SHAUN ROBINSON'S "S.H.A.U.N. FOUNDATION" FOR GIRLS JOINS FORCES WITH FORD TO HOST HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION PANEL



Human Trafficking is happening everyday in Michigan. The Detroit Free Press recently reported that Michigan has seen a 16 percent increase in human trafficking cases with 152 cases reported by Polaris, an organization that helps fight human trafficking across the globe. Due in part to this unpopular epidemic, TV host Shaun Robinson, in partnership with the Ford Motor Company Fund, will launch her new nonprofit, the S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls with a grant to Alternatives For Girls. The kickoff event will feature a human trafficking prevention panel on Saturday August 20, 2016, 8:30am -11:00am at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in her hometown of Detroit.  The event is being held in conjunction with the museum's African World Festival. All young ladies, their sisters, nieces, girlfriends, and parents are invited to attend this honest and candid discussion.

The panel will include community experts and trafficking survivors who will offer advice from their experiences, and engage in discussion about how to end trafficking in our community. The event, The Empowered Girl: How NOT to be a Victim of Human Trafficking, is free and open to the public. Shaun Robinson will facilitate the panel, which will include:
  • Joyce Haskett, author and survivor;
  • Alice Jay, author and survivor;
  • Nicole McGee, FBI-Detroit, Victims Specialist;
  • Debra Munroe, activist and survivor;
  • Deena Policicchio, Alternatives For Girls, Outreach Director;
  • Mary Sheffield, Detroit City Councilmember;
  • Celia Thomas, Alternatives For Girls, Chief Operating Officer;
  • Deborah Thomas, Judge - 3rd Judicial Circuit Court
"The Ford Motor Company Fund is pleased to join forces with this inaugural event for the S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls here in Detroit while supporting such a dedicated, solution-based organization as Alternatives For Girls," says Pamela Alexander, director of community development, Ford Motor Company Fund. "It is imperative that we educate and empower young girls and women to be vigilant of those who prey on our communities". 

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FX TO PREMIERE NEW ORIGINAL COMEDY SERIES "ATLANTA" SEPTEMBER 6 AT 10/9C

  

Two cousins work through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families. 
Donald Glover serves as Executive Producer, along with Paul Simms and Dianne McGunigle


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Executive Produced by Donald Glover

FX TO PREMIERE NEW ORIGINAL COMEDY SERIES "ATLANTA" SEPTEMBER 6 AT 10/9C

  

Two cousins work through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families. 
Donald Glover serves as Executive Producer, along with Paul Simms and Dianne McGunigle


Take a sneak peek below!

Executive Produced by Donald Glover

A3C ANNOUNCES THE 2016 PRO-AUDIO CENTER


Events Include Bad Boy's Hitmen Reunion, Sample Flip Saturday, The Making Of ATLiens, And More

The A3C Festival & Conference is pleased to announce its audiophile dream, the Pro-Audio Center, taking place at SAE Institute's Atlanta campus located at 215 Peachtree St. NE (downtown) from October 7th to October 9th in Atlanta, GA.  

One of the highlights at the Pro-Audio Center includes Bad Boy's Hitmen Reunion panel with multi-platinum-selling producers such as: Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie, Nasheim Myrick, and production team Sean C & LV.  The aforementioned panelists are responsible for undeniable Bad Boy hits that include, Biggie's "Hypnotize," The Lox, DMX, and Black Rob's "24 Hours To Live," and G. Dep's "Keep It Gangsta."  The Bad Boy Hitmen Reunion panel comes on the hills of the recently announced five-disc, 80-track Bad Boy Entertainment 20th anniversary box set, out August 12th

"Producers, audio engineers and DJs help to create the sound and direction for artists and are some of the most under appreciated creatives in Hip-Hop.  The Pro-Audio center is an essential stop for all music makers in the genre," states Mike Walbert, Executive Director of A3C.

Attendees of A3C's Pro-Audio Center are able to network with some of Hip-Hop's most influential music makers.  Last year's speakers included: Just Blaze, The Alchemist, Metro Boomin, Bryan Michael Cox, Pete Rock, Zaytoven, R. City, Needlz, Sean Garrett, Bangladesh, Sonny Digital, and many more.

J. Hatch, A3C Pro-Audio Manager and Co-Founder of [iStandard] expounds, "A3C's Pro-Audio is where the forefront of music creation and education meet face to face. It's a space where like-minded individuals can network, learn and shake hands with their influences in a conducive atmosphere."
The Pro-Audio Center offers intimate and interactive programming that includes: workshops, demos, panels, showcases, live interviews and mentor sessions.  

