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BET’S EPIC THREE-NIGHT MINISERIES EVENT “THE NEW EDITION STORY” PREMIERES JANUARY 24 AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET

NEW YORK, NY, USA, December 30, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — New Edition laid the foundation for how modern-day boy bands look, feel, and sound. Boyz II Men, N’SYNC, The Backstreet Boys, and New Kids On The Block all took their cues from Ronnie DeVoe, Ralph Tresvant, Michael Bivins, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell & Johnny Gill. After 30 years of breaking hearts on the record and from the stage, New Edition finally gets the biopic that their stellar tenure in entertainment so richly deserves. This epic three-part miniseries follows the group from their humble beginnings as kids in Boston to global mega-stardom – weathering the highs and lows of controversy, personnel changes, and the ultimate cost of fame.

The star-filled THE NEW EDITION STORY cast INCLUDES Bryshere Y. Gray Elijah Kelley, Luke James, Keith Powers, Algee Smith, Woody McClain, Dante Hoagland, Caleb McLaughlin, Jahi Winston, Myles Truitt and Tyler Williams as NEW EDITION along with La La Anthony, Yvette Nicole Brown, Monica Calhoun, Lisa Nicole Carson, Sandi McCree Wood Harris, Michael Rapaport, Faizon Love, Duane Martin Tank and Bre-Z.Along with a stellar cast, THE NEW EDITION STORY includes a collective of award-winning producers and directors including iconic music powerhouses James “Jimmy Jam” Harris, Terry Lewis and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Executive Producer Jesse Collins and award-winning director Chris Robinson. THE NEW EDITION STORY will air as a six hour, three night event on January 24, 25, and 26, 2017 at 9 PM ET/PT on BET.

Three Part Breakdown of THE NEW EDITION STORY Miniseries: Part One (2 hours) premieres Tuesday, January 24th at 9 PM /ET/PT

The year is 1978. The city, Roxbury, MA, just outside of Boston. Eleven year old Bobby Brown convinces some friends (Ricky Bell, Mike Bivins, and Ralph Tresvant) to perform in local talent shows in an attempt to win money (and girls). Once the group is formed, they convince a hot local manager, Brooke Payne, to turn them into talent show winners. The boys are eventually discovered by music impresario, Maurice Starr, who signs them to a record deal. They add a fifth member, Ronnie DeVoe, and their debut song “Candy Girl” hits #1 on the charts. Gary Evans, a manager from NYC, promises them a better deal, bigger stardom, and more money. When the boys get a new deal with MCA Records in L.A., things get off to an inauspicious start when MCA president Jheryl Busby, underwhelmed by his new signing, pushes them to deliver a hit album or else.

Part Two (2 hours) premieres Wednesday, January 25th at 9 PM /ET/PT

It’s 1984, and New Edition is in L.A. recording their second album. Ralph, fully aware of the resentment from his bandmates, requests more parts for them to sing. The album is a huge hit; but Bobby’s behavior gets more erratic and outlandish while on the road. Eventually tensions erupt, and the group dynamic takes a pivotal change – the boys vote to kick Bobby out – and New Edition is never the same. Soon Ralph decides that he wants to go solo, leaving remaining members Ricky, Mike, and Ronnie stunned. Mike, the group’s de facto leader, adds R&B singer Johnny Gill to the group. Everything comes to an ugly head when the group meets to record their next album.

Part Three (2 hours) premieres Thursday, January 26th at 9 PM /ET/PT

New Edition’s “Heartbreak” tour is an incredible success and the group is soaring high. Bobby, who has his own hit album “Don’t Be Cruel”, starts off as their opening act. But he soon eclipses them, becoming one of the biggest stars in R&B music. By 1990, all the members have launched hugely successful solo careers – even though there’s tension bubbling under the surface between them. A few short years later when most of the guys are up to their ears in debt, they agree to do a reunion album and tour with all six members, including Bobby. This should be New Edition’s rebirth, but things immediately get off to a bad start. In the aftermath, all six members go their separate ways, trying to navigate life after N.E., leaving little hope to maintain the brotherhood they once shared.

THE NEW EDITION STORY is executive produced by Jesse Collins (Real Husbands of Hollywood) for JCE Films, a division of Jesse Collins Entertainment; directed by Chris Robinson (ATL) and co-produced by Brooke Payne, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant and Bobby Brown.

For behind the scenes look at the making of the film, plus exclusive clips and photos from THE NEW EDITION STORY, log on to http://www.BET.com/shows/the-new-edition-story.html and join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #NewEditionBET.

