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Friday, May 1, 2015

TUNE-IN ALERT: STATE OF EMERGENCY: BALTIMORE AND BEYOND ON NEWS ONE NOW

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TV One's News One Now - the first morning news program in history to focus on news and analysis of politics, entertainment, sports, and culture from an explicitly African American perspective - will broadcast its first-ever town hall meeting, "State of Emergency: Baltimore and Beyond A News One Now Town Hall Meeting," exploring Black America and law enforcement on Tuesday, May 5, 9-11 p.m. ET, with an encore from 11 p.m. - 1 a.m. ET.

Moderated by News One Now's host and managing editor Roland S. Martin, this special presentation will also include a panel of notable newsmakers, politicians, law enforcement officers and civil rights activists who will discuss the broader societal impact in the wake of a string of officer-involved deaths in Baltimore, Cleveland, Ferguson, New York and South Carolina. "News One Now has been a consistent platform for exploring issues important to African Americans, including the crises in Ferguson, New York, and most recently Baltimore," said Martin. "With this primetime special, we aim to broaden the national discussion on race in America, especially as it relates to the underlying tensions between police and the Black community."

Throughout the town hall meeting, Martin will engage both the panel and citizens alike to address a variety of topics, including but not limited to: •Police Relations, Trust, Accountability and Standards •Lawless Law Enforcement and Police Brutality •National Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform •Law Abiding Citizens, Civil Disobedience and Unlawful Protests •Disenfranchised and Impoverished Communities •The Role of the Press, Social Media and Citizen Journalists
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VIDEO: Freddie Gray's death ruled a homicide

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Six officers have been charged in the death of Freddie Gray, a Baltimore man who died after sustaining fatal injuries during an arrest.

In a live news conference this morning, State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said through a thorough investigation conducted by her office, the death of Freddie Gray was ruled a homicide. In her remarks the city's lead prosecutor said Gray should have never been arrested. She cited numerous occurrences of negligence and called for the citizens of Baltimore to remain peaceful:"Your peace is needed as I want to deliver justice to this young man." Mosby said a warrant has been issued for the arrest of the six officers, who face varying charges. Only one officer faces second-degree depraved heart murder, the heaviest charge she listed. Other charges include false imprisonment, manslaughter, second-degree assault, and misconduct in office among others.

ABC Breaking US News | US News Videos Gray, 25 was arrested on April 12. During transport in the police wagon he sustained several severe injuries, leaving his spine broken in several places. He was died in a coma a week after being taken into custody. Gray's funeral was held in Baltimore on Monday followed by violent protests
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Coming to VH1 in the Summer of 2015. . .Shaunie O'Neal joins "Basketball Wives LA" Season 4 and much more

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Shanie O'Neal.  Executive Producer of VH1's  "Basketball Wives."
“LOVE & HIP HOP LIVE: THE WEDDING” AIRS MONDAY, MAY 25 AT 8:00PM*
You’ve just snagged an invitation to the wedding of the year at VH1’s first-ever LIVE wedding special “Love & Hip Hop LIVE: The Wedding,” airing Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th at 8:00 PM ET/PT as a two-hour special episode. The happy bride and groom are “Love & Hip Hop: New York” fan favorites Yandy Smith and Mendeecees Harris. Viewers have been privy to every part of the couple’s relationship over the years as they became parents, dealt with Mendeecees’ incarceration, the challenges of their subsequent separation, and eventually, his conditional release. Now, VH1 invites fans to be present for the happiest day of Yandy and Mendeecees’ lives as they finally join together in holy matrimony when “Love & Hip Hop LIVE: The Wedding” debuts on VH1, Monday, May 25 at 8:00 PM ET/PT.

“T.I.AND TINY: THE FAMILY HUSTLE” PREMIERES MONDAY, JUNE 1 AT 9:30PM*
The King of the South is back with the entire Harris brood for the fifth season of “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle” premiering Monday, June 1 at 9:30PM ET/PT. T.I. and Tiny continue to work on their relationship – as their kids grow older and change every day. Niq Niq is ready to leave the nest, making her the first of the Harris children to move out on their own, while Messiah prepares for his driver’s license test. Major is no longer the baby he used to be and is looking to follow in his father’s footsteps with acting. King’s a great older brother to Major and decides to take Major under his wing. With Deyjah and Domani making the transition to adulthood, Tiny stops them in their tracks by showing them just how difficult being an adult can be. The bond between T.I. and Tiny is stronger than ever as they embark on new adventures as a couple and professionally. Together, there’s nothing this family can’t conquer. Check out this new season as the Harris family continues their hustle.

