Monthly Archives: April 2015

J*Davey Comes Back With Strong Anticipation

J*Davey is back after three years of silence with their new single “Strong Anticipation.” Brook D’Leau, who is the female half of the duo, says the song was inspired by Donna Summer and describes the video as an unsure woman finding herself amongst the three projections. Their friend Thed Jewel directed the video with the ’80’s as a guiding light.

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Alabama Shakes-Sound & Color (Official Video)

The Alabama Shakes use a frustrated astronaut and clips of people on the ground to tell the visual story for their “Sound & Color” video. Their sophomore album, Sound & Color is out now.

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What Happened Miss Simone (Trailer)

This is the trailer for the Netflix documentary What Happened Miss Simone. The film about Simone’s life, artistry and politics has appearances from her daughter Simone and jazz critic Stanley Crouch who discuss her brilliance and anger. What Happened Miss Simone will come out on Netflix June 26th.

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Dawn Richard-Calypso (Official Video)

Dawn Richard worked with digital gif artist Kytten Janae to create the eye-catching video for “Calypso.” Her braids, controlled spasticity and limited motions androids has birthed one of her most interesting videos yet. Blackheart continues to build steam with all of her visual output.

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We Are Family Foundation 2015 Celebration Gala (Photos)

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23:  WAFF Founder Nile Rodgers attends the 2015 We Are Family Foundation Celebration Gala at Hammerstein Ballroom on April 23, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Shahar Azran/WireImage) *** Local Caption *** Nile Rodgers

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 23: WAFF Founder Nile Rodgers attends the 2015 We Are Family Foundation Celebration Gala at Hammerstein Ballroom on April 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Shahar Azran/WireImage)

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23:  on the left: Q-Tip and a guest attend the 2015 We Are Family Foundation Celebration Gala at Hammerstein Ballroom on April 23, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Shahar Azran/WireImage) *** Local Caption *** Q-Tip

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 23: on the left: Q-Tip and a guest attend the 2015 We Are Family Foundation Celebration Gala at Hammerstein Ballroom on April 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Shahar Azran/WireImage)

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23:  TV Personality Greg Kelly, Musical artist Chacka Khan, Nile Rodgers, and Rosanna Scotto attend the 2015 We Are Family Foundation Celebration Gala at Hammerstein Ballroom on April 23, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Shahar Azran/WireImage) *** Local Caption *** Greg Kelly; Chacka Khan; Nile Rodgers; Rosanna Scotto

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 23: TV Personality Greg Kelly, Musical artist Chaka Khan, Nile Rodgers, and Rosanna Scotto attend the 2015 We Are Family Foundation Celebration Gala at Hammerstein Ballroom on April 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Shahar Azran/WireImage)

Donna D’Cruz, Tom Silverman (Photo by Shahar Azran)

Donna D’Cruz, Tom Silverman (Photo by Shahar Azran)


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Grandmaster Melle Mel and Chic. (Photo by Shahar Azran/WireImage)

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23:  Musical artist Chacka Khan and Nile Rodgers perform at the 2015 We Are Family Foundation Celebration Gala at Hammerstein Ballroom on April 23, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Shahar Azran/WireImage) *** Local Caption *** Chacka Khan; Nile Rodgers

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 23: Musical artist Chacka Khan and Nile Rodgers perform at the 2015 We Are Family Foundation Celebration Gala at Hammerstein Ballroom on April 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Shahar Azran/WireImage)

The We Are Family Foundation had their 2015 Celebration Gala honoring Chaka Khan, Caryl M. Stern and Bill McDermott on the evening of April 23rd at Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Nile Rodgers, who is the founder of the non-profit We Are Family Foundation hosted the event that had a live auction and raised money for WAFF’s global youth initiatives, Three Dot Dash and TEDxTeen. Chaka Khan received the Humanitarian Award and she later joined Rodgers onstage during his 3-song tribute to her with Melle Mel. After going through “Ain’t Nobody,” “I Feel For You” and “I’m Every Woman” Rodgers was joined by his band Chic and they played “Le Freak,” “We Are Family” and their new song “I’ll Be There.”Q-Tip, The Rza and Tommy Boy founder Tom Silverman were among the attendees who walked the red carpet. For more information about WAFF go to
wearefamilyfoundation.org.

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