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TIS’ THE SEASON FOR GIVING, EW FOUNDATION SECURES $17,500 IN ADDITIONAL UNDERWRITING FOR EDUCATION OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Legacy Society donors Michael, Darby, Braelyn and Brock Rumbaugh of Laurie A. Rumbaugh Family Foundation

Legacy Society donors Cheryl and Mark Montgomery

Legacy Society donors Dean and Raymer F. Maguire, III

Developing Character and Promoting Strong Social Skills to Children in Low-Income Communities

I am profoundly grateful for these donors. For many children, this gift will be the first book they will ever own.

— Loretta Neff, founder of the EW Foundation

PALM BEACH, FL, USA, December 29, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — EW Foundation Inc., a 501(3)(c) nonprofit, announced today that it recently secured $17,500 in additional sponsorships for its 3rd annual musical brunch, Books, Bellinis, and Bel Canto, to be held on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Club Colette in Palm Beach, Florida, with all net proceeds supporting EWF’s character education outreach programs to children in low-income communities.

Michael D. Rumbaugh of the Laurie A. Rumbaugh Family Foundation in Columbus, Ohio led the effort as a Legacy Society donor with a $7,500 Bambini sponsorship in honor of his late wife, Laurie, a mother of three and former teacher who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2015. Michael, along with children, Brock, Braelyn and Darby, will present their gift of story time with signed books to a Title I elementary in the Columbus, Ohio area in the spring.

Cheryl and Mark Montgomery of Winter Park, Florida continued the effort with their generous donation of $5,000 to become a Legacy Society donor and Bellini Reception sponsor in recognition of EWF’s achievements. A Title I elementary gift recipient in the greater Orlando area is currently being selected.

Rounding out the season of giving, Orlando residents, Dean and Raymer F. Maguire, III, also provided a Legacy Society donation of $5,000. For more than fifty years, four generations of the Maguire family have been passionately involved in philanthropic efforts related to education. Dean lovingly devotes her time each day to the education of our youth as a teacher for at-risk students in the Orlando public school system. She also serves as an EWF advisory board member.

“I am profoundly grateful for these donors”, commented Loretta Neff, founder of the EW Foundation. “Their support underscores the value of our programs, and helps drive our mission to provide successful outcomes for children with limited resources. For many children, this gift will be the first book they will ever own,” added Ms. Neff.

These extraordinary acts of generosity and support propel EWF toward reaching its goal of impacting over 10,000 children by the end of 2016. With seven (7) Title I schools on the wait list in states of Florida, New Jersey and Ohio, these funds provide much needed underwriting for story time author visits with signed copies for every child.

Since 2014, EWF has benefited over 8,900 children with their award winning character education programs and provided author visits and signed copies of their first book, Tame Your Manners, to nineteen (19) academies and schools and fourteen (14) charities.

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Mennonites Accepting Song Submissions for New Hymnal

Submissions open until December 31, 2017

HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, December 28, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Mennonite Worship and Song Committee is accepting content submissions for a new hymnal collection releasing in 2020. This collection will represent the diverse ways Mennonites sing and worship throughout the United States and Canada.

An important element of the project is a call for new and original content. Authors, songwriters, composers, and artists are invited to submit their work online at http://mennoniteworshipandsongcollection.org. This online submissions portal will be active throughout 2017.

“We welcome submissions from folks who generate music and worship resources for traditional to contemporary worship settings as we strive to reach the breadth of the church. We have committed ourselves to honoring diverse voices in worship, and are energized by reflecting and expanding the ways that Mennonites give expression to a shared faith in God,” said Project Director Bradley Kauffman.

The committee hopes the portal will draw a diversity of material that creatively serves a broad spectrum of worshipers. The committee welcomes content that is well-suited to congregational use, in a variety of languages, reflective of Christian theology and practice generally, and specifically Anabaptist theology and practice. Additional parameters are delineated in the portal.. Artists are invited to submit visual elements as the committee considers the ways various media enhance worship.

“We anticipate receiving thousands of submissions—songs, hymn texts, tunes, worship resources, orders of worship, ritual elements, and visual images—for our committee to review” Kauffman added.

The new worship and song collection will be available in bound and digital formats, along with an accompaniment volume. It will be published by Herald Press, the book imprint of MennoMedia as the denominational publisher for Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada.

For more information about the Mennonite Worship and Song Collection project or to schedule an interview with Bradley Kauffman, project director, contact LeAnn Hamby at (540) 908-3941 or email LeAnnH@mennomedia.org.

