Expanding its creative investment further, Universal Music Group has signed iconic artist Rod Stewart to a long-term worldwide recording agreement, it was announced today by Lucian Grainge, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr. Stewart and his manager, Arnold Stiefel.
As part of this multi-album deal, the two-time Hall of Famer has teamed with Grammy award-winning producer, songwriter and Verve Music Group Chairman David Foster to record his first Christmas album. Stewart’s warm, expressive and distinctively raspy voice is proving a perfect fit for the holiday classics. The album will also feature a handful of star-studded vocal duets and is scheduled for release this fall via Verve Music Group.
“I’ve known Rod and Arnold for many years and have been wanting to work with them for some time,” stated Mr. Grainge. “Rod possesses one of pop music’s most inventive and memorable voices; and we’re delighted to be part of the next great chapter in his already storied career.”
Young Guru, 1982 (Statik Selektach & Reks), The Infamous Mobb Deep Documentary And More Added to BHF `12
|Young Guru, 1982 (Statik Selektach & Reks), The Infamous Mobb Deep Documentary And More Added to BHF `12
Announcements on Show & Prove Super Bowl (7/9), Bodega Education Initiative (7/10), Salute The DJ (7/12), Dummy Clap Film Festival (7/10 + 7/13), Family Day (7/14), Final Day (7/14) and BHF’12 After Party (7/14)
Brooklyn, NY June 29, 2012
With July just a few days away, and the 8th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (BHF) approaching, Brooklyn Bodega is excited to highlight our upcoming week of BHF’12 events. Each is different, from a MC competition to some inspired discussion panels to a celebration of DJ culture to our inaugural Film Festival to a day of family-centric activities, but the underlying goal is the same, using unique entertainment to celebrate Hip-Hop culture.
“Each year, Brooklyn Bodega works to put together a week of events that fully represent Hip-Hop culture. Creating programming for each event can sometimes be difficult but our team has once again worked toward putting together events that celebrate what is dynamic about our culture. Our newest event, The Dummy Clap Film Festival explores Hip-Hop culture’s influence on the multimedia art form while returning events like the Show & Prove Super Bowl, Salute The DJ, The Bodega Education Initiative and Family Day explore other facets of Hip-Hop.”
NYC OFFICIALS, ENTREPRENEURS AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS “GAMBLE ON YOUTH”
— HITS, Inc. and the 300 Club Host The Fourth Annual Uptown Summer Classic:”The Red Door” Charity Casino Night to Inspire Service and Support Inner City Youth —
HITS: Michael Richardson Youth College Tour at Howard University
Harlmen, NY(BlackNews.com) — On Saturday June 30, Hearts in the Streets, Inc. (HITS) will host the 2012 Uptown Summer Classic: The Red Door to benefit NYC students through the Michael Richardson Youth College Tours. The casino themed event will include a night of music, games and fun while also recognizing professional trail blazers that have demonstrated a commitment to giving back.
The event will take place from 7pm to 12am at the Historic Alhambra Ballroom located at 2116 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. (At 126th Street). Hosted by Camille McDonald, America’s Next Top Model, along with New York state elected officials, The Red Door will attract more than 500 young professionals with a common interest of striving for success while serving their communities. Read more…