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Ruben Studdard: Dropping Pounds & New Music Too

“American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard has dropped over 115 pounds since appearing on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.” Now the soul singer has signed with Verve Records and under the direction of David Foster will release a new CD of classic ...
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Wynton Marsalis: Hitting The Road With Gospel Celebration

Jazz great Wynton Marsalis is hitting the road with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Damien Sneed, and the 70-piece Chorale Le Chateau for the “Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration Tour.” The historic hand–clappin’, tambourine-slappin’ celebration scheduled to take place in performing ...
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Hot Shots: Anthony Anderson, Aaron Neville, Tika Sumpter, Tyler Perry, ...

Actor Anthony Anderson has been on the media rounds promoting his hosting stint on the United Negro College Fund’s “Evening of Stars” fundraiser that will premiere nationally on January 26 and air on BET on January 27. The UNCF telecast, ...
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Marcus Miller: Jazz Bassist Injured In Swiss Bus Crash

Grammy Award-winning bassist Marcus Miller and several members of his band were injured after their tour bus overturned Sunday on a busy highway in Switzerland. Authorities there confirm that the driver of the bus was killed in the accident. The ...
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James Hall: Gospel Great Declares “Choir Music Will Never Die!”

James Hall is an innovative choir master, songwriter and arranger who is known for fusing contemporary choral sounds with intricate elements of jazz, big band and classical music. “Now I’ve become a musical term,” Hall laughed. “I hear people say, “oh ...