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“THE GREAT XSCAPE TOUR” Platinum Selling R&B Quartet XSCAPE Announce Nation-Wide Tour With Special Guests Monica and Tamar Braxton

LOS ANGELES, (FNN NEWS) — One of the most beloved groups in R&B history, XSCAPE, have announced their first-ever headlining tour, THE GREAT XSCAPE TOUR. Answering the overwhelming demand of fans nationwide, XSCAPE—Kandi Burruss-Tucker, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, and sisters LaTocha and Tamika Scott—return to the stage to perform all of their memorable hits. Adding to the excitement, the group will be joined on tour…

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Imagine Music Festival 2017: What You Can Expect This Year

ATLANTA, Ga. (FNN NEWS) – The annual Imagine Music Festival (IMF) returns to the Atlanta Motor Speedway September 22-24, 2017 with a packed schedule and this year features music favorites Deadmau5, Tiesto, Pretty Lights, Ying Yang Twins and a host of other artists. If you’re planning to attend one of the east coast’s biggest spiritual…

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Patti LaBelle Named BMI Icon at the 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

ATLANTA, Ga, (FNN NEWS) – Last night, Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) celebrated the songwriters, producers and publishers of the year’s most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs during the 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards held at The Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall in Atlanta. Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Patti LaBelle took home the night’s highest honor as BMI Icon in recognition of her distinguished career, spanning more than 50 years.…

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BMI presents the 2017 BMI R&B/HIP-HOP Awards honoring Patti LaBelle as a BMI Icon

WHO: Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, announced that legendary songstress Patti LaBelle will be named BMI Icon at the 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. LaBelle will receive this honor in recognition of her extraordinary career achievements and countless contributions to the musical landscape over the past five decades. Special guest T-Pain will DJ the pre-show, warming up the crowd…

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Submission Deadlines For 2017 OSCARS® Approaching

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today published its list of upcoming submission deadlines for 90th Academy Awards® consideration. Submissions for individual categories and the General Entry/Official Screen Credits (OSC) form are due by 5 p.m. PT on the following dates: Documentary Short Subject Friday, September 1 Documentary Feature Wednesday,…

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Columbia Records Releases The Soundtrack To Sundance Sensation STEP

NEW YORK, (FNN NEWS) — Columbia Records announces the release of the soundtrack to the Sundance sensation STEP, available HERE.  STEP is directed by Amanda Lipitz (Legally Blonde the Musical) and acquired by Fox Searchlight Pictures. The STEP soundtrack was executive produced by award winning artist and producer Raphael Saadiq (A Seat at the Table and HBO’s Insecure). The album features “Worth It” by Fifth Harmony, the moving track “Jump” by Cynthia Erivo, written…

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20th Anniversary Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival Presents Internationally Acclaimed Jazz & Blues Lineup

VANCOUVER, Wash., (FNN NEWS) — The 20th Anniversary Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival is August 25, 26, 27, 2017 at Esther Short Park in Vancouver, Washington USA.  Called “…the largest festival of its kind in the Northwest…” (ABC TV KATU 2, Portland, OR) the event is recognized by musicians and fans as one of the best music festivals in the Northwest.  “We celebrate our 20th Anniversary this year, and we…

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Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) Presents The 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Honoring Patti LaBelle As A BMI Icon

ATLANTA, (FNN NEWS) — Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), is pleased to announce that Patti LaBelle will be named the BMI Icon at the 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. LaBelle will receive this honor in recognition of her extraordinary career achievements and countless contributions to the musical landscape over the past five decades. The event will be held Thursday, August 31st at The Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall in Atlanta and…

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Bounce Sets Tues. July 11 for Season Premiere of In The Cut With Two All-New Episodes Back-to-Back at 9:00 pm (ET)

ATLANTA, (FNN NEWS) — Bounce will double the laughs by kicking off season three of its hit sitcom In The Cut starring Dorien Wilson and Kellita Smith with two new original episodes back-to-back 9:00-10:00 pm. (ET) on Tues. July 11. All-new In The Cut episodes will continue to premiere Tuesday nights at 9:00 pm (ET) through the summer. Bounce also announced today that Ed Gordon will host a star-packed special featuring interviews…

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POLITICS & POWER

[Opinion] Obamacare Needs Work, But Graham-Cassidy Bill Not the Solution

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - I’m Dr. Anna Lizama Clark, fighting on behalf of thousands of…

“I-4 for Puerto Rico” Hurricane Relief Drive Kicks-Off, Saturday, September…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) -- Randy Ross --  What began as a relief effort for…

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[Opinion] Obamacare Needs Work, But Graham-Cassidy Bill Not the Solution

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - I’m Dr. Anna Lizama Clark, fighting on behalf of thousands of doctors and medical students who are standing up to save our patients’ health care, in every state across the country. When the health of our patients is threatened, doctors stand up to underscore the devastating consequences…

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities’…

WASHINGTON, DC -- The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) announced its 2017 HBCU All-Stars at the Annual Summit hosted at the White House on Monday, September 18, 2017. The 62 All-Stars are undergraduate, graduate, and professional students recognized for their outstanding accomplishments. …

Trump’s Comments About Anthem, Curry Inflame Sports Stars

SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation from league executives and star players alike on Saturday. Wading into thorny issues of race…

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Orlando City Soccer Falls 3-0 to Portland Timbers

PORTLAND, Ore. (FNN SPORTS) – Source: Orlando City SC // In the final match of a four-game road trip, Orlando City SC (9-13-8, 35 points) fell, 3-0, to the Portland Timbers (13-10-8, 47 points) on Sunday at Providence Park. “We felt we had to win all of our remaining matches. So I think the chances look really grim,” Lions head…

Orlando Pride Clinch First-Ever Playoff Berth

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Source: Orlando Pride // A day after earning a point in its final regular season home game, Orlando Pride’s (10-6-7, 37 points) ticket to the 2017 National Women’s Soccer League postseason has been booked. The Pride’s place in the final four of the table was secured after Seattle Reign FC fell 1-0 against FC Kansas City on Sunday night…

“I-4 for Puerto Rico” Hurricane Relief Drive Kicks-Off, Saturday, September…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) -- Randy Ross --  What began as a relief effort for Texas in “I-4 for Texas” 3 weeks ago, morphed into “I-4 for Florida” following hurricane Irma, and is now “I-4 for Puerto Rico.” The donation drive kicks-off Saturday, September 23rd, with multiple drop points for the convenience of donors.  “Our community is stepping up yet again. …

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Discovery Village at the Forum Celebrates Brand New Independent Living…

FORT MYERS, Fla., (FNN NEWS) -- Discovery Village At The Forum, one of the top senior living communities in Southwest Florida, hosted a formal ribbon cutting ceremony on August 2nd to celebrate the completion of the area's newest, and most luxurious, independent living community. Discovery Village at the Forum's new independent living community is owned and operated by award-winning Discovery…

Medicaid cut in GOP health bill worries the nursing home…

Amy Bernard and her brother kept their mother out of a nursing home as long as they could, until Parkinson's and dementia took their toll and she was seriously injured in a fall. Bernard is happy with her mother’s nursing home care, but it comes at a steep price: $7,000 per month, an amount that would…

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