Marty Balin, Founder Of Jefferson Airplane, Shares Thoughts On Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award As He Is Unable To Attend Ceremony In Los Angeles This Weekend

Marty Balin, founding member of Jefferson Airplane.LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ –Legendary singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Marty Balin, best known as lead singer and Founder of Jefferson Airplane, hit song maker of Jefferson Starship, and hit Solo Artist unfortunately won’t be able to attend The…

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See 'Hamilton' Cast Pay Tribute to Prince With 'Let's Go Crazy'

The cast of Hamilton gave a rousing tribute to Prince Thursday night, performing “Let’s Go Crazy” after the performance of the Broadway show. Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show’s creator, had tweeted earlier, “Gutted. Mourning with you,” after initial rumors of the performer’s death. Later, after Prince was confirmed dead at the age of 57, Miranda added, “Step away from your computer. Walk around, blast some Prince. It’s the only thing that has saved my day, it may save yours.”

Although the performance may have appeared spontaneous to the audience members in attendance, it turns out the show’s musical director, Alex Lacamoire, had spent the day working on it with the cast. Lacamoire released a backstage video of the rehearsal process on Twitter., which was also shared by cast member Gregory Haney.

Celebrating the one & only PRINCE @HamiltonMusical #RestInPurple #PrinceRIP pic.twitter.com/zbNB4veiYP

— G R E G O R Y (@ghaney22) April 22, 2016

Nearby at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, the cast of The Color Purple also showed their love for Prince, with the show’s cast performing a stunning rendition of “Purple Rain.” Jennifer Hudson, who plays Shug Avery in the production through early May, and Cynthia Erivo, who stars as Celie, started things off as the audience subsequently joined in. Before beginning her belting, Hudson said, “His music will live on and he will live with his music, so we want to keep him alive today!”

Watch Jennifer Hudson and cast of ‘The Color Purple’ pay tribute to Prince. 

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Pearl Jam on Prince: 'Greatest Guitar Player We've Ever Seen'

During Pearl Jam‘s concert Thursday in Columbia, South Carolina, the band added to the endless chorus of artists remembering Prince, who died earlier in the day at the age of 57. “The shocking news of the day was losing an incredible musician,” Vedder told the Colonial Life Arena crowd. “All of us on this stage can tell you: That guy loved music so damn much. He never stopped playing, never stopped writing, never stopped recording, never stopped creating.

“He was dripping with songs. They’d go into the shower after he took a shower and there’d be three songs laying there. And of course, I’m talking about Prince,” Vedder said. “All of us up here were incredibly fortunate to see him a number of times over the years. Some of us got to meet him a bit. He was an intense cat. If there was anyone I thought would be playing when he was 80 or 85, it was gonna be Prince. So today was a real shock.”

Vedder’s speech came after Pearl Jam had played “Even Flow,” the Ten single that Prince had previously performed an instrumental rendition of during a May 2013 concert at Minneapolis’ Myth nightclub, a version that showcased Prince’s remarkable guitar work.

“People know him from the ways he looked, and the different ways he looked, and different things he said – a lot of incredible things to remember him by,” Vedder added. “But I gotta tell you, and you just saw some great guitar playing. Prince was probably the greatest guitar player we’ve ever seen.”

Later in the concert, before the first encore, guitarist Mike McCready played the resounding opening notes of “Purple Rain” as the lights coated the stage in all purple. “He was amazing,” Vedder said of Prince. “He will be missed.”

Watch Stevie Wonder open up about his friend Prince’s vast influence in the wake of the icon’s untimely death.

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Utah Event Suppliers Pioneering Strategic Industry Partnerships

SALT LAKE CITY, April 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — After years of developing their separate brands, having occasionally collaborated on past productions, In The Event and The Depot, elite members of Utah’s growing events industry, have entered into a partnership that both companies are…

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Acura Heads to New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival; Amps up Annual Music Support in the Big Easy with Expanded Partnerships

Acura Heads to New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival; Amps up Annual Music Support in the Big Easy with Expanded PartnershipsTORRANCE, Calif., April 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Acura is returning to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival as the official automotive and main stage sponsor beginning Friday, April 22 and running through Sunday, May 1. This year marks the automaker’s 17th year in partnering with…

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Bass Guitar, Piano and Ukulele Added to World's Largest Music Education Platform

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Yousician® announces today the release of bass guitar to its revolutionary music education platform, empowering even more people to learn to play an instrument, improve musical skills and unleash their creative potential. After helping…

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AXS TV Celebrates The Life And Legacy Of Music Icon Prince With A Special Programming Lineup On Saturday, April 23

AXS TV Logo.LOS ANGELES, April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — AXS TV celebrates the life and legacy of genre-defying music icon Prince with a tribute block on Saturday, April 23, featuring the Prince episode of AXS TV’s ROCK LEGENDS at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT, and the television premiere of the…

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MTV Video Music Awards Return To NYC

NEW YORK, April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Mayor Bill de Blasio, Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin, and NYC & Company President & CEO Fred Dixon today joined MTV in announcing that the 2016 “MTV Video Music Awards” will return to New York City,…

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Lacuna Coil Announces "Delirium" Tour

The iconic, hard-rock Italian “gothfathers”, LACUNA COIL, will be making their much-anticipated return to North America as part of the “Delirium Worldwide” tour starting in San Francisco on May 7th. Following the first leg of the …Read More

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OTEP Releases Video for "In Cold Blood"

Otep releases new video for “In Cold Blood”. Check it out HERE. http://www.nataliezworld.com/search/label/News

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