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Friday, February 8, 2013

Mali Music Has New Music On the Horizon

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LOS ANGELES -- As Grammy Weekend descends upon Hollywood to bring together the biggest names in music, one artist humbly stood on a stage in West Hollywood to describe how God has been the one motivation of his artistry. Mali Music performed his most popular hits along with snippets of his new, forthcoming EP, "Mali is" to a packed theater at "The One Experience" presented by Pastor Touré Roberts and One Church International.
"When you start heading toward that thing God has called you to do, you better be prepared for some resistance," said Mali as he described his new single, Ready Aim. "In this song I wanted to get into what happens to you when you become who God calls you to be. The enemy will throw its best shot at you, and it can try, but it cannot stop you!"
Leading up to his preview of the single, Mali treated the audience to a mini-concert of his classic hits and new joints peppered with interview segments by Billy Johnson of Yahoo! Music and Pastor Touré Roberts.
"God is reclaiming the gifts of the industry for the kingdom and Mali is a good example of that," said Roberts. "I hope tonight inspires us all to renew our commitment to the dreams God has placed on our hearts and to pursue them despite all adversity."
"The song 'Ready Aim' is my new favorite song, period," said Johnson, who had a chance to preview the music before the concert.
Mali's last album, "The 2econd Coming" is currently available on iTunes and his new single "Ready Aim" from the forthcoming EP, "Mali is" will be available on Feb. 13th. For more information, visit http://malimusicnote.com.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Keyshia Cole Disses Destiny Child's Michelle Williams for SperBowl Performance

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By Mona Austin

Destiny's Child  "shut it down" during the Mercedes Benz half time at the Super Bowl on Sunday. I could not stay on my couch from the moment Michelle Williams and Kelly Roland literally popped on to the stage from out of nowhere to join Beyonce for a crowd-pleasing medley of Destiny's Child hits. All thre ladies along with  Beyonce's no man  band offered up a jamming minutes of sheer girl power and world class entertainement.  they received priaise for the But singer/reality TV star Keyshia Cole-Gibson begs to differ -- at least with one-third of the group.

Via Twitter Cole-Gibson wrote of Beyonce's headlining presentation: "F-ck that shit up then Beyonce! Bad bitch central."  Wrote Cole-Gibson about the girl group's reunion: "I think I was frightened to blink for a sec. Then Michelle sung and woke my ass up from my daze! She always f-cking the groove up."

Williams, who currently stars in "Fela" and has a forthoming gospel album,  was proud of her performance as was Bey.  She told Billboard she's bot letting the criticism get her down. "I don't care what anybody else says. I don't let it get me down. It was a beautiful thing."

Letoya Luckett, who was replaced by Willaims in 2000 had apparently buried the hatchet and

I'm shaking my head and thinking, how soon we forget.
Fans came to her defense
Keyshia Cole

Showing no regard ot other's opinions Cole-Gibson tweeted a photo

Let's rewind to a moment six years ago when Keyshia Cole (pre-marriage) had a performanace that wasn't such "beautiful thing". . .

In 2007, I wrote the following words about Keyshia Cole's poor rendition of a classic hymn during an Easter Sunday church service:

"Unable to find the correct key, her vocals were shaky, out of tune and far from the quality of "Love," her first mega hit that showcases her as an able vocalist. At one point she stopped to clear her throat and apologized to the audience. The musicians chased after her to find
 the right key and couldn't as she barely finished one verse in a shapeless a capella."
(From the article "Keyshia Cole Freezes During Church Performance" from EURWEB.COM)

The story went viral when someone leaked audio of the performance and people everywhere were talking about the R&B vocalist's failed attempt at  singing "His Eye Is On the Sparrow." Because she paused a few times during her performance and seemed to mentally search for the words to a church standard, I thought she performed poorly because she  was put on the spot and had stage fright.  Others dissed her online, saying she was not a good singer.  Nonetheless, at that time, Keyshia Cole was super hot and even though her voice is not cut from that gospel fabric, she appealed to millions of fans (inclusing me) and had the record sales to prove it.  However, in a "sweaty-palm" moment she could not prove she was good live performer.

But that didnt stop Cole form baad mouthing COle and being a mean girl.

Some wise person has probably said, "Let she who has been laughed at laugh last or not at all." This is advise one would think Mrs. Cole-Gibson would be the first to heed.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Last year's Academy Award® winners Meryl Streep, Jean Dujardin, Octavia Spencer and Christopher Plummer will return to present on this year's telecast, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.

"We are honored to have Meryl, Octavia, Christopher and Jean, last year's Oscar winners in each of the acting categories, return to the Oscar stage," said Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

Streep, who is the most nominated actor with 17 nominations, has won three Academy Awards®, including last year's lead actress award for her performance in "The Iron Lady." Dujardin won the award for his lead performance in the Best Picture winner "The Artist," it was his first nomination. Spencer, also a first time nominee, took home the Oscar for her supporting role in Best Picture nominee "The Help." Plummer, who has twice been nominated, won the award for his supporting role in "Beginners."

Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

Cast Your Vote – The Official Oscar Ballot - My Picks http://oscar.go.com/mypicks
Before the show begins, encourage your guests to fill out “My Picks,” the Oscar’s interactive ballot. Users are able to view and share ballots on Facebook as it updates in real time and play along on Oscar Sunday.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

David Alan Grier to Host Star Studded Live Grammys

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Prelude to Music's Biggest Night® Will Help Kick Off The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® and Will Feature Performances by Nominees Krishna Das, eighth blackbird,

John Fullbright, Hugh Masekela, Tyrese, and Elle Varner

Radmilla Cody, Janis Ian, Jimmy Jam, Kaskade, Britt Nicole, and Manuel Valera Will Help

Present Awards in Approximately 70 Categories

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2013) — The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® Pre-Telecast Ceremony will take place live for the first time at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, from 1 – 3:30 p.m. PT, and will be streamed live internationally at GRAMMY.com/live and CBS.com beginning at 1 p.m. PT. Attended by nominees and industry VIPs, the star-studded ceremony with be hosted by actor/singer/comedian David Alan Grier. The Pre-Telecast will feature performances by current nominees Krishna Das, eighth blackbird, John Fullbright, Hugh Masekela, Tyrese, Elle Varner. Presenting the first GRAMMY Awards of the day in approximately 70 categories will be current nominees Radmilla Cody, Janis Ian, Kaskade, Britt Nicole, and Manuel Valera as well as five-time GRAMMY-winning producer Jimmy Jam. The live stream of the Pre-Telecast will remain on GRAMMY.com as video on demand for 30 days following the event. Following the ceremony, the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy®'s social networks on Facebook and Twitter.

Host Grier is nominated for Best Musical Theater Album for The Gershwins' Porgy And Bess.

Performers Krishna Das, eighth blackbird, Fullbright, Masekela, Tyrese and Varner each have one nod
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