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Wed - July 4, 2018 12:04 am     A+ | a-
Maurice Lynch Music- Wishes You A Happy July 4th & Independence Week
Maurice Lynch Music- Wishes You A Happy July 4th & Independence Week
                      Happy July 4th & Independence Week
As we celebrate our nation's freedom, let’s also honor the courageous men and women dedicated to preserving it. If America has touched your heart then let Fourth of July be a time to say 'Thank You'.  “Freedom lies in being bold”, having the courage to fight for it and head in your chosen direction. Celebrate Independence Day with your friends, family, loved ones and music. Wishing you a great and fantastic Independence Week...........Maurice Lynch 

“Celebrate our nation’s birthday NYC-style this 4th of July. On Wednesday, July 4, 2018, NYC will be the best place in the country to celebrate Independence Day, especially since it’s the home to the incredible Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks display. From NYC parks to rooftop bars, we’ve got you covered on where to catch the most spectacular view of the show set against the city's skyline. Check out our guide to the biggest summer holiday and make the most of this year’s long weekend with plenty of epic parties and things to do outside.”
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Fri - June 15, 2018 5:22 pm     A+ | a-
Celebrating Bill Cunningham – N.Y. Historical Society Exhibit. June 08 - September 09, 2018
Celebrating Bill Cunningham – N.Y. Historical Society Exhibit. June 08 - September 09, 2018
If you are in New York City please make sure that you visit the New-York Historical Society’s exhibit.
“Celebrating Bill Cunningham”. The exhibit is running this summer from June 8- September 9, 2018. The opening was incredible. I am so honored that my song “Tonight Josephine” sang by Pat Cleveland is being featured in the museum retrospective exhibit on this great New York Times Iconic Photographer The Late Bill Cunningham........Maurice Lynch  

Celebrating Bill Cunningham marks the New-York Historical Society’s recent acquisition of objects, personal correspondence, ephemera, and photographs that reflect the life and work of Bill Cunningham, one of the late 20th century’s most influential trend-spotters and style authorities. The legendary New York Times journalist and photographer was frequently spied on the city’s streets, at fashion shows, and elegant soirées capturing New York’s fashion innovators and cultural glitterati. Showcasing a selection from Cunningham’s Facades project―his eight-year photographic project documenting New York City’s architectural and fashion history, shown at the Museum in 2014―Celebrating Bill Cunningham also features photographs documenting his friendship with floral designer Toni Cimino, known as Suzette; a Cunningham bicycle; his Nikon camera; signature blue jacket; ephemera; and unforgettable William J hats. Curated by Debra Schmidt Bach, curator of decorative arts.
Generous support for this exhibition provided by May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.
The New-York Historical Society would like to extend sincere appreciation to John Kurdewan, who has provided invaluable assistance for our effort to collect items that document and commemorate Bill Cunningham's life. Celebrating Bill Cunningham would not be possible without his insight and support. 
Exhibitions at New-York Historical are made possible by Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang, the Saunders Trust for American History, the Seymour Neuman Endowed Fund, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. WNET is the media sponsor.
New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024
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Mon - June 11, 2018 10:30 am     A+ | a-
Alyson Williams Kicks-Off Jazzmobile's "SUMMERFEST"
Alyson Williams Kicks-Off Jazzmobile's "SUMMERFEST"
Join Jazzmobile they are kicking-off the season with Summerfest “Harlem to Broadway” with Alyson Williams, Patience Higgins etc….. I have music being featured in the show so please come out, I will be there…….Maurice Lynch
Jazzmobile's multifaceted Jazz programming is the vehicle employed to support our mission while joining other arts organizations that are also affecting a positive economic impact on the communities we serve.

For over 50 years, we have brought Jazzmobile performance programs featuring acclaimed and emerging artists to neighborhood streets, parks, and community and senior centers in all five boroughs of New York City as well as local Harlem venues.

Are you a professional Jazz musician looking to take it to the next level? Do you enjoy singing or performing Jazz just for fun? Or are you seeking instruction for your child or school classes? Are you a lifelong student of Jazz and want to know the historical influence and the latest trends in today's Jazz music? Jazzmobile offers a variety of Jazz education programs for professional artists, New York City public school students and Jazz enthusiasts. Here, those who teach also do: many of our most popular Jazz performers also serve as our instructors.

Jazzmobile's core programs have become the model that others emulate across the United States.
Sat - June 2, 2018 5:44 pm     A+ | a-
Maestro- Ray Chew  Musician & Musical Director
Maestro- Ray Chew Musician & Musical Director

             Ray Chew

"For this exciting month I wanted to Salute Maestro Ray Chew for African-American Music Appreciation Month and also New York Music Month. Harlemite and recording industry giant Ray Chew’s celebrity is global and his gift as a musician and orchestral arranger is incomparable. With a career that has span over 25 years in recording, television and live presentations Maurice Lynch Music Salutes Mr. Ray Chew"…….Maurice Lynch.

