Thought of The Day. Be Your Own Story.

This excerpt from Toni Morrison really resonated with me, it’s great food for thought. Live your life – set the tone and theme – change it when you feel like it. Don’t worry about other people’s expectations or opinions – we all have our own lives to live and shouldn’t waste time trying to conform what others think our journey should be about – because it may make them feel more comfortable.

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Jody Watley and Shalamar ® Turn Up The Heat and Celebrate Single Release At Exclusive Bash

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Hot and sweaty. Jody Watley in Chanel and Shalamar ® fresh from an insane mini celebratory performance. Photo Courtesy of: AB Images . Gaia

Photo Courtesy of: AB Images / Gaia

Jody Watley.  Shalamar ®  ‘SlowDance” Single Release Event. Photo Courtesy of: AB Images / Gaia

 

Jody Watley. The Standard Hotel. Photo: (c) 2015 Avid Music Inc.

Jody Watley. The Standard Hotel. Photo: (c) 2015 Avid Music Inc.

Photo: (c) 2015  Avid Music Inc.

Photo: (c) 2015 Avid Music Inc. Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy, Nate Allen Smith

It was a packed house with a crowd for our highly anticipated performance. The energy was potent at Bryan Rabin and Adam XII Present: Giorgio’s A Modern Discotheque on the Sunset Strip it caused first ever power outage as we were about to take the stage for our mini performance. Shalamar ® celebrated the debut single release “SlowDance.” Not to be cliche’ but it was truly a night to remember with new members Nate Allen Smith, Rosero McCoy and everyone who came out to party and celebrate with us,

 

 

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.

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

 

 

An Evening With SHALAMAR featuring Jody Watley Melkweg Amsterdam

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Other Upcoming Concerts:

May 16 Autograph Signing Rupaul’s DRAGCon, Los Angeles Convention Center 12-1PM

May 24 Happy Days Festival, UK

May 29, WGN Morning News

May 30 The Shrine Chicago

June 6 Mountain Winery with KC & The Sunshine Band, Saratoga, CA

June 13 Espaco Das Americas, Sao Paulo Brazil ‘Disco Fever’ with Kathy Sledge

June SIRIUS XM Performance and Interview

June 24 The Howard Theater Washington D.C.

June 25 Lincoln Center Damrosch Park “Midsummer Night Swing”

June 27 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park “Let’s Rock London”

June 28 Melkweg, Amsterdam

Jody Watley Attends Blondie Bash

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Jody Watley with Debbie Harry. Paul Smith Photography Exhibition: Chris Stein’s Negative: Me, Blondie And The Advent of Punk

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Jody Watley wearing a pair of heels from his recent collection with shoe designer Jerome C. Rousseau

Jody Watley wearing a pair of heels from his recent collection with shoe designer Jerome C. Rousseau

Event Producer Bryan Rabin and Jody Watley

Event Producer Bryan Rabin and Jody Watley

I first met Debbie Harry in Vienna, Austria for Lifeball several years ago. It was just two weeks ago that I was surprised that she would introduce my performance at charity gala ‘Night of A Thousand Gowns'; here we are again, this time – I have a photo!

Paul Smith Photography Exhibition: Chris Stein’s Negative: Me, Blondie And The Advent of Punk

LA Times Article: Here