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Erykah Badu & Friends Concert Pleases Packed House

Erykah Badu wowed a very excited audience with her string of hits and surpris encore finale last Thursday in San Bernardino, at San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino. (Photo by Freddie Washington ©2013)

Erykah Badu wowed a very excited audience with her string of hits and surpris encore finale last Thursday in San Bernardino, at San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino. (Photo by Freddie Washington ©2013)

Lyfe Jennings kept it real, relevant, and spiritually personal during his outstanding San Manuel performance. (Photo by Freddie Washington ©2013)

Lyfe Jennings kept it real, relevant, and spiritually personal during his outstanding San Manuel performance. (Photo by Freddie Washington ©2013)

By Lue Dowdy,

SAN BERNARDINO, CA— It’s ya girl LUE with my Artist Review and Entertainment Happenings in the IE and surrounding cities.
Attention! Attention! Erykah Badu “Showed Up & Showed Out”
Ladies and Gentlemen, last Thursday, I witnessed if not the best, definitely one of the best concerts of 2013 thus far. The house was packed!  If I’m not mistaken the concert was sold out or close to it.
Erykah Badu, Lyfe Jennings, and Bobby Valintino aka Bobby V, gave a magnificent performance. Each one of them not only sung, but played an instrument as well showcasing their other talents.
Bobby V, opened the show performing a few of his hits like, “Slow Down” and “Tell Me”. He had the ladies up in arms, the moment he took off his shirt showing all his oily muscles. Let’s just say it was getting pretty HOT!
Lyfe Jennings, a favorite of mine came out and smashed it. He performed his hits, “Stick up Kid; “It must Be Nice”; “S.E.X.”, and a few more. The last song Lyfe sung moved the crowd. He told his story of his incarceration and how GOD spoke to him in his darkest hour. I was really touched how he wasn’t afraid to praise the Lord.

Bobby V played piano and sang several of his lady-pleasing hits as he opened for Erykah Badu at the May 30 concert at San Manuel. (Photo by Freddie Washington ©2013)

Bobby V played piano and sang several of his lady-pleasing hits as he opened for Erykah Badu at the May 30 concert at San Manuel. (Photo by Freddie Washington ©2013)

So my girl, Erykah Badu, brought the house down! Her performance was an A plus. Two thumbs up for the Queen of Neo Soul. When I say everyone was on their feet, I mean everyone – including the full media row including Reps from the Sun, Press Enterprise, and a few other local papers and of course the Westside Story.
Erykah serenaded the audience with all her classics like, “On and On”; “Next Lifetime”; “Tyrone”; “Apple Tree”; The Other Side of The Game”; “Back In The Day”, and others.  I had folks jumping in front of me and steppin’ on my baby toe, trying to get a better view of the queen. This lady’s talent is extraordinary! I see why Common and Andrea 2000 was so gone over her.
Erykah’s, aura is indescribable. She sang, rapped, b-boxed, scatted, and played the drums. Once she completed her set the audience couldn’t get enough of her. They began to chant her name. The queen responded by coming back on stage, ending with my all-time favorite, “Bag Lady”.
The audience showed mad love to each artist by reciting their songs word for word and illuminating the auditorium with lights reflecting from their phones and lighters.  What a show!

Artist Review: Deeveatva Foy, Professional Belly Dancer

Deeveatva Foy

Deeveatva Foy

By Lue Dowdy, SAN BERNARDINO, CA– Hi everybody! This week’s select artist is none other than the beautiful and talent, Deeveatva Foy. I was so impressed the first time I saw this talented artist. Watching Deeveatva move her body made me wanna exercise. Okay I’m lying! But it did make me appreciate the art of belly dancing.

