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Homecoming

Netflix released Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé, which presents an intimate look at her historic 2018 Coachella performance that paid homage to America’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Interspersed with candid footage and interviews detailing the preparation and powerful intent behind her vision, Homecoming gives a peek into the process and emotional physical sacrifices it took to conceptualize and execute a performance of that magnitude that became a cultural movement. This stand-alone Netflix original is now available globally on Netflix.

As the first black woman to headline Coachella, Homecoming recognizes the African American visionaries who inspired Beyoncé, including HBCU alums Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, activist Marian Wright Edelman, and scholar W.E.B. Du Bois, in addition to cultural luminaries such as Nina Simone, Maya Angelou, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Audre Lorde. Beyoncé’s personal knowledge of the relevance and celebration of HBCUs started with her father, Mathew Knowles, an alumnus of Fisk University.
Shot over eight months, the film follows the global entertainer as she returns to the stage after the birth of her twins, highlighting the comprehensive preparation involved in creating her groundbreaking performance, which included four months of band rehearsals followed by four months of dance rehearsals with over 150 musicians, dancers, and other creatives, — all of whom were hand-picked by the artist herself.
In juggling dual roles as both the director of her live performance and the film that captured the process of making it, Beyoncé says, “It was one of the hardest jobs I have taken on but I knew that I had to push myself and my team to go beyond great to legendary. We knew nothing like this was ever done on a festival level before and it needed to be iconic beyond compare. The performance was an homage to an important part of African American culture. It had to be true to those who know and entertaining and enlightening to those who needed to learn. In making the film and re-telling the story, the purpose remained the same.”
Many in the cast; band, singers, dancers and steppers are former HBCU students, immersed in the HBCU marching band tradition. They joined Beyoncé’s own group of performers, some who have toured with her for years. Viewers not only get to see the intense dance rehearsals and talent of these amazing artists, but hear their personal journey from HBCU student to artist and the lifelong impact that comes with performing alongside Beyoncé in this historic concert.
“So many people who are culturally aware and intellectually sound are graduates from historically black colleges and universities, including my father,” she says in the film. “There is something incredibly important about the HBCU experience that must be celebrated and protected.”
As a treat to her fans, the film also includes, in the end credits, her remake of “Before I Let Go” by Frankie Beverly and Maze, a 1981 R&B classic that’s commonly performed at HBCU games. The single will be available on the film’s soundtrack, Homecoming: The Live Album, available today from Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records. smarturl.it/BH9102
Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé was directed and produced by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. Longtime collaborator Ed Burke served as co-director. Steve Pamon and Erinn Williams are executive producers.
Set List

“Crazy In Love”

“Freedom”

“Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing”

“Formation”

“Sorry”/”Me, Myself and I”

“Kitty Kat”

“Bow Down”

“I Been On”

“Drunk In Love”

“Diva”

“Flawless” (Remix)

“Feeling Myself”

“Top Off”

“7/11”

“Don’t Hurt Yourself”

“I Care”

“Partition”

“Yoncé”

“Mi Gente (Remix)”

“Mine”

“Baby Boy”

“You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No)”

“Hold Up”

“Countdown”

“Check On It”

“Déjà Vu”(featuring JAY-Z)

“Run the World (Girls)”

“Lose My Breath” (featuring Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams)

“Say My Name” (featuring Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams)

“Soldier” (featuring Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams)

“Get Me Bodied” (With Solange Knowles dancing)

“Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”

“Love On Top”

About Netflix
Netflix is the world’s leading internet entertainment service with over 148 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
About Parkwood Entertainment
Parkwood Entertainment is an entertainment and management company founded by entertainer and entrepreneur, Beyoncé in 2010. With headquarters in New York City the company houses departments in music and video production, management, marketing, digital, creative, philanthropy, fashion, publicity and a record label. Under its original name, Parkwood Pictures, in 2008, the company released the film Cadillac Records (2008), in which Beyoncé starred and co-produced. The company also released the film, Obsessed (2009), with Beyoncé as star and executive producer. Parkwood Entertainment produced The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour (2013-2014) and The Formation World Tour (2016), and co-produced the ON THE RUN TOUR (2014) and ON THE RUN II (2018).

