Jody Watley at Billy B. Cosmetics for Gallany and QVC Launch Event

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RuPaul, Jody Watley, Michelle Visage and Billy B.

A beautiful California evening celebrating the launch of my friend and fabulous makeup artist Billy Brasfield B Billy B for GÁLLÁNY Cosmetics and QVC in Vivienne Westwood Penthouse Suite rooftop London Hotel so nice to seeRuPaul and Michelle Visage all serving up fabulous looks and always good vibes

Jody Watley and SRL Good Vibes From Coast to Coast.

I trust that amidst the various chaos and tragedies occurring somewhere in the world each day – you are reminding yourselves to control what you can and not stress over what is out of reach. Keep your patience, compassion and kindness always within your heart and remember to cherish and enjoy each day no matter the obstacles that you may face on any given day. It may be a simplistic outlook, however I don’t know know any other way to live or to encourage others. Laugh a lot, love hard including yourself..as well as my ‘Sanctuary’ reminds – “..fill these walls with happy times and fill these rooms with peace of mind..” and always good vibes into the universe. We should all work to be the change we seek in the most positive ways.

To bring you up to date on activities the past week:

I was honored at Long Beach Pride on May 21, 2017 by Senator Ricardo Lara with a California State Resolution. The LGBTQ community has always been a friend to me and my music throughout my career and I’ve always worked to reciprocate the love and support – before it was accepted in the mainstream.

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Jody Watley and State Senator Ricardo Lara of Long Beach.

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Jody Watley Honored with California State Resolution.

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Jody Watley headliner Long Beach Pride 2017.

Jody Watley Live in Concert 2017

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SRL joined me to perform some of our new music and a rousing version of one of the Shalamar classics I originated “A Night to Remember.” I can still sing it in the same key as back in the day – Nate and Rosero give it a fresh energy.

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“Real Love” finale – fashion walk and pose..even the sign language interpreter (with headphones on) got in on it with me, SRL and the dance squad.

Chicago.

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Early Morning TV Show on WCIU – You and Me.

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Jody Watley with John “Havic” Gregory and Rosero McCoy. After performing “Sanctuary” I was joined by Havic and Rosero for a taste of “Still a Thrill” – in a nod to the anniversary of my monumental ’87 solo debut.

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Ready to take the stage to a packed house in Chicago at The Promontory.

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Chicago. Otis Richardson presents SRL with art inspired by our O.R.I.G.IN.A.L video.

 

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Jody Watley Pop Up Shop. Bob Zebra Marketing.

 

Then we were off to Niagra Falls.

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Beautiful venue.

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Real Love. Music, Style and Attitude, joined by SRL. Jody Watley -Custom Lace Tuxedo by designer  Kevan Hall Photography; Dean Voon

 

 

New York. Times Square. BB Kings.

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It was capacity, standing room only – full of good vibes.

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Jody Watley ft. SRL in full effect – building bridges everywhere we go – fabulous shows, music, great social communities getting together, one of the best concert experiences out.

 

 

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Nothing like a Jody Watley, SRL concert experience and party. BB Kings Times Square, 2017

 

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Leaving the stage and realizing Rupaul was in the house was an awesome surprise.

Jody Watley BB Kings 2017 Audience Party

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Jody Watley and Jesse Camp in the house mutual admiration going back to  MTV days!

 

 

Jody Watley and The Rockettes 2017 Good Day NYC

Fox 5 Good Day New York Fox 5 Green Room with the some the legendary ‘The Rockettes”

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Good Day New York. Fox 5’s Antoine Lewis. We had a blast singing and dancing.

 

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Talking music, business, career, SRL and more. Thanks again Good Day New York.

 

Another highlight of this week was spending time and getting to see my son Arie in NYC and going to our favorite pizza spot. Never get so busy making a living – that you don’t also live a life.

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Pizza at our favorite spot with my son – it’s a tradition now.

 

Up next: Detroit June 4, 2017 Detroit Grand Prix

 

 

Out Now!!

 

 

Good Vibes All The Time.

