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Friday, November 18, 2016

TUNE-IN ALERT: 2016 American Music Awards Nominees. Air Time, Performers and Fan Voting Details

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On Sunday at the American Music Awards the odds are it is going to be a good night for Drake.  The Canadian Hip Hop lyricist  has the most nominations with 13 nods and his off/on again love interest Rihanna comes in next with  7 nominations. Adele and Justin Bieber tie with 5 nods each.  The artist o the year category has a plethora of artist with different style

Winners of the AMAs are determined by fan votes.  Voting is now closed in all categories except Aritst of the Year.  Vote at http://ama.votenow.tv/

Hosted model Gigi Hadid and SNL's Jay Pharoah Will the American Music Awards a the Live Broadcast  Sunday, November 20, at 8:00 p.m. EST/ 7:00 central, on ABCLive at 8/7 Central Live.

DJ Khaled will be joined on stage by Nicki Minaj, August Alsina, Future and Rick Ross to perform their hit new song “Do You Mind” at the “2016 American Music Awards.” They join hosts Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah, as well as previously announced performers including James Bay, Fifth Harmony, Lady Gaga, Green Day, Niall Horan, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, Twenty One Pilots, The Weeknd, special duets from The Chainsmokers and Halsey, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, and Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar. 
This year the voice of the people will make their selection from the following categories and artists:

Favorite Album Pop/Rock:
Adele, 25
Justin Bieber, Purpose
Drake, Views
Favorite Female Artist, Pop/Rock:
Selena Gomez
Favorite Male Artist, Pop/Rock:
Justin Bieber
The Weeknd 
Favorite Artist, Adult Contemporary:
Rachel Platten
Meghan Trainor
Favorite Duo or Group, Pop/Rock:
The Chainsmokers
Twenty One Pilots

Favorite Inspirational

Hillsong United

Chris Tomilin

Lauren Daigle

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World Changers Church International and Creflo Dollar Global Missions’ Poised to Feed Needy Families and Individuals at Annual Thanksgiving Feeding Families Event

(Saturday, November 19, 2016)

College Park, GA, November 16, 2016 – In  keeping with its mission to improve
the lives of families all over the world, World Changers Church International (WCCI) and Creflo Dollar Global Missions (CDGM) will host their annual Thanksgiving Feeding Families event on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at World Changers Church International, 2500 Burdett Rd., College Park, GA, from 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Creflo and Taffi Dollar, and the WCCI Family believe everyone should eat well every day—especially during the holiday season—and invite people in the metro Atlanta area to participate. Kiss 104.5's Sasha the Diva will be on-site as WCCI Volunteers distribute food boxes to individuals and families in need.

This  FREE  event is a part of CDGM’s Love Thy Neighbor program and WCCI’s Because We Care Campaign. The goal of the Love Thy Neighbor program is to assist families,individuals, and communities in need, both domestically and internationally. Recently, Love Thy Neighbor has helped with community clean-up efforts in the United States and Kenya; provided hygiene kits to people in Los Angeles, California; and provided clean water to the residents of Flint, Michigan, during their water crisis.  To learn more about Creflo Dollar Global Missions, visit missions.creflodollarministries.org.

Make an impact with WCCI and CDGM on Saturday, November 19, 2016, for the annual Thanksgiving Feeding Families event from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For more information and directions, contact WCCI at (770) 210–5700.

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"Moonlight' is in theaters today, Nov. 19

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A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, MOONLIGHT chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, MOONLIGHT is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, Jenkins's staggering, singular vision is profoundly moving in its portrayal of the moments, people, and unknowable forces that shape our lives and make us who we are.
"An indelible portrait of an imperiled lift, MOONLIGHT is quietly devastating in its depiction of masculinity, race, poverty, and identity.
-Screen International
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Le’Andria Johnson Mourns the Loss of Her Brother Gregory A. Johnson

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(New York, NY – November 18, 2016) – International Gospel recording artist Le’Andria Johnson mourns the loss of her brother, Gregory A.  Johnson, who died on Saturday, November 12th, 2016.

Born on June 2, 1984 in Orlando, Florida, Gregory was only 32-years-old. He was best known to family and friends as “Lil Man” and “G.”  Gregory was a devoted father, brother and servant. A multi-talented and gifted musician and producer, Gregory learned to play the piano by watching his father, Chief Apostle Gregory A. Johnson, Sr. He studied the movements of his father’s hands. Several years later, he learned to play the drums and mastered that instrument as well. Gregory also started arranging and producing his own music.

