CITI CARDMEMBERS CAN
PURCHASE TICKETS BEFORE THE GENERAL PUBLIC
The Barrymore Theatre (New
York City, NY) will host this series of unique concerts on
November 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 12 in celebration of the launch of
the band's highly anticipated new album Red
Carpet Massacre — which will hit stores November 13.
Co-produced by Duran Duran with award-winning producers Timbaland, Nate
"Danja" Hills and Justin Timberlake, the album has already
been hotly tipped to be one of the key records this year.
These specially created shows will see the band unveil their latest
work, together with all of their classic hits. Incredible production, an
intimate setting. Never before on Broadway.
2007 RECORDING ACADEMY HONORS
Named to All-Star Line-up for Upcoming Dream Concert
ANGELES, CA. -Grammy award -winning
gospel singer Donnie McClurkin has been named a recipient of the New York
Chapter's Recording Academy Honors 2007 for his significant contributions
and achievements that has enriched the musical community.
will join an elite host of honorees including music veteran Bon
Jovi, R&B artist Alicia
Keys and the creators of "West Side Story" for a
black tie gala Wednesday, Sept. 26 at New York City's Cipriani Wall
Street. The event will attract recording artists, key entertainment
executives and community leaders.
Recording Academy Honors celebrates outstanding individuals whose work
embodies excellence and integrity and who have improved the environment
for the creative community.
National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. (also known as The
Recording Academy) was established in 1957 as an organization of
musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is
dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for
music and its makers. The body is well known for its annual Grammy Awards.
The New York Chapter was founded in 1958 with the idea to maintain strong
connections with its diverse music and cultural communities.
as Gospel's premier male vocalist, a master songwriter and profound
minister, McClurkin became a household name after the release of his self
titled CD in 1996.
project featured the single "Stand", the song that became his
signature and after being lauded by talk show host Oprah Winfrey was gold
in two weeks.
debut CD led to other gold albums including The
McClurkin Project which reunited him with his first group of childhood
singers and the double platinum-selling Live
From London and More,recorded in England. McClurkin expanded beyond
the gospel base with the hit single "We
Fall Down," which was heard internationally on R&B, and adult
contemporary radio formats as well.
McClurkin reached even greater
heights with his latest release, Psalms, Hymns &
Spiritual Songs, a collection of church favorites coupled with
renditions of Richard Smallwood's
"Total Praise" and "Ooh Child" featuring Kirk
Franklin. The double disk CD
set has crossed both Christian and Gospel
genres with McClurkin's unique and original style, taking you from church
many successes are evident by the number of awards he has received
including: a 2007 Trumpet Award; two Grammy awards, a NAACP Image Award, a
BET Award, a Soul Train Music Award and numerous Dove and Stellar Awards.
accomplishments have placed him on an international platform as a highly
requested psalmist and preacher. On Sept. 18 he will share the stage with
an all-star line up - Stevie Wonder, Aretha
Franklin, Jessye Norman, BeBe and CeCe Winans,
Garth Brooks, Queen Latifah, John
Legend, Baby Face among others-
for The Dream Concert to benefit the building of the Martin Luther King,
Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation. The concert, which is being held
at the Radio City Music Hall, will benefit the construction of the King
memorial on the National Mall in Washington D.C.
evangelistic approach and passion to minister to others is evident
whenever he's before an audience. As pastor of Perfecting Faith Church in
Freeport, New York, he is armed with a mission to reach today's generation
and advance the kingdom of God. Earlier this month he hosted the NY Call,
a three-day event brining together people from all over the country,
from all ethnicities. The event featured Bishop
T.D. Jakes, gospel artists Marvin
Sapp, Kirk Franklin and Kelly
it is behind the pulpit on Sunday mornings or singing in a large arena,
McClurkin's mission is to reach people by spreading the gospel.
Alone But Not Alone
When naming the top five most
influential entities within the history of Gospel music, one doesn't have
to think hard before The Winans are mentioned. The brotherly
quartet blazed new trails within the industry with a sound and message
that was fresh, exciting, and long lasting.
a quarter century in the industry, the influence of this group prepares to
hit a new generation as the long awaited debut solo project from front man
Pastor Marvin L. Winans hits the store shelves, on the PureSprings
Gospel label. The talented vocalist, songwriter, and pastor releases a
12-track magnum opus that is poised to make a lasting impact.
Winans' bonafide recipe for success is a slew of original pieces cleverly
mixed with profound lyrics, a dash of incredible vocalists, all mixed by a
master chef —renowned producer Tommy Sims, whose production
quality perfectly brings Winans' voice and songs to life.
A throwback to the days of Marvin Gaye and The Doobie Brothers,
this effort puts great focus on raw emotion and life's experience funneled
through the hope that only Christ gives.
From the opening note of the album's title cut, Winans takes listeners on
perhaps the most musically mature journey of the decade.
