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Legendary Michael Jackson HIStory Statue Unveiled at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas


 
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.

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! fDeluxe Pay Tribute to Prince w/Single “Nothing Compares 2 U”

fDeluxe
 
fDeluxe pay tribute to their mentor Prince
 
New version of their 1985 recording ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’
 
In April fDeluxe, the band previously known as The Family were in the process of booking dates for shows later this year when they were rocked by the news of the death of their mentor Prince.
 

“Remembering Joe Sample” at the 25th Annual Berks Jazz Festival | April 18th, 2015

Joe Sample
 
“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.

Harry Belafonte to Receive Honorary Doctorate at Berklee

Harry Belafonte to Receive Honorary Doctorate at Berklee March 6th, 2014



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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Legacy Recordings Celebrates Duke Ellington as Artist of the Month | Feb 2014 | Black History Month

Legacy Recordings Celebrates Duke Ellington As Artist of the Month for February 2014,
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
“American Hustle”

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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SoBe Entertainment Releases Tribute Track to Nelson Mandela | “Mandela: We Thank You” | LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE!

SoBe Entertainment Releases Tribute Song to Nelson Mandela, 
“Mandela: We Thank You”



In honor of Nelson Mandela, SoBe Entertainment releases tribute song “Mandela: Father of a Nation: We Thank You” to the world.
Miami, FL (PRWE December 08, 2013

On the day after the passing of the iconic leader Nelson Mandela, Cecile D. Barker, Chairman and Chief Executive of SoBe Entertainment International, sat down for an interview. Barker stated: “In 1968 I had the privilege of visiting South Africa and promoting an ‘American R&B Tour’…

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George Duke: An Appreciation by A. Scott Galloway

From Adderley to Zappa…and All the Space Between:
An Appreciation of George Duke

 
by A. Scott Galloway
 
Some losses leave unfathomable fissures in the foundation of family, community and industry. The transition of George Duke at age 67 from Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is such a loss. The proof lies in the first 48 hours of homage that swept across social media – emanating as much from the hearts of folks who knew him as among the warmest, funniest and most generous of men to walk the earth as from musicologists who strained to mainline the panoramic palette of his musical breadth and depth. The passing of George Duke demands that one ponder long and hard of the experience, wisdom, perspective and personality that has ascended. Yet voluminous traces have been left behind for generations to study and enjoy long into the future. It is “the future” that the electric keyboard and synthesizer wizard always had his third eye locked on…heart anchored in ancient reveries of Afro-acoustic ivories…and The Spirit ever in it.
 
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Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” to Receive Award @ Songwriters Gala

“A CHANGE IS GONNA COME” TO RECEIVE TOWERING SONG AWARD
AT SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME GALA



Previously Announced Inductees Include Tony Hatch, Mick Jones & Lou Gramm, Holly Knight, JD Souther, Steven Tyler & Joe Perry


New York – April 22 – The 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame Towering Song Award will be presented to “A Change Is Gonna Come” at the 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner slated for Thursday, June 13th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City, SHOF Chairman Jimmy Webb announced today.  The song, written and originally performed by the legendary Sam Cooke, is published by ABKCO Music.

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Legacy Recordings Honors Sly & The Family Stone as Artist of the Month | March 2013

Sly & the Family Stone Honored As Legacy Recordings’ Artist of the Month for
March 2013



  
SLY STONE’S 70TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED ON MARCH 15TH; BEGINS YEAR-LONG CELEBRATION OF SLY & THE FAMILY STONE

MULTI-DISC CAREER RETROSPECTIVE BOX SET ARRIVES LATER THIS YEAR

NEW YORK, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — On the occasion of Sly Stone’s 70th birthday on March 15th, his life and the music of Sly & the Family Stone will be commemorated as the Artist of the Month for March 2013, by Legacy Recordings, a division of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.  Legacy’s celebration of Sly & the Family Stone will continue throughout the year.

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Legacy Recordings Celebrates Nina Simone in New Video of Memorable Live Performance Moments

Nina Simone II
 
Legacy Recordings Celebrates Nina Simone in New Video of Live Performance Moments
Happy 80th Birthday Nina!
 
Legacy Recordings has released a new video of memorable performances moments from the High Priestess of Soul, Nina Simone, singing her hit “To Be Free” in honor of the Artist of the Month. (Click HERE for more information)