A successful entrepreneur, Gregory opened Big Boyz Bar B Q in 2013, a popular eatery in Orlando. Many people travelled throughout the Sunshine State and beyond to taste his highly sought-after barbeque. In 2014, in an effort to give back to the community, Gregory established “The Worship and Praise” event, a free concert series produced once a month for the members of the community. “The Worship and Praise” concerts featured GRAMMY and Stellar Award-winning recording artists.

A gentle man with a servant’s heart, Gregory was a dedicated member of HQ Ministries. He was the Executive Chef at The Children of Promise Development Learning Center and the Minister of Music at HQ Ministries. In recent years, Gregory accepted the calling to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Some of his most memorable sermons were “The Call,” “The Setback,” and “The Comeback.” The last message he preached was “Living Water—You’ve Gotta Have It.” A week ago, during last Wednesday’s Bible Study, Gregory ministered in song to his favorite hymns, “Lord I Wanna Thank You for Being So Good to Me” and “This Joy I Have, The World Didn’t Give It to Me.”

Gregory was preceded in death by his grandmother Julia Johnson, and cousin Phillip Johnson. He leaves to cherish his memory, his daughter Tamya Robinson, his sons Gregory Cole Johnson and Brandon Johnson. His parents Gregory A. Johnson, Sr., and Overseer Sharon Johnson. His sisters Le’Andria Johnson (Forrest), and Tamara Crayton (B.J.). His brothers Terrence Johnson and Michael Johnson. His grandparents Leroy Johnson, Sr. (Yvonne), David Hicks, Sr., Wilma Hicks and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The funeral service for Gregory A. Johnson will be held on Saturday, November 19th at 10:00 a.m. at Orlando West Ministries, 3005 North Powers Drive, Orlando, FL.
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3 Keys to Combating Proliferating Pessimism Among Americans

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Expert strategies for helping people stop focusing on their problems and lead more positive, productive and rewarding lives
It is sad but true: Americans are becoming overwhelmingly pessimistic. And, there is no shortage of studies to prove it. Reported data shows that that a paltry six percent of Americans think the world is getting better, while yet more reveals that a staggering two-thirds of Americans think the country is moving in the wrong direction. All of this growing negativity is understandably taking a toll on America, with escalating pessimism, stress and depression looming large across the U.S. In fact, the most recent American Psychological Association's Stress in America survey cites that over a third of adults are experiencing increased stress over the previous year while, this year alone, the National Center for Health Statistics shows suicide rates in America at a 30-year high.

Even those seemingly dedicated to making positive changes in their lives systematically fail. For instance, while many lean on New Year's resolutions in a heartfelt attempt to promote positive life changes, the chances of realizing those successes are slim. Reports indicate that upwards of 25 percent of people who make New Year's resolutions will already have failed at keeping them a mere seven days into January. As for those who manage to outlast the week and stick it out the entire year? That number is a dismal 8 percent. 

While the statistics themselves may be depressing, there is certainly hope for those dedicated to making favorable changes. When put into practice, there are three timeless truths that can help people take their focus off their problems in order to lead more positive, productive lives.    

  1. The first truth to productive living is to “think it.” It is widely believed that one’s mind has a powerful influence on the physical body—a belief that can be traced all the way back to the fourth century with Hippocrates. Today there is scientific data backing up the influence of the mind upon the body, which mainstream medicine leverages in a variety of treatments from biofeedback and cognitive behavioral therapy to simple relaxation techniques.Yet, one need not be involved in medicine to use this connection quite effectively every day. This timeless truth of thinking a productive life into being is applicable to most anyone. Here’s how it works: In order to unlock inner greatness at work, at home, in social circles and with other aspects of your life, you have to maintain a transformational, positivity-oriented mindset that is open to change and adaptation. This is because your own mind has the greatest propensity to either enrich your personal growth or limit it. It has the highest potential to either advance your life or destroy it. Therefore either you tame this tool or realize opportunity loss at best or suffer grave consequences at worst.
  2. The second timeless truth to better positive, productive living is to “speak it.” Begin by identifying the lies and undermining thoughts that play over and over inside your head and then replace them with positive truths about yourself, such as a list of your favorable attributes, accomplishments, and so on. Go a step further and verbally speak those truths aloud. This practice of making audible affirmations has a powerful, positive effect that has been recently scientifically documented by several university studies. Research from Carnegie Mellon University, for instance, has substantiated that self-affirmation “can protect against the damaging effects of stress on problem-solving performance” and that it “boosts stressed individuals' problem-solving abilities.” During this “speak it” exercise, there is no need for rationalization. It is a simple act of giving language to the positive, desirable certainties in your life—about yourself and the world that impacts you—in order to manifest more. 

