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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¬ģ¬†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.

Legendary Soul Man Sam Moore Celebrates 85th Birthday Photo Legendary Soul Man Sam Moore Celebrates 85th Birthday
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 12, 2020

The Legendary Soul Man Sam Moore turns 85, and is celebrated today and this week by many of his colleagues.

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Jessie Mueller and More to Perform on NJPAC Virt Photo Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Jessie Mueller and More to Perform on NJPAC Virtual Gala
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 24, 2020

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Broadway's favorite leading man, will headline an inspiring celebration of American song at NJPAC's annual Spotlight Gala @ Home on October 3. The concert portion of the evening, American Songbook at NJPAC will be broadcast on NJTV and njtvonline.org at 7PM EST.

Craft Recordings Set to Release 'The Gospel Truth: The Complete Singles Collection' Photo Craft Recordings Set to Release 'The Gospel Truth: The Complete Singles Collection'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 17, 2020

Craft Recordings announces the release of The Gospel Truth: The Complete Singles Collection, a brand new, comprehensive compilation that spotlights The Gospel Truth Records.

Ryan Shaw's 'Strong Men Can' Out Today Photo Ryan Shaw's 'Strong Men Can' Out Today
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 17, 2020

The first single from Multi GRAMMY¬ģ-nominated vocal powerhouse Ryan Shaw‚Äôs forthcoming album IMAGINING MARVIN has its worldwide premiere today via Soul Tracks.

63rd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Announces Virtual Lineup Plus Socially Distanced W Photo 63rd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Announces Virtual Lineup Plus Socially Distanced Watching Parties
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 8, 2020

To usher in their 63rd year, The Monterey Jazz Festival is going virtual, live on their YouTube channel. Friday, September 25th through Sunday, September 27th from 5-7pm PST each day. Festival participants will be treated to never-before-seen archival footage plus exciting new performances and personal messages from the MJF family of artists, volunteers, patrons and board members.

Broadway Pianist/Composer/Arranger Timothy Graphenreed Has Passed Away at Age 68 Photo Broadway Pianist/Composer/Arranger Timothy Graphenreed Has Passed Away at Age 68
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2020

Broadway composer/lyricist/author/musical director/vocal arranger/dance arranger/orchestrator/accompanist, best known for composing The Tornado, and Emerald City Ballet in the Broadway hit 'The Wiz,' Timothy Graphenreed, passed away March 1, 2020, at Mt. Sinai at the age of 68.

Ryan Shaw's New Studio Album IMAGINING MARVIN Set for November Release Photo Ryan Shaw's New Studio Album IMAGINING MARVIN Set for November Release
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2020

Multi GRAMMY¬ģ-nominated vocal powerhouse Ryan Shaw's new studio album IMAGINING MARVIN is set for a November 27th release via Shaw's own FORM (Fans Of Real Music) Records with distribution by Broadway Records. Inspired by one of Shaw's idols, Marvin Gaye, IMAGINING MARVIN is the powerful new project that originally premiered live in New York City.

GRAMMY Museum Releases Two Songwriters Hall Of Fame Programs From Archive Photo GRAMMY Museum Releases Two Songwriters Hall Of Fame Programs From Archive
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jun 10, 2020

The GRAMMY Museum¬ģ¬†announced today it will release two Songwriters Hall of Fame programs from its archive while the Museum in Los Angeles is closed until further notice in light of COVID-19

NJPAC Presents Sugar Bar Comes To Newark Featuring Valerie Simpson And Special Guest  Photo NJPAC Presents Sugar Bar Comes To Newark Featuring Valerie Simpson And Special Guest Dave Koz
by Stephi Wild - Feb 25, 2020

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Sugar Bar Comes to Newark featuring Valerie Simpson and Special Guest Dave Koz on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

Sam Moore To Perform With Garth Brooks On 'Grammy Salute To Music Legends' Photo Sam Moore To Perform With Garth Brooks On 'Grammy Salute To Music Legends'
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 17, 2019

Sam Moore¬†and¬†Dave Prater¬†‚Äď the groundbreaking duo,¬†Sam & Dave,¬†who brought their gospel roots to Soul music, were one of the primary chart stars at the Stax and Atlantic labels in the '60s. Bringing the passion of call and response to their wailing soul side, the duo were honored by The Recording Academy as one of the recipients of the Special Merit Awards, The Lifetime Achievement Award in May in Los Angeles.

BWW Review: VALERIE SIMPSON at HACPAC Photo BWW Review: VALERIE SIMPSON at HACPAC
by Lianna Albrizio - Oct 1, 2019

Valerie Simpson, who co-wrote hit songs for Whitney Houston and Ray Charles, performed a packed house with guitarist Felicia Collins at the Hackensack Performing Arts's PAC the House series on September 28.

HACPAC Announces PAC The House Series Photo HACPAC Announces PAC The House Series
by Julie Musbach - Sep 10, 2019

The Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC) has announced the third annual PAC the House Series featuring concerts by popular artists including Valerie Simpson, Donnie McClurkin, Gregorio Uribe, James Maddock, and Bria Skonberg. Ticket prices range from $40.00 to $60.00 with special series pricing available.

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