Just a periodic check in with you my wonderful subscribers, I appreciate you. This is a safe space away from social media to stay up to date with me as well as receive positive affirmations to those who just might need it in any given moment.
A few more opportunities to see me live this year:
November 1 – Rancho Mirage Aqua Caliente Resort “A Night To Remember” Gala benefitting Cathedral Senior Center, Get your black tie garments together for a great cause – Tickets
December 6 & 7 – with San Francisco Symphony Orchestra “Colors Of Christmas” also featuring Oleta Adams, Peabo Bryson, Ruben Studdard – don’t miss this fabulous holiday show! Davies Symphony Hall – Tickets
December 10 – Freestyle Explosion “Holiday Jam” – it will be a party. Pechanga Arena – Tickets
I’ll also be performing the National Anthem on Christmas Day December 25 for a major sports franchise – Stay Tuned!!
“Autumn is the season that shows us that change can be beautiful – be encouraged.”
I came across this quote and thought it would be a good one to share to anyone like me experiencing grief as I am over the passing of my Mom. This is a very profound thought about grief and love. Eventually, we learn how to navigate these feelings and sense of loss. My Mom is with me though no longer in the physical sense – it’s natural to miss the hugs, the laughter, the conversations, the day to day connections and routines.
Sending my love, light and healing prayers to anyone who benefitted from this post.
Grammy Winning Music Icon Jody Watley is featured in a new digital billboard in New York City’s Times Square. She Exist Magazine included Ms. Watley in the series of SUPER Women Empowerment Holiday Issue dropping November 2022 billboards. Also featured are Gospel Icon Yolanda Adams, Tina & Erica Campbell (Mary Mary), Keyondra & Kimberly Lockett (founders of Jolie Noire Athleisure).
Metro LA: “After decades of going without rail transit, I’m proud to lead Metro as it delivers the K Line to Crenshaw, Inglewood, and all the other south Los Angeles communities.” said Stephanie Wiggins, CEO of Metro. “We’re eternally grateful to the area’s residents and businesses for hosting us in the community during a long and technically complex construction period. I know the K Line will be well used and well loved by these communities and the rest of Los Angeles County for decades to come.”
Grammy award-winning music icon Dr. Jody Watley officiated Metro’s opening ceremony today with members of the community and officials.
“I was thrilled to be part of this historic opening of Metro’s K-Line,” Watley said. “The day was very special for me. I am a local to this area. I attended and graduated from Dorsey High School, which is just minutes from the new station. My Mom and I know first hand what it was like to not have transportation options back in the day.”
This was decades In the making with Metro and the community with CEO Stephanie Wiggins at the helm to get it to the finish line. Well done to all involved connecting south LA and also bringing local residents into the union Building Trades careers with additional jobs and opportunities for small business which have always been key in the area.
The program included Crenshaw High Mighty Marching Cougars, Motherland Drum White Hall Academy young adult choir, Metro Color Guard, Rev. John Cager (Pastor Ward AME Church) Rabbi Sarah Hronsky (Senior Rabbi Temple Beth Hillel in Valley Village), Rev. Rene J. Molina (English Pastor Restoration Los Angeles Church), Rt. Rev Alexei Smith (Ecumenical & Inter-Religious Officer, Archdiocese Los Angeles). Chair Ara Narjarian, Metro Board First Vice Chair Jacquelyn Dupont Walker, Senator Alex Padilla, Assembly Member Isaac Bryan of 54th Assembly, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Mayor Garcetti, Metro Board Member Mike Bonin, Inglewood Mayor and Metro Board Member James T. Butts, Metro Arts Program Artists, State Senator Steven Bradford, Council Member Heather Hutt, Councilman Marquess Harris Dawson, Director of Caltrans Tony Tavares, Editorial & Communications Director of Los Angeles / Orange County Anne-Marie Otey, Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins. Metro.net
Grammy award-winning music icon Jody Watley is confirmed to host the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)official commemorative event opening of the K Line, the newest light rail line serving South Los Angeles communities, October 7.
There will be free L.A. Metro rides between Friday, Oct 7 through Sunday, Oct. 9.
Watley says, “I am thrilled to be part of the historic opening of Los Angeles Metro K-Line rail and serve as the emcee at the ribbon-cutting ceremony, this Friday. The day will be very special for me, especially attending and graduating from Dorsey High School, which is minutes from the new station.”
Metro is also planning to provide early morning live shots for news media at Leimert Park Station between 5-7 a.m., conduct an official banner breakthrough photo opportunity at 48th Street and Crenshaw Boulevard at 9:30 a.m. and hold a grand opening ceremony at 10 a.m. with a large group of public officials at Leimert Park.
The K Line will initially extend light rail transit access from the existing Metro E Line (Expo) at Crenshaw and Exposition Boulevards in Los Angeles to Westchester Veterans. The line will later connect LAX and the C Line (Green).
Metro is offering free rides on the K Line as well as the entire Metro Bus and Rail system, including Bike Share and Metro Micro, all weekend starting at noon on Friday, October 7 to close of business on Sunday, October 9, 2022.
