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Univision To Broadcast 18th Annual Latin Grammys® In November!

The biggest night in Latin music® will be Thursday, November 16th. That’s when Univision will broadcast the 18th Annual Latin Grammys® live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Nominees will be announced on September 20th.

The Latin Recording Academy will honor The Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year and Special Awards (Lifetime Achievement and Trustees Awards) recipients during special presentations on Wednesday, November 15th.

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The Voice: Chris Blue Takes The Championship!

THE VOICE —  (l-r) Alicia Keys, Chris Blue — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Team Alicia’s Chris Blue was crowned champion of this season of The Voice. His win earned him a recording contract.

CHRIS BLUE NAMED CHAMPION OF ‘THE VOICE’

Popular Member of Team Alicia Earned America’s Top Vote 

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — May 23, 2017 — Chris Blue was crowned champion of NBC’s three-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series “The Voice” tonight, earning the grand prize of a recording contract and being named winner of season 12.

Blue, 26, from Knoxville, TN, was a member of Team Alicia. Follow him on Twitter @Chrisbluelive.

Blue grew up in a family of seven in a tiny house. His mother decided to put the family in a band called the Blue Family, where they sang at local churches. The band later became known as the Blue Brothers and performed across the Midwest. For the past six years, Blue has worked as a worship leader, where he met his fiancée, a cancer survivor.

The current cycle of “The Voice” is averaging a 3.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 12.6 million viewers overall on Mondays and a 2.9 in 18-49 and 12.5 million viewers on Tuesdays in “live plus seven day” averages from Nielsen Media Research, keying regular NBC wins on both nights. So far this cycle, both “Voice” editions have ranked in broadcast television’s “live plus same day” weekly top 10 in adults 18-49 and total viewers each week the show has aired.

“The Voice” is a presentation of MGM Television, Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Television. The series was created by John de Mol, who serves as executive producer along with Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Lee Metzger, Chad Hines, Amanda Zucker, Kyra Thompson and Jay Bienstock.

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Coheed and Cambria Rocks MD! By Sean Heintzelman

Claudio Sanchez of Coheed and Cambria at Filmore Silver Spring, MD. Photo by Sean Heintzelman

If the nostalgia of a new Dave & Busters in downtown Silver Spring wasn’t enough, then the local concert venue usually has you covered.  On May 6th the Fillmore hosted Coheed and Cambria’s “Good Apollo: I’m Burning Star IV Neverender” tour, dedicated to their 2005 album of the same name.  It’s amazing when a rock band has lasted so long in this day and age, let alone sells out a venue within hours.

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Jonny Lang Releases First Album In Four Years; Starts World Tour!

Jonny Lang is one of the pre-eminent bluesman today – and it’s been four years since he released album.

Signs, on Concord Records, will be released in North America on September 28th (pre-orders are being taken for the physical release now).

Lang’s 2017 World Tour in support of Signs begins on May 18th in the Rochester Lilac Festival in Rochester NY.

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Preview Clip: Nas Talks Memphis Jug Band In American Epic!

American Epic is a documentary series that ‘explores the pivotal recording journeys at the height of the Roaring Twenties.’

The premiere episode of American Epic, The Big Bang, explores music captured by traveling recorders – music by The Carter Family, Jimmie Rogers and the Memphis Jug Band.

Rapper Nas talks about the Memphis Jug Band and their music still sounds contemporary because of its content, ‘These guys are talking about carrying guns, shooting something, protecting their honor, chasing after some woman who’s done them dirty…it’s the same as rap music today, so it just tells you something about American culture, American music…’

American Epic premieres on PBS on Tuesday, May 16th. Concert film American Epic Sessions will premiere on Tuesday, June 6th.

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New York City Welcomes The 60th Annual Grammy Awards® with Spike Lee Joint!

A still from Spike Lee’s promotional video announcing the Grammy Awards’ return to New York City, the first time they’ll be held there since 2003.

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards® is returning to New York City. Music’s Biggest Night® will be held in Madison Square Garden on Sunday, June 28th.

To celebrate the event’s return  to New York, The Recording Academy worked with creative agency TBWA\Chiat\Day and director Spike Lee on a star-studded short film, titled “NY Stories,” featuring New York artists sharing New York musical stories.

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards® will be broadcast by CBS on Sunday, June 28th (7:30/6:30C).

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The Afghan Whigs Announce North American and European Tour Dates!

The Afghan Whigs – Photo by Chris Cuffaro/Courtesy of The Afghan Whigs

Hard on the heels of the release of their new album, The Afghan Whigs In Spades, on May 5th, the band has announced the dates for a North American tour beginning in September – following a European tour that gets underway on May 26th.

The Whigs will be supported by special guest Har Mar on all dates.

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Gunfight Sparked Legendary Duo Haul & Oates!

CBS Sunday Morning – Hall & Oates – Photo courtesy of CBS.

On CBS Sunday Morning, legendary rock/pop duo Hall & Oates talk to Serena Altschul about their long and prolific career – highlights being that they’ve never been more popular than they are right now, and that they met because of a gunfight in Philadelphia!

CBS Sunday Morning’s interview with Hall & Oates airs Sunday, April 30th (9am/8C).

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RockBeat Records Releasing Historic Rock, Folk & Blues Albums!

RockBeat Records may not be an instantly recognizable label, but they are re-releasing some of the most influential music in rock, folk blues history – albums from Arthur Lee and Love, Phil Ochs, Doc Watson, Freddie Fender, Big Joe Williams, Del Shannon, Mississppi John Hurt and Mighty Joe Young.

Significant albums by all these legendary artists will be released between May 5th and July 7th – a veritable cornucopia of brilliant albums that have long been thought lost and forgotten.

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Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett Nmaed Hosts of CMA Fest 2017!

Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett will host the three-hour CMA Fest 2017 – featuring the highlights of the CMA Music Festival – when the special is broadcast on ABC this summer.

Filmed during CMA Music Festival June 8-11 in Nashville, the special features many of today’s most exciting country music stars, as they hit the stage during the four-day celebration of America’s music.

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Music Superstars Honor The Bee Gees In Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy® Salute To The Bee Gees!

On CBS’ Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy® Salute To The Bee Gees, music stars, including Demi Lovato, Keith Urban, Tori Kelly, John Legend, Celine Dion and more, celebrate and perform classic songs made famous by the Bee Gees with special appearances by Cynthia Erivo, John Travolta and Wilmer Valderrama.

Barry Gibb will perform a medley of Bee Gees hits including: Jive Talkin’, You Should Be Dancing and Stayin’ Alive.

CBS will air Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy® Salute To The Bee Gees on Sunday, april 16th (8/7C).

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