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“Saving Our Selves: A BET COVID-19 Relief Effort” Broadcast Special Airs April 22nd, 2020 on BET


 
BET RALLIES TO SUPPORT COMMUNITIES OF COLOR MOST IMPACTED BY COVID-19 PANDEMIC WITH NEW TELEVISION SPECIAL, RELIEF FUND, DIGITAL NEWS PROGRAMS, AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
 
“SAVING OUR SELVES: A BET COVID-19 RELIEF EFFORT,” SPECIAL CO-HOSTED BY KELLY ROWLAND, TERRENCE J, AND REGINA HALL, SET TO AIR ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2020 AT 8 PM EST
 
SPECIAL GUESTS FOR THE SPECIAL INCLUDE DJ KHALED, CHARLIE WILSON, CHANCE THE RAPPER, KIRK FRANKLIN, FANTASIA, MELVIN CRISPELL III and MANY MORE
 
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New York, NY (April 8, 2020) – Today, BET announces an array of high impact initiatives to support communities of color impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Museum of African American Music Announces Grand Opening Date of Sept. 3rd, 2020


 
National Museum Of African American Music Announces Grand Opening Date Of September 3, 2020 – Advance Tickets Now Available!
 
First multi-genre Black music museum scheduled to open early September in ‘Music City’
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — After more than 20 years in development, the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) is ready to open its doors to music lovers of all ages.

Jazz Legend Charlie Parker Honored With Global Bird 100 Centennial Celebration


 
INFLUENTIAL, CENTRAL ARCHITECT OF BEBOP HONORED WITH NEW MUSIC RELEASES, FESTIVALS, TRIBUTE TOUR, EXCLUSIVE ART, GRAPHIC NOVEL AND SPECIAL EVENTS EXPLORING HIS EXTRAORDINARY LEGACY AND TRAILBLAZING CAREER
 
CELEBRATION KICKS OFF THIS MONTH WITH LIMITED EDITION VINYL REISSUE OF RARE RECORDING, THE MAGNIFICENT CHARLIE PARKER, FOR RECORD STORE DAY BLACK FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29
 
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The incomparable life and extraordinary, trailblazing career of jazz titan and influential composer Charlie Parker will be honored throughout 2020 with a worldwide celebration commemorating the 100th anniversary of his birth (August 29, 1920).

Sheila E. Busks On The Streets Of Pittsburgh to Raise Funds for Women’s Health Research


 
Sheila E. Busks On The Streets Of Pittsburgh to Raise Funds for Women’s Health Research at Magee-Womens Research Institute while Headlining the Women who Rock Benefit Rock Concert
 
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The legendary “Queen of Percussion” Sheila E. will be featured in the upcoming Spare Change video series. In May, Sheila took to the streets of Pittsburgh while headlining the Women who Rock Benefit Concert, to raise awareness for women’s rights and raise funds for women’s health research benefiting Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI).

WBEZ Chicago presents ‘Making Beyoncé’ – New Three-part Bio-podcast Series


 
From the creators of ‘Making Obama,’ WBEZ Chicago presents ‘Making Beyoncé’
 
New three-part bio-podcast series explores Beyoncé Knowles’ rise from local talent shows to global music icon, with interviews from father and former manager MATHEW KNOWLES plus ORIGINAL FAMILY ARCHIVES
 
CHICAGO, Nov. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Before there was a Beyhive, before she put a ring on it, before she was a wife and mother, and before she was Queen Bey, there was Beyoncé Knowles.

Debbie Allen & Anthony Anderson Join Special Guests at the Education Through Music-Los Angeles Gala


 
Debbie Allen and ABC ‘black-ish’ Star Anthony Anderson Join Special Guests at the Education Through Music-Los Angeles Gala
 
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — On Sunday, November 10, 2019, Education Through Music-Los Angeles (www.etmla.org) hosted its 14th Annual Benefit Gala at the Beverly Wilshire to raise awareness for music in disadvantaged LA County schools.

Legendary Saxophonist Dave Sanborn Presents the First Season of His New Show “Sanborn Sessions” | WATCH NEW VIDEOS!


 
Dave Sanborn, Legendary Saxophonist, Presents the First Season of His New Show “Sanborn Sessions”
 
NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Dave Sanborn, veteran saxophonist and six time Grammy Award winner announced today that he will soon present the first episode of his new music show, Sanborn Sessions. The new series is hosted by Sanborn and features a diverse roster of accomplished artists from a variety of genres and generations.

“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.

National Press Club Hosts Dionne Warwick & Valerie Simpson for Documentary Screening on Hal David, May 20th, 2019


 
National Press Club Hosts Dionne Warwick and Valerie Simpson for Documentary Screening on Hal David, May 20
 
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The National Press Club Events Team will host a special dinner and screening of “What the World Needs Now: Words by Hal David,” a PBS documentary tribute to the man who wrote many of the most enduring songs in American popular music, at 6 p.m. Monday, May 20.

Singer Maysa Releases New Official Music Video for “You Are Not Alone” | Created in Conjunction with March of Dimes


 
Singer-Songwriter Maysa Touches Hearts with Personal Story of Her Son’s Premature Birth in New Music Video “You Are Not Alone”
 
Single/Video Created in Conjunction with March of Dimes
 
From her early days as a member of the band Incognito singing songs such as “Deep Waters” to her numerous solo projects such as her most recent cover of Pat Benatar’s “Love is a Battlefield,” Maysa Leak has committed herself to songs of profound fortitude and meaning.