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UK EVENT: NAS & DAMIAN MARLEY / DISTANT RELATIVES ALBUM RELEASE SHOW

Queensbridge rapper Nas and reggae artist Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley (son of the legendary Bob Marley) have come together on the Distant Relatives project to produce one of the most anticipated albums of 2010. The two musicians will mark this groundbreaking project by performing an exclusive show at the Electric Ballroom in London on the 21st April. Click HERE for more details.

GALAXY ANNOUNCES FIRST LOVE MUSIC LIVE EVENT IN MANCHESTER – WITH TAIO CRUZ AND CHIPMUNK

  On Thursday 8th April, Galaxy Manchester presents an exciting debut event – its first Love Music Live at Sound Control. The invite-only show will feature exclusive live performances from two of the charts’ biggest and most in-demand artists – international singer-songwriter Taio Cruz and multi MOBO award-winning Chipmunk. With number one singles under both of their belts, and Taio recently topping the US Billboard Hot 100 with his single ‘Break Your Heart’, this is an event not to be missed. Love []

NEW ARTIST: MARIA BENTLEY / UK SOUL JAM EVENT

The brilliant Maria Bentley will be performing live next on March 28th UKSoulJam (details below). FREE DOWNLOADS: Maria has 6 songs up for free download on her reverb nation page – if http://www.reverbnation.com/mariabentley MARIA BENTLEY LIVE – MARCH 28th: Maria Bentley’s next live show is on March 28th on UKSoulJam Easter Special at Jazzcafe, London, UK More info on this gig is on: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=104419656&blogId=530252378 & also http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=393056920728&index=1 Tickets available from: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F00438B752C2CC9?artistid=977017&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=202 All enquiries: keepthefaithful@gmail.com [CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE]

PIC: JAY-Z VISITS THE WHITE HOUSE

Click HERE to view more pics. Lucky Jay-Z visited The White House this week with mother-in-law Tina Knowles, wife Beyonce, singer Trey Songz and former music executive Kevin Liles. Jay recently told chat show host Jonathan Ross that he had been invited to The White House  before but had to keep declining those invitations because of his “busy schedule”. I see you finally managed to clear a space in your jam packed diary Jay, to visit your “good friend” the President. Well done! *rolls eyes* …………………………………………………………….. Doesn’t the President have any work to []

UK EVENT: INDUSTRY TAKEOVER – EMPOWERING YOUNG PEOPLE

On Saturday 6th March, Industry Takeover All-Day Seminar & Showcase is back to empower the next generation of emcees, singers, DJs and young music industry professionals. The day will feature upfront debate, led by panellists Ras Kwame, Chantelle Fiddy, Hattie Collins, Griminal, Twin B and Terror Danjah, and there will be performances from Master Shortie, Mz Bratt, Scorcher, Princess Nyah, Devlin and Ny, as well as a whole range of activities brought to you by our event partners Rising Tide, Bigga Fish, []

BRIT AWARDS WINNERS 2010

The “prestigious” Brit Awards took place last night and aired live on ITV 1. The show was a complete shambles but host Peter Kay and his dead pan humour made me laugh out loud on several occasions.   The majority of the artists who appeared in front of the camera appeared to be “under the influence”.  Actor Idris Elba looked a mess when he galloped on stage, wearing dark shades which he then quickly removed, to present an award. He looked drunk and high.   Lilly Allen was completely off []

A-LIST JAMAICAN ARTISTS JOIN HAITI BENEFIT EFFORT – SPECIAL SIMULCAST SET FOR TUESDAY FEBRUARY 23RD

LISTEN 2 THE CALL is a project produced by Handel Tucker which involves over 30 of Jamaica’s top artistes and musicians in an unprecedented collaboration as a show of solidarity with the people of Haiti and around the world who are in need. Link to the YouTube promo here Among the artistes who have given their bond to work on this Hear The Calling project are Toots Hibbert, Jimmy Cliff, Marcia Griffiths, Beres Hammond, Sly & Robbie, Dean Fraser, Harry T, Damian []

JAY-Z ANNOUNCES 3 UK SHOWS

Live Nation and Roc Nation are delighted to announce the return of JAY-Z to the UK this summer for 3 special headline shows.   JAY-Z will play Manchester’s MEN Arena on Monday 7th June and the LG Arena in Birmingham on Wednesday 9th June, topping it off with a headline performance at Wireless sponsored by Barclaycard in London’s Hyde Park on Sunday 4th July. Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday 19th February at 9am.  Tickets for Wireless available at http://www.wirelessfestival.co.uk []

UK EVENT: JLS PERFORM EXCLUSIVELY FOR NOKIA COMES WITH MUSIC AND T-MOBILE

Celebrating the launch of the Nokia Comes With Music 5800 in chrome on T-Mobile, JLS performed live and exclusively yesterday (February 13th) for 3000 invited fans at the Hammersmith Apollo. Watched by celebrities including Katie Price and Alex Reid, Angus Deaton, Jamelia, Keisha Buchanan, Lemar and Anthony Worrell-Thompson, the triple- BRIT nominated band played a full 90 minute set, including their smash hits ‘Umbrella’ and ‘Everybody in Love’. The only matinee performance during their current sell-out tour, tickets to the gig were given to []

PIC OF THE DAY: KELLY ROWLAND ATTENDS THE GRAMMY AWARDS

Kelly Rowland is a very attractive woman. I love the outfit. But who was in-charge of her hair and make-up??? And I thought the American’s were experts when it came to putting on lace-front wigs… She looks like a doll… One of Barbie’s token black friends from the 80s….. Spotted @ Sandra Rose