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Bluey & Incognito Support Earthquake Victims with ‘Send Your Love (A Song For Nepal)’ – Listen

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Bluey and Incognito record ‘Send Your Love (A Song for Nepal)” to aid victims of the devastating Nepal earthquakes. All funds earned from the single scheduled to go to UNICEF (US) as a donation to support victims.

*Bluey & Incognito continue working to unite & heal the world with music with “Send Your Love (A Song For Nepal).”

The pioneering UK music sensation records ‘Send Your Love (A Song for Nepal)” to aid victims of the devastating Nepal earthquakes. All funds earned from the single scheduled to go to UNICEF (US) as a donation to support victims.

Incognito – Send Your Love

In response to the great tragedy suffered by the people of Nepal, we felt compelled to use our talents and resources to take immediate action by coming together to make a song for Nepal. All the funds raised will be donated to UNICEF(US) to help some of the 1.7 million children who require humanitarian assistance. UNICEF is already on the ground working to provide critical aid to children and families. The results of our effort is… Incognito “Send Your Love,” Your support will go a long way towards helping to provide basic health care, nourishment, sanitation, shelter and funds towards the clearing and rebuilding in the aftermath of this devastating earthquake. Thank you and One Love.”-  Peace… Bluey

The creative force behind Incognito, the preeminent funk/jazz/soul/dance outfit in the world, Bluey pioneered the ‘acid jazz’ movement and laid down the blueprint for the neo-soul scene to follow.

At a time when drum machines and sampling dominated the airwaves, Bluey and Incognito reminded us of the sheer beauty of the human soul and instrumental virtuosity.

They scored hits with versions of Stevie Wonder’s “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing” and Ronnie Laws’ “Always There,” selling more than a million records in the process! As a producer, songwriter and musician, Bluey has collaborated with a who’s who list in music including James Brown, Stevie Wonder, George Benson, Chaka Khan, R. Kelly, Leon Ware, George Duke, Phillip Bailey, Steve Gadd, Maxi Priest and countless others.

Now in his third decade of effortlessly churning out mind-blowing and chart-topping hits, vocalist and guitarist Bluey is a rare treasure in the music world. Bluey’s most recent album is his solo project Life Between The Notes and Incognito’s most recent recording is 2014’s Amplified Soul. Both albums are on Shanachie.

 

 

 

 

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‘The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983)’

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Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to announce the release of The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983), a monumental 23-disc box set, on Friday, August 21, 2015.*Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to announce the release of “The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983),” a monumental 23-disc box set, on Friday, August 21, 2015.

Pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/Isley_TNeckBox_Amzn

An essential library collection chronicling the sonic evolution and abiding achievements of the unprecedented R&B ensemble, “The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983)” follows The Isley Brothers through their transformation from a 1950’s doo-wop/gospel vocal group into the world’s preeminent R&B rock ‘n’ soul powerhouse party band.
As evidenced in this quarter century of recordings, The Isley Brothers absorbed the music and culture surrounding them to continually create contemporary sounds spanning the decades.

“The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983)” showcases tracks written (excepting “covers”), arranged, performed and produced by The Isley Brothers.

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Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to announce the release of The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983), a monumental 23-disc box set, on Friday, August 21, 2015.

This definitive new Isley Brothers anthology was compiled and produced by Grammy Award®-winner Leo Sacks, co-produced by Jeffrey James and Jeremy Holiday, and mastered from the original analog tapes byGrammy Award®-winner Mark Wilder at Battery Studios.

“The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983)” features  newly remastered versions of The Isley Brothers’ 21 albums released for both labels, nearly all of which are expanded with rare mixes and tracks making their CD and digital debuts.  The new collection includes 84 rare and previously unreleased bonus tracks.

This set also includes, released here for the first time in its entirety, the “Great Lost Isley Brothers Album”: “Wild In Woodstock: The Isley Brothers Live At Bearsville Sound Studio 1980.”  First conceived as a “live” double album (with overdubbed crowd noise), this newly restored performance offers an immersive look at a crucial chapter in The Isley Brothers’ history, a pivotal moment in the fusion of rock and funk music in an era fueled by the sound of the Isleys.

