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AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR CREATES THE HEARTBEAT MUSIC ACADEMY TO PROVIDE MUSIC PROGRAMS FOR UNDERSERVED AND HOMELESS IMPACTED YOUTH IN SAN DIEGO, CA

San Diego, CA (BlackNews.com) — The Heartbeat Music Academy, located in San Diego, California, was founded by entrepreneur and humanitarian, Tyra K. Hawthorne. Ms. Hawthorne, a native of...

Elvis Impersonator Showcases His Talent in Faith-Based Musical

The Identical Film Review by Kam Williams What if Elvis Presley’s stillborn twin had survived his mother’s pregnancy rather than passed away during delivery back in January of 1935? That is the...

Motown Records: KEM Tops Multiple Charts With New Album Promise to Love Available Now

DETROIT, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — As soon as KEM’s fourth full-length album Promise to Love [Motown Records] became available on August 25th, it clinched number one on the iTunes...

New Orleans, Louisiana Remains Home of the ESSENCE Festival(TM)

ESSENCE Communications, the State of Louisiana and the City of New Orleans Announce 5-Year Contract Extension for the ESSENCE Festival(TM) 4-Day Festival Contributes Over $231 million in Economic...

Chadwick Channels James Brown in Nostalgic Jukebox Musical

Get on Up Film Review by Kam Williams Just last year, Chadwick Boseman successfully channeled the spirit of Jackie Robinson in 42, a powerful biopic about the Hall of Fame great who made history when...

ANDREA HELMS, GOSPEL ARTIST AND BET SUNDAY’S BEST STAND-OUT, DEPARTS FROM MUSIC WORLD GOSPEL LABEL

Helms Is Currently Managed by BPM Music Group and Working on New Projects August 7, 2014- Andrea Helms, best known as the runner-up on BET’s Season 4 Sunday’s Best TV show, is taking her...

SINGER/ACTRESS ANTONIQUE SMITH AND PRODUCERS 1500 OR NOTHIN’ TAKE YOU BEHIND THE SCENES OF BET’S GUN HILL MUSIC

“Hold On” Is the Lead Single for Movie Soundtrack Catch the Encore of Gun Hill on BET This Saturday, July 12th at 8pm EST   LOS ANGELES, CA – July 9, 2014 – Singer...

20th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival Largest Ever With More Than 550,000 Attendees

FESTIVAL MARKED 20 YEAR MILESTONE WITH 20 STAGES OF ENTERTAINMENT AND EMPOWERMENT OVER FOUR DAYS MORE THAN 80 ARTISTS: ELECTRIFYING PERFORMANCES FROM PRINCE, LIONEL RICHIE, MARY J. BLIGE, NAS, JILL...

Experience Front Row At The 20th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival

ESSENCE.COM AND GOOGLE LIVE-STREAM HIGHLIGHT ESSENCE FESTIVAL NIGHTLY CONCERTS AND DAYTIME EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMMING FEATURING NAS, ROBIN ROBERTS, SOLEDAD O’BRIEN, MARSHA AMBROSIUS, ALICE SMITH,...

Monterey Jazz Festival

Single-Day Arena Tickets On Sale Thursday, June 26 for the 57th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 19-21, 2014 Single-Day Arena Tickets Start at $71, Single-Day Grounds Tickets Start at $45...