Brandy - 14th Annual Harold & Carole Pump Foundation Gala raising money for the treatment and cure of cancer - Arrivals at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 8th August 2014
Brandy and Brandy Norwood - Celebrities attend 21st Annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum at Exposition Park - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 10th May 2014
40 people in a 90,000-seater is... 0.044444444444444446%... and that's maths
When R&B singer Brandy came on stage at the 90,000-capacity FNB stadium in Soweto, she won’t have imagined the place to be rocking, full to the brim with people singing her lyrics back at her, but she could have been forgiven for predicating a turn out of more than 40 people.
It wasn't Brandy's fault, but it doesn't look good
But 40 people there were. The Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day did, at one point, attract thousands of people; they hung around all day, caught up with the cultural events on offer and enjoyed an afternoon of sport. But when it came time for a spot of music from Brandy, only the hard-core fans remained.
Continue reading: Brandy Manages To Fill a 90,000-Seater Venue...With 40 People
Essence Festival: A three day New Orleans party-with-a-heart designed to showcase the nation's very best R&B artists. Beyoncé, Maxwell, Trey Songz and Keyshia Cole will be there, are you?
Calling at R&B fans: if you're not at Essence Festival this weekend, then why not? Year on year the line-up gets better and better, and this year is no exception. Loads of acts are set to bring their talents to one of the six stages this weekend (4th - 7th July), including the unmatchable Beyoncé, the multi-platinum selling Keyshia Cole, hiphop star Trey Songz and loads of other important names of the genre.
Beyoncé Knowles Is Sure To Dazzle As She Headlines Essence Festival.
However, Thursday's grand opening of the 19th annual festival came with a sterner note from Mayor Mitch Landrieu who took to his own stage for a press conference to address to issue of gun violence and murdering in the world-famous Crescent City, as reported by Nola.com. Landrieu acknowledged that things had been going well for the city, with recent accolades such as 'the nation's laboratory for change and innovation,' and announced plans for a Sunday morning gathering for New Orleans' mothers who have lost their children to violence, saying "We understand that mothers who have loved and lost are critical in changing the culture of violence and in ending this unacceptable epidemic of young African-American men killing each other," giving early festival attendees for for thought as they prepared to begin their celebration of black musicians, performers and artists.
You can always rely on Cedric The Entertainer to get the red-carpet rocking ahead of an industry bash. Real name Cedric Antonio Kyles, the American actor and comedian showed up at the 2013 BET Honors last week to really liven things up! The Steve Harvey Show alum looked in his element posing for photographers and chatting with fellow guests.
It was a typical grand entrance from the funny-man, though the waiting press pack were perhaps more keen to snap Avatar star Laz Alonso, who also attended the event, and Anthony Anderson from All About The Andersons. Other high profile arrivals included R&B and soul producers Jimmy Jam and Terry lewis, BET chairman Debra Lee and Ava Coleman, Whose Line Is It Anyway? comedian Wayne Brady and WNBA player Lisa Leslie and husband MICHAEL LOCKWOOD.
Continue reading: Cedric The Entertainer Steals The Show On BET Red Carpet (Video)
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