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PHOTO CREDIT: Madonna - “Crave” (ft. Swae Lee)
The Madame X Tour will also visit Las Vegas, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, Lisbon, London and Paris

Following her incredibly stunning performance at the Billboard Music Awards and the announcement of her highly anticipated new album Madame X available globally on June 14, Madonna, Live Nation and Maverick have announced a series of rare and intimate performances to take place exclusively in theaters, giving fans an opportunity to see Madonna in an environment like they never have before.

The Madame X Tour will kick off September 12th at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in New York and will feature multiple nights of shows in each city including performances at the Chicago Theatre, The Wiltern in Los Angeles, the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the Boch Center Wang Theatre in Boston, The Met Philadelphia and at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre in 2019. The Madame X Tour will then resume in early 2020 with performances at the Coliseum in Lisbon, the Palladium in London and at the Grand Rex in Paris.

Madonna is the best-selling female solo touring artist of all time and has the highest-grossing concert tour ever by a female artist with her Sticky & Sweet Tour (2008-2009) at $408 million.

Influenced creatively by living in Lisbon, Portugal over the past several years, Madame X is a collection of 15 new songs that celebrate Madonna’s career-long affair with Latin music and culture as well as other global influences.

Madonna is releasing 5 songs before her highly-anticipated new studio album Madame X debuts globally on June 14th. Following the release of the empowering ballad “I Rise” and the critically-acclaimed “Medellín,” additional songs to be shared with fans include the infectious pop gem “Crave” featuring Swae Lee and produced…

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Madonna To Release Highly-Anticipated 14th Studio Album Madame X Globally On June 14th
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Madonna’s highly-anticipated 14th studio album Madame X will be released on June 14th globally from Live Nation, Interscope Records and Maverick. The first track from the album “Medellín,” with Colombian superstar Maluma, will be Zane Lowe’s World Record today on Apple Music’s Beats 1. Madame X is now…

Iconic Hit Songwriter Jeff Lynne To Be Honored With Prestigious ASCAP Founders Award At 2019 ASCAP Pop Music Awards In Beverly Hills May 16
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The 36th annual 2019 ASCAP Pop Music Awards is shaping up to be a can’t-miss event on the music industry calendar. The slate of hitmaking talents that will be lauded at the invitation-only celebration in Beverly Hills on May 16 includes iconic songwriter and ELO mastermind Jeff Lynne, who…

Revelation 13:18 Artist/Producer/Actor releases Old School feat. Jean-Michel Basquiat – It ain’t hard to tell I’m the new Jean-Michel – Jay Z Picasso Baby
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Revelation grew up in Louisville, KY’s westend which is the home of Cassuis Clay (Muhammad Ali). He later on moved to Los Angeles’s south central overhills and slauson area where he started out as an actor, working on music video sets.

Revelation was inspired to create music thanks to people…

Sara Bareilles Announces Her Much Anticipated Amidst The Chaos Tour
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Grammy, Tony and Emmy award-nominated singer, songwriter, actress, and author Sara Bareilles today announced her Amidst The Chaos Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the 30-city tour will kick off October 5th in Detroit, MI and make stops in Boston, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco and more, before wrapping November 26th…

Miles Davis: ‘The Complete Birth Of The Cool’ Collection Marks 70th Anniversary Of Davis’ First Career Triumph At Age 22
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Seventy years ago, in a nondescript basement room behind a Chinese laundry in midtown Manhattan, a group of like-minded jazz modernists formed a groundbreaking collective. Among them were jazz headliners soon-to-be: Gerry Mulligan, Lee Konitz, Max Roach, John Lewis, the arranger Gil Evans and significantly, the 22-year-old trumpeter Miles…

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PHOTO CREDIT: The Peter Frampton Band's new album 'All Blues' will be released June 7 via UMe
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'All Blues' Out June 7 Via UMe. Siriusxm six-week series "The Peter Frampton Show" debuts today on Deep Tracks channel. Peter Frampton Finale - The Farewell Tour kicks off this summer

“The Thrill Is Gone” (featuring Sonny Landreth), the latest song off Peter Frampton Band’s forthcoming album All Blues, is premiering via Billboard who says “…the thrill is definitely not gone for Peter Frampton.” The song was written by Rick Darnell and Roy Hawkins, and popularized by B.B. King. “The Thrill Is Gone” is available now with digital album pre-order. Listen/share the track HERE.