Events Include
*Bad Boy's Hitmen Reunion - 20 Years of Hits presented by Collabmix with  Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie, Nasheim Myrick, and Sean C & LV
Bad Boy's legendary Hitmen have produced chart-topping records for Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Nas, Diddy, LL Cool J, 50 Cent, Big Pun, Rakim, Busta Rhymes, DMX, Mariah Carey and dozens of other icons.

Collabmix is your way to organize joint production efforts with your friends or by joining public collaborations in the Collabmix community.  Collabmix helps you have more organized alliances with project management features for improving workflow. Your workspaces have dedicated space for your project files, project specific inboxes, assigned tasks and you can easily track the progress of each project just by viewing the progress bar for each one.  More info can be found here: http://www.collabmix.com.

* [iStandard] Producer Showcase with Streetrunner, Needlz and Focus 
Over the past 11 years, the [iStandard] producer showcase has been the premier platform to assist getting the aspiring producer to the next level in their career. Held in 35+ North American & 2 Canadian markets, [iStandard] coordinates over 75+ events for music creators and searches for the most talented individuals to present their skills in front of the music industry's elite.
Producer Submissions are open until September 19th.  There is no fee to submit.  Producer may submit here: http://www.a3cfestival.com/producers.

*The Making of ATLiens with Mr. DJ
It's the 20-year anniversary of Outkast's ATLiens.  We are going to travel back in time with the legendary Dungeon Family DJ/Producer, Mr. DJ, to talk about the creative process that brought this classic album to life. 

*Playback Sessions
Artists and producers bring one song or beat on a USB and get feedback on the spot from some of hip-hop's most accomplished producers, songwriters and A&Rs.

*Sample Flip Saturday with M16
Just bring your headphones & laptop -- samples will be supplied.  Participants have two hours to flip the sample. The most creative flip wins a partner prize package, free lifetime membership to iStandard and three exclusive sound kits.

*Started From Scratch: DJ Documentary with DJ Jelly
An interactive discussion that illustrates just how long Atlanta's now prominent Hip-Hop scene has been building and just where and when certain very important seeds were planted.  We will connect the dots to show the importance of DJs, talk jocks and turntablists alike have had on the rise of the Atlanta Hip-Hop scene.

*Native Sessions presented by Native Instruments
 Held in Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Tokyo, Native Sessions is a series of regular events dedicated to bringing NI users, experts, and the wider music community together to explore the future of music making with KOMPLETE, TRAKTOR, and MASCHINE.

*Manage Me Please: A Producer's Manager with Rico Brooks
Producers need managers too. Every producer wants to get their music to the masses, but most lack the right management that can provide them with the right opportunities. We will be discussing how and when to find a manager, what a manager should be able to provide, and what skills are required to be a successful producer.

Place Your Records with Bryan-Michael Cox and Ray Daniels
Producers always ask "How can I get placements?'" The right placement can make a producer's career. We will discuss the right approach and process to getting a great placement. Get insight from the manager and A&R's side as well as the producers directly.

K-Major Has Co-Produced And Co-Written For French Montana and Future Now He Drops His New Single "Bandana" From Upcoming Album


K-Major Co-Writes New Song "First" By Gold-Selling Artist SoMo 
To Be Released This Friday
K-MAJOR 

K-Major began to pursue a full-time career in music following the success of multiple releases including his first single, "My Song," off of the self-entitled mixtape, The MAJORity Rules.   He reached the national spotlight with live performances on BET's "106 & Park," "Wild-Out-Wednesday" and "Blaze the Stage." 

His music began to quickly spread throughout the country having tacked on multiple accolades including landing song placements on BET's television series The Game, VH-1's "Hit the Floor," ABC's "Lincoln Heights," and the WWE film "Knuckleheads."   

After signing a recording contract with Redzone Entertainment/Capitol Records, K-Major hit the ground running releasing controversial singles "Smashin" and "A lot of Cash" feat Young Thug off of his album iMJVOR.

K-Major has also racked up an impressive body of work with Grammy award winning duo, The Dream and Tricky Stewart contributing to songs by major R&B, Hip-Hop and Pop artists such as French Montana (co-producer "Moses" featuring Chris Brown and Migos) and Future (co-producer "Salute"). 

In the midst of writing and producing ground breaking hits for other artists, K-Major continues to create exciting new music for his fans. His prior releases include "A Lot of Cash" featuring Young Thug (2014), a creative collaboration with DJ Spinz entitled "Pursuit of Happiness" (2014), "Free Yourself" by DJ Scream & K-Major (2015) and "Shut It Down" featuring August Alsina (2015) off of his first independent album Category V (2015) currently available worldwide.

