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André De Shields Will Headline UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery Photo André De Shields Will Headline UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2022

Tony, Emmy, and GRAMMY Award-winning performing artist André De Shields ('Hadestown,' 'Ain't Misbehavin,' 'The Wiz') joins award-winning filmmaker and photographer Sekou Luke (Notes from Harlem) and noted music journalist Christian John Wikane (PopMatters) at The Loft at City Winery on Monday, November 28 for 'Unscripted Live.'

Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apol Photo Photos: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage
by Robert Diamond - May 26, 2022

Award-winning filmmaker and photographer Sekou Luke (Notes from Harlem) and noted music journalist Christian John Wikane (PopMatters) presented 'Unscripted' Live at the Apollo Theater Soundstage on Monday night (May 23).

Leah Harris Releases New Song 'Shine' Photo Leah Harris Releases New Song 'Shine'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2022

R&B/Soul singer-songwriter, pianist, and entrepreneur Leah Harris debuted her new single, 'Shine.' Leah wrote this song with inspiration from the unique creative journeys undertaken by artists and entrepreneurs.

Photos: The New York Pops Present GET HAPPY: THAT NELSON RIDDLE SOUND Photo Photos: The New York Pops Present GET HAPPY: THAT NELSON RIDDLE SOUND
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 17, 2022

The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, presented Get Happy: That Nelson Riddle Sound on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 8:00pm in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. 

Majestic Theater to Stage A TRIBUTE TO ARETHA FRANKLIN: THE QUEEN OF SOUL Photo Majestic Theater to Stage A TRIBUTE TO ARETHA FRANKLIN: THE QUEEN OF SOUL
by Marissa Tomeo - Feb 13, 2022

The Majestic Theater will feature Damien Sneed in a production in honor of Black History Month and Aretha Franklin. A Tribute to Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul will take place on February 16th at 7:30pm. With a legendary career spanning several generations and a multitude of genres, Aretha Franklin truly earned her title, 'The Queen of Soul.'

Valerie Simpson Plays Aretha's Greatest Hits at Poway Center Photo Valerie Simpson Plays Aretha's Greatest Hits at Poway Center
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 9, 2022

Aretha Franklin is recognized as the most successful female recording artist in history, with 112 charted singles on Billboard, 18 Grammy Awards, and over 75 million records sold. Her  legendary career rightfully earned her the title, “The Queen of Soul.”

Tribute To Aretha Franklin Comes to South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, This Satur Photo Tribute To Aretha Franklin Comes to South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, This Saturday
by Stephi Wild - Feb 1, 2022

Hard to believe this month marks 55 years since the release of Aretha Franklin’s colossal worldwide hit “Respect' (Feb. 14, 1967). And who better to celebrate the musical legacy of the late icon of soul than with the gigantic personality of the musician and composer Damien Sneed and six-time Grammy Nominee Valerie Simpson -- at 'The Queen of Soul: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin' this Saturday, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m., at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC).

February Concerts Announced At The Royal Conservatory Of Music Photo February Concerts Announced At The Royal Conservatory Of Music
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 25, 2022

The 21C Music Festival continues with the return of Canadian violinist Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà, the superb all-female string ensemble featuring some of Canada's best musicians, on February 25 with a program titled Elle – 25th Anniversary Concert.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center to Host Musical Tribute to Aretha Franklin Photo South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center to Host Musical Tribute to Aretha Franklin
by Marissa Tomeo - Jan 23, 2022

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) will host 'The Queen of Soul: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin' on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022 at 8 p.m. A dynamic presentation celebrating the amazing musical legacy of the late icon of soul, the show is the creation of accomplished musician and composer Damien Sneed who toured with and was mentored by Franklin herself.

The Majestic Honors The Queen Of Soul With A TRIBUTE TO ARETHA FRANKLIN Next Month Photo The Majestic Honors The Queen Of Soul With A TRIBUTE TO ARETHA FRANKLIN Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jan 14, 2022

Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater will rock with the sounds of soul legend Aretha Franklin on Wednesday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. with “A Tribute to Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul.” The concert will be presented live by musician, vocalist and composer Damien Sneed, and singer-songwriter Valerie Simpson, of Ashford & Simpson.

