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    Join Michelle Williams at the 2013 Essence Festival!

    Michelle Williams will join the Essence Festival as part of the Day of Praise & Inspiration and the All-Star Gospel Tribute to artists Donnie McClurkin and Tramaine Hawkins. Michelle has participated in previous Essence Festivals as recent as last year. Come out and join her and others as they celebrate gospel music and culture. Below is an official statement on the celebration. Gospel legends Donnie McClurkin and Tramaine Hawkins will be honored at the ESSENCE Festival’s annual Day of Praise & Inspiration on July 7. The celebration, held at New Orleans’ Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, will be hosted by New York 1 News anchor and author Cheryl Wills. The…

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    L.A. comes out to see Michelle Williams in Fela!

    R&B superstar Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child fame is one of the stars of “Fela!” The musical, filled with the exuberant music of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, which opened on April 26 in Los Angeles and runs through May 5, 2013. “Fela!,” which is based on the life of the charismatic Kuti and is highlighted by many of Kuti’s most captivating songs, has a book byJim Lewis and Bill T. Jones, music and lyrics by Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, additional lyrics by Jim Lewis, additional music by AaRon Johnson and Jordan McLean, and was conceived by Bill T. Jones, Jim Lewis and Stephen Hendel. “Fela!” features the visionary direction and choreography of…

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    Michelle Williams Prepping Fourth Album, Due This Summer

    The Destiny’s Child singer’s first album since 2008 is largely produced by Harmony Samuels (Ariana Grande, Kelly Rowland, Fantasia). After a nearly five-year wait, Michelle Williams is ready to release her fourth album, due out this summer. The Destiny’s Child singer’s latest, which she calls an “urban inspirational record,” will be her first independent release since departing Music World/Columbia Records after the 2008 album “Unexpected.” The new album will be issued on her own imprint and distributed by eOne Music. At the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony this past week, Williams talked about how the forthcoming album (title to be announced) came together — thanks in part…

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    Michelle Williams to appear on WEtv ‘LA Hair’

    Michelle Williams will appear on the new season of ‘LA Hair’ with celebrity hair stylist Kim Kimble. Season 2 premieres on WEtv June 6 and every Thursday at 10/9 PM CST. Kim recently worked with Michelle while shooting Michelle’s album packaging for her next album. Photos and album are to be released soon. Source: TheYBF

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    UM Exclusive: Audio – Michelle Williams in Aida

    Listen to Michelle Williams as she played the title role in the Elton John and Tim Rice musical Aida, – based on Giuseppe Verdi’s opera of the same name in 2003 on New York’s Broadway theater. We received the soundboard many years ago and always wanted to share with the fans. UM’s staff member Jonathan was kind enough to cut the songs and feature Michelle’s parts on his UM affiliated Youtube channel Slaychelle. Check it out below: Also, view photos from that era in the photo gallery.

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