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Fri - June 10, 2016 6:48 pm     A+ | a-
Pat Cleveland - New Single - Tonight Josephine
Pat Cleveland - New Single - Tonight Josephine
When asked what her favorite part about modeling is, Pat Cleveland simply said, “The people who surround me in the business.” Watching Cleveland literally surrounded by some of the industry’s most beloved characters at last night’s fete of her new book, Walking With the Muses, it’s clear that the love is mutual.
Filled with her family and friends (including Calvin Klein, Francisco Costa, daughter Anna Cleveland, Wendy Williams, and Simon Doonan, among others), the launch was an intimate affair held in the ballroom of The Jane Hotel. The evening was a perfect mix of decadence, glamour, and disco fun, as models dressed in Josephine Baker-inspired ensembles (a reference to Cleveland’s tribute to the American-born French performer) danced on tabletops. Keeping with the theme of the evening, Cleveland gave a jazzy performance of the original song “Tonight Josephine,” written for her by Maurice Lynch (who was inspired by impersonations of Baker over the years).
“We are here tonight for a very special woman. An incredible icon, an original—a true original—a groundbreaking force. She changed fashion, she changed the world,” designer Zac Posen said to the crowd in his introduction. “Pat is more than an icon for fashion. Pat is an incredible performer, and has one of the most beautiful souls, [which] I think brought you all here together.”
To call Cleveland a modeling legend doesn’t seem to cover it. She was one of the 11 African-American models who represented the American designers in the 1973 Battle of Versailles. She’s worked with Halston, Stephen Burrows (who was also in attendance), and Irving Penn, to name a very few. Her appearances in magazines and on runways since the ’70s (and still to this day—she recently walked the H&M Fall 2016 show in Paris) are more than just appearances—they truly are performances.
“She’s so magical, she’s so incredible. She’s a chameleon. She puts on the dress and becomes what the clothes say,” offered prolific photographer Roxanne Lowit, who fondly remembers Cleveland’s ability to take on a character. “I saw her faint at Thierry Mugler once,” she recalled of an operatic runway show that involved the model drinking poison from a ring. “She ate the poison, and she died on the runway, and she got up gracefully when Thierry came to meet her.” It’s this kind of commitment to being more than just a body to fill out garments that makes Cleveland in-demand to this day. “She knew when to be funny and when to be serious. She was just marvelous in the clothes.” Lowit added. “I’d watch her backstage when she’d put on something—she’d look at herself in the mirror and she’d move her body to see how it would flow, how it would work, how she should walk, what she should do with it.”
Cleveland decided to write the book when she rediscovered diaries from her teenage years, and the tome includes stories of being discovered, travel, and lovers. But which designer does La Cleveland wish she could walk for? “It would be the great Coco Chanel,” she answered. “I had a go see to fit with her, [but] she died a few days before my fitting. I missed out on the opportunity to meet her.”
 

Walking With the Muses is available now, and “Tonight Josephine” can be purchased here.

By: Aria Darcella- People- June 10, 2016 
 
https://fashionunfiltered.com/people/2016/pat-cleveland-walking-with-the-muses-book-launch
Sat - May 28, 2016 1:27 pm     A+ | a-
INVINCIBLE: A GLORIOUS TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL JACKSON
INVINCIBLE: A GLORIOUS TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL JACKSON
GospeLive Fans Please Join Maurice Lynch Music at NJ Pac for " Invincible: A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson" Harlem GospeLive will be performing in this show and slamming all background vocals.

INVINCIBLE: A GLORIOUS TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL JACKSON
Rock & Pop - Exclusive N.J. engagement! “Billie Jean,” “Beat It,” “Thriller” ... The spectacular, multi-media live production of Invincible is the closest it gets to seeing and hearing Michael Jackson onstage!
Jun 11, 2016 • 8:00PM
BUY TICKETS
VENUE
Prudential Hall
TICKETS
$39.50-$69.50
DETAILS
Invincible, the world’s No. 1 tribute show to the King of Pop, honors this phenomenal talent from his early days in the Jackson 5 to his rise as a solo artist to become one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Masterful 
performers portray Michael throughout his dynamic career, along with a world-class dance company, Grammy-winning vocalists, The Harlem GospeLive Revue, percussion genius Anointed S, musicians, and surprise guests.Special VIP package includes a post-show meet and greet with the artists, a commemorative tour poster and photo opportunity.Created, produced and directed by Bessie Award winner Darrin Ross of RossLive Entertainment. Visit rossliveent.com.
 
