New Music Tuesday: Pressure, Janet Jackson and J Cole

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New Music Tuesday highlights new music from multicultural artists throughout the nation. This week we feature Pressure and Janet Jackson.

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Pressure’s official music video for his single “Nuh Worry Yourself” premiered on Tempo’s Cross Caribbean Countdown. The video was shot on the island of St. Thomas, USVI, during this year’s carnival festivities and includes special guest appearances by Pressure’s friend Actor Malik Yoba and RHOA and former radio personality Claudia Jordan. Pressure is currently on first leg of his European tour and is finishing up his Lovers Rock album due out the top of 2016.

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You can also catch Pressure on Black Men Magazine spread August issue, currently on newsstands which highlights some behind the scenes of video shoot and Pressure’s musical talents and V.I. roots.

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Marlon Wayans Visits Atlanta in Style

Marlon Wayans poses at ATL Press ReceptionVarious celebrities and hair brands descended upon Atlanta this weekend to participate in the annual Mid-Winter Bronner Bros. Hair Show. Actor/comedian Marlon Wayans, R&B singer Bobby ValentinoSo So Def’s Dondria and singer/”R&B Divas Atlanta” star Latavia Roberson all stopped by the Strength of Nature booth to get a glimpse of their newest product, the Beautiful Textures Reversible™ Straightening Texture Manageability™ System.

In town promoting his upcoming horror spoof A Haunted House 2Marlon spent the day at the Bronner Hair Show yesterday participating in an autograph-signing, doing interviews at the UPSCALE booth and touring the exhibit hall floor. The writer/producer ended his day at Twelve Atlantic Station at a press reception where over 80 journalists grilled the funnyman on the Oscars, his family legacy and what viewers can expect from A Haunted House 2 (in theaters April 18).

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Marlon Wayans ended his Atlanta press tour yesterday with a visit to Clark-Atlanta University.  The A Haunted House 2 star attended a Meet & Greet and autograph-signing that drew a crowd of over 400 students. The event was hosted by student Ta’Kaiya Jackson, who gave away screening tickets, screened the movie trailer, and led the audience in a Wayans trivia game.

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Upon his arrival, the students went into a social media frenzy. Marlon opened his remarks by letting the students know how honored he was to be in the room, and followed up with a joke about being denied acceptance into the university.  Student comedian Terrance White surprised Marlon with a brief stand-up routine, which was followed by an hour of autographs. Before leaving campus, Marlon conducted interviews with campus media outlets WSTU, WCLK, CAU-TV and the CAU Panther.

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Alvin Ailey Celebrates Diversity

Alivin Ailey Dance Company Tour 2014

Alivin Ailey Dance Company Tour 2014

The 2014 Alvin Ailey Tour kicked off on February 4, 2014 in Washington D.C., and is currently live on stage throughout the South East region.  In a recent showcase in Atlanta, Georgia, The dance company amazed the audience with new and innovative dances, choreographed by Artistic Director Robert Battle, “who understands the limits of a company’s past, even if that past is still popular beyond belief” (Time Out Chicago),  he is pushing boundaries by presenting new works from leading international choreographers in addition to Company favorites such as “Revelations”.

Alivin Ailey Dance Company Tour 2014

The new dance numbers celebrated the life of Mr. Alvin Ailey, with a musical soundtrack to Jazz artist Duke Ellington. This year’s dance ensemble included dancers from various backgrounds and races. The diversity of the dance company, has offered audiences a unique look to various dance forms, shapes, and styles brought to life on stage. It is a great eye popping, and insightful experience for all ages. This year tour celebrates diversity in dance, music, and culture.

During a matinee Q&A segment, the dancers shared inspirational comments and feedback to aspiring young dancers.  The rich history of the Alvin Ailey Dance Company has played a major role in the dancers’ decision in joining the world renowned company. One dancer shared that she would work in the theater in New York as an attendant, to get more familiar with the dance company. This allowed her to study the company’s style , and prepared her for audition, which worked perfectly.

The 2014  Alvin Ailey Dance Company North American Tour is one of the greatest dance experiences that one can view. The diversity of the show, the smooth moves, and the signature choreography is worth it.  You can see the following remaining dates of the 2014 Dance Tour below (It’s a must see!)

Alivin Ailey Dance Company Tour 2014

Remaining Tour Dates 

February 24
West Palm Beach, FL
Kravis Center
Programming & TicketsFebruary 25
Jacksonville, FL
Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts
Programming & TicketsFebruary 28-March 9
Chicago, IL
Auditorium Theater
Programming & Tickets

March 11
Danville, KY
Norton Center, Centre College

Programming & Tickets

March 12
Bloomington, IN
Indiana University Auditorium

March 14-15
Houston, TX
Jones Hall, Houston Society for the Performing Arts

March 18
Des Moines, IA
Des Moines Civic Center
March 19
Cedar Rapids, IA
Paramount Theater
March 22-23
Las Vegas, NV
Smith Center

March 27-30
Costa Mesa, CA
Segerstrom Center
Programming & Tickets

April 1-6
Berkeley, CA
Zellerbach Hall / University of California, Berkeley
April 8-9    
Victoria, BC
Royal Theatre
Programming & TicketsApril 11-13
Seattle, WA
Paramount Theater
Programming & TicketsApril 22-23
Chapel Hill, NC
Memorial Hall / University of North Carolina
Programming & TicketsApril 25-26
St. Louis, MO
Fox Theater
Programming & TicketsApril 27    
Springfield, IL
Sangamon Auditorium
Programming & TicketsApril 29
Utica, NY
Stanley Theater, Munson-Williams Proctor Arts Institute
Programming & TicketsMay 1-4
Boston, MA
Wang Theater / Citi Performing Arts Center
Programming & TicketsMay 10-11
Newark, NJ
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
June 11-22
New York, NY
Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater
Tickets on-sale April 9th