  3. The third truth to realizing desired productivity is to “live it.” The most powerful weapon we have to transform our mind, and our life, is to not just think and speak these truths, but also to live in ways that will serve a cause and effect to actualize and make these truths a reality. This is very much the principle at work with the scientifically-validated Law of Attraction. Want to lose 100 pounds in 6 months? Go to the gym today.  Want a raise at work? Invite your boss to lunch this week and get to know him or her on a personal level and share your aspirations. Take some form of “live it” action every day toward your goals, no matter how large or small. 

If you find yourself in the grip of pessimism, stress or depression, turning the tide and living a positive, productive and rewarding life can seem nearly impossible. However, all it takes is one positive thought to get the ball rolling in the right direction and counter the pessimism. That singular thought can then become spoken word relative to what you want to see happen in your life. But, don’t stop there or your goals may never be realized. Your thoughts and words should lead to action on your part, thereby creating a cycle of “think it, speak it, live it.” This simple yet powerful three-prong technique can truly transport you from mere wishful thinking to tangible transition.

When you apply these expert tactics for living life in a way that promotes positive progression, you will surely be well on your way to enhanced personal and professional success—no futile resolutions required. 

Empowerment pundit Dr. Jeffery Chapman is a motivational speaker and author of the upcoming book, “Timeless Truths: Three Keys to Unlock Your Inner Greatness.” He may be reached online at www.drjefferychapman.org
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Swirl Films to Exclusively Produce Original Movies
And Scripted Television Series 

Nov. 16, 2016 - Bolstering its robust content pipeline of compelling, high-quality original programming, TV One has signed a multi-year deal with Atlanta-based production company Swirl Films. The agreement was announced today by TV One Senior Vice President of Programming and Production D'Angela Proctor and Swirl Films Founder and CEO Eric Tomosunas.

Swirl Films, under the leadership of Tomosunas and Producer Keith Neal will oversee production of original television movies and scripted television series exclusively for TV One.
"Swirl has an outstanding team that has risen to the challenge of producing multiple genres of television programming, from made for television movies to scripted dramas to a multi-camera awards show," said Proctor. "Very few production companies can consistently produce quality content at a price point that makes sense for the network and we look forward to marrying the Swirl team with storytellers who want to tell fascinating stories that resonate with our audience."
"We are truly excited about our production deal with TV One and look forward to continuing our journey of storytelling, elevating production value, and working with the talented team at TV One.  For us, it's the perfect marriage," remarked Tomosunas. 
Led by Tomosunas and Neal, under the terms of the exclusive deal, Swirl Films will oversee production of live event specials, original movies and scripted series for TV One. In 2016, Swirl Films produced the following projects for TV One: The National Action Network's 2016 Triumph AwardsHere We Go Again, RingsideChasing Waterfalls¸ The Secret She KeptDefinitely Divorcing and Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story.
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Phil Thornton, newly appointed SVP and GM of RCAI shares vision for 2017.

Nashville, TN (November 16, 2016) –  RCA Inspiration is proud to announce the addition of key 
staff members to the label’s newly restructured team. The new members will drive RCAI’s continued growth as the most successful and creatively charged faith-based media and entertainment company in the world.  

In its ongoing commitment to delivering wide-ranging and uplifting quality entertainment worldwide, part of its vision will include the development of excellent new productions and ground-breaking artists along with beloved returning favorites for 2017.

Phil Thornton (RCA Inspiration, Senior Vice President and General Manager),  says: “I am
delighted to welcome a wonderful team of talent to RCAI as we move forward to bring you an extensive new collection of music, incredible talent, with more to be announced in the coming year. Inspirational entertainment impacts billions of people across the world, from longtime faithful churchgoers to reaching out to faith-seekers. We remain committed to honoring RCAI's legacy of diverse entertainment and forging a journey together with projects and artists that cross boundaries and move the needle.”

Coupled with the label’s new resources out of the music and faith-centered entertainment nexus of greater Nashville, RCA Inspiration welcomes the following new staff members:

Tamar Rand  joins RCAI as Vice President of Radio Promotions & Strategy reporting
directly to Phil Thornton. Previously, Tamar was Sr. Director of Promotions at Light Records / Entertainment One Music Nashville.

Cathy Carroll joins RCAI as Senior Director of Radio Promotions & Strategy and is based
in Chicago. Cathy brings over 25 years of radio promotions experience and will report directly to Tamar Rand.

Jarrett Dyson joins RCAI as Director of A&R. Previously, Dyson was the A&R manager for
Motown Gospel. Jarrett will report to Phil Thornton.