BASKETBALL WIVES: LA” SEASON 4 PREMIERES SUNDAY, JULY 12 AT 9:00PM*
VH1’s hit series “Basketball Wives: LA” is back for an explosive fourth season. Returning from last season are Draya Michele, Malaysia Pargo, Brandi Maxiell, and Jackie Christie. With Queen Bee and Executive Producer, Shaunie O’Neal, joining the LA crew, and the addition of three new ladies, the bar is set for a very exciting season. Jackie brings in friend and basketball girlfriend, Mehgan James. Also joining the clique are wife of player Eddy Curry and Malaysia’s friend, Patrice Curry, and Draya’s friend, fashion designer and ex- girlfriend of Tyreke Evens, Angel Brinks. Between the new personalities, major life challenges, and old resentments, sparks will fly. Shaunie O’Neal joins the LA ladies for some West coast fun, but soon realizes that they are a very challenging group. When her old time East coast buddy, Tami Roman, joins the cast, the Basketball Wives: Miami / LA cast divide is set in stone. See all the drama play out when “Basketball Wives: LA” Season 4 premiering Sunday, July 12 at 9PM ET/PT (following the premiere episode, the series will move to Sundays at 8PM ET/PT).

“DATING NAKED” SEASON 2 PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, JULY 15 AT 9:00PM*
“Dating Naked” is a 10-episode, one-hour series that explores the art of romance, free of preconceived notions, stereotypes – and clothes. Hosted by Amy Paffrath, Dating Naked season 2 is once again set on a romantic tropical island, but this time features two primary daters, Kerri and Chris, as they search for love. Each week, 2 new men and 2 new women will strip down for a shot at igniting a spark with our primary daters. At the end of each episode, Kerri and Chris will each pick the one person they connected with the most to be their ‘keeper,’ and ask them to remain on the island. As sexy new singles arrive every week, vying for the coveted ‘keeper’ spots, initial connections will be put to the test and deeper feelings may begin to develop. Can Kerri and Chris handle the competition? Or will temptation and jealousy run rampant on the island? When everyone has stripped away the artifices of the modern world and revealed their ultimate, honest selves, the results will be truly surprising. “Dating Naked” season 2 premieres Wednesday, July 15 at 9PM ET/PT on VH1.

“TWINNING” PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, JULY 15 AT 10:00PM*
For the first time ever, VH1 is doubling down on a reality competition series that will put “twin-tuition” to the test in “Twinning” premiering Wednesday, July 15th at 10PM ET/PT with ten hour-long episodes. Hosted by Angie Greenup, “Twinning” is an arc’d competition series in which twelve sets of twins will go head to head for a grand prize of $222,222.22. But getting there won’t be easy. Viewers will experience double the meltdowns, double the hook-ups, and, of course, double the twists when twin teams are pushed to their limits in unexpected ways. As the strengths and weaknesses of each twin pair is revealed, relationships will be tested and resentments will be exposed. In the end, the pair of twins left standing will win the cash prize, and be crowned as the twinners.

“CANDIDLY NICOLE” SEASON 2 PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, JULY 22 AT 11:00PM*
“Candidly Nicole,” produced by Telepictures and World of Wonder and based on the successful AOL online series of the same name, returns for a second season with eight new half-hour episodes. The show details her daily adventures and gives insight into her decisions on style, relationships, her work life and her journey into life. Whether it’s hiring a doppelganger to free-up time in her schedule, breaking up with her bikini waxer, pursuing a career as a street artist, trying to recall her childhood for a memoir or attempting to get her invention on “Shark Tank,” Nicole has no problem offering her uncensored opinion to everyone she meets (even if they didn’t ask for it). Her one-of-a-kind, tongue-in-cheek commentary inspires people to laugh, learn and shake their head in wonderment.

