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The Pulse of Entertainment: ASCAP R&S Honors to Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis the Highlight of the Night

 

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   "Songs I always go back to are songs we've already created like ‘Open My Heart' by Yolanda Adams and "Optimistic" by Sounds of Blackness'," said five-time Grammy winning songwriter Jimmy Jam during the red carpet arrivals of the 2017 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards about music he created that heals. Jimmy Jam was presented, along with writing partner Terry Lewis, with a special ASCAP "Voice of Music Award." "I think music heals no matter what it is. I think everybody is different and music affects everybody differently."
    When I asked him what he would say at the podium after receiving the special honor from ASCAP Jimmy Jam said, "I never know until the moment happens. I let the feelings move me in a certain way."
What Jimmy Jam said when the moment came to accept his "Voice of Music Award" (their ninth ASCAP honor) was that he was asked what he would say on the red carpet and he wanted to take the time to inspire writers to keep writing. The songwriting duo is legendary for writing hits that last forever. Clients include Michael Jackson, Usher, Boyz II Men, Mary J Blige, New Edition, Prince, Eric Benet and many more. The Minneapolis natives started out as members of Prince's band and are noted for creating the "Minneapolis Sound." After the duo departed from Prince's band they opened a recording studio called Flyte Time, which is infamous for being the recording home for Janet Jackson's break-out album, which help solidify them as hit-makers.

   That night another special honor was given to Notorious B.I.G. AKA Christopher "Biggy Smalls" Wallace - the "Founders Award." Sean "Puff Daddy/Diddy" Combs, president of B.I.G's label Bad Boy Records, sent a video tapped message honoring his artist for contributing to the labels success and his influence on the Hip-Hop culture. His label mate and wife, the first lady of Bad Boy Records Faith Evans was on hand with their son CJ Wallace to receive the honor - along with Combs two sons.
    The award show offered performances by
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Central City Productions Presents Black Music Honors August 18, 2017, The Jacksons to Receive the 'Lifetime Achievement in Music Award'
(Los Angeles, CA) - Central City Productions will pay tribute to The Jacksons, Donnie McClurkin, Slick Rick, Guy, Oleta Adams and Jody Watley during the Black Music Honors, a live taping television special that will take place on Friday, August 18, 2017, at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in Nashville, TN. The legendary group,The Jacksons are set to receive the "Lifetime Achievement in Music Award" during the star-studded television taping. Still considered one of the hottest and most popular groups worldwide, the celebrated Jacksons will make their performance debut at the Black Music Honors when they take the stage to sing some of their greatest hits.
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Multi-Grammy Award nominated Soul Man Calvin Richardson Releases Single , 'Treat Her Right,' from Up-coming Shanachie Album
(New York, NY) - Shanachie Entertainment to release Calvin Richardson's highly anticipated "All Or Nothing" album September 29, 2017. Until then, the album's winning lead single "Treat Her Right" will have to do.  All Or Nothing is at heart a classic soul album featuring all originals. Calvin Richardson has written songs for many artists including Charlie Wilson, Angie Stone, Joe and Raphael Saadiq. Willie Clayton, who as an artist himself had a run of Southern R&B hits in the 2000's, produced All Or Nothing.
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See The Pulse of Entertainment coverage of the 2017 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards' red carpet arrivals and performances by Jeremih, Tasha Cobbs and Kyle. Biggy Smalls and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis were honored. Watch some red carpet interviews, that include Jimmy Jam and some of the show's performances below!

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SPOTLIGHT of THE WEEK

"ANTHONY MICHAEL HOBBS"

anthony_AgentHollywood_promoPic.jpg(Baltimore, MD) - Baltimore's own award winning prodigy actor and filmmaker Anthony Michael Hobbs' third project Agent Hollywood is to be screened at the Blackstar Film Fest in Philadelphia, PA August 3 - 6, 2017. The 15 minute short film is released through his company Imagination Lunchbox, LLC. Twelve year old Hobbs wrote, produced and directed Agent Hollywood in association with his former sports coach Michael Forstner. Anthony Michael wrote, produced and directed his first two short projects through Imagination Lunchbox when he was nine and 10 years old. Collectively his films have been screened at over 17 film festival worldwide and garnered 6 awards for "Best Short Film" and "Best Film Director."

Agent Hollywood is a story about an undercover agent working as a celebrity actor who in reality is secretly saving the world from evil villains on a daily bases. The premier screening of Agent Hollywood was held recently at the Imagination Lunchbox International Children's Film Festival in Maryland. The film festival was hosted by Anthony Michael's company in association with The Baltimore Times. Over 15 short films from around the world were screened (India, Switzerland, Spain, Ireland, Thailand, Japan and the USA). Agent Hollywood was recently screened at the Ocean City Film Festival hosted by the Art League of Ocean City.

Anthony Michael Hobbs as an actor has garnered 8 awards and is best known for his role as a young Frederick Douglass in the 2013 Emmy Award nominated PBS Special Mini-Series "The American Experience: The Abolitionist" starring Richard Brooks ("Law & Order"). His starring role in the DreamWorks documentary "How to Train Your Dragon: Dragons and Dinosaurs" is also a notable one. As an actor Hobbs has also starred in projects for United Way, PBS Sprout Network, KinderRhyme, TBWA World Wide and in the film Waiting for Godot. As a model Anthony Michael has starred in national campaigns for Finish Line Athletics and Toys-R-Us.

For more information about Agent Hollywood's screening at the Blackstar Film Fest you can log onto www.BlackstarFest.com and for more information on Imagination Lunchbox, LLC upcoming projects log onto www.ImaginationLunchbox.com or for more information on Anthony Michael Hobbs log onto www.Anthony-Michael.com. You can also contact his management at ImaginationLunchbox@gmail.com.

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