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Happy Thanksgiving!

I wrote HOME ON CHRISTMAS with Francois Dean to celebrate the joys of family during the holidays. Family may not always be by blood or lineage, but can be established by love, acceptance, inclusion, understanding, care, and support.

Have a wonderful holiday season with family, friends, and the family you’ve made for yourself.

Be sure to add our song to your Christmas playlist:

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Francois is releasing his debut album in December. Watch out for it – it’s truly amazing work – written, produced, arranged, and performed by him.

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Many thanks for supporting our music!

Happy Holidays!

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10 Reasons I’m Not Writing About Solange’s Fight with Jay Z in the Elevator

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1. I JUST wrote about how Jay Z and Beyonce represent the American Dream. The American DREAM! Did Solange just have to kick us all back into reality with real-life family drama? Plus, this is Khaliah.com, and it’s getting a little out of hand with all the Jay Z and Beyonce posts!

2. Truth is, this is a sad and embarrassing situation, and I feel terrible for laughing, so that’s why I’m not writing about it.

3.  The Internet has exploded with tweets, blogs, and memes about Solange’s crazy chick flip out on Jay Z in the elevator, so you probably don’t need another one from me. Besides, I don’t want my site to be a source of laughter at their pain. People should be ashamed for laughing at stuff  like this:

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4. I might have a crazy chick flip out side that you don’t know about, and I’m keeping it secret until I catch you in an elevator.

5. I’m not writing about what happened because if nobody says anything else, this might just disappear. Isn’t that how celebrities do it? Just act like it didn’t happen and go jewelry shopping.

6. TMZ is evil and I don’t want to encourage their antics by watching or posting their video on my website. Have you seen the extended version?

7. Solange’s dress and Beyonce’s hat with the net veil were the real stars of the show, so I’m writing about the hat – I’m ordering this one I found online.

8. I’m still trying to convince myself that this was some twisted publicity stunt to promote their upcoming tour.

SCENE 8: TAKE 1: Jay z and Beyonce On the Run – elaborate black tie event – knock down drag out in an elevator – exit party with straight face – leave in separate getaway cars.

9. Why didn’t they leak the audio?????!!!!

10. The final reason Im not writing about Solange’s fight  with Jay Z in the Elevator is because I’m not even entertained by this kind of tomfoolery. I only watched it one time and that was because I saw it by accident when I was researching cameras and elevators and fights and Solange and Jay Z and Beyonce.

On The Run Tour – Jay Z & Beyonce

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My website is becoming JayZandBeyonce.com and I don’t even care! These two are dominating the music business and iLOVEit! Earlier today, the couple announced a joint summer tour that will cover 16 cities in the US – starting in Miami on June 25, and winding down in San Francisco on August 5.

A portion of the ticket sales will go towards Jay Z’s charity, the Shawn Carter Foundation, which funds the college education of students who otherwise may not be able to attend.

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Why do people go wild for this couple? We love them not only because we grew up to their music, we love them because they represent the American Dream. Jay Z came from an underprivileged side of town in Brooklyn, New York, and decided he wanted more out of life. He is now on the Forbes list and married to one of the most famous women in the world.

Beyonce is Beyonce…she’s wakes up in the morning and she’s freakin Beyonce. She was a cute little girl in Texas who decided as a child that she would be a world famous singer, and she is. She has also grown into a savvy business woman, a mother, and wife.

This couple inspires us. They make us believe that we can have it all if we work for it, no matter where we come from.

I will be in the audience when this show hits Los Angeles in August. Yes, indeed.

Tickets go on sale May 2.

Here’s the full tour schedule:

June 25 — Miami, FL (Sun Life Stadium)
June 28 — Cincinnati, OH (Great American Ballpark)
July 1 — Foxborough, MA (Gillette Stadium)
July 5 — Philadelphia, PA (Citizen’s Bank Park)
July 7 — Baltimore, MD (M & T Bank Stadium)
July 9 — Toronto, ON (Rogers Centre)
July 11 — East Rutherford, NJ (MetLife Stadium)
July 15 — Atlanta, GA (Georgia Dome)
July 18 — Houston, TX (Minute Maid Park)
July 20 — New Orleans, LA (Mercedes-Benz Superdome)
July 22 — Dallas, TX (AT&T Stadium)
July 24 — Chicago, IL (Soldier Field)
July 27 — Winnipeg, MB (Investor Group Field)
July 30 — Seattle, WA (Safeco Field)
August 2 — Los Angeles, CA (Rose Bowl)
August 5 — San Francisco, CA (AT&T Park)

Jay Z’s Made In America Expands to Los Angeles, Becomes Bicoastal Music Fest | Billboard

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The Budweiser-sponsored festival will take place in both L.A. and Philadelphia during Labor Day weekend

The Budweiser Made In America festival is expanding to Los Angeles – and staying in its birthplace of Philadelphia, with two simultaneous two-day festivals set to take place this Labor Day Weekend. Founding partner and curator Jay Z made the announcement from the steps of Los Angeles’ City Hall Wednesday (April 16) morning alongside the city’s mayor Eric Garcetti, Budweiser vice president Brian Perkins, Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson and President and CEO United Way of Greater Los Angeles Elise Buik.

Budweiser Made In America will be the first festival to operate simultaneously on both U.S. coasts. Official lineups for both festivals are expected in early May. Performances from both festivals will also be livestreamed by Budweiser.

In its second year, attendance to the 2013 Made In America doubled from 40,000 to 80,000, a sign that further expansion might be afoot. Budweiser, Jay Z’s Roc Nation and the City of Los Angeles spent the better part of the last month convincing the City Council to hold an event in L.A.’s Grand Park downtown before a final agreement was reached.

“I want to thank Budweiser for putting together a show that’s in the city, not some far-off place you can’t get to,” Jay Z said in his remarks at the press conference, before quickly adding, “No disrespect to any other festivals, no shots. Look how beautiful this park is, it’s accessible to everyone, it’s inclusion it’s not exclusion. We started two years ago in Philadelphia and had huge success, and I’m sure we’ll have even more success here in Los Angeles. We’re very proud to be here in America.”

As lineup details are finalized over the new couple weeks, Budweiser’s Perkins says that each festival will be distinct and unique to its respective city. Los Angeles, for example, is a city whose population is 40-45% Hispanic. “That’s not the case in Philadelphia,” he told Billboard. “You’re going to see that manifest itself in food options, certain artists, the way that we talk about the festival, the way that we advertise the festival. It has to be meaningful to the city otherwise we wouldn’t do it.”

The last time Jay Z made an announcement regarding Made In America, he stuck around for one-on-one interviews on the steps of Philly’s iconic art museum where the festival ended up taking place. The rapper-mogul was not on hand for further comment Wednesday, however, to respond to rumors that he would soon be hitting the road with wife Beyonce on a joint stadium tour.

The inaugural Made In America festival in 2012 was a notable success, grossing over $5 million in ticket sales and reporting over 40,000 attendees to Billboard BoxScore. Los Angeles’ capacity is anticipated for 50,000, while Philly will likely once again be designed to accommodate the 80,000 that attended last year’s festival.

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