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Friday, November 21, 2014

Paul Anthony Of Full Force Profiled On Christian Broadcasting Network

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GRAMMY Award Winner Paul Anthony Of Full Force Profiled On Christian Broadcasting Network
Artist Talks About Healing From Cancer And New Gospel Single, “I Feel Good, I Look Good, I’m God Good”
Many fans of mainstream music are familiar with the name Paul Anthony.  Whether it’s as one of the lead singers of the GRAMMY Award Winning Group, Full Force, known for countless R&B hits in the 80s and 90s or as the Co-Producer with his brothers and cousins of top musical acts like Patti Labelle, Backstreet Boys, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, James Brown, Bob Dylan, Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam and countless others, he’s a force to be reckoned with.  The same persistence that led him and his group to the top of the charts is the same perseverance he needed to battle some of the biggest challenges of his life. 
Always a health and fitness enthusiast who has inspired fellow artists, actors and pro athletes for over 30 years, Paul was blindsided by a diagnosis of Mantle Cell Lymphoma, an incurable blood cancer. After many intense chemotherapy treatments with a rigorous mental and physical routine, the disease ultimately went into remission.  Six years after that diagnosis, he was again knocked off his feet with two threatening diseases, Myelodyplastic Syndrome and Acute Myeloid Leukemia.  Now in remission, the health trials spurred him to start The Paul Anthony Live Life/Give Life Foundation, a program dedicated towards educating, empowering and helping Cancer Survivors become Cancer Champions.
One of the outcomes of the life-changing experience was the new Gospel song, “I Feel Good, I Look Good, I’m God Good” featuring Faith Evans, Sheila E. and The God Good Choir & Children.  The song is included on Full Force’s latest effort, Full Force: With Love From Our Friends, through Sony/Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.
CBN recently profiled the artist at its Washington Bureau during an interview with Efrem Graham.  The interview can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/1AqhsBF
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

REALITY STAR MARLO HAMPTON WILL HOST HER 4TH ANNUAL "SIMPLY GIVING" THANKSGIVING MEAL GIVEWAY TO ATLANTA FAMILIES IN NEED



WHO:
Marlo Hampton, President of Simply Giving
 
HOW TO WIN:
To enter send over a short story via email on why you and your family  are in need of a complimentary holiday meal to info@simplymarlo.com by today (Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 5 p.m.) Be sure to include your telephone     number and mailing address. You must live in Atlanta to participate.    Winners will receive a $45 Publix gift card to purchase a fully-cooked meal    that includes a turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, cornbread dressing and    marshmallow delight. Marlo will personally contact the winning families.  
 
  ABOUT MARLO:                                                                                                   Although, Marlo Hampton is known for her appearances on BRAVO'S "The Atlanta Housewives" and "I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding," her annual Thanksgiving give-away is something she holds close to her heart. It's part of her "Simply Giving" Campaign. "Simply Giving" was created because Hampton saw how many families didn't have the means to have a great Thanksgiving dinner and she wanted to be able to improve a few families lives. This is just one of the many projects Hampton feels will aid her community during these tough economic times. She is also the founder of the "Glam it Up" Project where she mentors and sponsors many events for foster care children in Atlanta
Hampton believes, "It's important that we pay it forward. Even if we can only help one person, you can make a difference."
 
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K.Y.D. Works and friends call for a day of no shooting with "Don't Shoot" campaign


Hit hip-hop lyricist K.Y.D. Works believes in second chances.

K.Y.D ("Killing Your Demographic"), whose real name is Hassan Barrow, hails from the Bronx, NY and relocated to Westchester County when he was six years old.  He started rapping when he turned 14 and battled other rappers who were older than him.  He was a talented teen on his way, but things began to get bumpy for the artist when he found himself in the correctional system at age 16.  He spent three years incarcerated, which took him off the grid for a while.

 
However, his period of incarceration afforded him ample time to regroup.  An introspective person, he believes that everything happens for a reason.  And unlike so many others, he followed through with his exit plan, which included others that had experienced some of the same downhill moments of life.  K.Y.D. Works and his associates and childhood friends Steven Alfano and Vincent Hanemann, created "Don't Shoot."  As childhood friends they have had a real meaningful relationship that has allowed it to stand the test of time.
The idea of "Don't Shoot" was born after a discussion about the rash of police shootings, massacres, school shootings and suicides, and the inappropriate use of firearms in this country.

