Entertainment One Nashville welcomes its newest signee: GRAMMY-nominated recording artist and daytime television host, Syleena Johnson.
19th Anniversary Satchmo SummerFest presented by Chevron
THREE FULL DAYS OF FEST
AUGUST 2, 2019- AUGUST 4, 2019
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
The 19th annual Satchmo SummerFest presented by Chevron is August 2-4, 2019 at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Mint. Produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI), Satchmo SummerFest is an unparalleled celebration of the life, legacy, and music of New Orleans' native son, Louis Armstrong.
Recently named one of the most “interesting things to experience in Louisiana” by Oprah Magazine,
the event brings performances from New Orleans’ most talented musicians, with a focus on traditional and contemporary jazz and brass bands.
The Omni Royal Orleans is the Official hotel of Satchmo Summerfest! Click here for special rates and offers
You may or may not have heard but our friend, Julie Dexter, has released a new album!
PURCHASE DEJA VU BY JULIE DEXTER
July 27, 2019
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Making the announcement public, Rickey Smiley shared his excitement, “It’s an honor to continue the legacy of my boss and frat brother Tom Joyner. Not only has he been a friend to my family and me over the years, but we consider him family. Tom’s mentorship has instilled in me valuable wisdom that I will carry with me through this new morning show.”
David Kantor, Reach Media and Radio One CEO, acknowledged the collaboration, “Tom changed the entire urban radio marketplace. He entertained and educated multiple generations of listeners over the last 25 years. While there is and will always be only one Tom Joyner, we are excited that Rickey will be moving to Urban AC in January. Like Tom, Rickey’s talent, community consciousness and commitment to his audience will serve his listeners well.”
The Rickey Smiley Morning Show has been recognized for its excellence in connecting with its listeners, and continues to grow with the belief that “Radio is community”. The industry took notice in 2017 awarding Rickey with the NAB Radio Marconi Award as the top national/syndicated talent. Rickey uses personality, humor, conviction and relevant information to deliver a high-energy morning show engaging his listening community in unexpected ways. His show has distinguished itself with its innovative mix of entertainment and an unfiltered view on contemporary black life and parenthood, focusing on family, community and mentorship.
Smiley uses his radio platform to express his belief that “we are responsible for each other”, including purchasing a car for a young man profiled on social media who persisted through a daily 3-hour bus commute to his high school for well over a year in order to graduate. Similarly, the discovery of a co-host’s history with domestic violence prompted Rickey to put a spotlight on the urgency of the issue along with the resources available to provide support to victims.
Having attended Alabama State University and participated in numerous HBCU tours, Smiley is an ardent supporter of education - especially Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Rickey reinforces his radio brand 24/7 interacting online, socially with 5 million followers, through his stand-up comedy, reality-based TV shows, and publishing – all amplifying his voice!
Gary Wit Da Tea, well established as everyone’s favorite diva, dishes the hottest gossip on the world of entertainment and his colorful opinions on all topics. With over 22 years on radio, along with numerous TV and charitable initiatives, he’s someone whose thoughts listeners look forward to hearing.
Eva Marcille, while originally known as a high fashion model and television celebrity, contributes a relatable women’s point of view with her sharp wit and sometimes challenging position, bringing balance to the show. She shares her life with listeners from entrepreneurial pursuits to marriage and motherhood.
In his 25 years as a leader in the industry, Tom Joyner’s impact and influence have never wavered. His morning “Party with a Purpose” revolutionized radio when it became the first morning show with music in syndication. Known widely as “The Hardest Working Man in Radio,” Joyner has made a career of doing the extraordinary in order to serve his audience: flying round-trip between Dallas and Chicago five days a week for seven years hosting morning drive and afternoons in two different cities; raising money to support students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities with The Tom Joyner Foundation; producing and hosting a celebration of black families and communities, the Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion; galvanizing his listeners to provide relief funds for survivors of natural disasters. The Tom Joyner Morning Show is heard as a guide to the future of communications in the African-American community, consistently promoting relevant issues and social causes that need attention and action.
