Believe Home

“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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Heello 2017! Out with the old, in with the new! The best way to usher in the newness of a new year, is to refresh your space. Grammy award winning singer and songwriter Michelle Williams has added another receipt to her lengthy resume with her new home collection “Believe at Home.” Standing firmly behind the affirmation ‘Believe,’ Williams put her faith into action and created a colorful collection of home products sold exclusively through EVINE to help give the rooms in your home a breath of fresh air. The new collection is just what the doctor ordered, so EBONY caught up with the child of destiny to find out why we all should become believers.


Michelle Williams chats with the Houston Chronicle ahead of holiday event

Next year marks two decades since the release of “No, No, No,” the first single from Houston-born girl group Destiny’s Child. But, perhaps more important, it’s been more than a decade since the group went on hiatus.
A couple of recent online blips grew hopes that the trio would reunite for 2017.

Members Michelle Williams, Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland recently participated in the Mannequin Challenge, a viral video craze that requires participants to remain frozen for several seconds. And an official DC3 Instagram account popped up in October.

Williams answers the reunion question before it’s even asked during a recent interview.

“We don’t talk about it,” she says. “When we get together, we’re so happy to see each other that doesn’t come to mind.”I think we were all shocked at the Instagram page. None of us knew about it. Everybody’s like, ‘Oh, my God, they’re doing something, it’s verified.’ It is a blessing that people still say, ‘Are y’all gonna get together?’ Heck, when I see Justin Timberlake, I’m gonna ask him, ‘When is NSync getting back together?’

“I don’t have the answers, other than we love each other and that’s it. I’m probably gonna find out when y’all find out.”

Williams joined Destiny’s Child in 2000 and became part of the group’s final lineup, contributing to the “Survivor” and “Destiny Fulfilled” albums. She was the first member to release a solo album, 2002’s “Heart to Yours,” and has found success in the gospel and dance genres.

That solo shine extends to the holidays as Williams will headline the 97th annual Mayor’s Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting Friday at City Hall. Before the caroling begins, she talked Christmas memories, 2017 goals and why you’ll never see her fighting for sweaters at a mall.

Q: You lived in Houston during the DC3 days. What comes to mind when you think of the city?
A: The very, very first time I came to Houston. And the reason why I came to Houston was to finally meet my sisters Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland. Pappadeaux comes to mind. The food. My old apartment that I used to have.

Q: Are you big on Christmas?
A: It’s a time when you’re able to be home with your family. I’ve traveled close to 200,000 miles this year, just on one airline. I live in the Chicago area, so it’s cold up here. I do not look forward to that. It’s disrespectful. I do not like cold weather at all. I loved the humidity, the heat (in Houston).

Q: What’s one of the best gifts you ever received?
A: My parents got us our own TV. You really were big-time if you tell your classmates you got a TV.

Q: Something you got that wasn’t particularly high on your list?
A: I had an uncle who was a retired math teacher. He would give us stuff like socks and pajamas and calculators for Christmas. I mean, I will take it. I need socks, I guess. My mother is guilty, too. She’s gotten me pajamas for Christmas. Tell people to find me the ugliest pair of pajamas ever, and I have to wear them, and I have to post it to my Instagram page as a challenge. We’ll start a pajama challenge.

Q: Favorite holiday food?
A: I think of all the sweets, the cakes, the brownies, the cookies. My grandmother did these amazing cream cheese brownies. And she would only do it around Christmas, so we had to wait for those.

Q: Are you a big Christmas shopper?
A: My shopping process is on Christmas Eve. I go out and get gift cards, unless there is something specific that my mom or dad wants. I just think about the pressure that it puts on people to be out and about, to get stuff that they can’t afford. I don’t like the hustle and bustle of being in big malls and trying to get things. I’m not out in the street trying to compete with somebody for this ugly sweater. I’m not doing it.

Q: What’s on your list this year?
A: Oooh. Maybe some, I don’t know, nice luggage? I’m not in need of anything. I don’t want anything. I’m single, so everything I want, I have to get it myself. Maybe you could put a nice, handsome man under the tree that says, “I’m going to get you everything you want.” I know we sang “Independent Women,” but I’m tired of being independent. I am tired.

Q: You recently launched a bedding line called Believe. What was the motivation?
A: My grandmother was a huge inspiration to so many of us in our family. She was a seamstress, and everything in her house – bedding, curtains and draperies – she made those by hand. She made every child in the family quilts. Now mind you, my mother has eight brothers and sisters. It had our name, date of birth, how much we weighed. It had a patchwork baby on it. She even had it down to the complexion of our skin. I don’t sew, but I still somehow wanted to keep the legacy of what my grandmother started. And my mother is amazing in interior design. When I grew up, my mother had pride in her living room and how our bedrooms looked.

Q: Have you been working on new music?
A: I’m interested in doing a holiday album for next year. I’ve always wanted to do a classic Christmas album. Of course, coming from the type of music I do, you have to have some fun, upbeat music on there, too. Some new, original material. Maybe I can incorporate pajamas and calculators in a song?

Q: “8 Days of Christmas” from Destiny’s Child was a good example of blending traditional and modern elements.
A: We were busy touring, and sometimes after a show late at night, we’d go in the studio and do a song. One of my favorites on the album, “Opera of the Bells,” that was recorded at Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis’ studio in Minneapolis.

Q: What are your goals for the new year?
A: I’m hoping to accomplish the expansion of my bedding line. I want to go into retail. I want to have my own furniture. I hope to continue to do more theater. Broadway is calling my name again. I have to get on that stage. I’m in the beginning stages of a book. I’m really, really excited about what we’re already planning for next year.

