WILLIE J ft. Various Artists
“We Love You Puerto Rico”
Nearly two years after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico and other surrounding islands, the news crews have long moved on but the humanitarian crises endure. The reality is sobering, with more officially reported deaths than 9/11, a tripling of attempted suicides and the closing of 283 schools just the start of the ongoing toll.
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,…
SOLAR Records and Founder Dick Griffey Honored by L.A. City Council for its 40th Anniversary
by A. Scott Galloway
The second order of business at the Los Angeles City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, was a commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of SOLAR Records and its founder, Dick Griffey, in conjunction with June being Black Music Month.
Michael Henderson to Celebrate 50th Anniversary In The City Of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia!
The multi-platinum selling artist/musician, four time Grammy nominee Michael Henderson has signed on to play an intimate concert which Henderson states, “will have a “Stadium Feel” at World Cafe Live, Philadelphia PA for ONE NIGHT ONLY!~
PHILADELPHIA – June 5, 2018 – PRLog — Michael Henderson celebrates his many years in the music industry along with the highly anticipated release of new album “Michael Henderson: Take Me I’m Yours – The Buddah Years Anthology” with a very select series of concerts 2018!
Joe Simon Boulevard Highway 1 (LA 1)
Louisiana HWY 1 Renamed After Grammy Award Winner And R&B Legend, Joe Simon
NEW YORK – Aug. 8, 2017 – PRLog — The Joe Simon Boulevard Dedication will be held in Simmesport, Louisiana on Thursday, August 24, 2017, at 12:00 pm. A portion of the land where Joe Simon picked cotton on in Simmesport, Louisiana became Louisiana Hwy 1.
Legendary Michael Jackson HIStory Statue Unveiled at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, July 28
PR Newswire – LAS VEGAS, July 29, 2016 – On Thursday, July 28, the Estate of Michael Jackson teamed up with Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil and Mandalay Bay to pay tribute to the King of Pop as they unveiled his iconic HIStory Statue.
“Remembering Joe Sample” at the Berks Jazz Festival
Reading, PA (PRWEB) April 16, 2015 – One of the featured attractions at this year’s Berks Jazz Festival (its 25th anniversary show) will be a special performance on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Reading, PA called “Remembering Joe Sample.” This special tribute to the world renowned pianist and composer who passed away last September was organized by musical director Bobby Lyle and festival promoter John Ernesto; and will feature a stellar lineup of artists—many of whom performed and/or recorded with Sample.
Berklee College of Music president Roger H. Brown will present an honorary doctor of music degree to iconic musician, songwriter, and activist Harry Belafonte at a Berklee tribute concert, in recognition of Belafonte’s inspiring musical and humanitarian achievements. Past recipients of Berklee’s honorary doctorate include Duke Ellington (the first, in 1971), Dizzy Gillespie, Steven Tyler, Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, Juan Luis Guerra, David Bowie, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Bonnie Raitt, George Clinton, and Carole King.
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Black History Month
2014 Marks 100th Anniversary of Duke Ellington’s First Composition
(“Soda Fountain Rag”)
Ellington’s Immortal “Jeep’s Blues” A Key Musical Component in
NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, celebrates the life and music of Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, honoring the American composer as Artist of the Month for Black History Month, February 2014.
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