Maurice Lynch & Harlem GospeLive, ( Live Performance & Background Vocals) Enjoy the incredible vocals of Harlem GospeLive, started by producer and singer Maurice Lynch combining the concept of Gospel with cabaret and jazz, “ The Harlem GospeLive Revue” originally premiered at the Blue Note, one of New York City’s most renowned jazz venues. Receiving overwhelming reviews, The Harlem GospeLive Revue was an instant hit. Its style and popularity has grown and has set GospeLive Productions and its incredible artist apart. Maurice Lynch. This New York based Revue has been presented in some of the world’s most well-known performing arts venues.
 
http://www.njpac.org/events/detail/invincible-a-glorious-tribute-to-michael-jackson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axoeQg3X4cQ
1 Center Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102
© 2016 New Jersey Performing Arts Center. All Rights Reserved.
Mon - January 18, 2016 10:34 am     A+ | a-
GospeLive Salutes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
GospeLive Salutes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Artists ranging from Nina Simone and John Coltrane to Public Enemy and U2 pay tribute to the civil rights leader in songs spanning nearly 50 years.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s eloquent speeches, a peaceful movement for racial harmony and galvanizing murders inspired scores of singers and songwriters. Here are 16 songs imprinted by the memory of King and his ideals.

Alabama, John Coltrane Quartet (1963)
The iconic jazz saxophonist composed this after the 1963 Birmingham, Ala., bombing at the 16th Street Baptist Church, where King and other movement leaders often gathered. The explosion killed four girls and built support for passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Coltrane's instrumental piece, on Live at Birdland, conveys the racial hatred and violence of the times and is thought to have been based on the cadence of King's eulogy for the bombing victims.

Why (The King of Love Is Dead), Nina Simone (1968)
Simone performed the song for the first time at the Westbury Music Fair in Long Island, N.Y., three days after King was assassinated on April 4, 1968. She and her band learned the song, written by her bass player Gene Taylor, the day of the performance. Augmented by Simone's sermonizing, the tune stretched for 15 minutes. It first appeared on live set Nuff Said! MORE: Songs tied to the March on Washington

Say It Loud I'm Black and I'm Proud,James Brown (1968)
The day after King's murder, violence gripped big cities across the nation as looters and rioters expressed outrage and grief on the streets. The lone exception was Boston, where a James Brown concert, which the city initially wanted to cancel, went on as scheduled and was televised. The show, dedicated to King, is considered among Brown's most powerful, and kept citizens home. Soon after, the Godfather of Soul wrote this self-empowerment anthem, which appeared on 1968's A Soulful Christmas.

People Got to Be Free, The Rascals (1968)
Written in response to King's murder, the song initially was held back by the label in fear that a political message would hurt the band's career. While it was a bigger hit than Good Lovin' and Groovin', it was also the last time the group reached the top 10. After Free's release, The Rascals' would only perform on bills that included an African-American act.

Abraham, Martin and John, Dion (1968)
The wistful folk-rock song about slain political heroes Abraham Lincoln, King and brothers John and Robert Kennedy peaked at No. 4 eight months after King's death and six months after Robert Kennedy was killed. A line in the chorus that pertained to all four: "He freed a lot of people, but it seems the good die young."
Blues for Martin Luther King, Otis Spann (1968)
The Chicago pianist recounts details of King's murder in a blues lament: "You know there came a mean man pop a bullet through Dr. King's head/Oh when his wife and kids came down, all they could do is moan/Now the world's in a revolt."

Happy Birthday, Stevie Wonder (1980)
Wonder wrote this to support the campaign to have King's birthday declared a national holiday. He sings, "I just never understood how a man who died for good could not have a day that would be set aside for his recognition." President Reagansigned a bill creating the holiday in 1983, and Wonder was the headliner at a concert marking the first MLK Day in 1986. Happy Birthday appears on 1980's Hotter Than July.