Jeremy Castro is promoted to A&R Manager and relocates to Nashville, TN from New York.
Jeremy will report to Jarrett Dyson.

Chris Anderson is promoted from Marketing Manager to Director of Marketing, and will be based in
New York. Chris will report to Phil Thornton.

Gabby Jones joins the team as Marketing Manager. Jones was Marketing Coordinator at
Entertainment One Music Nashville. Gabby will report to Chris Anderson.

Charlene Bryant, former Manager for Capitol Christian Music Group joins RCAI as Sales Manager.

Justin Tomlinson is promoted to Marketing Coordinator and relocates to Nashville, TN.

Tamone Bacon joined the team as Label Assistant. 

RCA Inspiration includes a comprehensive breadth of artists steering the sounds of Gospel, praise and worship, contemporary inspiration, hip hop, which includes artists on Kirk Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul Recordings label. RCAI’s top-notch roster encompass award-winning superstars, such as prolific influencers Israel Houghton, Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp, and Donnie McClurkin, as well as hit-making emerging artists Travis Greene, Le’Andria Johnson, and Dee-1. In its shift to Nashville under Provident Music Group, RCA Inspiration joins the division’s outstanding scope of fueling faith-based entertainment across multiple creative platforms from Christian music and worship to music publishing and film.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

President Obama Names Recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama named 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. The awards will be presented at the White House on November 22th.

President Obama said, "The Presidential Medal of Freedom is not just our nation's highest civilian honor - it's a tribute to the idea that all of us, no matter where we come from, have the opportunity to change this country for the better.  From scientists, philanthropists, and public servants to activists, athletes, and artists, these 21 individuals have helped push America forward, inspiring millions of people around the world along the way."

This event will be streamed live at: www.whitehouse.gov/live.

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

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the National Basketball Association’s all-time leading scorer who helped lead the Los Angeles Lakers to five championships and the Milwaukee Bucks to another. During his career, Abdul-Jabbar was a six-time NBA Most Valuable Player and a 19-time NBA All-Star. Before joining the NBA, he was a star player at UCLA, leading the Bruins to three consecutive championships. In addition to his legendary basketball career, Abdul-Jabbar has been an outspoken advocate for social justice.

Elouise Cobell (posthumous)
Elouise Cobell was a Blackfeet Tribal community leader and an advocate for Native American self-determination and financial independence.  She used her expertise in accounting to champion a lawsuit that resulted in a historic settlement, restoring tribal homelands to her beloved Blackfeet Nation and many other tribes, and in so doing, inspired a new generation of Native Americans to fight for the rights of others.  Cobell helped found the Native American Bank, served as director of the Native American Community Development Corporation, and inspired Native American women to seek leadership roles in their communities.

Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres is an award-winning comedian who has hosted her popular daytime talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, since 2003 with her trademarked humor, humility, and optimism. In 2003 Ellen lent her voice to a forgetful but unforgettable little fish named Dory in Finding Nemo. She reprised her role again in 2016 with the hugely successful Finding Dory. Ellen also hosted the Academy Awards twice, in 2007 and 2014. In 1997, after coming out herself, DeGeneres made TV history when her character on Ellen revealed she was a lesbian. In her work and in her life, she has been a passionate advocate for equality and fairness.

Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro has brought to life some of the most memorable roles in American film during a career that spans five decades. His first major film roles were in the sports drama Bang the Drum Slowly and Martin Scorsese's crime film Mean Streets.  He is a seven-time Academy Award nominee and two-time Oscar winner, and is also a Kennedy Center honoree. 

Richard Garwin
Richard Garwin is a polymath physicist who earned a Ph.D. under Enrico Fermi at age 21 and subsequently made pioneering contributions to U.S. defense and intelligence technologies, low-temperature and nuclear physics, detection of gravitational radiation, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computer systems, laser printing, and nuclear arms control and nonproliferation. He directed Applied Research at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center and taught at the University of Chicago, Columbia University, and Harvard University. The author of 500 technical papers and a winner of the National Medal of Science, Garwin holds 47 U.S. patents, and has advised numerous administrations. 

Bill and Melinda Gates
Bill and Melinda Gates established the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000 to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, the foundation focuses on improving people's health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, the mission is to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. The Gates Foundation has provided more than $36 billion in grants since its inception.

Frank Gehry
Frank Gehry is one of the world’s leading architects, whose works have helped define contemporary architecture. His best-known buildings include the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Dancing House in Prague, and the Guggenheim Museum building in Bilbao, Spain. 