Urban One, Inc. (urban1.com), together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. The Company owns TV One, LLC (tvone.tv), a television network serving more than 59 million households, offering a broad range of original programming, classic series and movies designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult Black viewers. CLEO TV (mycleo.tv), a lifestyle and entertainment network targeting Millennial and Gen X women of color that launched in January 2019, is fully owned by TV One, LLC, a brand of Urban One, Inc. As one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies, Urban One currently owns and/or operates 59 broadcast stations (including HD stations we operate) branded under the tradename "Radio One" in 15 urban markets in the United States. Through its controlling interest in Reach Media, Inc. (blackamericaweb.com), the Company also operates syndicated programming including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, the Russ Parr Morning Show and the DL Hughley Show.
In addition to its radio and television broadcast assets, Urban One owns iOne Digital (ionedigital.com), our wholly owned digital platform serving the African-American community through social content, news, information, and entertainment websites, including its Cassius, Bossip, HipHopWired and MadameNoire digital platforms and brands.
We also have invested in a minority ownership interest in MGM National Harbor, a gaming resort located in Prince George's County, Maryland. Through our national multi-media operations, we provide advertisers with a unique and powerful delivery mechanism to the African-American and urban audiences.
Hughley is one of the most unapologetic voices of our time and does not shy away from controversy. THE DL HUGHLEY SHOW dives head first into hot topics of the day and dishes on the latest news, entertainment, pop culture and what's trending in social media.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to expand my radio show and bring it to a late night television audience,” said DL Hughley. “I want to talk about things that matter to our community and this show will mirror what everyone is talking about every day.”
Always insightful and informative, Hughley and his co-host Jasmine Sanders use humor to deliver everything from hard news to lighter fare. Featuring stories relevant to a rapidly evolving African American community, the one-hour show, which is a hybrid of Hughley's existing radio show and fresh content created specifically for a nighttime audience, will offer everything from covering the day’s major headlines and round table discussions to celebrity guest interviews and comedy bits.
“We are excited to grow our partnership with an amazing talent like DLHughley, who’s already a part of our Urban One family,” said Michelle Rice, TV One General Manager.
“DL will courageously shine a light on the issues facing black America with his unique brand of humor, intelligence and thought-provoking perspective.”
Shot in a stylized studio, the look and feel of THE DL HUGHLEY SHOW is patterned after a traditional radio show, adapted for television and will be taped in-studio four days a week from Burbank, CA.
THE DL HUGHLEY SHOW is produced for TV One by Pygmy Wolf Productions with DL Hughley and KP Anderson serving as Executive Producers. Sonya Vaughn and Charlie Gerencer serve as Co-Executive Producers and Jade Mills serves as Executive in Charge of Production. Melanie Massie serves as Talent Producer. For TV One, Susan Henry and Regina Thomas serve as Executive Producers in Charge of Production.
JJ Hairston & Yolanda Adams
and 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT*
The Biggest Night in Gospel Music Set to Tape Live on Friday, March 29, 2019
at the Las Vegas Orleans Arena
For the first time since 2005, The Stellar Awards telecast will premiere on BET on Friday, April 19 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT and again at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT. The biggest night in gospel music will also feature rousing performances by Brian Courtney Wilson, Charles Jenkins, Jekalyn Carr, Jonathan McReynolds, Kelontae Gavin, Koryn Hawthorne, Maranda Curtis and Todd Dulaney.
Stellar Awards Executive Producer and Founder, Don Jackson shared, “It was 35 years ago when Aretha performed ‘Precious Lord’ on my very first Gospel Music television special ‘Living the Dream.’ In recognition of Aretha’s roots in Gospel Music and her continuing love for the genre, I am delighted that our executive committee agreed to present her with our ICON Award posthumously and continue to present the award forever in her name as the Aretha Franklin ICON Award.”
