In The Groove with BK Kirkland and SHALAMAR Reloaded

 

Nate Allen Smith, B.K. Kirkland, Jody Watley and Rosero McCoy.

Nate Allen Smith, B.K. Kirkland, Jody Watley and Rosero McCoy. Shalamar ‘ Reloaded’ for the new era.

Make sure to listen live on July 5 for an exclusive interview and performance with the new SHALAMAR ® Nate Allen Smith, and Rosero McCoy. We had a great time with ‘In The Groove’ host B.K. Kirkland when we taped this while in Washington D.C. for the Howard Theatre concert June 24. 9am PST 12 noon EST. “In The Groove” is a new series for SIRIUSXM and “The Groove” channel – great idea B.K. I’m proud to be chosen to kick it off!

I perform two of my classics and fan favorites, as well as two with the group.

 

Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded On KTLA with Sam Rubin

Rosero McCoy, Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley and entertainment personality Sam Rubin on KTLA Morning News and Entertainment 7/3/2015

Rosero McCoy, Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley and entertainment personality Sam Rubin on KTLA Morning News and Entertainment 7/3/2015

Sam Learns Some Dance Moves From Jody Watley and Shalamar® Reloaded, Watch  HERE

Jody Watley At The Historic Howard Theater

 

 

Jody Watley. Live at The Howard Theater

Jody Watley. Live at The Howard Theater

“If you have not seen  her perform live you are surely missing out on having a good night out and seeing one of the greatest to ever do it on stage.” By JV Jones for DC Nitelife: Here

Jody Watley Featuring Shalamar Reloaded at Lincoln Center Photos and Recap

Jody Watley by Lisa Pacino. #LCSwing

Jody Watley by Lisa Pacino. #LCSwing

 

Photojournalist Lisa Pacino captures some of the essence of the evening. Check out the assortment of  images and review from the Lincoln Center concert and spectacular event “Midsummer Night Swing” at Damrosch Park Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park: Here

Jody Watley Brings Back Shalamar Her Way

Jody Watley. Photography: Albert Sanchez

Jody Watley. Photography: Albert Sanchez

 

 

 

SHALAMAR ® Reloaded heat up a Lincoln Center for Midsummer Night Swing - a can't miss event.

SHALAMAR ® Reloaded heat up a Lincoln Center for Midsummer Night Swing – a can’t miss event.

 

Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley and Rosero McCoy strike a pose at Lincoln Center, Damrosch Park Midsummer Night Swing.

Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley and Rosero McCoy strike a pose at Lincoln Center, Damrosch Park Midsummer Night Swing.

 

Never one to go with the status quou read the full article here and find out what’s next for Jody Watley and the new reloaded SHALAMAR ® in a witty and depth conversation with Patrik Henry Bass on Essence.com required reading for fans, and business minded artists.

Thought of The Day. Emanuel AME Church. Senseless Violence and Social Media.

It’s impossible to reduce such heavy feelings and thoughts into 140  or less on Twitter or other forums. This tragedy as well as so many others in the world..I just read an in depth article on what’s going on in the Dominican Republic with threatened mass deportations to Haiti – for a generation of children and adults who have never actually been there..the sick fun sport of hunting innocent animals roaming free (giraffe, lions) .. the still missing girls in Nigeria – some of the kidnapped have been returned raped and  now pregnant.. the list goes on. We have to keep on living and finding joy but can never become heartless and desensitized to the important issues faced daily by millions of all types around the world. If something can be done, try..even if by a silent prayer.

This is a repost from my Facebook page yesterday – with this still heavy on my heart in the midst of a flurry of promotional activities while getting ready for next weeks concerts and appearance:

“My heart aches for any act of senseless violence, terror and hate as I have commented previously-I still think of the innocent little ones from time to to time at Sandy Hook and their parents left behind, unimaginable tragedy… At the least my thoughts and prayers are extended to families and friends and to the innocent victims always, my goodness, what’s wrong with people I ask to myself often. I pray for humankind all the time..words seem small in these moments to post on FB, the outrage I often feel at world events even when not sharing those things in this forum -choosing to do so privately – however – The shooting massacre and tragedy at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (a historical church at that) in Charleston is another example of a crazy world hate filled world we live – so enjoy each day and loved ones as much as you can and take that into the world, try to do what you love, laugh and share with your friends, family, co-workers – live in the moment, appreciate the now..as well stay ‘woke’ .. Blessings, Light and Love.”‪#‎AMEShooting‬

To Help the families of the shooting: Read here via USAToday

 

The OkayPlayer Interview. Jody Watley Speaks on Soul Train, Rakim and Reclaiming The Name Shalamar

Jody Watley. Photography: Albert Sanchez

Jody Watley. Photography: Albert Sanchez

SHALAMAR ® reloaded with Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy. 2015

SHALAMAR ® reloaded with Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy. 2015

For those who came late, Jody Watley is a name synonymous with soul, an icon of music, fashion and dance who set the defining trends of at least four or five distinctive eras of black culture.. Read the full article on:  OkayPlayer

Get your tickets:

June 24 The Howard Theater D.C.

June 25 Midsummer Night Swing NYC

June 27 Let’s Rock London, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

June 28 Melkweg Amsterdam, Netherlands

Other Appearances:

June 23 SIRIUS FM The Groove 4-5 PM EST

June 24 MyFox5 News Washington, D.C.

July 3 KTLA Morning News Los Angeles