 

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One the great things about this era is when you want to watch a video, you don’t have to wait for it to appear on a network, or if you want to hear a song, you can just stream it (Spotify, Aple Music, etc)  or even better download it from one of the online outlets (iTunes, Amazon) – though streaming is outpacing paid downloads as the way fans get music. Times change and I continue to change too! The music is there within reach all the time.

Sanctuary, quality soul music with meaning…the kind people who don’t really support new music to begin with say is not being made – it’s here, just like I am!

These were the limited edition candles we did last year.

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SANCTUARY Candle. Logo and Design Ray Easmon and Jody Watley.

 

 

TSL. Women’s History Month Honors Jody Watley.

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Jody Watley by Michel Comte

“Jody Watley is a name in American music that is widely recognized, yet still not fully appreciated. Her ingenious, stylish videos and multi-threat talents raised the bar not just for dance music, but for women in the business – especially women of color”…Read the full feature: The Shadow League Music, Sports and Culture

Jody Watley. The Beat Don’t Stop

March is coming to a close and it’s been productive with writing, recording and other projects. I hope it’s been a good month for you – and if not..be encouraged not discouraged because every day presents a new opportunity to achieve a new goal or to implement a new plan, whatever that may mean to you and your life. It could be budgeting, moving to a new job, eating healthier, losing weight…it’s whatever it is for you. Some days can be blue – full of doubt and disappointment – the next can be filled with hope and enthusiasm. Push yourself. That’s what I do. I don’t always hit my marks, but you can trust and believe I’m always keeping it pushing – doing, trying, getting back up..and as my Mom would say “Change the tape you play in your head.” It’s great advice and so it’s in my heart to put that out there again today as I write this blog. Keep your head up – the beat don’t stop…just keep it moving on and on and on..and..

I’m included in the cast of the new concept show FULL OUT. Created by Rosero’s (of SRL) son Eric McCoy, we can’t say too much about it but we did shoot the pilot for it this weekend. I have a soft spot for kids and this is a lot of fun, terrific concept. They all also adore me..passed along from their parents and also getting to know me and so that makes me feel uplifted as well. Like ripples on a pond. Some have worked with me previously as a part of our universal all age dance squad, and so we are all looking forward to more.

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Wrapping table read for Full Out.

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Doing a scene with Tahani Anderson, she’s so talented! Full Out. Stay Tuned! I passed up on an acting career many moons ago..it’s never too late!

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SRL. 

Upcoming:

May 25 Chicago The Promontory – Tickets

May 26 Niagra Falls Seneca Casino and Resort: Tickets

May 27 New York BB Kings : Tickets

June 4 Detroit Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix: Tickets

July 8: Alameda County Fair: Tickets

July 22 Los Angeles The Greek Theatre Freestyle Concert Presented by 94.7 The Wave: Tickets

More dates to be announced

 

Pre-Order Your Copy of Sanctuary today

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Pre-Order: Here

Music. Elixir of Life. Jody Watley and The Best Trio Out Now.

 

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Jody Watley. 30 and Beyond!

 

We don’t want to be the Black Eyed Peas, BEP though we wouldn’t mind their success as a contemporary trio making eclectic fun music with style!

MUSIC is elixir for the soul, wings to imagination, hope when feeling despair, joy when you want to dance, melody when you need a good cry, a soundtrack for love, romance, celebration, revolution, self empowerment – and motivation when it’s time to kick into grind mode.

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SRL. (Shalamar Reloaded)

Tickets on Sale Now:

May 25 Chicago The Promontory: Tickets

May 26 Niagra Falls Seneca Resort and Casino Bears Den: Tickets 

May 27 New York BB Kings: Tickets

 

Special Discount Code for 80’s in the Sand, Punta Cana Dominican Republic Breathless Resort and Spa for Jody Watley fans:

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More dates TBA

Jody Watley Discusses Enduring Music Career and Upcoming Local Performance – KTLA

 

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Jody Watley with KTLA Entertainment’s Sam Rubin

In case you missed this morning’s interview with the always charming Sam Rubin of KTLA 5 Entertainment. Watch it Now : Here on KTLA 5