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Sonically Superior: Maestro Damien Sneed Marvels In Marrying Music Genres

Posted June 2, 2016 by jmurray

He’s church-reared and classically-trained; young maestro Damien Sneed gets to marry the best of both worlds on “The Abyssinian Mass,” a musical opus recorded with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra that features Sneed alongside his mentor Wynton Marsalis and his acclaimed choir, Chorale Le Chateau. Combining elements of gospel music, classical and jazz, this […]

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End Of The Road: “Bobby Jones Gospel” Coming To An End

Posted April 27, 2015 by jmurray

After 35 seasons, BET has decided to end their long-running series “Bobby Jones Gospel.” “Bobby Jones Gospel” is hosted by Grammy-winning recording artist Dr. Bobby Jones, who launched the show in 1980 and used to produce the series himself before BET took over the production aspects of the series. The music performance show gave an […]

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Maya Angelou
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Maya Angelou: American Treasure Dead At Age 86

Posted May 28, 2014 by jmurray

Renowned poet, novelist, educator and actress Maya Angelou has died. She passed at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. her publicist, Helen Brann has confirmed. Born Marguerite Ann Johnson, Angelou is best known for famed literary works like “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” and “And Still I Rise.” Prior to becoming a civil rights activist, […]

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Soul Sisters: R&B Divas Coming To TV One

Posted July 19, 2012 by jmurray

TV One is gearing up for the August 20 debut of its new reality series, “R&B Divas.” The Atlanta-based show stars five R&B singers Faith Evans, Nicci Gilbert, Keke Wyatt, Syleena Johnson and Monifah. “R&B Divas” is an eight-episode, one-hour series that will follow the singers’ friendship, personal challenges and professional obstacles. Additionally, the quintet […]

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