Face To Face, Inc. Presents
The Festival of Praise Tour 2014
Featuring Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin
Festival of Praise Kicks-Off in September during
Gospel Music Heritage Month
(Dallas, TX – July 23, 2014) – Face To Face, Inc. Presents the Festival of Praise 2014 Tour featuring multiple GRAMMY®, Stellar and Dove Award-winning recording artists Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin. The national tour kicks-off at the Verizon Theater in Dallas, TX on September 18, during Gospel Music Heritage Month (see tour schedule below—more dates to be added in the coming weeks).
CINEMAX PREMIERES NEW DRAMA SERIES
THE KNICK AT THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE IN HARLEM
Photos of THE KNICK star, Andre Holland, Supervising Producer, Steven Katz and Cast Members Dave Fierro and Leon Addison Brown.
Elle Varner, Teyana Taylor, Hip-hop artist, Prodigy; Dr. Jeff Gardere and more.
– Cinemax’s THE KNICK premieres Friday, August 8 at 10 p.m. ET on Cinemax
New Releases from FOX FUSE Featuring Pupa Leendi, Fada Moses, Terra Kid, Kwesi Fontinelle, Denice Millien and More
WIZ Records Toots the Horn Child Riddim
Available on July 22
WIZ Records presents its newest hit compilation, Various Artists – Horn Child Riddim, available worldwide from all major digital retailers on July 22, 2014, from FOX FUSE.
Producer Shawn “Mr. Roots” Mitchell, who is at the helm of WIZ Records, is enjoying success this year with many of his new releases, which are mainstays on soca charts and playlists and have been taking center stage at the various carnival celebrations around the Caribbean. In fact, Horn Child Riddim is a follow-up to the massively popular Vintage Riddim, which birthed two major hits and achieved much success at this year’s Trinidad Carnival, with Tallpree’s “Jab Jab Nation” as a contender in the International Groovy Soca Monarch competition and Benjai’s “Come Out To Play” placing third in the Road March competition. Read more…
NEW FAITH BASED FILM “THE IDENTICAL,” STARRING ASHLEY JUDD, RAY LIOTTA, SETH GREEN & MORE IN THEATERS SEPTEMBER 5th
CHRONIXX TO HEADLINE FREE SHOW AT CENTRAL PARK SUMMERSTAGE
Reggae’s Newest Superstar To Perform Alongside Junior Reid and Rice and Peas Crew at July 26 Concert Presented by LargeUp,
Okayplayer and Federation Sound
ATLANTIC RECORDS AND TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
GET “SHELL SHOCKED” ON STAR-STUDDED NEW SINGLE;
FIRST TRACK FROM PARAMOUNT PICTURES & NICKELODEON MOVIES’
EAGERLY ANTICIPATED TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
STARRING JUICY J, WIZ KHALIFA, TY DOLLA $IGN,
AND FEATURING KILL THE NOISE & MADSONIK;
“SHELL SHOCKED” HITS ALL DSPS TODAY;
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ARRIVES IN THEATRES ON AUGUST 8TH
Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa & Ty Dolla $ign (Ft. Kill The Noise & Madsonik) “Shell Shocked”
CELEBRATED SINGER/SONGWRITER CECIL THORNTON and TRANSPARENT RETURN WITH EXTRAORDINARY NEW SINGLE “NO ORDINARY LOVE”
Multifaceted Artist Jahna Sebastian releases much anticipated EP “I Am Free”. Earlier this year Ms. Sebastian debuted the “I Am Free” video on All Hip Hop. The songs featured on the EP are: 1. I Am Free 2. Lift Me Up 3. Time to Love 4. Do It for You 5. Do It for You Remix 6. Do It for You instrumental (City Lights). The “I Am Free” EP was produced, written, recorded, mixed and arranged by the lovely songstress in her studio in London, Multivizion Music.
When asked what thoughts crossed her mind when writing the “I Am Free” EP and what was her inspiration, Ms. Sebastian states “After moving to London in 2006 and starting my life from scratch on my own, while stepping into adulthood I have seen many contradicting sides of it. Starting my business, having my child at the age of 21, sudden detention by mistake made by an immigration officer, a case which rose important questions within myself and took a couple of years to resolve.”