Music Director Ray Chew performs at the helm of award winning musical events with the world’s most popular artists including Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, Pharrell Williams, Justin Bieber, Aretha Franklin, Lenny Kravitz, Pitbull, Queen Latifah, James Taylor, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Jennifer Hudson and Quincy Jones. Currently Ray is in his ninth season as the music director for ABC’s “Dancing with The Stars” giving his music takes on current and classic hits.

Previously Ray served as music director for Fox’s “American Idol’; where he inspired some of the best talent in the competition’s history and produced over 300 contestant iTunes downloads. He has also served as music director for several network television series including “It’s Showtime at the Apollo” and BET’s “Sunday Best”. Ray’s long-standing history with the BET Network, heading up the music for their biggest annual events include: “BET Honors’; “Celebration of Gospel” and the “BET Awards”.

Ray’s music direction is sought after for prestigious music specials and historic landmark events including the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, the 2015 Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony, the 2008 Democratic National Convention, The President’s Inaugural Neighborhood Ball and the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards. In 2014, with the blessings of Milton DeLugg – who had previously held the seat for 50 years, Ray was handed the baton to musically direct NBC’s broadcast of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade… an 88 year tradition.

Ray’s work with orchestras as a conductor and a composer has carried him to prestigious venues all over the world. From the Hollywood Bowl in L.A. to the Nobel Peace Prize broadcast in Norway, Ray’s in demand sound can be found on various television and film scores.

At New York’s Carnegie Hall, he and his wife, Vivian Scott Chew, curate “A Night of Inspiration” – a sold out all-star concert to promote diversity at the famed venue. He conducted a 64-piece orchestra joined by a 200 voice mass choir for notable artists from the gospel and secular communities.
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Fri - May 4, 2018 2:18 pm     A+ | a-
Join Maurice Lynch on "Love Notes" with Alyson Williams WHCR- 90.3 Harlem
Join Maurice Lynch on "Love Notes" with Alyson Williams WHCR- 90.3 Harlem
Please Join Maurice Lynch LIVE on May 15, 2018 for " Love Notes" with Alyson Williams in The Chill Zone. Get a sneak peak into all the great things going on with Maurice Lynch Music.

They will share insight on his career, Living in New York City , Upcoming movies, Jazz, Inspiration and sharing new music with the audience on this incredible show.  

Only on WHCR "The Voice of Harlem" 90.3 FM in New York City
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Fri - April 6, 2018 6:08 pm     A+ | a-
Pat Cleveland Duo-Single - "Tonight Josephine" Now on Amazon
Pat Cleveland Duo-Single - "Tonight Josephine" Now on Amazon
Maurice Lynch Music Presents: Legendary Model & Style Icon Pat Cleveland paying tribute to the incomparable Joséphine Baker the American born unrivaled Queen of the French Music Hall, who is forever immortalized in this a new duo-single. Get ready to swing from Harlem to Paris. The songs cleverly and biographically serenades Joséphine's life in a sizzling ‘Le Jazz Hot’ twenties style, with a jazzy techno swing and dance remix for a younger generation.” Enjoy the sensational Pat Cleveland as she successfully channels "La Baker". This tribute is a Joséphine Baker collector’s dream. With this CD purchase, you will also enjoy `an intimate collection of photographs of Pat Cleveland modeling in the Baker-esque style. Pat Cleveland is “Walking with the Muses” with this hit.

Available Now:

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Sun - March 25, 2018 7:21 pm     A+ | a-
Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, 1890, by Heinrich Hofmann - Location- The Riverside Church N.Y.C
Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, 1890, by Heinrich Hofmann - Location- The Riverside Church N.Y.C

May you feel the hope of new beginnings, love and happiness as we celebrate this joyful Holy Week.
In spite of all the violence around us, in spite of the evil that we see, bigotry, division, all around us, we must never give up on that spark of divine life and grace within us that gives us hope. We know that each one of us can make a difference. We can fashion a better community. We can make a better world.
Happy Easter to you and your family as we celebrate our Father’s greatest sacrifice through his Son, Jesus Christ. Have a blessed Easter Holiday .
Maurice Lynch
Thu - March 1, 2018 9:33 pm     A+ | a-

VOGUE: Paris - How is Sarah Jessica Parker involved in the new Bill Cunningham documentary?
Mark Bozek’s The Times of Bill documentary, set to release in spring 2018, celebrates the New York spirit captured by fashion photographer Bill Cunningham. And with Sarah Jessica Parker confirmed as narrator, the film is sure to be a 2018 highlight.

