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Esperanza Spalding Announces Tour Dates For New CD Radio Music Society

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Grammy-winning bassist Esperanza Spalding. has just announced a tour to accompany her sophomore CD Radio Music Society due to be released this spring. Esperanza‘s 1st CD Chamber Music Society was the #1 biggest selling Contemporary Jazz Album of 2011. It is rumored that each of the songs on the new CD will be accompanied by a video. We look forward to seeing the concept and artistry created by Esperanza the brightest new star on the horizon. The following dates have been announced. Don’t miss her when she comes to your city.

April 18 – Buffalo, NY – Center for the Arts

April 19 – Cleveland, OH – Metro Campus Auditorium

April 21 – New York, NY – Webster Hall

April 22 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre

April 24 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre

April 25 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom

April 27 – Hollywood, CA – The Music Box

April 28 – Phoenix, AZ – JW Desert Ridge Jazz Festival

May 1 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues

May 2 – Houston, TX – House of Blues

May 3 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

May 5 – Austin, TX – Paramount Theatre

June 30 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

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Deborah Cox Joins Village Tea Company

Deborah Cox Joins Village Tea Company

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Village Tea Company, dedicated to providing unique flavor combinations, healthy and environmentally friendly tea products, is excited to announce a new partnership with an amazing artist, personality and tea lover, Deborah Cox!

The 10 time #1 Billboard chart topper, double platinum, Broadway star, and Grammy nominated artist, Deborah Cox, has joined the Village Tea Company executive leadership and ownership team because of her strong belief in making healthy choices and how tea can play a significant role in those choices.
Deborah Cox is a tea lover and has chosen Village Tea as the
exclusive tea company to help maintain her prime performance shape and focus. Additionally, she uses tea, Village Tea Company, as an opportunity to relax with friends.

Through this new partnership, Deborah Cox will also introduce her own line of organic flavored loose leaf teas under the Village Tea Company brand. “I’m so excited to join Village Tea Company and Tea Expert Martin Ekechukwu to really promote the amazing health properties of tea especially loose leaf tea” said Deborah. “I’m looking forward to reaching a new audience of tea lovers. It’s such an exciting time!”. “Village Tea has been focused on maintaining and improving our high standards for the environment and tea as well as developing amazing long lasting relationships with our retailers and consumers” said Founder and Chairman, Martin Ekechukwu. “Having the amazing and talented Deborah Cox as a partner and spokesperson speaks to the growth trajectory and potential of Village Tea Company to become the most admired tea
company in America.” Deborah Cox has several favorite Village Tea Company flavors including Spice Route Chai, Cherry Me Bloom Rooibos with Acai, Strawberry Passion White Tea, and Gentle Organic Lemon Ginger Green Tea just to name a few. Plus she truly loves the Mobile Teapot as a great way to enjoy loose leaf tea on the go!

For more information on Village Tea, please visit www.VillageTeaCo.com.

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Estelle starts US tour in February

Estelle starts US tour in February

Throughout the month of February U.K. songstress Estelle will be setting out on her U.S. All of Me Tour. The 14-date tour is in support of her new LP, All of Me, which is set to hit shelves on February 28th. She kicks things off on Feb 2nd in Cleveland

Feb. 2 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues (Cambridge Room)
Feb. 3 – Chicago, IL – Double Door
Feb. 4 – Cincinnati, OH – Mixx Lounge
Feb. 6 – Kansas, MO – The Riot Room
Feb. 8 – San Diego, CA – Anthology (2 shows)
Feb. 9 – Los Angeles, CA – Key Club
Feb. 10 – San Francisco, CA – New Parish
Feb. 14 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues (Cambridge Room)
Feb. 15 – Houston, TX – House of Blues (Peacock Room)
Feb. 16 – Austin, TX – Antones
Feb. 18 – Birmingham, AL – The Wine Loft
Feb. 19 – Atlanta, GA – CenterStage
Feb. 21 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
Feb. 24 – Boston, MA – Regata Bar (2 shows)

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King + Glasper = Good Music

King + Glasper = Good Music

KING the trio from Cali that features twins Paris and Amber Strother and Anita Bias, that gave us a beautiful debut The Story EP in 2011, have been in the lab creating their full-length album to be released early in 2012. The ladies of King have been busy with some collaborations as well… Earlier in 2011 King collaborated with The Foreign Exchange on “All The Kisses” a song we love. They have now teamed up with Robert Glasper for “Move Love”, a song they are featured on from Robert Glasper’s upcoming album “Black Radio”. The CD features an all star lineup… Erykah Badu, Bilal, Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco, Stokely Williams, Ledisi, Musiq Soulchild, Chrisette Michelle, Lalah Hathaway, Me’shell Ndgeocello and Shafiq Husyen, Glasper’s CD is slated to drop February 28th 2012. The Neo Soul Cafe is excited and can hardly wait for both King and Glasper’s CD’s to be released….until then check out the song “Move Love”

Here’s a link to a free download http://robertglasper.com/

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Stealth….Released

Stealth….Released

Stealth means Silent with a purpose….

After leaks secrecy and speculation BSlade formerly Tonex released  Stealth the Full Length album.

check him out on his Youtube channel.  http://www.youtube.com/user/BSLADETV?blend=2&ob=video-mustangbase

Give it a listen and download…

http://bslade.bandcamp.com/album/stealth

Support honest music…

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