"Wisdom and things he learned
through the years," said Ahjah, one of four siblings that make up the Inspirational Gospel act The Walls Group (RCA Inspirations),
about what their learned from seven-time Grammy Award winner Kirk Franklin - executive producer on their debut album "Fast
Forward". The "Fast Forward" project is to be released September 2, 2014. "He said success is not always
guaranteed...do your best." The Walls Group members include Rhea (18), Darrell (23), Paco (17), and
Ahjah (16). The Houston based group brings an Urban Gospel young flavor to the industry. The first single off of the debut
"Fast Forward" is titled "Perfect People," the music video to the single - which will have you praise
dancing - is out now. "We hooked up...through his background singers. They're friends of ours and he
heard one of our songs (they were listening to)," said group member Darrell about how they came to be working with the
13-time Dove Award winner Kirk Franklin. "He called us and said I want to get to know you guys and meet you. He was really
cool." The Walls Group was already ...Read the full August 29, 2014 column ...>
Legendary Freda Payne is back with a new album, ‘Come
Back to Me Love'
Legendary platinum singer Freda Payne,
known most for her hit single "Band of Gold," releases a new album titled "Come Back to Me Love" (Artistry
Music) that has the big band sound she is known for. "Things fell into place," Freda Payne said
about the new project. "It was God's plan, you can't knock that. The things I go looking for sometimes I don't get. If
it's meant for you it's going to happen...don't force it." Payne's "Come Back to Me Love"
music is arranged by Grammy Award winning Bill Cunliffe who helped her select the 14 songs on the album.
"Between me and Bill, the producer, we sat and listened to all the songs and picked what we thought we could do the best
on," Freda pointed out. Also an actress Payne has appeared in The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps and "In Living
Single" Freda's career started in 1968 when she was asked to relocate back to her hometown in Detroit from New York,
where she was living, to work with songwriting/producing team Holland-Dozier-Holland who just left Motown to ...Read the full August 29, 2014 column...>
headlines PRS Guitars Benefit Concert for the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center October 13, 2014
(Baltimore, MD) - On
Monday, October 13, 2014 Paul Reed Smith Guitars will host the 15th Anniversary of the acclaimed "One Night One
Show One Cause Benefit Concert," presented by The Baltimore Sun Media Group for the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer
Center. This year's event will take place at the Modell Center for the Performing Arts at the Lyric Opera House in downtown
Baltimore, Maryland, and will feature an exclusive performance by Carlos Santana.
Kandi Burrus and
Todd Tucker in conjunction with Theatrical Works Live presents the cast for 'A Mother's Love' September 4, 2014
(Atlanta, GA) - With the critically-acclaimed stage play "A Mother's Love" just weeks away from embarking on its first national run, Executive Producers Kandi Burruss and Todd
Tucker, alongside Theatrical Works Live are proud to reveal
the star-studded cast that will bring this loosely biographical family drama to audiences in 29 cities this Fall. The cast
includesKandi, Shirley Murdock, Chandra Currelley-Young, Q. Parker, D. Woods, LaToya London and Melah Williams.
Virginia native Chris Brown is
making it through adversity as the Prince of R&B/Hip-Hop accumulating an amazing 32 BET, 10 Billboard and one
Grammy Award wins. He has launched his own label CBE (Kevin McCall, Sevyn, and Rock group U.G.L.Y.), and non-profit Symphonic
Love Foundation while still influencing the Hip-Hop industry with his dance styles, art work and clothes. He has also carved
a niche in the film industry appearing in such films as Stomp the Yard, This Christmas, Takers, Think Like a Man, Battle of
the Year and an upcoming film Phenom. He has made television appearances on "One on One," "The O.C.,"
and "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody." On September 16, 2014 he will release his 6th studio album titled "X".
He recently released the second single off the much anticipated album titled "New Flame" featuring Usher and Rick
Ross. Watch the music video to "New Flame" below!
(Nashville, Tenn) - Acclaimed
Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and actress Michelle Williams will release her upcoming fourth studio album, Journey to
Freedom, in stores Tuesday September 9th. Following the album's releases of the #1 hit summer anthem "Say Yes" (feat.
Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland), which topped Billboard's Gospel Digital Songs for 4 weeks, and Billboard's Hot Gospel Songs
and Gospel Streaming Songs charts, as well as the powerful tracks "Fire" and "If We Had Your Eyes" (feat.
Fantasia), Journey to Freedom's much anticipated songs reveal one of Williams' most personal and inspirational journeys yet,
in a 12-track album that showcase her striking vocal range coupled with a lush musical soundscape.
In addition to "Say Yes," "Fire," "If We Had
Your Eyes," Michelle Williams continues to break musical boundaries on tracks such as "Need Your Help," "Free,"
Believe in Me," and "Fall" (feat. Lecrae and Tye Tribbett). Teaming up with superstar producer Harmony Samuels,
Williams has created a deftly-crafted album of reflective and rousing lyrics, empowering listeners to find strength and freedom
through life trials, against a backdrop of gorgeous sonic grooves mixing African-influenced and dance beats, pop, R&B
Journey to Freedom is available for pre-order
now on Walmart, iTunes, and Amazon. Fans can pre-order an exclusive Walmart CD/DVD special edition, containing never-before-seen
footage on the bonus DVD, while fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will receive 3 tracks instantly.
In addition to high anticipation for the new album and upcoming appearances
surrounding the release of Journey to Freedom, Michelle Williams will be starring on the new Oxygen television series "Fix
My Choir" later this year.
Michelle Williams: Journey to Freedom (Entertainment One Music)