These have been fun, hope you've had a chance to check it out:
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DJ D-Nice Is Throwing Quarantine Dance Parties on Instagram With Guests Like Oprah
Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Senator Bernie Sanders have also joined the live jam sessions.
By Arianna Davis Mar 25, 2020
Since Wednesday March 18, DJ D-Nice has been hosting Club Quarantine, a.k.a. "the biggest party in the world"—virtually, via an Instagram Live that quickly went viral, growing larger by the day. Saturday night's coronavirus quarantine dance party—which he calls "Home School"—drew in guests like Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, former First Lady Michelle Obama, Ellen DeGeneres, Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders, and our very own Oprah and Gayle King. And some "partygoers" have even found love!
Here's everything we know about DJ D-Nice's Instagram Live "Club Quarantine" dance parties, including how you can watch. In a pre-coronavirus world, for many folks, Saturday nights might have meant dance parties at clubs all around the country. But as we're all social distancing, thanks to DJ D-Nice, any person anywhere can be part of one giant dance party at the same time—via Instagram. Since Wednesday, the DJ, who is also a well-known photographer and is credited for discovering several artists, including Kid Rock, has been inviting his followers to join him for a virtual dance party he's calling "Home School"—or "Club Quarantine," as fans have affectionally called it—on Instagram Live.
Guests including Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, and John Legend popped in to the "party" throughout the week, but on Saturday the party got lit, as the kids say, with guests including Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Ellen DeGeneres, and our very own Oprah and Gayle King. Even Democratic presidential candidates Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders joined in on the fun, which as of publish time had at one point reached upwards of 100,000 live viewers.
As D-Nice spun tracks by artists including Rihanna and Janet Jackson, he shouted out his special guests—even joking that perhaps guest Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, might "buy out the bar" for all of the guests. As he played dance tunes, followers commented on what a nice break the jam session was as we're all social distancing. Many also remarked on the power that music and dance has to change the world. On CBS This Morning on Monday, Gayle interviewed the DJ, telling him she "got out of her bed and home dancing around the room in my t-shirt." D-Nice told her he came up with the idea after being home self-isolating and realizing that outside of missing his family, he also missed DJ'ing for people. So he decided to throw a party. "It was supposed to just be for my friends on Instagram, and the next day, I looked up from the turntables and noticed that the crowd had started to grow," he told Gayle.
After a week of special guests—which have included virtual "partyers" like Gabrielle Union, Angie Martinez, Common, Dave Chappelle, and more—Oprah interviewed D-Nice on her "Oprah Talks" Apple TV series to talk about what the experience has been like.
"I woke up on Sunday morning after the big night, and to watch my social media following go up from 200,000...and by the end of the next day, it was at 1.3 million," he said. "When I woke up, I felt a bit overwhelmed, because in the moment I didn't realize I was doing something special. You're just doing what feels good, but I didn't realize it was special until that next morning, and I had tears. I've been in the music industry for over 30 years...but nothing felt like that, helping people. It was selfless and self-serving as well, because I was isolated too, and I just wanted people to feel good." If you missed the party on Saturday night, not to worry: D-Nice is keeping the jam session going daily on his Instagram. You can be a part of "the biggest party in the world" by following D-Nice on Instagram at @dnice and tuning in to his "Lives." And you can also tune in to his favorite uplifting dance tracks on his "Homeschool" Spotify playlist.
https://www.billboard.com/articles/news ... red-voters
Here's How Many People DJ D-Nice and Michelle Obama Got Registered to Vote With Their Online Dance Party
3/26/2020 by Katie Bain
61,000 people including Oprah, Amy Schumer and Timbaland joined the March 25 'couch party' co-hosted by DJ D-Nice and Michelle Obama.
With his dance party Instagram livestreams becoming a sensation amidst the worldwide quarantine, Brooklyn DJ D-Nice yesterday (March 25) mixed classic records for a great cause -- with some help from former First Lady Michelle Obama.
D-Nice and Obama turned the evening set into a registration extravaganza, hosting the "couch party" in collaboration with Obama's voter registration organization When We All Vote.
Prior to going live, the initiative announced a goal of reaching 50,000"voters via its texting platform, Outvote. Ultimately, Outvote received text messages from 407,824 eligible voters and helped nearly 13,000 people start or complete the voter registration process, according to a spokesperson for When We All Vote.
Oprah's interview (brief)
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