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MasterClass Announces Mariah Carey to Teach the Voice as an Instrument


 
MasterClass Announces Mariah Carey to Teach the Voice as an Instrument
 
Opens the doors to the Butterfly Lounge, letting cameras into her creative and music-making process for the first time ever
 
Shares the never-before-heard reimagined version of “The Roof” with award-winning artist Brandy
 
SAN FRANCISCO, April 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — MasterClass, the streaming platform where anyone can learn from the world’s best across a wide range of subjects, today announced that Mariah Carey will teach a class on how to use the voice as an instrument.

Otis Redding Foundation Announces New Center for the Arts & Amphitheater


 
Otis Redding Foundation Announces New Center for the Arts & Amphitheater
 
MACON, Ga., March 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Otis Redding Foundation is excited to announce the planned 9,000 square foot Otis Redding Center for the Arts and Amphitheater located in a place that is famous for its musical talent and heritage. It is envisioned as a central destination for youth educational programs in music and the arts.

Renowned Musician Stix Hooper to Host New Radio Program on KKJZ (Los Angeles) | New Music Coming in 2022!


 
RENOWNED MUSICIAN STIX HOOPER TO HOST HIS OWN RADIO PROGRAM ON KKJZ RADIO (88.1 FM) IN LOS ANGELES. FIRST SHOW AIRED WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH AT 9:00 P.M. PST
 
Hooper’s First New Recording in Five Years Set for Release in 2022
 
Renowned drummer, composer, producer, manager, and songwriter Stix Hooper will soon be adding something new to his repertoire—radio host. Best known as one of the founding members of the seminal contemporary music group “The Crusaders,” Hooper will “Lay It On The Line” about all things musical, when he joins America’s jazz and blues station, KKJZ radio (88.1 FM in Los Angeles) as host of his own radio program,…

Lionel Richie Partners with Tyra Banks’ SMiZE Cream To Launch Exciting New Flavor


 
Lionel Richie Partners With Tyra Banks’ SMiZE Cream Ice Cream Brand To Launch Exciting New Flavor
 
“ALL NIGHT LOVE” is the Newest Flavor from SMiZE Cream, the Super-Premium Ice Cream with a Yummy Surprize Hidden Inside Every Cup
 
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Attention ice cream and music lovers: the newest SMiZE Cream flavor is sure to have you snacking “all night long!”

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis & More Announced as 2021 Honorees for GRAMMYs On The Hill® 20th Anniversary


 
JIMMY JAM AND TERRY LEWIS, REP. TED DEUTCH AND REP. MICHAEL MCCAUL ANNOUNCED AS 2021 HONOREES FOR GRAMMYS ON THE HILL® 20TH ANNIVERSARY
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AUGUST 11, 2021) — On Sept. 22, music will return to the nation’s capital as the Recording Academy® marks a successful year of virtual advocacy and celebrates the 20th anniversary of the GRAMMYs on the Hill® Awards in person.

Vanessa Williams to Host The 41st Annual “A CAPITOL FOURTH” Celebration on PBS – July 4th, 2021 (8:00-9:30 p.m. ET)


 
Vanessa Williams to Host America’s Independence Day Celebration, A CAPITOL FOURTH, From Washington, D.C. On PBS
 
Featuring Jimmy Buffett, Cynthia Erivo, Gladys Knight, Jennifer Nettles, Alan Jackson, Pentatonix, Mickey Guyton, Ali Stroker, Jimmie Allen, Train, Laura Osnes, Auli’i Cravalho, Maestro Jack Everly conducting the National Symphony Orchestra, with LIVE Fireworks over our Nation’s Capital Skyline and a Special Performance of the National Anthem by Renée Fleming
 
WASHINGTON, June 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Capital Concerts announced today the 41st annual A CAPITOL FOURTH, America’s Independence Day celebration on PBS, will be hosted by multi-platinum recording artist and star of television, film and the Broadway stage Vanessa Williams.

IGA (A&M)/Urban Legends Announces 40th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue of Quincy Jones 1981 Album “The Dude” | Coming June 11th, 2021


 
QUINCY JONES’ 1981 MASTERPIECE
‘THE DUDE’ CELEBRATED WITH 40TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION VINYL
 
Available June 11, pre-order HERE
 
Los Angeles, CA – June 1, 2021 – In 1981, Quincy Jones released The Dude, a monumental pop-soul album created with a stellar cast of vocalists, studio musicians, and songwriters.

Alicia Keys & The Class Unite For A Powerful Collaboration “The Soulful Sessions”


 
Alicia Keys And The Class Unite For A Powerful Collaboration To Promote Mental Wellbeing
 
The 3-Part Music Collaboration, The Soulful Sessions, Will be Available On Demand at The Class Digital Studio
 
NEW YORK, May 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Class, a mindful movement practice, and GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, author, activist and entrepreneur, Alicia Keys, today announced The Soulful Sessions, a 3-part musical journey to move the body and lift the soul.

Terri Lyne Carrington Elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences


 
Terri Lyne Carrington Elected to the
American Academy of Arts & Sciences
 
2021 NEA Jazz Master and Multiple
Grammy Award Winner Among
Prestigious Academy’s Distinguished New Cohort
 
(New York, NY – May 3, 2021) – Three-time Grammy Award-winning jazz musician and composer Terri Lyne Carrington has been elected to the board of the prestigious American Academy of Arts & Sciences in Cambridge, MA.

Spike Lee & Terence Blanchard to Headline New Social Justice Lecture Series | April 6th, 2021 (FREE)


 
Creating Social Change Through Film and Music: Do the Right Thing!
 
As part of the University of Michigan School of Social Work centennial celebration, Spike Lee and Terence Blanchard will headline the new Social Justice Changemaker Lecture Series. Stories have the power to stimulate conversation, change opinion and inspire people to action. Spike Lee and Terence Blanchard will share how to introduce new audiences to social justice through film, music and art.
 
ANN ARBOR, MICH. (PRWEB) MARCH 25, 2021 – For 100 years, the University of Michigan School of Social Work has made an impact educating the next generation of social work leaders, advancing social justice and creating progressive change.