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BET SET TO AIR EXPLOSIVE TWO-HOUR SPECIAL
KEYSHIA COLE: MY NEW LIFE
ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH AT 10PM ET/PT
Keyshia Cole is a Grammy-nominated singer/song-writer who garnered a massive amount of success in the early 2000s. This Oakland, California native sang her way into the hearts of millions with her unapologetic, raw, and real verses about love and heartbreak. When fans got their first glimpse of Keyshia Cole in “The Way it Is”, she was a fiery artist on the rise, who was struggling under the weight of her past, while trying to fulfill her dreams. After years of highs and a number of personal lows, Keyshia is at the point in her life where she HAS to take control. With a new baby, a new relationship, and new career changes on the horizon, Keyshia is more determined than ever to figure out what happiness looks like for her in 2019.
“Keyshia Cole: My New Life” is produced by BET Networks, Dubose Entertainment and Hot Snakes Media. James Dubose (WAGS Atlanta, Being Bobby Brown, Frankie & Neffe) and Eric Evangelista (Breaking Amish) serve as executive producers.
Fans who wish to see more of Keyshia, can catch her other series from BET “Keyshia Cole All In “ season one and Frankie & Neffe seasons one and two on BET’s streaming service BET +.
In recent years, Syleena Johnson has enjoyed mainstream exposure appearing on such television shows as TV One’s “R&B Divas: Atlanta” and WE TV’s “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars” and, since 2017, Syleena co-hosts the live TV One daytime daily talk show “Sister Circle,” alongside Rashan Ali, Quad Webb-Lunceford and Trina Braxton.
As an established singer/songwriter, Syleena Johnson has nine albums to her name, including the critically acclaimed debut album, “Chapter 1: Love, Pain & Forgiveness,” and her most recent album “Rebirth of Soul” which features covers of classic Motown records. In 2004, Kanye West tapped Syleena to handle the vocals on the top-10 Billboard hit “All Falls Down,” which also garnered her and West a GRAMMY nomination and four MTV VMA nominations for the accompanying video.
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Fulton County Arts & Culture Focuses on Families this Fall with Thomas Dorsey Exhibition and Fulton Families Photos
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“We believe the arts are essential to the social, spiritual, and intellectual health of our communities,” states Lionell Thomas, Director of Fulton County Arts & Culture. “We’re honoring the legacy of renowned family portrait photographer Thomas Dorsey with an exhibition of his work, and we are celebrating the beauty and diversity of our own Fulton County family by inviting residents to have their portrait taken. We hope they enjoy the art and come celebrate with us!”
Thomas Dorsey exhibition Family: Pride, Dignity and Togetherness
There will be an Opening Reception on Wednesday, October 30 from 6-9 pm, and the exhibition will be on view through November 14 at the gallery at Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road SW, Atlanta, GA 30331. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission to the exhibition is free.
Thomas Dorsey was born in Augusta, GA, but grew up in Chicago, IL. After a four-year stint in the Air Force, he worked at the Post Office for a decade. Then he became interested in art and pursued a degree in Fine Art from the Art Institute of Chicago. He fell in love with photography which led him to start a business with his wife centered on family portraiture. During the next 32 years he made a name for himself beginning in Chicago, and then in Atlanta, by taking photos of families in their homes. The Family: Pride, Dignity and Togetherness exhibition showcases selected photos of prominent African American families from Fulton County and Chicago taken between 1978 and 2002.
“I cannot say how one should view these images, but the title reflects the positive potential of the human spirit I saw every time I was given the opportunity to trip the shutter!” - Thomas Dorsey
Fulton Families Free Photo Days
Fulton County Arts & Culture invites Fulton families to have their family portrait taken for free this fall. In celebration of the work of Thomas Dorsey and his exhibition at Southwest Arts Center which showcases photographs of families, they have created events across the six county districts to continue building relationships, sharing stories, and engaging directly with residents. Here are the locations, dates and times for Fulton Families Photo Days events.
*Note families are asked to RSVP in advance for the location they will visit for their free family portrait.
