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Media Questions Of The Week

Is there another all-woman vocal group who would be a good match for a Verzuz session with En Vogue?

 

Was there any foul play involved in Kurt Cobain’s death as indicated by his newly-released FBI files? 

 




En Vogue Will Perform A Live Streamed Concert This Friday

The iconic vocal group En Vogue will perform a live-streamed concert this Friday. It was 30 years ago when they emerged with their debut album Born To Sing which contained their number one hit “Hold On.” They would have more important moments in the ’90s with “Free Your Mind,” “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It),” “Don’t Let Go (Love)” and “Free Your Mind.” Their journey in the ’90s as possessors of essential R&B hits, unique harmonies, beauty and an enduring stage presence made them one of the top girl groups to ever hold a microphone. They recently celebrated their 30th anniversary with a performance of “Free Your Mind” at the Billboard Music Awards. 

Cindy Herron, Terry Ellis and Rhona Bennett will perform on the Sessions Live stage and will be filmed by six cameras. The show takes place on December 11th at 6 PM PST and 9 PM ET from the Champion Site + Sound Studio featuring a 9-foot LED wall. The 45-minute set will be their first time performing since being in quarantine lockdown. 

There are tickets for the show, virtual after-party and question and answer session on sale now. The general admission tickets are $7.50 and can be purchased here. 

The group will also perform at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve on December 31st.




Media Questions Of The Week

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Is Dawn Robinson right that only the four original members of En Vogue minus Rhona Bennett should participate in a possible reunion to celebrate this year’s 30th anniversary of their debut album Born To Sing?

Is Summer Walker right that R&B is better than hip-hop in 2020? 

Will the Union of Musicians and Allied Workers achieve their Justice at Spotify initiative of one penny per stream? 

 




Throwback: En Vogue-Don’t Let Go (Love)

En Vogue recorded “Don’t Let Go (Love)” for the Set It Off soundtrack in 1996. It had been four years since the release of their successful sophomore album Funky Divas and three since their Runaway Love EP came out. “Don’t Let Go (Love)” was used as the lead single from the soundtrack to promote the music and the movie. The group’s phenomenal performance of the song was enhanced by the epic visuals it was matched to in the movie. No one can forget En Vogue playing in the background while Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica Fox and Elise Neal try to escape after a bank robbery. The song earned them the most recognition commercially speaking and provided more motivation for the recording of their third album EV3. Dawn Robinson sang lead for the last time before she left for a solo career in 1997. The video featured En Vogue performing for a group of people in New York City, unlike the movie’s Los Angeles setting. Another version of the clip had scenes from the movie and actor Mekhi Phifer as a cheating boyfriend. “Don’t Let Go (Love)” was also included on EV3’s tracklisting. The success of “Don’t Let Go (Love)” made it one of the most esteemed songs of the decade. 

En Vogue’s seventh album Electric Cafe with the three woman lineup of Cindy Herron, Terry Ellis and Rhona Bennett came out in 2018. The group’s personnel had changed over the years when original members Dawn Robinson and Maxine Jones left at different times. Bennet joined Herron and Ellis in 2004 for the Soul Flower album. In 2019, Jones and Robinson joined the other members on stage for the first time to perform a tribute to Epic Chairman/CEO Sylvia Rhone who was the City Of Hope Spirit Of Life Gala honoree. 

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