March 1st NATURAL WOMAN: A Collage of Female Creativity

Liberated Muse Arts in cooperation with Everlasting Life Restaurant and NuSoul Collective brings NATURAL WOMAN: A collage of Female Creativity– an evening of live music, theatre, and spoken word. Performances by: Veronique Colie Williams Mama Moon Khadijah Moon Dior Ashley Brown Kareema Wambuii and special guests March is considered Women’s History Month and also when…

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Help Me Reach 1K in Five (5) Days

My production IN HER WORDS begins its third touring season in March. This is the second year we are running a funding campaign to pay for things essential to the tour– from printing costs to travel stipends for the cast. I conceived the idea for the production in 2011 after hearing an archived interview on…

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2013 Year-In-Review

The year 2013 started after untimely tragedy in December 2012, and my heart was very, very heavy. I didn’t have a game plan as usual and really made things up as I went along for the first few months as I got myself together after Derrick’s passing. The video shares with you some of the…

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Upcoming Show at SoulSongs202: A Night with Friends

I will be kicking off my birthday weekend at the third installment of the music series SoulSongs202: A Night with Friends that kicked off in October. I will be hosting and performing. Learn more about the series here. Also, I am booking acts for the 2014 SoulSongs202 shows. Read more here.

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Audition for My Production IN HER WORDS

I am happy to announce a call for actors to audition for my theatrical production IN HER WORDS. The show tributes the lives of creatives Lena Horne, Zora Neale Hurston, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, and Lucille Clifton. The show debuted in 2012 and we’ve enjoyed two touring seasons to places ranging from the US Peace…

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Performing @ The Adams Morgan Day Festival Sunday, Sept. 8

Join me and the ladies of Liberated Muse on Sunday, Sept. 8 at the Adams Morgan Day festival in Washington DC.  The festival will take place on 18th Street, NW, between Florida Avenue and Columbia Road as well as Belmont Road from noon to 7:00pm.  I will be performing on the Marie Reed Court Stage…

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September 21 Soul Sippin’ DC Concert Series

Next month, join me on September 21 at the Anacostia Art Gallery as I perform some of my original tunes, including my recent release “Unbound“. William Henderson, who can be heard playing bass on my song “Unbound” accompanies me tonight on bass guitar, keeping it quite funky. Admission is FREE and this is a family-friendly…

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Artist-in-Residency @ La-Ti-Do (@latidodc) at Black Fox Lounge This Month

So, it’s already mid-July, but, I wanted you to know that my organization Liberated Muse Arts Group has been invited to be the artist-in-residence for the month of July at the weekly cabaret series La-Ti-Do at Black Fox Lounge in Washington DC. The residency began July 1st and featured Nia Simmons doing a three-song set…

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IN HER WORDS Ends on a High Note

My production of “In Her Words” ended this past Thursday, and here is a run-down of what took place. I explained to you earlier what everyone involved means to me. But, I would be remiss if I didn’t say, again, THANK YOU! This season was fantastic. Not sure if I’ll be bringing this production back…

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I Fly ‘Unbound’ on New Single Dedicated to D. Marq

Yesterday I dropped my new single “Unbound” that I wrote in dedication to my friend Derrick “D.Marq” who passed away this past December. His death was sudden, unexpected and devastating. Writing this song helped heal me and the beautiful music created by my life partner Hook of MYST Studios was such an inspiration. Hook produced…

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Last Show of “In Her Words” May 9th @ Charles E. Beatley Central Library

Liberated Muse Arts Group and the Alexandria Public Library system presents the third show of our 2013 season of “In Her Words” “In Her Words” is a musical theatrical presentation examining the lives of artists Lena Horne, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Zora Neale Hurston and Lucille Clifton — creative women who used their artistic prowess…

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Performance @ The Center for Spiritual Living, Sunday, May 5th

The Center for Spiritual Living -DC was born in April 2009 as residents in the DC area interested in new thought ideas started to meet at locations near the Takoma metro stop. The Center for Spiritual Living is incorporated in Washington, DC, as a nonprofit organization. I have performed for the past five years at…

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The 2013 “In Her Words Tour” Kicks Off In Full-Force

This past Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Oxon Hill Public Library in Oxon Hill, MD, my theatrical musical piece “In Her Words“, which debuted last year began its tour for a second time. I directed and produced this piece again through my organization Liberated Muse Arts Group, working with women I’ve collaborated with over the…

