Archive for live music

I’m Co-starring in a NEW play!!!

Posted in Live events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 6, 2010 by lightcandy

Be sure to visit the website for a show synopsis and routing. We will be adding dates as the year progresses. Thank you for your support. Hope to hug your neck at a city near you!!!



Join me on Sunday in Los Angeles at The J Spot…

Posted in Live events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 4, 2009 by lightcandy

I’ll be sharing the stage with Jon B., Keith Robinson (Dreamgirls) and comedian Bruce Bruce! Make your reservations NOW!!!

My American Music Awards review

Posted in American Music Awards review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2009 by lightcandy

It’s ME again!!! Feel free to leave your comments;)

The AMA’s were filled some of the music biz’s hottest entertainers… From the iconic nostalgia of Janet Jackson to the innovative hip hop stylings of the Black Eyed Peas, and the pillar of diva strength displayed by Whitney Houston There was some great energy in the performances of Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood Lola’s (Jennifer Lopez) “comeback” actually showed up in her performance, as she had to recover from an impromptu fall in the middle of her stimulating presentation Jay Z brought “The Don” swag with the pinky ring to match in his New York “Empire State Of Mind” song, an electrifying exhibition with the beautiful and talented Alicia Keys.She also unveiled her new single “Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart” in an engaging performance. Other honorable mentions include Kelly Clarkson (beautiful vocals),

Rihanna’s outfit ,

Mary J Blige (a soulful delivery only she can give)

and Lady Gaga (who seems to always stun and prove that she’s a talent force to be reckoned with)

Taylor Swift racked up winning 5, yes 5 AMA’s! She won more than the late, great Michael Jackson (expected to sweep his categories), whom she also beat for “Artist Of The Year”! Whoa… However, MJ garnered 4 trophies over the course of the evening, and broke the record for artist with the most American Music Awards totaling 23! …


Whitney Houston… courage and enough light to still set our hearts a blaze

Janet Jackson… opened the night with all the moves we know and love

Black Eyed Peas… really enjoyed their medley

Carrie Underwood… Get it Miss Carrie!

Jay Z and Alicia Keys… NICE

Mary J Blige… new single, passionate performance, classic Mary… gotta love it

Jennifer Lopez… she gave it up… nice recovery “Lola” (her new alias), true pro

Lady Gaga… strange, creative and gaga-rific

Some performance pictures and raw footage video from the show at Club Nokia :)

Posted in Just Me with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2009 by lightcandy

Thank you to everyone for coming out and supporting the show!!!

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A tribute to some of the best live albums in history…

Posted in A tribute to some of the best live albums with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2009 by lightcandy

Of course, we could be here all day talking about the best live performances on an album… So, I’m just gonna give you a well rounded taste of some classics. Music is amazing like that! There are so many wonderful artists with diverse talent to offer. Get to know somebody new… and get reacquainted with the ones you already love, right here….

To get things started, I thought I might share a lil’ footage of myself 😉 Enjoy!

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‘Erykah Badu “Erykah Badu Live”

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Great covers, effortless on stage, absolutely classic

Aretha Franklin “Amazing Grace”

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Unfortunately, I couldn’t find video footage of a song from her Amazing Grace live  album in 1972 with Rev. James Cleveland and the Southern California Community Choir. It’s been toted to be one of her best recordings live. I decided to share other footage instead. Enjoy;)

Keith Jarrett “Live in Koln”

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The Koln concert… completely improvised, another dimension…WOW!

Sam Cooke “Live @ The Harlem Square Club”

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Stirring vocals, with breathtaking drama and unparalleled soul

The Roots “The Roots Come Alive”

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Full of energy, classic hip hop nostalgia and dope collaborations

Nirvana “Nirvana Unplugged”

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Signature grunge that comes together for an effortless set in New York…

Jay Z “Jay Z Unplugged”

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Hip Hop’s Renaissance man…backed by The Roots

James Brown “Live @ The Apollo”

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Thrilling, let’s go adrenaline, passionate and soulful delivery…just dynamite

Jimi Hendrix “Band Of Gypsy’s Live @ The Filmore”

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A sign of the times…war and self expression… famous for the 12 minute rendition of Machine Gun… Here’s a taste

KISS “KISS Alive 1975”


Electrifying, fist pumping, neck jarring rock!

Curtis Mayfield “Curtis/Live”

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His second album came with his solo debut! Very bold and well worth the risk. Brilliance…

Bill Withers “Live @ Carnegie Hall”

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Reveals his layered personality which sets up the emotional content of his songs… stellar renditions

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Simply divine with a guitar, trendsetting  and smooth as smooth gets


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A day to remember in music history… hippies, psychedelics and everything between… an incredible jam session

Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane “Live @ Carnegie Hall”

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Two jazz giants… Lost recordings for over 40yrs… skill, expression… enjoy!

