the Dancing Dolls on Lifetime

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.

Screen shot from premiere episode of Bring it!
Screenshot from premiere episode of Bring it!

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.

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Screenshot from mylifetime.com Bring It!

Snoop Lion/Dogg set to perform at Hal & Mal’s

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.

Show Details

When: Tuesday, February 18

Where: Hal & Mal’s, 200 Commerce St, Jackson, MS 39204

Cost: $30

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

Famous Simmons Brother Book Signing in Jackson

If you don’t know Danny Simmons, you’re no doubt familiar with at least one of his projects, and you most certainly know his famous siblings; Reverend Run and Russell Simmons.   Continue reading Famous Simmons Brother Book Signing in Jackson

Jackson’s Dathan Thigpen & Holy Nation on The Haves and The Have Nots

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.

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Courtesy of msnewsnow.com

Read the details in the original story at msnewsnow.com: Jackson group cast in Tyler Perry show – MSNewsNow.com – Jackson, MS.