Among this year’s presenters are Anthony Brown, Yolanda Adams, Dr. Bobby Jones, DeVon Franklin, Janice Gaines and JJ Hairston. As previously announced, The Stellar Awards nominees with multiple nominations include Jonathan McReynolds, Maranda Curtis, Todd Dulaney, Jekalyn Carr, Koryn Hawthorne, Snoop Dogg, Tori Kelly, Bishop Noel Jones & City of Refuge Sanctuary Choir, Jarell Smalls and Company, Kelontae Gavin and Tasha Page-Lockhart.
This year’s Stellar Awards will recognize gospel music royalty who have made substantial contributions to the genre with special honors. Legendary gospel singer Delores Washington Green of The Caravans will receive The Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Legends Award. Stellar Honors Hall of Fame Inductees include Jackie Patillo (Dove Awards), James Robinson, Jr. (Malaco Gospel) and Phil Thornton (RCA Inspiration).
The Stellar Awards show taping is open to the public, with ticket prices ranging from $50 - $200 at www.ticketmaster.com. The show’s star-studded red carpet Live Stream Show will be hosted by Deitrick Haddon and Goo Goo Atkins, and the newly popular Emerging Artist stage will showcase performances by DOE, Jabari Johnson and Will McMillan.
Thursday, March 28, kicks off at 9:30am PT with The Stellar Academy series of masterclass executive panels with Don Jackson, DeVon Franklin, Donald Lawrence, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins and celebrity stylist J. Bolin.
The Stellar Gospel Radio Awards & Showcase will be held prior to the Main Event on Friday, March 29 at 10 a.m. PT, honoring the most outstanding radio stations and announcers who serve urban gospel music audiences. This show is jam-packed with moving performances by Anthony Brown, Chrystal Rucker, Isaiah Templeton, Evelyn Turrentine, DJ Dwight Stone, Emcee N.I.C.E., Miz Tiffany, Jor’Dan Armstrong, The McDonald Sisters, Brent Jones and The Waco Community Choir. The event, hosted by Byron Cage and Janice Gaines, is the perfect pre-show kickoff prior to the taping. Tickets for each event can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com.
More of the biggest names in gospel and a few additional surprises are being added to the growing list of top performers and presenters appearing in this year’s show. For more information visit us at www.thestellarawards.com and on social media @thestellars. Be sure to subscribe to The Stellar Awards all-new YouTube channel and follow us on social media for the latest news and updates about the biggest night in gospel! The Stellar Gospel Music Awards show is Executive Produced by Don Jackson, with Jennifer J. Jackson serving as Executive in Charge of Production. Michael A. Johnson will produce and direct this year's award show.
2019 STELLAR AWARDS TOP NOMINEES
Maranda Curtis – 7 Nominations
Todd Dulaney – 6 Nominations
Jekalyn Carr – 5 Nominations
Koryn Hawthorne - 4 Nominations
Kelontae Gavin - 4 Nominations
Bishop Noel Jones & City of Refuge Sanctuary Choir – 4 Nominations
Jarrell Smalls and Company – 4 Nominations
Snoop Dogg – 3 Nominations
Tori Kelly– 3 Nominations
Tasha Page-Lockhart – 2 Nominations
CARDI B & BRUNO MARS: Please Me
CHAKA KHAN: Hello Happiness
ALICIA KEYS: Raise A Man
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Media outlets, producers, artists, and more came out to celebrate the release of Headkrack’s debut album, Aktion Park.
When We Speak TV was also there to show our support! Aktion Park is a glimpse of Headkrack’s creative journey through musical and visual expression.
Step Right Up and purchase Aktion Park by Headkrack today.
I can not believe that I have allowed so many days to pass and I haven't told you about my experience on February 28, 2011. This was the day that I had an opportunity to attend a live recording of my favorite gospel singer of all times, Lashun Pace.
It was not the best of days on that night because it was raining very badly in Atlanta but of course I trucked on! (Only way I would have missed this night was if Jesus came back for me!) So despite the horrible weather, we made our way down to Barnesville, Georgia, for a good time. (Actually, I didn't even know where Barnesville was but a great time I had!)
Once we arrived at the church, the attendants instructed us where to park our cars. Thankfully, I was there early (which I'm rarely early to anything...nor on time for that matter).
