Harlem Week to Pay Tribute to Master Composer & legendary Producer/Activist James Mtume on August 23, 2017 starting at 6:00 PM
Whether his contribution to music comes as composer, producer or performer; James Mtume has carved an indelible impression from all sides. Yet for all the decades he has been putting out innovative sounds, he has underscored it with his activism. A brilliant and informed orator, Mtume has spoken internationally.
Multi-Grammy Nominated R&B Superstar Johnny Gill Treats Fans to a Live Stream Concert
LOS ANGELES – Aug. 12, 2017 – PRLog — Fans are especially important to this Platinum selling R&B icon Johnny Gill. Gill has garnered high acclaim from “Game Changer“, his latest album. That’s why he is treating his loyal fans and music lovers to this special live stage performance on September 1, 2017.
“Rain Comes From The Clouds” – Requiem For An Unsung Heavyweight of Singing and Song: Benard Ighner – January 18, 1945 –August 14, 2017
The world of music lost one of its international songwriting and production satellites this morning when Benard Ighner passed away at 72 years of age after battling lung cancer. A self-taught and inspirationally purposed songwriter, producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist (piano, guitar, bass, drums, Flugelhorn, alto and soprano saxophones, and flute), Ighner left indelible impressions on connoisseurs of fine, classic soul-felt jazz.
RCA INSPIRATION RECEIVES 9 NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2017 GMA DOVE AWARDS
Nominations for Kirk Franklin, Travis Greene, Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, and William Murphy Span 6 Categories
Nashville, TN (August 9, 2017) – RCA Inspiration is elated to receive 9 nominations for the upcoming 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards, with hit releases from five artists being recognized in six categories among the nominations unveiled today.
Joe Simon Boulevard Highway 1 (LA 1)
Louisiana HWY 1 Renamed After Grammy Award Winner And R&B Legend, Joe Simon
NEW YORK – Aug. 8, 2017 – PRLog — The Joe Simon Boulevard Dedication will be held in Simmesport, Louisiana on Thursday, August 24, 2017, at 12:00 pm. A portion of the land where Joe Simon picked cotton on in Simmesport, Louisiana became Louisiana Hwy 1.
CHARLIE WILSON’S IN IT TO WIN IT CONCERT
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS ANTHONY HAMILTON AND LA’PORSHA RENAE
ANNOUNCES MORE DATES
(August 7, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA) – Eleven-time Grammy nominee, Charlie Wilson, will bring his critically-acclaimed In It To Win It concert to six U.S. cities between October 20-October 29.
Central City Productions Presents Black Music Honors
(Nashville, TN) – August 2, 2017 – Central City Productions will pay tribute to The Jacksons, Donnie McClurkin, Slick Rick, Guy, Oleta Adams and Jody Watley during the Black Music Honors, a live taping television special that will take place on Friday, August 18, 2017, at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in Nashville, TN.
Multi-Grammy Winning Producer, Composer And Arranger Quincy Jones Announces Qwest TV
LOS ANGELES, July 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Multi-Grammy winning producer, composer and arranger Quincy Jones, in collaboration with jazz impresario and television producer Reza Ackbaraly, has announced the formation of Qwest TV, the world’s first subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platform dedicated to jazz and jazz-inspired music forms.
RCA INSPIRATION AND PROVIDENT MUSIC GROUP ANNOUNCE RELAUNCH OF ICONIC LABEL, VERITY RECORDS
Nashville, TN – July 5, 2017 – RCA Inspiration and Provident Music Group celebrate the relaunch of Verity Records, reviving the iconic label that has been a modern standard-bearer in Gospel for almost two decades!
June 12, 1957 – June 27, 2017
Pianist, Composer, Educator, and
Innovator Passes Away at Age 60
Pianist, composer, Guggenheim Fellow, and educator Geri Allen died on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from complications of cancer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She had recently celebrated her 60th birthday.