“SHE’S GOT GAME” PREMIERES MONDAY, AUGUST 10 at 9PM*
We all know Jayceon Taylor better known as “The Game” from his hit VH1 series “Marrying The Game” as an amazing father as well as family man, that goes without saying. But what we don’t know is if there is a woman out there that would satisfy him enough to slow him down. In the past we’ve seen him give being a family man his all, but sometimes in life and love other cards come into play. Now, in the new series “She’s Got Game,” The Game sets out in pursuit of his perfect love match while he embarks on a national tour. Tired of picking the wrong women, in “She’s Got Game,” Taylor turns to his celebrity friends to see who can help him most when it comes to matters of the heart. Each celebrity will select a young woman to accompany Game on his national tour. But which women will succumb to the not-so-innocent rock star lifestyle, and which will have his back and ultimately win his heart? “She’s Got Game” premieres Monday, August 10 at 9PM ET/PT with 10 one hour episodes.

BLACK INK CREW PREMIERES MONDAY, AUGUST 24 AT 10PM*
When the Black Ink Crew returns on Monday, August 24 at 10pm ET/PT, the group is determined to put the importance on family, friendships and careers as they recover from the volatility and emotions of their last encounter with one another—an encounter that threatened to tear alliances apart for good. The crew will surprise and shock as they make choices that will change their lives, but also challenges them to reevaluate the importance of the relationships they have built. With all these changes in the wind, what will the future bring for our crew? Be ready to expect the unexpected on the upcoming season of Black Ink Crew premiering Monday, August 24, 2015 at 10PM ET/PT.
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San Diego Jazz Festival tickets and dates

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WHAT:  3rd Annual San Diego Jazz Festival

WHEN: Memorial Day Weekend
                       May 22-24, 2015
 

WHERE: Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
 2100 Costa Del Mar Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92009

TICKETS TO ATTEND:
Ticket prices range from $65 - $1575
(varies based on # of days in attendance and seating area)
Purchase Online:(weblink)   http://bit.ly/SanDiegoJazzFest
Please post www.sandiegojazzfest.com when listing
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See Brandy on Broadway in "Chicago" (Ticket info and dates)

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NOW IN ITS 19TH YEAR ON BROADWAY AT THE AMBASSADOR THEATRE 
TICKETS ON SALE AT WWW.CHICAGOTHEMUSICAL.COM

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets for Chicago are available through Telecharge.com, by calling 212-239-6200, and in- person at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.; New York, NY) box office. Regular box office hours are 10 am to 8 pm Monday through Saturday, and Noon to 7 pm Sunday.

 
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Chicago plays a weekly schedule of Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday at 8 pm; Saturday at 2:30 pm and 8 pm; Sunday at 2:30 pm and 7 pm. Easter Week Schedule Changes: There will be added performances on Wednesday, April 1 at 2:30 pm and 8 pm. There will no performance on Tuesday, March 31 and no matinee performance on Easter Sunday, April 5
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The Howard University School of Divinity Alumni Association honored Gospel Star Earnest Pugh (best known for the #1 gospel radio hits “I Need Your Glory” and “Rain On Us”) alongside five other distinguished alumni at a lavish banquet ceremony this past Sunday at Howard University’s Blackburn Center. Alumni Association President Dr. Robert G. Childs, who was one of Pugh’s Divinity School professors, presented the soul-stirring, five-octave singer with the Alumni Award for the Arts and said, “It’s no surprise that Earnest became a professional singer because he was always singing around campus.” Pugh, who graduated from the school of divinity in 2004, confessed that, “this means more to me than a Grammy Award because it came from my alma mater.”

After a concise and humorous acceptance speech, Pugh launched into a riveting concert that commenced with the rousing “I Praise Your Name” that brought the audience to its collective feet. Pugh made mention of the recent Baltimore riots and segued into his concert staple “Perfect Peace.” Pugh then sang his signature songs “Rain On Us” and “I Need Your Glory” and sang them with such a blazing fire that it’s a wonder no one called the fire department to extinguish it. The show concluded with a medley of heart-thumping and thought-provoking hymns that left tears dripping down many cheeks. The concert proceeds go to the Alumni Association’s Scholarship Fund.

