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Soul Music Icons Valerie Simpson, Teddy Riley And Freddie Jackson To Be Honored At Hal Awards Dinner on Sept. 25th, 2016

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Soul Music Icons Valerie Simpson, Teddy Riley And Freddie Jackson To Be Honored At Hal Awards Dinner
 
The Heroes and Legends Foundation announced the honorees for the 27h Annual Heroes and Legends Awards, which will be held on Sunday, September 25th, 2016 at the legendary Beverly Hills Hotel. The Foundation awards arts scholarships to talented youth.
 
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Aug. 24, 2016 – PRLog — The Heroes and Legends Foundation has announced the honorees for the 27h Annual Heroes and Legends Awards, which will be held on Sunday, September 25th, 2015 at the legendary Beverly Hills Hotel.

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.

Documentary Film “What Happened, Miss Simone?” Coming to DVD/Blu-Ray on Sept. 2nd, 2016

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THIS SEPTEMBER, EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS
 
NINA SIMONE
WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE?
 
~DVD+CD, BLU-RAY+CD, AND DIGITAL FORMATS~
~SEPTEMBER 2, 2016~
 
New York, NY (July 25, 2016)—Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary at the 2016 Oscars®, Best Music Film at the 2016 Grammy Awards, and winning Best Documentary at the American Film Institute Awards in 2016, documentary film What Happened, Miss Simone? connected with critics and fans alike with its deep examination of the legendary Nina Simone.

N 2 The Dawn: Honoring The Artist 4ever 2 B Known As Prince

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N 2 The Dawn: Honoring The Artist 4ever 2 B Known As Prince
Artist Reflections by A. Scott Galloway
April 24, 2016
 
Prince was the most profoundly voracious and prolific musician across a purple-hued spectrum of styles – a singular melting pot of Soul, Rock, Jazz, Blues and Pop of his own Paisley Funk creation. Beginning by teaching himself to play big band great Neal Hefti’s cool, driving theme to the TV show “Batman” on piano, Prince Rogers Nelson evolved into a wunderkind genius who fluently mastered keyboards, drums, electric bass and – most magnificently – guitar, with a multi-octave vocal range that stretched from his natural hushed speaking baritone to a crystalline falsetto so pure that the Gemini gave it her own name: “Camille.”

Fats Domino and The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Premieres on PBS Feb. 26th, 2016 During Black History Month

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THIRTEEN’s “American Masters” Celebrates Rock ‘n’ Roll Legend Fats Domino During Black History Month on PBS
 
Fats Domino and The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll premieres nationally on the legendary performer’s 88th birthday Friday, February 26 at 10 p.m. (check local listings)
 
NEW YORK, Jan. 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Fats Domino was one of the most popular rockers of the 1950s and early 60s. His achievements and record sales during that time were rivaled only by Elvis Presley. With his boogie-woogie piano playing rooted in blues, rhythm & blues, and jazz, he became one of the inventors, along with Presley, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard of a revolutionary genre of music, rock ‘n’ roll.

GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi to Open March 5th, 2016 | 1st Built Outside of Los Angeles

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28,000-Square-Foot Music Museum to Mark the First GRAMMY Museum Outside Los Angeles
 
CLEVELAND, MISS. (Feb. 1, 2016) — GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi will officially open its doors to the public on Saturday, March 5, 2016, in Cleveland, Miss. The grand opening will be celebrated with a slate of activities from March 3–6 and will mark the first GRAMMY Museum to be built outside of Los Angeles.

The 24th Annual Trumpet Awards, Hosted by Nia Long & Mike Epps | Jan 23rd, 2016

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Actors Nia Long And Mike Epps To Co-Host The 24th Annual Trumpet Awards, Sponsored By American Family Insurance
 
HONOREES TO INCLUDE: GRAMMY® AWARD WINNING ARTIST NE-YO, TV PRODUCER WILL PACKER, COMEDIAN GEORGE WALLACE & THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS
 
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ATLANTA, Jan. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Trumpet Awards Foundation and title sponsor American Family Insurance present the 24th Annual Trumpet Awards, to celebrate and honor history-making entertainment, humanitarian, political and philanthropic individuals.

Dionne Warwick’s 75th Birthday Party Brings Out The Stars | Announces Launch of The Dionne Warwick Foundation

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DIONNE WARWICK’S 75th BIRTHDAY PARTY BRINGS OUT THE STARS AND LAUNCHES HER NONPROFIT
 
One by one, they gathered. Stars of Broadway, film and TV, alongside music superstars and politicians alike to honor the 75th birthday of Dionne Warwick-mother, friend, humanitarian, and icon. Convened in secret, in the private dining room of Mr. Chow’s restaurant in New York, they waited for a woman who has achieved more in her 75 years than one could with two lifetimes.

Patrice Rushen and Other Alumni Honor Teachers at L.A.’s Locke High School for Music Building Dedication

Patrice Rushen, Drummer Raymond Pounds and More Salute Mentors at Locke High School Music Building Dedication Ceremony in Los Angeles
Ceremonial Reflections and Photos by A. Scott Galloway
 
On Saturday afternoon November 7, 2015, Locke High School in South Central Los Angeles dedicated its music building to three gentlemen instrumental in making that location the ground zero training workshop for some of L.A.’s finest musical achievers. Those music educators are Don Dustin, Frank Harris and Reggie Andrews. As Master of Ceremonies William Allen Young stated that afternoon, these men instilled within their students, “If you want to be the best, you’ve got to BEAT the best!”
 
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