Jody Watley A Look Back and Prayers. Photo of the Day.

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Jody Watley. First Lady Rosalynn Carter and President Jimmy Carter in the 90’s.

I was honored by the invitation from former President Jimmy Carter and will never forget the kindness and warmth from he and his wife. My thoughts and prayers go out to them both after his cancer diagnosis. He’s done many great things in his 90 years, and to my view unheralded for the good he’s done and worked for since leaving office.

 

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

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 and SHALAMAR New Photo Session

Jody Watley, who recently legally acquired the trademark rights to SHALAMAR has reloaded the group with new young talent in vocalist/dancer/choreographers Rosero McCoy (America’s Best Dance Crew, Disney’s Shake it Up, Usher, Beyonce, Keke Palmer, Toni Braxton) and Ohio native Nate Allen Smith who brings his own sound style and a precision on stage reminiscent of Michael Jackson with the urban sex appeal of early Maxwell. The trio have begun building a fan base playing to packed concert venues in the United States, with scheduled appearances in the UK in the summer festival season. The signature sound is still intact but the presentation is a fresh and color as this new image. More to come.

Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy - SHALAMAR tm Photography: Viktorija Paschuta

Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy – SHALAMAR tm Photography: Viktorija Paschuta

Nate Allen Smith: Photography Viktorija Pashuta

Nate Allen Smith: Photography Viktorija Pashuta

 

 

Rosero McCoy - SHALAMAR tm Photography Viktorija Paschuta

Rosero McCoy – SHALAMAR tm Photography Viktorija Paschuta

 

UPCOMING CONCERTS:

MARCH 21 – YOSHI’S OAKLAND  (BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND AFTER 2 SOLD OUT SHOWS FEB. 28)

MAY 24 – HAPPY DAYS FESTIVAL

JUNE 24 – THE HOWARD THEATER D.C.

JUNE 25 – NYC – DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

JUNE 27 LET’S ROCK LONDON QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK

Jody Watley and SHALAMAR Concert Review on Poptastic Confessions

SHALAMAR. Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy

SHALAMAR. Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy

See what Dave Higdon and friends had to say about their experience at Yoshi’s Oakland on February 28, 2015 for the debut bay area performance of the new SHALAMAR tm now reloaded with two new singer/dancers members Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy. Watley became the legal registered owner in 2014 and quickly went about reloading the group for a new generation of music fans while celebrating the past legacy: Poptastic Confessions

 

 

Jody Watley to Appear at Night of A Thousand Gowns Event

 

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The 29th Annual Night of a Thousand Gowns is more than just a dazzling display of regal glamour, benefitting The Center and The National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce and an opportunity to celebrate the LGBT community, and in particular, the colorful cross-dressing segment of that community. Jody Watley will make a special appearance as a performer singing a few selections as well as donating to the auction

“Everybody needs to feel loved..” Jody Watley, Affection 1995

 

Tickets: www.NOATG.org

Jody Watley. GRAMMY Flashback.

 

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In celebration of The GRAMMY’s​ weekend, this blessing came at the perfect time at that time in my life and career and the goals I had ‘back then’ and the obstacles endured. A lot of people were happy for me – a lot of people are probably still angry and confused how this triumph happened. Some artists never get to experience a moment like this – ever. My tears of joy were genuine and heartfelt-I was stunned. Remember Little Richard taking his well deserved moment to let the people know that as the ‘Architect of Rock and Roll’ he’d never been honored or the recipient of a GRAMMY. It holds a special place in my heart as well because it was New York City, radio City Music Hall and Micheal Jackson performed a riveting ” The Way You Make Me Feel/Man In The Mirror.” The music business and my peers at that time were all heavy hitters. There was so much diversity in R&B/Pop and Rock, though it was already transitioning to the next phase.

I remain full of gratitude with a passion for what I do as an artist, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur decades later – but most of all who I am as a woman/human being – to be a good person through my actions is success. Looking at this younger ambitious part of who I was back then makes me proud because despite everything going on I chose to believe in myself and step out on faith.  Choosing to be happy and in control of my life – remains a constant in the woman I have since become. The love and respect of my children is everything and remaining appreciative of those who continue to support me personally as well in my music career keeps me uplifted in an often treacherous business and world. Never one to back away from a challenge, being fearless and unafraid to make mistakes, lose fans and popularity or any of those things..it’s so much more meaningful to remain authentic and proud of ‘the work.’  Commercial, under the radar, experimental, you name it, it’s all very much me..always going my own way.

Like you, this is a process of continuing to learn and grow. As always, I encourage YOU as well on this journey of life no matter what field of work you’re in. Stay and BE Fabulous!! Make NEW goals and dreams continuing forward.