14
Dec
2013

[Photos] Jamie Foxx, Rosie Perez Give Students ‘Master Class’

Written by thejasminebrand in Blog

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Actor/singer Jamie Foxx is sharing his wealth of professional wisdom with a group of budding student actors.

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This week, the Oscar and Grammy winner gave a ‘Master Class‘ to 50 students Urban Arts Partnership’s (UAP) Peapod Adobe Youth Voices Academy (the Academy).

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Introduced  by actress Rosie Perez (UAP’s Artistic Board Chair ), Jamie spoke about his start in the entertainment industry telling students:

My Grandmother told me my music would take me where I needed to go.

He also spoke about the responsibility of being a black artist, recalling a time when Keenan Ivory Wayans told him that, as a black artist, he had to be

a thousand times better and make no mistakes.

Students then performed for Jamie, and received thoughtful and supportive feedback to each student. After the ‘Master Class’, both Jamie tweeted:

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