There are more than 30,000 gun deaths each year with an estimated 57 percent of these deaths being attributed to suicide, 37 percent to homicides and the rest to accidental deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

 
The mission of "Don't Shoot" is to have "One Day" where there are no gun deaths in America.  KYD says, "Violence is an issue we are going to fight and combat whether it be domestic violence to street violence.  The unique thing about the "Don't Shoot" is that it will not operate as a not-for-profit business, but as a corporation with a board of governors similar to a non-for-profit.  We have decided to move in this direction because we have placed our commitment in our company by-laws and that is to donate 25% of  revenue to alternative to violence and suicide prevention programs.  Our idea is that if we run it as a profitable business it will afford us the opportunity to grow our revenue base and therefore the amount of money that will be contributed to stop the shooting in America."

 
He adds, "We as a company will start with a promotional campaign through the use of clothing and accessories to raise attention to the issue at which point we will transition to an all-inclusive community of collaboration and idea sharing to combat a unique problem in a unique country.  We are asking the community to participate and help end an epidemic that is killing our people."
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"Cathedrals" by 10th Ave. North debuts at #1 o Billboard

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TENTH AVENUE NORTH’S CATHEDRALS ALBUM DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD AND iTUNES CHRISTIAN CHARTS

MULTIPLE CHART SUCCESS AND NATIONWIDE TOUR POSITION BAND AS ONE OF CHRISTIAN MUSIC’S TOP ACTS

Group Wraps Unique Street Week Fan Tour while Current Single Continues to Impact Radio, Climbing into the
Top 10 on the National Audience, AC Monitored and CHR Charts

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Nashville, Tenn. (Nov. 20, 2014) – With more than one million career albums sold, Tenth Avenue North continues to establish itself as one of Christian music’s top acts, with the #1 charting of its highly-anticipated fourth studio project, Cathedrals.  The album debuted at #1 this week on both iTunes (#14 overall) andBillboard’s Top Christian Albums Charts and landed at #32 on the Billboard Top 200. The first single, “No Man Is An Island, maintains momentum at Christian radio, climbing into the Top 10 on the National Audience, AC Monitored and CHR charts. The song is currently in rotation, impacting key networks nationwide with continued adds on K-LOVE/Air 1The Fish and SiriusXM, among others.

In support of its new release, Tenth Avenue North embarked on a special Fan Tour for street week, which kicked-off with the live “Campout to Cathedrals” event. The online interactive video chat featured the band’s countdown to the midnight release of the new record as they took questions from fans, played songs, and received more than 2,000 comments during the session. The band then made exclusive stops in Columbus, Cincinnati, Louisville, Nashville, Indianapolis and Chicago,surprising excited fans all over the country with a high school and college campus live performance and even showing up to a family’s home with pizza. While on the road, Tenth Avenue North made phone and Skype calls directly to fans that included singing the their favorite songs and thanking them for their continued support.

Produced by John Fields, known for his work with Switchfoot, Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato and PinkCathedrals is a collection of well-crafted songs that inspires community, encourages accountability, and celebrates the fact we are not alone.

The group made its national debut in 2008 on Reunion Records with Over And Underneath, which spawned the hits “Love is Here,” “By Your Side” and“Hold My Heart.”  Tenth Avenue North won the Gospel Music Association Dove Award in 2009 for New Artist of the Year, and in 2010, “By Your Side”was named Song of the Year.  The band gained  further momentum with 2010’s The Light Meets the Dark and 2012’s The Struggle, which  continue to populate radio and the church with such memorable songs as “Healing Begins,” “You Are More,” “Losing” and “Worn.”

Lead singer Mike Donehey, drummer Jason Jamison, guitarist Jeff Owenbassist Ruben Juarez, and keyboardist Brendon Shirley have forged the unique sound of Tenth Avenue North.

The group is currently on its national Cathedrals headline tour circuit through December 5, 2014.

