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D.C.’s WPGC 95.5 FM presents the 12th Annual “For Sisters Only Expo”. The event will take at the Walter E Washington Convention Center on Saturday, November 5, 2011 (11AM to 8PM).  The extravaganza will feature women’s empowerment seminars, national recording artists, authors and leadership speakers, local politicians, virtual-reality based games, contests, games for the kids and so much more.

This year’s For Sisters Only will be one of the most exciting in the events’ history, with R&B artists BBD (Bell Biv DeVoe), Eric Benet, Estelle, Wale and more.  Also appearing at this year’s event Bravo Network’s Kandi Burrus from the Real Housewives of Atlanta, and VH1’s Tami Roman of Basketball Wives.

The Literary Café will feature literary talent such as Karyn Langhorne Folan, author of Don’t Bring Home A White Boy, Dr. Michelle, author of Where Do I Go From Here, Ralph Richard Banks, author of Is Marriage For White People and other notable authors will also be on hand.

The event will feature the following pavilions: Health, Beauty, For Brothers Only Sports Pavilion and Children’s Pavilion.

Throughout the day, empowerment seminars will be taking place,including a financial empowerment seminar,“A Purse of My Own,” hosted by Wealth Coach Debra Owens and Rapper/Actor David Banner; a career building seminar entitled “What’s Really Holding You Back?”; and a relationship seminar entitled “Mixing It Up: Dating Across the Color Lines,” just to name a few.

For more information go to: WPGC’s For Sisters Only 2011

CHEVY PRESENTS THE BLACK GIRLS ROCK! + SOUL TOUR: NEW YORK

SOB’S
New York, NY

THE BLACK GIRLS ROCK! & SOUL TOUR BROUGHT TO YOU BY CHEVY IS A MUSIC SHOWCASE CELEBRATING WOMEN OF COLOR IN THE ALTERNATIVE, ROCK AND SOUL MUSIC GENRES.

The second stop in this eclectic concert series, will be a Jam session with some of the most talented new artists in music.

Enjoy performances by:

ESTELLE
With her highly anticipated new album, All of Me, releasing in early 2012, Estelle will be giving fans an in-depth look into her soul.

RAH DIGGA
One of music’s most respected and premier “rapper’s rapper”  regardless of gender, former First lady of Busta Rhymes’ Flipmode Squad Rah Digga has returned with another classic album and accomplished something that is unheard of in Hip-Hop.

LIL MAMA
Since the release of her first album, Voice of the Young People, Lil Mama has been in the studio working on new music. She released the singles “Dough Boy” featuring Mishon, “On & On & On”, and “NYNYLALA” featuring Snoop Dogg, all of which failed to chart. Lil Mama has stated that she doesn’t know if she’s going to release another album yet, she’s just taking it step by step. She has since released a single entitled, “Scrawberry”.

MELANIE FIONA
Melanie Fiona crossed many bridges to arrive at The MF Life. Conceptual bridges. Spiritual bridges. Actual bridges. Stadium-thumpin’ bridges. Hard-lovin’ emotional bridges. The MF Life, the Grammy-nominated soulstress’s second album for SRC/Title 9/Universal Motown, evinces the charmed life of an immensely gifted vocalist in forward motion, hurtling up the road, the radio dial, and the charts to a unique place where myriad listeners can soothe their souls and hear the beat of their own hearts.

BRIDGET KELLY
Currently working on her debut album, this Roc Nation R+B songstress + native New Yorker joins BGR! to tear down the house!

BE’LA DONA
This All-Female Go-Go Band will serve as the house band for the evening with their dynamic musicianship and unique style of Funk, Jazz, R&B and Rock.

DJ BEVERLY BOND
A true music connoisseur, Bond’s passion for music and her uncanny ability to read the crowd has solidified her as one of the premier DJ’s in the world.

100% of the net proceeds from this event will go directly to BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc., a 501c3 non profit organization whose art-based and leadership workshops aim to empower teenage girls of color.  For more information on BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc. please visit http://www.blackgirlsrock.org.

Suggested donation is $30 in advance. $40 at the door.

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/203959

Estelle first came onto the music scene in 2004 with her debut album “The 18th Day” and within weeks, her album was climbing the UK charts with 2 smash hits.  4 years later, Estelle teamed up with Kanye West on the single “American Boy”, and the rest, as they say, is history.  American Boy peaked in the Top 10 charts worldwide – from the US to Canada to Israel to the UK to Belgium, American Boy was in the top 10 in an unprecedented number of countries and the single catapulted Estelle from being a hit in the UK, to international fame.  American Boy received 10 award nominations – winning a Grammy, The 02 Silver Clef Award and a MOBO Award.  Rolling Stone Magazine ranked the single as # 7 in their “100 Best Songs” for 2008 and that same year, Estelle released her sophomore album, “Shine” – which went gold in the UK.  In 2011, Estelle dropped her third album, “All of Me”, and the first single released in the US, “Break My Heart” featuring Rick Ross, is already climbing the charts and receiving considerable radio airplay.

An impressive journey for a young singer, but even more impressive is her live performance.  Estelle exudes an authenticity that is evident and infectious from the moment she hits the stage.  She is clearly an artist with star status but down to earth qualities.  “I apologize for being late”, Estelle shared with the audience in her heavy British accent, “but I just flew in from LA and they lost my luggage. I could do without my outfit, yeah, but my shoes.  If they take my shoes, that’s beef.”  And with out missing a beat, she asked the crowd, “You gonna vibe with me“, which came across as less of a question and more of a ‘now that we’ve got that out the way – let’s jam’.  And jam she did.  Estelle opened her set with “Just a touch” and “No Substitute Love”, and then she took a few moments to interact with her fans.

Continue reading on Examiner.com –  Estelle “Leans & Rocks” with the Nation’s Capital – UK Style – Washington DC Music Events | Examiner.com