Aretha Franklin To Hit Kato Leonard and TheNewsNerd.com with a Right Hook of Her Own – A Ten Million Dollar Lawsuit
(April 16, 2014 – Detroit, MI) — Facebook and other social media lit up with the news that Patti LaBelle had been arrested for attacking Aretha Franklin with “a Mayweather style right and left” in attack on the Queen of Soul that reportedly took place at a concert in Atlanta.
Smoke DZA Talks Getting Arrested w/ French Montana and More via Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv TAKE IT PERSONAL
Smoke DZA Talks Getting Arrested with French Montana
and More via Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv
TAKE IT PERSONAL Will Feature Hip Hop’s Elite Each Show
Smoke DZA on Take It Personal: Hip Hop Improv
On Friday, April 11, 2014, rapper Smoke DZA stopped by Friday evening as the featured guest inThe Hip Hop Improv Show – TAKE IT PERSONAL presented byHot 97′s Cipha Sounds andUpright Citizens Brigade (UCB), the top improv theatre and school in NYC. Improvisers from Cipha Sounds’ teamA Tribe Called YES[Lydia Hensler, Christian Cappazoli, Abra Tabak, Sean Diston, Natasha Rothwell, and Cipha Sounds] whom reenacted stories originally told by Smoke Dza.
Smoke DZA told a story about how he got arrested outside of Funk Flex’s tunnel party and ended up in the same jail as French Montana, Chinx, and others. Cipha Sounds said, “Since the show is getting so popular I like to use it as a vehicle to showcase underground artists. Smoke dza always has funny stories.”
Learn Life’s Lessons! – Daily Word April 15, 2014
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Entertainment One Music’s Erica Campbell, James Fortune, and More Continue to Heat Up Billboard and Gospel Radio Charts!
ENTERTAINMENT ONE MUSIC CELEBRATES CHART-TOPPING HITS WITH “HELP,” “LIVE THROUGH IT,” “AMAZING,” & “WITHHOLDING NOTHING”
Hit Singles and New Albums Continue to Impact Album and Gospel Radio Charts
Entertainment One Music (eOne) continues to lead a chart-topping roster of diverse artists, encompassing a wide range of melodies that drive the sounds of Gospel today. Garnering two Top 5 albums on the latest Billboard Gospel Albums chart, eOne also delivers the hits in Gospel Radio, with four singles in the Top 10 on the latest Gospel Radio chart by Erica Campbell, James Fortune & FIYA, Ricky Dillard & New G, and William McDowell.
Gospel Music Legend and First Lady Karen Clark Sheard Hosts International Summit for Women in Church Leadership
Ladies 1st “A Celebration of Women” Inaugural International Summit Will Be Held September 10-13 in Virginia Beach, VA
Confirmed Presenters Include Faith Evans, Erica Campbell,
Dorinda Clark Cole, Vickie Winans,
Jacky Clark Chisholm, and Kierra Sheard
More To Be Confirmed in the Coming Weeks
Tony Award-Winning Broadway Musical
The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess
Revival Heads To Los Angeles
SOCA STAR FARMER NAPPY
LAUNCHES NEW ALBUM
BIG PEOPLE PARTY IN NEW YORK CITY
April 14, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, NY (FOX FUSE) – Internationally-acclaimed Trinidadian soca star Darryl “Farmer Nappy” Henry officially launched his new album Big People Party to a full-capacity crowd at legendary New York City concert venue Sounds Of Brazil (S.O.B.’s), on April 13, 2014. His third, full-length studio effortBig People Party was released worldwide in stores and online on February 25, 2014 from FOX FUSE, but since it was in the midst of Trinidad’s Carnival season, Farmer was only now able to journey to the media capital of the world, New York City, to promote his new album to media and fans there. Presenting a soca showcase and a free event at that, Farmer breaks new ground for soca music and the culture of Trinidad and Tobago, as he takes full aim at exposing soca to the masses and capturing his spot in the limelight, in the North American market. Read more…
Be Patient And Stick To It! – Daily Word April 11, 2014
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PHARRELL WILLIAMS JOINS
OPRAH WINFREY ON “OPRAH PRIME”
THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 13 AT 9PM ET/PT ON OWN
Oprah Winfrey with Pharrell Williams
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(NEW YORK) April 12, 2014- Oprah meets up with seven-time Grammy Award winner Pharrell Williams, one of the most innovative and sought-after artists in music today. On the heels of his chart topping #1 hit “Happy,” which also received an Oscar nomination for “Despicable Me 2,” Oprah and Pharrell discuss his critically acclaimed album “G I R L,” his rise to fame and how his creative vision has propelled him to music superstardom. They also discuss his recent marriage to Helen Williams and fatherhood. Read more…
Comedians Rodney Perry and Melanie Comarcho Set to host the “2014 3rd Female Hip Hop Honors Awards”
This year we honor Oaktown’s 3.5.7, DaBrat, Michel’le, Charli Baltimore and Sparky D
Los Angeles, April 7th — The Underground Girls Of Hip Hop will bring down the house at the “2014 Female Hip Hop Honors, on September 13th at the Warner Grand Theatre in Los Angeles. This amazing event brings the best of the best in Female hip hop past, present & future together, for one legendary night.
