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Singer Alvin Garrett to Perform “It Starts In The Heart” at The 56th Annual Selma Bridge Crossing on March 7th, 2021


 
GRAMMY-NOMINATED SONGWRITER ALVIN GARRETT TO PERFORM POWERFUL AND POIGNANT SONG “IT STARTS IN THE HEART” AS THE OPENING TO THE HISTORIC 56TH ANNUAL SELMA BRIDGE CROSSING (3/7)
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 19, 2021) – Grammy-nominated Songwriter Alvin Garrett will perform his poignant and powerful, self-penned song “It Starts In The Heart,” as the opening to the 56th annual Selma Bridge Crossing, one of the largest annual Civil Rights Commemoration events in the world, happening on on Sunday, March 7th at 2 p.m. CST.

The Monterey Jazz Festival Releases Never Before Shared Commission Performances | “Evolution of a Groove: The Monterey Commissions”


 
Evolution of a Groove: The Monterey Commissions
The Monterey Jazz Festival Releases Never Before Shared Commission Performances
 
Monterey, Calif., February 17, 2021: The Monterey Jazz Festival is excited to announce the release of Evolution of a Groove: the Monterey Commissions a brand-new series of never before shared commissioned performances from the Monterey Jazz Festival archives.

New Anthology Series “GENIUS: ARETHA” – Episodes Beginning March 21st, 2021 on National Geographic | WATCH NEW TRAILER!


 
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC AND DOUBLE OSCAR® NOMINEE CYNTHIA ERIVO REVEAL HIGHLY ANTICIPATED PREMIERE DATE AND NEW TRAILER FOR THE EMMY® AWARD-WINNING ANTHOLOGY SERIES,
GENIUS: ARETHA
 
The Third Season of the Limited Series Starring Erivo as the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, and Courtney B. Vance as C.L. Franklin Will Premiere Double-Stacked Episodes Over Four Consecutive Nights, Beginning Sunday, March 21, at 9/8c
 
(Washington, D.C. – Feb. 9, 2021) National Geographic and Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet,” “The Color Purple”) revealed today during the network’s TCA session the highly anticipated premiere date and official series trailer for the multiple Emmy award-winning anthology series GENIUS: ARETHA.

TV One Special “Unsung Presents: Music & The Movement” | Airing Jan. 18th, 2021


 
Emmy Award-Winning Producer P. Frank Williams Produces TV One Special Unsung Presents: Music & The Movement Airing Monday, January 18, 2021 At 8 p.m. ET/7C
 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Connection To Stevie Wonder And Gil Scott-Heron Explained By Rev. Al Sharpton
 
Two-Part Documentary Celebrates Black Music And Social Justice
 
(Los Angeles, CA – January 14, 2021) — TV One shines a light on Stevie Wonder and Gil Scott-Heron’s work to rally support to establish a holiday for Martin Luther King, Jr. in the two-hour, two-part special Unsung Presents: Music & The Movement airing Monday, January 18, 2021 at 8 p.m. ET/7C.

Brian Owens & LIFE Creative Debut Christmas Musical “A New Holiday” | WATCH FULL FILM!


 
Brian Owens and LIFE Creative Debut “A New Holiday” Christmas Musical
 
Filmed in St. Louis with an all-black cast, the production – starring Wynton Marsalis, Kennedy Holmes, Sophia Stephens, Anita Jackson and newcomer Riley Adams – is available for free on YouTube
 
December 22, 2020 – A New Holiday is a Christmas musical that follows a 10 year-old girl on her holiday journey of hope, joy and love as she copes with the loss of her beloved grandmother.

Jody Watley Makes Surprise TV Appearance on DJ Cassidy’s “Pass The Mic: BET Soul Train Edition” | WATCH NEW VIDEO!


 
Jody Watley
Makes Surprise TV Appearance on
DJ Cassidy’s “Pass The Mic: BET Soul Train Edition.”
 
(Hollywood, CA – November 30, 2020) – Jody Watley is always full of surprises.
 
The Grammy-winning, trendsetting pioneer in music, video, fashion and style recently joined other R&B legends of the 80s on DJ Cassidy’s “Pass the Mic: BET Soul Train Edition,” which also featured Sheila E, Chaka Khan, El DeBarge, Deniece Williams, Morris Day, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Lisa Lisa, George Clinton, and many more.

BAM & GEC Announce the Formation of The Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame


 
Black American Music Association (BAM) And Georgia Entertainment Caucus (GEC) Announce the Formation of The Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame
 
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today the Black American Music Association (BAM) and the Georgia Entertainment Caucus (GEC) announced the formation of the Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame (WOF).

National Endowment for the Arts Names Terri Lyne Carrington Among 2021 NEA Jazz Masters


 
National Endowment for the Arts Names Terri Lyne Carrington Among 2021 NEA Jazz Masters
 
Multiple Grammy Award Winner Joins Albert “Tootie” Heath, Henry Threadgill, and Phil Schaap Among NEA Honorees
 
(New York, NY – October 21, 2020) – Three-time Grammy Award-winning jazz musician and composer Terri Lyne Carrington has been named a 2021 NEA Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C. The National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Fellowship is the nation’s highest honor in jazz.

Duo Ruff Endz Celebrates 20 Years With Special Livestream on Nov 21st, 2020 | New Album Drops Spring 2021


 
Hip Hop Soul Duo Ruff Endz
Celebrates 20 Years
With Special Livestream Nov 21st
 
New Album Drops Spring 2021
 
Ruff Endz, the hip-hop soul duo of David “Davinch” Chance and Dante “Chi” Jordan are back to celebrate their 20th anniversary with a special Livestream performance on November 21st.

Multiple Award-Winning Recording Artists Appear in TWIST2020 Voter Participation Event


 
Unprecedented, All-Star Women’s
“This Is Why I Vote” Campaign Encourages Voting Ahead of Pivotal 2020 Election
 
(Los Angeles, CA– October 6, 2020) Multiple award-winning recording artists Patti Austin, Chaka Khan, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Brenda Russell, Sheila E., Terri Lyne Carrington, India.Arie, Ledisi, Siedah Garrett, Lisa Fischer, and Lalah Hathaway have formed TWIST (Tuff Women In Strange Times), a dynamic coalition of superstar female talent to rally voters to the polls for Election Day 2020.