Legendary Michael Jackson HIStory Statue Unveiled at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas,

Photo Credit: Erik Kabik
Last week, the Estate of Michael Jackson teamed up with Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil and Mandalay Bay to pay tribute to the King of Pop as they unveiled his iconic HIStory Statue. Featured on the cover of his world-famous album HIStory: Past, Present and Future Book 1, which became the best selling multiple disc album worldwide, the HIStory Statue is the third piece of memorabilia to be loaned by the Estate for display on the Mandalay Bay property. 
 
The highly anticipated unveiling ceremony took place in the Main Lobby of Mandalay Bay, where fans had the opportunity to witness the live reveal of this historic sculpture. To welcome the piece, members from the cast of Michael Jackson ONE delivered a never-before-seen performance created especially for this event, dazzling the audience as they performed to “SCREAM,” the first single from the HIStory album. Following the performance, fans were able to meet and take photos with those cast members. 

“There’s a reason why Michael Jackson’s spirit still lives on,” said Jerry Nadal, Senior Vice President, Resident Shows Division at Cirque du Soleil. “It’s the passion and love behind every song he created. It’s the soundtrack he delivered to an entire generation and beyond. We certainly see this every night at Michael Jackson ONE as thousands of Michael Jackson, Cirque and music and dance fans of all ages and backgrounds collide to experience their favorite Michael Jackson songs in a new and innovative way. Now, this incredible statue stands with us as a testament to his legacy.” 


On loan from the Estate of Michael Jackson, the HIStory Statue joins two other pieces at Mandalay Bay: Jackson’s red and gold military-style jacket from his appearance at the 1984 American Music Awards and a pair of his iconic black loafers and crystal-encrusted white socks. An additional historical Jackson item will be revealed on Saturday, Aug. 27, kicking off a three-day birthday celebration for the King of Pop inside the ONE Theater

Michael Jackson was and always will be an icon of our time,” said Darren Davis, Vice President of Entertainment at Mandalay Bay. “We are so thankful that the Estate has been gracious enough to share this statue and all of the other precious Michael Jackson memorabilia with our property. Those who visit Mandalay Bay will have the opportunity to see these amazing pieces, and they are truly extraordinary.”

BRIANNA PERRY ADDS ACTING TO HER BRAND WITH LIVE SQUAD ON TONIGHT'S SISTERHOOD OF HIP HOP ON OXYGEN AT 9/8C

Hip Hop Recording Artist Brianna Perry made a splash in the music industry on the T.I.-produced hit Oxygen TV series Sisterhood of Hip Hop. On tonight's episode, Brianna is found acting on the set of Live Squad, a new upcoming television series that's set for a network release (details coming soon).  Viewers also get the chance to see Brianna contemplate what's next for her music career.   Be sure to tune in to Sisterhood of Hip Hop airing on Oxygen every Tuesday night at 9/8C.
"I love to act!  I am so appreciative to the Live Squad team for giving me the opportunity and can't wait to see the show once it debuts," states Brianna Perry.
Brianna isn't making us wait too long for music.  She recently released a music video for her remake of Drake's hit song, "One Dance," and is currently in the studio working on a new EP that will be released in the near future. Watch the "One Dance" remix below.


Brianna explains, "I wanted to have a little fun and tease what's to come with my new music by making a remix to one of the hottest songs of the summer.  You can't get any hotter than Drake's "One Dance."  Be sure to look out for new music by Brianna Perry in the coming weeks.

ACTRESS WENDY RACQUEL ROBINSON PRESENTS "THE MUSICAL "RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD" ON THURSDAY, JULY 28TH AT KIRK DOUGLAS THEATRE


Before Berry Gordy's Motown, there was John Dolphin's
 "Recorded In Hollywood"


Actress Wendy Raquel Robinson is exclusively inviting you to see the award-winning musical play, "Recorded In Hollywood." This musical event is a great piece of untold American history of John Dolphin's "Recorded In Hollywood" at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Before Berry Gordy's Motown ever existed there was John Dolphin's "Recorded In Hollywood." This musical is a true and fascinating story that brilliantly recounts the career of legendary music producer John Dolphin.

Legendary Los Angeles music producer John Dolphin, also known as Lovin’ John was one of the most well respected and successful black businessman in the 1940s and 50s well before Motown ever existed. Dolphin’s of Hollywood soon became the most famous record shop in America and his radio show one of the most popular radio shows in Los Angeles. Popular recording artist such as Sam Cooke, James Brown, and even Elvis Presley would make appearances at the store and performed live on-air interviews as well as greet and signed autographs for customers. 
 
Lovin’ John's story had never been told and has been left out of history, a history that he helped to create. Learn more about John Dolphin through the book The John Dolphin Story and this fabulous new musical "Recorded In Hollywood.".