>TV Picks: Jennifer Lopez’s First-Ever Performance in the Bronx Premieres on TNT Feb. 14!
Neighborhood Sessions with Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez is coming to TNT to kick off a brand new series of music specials with partner State Farm that gives the biggest names in music a chance to thank the neighbors who inspired them and continue to inspire greatness in their communities every day.
Taped at Orchard Beach in the Bronx, Neighborhood Sessions with Jennifer Lopez is the first performance ever given by Lopez in her hometown borough. The special is slated to premiere Saturday, Feb. 14 during TNT’s exclusive coverage of NBA All-Star Weekend, directly following the network’s coverage of State Farm NBA All-Star Saturday, and will be available to subscribers via TNT’s VOD, digital and mobile platforms on Feb. 15.
Jenny on the Block
Lopez returns to her old haunts as Neighborhood Sessions with Jennifer Lopez will be interlaced with footage of her returning to the streets of her old neighborhood to revisit some of the places and people who had a significant impact on her life and career.
The special comes to TNT from State Farm and Translation, and is produced by RadicalMedia. Benny Medina, Jennifer Lopez and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas serve as executive producers on the concert special, along with Translation’s Steve Stoute and RadicalMedia’s Jon Kamen, Justin Wilkes, Joe Killian and Jon Doran.
“This concert was about coming back to the neighborhood and giving back to the community,” said Lopez, “to the people who inspired me and continue to inspire others.”
Launched by State Farm with the assistance of Translation, Neighborhood Sessions is a series of events that give artists the opportunity to express their gratitude and give back to the communities that inspired them as they were growing up. Each Neighborhood Session will be as distinctive as the community it represents as it provides support for vital local causes. The Jennifer Lopez event benefitted the Lopez Family Foundation, the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club, Teach for America, LISC and other Bronx-based community organizations. TNT will announce additional Neighborhood Sessions specials in the coming months.