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Essence Festival: FORD rocks out with Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith& more

Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, Lorenz Tate, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Tiffany Haddish at a Sirius/XM radio interview at the Ford Motor Company booth during the 2017 Essence Festival at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on June 30, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup)

Ford Motor Company celebrated the July Fourth weekend in New Orleans as part of the annual ESSENCE Festival®. As an exclusive automotive sponsor for the ninth consecutive year, Ford provided attendees the opportunity to get up close and personal with its latest lineup of vehicles, including the all-new 2018 Ford Expedition and 2018 Ford F-150.

ESSENCE Festival delivered a star-studded lineup this year, with Ford hosting the most exciting and chart-topping talent at the Superdome lounge and at the Ford booth all festival weekend. Legendary singer Chaka Khan debuted the world premiere of her latest single during her live interview with SiriusXM from the Ford booth at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The cast of Girls Trip including Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, Larenz Tate and Tiffany Haddish were also spotted onstage at the Ford booth.

R&B singer’s Tank, India Arie and Elle Varner graced the Ford booth stage, as well as Empire, stars Bryshere Y. Gray and Ta’Rhonda Jones. Joseph Sikora also stopped by for an interview.

Festival-goers had the opportunity to register to test drive the newest vehicles in the Ford lineup, including the 2017 Ford Explorer, 2017 Ford Escape, and 2017 Ford Fusion. One lucky registrant was presented keys to a brand-new 2018 Ford Mustang on Sunday by comedienne and daytime talk show host Loni Love and Raj Register, Ford Multicultural Communications Manager.

Photo Credit – Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup on behalf of FORD

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Fly News: Artist Jonathan McReynolds garners #1 hit with highly-anticipated new album ‘Life Music: Stage Two’

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Acclaimed Dove and Stellar Award-nominated recording artist Jonathan McReynolds makes a splash with his latest release, Life Music: Stage Two, available online and in-stores today, September 18, 2015, along with an album release celebration in Chicago!  Receiving early acclaim from the moment McReynolds released his new album’s first single “Gotta Have You” earlier this year, fans have eagerly embraced his highly-anticipated sophomore album and live performances, with the album making a #1 debut on Amazon’s Hot New Releases in Christian Music chart!

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Marking McReynolds’ ongoing evolution in his wide-ranging talents as a singer-songwriter, Life Music: Stage Two continues to defy expectations in inspirational music and exploring faith in everyday life.  Painting a contemporary palette of sounds that encompasses R&B to gospel, soul and pop, Life Music: Stage Twofeatures 13 tracks that include the latest single “Whole” (feat. India.Arie), “Pressure,” “Maintain” (feat. Chantae Cann), “All Things High” (feat. Israel Houghton), “Limp,” “Stay High” (feat. Derek Minor), and more, with the album also available in a Walmart exclusive CD containing 2 bonus tracks.

Jonathan McReynolds continues to maintain a busy schedule touring across the country, including recent appearances on the Yolanda Adams Morning Show, The Nightly Spirit with Willie Moore Jr., and a live performance on WGN Morning News in Chicago.  He kicks off the new album’s release with a Life Music: Stage Two Birthday Bash & Album Release Concert celebration in his native Chicago on September 18th, performing with a host of special guests that include India.Arie, Israel Houghton, Travis Greene, Chantae Cann, with the event hosted by Jermaine Dolly at Fellowship Chicago.

McReynolds’ upcoming appearances include SiriusXM’s Heart & Soul and Praise channels, TV One’s NewsOne Now with Roland Martin (September 29th), performances in New York and Washington DC opening for acclaimed songstress Lalah Hathaway, and performing on the Poets in Autumn Tour, as well as additional touring throughout the rest of this year hitting Oklahoma, Illinois, Virginia, Canada, and Norway.  Fans can also follow McReynolds on Apple Music, to be one of the first to see a new video for the song “Stay High” on September 28th.

Catch Jonathan McReynolds’ live performance of “Gotta Have You” on WGN Morning News: HERE

Follow Jonathan McReynolds on Apple Music to catch his new video for “Stay High” on September 28thHERE

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Order online or pick up today at major retailers, including a Walmart exclusive CD featuring 2 bonus tracks:

Amazon CD: HERE

iTunes: HERE

To connect with Jonathan McReynolds and information on upcoming appearances, tickets and more, visit:

www.JonathanMcReynolds.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jmcreynoldsmusic

Twitter/Instagram @jonmcreynolds

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India.Arie & Brandy Sings “Silent Night” In Honor of Joe Sample [Snippet]

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Singers Brandy and India.Arie come together to honor late jazz pianist Joe Sample.

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This Weekend In LA: The 2013 BET Awards Red Carpet ….

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This weekend Team SFPL was on location in Los Angeles for The BET Experience! BET out did themselves this year as they dedicated a full weekend to the 2013 BET Awards including live performances, a fan fest, give-aways, Movie screenings and more! But, the moment we arrived for arrived on Sunday between the hours of 1pm and 4:30pm, here are the moments we captured on the red carpet for the 2013 Bet Awards ….

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Music Videos

India.Arie – “Cocoa Butter” [Video]

India.Arie brings her authenticness back to the music scene with a dope visual entitled “Cocoa Butter”. Through a sensual silhouette, India.Arie expresses her love to a certain special individual whose healed her jaded love. Check it out below…

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[SFPL Exclusive Video] Brandy Performs X India Arie Tribute X True Exclusives, Brandy Shouts-Out SFPL!

Last Thursday, SFPL Hosted the red carpet for the Re-Launch of True Exclusives, sponsored by Love Jones NYC. The evening featured a performance from songstress extraordinaire, Brandy (who was celebrating the release of her highly anticipated album, Two Eleven). Step into our exclusive coverage featuring her performance, and amazing tribute by India Arie, interviews of the singers on hand including Sophia Nicole, Olivia, J-Harris, and Silent (creator of True Exclusives) and a dope dancer tribute choreographed partly by Tory Nelson.

Step into the video below …