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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Out On The Town For 2016 Grammy Awards

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It’s no secret that we love John and Chrissy. The fashionable couple, who are expecting their first child together this year, were photographed on the red carpet at The 58th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Monday. They looked stunning, as usual. Peep the adorable pictures below.

Chrissy changed dresses for the afterparty. See the red-hot photo at the bottom.

attends The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Singer-songwriter John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen arrive on the red carpet during the 58th Annual Grammy Music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ Valerie MACON / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Musician John Legend (R) and model Chrissy Teigen attend The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for NARAS)

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend spotted at 2016 Sundance Film Festival

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Chrissy Teigan is not letting her pregnancy -or the cold weather- slow her down. The 30-year-old pregnant model was seen out-in-about with her husband John Legend this weekend in Park City, Utah, for the Sundance Film Festival. Though she wasn’t seen in her usual revealing designer gowns, she still looked cute, as only Chrissy can. The fashionable celeb looked comfortable and well put together, considering that she is with child. The couple were captured making their red-carpet rounds at the festival.

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Snoop Dogg headlines CALIBASH 2016 at Staples Center in Los Angeles

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The leading Latin Urban music concert in Los Angeles also features performances by J Balvin, Prince Royce, Nicky Jam, Plan B, Yandel, Farruko, Becky G, J Alvarez, Lil Jon, J Quiles, Zion & Lennox and Alex Sensation.

Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) (NASDAQ: SBSA), the favorite station of millennial Latinos in Los Angeles, MEGA 96.3FM announced the Calibash 2016 full line-up headlined by Snoop Dogg and featuring performances by J Balvin, Prince Royce, Nicky Jam, Plan B, Yandel, Farruko, Becky G, J Alvarez, Lil Jon, J Quiles, Zion & Lennox, Alex Sensation and Henry Santos.

With more than 135,000 tickets sold since its inception, Calibash has become the leading Latin urban music concert in Los Angeles and will feature in its 2016 edition a performance by world renowned music icon Snoop Dogg. Hailing from Los Angeles, just like Calibash, Snoop Dogg conquered the music world and transformed rap and hip-hop music with his signature sounds and stage presence.

Nicknamed Snoop by his mother because of his appearance, Calvin Broadus (born October 20, 1972) was raised in Long Beach, California. Snoop began recording homemade tapes with his friend Warren G, who happened to be the stepbrother of N.W.A.’s Dr. Dre. Warren G gave a tape to Dre, who was considerably impressed with Snoop’s style and began collaborating with the rapper. When Dre decided to make his tentative first stab at a solo career in 1992 with the theme song for the film Deep Cover, he had Snoop rap with him. “Deep Cover” started a buzz about Snoop that escalated into full-fledged mania when Dre released his own debut album, The Chronic, on Death Row Records late in 1992. Snoop rapped on The Chronic as much as Dre, and his drawled vocals were as important to the record’s success as its P-Funk bassgrooves. Dre’s singles “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang” and “Dre Day,” which prominently featured Snoop, became Top Ten pop crossover hits in the spring of 1993, setting the stage for Snoop’s much-anticipated debut album, Doggystyle. In 2016, the intentionally leaked “My Peoples” freestyle appeared. The track paid tribute to many involved in Cali’s Latin rap community, so it was no big surprise when “Vato” with Cypress Hill’s B Real became his next album’s leadoff single. The hard and very G-funk Tha Blue Carpet Treatment triumphantly capped off a year of heavy West Coast activity. In late 2007, he recruited two hip-hop veterans — new jack swing legend Teddy Riley and West Coast hero DJ Quik — and formed the production team QDT Muzic. The team oversaw Snoop’s 2008 album, Ego Trippin’, which included the single “Sensual Seduction.” In 2009, he issued Malice N Wonderland, the maiden release of a new alliance with the reactivated Priority label, which also signed him on as its creative chairman. He promoted the album a couple months prior to its street date when he hosted the live wrestling television broadcast WWE Raw. A year later the CD/DVD set More Malice rounded up some odds and ends from the album and packaged them with a DVD featuring the Malice N Wonderland short film. In 2011, he released Doggumentary, an album he considered the sequel to his classic debut. The album featured production from the likes of Swizz Beats, DJ Khalil, and Scott Storch, while guest artists included Kanye West, John Legend, Wiz Khalifa, and Willie Nelson. Also arriving that same year was a feature film with Khalifa, Mac and Devin Go to High School, along with its accompanying soundtrack. After a 2012 trip to Jamaica, Snoop Dogg returned as Snoop Lion, and with the help of producer Diplo, he released his first all-reggae album, Reincarnated, on RCA in 2013. Another name change came later in the year when he became Snoopzilla and joined modern funkster Dâm-Funk for the project/album 7 Days of Funk. A return to Snoop Dogg came in 2015 when he partnered with Pharrell Williams for the hip-hop effort Bush. The album was introduced by the single “Peaches N Cream” and featured guest appearances from Stevie Wonder, Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, and Charlie Wilson (Source Billboard.com).

