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Five Reasons Why Music Lovers Need to Hear NABATÉ ISLES' Album, "Eclectic Excursions"
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Five Reasons Why Music Lovers Need to Hear NABATÉ ISLES’ Album, “Eclectic Excursions”

Grammy Award-winning trumpeter/composer, Nabaté Isles presents his debut album, Eclectic Excursions, just in time for summer 2018.  The album is produced by multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer/keyboardist Sam Barsh, who has written/produced  numerous recordings and commercially released songs including hits for Kendrick Lamar, Joey BadA$$, and Macy Gray 1. It’s more than just jazz. One of […]

Vivian Green Releases New Music Video for "Vibes" Directed by Derek Blanks
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Vivian Green Releases New Music Video for “Vibes” Directed by Derek Blanks

Longevity relies on progression. A lasting catalog evolves with its creator, growing, changing, and expanding in tandem to the artist. Once again, platinum-selling and critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, actress, and activist Vivian Green continues to progress six albums into her illustrious career on the aptly titled, VGVI [Make Noise/Caroline]—pronounced “vee-gee-six.” Driven by the show-stopping voice […]

JLO Rocks MTV VMA's & Accepts Vanguard Award [Full Performance]
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JLO Rocks MTV VMA’s & Accepts Vanguard Award [Full Performance]

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, Dead at 76
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Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, Dead at 76

Aretha Franklin,”the Queen of Soul,” has died.  According to a statement on behalf of Franklin’s family, the talented and revered gospel singer died at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit, surrounded by family and friends. The “official cause of death was due to advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by […]

Make Music New York Presents: The 2018 Wingate Concert Series
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Make Music New York Presents: The 2018 Wingate Concert Series

 Back by popular demand, Make Music New York presents 2018 Wingate Concert Series, produced by Globe Star Median Entertainment. The celebrated affair takes place August 8, 9, 15 & 16, at Wingate Park, Brooklyn Avenue between Rutland Road and Winthrop Street. The festive series will include four spectacular nights of live musical performances showcasing urban music’s […]

Ruben Studdard Mourns The Loss Of His Brother, Kevin Studdard
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Ruben Studdard Mourns The Loss Of His Brother, Kevin Studdard

It is with great sadness that American Idol winner, Ruben Studdard announces the passing of his brother, Kevin Studdard.  Many American Idol fans got a chance to meet and become acquainted with Kevin Studdard while Ruben was on the 2nd season of the show. Kevin was with Ruben all the way from auditions to the […]

Concerts Honoring Miriam Makeba and Nina Simone featuring Somi & Special Guest Laura Mvula
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Concerts Honoring Miriam Makeba and Nina Simone featuring Somi & Special Guest Laura Mvula

      Vocalist-composer Somi, described as “the new high priestess of soul” by the Huffington Post, and special guest British superstar Laura Mvula, will honor two of the most uncompromising vocalists of the 20th century in Miriam Makeba & Nina Simone: Singing Protest & Memory with Somi, May 18–19, in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s […]

New Music from Constantine featuring Ell Cosme [Audio]
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New Music from Constantine featuring Ell Cosme [Audio]

Kanye & Charlemagne Interview
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Kanye & Charlemagne Interview

Lehman Center Welcomes Festival of Praise Tour
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Lehman Center Welcomes Festival of Praise Tour

Tenor Claude McKnight, founder of the a cappella sextet “Take 6” took time to talk with this writer concerning his participation in the Festival of Praise Tour, a 48-city tour now in its 4th year.  He and his fellow Take 6 members comprised of arranger and tenor Mark Kibble; Alvin Chea, bass, Joey Kibble, tenor; […]

The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir Releases 30th Album/ Free Concert This Sunday
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The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir Releases 30th Album/ Free Concert This Sunday

When it comes to choirs, they’ve done it all. They’ve sold-out Madison Square Garden. They sang after James Taylor and before Beyoncé at President Obama’s second inaugural swearing-in ceremony. They’ve earned 11 Grammy® Award nominations and won 6 of them. Millions of sales later, the legendary aggregation known as The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, releases the […]

2 CHAINZ, YG & OFFSET Turn Up With their Moms in 'Proud'  Music Video
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2 CHAINZ, YG & OFFSET Turn Up With their Moms in ‘Proud’ Music Video

PROUD (Explicit) by 2 Chainz & YG & Offset on VEVO.

'A Soulful Music Celebration' at City College Center for the Arts, April 7th
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‘A Soulful Music Celebration’ at City College Center for the Arts, April 7th

A joyful lesson in Black musical history will take place at Aaron Davis Hall on Saturday, April 7, as acclaimed performers Marvin Lowe and Queen Esther Marrow lead a cast of singers in exploration of the diversity and brilliance of Black American music through the decades at “A Soulful Music Celebration.” Presented by City College […]

American Idol Winner Ruben Studdard Releases Tribute Album To Luther Vandross
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American Idol Winner Ruben Studdard Releases Tribute Album To Luther Vandross

Ruben Studdard, America’s Idol, officially confirmed that he will be releasing “RUBEN SINGS LUTHER” to his hero Luther Vandross on March 16th and will be launching a 22 city ‘Always and Forever Tour’ starting in Sacramento, California on April 8th. A full schedule of tour dates follows this release.   “My goal was to not […]

Cuba's Finest, National Symphony of Cuba at Lehman Center
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Cuba’s Finest, National Symphony of Cuba at Lehman Center

  Cuban director Enrique Pérez Mesa, maestro of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba and the Chamber Orchestra “Nuestro Tiempo, is taking advantage of a brief stay at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in the borough of the Bronx, located at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, where he will conduct his National Symphony Orchestra […]