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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).

Kool & the Gang Receives 2019 Marian Anderson Award at the Kimmel Center


 
CONGRATULATIONS TO
KOOL & THE GANG FOR RECEIVING THE MARION ANDERSON AWARD
 
PHILADELPHIA – Nov. 14, 2019 – Tuesday, November 12th 2019, was indeed a night for a “celebration” as the legendary Kool & the Gang received the 2019 Marian Anderson Award at the Kimmel Center For The Performing Arts in Philadelphia, emceed by talk show host Tamron Hall.

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.

BYUtv’s “Christmas Under the Stars” Concert feat. John Legend Airs Dec. 1st, 2019


 
BYUtv Brings Everyone “Together for Christmas” With John Legend, The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square With Kristin Chenoweth, Will Forte, “Christmas Jars,” “The Nutcracker” and More
 
PROVO, Utah, Nov. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Family entertainment network BYUtv today announced its 2019 schedule of original holiday programming filled with stars and iconic holiday moments: “Together for Christmas.” This year’s programming includes an exclusive holiday concert starring Emmy®, Grammy®, Oscar® and Tony® award-winning singer John Legend;

Tony! Toni! Tone!’s Raphael Saadiq, D’Wayne Wiggins and Timothy Riley Reunite After 15 Years For “Bay Area Reunion” Concert | Oct. 12th, 2019


 
Tony! Toni! Tone!’s Raphael Saadiq, D’Wayne Wiggins and Timothy Riley Reunite After 15 Years For “Bay Area Reunion” Concert
 
LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 – Raphael Saadiq recently announced that he will reunite for the first time in over 15 years with original founding members D’Wayne Wiggins and Timothy Riley of the groundbreaking 90’s R&B band Tony! Toni! Tone! for the ‘Bay Area Reunion’ concert on October 12 at Oakland Arena (7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA.)

The 4th Annual 2019 Black Music Honors Paid Tribute To Music Icons | To Air on Bounce TV Oct. 20th, 2019


 
2019 Black Music Honors Paid Tribute To Music Icons Xscape, Freddie Jackson, Yolanda Adams, Tamia, & Arrested Development
 
CHICAGO, Sept. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The highly anticipated 4th Annual 2019 Black Music Honors hosted by television and radio personality Rickey Smiley and Grammy® Award-winner and actress LeToya Luckett-Walker is currently airing in national broadcast syndication. The star-studded show was taped live at The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA.

“GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends®” to Air on PBS | Oct. 18th, 2019


 
“GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS®” TO AIR OCT. 18 ON PBS AS PART OF “GREAT PERFORMANCES” SERIES
 
SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (AUG. 27, 2019) — In collaboration with PBS’ “Great Performances” series, the Recording Academy™ presents “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends®,” the fourth annual all-star concert offering a primetime spotlight for the Academy’s 2019 Special Merit Awards recipients.

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.