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  • Elan Trotman's Barbados Jazz Excursion

    The BARBADOS JAZZ EXCURSION is from October 7-10, 2016 and features a weekend of island excursions, concerts, golfing and fun at the Crane Resort in Barbados. Performing artists include Barbados native Elan Trotman, Jeffrey Osborne, Peter White, Brian Simpson, and Althea Rene.

     

  • Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire Passes Away

    Earth, Wind & Fire founding member Maurice White, died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles. 

    His brother Verdine White released the following statement on Facebook, "My brother, hero and best friend Maurice White passed away peacefully last night in his sleep. While the world has lost another great musician and legend, our family asks that our privacy is respected as we start what will be a very difficult and life changing transition in our lives. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes."

    The AP is reporting that White, who was 74, suffered from Parkinson’s Disease. He has not been performing with Earth, Wind and Fire recently, even as the band kept touring. Earth, Wind & Fire, a nine-piece band centered featuring the two White brothers, singer Philip Bailey and the distinctive horn section, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. The band’s most successful period started with the 1975 album “That’s The Way of The World” and continued through the rest of the decade. Other hits included “Serpentine Fire,” “That’s the Way of the World” and a cover of the Beatles’ “Got to Get You Into My Life.”

     

  • Sting and Peter Gabriel: Rock Paper Scissors Tour

    Sting & Peter Gabriel have announced their Rock Paper Scissors Tour!

    Purchase tickets now at: LiveNation.com.

    Date City Venue On Sale Date (Time)
    June 21 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena Mon. Feb. 1 (10am)
    June 23 Washington, DC Verizon Center Mon. Jan 25 (10am)
    June 24 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Mon. Feb. 1 (10am)
    June 26 Philadelphia, PA BB&T Pavilion Mon. Jan. 25 (10am)
    June 27 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Mon. Jan. 25 (9am)
    June 29 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre Mon. Jan. 25 (10am)
    June 30 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills Mon. Feb. 1 (10am)
    July 02 Worcester, MA DCU Center Mon. Feb. 1 (10am)
    July 05 Montreal, QC Bell Centre Mon. Jan. 25 (10am)
    July 07 Québec, QC Festival d’été de Québec On sale March 2016
    July 09 Chicago, IL United Center Mon. Feb. 1 (10am)
    July 10 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest Mon. Feb 1 (10am)
    July 12 Denver, CO Pepsi Center Mon. Feb. 1 (10am)
    July 14 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose Mon. Jan. 25 (10am)
    July 15 Lake Tahoe, NV Harvey’s Mon. Jan. 25 (10am)
    July 17 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl Mon. Jan. 25 (10am)
    July 21 Seattle, WA Key Arena Mon. Feb. 1 (10am)
    July 23 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome Mon. Jan. 25 (10am)
    July 24 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place Mon. Jan. 25 (10am)
  • Glenn Frey Passes

    The Eagles website has reported the passing of founding member, Glenn Frye:

    "It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of husband, best friend, father, comrade, and Eagles founder, Glenn Frey, in New York City on Monday, January 18th, 2016. Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia.

    "The Frey family would like to thank everyone who joined Glenn to fight this fight and hoped and prayed for his recovery.
    Words can neither describe our sorrow, nor our love and respect for all that he has given to us, his family, the music community & millions of fans worldwide.

    Cindy Frey • Taylor Frey • Deacon Frey • Otis Frey
    Don Henley • Joe Walsh • Timothy B. Schmit • Bernie Leadon • Irving Azoff"

    Don Henley also issued the following statement:

    "He was like a brother to me; we were family, and like most families, there was some dysfunction. But, the bond we forged 45 years ago was never broken, even during the 14 years that the Eagles were dissolved. We were two young men who made the pilgrimage to Los Angeles with the same dream: to make our mark in the music industry -- and with perseverance, a deep love of music, our alliance with other great musicians and our manager, Irving Azoff, we built something that has lasted longer than anyone could have dreamed. But, Glenn was the one who started it all. He was the spark plug, the man with the plan. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of popular music and a work ethic that wouldn't quit. He was funny, bullheaded, mercurial, generous, deeply talented and driven. He loved is wife and kids more than anything. We are all in a state of shock, disbelief and profound sorrow. We brought our two-year 'History of the Eagles Tour' to a triumphant close at the end of July and now he is gone. I'm not sure I believe in fate, but I know that crossing paths with Glenn Lewis Frey in 1970 changed my life forever, and it eventually had an impact on the lives of millions of other people all over the planet. It will be very strange going forward in a world without him in it. But, I will be grateful, every day, that he was in my life. Rest in peace, my brother. You did what you set out to do, and then some."