Fulton County Arts & Culture is celebrating 40 years of creative leadership, improving and enhancing the lives of Fulton County residents and visitors through the arts. Their mission is to ensure all citizens have access to the arts for the passion they inspire, the quality of life they afford, and the economic impact they make in the community. FCAC provides broad access to arts programming including classes and free performances at their six community Arts Centers; generous support for area artists and arts organizations through Contracts for Services arts funding; outreach through their numerous community partnerships; and diverse public art experiences through the Fulton County Public Art Program. For more information visit: fultonarts.org.
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Album Boasts Incredible Features by Zacardi Cortez, Chrystal Rucker,
(NASHVILLE, TN) – September 24, 2019 – Entertainment One celebrates the release of GRAMMY-nominated gospel music pioneer and living legend John P. Kee’s latest full-length release, I Made It Out. Kee’s new album I Made It Out debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Chart and #1 on Billboard’s Current Gospel Albums Chart. Winning many accolades including a Billboard Music Award, a Soul Train Award and numerous Stellar Awards, Kee’s songwriting and vocals have been hailed by critics throughout his career – often by mainstream artists across various genres of music. He is currently enjoying the success of his current single and album title track, “I Made It Out (feat. Zacardi Cortez),” sitting in Billboard Gospel Airplay’s top-ten chart.
JOSHUA COPELAND OR MELVIN CRISPELL, III
NOW AT BET.COM/VOTESUNDAYBEST
+ ERICA CAMPBELL TO DEBUT NEW SINGLE “PRAYING & BELIEVING”
contestants, Kirk, the judges and an array of special guests as BET concludes the series with an
all-star Gospel celebration. And of course, at the end of the show, BET will announce the winner
of Sunday Best season 9!
The season 9 winner will receive a recording contract with RCA Inspiration, a cash prize of $50,000 and the title “Sunday Best.” BET will crown the season 9 Sunday Best winner on Sunday, August 25th at 8:00PM ET/PT. The finale episode will feature special performances from GRAMMY Award®-winner Tasha Cobbs Leonard, multiple Stellar Award-winner VaShawn Mitchell. Fans will also see soul stirring performances from judges Jonathan McReynolds, Kelly Price, and Erica Campbell debuting her new single “Praying & Believing.”
For updates and more information about Sunday Best, please visit BET.com/SundayBest.
Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag: #BETSundayBest.
Tune-into the season 9 finale of Sunday Best on Sunday, August 25th at 8:00PM ET/PT on BET.
ATLANTA BLACK GAY PRIDE'S 8TH ANNUAL PURE HEAT COMMUNITY FESTIVAL SET TO HONOR R&B SINGER TWEET AND ACTRESS & HUMANITARIAN ANGELICA ROSS ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST AT ATLANTA’S PIEDMONT PARK
MULTIPLE STELLAR AWARD NOMINEE JUDAH BAND RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE “I BELIEVE”
AVAILABLE ON ALL MAJOR DIGITAL RETAILERS NOW!
Judah Band made waves at Gospel radio and on the Gospel music scene in 2018 with its debut single, “For My Good,” and is widely known now as “one to watch.” The energetic, spirit-filled and fashion forward group follows up with “I Believe.”
LeAnne "LeLee" Lyons tells all in her latest memoir "I Regret The Day I Lost My Virginity: You Are Not Your Past"
Grammy-nominated and multi platinum recording artist and founding member of the female R&B trio SWV (Sisters with Voices), LeAnne “Lelee” Lyons wants you to know that you are not your past. In her first memoir “I Regret The Day I Lost My Virginity: You Are Not Your Past”, Lyons courageously tackles tough, personal subjects that would make most people uncomfortable.
With her unfiltered homegirl approach, this Bronx, New York native takes you on a journey of survival, while emerging whole, positive, and full of love for yourself. Making the decision to turn adversity into triumph, Lyons will inspire, and challenge you to see victories during the most difficult times in life, and demonstrates how to create a new beginning.
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