The Commodores “Live”

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One of the greatest soul R&B band albums live… classic after classic

Earth, Wind and Fire “Gratitude”

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The infamous Earth, Wind and Fire super band with Phillip Bailey delivering one of our favorites leads…

Bob Dylan “Bootleg series Volume 4”

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Can’t ignore his huge impact on music… strange, extraordinary poetic power tucked into musical genius

Johnny Cash “At Folsom Prison”

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Raw passion, unadulterated humanity… a very influential musician of the 20th century

Bruce Springsteen “Live 1975-1985”

Inspirational with an X factor that makes him a people’s champion

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Donny Hathaway “Live”

Couldn’t pick just one video… capturing his essence is well worth it

Marvin Gaye “Live”

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Golden pipes, dripping soul with non-stop sex appeal … Mr. Marvin Gaye

Win tickets to the November 8th show at Club Nokia in Los Angeles!!!

Posted in Live events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 4, 2009 by lightcandy
Win a pair of tickets to see Rhona Bennett perform live in concert with Ginuwine and En Vogue at the En Vogue 20th anniversary reunion tour (Club NOKIA venue / Los Angeles, CA / Sunday November 8th, 2009)!!!
Contest Directions:
1.) Please follow the directions exactly as they are posted (please read thoroughly and carefully).
2.) Answer the question (provided below) in the exact detail stated.
3.) Once you feel you’ve obtained the correct answer, go to the Tone N Rhone facebook page: (click the link)
and join as ‘friend’ (if you are not already a friend of Tone N Rhone on facebook**). Leave your answer by sending Tone N Rhone a ‘private inbox message’ with the answer.  This will qualify you for being chosen as the winner of two free General Admission tickets with V.I.P. access, to the En Vogue 20th anniversary tour in Los Angeles, featuring Ginuwine and Rhona Bennett.
4.) In the event that there are more than one contestants with a correct answer, the final contest winner will be chosen randomly by drawing.
5.) Contest submissions will be accepted at the Tone N Rhone facebook ‘inbox’, up until 9:00am on Friday November 6th, 2009.  The winner will be announced at 12:00pm noon on Friday November 6th, 2009 at the following locations:
Tone N Rhone on facebook –
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and here on the Rhona Bennett “Miss R&B” WordPress Blog!
6.) The winner will be able to redeem their two free general admission tickets with VIP access at the Club Nokia venue (L.A. Live complex, next to the Staples Center) Los Angeles, CA on the evening of the concert, no earlier than 6pm.  They will be held at the Club NOKIA will-call box office in the winners name:
800 West Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 765-7000
** To fully qualify, you must be registered as a friend of Tone N Rhone on facebook.  As long as your Tone N Rhone friendship request has been submitted, you qualify.  If you do not have a Facebook account, please register; it’s fast, free and easy….
(register here):
Contest Question:
What long running television show was Rhona Bennett a cast member of?  AND, name three(3) out of four(4) internationally famous recording artists who were also cast members at the same time, on the same show.
Note: please DO NOT post your answer visibly here on the Rhona Bennett ‘Miss R&B’ blog or visibly on the Tone N Rhone facebook wall. Doing so will unfortunately lead to disqualification.
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40 and Me

Popular B Side records! Who would’ve thought that they weren’t the single?!

Posted in A tribute to b side records with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2009 by lightcandy

I’ll start it off… Rhona Bennett ( Miss R&B )

“B Side” song on my forthcoming album “The Anticipation Of R&B”

Continue to scroll down and enjoy the ride!!!

Gloria Gayner … disco icon, forever a classic

“I Will Survive” b side to “Substitute”

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Queen …  funky, flamboyant , crazy talented and innovative

“We Will Rock U” b side to “We Are The Champions”

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Dee-lite… our throwback funk group in the nineties, fun, creative and dee-liteful!

“Groove Is In The Heart” b side to “What Is Love”

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Elvis Presley … sexy, gutsy, energic and a music icon

“Hound Dog” b side to “Don’t Be Cruel”

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Beach Boys… fun, creative and often coined “America’s band”

“Don’t Worry Baby”   b side to “Hello, Goodbye”

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Doobie Brothers … classic American band, with some classic music, a breeding ground for Michael McDonald

“Black Water” b side to

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Madonna … the queen of reinventing yourself! seductress, shock value, and classic pop diva

“Get Into The Groove”

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Prince … dripping sex, creative vocals, innovator of sounds, a true artist to the core

“Erotic City” b side to “Let’s Go Crazy”

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This song gets an honorable mention… They disabled the link. Sorry:(

KRS-ONE … one of the pioneers of hip hop, prolific lyric master, huge contribution to the “game”

“Hip Hop vs. Rap” b side to “Sound Of Da Police”

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