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Last Night In L.A.: Solange Shines at Bessie’s 81 Theatre Tour with An Explosive Performance

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Thursday night marked the end of Bessie’s 81 Theatre Tour, which kicked off April 28 in NYC. The tour celebrates HBO’s new film Bessie, which chronicles the life of late blues singer Bessie Smith. The film airs on 5/16 on HBO; Bessie will be played by Queen Latifah. Following its three-day New York takeover (which ended with a surprise performance from Janelle Monae), the tour headed West to Los Angeles for a second set of events.
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May 12th marked the launch of the 81 Theatre Tour’s LA leg. The West Coast portion kicked off with a media-only brunch on the 12th, and concluded with a surprise performance on May 14th from none other than singer and Saint Records founder Solange. As Solo hit the stage, the vibrant star performed a series of her past cuts from 2012 EP, True, her hit track”Losing You,” and debuted a new song in honor of Ferguson, Baltimore, Missouri and Maryland entitled “Rise.”
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She looks STUNNING!
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Last Night In L.A.: Bessie’s 81 Theatre Tour with Kehlani, Luke James, DJ D-Nice and more

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Wednesday marked the second day of the West Coast leg of Bessie’s 81 Theatre Tour, honoring the legacy of blues singer Bessie Smith in anticipation of HBO’s film Bessie. The movie chronicles the life of the singer and will air on May 16th; Bessie will be played by Queen Latifah.
Singer Luke James held the honor of the night’s emcee, while DJ D-Nice provided the evening’s soundtrack.
The crowd sipped cocktails while dancing and singing along to soulful showcase acts Tiffany Gouche, trio KING and buzzed-about singer Kehlani, who closed out the show with an energetic performance.
The LA showcase paid tribute to Bessie’s legacy by supporting up-and-coming musicians and fostering community among the LA music community. The evening was preceded by a songwriter/producer workshop earlier in the day featuring songwriter Stacy Barthe and producer Bryan Michael Cox, who also hosted a student-only workshop in NYC.
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Fly Events: Tika Sumpter, Tory Kittles & more at The ‘Bessie Brunch’ Celebrating HBO’s New Film & The Bessie’s 81 Theatre Tour

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Recently, in celebration of HBO‘s upcoming classic film Bessie, an exclusive brunch was held in the heart of Los Angeles for the Bessie’s 81 Theatre Tour with special media guests, actress Tika Sumpter, actor Tory Kittles, film producers and more.

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Our Fly Girl, the lovely Tika Sumpter was on-hand looking beautiful as ever in a cute laid-back fashion look, topped off with a dope fedora. We absolutely love her!

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Tory Kittles also sat with key media influencers over brunch as he discussed the new movie, and his experiences on set.

The event was well-crafted with an amazing design, floral arrangements, and accommodated all guests at a private disclosed location called The Millwick. Guests also walked away with a special gift bag, which included a customed vinyl/record player for all to enjoy.

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(Photo credit: Dorothy Hong)