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Beyoncé’s Homecoming

Writers: Vaughn Lowery, Tara McDonough, Stella Iman Dugall

Every once in a while pop culture encounters a rip in its continuum. The latest breach comes from one of the most effervescent entertainers of all time, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles Carter, as the first Black female to headline one of the most prolific festivals since the iconic Woodstock. Introspective yet intimate, Homecoming is positioned to be one of the most immersive concert series in the history of music and streaming services. Beyoncé, the Director and Executive Producer of the film, creates a visually captivating story from the beginning to end. The documentary answers a plethora of questions, at which the infamous Beyhive has had about the historical moment.

With intermittent quick cuts of her family before, during and after the epic performance, Beyoncé gives herself permission to exhibit her vulnerability. After all, she planned to take the stage at Coachella in 2017 before she was pregnant with her twins. The tour was postponed and we fast forward to ‘Mrs. Carter’ having to deal with the aftermath of a complicated pregnancy, which ultimately ends in a c-section. Similar to friend, and professional tennis superstar, Serena Williams, Beyoncé bounced back harder than ever after her tough pregnancy. Throughout the piece she digs deep and pummels through some of the most difficult days she has ever encountered. She even speaks to her weighing 218 lbs and how she was only able to zip her costume up after months of hard work alongside of a dedicated clean/raw food diet – no meats, carbs, sugars. The director of photography expertly captured an extremely intimate and vulnerable side to the strong and flawless Queen Bey.

Inspiration

Having family members as graduates of some of the prominent HBCU (historically black colleges and universities), Beyoncé was able to tap into the most celebrated moments of their collegiate life. Her full show not only highlighted the history of these schools but also their social networks and fraternal organizations; transforming the stage into one of the most dynamic Black Southern spaces of cultural legacy and pride. Much of it was enunciated with their boot dancing, a traditional dance style for HBCU called J-Setting, in between transitions. These dance formations visually anchored the performance. Contortionists contributed an urban Cirque du Soleil vibe to the display which can be more accurately described as an infused gumbo of Chicago (the musical), Moulin Rouge! and the Off-Broadway play Stomp. To date, the pyramid stage has been persevered onsite at this year’s Coachella as an art installation.

A group of 200 people shared the stage with Queen Bey including Jay Z, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams and Solange Knowles. The expansive crew that Beyonce worked and practiced with for 8 months is featured in the documentary, as each individual had their own part in making the event a success. The dancing in her set is not technical, but emotional. The crowd, as well as audiences watching the documentary at home, are meant to feel something from just the way Beyoncé and her dancers, who she handpicked herself, move with each other. The concert experience not only exhibits the immense talent of HBCU musicians but works towards using this heightened exposure to aid these institutions that have been struggling with little resources and grants since their establishment.

After the the release of Homecoming, Netflix will more than likely notice a spike in downloads/subscriptions; Beyonce will notice an increase in her fan base and HBCU enrollment rates will most likely skyrocket. Overall, most audience members will be thrashed into a world of black honor, history and preservation. While the Pew Report notes that there is a varying “black/white digital divide” concerning internet usage, (87% whites, 80% blacks), there is little divide when it comes to mobile platforms. The growth of black presence in media, such as on social media, in streaming services and more, will only continue due to the imminent success of Beyoncé’s partnership with Netflix. Her myriad of success as a dominant Black woman breaks down barriers in the same way Jordan Peele has done for young Black filmmakers across the diaspora. This will become one of the most treasured pieces of mass media and should offer encouragement to both women and minorities to bust through the glass ceiling on all fronts especially digitization and technology.

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Illustrator: Alejandra Villagra

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Hï Ibiza and the Return of Black Coffee

HÏ IBIZA ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF BLACK COFFEE, EVERY SATURDAY.

