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“Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story” Will Open The 2022 Pan African Film & Arts Festival on April 19th, 2022


 
“REMEMBER ME: THE MAHALIA JACKSON STORY”, STARRING LEDISI AS THE “QUEEN OF GOSPEL” ALONG WITH AN ALL-STAR CAST, WILL OPEN THE 2022 PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL IN LOS ANGELES, CA
 
Los Angeles, CA – “Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story” starring Grammy winner Ledisi, and an all-star cast including Columbus Short, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Janet Hubert, Vanessa A. Williams, Corbin Bleu and Keith David, has been chosen as the opening night film for the 2022 Pan African Film & Arts Festival.

Otis Redding Foundation Announces New Center for the Arts & Amphitheater


 
Otis Redding Foundation Announces New Center for the Arts & Amphitheater
 
MACON, Ga., March 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Otis Redding Foundation is excited to announce the planned 9,000 square foot Otis Redding Center for the Arts and Amphitheater located in a place that is famous for its musical talent and heritage. It is envisioned as a central destination for youth educational programs in music and the arts.

Canadian Soprano Measha Brueggergosman-Lee Launches 4-Part Virtual Concert Series “The Measha Series” | Kicks Off Jan. 20th, 2022


 
Canadian Soprano Measha Brueggergosman-Lee launches The Measha Series: A 4-part Exploration of Jazz, Classical Song, Gospel and Dance virtually showcasing a Roster of Nova Scotia’s Hidden Musical Talents… and Margaret Atwood
 
HALIFAX, NS, Jan. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Canadian Soprano Measha Brueggergosman-Lee will unveil the first chapter of her four-part virtual concert series (The Measha Series) on January 20th with a performance of her latest works from her album, Measha Jazz.

Singer Ne-Yo Set To Host 2022 Urban One Honors on MLK Day – January 17th, 2022


 
Ne-Yo Set To Host 2022 Urban One Honors on MLK Day – January 17th, 2022
 
Urban One Honors Presented By T-Mobile Announces Icon Recipients Of This Year’s Showcase Including Jennifer Hudson, Timbaland, Jimmy Jam And Terry Lewis, Gamble And Huff & Tasha Cobbs Leonard
 
SILVER SPRING, MD. (PRWEB) DECEMBER 09, 2021 – Today, Urban One announced the superstar group of honorees for the upcoming URBAN ONE HONORS including Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Lifetime Achievement; Timbaland, Music Innovation; Gamble and Huff, Living Legends; Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Inspirational Impact; and Oscar, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning Jennifer Hudson, Entertainment Icon.

Independent Artists: Your Song Could Win $15K & a Spot in ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ Promo Campaign!


 
WILL YOU ENTER ‘THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS?’ SUBMIT YOUR SONG FOR A CHANCE AT $15,000 AND A SPOT IN THE PROMO CAMPAIGN FOR THE FILM
 
From visionary filmmaker Lana Wachowski comes “The Matrix Resurrections,” the long-awaited fourth film in the groundbreaking franchise that redefined a genre. The new film reunites original stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in the iconic roles they made famous, Neo and Trinity.

Terence Blanchard’s ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’ to be Presented Live in Cinemas on Oct. 23rd, 2021


 
Five-time Grammy Award-winner Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones to be presented live in cinemas on October 23
 
Landmark production marks the first opera by a Black composer to be performed at the Met
 
DENVER, Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Oscar-nominated and five-time Grammy-winning composer and jazz musician Terence Blanchard recently made history when his Fire Shut Up in My Bones became the first opera by a Black composer to be performed by the Metropolitan Opera.

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis & More Announced as 2021 Honorees for GRAMMYs On The Hill® 20th Anniversary


 
JIMMY JAM AND TERRY LEWIS, REP. TED DEUTCH AND REP. MICHAEL MCCAUL ANNOUNCED AS 2021 HONOREES FOR GRAMMYS ON THE HILL® 20TH ANNIVERSARY
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AUGUST 11, 2021) — On Sept. 22, music will return to the nation’s capital as the Recording Academy® marks a successful year of virtual advocacy and celebrates the 20th anniversary of the GRAMMYs on the Hill® Awards in person.

The 8th Annual Sister Accord® Day | Aug. 31st, 2021 w/Johnny Gill, DJ Spinderella, Byron Cage & More


 
Eighth Annual Sister Accord® Day Will Be Held August 31st With Johnny Gill, DJ Spinderella and Byron Cage To Perform & Receive The Sister Accord® Leadership Award
 
Daymond John, Janet B. Reid, Ph.D., Janice Bryant Howroyd, and Jim Bechtold Will Also Be Honored with Leadership Awards
 
CINCINNATI, Aug. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Sister Accord® Foundation, the movement that is changing the way girls and women treat, support, and interact with each other, announced today that the eighth annual Sister Accord Day will take place on August 31, 2021.

Vanessa Williams to Host The 41st Annual “A CAPITOL FOURTH” Celebration on PBS – July 4th, 2021 (8:00-9:30 p.m. ET)


 
Vanessa Williams to Host America’s Independence Day Celebration, A CAPITOL FOURTH, From Washington, D.C. On PBS
 
Featuring Jimmy Buffett, Cynthia Erivo, Gladys Knight, Jennifer Nettles, Alan Jackson, Pentatonix, Mickey Guyton, Ali Stroker, Jimmie Allen, Train, Laura Osnes, Auli’i Cravalho, Maestro Jack Everly conducting the National Symphony Orchestra, with LIVE Fireworks over our Nation’s Capital Skyline and a Special Performance of the National Anthem by Renée Fleming
 
WASHINGTON, June 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Capital Concerts announced today the 41st annual A CAPITOL FOURTH, America’s Independence Day celebration on PBS, will be hosted by multi-platinum recording artist and star of television, film and the Broadway stage Vanessa Williams.

“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
 
#BETCOVIDRELIEF
 
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.