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2014 Medal of Freedom recipients announced

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On November 10, President Obama  named the following recipients of the highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom for 2014:

The following individuals will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom:

Alvin Ailey (posthumous)
Ailey was a choreographer, dancer, and the founder of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which is renowned for its inspiring performances in 71 countries on 6 continents since 1958.  Ailey’s work was groundbreaking in its exploration of the African American experience and the enrichment of the modern dance tradition, including his beloved American masterpiece Revelations.  The Ailey organization, based in New York City, carries on his pioneering legacy with performances, training, educational, and community programs for people of all backgrounds.

Isabel Allende
Isabel Allende is a highly acclaimed author of 21 books that have sold 65 million copies in 35 languages. She has been recognized with numerous awards internationally. She received the prestigious National Literary Award in Chile, her country of origin, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Tom Brokaw
Tom Brokaw is one of America’s most trusted and respected journalists. Mr. Brokaw served as anchor of NBC Nightly News from 1982 to 2004, and is currently a Special Correspondent for NBC News. For decades, Mr. Brokaw has reached millions of Americans in living rooms across the country to provide depth and analysis to historic moments as they unfold, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the terrorist attacks of 9-11. His reporting has been recognized by the Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award, two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, eleven Emmys, and two Peabody awards. Mr. Brokaw previously served as anchor of NBC’s Today, and following the death of his close friend Tim Russert, Mr. Brokaw took over Meet the Press during the 2008 campaign season.   He has written five books including The Greatest Generation, a title that gave name to those who served in World War II at home and abroad.

James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner (posthumous)
James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner were civil rights activists and participants in “Freedom Summer,” an historic voter registration drive in 1964.  As African Americans were systematically being blocked from voter rolls, Mr. Chaney, Mr. Goodman, and Mr. Schwerner joined hundreds of others working to register black voters in Mississippi.  They were murdered at the outset of Freedom Summer. Their deaths shocked the nation and their efforts helped to inspire many of the landmark civil rights advancements that followed.

Mildred Dresselhaus
Mildred Dresselhaus is one of the most prominent physicists, materials scientists, and electrical engineers of her generation.  A professor of physics and electrical engineering at MIT, she is best known for deepening our understanding of condensed matter systems and the atomic properties of carbon, which has contributed to major advances in electronics and materials research.

John Dingell
John Dingell is a lifelong public servant, the longest serving Member of Congress in American history, and one of the most influential legislators in history. Having represented Michigan in the House of Representatives since 1955, Mr. Dingell has fought for landmark pieces of legislation over the past six decades, from civil rights legislation in the 1960s, to legislation protecting our environment in the 1970s, to his persistent, determined fight for health care throughout his career, from Medicare to the Affordable Care Act.  Mr. Dingell also served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Ethel Kennedy
Ethel Kennedy has dedicated her life to advancing the cause of social justice, human rights, environmental protection, and poverty reduction by creating countless ripples of hope to effect change around the world.  Over 45 years ago, she founded the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, which is dedicated to realizing her husband’s dream of a more just and peaceful world. Ethel Kennedy was most recently honored for her longtime advocacy of environmental causes in neglected areas of Washington, D.C. with the dedication of the “Ethel Kennedy Bridge” over the Anacostia River.

Suzan Harjo
Suzan Harjo is a writer, curator, and activist who has advocated for improving the lives of Native peoples throughout her career.  As a member of the Carter Administration and as current president of the Morning Star Institute, she has been a key figure in many important Indian legislative battles, including the passage of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and the American Indian Religious Freedom Act.  Dr. Harjo is Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee, and a citizen of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes.

Abner Mikva
Abner Mikva is a dedicated public servant who has served with distinction in all three branches of government.  He was a five-term Congressman from Illinois, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and White House Counsel for President Bill Clinton. He has also served as a law professor at Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois.

Patsy Takemoto Mink
Patsy Takemoto Mink was a Congresswoman from Hawai'i, serving a total of 12 terms. She was born and raised on Maui, became the first Japanese American female attorney in Hawai'i, and served in the Hawai'i territorial and state legislatures beginning in 1956. In 1964, she became the first woman of color elected to Congress. She is best known for co-authoring and championing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

Edward Roybal (posthumous)
Edward R. Roybal was the first Mexican-American to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from California in nearly a century. In 1976, he founded the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, creating a national forum for Latino issues and opening doors for a new generation of Latino leaders. 

