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February 2014

Harry Belafonte to Receive Honorary Doctorate at Berklee

Harry Belafonte to Receive Honorary Doctorate at Berklee March 6th, 2014

Berklee College of Music president Roger H. Brown will present an honorary doctor of music degree to iconic musician, songwriter, and activist Harry Belafonte at a Berklee tribute concert, in recognition of Belafonte’s inspiring musical and humanitarian achievements. Past recipients of Berklee’s honorary doctorate include Duke Ellington (the first, in 1971), Dizzy Gillespie, Steven Tyler, Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, Juan Luis Guerra, David Bowie, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Bonnie Raitt, George Clinton, and Carole King.

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Urban Inspirational Singers LIVRE’ Releases New Single “Amazing” | Take A Listen!

LIVRE’ To Perform Fast Climbing Radio Single “Amazing” Live On The Yolanda Adams Morning Show Friday, Feb 28 At The CIAA Fan Experience Charlotte!

Listen to New Single “Amazing”!

New York —  The New, Now, Next Generation of Urban Inspirational singers impacting Christian music is a group of young talented vocalists called LIVRE’ (pronounced Liv-Ray).  The Bronx, New York natives mix the rhythm of the streets with undeniably pure worship.  LIVRE’ stepped into Christian music with their debut pop-flavored Billboard Top 20 Gospel radio single “I Will Be Alright” (featured on VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta), and are now releasing a follow-up radio single that’s a beautiful vocally sweet worship ballad “Amazing”.

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Legendary Saxophonist Sonny Rollins Signs New Distribution Agreement | To Release New CD, “Road Shows, Vol. 3” on May 6th, 2014

Sonny Rollins And Doxy Records Sign Distribution Agreement With Sony Music Masterworks/OKeh

Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins has signed a distribution agreement with Sony Music Masterworks and its jazz imprint OKeh Records for the release of his new Doxy Records album, Road Shows, Vol. 3. A street date of May 6 is planned.

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Author James Arena Releases Tell-All Book, “First Legends of Disco” | Avail NOW.

Disco Celebrities Share the Highs and Lows of the Era in New Book “First Legends of Disco”

Author James Arena interviews 40 prominent disco stars in new tell-all.

I was privileged to share the personal stories of many disco legends, such as Alfa Anderson (formerly of the Nile Rodgers group Chic), Randy Jones (formerly with the Village People), George McCrae (“Rock Your Baby”) and France Joli (“Come To Me”).

New York (PRWEB) February 26, 2014

Forty years after the first disco songs topped the U.S. pop charts and launched an exciting new era in music, author James Arena asks: where are these stars today?

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Blue Note Records Continues 75th Anniversary Celebrations with Special Events & Releases | 2014

Blue Note Records Continues 75th Anniversary Celebrations

The 75th Anniversary of Blue Note Records, the most-respected and longest-running Jazz label in the world, is being commemorated throughout 2014 and beyond with a broad range of special releases and events. Blue Note is pleased to announce a new vinyl reissue series of 100 essential remastered Jazz albums spanning both the classic and modern eras of the label. The series will launch on March 25 with five iconic LPs: Art Blakey Free For All, John Coltrane Blue Train, Eric Dolphy Out To Lunch, Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil, and Larry Young Unity. On the same date, the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles will launch Blue Note Records: The Finest In Jazz, a one-of-a-kind exhibit offering visitors an in-depth look at the legendary record label. On the evening of March 25, the museum will host a special public event, “An Evening With Blue Note Records, ” featuring a Q&A with Blue Note Records President Don Was.

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Robert Glasper Experiment Releases New 3 Track EP, “Porter Chops Glasper” | Announces New Tour Dates


Robert Glasper Experiment has released Porter Chops Glasper, a digital EP that is available today through all digital music retailers and streaming services. The 3-track EP—which was originally released as an exclusive 10” for Record Store Day’s Back To Black Friday—features remixes of Glasper’s work by Mr Porter (aka Denaun Porter), an avid Glasper fan who is best known as Eminem’s right-hand hype man and founding member of the Detroit rap collective D12.
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Vanessa Williams to Join Cast of Broadway’s “After Midnight” as Special Vocalist | April 1st – May 11th, 2014

APRIL 1 – MAY 11, 2014


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New York, NY (Wednesday, February 19, 2014) – It was announced today during a live appearance from the stage of the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, that Multi-Platinum recording artist and actress Vanessa Williams is set to join the roster of “Special Guest Star” vocalists in the critically acclaimed Broadway musical, After Midnight.

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Harvey Mason to Release “Chameleon” on April 29th, 2014

Harvey Mason to Release Anticipated New Project,
on April 29th, 2014

, the scintillating Concord Records debut from multi-GRAMMY® nominated Harvey Mason, finds him drawing upon the rich jazz-funk legacy of the 1970s and recasting seven of that era’s most enduring classics with an early 21st-century sheen. A legendary session drummer, producer, composer and recording artist, Mason is among the most recorded and in-demand musicians of all-time.
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Reggae Superstar Tarrus Riley’s “Love Situation” Debut at #1 on Billboard’s Reggae Chart

Tarrus Riley’s Album
‘Love Situation’
Debuts at No 1. on
Billboard Reggae Chart

MIAMI, Feb., 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Love Situation, the latest album from reggae superstar Tarrus Riley, has debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae chart this week.

The album was released independently on February 4th in a partnership between JukeBoxx Records, Cannon Productions, BSMG and Zojak World Wide.

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