Colombian singer J Balvin is one of the hottest Reggaeton artists today. Multi-award winning Prince Royce is one of the leading Bachata singers that is enjoying crossover success with his latest English language production. Nicky Jam is one of the most beloved Reggaeton artists with an impressive stage presence, he conquered the world with “El Perdon;” topping the charts all over Latin America. Reggaeton’s leading duo Plan B that has taken the genre to the most important venues in Latin America with sold-out concerts. Puertorican Reggaeton musician, songwriter and record producer Yandel continued strong success after emerging from the iconic duo Wisin y Yandel. Farruko continues to redefine the genre with his lyrics, productions and collaborations. Becky G is LA’s own hottest new artists that is taking the music world by a storm. J Alvarez is one of the iconic names of Reggaeton with dozens of musical hits. American hip hop recording artist, record producer, entrepreneur, DJ and actor Lil Jon jon will perform at Calibash for the first time. J Quiles is one of Reggaeton’s hottest newcomers. Zion & Lennox are one of the genre’s most successful duos. Alex Sensation is the most influential radio DJ turned performer in the US today.

Tickets for Calibash 2016 are available at www.axs.com.

About Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. is the largest publicly traded Hispanic-controlled media and entertainment Company in the United States. SBS owns and operates 20 radio stations in the top U.S. Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico, airing the Tropical, Mexican Regional, Spanish Adult Contemporary, Spanish Oldies and Urbano format genres. SBS also operates AIRE Radio Networks, a national radio platform that creates, distributes and markets leading Spanish-language radio programming to over 100 affiliated stations reaching 88% of the U.S. Hispanic audience. The Company also owns and operates MegaTV, a television operation with over-the-air, cable and satellite distribution and affiliates throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. SBS also produces live concerts and events and owns 21 bilingual websites, including Lamusica.com, an online destination and mobile app providing content related to Latin music, entertainment, news and culture. For more information, visit us online at www.spanishbroadcasting.com.

About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Alicia Keys, American Idols, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Kenny Chesney, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, The WHO, Trey Songz and Juanes. The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

Calibash 2016, hosted by KXOL Mega 96.3FM, La Musica and produced by AEG Live and Latin Events will take place on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. Tickets available for purchase at www.axs.com.

SOURCE Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS)

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Michael Jackson’s Original Album And The Documentary “Michael Jackson’s Journey From Motown To Off The Wall” Set For Release As A CD/DVD

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On February 26, during Black History Month, the Estate of Michael Jackson and Sony Legacy Recordings will release exclusive CD/DVD and CD/Blu Ray editions of Michael Jackson’s revolutionary 1979 recording, Off The Wall. The package will include the original version of the album   bundled with the new documentary Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall, directed by Spike Lee.  The documentary will make its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2016, and its world television premiere on SHOWTIME on Friday, February 5th at 9 P.M. ET/PT on-air, on demand and over the internet.  After its premiere on SHOWTIME, it will be broadcast in territories around the world.

THE ALBUM – The importance of Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall cannot be overstated.  Recorded when he was just 20 years old, the album heralded Michael’s stunning emancipation as a singular musical force and creative visionary.  It smashed the ceiling on record sales for black artists, ushering in an exciting  new era of R&B-to-pop crossover airplay, chart, marketing and sales  trends not seen before in modern pop music.   It’s the record that “invented modern pop as we know it,” wrote Rolling Stone.  For fellow black artists of the day, Michael served as an illuminating inspiration.