Charles Sifford
Charles Sifford was a professional golfer who helped to desegregate the Professional Golfers’ Association, despite harassment and death threats. He started his life on the links as a caddy, and though he was formally excluded from the PGA for much of his career because of the color of his skin, he won six National Negro Opens. In 1960, he won his challenge over the PGA’s “Caucasian only” membership policy. He went on to win official PGA events and the PGA Seniors’ Championship. He was inducted in the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2004 and received an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of St. Andrews in 2006.

Robert Solow
Robert Solow is one of the most widely respected economists of the past sixty years. His research in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s transformed the field, laying the groundwork for much of modern economics.  He continues to influence policy makers, demonstrating how smart investments, especially in new technology,can build broad-based prosperity, and he continues to actively participate in contemporary debates about inequality and economic growth.  He is a Nobel laureate, winning the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1987.

Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim is one of the country’s most influential theater composers and lyricists.  His work has helped define American theater with shows such asCompanySweeney ToddSunday in the Park with George, and Into the Woods.  Mr. Sondheim has won eight Grammy Awards, eight Tony Awards, an Academy Award, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep is one of the most widely known and acclaimed actors in history.  Ms. Streep has captured our imaginations with her unparalleled ability to portray a wide range of roles and attract an audience that has only grown over time, portraying characters who embody the full range of the human experience.  She holds the record for most Academy Award nominations of any actor in history.

Marlo Thomas
Marlo Thomas is an award-winning actress, producer, best-selling author and social activist. Whether championing equality for girls and women, giving voice to the less fortunate, breaking barriers by portraying one of television’s first single working women on That Girl, or teaching children to be “Free to Be You and Me,” Thomas inspires us all to dream bigger and reach higher. Thomas serves as National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a pediatric treatment and research facility focused on pediatric cancer and children's catastrophic diseases. The hospital was founded by her father, Danny Thomas, in 1962.   

Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder is one of the world’s most gifted singer-songwriters.  Mr. Wonder has created a sound entirely his own, mixing rhythm and blues with genres ranging from rock and roll to reggae, and demonstrating his mastery of a range of instruments, styles, and themes.  He is also a Kennedy Center Honoree, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and winner of 25 Grammys and an Academy Award.
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INSPIRATIONAL RECORDING ARTIST JONATHAN McREYNOLDS TO RELEASE NEW HOLIDAY SINGLE “MARY, DID YOU KNOW” ON MONDAY NOVEMBER 24TH

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McReynolds to Perform “Mary, Did You Know” on Bobby Jones Gospel

Nashville, TN – Award-winning artist Jonathan McReynolds will release the new holiday single “Mary, Did You Know” on Monday, November 24th.  Available for online pre-order now, the online single is also being released to Gospel, Urban and Urban AC radio. 

A poignant rendition from the Dove Award-nominated artist, Jonathan McReynolds takes the beloved Christmas classic’s stirring lyrics to new heights, giving an intimate performance with a spare arrangement featuring pure vocals and acoustic guitar.  Garnering acclaim for his soulful, acoustic sound, fans can catch McReynolds performing  “Mary, Did You Know” on the Christmas special of Bobby Jones Gospel, airing on BET Sunday, December 21st, 2014 at 9 am / 8 am Central. 

Written by Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene, “Mary, Did You Know” has become a new Christmas classic.  McReynolds’ arrangement for his new recording features Anders Nordstrom on guitar, with mixing engineered by Joe “Flip” Wilson and mastering by Dale Sebastian Becker.

Jonathan McReynolds continues to wow audiences and peers everywhere, bringing a fresh new sound to inspirational music with exceptional songwriting and powerful live performances.  Since releasing his debut album Life Music, in a short time McReynolds has continued receiving accolades on much buzzed-about performances on BET, the Stellar Awards, Dove Awards and more.  McReynolds will appear again on Bobby Jones Gospel airing on BET Sunday, January 11th, 2015, performing new music as well as his hit single, “No Gray.”  Recording his highly-anticipated follow-up album, fans can look forward to Jonathan McReynolds’ sophomore album to be released in summer 2015.

