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9th Annual Jazz in the Gardens: 2014 Overview


Yet again, Celebrity VIP Lounge brings you special coverage of the 2014 Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival to be held in Miami Gardens, Florida. The annual event, which this year covers the weekend of March 15th and March 16th, is known or featuring some of the most acclaimed singers in the genres of jazz, rhythm and blues, and soul.

As more and more people become aware off the prestige surrounding the event, more performers of note are adding their talents to the roster. This year is no different, with some of the entertainment world’s most sought-after performers gracing the stage. Artists set to come to JITG include: Kelly Rowland, Jamie Foxx, LL Cool J, Anthony Hamilton, Trey Songz, Mint Condition, and many more.

This is the ninth year the festival has been held and each successive year, the roster has increased with star power. Previous performers include Neyo, Babyface, Fantasia, Monica, and Mary Mary. Comedian D.L. Hughley is the master of ceremonies this year, with a pre-festival set on Friday and special guests over the course of the weekend.

CelebrityVIP will be on hand, as in previous years, providing you with celebrity interviews, exclusive photos, promotional goodies, and more.

Keep it here for the latest in news at 2014 Jazz in the Gardens.

Toni Braxton Is Finally Single

It’s official. The ‘Un-Break My Heart’ singer is now on the market again after finalizing divorce proceedings from her husband of the last 12 years, Keri Lewis of Mint Condition fame. The couple have two sons together, named Denim and Diezel. Their representative issued a statement regarding the divorce:

“The couple has had an amicable split and will still both be actively involved in raising their two sons, 11-year-old Denim and 10-year-old Diezel.”

Keri and Toni has been married since 1998, but have been separated since 2009. Why did it take so long to make the divorce official? Maybe we’ll find out through some lyrics in Braxton’s next album release.

additional reporting: A. Neff King

Mint Condition Share Girl Of My Life Feat. DJ Jazzy Jeff

Mint Condition recently released their eighth studio album, Music @ The Speed of Life, and in celebration, they’re sharing their new track, “Girl of My Life”- a collaboration with the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff. Details below!

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R&B Vets Mint Condition Premiere New Song “Believe In Us”

R&B veteran hit-makers Mint Condition are celebrating over 20 years together with their upcoming album, Music @ The Speed Of Life. The group’s 8th studio release is due September 11th on Shanachie Entertainment, and will feature special guests DJ Jazzy Jeff, Brother Ali, and more. The first single from the release, “Believe In Us,” is #33 on the Billboard charts and climbing.

Music @ The Speed Of Life follows up the group’s critically acclaimed 2011 release, 7…, which featured the Grammy nominated, top 10 hit, “Not My Daddy.” Mint Condition was also tapped to appear on Prince’s Welcome 2 America tour and was featured as the house band for TV One’s Way Black When. “This past year has been both amazing and amazingly busy,” confesses the band. “Just the way we like it.”

Keyboardists Lawrence El and Keri Lewis, guitarist O’Dell, keyboardist/saxophonist Jef, drummer/vocalist Stokley, and bass player Ricky met as teenagers growing up in Minneapolis and St. Paul. They signed to Jimmy Jam and Jerry Lewis’ Perspective Records in 1989 and released their debut album in 1991. In the years that followed, the group churned out a number of top 10 R&B hits with Elektra Records and their own Caged Bird label.

For more on Mint Condition, visit their official site at mintconditionmusic.com, as well as their Facebook and Twitter (@mcondition). Keep an eye out for the “Believe In Us” music video coming soon. We’ll be sure you get to see it!

Check out the new track below!