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Jody Watley is a Grammy Award winning innovative music maker, a style-forging pioneer in music, dance, video, fashion and style. With 32 Top Ten Singles and 13 No. 1 Singles in the Pop, R and B and Dance music genres over the past three decades including such classics as “Looking For A New Love,” "Don't You Want Me" and the groundbreaking collaboration with Eric B and Rakim “Friends” the first multi-format crossover single to blend Pop R&B/ and Hip-Hop Rap with the customized 16 bar verses specifically written for the song, and a subsequent popular format in commercial music. Watley remains one of MTV's most nominated artists for her fashion forward "Real Love" directed by Oscar nominee David Fincher. With a a Lifetime Achievement Award from Billboard Magazine, and countless accolades Jody has consistently broken new ground in music, video and fashion and is also one of the first artists in the modern era to be featured in trendsetting ad campaigns and cross marketing paving the way for a future generation of female artists. Visit her website for full bio http://www.jodywatley.net

Jody Watley. Shalamar Reloaded. Updates. Thoughts and Images

Spending time with my daughter Lauren who’s home visiting and just celebrated a birthday, as well as still proud of the recent shows with Shalamar Reloaded in California and Mississippi. Here are some highlight photo’s from the past week, music, concerts and family – remember don’t just make a living, create a life and try to fill it with good vibes and people as much and as often as you can. In this crazy unpredictable world, it’s more important than ever.

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Jody Watley. Black Rodeo. Jackson, Mississippi.

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A thousand desperate phone calls of attempted sabotage – couldn’t shut us down. Shalamar Reloaded slaying wherever we go. Black Rodeo, Jackson Mississippi. 

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Ready for the Meet and Greet at California State Fair. Shalamar Reloaded. Jody Watley.

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Jody Watley. Shalamar Reloaded and dance squad.

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Nate Allen Smith. Shalamar Reloaded. Photography: D. Shorter Sr. California State Fair

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Having a great time onstage and off – Rosero McCoy, Jody Watley Live. California State Fair. Photography: D. Shorter Sr.

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Jody Watley. Live California State Fair. Photo by D. Shorter Sr.

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Serving up the cool on a hot day – because we can! Shalamar Reloaded. Jody Watley. Stanislaus County Fair.

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Pre-show meet and greet some of the many enthusiastic fans that showed so much love.

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Jody Watley. Shalamar Reloaded and dance crew Stanislaus Count Fair, after another great concert experience. 

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Joy! With the people after the concert. Jody Watley. Shalamar Reloaded. Stanislaus County Fair.

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Nate making new fans – a hit with the ladies of all ages. Shalamar Reloaded.

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Shoni Curless a loving supporter of ours – but especially Nate! Shalamar Reloaded. Stanislaus County Fair. July 13, 2016

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My daughter Lauren  –  I still look at her with joy, love and admiration today like I did back then when we did this photo session for a UK magazine.

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Nothing like spending quality time. So happy she’s home for the week, still celebrating her birthday. My daughter Lauren and I girls day out. 

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Jody Watley. Art by Shawn West.

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I had a fan girl moment when Maxwell responded to my tweet and said I was still a thrill!

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Flashed back on our milestone of releasing our first single “SlowDance” and the fabulous  single release party at Bryan Rabin and Adam XII Present: Giorgio’s on The Sunset Strip. Feels great to have a vision, plan and be able to execute it and see it come to fruition despite naysayers and obstacles.

Shalamar Reloaded Celebrate Single Release LA Style: Eurweb

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Announced my return to the legendary and intimate Blues Alley with Shalamar Reloaded Oct. 14-16, 2016. 

Up Next:

July 30 Deep Water Amphitheater, Manson WA

August 18-21: Blue Note Hawaii, Honolulu Tickets: Here

August 27 – Freestyle Explosion Tour Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Arena

Oct. 14/16 – Blues Alley Info and  Tickets: Here

 

Dare To Be. Thought of The Day.

Dare to Be

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.

When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.

When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.

When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.

When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.

When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.

When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.

When times are tough, dare to be tougher.

When love hurts you, dare to love again.

When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.

When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.

When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.

When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.

When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.

When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.

Dare to be the best you can –

At all times, Dare to be!

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Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Turn It Out At State Fair. Review.

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“Watley earned her standing ovation..she’s broadened her range and her voice is stronger than it was 30 years ago..”

“Shalamar Reloaded..treating the crowd to two original tunes SlowDance and O.R.I.G.IN.A.L both of which hold up to anything Watley or any incarnation of Shalamar has ever done.”

Read the full review by Michael P. Coleman, Sac Cultural Hub: Here

JUST ADDED. Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Set To Debut At State Fair

 

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Just Announced: Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded

Monday July 11, 2016 – California State Fair Toyota Concert Series Golden 1 Stage

Tickets: Here 

We have stepped in as Chaka Khan has had to cancel and enter rehab, I’m keeping her in my prayers.

Wednesday July 13, 2016 — Stanislaus County Fair Info / New Story: Here

Jody Watley Upcoming Concerts. July and August.

 

 

 

The schedule for July and August features:

July 9, 2016 Jackson, MS Mississippi State Fair Coliseum / Black Rodeo with Shalamar Reloaded – One show 8 PM.

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July 30, 2016 – Deep Water Amphitheater with Shalamar Reloaded

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August 18-21 Blue Note Hawaii, Honolulu with Shalamar Reloaded

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August 27 – Freestyle Explosion – Jody Watley

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Jody Watley. Superhero. New Art. 

New from Ellis Jones – @SonofEllis7 on Instagram.

Badass. 

New. Jody Watley Art.

From Instagram: 

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