Hall of Fame vocalist honored at 83rd Annual National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses
Louisville, KY — Hall of Fame vocalist Larnelle Harris was honored with a Heritage Award from the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses (NCGCC) at their 83rd annual convention in Harris’ hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. Harris says it was a humbling experience.
CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER, COURTNEY B. VANCE, MICHELLE WILLIAMS, DEVON FRANKLIN, MEAGAN GOOD FRANKLIN AND MORE TO APPEAR AT THE 2016 MERGE SUMMIT – LOS ANGELES
(Beverly Hills, CA—August 10, 2016)—Relevé Entertainment, in partnership with Walgreens and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, is proud to announce the return of The Merge Summit– Los Angeles, taking place August 25-27, 2016 at The Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. The Merge Summit is a unique event created to inspire synergy with faith based and entertainment industry leaders to educate, uplift, and encourage attendees to aspire towards their professional and personal goals.
ENTERTAINMENT ONE MUSIC COLLECTS 15 NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2016 GMA DOVE AWARDS
Nominations across 8 Categories for William McDowell, Deitrick Haddon, Hezekiah Walker, Jonathan McReynolds, Jonathan Nelson, Shirley Caesar, Todd Dulaney, James Hall, and Japan Mass Choir
NASHVILLE, TN (August 10, 2016) – Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) collects 15 Dove Award nominations announced today for the upcoming 2016 GMA Dove Awards taking place this fall, with a dominating presence across the categories of Gospel Artist of the Year with 2 artists nominated, and Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year with 3 artists nominated.
Jazz Vocalist Extraordinaire ROBERT E. PERSON Wins Three
2016 Rhythm Of Gospel Awards
Washington DC — With his exquisitely trained voice and effortlessly controlled vocal technique, Robert E. Person is continuing to build his repertoire, fan base and artistic persona as “The Inspirational Jazz Vocalist Extraordinaire”.
GOSPEL SINGER SHIRLEY CAESAR TO BE HONORED WITH
STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
AS SHE CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY AS A SOLO ARTIST
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that living legend Shirley Caesar will be honored with the 2,583rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star in the category of Recording will be dedicated at 6126 Hollywood Boulevard in front of The Fonda Theatre.
The Scarborough Foundation Honors Music Legends Earth, Wind & Fire,
Morgan State University’s Melvin Miles, Jr and Dr. Hattie Bailey
Giving Back to Youth Through Music and Arts
Baltimore, MD (June 21, 2016)- The Scarborough Foundation is hosting its inaugural annual Awards Celebration titled, “A Musical Tribute to Skip Scarborough” on Sunday July 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Murphy Fine Arts Center located at 2201 Argonne Dr., Baltimore, MD 21218, on the Morgan State University Campus. Skip Scarborough has been referred to as the “Greatest Songwriter You Never Heard Of.”
DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER TO BE HONORED AS A 2017
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT OF THE ARTS JAZZ MASTERS FELLOW
Renowned jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater has received the Nation’s highest jazz honor – she will be named one of the 2017 National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) Jazz Masters Fellows along with honorees Ira Gitler, Dave Holland, Dick Hyman and Dr. Lonnie Smith. These five individuals are recognized for their lifetime achievements and exceptional contributions to the advancement of jazz.
ORGANIST DR. LONNIE SMITH NAMED 2017 NEA JAZZ MASTER
NEW BLUE NOTE ALBUM EVOLUTION IS HIS FIRST FOR ICONIC LABEL SINCE 1970
The legendary organist Dr. Lonnie Smith has been named one of the National Endowment for the Arts 2017 NEA Jazz Masters Fellows, the nation’s highest honor in jazz. Smith—along with bassist Dave Holland, vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, keyboardist Dick Hyman, and writer Ira Gitler—have been recognized for their lifetime achievements and exceptional contributions to the advancement of jazz.
Jazz Artist BEN TANKARD Takes Home 14th Career Stellar Award For Instrumental CD of the Year!
Ben Tankard Prepares For Season 3 of THICKER THAN WATER: THE TANKARDS and
New Book THE FULL TANK LIFE
Nashville, TN — Gospel/Jazz instrumentalist Ben Tankard won his first Stellar Gospel Music Award as New Artist of The Year in 1989. With an incredible career span of three decades, the musical pioneer has earned the title of “Godfather of Gospel Jazz” and earned his fourteenth Stellar Award over the weekend in Las Vegas, NV. Tankard took home the honor for Best Instrumental CD of the Year for his FULL TANK 2.0 album.
A NEW SINGLE FROM KELLY PRICE
Available NOW on iTunes, Amazon and GooglePlay!
Nashville, TN (February 24, 2016) – Seven-time GRAMMY®-nominated singer and songwriter Kelly Price makes a declarative statement with the release of her new single “Everytime (Grateful),” which is available now via all digital retailers, and just released to radio. Driven by her beloved voice, Price penned the song, with co-writers Troy Taylor, Johnta Austin, and James Foye III.