Jonathan McReynolds’ new holiday single “Mary, Did You Know” is available for pre-order on iTunes:
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

KIM BURRELL AND VASHAWN MITCHELL TO HOST 16th ANNUAL BMI TRAILBLAZERS OF GOSPEL MUSIC AWARDS

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Israel Houghton, LaShun Pace and The Anointed Pace Sisters will be honored at
BMI’s lauded event on January 17, 2015, in Atlanta, GA
 
The 16th Annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards is a first-class, awe-inspiring worship service to honor the legends of gospel music. The invitation-only event attracts gospel music’s premier songwriters, brightest stars and leading executives.   
Israel Houghton, a prolific worship leader, musician, songwriter, producer and recording artist,LaShun Pace, the siren behind time-honored opus "I Know I've Been Changed,” and The Anointed Pace Sisters, the sweet-sounding siblings whose songs are essential to Sunday morning church, are set to be honored with performances by an assembly of musicians (who are to be announced). Gospel music loyalists Kim Burrell and VaShawn Mitchell will host the prestigious event.
 
       
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

John Paul McGee to release Christmas CD on Dec. 2

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EARNEST PUGH PROTÉGÉ
PIANIST JOHN PAUL
SET TO RELEASE A FIVE-SONG HOLIDAY EP &
 HIT THE ROAD ON “EARNEST PUGH & FRIENDS” CHRISTMAS TOUR
 
Gospel‘s Leading Man and balladeer extraordinaire Earnest Pugh (of “I Need Your Glory” and “Rain On Us” fame) is continuing his longstanding practice of introducing new acts to the gospel music industry with the release of “Christmas with John Paul” (EPM Music Group) on December 2. The five-song extended play CD showcases the classically trained pianist John Paul McGee tackling yuletide evergreens such as Nat King Cole Trio’s 1946 gem “The Christmas Song” with a touch of Jazz and gospel.
 
“It is often said that a picture is worth a thousand words,” says the Bethune-Cookman University graduate of the set that also features crisp new renditions of “Oh Holy Night,” “The First Noel,” “Sweet Little Jesus Boy” and a funky “Jesus, What A Wonderful Child.” McGee will be joining Earnest Pugh and other artists on a nationwide Christmas concert tour. “I am so excited to have this opportunity as an instrumental artist to paint wordless pictures through the mere power of sound. Listeners can experience the joy, peace, healing and love that come at Christmas time. As we celebrate the birth of Christ, I also celebrate this season of birthing in my own life where God is transitioning me to have even greater impact on lives everywhere through my musical gifts.”
 
Currently a graduate student at Atlanta’s Emory University and in hot pursuit of a doctorate in Religious Studies, McGee is a young man with a seasoned musical resume. Aside from composing songs on albums by Bishop T.D. Jakes and Alvin Darling & Celebration; he’s also created vocal arrangements for recorded projects by such traditional gospel music mainstays as the Arkansas Gospel Mass Choir, Youth for Christ, Troy Sneed, Bishop Bruce Parham and Rev. Rudolph McKissick. McGee has also shared stages with the likes of Patti Labelle, The Isley Brothers and The Clark Sisters.
 
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Web site gives event goers a head start on ticket purchases

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Ticket web site allows users to avoid lines and purchase various types of tickets in advance, before the general public

A new site dedicated to help fans get great concert, sports, and theater tickets has launched. PresalePassword.com is a new blog created by concert enthusiasts that offers free presale password information to help concert, sports, and theater fans get tickets before the general public for the biggest events nationwide. The site offers on-time presale information the moment it becomes available with the goal of helping the hardcore concert fans get the best tickets at the lowest prices.
Buying concert tickets through an event's public sale can be a game of chance, with tickets selling out before fans have a chance to get seats. Major events like Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, The Who, Miley Cyrus, Dave Matthews Band, and Pearl Jam will sell out within 10-15 minutes, and often leaves thousands of fans without tickets. 

If an event sells out, often the only option for concertgoers is to buy tickets from the secondary market where prices can far exceed face value. Buying tickets through a presale not only gives fans a better chance of getting great tickets before the general public, but also allows fans to buy tickets at face price, which is often significantly less than prices on the secondary market. Ticket presales are usually available for most events, and start about one to seven days before the public sale. Concert fans simply need to take the password for your specific event, select the number of seats to search, and use it when the primary ticketing agent (such as Ticketmaster or AXS) asks you for the promotion code. The presale often has a better ticket allotment than the general public sale.

