On TV: Patti LaBelle, Mary J. Blige, Beyonce

Patti LaBelle and her Labelle bandmates

R&B acts on television this week include:

Terrence Howard, who visits ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ (NBC) on Monday.

Patti LaBelle, who visits ‘The Tyra Banks Show’ (Syndicated) on Tuesday.

Mary J. Blige, who visits ‘Rachael Ray’ (Syndicated) on Wednesday.

Jamie Foxx, who visits ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ (CBS) on Thursday and ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Friday.

Beyonce Knowles, who visits ‘The View’ (ABC) on Thursday.

On TV: Raphael Saadiq, LaBelle

R&B acts on television this week include:

Raphael Saadiq, who performs on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) on Tuesday.

LaBelle, who perform on ‘The View’ (ABC) on Wednesday.

Patti LaBelle Visits ‘D.L. Hughley Breaks The News’

Labelle 'Back To Now'

Patti LaBelle visited ‘D.L. Hughley Breaks The News’ on CNN to give D.L. life lessons and cooking tips, pitching her book ‘Recipes For the Good Life’ and DVD ‘In the Kitchen With Miss Patti’. Video of the appearance at Turner.com has since been removed.

Labelle Release First Album Since 1976, ‘Back To Now’

Labelle 'Back To Now'

Labelle, featuring Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash, released their first album in over thirty years with ‘Back to Now’ on October 21st on Verve, Universal. The trio got all-star production help on the album from Lenny Kravitz, Wyclef Jean and Gamble & Huff. ‘Roll Out’ is the first single, a song that features Wyclef. A notable track on the album is called ‘Dear Rosa’, a tribute to civil rights activist Rosa Parks. Check out the track listing below.

Labelle 'Back to Now' album cover

‘Back To Now’:
1. “Candlelight” (4:41)
2. “Roll Out” (featuring Wyclef Jean) (3:51)
3. “Superlover” (4:14)
4. “System” (5:32)
5. “The Truth Will Set You Free” (4:58)
6. “Without You in My Life” (5:29)
7. “Tears for the World” (4:33)
8. “Dear Rosa” (6:47)
9. “How Long” (4:33)
10. “Miss Otis Regrets” (4:39)
11. “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)” (4:31) (iTunes Bonus Track)

On TV: LaBelle, Robin Thicke, Toni Braxton

Labelle 'Back To Now'

R&B acts on television this week include:

Toni Braxton, who competes on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ (ABC) on Monday and Tuesday and visits ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) on Monday.

Musiq Soulchild and Mary J. Blige appear on ‘Access Granted’ (BET) on the set of Musiq’s ‘If You Leave’ video.

Robin Thicke, who performs on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) on Tuesday.

Sarah Dash, Nona Hendryx and Patti LaBelle of Labelle, who visit ‘Today’ (NBC) on Wednesday.

John Legend, who visits ‘The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos’ (CBC) on Thursday.

Patti LaBelle Honored With UNCF’s Award of Excellence

Labelle 'Back To Now'

‘Entertainment Tonight’ correspondent Kevin Frazier was on hand this weekend for the United Negro College Fund’s “An Evening of Stars,” which paid tribute to Patti LaBelle. Kevin talked with Patti about her outfit and receiving the UNCF’s Award of Excellence for her longtime support of the organization. Former ‘American Idol’ and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, her fellow ‘Idol’ Fantasia and Beyonce Knowles performed at the event. Video of the interview at ETOnline.com has since been removed.

Patti LaBelle Performs ‘Lady Marmalade’ & More On ‘The Early Show’

Patti LaBelle visited ‘The Early Show’ to perform Judy Garland’s signature song ‘Over The Rainbow’, as well as her smash ‘Lady Marmalade’ and a cover of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes’ 1972 classic ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’. Patti also spoke with co-host Julie Chen about her two new releases, ‘Essentials’ and ‘Patti LaBelle Live In Washington DC’, and pitched her hot sauces. Video of the interview and three performances at CBS.com have since been removed.

Patti LaBelle Visits ‘Today’

Patti LaBelle visited ‘Today’ on Wednesday (December 19) to show off her skills as a chef. The singer demonstrated how to make her fried chicken, “crazy” cabbage and potato salad. Because of her diabetes, LaBelle admitted everything she was cooking except the cabbage she couldn’t eat. Watch the cooking segment and performances of ‘Christmas Jam’ and ‘It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year’ below the fold.
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‘Clash Of The Choirs’ Comes To NBC Starting December 17th

NBC is set to air ‘Clash of the Choirs’ during a live four-night musical event. The show has tapped Michael Bolton, Patti LaBelle, Nick Lachey, Kelly Rowland and Blake Shelton to embark on a musical challenge as they return to their hometowns to assemble an amateur choir and prepare them to compete live in studio for the title of America’s best choir. From December 17-20, the show will feature music genres ranging from current pop hits to holiday classics and the choir hopefuls will be judged each night by viewers watching at home. Check out audition footage at YouTube.

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