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New Music TV Series “Live From The Blue Whale” to Premier Sept. 20th, 2015

Live From The Blue Whale
 
‘Live From the Blue Whale’ New Weekly Music Television Series Launches Across the U.S. September 20
 
All Music Television Network bows its first program produced by Emmy-winning veteran Frederick Smith Jr. and hosted by celebrated jazz personality LeRoy Downs
 
LOS ANGELES – Showcasing today’s biggest and brightest stars blending jazz, blues, hip-hop, funk and soul, “Live From the Blue Whale,” a new weekly 30-minute music television series, will begin airing on September 20, today announced three-time Emmy Award-winning producer Frederick Smith Jr., founder and president of All Music Television Network. Over the next three months, the show will be available online and to 25 television stations reaching 20+ million households in many of the top 150 DMAs, including New York and Los Angeles.

Legendary R&B Group Force MD’s on TV One’s Unsung! Sept. 9th, 2015

Force MD's
 
The Legendary Force MD’s On TV One’s Unsung September 9th 8pm. Enjoy Their Magical Journey
 
Sept. 1, 2015 – PRLog –Perhaps no group embodies the spirit of classic eighties Hip-Hop R&B soul more than the iconic and unstoppable Force MD’s. Anyone who has attended a Force MD’s show knows that from the first words of “Tender Love” “Here I lay all alone…” the whole crowd is instantly unified, swaying arm in arm, passionately singing the soundtrack of their lives.

Singer Joyce Sims Returns w/New Album “Love Song” on Aug. 31st, 2015 | LISTEN!

Joyce Sims - All I Want Is You
 
Joyce Sims Returns in a Blaze of Glory
 
Electrifying new album ‘Love Song’ from pop sensation due for release August 31st
 
PRLog – CAMBRIDGE, U.K. — Joyce Sims needs no introduction. Storming on to the pop charts in the late 80s, Joyce is responsible for some of music history’s greatest club anthems. Tracks like ‘All and All’, ‘Come into My Life’ and ‘Walk Away’ established Joyce as a true musical icon. Now she returns with a dazzling new song set to take the world by storm.

The Bala Brothers to Release Self-Titled CD on March 3rd | DVD Coming March 24th, 2015

Bala Brothers
 
South Africa’s Bala Brothers Self-Titled CD Out Today on Warner Classics
 
Major PBS Performance Special Airing Nationally
Across the US; Tour Planned For May 2015
 
Blu-Ray/DVD of Special To Be Released on March 24th
 
Today, the Bala Brothers release their self-titled CD on Warner Classics, soon to be followed by a DVD and Blu-Ray performance special that will be available on March 24, 2015.
 

NEW DOCUMENTARY: “KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON” – Story of Jazz Legend Clark Terry, Co-Produced by Quincy Jones

Clark Terry - Keep On Keepin on
 
New Clark Terry Documentary, KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON, Featuring Up-and-Coming Pianist Justin Kauflin & Produced by Quincy Jones, Receives Rave Reviews
 
Shot over the course of five years by first time filmmaker Al Hicks, KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON depicts the remarkable story of 93-year-old jazz legend Clark Terry. A living monument to the Golden Era of Jazz, Terry – a mentor to Miles Davis – is among the few performers ever to have played in both Count Basie’s and Duke Ellington’s bands.
 

New Book Release: Legendary Drummer/Singer Sheila E.’s “The Beat Of My Own Drum” | Avail NOW

Sheila E. - The Beat of my drum
 
FROM THE LEGENDARY EMMY & GRAMMY-NOMINATED SINGER, DRUMMER, AND PERCUSSIONIST—A POWERFUL MEMOIR OF THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF MUSIC AND FIVE DECADES OF LIFE AND LOVE ON THE STAGE
 
In the first pages of her thoughtful and compelling memoir, THE BEAT OF MY OWN DRUM, renowned drummer and percussionist Sheila “E” Escovedo vividly describes what it felt like to approach the stage for her first live performance. The connection she felt to the music seemed like part of her DNA. The cymbals vibrated through her body and the timbales shook her bones and touched her soul. She was five years old.

Our Conversation with Guitarist Earl Klugh | 36th Annual Playboy Jazz Exclusive 2014

Earl Klugh with Dog
 
Check out our Interview with Jazz Legend Earl Klugh as part of our coverage of the Playboy Jazz Festival!
 
Whats Happening Readers,
 
As you may know, this weekend is the 36th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl in Southern California. And one of the players slated to appear and perform stopped by T.U.M.S. recently for a candid conversation with our Publisher Terrill J. Hanna.

Author James Arena Releases Tell-All Book, “First Legends of Disco” | Avail NOW.

Disco Celebrities Share the Highs and Lows of the Era in New Book “First Legends of Disco”



Author James Arena interviews 40 prominent disco stars in new tell-all.


I was privileged to share the personal stories of many disco legends, such as Alfa Anderson (formerly of the Nile Rodgers group Chic), Randy Jones (formerly with the Village People), George McCrae (“Rock Your Baby”) and France Joli (“Come To Me”).


New York (PRWEB) February 26, 2014

Forty years after the first disco songs topped the U.S. pop charts and launched an exciting new era in music, author James Arena asks: where are these stars today?

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Big Daddy Kane to be The Voice of New Docu-Series on CENTRIC, “BEING” | Premieres Feb. 15th, 2014

CENTRIC Announces Big Daddy Kane
as the Voice of Original Biography Docu-Series “BEING” 



Kicking Off With Wendy Williams, This Season Will Also Feature Chaka Khan, Al Sharpton, Dionne Warwick, Donnie McClurkin, Ruben Studdard and More


New York, NY – January 30, 2013 – This February, CENTRIC kicks-off the Black History Month celebration with original weekly series, BEING. The 8 episode one-hour docu-series takes a riveting look at the journey many of our seminal African American celebrities have encountered. Often beating the odds and rising from tough environments, BEING chronicles the life and times of Wendy Williams, Chaka Khan, Al Sharpton, Dionne Warwick, Donnie McClurkin, Ruben Studdard and more.
 
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