25 MAY – 5 OCTOBER

FULL PROGRAM TO FOLLOW

EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT HIIBIZA.COM – AVAILABLE UNTIL SUNDAY NIGHT

The Night League, the team behind the success of Hï Ibiza reveals that South Africa’s most sought after DJ, Black Coffee is back for another monumental season. Having established himself as a true heavyweight in Ibiza over the past two years he will return to take the reins each Saturday night at Hï Ibiza from the 25 May – 5th October 2019.

The full line-ups will soon be revealed but since opening its doors in 2017, the residency has fast become synonymous with cutting edge cool, forward-thinking curation and some of the most stand-out moments Ibiza has seen. Expect complete immersion in the tribal sophistication, spiritual splendor and scintillating performances from internationally renowned Ibiza regulars, underground stars and special guests.

On an unstoppable upward trajectory that continues to defy convention, South Africa’s Nathi Maphumulo triggers sold out shows across the globe, packs out stadiums in his home country and has amassed an eminent list of collaborators including Akon, Alicia Keys, Drake, David Guetta, Usher, Pharrell Williams, Diplo, Kelly Rowland, Beyonce and Jay Z. His newest single “Wish You Were Here” is a lush collaboration with African songbird Msaki and pre-cursor to the award-winning music producer’s 6th solo long player forthcoming later this year. This year, the artwork for Black Coffee has been designed by artist  Harmonia Rosales who believes in creating art with meaning and impact, moving people to see the world differently and to be guided by that new vision.

As ever, with Black Coffee’s razor-sharp eye for talent at the helm, expect another year of flawlessly put-together line-ups featuring underground acts and internationally renowned Ibiza regulars. Forever moving forward and keeping things fresh, this year’s residency will have some new twists and surprises thrown into the mix so brace yourself for one explosive weekly party: the only place to be on the island on Saturday night. The full program of guests will soon be revealed, so watch out for more news.

Early bird tickets are available until Sunday at www.hiibiza.com.

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ABOUT HÏ IBIZA

Since opening its doors for the very first time in 2017, the multi-award-winning Hï Ibiza has played host to many of the biggest names on the electronic music scene. Welcoming thousands of party revellers from all around the world each week throughout the season, Hï Ibiza has fast become one of the most sought-after tickets on the island. With world-class residents, state-of-the-art design and sound, plus a commitment to putting the clubber at the centre of the experience, the groundbreaking club has proved itself a force to be reckoned with.

ABOUT THE NIGHT LEAGUE

Founded in 2001 by events entrepreneur Yann Pissenem, The Night League is a 360 music and entertainment company, dedicated to every facet of event and venue management. For almost two decades, we have created and delivered world-class music experiences through our globally-renowned in-house brands Ushuaïa Ibiza, Hï Ibiza, ANTS and Children of the 80’s, as well as collaborating with some of the world’s most influential artists, festivals and events to create bespoke, pioneering concepts, such as GangStar and DYSTOPIA. From our event producers, venue operators, booking managers, artist management, marketing and design teams, TNL consistently goes beyond expectations, fusing music and art to deliver profound experiences that invigorate audiences around the world

ERODNEY DAVIS

Some of the biggest stars in the world rely on Erodney Davis and his agency, Basic White Shirt, with its roster of the world’s most sought-after Celebrity Hairstylists, Makeup Artists and Nail Artists, to look their best.

After graduating with honors from North Carolina A&T State University in 1996, Davis accepted a job at ad agency, Y&R New York, while also moonlighting as part-time personal assistant to Celebrity Makeup Artist and Author, Sam Fine.

After more than a decade developing his acute business acumen alongside visionaries from the world of advertising, beauty and fashion, Davis changed course, leaving corporate America behind with only his savings and a desire to work in a more creative capacity. A month later, he began assisting top Casting Directors in NY, Paris & Milan, helping designers like Ralph Lauren, Proenza Schouler, Alice Temperley, and J. Mendel choose the most elite models of the moment to bring their designer collections to life on the runway.

