Fashion Meets Music Festival’s Inclusion Of R. Kelly Raising Objections | The Columbus Dispatch

Kelly raising objections Events More Alive! Events The Dispatch for smart phones The Dispatch app features breaking news, sports, weather, videos, movie times, traffic updates, a flight tracker and much more. Download apps for your: Frank Micelotta | Invision R. Kelly, whose controversial past is considered offensive by some other performers Concerns are spreading over the selection of R&B singer R. Kelly as a headliner at the upcoming Fashion Meets Music Festival, prompting two of the other musical acts to bow out of the lineup and a sponsor to re-evaluate its involvement. The Columbus folk-rock quartet Saintseneca, whose music in recent months has gained a national profile, mentioned Kelly on Tuesday night in announcing its departure.

‘Fashion Rocks’: Afrojack, Jennifer Lopez, Usher to Perform

Fashion Rocks is back with some of the most recognizable names in fashion and music. Emmy Award winner Ryan Seacrest will host the star-studded concert event that honors the unique relationship between fashion and music on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 9 P.M. ET on CBS. For the first time, the event will be broadcast live from Barclays Center in New York City and will feature performances that just about any trendsetter can appreciate. Expect to see Afrojack, The Band Perry, Duran Duran, KISS, Miranda Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, Nico & Vinz, Rita Ora, Pitbull and Usher take the stage as fashions best show off the latest and greatest. Fashion Rocks has showcased the inseparable connection between fashion and music since the early 2000s, and this year promises to be just as big.

“Fashion Rocks” Returns To CBS With Ryan Seacrest « CBS New download York

“For the first time well air the event live during Fashion Week from Barclays Center. It will be a spectacular affair, featuring some of the worlds most talented musicians as well as todays hottest fashions.” PHOTOS Exclusive Portraits of Pitbull: The Making of a Billion-Dollar Playboy Seacrest’sgig marks his first on-air deal with CBS, and it means that he now has partnerships at each of the Big Four broadcast networks. (He hosts New Year’s Rockin’ Eve at ABC, recently signed on to continue with American Idol on Fox and has inked a one-year deal with NBCUniversal that includes manning the major awards show carpets in 2015, along with other duties). Additional performers will be announced shortly. Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 1 at 10a.m.