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Goapele headlines at Highline Ballroom The jazz, soul, and hip-hop, and poetic singer and songwriter Goapele hit the stage at Highline Ballroom on Friday, July 9. 2015. Surprising fans was “Power” star Omari Hardwick, who greeted the birthday girl, who turns 38 today. The pair collaborated to pen her latest single, “Strong as Glass,” from the album of…

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The Confederate flag continues to spark debate across the nation as South Carolina recently voted to remove the symbol from the Statehouse. But weeks prior to the official removal, Bree Newsome took matters into her own hands and decided to remove the flag herself. During a recent interview, Goapele shared her thoughts on the controversy. “I…

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Lance Gross is fresh off the Essence Festival scene and traveling with his girlfriend Rebecca over in China, so we peeped from his recent Instagram photos. Starting his acting career in 2008 with “Meet the Browns,” Lance has made quite a name for himself in Hollywood. Landing a role in NBC’s “Crisis” and working directly…

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ONE Musicfest emerged in 2010 as one of the summer’s most anticipated festival concert series in Atlanta. Bridging the gap between Atlanta’s diverse communities, ONE Musicfest showcased a wide variety of musical talents spanning race, age and genre. Check out a few of the best moments from the fest below. –joi pearson @JoiAPearson Photos by Joi Pearson Photography

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Erykah Badu, Joi, and Goapele rocked natural hair styles at One Musicfest in Atlanta this past weekend. Joi, pictured above, wore her hair in locs, like Erykah Badu, while Goapele wore a cropped blonde style. Check out the natural hairstyles the stars and attendees wore at the fest. –joi pearson @JoiAPearson Photos by Joi Pearson Photography

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One Musicfest brought some of the hottest performers to Atlanta, including Joey Bada$$, Goodie Mob, Goapele, Cee Lo and Erykah Badu. Snoop Dogg was the headliner. The fest was held in the historic Fourth Ward and featured some great vendors who brought out their intricate jewelry and watches, and new T-shirt lines. Sponsors included Mini…

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