"Our parents grew up together, they did concerts together," said Richard Tolbert one of the members of the Contemporary
Urban Gospel group Livre' (pronounced liv-ray) when asked how the five member group was formed. "They're like family.
I had never met them (the other members) personally. My cousin was looking for singers for a Revival...we came together for
three nights and been together for nine years." Livre' consists of Rich, Ajanee Hambrick, Ariel
Malloy, Malik Spence and Kenneth Williams. As a group they were signed to MBK Entertainment in 2008. After nine years of performing
together the group finally has released their debut album titled "Jericho: Tribe of Joshua" on ... Read the full May 27, 2016 column...>
ASCAP brings the business of music to Hollywood
with ‘I Create Music' Expo
The American Society of Composers,
Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) hosted an annual expo "I Create Music" that brought the most popular businesses and
organizations to the public, offering also seminars and discussions lead by the leading songwriters and producers in the business
today. Recently the ASCAP "I Create Music" Expo was held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles for three days
of networking and educational opportunities. "The biggest thing is digital and physical distribution of your
Will Downing releases new album, 'Black Pearls'
(New York, NY - Shanachie Entertainment will release Grammy Award nominated Will Downings' new project "Black
Pearls" on July 8, 2016. "Black Pearls" exemplifies the caliber of songs that Downing has long been associated
with. An accomplished composer in his own right, Downing takes on the ultimate challenge on "Black Pearls" as he
reinvigorates chart-topping gems originally performed by some of the greatest female voices to grace R&B such as Chaka
Khan, Deniece Williams, Randy Crawford, Cherrelle, Jean Carne and Phyllis Hyman.
Best selling author Zane speaks at the 2016 Odyssey
Retreat May 31 - June 3, 2016 at the Ritz Carlton in Florida
(Florida) -For the 17th year, an exclusive gathering of over 500 multicultural professional women from
all over the country will convene at the 2016 Odyssey Network Business Retreat from May 31, 2016 - June 3, 2016 for four days
of inspiration, rejuvenation and sisterhood at the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island in Fernandina Beach, FL. Program highlights
include speaking appearances by "The Empress of Soul" Gladys Knight, MSNBC anchor Joy-Ann Reid and romance novelist
Zane, and unforgettable performances by legendary R&B group En Vogue, "The Crooner" Freddie Jackson
and Gospel phenom Tasha Cobbs.
"Uplifting Minds II" Enter. Conference Sat. April 16th in Baltimore- (562)-424-3836
VIDEO CLIPS OF
17th annual "Uplifting Minds II" entertainment conference (entertainment business panel and national talent showcase
competition in vocal, songwriting and dance) was held at the Security Square Mall in Baltimore on Saturday, April 16, 2016.
Winners included 17 year-old rapper Jessie Jone from Baltimore for "Best Songwriter," 19 year-old Gospel singer
Kamani from Baltimore for "Best Vocals" and 12 year old dancer Anointed from Washington, DC for "Best Dancer."
Next stop for "Uplifting Minds II" is Hollywood, California at the Celebrity Centre in October, 2016 log onto
www.UpliftingMinds2.com for more updated information. Watch the coverage here!
(Los Angeles, CA) - Nine-time
Grammy and four-time Emmy Award winning musician and actor Justin Timberlake releases "Can't Stop the Feeling!"
today. "Can't Stop the Feeling!" was written and produced by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Shellback specifically
for the DreamWork's Trolls and is the first time Timberlake has written and produced with the two Grammy Award winners. The
original track will be the first single from the soundtrack, due out September 23, 2016 on RCA Records, for the Animation.
Additionally, Timberlake will serve as executive music producer of the soundtrack. In
this role, Timberlake will oversee all creative direction for the film's music as well as perform multiple songs on the soundtrack.
The soundtrack will feature three additional original tracks written by Timberlake specifically for the film and performed
by himself and other top artists. Anna Kendrick, James Corden, Icona Pop, Zooey Deschanel and Christopher Mintz-Plasse will
perform covers of hit songs from the past few decades. Timberlake and Kendrick will also cover the 1986 hit "True Colors"
in a special performance that will also appear in the film.
as Branch, a hilariously hardcore survivalist who hides his surprising true colors, in DreamWorks Animation's upcoming comedy
Trolls. From the creators of "Shrek" comes the smart and irreverent
comedy Trolls, showcasing the colorful, wondrous world of the always-happy Trolls, and the comically pessimistic Bergens,
who are only happy when they have Trolls in their stomachs. Featuring original music from Justin Timberlake, the film
stars the voice talents of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Russell Brand, Jeffrey
Tambor, Christine Baranski, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Ron Funches, Icona Pop, Quvenzhané Wallis, with John Cleese
and Gwen Stefani.
The film will be distributed in the US on November
4, 2016, by 20th Century Fox.