Dr. Pugh lived in the DMV area for over a decade until his recent move to Houston, TX where he’s the Worship Pastor at The Lighthouse Church. While in the DMV, Pugh was a member of the music department at Ebenezer A.M.E. Church in Ft. Washington, M.D. and earned a master’s of divinity degree from Howard University’s School of Divinity while continuing his successful recording career. Last year he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Divinity in Christian Counseling from The Institute for Teaching God’s Word in Rockdale, TX.
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Netflix has ordered "Full House" sequel, "Fuller House" for 2016

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World’s Leading Internet TV Network Orders 13 Episodes from 
Warner Horizon Television for Debut in 2016




Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber to Star in the Sequel to the
Iconic Hit Show Full House, with John Stamos Set to Produce and Guest Star;
Discussions with Additional Full House Cast Members Ongoing

Beverly Hills, CA.,  (April 21, 2015) — Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, has ordered a 13-episode season of a new multi-camera comedy from Warner Horizon Television, Miller-Boyett Productions and Jeff Franklin Productions. Fuller House is the long-awaited sequel to the iconic hit series Full House. Created by original Full House creator Jeff Franklin, Fuller House will premiere exclusively across all Netflix territories in 2016.

Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber are set to star in Fuller House, with fellow Full House star John Stamos set to produce and reprise his original role of Uncle Jesse as a guest star in the new show. Discussions with Full House stars Bob Saget, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Dave Coulier and Lori Loughlin regarding guest appearances in Fuller House are ongoing.

In Fuller House, the adventures that began in 1987 on Full House continue, with veterinarian D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Cameron-Bure) pregnant and recently widowed, living in San Francisco. D.J.’s younger sister/aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner (Sweetin) and D.J.’s lifelong best friend/fellow single mother Kimmy Gibbler (Barber), along with Kimmy’s feisty teenage daughter Ramona, all move in to help take care of D.J.’s two boys — the rebellious 12-year-old J.D. and neurotic 7-year-old Max — and her soon-to-arrive baby.

“As big fans of the original Full House, we are thrilled to be able to introduce Fuller House’s new narrative to existing fans worldwide, who grew up on the original, as well as a new generation of global viewers that have grown up with the Tanners in syndication,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content for Netflix. 

In a joint statement, executive producers Robert L. Boyett, Thomas L. Miller and Jeff Franklin said:  “The continued support of Full House fans of all ages for the last 28 years has been astounding. It is an honor and a thrill to catch up with these beloved characters and explore their lives today. The love you saw on the show was real. The cast has remained a loving family off screen all these years. We are as excited as our fans to finally bring Full House back to life.”


Fuller House is from Miller-Boyett Productions and Jeff Franklin Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television for Netflix. Robert L. Boyett, Thomas L. Miller and Jeff Franklin are the executive producers of the series, which was created by Franklin. John Stamos is a producer.
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President Obama Announces his Intent to Nominate Peter V. Neffenger to lead the Transportation Security Administration

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Vice Admiral Peter V. Neffenger as Assistant Secretary for the Transportation Security Administration at the Department of Homeland Security.
  
President Obama said, “The talent and expertise Vice Admiral Neffenger brings to his new role after more than three decades at the U.S. Coast Guard will be valuable to this Administration’s efforts to strengthen transportation security. He has been a recognized leader in the face of our nation’s important challenges, and I am grateful for his service. I look forward to working with him in the months ahead.”

About Vice Admiral Peter V. Neffenger, Nominee for Assistant Secretary for the Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security
Vice Admiral Peter V. Neffenger has served as Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard since May 2014.  Vice Admiral Neffenger joined the Coast Guard in 1981, and has served in a number of positions, including Deputy Commandant for Operations, Director of Strategic Management and Doctrine, Deputy National Incident Commander for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and Commander of the Ninth Coast Guard District.  Vice Admiral Neffenger served as Sector Commander and Federal Maritime Security Coordinator for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and the central California coast from 2003 to 2006, where he established new and innovative approaches to the safety and security of our ports.  Vice Admiral Neffenger received a B.A. from Baldwin Wallace University, an M.A. from Central Michigan University, an M.P.A. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and an M.A. from the Naval War College.
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Brooklyn's Kimik X releases "Bug Out"

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Singer-songwriter's new release heats up dance floors in time for summer
 
NEWARK, Del., April 28, 2015 -- A brand-new artist is set to be on everyone's playlists this summer. Independent label Kaieteur Records (http://www.kaieteurrecords.com) has dropped "Bug Out," the debut single by urban pop singer-songwriter Kimik X, and as the artist's upbeat signature mix of dance, funk and hip-hop gets more airtime, fans are flocking to iTunes to download "Bug Out."

