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  • Brian Culbertson's Funk Tour

    Brian Culbertson is releasing his second funk collection, “Funk!,” which will be released September 16 on his BCM Entertainment label. The award-winning multi-instrumentalist will also launch a coast-to-coast concert tour.     

    “The concept for ‘Funk!’ was to make an old-school, throwback funkadelic record in the style of P-Funk meets Prince and to tour with the same band that appears on the album. The show we will be taking out on the road is unlike anything anyone has ever seen from me before. It’s on an entirely different level. Yes, we’re taking it there! I’m also very excited about capturing the magic by shooting a Blu-ray to be taped on tour this fall,” said Culbertson, who as an imaginative and trend-setting artist, producer and songwriter has architected 28 Billboard No. 1 singles along with a library of chart-topping albums.
       
    Tickets go on sale for the Funk! Tour for fan club members beginning June 1 and to the general public starting June 3. For more information, please visit www.BrianCulbertson.com.    

    The Funk! Tour itinerary is listed below (additional dates will be added):

    September 22-25             Seattle, WA                                        Jazz Alley (two shows Sept. 23 & 24)
    September 26                   Portland, OR                                      The Aladdin
    September 27                   Bend, OR                                             Tower Theater
    October 5                            Fresno, CA                                          Tower Theater
    October 6                            Santa Barbara, CA                            Lobero Theater
    *October 7                         Newport Beach, CA                        Hyatt Newporter
    *October 8                         Temecula, CA                                    Thornton Winery
    October 9                            Scottsdale, AZ                                   Livewire
    October 11-12                   Denver, CO                                         Soiled Dove (two shows per night)
    October 13                          Salt Lake City, UT                              The State Room
    October 14-15                   Las Vegas, NV                                    Aliante Casino
    *October 16                       Catalina Island, CA                           Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival
    October 20                          Indianapolis, IN                                 Murat Theater
    October 21                          Cincinnati, OH                                    Ludlow Garage
    October 23                          New Albany, OH                               Schottenstein Theatre
    October 25                          Pittsburgh, PA                                   MCG Jazz (two shows)
    October 26-27                   New York, NY                                    B.B. King’s
    October 28                          Cranston, RI                                       Park Theatre
    October 29                          New Haven, CT                                 John Lyman Center
    October 30                          Boston, MA                                        Scullers Jazz Club (two shows)
    November 4                       Collingswood, NJ                              Scottish Rite Auditorium
    *November 5                    Mount Pocono, PA                          Mt. Airy Casino Resort
    November 11                    Minneapolis, MN                             Dakota (two shows)
    November 13                    Detroit, MI                                          Royal Oak Music Theatre
    Nov. 28-Dec. 2                   London, England                              Pizza Express


    *denotes tickets are already on sale



     

  • John Legend Stands Up For Wife

    Photo from John Legend/ Instagram

    John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen recently welcomed daughter Luna Simone. When pictures surfaced of the two at dinner without their newborn, people posted rude comments on her social network feeds criticising her. John received no such comments, and he’s upset about the double parenting standards. Taking to Twitter earlier this week, he wrote to his 7.8 million followers:

    “Funny there’s no dad-shaming. When both of us go out to dinner, shame both of us so Chrissy doesn’t have to take it all. We’ll split it."

    According to Yahoo, Legend has been receiving lots of positive feedback about the post. The tweet has been liked over 25,000 times and retweeted 7,800 times.

  • Lin Rountree's Free Gospel & Praise Dance Concert

    Lin Rountree is raising funds for a FREE concert meant to UPLIFT the community through music and dance. For the past three years, his organization Ltree Entertainment has proudly partnered with the El Olam Center for Dance and Arts  to bring an annual 2 day Praise-dance conference to the city of Detroit.  

     

    Every year the conference culminates in a FREE Gospel and Praise Concert at the end of the Weekend. This year, because of overwhelming demand the conference had to move to larger venue. (COBO CENTER). And in order to accommodate its exponential growth additional resources are needed in order to ensure participants have the have the best experience possible. Lin is asking for your assistance in order to keep concert portion of this event Free and Open to the public, just as it's been since its inception.

