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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).

Christmas Classics From The Jackson 5, The Supremes & The Temptations Get Animated In First-Ever Official Videos


 
Christmas Classics From The Jackson 5,
The Supremes And The Temptations Get Animated In First-Ever Official Videos
 
Los Angeles – November 26, 2019 – Three of Motown’s biggest Christmas classics – The Jackson 5’s “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” The Supremes’ “My Favorite Things” and The Temptations’ “Silent Night” have been brought to life with a series of official animated videos illustrating the magic of the holiday season.

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.

Vocalist KEA Releases Rendition of Smokey Robinson’s Classic Hit, “Being With You” | LISTEN!


 
KEA Salutes Smokey Robinson with Haunting Rendition of Motown Legend’s `80s Soul Classic “Being With You”
 
(November 11, 2019 – Pittsburgh, PA) – Singer KEA put the world on notice as a singer/songwriter with her psychologically penetrating original songs “I Love You” and “Not My Friend.”

“The Apollo: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” – Digital Album Available NOW | CD & 2LP Vinyl Coming Dec. 20th | HBO Documentary ‘The Apollo’ Premieres Nov. 6th, 2019


 
‘The Apollo: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’ Digital Album Out Now; CD & 2LP Vinyl To Be Released December 20 HBO Documentary ‘The Apollo’ Premieres November 6
 
Debuts New Robert Glasper Song with Vocals by Ledisi, Plus Selections from Glasper’s Original Score and Spoken Excerpts from Angela Bassett, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Pharrell Williams and Others
 
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the digital edition of THE APOLLO: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack has been released by Universal Music Group/Blue Note Records/Polygram Entertainment/UMe, just ahead of the new HBO documentary’s November 6 broadcast premiere.

R&B Crooner Freddie Jackson Receives 2019 Black Music Honors Legend Award


 
Freddie Jackson Receives the
2019 Black Music Honors Legend Award
 
The incomparable, Freddie Jackson, is one of the most iconic R&B male vocalists of all time. His timeless classics like “Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)” (1985), “Have You Ever Loved Somebody” (1986), “Jam Tonight” (1986), “Tasty Love” (1986), “You Are My Lady” (1985), and “Nice & Slow”(1988) have elevated the chart-topping crooner to legendary status.

‘Michael Jackson’s This Is It 10th Anniversary Box’ Set Available For Pre-Order Now | WATCH NEW VIDEO!


 
‘Michael Jackson’s This Is It 10th Anniversary Box’ Set Available For Pre-Order Now
 
ONLY 1000 NUMBERED COPIES OF THE COLLECTIBLE WILL BE CREATED; EACH INCLUDES COFFEE TABLE BOOK, AUTHENTIC LENTICULAR ‘THIS IS IT’ CONCERT TICKET & MORE
 
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Music and the Estate of Michael Jackson will release MICHAEL JACKSON’S THIS IS IT 10TH ANNIVERSARY BOX SET, a numbered, spectacularly packaged, custom box with a built-in sound responsive LED light panel on its cover.

Hip-Hop Group The Sugar Hill Gang’s Hit Single “Rapper’s Delight” Turns 40


 
Hip-Hop Single ‘Rapper’s Delight’ Turns 40
 
Hit single produced by hip-hop founder Sylvia Robinson celebrates its legacy
 
ENGLEWOOD, N.J., Sept. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sugar Hill Records’ hit song “Rapper’s Delight,” the hit track that would forever shape hip-hop, produced by Sylvia Robinson and the Sugar Hill Gang (Michael “Wonder Mike” Wright; Henry “Big Bank Hank” Jackson, and Guy “Master Gee” O’Brien) in 1979, now celebrates its 40th birthday.

‘MOTOWN UNRELEASED: 1969’ Celebrates 60 Years Of Motown With 60 Previously Unreleased Songs


 
‘MOTOWN UNRELEASED: 1969’ Celebrates 60 Years Of Motown With 60 Previously Unreleased Songs Recorded By The Legendary Label In 1969
 
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the celebrated label, Motown/UMe today released MOTOWN UNRELEASED: 1969, a digital only collection that contains 60 previously unreleased studio recordings made during 1969 including songs by Diana Ross & the Supremes, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Gladys Knight & the Pips, and Jr. Walker & the All Stars and many more.

Pianist and Educator Harold Mabern Passes Away at 83


 
Harold Mabern:
March 20, 1936 – September 17, 2019
 
Influential Jazz Pianist and Educator Passes Away at Age 83
 
Legendary jazz pianist Harold Mabern died suddenly on Tuesday, September 17, as a result of a heart attack. He was 83. His death was announced on Thursday by his record label, Smoke Sessions Records.