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“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.

‘Diana Ross: Her Life, Love and Legacy’ Featuring ‘Diana Ross Live in Central Park’ is Coming to Movie Theaters | Premiering March 26th, 2019 | WATCH TRAILER!


 
‘Diana Ross: Her Life, Love and Legacy’ Featuring ‘Diana Ross Live in Central Park’ is Coming to the Big Screen With a Special Two-Night Event in Cinemas Worldwide This March
 
DENVER, Feb. 4 , 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Diana Ross and Fathom Events will celebrate the star’s 75th Diamond Diana Birthday Celebration with a special gift to fans around the world. The special two-night screening of “Diana Ross: Her Life, Love and Legacy” featuring “Diana Ross Live in Central Park” comes to movie theaters worldwide, premiering on her birthday, March 26,

Multi-Grammy Winning Producer, Composer And Arranger Quincy Jones Announces Qwest TV


 
Multi-Grammy Winning Producer, Composer And Arranger Quincy Jones Announces Qwest TV
 
LOS ANGELES, July 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Multi-Grammy winning producer, composer and arranger Quincy Jones, in collaboration with jazz impresario and television producer Reza Ackbaraly, has announced the formation of Qwest TV, the world’s first subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platform dedicated to jazz and jazz-inspired music forms.

“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.

Dionne Warwick to be Honored at the 24th Annual DIVAS Simply Singing! Oct 18th, 2014

Dionne Warwick
 
SHERYL LEE RALPH TO HONOR LEGANDARY SINGER/ACTIVIST DIONNE WARWICK AT
24TH ANNUAL DIVAS SIMPLY SINGING!
 
LOS ANGELES — One Diva! One Song! One Night to touch a million lives! Actress/Activist Sheryl Lee Ralph’s DIVA Foundation kicks off its 24th Annual HIV/AIDS benefit concert DIVAS Simply Singing with a special announcement: Sheryl Lee and friends will honor Dionne Warwick LIVE at the 24th Annual DIVAS Simply Singing! 7:30 pm, Saturday Oct 18th, 2014 at The Richardo Montalban Theatre.

The 4th Annual iHeartRadio Music Festival to Air on the CW Network Sept. 29th & 30th, 2014

Usher at iHeartRadio
 
FOURTH ANNUAL IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL IS ONE FOR THE HISTORY BOOKS – HISTORIC WEEKEND OF MUSIC’S BIGGEST STARS INCLUDED SPECIAL SURPRISE PERFORMANCES BY ALICIA KEYS, CHRIS BROWN, WILL.I.AM, JASON DERULO, LIL JOHN AND MORE
 
The 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival Will Air as an Exclusive Two-Night Television Special on The CW — September 29 and 30 from 8:00-10:00 P.M.
 
New York, NY – September 22, 2014 / PR Newswire / — The fourth annual iHeartRadio Music Festival hosted by Ryan Seacrest at the MGM Grand Las Vegas wrapped up Saturday night after two days of incredible performances by today’s most popular musicians and a number of one-of-a-kind collaborations.

Kenny Barron & Dave Holland to Release Collaborative Project “The Art of Conversation” on Oct. 14th, 2014 | Announces Tour 2014

Kenny Barron and Dave Holland
 
The impulse! Renaissance Presents:
Kenny Barron & Dave Holland
The Art Of Conversation
 
Stunning New Duo Album Due Out Oct. 14 In The U.S.
 
impulse! has announced an October 14 U.S. release date for The Art Of Conversation, a stunningly beautiful duo recording from pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Dave Holland. The album is available for pre-order today at iTunes in addition to the release of the single “In Walked Bud” across all digital retailers and streaming services.

Hall of Fame Vocalist Larnelle Harris to be Honored with Governor’s Award

Larnelle Harris
 
Larnelle Harris will be the first Christian artist to receive the honor since the awards began 29 years ago
 
Hall of Fame vocalist and five-time Grammy winner, Larnelle Harris, will receive the 2014 Kentucky Governor’s Artist Award in a public ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort, Kentucky this October. The prestigious award is given to Kentuckians who have made significant contributions to the arts in the Commonwealth, across the country, and around the globe. Harris will be the first contemporary Christian vocalist to receive the Artist Award since its inception 29 years ago.

20th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival Largest Ever With More Than 550,000 Attendees

Charlie Wilson
 
FESTIVAL MARKED 20 YEAR MILESTONE WITH 20 STAGES OF ENTERTAINMENT AND EMPOWERMENT OVER FOUR DAYS
 
MORE THAN 80 ARTISTS: ELECTRIFYING PERFORMANCES FROM PRINCE, LIONEL RICHIE, MARY J. BLIGE, NAS, JILL SCOTT, ERYKAH BADU, THE ROOTS, TREY SONGZ, JANELLE MONAE, CHARLIE WILSON, YOLANDA ADAMS & MANY OTHERS
 
NEW YORK, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The 20th annual ESSENCE Festival attracted a record-breaking 550,000 attendees from around the world to New Orleans this Fourth of July weekend, earning the distinction of being the largest gathering in the event’s history.