With a strong hook and an irresistible beat, "Bug Out" is already playing on more than 70 radio stations across the U.S. Kaieteur Records founder and president Michael Morian attributes the song's rising popularity to the dedication of Kimik X.

"Kimik X has been writing songs and learning his craft since he was very young," Morian explained. "His talent for songwriting and an unwavering focus on creating great music have resulted in 'Bug Out' appealing to a wide audience. Kaieteur Records is proud to represent Kimik X, and we can't wait to introduce more of his work."

From his early childhood in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, New York, Kimik X knew music was his future. His parents encouraged him to pursue his passion, which he did by spending countless hours singing and writing his own songs. When Kimik X was 17, his father enrolled him in a hip-hop history class--and the die was set.

After the class ended, Kimik X threw himself into his music. He recorded mix tapes, cut demos and shot some low-budget videos to showcase his work, with the hope of catching an executive's attention. And when Kimik X's tape found its way into Morian's hands, Morian knew he had just discovered something special. He immediately signed Kimik X, and they got to work on "Bug Out."
Rather than sit back and relax while "Bug Out" climbs the charts, Kimik X is back in the studio finishing up his debut CD. The official music video for "Bug Out" will be released shortly. In the meantime, fans who want a sneak peek at Kimik X can see and hear him at KaieteurRecords.com.
Listen to "Bug Out" on Kimik X's SoundCloud and view the "Bug Out" commercial on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/bLBqB-4G8Sg.
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SNEAK PEEK: WEtv's "Cutting It in the ATL" Premieres Thursday, May 21at 10pm ET/PT

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Cutting It: In the ATL follows four salon owners who are out to grow their businesses while competing with one another for clients and stylists.  When one salon owner recommends forming a partnership to grow each of their individual businesses, some are intrigued, but others would rather just trim the competition.  Can these four top-tier salon owners put petty jealousies and narrow thinking aside, or will their ambitions come between them and hurt their business aspirations?
Meet the Cast
 Beautii, "Countess of Class" and owner of Spoiled Opulence Salon, worked hard to be on top of her game. The once homeless single mother is no stranger to this competitive business and will do whatever it takes to take them all down by storm; by treating every client like a celebrity

Dedra, "The Commander-In-Chic," and fiercely opinionated owner of J'Doah Salon, sees her salon as a 'hidden gem' but is envious of more established owners like Maja, Beautii, and Mushiya.  In an attempt to keep up with the competition, Dedra hires LaKenya, a former employee of Beautii's to broaden her services and clientele. LaKenya is hoping that J'Doah is her last stop before owning her own business. 

Mushiya, "The Natural Boss" and owner of The Damn Salon - THE premiere place to go for natural hair in the ATL -has a flare for the dramatic and it shows in every aspect of her life.  Her beauty, unique look, and mere presence are enough to quiet any room she enters and her distaste for chemically enhanced or processed hair is no secret. 

Maja, "The Minister of Weaves," burst into the ATL hair scene by changing the playing field with Walk-In Weave Salons - the quick and affordable weave salon. This business savvy, no-nonsense salon owner has her eye on the prize and plans to soak up every last dollar Atlanta has to offer. 

These salon owners are opinionated, fierce and have a flair for hair, as well as the dramatic. In the premiere episode of Cutting It: In the ATL, Maja formulates a plan to grow her empire with the help of the city's top salon owners and gathers Beautii, Mushiya, and Dedra for a meeting of the minds. However, when ATL's top hair divas are put together in one room; it's far from what she expected. Though Mushiya can see Maja's vision, others are not so easily convinced. Dedra ruffles feathers when she reveals that she hired LaKenya, a former employee of Beauttii's, to help increase her business.  Is Maja strong enough to convince these owners to follow her lead? Or will they let jealousies, petty money squabbles and egos come between them and the 'coins' Maja has to offer?  In the battle to reign supreme, find out who is Cutting It in the ATL!  Tune in Thursday, May 21st, 10pm ET/PT.
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STAGELIFE PRODUCTIONS AND PUBLISHING AND TYSCOT MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT TO PARTNER ON DEBUT PROJECT BY NEW ARTIST CLARETA

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(Indianapolis, IN; Tyscot Music & Entertainment; April 28, 2015) StageLife Productions and Publishing is proud to announce the signing of a multiple project joint venture agreement with Tyscot Music & Entertainment. This agreement will feature the work of emerging gospel sensation Clareta, who has coined her sound as "Edgy Gospel."

