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Keep Memory Alive's 19th Annual "Power Of Love" Gala

Quincy Jones and Sharon Stone - Keep Memory Alive's 19th Annual "Power Of Love" Gala Honors Andrea & Veronica Bocelli at MGM Grand Garden Arena - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Sunday 14th June 2015

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Quincy Jones and Sharon Stone

Keep Memory Alive's 19th Annual Power Of Love Gala

Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan, Quincy Jones and Sharon Stone - Keep Memory Alive's 19th Annual Power Of Love Gala held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena inside MGM Grand Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Saturday 13th June 2015

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Keep Memory Alive's 19th annual Power of Love gala

Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan, Quincy Jones and Sharon Stone - Keep Memory Alive's 19th Annual "Power of Love" gala at MGM Grand Garden Arena at MGM Grand Garden Arena - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Saturday 13th June 2015

Equality Now Presents "Make Equality Reality" Event

Kathy Griffin and Quincy Jones - A variety of stars attended the "Make Equality Reality" Event which was presented by Equality Now and held at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 3rd November 2014

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Gloria Steinem and Kathy Griffin

The Jazz Foundation of America presents the 13th annual 'A Great Night in Harlem' gala concert

Quincy Jones and Wendy Oxenhorn - The Jazz Foundation of America presents the 13th annual 'A Great Night in Harlem' gala concert held at The Apollo - New York, New York, United States - Friday 24th October 2014

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Keep On, Keepin' On Trailer


Justin Kauflin is a young piano genius who lost his sight following a rare eye condition, but who continued to be praised by the likes of multi-millionaire record producer Quincy Jones and trumpeter great Clark Terry. Kauflin first met Terry while he was studying at William Paterson University, and soon went on to be mentored frequently by him. An extraordinary relationship begins between them, with Terry encouraging Kauflin's phenomenal talent and helping him to conquer his stage fright. Soon enough though, Terry needs support of his own as he himself starts to lose his sight. As Kauflin helps him through his deterioating condition, Terry becomes a beacon of strength to Kauflin as he gears up for one of the scariest events of his life: the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition.

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The Sound Of Seattle: Budweiser Made In America See How Music Has Changed In The Noisy City


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Nirvana remains to be one of the best things to come out of Seattle

Seattle has one of the most legendary music scenes in America so it's only right that we delve into their record collection as Budweiser Made in America festival quickly approaches.

Budweiser Made in America is all for musical diversity, celebrating the different subcultures of sound in all cities be it the country twang of Nashville, the superstar pop of LA or the Motown domination of Detroit. That's why Budweiser have put their heads together to release this series of nationwide music documentaries ahead of the festival, to cement that important ideology of variation and musical freedom.

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Introducing: The 'Life And Times' Of Noah Francis Johnson


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He may have kicked off his solo music career late in life being now in his fifties, but Cardiff-born singer Noah Francis Johnson has certainly proved that time and patience is enormously beneficial with his soulful debut offering.

Not that his interest in performing is a new route in his life, as Noah has been in and out of working men's clubs around the UK since he was 7-years-old. Born in Tiger Bay, the Welshman took up entertaining with the encouragement of his parents who, particular his father who was in a band called The Shades, were also very musical. His previous forays into music have included fronting rock band Ellis and touring the UK and Europe supporting the likes of Slayer, Jamiroquai, Lenny Kravitz and Gil Scott Heron among others. Music hasn't always been his sole passion, however, having won belts as a Welsh professional boxer and even becoming a world disco dancing champion in his younger years. Now, though, he's ready to unleash his first musical offering to the world in the form of his autobiographical new album 'Life & Times', which he admits he has been unknowingly writing since the age of 9.

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Quincy Jones Files $10 Million Lawsuit Against Michael Jackson Family Estate


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Quincy Jones is taking Michael Jackson's family estate to court over allegedly unpaid royalties, with his estimates claiming that he is owed $10 million from the estate of the late King of Pop. Jones produced the majority of Michael's most popular works, and believes he is being duped out of millions of dollars worth of earnings generated by the ever-profitable recordings he worked on.

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Jones says he is owed big bucks from the Jackson estate in unpaid royalties and contract breaches

The 27-time Grammy winner served as the producer on some of Michael's most successful albums, including Off the Wall, Thriller and Bad, and he is now taking Sony Music Entertainment and MJJ Productions - a song company controlled by MJ's estate - to court over unpaid royalties. Among the ventures associated with the late pop icon that Quincy wants compensation from include the This Is It film and OST album, the two Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil productions and the 25th anniversary edition of the Bad album that was released in 2012.

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Quincy Jones Sues Michael Jackson Estate Over Owed Royalties


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American music producer Quincy Jones has filed a lawsuit for $10 million aimed at Michael Jackson's posthumous music releases.

TMZ reported, Jones is suing Michael Jackson Productions (MJJ) and Sony citing the works 'This Is It' movie, the Cirque du Soleil stage show and the 25th Anniversary of the 'Bad' album, which contain music that Jones produced.

The lawyer for the Michael Jackson addressed these allegations to the gossip website and said;

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Dave Brubeck Dead Aged 91; Jazz World Mourns True Pioneer


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Dave Brubeck, the jazz musician heralded for defying convention and experimenting with complex rhythms, has died in Norwalk, Connecticut - he was 91. Brubeck, who would have turned 92 on Thursday (December 6, 2012), gained pop star-like acclaim for recordings including Take Five, and Blue Rondo a la Turk. He died of heart failure en route to "a regular treatment with his cardiologist," according to his long-time manager and producer Russell Gloyd, who spoke with the Chicago Tribune. 

Eschewing conventional swing rhythms, Brubeck's work was admired outside of jazz circles and he took his mix elegant sound to colleges in the 1950s, smashing to pieces he long-held notion that jazz had no place in academia. In the 60s, he achieved phenomenal success with The Dave Brubeck Quartet, selling millions of albums whilst playing with the likes of Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald. The group's 1959 album Time Out spawned Take That, the biggest selling jazz single of all time, still used in countless television programmes and movies, among them the BBC's Secret Life of Machines and NBC's Today programme. It has been covered by the likes of Al Jarreau, George Benson, Quincy Jones and The Specials. The track is generally considered to be the first jazz competition to achieve mainstream significance, reaching No.25 on the Billboard Hot 100 and breaking the Top 5 on Billboard's Easy Listening survey - a precursor to the now Adult Contemporary chart. Ironically, the track wasn't even written by Brubeck - the hefty royalty cheques were picked up by saxophonist Paul Desmond before his death in 1977. He left the royalties for performances and compositions of Take Five to the American Red Cross, which has since received around $100,000 per year. 

In later years, Brubeck composed music for operas and ballet while performing for several world leaders. In 1988, he played for Mikhail Gorbachev at a Moscow dinner hosted by then-President Ronald Reagan. "I can't understand Russian, but I can understand body language," Brubeck said after seeing the general secretary tapping his foot. The jazz legend was still touring in 2009 at the age of 88 and was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honours later that year. The same honor was bestowed upon Led Zeppelin this week.

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