By the 1990s, The Isley Brothers’ dominant influence over hip-hop music and culture could be felt at every turn. “Footsteps In The Dark” from 1977’s”Go For Your Guns” was sampled in Ice Cube’s “It Was A Good Day,” while The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Big Poppa” interpolated the title track of 1983’s “Between The Sheets.”

The Isleys’ flashy fashion sense directly inspired the “bling” aesthetic embraced by rappers everywhere. R. Kelly proclaimed the group his biggest influence, collaborating with them on his Top 5 hit “Down Low (Nobody Has To Know)” in 1995 (featuring Ronald Isley in a career-redefining role as Mr. Biggs in the accompanying video). Kelly’s writing and production for the group continued through the 1990s and 2000s, peaking with Body Kiss” which hit No. 1 the Billboard 200 in 2003, a full 44 years since their first hit with “Shout.”

The Isley Brothers’ classic works continue to reach new fans through consistent radio airplay, film and television licenses and samples: in 2015, Kendrick Lamar won two Grammy Awards® for the track “I,” built upon the groove of “That Lady” (from 1973’s 3+3), while singer/rapper Frank Ocean covered “At Your Best (You Are Love)” from “Harvest For The World (previously covered by Aaliyah in 1994, who made it a Top 10 hit).

“The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983)” offers new music fans an opportunity to revisit the seminal R&B sounds that continue to reverberate through contemporary soul, rock, hip-hop and pop records.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fox & Warner Bros. Partner for Summer Preview of ‘Ice & Coco’

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Fox and Warner Bros. debut a three-week daily preview of “Ice & Coco,” an all-new take on the popular talk show format that adds a husband and wife twist.

*New York – FOX Television Stations and Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution will debut a three-week daily preview of “Ice & Coco,” an all-new take on the popular talk show format that adds a husband and wife twist.

The announcement was made jointly by Frank Cicha, Senior Vice President of Programming, FOX Television Stations, Ken Werner, President, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, and Mike Darnell, President, Warner Bros. Unscripted and Alternative Television. The series will premiere Monday, August 3rd on select FOX-owned stations in markets, including New York and Los Angeles.

“Ice & Coco” features veteran actor and rapper Ice-T (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”) and his wife, Coco (“Ice Loves Coco”), as they take on the topics of the day — all things newsworthy, celeb-worthy and, of course, puppy-worthy — showcasing the couple’s fun, authentic vibe and honest curiosity about what’s happening in the world.

With years of chemistry together, this married duo from very different backgrounds brings a fresh perspective to the daily talk show format with their unique interview style and enthusiasm for joining in the conversation.

Ice enjoys kicking back with a video game just as much as taking on tough topics and sharing his own sharp standpoints; Coco holds her own with honest positivity and a sincere interest in people and new ideas, and isn’t afraid to call out anyone — including her husband! The two hosts plan to interact with their celebrity guests via fun segments, games and open interviews.

Cicha stated, “We see this as another attempt to do something different — big personalities, new to the daypart. Ice-T helped change popular culture. We’re trying to do the same thing for daytime.”

“We are thrilled to continue our ongoing relationship with FOX attempting to develop the next generation of successful talk shows,” said Werner. “‘Ice & Coco’ has all the earmarks of a success.”

Said series’ hosts Ice-T and Coco: “It’s a fun show with our own style of hip, married humor and honesty.”

Executive produced by Candi Carter (“The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Just Keke”), “Ice & Coco” is produced by Telepictures Productions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Steve Harvey Announces the 13th Annual Ford Neighborhood Awards Show

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Steve Harvey is ready to kick off another blowout weekend this year with the 13th Annual Ford Neighborhood Awards and Neighborhood Awards Weekend running on August 6-9th in Atlanta!

*Atlanta, GA – Steve Harvey, EMMY-winning talk show and Family Feud host and star of the Steve Harvey Morning Show, is ready to kick off another blowout weekend this year with the 13th Annual Ford Neighborhood Awards and Neighborhood Awards Weekend running August 6-9 in Atlanta!

Atlanta is welcoming a stellar lineup of hit entertainment for the Ford Neighborhood Awards show hosted by Steve Harvey. Also welcoming, the four-day mix of concerts, comedy, empowering seminars, college expo, singing competitions and more.

The weekend will feature headlining performances from Erykah Badu, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Jodeci, Doug E. Fresh, Salt-N-Pepa, Yolanda Adams – plus performances on the Steve Harvey Morning Show live broadcast from Jazmine Sullivan, K. Michelle and Avery Sunshine, and Ne-Yo hosting the State Farm Freedom Friday Party, with additional performers to be announced in the future.

Tickets have been selling fast for this annual destination event experience, which kicks off Thursday, August 6th with the Stand Up Comedy Jam hosted by Nephew Tommy, with those two shows already sold-out.

The nominations have continued pouring in nationwide for theFord Neighborhood Awards show categories on www.NeighborhoodAwards.com, with submissions open in one award category per day until Wednesday May 27th.  This year’s awards finalists will be unveiled by the Steve Harvey Morning Show in one category each day when the voting period opens online, which runs Monday, June 1st for voting on the Best High School Coach category, until Tuesday, June 16th for voting on the Best Community Leader.

Say Co-creators Steve Harvey and Rushion McDonald, “This year is another don’t-miss summer celebration takeover in Atlanta! We are bringing you some returning favorites, great performances and inspiring entertainment. Keep sending in your nominations and don’t forget to vote for your neighborhood favorites to see who takes home the awards this year!”

With over 15 signature events and activities during the weekend, the annual Ford Neighborhood Awards show hosted by Steve Harvey is always filled with unforgettable poignant moments, comedy and surprises, with Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds’ performance to open this year’s show.

Other featured events include the three-day State Farm Neighborhood Awards Expo, the State Farm Freedom Friday Partyhosted by Ne-Yo with performances by Erykah Badu and Jodeci, Family Feud Live presented by Ford, the Ford VIP After Party hosted by Doug E. Fresh with performances from him and Salt-N-Pepa, the McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour with Yolanda Adams, and the grand prize singing competitions with the Sing Your Way to the State Farm Freedom Friday Party finale hosted by Sheryl Underwood and the Neighborhood Awards Church Choir Competition presented by AARP.

Tickets for the Ford Neighborhood Awards show and weekend events are available via Ticketmaster.  The 2015 Neighborhood Awards Weekend includes support from Ford Motor Company, State Farm, Masterbuilt, AARP, McDonald’s, Express Employment Professionals, Tracfone, and DHerbs.

Stay tuned into the #1 rated Steve Harvey Morning Show weekdays on the radio or online from 6-10 AM EST at www.SteveHarvey.com for updates on the 2015 Neighborhood Awards Weekend, essential news, daily inspiration, laughs and more from Steve Harvey and his co-hosts.

To connect with Steve Harvey and for the latest updates on the 2015 Neighborhood Awards Weekend, visit:

Website: www.SteveHarvey.com and www.NeighborhoodAwards.com

Twitter @IAmSteveHarvey and @NeighborAwards

Facebook @SteveHarvey and @NeighborhoodAwards

Instagram @IAmSteveHarveyTV and @NeighborAwards

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Jacinda Chen
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DC/MD Community Invited to Support ‘Hope Without Boundaries’ 5K Walk/Run

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Community Invited to Support ‘Hope Without Boundaries’ 5K Walk/Run on May 30 at the National Harbor To Raise Awareness of Missing Persons of Color

*Landover Hills, MD – Participants from across the DC area will show their support for the families of missing children and adults duringThe Hope Without Boundaries’ 5K Walk/Run benefitting the Black & Missing Foundation, Inc., (BAMFI)

BAMFI is a non-profit organization that brings awareness to missing persons of color, provide vital resources and tools to missing person’s families and friends, and educate the minority community about personal safety.

