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“Believe Home” by Michelle Williams , a bedding and home collection premiered a sneak peek of the collection on EVINE Live September 2015. The line will officially launch in Spring 2016.

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    Journey To Freedom is Michelle's 4th studio album. "Journey to Freedom" including "Say Yes" featuring Beyonce & Kelly Rowland, "Fire", and "If We Had Your Eyes" featuring Fantasia is available now. Links below!
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ICYMI: Michelle Williams to return to theater as Aida

13 years after making her Broadway debut in Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida”, Michelle Williams will reprise the lead role at The Muny in St.Louis August 8-14. Tickets go on sale May 28. If you can, be sure to come out and support Michelle during her run.

Grammy winner Michelle Williams, of Destiny’s Child fame, will star in the title role of The Muny’s summer production of Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, which will be presented at the St. Louis venue August 8–14. She played the role previously during the original Broadway run.

Matt Lenz will direct the limited run with choreography by Jon Rua and music direction by Andrew Graham.

“We’re thrilled Michelle will star as our Aida,” said Muny artistic director and executive producer Mike Isaacson in a statement. “It is one of the most iconic roles in contemporary musical theatre, and I can’t wait to see her create her particular brand of musical magic on the Muny stage.”

Michelle Williams joined the record-setting R&B/pop female group Destiny’s Child in 1999. A string of hit singles such as “Say My Name,” “Independent Women Part 1,” “Survivor” and “Bootylicious” spurred worldwide album sales of 50 million and numerous awards. In 2002 Williams embarked on a solo career starting with the release of her debut album, Heart to Yours, followed by Do You Know (2004), Unexpected (2008) and Journey to Freedom (2014). Williams made her theatrical stage debut in 2003 in the title role of the hit Broadway musical Aida. Williams has since appeared in productions of The Color Purple, Chicago and Fela!

The seven shows in the 2016 Muny season are The Wizard of Oz (June 13 – 22), 42nd Street (June 24 – 30), The Music Man (July 5 – 11), Young Frankenstein (July 13 – 19), Mamma Mia! (July 21 – 28), Fiddler on the Roof (July 30 – August 5) and Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida (August 8 –14).

Season tickets go on sale March 5. Single tickets go on sale May 28. Visit muny.org.

Source: Playbill

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Michelle Williams stuns in new photoshoot!

Michelle Williams recently joined fashion stylist Diandre Tristan and photographer Keith Major for a fashion spread wearing Balmain. It is not known what the purpose of the photoshoot is for, but Michelle and the other participants all look stunning. Michelle has previously worked with both Tristan and Major on other projects.

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Stylist: Diandre Tristan
Models: Michelle Williams, @deleonrich @jeninehoward @taieisley
Hair and makeup @elenageorge1mkp @tarsha4hair @tb_hairstylist @beautybypierre
Photographer: @keithmajor

More from the photoshoot are in the photo gallery!

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The oral history of Destiny’s Child’s legacy-making Survivor

The 15 year anniversary of Destiny’s Child album “Survivor” approaches on Sunday, May 1st. Entertainment Weekly caught up with Michelle Williams, who gave some insider stories on what it was like working on “Survivor”.

Still Bootylicious after all these years, Michelle Williams and other key players of the group’s pop classic share untold stories from the studio

The third album from Destiny’s Child debuted in May 2001, hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and cemented Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams as one of the decade’s best pop trios. But before its release, the group underwent lineup turmoil: LeToya Luckett, LaTavia Roberson, and Farrah Franklin left the group and Williams was asked to join. So, for Survivor, Knowles wanted to write and produce all the songs, and show fans that the group was as strong as ever. Here’s how it all went down.

MICHELLE WILLIAMS: Beyoncé was tired of people talking about the Destiny’s Child members changing asking, who was going to be the last one to survive? As the new member, I was being protective over the girls because I was just starting to know them. There are member changes in groups all the time. Things happen. I believe in the journey Destiny’s Child had to take to fulfill the group’s mission: to continue to empower everybody.

WILLIAMS: We were just writing and eating, writing and eating in the studio. Chips, candy, smoothies, ordering a lot of Boston Market rotisserie chicken, the sweet potato casserole, corn bread. Of course Popeyes—which gave us life-membership cards during the Survivor era.

WILLIAMS: We got fan letters that said, “I’ve been bullied, but I put on Survivor before I go to school and it takes the fear away.” The legacy of Survivor is sisterhood and empowerment.

Read the full article here with more stories from writers and producers that worked on the album.

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Michlle Williams co-hosts FABLife

Michelle Williams filled in as a guest co-host on the tv show FABLife. Michelle and co-hosts talked about many topics including Fashion Hacks, Getting your bedroom ready for Spring, cooking with actress Meagan Good and much more. Watch a few clips below:

Comfort food can't get much better than baked ziti! Actress Meagan Good is sharing her recipe.

Posted by FABLifeShow on Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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Michelle Williams gives entrepreneurial advice to Notre Dame students

“You have to take that risk,” Williams said. “Knowing that I could fail, but at least I’m trying to do something. Now in the area in you fail, you have to assess why did I fail? Is it something that I neglected to do?”

