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JUST IN: American Express Taps Kendrick Lamar For Exclusive Concert

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Today, American Express is excited to confirm its surprise concert event featuring Grammy award-winning artist, Kendrick Lamar on Friday 12/16 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. As a part of its partnership with Kendrick and continued efforts to provide Card Members unparalleled access to their favorite artists and events, Amex wanted to bring its loyal fans – and those unable to attend his show during Art Basel -another chance to witness one of today’s most talented and prolific artists.

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Limited tickets are available via the Ticketmaster link listed below, beginning at 10AM EST today. And to those unable to obtain access to one of this holiday season’s most coveted events, American Express will be streaming a portion of the concert through Facebook Live on its social channels as well as Kendrick’s. Please tune-in this Friday at 10:30PM EST so you don’t miss a beat!

SHOW DETAILS

December 16tth

Doors open at 8pm / Show starts at 9pm

ADDRESS

Music Hall of Williamsburg

66 North 6th Street Brooklyn NY 11211

ARRIVAL DETAILS

Tickets will be at will call located directly to the left of the main entrance. (on North 6th St).

Please note tickets are non transferrable. This is event is 18+ years old.

Tickets: http://www.axs.com/events/329777/american-express-music-x-kendrick-lamar-tickets

Facebook LIVE Stream: 10PM 12/16

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yasiin bey aka Mos Def at the Apollo & the Kennedy Center for Final U.S. Performances

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The Apollo Theater and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced today that they will present the final U.S.  performances of one of hip hop’s most influential artists – yasiin bey (formerly known as Mos Def). These special engagements follow bey’s announcement earlier this year of his retirement from the music business and will kick-off at the Apollo Theater on Wednesday, December 21st, culminating at The Kennedy Center from Saturday, December 31st through Monday, January 2, 2017.

Every show will offer a unique musical experience for audiences with bey performing songs from a different album each night including The New Danger, True Magic, The Ecstatic, and Black on Both Sides, alongside new material. He will also be joined by surprise special guests for each performance. Additionally, The Kennedy Center shows will serve as a New Year’s Eve celebration and will feature a post-show party in the Grand Foyer. yasiin bey has appeared at both the Apollo Theater and Kennedy Center multiple times throughout his career.

“We are so excited to collaborate with the Kennedy Center on what will be a milestone moment in not only hip-hop history but also in popular culture. The Apollo is the epicenter of African American culture and has always been a nurturer and supporter of innovation and artistic brilliance, so it is only fitting that yasiin bey have his final U.S. performances here as his contributions to hip-hop, and music in general, are endless,” said the Apollo Theater’s Executive Producer Kamilah Forbes. “We are looking forward to creating an unforgettable and celebratory evening for Mr. bey and his fans as he enters the next phase in his career.”

Following his final U.S. performances, bey will venture to Africa to focus on his arts, culture, and lifestyle collective A Country Called Earth (ACCE). He will also continue to pursue his newly formed passions as a painter and his art, as well as that of various other ACCE artists, will be anonymously displayed at the Apollo Theater and the Kennedy Center.

The yasiin bey concerts mark the third collaboration between the Apollo Theater and the Kennedy Center. Past collaborations include Harlem Nights/U Street Lights starring Jazz pianist Jason Moran and Apollo Music Café: New Voices in Jazz featuring Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead.

TICKET INFORMATION

Apollo Theater

Tickets for yasiin bey at the Apollo go on sale to the public on Friday, December 2 at 12 Noon. An online ticket pre-sale will be offered to the Apollo’s “A-list” email list beginning Tuesday, November 29 at 12 Noon.  Fans can sign-up for the A-list at Apollotheater.org. 

Tickets are $65 – 225 and will be available at The Apollo Theater Box Office: (212) 531-5305, 253 West 125th Street, and Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com. Special $35 Community Tickets are available to Harlem residents with ID at the Apollo Box Office only. 

The Kennedy Center

Performances are December 31st, 2016 at 8:30 p.m. and January 1st–2nd 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets include a post-show party in the Grand Foyer. For more information please visit the Kennedy Center website, in-person at the Kennedy Center box office, or call (202) 467-4600 or (800) 444-1324.