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The 2013 Performance Calendar for “In Her Words” Announced

“In Her Words” is a theatrical presentation produced by Liberated Muse productions and directed by me, showcasing the voices and views of Lucille Clifton, Zora Neale Hurston, Lena Horne, Nina Simone and Billie Holiday. We debuted last year to great reviews and are coming back this year– next month in fact! Please visit here for…

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Photos from the Liberated Muse 5th Year Anniversary Celebration

This past Friday, we celebrated the past five years of my organization Liberated Muse Arts Group while also performing a special tribute in honor of my dear friend Derrick “D. Marq” Smith who passed this past December at the age of 33. I was humbled as I witnessed the community formed through Liberated Muse over…

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2012 In Review for KhadijahOnline.com

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get…

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Art Blooms In Me

In my growing age, I am always amazed at certain things. Among those things is the cynicism that seems to gain momentum, as years pass, where youth is often equated with creativity and exploration. Many cling to this fierce belief that states that there is a age and place for everything. I don’t agree. Never…

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Join Me As I Celebrate Kwanzaa @ Urban Eats Music Cafe on Dec. 15

Kwanzaa is the annual celebration of culture and community, founded on the belief that recognition of the 7 principles of Unity, Self-Determinaton, Collective Work & Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity and Faith will lead to progress. I’ve been celebrating Kwanzaa since I was a young person, first celebrating it when I briefly attended Nation House…

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Help Me Bring My Play ‘In Her Words’ Back in 2013

I debuted my play “In Her Words” earlier this year for a Black History Month tour that included stops at the United States Peace Corps headquarters and the DC Public Library. I have some stops planned for 2013, but, with your help, I can ensure that we are broadening our audience and bringing the best…

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Evening of Awards: Accepting the WOMA 2012 Artist of Distinction Award

I had a wonderful evening last night with my family and friends as I accepted the 2012 WOMA Artist of Distinction Award. The awards dinner took place at the beautiful Eatonville restaurant located off of the famous U Street corridor in Washington DC. Womanifesting (WOMA) is a 501c3, tax exempt organization incorporated in Washington, D.C….

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Join Me for A Creative’s Conversation on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 in DC

Join us for the first CREATIVE’S CONVERSATION on Saturday, October 27, 2012 in Washington DC. The topic will be “Living the Artist Life While Parenting” with break-out conversations led by talented multi-tasking mamas making art while raising babies. A conversation forum for ALL CREATIVES who are new parents, soon-to-be parents, planning-to-be parents down the road,…

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The LYRIC MONSTER Is Available for Booking

Yesterday, I participated in the new festival FIGMENT DC which is a festival of interactive visual and performance art. Members of my network Liberated Muse Arts Group and I asked the audience to give us words and verse and we crafted songs on the spot. It was very boundary-stretching and fun and was a great…

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Why Lupe’s ‘B*tch’ Is Right On Time

Lupe Fiasco’s latest video Bitch Bad is everything I believe art should be. It challenges the status quo, gives historical context, and serves as a teachable moment. I watched the video with my 8 year-old, calling her into my office to watch it with me because I knew, without even seeing it or reading anything…

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Turning 30 Series on SoulTrain.com

Be sure to check out my TURNING 30 series this month on SoulTrain.com. TURNING 30 celebrates some of our favorite soul hits that turn 30 this. Read some of the already published ones below: Turning 30: Prince’s “1999” Turning 30: Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing” Turning 30: Patrice Rushen’s “Forget Me Nots” Be sure to read…

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5 Useful Lessons Learned From the Frank Ocean Agenda

This summer, Frank Ocean created an upheaval in the music industry right before the drop of his new album Channel Orange. On a blog post, he gently painted a narrative of his experiences prior to his rise in celebrity, and, it just so happened, that part of his story included a romantic involvement with another…

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End-of-Summer Bio Sale!

