Daily Archives: September 13, 2011

Rock Hall Announces Ticket-on-Sale Dates for American Music Masters Tribute Concert

CLEVELAND (September 13, 2011) – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum today announced that tickets will go on sale for the 16th annual American Music Masters® series tribute concert honoring Aretha Franklin. The tribute concert will be held Saturday, November 5, at 7:30 p.m. at PlayhouseSquare’s State Theater in Cleveland.

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D’anna Stewart Releases September Issue


After years of singing background for people like Faith Evans, Brandy, Anjulie, Jackson Brown, Lil Mo, Kim Burrell and many more, D’Anna Stewart is going solo and her making her introduction known with the release of September Issue. She’s working on her full-length album but wanted to give the public a taste of her sound with the September Issue mixtape that features No Limit recording artist Romeo.

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Sims-LMG

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Sims of the Doomtree crew goes animated for “LMG” from Bad Time Zoo. Check the tour dates and the Wildlife EP is available for free download from his Bandcamp page.

Tour Dates:
9/16 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater “Snowboard on the
Rocks*

Sims Good Time Zoo Tour:
9/17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court (early show) / Urban Lounge (late show)
9/19 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile
9/20 – Portland, OR – Branx
9/21 – Reno, NV – Tonic
9/22 – San Francisco, CA – Brick and Mortar
9/23 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
9/24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Central
9/26 – Phoenix, AZ – Chasers
9/27 – Albuquerque, NM – Moonlight Lounge
9/29 – Austin, TX – Beauty Bar
9/30 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
10/1 – Columbia, MO – Mojo’s
10/2 – St. Louis, MO – Cicero’s
10/4 – Washington, DC – DC9
10/5 – Philadelphia, PA – North Star Bar
10/6 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
10/7 – Boston, MA – O’Brien’s
10/8 – Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
10/9 – Pontiac, MI – Pike Room at Crofoot
10/10 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge (Upstairs)
10/15 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Cafe

* – Full Doomtree Collective

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Explosive New Film featuring Al Sharpton and Cleo Manago Addresses Black Men’s Challenges with Manhood, Sexuality and Masculinity

New York – When Black Men’s Xchange (BMX) National joined forces with the National Action Network and the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement to present the community forum I AM A MAN: Black Manhood & Sexual Diversity in the Black Community this past July, everyone in attendance intuitively knew that it would be a paradigm shifting juncture. What unfolded that sweltering day in Harlem, NY inspired BMX founder and CEO, Cleo Manago, to produce a thought-provoking educational film that would resonate beyond the participants in that room.

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Mayer Hawthorne Band Rehearsal

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Here is a clip of Mayer Hawthorne rehearsing “Love in Motion” and “No Strings Attached” for this tour with Chromeo that starts tomorrow. His How Do You Do CD comes out October 11th.

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