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“The Apollo: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” – Digital Album Available NOW | CD & 2LP Vinyl Coming Dec. 20th | HBO Documentary ‘The Apollo’ Premieres Nov. 6th, 2019


 
‘The Apollo: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’ Digital Album Out Now; CD & 2LP Vinyl To Be Released December 20 HBO Documentary ‘The Apollo’ Premieres November 6
 
Debuts New Robert Glasper Song with Vocals by Ledisi, Plus Selections from Glasper’s Original Score and Spoken Excerpts from Angela Bassett, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Pharrell Williams and Others
 
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the digital edition of THE APOLLO: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack has been released by Universal Music Group/Blue Note Records/Polygram Entertainment/UMe, just ahead of the new HBO documentary’s November 6 broadcast premiere.

Tony! Toni! Tone!’s Raphael Saadiq, D’Wayne Wiggins and Timothy Riley Reunite After 15 Years For “Bay Area Reunion” Concert | Oct. 12th, 2019


 
Tony! Toni! Tone!’s Raphael Saadiq, D’Wayne Wiggins and Timothy Riley Reunite After 15 Years For “Bay Area Reunion” Concert
 
LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 – Raphael Saadiq recently announced that he will reunite for the first time in over 15 years with original founding members D’Wayne Wiggins and Timothy Riley of the groundbreaking 90’s R&B band Tony! Toni! Tone! for the ‘Bay Area Reunion’ concert on October 12 at Oakland Arena (7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA.)

Pianist and Educator Harold Mabern Passes Away at 83


 
Harold Mabern:
March 20, 1936 – September 17, 2019
 
Influential Jazz Pianist and Educator Passes Away at Age 83
 
Legendary jazz pianist Harold Mabern died suddenly on Tuesday, September 17, as a result of a heart attack. He was 83. His death was announced on Thursday by his record label, Smoke Sessions Records.

The 4th Annual 2019 Black Music Honors Paid Tribute To Music Icons | To Air on Bounce TV Oct. 20th, 2019


 
2019 Black Music Honors Paid Tribute To Music Icons Xscape, Freddie Jackson, Yolanda Adams, Tamia, & Arrested Development
 
CHICAGO, Sept. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The highly anticipated 4th Annual 2019 Black Music Honors hosted by television and radio personality Rickey Smiley and Grammy® Award-winner and actress LeToya Luckett-Walker is currently airing in national broadcast syndication. The star-studded show was taped live at The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA.

Apple Music Launches Celebration of Blue Note Records in Honor of 80th Anniversary


 
APPLE MUSIC LAUNCHES CELEBRATION OF BLUE NOTE RECORDS
IN HONOR OF THE LEGENDARY JAZZ LABEL’S 80th ANNIVERSARY
 
EXPLORE THE FEATURE BLUE NOTE: THE 1500 SERIES
A CURATION OF BLUE NOTE’S FABLED CLASSICS PRESENTED
WITH STUDIO QUALITY SOUND AS APPLE DIGITAL MASTERS
 
On January 6, 1939, a German Jewish immigrant and passionate Jazz fan named Alfred Lion produced his first recording session in New York City with two Boogie Woogie pianists—Albert Ammons and Meade Lux Lewis—founding what would become the most-respected and longest-running Jazz label in the world.

The Philadelphia Music Alliance Announces New Honorees to the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame, Class of 2019


 
PHILADELPHIA MUSIC ALLIANCE WELCOMES
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA, THE HOOTERS, THE O’JAYS,
EVELYN ‘CHAMPAGNE’ KING, WMMR’S PIERRE ROBERT,
JODY GERSON AND DORRANCE ‘DODO’ HAMILTON AS INDUCTEES
TO THE PHILADELPHIA MUSIC WALK OF FAME, CLASS OF 2019
 
PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 7, 2019) – The Philadelphia Music Alliance (PMA) today announced that The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Hooters, The O’Jays, Evelyn “Champagne” King, WMMR air personality Pierre Robert, music industry executive Jody Gerson, and philanthropist Dorrance “Dodo” Hamilton will be added to the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame as members of its Class of 2019.

Brandy To Be Honored With The BMI President’s Award At The 2019 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards


 
Brandy To Be Honored With The BMI President’s Award At The 2019 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards
 
ATLANTA, July 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) will honor multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter and actress Brandy with the BMI President’s Award at its 2019 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards on Thursday, August 29th.

Gregory Porter Announces New Podcast Series, “The Hang” | LISTEN!


 
GREGORY PORTER ANNOUNCES
“THE HANG”
 
A BRAND NEW PODCAST SERIES
 
“It’s beautifully simple – in each episode I sit down and talk with a close friend of mine, we shoot the breeze about music, life, cars, food, wine, whatever…” – Gregory Porter
 
He has made chart history and brought jazz to the masses around the globe, won GRAMMYs, graced the world’s most prestigious stages, appeared on the biggest TV shows, and now he has his very own podcast.

Jekalyn Carr is Set for Live Recording at Atlanta’s Praise 102.5 FM 15th Annual Praise In The Park on Oct. 5th, 2019 | WATCH NEW VIDEO!


 
MULTIPLE GRAMMY AND BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARD NOMINATED ARTIST JEKALYN CARR SET FOR LIVE RECORDING DURING ATLANTA’S ‘PRAISE 102.5 FM PRAISE IN THE PARK’ ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019 AT THE 17,000 SEAT CELLAIRIS AMPHITHEATRE
 
ATLANTA, GA (Monday, July 30, 2019) — Three-time GRAMMY Award, two-time Billboard Music Award, NAACP Image Award nominated, and four-time Stellar Award-winning, and GMA Dove Award winning 21-year-old singer-songwriter Jekalyn Carr records her next album live at Atlanta’s Praise 102.5 FM 15th Annual Praise In The Park.

Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff to Celebrate Patti LaBelle Way Street Renaming Dedication


 
LEGENDARY ‘SOUND OF PHILADELPHIA’ ARCHITECTS KENNETH GAMBLE AND LEON HUFF
CONGRATULATE ‘DEAR FRIEND’ PATTI LaBELLE ON STREET RENAMING HONORS
 
PHILADELPHIA (Tuesday, July 2, 2019) – Legendary Sound of Philadelphia architects Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff joined today’s celebration of homegrown R&B living legend Patti LaBelle with a street naming dedication,…