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CONCERT PICS: MAXWELL & JAZMINE SULLIVAN

Maxwell is currently on tour and over the weekend he performed at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Of course the tickets were sold out, seeing how Maxwell has been m.i.a. for the longest. Jazmine Sullivan was his opening act, and it’s obvious by the picture below that homegirl tore it down.

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VIBE MAGAZINE’S 15th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

VIBE celebrated its 15th Anniversary last night in New York City. Tons of celebs came out to show their support. Check out the pics below:

Swizz Beats and T.I.

Tracee Ellis Ross & Heavy D

Teyana Taylor & Sylvia Rhone

Estelle performed

Dr. Ben Chavis, Valeisha Buttefield and Terrance J

Laurie Ann Gibson and D.Woods of Danity Kane

Ryan Leslie performed

Jay-Z is on the cover of Vibe’s 15th Anniversary issue on stands now:

photos via wireimage

NELSON MANDELA’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Former South African President celebrated his 90th birthday yesterday at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa. Nelson Mandela’s birthday is July 18th but the celebraion was held yesterday. He was joined by ANC President Jacob Zuma (pictured above) as well as family and friends:

Nelson Mandela sitsnext to ANC President Jacob Zuma.

South African President Thabo Mbeki and ANC President Jacob Zuma enjoying the celebration

Nelson Mandela is joined by his wife Graca Machel

 

Happy Belated Birthday Nelson Mandela!

GRAMMY U Soundchecks with Karina Pasian

 

 Grammy U held a soundcheck for Def Jam Recording Artist Karina Pasian earlier today at the Electric Factory in Philly where she also did a Q&A session for her guests. Karina is of  dominican descent and she can sing in seven different languages. The 17 year old performed at the White House for President George W. Bush last year in celebration of Black Music Month, making her the first person of Dominican descent to perform there. Pasian became the subject of a bidding war when she was thirteen between three major record labels, Def Jam, Interscope, and Bad Boy Records. She ultimately chose Def Jam in 2006 because they “made the best offer.”  I had the pleasure of chatting with Karina last year and shes a really cool person. To hear music from Karina and learn more about this amazing talent make sure you visit her official website HERE. Check out more pics of her at the Grammy U Soundcheck below:

Karina at Grammy U entrance.

Karina performing

Karina and her dancers getting down.

Karina doing a little Q&A with her supporters ( I dont say fans because i HATE that word..LOL)

Be on the look out for Karina’s video for her second single Cant Find The Words off her debut album First Love in stores August 18th. Check out behind the scenes footage below:

EVENTS: THISDAY PRESENTS: AFRICA RISING

 

The Africa Fashion Festival took place last night at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington DC. The Afica Rising Festival was created by Nigerian THISDAY newspaper editor-in-chief Nduka Obaigbena,  he created the music and fashion festival to highlight Africa’s artistic, political, and economic culture.

“Africa Rising Music Festival is to tell the world that there’s more about Africa than the news intends you [to] see — [more] than the wars, than the famine and all of that,” says Obaigbena.

The event featured a fashion show promoting supermodels and leading African Designers. Jay-Z and John Legend took the stage to perform as well.

Nigeria designer Fati Asibelua, who showcased her work at the festival, founded her boutique line Momo in 2000.

“The modern clothing we have to tap into the African culture into our design and therefore for Europeans and Americans it is something new, we have not seen this,” she says.

Check out pics of all the attendees and participants below:

                                        Jay-Z performed

                                John Legend, Ndoka Obaigbena, Jay-Z

 

                         John Legend Performed  

Jeweler Chris Aires’ jewelry was modeled at the event.

Supermodel Alek Wek modeling Chris Aires’ jewelry.

Supermodel Tyson Beckford and all his sexiness was there. LOL

 

 

MARIAH CAREY PERFORMS AT AT&T SHOW

Mariah Carey performed at the 2nd Annual Samsung AT&T “Summer Krush” Series last night in Hollywood, California.  Young Jeezy also joined her on stage to perform “Side Effects” which is  on Mariah’s 11th studio album E=MC2 in stores now. Check out more pics of her performance below:

CHRIS BROWN AND NE-YO AT WRIGLEY’S GUM EVENT

Chris Brown and Ne-Yo attended the Nokia Theatre Tuesday afternoon to release there Wrigley’s gum jingles. They were joined by Dancing With the stars dancer-turned-singer Julianne Hough who has also lended her voice for a Wrigley’s jingle. Chris Brown’s hit Forever will be the jingle for Doublemint Gum, hince his lyrics (double your pleasure, double your fun) LOL. Ne-Yo lends his voice for the remake of Big Red’s “Kiss a Little Longer”. The commercials will be airing starting next month. Check out more pics of the event below:

Chris and Ne-Yo

Chris gettin some lovin from the Doublemint Twins

Ne-Yo plantin a kiss on the Doublemint Twin.

(Photos Via: Wire Image)

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