NFL LEGEND WARREN MOON, ESPN PERSONALITY MARCELLUS WILEY AND ACADEMY- AWARD® WINNING PRODUCER MARK JOHNSON COME TOGETHER TO CO- CHAIR ‘IMPACT NIGERIA’ -GEANCO FOUNDATION’S THIRD ANNUAL HOLLYWOOD FUNDRAISER
|NFL LEGEND WARREN MOON, ESPN PERSONALITY MARCELLUS WILEY AND ACADEMY- AWARD® WINNING PRODUCER MARK JOHNSON COME TOGETHER TO CO- CHAIR ‘IMPACT NIGERIA’
And The Beat Goes On – Famed R&B Singer/Songwriter Lee Hutson
Wins Round One In His Copyright Infringement Challenge
to Bad Boy Entertainment/Estate of the late Notorious B.I.G.
(Atlanta, GA)………Noted 70’s soul man Lee Hutson, former lead singer of the famed vocal group The Impressions, after Curtis Mayfield, as well as a successful solo artist, has won Round One of his multimillion dollar copyright infringement lawsuit action against Bad Boy Entertainment, the estate of the late Notorious B.I.G. (aka Biggie Smalls) and music producer Easy Mo Bee, for the unauthorized use of a sample on Biggie’s 1994 hit “The What,” from his multi-platinum debut album, “Ready To Die.” That song utilizes a sample from Hutson’s 1973 song “Can’t Say Enough About Mom,” as admitted under oath by its producer, Easy Mo Bee (Osten Harvey Jr.), who acknowledged that he did not have permission, but that he informed Bad Boy that he had used it. Read more…
VH1 LOVE & HIP HOP: MUSIC FROM THE SERIES SET FOR AUGUST 19th RELEASE ON DEF JAM RECORDINGS!
DEF JAM ARTISTS IGGY AZALEA, COMMON AND BET’s NEWLY CROWNED BEST NEW ARTIST AUGUST ALSINA HEADLINE URBAN SOUNDTRACK ROSTER THAT INCLUDES EMELI SANDÉ, TREY SONGZ, AND OTHERS!
AUGUST ALSINA’s “NO LOVE” LAUNCHES TO RADIO JULY 14th
(July 14, 2014 – New York, NY) Def Jam artists Iggy Azalea, Common and August Alsina headline the all-star musical roster inspired by the hit franchise Love & Hip Hop. VH1 LOVE & HIP HOP: MUSIC FROM THE SERIES, is available everywhere on August 19th, one day after the climactic season three finale of the series airing Monday night. The lead single from the soundtrack, August Alsina’s “No Love,” launches to radio on July 14th.
Coming off her performance with platinum selling English rock band Kasabian, at the legendary Glatonbury on the Pyramid Stage, London based singer, songwriter and producer Jahna Sebastian is back to release her new single “Lift Me Up”. The pop/hip-hop and R&B infused track which will be featured on her upcoming EP “I Am Free” which is scheduled to drop this July. The record was produced, written, recorded, mixed and arranged by the lovely songstress in her studio in London, Multivizion Music.
“Lift Me Up” is a phenomenal song with an uplifting message about self motivation when you are feeling down for the count. Ms. Sebastian states, “It is about achieving personal freedom through accepting that just when it might seem that the world is falling apart there could be another choice we could make and that is the one that could eventually lead us to a brighter future and living in a more pleasant present. It is that kind of freedom of very personal choice”. Read more…
G.I.N. Entertainment launches online channel
J.P. Groucho “Gets it in” online with GinTV.com
For Immediate Release (New York, NY) – Tuesday, July 14, 2014 – J.P. Groucho founder of G.I.N. (Getting it In) TV has launched his first website. GinTV.com is a visually interactive website devoted to international entertainment and culture. In the first month of its launch, GinTV.com already has a mixture of content from music videos to interviews, event coverage and more.
