Member of Public Enemy and 2013 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Chuck D will deliver the keynote address for Jackson State University’s 8th Annual Creative Arts Festival: The Legacy of Freedom Summer.
The festival will open Friday, April 13 in the Johnson Hall Art Gallery with a reception and photo exhibit from 6 pm to 8 pm. The exhibit will feature the work of Dr. Doris Derby entitled Women: Agents of Change in the American Civil Rights Movement.
Tamar Braxton’s voice has been on my mind lately, so I’m glad I got the chance to finally write about it. Tamar Braxton is the star of reality hit reality series Braxton Family Values and the spin-off Tamar and Vince. She also just happens to have an amazing singing voice. There is so much about her voice that I just LOVE, while there are some thingsshe does with her voice that I am not a fan of. I will explore all of these points in this blog.
What I love about her voice is the clarity, weight, agility and timbre. Tamar’s voice, especially in the upper register, reminds me of a horn. As she ascends in her range her voice gets more resonant and freer. It’s almost as if her voice is relieved to finally hit an f5. It’s a very light voice which allows her to move very freely, again, mostly in her upper chest register. She is a true coloratura soprano. Unfortunately it takes her a while to get to the freedom she achieves in her high notes. Most times it doesn’t happen until the very end of the song. Why is this? Aren’t lower notes, by default, easier to sing than high notes? Not necessarily. Continue reading Tamar Braxton’s Voice→
You may not have broken your New Year’s resolution yet—but that’s likely because you just haven’t gotten around to it! If you’re like me procrastination is something that plagues everything that I do–from my personal life to my professional life, I somehow find everything in the world to do other than what I am supposed to do.
So in order to get my life together, I decided to find someone who can help me out, someone who gets paid to help you get your life. That’s where stress expert and founder of meQuilibrium, Jan Bruce comes in. Let her get your life together to and show you how to re-direct your energy to stop procrastinating and get on track to meet your goals.
1. Get to the root cause.
First you have to understand what you’re trying to do…
“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…
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!
all on one stage…
, 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.
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:
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.