Sherry Gordy Presents, along with Rosemary McKnight of For The People Entertainment, will host an epic event with surprise guest performances Thursday night, April 30th in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas, NV (BlackNews.com) -- The festivities surrounding "May Day" - the fight of the century, continue to grow as Floyd Mayweather Sr. will host a pre-fight party kickoff event from Las Vegas’s Fiesta Rancho Casino on Thursday, April 30th. Friends, fans, boxing enthusiast and well-wishers are invited to take pictures with the father, mentor, right hand corner man and legendary trainer of the five-division undefeated world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Floyd Sr. will be joined by others from Team Mayweather and celebrity friends with surprise guest performances Thursday night, April 30th in Las Vegas.
Motown daughter Sherry Gordy along with Rosemary McKnight of For The People Entertainment will co-host this epic event and invite guest to bring in May Day weekend by wearing Floyd Mayweather Sr's theme colors of black and gold and be part of history as his son nears closer to the all-time 49-0 record. Official fight apparel will be available for purchase as well as photographs with Floyd Sr. Mingle with Floyd Mayweather Sr., Team Mayweather and friends and view celebrity guest performances.
The Official Mayweather pre-fight party will take place at the Fiesta Rancho Casino inside the Tequila Room and is located at 2400 Rancho Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89130. Doors open at 7pm.
About Floyd Mayweather Sr.
Floyd Mayweather Sr. is an American boxing trainer, and was a welterweight contender during the 1970's and 1980's. He is known for his defensive ability and overall knowledge of boxing strategy. He is also the father and trainer of his son, five-division boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.
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SparrowMusic Publishing Songwriting Achievement Awards presentations to CharliePeacock, Steven Curtis Chapman, Andrae Crouch, and Michael W. Smith. Billy RayHearn is pictured on the right next to his son Bill Hearn.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 16, 2015) - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Gospel Music Hall of Fame member and CCM pioneer Billy Ray Hearn. Billy Ray died at 6pm Wednesday, April 15th surrounded by his family.
Billy Ray Hearn began his career and ministry in gospel music in 1960 as a church music director. Through writing and producing innovative youth musicals he was recruited to work with Word Record Co., where he launched the Myrrh label for Contemporary Christian artists. He was the director of music promotion and music publishing for Word until 1976 when he founded Sparrow Records (now Capitol Christian Music Group), the world's largest Christian record label, which is now led by his son Bill.
Billy Ray is responsible for launching the careers of many artists including Andre Crouch, Steven Curtis Chapman, Michael W. Smith and 2015 GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductees, BeBe and CeCe Winans and was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame himself in 1997.
“Billy Ray was a visionary and a leader of leaders. His fingerprint will forever be on our Christian & Gospel music industry. His love for the message, the music and the artists will have impact on generations to come,” says Jackie Patillo, president of GMA
Just this March, he and his son were given the Frances Preston Lifetime Music Industry Achievement Award from the T.J. Martell Foundation for their vision, creativity and commitment in the growth and development of the Christian music industry and philanthropic efforts.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hearn family during this difficult time.
Wortman Works Media & Marketing / @wortmanworks
Bishop Rance Allen, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Tamela Mann, michelle williams, aretha franklin and others set for white house performance
You read that right! Gospel music will officially check in at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue tomorrow evening for: "The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House". In a day and age where gospel music sales and influence seem to be waning, the timeless message has an open invitation to the White House.It's an honor to see gospel music showcased in the highest house in the United States; a real testimony to its vibrant swatch in the fabric of American culture. This is the 14th gathering of its kind and in previous musical salutes, the White House has honored musicians, heritage and the lasting sounds they've created. This year, the White House has chosen a stellar group of gospel artists to represent the genre, iconic artists who regularly display classic Christian character along with their unique stage presence. T Bone Burnett will serve as the Executive Music Director and Mr. Bill Maxwell is the evening's music director. Here's the complete list of the evening's performers:
The celebration caps an eventful day that includes a workshop hosted by the nation's First Lady. Conducting the workshop is Robert Santelli, Executive Director of The GRAMMY Museum® in Los Angeles, who will enlighten the middle, high school and college aged attendees on the origin, artistry and nuance that has made the genre successful and a breeding ground for some of the worlds greatest singers. The students hail from 24 schools across the country: Los Angeles and Oakland, CA; Kahuku and Waipahu, HI; Sandy Spring, MD; Cleveland, MS; Asbury Park and West Long Branch, NJ; Somers, NY; Memphis, TN; Falls Church, VA.