Bill Cunningham, who passed away on June 25, 2016, will be the subject of a new documentary set to be released in spring 2018. The Times of Bill will be based on an interview with the celebrated New York Times photographer with Mark Bozek, the director of the documentary, 25 years ago. This is a New York fashion story through and through, so who better to narrate the film than the actress behind the iconic Carrie BradshawSarah Jessica Parker will be retracing the influence of the American photographer and New York expert, joining illustrator Ruben Toledo,who has created animations and drawings for the documentary, as well as model Pat Cleveland, who has recorded the song "Tonight Josephine" for "The Times of Bill’s" original soundtrack. It’s sure to be a beautiful depiction of everything Bill Cunningham loved about New York.

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Wed - February 7, 2018 5:20 pm     A+ | a-
Maurice Lynch's GospeLive at WPPAC- Friday February 23, 8 P.M.
Maurice Lynch's GospeLive at WPPAC- Friday February 23, 8 P.M.
Get Your Tickets Today. WPPAC - White Plains Performing Arts Center Presents: "Maurice Lynch's  GospeLive Celebrating 10 Years". Celebrate Black History Month at WPPAC and join Maurice Lynch for a great evening from "Gospel to Jazz". The show will be featuring Dawn Tallman, Alyson Williams and Ty Stephens along with this great Revue.   

White Plains Performing Arts Center presents The Harlem GospeLive Revue on Friday, February 23 at 8pm. The Harlem GospeLive Revue takes you on an amazing journey through Gospel Music in a high-energy style performance with the authentic flavor of Harlem. This amazing revue showcases New York’s most talented performers, and, magnificent voices. The performances are spectacular, and, samples many genres of America’s gospel music. The Revue features electrifying soloists with dynamic vocal abilities, and, super-rich harmonies that will touch your soul and have you dancing in the aisles!

The Harlem GospeLive Revue is produced by Maurice Lynch, who has traveled around the world with the troupe. The show originally premiered at the world-famous Blue Note in New York, and, was such an immediate success, has appeared before tens of thousands of people who love the sound of this distinctive American genre.

The Harlem GospeLive Revue will play the White Plains Performing Arts Center for one night only on Friday, February 23 at 8pm. The White Plains Performing Arts Center is located on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue in downtown White Plains, minutes from the White Plains Metro North Station. For tickets visit the theatre box office Monday-Friday (11am-6pm), purchase the tickets online at or call 914-328-1600. For Group Sales, please contact


Thu - February 1, 2018 1:56 pm     A+ | a-
Maurice Lynch Music: Salutes Music Legend Edwin Hawkins
Maurice Lynch Music: Salutes Music Legend Edwin Hawkins
Edwin Hawkins
Edwin Hawkins, the gospel star best known for the crossover hit “Oh Happy Day” and as a major force for contemporary inspirational music, died Monday at age 74. 
Hawkins died at his home in Pleasanton, California. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer, publicist Bill Carpenter told the Associated Press. 
Along with Andrae Crouch, James Cleveland and a handful of others, Hawkins was credited as a founder of modern gospel music. Aretha FranklinSam Cooke and numerous other singers had become mainstream stars by adapting gospel sounds to pop lyrics. Hawkins stood out for enjoying commercial success while still performing music that openly celebrated religious faith. 
An Oakland native and one of eight siblings, Hawkins was a composer, keyboardist, arranger and choir master. He had been performing with his family and in church groups since childhood and in his 20s helped form the Northern California State Youth Choir. 
Their first album, Let Us Go into the House of the Lord, came out in 1968 and was intended for local audiences. But radio stations in the San Francisco Bay Area began playing one of the album's eight tracks, “Oh Happy Day,” an 18th century hymn arranged by Hawkins in call-and-response style. 

“Oh Happy Day,” featuring the vocals of Dorothy Combs Morrison, was released as a single credited to the Edwin Hawkins Singers and became a million-seller in 1969, showing there was a large market for gospel songs and for inspirational music during the turbulent era of the late 1960s. 
“I think our music was probably a blend and a crossover of everything that I was hearing during that time,” Hawkins told in 2015. “We grew up hearing all kinds of music in our home. My mother, who was a devout Christian, loved the Lord and displayed that in her lifestyle. 
“My father was not a committed Christian at that time but was what you'd call a good man,” he said. “And, of course, we heard from him some R&B music but also a lot of country and western when we were younger kids.” 
In 1970, the Hawkins singers backed Melanie on her top 10 hit “Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)” and won a Grammy for best soul gospel performance for “Oh Happy Day.” 
Meanwhile, George Harrison would cite “Oh Happy Day” as inspiration for his hit “My Sweet Lord,” and Glen Campbellreached the adult contemporary charts with his own version of the Hawkins performance. Elvis Presley, Johnny Mathis and numerous others also would record it
Hawkins went on to make dozens of records and won four Grammys in all, including for the songs “Every Man Wants to Be Free” and “Wonderful!” In 2007, he was voted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame. He also toured on occasion with younger brother Walter Hawkins, a Grammy winner who died in 2010. 
Edwin Hawkins is survived by his siblings Carol, Feddie, Daniel and Lynette.

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