Underground Girls of Hip Hop’s founder and owner, Shylise Simpson, established the Female Hip Hop Honors to recognize the women in this business in an official and symbolic manner, whom she felt did not have the proper platform. She is now proud to say they are now in their 3rd year, and continue to break the rules of convention. Underground Girls of Hip Hop keep their ears to the street every year, for those incredible records released by independent labels and artists. While recognizing the Indie artist, we also continue to honor the ladies of hip hop that paved the way. Read more…
Who: Marlon Stephen
What: KPDi – Key Partners in Digital Innovation | http://kpd-i.com/
Why: As every consumer touch point becomes increasingly digital and mobile, we partner with our clients to focus their organization’s vision, goals, opportunities and initiatives to maximize the business benefits of digital initiatives in their organization. As an entrepreneurial organization, we often identify opportunities in the marketplace and develop businesses to take advantage of those opportunities in the market.
Where: Toronto and NYC
When: Since 2001
We all have career goals and dreams that we usually pursue and then try to accomplish. Of course, life throws us curves or we change direction for whatever reason and sometimes, it works out better for us long term when this happens and then we shape our lives in a way that we didn’t imagine or anticipate.
This is where Nicole Chaplin enters. After taking the typical college route and landing a position right away, something happened that changed her career path and it has really taken off for the young personal trainer. She has focused in a different direction and not only does it continue to help her, it essentially helps even more people than herself and it is fulfilling for her.
1. You were once an industry executive at Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam and now you are a celebrity personal fitness trainer. How did you first become involved in the entertainment industry and what made you decide to become a personal trainer?
I graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in Marketing and a minor in Music Business and Entertainment. I moved to NYC immediately after graduation and by God’s grace I landed an assistant position within a week at Geffen Records. Shortly after, I was at BMI then Roc-A-Fella came about. I decided to become a personal trainer after Roc-A-Fella because I noticed my lifestyle encompassed more health and wellness then anything else and with ease, personal training became a career and it fits me like a glove. Read more…
Mathew Knowles Releases Brian Courtney Wilson
from Recording Contract with Music World Gospel
Wilson Moves to Motown Gospel
(Houston, TX – April 7, 2014) – Mathew Knowles, President and CEO of Music World Entertainment has released Brian Courtney Wilson from his recording contract with Music World Gospel. Wilson moved to his new label home, Motown Gospel, effective, April 4, 2014.
As Knowles restructures Music World Entertainment and its Gospel division, he is making it a priority to help continue the growth of the artists that were signed to the label. “Brian is an exceptionally gifted artist with a unique vocal style,” says Knowles. “When I first saw him sing at church, I wanted to sign him immediately. I know that Brian will continue to have great success with his music and ministry. And Motown Gospel is a perfect fit for him.”
NYC’s Fashion Elite Gather for the Premiere of OWN’s “Love in the City;” “For Better or Worse” Tonight @ 9pm
NYC’s FASHION ELITE GATHER FOR THE PREMIERE OF OWN’s ‘LOVE IN THE CITY’
The cast of ‘Love in the City’ and Bethann Hardison are all smiles at the Mondrian Soho in New York
(NEW YORK) April 9, 2014 - Last night, some of New York’s fashion elite gathered to celebrate OWN’s new reality series “Love in the City,” which stars real life friends Kiyah Wright, Bershan Shaw, Chenoa Maxwell and Tiffany Jones. Sponsored by Clairol, the event was held at the chic Mondrian Soho Penthouse and welcomed an esteemed collection of VIPs and tastemakers who enjoyed a fabulous dining experience and cosmopolitan-inspired martinis. Attending the elegant evening was an assembly of who’s who in entertainment, media, beauty and fashion including legendary model and fashion activist Bethann Hardison, Chef Roble, model Sessilee Lopez, Elle Varner (recording artist), Mona Scott-Young (Monami Entertainment), Angela Yee (Power 105′s “The Breakfast Club”), fashion designer Samantha Black, Marvet Britto, Ursula Stephen (Celebrity Hairstylist), Felicia Walker Benson (Bergdorf Goodman), Arianna Davis (O, the Oprah Magazine), Channing Hargrove (Glam Media), Nicole Chapoteau (Allure), Rajni Jacques (Glamour), Nikki Ogunnaike (Glamour.com), Kahlana Barfield (In Style), Yolanda Sangweni (Essence.com), Marielle Bobo and Ericka Goodman (Ebony), Monique Taylor (The Wendy Show), Demetria Lucas and Geneva Thomas (“Blood, Sweat & Heels”), Charreah Jackson (Essence), Charlene Dance (Global Marketing Director, Strength of Nature) Rae Holliday (Stuff Fly People Like) and Tai Beauchamp. Also in attendance were “Love in the City” producers Rob Lee and D’Angela Proctor from Core Media as well as OWN reps Jessica Boyer and Terry Danuser. Read more…