Fantasia was backing doing what she loves at the 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell at The Fair Grounds Race Course on April 30, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The singer was sporting an entirely new do, long blonde and black hair and a leopard print outfit. In true Fantasia fashion, she was barefoot and had the crowd eating out of her hands with her vocals and stage presence.
The outfit wasn’t the best looking in the world, but Fanny gets a pass because she did a great job from what I was told. These pictures are from Day 2 of the festival.
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Wyclef Jean was shot in Port-au-Prince on Saturday — on the eve of the country’s presidential runoff vote.
The singer was taken to a nearby hospital, treated and released. His management team took over the singer’s Twitter account and informed fans that that “We have spoken to Wyclef, he is ok. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.”
When singer Wyclef Jean announced his plans to run for president of Haiti, many people cheered while others disapproved.
After looking at all of the candidates closely, the council decided to accept 19 candidates and reject 15 others. Wyclef Jean just so happen to be one of the 15 candidates that were rejected. Ultimately, Jean did not meet the requirements to run for president of his home country. All candidates are required to have lived in Haiti for five years before the election. The “Gone Til November” singer has obviously been living in the United States for the past few years.
According to a The Huffington Post, here’s what Jean had to say about the ruling:
“Though I disagree with the ruling, I respectfully accept the committee’s final decision, and I urge my supporters to do the same.”
Well there you have it folks, the law is the law.
Source: AP/The Huffington Post
- Haiti council: Wyclef Jean can’t run for president (omg.yahoo.com)
- Haiti’s electoral council rules Wyclef Jean can’t run for president (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Ineligible: Wyclef Jean’s bid to be Haiti’s president cut short (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
Bill Cosby, Reverand Al Sharpton, Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey, Wyclef Jean and a host of many other talented individuals gathered for the 12th Annual Keepers of The Dream Awards at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers on April 15. Keepers of The Dream was established in 1993 to honor individual who exemplify the tenets of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mariah Carey received the James Brown Cultural Excellence Award and Wyclef Jean also received an award.
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The original “We Are the World” was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie to aid famine relief in Africa, now twenty-five years later, a new roster of musicians will gather to record the song.
The session, which will be recorded some time tonight, will be held in the same exact studio where the original song was recorded—– the A&M complex in Hollywood, CA.
Akon, Lady GaGa, Bono, Wyclef Jean, Enrique Iglesias, Usher, Toni Braxton, Carlos Santana and Jason Mraz are confirmed to perform on the new track.
The track will benefit Haiti relief in helping to re-build and nourish those devastated by the earthquake. Quincy Jones and RedOne are set to produce the track.
RedOne had this to say about working with Jones.
“Having Quincy, our father of music … and Lionel Richie asking me to contribute and help, I said of course, because this is not about me,” he said. “It’s about Haiti.”
The original song featured 45 musicians/celebrities from across the U.S.
My two cents: Sometimes you just need to leave well-enough alone.
Source: Associate Press