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Comedian, Activist, Author, Dick Gregory Dies at 84

Comedian, Activist, Author, Lecturer and World Renown teacher Dick Gregory, 84,  died tonight surrounded by the members of his family, including his wife, Lillian. Originally posted August 21, 2017(Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)He was resting comfortably at the Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington D.C. after a week which started last Saturday when he was admitted interrupting a tour on the east coast near his home in D.C.The family has asked for ...

Westwood One Adds The Baka Boyz Syndication

radiofacts.com WESTWOOD ONE has picked up syndication of THE BAKA BOYZ' two mix shows, effective immediately.  For the past 17 years, THE BAKA BOYZ have been serving up three hours of weekly mix programming customized for the mainstream pop, rhythmic, and Urban formats; All Star Hit Mix and the Hip-Hop Master Mix feature researched and tested hit records and air on over 60 stations nationwide. "THE BAKA'S are a proven commodity; they program their mix shows like a major-market PD, with the right records, an energetic host presentation, and dynamic imaging," WESTWOOD ONE Pres. and CUMULUS MEDIA EVP/Marketing SUZANNE GRIMES said. "It sounds big, bold, and riveting." "THE BAKA'S have been PPM-friendly well before PPM was even the measurement of choice," Agent GARY BERNSTEIN said. "They deliver quality, reliability, and an unmatched track record of success across all the contemporary music formats. We are excited to be with the WESTWOOD ONE family and are looking forward to expanding our relationship in the future if the marketplace calls for a daily program.”
Judge Excuses AEG Executives from Michael Jackson Lawsuit

Sony Music Buys Rest Of EMI Music Publishing From Michael Jackson Estate


Sony Music Acquires Rest Of EMI Music Publishing From Michael Jackson Estate

As part of its quarterly revenue report, SONY MUSIC has acquired the rest of EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING from the MICHAEL JACKSON estate for $287 million, VARIETY reports. The move, subject to regulatory approval, would put the publishing entity completely under the wing of EMI, which bought 60% equity interest of the catalog from private equity firm MUBADALA earlier this year for $2.3 billion. Meanwhile, SONY reported an increase in streaming revenues of 30% in Q1, which offset a 30% decline in physical product sales. All told, revenues increased 8% or $12.9 billion in the quarter. The Music division provided a 38% return on investment capital, includes recorded music, music publishing and visual media and platforms.

Aesthetic Everything Beauty Expo Announces Kevin Frazier from Entertainment Tonight will Host This Year’s...

radiofacts.com Aesthetic Everything is thrilled to announce that Kevin Frazier, host of Entertainment Tonight, will be a part of their red carpet team at this year's Aesthetic Everything Beauty Expo on August 10th and 11th at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Frazier will interview many of the world renowned doctors and industry celebrities in attendance at the sold out event hosted by celebrity Gretchen Christine Rossi. With over 2,000 participants eager to learn from more than 50 award-winning physician and company educators, over 100 exhibitors, and countless opportunities for networking, Aesthetic Everything is thrilled to add celebrity Kevin Frazier to host the red carpet. The beauty expo's star-studded speaker lineup covers trending topics in beauty, cosmetic surgery and anti-aging. The industry's premier networking event will also feature a much-anticipated red carpet awards ceremony honoring top professionals in the field, including: Gretchen Christine Rossi for 'Celebrity Host,' Dr. Paul Nassif for 'Industry Influencer,' Merz for 'Market Leadership,' Dr. Doris Day for 'Media Expert,' Dr. Sheila Nazarian for 'Social Media Authority,' Inmode for 'Innovative Device,' Dr. Steven Dayanfor 'Educational Excellence' Zimmer for 'Greatest Utility in an Aesthetic Device', Eclipse for 'Outstanding Regenerative Medicine', LIGHTWAVE Therapy  for 'Industry Leader in Light Therapy', Elaine Sterling Skin Care for 'Skincare Visionary' and Theresienol MD for 'Revolutionary Skin Care Serum'.

