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10th Anniversary DC Jazz Festival June 24-29, 2014

The DC Jazz Festival will take place this year from June 24 – 29, 2014. The year’s festivities will include over 125 performances in over 60 venues throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Main Stages Jazz at the Hamilton Live Jazz at the Capitol Riverfront Jazz in the’Hoods Jazz’n Families Fun Days click here for all events (sort through artists, dates and venues) Click here for history of DC Jazz Festival For more information visit http://www.dcjazzfest.org  

Event: A Tribute to Funk Bands on June 27th

Brencore Entertainment presents a Birthday Celebration for Robert Smoot A Tribute to the Music of FUNK BANDS on  Friday, June 27th at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the event Purchase tickets at www.brencore.com or at www.thecarlyleclub.com The Carlyle Club is located at 411 John Carlyle Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 548-8899

Free Stuff: Wind Down Thursdays Summer Concert – Maryland

Wind Down Thursdays Summer Concert Series are back at The Circle At The Blvd located at 900 Capital Centre Boulevard, Largo, Maryland 20774 starting June 5 – August 21, 2014 Click here to download a 2014 concert schedule. FREE admission to all events. Dates and times subject to change. For additional details, photos and updates, follow on www.facebook.com/ShopCapCentre.

Chuck Brown public viewing at The Howard Theater 11AM – 10PM

The Howard Theater will graciously open its doors today (May 29, 2012) so thousands of family, friends and loved ones will be able to pay their last respects to the Godfather of GoGo Chuck Brown. Brown died earlier this month at the age of 75. He had been hospitalized for several months for pneumonia. The Howard Theatre is located at 620 T Street NW, a half block from Chuck Brown Way & Ellington Plaza. Due to the numerous street closures surrounding this service, we’re recommending Continue reading →

Learn fan management from the dead, Grateful Dead

I remember as a child seeing Dead Heads (what Grateful Dead fans are called) camping out in nearby shopping centers for weeks waiting for the Grateful Dead to come to the U.S. Air Arena (located in Maryland). One thing I have come to find is marketing is marketing is marketing AND a good marketing plan can be used across several genres. The game stays the same, however the brands and products stay the same. I came across an interesting blog that Hypebot wrote titled “Fan Continue reading →

Marvin Sapp ‘Best In Me’ [video]

‘Best In Me’ by gospel recording artist Marvin Sapp is on repeat in my inspirational music player. MARVIN SAPP – BEST IN ME LYRICS He saw the best in me When everyone else around Could only see the worst in me Can I tell ya’ll one more time, one more time? I said he saw the best in me When everyone else around Could only see the worst in me I wish I had a witness tonigth All I need is one Heyyy He saw the Continue reading →

Tribute to the music of Prince, The Time and Alexander O’Neal

BRENCORE Entertainment presents … A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF PRINCE, THE TIME and ALEXANDER O’NEAL on Friday, March 16, 2012 at The Carlyle Club (located at 411 John Carlyle Street, Alexandria, VA 22314) Dinner Reservations: 6:30 PM Show Time: 8:00 PM Advanced Tickets: $25 Day of Event: $30 For more information call 2440-601-6803 or visit www.brencore.com

Indie Gogo and Kickstarter are good sites to help you fund your next project

In this day and age where money is a little hard to come by (or if you want to see how loyal your fan base is), I’ve come across two great sites that will allow you to create a fundraiser for your next project. www.IndieGoGo.com IndieGoGo helps you raise more money, from more people, faster. Have something you are passionate about? On IndieGoGo you can create a funding campaign to raise money quickly and securely. Our trusted platform has helped to raise millions of dollars Continue reading →

February 5: Happy Birthday Natalie Cole

Happy Birthday Natalie Cole Nine-time Grammy Award Winning, songwriter and performer Natalie Cole was born February 6, 1950 to singers Nat King Coleand Maria Cole. Natalie Cole rocketed to stardom in 1975 with her debut album, Inseparable, earning her a #1 single, “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” and two Grammy® awards for Best New Artist, as well as Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. (source) >>> See Full Bio

Singer David Peaston Famous For Singing ‘God Bless The Child’ Dead At Age 54

Rhythm and Blues singer David Peaston died on Wednesday. He was 54. At this time there is no known cause of death. Peaston was famous for singing ‘God Bless The Child”. EUR received this note of remembrance from his friend, singer Cheryl Pepsii Riley: “David Peaston and I were, in the beginning, the only secular artists doing Gospel traveling plays. Back then there were just about 4 shows out so they stayed out a long time. I met David doing the show “Momma Don’t”. We ended Continue reading →

Nicki Minaj’s ‘Stupid Hoe’ Video Banned From BET

BET (Black Entertainment Television) bans Nicki Minaj‘s new video entitled “Stupid Hoe”. Hopefully this is a step in the right direction with letting artists know “WE the People” will not tolerate such foolishness as Nicki Minaj‘s new video “Stupid Hoe”. This is a sign to our youth to upgrade instead of downgrade their music lyrics and music videos. Sources tell TMZ that BET finds Minaj’s video too explicit to run on their station. This is great considering BET has come a long way since it’s Continue reading →

Spotlight on Jazz and Poetry Presents Sonia Sanchez

CONGRATULATIONS to Clay Corley Sr and Donna Kirven on starting the Spotlight on Jazz and Poetry new year off right. Their first interview of the year was the lovely Sonia Sanchez. You can listen to the interview at www.sojpradio.com. Spotlight on Jazz and Poetry says … Ladies and Gentlemen, We are so proud to inform you of an exciting new segment on Spotlight On Jazz and Poetry; “SPOTLIGHT CONVERSATIONS.” In our first conversation of the New Year we are honored to have with us a legendary figure in the world Continue reading →

President Barack Obama sings Al Green, Let's Stay Together at Apollo Theatre, NY

If you have not seen the viral video clips by now, below is a video of President Barack Obama singing a snippet of Let’s Stay Together by Al Green at the Apollo Theatre located in New York. I don’t know about you, but I thought President Obama sounded pretty good.  

Indie Find: Bridgette Bryant [video]

Indie Artist Bridget Bryant was introduced to me (via the following video) on Facebook (Fri., Jan. 6, 2012) by my friend Sandi I. I have this video on repeat. It is beautiful background music as well as extraordinary foreground music. Bryant’s voice beautifully accompanies the soothing music of her song “Soft Place.” After you watch the above, leave a comment below and let me know what you think.

Tribute to the music of Rick James, Teena Marie and Vesta Williams

BRENCORE Entertainment will pay tribute to the music of Rick James, Teena Marie and Vesta on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at The Carlyle Club  in Alexandria, VA. Showtime begins at 8:00 p.m. and the admission fee is $25.00 online at www.thecarlyleclub.com or $30.00 the day of the event. For more information please contact BRENCORE Entertainment at 240-601-6803.

Janice B. CD release party

Janice B. CD Release Party NO COVER CHARGE Saturday, December 17, 2011 8:00 P.M. Teavolve 1401 S. Aliceanna Street Baltimore, Maryland Hosted by QueenEarth featuring David ‘Native Son’ Ross, Ama Chandra and The Stinkiface.com Band ————————————————— Follow Janice on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/JBuerkli and “like” her page on Facebook at facebook.com/pages/Janice-B/93235821606.