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Siedah Garrett

 Siedah Garrett is an R&B singer and an award-winning songwriter. She has earned Academy Awards and nominations for Love You, I Do– sung by Jennifer Hudson in the film adaptation of Dreamgirls, – and this year for “Real In Rio” from the 2011 blockbuster animated feature film, Rio. Garrett co-wrote an additional three songs for Rio with Sergio Mendes. Though Garrett has written for a diverse set of artists, she is probably best known for co-writing Man in the Mirror,” immortalized by Michael Jackson on his 1987 album, Bad. She sang with Jackson on the hit single, “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” and has sung with Quincy Jones, Al Jarreau, Johnny Mathis, Patti Austin, The Pointer Sisters, The Commodores, Kenny Loggins, Madonna, and Chaka Kahn among others. Garrett continues to work closely with Jones having co-wrote “I Know I Can”, the official theme song for the opening ceremony of the 2007 Special Olympics, as well as “Better City, Better Life,” the official theme song for the opening ceremony of the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. As a member of London’s Brand New Heavies, Garrett co-wrote over half of the group’s album Shelter, which sold over a million copies in the United Kingdom.

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Thursday, April 19

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