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Carole King named 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year

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The Grammys are following in the footsteps of the White House with the selection of Carole King as the 2014 MusiCare Person of the Year. The music organization will extend one of its highest honors to the four-time Grammy winner at the gala benefit on January 24 in Los Angeles.  In May of 2013 the White House recognized King's contribution to music with a performance given in her honor, “Carole King: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize In Performance at the White House.” King performed and was feted by artists such as Patti Austin and Arturo Sandoval.

Another slew of world class entertainers will salute the "Natural Woman" writer at the Grammy event.  Dixie Chicks, Gaga, and Bette Midler and Steven Tyler are a few names on ticket.  The annual benefit event will support the The MusiCares Foundation® and its Health And Human Services Programs For Music People

Here's more from the official announcement:


SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2013) — Carole …

Hip Hop DJ finally admits he is gay, leaves radio

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Saying, "This is the hardest thing I have ever done in my life," popular New York DJ, Mr. Cee has finally opened up about his sexuality.  After dodging gay rumors  for years, the HOT 97 radio personality admitted he is bi-sexual in a PSA  for the AHF following the release of incriminating audio from Internet personality Bimbo Winehouse, a gay cross 
dresser who alleged the DJ paid him $100 for sex.   (Bimbo Winehouse claims he did not perform a sex act and is not a prostitute.)  The cell phone recorded audio was one  of several attempts by different people to expose Cee's alleged sexual involvement with men.  

Mr. Cee, who is credited with breaking the career of the late Notorius B.I.G.,  was in the hot seat in May of 2013.  He took a self-imposed leave amid gay allegations the stemmed from an arrest for patronizing an undercover cop posing as a prostitute.  Cee said the cop was female, but  he was arrested three times in the past for soliciting male prost…
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"THE GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE!! — COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC'S BIGGEST NIGHT®" TO BE HELD IN LOS ANGELES ON DEC. 6
One-Hour CBS Entertainment Special Will Announce Nominations for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® Live from Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, 10 p.m. ET/PT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Sept. 18, 2013) — "The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night®" is set to take place at Los Angeles' Nokia TheatreL.A. LIVE and will air live on theCBSTelevision Network on Friday, Dec. 6,at 10 p.m. ET/PT, setting the stage for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards. The one-hour special will officially kick off GRAMMY season by revealing nominations in several categories while featuring performances by past GRAMMY winners and/or nominees. For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy®'s social networks on Twitter and Facebook.
This concert special marks the sixth time nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards will be a…

VIDEO: New music from Eddie Murphy

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It's a bird, it's a plane, it's "Red Light" a new song from Eddie Murphy.  Murphy has been  in a semi-retired state for a while, but his latest endeavor, releasing a single, came from out of nowhere.

Back when he dabbled with singing in the late eighties/early nineties, the comedic actor did R&B that fit the period.  Murphy goes Irie on "Red Light,"  the latest release from his upcoming album, "9," which should be out in early 2014. He's strumming a guitar and feigning an accent from some island.  Eddie Murphy can sing.  Maybe not as well as he can act or crack jokes, but he can sing enough to be heard on radio airwaves.  Snoop Lion has a hook in the reggae-inspired song and then closes out the tune with the talk styled rapping. Check it out!

MC Lyte to receive BET Hip Hop Award for Lifetime Achievement

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Widely recognized as one of hip hop’s greatest female lyricists of all time, MC Lyte will be honored for her trailblazing contributions to the hip hop genre and community with the iconic “I AM HIP HOP” Award presented by Sprite at this year’s “BET HIP HOP AWARDS.”  To be hosted by "Uncle Snoop" and filming at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on Saturday, September 28, 2013 the special telecast premieres Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 8:00 P.M.* MC Lyte first appeared on the scene in 1988 when she became the first solo female rapper to release a full album, “Lyte As a Rock.”  A leader in many areas, Lyte received a gold single and a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Performance for the classic anthem “Ruffneck.”  With eight studio and four compilation albums, plus several guest appearances and soundtrack entries, Lyte continues to add to her collection of music offerings and entrepreneurial endeavors with her most recent release, “Cravin’,” a hot new j…

WOMEN LEADERS FROM HOLLYWOOD TO CORPORATE AMERICA WILL EDUCATE PROFESSIONALS AT THE SISTERHOOD CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS SUMMIT ON OCTOBER 3-4 IN WASHINGTON, DC

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The summit’s program includes the “Going Up Elevator Pitch Contest” and a unique Lean Six Sigma approach to personal branding and business development

(WASHINGTON, DC) September 15, 2013 -   Jireh Communications Group (www.jirehcreative.com) will host the 2-day "Sisterhood Confidential" professional women's summit on October 3-4 at the Gaylord National Harbor Resort in Washington, DC.   The theme of the summit is "Brains, Beauty, Business and Balance."  This summit was designed to promote the growth of women in the workplace by offering relevant instruction on how to enhance leadership skills and remain current with the tools that are necessary to maintain a competitive edge in an ever-changing business climate. Focusing on work and life balance, the event will be hosted by its creator Mona Austin, owner of Jireh Communications Group. For women who are looking to launch or grow businesses, the “Going Up Elevator Pitch Contest” will be held on day…

First Indian American crowned Miss America

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One New Yorker passed the Miss America crown to another as the first Indian American, Nina Davuluri became Miss America 2014 in Atlantic City, NJ on September 15, 2013.  Mallory Hagan won Miss America in 2013 (R). Miss California Crystal Lee (L) looks on in excitement.  Racist automatically rushed online and hid behind Twitter making slurs about her ethnicity and being connected to terrorism and convenience stores.   Davuluri, whose father is a doctor ignored the ignorance: “I have to rise above that,” she said. “I always viewed myself as first and foremost American.”