PresalePassword.com prides itself on being one of the only sources on the web that provides presale password information to get tickets early completely free. For more information or to find a list of upcoming events, visit presalepassword.com.
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CRAZZY LOVE: Charles Manson is making plans to get married while behind bars, legally he can

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Charles Manson, 80 has obtained a license to wed.  A 26-year-old woman, Afton Elaine Burton says she believes the notorious mass murderer is innocent and wants to become his bride.  A wedding date has not been set yet. The associated press confirmed through the prison that Manson is planning to tie the knot.   The couple is not allowed to  have conjugal visits. Manson is still serving time in California's San Quentin State Prison for orchestrating the mass murder of 7 people in 1969. Burton has been working ot get her beau exonerated for the last 9 years.
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Monday, November 17, 2014

Solange Knowles ties the knot in futuristic style

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His and hers bicycles, a sleek caped pant suit and overtones of laid back, minimalist swag describe the unique style of the wedding of Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson. The creative pair united in futuristic style, pulling off attire and special touches that showed off their creative side,
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Bobby Jones and NSC to embark on tour featuring top gospel artists as guests

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DR. BOBBY JONES IS HITTING THE ROAD
WITH SOME FAMOUS FRIENDS
FOR THE “GIVING THANKS” TOUR
IN SUPPORT OF HIS LATEST CD “REJOICE WITH ME”

BET TV legend and Grammy Award winning recording artist Dr. Bobby Jones and his Nashville-based choir NSC (aka Nashville Super Choir) are hitting the road for the “Giving Thanks” Tour in support of his latest CD “Rejoice with Me.” The soulful album debuted at #5 on Billboard’s Gospel Albums chart this past Spring and features the Top 15 radio hit “Rejoice with Me” (featuring Faith Evans) and the new Top 40 single “Right Now Praise” (featuring Tommye Young West).  Some of the biggest names in gospel music such as Vickie Winans, Ricky Dillard, Melvin Williams, Tasha Page Lockhart, VaShawn Mitchell and BET Sunday Best winner Geoffrey Golden (artist lineup may vary slightly from city to city) will join Dr. Jones, NSC and Dr. Jones’ electrifying band under the direction of Derrick Lee. 

“I am thanking all the fans of gospel music that have kept my TV show alive for longer than any other show on cable television,” Dr. Jones says of his decision to name this new adventure the “Giving Thanks” tour. “I’m also thankful to all of the great artists who have agreed to come along with me on the tour and above all, I thank God for the opportunity to do a service that lifts the Kingdom of God.”

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2014
Time:  7:30 PM Tickets are $20- $51
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37402

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014
Time:  4:00 PM Tickets are $20-$51
Township Auditorium, 1703 Taylor Street, Columbia, SC  29201

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM
 Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair Street, Augusta, GA 30901

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2014
Time:  5:00 PM
Dunn Oliver Acadome, 1595 Robert C. Hatch Drive, Montgomery, AL  36101

For the last 35 years, Dr. Bobby Jones has spent his Sunday mornings rejoicing with millions of gospel lovers around the globe who tune in to BET’s “Bobby Jones Gospel,” the longest running program in cable TV history. Jones has also released a dozen or so albums and hosted syndicated radio programs like his weekly “Bobby Jones Countdown.” Jones formed the New Life Singers in 1975. He later expanded the group’s membership and changed its name to NSC (Nashville Super Choir).
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Open enrollment, phase 2 kcks off for affordable healthcare

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The second round of Affordable Care Act enrollment opened up over the weekend. Already over 100,000 people have signed up at healthcare.gov with no reported glitches. The open enrollment period runs through February 15, 2015 and takes effect on January 1, 2015.  December 15, 2014 is the  last date to enroll for coverage to start January 1, 2015.

Over 7 million Americans signed up for health care during the first enrollment period. Coverage ends for all 2014 Marketplace plans on December 31 of this year.
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Facebook is working on a "pro" version

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The secret is out!  Facebook has been secretly developing a new social networking platform called "Facebook at Work" that will allow existing users to have a second profile page for professional use and best of all interact with their professional contacts completely separate from their personal ones.  Users will be able to share documents and communicate with co-workers. As first reported by Hannah Kuchler of the Financial Times on Sunday, the website will operate on a Cloud and  look to compete with Google Drive and Microsoft Office.  It will also have similar features to LinkedIn.  Facebook employees already use the platform in-house.  The launch date for the new platform is unknown.
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