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DC Jazz Festival Adds Cassandra Wilson, Kenny Garrett & Joshua Redman To Great Master Photo DC Jazz Festival Adds Cassandra Wilson, Kenny Garrett & Joshua Redman To Great Masters of Jazz Celebration
by Tori Hartshorn - May 30, 2019

Celebrating 15 years as the only citywide jazz festival in the Mid-Atlantic region, DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) is proud to announce the addition of acclaimed genre-bending vocalist Cassandra Wilson, perennial poll-winning alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett, and tenor sax titan Joshua Redman to its already stellar lineup celebrating Great Masters of Jazz, Sunday, June 16 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. The DC JazzFest presented by Events DC takes place throughout the District from June 7-16.

DC Jazz Festival Announces Nick Cannon to Host Finale Celebrating Great Masters of Ja Photo DC Jazz Festival Announces Nick Cannon to Host Finale Celebrating Great Masters of Jazz
by Tori Hartshorn - May 3, 2019

DC Jazz Festival (DCJF), with the only city-wide jazz festival in the mid-Atlantic region, today announced that Nick Cannon will host Great Masters of Jazz, on June 16 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Co-presented by the DC Jazz Festival and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, with support from Events DC, Great Masters of Jazz will celebrate the life and work of the legend Quincy Jones; the trailblazing trumpeter-bandleader Roy Hargrove; the highly influential song stylist Nancy Wilson; and DC's own peerless pianist-vocalist Shirley Horn and saxophonist-educator Fred Foss. Featured performers and presenters include the Roy Hargrove Big Band, Patti Austin, Kenny Garrett, Justin Kauflin, Adam Clayton Powell III, Angela Stribling, Paxton Baker, Sharón Clark, Princess Mhoon Dance Project, and very special guests.

Chris Brown, Pharrell Williams, Beyonce Among Top Winners at SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 1, 2014

SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014 celebrated and honored soul music's brightest new stars as well as R&B's greatest legends during the star-studded show, which aired on CENTRIC and BET on November 30, 2014.

Wendy Williams Hosts SOUL TRAIN AWARDS on Centric TV Tonight
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2014

Centric, today's 24-hour music and entertainment channel for African American and multicultural viewers, airs the 2014 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Show tonight, November 30 at 8 pm/7 central.

Wendy Williams to Host SOUL TRAIN AWARDS on Centric TV, 11/30
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 24, 2014

Centric, today's 24-hour music and entertainment channel for African American and multicultural viewers, airs the 2014 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Show November 30 at 8 pm/7 central.

Missy Elliott, Lil' Kim & More to Reunite for 'Ladies Night' at S0UL TRAIN 2014
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 27, 2014

It's ladies night at SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014! Today, CENTRIC announced that the Grammy Award-winning Queen Bee herself, Lil' Kim; Grammy Award-winning double platinum artist, Missy Elliott; and the first female solo rapper to ever go platinum, Da Brat, will join the list of all-star performers and presenters at this year's awards show.

Chris Brown, Beyonce Lead 2014 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Nominations; Full List Announced!
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 13, 2014

CENTRIC today announced the nominees for SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014, which will celebrate and honor R&B's finest and most soulful artists on November 7, 2014 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

WPAS Leads 'OF THEE WE SING' Celebration of Marian Anderson Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS) leads celebration of Marian Anderson on 75th anniversary of her Lincoln Memorial concert Soprano Jessye Norman, composer Ysaye Barnwell, opera singer Soloman Howard and vocalist Annisse Murillo (respectively an alumnus and current member of WPAS's Children of the Gospel), and an extraordinary 300-voice choir led by WPAS Gospel choir Artistic Director Stanley Thurston are just some of the talented artists who will join together under the banner of the Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS) for Of Thee We Sing: The Marian Anderson 75th Anniversary Celebration.

TV Land, BET & Centric Will Simulcast Live Season Premiere of THE SOUL MAN, 3/26
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 13, 2014

Viacom networks TV Land, BET and CENTRIC have announced that they will simulcast the LIVE season three premiere of TV Land's original sitcom 'The Soul Man' on Wednesday, March 26th at 10:30pm ET/PT. CENTRIC will also showcase the series beginning in April by running marathons of the first two seasons. Additionally, starting April 5th, CENTRIC will air the new third season every Saturday at a special time of 10pm, 10 days after the episode debuts on TV Land. All subsequent episodes will air Saturdays at 9pm. The LIVE season premiere of 'The Soul Man' will air on all three networks immediately following the LIVE season premiere of 'Hot in Cleveland,' airing on TV Land at 10pm ET/PT. Fans can live tweet along with all three networks using the hashtag #SOULMANLive.

Wendy Williams & More Set for Centric's Original Biography Docu-Series BEING Tonight
by TV News Desk - Feb 15, 2014

This February, CENTRIC kicks-off the Black History Month celebration with original weekly series, BEING. The 8 episode one-hour docu-series takes a riveting look at the journey many of our seminal African American celebrities have encountered.