    For Glenn Frey's full bio, visit yahoomusic.com.

     

  • Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards of 2016

    The Grammy Recording Academy today announced its 2016 Special Merit Awards recipients. This year's Lifetime Achievement Award recipients are Ruth Brown, Celia Cruz, Earth, Wind & Fire, Herbie Hancock, Jefferson Airplane, Linda Ronstadt, and Run-D.M.C.; the Trustees Award honorees are John Cage, Fred Foster and Chris Strachwitz; and EMT and Dr. Harvey Fletcher are Technical GRAMMY Award recipients. A special ceremony and concert celebrating the honorees will be held in the spring.

    The 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live on CBS on Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. For breaking GRAMMY news, follow The Recording Academy's social networks on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

  • Behind the Scenes with the JT Project

    Check out behind the scenes footage from The JT Project's  upcoming album Moments of Change featuring the single "Overdrive".

    Purchase on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ove...
    Purchase on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01...

    Website: http://www.thejtproject.com

  • Natalie Cole's Cause of Death

    NEW YORK (AP) — Natalie Cole's family said the singer's cause of death was idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension, which led to heart failure.

    Her family said in a statement to The Associated Press on Thursday that after Cole received a kidney transplant in 2009, she was diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension, a rare lung disease that causes shortness of breath, dizziness and sometimes chest pain. Because Cole's case was idiopathic, the exact cause is unknown.

    The statement read: "(Cole) responded well to pulmonary arterial hypertension-specific agents over many years, during which she performed many concerts world-wide, but eventually succumbed to intractable right heart failure, an outcome that unfortunately commonly occurs in this progressive disorder."

    Cole died last week. She had battled drug problems and hepatitis that forced her to undergo a kidney transplant.

    MESFIN FEKADU
    Associated Press
    January 7, 2016
     

  • Janet Jackson Recovering From Surgery

    Janet Jackson released a statement about postponing her tour due to surgery on her website:

    "Hey you guys… Happy Holidays to each and every one of you. I need you to know, I learned today, from my doctors that I must have surgery soon. It breaks my heart to tell you that I am forced to postpone the Unbreakable Tour until the spring. Every date will be rescheduled. Please hold on to your tickets. They will be honored in a special way when the new schedule is announced. Please pray for me, my family and our entire company during this difficult time. There will be no further comment. I love you all so much and am ever grateful for your understanding and your love. Gon’ b alright."

    She also released this follow-up video on YouTube confirming that cancer rumors were false: 

  • In Performance at the White House

    "A Celebration of American Creativity: In Performance at the White House" premieres Friday, January 8, 2016 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS stations.  President and Mrs. Obama host an all-star music tribute celebrating  the cultural resonance of art and literature in unique American musical forms. The evening includes performances by Buddy Guy, Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Audra McDonald, Keb’ Mo’, Smokey Robinson, Trombone Shorty, Esperanza Spalding, Brian Stokes Mitchell, James Taylor and Usher, with special readings and remarks from Carol Burnett (program subject to change). 

    http://www.pbs.org/inperformanceatthewhitehouse/home/

  • Natalie Cole Passes Away at 65

    Legendary singer, and daughter of Nat "King" Cole, Natalie Cole has passed away at age 65. She died from congestive heart failure, although Natalie had been very sick recently, cancelling several tour dates in December and an upcoming February concert due to illness. In the past, Natalie has been treated with chemotherapy for Hepatitis C. 

    Natalie's rep released a statement to TMZ, “It is with heavy hearts that we bring to you all the news of our Mother and sister's passing. Natalie fought a fierce, courageous battle, dying how she lived..with dignity, strength and honor. Our beloved Mother and sister will be greatly missed and remain UNFORGETTABLE in our hearts forever.”

    One of Cole's biggest hits was her unique version of "Unforgettable", performed as a virtual duet with dad Nat King Cole.

    Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2016/01/01/natalie-cole-dead/#ixzz3w138JKDf

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