Deeveatva is a versatile and innovative professional dancer! She has performed at a number if venues throughout the Inland Empire and Southern California. She is playful, expressive, and strives to connect with every audience; and her various artistic styles continue to evolve as she learns

more about different dance forms. Looking for a fun way to exercise and stay in shape after having two children, Deeveatva took her first beginning belly dance class in 2000. Deeveatva was instantly hooked. She was inspired to learn about the different styles of belly dance and was able to unleash her inner Goddess…Zada!

Deeveatva currently dances as a soloist and with two belly dance groups Nubian Hips (of which she is the co-founder) and Al Nar Belly dance Ensemble troupe. She’s also an Afro-Caribbean dancer and performs with the troupe Caribbean Jems. Deeveatva has modeled for up and coming local fashion shows throughout the Inland Empire. Her mission and passion is to encourage all women to grow and re-connect with their inner truth r

eclaiming the Goddess within; and to share, unite, and collectively come together in sisterhood!

This spring Deeveatva will start teaching beginning belly dance classes in the Inland Empire…stay tuned for date, time & location!  Connect with Deeveatva on Facebook.

Urban HipHop R&B Fashion Show Hits This Saturday

Paul Douglas aka P Hustle the Beast

Paul Douglas aka P Hustle the Beast

by Lue Dowdy, SAN BERNARDINO, CA– LUE Productions 2013 Urban HipHop/R&B Fashion

Yung Muusik

Yung Muusik

Showcase is happening this Saturday, May 18 starting at 2 p.m. in the city of S

an Bernardino, hosted by The Jazz and Art Exchange, along with community partners.   This event mixes an urban fashion show w

ith live HipHop and R&B performances, dance, and art, with plenty of local talented youth and adults, highlighting the talent in the IE and surrounding cities. This will be a fusion of ART, FASHION, and LIVE ENTERTAINMENT for the entire family to enjoy. Please come out and join in all the FUN! Comedy by CEE-CEE Baby.

HipHop Line-up: Artists Paul Douglas aka P. Hustle The Beast (feature

d artist) ; Young Stress, Carl Fontaine, Royce Blue, Mack Pepperboy, Mi$Fit,  Fanacii, Lil MEX, Speaker Junkies, Dominance, and Mic Fitz.

R&B Line-up: Yung Muusik (featured artist),Lady LaNeika, Bernice Reveles, LUE, Cherrelle Jones, Pretty Mentality, Ms. Chevy, and Cash El Principe.

Dance Line-up: A-Town Dance Crew from Arroyo High School; Simon the Kidd, and Melissa Grant.

Swimwear By Me Shaun Denise

Swimwear By Me Shaun Denise

This showcase will also highlight four of the top up and coming designers, including C. Taylor’s Fashions (Inla

nd Empire), Me ‘Shaun Denise Fashions (

Charleston, SC), Bakers Fashions and Divine Intervention.  Their unique styles will be modeled by Bernard aka Skates Borser (featured male model), Top Model Competitors Lea Nora, Krystal Yvonne, Antwanett Grant, and LaTrice Wilson; plus featured

toddler model Nevaeha Alford.

The other stylish models participating in this Urban HipHop affair are Janae Perryman, Cerina Hill, Adrian Johnwell, Vidal Rojas, Fay Palaki, Micheal Foy, Cherrelle Jones, Ahaziah Kingcabe, Mic Fitz, Princess Gallon, Valjene Gallon, Emoni Holmes, Mychelle Mosley, andYung Muusik.

The 2013 Urban HipHop/R&B Fashion Showcase will be held at  The Jazz and Art Exchange, 132 South Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, 92410.  Come out and show your support for the Inland Empire’s creative energy! Fashion Designers compete for a cash prize, and artists will exhibit in the Urban Art Factory. Sponsors: CCM Entertainment, Rising Star Music Awards, Island Def Jam Recordings, the Westside Story Newspaper, Chef Music, AM Inc., Swag Models, Believe and Achieve Foundation, Artist Haus Records, and Steene’s Southern Kitchen.  For more information, call 909-567-1000 or Email lueproductions@mail.com