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NEW MUSIC: 'Hold On' is Norway's latest export

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"Hold On'"is the latest single from Øyvind Weiseth, a Norwegian singer/songwriter who writes uplifting and anthemic pop in both English and Norwegian. Inspired by artists such as John Mayer, Coldplay and Bernhoft, "Hold On" is infectious, guitar driven Indie Pop showcasing Øyvind's keen ear for melody and strong vocals. Øyvind left Norway in 2013, moving to Liverpool to study music at Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, where he performs with a band consisting of musicians from Norway and Japan. His last single 'Eventyr' was playlisted on Norwegian radio NRK P1 and Radio Kristiansund.

U.S. Departments of Justice and Education Release Joint Guidance to Help Schools Ensure the Civil Rights of Transgender Students

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The federal government has involved itself in the battle over transgender bathroom bill. Public schools must allow transgender students to use the bathroom or locker room that corresponds to their gender identity the Departments of Justice and Education said on Friday. Citing Title IX regulations prohibiting sex discrimination in federally funded schools, the joint letter stated government funds may be withheld from schools that force transgender people to use a bathroom other than the gender they choose. States, such as Texas and Arkansas do not plan to adhere to the directives arguing they infringe on states' rights. The letter issues y the Department of Justice Department f Public Affairs follows in its entirety.

The U.S. Departments of Justice and Education released joint guidance today to help provide educators the information they need to ensure that all students, including transgender students, can attend school in an environment free from discriminati…

HEZEKIAH WALKER CELEBRATES HALL OF FAME INDUCTION AT THE THIRD ANNUAL GMA HONORS, AND LEAD SINGLE “BETTER” HITS TOP TEN

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Nashville, TN – The historic recording career of Gospel superstar, composer, choir leader, pastor, and radio host Hezekiah Walker reaches new heights as the multiple GRAMMY® winner’s thirty-year worldwide influence in Gospel was feted at this year’s 3rdAnnual GMA Honors, with Walker inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame.  Celebrating that honor in addition to three other inductees this year, the Gospel Music Hall of Famer’s powerful music ministry of enduring hits rocked the stage during his induction’s performance tribute, with a revered lineup of talent that included James Hall, Kim Burrell, Maurette Brown-Clark, Tasha Page-Lockhart, Tye Tribbett, VaShawn Mitchell, and Ricky Dillard delivering a medley of such hits as “Clean Inside,” “Souled Out,” “Every Praise,” Walker’s latest hit single “Better,” and more.  
“Better” is Walker’s lead hit anthem from his upcoming new album, elevating the unifying experience of worship with the sensational choir sound and …

JASON FOWLER RELEASES FIRST CHRISTIAN ALBUM, I FALL IN, CHRONICLING HIS RISE TO ROCK STARDOM, FALL FROM GRACE AND ULTIMATE REDEMPTION

Fowler points to Celebrate Recovery bringing him back from homelessness, drug and alcohol addition, and is now sharing his message throughI Fall In Album debuts TODAY, May 13, 2016 exclusively at LifeWay Christian Resources and iTunes under RCity Records and New Day Distribution
“Jason Fowler is an excellent musician and performer.  I have known him for at least 20 years now, and enjoy every minute on stage with him…You will too, he lights up the crowd!” - Will Turpin, Collective Soul
"His music is a blend of Southern Rock and Hillsong worship." - Scott Kennedy, LifeWay Christian Resources

Los Angeles, Calif. (May 13, 2016) – Singer/songwriterJason Fowler announces the release of his highly-anticipated projectI Fall In.The debut Christian album is availableexclusively at LifeWay bookstores, iTunes and other online outlets nationwide, today, May 13, 2016 through New Day Distribution andRCity Records.
Fowler has lived a life that truly reflects his music—troubled to some, enviable …

Lecrae signs to Columbia Records

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Columbia Records; New York, NY - Columbia Records announced today the signing of groundbreaking hip hop artist Lecrae (Lecrae Moore) in a deal with the artist and his own label, Reach Records. 

Columbia is home to Adele, Beyonce, J. Cole, John Legend, One Direction, Pharrell Williams and Snoop Dogg, among many others.

Lecrae’s breakthrough album Anomaly, debuted at #1 on the coveted Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, receiving universal acclaim and making him a force in mainstream hip hop. The Atlanta-based artist, community leader, activist and entrepreneur has helped to revive the genre's conscious sensibility with his message of inspiration. 