Source: Houston Chronicle

Michelle Williams gives back to Rockford family

ROCKFORD — Auburn graduate turned pop-star, Michelle Williams returned home to Rockford today to surprise a family in need.

Williams surprised a family of eight with clothes, coats and hats for the winter, paid for by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America 12 Days of Giving Program. Williams grew up in a working class family before her days as a member of Destiny’s Child. Her mother was a nurse, her father a factory worker. She learned the importance of giving back early on, she said.

“I have an uncle who’s a physician here in Rockford,” she said. “And I remember being at church around the holidays and seeing him and his wife give Christmas presents to almost every child at the church. And I remember saying when I grow up, I want to be able to do that.”

The family was nominated by staff at the Blackhawk Boys and Girls Club to receive the surprise. A blended family with six children ranging from ages four to 16, mom Jessica Tellez said the act of kindness gives her hope that there are still people in the world who will do something good for nothing in return.

Williams, who spends most of her time between Rockford and California working in music and public speaking, said meeting the family and celebrating with them reminds her to appreciate the little things.

“Watching the kids open up their presents was mind blowing. It was so amazing to see what one is grateful for versus someone else who might think they have everything, but to know that a warm coat is something to scream about and be excited about — it touches my heart.”

View photos of Michelle meeting this wonderful family on the Rockford Register Star: RR Star

Michelle Williams performs for BET White House special “Love & Happiness”

BET Networks will join President Barack Obama and the first lady for a musical celebration at the White House on Friday, October 21. Hosted by Terence J and Regina Hall, the concert will feature greatest hit performances by Usher, Jill Scott, Common, The Roots, Bell Biv DeVoe, Busta Rhymes, Janelle Monáe, De La Soul, Yolanda Adams, Michelle Williams and KiKi Sheard along with appearances by Samuel L. Jackson, Jesse Williams and Angela Bassett.

“Our country has been led for the past eight years by an extraordinary president and first lady,” said Debra Lee, Chairman and CEO, BET Networks. “We have all witnessed history in the making and I am humbled by this momentous opportunity for BET Networks to join the Obamas for this musical celebration.”

The concert special will premiere on BET Tuesday, November 15 at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT.


Michelle Williams joins Houston Holiday Festival

Houston has a (partial) date with destiny for the holidays.

Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child headlines the 97th annual Mayor’s Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting. The festivities happen 6-8 p.m. Dec. 2 at City Hall in Hermann Square in dowtown Houston.

The event is free and includes fireworks and the lighting of the massive Christmas tree.

The lineup also includes performances by Svet, the “hip-house” violinist featured on “America’s Got Talent;” SoReal Cru, the Houston-based, hip-hop dance group featured on “America’s Best Dance Crew;” and Grammy-nominated family gospel act The Walls Group from Missouri City.

Source: Houston Chronicle, City of Houston Events

Michelle Williams makes appearance on ABC’s The Chew

Muny season ends on high note with ‘Aida’

She became a household name as a member of the Beyoncé-led girl group Destiny’s Child. But with her performance in the title role of The Muny’s 98th season finale of Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida,” Michelle Williams proves to be a star in her own right.

The role of Aida is a familiar one for Williams. She made her Broadway debut in the role when she replaced Toni Braxton back in 2003.

For Monday’s opening night, Williams was met with a rousing applause as she made her final bow.

She and the ensemble were worthy of the ovation.

‘Aida’ is a story of forbidden love that manages to grow behind enemy lines between an enslaved Nubian princess and her Egyptian captor.

Their unbreakable bond shifts the atmosphere and rewrites the destiny of the lovers and their warring native lands.

For the music of “Aida,” John’s rock/pop ballad formula that made him an international star pays off in attracting a universal audience – which explains the musical’s phenomenal Tony-winning run on Broadway.

The Muny picks up where Broadway left off. Enlisting Williams to resume the role was the icing on the cake for the solid production.

She lived up to the hype in the title role – which she peppers the show with her signature soulful, gospel inspired breathy soprano – but the success of The Muny’s adaptation of “Aida” is a team effort.

Co-star Zak Resnick’s Radames gelled especially well with Williams’ Aida – and the two shared a vocal chemistry that matched the energy of their connected stage presence.

Broadway veteran and St. Louis native Ken Page was a crowd favorite with his brief, but impactful performance of Nubian king Amonarso. Meanwhile, Wonza Johnson delivered the type of performance usually reserved for breakout stars with his portrayal of the enslaved Nubian Mereb. Williams graciously gave him the liberty to flex his own vocal prowess on their duet “How I Know You,” and Johnson rises above and beyond the challenge. In addition to his strong vocals, Johnson’s knack for comedic timing made him the most enjoyable to watch among the supporting cast.

Director Matt Lenz created a wonderful cohesion for The Muny’s “Aida.” And enough can’t be said for the technical staff that makes miracles happen every week of the company’s summer run with respect to delivering the type of production value could hold its own against any full season musical theatre company.

Though one can only be amazed by the standard of excellence the Muny manages to deliver in spite of the relentless pace of its season, there were a couple of minor shortcomings in the production of “Aida.”

The dance sequences – particularly the opening and closing routines – could have used a bit more synchronization.

But the biggest hiccup lies in the presentation of Egyptian princess Amneris. Much of the character’s presence seems mix-matched for the overall theme of “Aida.” It could have been a part of the original Broadway show’s format, but inserting a character seemingly inspired by a Texas prom queen (big blond hair and all) as a pharaoh’s daughter, just didn’t fit. Taylor Louderman’s performance – which includes commendable vocals and authentic performance – is actually an asset. But the hair, costume and overall persona of the character as it is interpreted subtracts from the authentic experience the show otherwise provides.

Source: STL American

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