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R&B Takes Over The Central Park Summerstage

R&B stars Tweet, Avant, Donell Jones and Erica Campbell take center stage at Summerstage on August 4, 2013.

R&B stars Tweet, Avant, Donell Jones and Erica Campbell take center stage at Summerstage on August 4, 2013.

R&B music has enjoyed a remarkable resurgence as of late thanks to artists like Donell Jones, Raheem DeVaughn, Avant, Lyfe Jennings, Monifah, and Erica Campbell, who came together Sunday, August 4th at the Central Park Summerstage to perform in the WBLS R&B Fest. And what a show it was!

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Donell Jones On Growing Up And Getting Back to the Essence of Music

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I was quite nervous when I got word that Donell Jones agreed to my interview request. I’ve been a fan of his music for years, and have even had the pleasure of seeing him performance live years ago at Madison Square Garden, but he’s always struck me as the heady, serious type. But I was determined to meet and master the challenge, and I made it my personal mission to try to make Mr. Jones smile. I shared my intent with Jones via Twitter the night before the interview, and found myself giddy with glee when he flipped the script on me with the following @reply.

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