With her musical upbringing from the well-known Gospel family "The Haddon's," Clareta has proven that her ability to write, produce and act are as much a part of her artistic expression as her singing. People who have witnessed her live performances boast of her amazing stage presence, admitting publicly that talent like hers only comes once in a lifetime. This rising star shown evidence of this as she electrified audiences during her recent performance at the 30th Stellar Awards Show as she shared the stage with her brother Deitrick Haddon and LXW.

The first single released to radio "Winner's Anthem" certainly takes worship to the next level with its cross market appeal and strong Gospel influences. She melodically uplifts a generation with this heart-warming, Christian Anthem. "Winner's Anthem" is the first song from Clareta's debut album, Contagious.


Clareta is very excited about the agreement with Tyscot and the pending project release. She said, "It feels like family and home already, what better way to launch this next chapter in my ministry journey."

"We are very excited about this partnership and the opportunity to work with an artist like Clareta," said Bryant Scott, President, Tyscot Music & Entertainment. "Over the years, we've enjoyed a great relationship with the Haddon family and we're just thrilled about Clareta's future with Tyscot. Her style and sound are so unique, we will be able to share the Gospel beyond the traditional audiences."

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Country Newcomer JOSH GOODLETT's "Why You Gotta Be That Way" Video Premieres on THE BOOT Today

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New single makes Play MPE's Top 20 Downloads for two weeks; radio add date and promo tour set for May 4

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 28, 2015 -- Country newcomer Josh Goodlett's "Why You Gotta Be That Way" video premieres on The Boot today. The single was released to Country radio earlier this month via CDX (Vol. 614) and Play MPE, and made the Top 20 most downloaded tracks list for two weeks. Radio add date is set for May 4 and Josh will head out that day on the first of several radio promotion tours.

The engaging video was produced and directed by Bobby E. Boyd (Loretta Lynn, Aaron Tippin) for Boyd Where Prohibited Productions. Burt Fults (2014 Grammy Awards, Blackhawk) was the cinematographer and lighting was handled by Jeremy Gonzales. Boyd chose various Tennessee locations for the two-day shoot, including Chase's Dance Hall in Hendersonville, Boyd Where Prohibited Studios in Nashville, plus the Music City Star Train Station and Two Rivers Park, both in Donelson. Josh makes his acting debut while veterans Houston Wages and Alexandria Squires ably sell their respective lead roles. 

"Why You Gotta Be That Way" is Goodlett's first radio release, and tells the story of a heated heart-to-heart between friends. "Seeing the beauty and the good in what we have right now is what life's all about," Josh notes. "Sometimes we need to remind those around us of that fact … and friends don't let friends act like jerks," he adds with a laugh.

She loves you man, that's easy to seeYou oughta be there with her instead of sittin' in this bar with meI wouldn't be your friend, if I didn't call you a foolYou're sittin' here running her down, man that ain't cool
- Bobby E. Boyd, Brad Wolf, Philip Moore

The single, on Good Entertainment LLC, is available for purchase now at iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.
Stay social with Josh via Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
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Monday, April 27, 2015

Loretta Lynch sworn in

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Loretta Lynch was sworn n as U.S. Attorney General on April 27, 2014.


 The Honororable Loretta Lynch, 55, was sworn in as the first African American woman to hold the position of U.S. Attorney General today in a ceremony at the Justice Department. Vice President Joe Biden was administered the oath of office. Lynch's predecessor, Eric Holder held the position for six years. Lynch has experience as a prosecutor and a former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.  
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SNEAK PEEK: Trina has been keeping a costly secret on "Braxton Family Values"

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In just a few weeks the explosive new season on "Braxton Family Values" premieres. Trina has longed lived a separate life with her sometimes estranged husband Gabe and this time according to the promo, her fizzling marriage could cost her everything! She has been keeping a secret from everyone and says she is moving forward with the divorce. But this time, everyone has a secret.    Take a look at the preview.


