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Kim Scott: From Birmingham to Top of Billboard Charts

By Anita Debro When you sit down to talk to musician Kim Scott, two things stand out: a 100-watt smile that spreads across her face effortlessly, and an often and quiet confidence that says the whirlwind of success she is in right now is exactly where she should be. The classically trained flutist-turned-smooth-jazz-artist recently hit the number-one spot on the …

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Ford Theatres presents Meshell Ndegeocello

By Precinct Reporter News Ford Theatres presents visionary vocalist and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello who performs songs from her GRAMMY®-nominated album Ventriloquism, as well as a selection of her favorites, on Saturday, July 13 at 8:00 pm as part of its IGNITE @ the FORD! series. Musically, Ventriloquism has the hallmarks of all of Ndegeocello’s work — lush and investigative, subversive and sublime. As always, she pays tribute …

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THE PULSE OF ENTERTAINMENT: PHILIPPE SAISSE TRIO RE-RELEASE OF ‘THE BODY AND SOUL SESSIONS’ IS SWEET

By Eunice Moseley Grammy nominated Philippe Saisse Trio (L to R: David Finck on bass, Philippe Saisse on keyboard and Scooter Warner on drums). *Sweet is the sound of Grammy Award nominated Philippe Saisse Trio’s re-mastered June 21, 2019 re-release of “The Body and Soul Sessions” (Bandar-Log Music). The trio also includes David Finck on bass and Scooter Warner on drums. …

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2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – A Melting Pot of the Finest Music

By Dwight Brown, NNPA Newswire Film Critic The 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicked off its 50th year anniversary with a bang. The annual two-weekend fest featured world-renown musicians, tempting food concession stands, a friendly crowd of music fans and a positive vibe that was even warmer than the sun. Jazz Fest dates back to 1970, when Mahalia Jackson and Duke …

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Soul Legend Al Green Needs New York Do Over

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia When it comes to pop music concerts, there aren’t many who would make this writer as excited as the great Al Green. Excited enough to travel two hours to the heart of the Big Apple to see the legend at Radio City Music Hall, where tickets were priced as much as $400 …

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THE PULSE OF ENTERTAINMENT: THE HARMONY BY MIGHTY MEN OF FAITH ON ‘UNDISPUTABLE IS HE’ IS PERFECTION

By Eunice Moseley The harmony from the Mighty Men of Faith on their newest album release “Undisputable Is He” (N2L Records) is perfection. Individually the vocals are great and passionate, but together they offer the listener vocal perfection that mixes old-time Gospel with Contemporary Gospel, Pop, R&B and Praise & Worship. I personally love the old school sound reminiscent of the …

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THE PULSE OF ENTERTAINMENT: ALLEN CARMAN’S ‘CARMANOLOGY’ MAKES YOU WANT TO HEAR MORE BASS

By Eunice Moseley Bass player Allen Carman releases a new solo project, “Carmanology” and his skills on it are so good it left me wanting to hear more. Released on April 5, 2019 Allen shares the spotlight on “Carmanology” (ACP Music) with some iconic musicians such as Grammy Award winning Nile Rodgers (guitar), Rick Braun (trumpet), Gumbi Ortiz (percussions), Philippe Saisse (keyboard), …

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THE PULSE OF ENTERTAINMENT: SMOOTH JAZZ PIANIST KEIKO MATSUI GIVES LOVE AND LIGHT ON ‘ECHO’

By  Eunice Mosley *World renowned Smooth Jazz pianist Keiko Matsui releases another Shanachie Entertainment project called “Echo,” where the Japanese icon gives love and light via the piano. Keiko released the “Echo” project on February 22, 2019 with a CD release party at The Rose in Pasadena, California and a debut at #2 on iTunes. “I’d been touring so much so last …

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DONALD LAWRENCE REUNITES WITH ORIGINAL TRI-CITY SINGERS ON NEW ALBUM

By Eunice Moseley Pulse Entertainment “This is a 25 year commemorative piece. The first album was in 1993, so its 2019 and we’re together to celebrate 25 years,” said Grammy Award winning Donald Lawrence about his newest album release “Goshen” recorded with the original members of the Tri-City Singers. He added about his reunion with the retired singers, “It’s just for the …

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JUBILEE THEATRE ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN SEASON

02/11/19 “Sistas The Musical produced by 3-time Tony winner Hinton Battle” Fort Worth, TX (February 11, 2019) –Jubilee Theatre announces a change in the last production of the season. The award-winning Theatre is ecstatic to share the DFW premiere of Dorothy Marcic’s “Sistas The Musical” will be the last production of the 2018 – 2019 season, July 26 – August …

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