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Gospel Singer Kirk Franklin Receives Billionaire Honor from Pandora


 
KIRK FRANKLIN
RECEIVES BILLIONAIRE HONOR
FROM PANDORA
 
Becomes First Gospel Artist to Receive Honor
 
Nashville, TN (August 21, 2019) – On Thursday, August 15th fourteen-time GRAMMY®-winning artist/songwriter/producer, Kirk Franklin, was honored with a Billionaire plaque from Pandora. The music streaming company surprised Franklin…

Apple Music Launches Celebration of Blue Note Records in Honor of 80th Anniversary


 
APPLE MUSIC LAUNCHES CELEBRATION OF BLUE NOTE RECORDS
IN HONOR OF THE LEGENDARY JAZZ LABEL’S 80th ANNIVERSARY
 
EXPLORE THE FEATURE BLUE NOTE: THE 1500 SERIES
A CURATION OF BLUE NOTE’S FABLED CLASSICS PRESENTED
WITH STUDIO QUALITY SOUND AS APPLE DIGITAL MASTERS
 
On January 6, 1939, a German Jewish immigrant and passionate Jazz fan named Alfred Lion produced his first recording session in New York City with two Boogie Woogie pianists—Albert Ammons and Meade Lux Lewis—founding what would become the most-respected and longest-running Jazz label in the world.

The Philadelphia Music Alliance Announces New Honorees to the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame, Class of 2019


 
PHILADELPHIA MUSIC ALLIANCE WELCOMES
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA, THE HOOTERS, THE O’JAYS,
EVELYN ‘CHAMPAGNE’ KING, WMMR’S PIERRE ROBERT,
JODY GERSON AND DORRANCE ‘DODO’ HAMILTON AS INDUCTEES
TO THE PHILADELPHIA MUSIC WALK OF FAME, CLASS OF 2019
 
PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 7, 2019) – The Philadelphia Music Alliance (PMA) today announced that The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Hooters, The O’Jays, Evelyn “Champagne” King, WMMR air personality Pierre Robert, music industry executive Jody Gerson, and philanthropist Dorrance “Dodo” Hamilton will be added to the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame as members of its Class of 2019.

Brandy To Be Honored With The BMI President’s Award At The 2019 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards


 
Brandy To Be Honored With The BMI President’s Award At The 2019 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards
 
ATLANTA, July 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) will honor multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter and actress Brandy with the BMI President’s Award at its 2019 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards on Thursday, August 29th.

Singer Brian Courtney Wilson Announces National Tour | Kicks Off Aug. 23rd, 2019


 
3x GRAMMY Nominee Brian Courtney Wilson Announces National Tour – JUST B(E) plays 11 Cities Across The Country
 
HOUSTON (PRWEB) JULY 14, 2019 – Prolific, singer-songwriter Brian Courtney Wilson announced his JUST B(E) Tour today following an exclusive announcement on Instagram. JUST B(E) will kick off on Friday, August 23 in Atlanta, GA at Center Stage with dates across the country including Charleston, Charlotte, New Orleans, St . Louis, Orlando, Philadelphia and others.

Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff to Celebrate Patti LaBelle Way Street Renaming Dedication


 
LEGENDARY ‘SOUND OF PHILADELPHIA’ ARCHITECTS KENNETH GAMBLE AND LEON HUFF
CONGRATULATE ‘DEAR FRIEND’ PATTI LaBELLE ON STREET RENAMING HONORS
 
PHILADELPHIA (Tuesday, July 2, 2019) – Legendary Sound of Philadelphia architects Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff joined today’s celebration of homegrown R&B living legend Patti LaBelle with a street naming dedication,…

R&B Legends The O’Jays Join The Cast Of PBS’ 39th Annual ‘A Capitol Fourth’


 
Broadway Star Laura Osnes And R&B Legends The O’Jays Join The Cast Of PBS’ 39th Annual ‘A Capitol Fourth’ Live From The Grounds Of The U.S. Capitol Building
 
– Hosted by John Stamos with Musical Performances by Carole King and The Broadway Cast of Beautiful Starring Vanessa Carlton, A 50th Anniversary Tribute to Sesame Street, Gone West Featuring Colbie Caillat, Lindsey Stirling, Keala Settle, Vanessa Williams, Lee Brice, Yolanda Adams, Laine Hardy, Angelica Hale, Maelyn Jarmon and The National Symphony Orchestra
 
WASHINGTON, June 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Joining the all-star line-up for the 39th annual edition of PBS’ A CAPITOL FOURTH, the country’s longest-running live national July 4 TV tradition,

Dorthaan Kirk Selected as a 2020 NEA Jazz Master


 
Dorthaan Kirk, Newark’s First Lady of Jazz,
Selected as a 2020 NEA Jazz Master
 
Kirk, along with fellow NEA Jazz Masters Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell
and Reggie Workman, Will Be Honored at a Special Concert at SF Jazz Center on April 2, 2020
 
NEW YORK, NY, MAY 22, 2019 – If you missed yesterday’s exciting announcement that DORTHAAN KIRK was named a 2020 NEA Jazz Master for her work as a tireless advocate for Jazz, please click HERE.