The Oxygen Network's original reality series "Preachers of Atlanta" premiered
Wednesday February 3, 2016 and airs each week at 10/9c. It stars young Atlanta preachers Pastor Corey Hambrick (Police Officer)
of the Life Church Christian Center; Pastor Canton Jones (Christian Rapper) of Freelife Church; Pastor Kimberly Jones-Pothier
(Life Coach) of Church Harvest; Pastor Judah Swilley (Entrepreneur) of The Movement, and Pastor Le'Andrea Johnson (Gospel
singer) of I.P.C. Ministries. The show follows the lives of these pastors and shows their journey in individually spreading
the Gospel. On the show Le'Andrea is known for her unorthodox ways of spreading the Gospel. "At
one point of time I went out in the streets of Atlanta, brought a carton of cigarettes and I lit them up...and those on the
streets smelled the aroma and ... Read the full February 5, 2016 column...>
NAACP Image Awards Nominee Luncheon
preps for live honors February 5, 2016 on TV One
"It's a lot of fun on
the show. I get to meet a lot of cool people," said Hudson Yang of ABC's comedy series "Fresh Off The Boat."
Yang received an NAACP Image Awards nomination ("Outstanding Performance by a Youth") for his portrayal of Eddie
Haung - the shows creator, producer and narrator. When asked if Eddie gives him advice on how to portray him Hudson said,
"Sometimes. He use to come a lot but he can't he got five different shows he is working on...He's a great man." I spoke with Eddie at the red carpet arrivals of the 47th NAACP Image Awards Nominee Luncheon that
was hosted by Marcus Scribner and Yara Shahidi (ABC's "Black-ish") at The Beverly Hilton. The NAACP Image Awards... Read the full February 5, 2016 column...>
Dragons' 'Smoke & Mirrors' Tour documentary coming to selected theaters in U.S. in March, 2016
(Denver) - For the
first time ever, Imagine Dragons is coming to cinemas for a special one-night event featuring a performance from their current
"Smoke + Mirrors" tour. Presented by Fathom Events, CinemaLive and Eagle Vision, "Imagine Dragons in Concert:
Smoke + Mirrors" was captured live in Toronto in front of 15,000 fans during their 2015 tour and includes top tracks
such as "Radioactive" and "I Bet My Life." The event hits select U.S. movie theaters on Wednesday, March
2, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. local time.
new single No Time for It' from forthcoming 5th studio album on 19 Recording.RCA Records
(New York, NY) Grammy Award winner Fantasia releases
new single "No Time For It" off of her forthcoming fifth studio album due out this spring on 19 Recordings/RCA Records.
"No Time For It" is a mid-tempo
break-up anthem "No Time For It," is written by Brian Kennedy, Lance Eric Shipp and Paris "PJ" Jones and
features production by Brian Kennedy (Chris Brown, Rihanna, Ciara).
selling Dru Hill (includes 6X Grammy winner SisQo, Jazz, Nokio and Tao) whose hits include "Beauty," "Sleeping
In My Bed" and "I Should Be (Your Boyfriend)" are celebrating 20 years in the industry. Currently touring
the world singing those hits watch Dru Hill's recent performance in Ghana!
MD) - International music legend Sergio Mendes
to perform Monday, February 1, 2016 at Rams Head on Stage. Mendes, along with his full ten-piece band, will be singing
and swinging at the Rams Head On Stage, filling the theater with the artist's signature mix of bossa nova / samba along with
percussion accents and his distinctive pop instrumentation that ultimately came to define Brazilian music for enthusiasts
around the world.
One of the most
internationally successful Brazilian artists of all time, Sergio Mendes has recorded more than 35 albums, several of which
went gold or platinum, and is a three-time GRAMMY Award winner. From the mid 1960s to the late 70s, Mendes established his
legendary status by taking numerous albums and singles to the top of the charts, including "The Look of Love," "Mas
Que Nada" and "Brasil 66," which marked the first time that a song sung entirely in Portuguese reached the
top five on the Billboard magazine pop chart in the US.
Mendes' innovation and versatility has enabled him to collaborate with a wide a range of artists ranging from
Frank Sinatra (with whom he did two tours in '67 and '80) and Fred Astaire in the 60s and 70s to recent recordings with Justin
Timberlake and will.i.am. He has also played twice at the White House, in 1971 and 1982.
In 1992, Mendes was awarded his first GRAMMY in the category of Best World Music
for his album Brasileiro, and since then Mendes has gone on to be honored with two Latin GRAMMY Awards for Best Brazilian
Record, Timeless (2006) and Bom Tempo (2010.)
2012 Mendes received his first Oscar® nomination in the music category for "Real In Rio" from the animated,
3-D feature film "Rio." In addition to being the executive music producer for the blockbuster film, he also contributed
five songs to the movie. The soundtrack, Rio: Music from the Motion Picture, featured re-recorded versions of his hits "Mas
Que Nada" and "Valsa Carioca." Mendes, once again, was responsible for bringing the distinctive rhythms of
Brazil to a global audience. Sergio Mendes went on to provide the music for animated feature sequel Rio 2 in 2014 by 20th
As a producer, composer, keyboardist
and vocalist, Mendes' influence on the music industry has spanned more than five decades and continues to evolve through new
collaborations and mediums.