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Tessanne Chin ‘The Voice’ winner performs at The White House, Mar 6th hosted by The Obama’s

A recent Press Release posted on the official website of The White House has announced that Jamaican songstress and winner of ‘The Voice’, Tessanne Chin will be among other legendary singers performing at the White House on Thursday, March 6th, 2014, at the “Women Of Soul: In Performance at the White House”.

The Obama’s have invited ‘…Music Legends and contemporary female artists’ to perform in honor of the ‘foremothers’ of American music, expressing the struggles and achievements of women; and Tessanne will share stage with other phenomenal female voices in the likes of Melissa Etheridge, Aretha Franklin, Ariana Grande, Patti LaBelle, Janelle Monáe and Jill Scott, with Greg Phillinganes as Music director. The President’s remark and the entire event will be streamed live at 7:30 pm EST.

If you miss the live stream, the public will also be able to see the broadcast on April 7th on PBS.

Wowwwwwwwwwww, is all we can say…CONGRATS TO TESSANNE on this huge opportunity!!

Media Release:

The White House

Office of the First Lady
For Immediate Release
March 04, 2014

Upcoming guidence on “Women of Soul: In Performance at The White House”

Event includes Evening Performances and Daytime Student Workshop Honoring Women in Music

Thursday, March 6 * White House – As part of their “In Performance at the White House” series, the President and First Lady will invite music legends and contemporary major female artists to the White House for a celebration of the great “foremothers” of American music, with songs expressing the struggles and achievements of women. The program will include performances by Tessanne Chin, Melissa Etheridge, Aretha Franklin, Ariana Grande, Patti LaBelle, Janelle Monáe and Jill Scott, with Greg Phillinganes as music director. The President’s remarks will be pooled press and the entire event will be streamed live at WhiteHouse.gov/live at 7:30 PM ET. “Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House will be broadcast Monday, April 7 at 9:00 PM ET on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings). The program will also be broadcast at a later date via the American Forces Network to American service men and women and civilians at U.S. Department of Defense locations around the world.

As with previous White House music events, the First Lady will host a special daytime workshop for students. The First Lady will welcome 124 middle school, high school and college students from across the country to take part in an interactive student workshop: “I’m Every Woman: The History of Women in Soul.” Beginning at 11:00 AM in the State Dining Room, Robert Santelli, Executive Director of The GRAMMY Museum® in Los Angeles, will give participating students an overview of the origins of soul music, inform them of important artists, discuss the social climate of the United States in the 1950s and 1960s as it pertains to women’s rights and dissect the elements of soul that helped contribute to the genre’s unique sounds. Featured performers from the evening event will share their experiences as well as answer student questions about the music and entertainment world. Students from 11 schools or programs from the following communities will participate: Cleveland, MS; Eddyville, OR; Memphis, TN; Minneapolis, MN; New York, NY; Oakland, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Potomac and Sandy Spring, MD; Waiʻanae, HI; and Washington, D.C.

The workshop, “I’m Every Woman: The History of Women in Soul,” will stream live on WhiteHouse.gov/live. This event will be open press, but space is limited. Members of the media who wish to cover this event must RSVP to firstladypress@who.eop.gov by Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 12:00 PM ET. Press who do not have a White House hard pass must include their social security number, date of birth, country of citizenship, current city/state of residence and gender in their request.

“Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House” will be the twelfth “In Performance at the White House” program during President Barack Obama’s administration. From February 2009 to the most recent broadcast in May 2013, these latest “In Performance at the White House” events have honored the musical genius of Stevie Wonder, Sir Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach, Hal David and Carole King; celebrated Hispanic musical heritage during Hispanic Heritage Month; marked Black History Month with events featuring the music of Motown, Memphis Soul, the Blues, and from the Civil Rights Movement; explored the rich roots of Country music; and spotlighted Broadway and the unique spirit of the American musical.

(Watch) Commercial: Beyonce shoots her fifth Pepsi Commercial

According to MTV, Beyonce ‘Mrs Carter’ is getting ready to shoot a superbowl commercial for Pepsi. This will be Bey’s fifth endorsement for the ever evolving veteran brand.

The pic below surfaced on the internet earlier, causing a confirmed buzz of the upcoming power collab Ad.

Beyonce is also slated to headline the Half Time show at Super Bowl XLVII, scheduled for February 3, 2013, (Associated Press). The show will take place in New Orleans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

This will be Beyonce’s very first Super Bowl Half Time performance, she did however sing the National Anthem back in 2004, when the finals were held in her hometown, Houston.

Check out previous Pepsi commercials with Beyonce from as far as 2002:

ALSO WATCH: Check out Trinidadian Doll Nicki Minaj’s in her recent Pepsi commercial

MAYA ANGELOU (Poem) – Still I Rise

Still I Rise – Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
’Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
’Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own backyard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.