You can catch the performance tomorrow evening, Tuesday April 14,2015 at 7:00 pm EST. It will streamlive and will re-air on broadcast television as a PBS special on Friday, June 29,2015 at 9:00 pm EST. You can read the entire press release from the White House here.
Mann and wife are #1...
The premiere of the new Bounce TV Original Series Mann & Wife (Starring David & Tamela Mann) has become the network's most-watched original to date.
The series premiere telecast on Tues. April 7 at 9:00 p.m. (ET)delivered:
When included among all ad-supported cable television in the time period, Mann & Wife's 9:00 p.m. premiere telecast was the third most-watched program in total African-American viewers and fourth in African-American 18-49 viewership.
Bounce TV's most-watched original previously had been the premiere telecast of Off The Chain: Rodney Perry on1/13/15.
Real-life husband and wife team David Mann (House of Payne,Meet The Browns) and Tamela Mann (Madea's Big Happy Family, Sparkle) star and serve as executive producers of Mann& Wife (Click here to watch premiere episode.) The series follows the newlywed, second-chance sweethearts as they laugh and love their way through the ups and downs of life as a blended family, each with two children from previous marriages. In addition to the show's popular stars, Mann & Wife features a vibrant supporting cast: Vivica A. Fox, portraying Daniel's ex-wife; Tony Rock, playing Daniel's new partner; JoMarie Payton as Lorraine, Daniel's overbearing mother and Tiny Lister as Daniel's Lieutenant and boss.
New episodes of Mann & Wife premiere Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT on Bounce TV.
Bounce TV is the nation's first-ever and fastest-growing broadcast television network designed for African-American audiences. Itairs on the digital signals of local television stations and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, documentaries, specials, live sports and more. (Click here to find local channel location.)
The rapidly-expanding Bounce TV is the number two most-watched African-American network on television. It continued its ratings surge in the just-completed first quarter of 2015, setting network records for viewership and the delivery of key targeted demographics audiences.
*Source: Nielsen L+SD | Tues 9p-9:30p | 04/07/15 vs. 03/10/15-03/31/15
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Listen to Bishop Rance Allen talk to SoulProsper Radio about the first single from his new album "Celebrate" entitled "A Lil Louder"
DAVID AND TAMELA MANN APPEAR ON CBS' "THE INSIDER" TO DISCUSS MANN & WIFE PREMIERE ON TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015!
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Also tune in to the Steve Harvey Morning Show and the DL Hughley Show to hear more from David and Tamela!
Don't miss faith and family entertainment's favorite comedic couple,
David and Tamela Mann, on 'The Insider' today (4/7/15). David and Tamela chat with 'The Insider' on the set of their new Bounce TV sitcom "Mann & Wife," which premieres tonight 9PM/8PM CT; check out the Mann's dish about working with co-creator Roger Bobb, their guest star Vivica A. Fox, Tamela's newly-certified Gold CD, hosting the Stellar Awards and more!
Tune in during the morning drive to hear David and Tamela laugh it up on the radio with Steve Harvey on the 'Steve Harvey Morning Show' and catch audio of the Mann's hilarious interview with DL Hughley on the 'DL Hughley Show' by clicking here.
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New scripted series "MANN & WIFE," from husband and wife team David
Mann ("Madea's Big Happy Family") and Tamela Mann ("Sparkle") is set to premiere on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 9pm ET/8 CT on Bounce TV. Starring as newlyweds Daniel and Toni Mann, the half-hour multi-camera sitcom revolves around the newly married couple and their blended family, each with two children from previous marriages.
Daniel, a police officer from Atlanta, and Toni, a school teacher from Dallas, along with their kids DJ, Tosha, Darren and Terri all move into Daniel's house in the Atlanta suburbs and have to adjust to their new lives together. In addition to David and Tamela, Mann & Wife stars Tony Rock, Tiny Lister and JoMarie Payton, and features guest stars Vivica A. Fox, J. Anthony Brown, Demetria McKinney, Julissa Bermudez and Rolonda Watts.
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