Gladys Knight receives 365Black award

NEW ORLEANS, July 7 (UPI) -- Singer Gladys Knight was among those honored at the 10th annual 365Black Awards at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, organizers said.

Obama schedule for Thursday, Feb. 21

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- President Obama has no public events scheduled for Thursday, the White House said.
Adams, Winans to sing at Whitney tribute

Adams, Winans to sing at Whitney tribute

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Yolanda Adams and CeCe Winans have joined the lineup for "We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston" in Los Angeles, CBS said.
'The Help' takes top Image Awards honors

'The Help' takes top Image Awards honors

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The box-office hit "The Help" won for best film along with two acting awards at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.
Stars line up to honor Aretha at Grammys

Stars line up to honor Aretha at Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson and Martina McBride are to perform a tribute to Aretha Franklin at the upcoming Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles.
Sinise to co-host Memorial Day concert

Sinise to co-host Memorial Day concert

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- Actors Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna are to serve as co-hosts of the 2010 National Memorial Day Concert in Washington, Capital Concerts said Thursday.
Dylan, Robinson to play White House gig

Dylan, Robinson to play White House gig

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The 2010 White House Music Series is to kick off with a celebration of music from the Civil Rights Movement, organizers said Friday.

Winfrey helps honor Taylor of Essence

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Susan L. Taylor, editor-in-chief of Essence magazine, will be honored in part by famed TV host Oprah Winfrey at a New York event, a press group says.

Stars turn out for Kennedy Honors

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Leon Fleisher, Diana Ross, Brian Wilson, Steve Martin and Martin Scorsese have been recognized at the 30th Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C.

United Negro College Fund to honor Smokey

PASADENA , Calif., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The United Negro College Fund says it will honor Motown recording artist, Smokey Robinson, at its upcoming 29th annual "An Evening of Stars" in California.

Bushes attend Ford Theater taping

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- President and Laura Bush beat the summer heat by attending a taping of the Ford's Theater Gala, which traditionally airs on U.S. TV in December.

Rappers back after five-year wait

NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) -- Even after a five-year gap, Cleveland rappers Bones Thugs-n-Harmony were never worried about whether they'd be back.

Paul Simon to get inaugural Gershwin award

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- Award-winning singer-songwriter Paul Simon has been chosen to receive the inaugural U.S. Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

Awards honor Christian music's top songs

NASHVILLE, April 23 (UPI) -- Casting Crowns' "Voice of Truth" won Song of the Year and the group's Mark Hall earned Songwriter of the Year at the BMI Christian Awards in Nashville.

Jazzfest is back in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, April 29 (UPI) -- The 37th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival goes forward this year without missing a beat to Hurricane Katrina.

Stars line up for New Orleans Jazz Fest

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Dave Matthews Band, Jimmy Buffet and Allen Toussaint are just a few of the stars signed for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

BMI honors Paul Simon's lifetime of work

HOLLYWOOD, May 18 (UPI) -- Paul Simon sang "Slip Slidin' Away" to cap tributes Tuesday as the BMI Pop Awards honored his lifetime of achievement during black tie Hollywood ceremonies.

Texas colonizes D.C. for an evening

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Participants at Washington's "Black Tie & Boots Ball" got a heavy dose of Texas crooning, couture and cuisine, not to mention President Bush and his family.

Aiken hopes TV special buries awards show

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken says he hopes his Christmas TV special buries the competing Billboard Music Awards Wednesday.

Clay Aiken appears a lot on holidays

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Clay Aiken's name is getting to be less synonymous with Fox's "American Idol" and associated more often with U.S. holidays.

Aiken's Christmas memories not all fond

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken may have the top-selling U.S. Christmas album, but he's a little ambivalent about the holiday itself.

Beyoncé, OutKast win big at BET awards

LOS ANGELES, June 30 (UPI) -- Beyoncé, OutKast and Usher were the top winners, with two trophies each, at the BET Awards held in Los Angeles.

Bush honors black musicians

WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) -- President George Bush praised the contributions of black musicians to American culture at a White House reception Tuesday marking Black Music Month.

MercyMe wins big at Christian music awards

NASHVILLE, April 29 (UPI) -- Worship band MercyMe, whose "I Can Only Imagine" was a huge crossover hit last year, won the Christian music industry's top honor in Nashville, Tenn.

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