To Black America, Off The Wall transcended music and entertainment altogether. The success of the album marked a level  of  national and international achievement  that conjured  pride  in a culture that as late as the end of the 1970s was still fighting for the kind of social acceptance that Michael’s album received.   Because of Off the Wall’s indelible influence, 21st century artists as disparate as Beyonce, Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd all have a blueprint they turned to for creating their superstardom.

Written by Michael Jackson, the first single from Off The Wall, “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”, was Michael’s first Grammy and first single to hit #1 in the U.S. and internationally as a solo artist.  With the singles “Rock With You”, “Off the Wall” and “She’s Out of My Life” Jackson became the first solo artist in history to have four singles from the same album peak inside the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. The album was an enormous commercial success; as of 2014 it is certified eight times platinum in the United States and has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time.

The Music:  “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”; “Rock With You”, “Workin’ Day and Night”; “Get on the Floor”; “Off the Wall”; “Girlfriend”; “She’s Out of My Life“;  “I Can’t Help It”; ” It’s the Falling in Love”; “Burn This Disco Out”.

THE DOCUMENTARY –   Produced by Spike Lee, John Branca and John McClain.  For Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall, director Spike Lee assembles a wealth of archival footage, including material from Michael’s personal archive, interviews with contemporary talents and family members, and Michael’s own words and image to create this insightful chronicle from the star’s early rise to fame through the release of this seminal album. A look at a chapter of his career that is rarely examined, Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall allows audiences to travel with Michael as he gets his start at Motown, strikes a new path with CBS Records, and forges a relationship with legendary producer Quincy Jones. An illuminated portrait emerges of how an earnest, passionate, hard-working boy would become the “King of Pop.”

Partial list of interviews:  Lee Daniels; The Weeknd; Pharrell Williams; Misty Copeland, Kobe Bryant; Mark Ronson;  John Legend;  Questlove;  Katherine Jackson; Joe Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Jackie Jackie  L.A. Reid and more.

Source: Legacy Recordings

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Lionel Richie to Be Honored by John Legend, Usher, Stevie Wonder, & More as MusiCares Person of the Year

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John Legend, Stevie Wonder, Usher and Lenny Kravitz will honor Lionel Richie when he’s named MusiCares person of the year in 2016. 

 Zac Brown, The Roots and Demi Lovato will also pay tribute to Richie at the Feb. 13 event in Los Angeles.

The event, scheduled two days before the 2016 Grammy Awards, will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Richie has had massive success as the lead singer of the Commodores and as a solo artist, with hits ranging from “Hello” to “Three Times a Lady.”

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Kerry Washington and Olivia Wilde Among Lead Hosts For The 2015 Global Citizen Festival

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Global Citizen has announced the lead hosts of the 2015 Global Citizen Festival, and Kerry Washington and Olivia Wilde are among the A-list celebrities. Rounding our the list are Stephen Colbert, CHIME FOR CHANGE co-founder Salma Hayek Pinault, Deborra-Lee and Hugh Jackman. The festival is presented by Gucci and CHIME FOR CHANGE. The free-ticketed concert, headlined by Pearl Jam, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay, will take place on the Great Lawn of New York’s Central Park on September 26, 2015.

As the lead hosts of the Festival, Stephen Colbert, Salma Hayek Pinault, Deborra-Lee and Hugh Jackman, Kerry Washington and Olivia Wilde will encourage fans and friends to get involved with the Global Citizen movement and help end extreme poverty by 2030. Each host is committed to encouraging actions on GlobalCitizen.org, where fans can participate in the latest Action Journey and enter the draw to win a pair of tickets to the Festival.

Since the headliner announcement of the 2015 Global Citizen Festival in early July, nearly half a million actions have been taken on behalf of the world’s poor. Today’s official host announcement coincides with the next Action Journey release, where global citizens will champion the importance of improving universal access to education, especially for girls and women. Global citizens will be asked to send a voice message to Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway, encouraging her to attend the 2015 Global Citizen Festival and make a commitment to universal education. Hugh Evans, CEO of The Global Poverty Project, will be meeting with the Prime Minister next week where he will personally deliver these messages.

