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The Road to the BET Experience 2015 Started at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza (PHOTOS)

DJ Malski
DJ Malski: Photo Credit, Ricky Richardson

*Los Angeles – A solid foundation of entertainment was laid at the Promenade of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. BET Experience@ L.A. LIVE Presented by Coca-Cola celebrated with an action-packed kick-off concert at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 3:00pm.

The concert and other events paved the way for The Road to the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE Presented by Coca-Cola. There was lots of excitement leading up this official-pre-event celebration on a pleasantly hot, Southern California afternoon.

The concert featured outstanding performances by three marvelous singers with their own distinct vocal styling. Chrissette Michele, Jordin Sparks and Deborah Cox graced the stage for this edition of the Road to the BET Experience.

The show got underway with DJ Malski spinning classic tunes on the ones and twos to warm up the crowd. DJ Malski of KJLH Radio Free 102.3FM pulled double duties; Master of Ceremonies and DJ to the delight of the attentive crowd.

Live entertainment was provided by Candice Hoyes as she delved into some classic jazz standards by some of the leading ladies from back in the day.

Candice Hoyes: Photo Credit, Ricky Richardson
Candice Hoyes: Photo Credit, Ricky Richardson

Chrissette Michele is an American R&B and soul singer, songwriter. She won a Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative in 2009 for her song “Be Ok.” The crowd immediately got into the groove as Chrissette performed “Blame it on Me,” “Love Won’t Let Me Out,” “Epiphany,” “Better,” “Soopa,” “I Don’t Know Why,” and closed with “Couple of Forevers.”

Chrissette Michele: Photo Credit, Ricky Richardson
Chrissette Michele: Photo Credit, Ricky Richardson

Jordin Sparks set it off with a few lyrical pyrotechnics during her lively set on the tunes “Right Here; Right Now,” “One Step at a Time,” “Battle Field,” and “Double Tap.” Ms. Sparks slowed the down the tempo with a beautiful, timely tune “No Air” with plenty of audience participation. Ms. Sparks is an American singer, songwriter and actress whose self-titled debut album went certified platinum and has sold over two million copies worldwide. Her latest single “Double Tap” featuring 2 Chainz is available now on iTunes.

Jordin Sparks: Photo Credit, Ricky Richardson
Jordin Sparks: Photo Credit, Ricky Richardson

Jordin Spark: Photo Credit, Ricky Richardson
Jordin Spark: Photo Credit, Ricky Richardson

Deborah Cox is a Canadian R&B singer, songwriter and actress. She is best known for her song “Nobody’s Supposed to be Here” which held the record for longest running number one single on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Chart. Deborah Cox thrilled the capacity crowd with classics hits from her wonderful catalog.

Deborah Cox: Photo Credit, Ricky Richardson
Deborah Cox: Photo Credit, Ricky Richardson

The “BET Awards” will take place on Sunday, June 28 along with the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles from June 25th-28th. BET.com/Awards is the official site for the “BET Awards” 2015 and will have all the latest news and updates about this year’s show. All information about the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola can be found at BETExperience.com  The BET Experience VIP Package offers the only way to purchase a BET Award Ticket, great seats to 3-nights of concerts at the Staples Center, and exclusive access to events at the free Fan Fest. http://www.axs.com/betexperience

For more information and to purchase tickets, go to BET.com/BETX. Follow the Experience on Twitter @betexperience. The four day event will showcase the best in music, comedy concerts, entertaining and interactive activations at the free Fan Festival, “106 & Park” tapings, seminars and celebrity appearances.

Ricky Richardson is a Southern California based writer, music reviewer and photographer. Contact him via: liltampared@netzero.net

liltampared@netzero.net
Ricky Richardson is a Southern California based writer, music reviewer and photographer.

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