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New York City
Dru Hill feat. Sisqo, Nokio, Jazz & Tao @ The Howard Theatre
$36.50 / $42
Years from now when it’s all said and done, music historians will surely debate the contributions of those who majorly impacted the genre of R&B. Icons guaranteed to be mentioned are industry stalwarts such as The Temptations, The Four Tops, The O’Jay’s, The Jackson Five, New Edition, Guy, Jodeci, and Boyz II Men. However, any list that does not include the incomparable Dru Hill is grossly inaccurate. The torch bearers responsible for carrying R&B music into the new millennium was the labor of love for four immensely talented young singers who were and remain the quintessential example of superior entertainers. From their first single that asked the ever important question, “Tell Me” (what you want), Dru Hill has been giving fans what they need in the form of numerous classic love ballads and infectious dance songs that have provided countless beautiful memories for millions upon millions of music lovers the world over. Named after a popular Baltimore park, Dru Hill is comprised of Tamir Ruffin a/k/a Nokio, Mark Andrews a/k/a Sisqo, Larry Anthony a/k/a Jazz, and Antwuan Simpson a/k/a Tao, the newest addition the group replacing original member James “Big Woody” Green who left the group to pursue a solo gospel career. In a career that spans nearly two decades, Dru Hill, under the steadfast leadership of their long time and trusted manager Kevin Peck has accomplished literally everything an R&B/Pop group could dream of achieving. From having a string of Top 40 #1 hit singles, multi-platinum selling albums, movie and television appearances, headlining sold out concert tours around the world, to selling an eye-popping 30 million records worldwide, their star power has never been in question. Proof of their immense global following was most evident when their reality show entitled Keith Sweat’s Platinum House became the highest rated series in the Centric network’s history, proving their critics wrong that even after a significant absence from the public eye, fans still can’t get enough of Dru Hill. With a music library fit for royalty, that boasts some of the biggest selling and most popular R&B songs of all time to include “Tell Me”, “5 Steps”, “In My Bed”, “Never Make a Promise”, “How Deep Is Your Love”, “These are the Times”, and “We’re Not Making Love No More”, that are considered by many music experts to be standards that help define the 90’s. Additionally, the group’s music has helped tremendously to bolster the sale of movies and soundtracks with their songs often having been the lead single for block buster films like “Eddie” starring Academy Award winning actress Whoopi Goldberg (Tell Me), “How to be a Player” starring comedian Bill Bellamy (She’s a Bad Mama Jama), “Rush Hour” starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker (How Deep is Your Love), Wild Wild West starring mega superstar Will Smith (Wild Wild West), and “Soul Food starring former Miss America Vanessa Williams (We’re Not Making Love No More). As their lead single “Back to the Future” off their fourth studio album “Indrupendence Day” heats up the clubs, radio, and the internet, the group’s vocal capabilities is greatly enhanced by the arrival of Tao. The Annapolis, Maryland native whose incredible singing range has him poised to do for Dru Hill what Johnny Gill did for New Edition, and that’s help take the group to new levels of greatness. All while Nokio continues to prove his genius as a songwriter, producer, and singer. Jazz supplies vocal versatility through his amazing voice and his unique ability to play an array of musical instruments. Rounding out the soon to be hall of fame foursome is none other than the Blonde/Silver haired rebel Sisqo, whose dancing and singing brilliance is timeless. Busier than ever performing at sold out venues around the globe for a whole new generation of adoring fans, is the life of Nokio, Tao, Jazz, and Sisqo who prove superior singing + undeniable talent + first rate showmanship = Dru Hill.
Dawn Robinson @ The Howard Theatre
$25 / $30
Dawn Robinson was the lead singer and face for both R&B/POP Super Groups En Vogue and Lucy Pearl. Dawn has sold forty million records, accumulating six #1 singles and four multi-platinum albums. She has spent over 2,800 weeks on various billboard charts and been nominated for or won every global music award there is. Dawn Robinson is also an accomplished song writer with credits that include; Ed Sheeran's #1 single "Don't", "Hold On" by En Vogue, "Don’t Mess With My Man" and "Dance Tonight" by Lucy Pearl. Dawn has toured the world packing out renowned venues such as Madison Square Garden and Wembley Stadium. Her last solo show was attended by 12,000 adoring fans.
Ky-Mani Marley @ The Howard Theatre
$20 / $25
Ky-Mani Marley is the son of the legendary Bob Marley and table tennis champion Anita Belnavis. While growing up in the inner-city, he adopted the belief that all people are created equal and no one is above or beneath him. This attitude has guided Ky-Mani to success in music, film, and literature beginning when he teamed up with Pras from The Fugees for a rendition of Eddy Grant’s “Electric Avenue.” With four studio albums, Billboard chart success, and a Grammy nomination, Ky-Mani’s musical style transcends cultural and creative boundaries incorporating world music, hip hop, blues, rock, and reggae into one melodic entity. Ky-Mani has gained world-wide recognition and praise performing in the
., Australia, Caribbean Islands, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and a North American tour with Van Halen. Ky-Mani has collaborated with artists such as Mya, Beenie Man, Young Buck, Buju Banton, Afu Ra, Marcia Griffiths, Alborosie, and Ms. Dynamite. He is currently promoting his autobiography Dear Dad, working on his new CD Evolution of a Revolution, and launching his clothing line Konfrontation. In 2009, Ky-Mani started the charitable Love Over All Foundation (LOAF) which caters to empowering and educating the youth.
Arnez J @ DC Improv
Arnez J is one of the most physical comedians working today – which isn’t surprising, considering he was once on track to be a Harlem Globetrotter. His gift for telling and acting out jokes gives him broad appeal, which was on display during his two seasons as host of “Comic View.” Recently, he’s been headlining theaters as part of Shaq’s famous “All Star Comedy Jam,” but we get to see him up close and personal this September.
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