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Oklahoma State University receives generous gift from alumni Michael and Anne Greenwood for new music education building

The Michael and Anne Greenwood School of Music at Oklahoma State University, depicted in this conceptual rendering, will house music laboratories, classrooms, rehearsal spaces and premier teaching studios. It will be located adjacent to The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts, currently under construction. Both are scheduled to open in fall 2019 and will further propel music education and performing arts programs at OSU. The New York Philharmonic will perform at The McKnight Center’s debut.STILLWATER, Okla., Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Philanthropists Michael and Anne Greenwood have made a generous gift to name the new home for the university’s music education programs at Oklahoma State University. In honor of the significant gift, the building will be named…


American Musician Writes Pinyin, Giving a Thumbs-up to Chinese Song "Breeze Ballad"

American Musician Writes Pinyin, Giving a Thumbs-up to Chinese Song “Breeze Ballad”HANGZHOU, China, Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Recently, a gust of “Chinoiserie” hit American music circle. As soon as the song “Breeze Ballad” is rolled out, it continues to sweep the world, and it has even been praised by an American musician Kevin Donovan for its “I…


Que es el streaming y como cambió la manera en que consumimos música

3336CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, 25 de septiembre de 2017 /PRNewswire/ — La música es quizás el aspecto cultural más globalizado del mundo. Su comercialización y difusión en diversos formatos es la pieza clave del rompecabezas. En los últimos años el streaming viene revolucionando la industria a pasos…


Royalty Exchange To Launch IPO Of Royalty Flow, And Its Iconic Music Royalty Catalog

DENVER, Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Royalty Flow, Inc. (“Royalty Flow”), a subsidiary of Royalty Exchange, the premier online marketplace for music and media royalties, today filed to offer its shares to the public under Title IV of the 2012 JumpStart Our Business Start-up (JOBS) Act,…


Reba McEntire and Justin® Boot Company Collaborate to Release "REBA by Justin™" Footwear Collection

REBA by Justin™ footwear collection, a collaboration between Reba McEntire and Justin® Boot Company, launches Holiday 2017 at select retailers nationwide.FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Iconic western bootmaker, Justin® Boot Company, a division of H.H. Brown Shoe Company, is pleased to announce a partnership with multi-media superstar, Reba McEntire. The premiere REBA by Justin™ collection launches Holiday 2…


Jackson Browne Announces Acoustic Tour In January 2018

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Singer Songwriter Jackson Browne announces an acoustic tour beginning January 6, 2018.  General tickets go on sale this weekend with advance presales beginning tomorrow, September 26th at 10 AM Eastern time.  For advance ticket information,…


Dead At Best Releases New Song "Graveborn"

Dead At Best has released a new song titled “Graveborn”, in the form of a lyrical video. Check out the new track right HERE.


Ricky Martin Starts YouCaring Fundraiser for Hurricane Maria Relief in Puerto Rico

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ –YouCaring, the world’s trusted leader in free crowdfunding for personal, medical, and charitable causes, today announced that international pop star Ricky Martin launched a fundraiser on YouCaring to support the victims of hurricane Maria in…


J. Cole Calls for NFL Boycott Over Colin Kaepernick Treatment

As football players around the NFL took a knee and locked arms during the National Anthem in protest, J. Cole called on his fans to boycott the NFL over the league’s seemingly concerted mistreatment of Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback who started the anthem protests and remains unsigned by any pro team.

“God bless every player that finds courage to kneel today. But the real power comes from you deciding to not watch,” J. Cole wrote in a series of tweets Sunday.

“Your eyes translate to advertising money for the League and [its] owners. Same ones who speak out against Trump today, are the same ones that denied a qualified man a job because he took a stand against injustice.”

The rapper added that the NFLPA should launch an third-party investigation to determine whether Kaepernick remains “unfairly” unsigned by any NFL team as “punishment for his stance” on racial inequality and police brutality.

“You and me have the power to deny them our attention ($$ to them) until they make a wrong situation right,” J. Cole wrote.

Earlier on Sunday, Donald Trump also suggested that NFL fans boycott the league as punishment for the #TakeAKnee demonstration. Trump similarly argued that fans boycotting games would force the NFL’s hand, in this case making players respect the anthem or face suspensions.

However, the rapper tweeted that through boycott, fans could institute real change.

“Some of us got grandparents that walked miles to work instead of riding bus, just to show the bus companies that they won’t tolerate racism,” J. Cole wrote.

“So when I think about it like that it’s very easy on Sunday to say, ‘Nope, I’m straight.’ This may be the biggest opportunity we have ever been presented to come together and show the world and ourselves our true economic power.”

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