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Multi-Faceted Music Master Kevin Toney Passes From Cancer at 70


 
Multi-Faceted Music Master KEVIN TONEY Passes From Cancer at 70
 
Detroit-born prodigy was Leader of `70s Soul-Jazz hitmakers The Blackbyrds founded at HBCU Howard University in Washington, D.C.
Under the Mentorship of Donald Byrd
 
The legacy of pianist/composer/bandleader/educator Kevin Toney stands as among the finest of the artform – not only as a player and performer, but as a human being who strived throughout his lifetime to excel so-as-to be of service.

The City of Philadelphia Honoring Frankie Beverly With Street Renaming Ceremony In May


 
Philadelphia Honoring Legendary Hit Maker Frankie Beverly With Street Renaming Ceremony In May
 
This spring, the City of Philadelphia will honor the legacy of Frankie Beverly, who began his decades long musical journey with the Butlers, then Raw Soul, the latter would become Frankie Beverly and Maze. The celebration will be in the form of a street renaming ceremony – a presentation of Councilperson Cindy Bass and the Philadelphia City Council with Maze Management.

Photographer Matthew Jordan Smith to Release New Book “Aretha Cool: The Intimate Portraits” on March 15th, 2024


 
Celebrity, Fashion and Beauty Photographer Matthew Jordan Smith Releases ‘Aretha Cool: The Intimate Portraits’, A Tribute to The Queen of Soul, Available Now on Amazon
 
(Los Angeles, CA – March 14, 2024) – Celebrity, fashion, and beauty photographer Matthew Jordan Smith releases his fourth book, Aretha Cool: The Intimate Portraits (ICLA) in tribute to The Queen of Soul during Women’s History Month on Friday, March 15, 2024, available now on Amazon.

The 6th Annual “Urban One Honors: Best In Black” | Premiering February 25th, 2024 on TV One & CLEO TV


 
DIONNE WARWICK, CHLÖE, FRANKIE BEVERLY, AND DONALD LAWRENCE STEP INTO THE SPOTLIGHT FOR THE 2024 “URBAN ONE HONORS”
 
TEYANA TAYLOR, BEBE WINANS, KEKE WYATT, ANGIE STONE, NICCI GILBERT, DAMON LITTLE, OCTOBER LONDON HEADLINE A STAR-STUDDED LINEUP OF PERFORMERS AND PRESENTERS
 
LETOYA LUCKETT TO HOST THE
2024 URBAN ONE HONORS RED CARPET
 
SILVER SPRING, MD – January 3, 2024 – Today, Urban One revealed the honorees for “URBAN ONE HONORS,” set to tape on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at the Coca-Cola Roxy in Atlanta, GA. This year’s two-hour telecast theme is “Best in Black” and premieres during Black History Month on Sunday, February 25, 2024, on TV One and simulcast on CLEO TV.

James Brown’s Unreleased Single “We Got To Change” (3-Track EP) | Coming February 16th, 2024 | LISTEN!


 
JAMES BROWN
UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES TO ISSUE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED JAMES BROWN SONG
“WE GOT TO CHANGE” ON FEB. 16
 
Three-Track We Got To Change EP
Features Storming J.B.’s Lineup Starring Brothers Catfish and Bootsy Collins and “Funky Drummer” Clyde Stubblefield
 
FEBRUARY 1, 2024 (Santa Monica, CA) – UMe/Republic Records will release James Brown’s We Got To Change, a three-track EP featuring the previously unheard title track, on Feb. 16.

The GRAMMY Museum Foundation™ Receives $2M Donation from The Ray Charles Foundation


 
GRAMMY MUSEUM FOUNDATION™ RECEIVES $2M DONATION FROM THE RAY CHARLES FOUNDATION
 
OFFICIAL GRAMMY® WEEK EVENT HOSTED BY JIMMY JAM TO CELEBRATE THE RENAMING OF THE MUSEUM’S ROOFTOP TO THE RAY CHARLES TERRACE AT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM FEATURING ARTISTS ALOE BLACC AND DJ KHALIL ON JAN. 29
 
DONATION WILL GO TOWARD SUPPORTING THE MUSEUM’S CAMPAIGN FOR MUSIC EDUCATION
 
LOS ANGELES (JAN. 18, 2024) – The GRAMMY Museum Foundation™ received a $2M donation from The Ray Charles Foundation.

Georgia Public Broadcasting to Air Inaugural “Jazz Music Awards: Celebrating The Spirit of Jazz” on January 1st, 2024


 
PBS Member Station Georgia Public Broadcasting Announces the Broadcast of the Inaugural Jazz Music Awards on January 1, 2024
 
With Hosts Dee Dee Bridgewater and Delroy Lindo, Under the Musical Direction of Terri Lyne Carrington
 
(Atlanta, GA – December 12, 2023) – PBS member station Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) today announces the inaugural Jazz Music Awards: Celebrating The Spirit of Jazz, which it will make available for streaming on demand on PBS Passport on Monday, January 1, 2024.

Fathom Events Presents New Film “Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive” | Arriving in Theaters Feb. 13th, 2024 | WATCH NEW TRAILER!


 
IN THEATERS NATIONWIDE FEB 13TH GALENTINE’S DAY 2024
GLORIA GAYNOR: I WILL SURVIVE
 
A Journey of Faith, Hope, and a Magnificent Second Act
 
NEW YORK, New York (December 11, 2023) – In celebration of what has come to be known as “Galentine’s Day,” Fathom Events proudly presents “Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive,” a story about the extraordinary life of two-time Grammy-winning artist and global legend Gloria Gaynor.

New Jersey Hall of Fame Unveils Whitney Houston Garden State Parkway Service Area & More


 
New Jersey Hall of Fame Unveils Whitney Houston
Garden State Parkway Service Area and Other Ongoing Initiatives in Her Honor
 
(Union, NJ — Monday, December 18, 2023) — Following renaming the former Vauxhall Service Area on the Garden State Parkway in honor of Whitney Houston, the New Jersey Hall of Fame joined The Estate of Whitney E. Houston and public officials on Thursday, December 14, 2023, to unveil the service area’s exhibits and other initiatives in her honor.

Fender Honors Bruno Mars with Signature Stratocaster® Guitar


 
FENDER HONORS GRAMMY-WINNING ARTIST, MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST, SONGWRITER, AND PRODUCER BRUNO MARS WITH ARTIST SIGNATURE STRATOCASTER® GUITAR
 
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announces the launch of the Bruno Mars Stratocaster®, a limited-edition celebration of the chart-topping artist, multi-instrumentalist, performer, songwriter and producer Bruno Mars.