‘Making The Five Heartbeats’ Revisits Robert Townsend’s 1991 Classic Motown Inspired Movie


radiofacts.comMaking The Five Heartbeats Documentary

In the early 90s, actor, comedian, writer and director, Robert Townsend, went against every obstacle in Hollywood, relying on his faith, street smarts, and tenacity to bring his passion project, 1991's "The Five Heartbeats," to big screens.  The story of the rise and fall of an African American vocal group in the 1960s, the musical drama is the subject of Townsend's documentary, "Making The Five Heartbeats." In addition to the documentary, attendees will view an exclusive welcome from Townsend. Tickets for "Making The Five Heartbeats" can be purchased online at www.fathomevents.com and participating theater box offices. Fathom Events presents "Making The Five Heartbeats" in nearly 500 select movie theaters for one day on Monday, August 27 at 7 p.m. local time, through Fathom's Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change). Townsend's documentary chronicles his inspiring journey to present a new image of black people in cinema. A love letter to the movie's fans, as well as a master-class on filmmaking, "Making The Five Heartbeats" is told through behind-the-scenes footage and personal stories with the five stars of the film (Townsend, Michael WrightHarry J LennixLeon RobinsonTico Wells), plus co-writer Keenen Ivory Wayans, and the film's bad guy you love to hate, "Big Red" (Hawthorne James). "For all those fans that have seen the movie more than once, for those that ask me when I'll will revisit 'The Five Heartbeats' with a sequel, for those that love the R&B/soul groups that changed the musical landscape of America, and to all that want to dive deeper into this movie's creation, this documentary is for you," Townsend said. "I'm humbled by your ongoing love for 'The Five Heartbeats' and proud to be bringing you 'Making The Five Heartbeats.'" "Robert Townsend's 'Making The Five Heartbeats' was a movie that resonated deeply with many people and we're pleased to bring his wonderful documentary to cinemas nationwide," Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said.

Solange and More Added to Dave Chappelle: Live From Radio City



This week, legendary comedian Dave Chappelle returns to New York City’s historic Radio City Music Hall, as he kicks off his LIVE FROM RADIO CITY Residency. It’s been a banner year for Dave Chappelle—The Residency comes hot on the heels of two critically-acclaimed Netflix specials, a record-setting sell out at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Casino, and an unforgettable performance at Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre.  This August’s Residency marks Chappelle’s 30th anniversary in the world of stand-up comedy, which he’ll be celebrating to the tune of sixteen stand-up shows

 During his Residency, Chappelle will combine his love of comedy with his appreciation of hip-hop as he shares the bill with some of today’s best comedians and musicians. Special guest artists throughout the run include The Roots, Lil Wayne, Ice Cube, Common, Vince Staples, Big Boi Chris Rock, Jeff Ross, Arsenio Hall, Erykah Badu, Leslie JonesMichael CheColin Jost, Chance The Rapper, Trevor Noah, Childish Gambino, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Solange, yasiin bey, Talib Kweli, Ali Wong, John Mayer, and Lil Jon. Some additional surprises are to be expected. See below for a full list of dates and confirmed guests.

 Tickets for the newly-announced shows with Solange and Leslie Jones, Michael Che, Colin Jost, and Special Guests go on sale today at 5pm EST. All other shows are on sale now. 



August 1

Dave Chappelle & The Roots feat. Special Guest Lil Wayne

August 2

Dave Chappelle & The Roots feat. Special Guests Ice Cube, Common, Vince Staples

August 3

Dave Chappelle & The Roots feat. Special Guest Big Boi

August 4

Dave Chappelle & The Roots

August 5

Dave Chappelle & Chris Rock feat. Special Guest Jeff Ross

August 6

Dave Chappelle & Chris Rock feat. Special Guest Arsenio Hall

August 9

Dave Chappelle & Erykah Badu

August 12

Dave Chappelle Live feat. Leslie Jones, Michael Che, Colin Jost, and Special Guests*

August 15

Dave Chappelle & Very Special Guest

August 17

Dave Chappelle & Chance The Rapper

August 18

Dave Chappelle & Trevor Noah

August 19

Dave Chappelle & Childish Gambino

August 20

Dave Chappelle & Ms. Lauryn Hill

August 22

Dave Chappelle & Solange*

August 23

Dave Chappelle & yasiin bey feat. Special Guest Talib Kweli

August 24

Dave Chappelle Live feat. Ali Wong and Very Special Guest John Mayer, With DJ Set by Lil Jon


* Just Announced