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Zac Brown Band opens Night of Candles at The Coca-Cola Roxy in Atlanta. Credit: Andy Sapp
Registration for 2020 summer camp is open with early bird discount until Nov. 21

On Saturday, Nov. 2, the multi-platinum GRAMMY award-winning Zac Brown Band took the stage at The Coca-Cola Roxy in Atlanta, Georgia for the eighth annual Night of Candles benefit show, raising over $1 million for Camp Southern Ground.

Located about 30 miles south of Atlanta, Camp Southern Ground is a camp with one mission and two causes. For eight weeks over the summer, the camp serves children ages 7-17, from all socioeconomic backgrounds, races, and religions, with activities that challenge, educate and inspire campers. An inclusive, residential camp, Camp Southern Ground brings together typically developing children, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), learning and attention issues, social or emotional challenges and those with family members serving in the military.

During the rest of the year, Camp Southern Ground is dedicated to supporting veterans. Warrior Week, their signature program, helps veterans find their new mission in life after military service. Warrior PATHH (Progressive Alternative Training for Healing Heroes), is the nation’s first non-clinical program aimed to cultivate and facilitate post-traumatic growth among combat veterans struggling with PTSD, depression, anxiety and/or combat stress. Camp Southern Ground was approved in early 2019 as a service provider of the Warrior PATHH program through the Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation and delivered the first program in October 2019.

Much of the evening’s proceeds will help fund summer camp scholarships and veteran programming, which is provided at no cost to veterans. A large portion of the night was made possible by presenting sponsor The Home Depot Foundation, who made a generous…




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Searching For Identity Through Punk
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No matter who you are or where you grew up, there’s no person on Earth who’s never wondered, “who am I, really?” For children of adoption, those questions often come early in life with much intensity.

Tommy Blank at the…

Producer, Songwriter Izzat Music Video Scores Big with US Retail Chains
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IZZAT (Izzat Halikov) is an international record producer, songwriter, and singer from Uzbekistan.

He is goal-driven and an enthusiast, and nowadays his energies are vested towards Electronic Dance Music, Deep House, Euro Dance, Pop, and other Progressive genres. Additionally, he is working on a variety of professional projects.

Another Life music…

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Become World’s Best DJs in the Top 100 DJs
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The results for the 2019 edition of the Top 100 DJs Poll are in and the winners have been announced. Under the Smash the House label, electronic music’s most renowned duo, Belgian brothers, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, have become the new World’s No.1 DJ, taking the place of…

Julia Bomfim Trio and the Reencontro project
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Today, I had a brief opportunity to sit down with violinist Julia Bomfim, to talk about her debut EP Reencontro released last summer. The project features original arrangements of Brazilian Choro music with Julia Bomfim on violin, Eduardo Mercuri on guitar,…

Essential Late-Era Nina Simone Album, ‘Fodder On My Wings,’ To Make Long Overdue Reappearance
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Recorded in 1982, not long after she moved to Paris, Fodder On My Wings was one of Nina Simone’s favorite albums yet has remained one of her most obscure. Originally recorded for a small French label and only sporadically available since its initial release, Fodder On My Wings will…

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Slope Records Tour Bus
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With a growing number of followers and supporters, Slope Records are set for a phenomenal 2020 with upcoming tours of many artists

Phoenix Arizona has a divergent music industry with artists from every genre and sub-genre and Slope Records want to make sure that they have a chance to showcase their talents. Interested in punk and hardcore rap, the label doesn’t only seek new artists but also continues to work on re-releasing the music of artists who left their mark on the industry.

New material releases are always exciting news and at Slope Records artists like Surfbort, The Dickies (a band founded in 1977 in Los Angeles), T.S.O.L. (True Sound Of Liberty, founded in 1978, Long Beach California), and The Linecutters have all released new material since joining Slope Records. The Linecutters are an Arizona based punk and metal three-member band that has been with Slope Records for a number of years now.

Slope Records was founded by Thomas Lopez, who was born and raised in Phoenix never lost his fascination for the phenomenon of the music industry in general and especially the punk rock scene. The label gets its name from Sunnyslope, Arizona in central Phoenix, home to the offices…

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'She's The Boss' (1985), 'Primitive Cool' (1987), 'Wandering Spirit' (1993) and 'Goddess In The Doorway' (2001) due December 6th

The complete solo album catalog of one of the most iconic figures in British rock is coming to vinyl. Mick Jagger’s four studio records in his own name, issued between 1985 and 2001, will be released as heavyweight 180-gram black vinyl editions on December 6.

