Yolanda Adams headlines the ‘Save the World’ gospel benefit concert, this Sunday at the Westside Baptist Church

Yolanda Adams headlines the ‘Save the World’ gospel benefit concert, this Sunday at the Westside Baptist Church

Reggie Strong & Dy’Verse Music Group presents: Save The World Benefit Concert, featuring Yolanda Adams, sponsored by Annony Studios at Westside Baptist Church this Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 6 pm. Purchase your tickets TODAY at www.stwgospel.com.

Guest artists include: Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Crystal Aikin, Lillian Lloyd, Andrea Helms, The Andrew Brothers, Chadney Christle, Cardell Booker, Frankie Wilson, David Starks, as well as the St. John Unleashed and Westside Baptist Church Choirs and In Da Dance Cafe!

The concert featuring amazing gospel music legends and up and comers will serve to raise awareness about homelessness in DFW. A portion of concert proceeds will go to Samaritan Inn and Where Are You? Outreach. Tickets will go fast so make sure you buy yours TODAY @ www.stwgospel.com

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Dy’Verse Music Group

YOLANDA ADAMS, GUSTAVO DUDAMEL, MEMBERS OF THE METERS, AND ANNE AKIKO MEYERS ADDED TO THE LINEUP FOR “GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS®” TELEVISION SPECIAL AS PART OF PBS’ “GREAT PERFORMANCES”

YOLANDA ADAMS, GUSTAVO DUDAMEL, MEMBERS OF THE METERS, AND ANNE AKIKO MEYERS ADDED TO THE LINEUP FOR “GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS®” TELEVISION SPECIAL AS PART OF PBS’ “GREAT PERFORMANCES”

AWARDS SHOW AND TRIBUTE CONCERT CELEBRATES RECORDING ACADEMY™ 2018 SPECIAL MERIT AWARDS RECIPIENTS 

The Recording Academy™ has expanded its lineup for the “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends®,” an awards ceremony and live tribute concert celebrating the 2018 Special Merit Awards honorees on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Added to the lineup are four-time GRAMMY® winner Yolanda Adams, who will perform and honor Tony Agnello and Richard Factor, GRAMMY winner Gustavo Dudamel who will present to John Williams; violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, who will perform in tribute to Williams; and members of The Meters, including Joseph “​Zigaboo” Modeliste, Cyril Neville, Leo Nocentelli, and George Porter Jr. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Hal Blaine, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Louis Jordan, The Meters, Queen, and Tina Turner. Additional Special Merit Awards honorees to be celebrated include Bill Graham, Seymour Stein, and Williams, who are this year’s Trustees Award honorees, and Agnello and Factor, who are the Technical GRAMMY® Award recipients. Also being honored is Melissa Salguero, this year’s recipient of the Music Educator Award™. Tickets for the event are on sale now via Ticketmaster.

Led by the GRAMMY-nominated Greg Phillinganes as musical director, the tribute concert will feature rare performances by honorees and never-seen renditions by those they’ve inspired. Previously announced performers scheduled to appear are eight-time GRAMMY winner Herb Alpert, who will honor Blaine; past GRAMMY nominee Micky Dolenz, who will be honoring Diamond; GRAMMY winner Sammy Hagar, who will pay tribute to Graham; 13-time GRAMMY winner and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Harris; past GRAMMY nominee Ledisi, who will salute Jordan; and three-time GRAMMY winner Trisha Yearwood, who will pay tribute to Harris.

The Recording Academy will produce “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends” in partnership with THIRTEEN Productions as part of the “Great Performances” series on PBS, set to air later this year. Previously held during GRAMMY Week, this is the third year the Recording Academy has celebrated the Special Merit Awards with a stand-alone TV event and musical tribute. In addition to the tribute concert, special celebrity guests will present recipients their award statues and guests will enjoy never-before-seen video packages celebrating each of the honorees’ contributions to the music industry and our cultural heritage.

A production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET, “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends” will be written by David Wild and directed for television by David Horn, with Mitch Owgang as producer, and David Horn and Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow as executive producers.

The Lifetime Achievement Award honors performers who have made contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording, while the Trustees Award recognizes such contributions in areas other than performance. Both awards are determined by a vote of the Recording Academy’s National Board of Trustees. Technical GRAMMY Award recipients are determined by vote of the Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing® Advisory Council and Chapter Committees. The award is presented to individuals and companies who have made contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field.

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Prominent Organist and Pianist PJ MORGAN Releases Debut Jazz Single “Hit The Floor” and Announces Album – THE TRANSPARENCY PROJECT

Prominent Organist and Pianist PJ MORGAN Releases Debut Jazz Single “Hit The Floor” and Announces Album – THE TRANSPARENCY PROJECT

Paul Lawrence Morgan – “PJ Morgan” is best known as the Organist’s organist.  The Washington, DC native grew up in a musical family, getting his exposure to the Hammond organ in a small Pentecostal church where his family served.   After years of performing and playing in church, his big break into the music industry came when he was asked to fill in for a keyboardist who was unable to play for multiple award-winning Jazz musician Ben Tankard.  Impressed with PJ’s creativity and productivity both on and off the instrument, Tankard moved PJ to Nashville to be his Music Director and to assist in building his record company.  Since then, PJ has been on a blazing trail, playing in Gospel and mainstream genres, and earning well deserved accolades as a performer, producer, and teacher. 
In his career span, PJ has become a renowned musician and producer sought after by some of the most recognizable artists in the music industry: Bishop Paul Morton, Dorothy Norwood, Ben Tankard, Tramaine Hawkins, Pastor Shirley Caesar and Maurette Brown-Clark.  And, he has toured with Najee, Bobby Jones, Karen Clark Sheared, Ben Tankard, Yolanda Adams and William Becton.   
PJ is a 3X Stellar Gospel Music Award nominee for Producer of the Year and is currently the band director at Reid Temple AME, one of the largest mega-churches in the United States with over 20,000 members and 3 locations in the Washington Metropolitan area.  PJ graduated from Bowie State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Technology, and a minor in Classical Piano performance (Magna Cum Laude) and now teaches Composition and Theory at The Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC.
PJ has now recorded his debut solo instrumental jazz album THE TRANSPARENCY PROJECT.  His new album showcases PJ’s musical brilliancy with original Smooth Jazz compositions “Hit The Floor” and“Closer”, and allows his church influence to flow through his dynamic organ arrangements of classic hymns “Yes God Is Real” and “As The Deer”.  Vocalist Antonio Mclendon joins PJ on the beautifully orchestrated ballad “How”, while singer John Stoddart exudes all passion and heart on “All Out Of Tears”.
“Hit The Floor” will be impacting Smooth Jazz Radio formats in May and is available now on all digital music and streaming outlets.
THE TRANSPARENCY PROJECT gives PJ an opportunity to step into the spotlight as the featured musician, songwriter and producer.  THE TRANSPARENCY PROJECT is set to release June 1st via the Washington, DC based independent label 1DMV Music Group
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The SMG Report