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Gospel Singer Shirley Caesar to be Honored on The Hollywood Walk of Fame | June 28th, 2016

Shirley Ceasar II
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that living legend Shirley Caesar will be honored with the 2,583rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star in the category of Recording will be dedicated at 6126 Hollywood Boulevard in front of The Fonda Theatre.

The 1st Annual Scarborough Foundation Awards Celebration in Baltimore | July 3rd, 2016

The Scarborough Foundation - 2016
The Scarborough Foundation Honors Music Legends Earth, Wind & Fire,
Morgan State University’s Melvin Miles, Jr and Dr. Hattie Bailey
Giving Back to Youth Through Music and Arts
Baltimore, MD (June 21, 2016)- The Scarborough Foundation is hosting its inaugural annual Awards Celebration titled, “A Musical Tribute to Skip Scarborough” on Sunday July 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Murphy Fine Arts Center located at 2201 Argonne Dr., Baltimore, MD 21218, on the Morgan State University Campus. Skip Scarborough has been referred to as the “Greatest Songwriter You Never Heard Of.”

UMe Marks 45th Anniversary Of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On With 7-Album Vinyl Release, Volume 3: 1971-1981 On May 27th, 2016

Marvin Gaye Vinyl - What's Going On
UMe Marks 45th Anniversary Of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On With Seven-Album Vinyl Release, Volume 3: 1971-1981 On May 27
Also Forthcoming: “What’s Going On” 10″ Vinyl EP w/original single plus “Motown: Reimagined” duet version featuring BJ The Chicago Kid
LOS ANGELES, May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — It’s been 45 years since the release of Marvin Gaye‘s momentous album, What’s Going On, May 21, 1971, on the Motown subsidiary Tamla Records. To mark the occasion, Universal Music Enterprises is preparing a series of special vinyl releases, including a seven-LP box set, Volume 3: 1971-1981, which features on 180gm vinyl Gaye’s final seven studio albums for the label, on May 27, a follow-up to the first two installments of the collection.

The 12th Annual MusiCares Map Fund® Benefit Concert Honoring Smokey Robinson | May 19th, 2016

Andra Day
Smokey Robinson - 2015
Angela Bassett To Present Award To Smokey Robinson
Previously Announced Performers Include Backstreet Boys, Tamar Braxton,
El DeBarge, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Cee Lo Green, And Kem
With Cedric The Entertainer As Host
Honoree: Smokey Robinson, legendary GRAMMY®-winning singer/songwriter will be honored at the Novo by Microsoft (formerly Club Nokia) in Los Angeles on May 19. Actress and director Angela Bassett will present Robinson with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award in recognition of his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund® as well as his commitment to helping others with the addiction recovery process.

Filmmaker Alex Munoz to Direct Documentary of Memorial Tribute for Prince in Downtown Los Angeles on May 6, 2016

Prince Tribute in Los Angeles
Former Prince Stand-In Turned Filmmaker Set to Direct Prince Documentary
Award-Winning Director Alex Munoz Will Use His Cinematic Creative Skills To Make a Mini-Doc about Musical Icon Prince To Celebrate the Singer’s Life & Legacy
LOS ANGELES – May 2, 2016 – PRLog — Sometimes the career paths that we desire are not always the professional roads we pursue. Such is the case with Alex Munoz. Before filmmaking, Alex created music live performance art pieces in Santa Barbara.

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! fDeluxe Pay Tribute to Prince w/Single “Nothing Compares 2 U”

fDeluxe pay tribute to their mentor Prince
New version of their 1985 recording ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’
In April fDeluxe, the band previously known as The Family were in the process of booking dates for shows later this year when they were rocked by the news of the death of their mentor Prince.

N 2 The Dawn: Honoring The Artist 4ever 2 B Known As Prince

Prince - 2015
N 2 The Dawn: Honoring The Artist 4ever 2 B Known As Prince
Artist Reflections by A. Scott Galloway
April 24, 2016
Prince was the most profoundly voracious and prolific musician across a purple-hued spectrum of styles – a singular melting pot of Soul, Rock, Jazz, Blues and Pop of his own Paisley Funk creation. Beginning by teaching himself to play big band great Neal Hefti’s cool, driving theme to the TV show “Batman” on piano, Prince Rogers Nelson evolved into a wunderkind genius who fluently mastered keyboards, drums, electric bass and – most magnificently – guitar, with a multi-octave vocal range that stretched from his natural hushed speaking baritone to a crystalline falsetto so pure that the Gemini gave it her own name: “Camille.”

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Jazz Vocalist Jane Monheit to Release Tribute Album “The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald” on April 8th, 2016

Jane Monheit - 2016
“The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald,” Jane Monheit’s First CD on Her New Emerald City Imprint, Due for Release April 8
RICHMOND, CA (PRWEB) MARCH 24, 2016 – Vocalist Jane Monheit had long thought about recording an Ella tribute. Fitzgerald’s beloved songbook albums held “Biblical” importance for her when she was growing up and have never lost their hold on her.

“Jazz at the Philharmonic: The Ella Fitzgerald Set” Coming March 25th, 2016

Ella Fitzgerald - Jazz at the Philharmonic
Verve to Release Jazz at the Philharmonic:
The Ella Fitzgerald Set Showcasing
Classic Songs Recorded From 1949 – 1954
Complete U.S. JATP Performance Released
for First Time with 22 Remastered Tracks
As part of Verve’s 60th Anniversary, the storied imprint is set to release the complete U.S. Jazz at the Philharmonic performances of celebrated vocalist Ella Fitzgerald.

Columbia/Legacy Celebrates the 90th Birthday of Miles Davis with Two Special New Releases: MILES AHEAD – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Available Friday, April 1

Miles Ahead
Columbia/Legacy Celebrates the 90th Birthday of Miles Davis with Two Special New Releases:
MILES AHEAD – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Available Friday, April 1
EVERYTHING’S BEAUTIFUL, The Recordings of Miles Davis Reimagined by Grammy Award Winning Musician Robert Glasper with Guest Artists Erykah Badu, KING, John Scofield, Phonte, Bilal, Ledisi, Stevie Wonder, Laura Mvula, Hiatus Kaiyote & Others – Available Friday, May 27
New Track “Ghetto Walkin” Premieres Today During Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show only on Apple Music. Both albums are available for pre-order today on iTunes.
NEW YORK, March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Columbia/Legacy will commemorate the 90th birthday of globally renowned music innovator Miles Davis with the release of two very special new Miles Davis album projects:
Robert Glasper - Miles Ahead