Pulse of Entertainment: Chris Walker to Honor Al Jarreau on New Album and Dr. Alyn E. Waller's Youth Choir Fresh Anointing
"I was in Al's band for 20 years and music director for 12 of those years," said Chris Walker, a living legend of
a vocalist, music director and bass guitarist about why he took on the task of producing an album in honor of the great Al
Jarreau. "When he passed I was waiting for someone to pay tribute to him but no one did...so I prayed on it and I guess
that someone is me." Chris Walker start in the music business in a Gospel group called The
Walker Brothers. He later played in the band for Regina Bell as a bass guitarist who noticed his vocal ability and let him
perform. He credits Regina Belle, who later hired him as her music director, for helping him to find his singing voice. He
released his own projects with hits that include "Take Time" and "Giving You All My Love" on Pendulum
Records. "Everyday being around Al
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Dr. Alyn E. Waller, pastor at Enon Baptist Church in Philadelphia, garnered three Stellar Awards via his
Mass Choir and recently he debuted the first project from his Youth Choir - Fresh Anointing. The album is titled "Dr.
Alyn E. Waller presents Fresh Anointing: Totally" (EMG). The project is executive produced by Rev. Dr. Waller, produced
by Garland Miche' Waller (Music Room Productions) and co-produced by Austin Woodlin and Dennis Atkinson.
"Three years ago I made an effort to go back to the millenniums - we had 15," said Dr. Waller about establishing
the youth choir which has over 40 members. "They are coming to church but not involved."
As senior pastor at his church Rev. Waller is in a position to guide, inspire and education his followers. Choosing to use
the music industry to spread the Gospel via Fresh Anointing, whose...Read
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Estelle to Release 5th Studio Album 'Lover's Rock' in
(Los Angeles, CA)
- VP Records' Multiplatinum Grammy
Award winning Estelle to release her fifth studio album, "Lover's Rock " (VP Records/Established 1980 Inc ) this
September. The first single, "Better," has accompanying music video and
is on VP Records "Reggae Gold 2018," which is the 25th Anniversary of the iconic compilation album out July 27,
'Dancing with the Stars' Judge Carrie Ann Inaba to host the
6th Annual IAWTV Awards August 24, 2018
Angeles, CA) - The International Academy of Web Television is pleased to announce,
"Dancing with the Stars" judge, Carrie Ann Inaba, as the host of its 6th Annual IAWTV Awards at a gala celebration
honoring the best in streaming series starting at 8 p.m. on August 24, 2018, in the Ahmanson Ballroom at the Skirball Cultural
Center in Los Angeles. Red Carpet will start at 6 p.m. Her choreography can be seen on ABC's "Dance Wars: Bruno vs Carrie
Ann," "Miss America" Pageant, "American Idol," "American Juniors," "Dance Fever,"
in which she also served as backstage host. Carie pioneered TV Guide's "Fashion Wrap with Carrie Ann" and is a returning
guest host for "Live! with Kelly & Ryan" and "The View."
VIDEO CLIP OF THE
Pulse of Entertainment covered the Jonathan Foundation's 'Spring Fundraiser' where young actors came to bring attention to
the learning disorders of their peers. Interviews from Michael Campion (Netflix 'Fuller House') and Hunter Payton (NBC's "A
to Z') and founder Raja Marhaba and her son Jonathan. Watch coverage below!
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(New York, NY) - Three-time Grammy nominated recording artist Raheem DeVaughn premieres the visuals for
his latest single, "Don't Come Easy." Released on 368 Music Group/BMG the acclaimed singer/songwriter continues
his evolution and exploration of love and relationships with this sultry ballad from his upcoming album, Decade Of A Love
King. The single is currently no. 20 on Billboard's Adult R&B charts and is garnering spins in major markets that include
NYC, Atlanta, DC and Los Angeles. The video was directed by Christopher Scholar and premiered today on Vibe. You can watch
the video here.
Shot earlier this year, the video showcases
the tenor's effortless vocal talents and offers a supernatural back-and-forth between the self-proclaimed "Love King"
and his special lady love. From start to finish Raheem declares his affection and hopes for an everlasting relationship and
glimpses of them together are teased throughout as their passion grows.
Most recently, the avid humanitarian
and philanthropist raised over 150k at two Gala performances in his hometown of Washington, DC and continues his work with
his LoveLife Foundation. On the musical front, he has been performing select dates in the U.S and worldwide and will be performing
at SummerStage, Betsy Head Park on June 29th in Brooklyn , NY and at the Ardmore Music Hall on June 30th in Ardmore, PA.
Raheem DeVaughn has been crafting and developing his signature sound for 10 years and his most recent single, "Don't
Come Easy," continues in the footsteps of his past projects with an updated twist. Following his 2105 release, Love,
Sex & Passion, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart, this track is from his forthcoming, sixth studio
album, Decade Of A Love King.