During this time, Davis experienced a full-circle moment when Sam Fine tapped him to manage Fine’s freelance bookings and eventually other clients came calling, giving rise to Davis’ boutique agency, Basic White Shirt, boasting a cadre of talented beauty professionals. Davis continued casting models for New York Fashion Week for another 8 years while simultaneously running BWS. Currently based in Brooklyn, NY, Davis’ main focus is growing his agency’s roster with select, creative clientele and managing the needs of his world-class talent.

Casting/Fashion Clients:

Bottega Veneta

Calvin Klein

Carlos Miele

Coach

Emporio Armani

Fashion Fair Cosmetics

GAP

Giorgio Armani

J. Mendel

Levi’s

Narciso Rodriguez

Ohne Titel

Proenza Schouler

Ralph Lauren / Polo.com

Rachel Zoe

Temperley London

Tommy Hilfiger

Mgmt/Agency Clients:

Sir John

Sir John Celebrity Makeup Artist whose clients include Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Naomi Campbell, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Rowland, Erykah Badu, Viola Davis, Margot Robie, Priyanka Chopra & Gabrielle Union

Sam Fine

Sam Fine Celebrity Makeup Artist & Author whose clients include Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Iman, Mary J. Blige, Vanessa Williams, Keri Hilson, Paula Patton, Patti Labelle & Tyra Banks

Oslyn Holder

Oslyn Holder Celebrity Makeup Artist whose clients include Bette Midler, Vanessa Williams, LionBabe, Bernadette Peters, Kelly Clarkson, Tia & Tamera Mowry, Danaii Gurira, Holly Robinson Peete & Regina King

Mila Thomas

Mila Thomas Celebrity Makeup Artist whose clients include Jenifer Lewis, En Vogue, Neicy Nash, K. Michelle, Karrueche Tran, Angela Rye, Amara La Negra & Jasmine Sanders

POO BEAR ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM

GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter and producer Poo Bear unites some of the hottest names in pop, hip-hop, Latin, R&B, and electronic music for his upcoming full-length debut, Poo Bear Presents Bearthday Music arriving in stores and online Friday April 27, 2018 via Capitol Music Group. This special bilingual collaborative album properly ushers the preeminent writer and enigmatic presence into the spotlight for the first time. POO BEAR PRESENTS BEARTHDAY MUSIC is available for pre-order HERE. Fans who pre-order the album will instantly receive Hard 2 Face Reality

An inimitable curator of unparalleled influence, Poo Bear assembled an event-size cast of guests for what will be the first in a series of Poo Bear Presents releases, happening annually like a birthday. To celebrate the announcement, he serves up the new single ‘Hard 2 Face Reality’ feat. Justin Bieber & Jay Electronica. A blockbuster collaboration, the track showcases the energy and ambition that define Bearthday Music. It also follows up the previously released ‘All We Can Do’ feat. Juanes and ‘Will I See’ feat. Anitta, which has racked up 16.1 million Spotify streams to date. Other cameos include longtime friends and frequent collaborators Jennifer LopezSkrillexZara LarssonTy Dolla $ign, and more. Check out the full tracklisting below.

The record represents an important milestone for Poo Bear. It’s a moment for him to share his artistry and Passion projects among friends as he delivers a unique platform for mega-stars to unleash music off-cycle and a venue to showcase buzzing talent. It’s unlike anything else he’s done or that anybody else has done for that matter.

Emerging in 2001, the four-time GRAMMYAward-winning songwriter and producer began collaborating with the likes of Jill Scott before co-writing “Caught Up”, Usher’s RIAA diamond-certified classic Confessions in 2004. Along the way, everyone from Big Boi, Lupe FiascoChris BrownKelly Rowland, and Mariah Carey sought out his pen, prose, and perspective. Introduced to Justin Bieber in 2013, he became a collaborator to the pop icon on Journals, Purpose, co-writing “Where Are Now,” “What Do You Mean?,” “PYD,” “Hold Tight”, “All That Matters”, and more.