We entered the church and I began searching for a place to sit. Once I decided that I wanted to sit in an aisle seat, I sat down and began to prepare myself for what was about to take place. Everything was pretty calm as the people continued to come into the building. Then, to my right I saw a very familiar face, dressed in a gray skirt suit walk by. It was none other than the talented Duranice Pace, one of Lashun's many talented sisters.
From then, until the time that the recording started, I don't really remember much. So much was going through my head, so much excitement, so much anxiety. Can I be honest? I wanted to cry! Yes, I'm a cry baby! SO WHAT! The excitement went way back to my days of being a child.
LET'S GO BACK FOR A MOMENT........When my mother gave her life to the Lord, I was probably about eleven or twelve, and thereafter, we started attending church. Since my mom was a young Christian at the time, one of the ladies at the church gave her some music to listen to......you already know that one of the artists was The Anointed Pace Sisters.... When I heard these ladies sing, you would not believe the feeling that flowed through me! It was like angels were singing. I wasn't used to gospel music other than quartet music, but I loved it! I definitely loved how they would blend their voices so perfectly, to sound as one voice and accompany one another in a worship ad lib at the end of the songs. I had never heard anything like it! So once I heard this sound, and this great music, I wanted to sing! So what did I do? I volunteered to sing a song at our annual Children's Day at church. I sang "The Shepherd's Song" by the Mississippi Children's Mass Choir. I was so nervous that I couldn't look at people as I sang, so I turned my back to the congregation and sang the entire song! (Poor Baby!)
HOLD ON I'M GETTING THERE! After my first solo, I decided to pull my sister into it....I guess I was trying to start my own group now! My sister (who was only about 7 years old) and I would sing some of my favorite Pace Sisters' songs such as, "Jesus Be A Fence", "My Purpose", and "Safety Zone"
BACK TO THE RECORDING: As time drew closer, for the recording to begin, I remember going so deep into my memories of a child that I started to pray and thank the Lord for allowing me to be here. Then, I started praying for the entire Pace family because this family had played a major role in my family's life through their music. Then I started praying for Lashun specifically. (You may not understand where I was at that moment but Lashun was the lady that sang me through my childhood, teenage years, and military years. I remember being a little boy going through issues with other kids at school and I would imagine that Lashun was my aunt, and she would sing to me! I knew she was not really my aunt but my "aunt" really knew exactly how to usher me into prayer to the Lord!)
In the midst of all this, I recall seeing some of the other Pace Sisters making it to their seats. I remember gospel singer, Ted Winn, best known from the duet Ted and Sherri, entering the church. ( I can't remember if it was before it began or once it had started, because by now I was zoned!) And lastly I remember gospel singer, Dewayne Woods, entering the church. Dewayne is best known for his song "Let Go, Let God".
Once the recording began, Lydia Pace opened with beautiful and powerful words (I forgot who she said wrote it), that reflected on the past songs of Lashun and described the essence of the Lashun Pace that we have always loved and will continue to love. Thereafter, Lashun was front and center!
Lashun stood there with such grace, beauty, humbleness, strength, and anointing! I couldn't do anything but clap and stare! She spoke to the audience for a moment and then it began, Lashun Pace- "Reborn"
(I know you probably thought I would go more into detail about the songs and what took place....YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE! All I will say is, "You need to get the cd when it comes out, you will definitely enjoy it!") She was also joined with her lovely daughter, Aarion Rhodes, in a contemporary duet that I think you will definitely enjoy.
Everything was great, the Lord definitely blessed and Lashun encouraged my heart once more like only "Auntie Lashun" can do........And when she did her signature "holla", I could have jumped out of my skin. I remember telling my friend that was there with me, "...now that's the Lashun I remember!"
That was such a great night!
When We Speak TV would like to congratulate Lashun Pace on her new cd and we encourage everyone to support her music as well as, all the gospel artists that have served so faithfully to spread the word of the Lord through this nation.
God bless you Tarrian Lashun Pace-Holmes......God is going to continue to elavate you!
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