All Blues is a collection of Frampton’s favorite blues classics and was recorded with his longtime touring band, made up of Adam Lester (guitar/vocals), Rob Arthur (keyboards/guitar/vocals) and Dan Wojciechowski (drums).

The album was recorded at Frampton’s studio in Nashville, Studio Phenix, and was co-produced by Frampton and Chuck Ainlay. The album features additional collaborations with Kim Wilson, Larry Carlton and Steve Morse.

The vinyl will be available as a double LP and also as a limited edition translucent blue color pressing exclusively at PeterFrampton.com. The double LP will include the bonus track “I Feel So Good (written by Big Bill Broonzy, opb Muddy Waters).

Of the album, Frampton explains, “I have always loved to play the blues. When we formed Humble Pie, the first material we played…

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PHOTO CREDIT: Kevin Winter. Still got it: Paula Abdul closes the show at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, 30 years after the release of her first album
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Tickets Go on Sale Saturday, May 4, 2019. Shows Begin Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Singer, dancer, choreographer and pop legend Paula Abdul will headline her new Las Vegas residency “Paula Abdul: Forever Your Girl” at Flamingo Las Vegas beginning Aug. 13, 2019. The remarkable multimedia experience will highlight Abdul’s incomparable career through song, dance and stories of her three-decade career ride atop the charts and entertaining millions of fans worldwide. She will sing and dance her way through her biggest hits and even reveal some behind the scenes fun during American Idol. Tickets go on sale to the public on Saturday, May 4 at 10 a.m. with a presale for Caesars Rewards members, Caesars Entertainment’s loyalty program and Ticketmaster customers on Friday, May 3 from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.

“It’s a real thrill to have the iconic Flamingo Las Vegas welcome me to their stage,” said Paula Abdul. “After 30 years as an entertainer, I can’t think of any better place to showcase my love for performing than Las Vegas.”

Having been a force in the music industry since her debut album Forever Your Girl hit the charts in 1988, Paula Abdul is the first female to ever receive four No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 singles…

Korean Cultural Center New York presents avant-rock band Jambinai in partnership with Brooklyn Bowl and Outer Ear Projects
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Korean Cultural Center New York (KCCNY), a branch of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea, is proud to present experimental post-rock band Jambinai on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 8:00 pm at the Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY), ranked the #1 busiest club in…

Michael Bublé Shines In NBC Special “bublé!”
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Alfred Haber, President of Alfred Haber Television, Inc., announced today that the company has secured the exclusive international distribution television rights to “bublé!”, the brand-new, one-hour special starring the international, best-selling singer/songwriter/entertainer, Michael Bublé. This musical extravaganza premiered in the U.S. on March 20th on the NBC Television Network….

Jennifer Lopez Reveals Tantalizing Details Of North American It’s My Party Tour To Celebrate Milestone Birthday With Fans
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Today music and entertainment powerhouse Jennifer Lopez revealed details of her highly anticipated It’s My Party Tour, her first ever US headlining tour.

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Phil Collins… Still Not Dead Yet, Live! The Legend Returns To The U.S. For Exclusive 2019 Run
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Due to overwhelming demand, Live Nation and S2BN Entertainment today announced a limited run of Phil Collins Still Not Dead Yet, Live! dates have been confirmed for fall 2019. The 15-city limited engagement will kick off September 23rd in Dallas, TX and make stops in Houston, Tampa, Atlanta, Charlotte,…

Plush Frequencies Brings on Talented South Korean Composer Jiwon Jeon
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Plush Frequencies, based in Los Angeles, is an artist-operated music production boutique offering original music composition, sound design and audio engineering services for commercials films and games.

Their music has been used by Adidas, Equinox, Boys & Girls Club, Travel Wisconsin, and Red Bull. For new projects including a short…

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PHOTO CREDIT: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP/REX Shutterstock. Kendrick Lamar performs at L.A. LIVE's Microsoft Square during NBA All Star Weekend 2018, in Los Angeles
As the newest member of the BMI family, Lamar joins some of the world's most renowned songwriters
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BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) is incredibly pleased to announce that multiple award-winning superstar and Top Dawg Entertainment/Interscope Records recording artist Kendrick Lamar has signed a long-term deal with the performing rights organization to represent his critically-acclaimed catalog of music worldwide. Lamar joins BMI’s growing roster of more than 900,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers which includes Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith and label-mates SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Isaiah Rashad and Skiiiwalker.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Kendrick to the BMI family and expand our great working relationship with Top Dawg Entertainment and its incredibly talented roster,” said Mike Steinberg, EVP Creative & Licensing, BMI. “Kendrick’s gift for writing and performing such stunningly impactful music has solidified his stature among the world’s greatest artists and, without a doubt, as a major force in our industry for many years to come. We’re honored that he has chosen BMI to represent his creative works.”

