HBO Launches ‘Bessie’s 81 Theatre Tour’ Event Series to Celebrate Biopic

Queen Latifah stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in this HBO Films presentation, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dee Rees from a screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois. With a story by Dee Rees and Horton Foote, the film focuses on Smith’s transformation from a struggling young singer into “The Empress of the Blues,” who became one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s and is an enduring icon today. The film features Queen […]

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Jazz Vocalist Cheryl Barnes Lands Two Major Music Awards

Michael B. Sutton, President, iMERICA Entertainment, announced that accomplished jazz vocalist Cheryl Barnes has just been awarded two major jazz music awards from the Black Women in Jazz & The Arts Association. Mr. Sutton commented, “What a great moment for Cheryl. Everyone here at iMERICA along with her distribution company GJ Tunes/CPI couldn’t be happier for her. Truly what a great moment for this accomplished lady.” Ms. Barnes received the two prestigious 2015 BWIJA awards earlier this week. She received […]

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United Nations Unveils “The Ark of Return” Memorial to Victims of Slavery Architect Rodney Leon Designs Spiritual Place of Remembrance

The United Nations announced that the observance of the eighth International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. More than 15 million men, women, and children were victims of the triangular slave trade, the largest forced migration in history. This year, the United Nations proudly invites visitors to the historic unveiling of The Ark of Return, the permanent memorial, designed by Rodney Leon an American architect […]

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FEATURING EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO TYLER PERRY’S STAR-STUDDED PARTY CELEBRATING HIS OWN SERIES–One-Hour Special Features Special Appearances by Oprah Winfrey, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Holliday, Stevie Wonder and Cast Members from Tyler’s Four OWN Shows Airs Tuesday, March 17 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT Los Angeles – In the upcoming OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network primetime television event, Tyler Perry hosts a star-studded evening at his home to celebrate the success of his historic programming partnership with Oprah Winfrey and to honor the […]

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