Regularly on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2017, Bear’s nimble curiosity and hyper creativity would define a string of genre-busting smashes, including David Guetta’s “2U,” DJ Khaled’s “I’m the One” [feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, & Lil Wayne], Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” (Remix) [feat. Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber] (for which he received a Song of the Year; nom at the GRAMMYS and Songwriter of the Year nom at the Billboard Latin Music Awards), Latin Grammy Award Winning album “Energia” by J Balvin and more. Simultaneously, he dropped his first solo single “Will I See You” [feat. Anitta] and generated over 10 million Spotify streams and 32 million YouTube/VEVO views.

Poo Bear Presents: Bearthday Music Tracklisting

1. Hard 2 Face Reality (ft. Justin Bieber and Jay Electronica)

2. Put Your Lovin Where Your Mouth Is (ft. Jennifer Lopez)

3. Perdido (ft. J Balvin)

4. Will I See You (ft. Anitta)

5. All We Can Do (Poo Bear and Juanes)

6. Shade (ft. Elvana)

7. Inevitable (ft. Sasha Sirota)

8. Either (ft. Zara Larsson)

9. From Here (ft. Nikki Vianna and LAZR)

10. That Shit Go (ft. Ty Dolla $ign)

11. Moves (ft. Nechie)

12. Vegas (ft. LAZR)

13. On My Kids (ft. RaRa)

14. Blessing And A Curse (ft. Ashley Joi)

15. Early or Late

Kelly Rowland

Take a peek inside how stars like Kelly Rowland vacation in style! Beach vibes are perfect for spring break and once you’re packed and have your passport in hand, select the ultimate getaway to Bondi Beach, Sydney.

How the stars jet set is always a mystery but nothing beats the ocean views and must-visit hidden gems in the worlds ultimate beach town like designer hotel, QT Bondi. Kelly Rowland has been spotted rocking retro looks all around Bondi Beach while filming The Voice Australia.

Rowlands favorite location in Australia is QT Bondi, the ultra-chic beachside hotel that is nestled among the best restaurants, steps to hidden beaches, moonlit classic movies, oceanside yoga and dozens of other barefoot luxuries that have become synonymous with Bondi beach.

JADAGRACE

JADAGRACE PREMIERES “MY RULES” MUSIC VIDEO ONREFINERY29

Releases New “My Rules” Remix Bundle At All Digital Retailers Today

 

Yesterday, 18-year-old Jadagrace exclusively premiered the official music video for her buzzing new single “My Rules” on Refinery29. About the song, Refinery29 writes,“QUOTE.


Watch it HERE.


Weaving together an eye-catching narrative, the cinematic visual perfectly complements the single’s swinging groove, sultry soul, and empowering message. It adds another dimension to “My Rules”and illuminates the multi-faceted power of Jadagrace.

It’s a big day for the songstress as she also releases the “My Rules” – Remix Bundle at all digital retailers via Capitol Music Group. Get it HERE.

Sought-after remixer Colin Callahan expands the sonic palette of the original with the dance floor-ready energy of the “Future House Remix” and “Future Bass Remix.” Jadagrace‘s music seamlessly steps into a new arena altogether with these remixes.

Right now, the artist is hard at work on her full-length debut-due out in 2018. Stay tuned for more news soon.

Updating timeless Motown soul with 21st century sass, Jadagrace arrived with a style of her own on 2017’s My Rules EP. Straight out of the gate, she earned the praise of Pop CrushJust Jared, Jr.The Daily Shuffle, and more. Quietly building a buzz, she brings a new groove to pop music. Simultaneously, she stands out as an unforgettable presence on-screen whose credits span everything fromTerminator: Salvation alongside Christian Bale and her television series, The Jadagrace Show. During 2016, she also found herself in good company alongside Kelly ClarksonChloe x HalleMissy ElliottLea MicheleJanelle MonáeKelly Rowland and Zendaya on “This Is For My Girls,” the anthem for Michelle Obama‘s “Let Girls Learn” initiative.

 

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Nika Card 

Nika Card has been a master stylist in Detroit for 20+ years. She is committed to continuing education and the importance of creativity and innovation. She offers a range of techniques in cutting, weaving and styling.

Nika’s priority is excellent client service. Satisfaction is achieved when “More Hair” is said.