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May 17, 2012

“Bounce TV Remembers Donna Summer” – A Tribute on Friday, May 18th, 2012

Bounce TV to Pay Tribute to Donna Summer With Soul Train Episode and Film Thank God It’s Friday on Fri. May 18

 

ATLANTA, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Bounce TV (http://www.bouncetv.com), the nation’s first and only broadcast television network for African Americans, will pay tribute to the legendary Donna Summer with “Bounce TV Remembers Donna Summer,” featuring an episode of Soul Train and her film Thank God It’s Friday this Friday, May 18 beginning at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. To continue, please click “MORE”!

New Jazz Release: Pianist Aaron Diehl – “The Bespoke Man’s Narrative” | LISTEN TO EXCLUSIVE STREAMING TRACKS!

PIANIST AARON DIEHL TO MAKE MACK AVENUE RECORDS AND STUDIO DEBUT WITH CAPTIVATING NEW ALBUM,
THE BESPOKE MAN’S NARRATIVE
AVAILABLE JULY 31 



Release Date· July 31, 2012
 
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THE BESPOKE MAN’S NARRATIVE

In fashion circles, the adjective “bespoke” denotes custom-made suits and shirts and signifies the person who designs and constructs them. On The Bespoke Man’s Narrative, his brilliant Mack Avenue Records debut, pianist Aaron Diehl extrapolates this notion to matters of musical invention. To continue, please click “MORE”!

New Gospel Release: Coko | “Always Coko” – Coming May 22nd, 2012

LIGHT RECORDS TO RELEASE ALWAYS COKO



COMPILATION CD OF COKO’S BEST GOSPEL SONGS
IN-STORES & ONLINE EVERYWHERE MAY 22, 2012

Nashville, TN (May 17, 2012) – Cheryl “Coko” Clemons, the beautiful soprano of the legendary R&B group SWV, has always been deeply connected to Gospel music.   Over the past few years, Coko released two successful gospel albums, “Grateful” and “The Winner In Me,” on Light Records. They will celebrate her gospel roots with the release of ALWAYS COKO, a compilation of her best of gospel songs. To continue, please click “MORE”!

Singer Cheryl Pepsii Riley Celebrates 10 Years of Touring Success with Tyler Perry

Soulful Songstress
Cheryl Pepsii Riley
Celebrates Ten Years of
Touring Success with Tyler Perry

 

New York – Madea may have a job – as evidenced by the success of the latest play, “Madea Gets A Job” in Tyler Perry’s popular stage play franchise – but Cheryl Pepsii Riley has a career. That’s because Riley’s role as Carla Montgomery in the latest Madea escapade marks almost ten years that the soulful songstress has performed as a mainstay in Tyler Perry’s many endeavors. And with vocals that simmer and soar throughout the theatre, the audiences couldn’t be happier about it. To continue, please click “MORE”!

Mary Mary’s “Go Get It” is #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Charts and #3 on R&B Charts

MARY MARY’s GO GET IT SCORES #1 POSITION ON THE BILLBOARD GOSPEL CHARTS AND #3 ON THE BILLBOARD R&B CHARTS AFTER FIRST WEEK SALES



NEWS OF THE HIGH RANKING FIRST WEEK OF SALES COMES ON THE HEELS OF WE tv’s ANNOUNCEMENT TO RENEW THEIR SELF TITLED REALITY SERIES FOR SECOND SEASON


(New York, NY; May 16, 2012) – Multi Grammy award winning My Block/Columbia Records duo Mary Mary makes a splash on top Billboard charts. For the fourth time in their career, the duo’s new release Go Get It debuts at #1 on the Billboard Gospel Chart. Go Get It hit # 3 on the Billboard R&B Chart, and makes the top 20 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums charting at #16. To continue, please click “MORE”!

Grammy Award-Winning Composer Terence Blanchard Joins Michael Cristofer to Premiere New Opera

Five-Time Grammy Award-Winning Composer Terence Blanchard and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Michael Cristofer to Premiere New Opera at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis



“Champion,” a co-commission with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and Jazz St. Louis, will receive world premiere June 15 – 30, 2013


St. Louis, MO, May 16, 2012 – Continuing their individual traditions of commissioning music that showcases the talents of the world’s best contemporary composers, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and Jazz St. Louis have joined forces in the development of a new opera, featuring a powerhouse team of writers and performers. With music by Terence Blanchard and libretto by Michael Cristofer, Champion blends the uniquely American tradition of jazz with the dramatic power of opera. To continue, please click “MORE”!