A TRIBUTE TO ARETHA FRANKLIN Comes To The Van Wezel Next Month Photo A TRIBUTE TO ARETHA FRANKLIN Comes To The Van Wezel Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jan 4, 2022

Valerie Simpson plays Aretha Franklin, in A Tribute to Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul. Simpson is a six-time Grammy Nominee and renowned singer and songwriter. She is half of the songwriting-performing-producing entity known as Ashford & Simpson.

Van Wezel Welcomes Valerie Simpson And Damien Sneed For A Tribute To Aretha Franklin: Photo Van Wezel Welcomes Valerie Simpson And Damien Sneed For A Tribute To Aretha Franklin: The Queen Of Soul
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 8, 2021

The Van Wezel has announced special guests for the upcoming performance A Tribute to Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul on Wednesday Feb. 9th at 8 p.m.

The Bessies Announce Honorees Of Lifetime Achievement and Service To The Field Of Dan Photo The Bessies Announce Honorees Of Lifetime Achievement and Service To The Field Of Dance Awards
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021

Choreographer, director, and producer George Faison will receive the 2021 Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance, and DanceAfrica, an annual celebration of African and African-American dance, music, and culture, will receive this year's award for Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance.

Recording Academy Reveals Songwriters & Composers Wing Leadership Council Photo Recording Academy Reveals Songwriters & Composers Wing Leadership Council
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2021

To better serve creators internationally, the Wing has also forged a partnership with The Latin Recording Academy® and will work with the organization to better serve global creators who identify as songwriters and composers.

Naomi Judd Inducted Into Women Songwriters Hall of Fame Photo Naomi Judd Inducted Into Women Songwriters Hall of Fame
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jun 28, 2021

Judd joined other inaugural inductees, including Valerie Simpson, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Roberta Flack, Tawatha Agee, Klymaxx, Deniece Williams, Jeri Keever 'Bunny' Hull and Veryl Howard.

Bunny Hull to be Inducted Into the Women Songwriters Hall of Fame Photo Bunny Hull to be Inducted Into the Women Songwriters Hall of Fame
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2021

Bunny Hull, Grammy Award winner and Founder and Executive Director of Dream a World Education will be inducted into the Women Songwriters Hall of Fame in a ceremony on June 25 at the Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.

Photo Flash: Mandy Gonzalez, Kathryn Gallagher, Laura Osnes, and More in Breast Cance Photo Photo Flash: Mandy Gonzalez, Kathryn Gallagher, Laura Osnes, and More in Breast Cancer Research Foundation's VIRTUAL HOT PINK EVENING
by Stephi Wild - May 21, 2021

Hosted by Elizabeth Hurley, Global Ambassador of The Estée Lauder Companies' Breast Cancer Campaign, the evening featured appearances by Jordana Brewster, Edie Falco, Cheryl Hines, Patti LaBelle, Lisa Ling, Joan Lunden, Carolyn Murphy, Emma Myles, Amy Robach, Molly Sims and others.

Recording Academy Establishes Songwriters & Composers Wing Photo Recording Academy Establishes Songwriters & Composers Wing
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Mar 15, 2021

Currently, a third of the Recording Academy's voting membership identify songwriting or composing as part of their craft and these members will be automatically included in the new Wing.

ASCAP Foundation Honors Goes Virtual Photo ASCAP Foundation Honors Goes Virtual
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 8, 2020

With presentations from living rooms and home studios around the country, The ASCAP Foundation will virtually host The ASCAP Foundation Honors 2020 in recognition of this year’s remarkable young award winners.

Burgandy Williams To Release Debut Single RAGE Photo Burgandy Williams To Release Debut Single RAGE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2020

Burgandy Williams has announced their debut single RAGE, available on streaming platforms December 8, 2020. RAGE is a House Music Dance single produced by Ghidrahmusic and written by the performing artist.

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