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Rest in Peace Benard Ighner, Composer of the Standard “Everything Must Change”


 
“Rain Comes From The Clouds” – Requiem For An Unsung Heavyweight of Singing and Song: Benard Ighner – January 18, 1945 –August 14, 2017
 
The world of music lost one of its international songwriting and production satellites this morning when Benard Ighner passed away at 72 years of age after battling lung cancer. A self-taught and inspirationally purposed songwriter, producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist (piano, guitar, bass, drums, Flugelhorn, alto and soprano saxophones, and flute), Ighner left indelible impressions on connoisseurs of fine, classic soul-felt jazz.

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Soul Singer MICHAUX Launches New Live Music Show — MICHAUX TV


 
Austin, Texas Soul Singer MICHAUX Launches Internet Based Concert Performance Programming — MICHAUX TV
 
Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 19, 2017 – Soul Singer, Songwriter, Recording Engineer, Producer and learned music enthusiast Michaux (pronounced “me–show”) is in the midst of launching an intimate and engaging new live music show called “MICHAUX TV.”

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin Honored at the 1st Annual Detroit Music Weekend


 
The Gospel Is Sung
As the Queen of Soul Is Honored
 
Karen Clark Sheard, Tasha Lockhart, Derrick Starks and others on hand to honor Aretha Franklin
 
(Detroit, Michigan) It was a weekend celebration fit for a Queen as the Motor city honored the 18 time Grammy winner and first woman ever inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the reigning and undisputed Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin during the first annual Detroit Music Weekend held June 9th through the 11th.

The Fourth Annual “My Music Matters: A Celebration of Legends Luncheon” to Honor Patti LaBelle, Kirk Franklin, Teddy Riley and David Porter | June 1st 2017


 
National Museum of African American Music to Host
2017 My Music Matters: A Celebration of Legends Luncheon
 
Annual Celebration will Honor Patti LaBelle, Kirk Franklin, Teddy Riley and David Porter
 
Nashville, TN (April 20, 2017) – The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) will kick off Black Music Month in June with its fourth annual My Music Matters: A Celebration of Legends Luncheon on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at City Winery in Nashville, TN.

The Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture announces “Tito Puente: A Fifty-Year Retrospective of ‘El Rey,’ | April 20th-22nd, 2017


 
Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture Announces
 
Tito Puente:
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.

The Fifth Annual Give the Band a Hand Gala Honors Jazz Icons Gerald Wilson & Kenny Burrell | April 8th, 2017


 
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.

Jazz Saxophonist NAJEE Celebrates 30th Year Anniversary in Music Biz with “Najee’s Theme”

Najee - 2013
 
NAJEE CELEBRATING HIS 30TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY!
 
NEW YORK, NY (August 10, 2016) – Two-time Grammy Nominated and award-winning international jazz saxophonist and flautist, Najee, is celebrating his 30th year anniversary in the music industry, since releasing his platinum debut “Najee’s Theme”, in August 1986, (Capitol/EMI).

Legendary Michael Jackson HIStory Statue Unveiled at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas


 
Legendary Michael Jackson HIStory Statue Unveiled at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, July 28
 
PR Newswire – LAS VEGAS, July 29, 2016 – On Thursday, July 28, the Estate of Michael Jackson teamed up with Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil and Mandalay Bay to pay tribute to the King of Pop as they unveiled his iconic HIStory Statue.

Documentary Film “What Happened, Miss Simone?” Coming to DVD/Blu-Ray on Sept. 2nd, 2016

Miss Simone
 
THIS SEPTEMBER, EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS
 
NINA SIMONE
WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE?
 
~DVD+CD, BLU-RAY+CD, AND DIGITAL FORMATS~
~SEPTEMBER 2, 2016~
 
New York, NY (July 25, 2016)—Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary at the 2016 Oscars®, Best Music Film at the 2016 Grammy Awards, and winning Best Documentary at the American Film Institute Awards in 2016, documentary film What Happened, Miss Simone? connected with critics and fans alike with its deep examination of the legendary Nina Simone.

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

Shirley Ceasar II
 
GOSPEL SINGER SHIRLEY CAESAR TO BE HONORED WITH
STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
AS SHE CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY AS A SOLO ARTIST
 
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.