Pride (In the Name of Love), U2 (1984)
The single from 1984's The Unforgettable Fire may be wrong about the time (the lyric refers to King's assassination occurring in "early morning," when it was actually evening), but that hardly detracts from the fervor and muscle of this huge anthem.Fire closes with the lullaby MLK, another King tribute.
By the Time I Get to Arizona, Public Enemy (1991)
Chuck D wrote this rap rant in reply to Arizona Gov. Evan Mechan's 1987 refusal to recognize Martin Luther King Day as an official state holiday. It was also directed atJohn McCain. The song is on 1991's Apocalypse 91…The Enemy Strikes Black.

Like a King, Ben Harper (1994)
Harper's folk tune, from 1994 debut Welcome to the Cruel World, looks at King's message compared to the harsh reality of another King: Rodney. The construction worker's videotaped beating by Los Angeles police sparked national outrage that escalated into riots when four officers were acquitted of assault and excessive force. Harper's take on the LAPD, "To them we are fair game, our lives don't mean a thing."

Up to the Mountain, Patty Griffin (2007)
The singer borrows her title from King's 1968 "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech, delivered one day before he was killed. Sonically and lyrically, the string-laden folk tune draws its spiritual essence from King's words. From Griffin's 2007 album,Children Running Through.

Motel in Memphis, Old Crow Medicine Show (2008)
The Nashville-based Americana string band revisits the scene of the crime in a poignant roots-deep folk tune: "Run and tell somebody there's blood on the riverside … If you were there you'd swear it was more than a man who died. Did you see Coretta? She was sobbing on a corner in a black veil."

Letter to the King, Game featuring Nas (2008)
Game and producer Hi-Tek crafted the beats for this track, which samples Jaggerz'sMemoirs of the Traveler and features Nas extolling King's peaceful tactics. Game throws a jab at Jesse Jackson and raps about how King's loss moves him: "Sometimes I wanna give up or at least take a break. That's when I close my eyes and see Coretta Scott's face."

Sharing a Gibson With Martin Luther King Jr., Lambchop (2008)
The nuanced, quirky tune from the alt-country band's OH (Ohio) album cryptically summons King while also addressing urban decay and other subjects.

The Ballad of Martin Luther King, Daddy (2009)
The quintet formed by Will Kimbrough and Tommy Womack expresses admiration and outrage in a juke-joint jam that recounts the Montgomery bus boycott, racism and King's death. A sample: "On a hotel porch in Memphis, mankind lost his best friend. …It's time to take a look at the mirror on the wall. Did you help pull the trigger or were you there at all?"

So Beautiful or So What, Paul Simon (2011)
The stunning title track of Simon's most recent studio album covers a lot of ground, including King's demise: "Four men on the balcony overlooking the parking lot, pointing at a figure in the distance, Dr. King has just been shot."

Edna Gundersen, USA TODAY

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2013/08/27/playlist-of-songs-in-tribute-to-martin-luther-king-jr/2704649/
Wed - January 6, 2016 11:23 am     A+ | a-
Ms. Natalie Cole & Producer Maurice Lynch - February 2015
Ms. Natalie Cole & Producer Maurice Lynch - February 2015
Producer Maurice Lynch & GospeLive Family, Mourns death of Iconic R&B and Jazz star the Legendary Ms.Natalie Cole. 

The Grammy winner, the daughter of the late jazz legend Nat King Cole and singer Maria Hawkins Cole, said farewell on Dec. 31, 2015 in Los Angeles, Ca. 

Lynch state "Natalie Cole was a class act and she will be greatly missed. She has left wonderful music for the world to enjoy and will forever remain UNFORGETTABLE in our hearts forever." 

Tue - December 15, 2015 6:48 pm     A+ | a-
Maurice Lynch & The GospeLive Productions Family
Maurice Lynch & The GospeLive Productions Family

Celebrate the magic of Christmas as we enter the Holiday Season, and look towards 2016. 

 

GospeLive would like to thank each one you for your support in 2015. The entire staff here at Harlem GospeLive appreciates everyone and we look forward to another great year in 2016! . 

 

We Wish All Of Our Wonderful Supporters And Fans Worldwide.  

