It is with great regret that I have cancelled my scheduled performance for TBAAL in Dallas, TX this weekend. This was not an easy decision for me to make – this is my first time canceling an appearance in the many years I have been in the music business but when the President calls on you sometimes you have to change your plans with very short notice.
To Mr. Curtis King, and the Black Academy of Arts and Letters thanks so much for your support – I had an incredible time with you all in 2009 and look forward to continuing a positive and productive relationship in the future.
VH1’s popular franchise “VH1 Divas” announced today additional performers to join this year’s LIVE dance music tribute Natasha Bedingfield, Bootsy Collins, Keri Hilson, Ledisi and Iggy Azalea. In addition La La Anthony, Jenna Dewan, Stacey Keibler, NeNe Leakes, Brandy Norwood and Kelly Osbourne will make an appearance and join the “VH1 Divas” dance party LIVE at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, December 16 at 9PM/8c on VH1. To purchase tickets for VH1 Divas please visit http://on.vh1.com/DIVAStix.
This year “VH1 Divas” red carpet will be live streamed on DIVAS.VH1.com on Sunday, December 16 from 7-9PM ET/4-6PM PT (#VH1DIVAS). Sponsored by Samsung, the live stream will provide fans an unfiltered front-row seat to all the red carpet action and will feature real time interviews with entertainment’s biggest stars. Beginning Monday, December 17, fans can view a curated red carpet highlights video on DIVAS.VH1.com.
Ledisi will be performing at the 90th annual National Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 6th. Additionally, the double-platinum band The Fray and multipleGrammy® winning singer/songwriter Jason Mraz will join singer James Taylor, ten-time Grammy winner singer/songwriter/producer Kenny“Babyface” Edmonds, two-time Grammy® winner Colbie Caillat and American Idol Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips to perform a collection of holiday favorites along with a special guest appearance by Modern Family actor Rico Rodriguez.
The 2012 National Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on the Ellipse at President’s Park inWashington, D.C. The ceremony will kick off the holiday season in our nation’s capital and can be viewed online LIVE at www.thenationaltree.org beginning at 4:30pm ET with the exclusive National Christmas Tree Lighting pre-show. This year, The Midtown Men, the four stars from the originalBroadway cast of Jersey Boys, will headline the pre-show. The event also can be seen on publictelevision throughout the month of December. Broadcast times can be found by checking local listings or visiting www.thenationaltree.org.
This Saturday Ledisi will be appearing at Wayne State University for the UNCF Empower Me tour. She will be teaching a class – BETTER THAN ALRIGHT, sitting on a panel, AND doing a book signing.