TREY SONGZ LIGHTS UP THE CHART WITH “TRIGGA”;
INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR’S ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM
DEBUTS AT #1 ON SOUNDSCAN/BILLBOARD 200, BILLBOARD’S “TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS” AND BILLBOARD’S NEW “ARTIST 100” CHART;
RIAA GOLD CERTIFIED SINGLE, “NA NA,” CLIMBING AT CHR/POP;
“TRIGGA” AVAILABLE NOW
Songbook Entertainment/Atlantic recording artist Trey Songz has made a stunning chart debut with his hugely anticipated new album, “TRIGGA.” Described by USA TODAY as an “… engaging sixth album, TRIGGA (*** out of four), is a statement of intent – not of a bold new direction, but rather of the singer’s determination to solidify the hitmaker’s pedigree he’s worked hard to earn.” With over 4 million in streams at paid subscription accounts and a little over 5 million video/audio views on YouTube, the collection – which includes the hit singles “SmartPhones,” “Foreign,” and the RIAA gold certified “Na Na” – entered the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #1 with sales in excess of 100K. In addition, “TRIGGA” debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums” ranking. This marks Trey’s 2nd consecutive #1 album on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. Trey Songz is also the first artist to secure the top spot on Billboard’s new “Artist 100” chart that blends information culled from sales, track sales, radio airplay, streaming, and social media to provide a multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity. Internationally, “TRIGGA” made a splash overseas from the UK to France to Portugal, Africa and the Caribbean’s, entering the charts amongst the top 10.
“WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIE’S” HEADS TO MEMPHIS ON AN ALL-NEW SEASON PREMIERING SATURDAY, JULY 12 ON OWN
‘WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIE’S’ HEADS TO MEMPHIS ON AN ALL-NEW SEASON PREMIERING SATURDAY, JULY 12
Miss Robbie Expands the Family Restaurant Business With a New Location on Historic Beale Street
The new Sweetie Pie’s restaurant location on Beale Street in Memphis
Credit: OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Los Angeles, CA – Acclaimed soul food chef and Sweetie Pie’s restaurant owner Miss Robbie Montgomery and her family are returning to OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network on Saturday, July 12 at 9pm ET/PT for another lively season of the Pilgrim Studios-produced, NAACP Image Award-winning docu-series “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s.”
OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK TAKES CULINARY FLIGHT WITH ‘WINGMEN’ ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 16
Special Follows Two Best Friends Frying Up Big Dreams with their Small-town Food Truck Business
Ramone Dickerson and Corey Simmons look out the service windows on the 2 Fat 2 Fly food truck
Courtesy of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network/Paperny Entertainment
Los Angeles – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will take culinary flight with “Wingmen” Saturday, August 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The one-hour special features Columbia, South Carolina best friends Ramone Dickerson and Corey Simmons as they navigate 2 Fat 2 Fly, their small-town food truck business selling a revolutionary twist on a culinary classic: stuffed chicken wings.
KEKE WYATT GREETS ATL PRESS; PROMOTES ROLE IN RLJ ENTERTAINMENT’S ‘IN GOD’S HANDS’
Singer/actress Keke Wyatt is all smiles at a press meet n’ greet at Twelve Hotel Atlantic Station
(Atlanta, GA) July 9, 2014 – Platinum-selling recording artist and R&B Diva KeKe Wyatt took Atlanta by storm yesterday as she promoted In God’s Hands, a new stage play written and directed by Alvin Moore, Jr. and produced by One Village Entertainment and Swirl Films. In God’s Hands will be available on DVD and digital download at WatchImage.com, Amazon and iTunes on July 15.
REVOLT TV TO LAUNCH INAUGURAL
MUSIC CONFERENCE TO MARK ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY, ANDRE HARRELL APPOINTED VICE CHAIRMAN OF REVOLT
Entertainment powerhouse Andre Harrell appointed vice chairman, REVOLT,
overseeing new conference to be held in Miami during October
New York, NY (July xx, 2014) – REVOLT CEO Keith Clinkscales has announced the multi-genre, multi-platform music network will hold its first music conference in the fall in Miami to further position the growing network as the new #1 name in music, in addition to the appointment of music veteran Andre Harrell to a new role of vice chairman of REVOLT. In his new role at REVOLT, Harrell will use his extensive music knowledge to lead the inaugural REVOLT Music Conference (RMC) taking place this October in Miami. Through the music conference, Harrell will also create new opportunities for REVOLT with technology companies, brands, and the music industry largely focusing on business development, outreach and strategic partnerships.
