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Diana Ross Headlines New Orleans Jazz Fest - The Color Brief January 22

Diana Ross Headlines New Orleans Jazz Fest - The Color Brief January 22

A chance cancellation opened the door for one of the world’s most celebrated singers.  Diana Ross was added to the lineup for the 50thannual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.  The event takes place May 4 and will mark Ross’ first appearance at the Festival.

She takes the place of Bob Seger, who pulled out due to a scheduling conflict.

In addition to celebrating the festival’s 50th anniversary, Ross is also celebrating her 75th birthday this year.

She last performed in New Orleans two years ago, at the Essence Music Festival.

Ross received a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016 and the Lifetime Achievement American Music Award in 2017.

In other news…

Queer filmmaker Gregg Araki is heading to TV with his new sci-fi series Now Apocalypse. The show follows Ulysses as he navigates sex, love, and the end of the world. The show will premiere at Sundance before its official unveiling on Starz March 10.

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Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani Join ‘Lovebirds’ - The Color Brief January 23

Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani Join ‘Lovebirds’ - The Color Brief January 23

Rihanna Inks Historic Fashion Deal – The Color Brief January 21

Rihanna Inks Historic Fashion Deal – The Color Brief January 21