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PLATINUM BONEY JAMES’ ‘HONESTLY’ TOUR ARRIVES AT MHCA NOVEMBER 24, 2019

By Eunice Moseley “In this climate music is more important,” said Boney James, a four-time Grammy-nominated saxophonist, about touring constantly. His current tour, “Honestly” arrives in my home state of Maryland Sunday, November 24, 2019 in Annapolis at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts (MHCA). “I love it. I still love it. It’s been since 1985.” Less than six months …

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GOSPEL SINGER FRED HAMMOND ON BEING CRITICIZED FOR COLLABORATING WITH KANYE WEST

By NY Magee   When Gospel artist Fred Hammond was tapped by Kayne West to feature on his “Jesus is King” album, the singer knew he would face the same harsh criticism that was hurled his way when he worked with Snoop Dogg on “Call Him.” “I lost a couple best friends — a husband and wife team walked away from me, called …

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JOHN P. KEE DEBUTS AT #1 W/ NEW ALBUM I MADE IT OUT

Entertainment One celebrates the release of GRAMMY-nominated gospel music pioneer and living legend John P. Kee’s latest full-length release, I Made It Out. Kee’s new album I Made It Out debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Chart and #1 on Billboard’s Current Gospel Albums Chart. Winning many accolades including a Billboard Music Award, a Soul Train Award and numerous Stellar Awards, Kee’s songwriting and vocals have been hailed by critics throughout his career …

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TRAVIS GREENE’S ‘BROKEN RECORD’ SEEKS TO INSPIRE KINGDOM LIVING

By Eunice Moseley My wife said, ‘Kingdom living is proper culture,’” said Billboard winning Travis Greene about the message of his new album titled “Broken Record,” which has a goal to inspire people to engage in proper culture. “For us we’re about engaging culture…redefining culture.” “Broken Record” (RCA Inspiration) is led by the first single “Won’t Let Go” with accompanying music video, the …

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MOTOWN GOSPEL’S GENE MOORE HAS ‘TUNNEL VISION’ ON NEW ALBUM

By Eunice Moseley “I hope it crosses over, people need to hear it. I don’t want to be limited reaching one audience. Even when Jesus walked, he ministered to the world,” said Motown Gospel’s Gene Moore about his powerful Urban flavored single “Won’t Be Moved,” from his sophomore Contemporary Gospel album “Tunnel Vision.” “That song was written by a friend of mine …

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MUSIC LEGEND TITO JACKSON TO PERFORM AT THE 2019 LIVING LEGENDS FOUNDATION ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER AND GALA

By Gwendolyn Quinn Music legend Tito Jackson is scheduled to perform at the 2019 Living Legends Foundation’s (LLF) Annual Awards Dinner and Gala. This year’s event will be held on Friday, October 4, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at Taglyan Cultural Complex, 1201 N. Vine Street, Hollywood, CA. The Black Music industry will gather to celebrate the Living Legends Foundation 2019 distinguished honorees. They …

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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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