Thank u for all the birthday wishes! I loved reading them. Love u! MYM!
— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) May 17, 2013
Janet you are very welcome! We love you!!
On Thursday May 23, 2013 JANET will co-chair the annual Cinema Against AIDS Gala in Cannes, in support of amfAR’s efforts in the fight against AIDS.
Cinema Against AIDS, held each year since 1993 during the Cannes Film Festival, is a world-renowned charitable fundraiser and arguably the most coveted ticket of the film festival.
The black-tie event is known and celebrated for its glittering guest list, its unpredictable live auction, and its unrivaled success in generating funds for amfAR’s lifesaving AIDS research programs. Since 1993 Cinema Against AIDS events around the world have raised more than $80 million.
Cinema Against AIDS Cannes is invariably punctuated by unscripted, unforgettable moments. One year it’s George Clooney bestowing a kiss on a lucky auction bidder or Sharon Stone dancing along to an impromptu performance by Sir Elton John and Ringo Starr. The next, it’s Mary J. Blige bringing the crowd to its feet during a moving rendition of U2’s anthem “One” or Janet Jackson paying a heartfelt tribute to amfAR’s co-founder the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor.
The 2013 event will feature “The Ultimate Gold Collection Fashion Show,” curated by Carine Roitfeld. Forty top models will participate in a spectacular runway presentation of one-of-a-kind gold looks, which will also feature a range of gold jewelry from emerging and established designers. The fashion show will stream live exclusively on LoveGold.com on May 23, 2013. To watch the show live, go to LoveGold.com to sign up.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
6:00 P.M. Cocktail Reception 8:00 P.M. Dinner, Auction and Fashion Show 12:00 A.M. The After Party
Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc Cap d’Antibes, France
As previously announced, amfAR Global Fundraising Chairman Sharon Stone, amfAR Ambassadors Janet Jackson and Milla Jovovich, amfAR Chairman Kenneth Cole, Jessica Chastain, Heidi Klum, Naomi Campbell, Carine Roitfeld, and Harvey Weinstein will serve as chairs of the gala. Other event chairs include Aram Shishmanian, Milutin Gatsby, Michel Litvak, Roberto and Eva Cavalli, Sir Elton John and David Furnish, Vincent Roberti, Vladislav Doronin, Remo Ruffini, and Boris Collardi.
For more information, visit www.amfar.org.
Janet Jackson re-declared her independence 20 years ago. Released on May 18 of 1993, her fifth studio album and first for Virgin Records was titled simply janet. It was punctuation as career statement, as she bucked the trend of her prior projects and left her family’s behemoth of a surname deliberately out of the title. This symbolic move to be accepted on individual artistic terms was complimented by a set of 14 R&B songs and mood-setting interludes that expressed her own confident views on sex and sensuality, and of balancing the confident with the coy. Production and songwriting assistance came courtesy of the hit-making Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis team, but this was Jackson’s moment of assertion.
The legacy of janet. has grown steadily over the last few years, especially after Kendrick Lamar scored a hit when producer Scoop DeVille hooked up a sample from Miss Jackson’s “Any Time, Any Place” for the Compton kid’s “Poetic Justice” single. So we checked in Scoop and a wave of current artists who’ve either paid tribute to the album (as with How To Dress Well’s Tom Krell covering “Again” during live shows) or whose appreciation of the record’s organic sensuality has seeped over into their own songwriting.
Today is the day, are you tweeting? If not then what are you waiting for? Get on twitter and continue tweeting using hashtag #HAPPYBIRTHDAYJANET we are already trending. So let’s continue.
Oh and we are trending baby!!!
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