"I think it was inspired," said four-time Grammy winner Karen Clark Sheard
(The Clark Sisters) about her newest recording project "Destined to Win" (Karew Records/Entertainment One). "It's
been a while. I heard the...fans say ‘when is the next.' So I prayed on it." The answer must
have been yes because she has new music. Karen, a member of the infamous Clark Sisters, solo projects have created her own
niche' in Gospel history with four Grammy Awards and the respect of everyone in the music industry. "Destined
to Win" features Faith Evans, her son J. Drew Sheard II and Donald Lawrence who produced the album with Daniel Weatherspoon.
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Legend of Mantamaji, a live action graphic
novel by Director Eric Seaton, comes alive on screen for eight minutes
Mantamaji, a superhero,
in the Legend of the Mantamaji graphic novel series comes alive on screen in an eight minute short film by television director
Eric Dean Seaton. The live action short was screened recently at the Harmony Gold Theatre in Los Angeles to introduce the
three graphic novels of the same name to the public. Mantamaji is played by stuntman and actor Phillip Michael.
The Legend of the Mantamaji graphic novel includes other characters such as Brother Hope, Noah, villain Sirach, and
Candor. Mantamaji is the last of a race of knights who once protected the world. Evil is back and now it's up to him to save
the world. The artwork in the graphic novels is done by Brandon Palas. Special effects and 3D mapping in the short is done
by Gentle Giant Studios (Captain America). "I don't know if it's the first of its kind, but it's the
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multi-platinum selling Angie Stone readies for new album release November, 2015
(Los Angeles, CA) - In November, 2015 Stone will release her new album "Dream" on Shanachie
Entertainment in collaboration with Music Executive and Producer Walter W. Millsap III's Conjunction Entertainment Inc. and
TopNotch Music. BET/Centric Television will be profiling Angie in an upcoming episode of its series "Being," which
shows viewers what it is like "being" the feature celebrity for a day in their life. The episode is scheduled to
air in late August/early September.
Greene, radio personality at WSGE 981.7 FM Charlotte shares 'Good Times' with actress Bern Nadette Stanis
(Charlotte, NC) - Actress
Bern Nadette Stanis (Thelma on "Good Times") and Tim Greene, radio personality at WSGE 981.7 FM (NPR affiliate)
in Charolette, NC, and film writer/producer/director, shared "Good Times" at The National Black Theatre Festival
recently held in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The six day festival featured over 120 performances from professional black
theatre companies from around the world.
"Uplifting Minds II" Enter. Conference - Sat. Oct 24th Hollywood - (562)-424-3836
VIDEO CLIPS OF THE WEEK
Seven-time Billboard Award winner
Brandy debuted with the single "I Wanna Be Down" in 1984 from her self titled album on Atlantic Record. The single
reached #1 on Billboard Charts. In 1995 a remix of the single was made featuring pioneering Rappers MC Lyte, Grammy winner
Queen Latifah, and Grammy nominated Yo-Yo. The musc video to the remix of the single received an MTV Music Video Award nomination.
Watch their performance of "I Wanna Be Down" on 2014 BET Awards below.
(Los Angeles) - Grammy-Nominated Sony Music Recording Artist, Jordin Sparks,
has released the next single from her "New Music Friday" campaign titled "Work From Home" feat. B.o.B.
from her forthcoming third studio album "Right Here Right Now" releasing August 21, 2015. "Work From Home"
is an up-beat female power anthem featuring B.o.B. and produced along side Salaam Remi.
The single follows the release of Jordin's third video "They Don't
Give" - which premiered on Vh1.com. The roll out of "Right Here Right Now" will also be amplified through an exciting marketing partnership
with GGP Malls. General Growth Properties is the owner and manager of 120 high-quality retail destinations across the country.
The scope of the partnership will include a series of exclusive content releases, pop up appearances, and consumer engagement
both online and in the malls.
Here Right Now" will serve as Jordin's third studio project and will be available in stores and via Apple Music on August
21st. It offers a broad
spectrum of music ranging from power ballads, Pop tempos, club infused mixes and a narrow focus around the essence of 90's
R&B. The 14-track standard album includes features from major recording artists B.o.B, J-Doe, 2 Chainz, Shaggy, and Elijah