Watch “Women Of Soul” performing at the White House along with The President and First Lady. Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle and more entertained.
New host Jimmy Fallon of the Tonight Show has started out with some very impressive numbers. He does this kinda like a good fun morning show, great conversation, topics of public interest, makes you laugh and some great music from The Roots and other special musical guest. Read more insite from Variety.com.
Event includes Evening Performances and Daytime Student Workshop Honoring Women in Music
As part of their “In Performance at the White House” series, the President and First Lady will invite music legends and contemporary major female artists to the White House for a celebration of the great “foremothers” of American music, with songs expressing the struggles and achievements of women. The program will include performances by Tessanne Chin, Melissa Etheridge, Aretha Franklin, Ariana Grande, Patti LaBelle, Janelle Monáe and Jill Scott, with Greg Phillinganes as music director. The President’s remarks will be pooled press and the entire event will be streamed live at WhiteHouse.gov/liveat 7:30 PM ET. “Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House will be broadcast Monday, April 7 at 9:00 PM ET on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings). The program will also be broadcast at a later date via the American Forces Network to American service men and women and civilians at U.S. Department of Defense locations around the world.
As with previous White House music events, the First Lady will host a special daytime workshop for students. The First Lady will welcome 124 middle school, high school and college students from across the country to take part in an interactive student workshop: “I’m Every Woman: The History of Women in Soul.” Beginning at 11:00 AM in the State Dining Room, Robert Santelli, Executive Director of The GRAMMY Museum® in Los Angeles, will give participating students an overview of the origins of soul music, inform them of important artists, discuss the social climate of the United States in the 1950s and 1960s as it pertains to women’s rights and dissect the elements of soul that helped contribute to the genre’s unique sounds. Featured performers from the evening event will share their experiences as well as answer student questions about the music and entertainment world. Students from 11 schools or programs from the following communities will participate: Cleveland, MS; Eddyville, OR; Memphis, TN; Minneapolis, MN; New York, NY; Oakland, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Potomac and Sandy Spring, MD; Waiʻanae, HI; and Washington, D.C.
The workshop, “I’m Every Woman: The History of Women in Soul,” will stream live on WhiteHouse.gov/live. This event will be open press, but space is limited. Members of the media who wish to cover this event must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 12:00 PM ET. Press who do not have a White House hard pass must include their social security number, date of birth, country of citizenship, current city/state of residence and gender in their request.
“Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House” will be the twelfth “In Performance at the White House” program during President Barack Obama’s administration. From February 2009 to the most recent broadcast in May 2013, these latest “In Performance at the White House” events have honored the musical genius of Stevie Wonder, Sir Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach, Hal David and Carole King; celebrated Hispanic musical heritage during Hispanic Heritage Month; marked Black History Month with events featuring the music of Motown, Memphis Soul, the Blues, and from the Civil Rights Movement; explored the rich roots of Country music; and spotlighted Broadway and the unique spirit of the American musical.
Radio One, Inc. announces that Jeffrey Wilson has been named Regional Vice President of the Mid-West Radio Stations.
Jeffrey (Jeff) Wilson began his employment with Radio One in December of 2003 as General Manager of the Columbus, Ohio market. In 2010, he was promoted to General Manager of the Company’s Cleveland, Ohio radio stations. As Regional Vice President, Jeff will be tasked with overseeing all six of the mid-west markets: Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis and St. Louis.
“Jeff is a strong broadcasting professional with a solid track record of performance with Radio One. He brings a diverse background in sales and operations that will be an asset to our entire Radio Division,” said Chris Wegmann, President, Radio Division.
“This is perhaps the most exciting time in the history of our industry. I am honored to be partnering with Chris Wegmann to redefine radio, serve our communities, and make history,” said Wilson.
The hat that Pharrell Williams wore during the 2014 Grammy Awards has been purchased by bosses at Arby’s, which boasts a logo bearing a striking resemblance to the singer’s headwear.
Williams donned the Vivienne Westwood-designed piece at the music awards in January, and many viewers decided the hat looked very similar to the restaurant’s cowboy hat emblem.
Shortly after Williams made his debut on the Grammys red carpet, a post from the Arby’s Twitter.com account read, “Hey @Pharrell, can we have our hat back?” to which Williams responded, “Y’all tryna start roast beef?”
Last month, Williams decided to retire the hat and put it up for sale on online auction site eBay.com to benefit his From One Hand to Another charity.
Radio One Philadelphia names Darrick “Brown” Williams as the new Program Director for Old School 100.3 and Praise 103.9, beginning March 24. Darrick previously worked at Radio One Charlotte, Old School station while programming Praise 100.9 and Praise 92.7.
Radio One VP/General Manager Shawneen Thompson said, “We are enthusiastic that Brown accepted our offer to come to Philadelphia to lead our Old School and Praise stations. Under his guidance, we are very confident that he will lead our stations into the number one positions in Philadelphia.”
Brown added, “I’m so excited for the opportunity to work with Shawneen Thompson and the staff of Philadelphia. My passion lies in the music and developing talent. I’m so grateful to have the vote of confidence from Management to lead Radio One Philly to the top!”
Apple is teaming up with major car makers to make iPhone applications easier for drivers to use while they’re on the road.
The system announced Monday enables iPhones to plug into cars so drivers will be able to call up maps, make calls and request music with voice commands or a touch on a vehicle’s dashboard screen reports AP.
Doc Wytner CCM+E VP/Urban Programming has a new role to work with Urban talent development and a extended contract as Urban and Urban AC Brand Manager. Wynter has been a part of CCM+E since ’88.
Wynter will work with Dennis Clark’s development team in all formats. Speaking about this new duties, Wynter said, “I have a passion for developing talent and look forward to furthering many of our personalities’ careers here at Clear Channel. A big thank you to our Executive Programming team for their confidence in me to continue leading our Urban programming.”
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