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Music Industry Looks to Bring Back Real Music in the New Year, With Hopes of Going Independent

Thousands of independent artists fight to be heard and seen in the music industry, putting their hope into a new year of possibilities.

ATLANTA , GA, UNITED STATES, December 27, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — With the rise of independent music rapidly growing in the music industry, industry execs have noticed the latest buzz circulating over the past few years. From what's hot to what's not; all ears are listening, and all eyes are watching out for the next artist to be the next big thing. However, in a sea of a million plus artists looking for a break, only a small percentage will ever get noticed. While some artists are gaining major exposure and notoriety on their own with the use of the Internet, and non-viral promotional plans, it's causing the music industry to pay more attention. However, other artists who are just as talented, are being overlooked.

At a time when independent artists are doing all that's possible to create their own fan base; marketing and promotions often become the challenge without the support of a major record label. And with no support from a major label at all, their career suffers from advancing to the level of fame they dream of. Although finding success beyond the Internet is challenging, there are artists who have achieved fame independently. Therefore a good number of artists do succeed.
But what becomes of an independent artist who has done all they can to get noticed, and still is unable to break out? Well look no further, two companies in Atlanta are looking to provide a platform for established independent artists, that gives them the opportunity to be heard and seen on a platform entitled Real Muzik Revisited.

LS Muzik Group and 215 Entertainment presents Real Muzik Revisited, an annual compilation CD that will encompass the best songs from independent artists in genres of Gospel, Rock, Alternative, Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, R&B/Hip-Hop, and EDM to name a few. With music being the universal language that tends to speak volumes to the world, both companies hope the project will inspire the return of real music with substance, and content to the music industry. As well as bring fun, and family values back in surrounding communities.

In 2011, the two companies presented the platform along with a tour for independent artists, and the idea is to do the same for 2017. “We know there's great talent out here that's dying to be heard and seen, in which they have a message to deliver. But with so many challenges presented, a lot of unsigned artists that have great talent is often overlooked and left with little hope of being heard or seen, so there’s a lot of talent that never gets discovered. Our goal with Real Muzik Revisited is that we become the, “Now That’s What I Call Music” for just independent talent. We would like to be the platform that lends a helping hand for the independent artist who is just as good as mainstream artists, but can’t find the support to go to the next level of their music career. We would like major labels to look at our platform as the go-to source to discover this talent”, says Antonio Smith of 215 Entertainment.

Similar to "Now That's What I Call Music", but with the focus on independent artists, Real Muzik Revisited is designed for the independent artist to market their talents beyond the demographics they're currently in. With hopes of releasing the first installment, Real Muzik Revisited: Hip Hop Vol.1, this Spring, scouting for talent is currently underway at www.realmuzikrevisited.com, as the two companies prepare for the release. For more information on submitting music, please visit www.realmuzikrevisited.com.

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GRAMMYS Announce 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees

THE RECORDING ACADEMY ANNOUNCES 2017 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD HONOREES

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, December 23, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — SHIRLEY CAESAR, AHMAD JAMAL, CHARLEY PRIDE, JIMMIE RODGERS, NINA SIMONE, SLY STONE, AND THE VELVET UNDERGROUND TO BE HONORED WITH THE RECORDING ACADEMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

THOM BELL, MO OSTIN AND RALPH PEER TO BE HONORED WITH TRUSTEES AWARD

ALAN DOWER BLUMLEIN TO RECEIVE TECHNICAL GRAMMY® AWARD

The Recording Academy announced its 2017 Special Merit Awards recipients today. The Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Shirley Caesar, Ahmad Jamal, Charley Pride, Jimmie Rodgers, Nina Simone, Sly Stone, and the Velvet Underground. Thom Bell, Mo Ostin and Ralph Peer are Trustees Award honorees; Alan Dower Blumlein is the Technical GRAMMY® Award recipient.

"This year's Special Merit Awards recipients comprise a prestigious group of diverse and influential creators who have crafted or contributed to some of the most distinctive recordings in music history," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "These exceptionally inspiring figures are being honored as legendary performers, creative architects, and technical visionaries. Their outstanding accomplishments and passion for their respective crafts have created a timeless legacy."

The Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates performers who have made outstanding contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording, while the Trustees Award honors contributions in areas other than performance. The recipients are determined by vote of The Recording Academy's National Board of Trustees. Technical GRAMMY Award recipients are voted on by The Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing Advisory Council and Chapter Committees, and are ratified by The Academy's Trustees. The award is presented to individuals and/or companies who have made contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording industry.

