Happy 29th Anniversary to one of the first great albums in the career of my favorite living artist, and one of the last great albums of the decade that shaped everything about me: MADONNA’s “LIKE A PRAYER”! 🙏🏽🌟🙏🏽🌟🙏🏽🌟🙏🏽As I wrote last year, this album alone is reason enough for @Madonna to be the #livinglegend that She is, the sort of work any recording artist would dream of creating and leaving behind, and in #Madonna ’s case, it was only the beginning. Her early work, most especially the legendary #VirginTour and stellar #TrueBlue album, is brimming with excitement and inspiration and timeless appeal. And yet #LikeAPrayer took it to a new level, one that can still effectively silence those who attempt to silence Madonna. It is a testament to her artistry and an exhilarating listening experience—as much in 2018 as in 1989. Maybe next year, in my fantasy scenario where CDs are manufactured by the will of #RebelHearts , we may finally get treated to a 30th Anniversary presentation with remastered sound and those heavenly 7” single mixes that are presently totally unavailable on CD/MP3 despite dominating radio airwaves to this day. But tonight, I’ll gratefully savor the original release. Whether online or on CD/vinyl/patchouli-scented cassette, I hope you’ll experience #LAP with me, 29 years after the #SpringEquinox that introduced the world to new layers of meaning and magnificence in the life and career of Madonna.
The #legendary @saenchaithailand is coming to @budocanada y'all!! Secure your tickets either with me or online through the @yokkao website!! It will be a first come first serve basis for the time slots available! You can come train with #saenchai or you can watch him train. But regardless you will witness a #livinglegend in the flesh! This is definitely cheaper than flying to #thailand so you DO NOT want to miss out on this #muaythai#seminar 👌🔥
🎶Well C’mon Ms. @tonibraxton #LivingLegend I’m here for it!!! #Inspired ☺️🎶
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Be sure to tune into #BFV tomorrow night! My new video for Long As I Live Premieres immediately after! ♥️
Today’s #kjhistorymoments we’d like to appreciate Professor Iris Stevenson- McCullough!!! Professor Stevenson is a music icon. She has traveled the world giving workshops to various choir and also was the inspiration behind the blockbuster movie Sister Act 2!! She taught for over 30 years in LA. She has directed award winning choirs, performed for President Barak Obama and have been a special vocal coach on The Voice. Professor Stevenson is the former International Minister of Music(President) of the Churches of God in Christ. #livinglegend#musiclife#cogic#womenshistorymonth#blackgirlmagic
Wow! Just can't keep calm... The very best birthday wishes goes to my dearest sis, my own charming sis, my best friend, twin sis of life, my yori yori sis, mama for dem mamas, queen for dem queens, my one in million, my heartthrob, my eyeballs, the so-called one behind my smiles, a sis playing the role of a mother, the charming queen ever liveth… honestly, word fails me big time! May Almighty Allah bless you now and always dear... #blessup#birthdayqueen#livinglegend#queenofqueens#cheers 🧚♀💞💕❣💖💓🍾🍷🍷 @ MHz Islamiat Olaide Alayode a.k.a #olabeauty C.E.O @olabeautyandglow #obag 💄💋👄💅 #makewayintl
Chester Bennington, Linkin Park Singer, Is Dead at 41
Chester Bennington, the ferocious lead singer for the platinum-selling hard rock band Linkin Park, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday. He was 41.
Mr. Bennington, who was known for his piercing scream and free-flowing anguish, released seven albums with Linkin Park. The most recent, “One More Light,” arrived in May and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart.
Mike Shinoda, one of Linkin Park’s founders, spoke on behalf of the group in a tweet. “Shocked and heartbroken,” he wrote, adding that the band would issue a statement.
In May, he responded to the suicide by hanging of his friend the singer Chris Cornell in a note he shared on social media. “I can’t imagine a world without you in it,” he wrote. “I pray you find peace in the next life.” (Mr. Bennington also performed Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” at Mr. Cornell’s funeral. Mr. Cornell would have turned 53 on Thursday.) Mr. Bennington had been open about his struggles with drug and alcohol addiction, which had fueled many of his biggest hits with Linkin Park. “I have been able to tap into all the negative things that can happen to me throughout my life by numbing myself to the pain, so to speak, and kind of being able to vent it through my music,”. “If it wasn’t for music I’d be dead,” he added. “One hundred percent.” Whilst his vocal persona could be described as angry and harsh, in person he was warm, articulate and funny.