Nominated for multiple awards throughout his career, Lecrae has blazed an unchartered path, winning two Grammy Awards. His hit single “All I Need Is You,” garnered across-the-board acclaim, earning a 2015 Grammy nomination for Best Rap Performance. 
Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Anomaly -Lecrae’s 7th album to date - at #12 on the…

Winter 1982 release "Worry"

Winter1982 are Phil Barber (vocals, guitar) and Luke Phillips (piano, bass) from Birmingham, England. Trampled by their increasingly grey and relentless nine to five existence, they wanted to make music that spoke about their existence, sometimes beautiful, other times desperate and depressing, both knew their experiences could be drawn upon to create haunting alternative folk.
Phil says "I have always written music, making little acoustic songs and recording them, very roughly. We are a duo so once I have something I like I send it to Luke. If he likes it too we work on it together, building in piano, bass, drums etc. We like songs....or maybe are just compelled to write songs....about life, love, hurt, doubt, mistrust. Basically what it is to be flawed human beings fumbling through life. I think everyone is continuously falling in and out of love, feeling great, hurt, happy, depressed, haunted and we are all trying to deal with that - sometimes privately -  the songs tend to be …

TUNE-IN ALERT: Micah Stampley Performs on Daystar Network’s ‘Marcus and Joni’ Show Live on May 16

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(Atlanta, GA – May 13, 2016) – Interface Entertainment recording artist and international worship leader Micah Stampley will perform new music from his forthcoming album, To the King: Vertical Worship on Daystar Network’s Marcus and Joni show live on Monday, May 16 at 11:00 a.m. CST. To the King: Vertical Worship is scheduled for release on May 20, 2016. The CD was recorded live at Oasis Family Life Church in Dallas, Georgia (Pastor Anthony and Christina Murray).
Currently, the single, “Be Lifted” is No. 18 on Billboard’s Gospel National Airplay Top 30 Chart.Micah’s Vertical Worship Promotional tour continues with new dates at the Potter’s House North on May 15(Dallas, TX); the Vertical Worship Album Release concert at Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral on May 19 (Atlanta, GA); Jesus Rock Youth Praise Festival on May 28 (Graceville, FL); Gospel in the City at Audacious Church on June 4th (Manchester, UK); the Rejoice Music Soul Food Festival on June 25 (Norfolk, VA…

The Trump Ryan talk starts the healing process in the fractured GOP

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Appearing to work out their years of differences, Donald Trump and House Paul Ryan have met and both men say they are fully committed to working together. The focus of their meeting was to discuss unifying the Republican party following one of the most divisive primaries to date, said Ryan. However, the Speaker of the House said he is not endorsing Trump.

Ryan said in a press conference after the meeting, "It is very important that we don't fake unify, that we don't pretend unify so that we are full strength in the fall."
A JOINT STATEMENT FROM HOUSE SPEAKER PAUL RYAN AND DONALD J. TRUMP
The United States cannot afford another four years of the Obama White House, which is what Hillary Clinton represents. That is why it’s critical that Republicans unite around our shared principles, advance a conservative agenda, and do all we can to win this fall. With that focus, we had a great conversation this morning. While we were honest about our few differences,…

Terrance Bell to release God My Hero on May 13

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Virtual Valor Group Inks Exclusive Distribution Deal; Releases Single 'God Is God' Available on iTunes  Friday, May 13, 2016
The first single from accomplished singer, songwriter, producer, clinician and psalmist, Terrance Bell from his forthcoming album God My Hero
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Houston, TX-Thursday, May 12, 2016-Houston-based record label, Virtual Valor Group, has inked an exclusive distribution deal with Central South Distribution, and releases "God Is God," the first single from singer, songwriter, producer, clinician and psalmist Terrance Bell, from his forthcoming album, "God My Hero."  Label consultant, Roderick Jemison, who will coordinate the project rollout, announced it today. "We would like to welcome Terrance Bell to the Central South Distribution family. Central South has serviced the Gospel and Christian community for over four decades, and we look forward to a long and productive relationship," states Central Sout…

Pro-Gun Bill Restores Gun Rights for Veterans & Seniors

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Sen. Rand Paul’s new bill seeks to curb Obama’s abuses of power on gun control. Fredericksburg, Va. - The National Association for Gun Rights is proud to announce its support for the pro-gun “Protecting Gun Rights and Due Process Act” introduced by U.S. Senator Rand Paul last week. 

“Senator Paul’s new bill is the only one in Congress that would block -- not expand -- the loopholes that have allowed President Obama to categorically strip Second Amendment rights from thousands of law-abiding veterans, senior citizens, and other gun owners without due process,” stated NAGR President Dudley Brown. 

The nation’s fastest-growing gun rights group, of which Senator Paul is a member, represents 4 million gun owners across the country.

