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Tony Bennett & Aretha Franklin Unite for New Collaboration


To celebrate today’s release of ‘Tony Bennett Duets II: The Great Performances’ on DVD and blu-ray, Tony Bennett and the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin are premiering the video for their iconic collaboration, How Do You Keep The Music Playing. This marks the first ocassion these two legends have collaborated. Watch their video on Tony Bennett’s official website: To continue, please click “MORE”!

Look out for The 12th Annual “CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL” on BET on April 1st, 2012 | Hosted by Steve Harvey

BET’s 12th Annual “CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL” Ushers in the Easter Season With a Roof Raising Praise Party Led by Gospel Greats and Secular Superstars on
Sunday, April 1 at 8:00 pm*

Hosted by Veteran Comedian Steve Harvey, Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Jennifer Holliday, Faith Evans, Johnny Gill, Kelly Price, Fred Hammond, Le’Andria Johnson and Many More Celebrate the Legacy of Gospel Music and Honor the Memories of Whitney Houston and Mahalia Jackson

LOS ANGELES, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — BET invites viewers to “Rise Up! Renew! Rejoice!” on Palm Sunday, April 1st at 8 p.m.* for the 12th annual CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL. The highly anticipated music special airs for the first time in its 12 year history during the Easter Season, further enriching the power, meaning and significance of the “Celebration of Gospel.” To continue, please click “MORE”!

Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Foundation Launches New Website Version in March 2012


New York, NY – At 2pm on March 1st, Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Foundation will launch the new and improved version of the organization’s website. Members of the press are invited to set-up press accounts to explore the site; because of the relaunch those that had accounts on the old website will need to set up new ones, contact TCF for details. To continue, please click “MORE”!

Gary “G” Jenkins from R&B Group Silk Releases New Single, “I Love”

Gary “G” Jenkins From Multi-platinum RnB Group Silk Presents New Single “I Love”

Occasion marks first look at forthcoming solo album set for late 2012 release everywhere

Listen To Sample of New Track by clicking here!

Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America ( March 3, 2012 — Gary “G” Jenkins, lead singer of the multiplatinum group SILK, has released his brand new solo single “I Love” from his forthcoming album slated for a Fall 2012 release. To continue, please click “MORE”!

Jazz Artist Brian Girley Releases Debut Album, “Faith”

A Music Industry Breakthrough That Puts Artists in Charge. Jazz Artist Brian Girley Album “Faith”

New York, NY, March 05, 2012 –(–
With the future of traditional record labels hanging in the balance,
jazz musician, Brian Girley, uses cutting-edge technology to propel his
music career with the online release of his debut album aptly entitled
“Faith”. To continue, please click “MORE”!

Saxophonist Kris Brownlee Signs with MEGAWAVE Records | New CD, “Sincerely Yours” Coming This Fall 2012

Kris Brownlee Signed to MEGAWAVE Records


Fall Release Planned for New Album Sincerely Yours

LANSING, Mich., March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Saxophonist Kris Brownlee who frequently tours in the Chicago area, has been signed to MEGAWAVE Records, label president John Palmer announced today.  A Fort Wayne (Indiana) native, Brownlee is wrapping up recording of his third full-length, entitled Sincerely Yours, with a release date planned for this Fall, Palmer said. To continue, please click “MORE”!

Soul Man Ryan Shaw to Unleash New Album, “Real Love” on May 15th, 2012


Al Kooper, Robert Randolph, and the Soul Survivors Guest On Follow-Up to Grammy-Nominated Debut

On May 15, two-time Grammy nominated soul man Ryan Shaw will release ‘Real Love,’ the follow-up to his acclaimed debut ‘This Is Ryan Shaw.’ Called “a massive talent” by Billboard and “first-class” by Entertainment Weekly, the success of the New York-based singer’s debut led to appearances on The Ellen Show, the CBS Early Show, a pair of Grammy nominations for “Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance,” and opening slots for John Legend, Joss Stone, and even Van Halen, where Ryan silenced arenas with the power of his voice. To continue, please click “MORE”!

“Gospel Goes to Hollywood” Awards Luncheon Hailed as a Success

Gospel Goes to Hollywood Awards Luncheon Hailed as Resounding Success Celebrating the Untold Stories of Faith During Oscar Week

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ —  Gospel Goes to Hollywood Awards Luncheon (GGTH) hosted by actress Wendy Raquel Robinson and comedian Jonathan Slocumb, who stepped in for Terry Crews, was hailed as a resounding success throughout Hollywood.  The event, to raise awareness and funds in support of the fight against domestic violence, was held Friday, February 24, 2012 at the historical Taglyan Cultural Complex in Hollywood, CA. To continue, please click “MORE”!

Lisa Knowles & The Brown Singers Brings New Look to Quartet

Electrifying Queens of Quartet:
Lisa Knowles & The Brown Singers Bringing A New Look To Quartet

Memphis, TN – – In the late 1970’s, Mrs. Willie Mae Richmond was given the vision to organize and manage one of the hottest female quartet groups in gospel – The Brown Singers. They were formed with the mission to minister healing, peace, and comfort to the broken. This legendary group has always been at the front line of the female quartet market, delivering an unwavering source of traditional and now contemporary gospel music. To continue, please click “MORE”!

New Jazz Release: Hendrik Meurkens/Gabriel Espinosa with Anat Cohen & Antonio Sanchez | “Celebrando” (Coming April 10th, 2012)

ZOHO’s 100th CD Release! Hendrik Meurkens / Gabriel EspinosaWith Anat Cohen & Antonio Sanchez“Celebrando”  ZM 201204Street Date April 10, 2012 Celebrando (which means “celebrating” in Portuguese and Spanish) is a joyous event on several fronts. First, the CD celebrates Brazilian jazz and the resounding impact it’s had and has on …