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LL COOL J Launches His Exclusive New SiriusXM Channel “Rock The Bells Radio”


 
LL COOL J Launches His Exclusive New SiriusXM Channel “Rock The Bells Radio” on March 28
 
“Rock the Bells Radio” will allow listeners to look at, and listen to, classic Hip-Hop through the lens of current culture
 
NEW YORK, March 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — SiriusXM announced today that entertainment icon LL COOL J will launch his new SiriusXM classic Hip-Hop channel on March 28 entitled LL COOL J’s “Rock the Bells Radio.”

Roadside Attractions And Miramax To Release “Whitney,” The Highly Anticipated Documentary Film On Whitney Houston on July 6, 2018


 
Roadside Attractions And Miramax To Release “Whitney,” The Highly Anticipated Documentary Film On Whitney Houston, In The U.S. On July 6, 2018
 
LOS ANGELES, March 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Roadside Attractions and Miramax will release Whitney, Academy Award®-winning director Kevin Macdonald’s highly anticipated documentary about the life and career of legendary superstar Whitney Houston this summer…

Queen Latifah Named Godmother Of Carnival Cruise Line’s Newest Ship, Carnival Horizon


 
Queen Latifah Named Godmother Of Carnival Cruise Line’s Newest Ship, Carnival Horizon
 
Grammy-Award Winning Artist to Preside Over Ship’s Official Naming Ceremony in New York Featuring ‘Lip Sync Battle: Horizon’ and Honoring St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
 
MIAMI, March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Queen Latifah – Grammy award-winning musical artist, acclaimed television and film actress, label president, author and entrepreneur – has been named the godmother to Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Carnival Horizon.

Grammy-Nominated Singer/Drummer Jamison Ross Announces New Tour Dates 2018


 
Grammy-Nominated Singer, Drummer, Composer and Bandleader Jamison Ross Announces New Tour Dates
 
Whereas Jamison Ross’ GRAMMY®-nominated, vocal-heavy 2015 debut disc, Jamison shocked some listeners who knew him primarily as a drummer, especially after he won the 2012 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Drum Competition, his sophomore disc, All For One will surely solidify his reputation as one his generation’s brightest vocalists and drummers.

Funk Group fDeluxe Reunite in Minneapolis for 2 Shows on Jan. 31st, 2018 | Feat Jerome Benton, Jellybean Johnson & “St Paul” Peterson


 
Original line-up of Minneapolis funk outfit fDeluxe (aka The Family) reunite in Twin Cities for the first time since 1985
 
Jerome Benton rejoins band for 2 Special Nights
 
January 25, 2018 – For the very first time in over 30 years all 5 original members of The Family (now known as fDeluxe) will reunite in Minneapolis on for 2 not to be missed shows at The Dakota on January 31, 2018.

Sony Corp. & Blue Note Media Group Announces New Sponsorship Agreement

Sony Corporation and Blue Note Media Group
Announce Landmark Sponsorship
 
New Multi-Genre Music Venue
“Sony Hall” to Open in New York City Spring 2018
and Sponsorship of Annual Blue Note Jazz Festival in New York City
 
NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2018 — Sony Corporation (“Sony”) and Blue Note Media Group (“Blue Note” / “BNMG”) – the sponsorship affiliate of Blue Note Entertainment Group, the organization that owns, operates, licenses, and/or programs 10 music venues worldwide including the iconic Blue Note Jazz Club – today announced a landmark strategic sponsorship agreement.

Austin City Limits Presents Jazz Legend Herbie Hancock | Premieres Jan. 20th, 2018 on PBS | WATCH VIDEO!


 
Austin City Limits Presents a Dazzling Hour with the Legendary Herbie Hancock
 
Austin, TX—January 19, 2018—Austin City Limits (ACL) presents a series highlight: a career-spanning hour with one of the world’s most celebrated artists, jazz legend Herbie Hancock, in his first-ever appearance on the program. The new installment premieres Saturday, January 20 at 8pm CT/9pm ET as part of ACL’s Season 43.

Common, Robert Glasper & Karriem Riggins Announce New Group August Greene | Drops New Single “Optimistic” feat Brandy | New Self-Titled Album Arrives March 9th, 2018


 
Common, Robert Glasper & Karriem Riggins
Announce New Group August Greene
 
Golden Globe, GRAMMY, Academy Award winning activist, actor and artist Common, four-time GRAMMY Award winning pianist/producer Robert Glasper, and drummer/producer extraordinaire Karriem Riggins announce the formation of their new group August Greene. The band’s debut self-titled, Amazon Original album will be released on March 9th.

The 26th Annual 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards will Air Exclusively on Bounce on February 11th, 2018


 
Jermaine Dupri, Cameo, Richelieu Dennis, Tamika Mallory, Marley Dias, Dr. Lonnie Johnson, Rhyon Brown Announced as Recipients of 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards
 
Performers to Include Doug E. Fresh, Keke Wyatt, Anthony Hamilton, Bow Wow, Sir the Baptist, Arrested Development, Estelle
 
ATLANTA, Jan. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions, will air exclusively on Bounce on Sunday, February 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Singer Leslie Odom, Jr. to Sing “America The Beautiful” at Super Bowl LII


 
Leslie Odom, Jr. To Sing “America The Beautiful” At Super Bowl LII On NBC
 
NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Tony and Grammy Award-winning performer LESLIE ODOM, JR. will sing “America The Beautiful” as part of Super Bowl LII pregame festivities at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, February 4, the NFL and NBC announced today. The performance will be televised live on NBC prior to kickoff.