MSNBC returns as a media partner of the Global Citizen Festival for the second year. Willie Geist, Janet Mock, Thomas Roberts and Alex Wagner will host the simulcast of the full concert from 4-10 p.m. ET on MSNBC and MSNBC.com live from Central Park. The YouTube livestream will be hosted by AsapSCIENCE and Matthew Santoro on youtube.com/globalcitizen, presented by T-Mobile.Tamron Hall will host NBC’s one-hour television special of the event, produced by director and screenwriter Richard Curtis, to air onSunday, September 27. A one-hour special of the Festival will also air on BBC One in the UK on Monday, September 28 and will be distributed globally through BBC Worldwide. The Festival will be produced by Emmy Award-winning producer, Ken Ehrlich (Grammy Awards). An audio feed of the concert will also be simulcast live on the “Global Citizen Radio” digital station on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s industry-leading digital radio service, making this the fourth year that iHeartMedia has partnered with Global Citizen in support of the Festival. Audio from the Festival will also be digitally streamed on innovative music and entertainment platform, Tidal.com. The Festival will be produced by Emmy Award-winning producer, Ken Ehrlich (Grammy Awards).

Said Stephen Colbert, “I am honored and thrilled to join Global Citizen in urging world leaders to commit to ending extreme poverty. Finally, all that U.N. traffic will have a purpose!”

“We can’t wait to stand with these awesome artists, co-hosts, and thousands of global citizens in Central Park this September as we call on our leaders to end the injustice that is extreme poverty,” said Deborra-Lee and Hugh Jackman. “The Global Citizen movement is proof that when we come together and raise our voices, our leaders pay attention.”

Kerry Washington said, “I am very excited to be a part of the Global Citizen Festival and to join in this movement calling for an end to extreme poverty so that our future generations can live in a more just and equal world.”

“Over the last four years the Global Citizen Festival has achieved real and meaningful impact for those in need around the world. I’m excited to join everyone again this year to show what we can achieve when our energy is focused in the right place,” said Olivia Wilde.

“We are so grateful for the support of these world-class artists and activists,” said Hugh Evans, CEO, The Global Poverty Project. “Ending extreme poverty is a long-term commitment for global citizens around the world. With the help of these individuals to inspire and motivate our movement brings us a step closer to realizing the Global Goals.”

Said YouTube star Matt Santoro, “I’m incredibly excited to be hosting this year’s festival. The Global Citizen project is something I am very passionate about, and it is the perfect way to involve my audience in a movement that is making a difference worldwide!”

“We are honored to be a part of Global Citizen,” said AsapSCIENCE. “It is important that we embrace our global community and urge world leaders to fight poverty, embrace equality and create a more sustainable world for everyone. We can’t wait to be surrounded by people who share this common goal and have worked hard to create a positive change in the world!”

In July, Global Citizen announced a new partnership with Gucci and the CHIME FOR CHANGE campaign to build a community of people who want to learn about and take action on the biggest challenges faced by girls and women. CHIME FOR CHANGE was founded by Gucci in 2013 to raise funds and awareness for girls and women’s equality.  Led by co-founders Beyonce Knowles-Carterand Salma Hayek Pinault, the campaign has joined forces with Global Citizen to promote education, health and justice for girls and women around the world.

“As a global citizen and co-founder of CHIME FOR CHANGE, I am honored to co-host the 2015 Global Citizen Festival,” said Salma Hayek Pinault.  “Empowering girls and women is a key step toward ending extreme poverty, and I am proud to be a part of this historic moment where we will raise our voices together to create real change for girls and women around the world.”

In coordination with Global Citizen, CHIME FOR CHANGE and Salma Hayek Pinault are encouraging supporters to “CHIME for Education” through a recently launched Crowdrise campaign that supports girls’ and women’s education efforts around the world. By donating to CHIME for Education, fans will be entered to win two VIP tickets to this year’s Global Citizen Festival.

To find out more information and support the campaign, visit https://www.crowdrise.com/CHIME.

Presenting partner Gucci and CHIME FOR CHANGE join proud core partners of the Festival: Citi, Unilever, YouTube, TIDAL, Google, iHeartRadio, Clear Channel Outdoor, MSNBC, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, H&M, and T- Mobile. Supporting partners are BBC Worldwide, Universal Music Group Distribution, Pratt Foundation, Waislitz Foundation, The Huffington Post, Milk Studios, RYOT and Riot House.

Citi has been a proud partner of the Global Citizen Festival since inception four years ago, and Citi credit cardmembers enjoy exclusive access to VIP offers and ticket pricing.