 

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

 

Maurice Lynch & The GospeLive Productions Family

 

 http://gospeliveproductions.com/

 

Sun - November 8, 2015 9:45 pm     A+ | a-
REJOICE HOLIDAY CONCERT 2015 - HONORING CISSY HOUSTON
REJOICE HOLIDAY CONCERT 2015 - HONORING CISSY HOUSTON
GospeLive Fans Join: Maurice Lynch , Dawn Tallman & The Harlem GospeLive Revue 
On Sunday December 6, 2015 @ 3pm for the Rejoice Concert in Harlem, N.Y. Honoring Music Icon-Grammy Award Winner & Gospel Music Legend  Ms. Cissy Houston.  Kick-off the Holiday Season and Celebrate a Happy Day with Director-Maurice Lynch, Dawn Tallman & The Harlem GospeLive Revue. This great revue will set the tone for the Holiday Season.  
Also performing:  Claude Jay,  Bill Mc Eachern,  Darlene Cheek & Reach Week International Mass Choir and The St. Paul Baptist Church Music Ministry.
This Concert is a fundraiser for The St. Paul Baptist Church 2015 Building Fund 
249 W. 132st Harlem, New York 10027

Tickets: @Eventbrite- $ 40.00 Reserved Seating- 100.00 

For Ticket & Concert info: 212-926-4885 PM Productions

Sun - October 11, 2015 5:29 pm     A+ | a-
DAWN TALLMAN"S CD Release  Saturday, November 7 - 10:00pm
DAWN TALLMAN"S CD Release Saturday, November 7 - 10:00pm

GOSPELIVE CELEBRATES and Evening with DAWN TALLMAN………  As she celebrates her Birthday Bash & New CD Release  HONEYCOMB MUSIC with JOSH MILAN n …NEW YORK CITY

 

GOSPELIVE CELEBRATES and  Evening with DAWN TALLMAN………  As she celebrates her Birthday Bash & New CD Release in NEW YORK CITY with Josh Milan at Honeycomb Music.

Dawn Tallman's birthday is in November. We thought it'd be awesome to combine her birthday and record release party!

The whole thing is very simple. You come to Santos, pay $10, and experience a night filled with GREAT MUSIC, DRINKS, FUN, DANCING, TALENT, GREAT ATMOSPHERE and VIBES.. And most of all, the birthday Queen will bless us with a performance. She's singing music from her new project "For Me" coming out on Honeycomb Music. Invite a friend.

"This is the Dawn Tallman that we love." - Josh Milan

Saturday, November 7 - 10:00pm

Santos Party House
96 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10013

Saturday, November 7 - 10:00pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/1182644608418786/http://youtu.be/3sfHXh3zuGU 

http://honeycombmusic.blogspot.com/2015/09/dawn-tallmans-ep-release-birthday-party.html?m=0

 Maurice Lynch

 Producer & Director 

 GospeLive Productions & Maurice Lynch Music.

 http://www.gospelive.com/

 

Mon - June 8, 2015 2:37 pm     A+ | a-
R&B and Jazz Legend Ms. Natalie Cole
R&B and Jazz Legend Ms. Natalie Cole

There's a special kind of magic that comes with musical maturity. Unquestionably Natalie Cole's consummate artistry is always maturing and evolving on full display at every performance.The daughter of jazz and pop legend Nat King Cole, Natalie Cole has forged a successful career in two phases, doing R&B/urban contemporary and then jazz-based pop. She made her stage debut at age 11 and sang in college. Cole then met the writing and producing team of Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancey in 1973. The next year they collaborated on some sessions that were recorded at Curtis Mayfield's Curtom studios in Chicago. These sessions helped her land a deal with Capitol, and with the Jackson/Yancey team had a string of hit albums and singles from 1975 until 1983. Such LPs as Inseparable, Natalie, Thankful, Unpredictable, and I Love You So yielded five number one R&B hits between 1975 and 1977. These included "This Will Be, "Inseparable," "Our Love," and "I've Got Love on My Mind." She stayed with Capitol until 1983, then switched to Epic for her final album with the Jackson/Yancey tandem. Cole made duets with Peabo Bryson in 1979 and 1980 and Ray Parker, Jr., in 1987. She scored more hits with "Jump Start," "I Live for Your Love," and "Over You" in 1987, and "Pink Cadillac," a cover of a Bruce Springsteen tune, in 1988, and then made her stylistic shift.