Margaret H. Hamilton
Margaret H. Hamilton led the team that created the on-board flight software for NASA's Apollo command modules and lunar modules. A mathematician and computer scientist who started her own software company, Hamilton co-created the concepts of asynchronous software, priority scheduling, and human-in-the-loop decision capability, which set the foundation for modern, ultra-reliable software design and engineering. 

Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks is one of the Nation’s finest actors and filmmakers. He has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role five times, and received the award for his work in Philadelphia and Forrest Gump.  Those roles and countless others, including in Apollo 13Saving Private Ryan, and Cast Away, have left an indelible mark on American film. Off screen, as an advocate, Hanks has advocated for social and environmental justice, and for our veterans and their families. 

Grace Hopper (posthumous)
Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, known as “Amazing Grace” and “the first lady of software,” was at the forefront of computers and programming development from the 1940s through the 1980s. Hopper’s work helped make coding languages more practical and accessible, and she created the first compiler, which translates source code from one language into another.  She taught mathematics as an associate professor at Vassar College before joining the United States Naval Reserve as a lieutenant (junior grade) during World War II, where she became one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer and began her lifelong leadership role in the field of computer science.

Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan is one of the greatest athletes of all time. Jordan played 15 seasons in the NBA for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards; he is currently a principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets.  During his career, he won six championships, five Most Valuable Player awards, and appeared in 14 All-Star games.

Maya Lin
Maya Lin is an artist and designer who is known for her work in sculpture and landscape art. She designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. and since then has pursued a celebrated career in both art and architecture.  A committed environmentalist, Lin is currently working on a multi-sited artwork/memorial, What is Missing? bringing awareness to the planet's loss of habitat and biodiversity.

Lorne Michaels
Lorne Michaels is a producer and screenwriter, best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live, which has run continuously for more than 40 years. In addition, Michaels has also produced The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and 30 Rock, among other popular, award-winning shows. He has won 13 Emmy Awards over the course of his lengthy career.

Newt Minow
Newt Minow is an attorney with a long and distinguished career in public life. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, Minow served as a Supreme Court clerk and counsel to the Governor of Illinois. In 1961, President Kennedy selected Minow, then 34, to serve as Chairman of the Federal Communications Committee (FCC), where he helped shape the future of American television and was a vigorous advocate for broadcasting that promoted the public interest. In the five decades since leaving the FCC, Minow has maintained a prominent private law practice while devoting himself to numerous public and charitable causes. 

Eduardo Padrón
Eduardo Padrón is the President of Miami Dade College (MDC), one of the largest institutions of higher education in the United States. During his more than four decade career, President Padrón has been a national voice for access and inclusion. He has worked to ensure all students have access to high quality, affordable education. He has championed innovative teaching and learning strategies making MDC a national model of excellence.

Robert Redford
Robert Redford is an actor, director, producer, businessman, and environmentalist. In 1981, he founded the Sundance Institute to advance the work of independent filmmakers and storytellers throughout the world, including through its annual Sundance Film Festival. He has received an Academy Award for Best Director and for Lifetime Achievement.  Redford has directed or starred in numerous motion pictures, including The Candidate, All the President's Men, Quiz Show, and A River Runs Through It.  

Diana Ross
Diana Ross has had an iconic career spanning more than 50 years within the entertainment industry in music, film, television, theater, and fashion. Diana Ross is an Academy Award nominee, inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and recipient of the Grammy Awards highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award. Ross was a recipient of the 2007 Kennedy Center Honors.  Diana Ross’s greatest legacy is her five wonderful children.

Vin Scully
Vin Scully is a broadcaster who, for 67 seasons, was the voice of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers.  In Southern California, where generations of fans have grown up listening to Dodger baseball, Scully's voice is known as the "soundtrack to summer."  In 1988, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.  Scully's signature voice brought to life key moments in baseball history, including perfect games by Sandy Koufax and Don Larsen, Kirk Gibson's home run in the 1988 World Series, and Hank Aaron's record-breaking 715th home run.

Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen is a singer, songwriter, and bandleader.  More than five decades ago, he bought a guitar and learned how to make it talk.  Since then, the stories he has told, in lyrics and epic live concert performances, have helped shape American music and have challenged us to realize the American dream.  Springsteen is a Kennedy Center honoree and he and the E Street Band he leads have each been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.   

Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson has performed on the stage, on television, and on the silver screen.  She has won two Emmy Awards and a Tony Award, and is known for her performances in SounderThe Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, and The Help.  In 2013, she returned to the stage with The Trip to the Bountiful, and was awarded the Tony Award for best leading actress.  Tyson received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2015. 
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