People everywhere are invited to sign-up, take actions, and enter the prize draws for free tickets. In total, 48,000 free tickets to the Festival will be given out to Global Citizens. Once fans complete an Action Journey on globalcitizenfestival.com, they can enter to win free tickets. Ticket draws will occur throughout the summer and fans will be notified via Global Citizen when they have been selected.

ABOUT GLOBAL CITIZEN

Global Citizen is a content and campaigning platform where people can learn about and take action on the world’s biggest issues. Global Citizen works in partnership with and supports some of the most effective organizations working to end extreme poverty. Committed to providing the most interesting stories, effective actions and powerful campaigns, Global Citizen aims to unlock the power of every individual to play his or her part in the movement to end extreme poverty in the next 15 years.

Global Citizen has partnered with leading organizations for the 2015 Global Citizen Festival, including: action/2015, CARE, Concern Worldwide U.S., The Earth Institute, Every Woman Every Child, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, The Global Partnership for Education, Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Heifer International, The Hunger Project, Kiva, The ONE Campaign, Opportunity International, Oxfam, Pencils of Promise, RESULTS, Save the Children Action Network, The United Nations Foundation, UNICEF, USA for UNHCR, WaterAid, World Bank Group, World Vision and Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council.

ABOUT THE GLOBAL POVERTY PROJECT

The Global Poverty Project is a registered 501(c)(3) international non-profit organization whose mission is to end extreme poverty by 2030. The advocacy organization works in partnership with other NGOs, business leaders, world leaders and global citizens in its efforts to build the largest movement of people taking actions and calling on governments to support policies that would significantly impact the world’s poor. The Global Poverty Project organizes massive global campaigns including Live Below the Line and the annual Global Citizen Festival as catalysts in this movement. Over the last four years, global citizens have nearly 3 million actions in the fight against extreme poverty. These actions have resulted in 87 commitments and policy announcements, including cash commitments valued at US $18.3 billion. The Global Poverty Project has offices in New York, Canada, UK and Australia. For more information, visit globalpovertyproject.org.

ABOUT CHIME FOR CHANGE

CHIME FOR CHANGE, founded by Gucci in 2013, is a global campaign to convene, unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for girls and women around the world, with a focus on using innovative approaches to raise funds and awareness for Education, Health and Justice projects. Through the power of crowdfunding, CHIME FOR CHANGE has funded more than 400 projects in 86 countries through 144 non-profit partners reaching hundreds of thousands of girls and women. CHIME FOR CHANGE co-Founders Salma Hayek Pinault and Beyonce Knowles-Carter continue to lead the coalition of partners who support the campaign.  Founding Partners include the Kering Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Facebook, Hearst Magazines and Catapult. Strategic Partners include P&G Prestige, Twitter and Kellogg’s Special K. The CHIME FOR CHANGE Advisory Board includes Hafsat Abiola, Muna AbuSulayman,Valerie Amos, Humaira Bachal, Jimmie Briggs, Gordon and Sarah Brown, Lydia Cacho, David Carey, Minh Dang, Juliet de Baubigny,Waris Dirie, Carolyn Everson, Helene Gayle, Leymah Gbowee, Yasmeen Hassan, Hung Huang, Arianna Huffington, Musimbi Kanyoro,Alicia Keys, John Legend, Lee Young-Ae, Madonna, Pat Mitchell, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Alyse Nelson, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy,Francois-Henri Pinault, Julia Roberts, Jill Sheffield, Alison Smale, Jada Pinkett Smith, Peter Soer, Caryl Stern, Meryl Streep, the Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Mpho Tutu, Monique Villa and Yang Lan.

ABOUT THE GLOBAL GOALS CAMPAIGN AND RADIO EVERYONE

In September 2015, at the United Nations General Assembly, New York, 193 world leaders will adopt a series of ambitious targets to end extreme poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change for everyone by 2030. The Global Goals campaign is a global collaborative effort to ensure that these goals are world famous and that they are successfully acted upon. In order to make the goals famous Project Everyone, the brainchild of Richard Curtis is on a mission to get the goals to 7 billion people in the 7 days after they are adopted. Radio Everyone forms one part of that ambition, alongside the World’s Largest Lesson and the World’s First Global Cinema Ad.

SOURCE Global Poverty Project