"I wanted to give a little
something of who I am," said Tony Hightower, established R&B/Soul/Jazz singer, songwriter, actor,
drummer and producer, about his sophomore album "Legacy." "They know me from (stage) plays
or my R&B history. I want to bring them over to my Jazz with songs that are recognizable." The
Hightower "Legacy" project has him putting a Jazz twist to hits from other genres superbly. "Legacy" offers
covers to such hits as Earth, Wind & Fire's "Can't Hide Love," Al Green's "Love & Happiness" and
Al Jarreau's "I Need You." "I always loved Jazz, so this is a natural progression...it was
going to happen," Tony added. "Unfortunately in Atlanta there is not a Jazz scene...not like in New York and New
Orleans...but I welcome the challenge." Tony Hightower's mother began the Hightower singing legacy
as a Blues/Jazz vocalist with a residency at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. He started... Read the full column at October 26, 2021>
The Pulse of Entertainment: Akron, Howard Hewett's Home Town, Renames Cadillac Blvd ‘Howard Hewett,
"Shout-out to the City
Council and Mayor - doing a great job," said Grammy winning living legend Howard Hewett to his home
town Akron, Ohio's leaders who re-named Cadillac Blvd, where he lived for 20 years growing up, to Howard Hewett, Jr.
Way. "We moved into that house when I was like 3 years-old up ‘til I left for Los Angeles. Left a year
later and went back home." The City of Akron held the street renaming ceremony at Buchtel High School
during his alma mater's football game half-time show. The mayor of Akron is Dan Horrigan and the Council President is Margo
Sommerville. "Akron is my foundation...a solid middle class through our rubber factory," he said
about his upbringing and city life. "When I went over to the R&B side, I had their (his parents) approval." You see Howard's mother was a well known Gospel... Read the full column @ October 22, 2021>
Frederick Jazz Festival at the Weinberg Center Enlist Terence
Blanchard as Headliner
(Frederick, MD) -The Frederick
Jazz Festival returns for its 4th year with headliner Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective
and Turtle Island Quartet at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, Maryland on Saturday, November 6th, 2021 at 1:00
PM. The Oscar nominee, six-time Grammy-winner and 2018 USA Fellow trumpeter/composer headlines this year's Festival. He wrote
scores for Spike Lee films ranging from the documentary When the Levees Broke, about Blanchard's hometown of New Orleans during
the devastation from Hurricane Katrina to the epic Malcolm X, and the latest Lee film, Da 5 Bloods which was released by Netflix
in 2020. Blanchard received an Oscar nomination for his original score for Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman. He also won a Grammy
for Best Instrumental Composition for writing Blut Und Boden (Blood and Soil) a track from BlacKkKlansman.
Earl Bynum Launches Lrae Entertainment Records, a Faith-Based
Media and Entertainment Imprint
(Chesepeake, VA) - International Gospel recording artist Earl Bynum launches Lrae
Entertainment record label in partnership with Tyscot Records. Earl has recorded albums and has performed on projects
from some of Gospel and Christian music's most dynamic artists. His "Open My Heart" album received a Stellar Award
nomination. Bynum is the frontman, songwriter, and producer for the Stellar Award winning album "Bishop K.W. Brown Presents
The Mount Unity Choir Live". His album "This is For You" is a Lrae Entertainment/Tyscot Records release.
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(Los Angeles, CA) - Lifetime's
holiday line-up includes You Make it Feel Like Christmas starring Mary Antonini, Michael Xavier, Stephanie
Sy and Alex Poch-Goldin. It airs November 20, 2021 at 8pm/7c.
Emma (Mary Antonini) is a talented designer who finds herself too busy to return home for the holidays after her
work catches the eye of design guru Kate Marguiles (Stephanie Sy), much to her father, Tom's (Alex Poch-Goldin) dismay. When
her ex-boyfriend and childhood best friend Aaron (Michael Xavier) returns home after active military duty, he makes it his
mission to get her home to celebrate their Christmas traditions.
Make It Feel Like Christmas is produced by MarVista Entertainment. Suzanne L. Berger, Larry Grimaldi, Hannah Pillemer, Fernando
Szew and Marianne C. Wunch serve as executive producers. Lisa France directs from a script by Jessica Glassberg, Michael Varrati
and Guy Yosub.