If passed, Sen. Paul’s bill would put an end to the Obama administration’s "unconstitutional" practice of denying gun rights to veterans, which to date has resulted in nearly 200,000 heroes losing their Second Amendment rights. 

The bill wo…

AFTER WHIRLWIND YEAR ON AMERICAN AIRWAVES PASTOR CHARLES JENKINS TAKES HIS “AWESOME” MESSAGE TO LONDON

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Chicago, IL – Pastor Charles Jenkins has conquered the American gospel music airwaves with his No. 1 megahits “Awesome” and “#War.” Now, Pastor Jenkins and his praise team are taking their inspiring message to London for the first time. “This will be my first real promotional tour in London,” Pastor Jenkins beams and he has reason to smile. His Friday, May 13th concert at The Rock Tower (49 Tufnell Park Road, London, N7 OPS), sponsored by House On The Rock London and Premier Gospel, sold out in six days of tickets becoming available.

Pastor Jenkins kicks off Friday the 13th as a guest DJ (presenter) with the popular radio personality Lady T on “The Gospel Breakfast Show” on Premier Gospel, London’s leading Christian radio network. That evening, he and his dynamic praise team join with a London Choir (under the direction of Goziam who is music director for the UK’s leading worship leader Muyiwa) for the big concert at Rock Tower. On Sunday, Pastor Jenkins and his team t…

TV ONE ANNOUNCES AN ALL-DAY EMPIRE BINGE-A-THON LEADING INTO FOX'S SEASON 2 FINALE

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Catch Entire Second Season on Saturday, May 14, Beginning at 9 a.m. ET
SILVER SPRING, MD -  TV ONE is celebrating the blockbuster drama EMPIRE with a second season binge-a-thon on Saturday, May 14, giving viewers a chance to catch up with Cookie, Lucious, and the rest of the conniving clan before the series' heart-stopping May 18 Season Finale on FOX. Beginning at 9 a.m. ET, viewers can binge back-to-back on all 17 episodes of the second season of television's award-winning and most nominated series starring Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard and Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson.
"EMPIRE is one of those cultural phenomena that seem to come along very rarely in television's history," said Brad Siegel, TV One's President. "It's a game changer. We are so excited to give fans the opportunity to indulge in all the FABULOUSNESS of every episode of this season on one day. We expect a lot of EMPIRE fans will not be leav…

WENDY RAQUEL ROBINSON AND AMAZING GRACE CONSERVATORY PRESENTS THE PRODUCTION OF "GOODBYE BIRDIE!"

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Wendy Raquel Robinson Pays Tribute to the Iconic Musical Artist, PRINCE
LOS ANGELES, CA (May 11, 2016) -- Wendy Raquel Robinson and her Amazing Grace Conservatory (AGC) will hit the stage in their spring production of "Goodbye Birdie!,"based on the 1963 American musical comedy film, "Bye Bye, Birdie" from Columbia Pictures starring Ann Margaret, Dick Van Dyke and Janet Leigh. The story was centered around the phenomenon of popular singer (a la Elvis Presley) being drafted into the United States Army in 1957. Don't miss the finger-popping, knee-slapping excitement of this original spin of a classic hit for the entire family. Performances of "Goodbye Birdie!" will be held at The Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, 4718 West Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90016, on Saturday, May 14th at 7:30 PM and Sunday, May 15th, 2016 at 7:00 PM.
AGC's colorful, high-energy musical will be set in the early 1990's centered around a popul…

SOUL MUSIC LEGEND CANDI STATON TAKES 40TH ANNIVERSARY “YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE” TOUR TO THE UNITED KINDOM IN JUNE

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Soul music legend Candi Staton is celebrating the 40th anniversary of her biggest U.S.A. radio hit “Young Hearts Run Free” with a  United Kingdom concert tour that kicks off  June 7th at The Sugar Club in Dublin and ends on June 18th at Old Granada Studios in Manchester. The song reached No. 1 on the US  R&B Singles chart , No. 20 on the US Pop chart and No. 2 on the UK Pop chart in the spring of 1976.  “This tour will be a lot of fun, I’ll be singing songs from throughout my career but I’m going to add some songs from the Young Hearts Run Free LP that I haven’t performed in concert since the 1970s,” says Staton. Here are the confirmed concert dates according to Staton’s booking agency United Talent in London:

June 7              The Sugar Club (Dublin, Irleand)
June 8              The Sugar Club (Dublin, Ireland)
June 10             Concorde 2 (Brighton, England)
June 11             Tramshed (Cardiff, Wales)
June 15             Under The Bridge (London, England)
June 1…