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/free-gospel-praise-dance-concert-for-the-people/x/7847264#/

    A portion of your donation goes to the EL Olam Cares Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing disadvantaged inner-city youth an opportunity to study dance.

  • Brian Culbertson's FUNK! is coming

    Brian Culbertson has been in the studio writing songs and recording a new FUNK record due out this September. If you’ve been to one of his shows lately, you’ve heard a couple teasers, Marvin Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up” and Wild Cherry’s “Play That Funky Music.” However, the majority is new original material more in line with old school Parliament Funkadelic meets Prince.

    Brian is currently in LA shooting videos for the album. And similar to Brian’s last studio album, Another Long Night Out, he will offer fans exclusive ways to get involved in the record process via Indiegogo. That campaign will start shortly. More information will be released soon at www.brianculbertson.com

     

  • Euge Groove is Still Euge

    Here is a sneak peek of the tiitle track from the forthcoming Euge Groove album Long Player called "Still Euge". Out in July on Shanachie Entertainment.

  • Marcus Anderson... And Coffee

    Saxophonist Marcus Anderson has created the ultimate music and beverage experience by merging great music with great coffee.

    Marcus has combined a new album and his own line of coffee, both titled And Coffee. Each track gives you the good feeling of relaxing at your favorite coffeehouse, sidewalk café or spending time enjoying your favorite coffee at home. Marcus brings with him great collaborations with the musical talents of guitarists Darnell “Showcase” Taylor and Matt Marshak, trumpeter Lin Roundtree, keyboardist Nicholas Cole and Midwest bassist Julian Vaughn.

    Marcus serves up musical delightful songs such as “Expresso Shot”- has the energy of a strong Espresso Shot. “Coffee Cocktails” invites listeners to enjoy a coffee cocktail when listening to Marcus playing for you, while “Vanilla Mocha” lifts and gently releases you into musical relaxation. The bonus track, Marcus’ gift to listeners, is “Passion Blend”. Listening to it is like going on an adventure, awakening all your senses.

    Purchase Marcus Anderson's And Coffee album and coffee now at his store.

     

  • Prince Dead at 57

    The artist known as Prince has died ... according to TMZ. The singer, who's full name is Prince Rogers Nelson, was 57. 

    Prince's body was discovered at his Paisley Park studio in Minnesota early Thursday morning. Multiple sources connected to the singer confirmed he had passed.

    He had a medical emergency on April 15th that forced his plane to make an emergency landing in Illinois. But he appeared at a concert the next day and assured his fans he was alright. His people told TMZ he was battling the flu.
    Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2016/04/21/prince-dead-at-57/#ixzz46TvVy54x

  • Michael Lington Exclusives

    Michael Lington has partnered with PledgeMusic to offer unique experiences and cool stuff. 

    When you get the AccessPass you will get a digital download of the new album and automatically get access to exclusive behind the scenes photos, videos and other updates about the recording sessions and touring.

    Visit here: http://found.ee/MichaelLington_PledgeMusic

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  • Linda Ronstadt opens up about Parkinson's

    Legendary singer Linda Ronstadt recently made a rare public appearance in San Jose, Ca. KGO was at her sold out show where she discussed her Parkinson's diagnosis. 

    "I can't sing anymore. That's that. I can still sing in my brain but I can't sing. It's just the way it is. If you're going to have Parkinson's you better have a sense of humor. Because somebody wants to surprise you with Mr. Toad's wild ride -- you wake up in the morning and you have this collection of symptoms, you don't know what's going to show up," said Ronstadt.

    The show was a retrospective, focusing on memories of her successul career and how she has been coping with Parkinson's  disease.

     

  • Lenny Kravitz, Interior Designer

    Musician Lenny Kravitz has added interior designer to his resume. The Hollywood Reporter reports that his firm Kravitz Design, has been hired to handle the interior design of a luxury condo building at 75 Kenmare Street in New York. The project marks Kravitz Design’s first New York luxury condo.

    Frederik Eklund and John Gomes of Douglas Elliman will head sales, expected to price between $1.7 million to over $12 million. “We’re going after creative people, especially those with homes in more than one city,” Eklund said. The Million Dollar Listing New York star also touted a Nolita boom — it appreciated the most of any Manhattan neighborhood last year.

     

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