 The second phase of Cole’s career smoothly eased into transition with "When I Fall in Love," a number her father recorded in 1957. It was included on her 1987 LP Everlasting. She fully embraced the move with the 1991 LP Unforgettable: With Love, earning Grammy Awards and landing a number one pop album that eventually sold over five million copies. The title track featured her doing a duet with her father via electronic elaboration. She continued the jazzy trend with Take a Look in 1993, and she toured and did television specials working with a large orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle. Holly & Ivy (1994) and Stardust (1996) both continued Cole's exploration of American pop standards. Snowfall on the Sahara was released in 1999, as was The Magic of Christmas, recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra. Ask a Woman Who Knows (2002) and Leavin' (2006) followed for Verve.

 With Cole's natural gift for lyrical interpretation and her incredible stage presence and voice makes her one of the best Jazz tickets in town. Selling out venues worldwide her legacy and destiny is legendary. It only takes, taking a look at the incredible video of Natalie singing “Unforgettable “with her father and one is touched by the magic. Natalie’s beauty, style and voice will always hold a special place in America’s heart. 

Maurice Lynch

Executive Producer 

GospeLive Productions & Entertainment

http://gospelive.com/

 

Sources

Books

Gourse, Leslie, Unforgettable: The Life and Mystique of Nat King Cole, St. Martin's Press, 1991.

Press, Skip, Natalie & Nat King Cole, Skip Press, Crestwood House, 1995.

Periodicals

Billboard, August 31, 1996, p. 9.

Ebony, December 1999, p. 190.

Jet, July 5, 1993, p. 57; November 22, 1993; December 19, 1994, pp. 38, 40.

Philadelphia Tribune, October 13, 2006, p. E4.

On-line

Natalie Cole: Official Website,www.nataliecole.com 

Tue - June 2, 2015 8:03 pm     A+ | a-

The Apollo Theater
GET READY NEW YORK CITY
SAVE THE DATE
JUNE 19, 2015
INVINCIBLE @ The Apollo Theater – Harlem, U.S.A
MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE AT APOLLO THEATER IN HARLEM
THE HARLEM GOSPELIVE REVUE
Will be performing in the show and providing all background vocals
http://www.rossliveent.com/
http://www.harlemgospelive.com/

Mon - April 13, 2015 3:01 pm     A+ | a-
INVINCIBLE
INVINCIBLE

GospeLive Fans Please Join us at NJ Pac for " Invincible: A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson" Harlem GospeLive will be performing in this show and slamming all background vocals.


INVINCIBLE: A GLORIOUS TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL JACKSON
Rock & Pop - Exclusive N.J. engagement! “Billie Jean,” “Beat It,” “Thriller” ... The spectacular, multi-media live production of Invincible is the closest it gets to seeing and hearing Michael Jackson onstage!
Jun 13, 2015 • 8:00PM
BUY TICKETS
VENUE
Prudential Hall

TICKETS
$39.50-$69.50

DETAILS

Invincible, the world’s No. 1 tribute show to the King of Pop, honors this phenomenal talent from his early days in the Jackson 5 to his rise as a solo artist to become one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Masterful
performers portray Michael throughout his dynamic career, along with a world-class dance company, Grammy-winning vocalists, The Harlem GospeLive Revue, percussion genius Anointed S, musicians, and surprise guests.Special VIP package includes a post-show meet and greet with the artists, a commemorative tour poster and photo opportunity.Created, produced and directed by Bessie Award winner Darrin Ross of RossLive Entertainment. Visit rossliveent.com.

 

Maurice Lynch & Harlem GospeLive, ( Live Performance & Background Vocals) Enjoy the incredible vocals of Harlem GospeLive, started by producer and singer Maurice Lynch combining the concept of Gospel with cabaret and jazz, “ The Harlem GospeLive Revue” originally premiered at the Blue Note, one of New York City’s most renowned jazz venues. Receiving overwhelming reviews, The Harlem GospeLive Revue was an instant hit. Its style and popularity has grown and has set GospeLive Productions and its incredible artist apart. Maurice Lynch. This New York based Revue has been presented in some of the world’s most well-known performing arts venues.

 

http://www.njpac.org/events/detail/invincible-a-glorious-tribute-to-michael-jackson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axoeQg3X4cQ

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Newark, New Jersey 07102
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