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Solange closed out Bessie’s 81 Theatre Tour with a surprise performance in L.A. last night. Meanwhile, Tamar Braxton debuted her spring line for her clothing line The Tamar Collection in NYC. More inside…..

Solange Knowles Ferguson had all eyes on her when she showed up at the final Bessie 81 Theatre Tour stop in L.A. last night rocking a nude pencil dress topped with a cape. Chick is killing the game with these capes! We’re loving this look.

Bessie’s 81 Theatre Tour, which kicked off in April in NYC, celebrates HBO’s upcoming Bessie biopic, starring Queen Latifah, which chronicles the life of late blues singer Bessie Smith. And for its final stop, Solo rocked the house with a surprise performance.

The invite-only concert opened with a set by Motown Records singer Stacy Barthe.

Following her set, Solo hit the stage (which we hear she was hours late) for an electrifying performance where she busted out a few of her dance moves as she serenaded the audience with her vocals. Peep her moves below:

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Work it Solo!

The YBF singer-songwriter also debuted a new track titled “Rise,” which is a tribute song to Ferguson and Baltimore. She said the track may end up on an upcoming album, telling the audience,

“We’re gonna attempt to play a song for the first time that may or may not be on the record, but it probably will be. I wrote this one for Ferguson, for Baltimore, and it’s called ‘Rise.’”

Check it below:

Nice. Solo closed her set with her hit track “Losing You.” Bessie stars Tika Sumpter, Tory Kittles , Khandi Alexander and singer Tyrese were also in the building.

Be sure to tune in to catch Bessie when it premieres tomorrow at 8PM ET on HBO.

On the east coast….

Tamar Braxton is one busy lady. On top of co-hosting daytime talk show “The View,” managing her singing career, and being a mom and wife, the Braxton sister also has her own clothing line called ‘The Tamar Collection.”

Last night, the “Braxton Family Values” star debuted her collection’s spring line at Red Light PR in NYC where her big sister Toni Braxton and mom Evelyn came out to support.

Tamar offered a sneak peek at her current offerings and an exclusive preview of her new Fall shoe collection. The singer/reality star has been in NYC attending meetings and trekking on a promo tour for her collection. Sweet!


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