Additionally, The Recording Academy and Hal Leonard Books will publish A GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends, a hardcover book that collects two decades of artist-written tributes to The Academy’s annual Special Merit Awards honorees. Among those who have written tributes in the book are Eric Clapton, Elvis Costello, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Whoopi Goldberg, Ice Cube, Miranda Lambert, Queen guitarist Brian May, Dolly Parton, Carly Simon, Patti Smith, and Yo-Yo Ma. The tributes were originally commissioned for the annual GRAMMY Awards program book and never published widely until now. A GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends will be available in early January.

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EW FOUNDATION DEBUTS ANGELIC SINGERS AND CHILDREN’S TREE OF CHARACTER DURING 10TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES

Tree of Character

Anne-Marie Campbell

Jenene Caramielo

Children's Author Loretta Neff inspires creativity and unveils a whimsical “Tree of Character” in the theme of her latest book, “Sip Tea with Mad Hatter”

The Norton is a cultural jewel and we're grateful to Margaret Horgan, Director of Community Engagement, for allowing us to be a small part of their holiday event of the season.

— Loretta Neff, EWF founder and executive director

PALM BEACH, FL, USA, December 21, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — EW Foundation Inc., a 501(3)(c) nonprofit, announced today its participation in the 10th Annual Festivals of Trees held at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens in West Palm Beach, Florida – December 2-14, 2016.

Thanks to loyal benefactors, the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens transcends into a winter wonderland every year for children and families. Adorned with themed Christmas trees sponsored by individuals and corporations, guests enjoy an extravaganza of holiday merriment, beginning with a kick-off Gala evening filled with lavish displays of food, wine and entertainment, and ending with a magical Children’s Gala.

Lifted from the pages of Ms. Neff’s adaptation of the book, Alice in Wonderland, EWF designed and decorated a “Tree of Character” for the Children’s Gala, which became a child favorite for holiday “selfies” and group photos.

Donning an eccentric Mad Hatter styled tree topper hat adorned with butterflies, peacock feathers and ribbons, EWF’s “Tree of Character” offered fantastically-oversized sunset-colored mushrooms among lavender moss, a polka dotted afternoon tea setting atop reading books, and iridescent “bubbles of wisdom” ornaments nestled on branches and labeled with core values of “Creativity”, “Respect”, “Honesty”, “Loyalty”, “Knowledge”, and others, which underscore the lessons offered in her latest book, “Sip Tea with Mad Hatter,” due to release next month. http://sipteawithmadhatter.com

For the Gala evening, EWF selected one of its ambassadors, Palm Beach Atlantic University senior vocal student, Anne-Marie Campbell. Miss Campbell studies under PBAU distinguished professor Marilyn Mims and performed heavenly renditions of “The Christmas Song” and “Let There Be Peace on Earth.”

Broadway and Opera Singer Jenene Caramielo gave a dazzling performance at the Children’s Gala of Disney’s theme song “Frozen” and instantly melted the hearts of children as they rushed to encircle her on stage. http://www.jenenecaramielo.com

About Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens – Festival of the Trees

The Festival of Trees at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens is one of the holiday season’s premier events for adults and children. This year’s theme Celebrating Design through the Decades will illuminate the importance of design throughout history and the great context it brings for the culture and temperament of the times. The two acres of ANSG are transformed into a winter wonderland featuring more than 25 professionally decorated trees sponsored by area patrons and businesses. Interior designers, artists, and florists volunteer their services and work together to interpret the annual theme, cleverly dress the trees, and carry the storyline through vignettes staged around each tree. Each evening, visitors enjoy choral, instrumental, dancing and theatrical performances offered by more than 20 local elementary through university school groups. A dazzling light and music show illuminates two of Ann Norton’s monumental sculptures as it reflects into one of several ANSG ponds.

About EW Foundation

EW Foundation (EWF) is an educational nonprofit provider of award winning character and etiquette education books and programs for children and youth and fundraising enhancements to charities, missions and schools.

The EWF believes that every child and young adult should receive an education that includes a strong social foundation. Through philanthropy, which plays a meaningful role in our organization, we hope to greatly enrich the lives of others with our care, commitment and resources.

Since 2014, EWF has supported over thirty-three (33) nonprofits through donations/sponsorships, benefiting over 8,600 children with their award-winning books and programs, which include seventeen (17) academies and schools and fourteen (14) charities. EWF is currently on track to meet its goal to benefit 10,000 children by year-end 2016.