“There’s always a lesson to learn in your failure,” Williams said.
Williams says she hopes to give students that confidence to chase their dreams.

Source: WNDU

Michelle Williams, award-winning singer, actress and entrepreneur, has been underestimated before. But she has never let that stop her from believing in and achieving her dreams.

On Wednesday (April 20), Williams — widely known as being one-third of Destiny’s Child, one of the most successful female musical groups of all time — was the keynote speaker at a Lunch and Learn hosted by the University of Notre Dame’s Office of Institutional Equity in partnership with the University’s Building Leadership Excellence professional development program.

Referencing the event’s theme, “Women of Color Leading in Excellence and Working toward a More Equitable Society,” Williams encouraged traditionally underrepresented groups to be empowered to speak up for themselves when given the opportunity and to avoid apologizing for who they are.

“I’ve been in some rooms and meetings where I didn’t have a voice at the table because of my inexperience or newness. But, of course, when I proved myself, my experience and value afforded me a voice at the table,” she said. “Use your voice when given the opportunity. Women of color, I never want us to sit at the table with negative energy or disposition saying, ‘Well, I’m a woman, so …’ Be confident.”

In Williams’ own life, she said that speaking up led to a chance invitation to audition for a background singing job with R&B singer Monica. That job eventually led to Williams meeting Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland, the other two members of Destiny’s Child, who were the opening act for one of Monica’s concerts. Williams also revealed that she wishes she had advocated more strongly for herself as music executives pushed for her to be known professionally by her birth name, Tenetria, rather than her middle name of Michelle.

“Trust your instincts. Trust them,” she told the group. “For me, I would know after I didn’t trust my instincts that my instinct was correct, but I was too fearful to use it.”

Since Destiny’s Child has disbanded, Williams has gone on to have a successful solo career as a gospel artist. She has expanded her portfolio to theater, becoming the first African American to play the role of Roxie Hart in the hit musical “Chicago” and starring as Shug Avery in the touring company of the musical “The Color Purple,” and taking the lead role in Aida three separate times. Williams is also a minority owner in the WNBA team the Chicago Sky and launched her Believe bedding collection on EVINE in 2015.

Notre Dame Executive Vice President John Affleck-Graves encouraged those in attendance to heed Williams’ advice and to believe in their ability to contribute something positive. “There are times in all of our lives when we don’t feel that we have confidence. If that happens to you, don’t feel strange. You’re not unique in that,” he said. “But do speak up because we need your voice. You make us better when you speak up.”

Karrah Miller, director of the Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX coordinator, said she was excited to see such a wide cross-section of campus stakeholders in attendance at the event and committed to helping the University work toward a more equitable environment.

“There’s a difference in having a seat at the table and having a voice at the table,” Miller said. ‘What we’re striving for here at the University of Notre Dame is that everyone’s voice is valued — whether you work in building services or you’re a vice president, you work with our students or you flip burgers. It doesn’t matter what part of campus you come from, what walk of life you come from, you are valued here.”

Source: Notre Dame News

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Michelle Williams joins this year’s Chicago Gospel Music Festival

Michelle Williams will be apart of the Chicago Gospel Music Festival in a panel discussion on May 18th at 6:30pm. The event is free and will take place at the Chicago Cultural Center. Michelle will be joined by labelmate Lalah Hathaway and music executive Phil Thornton.

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Chicago Gospel Music Festival Presents: Up Close & Personal Preview Concert and Conversation

In a conversation moderated by Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child, recording artist Lalah Hathaway and Phil Thornton, vice president and general manager of Urban Inspiration | Entertainment One Music, attendees will have the opportunity to ask about the artists’ dynamic careers and how they might follow in the artists’ footsteps. The event, presented in partnership with The Recording Academy will also feature performances from festival artists.

Date:
May 18, 2016

Hours:
6:30 pm

Location:
Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Floor North
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Admission:
FREE

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Michelle Williams takes on Chicago’s potholes with Advance Auto Parts

Michelle Williams recently joined Advance Auto Parts fun feature called the Pothole Dummy in Chicago. The Pothole Dummy is a live camera feed that goes around the city counting potholes.

Here’s a funny clip from Michelle’s episode:

Learn more about the Pothole Dummy:

Did you catch Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams riding in the Advance Auto Parts’ Pothole Dummy car on Friday? If not, watch the clip, “Michelle Williams Rolls with Pothole Dummy” about her experience hitting the Chicago streets with Second City performer Daniel Strauss in their search for the biggest, baddest potholes in the city. The car was definitely “Jumpin’ Jumpin’” from all of the potholes hit over the course of five days – 1,110 total to be exact.

Advance Auto Parts kicked off a program called Pothole Dummy in Chicago from April 4-8 – putting a custom-wrapped car on the city’s streets and tasking the driver with hitting as many potholes as possible over the week to draw attention to vehicle pothole damage – as well as providing insights to consumers on how to prevent that damage from getting out of hand. In fact, AAA recently reported that pothole damage over the past five years has put U.S. drivers in the hole by $15 billion.

Source: Allison+Partners

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Watch: BEING Michelle Williams

If you missed Michelle Williams episode of Centric’s BEING last night, you missed a good one. Don’t worry, we got you covered! Watch the full episode below:

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