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Michael Jackson’s Album, “Bad” to Celebrate 25th Anniv. with Special Sept. 18th Release

25th Anniversary Of Michael Jackson’s Landmark Album Bad Celebrated With September 18 Release Of New Bad 25 Packages

Michael’s Personal VHS Copy Of His
July 16, 1988 Performance At Wembley Stadium Unearthed For The Release;
Newly Discovered Outtakes And Demos From Bad Album Recording Sessions To
Be Released.

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 21, 2012

Twenty-five years after the phrase “Who’s Bad” became a generation’s
cultural catchphrase, Epic/Legacy Recordings, in collaboration with the
Estate of Michael Jackson, will celebrate the legendary album and record
breaking BAD tour on September 18, 2012 with the release of a deluxe
package, BAD 25, which includes three CDs, two collectible booklets, and
features the first ever authorized DVD release of a concert from the
record breaking BAD tour. To continue, please click “MORE”!

Jazz Vocalist Milton Suggs Releases “Lyrical, Vol. 1” on July 24th, 2012

Chicago-based Jazz Vocalist Milton Suggs Releases “Lyrical, Volume 1” New CD on Skiptone Music Label, July 24, 2012

Milton Suggs emerged as a major vocal
contender in 2010 with his acclaimed debut album, “Things To Come.”
Now, with his third studio album release, vocalist, lyricist, and
composer Milton Suggs makes a strong showing in 2012 with “Lyrical,
Volume I.”

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 22, 2012

In 2010 with his debut album as a leader, Things to Come, vocalist
Milton Suggs established himself as an artist to be aware of and watch
closely. He cements that idea with a strong showing in 2012 with the
first volume in an anticipated series of albums simply and appropriately
entitled, “Lyrical.” To continue, please click “MORE”!

New Music Release: Aabaraki | “The Emanicipation” (EP) – Available Now

New Band Aabaraki Releases New EP, “The Emancipation” | Available Now


(New York, NY–May 22nd, 2012)–Aabaraki’s new album “The Emancipation” is officially in stores today, and available for purchase digitally. The four piece band that describes their sound as alt-soul: “Gnarls Barkley meets the Black Keys”, was the first band to record at the Converse Rubber Tracks Studio in Brooklyn, NY with grammy-award winning engineer Matt Shane. To continue, please click “MORE”!

Apollo Theater Inducts Lionel Ritchie & The Late Etta James Into Legends Hall of Fame…

APOLLO THEATER INDUCTS LIONEL RICHIE AND THE LATE ETTA JAMES INTO APOLLO LEGENDS HALL OF FAME AT ANNUAL SPRING GALA BENEFIT CONCERT AND AWARDS CEREMONY



MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012

SINBAD TO HOST, WITH SPECIAL APPEARANCES BY
DANNY GLOVER, CHAKA KHAN, EDDIE LEVERT,
VALERIE SIMPSON, MARY MARY

CITI TO RECEIVE CORPORATE AWARD
FOR COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

GALA PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE THEATER’S EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS

 

(HARLEM, NY –May 21, 2012) – The Apollo Theater, one of the nation’s greatest cultural treasures, announced the lineup for its seventh annual Spring Gala Benefit Concert, at which they will induct Lionel Richie and the late Etta James into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame. Proceeds from the gala benefit, to be held on Monday, June 4, 2012, will go toward the non-profit Theater’s education and community engagement programs. To continue, please click “MORE”!

Saxophonist Kenny G & Rahul Sharma Unite for New Project, “Namaste” | Coming June 26th, 2012 – LISTEN TO EXCLUSIVE TRACK!

KENNY G AND RAHUL SHARMA WELCOME LISTENERS TO THE CROSSROADS WHERE
EAST MEETS WEST


Namaste Combines The Exotic, Sultry Sounds Of Santoor And Saxophone, With A Chill Mix By Kid Tricky Due June 26th From Concord Records

LISTEN TO NEW TRACK BY CLICKING HERE!


When the elements of melody and harmony are carefully balanced, the convergence of one world with another results in a beautiful sound.

Namaste is a collaborative album crafted by Rahul Sharma – a native of India’s Kashmir region and a third-generation master of the exotic, 100-string santoor – and saxophonist Kenny G, a multiple Grammy-winning titan on the contemporary jazz landscape for more than two decades. To continue, please click “MORE”!

Contemporary Jazz Saxman Gerald Albright & Guitarist Norman Brown Unite for New Album, “24/7” | Coming June 19th, 2012

CONTEMPORARY JAZZ GREATS GERALD ALBRIGHT AND NORMAN BROWN JOIN FORCES ON NEW CONCORD ALBUM



24/7 set for release on June 19, 2012


As listeners, we like to enjoy music 24 hours a day, seven days a week. So it’s a good thing that contemporary jazz greats Gerald Albright and Norman Brown have been working overtime to produce 24/7, their first album together. This June 19, 2012 release on Concord Jazz, a division of Concord Music Group, offers ten killer soul-jazz tracks of music that never sleeps. To continue, please click “MORE”!

Jazz Supergroup THE COOKERS to Release Third Album, “Believe” on June 12th | LISTEN TO EXCLUSIVE STREAMING TRACKS!

Jazz Supergroup, THE COOKERS,
Celebrate Their Fifth Anniversary With Stellar Third Release,
BELIEVE, Available June 12 on Motéma Music



Featuring Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, David Weiss,
Craig Handy, George Cables, Cecil McBee, and Billy Hart

LISTEN TO STREAMING TRACKS FROM BELIEVE


In an interview, drum great Billy Hart summed up his attitude toward The Cookers succinctly but emphatically: “Believe in us,” he insisted (tacking an expletive onto the end that served to press the point home). Over the course of two albums, The Cookers have given jazz audiences plenty of reason to believe, and their Motéma Music debut, bearing the simple but eloquent title Believe, finds the all-star septet continuing to keep the faith in swinging fashion – their third release, celebrating their fifth anniversary as a working ensemble. To continue, please click “MORE”!

“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
 
LISTEN TO EXCLUSIVE STREAMING TRACKS FROM
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”!