Showing posts with label QUINCY JONES. Show all posts
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

QUINCY JONES HITS THE STREETS OF NEW YORK

Quincy Jones



Quincy Jones was out and about on this cold New York City Day. He showed up at The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.


Thursday, November 13, 2014

WENDY WILLIAMS ON THE EBONY POWER 100 LIST

Wendy Williams



EBONY® Magazine, the curator of the African-American experience, past, present and future, today announced its 2014 EBONY Power 100 Gala presented by Nationwide. Scheduled to take place in Los Angeles on November 19, the famed gala will be held at one of tinsel town’s most historic landmarks, AVALON Hollywood. For a third consecutive year, Nationwide will proudly present the prestigious affair to celebrate honorees on the 2014 EBONY Power 100 list.



The EBONY Power 100 list salutes the achievements of the most influential African-Americans in the country. Among the game changers honored this year are actresses Gabrielle Union and Viola Davis, radio personality Rickey Smiley, NBA star Kevin Durant, singer Usher Raymond, talk show host Wendy Williams, producer Pharrell Williams and Bishop T.D. Jakes.



“This event pays tribute to those who have made it their mission to make a positive impact on their industries and in their communities,” said Matt Jauchius, Chief Marketing Officer at Nationwide. “Nationwide is honored to once again present the EBONY Power 100 Gala and celebrate the achievements of these amazing men and women.”



Hosting the star-studded evening will be comedian and actor Wayne Brady. Brady is known for his television work on Whose Line Is It Anyhow, The Wayne Brady Show and Don't Forget the Lyrics.



Quincy Jones
Legendary icon Quincy Jones, will befittingly receive this year’s coveted EBONY Achievement Award. Known for his groundbreaking strides in music and film, Jones is arguably considered one of the most innovative pioneers in entertainment. Throughout his remarkable career, Jones has encompassed the roles of composer, record producer, artist, film producer, arranger, conductor, instrumentalist, TV producer, record company executive, magazine founder, multi-media entrepreneur and humanitarian. As a master inventor of musical hybrids, he has shuffled pop, soul, hip-hop, jazz, classical, African and Brazilian music into many dazzling fusions. Sure to be a memorable night, many of music’s biggest names will appear to pay tribute to Jones, including Queen of Funk Chaka Khan, Grammy-award winning vocalists Patti Austin and James Ingram, hip-hop pioneers Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh, soul singer KEM, dance performer Savion Glover and jazz musician Terence Blanchard. At the helm of the evening’s musical tribute to Jones will be renowned music director, producer and musician Ricky Minor whose band will serve as the house band.




Procuring the evening’s soundtrack will be the acclaimed DJ KISS, recognized as one of today’s most influential DJ’s. KISS who has spun for many of the world’s biggest celebrities is well sought after for adding her signature sound to the hottest fashion, music and charity events.


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

CELEBRITIES JOIN THE REAL CHANGE PROJECT

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The Real Change Project




REAL Change Productions today announced the debut of its upcoming, star-studded television special, which celebrates the grade-A individuals and groups dedicated to educating America’s youth. Dubbed The Real Change Project—Artists for Education, this one-hour program, in partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org and presenting sponsor Office Depot, combines celebrities with philanthropy, along with exclusive musical performances, touching one-on-one interviews and more.



Airing on April 23, Real Change convenes a class of international music superstars including Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Pitbull, Lady Antebellum, Jason Mraz, Quincy Jones and Glee star, Matthew Morrison, to revisit their hometown schools, introduce the teachers that inspired them and surprise some deserving students and organizations along the way.



While the celebrity roster reads like an honor roll of A-listers, the teachers will truly take the limelight of this telecast. Teaming up with AdoptAClassroom.org, Real Change’s celebrity guests will sponsor classrooms spanning from Miami to Nashville, highlighting the efforts of a special, select few teachers and telling their moving stories.



“Teachers are often the unsung heroes, while actors, musicians and pro athletes get all the praise. I’m willing to bet, though, that each one of us has had at least one teacher who changed our lives forever,” said Liam Murphy, Founder & CEO of REAL Change Productions and the son of two career public school teachers. “The goal of our show is to not only honor these teachers but to also inspire Americans to adopt a classroom and support those who are shaping the minds of tomorrow by providing the supplies that enable them to keep making a difference today.”



AdoptAClassroom.org seeks to empower teachers with the resources they need to outfit their classes and increase their students’ opportunity for success. Teachers are encouraged to participate by registering on the LiveRealChange.com website. Once selected by a donor, teachers have full discretion to use the money for whatever classroom items necessary.



LiveRealChange.com donors can pick the classroom of their choice knowing that 100% of their financial support will go toward the teacher and their students. In return, adopters receive feedback, including emails from the teacher and impact reports detailing how the donation was used, as well as the opportunity to visit the class and see the results firsthand.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

EMILIO ESTEFAN'S STAR STUDDED BOOK BASH

Wilmer Valderrama


Steven Bauer


Quincy Jones With Emilio Estefan


Kiowa Gordon


Emilio Estefan


Eduardo Xol


Cindy Taylor


Aaron Diaz


Aaron Diaz along with Cindy Taylor, Eduardo Xol, Wilmer Valderrama, Steven Bauer, Kiowa Gordon and Quincy Jones attended Emilio Estefan's book release celebration hosted by The Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa The Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa in Hollywood, California.
Photos By: RD / Kirkland / Retna Digital

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

EXPLORING THE ARTS GALA AT CIPRIANI'S

John Mayer

Quincy Jones And Gayle King


Regis And Joy Philbin

Terrence Howard With Tony Bennett And Sumner Redstone


Terrence Howard poses with Tony Bennett and Sumner Redstone at the "Exploring The Arts" Gala Hosted by Susan and Tony Bennett at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City yesterday. Regis Philbin also showed up with beautiful wife Joy and she looked fantastic. Singer John Mayer was also there sporting a new very short hair cut. Music icon Quincy Jones was also there and gladly posed for a photo with stunning Gayle King.
Photos By: RD / Dziekan / Retna Digital.

Friday, March 14, 2008

QUINCY JONES ON JACKSON'S THRILLER

Music icon Quincy Jones refuses to take credit for producing singer Michael Jackson's hit album Thriller, insisting "God" made it.The music king claims he and the star never planned the LP - which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary, and claims God has a hand in every piece of the music made.He tells Interview magazine, "People kill me when they say, ‘How do you sit down and plan to do an album like Thriller?’ Give me a break. You have to let go and let God deal with things."As I get older, I realize, about music or whatever, how little we have to do with anything. You write the script and then God comes and rewrites it."