END-OF-SUMMER SALE: Artist/Speaker Bio $75 (800 word max.) Now is a busy time of performance opportunities, speaking engagements, gallery showings and publishing opportunities. Are you a busy creative who doesn’t have the time to put together the ever-important biography by yourself? If so, hire KhadijahOnline.com to help you by penning a professional biography that you…

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Check Out My New Music on Reverbnation

In mid-July I had the privilege of performing in an event that followed the Artscape in Baltimore and my love of performing was renewed. I have returned to the lab to work on some new tracks and wanted to share some scratch vocals on pieces that will be part of a forthcoming EP that has…

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The Capital Area Performing Arts Association (CAPAA)

Last year I had the urge to start an organization for performers from the DC area. Unlike my organization Liberated Muse, this organization would focus on performers and be an opportunity for us to gain professional development and opportunities with venues through meet-up workshops. I didn’t want to be the sole leader of this group…

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Remembering Chuck Brown

Learning about Chuck Brown’s death this past week sent me reeling. I had JUST interviewed Brian Culbertson for SoulTrain.com on Tuesday, and when mention of the song he did with Chuck Brown came up, I was the one to tell him that Chuck was sick and that it had been on hush for a while…

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New Interviews on SoulTrain.com for April 2012

Be sure to check out all of my interviews on SoulTrain.com for this month as we come to the end of the month. My interview with Julie Dexter was one of my favorite of the year, learning a lot as she shared her experiences as a long-term independent music artist, mother and British transplant. Learning…

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APRIL 21, 2012: Audre Lorde Documentary & Discussion Moderated By Yours Truly

WOMA in collaboration with the District of Columbia Public Library, invite you to the first in a series of films showcasing women who exemplify womanifesting. A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde by filmmaker Ada Gay Griffin and co-director Michelle Parkerson The film viewing will be followed by a reflection on…

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‘I’m Every Woman’ A Success

Special thanks to all those that made yesterday’s “I’m Every Woman: A SWAN Day Event” a success! The house was packed, the artists were phenomenal and the volunteers were doing their thang. We started a bit late which led to me having to cut my songs out of the line-up, but I had a ball…

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I Am Every Woman Today & Especially on March 30

This month, I am going to be hosting a phenomenal celebration of Women Artists for Women’s History Month in Washington DC. The event is called “I’m Every Woman” and will feature music from some of my favorite performers who I have had the privilege of collaborating with over the years. Teisha Marie, Quineice and Colie…

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“In Her Words” Theatrical Run a Success

Thank you to all of you who attended the 3-day run of my theatrical musical piece “In Her Words”. I conceived the piece last Fall after hearing a 1960’s interview with the late Lena Horne, and from there developed this tribute piece as an educational look at some of our most celebrated entertainers who were…

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Countdown to Debut of “In Her Words”

This weekend has been a whirlwind as me and my cast prepare for the debut of my new theatrical piece “In Her Words”. I can’t truly call this a play but, rather, a theatrical and musical tribute that gives you background information about each artist highlighted, with actual monologue/dialogue culled from the research I did…

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Happy New Year: Take Your Artistry to the Next Level in 2012

Happy New Year! It’s 2012, and it’s time to re-focus on your goals ahead. Did you accomplish everything that you wanted to get done in 2011? In case you missed my tips series last year, here are some articles I recommend catching up on to help you re-focus in 2012: Creativity Tip: 3 Types of…

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Event & Service Updates for Nov 2011

Cheers! The past four months have been a whirlwind and I am happy to share with you my good news. But, first, and foremost, I would like to thank you kindly for following my blog. The 16 of you who have opted to get updates delivered to your mailbox are the best! To thank you…

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Useful Creativity Tip: 3 Best Types of Friends an Artist Must Have

I have been blessed to have people in my corner who support my work as a writer, performer and arts producer. Many of them are showcased in the photos above. Some of them are people I’ve worked with before and later become clients. One picture is of my little girl. She may joke about me…

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Check Out Q & A’s with Kenny Wesley & Chuck Brown on SoulTrain.com

Check out two of my interviews this month on SoulTrain.com Click HERE to read my article on SoulTrain.com on the legendary Chuck Brown. Read about how he felt when he was nominated for a GRAMMY, how he enjoyed working with Jill Scott and what advice he has for aspiring artists. Click HERE to read my…

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Useful Creativity Tip: The #1 Pitfall Artists Should Avoid

On the blog Script the other day, I read a post posted earlier this year about protecting your work if you are a screenwriter for television. The blog post had some wonderful advice and things that I thought were helpful, not just for screenwriters, but for literary artists of all genres as well as performance…

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