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Ms. Lauryn Hill will be presented with the prestigious Golden Note Award at ASCAP’s 28th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The invitation-only event will take place on June 25 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles.
Hill will also perform during the evening. … ASCAP president Paul Williams cited the eight-time Grammy Award winner’s “ability to push boundaries and capture the humanity that surrounds us,” adding, “Ms. Hill’s talent as a songwriter is undeniable and reflects her singular take on the world we live in.”
Read more at Billboard.
Ms. Lauryn Hill will play the Main Stage at the second annual “Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World” Festival on Saturday, June 20 at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in New York. Admission is free to the public, but fans will need to register online to receive tickets to access the Main Stage area. Tickets are limited.
The festival also offers VIP packages to buy a limited edition festival T-shirt, gift bag, access to a premium viewing area and more. All contributions are tax-deductible and include 1 ticket to the Festival.
Other performers will include Shannon Powell’s Traditional All-Star Band, Antibalas, Ozomatli and the Rebirth Brass Band.
When deciding to play the region, my intention was to perform in both Tel Aviv and Ramallah. Setting up a performance in the Palestinian Territory, at the same time as our show in Israel, proved to be a challenge. I’ve wanted very much to bring our live performance to this part of the world, but also to be a presence supporting justice and peace. It is very important to me that my presence or message not be misconstrued, or a source of alienation to either my Israeli or my Palestinian fans. For this reason, we have decided to cancel the upcoming performance in Israel, and seek a different strategy to bring my music to ALL of my fans in the region. May healing, equanimity, and the openness necessary for lasting resolution and reconciliation come to this region and its people.
Ms. Lauryn Hill
To be even more clear, so there’s no confusion, I had no part in my performance in Nigeria being canceled. The only reason I did not go to Lagos was because the promoter was not able to purchase our flights, as was part of the deal. We were very patient, waiting at the airport for hours, giving him every opportunity to rectify. Unfortunately, he ran out of time. I felt the need to clarify, as the promoter released a statement that was ambiguous, and open to misinterpretation. I want to make sure that all of my fans in Nigeria know that I did my part and upheld my end of the agreement.
Ms. Lauryn Hill
We are disappointed to report that we will not be performing at tonight’s concert. From our end, we did everything we were supposed to do, including waiting at the airport for many hours, ready to fly out and share the evening with you. Unfortunately, after much effort, the promoter was not able to get all of our travel arrangements taken care of. This prevented us from being able to fly into Nigeria in time to make the concert. We were all very excited to come, and very disappointed that we couldn’t make this one. HOWEVER, we are working to reschedule our appearance ASAP. From what we’ve been told, the promoter intends to honor all tickets sold. Our best to and for Lagos. Love and Blessings!
Ms. Lauryn Hill and the MLH band and Production Team.
Lauryn Hill’s 1998 album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, is among 25 recordings selected this year to be inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.
Under the terms of the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000, the Librarian of Congress each year selects 25 recordings that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” and at least 10 years old.
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (album) — Lauryn Hill (1998)
Hill’s debut solo record, following the breakup of The Fugees, is a work of honesty in which Hill explores her feelings on topics that included the deep wonder of pregnancy, the pitfalls of modern relationships and the experience of the sacred. The album effortlessly fuses soul, R&B, rap and reggae. Hill’s vocal range, smooth clear highs and vibrato are stunning. The rapping is rhythmically compelling while always retaining, and frequently exploiting, the natural cadences of conversational speech. Standout guest performances include Carlos Santana’s soulful acoustic guitar solo on “Zion” and duets with Mary J. Blige and D’Angelo on “I Used to Love Him” and “Nothing Even Matters,” respectively.
Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.
VIP Meet and Greet Packages available as an UPGRADE for all Small Axe shows. DOES NOT COME WITH A TICKET
This VIP Meet and Greet experience includes a limited edition 24” x 36” poster designed by Ms. Hill, a souvenir tour laminate and an individual meet and greet that includes 1 photo and autograph after the show.
To pick up your Limited Edition poster and tour laminate, please visit the merchandise booth at the show and present your name to the merchandise manager. We will not be shipping these products to you.
This is an upgrade only. You must have a ticket to the show for admittance and to receive your VIP Meet & Greet Experience.
**You must have a photo ID ready to present the day of the show**
**There are no returns or exchanges on these product/ticket/vip offerings**
**Your name will appear on a VIP list the day of the show. No physical VIP pass will be shipped to you**