Ledisi spoke with The Huffington Post about her new album ‘Pieces of Me’, preparing to tour, the book she’s writing, and the death of Nick Ashford of Ashford & Simpson.
“They taught us how to sustain love, how to love. I mean, it’s just amazing that I had the opportunity to sit and talk and get to know them on a more personal level,” Ledisi said about Ashford & Simpson. “And then to see how they support up-and-coming artists at their club, The Sugar Bar. It’s just amazing. They’ve always stayed current and supported a lot of the younger artists and a lot of the younger writers. Just to have that small bond with them – I’m really sad. I don’t know what to say to him being gone. You’re used to two and now there’s only one.”
R&B acts on television this week include
Akon, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ (NBC) on Monday.
Ashford & Simpson, who visit ‘Tavis Smiley’ (PBS) on Friday.
Jazmine Sullivan, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Friday.
Husband-and-wife singer-songwriter team Ashford and Simpson spoke with the ‘Today’ show hosts about their 34-year marriage and their 31 hit singles, now on their greatest hits collection. Watch the interview, aired Wednesday (January 28), below.
Ashford & Simpson and John Legend were on hand for a cocktail reception held by Denise Rich at her private residence to celebrate Legend’s 8 Grammy nominations in New York City on January 30th. Check out pictures from FilmMagic, GettyImages, and WireImage.
Ashford & Simpson and BeBe Winans were on hand for the Dionne Warwick 45th Anniversary Spectacular at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California on January 26th. Check out pictures from RexFeatures and GettyImages (arrivals / show / afterparty).
Jermaine Dupri and Ashford and Simpson were on hand for Stevie Wonder’s ‘A Time to Love’ album release party on October 18th at Megu in New York City. Check out pictures from WireImage.
Ashanti, Ashford & Simpson, and LL Cool J were on hand as Patti LaBelle celebrated the release of her new album ‘Timeless Journey’ and her 60th birthday with a bash held at the Home of Denise Rich on Monday (May 24) in New York City. Check out pictures from FilmMagic and WireImage (page1 / page2).