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‘Alicia’s Keys: Here In Times Square’ Concert Set To Air On BET

Earlier this month Grammy award-winning superstar Alicia Keys stopped traffic and thrilled fans with a surprise concert to celebrate the upcoming release of her latest album, HERE.

During the nearly two hour long show, the singer/songwriter performed some of her classic hits including “No One,” “Fallin’” and a special rendition of “If I Ain’t Got You” joined by Questlove and John Mayer. Keys debuted new tracks from the album along with her latest singles “In Common” and “Blended Family” while also paying tribute to legendary artists Bob Marley and John Lennon.

Rapper Nas took the stage with a special guest verse and Q-Tip got the crowd pumped with a throwback DJ set. The biggest surprise of the night featured Jay Z joining Keys to perform their iconic New York anthem “Empire State of Mind” that had fans shouting along in unison.

See the Alicia Keys: HERE in Times Square concert in its entirety when it premieres Thursday, November 3 at 9PM ET on BET.

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SFPL CONTEST: Win A Pair Of Tickets To See Maxwell and Ro James In Concert

Enter a chance to win a pair of tickets each (2 pairs available) to see Maxwell and Ro James in concert at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, Brooklyn, NY, Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 8 pm. If you haven’t experienced both Maxwell and Ro in concert then you don’t wanna miss out on this!

Below, you will find SFPL’s Instagram page where the contest is being held. You must visit the page and follow the instructions to enter.

Winners will receive a pair of tickets each, as stated, and custom Ro James merchandise which can be seen HERE.

Good luck!

Be sure to check out Ro James’ new album ELDORADO on iTunes.

In case you missed it, view Ro’s latest visual “Already Knew That” below:

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[FLY-LIGHTs] Kanye West Gives A Surprise Times Square Show For World AIDS Day…

World AIDS Day (RED) Concert

 

Fly guy, Kanye West joined U2, Bruce Springsteen and Carrie Underwood, among others, Last Night In NYC as part of World AIDS Day.

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Upcoming Tours: Usher, August Alsina, DJ Cassidy, Ne-Yo & more…

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It’s time for another major tour season! Your favorites; Usher, August Alsina, Ne-Yo, DJ Cassidy are all coming to a city near you! Check out more info below…

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New Video: @RyanLeslie – “Lovers & Mountains” (Irving Plaza Promo)

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Off of his current album ‘ Les Is More.’, Ryan Leslie drops a new visual for “Lovers & Mountains”, which also plays as a promo to his upcoming concert at the Irving Plaza here in NY. Peep the video below…

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[Video] Brandy Celebrates & Reflects On 18 Years of Her Career

Brandy hit Washington, DC’s Howard Theater over the weekend for a sold out concert. The singer performed past hits, as well as songs from her new album, ‘Two Eleven’. Brandy also took a moment to celebrate her debut single, “I Wanna Be Down” hitting to number #1 spot, 18 years ago. She was surprised with a celebratory cake from her team and took a moment backstage to reflect on 18 years in the game.

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[FLY Giveaway] Win Tickets To See @JheneAiko at SOBs on Friday Oct 19th!

On Friday, October 19th Jhene Aiko, will finally make her highly anticipated live New York debut at S.O.B.’s, as she takes part in one of the marquee events of the CMJ Festival. You can enter to win a pair of tickets via your favorite site; Stuff Fly People Like! Check it out below…

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[Last NIGHT in NYC] Jay-Z Headlines Carnegie Hall …

Last night in New York City, Jay-Z headlined at Carnegie Hall for the first of a 2 night performance benefiting the charitable efforts of  The Shawn Carter Foundation and The United Way.

Complete with a 36-piece orchestra, Jay made his introduction with “PSA” and thus his catalogue began!

Step into the first live performance of ‘Glory’ the song dedicated to his his new baby girl Blue Ivy.

 

 

Alicia Keys was on deck in a male tuxedo that looked rather smashing on her as she rocked the stage with Jay for their NYC ANthem, “Empire State of Mind.”

Nas hit the stage for “N.Y. State of Mind” and “If I Ruled the World.”

The crowd of 36,000 is SOLD-OUT for both nights and @ $1500 a pop, we’ll just assume he made his quota for both nights.

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