FLOTUS Michelle Obama paid tribute to The Grammys with Ledisi and Alicia Keys while Rachel Roy attended a premiere with her daughters. Plus, Ludacris and omre kicked off the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. See pics inside…
“Dahlia Divin” spokeswoman Alicia Keys headed to Washington, D.C. last night for the annual Grammys On The Hill Awards at Hamilton Live.
First Lady Michelle Obama was in attendance to present the 15-time Grammy winner with The Recording Academy’s Recording Artists’ Coalition Award for her ongoing contributions to popular music.
Both Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow and Nancy Pelosi, the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives were on hand to salute Alicia. During the event, Neil said, “We are proud to honor Alicia Keys for her artistry, philanthropy and her passion for creators’ rights as a founding member of The Academy’s brand-new Grammy Creators Alliance.”
Grammy-nominated songstress Ledisi was on hand to perform for Alicia too. Nice!
Other notables at the event were Rodney Jerkins, singer Eddie Money, singer/songwriter Ray Parker Jr., singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen Jr. and saxophonist Kirk Whalum.
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Alicia was so moved by the energy in the room that she grabbed a mic and sang “Empire State Of Mind” to Ledisi and the song’s writer Angela Hunte.
Elsewhere, celebs flocked to a few movie events:
Designer Rachel Roy attended the premiere of The Orchard’s ‘DIOR & I’ at LACMA in Los Angeles rocking this spring-ready red, white and blue striped frock. The film is a documentary on the House of Dior. Fancy!
Rachel showed up with her daughters Tallulah Ruth (6) and Ava (15). We’ve been following the custody battle between Rachel and her ex-husband Dame Dash over the girls and it’s been brutal. Their most recent could battle was gag-worthy because Dame accused his ex of being a thief and a drunk!
But the girls are looking fabulous despite the foolery. Ava look like a model in the making…
TV personality Lala Anthony attended the opening night of “Finding Neverland” at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Broadway in New York City.
Lala, the best-selling author of “The Power Playbook” and “The Love Playbook” will star in the upcoming comedy November Rule with Tatyana Ali.
Lala’s date for the evening was her adorable son Kiyan. ars.
MSNBC host and Today show Anchor Tamron Hall dazzled in all-black.
Also in NYC….
Furious 7 star Ludacris performed on stage at the Beacon Theatre to help kick off the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.
Luda, who dropped a new album, Ludaversal recently, became a part of Hollywood history when Furious 7 opened as the fastest grossing film of all-time for Universal Pictures. So it’s only right he soak up the spotlight at one of the most esteemed film fests in the country.
Photos via Ledisi’s Instagram/Getty/AP