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What does it take to be great? Have you ever thought of what goes into being recognized around the world for excelling in your work and accomplishing what most would consider impossible? What does it feel like to become immortalized by text, sound and picture? How much discipline does it take to stay relevant at […]

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Ohio-born John Legend is a critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter. His work has garnered him ten Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, the BET Award for Best New Artist and the special Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame, among others. A graduate of University of Pennsylvania where he studied […]

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Kevin Ross had never felt more alive. The singer had gone from performing once every three months to opening for R&B/Soul legend Maxwell five times a week, and his nostalgia-flecked, soul-drenched repertoire resonated with audiences. In demand, he swiftly released an EP (Dialogue in the Grey) boasting features from Ne-Yo and T.I., produced and performed […]

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  An artist whose music is at once timeless yet utterly of its time, Gregory Porter solidifies his standing as his generation’s most soulful jazz singer-songwriter with Take Me to the Alley, the much-anticipated follow-up to his sensational 2013 Blue Note debut Liquid Spirit. Yet in his remarkable career, Porter has time and again demonstrated […]

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Celebrating the most wonderful time of the year, “A Kenny Lattimore Christmas” is Lattimore’s first foray into the holiday genre. Beautifully crafted in his signature style of thoughtful vocals and original lyrics, “A Kenny Lattimore Christmas” is a delightful blend of Christmas classics and creative originals. The multi-talented crooner has been beloved by audiences since […]

Maxwell has artfully managed to transfix music lovers for more than two decades, releasing 4 studio albums, all in his own time – all duly anointed as classics. Now, the Brooklyn-born soul legend returns with his 5th album, BlackSUMMERS’night, the long-awaited second installment of his trailblazing trilogy, a powerful reminder that great music really is […]

The Will Downing Public School Arts Initiative was created by Robbie Todd, who’s part of Will Downing’s management team and like Will, A Public School grad. It was launched in Sept. at John P Parker and Silverton Paida Schools in Cincinnati. Shout out to Principals Dr. Mack and Mrs Fuqua. Will was able to inspire […]

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With more than 15 million records sold and multiple Grammy nominations, on November 11, 2016, R&B sensation Joe releases his 12th disc entitled, #MyNameIsJoeThomas. The disc is filled with what can only be described as some of the most confident R&B classics to be recorded in recent history featuring the super smash single “So I […]

In a time where genres and categories bleed into one another and morph into new hybrids, there will always be a space for the pure singer/songwriter who can address real life emotions in real time. Men will always need someone to express their emotive side, and women will always need to hear it. Humans will […]

“Shuffle…Cupid Shuffle.” A few catchy lyrics, hundreds of thousands of dances, and millions of views later, Bryson “Cupid” Bernard shuffled his way into hearts worldwide. The 2007 release of his up-tempo party song, “Cupid Shuffle,” and the popular dance craze it inspired launched the global career of the Lafayette, Louisiana native. From appearances on nationally […]

Charles Jenkins is a multi award-winning songwriter, Hit maker, Billboard #1 Music Producer, 9 time Stellar award-winning recording artist, Soul Train Music Award Nominee, Multi-Dove Music Award Nominee, & was named Black Enterprise Magazine’s Urban Business Game Changer under 40. Charles is the Founder and CEO of Inspired People, a music company that has delivered […]

R&B crooner, songwriter and actor Eric Benét is currently spending much of his time in the studio, recording new music for his eighth studio album, due to release in the fall of 2016. Eric’s most recent CD, THE ONE, the first album released on Benét’s label, Jordan House Records, in 2012, created in partnership with […]