Loretta Neff, Founder and Executive Director
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Viva La Resolution!

EnTrance

Walk Your Own Path

The gateway to a new you

EnTrance – the gateway to a new you.

We're trying to take something that we love and make it accessible and cheap for those that it will benefit.

— Stuart Newman

LONDON, LONDON, ENGLAND, December 17, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Two ex-Punk rockers and a former Burlesque dancer aim to change the face of Self Help audio this New Year as they release over 800 hours of hypnotic and Mindful audio to a resolutionary audience.

The brainchild of recovering alcoholic, Stuart Newman and hypnotherapist Healer, Mick Crudge, a small collaboration on a handful of Hypnotherapy scripts snowballed into project that contains over 75 hours of voice over audio. Hollie Kamel was drafted in to give a strong female presence in the product.

EnTrance – the gateway to a new you, is launched just prior to the new year and contains two years worth of work, in over 1700 products.

EnTrance has three different and distinct voice over artists, and is tailored into four main groups, : Therapy meditations (for stopping smoking, anxiety, confidence, etc), Relaxation (does what it says on the tin), Gym Health (make the New Year exercise regime a little less boring and sort your anxiety issues out whilst you're at it) and Tones (Meditate to a specific frequency to attract that into your life and being).

EnTrance is collection of single downloads, taking a minimal 50-80mb on your personal media player and can be listened to anywhere – without a subscription or extra software installations.

Having studied closely, exactly what makes recordings by revered hypnotherapists such as Paul McKenna, Paul Scheele and Micheal Sealey so effective, Newman spent two years collaborating the expertise of hypnotherapists, NLP & Audio professionals to bring what is one of the largest collections of professional broadcast quality Hypnotic relaxation audio anywhere in the World.

Newman says of the product: "We're trying to take something that we love and make it accessible and cheap for those that it will benefit."

Please do not hesitate in contacting us for any further information or a review copy of any of our material. Please see:

http://www.EnTrance.org.uk

EnTrance has a large selection of product available for FREE at:

https://www.entrance.org.uk/collections/types?q=Free%20Meditation

Stuart Newman
EnTrance
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The Gateway to a New You


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Artist Anastasia A. Experiences Eroticism Shooting a Bieber Cover While Pregnant

AA Music launches Justin Bieber cover “I’ll Show You.” On Anastasia A's Youtube channel

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, December 19, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — 


This daring video represents an evolution in Anastasia’s releases as a maturing performer. “For many years," Anastasia explains, "I released music on the Disney & Family Channel and had to be careful with everything I said and did. I was so tired of pretending that having a clean image is what inspires youth when, being yourself and doing what makes you happy and being a good person is all that counts."

The artistic turn towards the seductive and erotic stems from a deeper desire for self expression by the artist, saying how she has "been going crazy with desire to do something sexy" and how she was determined to do so, "pregnant or not."

People are already taking note of both this erotic turn in Anastasia's career, as well as the courage to show the beauty of pregnancy, in an industry that tends to shy away. "I admire Ana for her undeniable determination in seeing this music video through," said Mitch Cappe of 81Entertainment, adding "especially considering it being filmed so late in her pregnancy. Working collaboratively with she and Zack, it was honestly such a pleasure."

Zack Bernbaum, the director of the work, spoke about the importance of giving Anastasia the opportunity to explore new aspects of her image and performance. “We employed a cool and stylish tone to the bathtub scene, a rich and luxurious feel for the bedroom, a simple and elegant quality to the void, and a warm yet isolated atmosphere for the staircase," Bernbaum described. "She finally got to release something that allowed her to be sensual and mature.”

The ambitious shoot involved several makeup and wardrobe changes, along with two-and-a-half hours of improvised scenes in a bathtub while wearing sexy lingerie; something that would challenge any expecting mother. “I wanted to feel sexy and enjoy the many attentions of my glam squad," says the former Disney performer. “A lot of people were shocked that I even did it, saying I should be at home and taking it easy. I chose to celebrate the power and beauty in being strong enough to have babies and still do what you love.”

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YouTube: Justin Bieber- I'll Show You (Cover), Behind the Scenes
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2017 GRAMMYS To Honor BET CEO Debra Lee

THE RECORDING ACADEMY TO HONOR BET NETWORKS CHAIRMAN AND CEO DEBRA L. LEE WITH THE GRAMMY SALUTE TO INDUSTRY ICONS AWARD AT THE 2017 PRE-GRAMMY GALA

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, December 19, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Annual Celebration Will Take Place On Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, At The Beverly Hilton Hotel On The Eve Of The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards

Clive Davis and The Recording Academy will present the annual Pre-GRAMMY Gala on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., the evening preceding the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards. As part of the celebration, BET Networks Chairman and CEO Debra L. Lee will be recognized as the 2017 GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons honoree for her significant contributions to the music industry.

