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Lion Babe takes on Center Stage in Atlanta next month

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American soul duo consisting of Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman is ramping up for a pint-sized North American tour with a must-attend stop in Atlanta.

Hervey and Goodman are set to play at Center Stage on June 11 ––anticipated to be a sold-out show. The tour announcement comes behind the pair’s newly released second LP, Cosmic Wind, which features appearances from Bilal, Leikeli47, and Raekwon.

You can definitely expect a futuristic set with performances from danceable singles like “The Wave” and “Western World.”

The summer trek kicks of next month, June 5th in Brooklyn, New York and closes out June 25th in Chicago, Illinois.

To purchase tickets for the ATL, click here.

Lion Babe Tour Dates

June 5 – Brooklyn, NY
June 6 – Philadelphia, PA
June 7 – Boston, MA
June 9 – Washington, D.C.
June 11 – Atlanta, GA
June 13 – Houston, TX
June 14 – Austin, TX
June 16 – Dallas, TX
June 18 – Phoenix, AZ
June 19 – Los Angeles, CA
June 21 – San Francisco, CA
June 23 – Seattle, WA
June 25 – Chicago, IL

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Taylor Swift to headline Capital One JamFest as part of the 2020 NCAA March Madness Music Festival in Atlanta

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For the 2020 NCAA Men’s Final Four, fans will have the opportunity to experience a one-of-a-kind, free concert headlined by 10-time GRAMMY award-winning global superstar and recently announced American Music Award Artist of the Decade Taylor Swift at the Capital One JamFest on Sunday, April 5 in Atlanta. This will be Swift’s only performance in the U.S. outside of her sold out Lover Fest West and Lover Fest East shows in Los Angeles and Boston and will be brought to fans through her multi-year partnership with Capital One.

Capital One JamFest takes place on the final day of March Madness Music Festival, a three-day free music series – produced by Turner Live Events – held Friday, April 3, through Sunday, April 5 at Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park. The annual concert experience provides attendees with star-studded entertainment during Men’s Final Four weekend.

“Over the years, Capital One has brought some of the most iconic artists in music to perform at Capital One JamFest, and we could not be more excited to have Taylor Swift, one of the most successful artists in history, headline this event in 2020 and the unique opportunity to offer this to fans for free,” said Byron Daub, Vice President of Sponsorships and Experiential Marketing, Capital One. “In the coming months, we will also be announcing some exclusive Capital One cardholder only benefits as a part of this performance.”

The NCAA March Madness Music Festival will open with the AT&T Block Party on Friday, April 3rd, followed by Coca-Cola Music on Saturday, April 4th, and conclude with Capital One JamFest on Sunday, April 5th. Additional performers will be shared in the coming months.  Capital One cardholders can check https://www.ncaa.com/marchmadness/musicfest for more information on exclusive cardholder benefits at Capital One JamFest, as the event approaches.  

“We’re thrilled to have Taylor Swift perform as the headliner for the closing night of the March Madness Music Festival,” said Dan Gavitt, Senior Vice President of Basketball, NCAA.  “This will be one of many great events for fans during Final Four weekend, from the opening of Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One on Friday morning, through the semifinals to the National Championship celebration on Monday night.”

The NCAA March Madness Music Festival is an activation extension of the NCAA’s Corporate Champions and Partners marketing program, which Turner Sports and CBS Sports license and collaborate on as part of an agreement with the NCAA through 2032. Past headliners at Capital One JamFest have included Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, Dave Matthews Band, Maroon 5, Sting, Katy Perry, Zac Brown, Jimmy Buffett and Kenny Chesney.

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Gen X Voters share unfiltered perspectives on historic Georgia governor’s race

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According to data collected by NBC News and GenForward, 55 percent of millennials are planning to vote this November, accounting for 68 percent in opposition of the Republican Party. With Generation X making up the majority of the voting-eligible adults in the United States, this election is critical. Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams hosted a rally on Sunday in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, in hopes to bring ‘Souls to the Polls.’

“We can’t do this unless we volunteer hard. I’ll tell yall a little secret. We [can’t] win this election on Facebook. We [can’t] tweet our way to victory. Instagram does not have the proper ID. We have got to go and vote. Let’s get it done,” Abrams asserted during her speech.

NDLYSS  spoke with a few fearless millennials during the historic march who weighed in on the current political infrastructure and their admiration for Abrams.

Elizah Turner, 33 | Dallas, Texas | University of North Texas

“I really don’t pay attention to politics at all but I kind of watch what’s going on. There’s a big disconnect between what happens in the Capitol and the Governor’s Mansion that affects us on all levels. I think this past administration has shown us the rhetoric that takes actually takes place. What’s great about Stacey is that she is speaking to us and for us. It’s not just because I relate to her as being a black woman but more so as a woman whose [faced adversity]. She’s encouraging millennials to find their voice and take action. That’s why I’m here.”

Gayatri Menon, 21 | Johns Creek, Georgia | Georgia State University

“I think this election is critical, especially because of our last presidential election. This is a time for change. Being in Atlanta, the most diverse city in Georgia is a blessing because you get to be around so many races of people. The change is [happening] right in front of you.”

Jasmine Nicole Williams, 26 | Powder Springs, Georgia | Georgia State University

“This election has been really exciting. To see that we have an option for great, enviable change in Georgia is really energizing. With the political climate, it’s nice to have a candidate that I can identify with and is a reflection of me.”

Jennifer Louis, 28 | Fort Lauderdale, Florida | Georgia State University

“This election is pretty important and it’s a reason why we should get out and go vote, and especially because Kemp is such a butthole. We have the power to make a difference in Georgia. We’ve allowed the Republicans to take over for so long that if we don’t start making the change then we will never see progress. This is our opportunity to stand up and join together.”

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What a Time to be Killer Mike!

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Rapper Killer Mike’s (Mike Render) influence extends far beyond beats and rhymes. Over the past decade, the hip-veteran has used his powerful platform to address social injustices happening across the country, and specifically within the local community of his hometown, Atlanta, GA.

Render along with community activist Jean Hanges, Georgia-Pacific executive David Park and Interscope Records VP Keinon Johnson were recently inducted into Atlanta’s prestigious High Museum of Art’s board of directors.

For Render, this isn’t just an accomplishment for him, it’s a win for hip-hop culture. The 43-year-old is ecstatic to join the 85-member panel “I’m a product of the arts programming at the Atlanta public school system,” he revealed to the AJC.

“I’m looking forward to seeing more people from my part of town, people who look like me, at the High,” he added. “I think you will see the High Museum in a rap video very soon.”

 

Render took to Instagram to share the news, “it pretty much much gives me ‘Jay Z’ like brag rap license,” he captioned the post.

He plans to bring more diversity and inclusion to the establishment. The High has been working to attract a broader demographic to the museum.

This seems like a perfect start.

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