|Tue, March 05, 2013 at 9:22 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
New York, NY (FOX FUSE) - New pop sensation Sade Serena makes a splash with her debut single and video for her hit club banger, "Tonight." The single was officially released by Island Def Jam Digital/Uprize Music on February 18 and the video hits worldwide today, March 4. Born Sade Serena Matthews in Miami, Florida, with Jamaican heritage via her parents, Sade Serena brings a diverse, edgy yet soulful sound to the pop music world.
"Tonight" is an instant party anthem that showcases Sade Serena's range and talent, lacing her butter-soft sultry vocals over a sizzling pop electronica rhythm. It was produced by Abe Stewart for Uprize Music, her management company and label. The video was shot on location in Miami, Florida and directed by Bobby Viera. It depicts the upbeat, fun theme of the single and follows Sade Serena on a night out with her girlfriends, hitting the club and having the time of their lives tonight.
"We wanted to capture that same vibe you feel when you hear a classic dance song," reveals Sade Serena. "The video stayed true to how I am and what I feel, wanting to go out with my friends and enjoy ourselves to the fullest. That's what 'Tonight' is all about - having the best time of your life."
"Tonight" is now available worldwide on iTunes and all major digital retailers from Island Def Jam Digital Distribution/Uprize Music. Follow Sade Serena's rise to stardom at http://www.facebook.com/sadeserena or twitter.com/sadeserena
|Mon, March 21, 2011 at 7:24 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Beginning in November, Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett will begin her run as a conflicted pastor in the world premiere of "Pastoral," a play by Frank Tangredi, as part of California's Pasadena Playhouse's 2011-12 season, the company announced this week.
In the drama, according to Pasadena Playhouse, "Pastor Emily has a dark secret, hidden from even her own son. When a terrible crisis ensues, she must set her pain aside and look within to discover the true capacity of her forgiveness."
The play was developed in The Playhouse Hothouse reading series. Casting and additional creative personnel for the season will be announced at a later date.
Bassett also starred in "Fences" at Pasadena Playhouse.
|Sun, February 13, 2011 at 9:33 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Sade and John Legend are about to take America by storm, then Sade will conquer the rest of the world without him. The two will be touring together this coming June throughout the nation, while the smooth-voiced British native will keep it going on a 50-date campaign across the globe.
Legend will start in Baltimore on June 16 alongside his Sade. He's up for a Grammy at the 53rd Grammy Awards on Feb. 13 for his collaboration with the Roots on "Wake Up!" and has also been nominated in several other categories.
Check the tour dates below:
6/16: Baltimore, Md., 1st Mariner Arena
6/19: Philadelphia, Penn., Wells Fargo Center
6/21: Uniondale, N.Y., Nassau Coliseum
6/24: East Rutherford, N.J., Izod Center
6/28: Toronto, Ont., Air Canada Centre
6/30: Montreal, Qc., Bell Centre
7/6: Boston, Mass., TD Garden
7/15: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., BankAtlantic Center
7/17: Orlando, Fla., Amway Center
8/5: Chicago, Ill., United Center
8/6: Chicago, Ill., United Center
8/13: Vancouver, B.C., Rogers Arena
8/19: Los Angeles, Calif., Staples Center
8/20: Los Angeles, Calif., Staples Center
8/25: San Jose, Calif., HP Pavilion
8/27: Oakland, Calif., Oracle Arena
|Mon, November 29, 2010 at 4:16 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
NEW YORK – Posing for cameras at a red-carpet event is an everyday occurrence in the entertainment world, an almost mandatory requirement for Celebrity 101.
But for Sade, a woman who has had arguably the most uncommon career in music, doing things that typical stars do is atypical. So when she decided to walk before paparazzi at Alicia Keys' Black Ball for Keys' Keep a Child Alive charity a few months ago, it was an event in itself, and a first for the enigmatic performer.
"I don't think I'm a good star. I don't do all the stuff," remarked Sade in a recent interview, chuckling about her career milestone at the charity event, where she also performed. "I think I'll remain a novice; I'm not going down there again, at least not for a while."
While red carpets may not be in her future, Sade seems to be sharing a bit more of herself with her most recent comeback, the release earlier this year of "Soldier of Love." The critically acclaimed album, which has a strong chance to be among those mentioned when the Grammy nominations are announced Wednesday, debuted at No. 1 on the album charts when it was released in February. It came after a 10-year break from recording for Sade, the band that she fronts and bears her name.
The 51-year-old Sade is known as much for her reclusive nature as her captivating, hypnotic slow grooves. In an era when performers rarely cede the spotlight, putting out project after project and lending their names to clothing lines, fragrances, video games and more, Sade only appears when she has new music, and a new Sade album is, in itself, an event. Her last album was 2000's "Lovers Rock," and that followed an eight-year break from making music.
So it was slightly surprising to see Sade singing on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" after the album's release. She appeared in a hilarious skit with Wanda Sykes on the comedian's now defunct late show, and appeared on shows like BET's "106 & Park" to promote the platinum-selling album.
She acknowledges that she's feeling slightly more comfortable in the media's gaze.
"I'm a reluctant star in many ways, but the only way you can get around that is changing, and I think I am changing, lightening up a bit, in regard to being there and being seen and being judged," she said.
"(Sometimes) I'm OK for a minute, and then I'm like, `What have I done, what have I done? I pressed the yes button! It's too late, the missile is already on route,'" she said, laughing. "But it's not always bad when you press a yes button by mistake."
But while Sade may be opening up a bit, when it comes to her music, not much has changed since the Nigerian-born, British-reared singer and her band made their debut over 25 years ago with what would become their signature sound: Sade's smoky vocals backed by an intoxicating, jazzy mix of horns, bass and percussion. From "Diamond Life" to "Sweetest Taboo" to "Soldier of Love," Sade creates captivating, passion-filled songs that deceptively fit into the easy-listening set, yet remain smoldering and sexy.
"It's not like a fashion thing; it's not like a trend thing," said Sade, born Helen Folasade Adu. "It's just because our sound is very much our sound, which means it either appeals to you or it doesn't, but if it does, then it gets to the heart because the music comes to the heart, and it's resilient and it survives because of that."
Guitarist and saxman Stuart Matthewman, who along with keyboardist Andrew Hale and bassist Paul Denman has been with Sade since their first album in 1985, said while Sade listens to plenty of contemporary music like hip-hop and pop — she is the mother of a 14-year-old daughter, after all — she never chase
|Mon, October 04, 2010 at 7:09 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
In support of her platinum-selling album "Soldier of Love" which was released this past February, Sade will come to America in 2011 for her first tour in over 10 years.
The kickoff leg of Sade's 50-city North American tour will be at Baltimore's 1st Mariner Arena on June 16 2011. Tickets go on sale in select markets beginning Oct. 16 at http://www.livenation.com , with additional dates to be announced soon.
Here are Sade's 2011 tour dates:
Jun 16: Baltimore, Md. (1st Mariner Arena)
Jun 19: Philadelphia, Pa. (Wells Fargo Center)
Jun 21: Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)
Jun 24: East Rutherford, N.J. (Izod Center)
Jun 28: Toronto, Ontario (Air Canada Centre)
Jun 30: Montreal, Quebec (Bell Centre)
Jul 06: Boston, Mass. (TD Garden)
Aug 05: Chicago, Ill. (United Center)
Aug 19: Los Angeles, Calif. (Staples Center)
Aug 30: Anaheim, Calif. (Honda Center)