Jody Watley. The Rrazz Room. Real Music. Real Elegant. Real Funky.

Defying preconceived notions and expectation; Grammy Award Winning Artist Jody Watley delivers a live experience combining her distinct brand of elegance and funk. A musical journey and melting pot of styles weaving 70’s disco funk as a nod to her Soul Train and Shalamar past, signature solo 80’s Pop/R&B, Jazz and ambient Dance/Electronica are seamlessly woven together for this special night of music. The singer/songwriter will also preview of new music from her appropriately titled forthcoming 10th album tentatively titled “Chameleon”.

The Rrazz Room, Hotel Nikko

222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA

http://www.therrazzroom.com/12ap/jody_w.html

Jody Watley:

There’s just something about classic black and white images and the golden era of Hollywood before everything was a bombastic “Who are you wearing..”. I remember staying up late to watch black and white classic movies as a child and still enjoy them today. It may sound old fashioned, but they really don’t make them like they used to. I really like this photo gallery from LIFE.

Originally posted on LIFE:

Audrey Hepburn. Marlon Brando. Elizabeth Taylor. Kirk Douglas. Grace Kelly. Bogart and Bacall . . . you get the picture. And during the Golden Age of Hollywood, when it came to the Academy Awards, LIFE got the picture, too — over and over again.

In fact, from the red carpet to the stage to the after-parties (where tuxedos and gowns were de rigueur) there were few noteworthy Oscar moments that LIFE missed. Here, in honor of Hollywood, actors, actresses and the magic of movies in general — we’re fans, after all — LIFE.com offers a selection of Oscar photos that capture not only the familiar glitz and glamor of the proceedings, but those far rarer moments when a superstar drops his or her guard and, for an instant, we see someone who seems remarkably like us — albeit better-looking, richer, and with more charisma than most of…

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Quote Of The Day

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“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” -Maya Angelou

Happy Birthday Nancy Wilson.

One of my favorites. Growing up jazz music was always played in our home – thanks Mom and Dad for exposing me to great music and artists like Ms. Nancy Wilson. She’s still beautiful and sounding great.

Adele. VOGUE

American VOGUE ‘s March cover girl and music superstar Adele gets the glam makeover. WerQ!

 

Photo: (via) American VOGUE. View article here http://www.vogue.com/magazine/

Photography: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

HealthyStyle. Van Roy

A native of Louisiana, Van Roy and I have worked together for years and are dear friends. Both of us share a fondness for morning run/walks and always have enlightening conversations about life and surviving in a tough and unpredictable business.

I’ve been toying with the idea of featuring real people, recipes and other stories as a tool for inspiration for others who may be struggling with something be it weight loss, or just getting by day to day.

Van sent me this note a couple days ago and I asked if I could share – especially for those that have a weakness for potatoes.

Van has committed to losing weight and despite the occasional and normal setbacks – has lost 27 lbs in the past year, with an eye on 50 more to go. He has found that sticking to a morning routine is helpful (meditation, a nutritious breakfast, robust walk, etc) is key to keeping him on target for his goal. If you, like Van, are looking for healthy options and have a weakness for mashed potatoes – this might be a wonderful replacement or option.

“I have recently become a huge fan of cauliflower! I’ve been steaming it slightly, then mashing it as one would do potatoes… I swear it tastes liked mashed potatoes – comforting without all the carbs and starch… just a little olive oil and salt and pepper…”

Learn more about nutritional and anti-oxidant benefits of cauliflower: Here