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José James Announces Bill Withers Tribute Tour Shares Video For Better Off Dead

Jazz and R&B vocalist José James is embarking on a two-year tour dedicated to Bill Withers’ legacy. James has included Withers’ music in his live set for the past few years as a medley at the end of his show. On January 11th James will kick off the Lean On Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers tour in New York City. The video of James performing “Better Off Dead” is a preview of the show. Withers is vetting the show which will lead to an album release from James next year.

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Larenz Tate and Erica Ash to Host 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards

Larenz Tate and Erica Ash will host the 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards, an exciting night of inspiration, history and crowd-rousing performances celebrating African-American achievements and contributions. The gala black-tie ceremony will be held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia on Sat. Jan. 20, 2018 and will world premiere nationwide on Bounce on Sun. Feb. 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Bounce, the fastest-growing African-American network on television, now exclusively owns, produces and telecasts the star-studded event, rebranded this year as the Bounce Trumpet Awards. Honorees, performers, and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. Visit www.trumpetawards.com for more information.

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The Celestial Baseball Association Hits a Home Run with New Book Trailer for “Old Timers Day”

Las Vegas – Riding the wave of the World Series momentum, the Celestial Baseball Association has released their exciting new book trailer for “Old Timers Day: As Told by God to Richard LoPresto.” Authored by Richard LoPresto and co-written with Jerry Schafer, “Old Timers Day” is an epic tale about the forces of “Good vs. Evil” battling on the baseball field. Produced by Markus Watsonthe production genius behind Your Video Ninja, the book trailer also serves as a teaser for the upcoming film to be directed by Foster Corder. 

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Smokey Robinson To Release First Solo Holiday Album

Smokey Robinson will see the release of his first solo Christmas album as an Amazon exclusive on November 10th. Robinson has recorded seven Christmas covers and three original songs. His previous holiday music includes Christmas With The Miracles and The Season For Miracles as well as his contribution to the 1973 compilation A Motown Christmas. The new solo Xmas record is called Christmas Everyday and there are guest appearances from The Dap Kings, Take 6 and Mindi Abair. Robinson commented on the album in a press release:

“I love the feeling of Christmas, what I call ‘the Christmas aura,’ and these are some of my absolute favorite songs, folks are going to be surprised by some of the arrangements.”

Christmas Everyday can be pre-ordered on Amazon.

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3D Live Powers Visuals for Flying Lotus in 3D Show

(Photo Credit: FYF / Goldenvoice)

Flying Lotus’ current stage show is an adventure into the next level of the 3D experience with a light show by Strangeloop Studios, Timeboy and 3D Live. The concert tour features music from Flying Lotus with visuals featured on 3D Live’s enveloping LED screens.

According to Flying Lotus:

“Everything about what 3D Live has done for the concert tour is going to blow people away,”

3D Live’s core technology was originally developed for Michael Jackson’s planned This Is It concert series, and since then it has been featured at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

The visual show, which had its premiere at FYF Fest in July is touring throughout the U.S. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased HERE.

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