A global sensation, Lamar made his major-label debut in 2012 with good kid, m.A.A.d city and quickly rose to fame with 1.72 million in album sales. His 2015 follow-up, To Pimp a Butterfly, and his critically-acclaimed 2017 album, DAMN., also reached platinum status. DAMN. debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in 2017, and in 2018, Lamar made history when it earned him a groundbreaking Pulitzer Prize, making him the first non-jazz or classical artist to receive the coveted honor. Throughout his career, Lamar has also received 13 GRAMMY Awards and 37 nominations (including a GRAMMY win at this year’s…

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The Rolling Stones Announce New Retrospective “Honk”
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The Rolling Stones today announced the release of a brand-new Best Of compilation album, Honk. Featuring the biggest hits and classic cuts from every Rolling Stones studio album from 1971 to 2016’s Blue & Lonesome, Honk is out on April 19, 2019. Pre-order Honk here.

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Motown 60: A GRAMMY® Celebration
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Alfred Haber, President of Alfred Haber, Inc., announced today that the company has secured the exclusive international distribution television rights to “Motown 60: A GRAMMY® Celebration,” the two-hour special honoring the legendary record label, Motown Records, which introduced the world to the incredible sounds of popular soul and R&B…

Platinum Selling Recording Artist Drake And Wynn Las Vegas Ink A New Partnership
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Wynn Las Vegas is proud to announce its partnership with multi-platinum award-winning artist, Drake. Drake will begin the first of five 2019 performances on Saturday, May 4, coinciding perfectly with the 10-year anniversary of XS Nightclub. Wynn Las Vegas and Drake will collaborate to bring an entirely original nightlife…

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PHOTO CREDIT: Erik Umphery. Anita Baker In Concert
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Farewell Tour series returns to Las Vegas as a once in a lifetime limited show residency at The Venetian Theatre

Due to the overwhelming popular demand of over 50 sold out shows and 200,000 fans, eight-time GRAMMY® Award-winning icon and songstress, Anita Baker, announced a limited residency at The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas and international performances at Montreux and North Sea Jazz Festivals.

In 2018, Baker announced her Farewell Concert series and has since performed over 50 sold out – standing room only shows. The historic series has featured star-studded guest performers and A-list attendees such as Stevie Wonder, Regina Belle, Kelly Rowland, Alicia Keys, Ledisi, India.Arie, BeBe Winans, Emily King, Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade, Charles Barkley, Chris Webber, Tyler Perry, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and many more. Reviews of this magical evening that elates those in its presence give just a snapshot of what the night has in store for fans.

“Baker’s sonorous voice has lost none of its mesmerizing power or luster, and the petite dynamo can scat and toss out other impromptu riffs like nobody’s business.”
– Billboard Magazine

“If this season really winds up being the period on Anita Baker’s career, fans couldn’t have asked for a better swansong, though anyone who was so moved (or missed it entirely) will surely be begging for an encore.”
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Bob Marley’s Legend Turns 35

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On June 14, The Marley Family, Island Records and UMe join collective forces to observe the 35th anniversary of Bob Marley & The Wailers’ Legend with a double 180-gram vinyl
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Global music icon, multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner and multi-Platinum selling artist, the incomparable Janet Jackson, is taking over the Las Vegas Strip with her headlining residency Metamorphosis beginning Friday, May 17 at Park Theater at Park MGM resort.

Metamorphosis peels back the layers of the immensely private life of Janet Jackson,…

Multi-Platinum, Grammy Award-Winning Producer and Recording Artist, Timbaland, Joins MasterClass to Teach Music Production and Beatmaking
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MasterClass, the online education company that enables anyone to learn from the best in the world, announced today that prolific producer and artist, Timbaland, will offer his first online class exclusively through its platform. Timbaland will provide students insight into his uniquely creative and collaborative process inside the studio,…

Dukes Up (Piano Version) – Music Video Premiere
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Independent pop princess and songwriter has teamed up again with music producer, That Orko, to create a dynamic and emotional piano version of her original song, Dukes Up. Miss Krystle first debuted this rendition of her song during her Tedx Talk recently. Miss Krystle’s Tedx Talk centered around her…