The albums are She’s The Boss (1985), Primitive Cool (1987), Wandering Spirit (1993) and Goddess In The Doorway (2001).

The quartet of albums amply demonstrate the creative reach of the Rolling Stones frontman as an artist in his own right. Jagger’s solo work shows the broad artistic palette that has influenced countless subsequent rock frontmen. To borrow one of their titles, they’re a timely reminder of what a wandering creative spirit he continues to be.

The albums have been newly remastered from analogue tape transfers* via the revolutionary Half-Speed Mastering system, by celebrated engineer Miles Showell at London’s Abbey Road Studios. This high audio definition remastering treatment, which creates the finest audio quality vinyl pressings available, was recently used for all the albums in the acclaimed boxed set The Rolling Stones Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971 – 2016. The Jagger albums all feature printed inner bags with lyrics.

Jagger released various projects in his own name earlier in…

Country Superstar Vince Gill’s Classic Breakthrough Album ‘When I Call Your Name’ Celebrated With Two New 30th Anniversary Vinyl Editions
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Vince Gill’s 1989 release When I Call Your Name rocketed his career to a new level and introduced him to many new fans who found his easygoing charisma was just as appealing as his prodigious vocal and instrumental skills. His third full-length solo album, and first for MCA Records,…

Jonas Brothers Set To Ring In 2020 At The Legendary Fontainebleau Miami Beach
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Today, Fontainebleau Miami Beach announced its 2020 New Year’s Eve headliner, Jonas Brothers. The Grammy-nominated multi-platinum powerhouse trio, comprised of Nick, Joe, and Kevin will perform for the crowd on the resort’s legendary oceanfront poolscape. Those looking to join the celebration can discover the iconic resort’s New Year’s Eve…

Marshmello And Lana Del Rey to Headline Thursday & Saturday Night Yasalam After-race Concerts at 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
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Yas Marina Circuit and FLASH Entertainment have announced the international music superstars who will headline Thursday and Saturday night’s Yasalam After-Race Concerts as part of the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2019.

The first live show will see DJ Marshmello rocking the crowd at the du Arena,…

Natti Natasha, Top Female Music Creators Come Together For 2nd ASCAP “She Is The Music” Song Camp
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Latin urban superstar Natti Natasha has signed on for the second ASCAP “She Is The Music” Song Camp, taking place September 30 – October 3 in Miami. The camp – part of the She Is The Music all-female writing series – is funded by The…

The Thrilling, Golden Tenor Of Jonathan Cilia Faro Resonates As Global Acclaim Grows For His Album ‘From Now On’
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With his album From Now On winning acclaim and new fans in the U.S. and Europe, Italian tenor Jonathan Cilia Faro is back with the September 20th release of “Come un Amico Ama,” a new single with a video.

Released in April by BFD/SONY Orchard, From Now On has introduced…

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Coldplay Live in Singapore 2017. Credit: Kevin Mazur
Everyday Life is set to be a double album, with the first half titled Sunrise and the other Sunset
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Coldplay has announced they are launching their anticipated album “Everyday Life”, on Friday, November 22, 2019, with two performances in Amman, Jordan – live-streamed on YouTube.

According to the band, Coldplay chose Jordan for its natural beauty and historical and cultural significance, while also reflecting the middle eastern flavors and motifs that permeate the album’s music and artwork. The band added “We’re really excited to launch our new album in Jordan. It has always felt like the perfect place for these two special shows.”

“We are honored that Jordan, the land of hospitality, home of Petra and the legendary Wadi Rum was chosen by Coldplay to debut their latest album, “said, Majd Shweikeh, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities. “A hub for adventure, cultural, historical and faith-based tourism, Jordan is becoming the favorite location of international artists for music, film, and festivals.”

Jordan Tourism Board is proud to be one of the entities supporting this international event that will take place in Amman. Known in the ancient world as Philadelphia, the city of Amman has been inhabited since the Bronze age, and has been home to a diverse range of ancient civilizations.

