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The Herb Alpert Foundation Gives $10.1 Million Gift to the Los Angeles City College Foundation

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The Herb Alpert Foundation’s $10.1 Million Gift to Los Angeles City College Provides all Music Majors with Education
 
The largest private gift to a community college in Southern California
 
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 25, 2016 – Los Angeles City College Foundation has received a $10.1 million gift from The Herb Alpert Foundation, creating an endowment that forever transforms the music department and the lives of the talented music students who study at Los Angeles City College (LACC). The gift is the largest ever given to a community college in Southern California.

The Merge Summit – Los Angeles | Aug. 25th-27th, 2016

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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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.