The drama is more intense than ever before as family turmoil forces the Braxton sisters to come together in all-new episodes of  WE tv’s hit original series BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES, premiering Thursday, May 21 at 9PM ET/PT.
 
 
As Season Four continues, Trina files for divorce from her husband Gabe, but is reluctant to share the news with her sisters. The sisters have no idea why Trina is staying tight-lipped about what caused her to finally go through with the divorce, but they are determined to find out the truth. However, all this drama is swept aside when Braxton Family matriarch, Miss E, receives shocking news.  
 
Traci’s past comes back to haunt her when she finds out that her 19-year-old son, Kevin Jr., is newly engaged causing her and husband Kevin to become suspicious. Tamar is struggling to mend the bond between her and her sisters; she loves them dearly and will do whatever it takes to make things right.
 
Towanda finds that her time is being monopolized by her sisters, especially Trina, who needs the extra emotional support to get through her divorce. She’s also helping Trina launch the opening of the Bar Chix tapas and wine bar. Toni adds another title to her resume – “Stage Mom”, when her youngest son, Diezel, decides he wants to pursue acting. 
 
In the premiere episode, the Braxton sisters attempt to put the past behind them and reunite for a weekend after finding out their mom Evelyn needs major surgery. Trina reveals to Towanda she’s decided to file for divorce, but she’s not ready to tell the other sisters. Towanda then tips off the sisters that something is in fact wrong, pressuring Trina to reveal her secret. Meanwhile Traci’s teenage son, Kevin Jr. shocks his parents with news he’s engaged. And Traci is determined to find out the answer to the obvious question: is his fiancée pregnant?? The pressure is on for the Braxton sisters to re-strengthen their fragile familial bond before the rift between them proves beyond repair. It’s only a matter of time, however, before old issues resurface and blow up in their faces. 
 
Visit www.wetv.com for sneak peeks, deleted scenes, photo galleries, and blogs from the Braxtons. For special photos and videos, “Like” Braxton Family Values on Facebook, follow @BFV_WEtv on Twitter and @WEtv on Instagram.
 
BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES is produced for WE tv by Magical Elves Productions (Top Chef, Project Runway) and executive produced by Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Julio Kollerbohm and Michelle Kongkasuwan. Lauren Gellert and Annabelle McDonald serve as the executive producers for WE tv.

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

The 35th and Final Season of “Bobby Jones Gospel” ends this upcoming season

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GRAMMY® Award winning Dr. Bobby Jones, Jr., host of the network’s flagship gospel music program. / Photo credit: BET Networks.


BET Networks announced at the BET UPFRONT that it will tape the 35th and final season of  "BOBBY JONES GOSPEL," cable television’s longest running original series.  With today’s biggest Gospel artists having their first television performance on “BOBBY JONES GOSPEL,” Kirk Franklin and Yolanda Adams celebrated Dr. Bobby Jones’ groundbreaking work with a soul stirring performance in tribute to Dr. Jones phenomenal work on BET Networks.

Yolanda Adams and Kirk Franklin honor Dr. Bobby Jones with
a performance at the BET UPFRONT.
Throughout the years, Dr. Bobby Jones and BET welcomed gospel music’s biggest stars including Shirley Ceaser, Vicky Winans, Dottie Peoples, Byron Cage, Mary Mary, Hezekiah Walker, Donnie McClurkin and many more, each and every Sunday and the upcoming season of “BOBBY JONES GOSPEL” promises to be the biggest season yet!  With gospel music’s most talented entertainers, choirs, evangelists, and newcomers appearing to wish Dr. Bobby Jones well wishes, tune in for a season filled with jubilant performances and mesmerizing interviews.
 
 
Visit BET.com and “BOBBY JONES GOSPEL” to see a special message from Dr. Bobby Jones on his farewell season.  Viewers can also find series updates on Facebook by liking the fan page at facebook.com/BETgospel. Join the conversation by following the show on Twitter @BETGospel.
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