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Out with The New, In with The Old

 

The Baby Face, New Edition Concert was a Wednesday Night Wonder! The Verizon Center at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas continues to bring artist from around the world to make Dallas a great place for entertainment.

The guys were truly in the spirit of performing their greatest hits and more. The sold out crowd waiting in anticipation for their favorite performers to approach the stage; cheering and applauding as the lights grew dim.

Kenny “Baby Face” Edmonds stole the show with his show stopper performance. Never missing a beat. Wooing the crowd with those sultry tones, good looks, and a toned body. They say, black don’t crack. Well the truth has been told and Kenny wasn’t given the title “Baby Face” for nothing. At the age of 57, there is nothing lacking, nothing wanted, nothing needed! His stellar performance kept the audience standing on their feet the whole entire time.

Baby Face opens the stage in royal blue and black singing his legendary song “This is for The Cool.” His background vocals/dancers/musicians were on point; helping to steal the show.

Baby Face shared the stage with the background, while they sang and danced all night long. We all know Baby Face as the singer-writer, musician, and producer of many infamous songs, groups, and recording artist. He has produced over 26 hit songs and the winner of 11 Grammy Awards.

Kenny performed several hit songs that he produced for others artist such as, Johnny Gill, BBD, and New Edition: I Wanna Rock with You Baby, Every Little Step I Take, Tenderoni, My My My, etc. The fans chime in and sing every note in chorus along with the infamous Baby Face.

Not only was his performance stellar, but Baby Face does a number on us. Performing to The End of The Road. Face gets a bit risqué and starts tearing off his clothes, one button at time. Well, a little exaggeration there, the man is 57. He stands before us shirt fully opened showing off his chiseled and well maintained body.

With a wild look in his eyes, the man is up to something. What is he about to do? Oh my, no he isn’t coming towards us. One step, two steps, mysteriously dancing down the steps; Face runs wildly into the audience, serenading his fans once again. Who would have thunk it, not the Baby Face running boldly into the crowd going from seat to seat giving out full body hugs. At this point, I’m jealous, why did my seat have to been at the opposite end of the path he chose to take. Darn it! I knew I should have purchased my own ticket. Very funny you…the tickets were an invite, so you didn’t have a choice. However, I was thoroughly grateful, since this was the second concert I ever attended.

I truly enjoyed Baby Face’s performance; good, clean, and a tad bit risqué, just like I like it. Earlier in the show, Face made mention that he always wanted to be a part of New Edition, but they told him he was too old. You know how we like to fantasize. Now who’s calling the kettle black, since Face is still holding his baby looks.

Let’s face it New Edition! Out with the New, in with the Old! No shade, but I believe it’s time for you to let Baby Face in the group. He held his own and you guys were a tad bit rusty in your dance start, but you made it up in the vocals. The sound was still sweet, young, and spicy, just like it was back in the day. Ronnie, Ricky, and Mike took their dance moves to new heights, but Ronnie was absolutely amazing. He hasn’t lost a thing, but has gained everything. We just realized that Ricky sang most of the lead vocals in New Edition. His sound is better than ever. Johnny Gill on vocals took my breath away adding his rendition of Luther Vandross, and Ralph Tresvant still stealing the girls’ hearts with his suave debonair performance. Some people never gain weight. Ralph, you and Ronnie should share your secrets with us.

Just a little hype to keep the story spicy, but we all know how the New Edition got started. The boys out of Boston, Massachusetts. It all began with Bell, Biv, and Devoe, also known as BBD. The group added Bobby Brown and Ralph Tresvant, who then became the New Edition. Their hits included Candy Girl, Cool It Now, and Mr. Telephone Man. Bobby Brown was later voted out the group, and eventually replaced by the legendary Johnny Gill a.k.a “Heartbreaker.”

The Baby Face Tour was a smash. This is the season the “Throwback,” if anyone was ever something back in the day, it is time for a fresh start and we’re all ready to listen. The oldies, but goodies are always refreshing and a pleasure to hear. It’s so amazing how we grow up and mature and still be able to Turn Up in style.

Check out video clips of Baby Face & New Edition @ www.dallashighlifetv.com

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