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February 7, 2011

R&B Singer Tank to Premiere New Video for “I Can’t Make You Love Me”

You Can’t Help But Love Tank; R&B Powerhouse Set to Premiere
New Video for “I Can’t Make You Love Me” Exclusively on iTunes;
Grammy-Nominated Singer/Songwriter Joins Lineup for 2011 Essence Music
Festival; “NOW OR NEVER” in Stores and Online Now

NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – February 4, 2011) – Atlantic Recording
artist Tank proudly announces the exclusive iTunes premiere of his new
video for “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” the latest single from his fourth
studio album, “NOW OR NEVER.” The clip, directed by Jonathan Mannion,
also stars actress Keisha Knight-Pulliam and premieres exclusively on
iTunes on February 8th. The video for the cover of Bonnie
Raitt’s original of the same name will remain exclusive to the music
retailer until Valentine’s Day and can be found on Tank’s iTunes artist
page at What’s more, Tank is slated to usher in Valentine’s Day with a special appearance on BET’s 106th & Park
(check local listings). The singer’s soulful “You Mean That Much” is
also included on Atlantic/Elektra’s “THE LOVE EP,” which arrives at all
DSPs on February 8th.

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Dheepa Chari | On 4th Street (Avail Now)

Jazz Vocalist Dheepa Chari Earns Raves For Debut EP

vocalist Dheepa Chari ( has only released one EP
and she already has been compared to soul legend Sade. Such startling
praise may seem undeserved for an unknown young talent until her CD, “On
4th Street, ” is actually heard. Chari’s velvety soft voice expresses
an emotional depth that is transcends her youthful appearance. For
example, on Chari’s version of “My One and Only Love, ” her voice soars
into the blue skies of romance. Given that she’s classically trained,
one would expect some emotional reservation in favor of technical
precision, but Chari doesn’t hold back in expressing love in full-bloom
ecstasy. To continue, please click “MORE”!

Music City Jazz Presents “Jazz Of Music City….” (Avail Now)

Hot New “Jazz of Music City 1” CD Aims to Put Nashville Jazz on National Map

Great Jazz in Nashville-Not Just
Country; National Airplay Began Quickly; Early Indications CD May be A
Top Seller in Nashville, Nation

Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) February 7, 2011

Nashville is home to hundreds—if not thousands—of talented musicians.
These musicians populate and play most genres of music. Local jazz
festivals are jammed with fans. Two jazz radio stations help satisfy the
musical appetite. To continue, please click “MORE”!

Carnell Murrell Releases New Single, “Because Of You” on Feb. 8th, 2011

Carnell Murrell first hit the faith-based music scene in Dallas, Texas, as a writer in 1991. Not long after, “The Carnell Murrell Singers” performed for Paramount Pictures in Steve Martin’s Leap of Faith. As
one-third of the Texas triumvirate of great gospel music writers,
Murrell with Kirk Franklin and V. Michael McKay, exploded onto the
gospel music scene. Together, they changed the sound of gospel music
forever. Murrell was rewarded with nominations for both Stellar and Soul Train Music Awards.

With a powerful heart-felt testimony, Carnell Murrell has moved on to
become one of the best song writers of all time in the Christian and
Gospel industry. He has contributed his songwriting skills to Dorinda Clark-Cole, Kirk Franklin, Dallas Fort Worth Mass Choir, Wayman Tisdale, Dave Hollister, Ricky Dillard and so much more. But to start the new year off the right way, Carnell introduces his best single yet: “Because of You“. To continue, Please click “MORE”!

Sade Announces R&B Superstar John Legend will Join Tour…

Sade Announces R&B Superstar John Legend Will Join Her on All Tour Dates

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7, 2011
/PRNewswire/ — Global phenomenon Sade, known for their one of a kind
timeless sound, announced today that acclaimed singer, songwriter and
pianist, John Legend will join every date on their highly anticipated
summer tour.  Legend is nominated for five Grammy Awards and two NAACP
Awards this year for his collaboration with the Roots on the
extraordinary new album WAKE UP!  The once in a lifetime tour, combining two of the most recognizable and powerful voices in R&B today, will begin on June 16th in Baltimore, Maryland at the 1st Mariner’s Arena.  The Live Nation produced tour will make 50 concert stops in top arenas across North America, with additional dates to be announced soon. Tickets are available at and  

“I’m very
excited to join Sade on her summer tour.  She is an incomparable artist
and I’m honored to share the stage with her,” said John Legend.  “I know
we’ll provide our fans with an experience to remember.  I can’t wait to
start the tour.” To continue, Please click “MORE”!

Pianist Geri Allen Nominated for 2011 NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Jazz Album”




Composer/pianist Geri Allen has been nominated for a 2011 NAACP Image Award in the category of “Outstanding Jazz Album” for her most recent Motéma Music release, Geri Allen & Timeline – Live.


The NAACP Image Awards, currently celebrating its 42nd anniversary, are presented each year to honor outstanding people of color in film, television, music and literature. In conjunction, the ceremony offers awards to individuals or groups who help promote social injustice through creative efforts. Members of the NAACP vote on the awards and the process is similar to that of the Grammy and Oscar awards.

For Allen, who is an Associate Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation at the University of Michigan’s School Of Music Theatre & Dance, the nomination comes after a banner year in 2010, with two debut releases for Motéma Music: Flying Toward The Sound, a solo piano work inspired by Cecil Taylor, McCoy Tyner and Herbie Hancock, as well as Geri Allen & Timeline – Live. The releases collectively have garnered critical acclaim from the media, selected on the “Best Jazz CDs of 2010” lists from outlets such as the Village Voice, Detroit Free Press, JazzTimes and National Public Radio’s “50 Favorite Albums of 2010,” among others. To continue, Please click “MORE”!