Announcement, Charity, Music

T-Boz To Host Intimate Party In LA Following Canceled Unplugged Show

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T-Boz has unfortunately had to cancel her upcoming ‘T-Boz Unplugged‘ charity event this year due to factors beyond her control.

However, to make up for the cancellation, the legendary TLC singer has announced that she will be holding an intimate party for all of the original ticket holders in Los Angeles!

“I sincerely apologize but T-Boz Unplugged will be canceled!”, T-Boz said in a statement via her Instagram account. ” I am truly sorry, but things have happened that were out of my control and I had no choice!”

“But to make it up to the fans who have been affected, I am going to still have a free private event for you! An intimate gathering with me on the same date, June 9th in LA!”

Ticket holders for the original T-Boz Unplugged event will get a refund and will need to RSVP their requests for the party by emailing RSVP4TbozUnplugged@gmail.com with proof of your purchased tickets.

 

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Music, Television

‘All That’ Is Back – Will The Original TLC Theme Song Return

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“Well, this is just an introduction, before I blow your mind. The show is All of That, and yes, we do it all the time” — the opening lines from a young and vibrant Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, who laced the theme song of the Nickelodeon comedy skit show, ‘All That‘, along with her group mates Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas — aka TLC!

Often referred to as a ‘Saturday Night Live’ for a Nickelodeon audience, ‘All That’ first premiered on the network in 1994 and ran for ten seasons until 2005. As well as featuring on the shows opening theme, TLC were chosen as musical guests twice in season 1, and took part in various skits on the show.

T-Boz recently revealed that ‘All That’ using TLC in the pilot episode helped to get the show picked up by the network, as well as hiring the girls to perform the theme song. The president of Nickelodeon eventually picked the show up, and the rest is history, as they say. The power of TLC!

Despite the show ending in 2005, the ‘All That’ co-creator, Brian Robbins, who became the president of Nickelodeon in 2018, decided that he would greenlight the return of his former hit show. The revival of ‘All That’ was then confirmed in February 2019!

“We think there’s a great opportunity to find the next pool of stars,” said Robbins. “We want to bring the show back in a real fun way. This summer, we are going to bring back a lot of the original cast and the cast through the years, and let them introduce the new cast of ‘All That’ to the world,” which he described as “a sort of mash-up of some of the old sketches and a lot of new sketches.”

‘All That’ has kept up with the times — it’s presence is fully existent on social media — they excitedly announced the taping of the first episode in May 2019 in a series of posts to commemorate the moment with the world!

During shots of the audience at the taping, it was notable that the original TLC theme song can be heard blaring out the speakers before and after the taping, which leaves us to ask only one question — will TLC remain on the theme song for the revamped show?

If it ain’t broke, keep it the same!

The Jonas Brothers have been announced as the first musical guests, when the new show premieres at 8:30PM on June 15, 2019 on Nickelodeon.

Let’s hope they give TLC a call to make a guest appearance, too!

Movies, Music

Classic TLC Hit Features on Captain Marvel Soundtrack

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One of the best achievements of Marvel’s ’90s-set Captain Marvel is the film’s ability to tap into that zeitgeist of the the decade without making it feel like frivolous nostalgia.

The first title film for a female superhero in the MCU succeeds in capturing an era when acts like Garbage and TLC and No Doubt were challenging the testosterone-heavy dominant sound of the early decade.

Captain Marvel makes use of one of TLC’s biggest hits, “Waterfalls.” This 1995 single was a perfect storm of radio-friendly grooves under poetic and timely lyrics highlighting the AIDS crisis, gang violence, and drug addiction.

It was particularly bolstered by its million-dollar music video directed by filmmaker F. Gary Gray, which visualized the song’s dramatic themes and had the group transform into literal waterfalls via some then-cutting-edge Terminator 2-style CGI.

Captain Marvel features far more advanced visual effects and less real-world drama, but its use of the song as Carol Danvers and Nick Fury drive into the desert toward danger feels nonetheless appropriate.

Captain Marvel is the first Marvel film in which the soundtrack serves more of a thematic purpose. It’s also worth telling that this was the first Marvel movie to be scored by a female composer.

These are the songs featured in Captain Marvel:

“Crazy on You” – Heart

“Kiss Me Deadly” – Lita Ford

“Whatta Man” – Salt-N-Pepa featuring En Vogue

“Connection” – Elastica

“Only Happy When It Rains” – Garbage

“Crush With Eyeliner” – REM

“Waterfalls” – TLC

“You Gotta Be” – Des’ree

“Come As You Are” – Nirvana

“Just A Girl” – No Doubt

“Man on the Moon” – REM

“Celebrity Skin” – Hole

Captain Marvel is out now!
Announcement, Interview, Music, Musical

Chilli Hints At New TLC Music For Broadway Musical

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TLC: The Musical could very soon become a reality in the near future.

Following the release of their final, self-titled album in the summer of 2017, fans were left wondering if TLC would ever release any new music again!

Well, fear not — there will be new music in the works, to be used in the TLC musical, according to Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas!

Speaking at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas on a promotional campaign for the upcoming TLC summer tour with Nelly, Chilli touched on what TLC have in store besides the tour.

“I’m personally working on some TV stuff [‘Girls Crew‘, ‘Fix My Plate‘], and us, TLC, collectively we are”, Chilli says, “and, we are working on the TLC musical and TLC on Broadway. So, we’re going to create new music for those projects as well.”

Chilli also clarifies that the musical will touch on some of the many untold stories that weren’t covered in the VH1 biopic, ‘CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story‘ in 2013.

“We didn’t tell everything. I mean, we have so many stories to tell that we didn’t tell in our biopic on VH1. But it’s a lot of stuff, a lot of good stuff”, Chilli says.

“It’s going to be very emotional, but like a good ride. I’m very excited about it. I almost can’t believe it!”

Are you excited for the TLC musical and new music?