Sponsored by Hilton, Mastercard, JBL by HARMAN, and Delta Airlines, the invitation-only Pre-GRAMMY Gala has long been one of the music industry’s most prestigious events, having hosted the industry’s top leaders and welcomed the world’s most talented artists on its stage.

For nearly 10 years, the gala has also included a presentation to honor industry luminaries through The Recording Academy’s GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons Award.

Past recipients include Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, Irving Azoff, Martin Bandier, Sir Richard Branson, Clive Davis, Ahmet Ertegun, David Geffen, Berry Gordy, Lucian Grainge, Doug Morris, Mo Ostin, and Antonio “L.A.” Reid.

“For this year’s GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons Award, The Recording Academy is proud to honor the extraordinary Debra L. Lee, a groundbreaking figure whose innovative vision, commitment to entertainment, and philanthropic work have had a profound impact on the industry as well as our broader culture,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy.

“Debra has elevated BET to the remarkable platform it is today, and we look forward to celebrating our first, and definitely not the last, female honoree as our industry continues to recognize the significant contributions of female leaders.”

“I am thrilled that The Recording Academy is presenting BET Networks Chairman and CEO Debra L. Lee with this year’s GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons Award,” said Clive Davis, co-host of the Pre-GRAMMY Gala.

“Debra’s many years of wonderful work and dedication to the network, as well as raising the profile of businesswomen in the Urban-American community, has been remarkable and she truly deserves this great honor.”

“It is such a tremendous honor to receive this year’s GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons Award.

Music is a part of BET’s DNA and it’s always been my goal to touch people by educating, inspiring, providing opportunity, and affecting real change through the powerful medium of entertainment,” said Debra L. Lee, Chairman and CEO of BET Networks.

“I am proud and thrilled to be the first woman to join this dynamic group of industry trailblazers.”

Recently inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, Lee is one of this country’s most respected business executives.

As Chairman and CEO of BET Networks, the leading media and entertainment company for Urban-Americans and lovers of Urban culture, she is one of the highest ranking Urban-American women in the media industry.

A graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and Harvard Law School, Lee has led BET’s successful reinvigorated brand approach, creating quality programming that respects, reflects and elevates its audience, including hit shows: “Being Mary Jane,” “Real Husbands Of Hollywood,” the “BET Awards” and the upcoming three-night epic miniseries “The New Edition Story” airing in January.

Prior to her appointment as CEO in March 1996, Lee served as the network’s executive vice president of strategic business development.

In 2003 Lee was given the Distinguished Vanguard Award for Leadership from the NCTA — The Internet & Television Association, making her the first Urban-American female executive to receive the honor.

2017 GRAMMYS To Honor BET CEO Debra Lee

Under her leadership, BET continues to bring quality programming to an audience of over 90 million households domestically and over 38 million homes internationally

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Austin Winds Launches New Website and Online Store

Austin Winds is inviting visitors to explore its new website and online store. The new site has
been designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience.

AUSTIN, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, December 16, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Austin Winds is a boutique pro and custom horn shop based in Austin, Texas. Since 2002, they
have been outfitting some of Austin’s best local jazz musicians that frequent famous mainstays such as
the Elephant Room, Continental Club, and Antone’s. Unlike some typical band instrument stores, Austin
Winds caters to the individual, balanced musician and provides trumpets, flugelhorns, and mouthpieces
with hand-built quality and attention to detail.

The new site launched this month includes extensive product information of both new and used
Austin Winds horns and brass mouthpieces as well as new and used horns of varying brands. Sound
files and videos are set to publish soon.

The media section boasts several local Austin musicians as well as some national and international
horn players- some that have played with the likes of the Temptations, Arturo Sandoval, and Kanye
West (just to name a few).

Doug Mains, owner of Austin Winds, stated: “We wanted to give our customers a website and
shopping experience that had as much feel and style as the horns themselves. Music is a very personal
thing, and we really wanted that vibe intertwined with our design.”

As part of their new website launch, Austin Winds is currently offering $20 off any mouthpiece
purchase when visitors sign up for their mailing list.

Ariel Gray
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