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Austin City Limits Presents Ms. Lauryn Hill | Premiering on August 6th on PBS

Lauryn Hill on PBS
 
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS PRESENTS A RARE HOUR WITH MS. LAURYN HILL
 
Special Broadcast Premieres August 6 on PBS
 
AUSTIN, TEXAS—August 2, 2016—Austin City Limits (ACL) presents a rare hour of television with hip-hop/R&B icon Ms. Lauryn Hill, premiering on August 6 at 8pm CT/9pm ET. The special broadcast airs as a preview of the iconic PBS music series’ upcoming Season 42, which premieres October 1st with an hourlong episode featuring the legendary Paul Simon in his ACL debut.

Robert E. Person Wins 3 2016 Rhythm of Gospel Awards

Robert E. Person - Awards 2016
 
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”.

Pianist Billy Childs Named President of Chamber Music America

Billy Childs
 
Billy Childs
Named President of Chamber Music America
 
The composer and jazz pianist begins his term July 1
 
New York, NY June 27, 2016—Chamber Music America (CMA) today announced the appointment of pianist and composer Billy Childs as president of its board of directors, effective July 1. Childs is the organization’s ninth board president, and the first jazz musician elected to the position. The CMA board of directors unanimously approved his first three-year term at its June 6th meeting.

Gospel Singer Shirley Caesar to be Honored on The Hollywood Walk of Fame | June 28th, 2016

Shirley Ceasar II
 
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 1st Annual Scarborough Foundation Awards Celebration in Baltimore | July 3rd, 2016

The Scarborough Foundation - 2016
 
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.”

Jazz Singer Dee Dee Bridgewater Honored as A 2017 NEA Jazz Masters Fellow

Dee Dee Bridgewater II
 
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.

Celebrating 75 Years Of Otis Redding | Sept. 9th-11th, 2016 in Macon, GA.


 
Redding Family Celebrates 75TH Birthday Of Otis Redding With An All-Star Blowout Weekend Culminating In “An Evening Of Respect”
 
Tickets On Sale This Saturday for “An Evening of Respect” Concert Featuring St. Paul and the Broken Bones + Surprise Guests!
 
MACON, Ga., May 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Otis Redding Foundation is pleased to announce Celebrating 75 Years of Otis Redding September 9 – 11 in Macon, GA. The festivities are a highlight of the “Year of Georgia Music.”

Gregory Porter’s “Take Me To The Alley” is The #1 Jazz Album on Apple in 6 Continents

Gregory Porter - 2016 II
 
GREGORY PORTER’S TAKE ME TO THE ALLEY IS THE #1 JAZZ ALBUM ON APPLE MUSIC
IN DOZENS OF COUNTRIES ACROSS SIX CONTINENTS INCLUDING THE U.S.,
U.K., JAPAN, CANADA, GERMANY, FRANCE, AUSTRALIA, BRAZIL & SOUTH AFRICA;
APPLE MUSIC FEATURING EXCLUSIVE VIDEOS & GREGORY’S CURATED PLAYLISTS
 
PORTER ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL UPCOMING PERFORMANCES AT
CELEBRATE BROOKLYN & MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL
 
Gregory Porter’s Take Me to the Alley was released on May 6 and is currently the #1 Jazz Album on Apple Music in dozens of countries across six continents including the U.S., U.K., Japan, Canada, Germany, France, Australia, Switzerland, Italy, Brazil, The Netherlands, Mexico, Belgium, Spain, South Africa, Austria, Norway, Denmark, New Zealand, Russia, Sweden, Ireland and Hong Kong.

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

Andra Day
 
ANDRA DAY TO PERFORM AT 12TH ANNUAL MUSICARES MAP FUND® BENEFIT CONCERT HONORING SMOKEY ROBINSON ON MAY 19 IN LOS ANGELES
 
Smokey Robinson - 2015
 
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
 
WHO:
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.

Lalah Hathaway Announces 2016 U.S. Tour | Kicks Off May 6th

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THREE-TIME GRAMMY® AWARD WINNER
LALAH HATHAWAY
ON TOUR THIS SUMMER
 
Nashville, TN (May 6, 2016) – Following her third GRAMMY® Award win, singer/ songwriter/ producer Lalah Hathaway continues to deliver her celebrated live performances to fans everywhere, hitting the road this summer. Beginning on Friday, May 6th in Raleigh, NC, Lalah will be stopping in 17 cities across the country including Austin, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New Orleans and San Diego. Tickets are now available for purchase through www.lalahhathaway.com.