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The 12th Annual MusiCares Map Fund® Benefit Concert Honoring Smokey Robinson | May 19th, 2016

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Angela Bassett To Present Award To Smokey Robinson
Previously Announced Performers Include Backstreet Boys, Tamar Braxton,
El DeBarge, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Cee Lo Green, And Kem
With Cedric The Entertainer As Host
Honoree: Smokey Robinson, legendary GRAMMY®-winning singer/songwriter will be honored at the Novo by Microsoft (formerly Club Nokia) in Los Angeles on May 19. Actress and director Angela Bassett will present Robinson with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award in recognition of his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund® as well as his commitment to helping others with the addiction recovery process.

Dionne Warwick’s 75th Birthday Party Brings Out The Stars | Announces Launch of The Dionne Warwick Foundation

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One by one, they gathered. Stars of Broadway, film and TV, alongside music superstars and politicians alike to honor the 75th birthday of Dionne Warwick-mother, friend, humanitarian, and icon. Convened in secret, in the private dining room of Mr. Chow’s restaurant in New York, they waited for a woman who has achieved more in her 75 years than one could with two lifetimes.

Music Legend Sam Moore Comes to Miami for Benefit Event “Salute the Soul Man” | Nov. 21st, 2015

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Music Legend Sam Moore Celebrates Birthday With Benefit Event
GRAMMY Award-winning legendary Soul Man™ comes home to Miami for star-studded bash with Sting, Jon Bon Jovi, Michael McDonald, Randy Jackson, Don Henley and more
UPDATE: This event has been postponed. New date to be announced soon…
MIAMI BEACH, FL (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 09, 2015 – Sam Moore comes home to Miami to celebrate his 80th birthday with some adoring superstar friends for benefit event “Salute the Soul Man” on Saturday, November 21 at 8:00pm at the Fillmore Jackie Gleason Theatre.

Patti LaBelle Teams Up with American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE to Educate the Public about Lung Cancer

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Grammy Award-winning Singer Patti LaBelle Teams Up with American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE to Educate the Public about Lung Cancer
PR Newswire, CHICAGO (November 4, 2015) – To kick off Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November, the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE initiative, nationally presented by CVS Health, today announced its partnership with Grammy Award-winning singer Patti LaBelle to further educate the public about lung cancer, the leading cancer killer of women in the United States.

The Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocals Competition and All Star Gala Concert Honoring Quincy Jones | Nov. 14-15, 2015

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Semifinalists Selected for 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocals Competition – Taking Place November 14-15 in Los Angeles
Weekend Includes All-Star Gala Concert Honoring Quincy Jones with Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Seth MacFarlane, Andy Garcia, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Arturo Sandoval, Patti Austin, Al Jarreau & More
Washington, D.C.—The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz is pleased to announce that 11 semifinalists have been selected to participate in the Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocals Competition, which will be held November 14-15 in Los Angeles.

Sandra St. Victor Launches PledgeMusic Campaign for “Daughters of Soul” CD/DVD Package

Daughters of Soul
Internationally Acclaimed Singer/Songwriter & Mastermind Of
Daughters of Soul
Launches PledgeMusic Campaign for
Six Daughters of Soul Legends Documentary, Soundtrack & Tour
Daughters of Nina Simone, Donny Hathaway, Chaka Khan, Bill Withers, Syl Johnson,
Sly Stone & Cynthia Robinson Show The Soul Is In their DNA with new Campaign
Daughters of Soul will be pre- selling their documentary, recording of the soundtrack and tour experiences through PledgeMusic, starting on October 8, 2015.
These women are daughters of soul legends, but all are amazing artists in their own right, each with an individual voice and performance. Their unforgettable parents include soul icons Nina Simone, Donny Hathaway, Chaka Khan, Bill Withers, Syl Johnson, Sly Stone and Cynthia Robinson of The Family Stone.

On Point Promotions Annual Black Music Month Event Honoring Full Force & Paul Anthony | June 29th, 2015

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Honoring R & B Legends Full Force for over thirty years of contributions to urban and pop music culture and recognizing a courageous individual Paul Anthony who has dedicated his life towards educating, empowering and increasing not just the cancer survivor, but “The Cancer Champion”
(Los Angeles, CA- June 23, 2015) This event will pay tribute to the legendary group Full Force with a special screening of TV One’s first ever “Unsung Revisited” featuring Full Force. This annual event will be include a special awards presentation honoring original group member and Cancer Champion and survivor Paul Anthony along with live entertainment and a night filled with celebrity guests, many special surprises and nonstop excitement.

The NAMM Foundation to Invest $600,000 in Grant Funding to Special Music Education Programs

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NAMM Foundation Grants $600,000 to Global Nonprofit Music Making and Music Education Programs
Foundation’s grants support efforts that further NAMM’s vision of a world in which the joy of making music is a precious element of daily living for everyone
CARLSBAD, Calif., June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In 2015, the NAMM Foundation will invest $600,000 in grant funding into 17 global music making programs. This year’s list of grant recipients includes community, national and industry-based organizations that provide access to quality music education and increase interest and participation in making music across the lifespan.

The Rhythm & Blues Foundation Spring Fundraising Mixer | June 23, 2015

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Chaka Khan with Kenny Lattimore and Anthony Hamilton
The Rhythm and Blues Foundation Spring Fundraising Mixer
On Tuesday, June 23, 2015 The Rhythm & Blues Foundation will be hosting its first Black Music Month after work fundraiser of the year, “Soul of the 90’s: An R&B Tribute”, at the luxurious Attic Rooftop Lounge in Times Square. Michael Bivins, of New Edition and Bell Biv Devoe fame, will be anchoring a stellar lineup of special guest hosts that includes 90’s super groups Allure (“Enjoy Yourself” “All Cried Out”) and Intro (“Love Thang”). An all 90’s soundtrack by celebrity DJ’s Jon Quick and DJ Commish will be provided.

Queen Latifah Donates Her Rendition of the Star Spangled Banner to Fisher House Foundation

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Queen Latifah Donates Song to Fisher House Foundation
Award-Winning Actress’ Rendition of the Star Spangled Banner will Benefit Military Charity
Rockville, MD (PRWEB) June 03, 2015 – In an effort to support America’s military, Veterans and their families, Queen Latifah has gifted her rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, sung during the 2015 NBA All Star game, to Fisher House Foundation.