Grammy Winner Jody Watley Officiates Landmark LA Metro Event For K Line Opening

Dr, Jody Watley

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.

Schedule of event and script

CEO of Metro Stephanie Wiggins and Jody Watley

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Dr. Jody Watley. Mayor Garcetti, Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins, Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts, Metro Vice Chair Daphne Dupont Walker

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Dr. Jody Watley. Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins, Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts, Metro First Vice Chair Daphne Dupont Walker

Dr, Jody Watley and BNM Publicity Group & Management – Pamela Broussard

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

Jody Watley Colors Of Christmas 2022 With San Francisco Symphony

Jody Watley returns to Colors of Christmas for 2022 with San Francisco Symphony.

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!

Tickets just went on sale: Davies Symphony Hall

Jody Watley Featured In Historic Los Angeles Sentinel

Read the feature on Jody Watley” Gold Standard In Artistry” in the long-standing #1 Los Angeles Sentinel, serving news to the LA Black community for over 80 years. Read HERE

New Upload. Jody Watley With Words of Gratitude For Women Songwriters Hall Of Fame Award

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Jody Watley Brings The Wattage To Naper Pride Fest

Wattage!

Dancer: Kayla Henry
Dancer: Jasmine Boyes
Wattage!
All handheld fans were signed and auctioned for Naper Pride Fest Organization.

Grammy Award Winning Singer-Songwriter Jody Watley made an appearance at Naper Pride Fest in Naperville, Illinois. With a mission to create equal treatment of all gender expressions and any member of the LGBTQIA+ community, the second festival was another step forward. The Naper Pride Organization has a mission statement that “Everyone deserves to feel valued and included.” As Watley wrote in her 1995 hit “Affection “Doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, don’t matter if you’re straight or gay – everybody needs to feel loved.” the message of love and equality is timeless and very much needed now more than ever. The style icon brought the energy to the stage in a power packed party diverse set list, ending the set with a poignant speech to the crowd and thanking Naper Pride.

Photography by Eva Genevieve-Scarborough

Set List: A nonstop party blend of classic Pop/R&B/Hip Hop and contemporary Dance hits

Some Kind Of Lover (short edit)

Nightlife (Jodie Harsh House Mix)

Dancer (Craig C Deep House Mix) 

I Want Your Love (DJ Spinna Mix)/ Your Love Keeps Working On Me / I Want You / Affection Medley)

Still A Thrill

Don’t You Want Me (Francois K. Remix edit)

Friends

Real Love

Looking For A New Love 

New Appearance Announcement. Jody Watley Naper Pride Fest

September 10, 2022

Grammy Winning Music Icon Jody Watley

Naperville Settlement Outdoor Park – Chicago suburb

Naperville Pride Fest

8 PM.

Jody Watley New Concert Alert – Holiday Jam Freestyle Explosion

Jody Watley, just added to this Freestyle Explosion Holiday Jam. This will be a non-stop party December 10 in San Diego, CA Pechanga Arena. Get tickets early, this show with all of your freestyle favorites will sell out. AXS Tickets

Jody Watley Is Still A Thrill – LIVE at The Microsoft Amphitheater

Still A Thrill with special surprise guest Andre Cymone
Grammy Winning Artist Jody Watley. Legend.
Walter and Scotty of The Whispers. It’s A Love Thing!

Legends Only.
Kayla Simone, Hubie Wang, Andre Cymone, Jody Watley, Keith Eaddy, Kerry Griffin, Jasmine Boyes, Clifton Williams -backstage Microsoft Theater 8.7.22

Jody Watley with dancers Kayla Simone Henry, and Jasmine Boyes
Andre Cymone – Jody Watley Celebrating 35th Anniversary of Instant Classic Grammy Winning Solo Debut and collaborations.
It was a wonderful evening of much needed music medicine – good for the spirit and soul.

“I don’t want to live without music – I don’t want to live without love .. just want to bring you joy – affairs of the heart.” – Jody Watley

Photography : Matthew Tryggestad

Quote of The Day. Roses and Roots.

This quote was sent to me by a dear friend to uplift me in this time of grieving the recent passing of my beloved Mom, Miss Rose, Rosebud and my ugly cries (ugly cries water the garden she said)- and then added this poignant and profound piece of inspiration:

“Rose bushes that have been removed from the garden can regrow from the roots left behind.”

Photo capture on my morning walk of a beautiful rose bush.

Jody Watley. In Celebration and Remembrance Of My Mom. Miss Rose.

Award Winning Rose Watley! She loved her job and helping others.
My Mom – was an inspiration to many. This comment was posted on my Facebook page July 8, 2022

Wattage thoughts this morning thinking of my Mom. Until we meet again, Rest Peacefully to my beloved Mom, Empress, Miss Rose – my original fashion influence – glamorous and first woman I’d see in dolman sleeves and rhinestone pumps allowing me to play dress up in your clothes and sing to an imaginary audience in your best hairbrush and dream big. Best Grandma to my children Lauren & Arie-an inspiration to those who knew you from your work at Walden House/ Health Rite for almost 20 years, showing it is never too late to have a new beginning.

A tough cookie with a heart of gold, Miss Rose – Aries, everyone who met you always said “she’s such a sweet lady”

Thank you for bringing me into this world. We got through some rough times along the way, you got through some tough times but turned it all around and wrote new chapters for yourself. We shared some amazing and fun times, experiences including when you joined me on The Joan Rivers Show and you were so proud and tickled when she clocked your Chanel purse, Dick Clark from the Hollywood Palladium bringing onstage to help introduce me – you were a good sport when I cast you in my “When A Man Loves A Woman” video we laughed so hard on every take when you kept missing your cue, family trips with Lauren & Arie, Dave Koz jazz cruise, vacations especially Maui, cheering Arie on in all those AAU and school bball tournaments, all of the holidays Xmas, Thanksgiving, Easter all of the traditions, the cooking, (your potato salad will always be the best) .. graduations, school events..the list goes on ..I benefitted from our many talks and conversations from your wisdom, you helped dry my tears always had a sympathetic ear when I got divorced.. up through our recent new tradition of early Sunday morning pancakes and coffee, after your listening to your favorite gospel music and service ..talking NBA sports, life..and so much more-not just my Mom, you were my best friend. I’m happy you got to see me on your favorite show Tamron Hall when I was on in 2021.

I will always hear your voice telling me “ok gurl go let them have it!” with regard to my career up to my recent trips and appearances to Atlanta, Detroit and D.C – it was tough for me to leave your side for those days in June, I followed your encouragement to just go have fun.
I’m happy to have always made you proud as a your daughter, a Mom to my kids, Grammy winning Solo artist, songwriter, style icon entrepreneur though always ever present till the wheels fall off child, ride or die, highs and lows for and with you. I am who I am because of you and Dad.

Caring for you these past two years and through the pandemic hasn’t been easy and truly profound in many ways including a reminder of what’s important in this life and who when all is said and done. Showering and bathing you – was truly humbling – I just did what you once did for me – full circle. Losing Dad so many decades ago taught me what to value and who to value in life and to live with as much joy as possible and never take a day and those we love for granted, changed how I live life, this principle will remain.

Watching you continue to fight until the very last breath, further proved you are the most resilient woman I’ve known. Thank you for everything, I’m going to miss you, missing you already-though understanding love is eternal forever and always in the heart and memories – you will always be with me and within me.
I love you so much Mom, my heart is broken- you are now free of all ailments and pain.
Rest In Heavenly Peace and soar with the angels and ancestors. Your light will always shine.
😔❤️💔🙏🏾🕯🌹🕊✨

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