Don't miss these two interview with Marvin Winans,
where he kicks back and discusses his career, his approach to the
new CD, and lots more....
authenticity and lyrical transparency are the dominant themes of this
effort. Winans bears his soul on "Just Don't Wanna Know" and
"I'm Over It Now", both of which exude extreme
plausibility birthed from personal experience.
Equally personal is the up-tempo "I Still Believe", showing that
people can be both healed and restored from emotional hurts, no matter the
depth of those pains.
Winans taps into unique places for his collaborations on this effort. The
tenor introduces 16-year old vocal sensation DeShondra Rideout on
"I Shall Never". The talented Kim Burrell joins the
Detroit-based pastor on the standout jazzy ballad "Try".
Twin brother Carvin Winans appears on the deliciously infectious
"My Story". The surprise guest appearance comes from the late Ronald
Winans, whose incredible appearance on "Joy" is literally
breathtaking and will leave you speechless.
Truth be told, this album will take multiple listens to digest. It's been
a long time since such musical and lyrical depths have been presented from
one artist on one album. True music purists will appreciate the opulent
presentation of this body of work and will ultimately walk away inspired,
encouraged, and motivated.
For the Gospel community, and in fact for the music community in general, Alone
But Not Alone is a musical masterpiece that will be a topic of
conversation for years to come.
THE GIRLS ARE BACK AND THAT
No need to leave home to
take a trip to the islands. Come and join the wickedly dark trio of women
who have escaped their ugly deeds in New York City and have escaped to the
lovely island of Aruba.
Tess, Nikki and Kim are ready to live the good life and reap the rewards
of their crimes. But Vincent, Tess's ex lover has other plans. He
can't let Tess get away with what she'd done. He gives her an offer.
He wants to meet. She brings a gun. . . Shots are fired...
Nikki and Kim have their own agenda as well, and maybe this time around it
won't include Tess.
Action, suspense, hot sex and a surprise that you won't see coming.
What more could a book lover ask for?
COMING TO BOOKSTORES TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2007.
TIME GRAMMY NOMINATED SAXOPHONIST KIRK WHALUM
RECORD THE THIRD CHAPTER TO HIS GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JAZZ!
Angeles, CA) -
Recording artist saxophonist Kirk Whalum will record
and film the highly anticipated Chapter
III of his series The
Gospel According to Jazz on Saturday, October 13th,
2007 live in concert! This recording follows the
success of his Grammy nominated and Stellar Award winning The
Gospel According to Jazz, Chapter
features the international Gospel mega-hit “Falling In Love with
Jesus” by Jonathan Butler. George Duke and brother Kevin
Whalum are back this time and will be joined by Kirk’s very special
guests Lalah Hathaway and Doc
along with a stellar cast and band. Making special appearances will be
John Stoddart, Kirk’s uncle, “Peanuts” Whalum,
his son Kyle, nephews Kenneth III, Kortland & Kameron and cousin,
“Caleb Tha Bridge.” The Concert will be recorded
live and filmed by Jim Hanon, director of the widely acclaimed motion
picture End of the Spear. Kirk
will share production with
renowned producer- arranger Jerry Peters.
time Kirk has chosen an
east coast setting at the beautiful REID TEMPLE AME CHURCH in
Glenn Dale, Maryland. “The impact of the 1st two
chapters completely blew
our minds when passionate
in from Nigeria, Australia, brazil, Italy and many other places
around the globe!
The Lord’s hand is on this
says Kirk. Gospel fans, Jazz fans or just
lovers of music, are invited to participate in this historic live
October 13, 2007 at
7:30PM at Reid Temple AME Church, 11400 Glenn Dale Blvd., Glenn Dale, MD.
are $35 general admission and $75 Golden Circle preferred
section seating which includes a 6:00PM VIP reception.
Tickets are available at Reid Temple bookstore (301) 352-0320 and at
more information visit www.kirkwhalum.com
& NEW BREED
#1 SPOT ON BILLBOARD
Alabama (September 14, 2007) - - A
Deeper Level, the latest from Grammy, Dove and Stellar Award
winners Israel and New Breed, claimed the No. 1 spot this week on
Billboard's Gospel chart. The album also came in at No. 3 on the Billboard
Contemporary Christian Chart, No. 48 on the Billboard Top 200 and was
iTunes' 4th most popular download. In addition, the single
"With Long Life" is currently ranked at No. 16 on the R&R
Gospel Radio Chart.
A Deeper Level features all new music from the dynamic,
genre-defying group plus guest appearances by Jonny Lang, Chris
Tomlin, T-Bone and Darlene Zschech. Israel and New Breed
are signed with Integrity Label Group and are distributed to Christian
retail by Provident-Integrity Distribution and to the general market by
Columbia Records/Sony-BMG Distribution.