Friday, October 7, 2022
5 a.m. — Early Morning Live Shots
Leimert Park K Line Station (Park in the public parking lot behind station)
4330 South Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90008.
9:30 a.m. — Banner Breakthrough Photo Opportunity with Metro Officials**
Corner of Crenshaw Boulevard and 48th Street (Park in Church’s Chicken parking lot) /4720 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90043.
** Arrive onsite no later than 9 a.m. as the street will be closed at 9:15 a.m. for the official banner breakthrough.
10 a.m.– Opening Ceremony**
Leimert Park, 43rd Place and Degnan Boulevard. Los Angeles, CA 90008.
** Leimert Park is just a five-minute drive up the street from the Crenshaw Boulevard and 48th Street banner breakthrough photo opportunity. Media can park in parking lot behind the Leimert Park Station.
Dr. Jody Watley, Grammy award-winning music icon, event emcee
Ara J. Najarian Glendale City Council Member, Metro Board Chair
Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, Metro First Vice Chair
Holly T. Michell, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Metro Board Member
Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Mayor, Metro Board Member
James T. Butts, City of Inglewood Mayor, Metro Board Member
Mike Bonin, LA City Council Member, Metro Board Member (Taped appearance)
Alex Padilla, U.S. Senator
Steven Bradford, State Senator
Isaac Bryan, State Assembly Member Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Los Angeles City Council Member
Heather Hutt, Los Angeles City Council Member
Stephanie Wiggins, Metro CEO
Early morning live shots will be available at the entrance to Leimert K Line Station. Metro staff will provide one-on-one media interviews. Media can also descend into the station for additional taped station footage.
For the banner breakthrough, a new K Line train will burst through a commemorative banner as it travels to Leimert Park Station.
The official opening ceremony at Leimert Park will include Metro transportation officials, community members, food and entertainment. Performers will include the Crenshaw High School Mighty Marching Cougars, White Hall Academy Arts and Motherland Drummers and Dancers. Officials will conduct a ribbon-cutting photo opportunity. The K Line will officially open at 12 p.m., allowing Metro riders their first opportunity to ride the trains for free that day. Metro will host a local community event from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Leimert Park.
About Jody Watley
Grammy winner and 3-time Grammy nominee Jody Watley; multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer/independent label owner, and Style Icon is one of the architects of 21st century Pop/R&B/Dance music. She is the gold standard of artistry. A brilliant songwriter, artist, entrepreneur, producer, and visionary.
Jody Watley has sold over 30 million albums worldwide with gold and platinum albums and singles. To her devoted fans she is affectionately referred to as “The Queen of Cool.”
From her groundbreaking marriage of Rap/R&B with 1989’s “Friends,” collaboration with hip-hop legends Eric B. & Rakim – the first such pairing to crossover Top 10 on the Hot 100, Hot R&B & Dance on Billboard. Her visionforward marriage of high fashion, street fashion and music in the ‘80s (long before it became the norm), to her fusion of jazz and underground club culture with keen pop instincts, and the ease with which she crossed and still crosses genre; Watley forged the template that is now in everybody’s playbook.
To date as a solo artist: 6 Hot 100 Singles, 15 Top 40 Singles, 13 #1 Dance
Singles, 2 #1 R&B Singles with iconic hits such as “Looking For A New Love,
“Don’t You Want Me”, “Real Love” and more!! Watley is listed in Billboard
Magazine as one of the Top 60 Hot 100 & Top 25 Female Dance Artists of All Time. In 2022, Jody Watley was honored with a Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award in service to humanity as well as receiving an honorary doctorate in entrepreneurship and business making her Dr. Jody Watley with a career that continues to excel for this resilient and legendary artist. Keep up with Jody Watley on social media on her verified pages as well as the Official Jody Watley Website & Blog: https://jodywatley.net / You can follow Jody Watley on her social media.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is building the most ambitious transportation infrastructure program in the United States and is working to greatly improve mobility through its Vision 2028 Plan. Metro is the lead transportation planning and funding agency for L.A. County and carries about 800,000 boardings daily on a fleet of 2,200 low-emission buses and six rail lines.
Colors of Christmas is an experience like no other music tour of combined talents and artistry.
’m thrilled to join The Colors of Christmas concert again, along with Oleta Adams, Peabo Bryson, and Ruben Studdard performing with the San Francisco Symphony at Davies Symphony Hall December 6 & 7. To perform with the symphony orchestra again is a dream come true not to mention singing with Oleta, Peabo & Ruben – total awesomeness!!
Come experience a couple of my classics with an orchestra and the magic of seeing all of us sing duets and ensembles in the spirit of Christmas and holiday season – even the Grinch would enjoy it!
A spectacular evening of festivity, friendship FundRaising as the Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage Community comes together to benefit the Cathedral City Senior Center single tickets are available as well. Join me in supporting this important cause, as we know health care isn’t affordable or accessible for many seniors and often needs to be supplemented with additional assistance. If you are unable to attend you can help by donating: Here