Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding performed recently in her hometown at the Newmark theatre in Portland. The multi-instrumentalist set' closed out with a standing ovation. In related news, the musician was added as a performer to The Roots Annual Pinic. The 4th Annual Picnic will be held on June 4 at the Festival Pier in Philadelphia, Pa.
Singer Tiffany Evans performed yesterday at the 2011 Living Legends Foundation Honors. The event was held at the Highline Ballroom in New York City and honored Matthew Knowles, Russell Perry and Skip Dillard:
Singer Melinda Doolittle from the sixth season of American Idol is currently on tour. The 3rd place 'Idol' contestant recently performed at Loews "Feinstein" Regency Ballroom in New York City. According to this article, Melinda and her set "Love 101" will be at Feinstein until March 5th:
Erica Atkins-Campbell and Tina Atkins-Campbell of the Gospel duo Mary Mary held a listening party in New York City at the Canal Room (Feb. 22). The release date for the gospel singers new album "Something Big" has been set for March 29th:
Editor-in-chief of Vibe Magazine Jermaine Hall has filed a lawsuit against owners of the website Lipstickalley.com. The reason; Jermaine is trying to locate the poster "BetonBlack" for publishing personal information about his family. With respect to the Freedom of Information Act, Jermaine is requesting the website to share registration information associated with the user betonblack.
As you already know, singer Kelly Rowland celebrated her 30th birthday by getting a tattoo for the first time. After many surgeries to perfect her image (to suit the needs of Hollywood), the singer inked the word 'Masterpiece' on the side of her upper body. Is she rewarding her body’s triumph after these surgical procedures? We're not sure - but in between time, enjoy these before and after pictures of Ms. Kelly Rowland: Kelly's Nose Job Kelly's Boob Job Lower Lip Remade Kelly Rowland Before
Model Amber Rose (and her sheer tie-up stilettos) was spotted high stepping around London yesterday. The model attended the Julien MacDonald Autum/Winter 2011 Fashion Show during London's Fashion Week:
She was also spotted the following day wearing dark sunglasses, a Point Beer t-shirt, black leggings and combat boots as she left the 'Apres' club after a nite out with her entourage:
Rapper Nicki Minaj (..wearing another pair of colorful leggings) stepped out in West Hollywood last nite to grab dinner at The BOA Steakhouse. Read somewhere that the rapper had refused to take "moving staircases" as in escalators at a gala hosted by the National Basketball Players Association. The rapper revealed her fear of escalators prior to her performance held at the JW Marriott hotel: