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  • President Bill Clinton Awarded at Star Studded Gala

    Nov 15, 14 by LaRita "Jazzy Rita" Shelby Leave a comment

    *The music is monk and jazz is king!  That is the resounding take away from the events hosted by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz last weekend in Los Angeles.  On Sunday, November 9, 2014 President Bill Clinton received the Maria Fisher Founder’s Award for his contributions to the preservation of jazz around the world. Monk […]

  • Herbie Hancock Memoir Due This Fall

    May 8, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *Herbie Hancock’s memoir is scheduled to hit the streets this fall. Publisher Viking announced Thursday that the Grammy-winning musician’s book, titled “Herbie Hancock: Possibilities,” has a release date of Oct. 28. The memoir will be co-written by Lisa Dickey, who has also worked on books by Jane Lynch and Cissy Houston. A former member of […]

  • Ray Parker, Jr. to Perform During his Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony

    Mar 4, 14 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *Ray Parker, Jr. will sing a few of his songs at his Hollywood Walk of Fame. The legendary singer/producer will receive the 2,518th star on famed boulevard. Fellow singer/songwriters Eddie Holland and Bill Withers will officially induct the star on Thursday (March 6. Parker’s star will be next to those of fellow musical greats Herbie […]

  • Hancock, Arroyo, Santana Receive their Kennedy Center Honors

    Dec 9, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock and opera star Martina Arroyo were awarded the nation’s highest honor Sunday for influencing American culture through the arts. The musicians joined singer-songwriter Billy Joel and actress Shirley MacLaine in receiving the Kennedy Center Honors. All of them have been playing music, dancing or singing since they were children — and […]

  • Don Cheadle’s Miles Davis Biopic a Go; Co-Stars Revealed

    Nov 14, 13 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment

    *The long planned biopic of Miles Davis, with Don Cheadle playing the innovative trumpet player, are finally set in stone. BiFrost Pictures told The Associated Press on Wednesday that it will finance and produce the film, titled “Kill the Trumpet Player,” with Cheadle also making his directorial debut. Production will begin in June. The production […]

  • Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana Among 2013 Kennedy Center Honorees

    Sep 12, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *Pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer Herbie Hancock and musician/songwriter Carlos Santana will be among the chosen few for the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced Thursday that Hancock and Santana were selected alongside pianist, singer and songwriter Billy Joel, actress Shirley MacLaine and opera singer Martina Arroyo […]