Late Pass: Ledisi (@Ledisi) – I Blame You

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Ledisi’s new album, The Truth, was released just a few days ago (March 11th) and is now available in stores and on iTunes/Amazon. She is also preparing to start touring with  featured artist, Robert Glasper. The festivities kick off April 16th in Jacksonville, FL in the meantime enjoy this flashback track as we celebrate her new album and the release of more good music.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

On the Radar: TSoul (@TSoulMusic) -Best of Me


Virginia’s own Terry Packard best known by his stage name TSoul has a compelling and powerful voice. He delivers sweet yet strong emotions that can easily sweep any girl off her feet. TSoul was recently recognized for his talents last month as he performed live on the BET Music Matter’s stage. He performed tracks from his 2010 debut album “Love & Music” and even incorporated a smooth little remix of Usher Raymond’s 90s hit “Nice & Slow”. Check out more of his music here and don’t forget to comment below to let me know what you think.

The Human Torch: Michael B. Jordan Lands New Role as Johnny in Reboot Fantastic Four Movie

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Michael alongside Miles Teller (Mr. Fantastic), Kate Mara (Invisible Woman), and Jamie Bell (The Thing) have been selected to play the lead characters in the new Fantastic Four reboot. 2oth Century Fox appears to be adding a modern twist to the cult classic; unfortunately a few die hard Marvel comic fans were not pleased.20140221-185432.jpg

Comic fans took to social networks last week tearing apart the cast. Some were simply unhappy with the choice of actors, claiming that they do not fit the actual images of the comic book heros and would ruin the classic American story. Others ragged on the individual stars stating how Teller is too silly and young to be Mr. Fantastic, Mara isn’t even blonde and Michael B Jordan is black. For the most part, fans are highly concerned with how the story between Sue Storm and her brother Johnny Storm will pan out. In the comic, Jordan’s character (the Human Torch) and Kate’s (the Invisible Woman) are siblings. Yes, it is evident that Jordan isn’t a blonde hair, blue eyed; Caucasian boy but should that matter? He is an actor and regardless of the characters color that shouldn’t take anything away from him playing the role. Michael’s casting transcends the Hollywood color barriers and gives the young actor a chance to showcase his charm and youthful bravado, as he will need it to play the boisterous prankster: Johnny Storm.

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We find it disheartening that fans have come down so hard on the cast and Jordan especially. The whole point of being an actor is to act and clearly some people do not understand the definition of reboot. Let us help bring some clarity by defining the word. According to Wikipedia when referencing serial fiction, to reboot something means to discard all continuity in an established series in order to recreate its characters, timeline and back story from the beginning. Regardless of what social critics say the cast of actors are an interesting twist that will provide a new and stimulating vantage point. We’ll just have to see how the reboot pans out, until then congrats to the new Fantastic Four!

What are your thoughts on Jordan playing the Human Torch? Chime in below.

Kelis (@IamKelis) Announces New Cooking Channel Show & Drops Visuals for Jerk Ribs Single

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In anticipation of her album ‘Food,’ Kelis has provided visuals for the newly released track Jerk Ribs which premiered earlier today. Even though the song seems to have nothing to do with food, this American singer-songwriter and certified chef isn’t going to leave us hanging.

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Kelis announced yesterday that she will host a new series; “Saucy and Sweet”. The show will premiere Wednesday, February 26th on the Cooking Channel. The title of the series seems befitting of this award winning songstress and we are looking forward to seeing another side of Kelis as she showcases her culinary skills.

We can only guess what Kelis will be cooking up in her kitchen. Anyone else hoping for her infamous milkshake recipe? Drop your favorite dishes below.

Source: Time.com Photo Credit: IamKelis (Twitter)

New Release: @PHZ_Sicks – Black Women (Official Music Video)

A perfect addition to the current Black History month celebrations; Virginia based rapper PHZ-sicks drops the visuals for the track ‘Black Women’ off his latest studio album, The Moment. Featured in the video are dazzling women including his mom and DC’s own DJ Heat. We hope you enjoy and don’t forget to leave a comment below to let us know what you think.

Big Sean (@BigSean)- 1st Quarter Freestyle

“This is for the fans that say they love the album but they fucking love the mixtapes.” -Big Sean

After releasing his sophomore album Hall of Fame in 2013, Sean decided to start the new year off with a bang. With the help of Key Wane and Travis $cott for production and signature punchlines and wit, check out the new song from the Detroit MC.

The DC metro area welcomes a new unisex salon & spa: The Ivy Lounge

On January 18th, we had the pleasure of attending an exclusive VIP and Media preview for the new unisex salon and spa.  The Ivy lounge is a full service multicultural establishment that welcomes the diversity of clientele it is sure to receive being nestled in the heart of downtown Hyattsville, Maryland. As a welcomed addition to the PG county corridor you can see the vivacity that this upscale salon and spa has already brought to the area.

The event was hosted by WPGC 95.5’s Guy Lambert and CBS Big Brother season 15 contestant, Candice Stewart.

Upon arrival guests were greeted and checked in by event curators from Dash Coordinating & Marketing, LLC. The afternoons’ affairs were beautifully orchestrated as everyone mixed and mingled taking in the ambiance of the luxurious space. Throughout the event guest were treated to passed hour’derves from Paris Catering company; they were also welcomed to partake in wine from the complimentary open wine bar.

In addition to beautiful wood bamboo-style painted cabinets; framing an assortment of top of the line hair care products, the Ivy lounge is equipped with state of the art appliances and furnishings housed in the manicure bar, message lounge, and dryer saloon.  The spa offers reasonably priced services including salon styling, facial grooming, waxing, nail care, Deep Tissue and Swedish massage therapy [just to name a few]. As mentioned at the event, in the near future Ivy Lounge plans to offer additional medi-spa services to include body sculpting and Botox.

Ivy Lounge’s team of talented stylists treated guest to an amazing hair show featuring signature salon styles.

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Ivy Lounge owner Dr. Fadayomi hosted a series of giveaways and door prizes during the evening including his most noteworthy giveaway to a mother and daughter who were  victims of a second homicide. He gifted Mrs. Weathers and her daughter (China) a complimentary makeover including hair, makeup and nail spa services. He also made a special charitable contribution by donating hair care products and other items to the Enchanting Women Foundation in support of their mission to help disadvantaged teens, battered women, homeless women and women-owned businesses.

The Media preview and VIP reception was a fun-filled event with many beautiful people in attendance including a few local and national beauty queens. If you’re looking for a one stop shop in the heart of the Hyattsville community Ivy Lounge is the place to go!

IVY Lounge  | 6205 Baltimore Avenue , Hyattsville, MD

www.IvyLoungeSalon.com