The Cast of HBO’s The Wire Share Unheard Behind The Scenes Stories and More via Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv
TAKE IT PERSONAL Will Feature Hip Hop’s Elite Each Show
New York, NY, July 3, 2014 – On Friday, June 27th, 2014, actors J.D “Bodie” Williams, Felicia “Snoop” Pearson and Julitio “Naman” McCullum from HBO‘s hit show The Wire stopped by FIT for the special DCM edition of The Hip Hop Improv Show – TAKE IT PERSONAL. The improv show is presented by Hot 97’s Cipha Sounds and Upright Citizens Brigade “UCB”, the top improv theatre and school in NYC. Improvisers from Cipha Sounds’ team A Tribe Called YES [Lydia Hensler, , Brandon Gardner, Sean Diston, Natasha Rothwell, and Cipha Sounds] reenacted stories originally told by the cast of “The Wire.”
“OUR AMERICA WITH LISA LING” EXAMINES THE LARGEST CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM IN THE NATION, LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Photo Caption: Lisa Ling examines the Los Angeles County child welfare system
With unprecedented access, Lisa Ling penetrates the labyrinth of America’s largest child welfare system, Los Angeles County, in OWN’s popular docu-series “Our America with Lisa Ling.” From ride alongs to remove children from unsafe homes, to social workers struggling with a shortage of foster families, Lisa will shed light on how the Department of Children and Family Services tries to meet the needs of the county’s most vulnerable.
ATLANTA FILMMAKER ROGER BOBB TO RECEIVE 2014 SYNERGY AWARD FOR HIS WORK TO PROMOTE THE FILM INDUSTRY IN ATLANTA
ATLANTA FILMMAKER ROGER BOBB TO RECEIVE 2014 SYNERGY AWARD FOR HIS WORK TO PROMOTE THE FILM INDUSTRY IN ATLANTA
(ATLANTA) – The African American Film Critics Association will honor filmmaker Roger Bobb with the organization’s 3rd Annual SYNERGY Award for his pioneering efforts to advance the cinema community in Atlanta. Previous recipients of this award include Tirrell Whitley and Nick Nelson, Principal Partners at Liquid Soul Media (2012) and Charles Humbard, CEO of UPTV (2013). The award will be formally presented during a reception on Tuesday, July 22nd at the law firm of Gordon Reese in Buckhead.
AAFCA is the premiere African American film critics association in the United States, with a membership that is comprised of some of the nation’s leading film journalists. The organization produces the AAFCA Awards in Hollywood, which celebrates the very best in cinema each year. SYNERGY is a signature event that was created to recognize members of Atlanta’s growing creative community. Read more…
TREY SONGZ UNVEILS “TRIGGA”;
GRAMMY®-NOMINATED SUPERSTAR CELEBRATES NEW ALBUM
WITH WIDE RANGE OF PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITY;
HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE iHEARTRADIO ALBUM RELEASE PARTY,
AND MAIN STAGE PERFORMANCE AT THIS YEAR’S NEW ORLEANS’ ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL;
HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM FEATURES COLLABORATIONS WITH NICKI MINAJ, JUSTIN BIEBER, JUICY J, TY DOLLA $IGN AND MILA J;
FIRST SINGLE RIAA GOLD-CERTIFIED “NA NA” CLIMBING AT CHR/POP;
Songbook Entertainment/Atlantic recording artist Trey Songz has announced the release of his hugely anticipated new album, “TRIGGA.” The collection – which includes the hit singles “SmartPhones,” “Foreign,” and the RIAA gold certified “Na Na” – arrives at retailers, DSP’s and streaming partners today. The R&B superstar gave fans a first listen of his sixth studio album by partnering with MTV for their global “MTV First” campaign. Read more…
WIZ KHALIFA SAYS HELLO TO “BLACC HOLLYWOOD”;
HIP-HOP SUPERSTAR ANNOUNCES EAGERLY AWAITED NEW ALBUM;
UPCOMING COLLECTION INCLUDES THE HIT, “WE DEM BOYZ”;
GRAMMY®-NOMINATED RAPPER TO HEADLINE THIRD ANNUAL
“UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MUSIC TOUR”;
ALL-STAR FESTIVAL TOUR BEGINS JULY 24TH IN SCRANTON;
“BLACC HOLLYWOOD” DROPS ON AUGUST 19TH
Rostrum/Atlantic recording artist Wiz Khalifa has announced details of his hugely anticipated new album. “BLACC HOLLYWOOD” – which includes the hit single, “We Dem Boyz” – arrives everywhere on August 19th. Read more…