The race will take place at the National Harbor in Ft. Washington, Maryland at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015. For registration and sponsorship information, visit: www.hwb5k.org

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‘Hope Without Boundaries’ 5K Walk/Run special guests include Allison Seymour, News Anchor Fox5DC, and Micheline Bowman, News Coordinator Fox5DC. Actors Elise Neal of “Hollywood Divas,” Malinda Williams of “Accidental Love,” Darrin Henson of “Chocolate City,” and Aaron D. Spears of “BeingMary Jane”

Special guests include Allison Seymour, News Anchor Fox5 DC, and Micheline Bowman, News Coordinator Fox5DC. Actors Elise Neal of “Hollywood Divas,” Malinda Williams of  “Accidental Love,” Darrin Henson of “Chocolate City,” and Aaron D. Spears of “Being     Mary Jane” have endorsed the event.

At BAMFI, we believe that every missing person, regardless of age, race, mental ability or circumstance, deserves awareness. We are dedicated to “Being the Voice for the Missing” by providing a platform of hope. According to the FBI, 40 percent of all persons    reported missing are of color.

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‘Hope Without Boundaries’ 5K Walk/Run on May 30 at the National Harbor to raise awareness of missing persons of color more than 239,000 minorities reported missing in the U.S. during 2014

For more information visit: www.bamfi.org

About Black and Missing Foundation Inc.(www.BAMFI.org):Black and Missing Foundation, Inc (BAMFI) is established as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, by a veteran law enforcement official and public relations specialist, whose mission is to bring awareness to missing persons of color; provide vital resources and tools to missing person’s families and friends; and to provide educational training on personal safety. BAMFI offers a free clearinghouse, which highlights profiles and information on missing persons of color, nationally. Profiles of missing individuals, throughout the nation, as well as news, information, and tips, can be found at BAMFI’s Web site: www.bamfi.org, Twitter: @BAM_FI or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bamfiorg. #HelpUsFindUs Phone Number: 305-987-7418

 

 

 

 

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CAAM Celebrates National Children’s Book Week with Literacy Event

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CAAM Celebrates National Children’s Book Week with Literacy Event; “Heads are Turning, Children are Learning Day.”

*Los Angeles, CA – The California African American Museum (CAAM) will host a free event for children with special celebrity book readings, writing workshops, art and more.

Heads Are Turning, Children Are Learning Literacy Day will take place on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at CAAM from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Actor Donis Leonard Jr. from Showtime’s House of Lies will serve as the host.

The youth literary event will feature local Los Angeles authors including Valerie Woods author of Katrin’s Chronicles: The Canon of Jacqulene Dyanne Vol. 1, a young adult mystery novel set in 1968 Southside Chicago.

Dawn Comer Jefferson and Rosanne Welch will present their book “The Promise,” a 1850s slave narrative based on a true story. Amiekoleh Usafi will be reading her children’s parable Gladstone. Yasmeen Christian is bringing “Ava Had a Bad Hair Day,” a children’s book with fun illustrations.

Heads Are Turning, Children Are Learning will have writing workshops for children lead by featured authors. Youth and chaperones can also have their books signed by their favorite authors, participate in arts and crafts activities, listen to kid-friendly music and receive free books.

Food will also be available for purchase from a delicious food truck. “Literacy Day will be a refreshing break for children and families from recent news and civil unrest.” said Program Organizer Babe Evans.

“Attendees will create positive, creative and fun memories with CAAM and leave with a renewed appreciation for literary art.”

Adults and children of all ages are encouraged to join CAAM for Literacy Day. CAAM’s events, programs and exhibitions are free for the public to attend.

CAAM is located at 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037. Hours of operation are TuesdaySaturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and closed Mondays.  Parking is $10 in the lot adjacent to CAAM at 39th and Figueroa streets.  For more information about CAAM and its exhibitions, programs and events, please visit: http://www.caamuseum.org or call (213) 744-7432.  Follow CAAM on Twitter and Facebook: @CAAMinLA.

 

 

 

 

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Terri Dixon
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