The album is being pre-promoted on an international scale, teaser posters featuring the band members in black and white vintage-style photos surfaced mid-October in cities all over the globe, including Amman, Berlin, Hong Kong, Madrid, São Paulo, and Sydney.

Dr. Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat, Managing Director of the Jordan Tourism Board, said, “I am excited this launch will showcase Jordan to the world in the light that it…


Kelly Clarkson Announces Las Vegas Residency “Kelly Clarkson: Invincible”
GRAMMY Award-winning Kelly Clarkson has announced that she will be
Ashton Traitor’s debut album “Me Vs. Myself”
Ashton Traitor is one of the newest shining stars in
Lea Michele Announces First-Ever Holiday Album Christmas In The City Available October 25 From Sony Music Masterworks – Preorder Now
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Acclaimed actress, singer and author Lea Michele will release her first-ever holiday album, Christmas in The City, on October 25th via Sony Music Masterworks. Inspired by her fond memories of growing up in New York City, Lea has captured the unique magic of the city’s holiday spirit throughout the…

Paramount Pictures’ ROCKETMAN: LIVE IN CONCERT Presented by Endeavor Content and Black Ink Presents October 17th at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA
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Endeavor Content and Black Ink Presents are proud to announce a one-night-only performance of Paramount Pictures’ Rocketman: Live in Concert on October 17th, 2019 at the historic Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. The exclusive live music event will feature the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra playing live-to-picture all the songs from…

Queen Latifah And Shania Twain Discover An Overnight Internet Sensation CJ Stain
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CJ Stain is an Ontario, Canada-born R&B singer, whose song “One” is generating significant buzz on YouTube. The song’s message about gender equality, tolerance, and perseverance has garnered acclaim by the music community on the popular social network, but the highest praise came from hip-hop legend turned singer and…

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Kicks off April 1, 2020, at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

GRAMMY Award-winning Kelly Clarkson has announced that she will be headlining a brand-new Las Vegas residency, Kelly Clarkson: Invincible, opening on Wednesday, April 1 at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

To celebrate the announcement of her Las Vegas residency, Clarkson performs a very special Kellyoke medley. Stay tuned to “The Kelly Clarkson Show” broadcast and social media next week for additional pre-sale announcements. For “The Kelly Clarkson Show” showtimes, please check your local listings.

Designed exclusively for the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Kelly, and her longtime band will immerse fans in a one-of-a-kind up-close music experience that rocks through her nearly two-decade-long catalog of award-winning smash hits. Clarkson will also offer VIP Experiences that bundle premium tickets with exclusive show perks like a stage-side bar. A limited number of meet and greets will also be available for purchase.

“I’ve always loved performing in Las Vegas and the high energy of the crowds there,” said Kelly Clarkson. “So many of my musical idols have had, and still have, incredible residencies on The Strip, and I’m so excited to create my own!”

Exclusive pre-sale ticket access will run from Monday, Nov. 4 at 10…



Ashton Traitor’s debut album “Me Vs. Myself”

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Ashton Traitor is one of the newest shining stars in the underground right now. You may have heard of Ashton Traitor from his emotionally challenging emo songs that can make
The Who ‘WHO’ – Brand New Album From The Legendary Rock Band To Be Released November 22 On Interscope Records
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The Who has one of the greatest rock legacies in music history, they’re one of the all-time great live bands, have sold over 100 million records worldwide including 9 US & 10 UK top ten albums and 14 UK top ten singles in a career spanning six decades.

Now fifty-five…

James Brown’s Complete 1969 Homecoming Concert Newly Mixed For Its Release Debut Via Republic/UMe
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The 50th anniversary of James Brown’s October 1, 1969 homecoming concert in Augusta, Georgia, will be celebrated with the first-ever release of the complete show, newly mixed and including seven never-before-issued performances. Available now for preorder on CD, 2LP Vinyl, and digital audio, Live at Home with His Bad…

Marvin Gaye ‘What’s Going On Live’ Newly Mixed For Its First Standalone Release By Motown/UMe In 2LP Black Vinyl, 2LP Color Vinyl, CD, And Digital Editions
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May 1, 1972, was a whirlwind day of celebration in Marvin Gaye’s hometown of Washington, D.C. Designated “Marvin Gaye Day,” it began with Gaye giving a speech to students at Cardozo High, the school he’d attended, before he and his parents were ushered by motorcade to other points around…