JONI SLEDGE OF POP BAND SISTER SLEDGE DIES
MEMBER OF ICONIC POP BAND SISTER SLEDGE PASSES AWAY AT AGE 60 ON MARCH 10, 2017
(Photo Courtesy of Theo London)
(PHILADELPHIA, PA – March 11, 2017) – Founding member of the American musical group, Sister Sledge, Joni Sledge has died. Sledge was discovered unresponsive at her home at age 60 in Phoenix, AZ on Friday, March 10h, 2017.
Memphis Soul Survivor Don Bryant Returns With ‘Don’t Give Up On Love’ Out May 12th On Fat Possum
Memphis soul original and Hi Records hit man Don Bryant has announced his return to music with ‘Don’t Give Up On Love,’ set for release on May 12th via Fat Possum Records. Recorded in honor of his wife of 43 years, the soul legend Ann Peebles, the collection is Don’s first release in decades.
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Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture Announces
A Fifty-Year Retrospective of ‘El Rey’
(Bronx, NY) – In the first ever retrospective of the life and legacy of one of the most important figures in Latin Jazz, The Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture announces “Tito Puente: A Fifty-Year Retrospective of ‘El Rey,’ a multi-day, in-depth examination of his career through concerts, panels, film, dance, and more.
California Jazz Foundation Honors Educators And Jazz Icons Kenny Burrell And Gerald Wilson At Annual Give The Band A Hand Gala On April 8, 2017
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — California Jazz Foundation (CJF) will host its fifth annual Give the Band a Hand benefit dinner, concert and honors presentation on April 8, 2017. CJF founder and President, Edythe Bronston, had previously announced that guitarist Kenny Burrell is the recipient of the 2017 Nica Lifetime Achievement Award and the late Gerald Wilson, trumpeter, composer, arranger and bandleader, is the recipient of the CJF Heritage Award.
Ronnie Davis Has Gone Home
SKINNY BWOY, JANUARY 26, 2017: It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we must inform you all of the passing of a great man – Reggae foundation roots singer Jerome Ballin pka Ronnie Davis (formerly of Itals and The Tennors). After suffering a major stroke on Monday January 23rd, 2017, Ronnie closed his eyes and slept peacefully with his family at his bedside on Wednesday, January 25th 2017.
LEGENDARY R&B ICON KEITH SWEAT KICKS OFF HIS
LIMITED LAS VEGAS ENGAGEMENT AT FLAMINGO LAS VEGAS ON JANUARY 17, 2017
AND GRACES THE COVER OF LAS VEGAS MAGAZINE
Tickets for “Keith Sweat: Last Forever” with Special Guest Aries Spears
Jan. 17 – Feb. 4 ON SALE NOW
Las Vegas (January, 2017) – Platinum-selling R&B singer, Keith Sweat kicks-off his limited engagement in the Donny & Marie Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas with a unique Vegas show, “Keith Sweat: Last Forever,” on Tuesday, January 17th through February 4, 2017. The city of Las Vegas is ready to welcome the King of The New Jack Sound with open arms as Keith graces the cover of next week’s issue of LAS VEGAS Magazine.
Legendary Group Member of The Dramatics,
L.J. Reynolds Settles Dispute with
The Estate of Former Dramatics Member Ronald Dean Banks
(Detroit, MI – December 22, 2016) – In a long-term dispute over the controlling interest of R&B ‘70s soul group, the legendary Dramatics, L.J. Reynolds and Sandra Banks, wife and Estate representative of deceased group member Ronald Dean Banks mutually agree that the Estate of Ronald Dean Banks shall receive a fee from each concert performed by The Dramatics featuring L.J. Reynolds.
Legacy Recordings and Columbia Records Celebrating 60+ Years of the Magic of Johnny Mathis with Essential Releases Planned for 2017
Johnny Mathis 60th and 61st Anniversary Tour Dates 2016-2017 Announced
NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, announce an ongoing 60th Anniversary celebration of the enduring musical achievements of Johnny Mathis (who first signed with Columbia in 1955) with definitive catalog and archival releases set for 2017 and beyond.
The Estate Of Prince Rogers Nelson Selects Universal Music Publishing Group To Serve As Worldwide Publisher For Prince’s Iconic Catalog Of Songs
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a global leader in music publishing, today announced an agreement with the Estate of Prince Rogers Nelson to become, effective immediately, the exclusive worldwide publishing administrator for Prince’s entire song catalog.