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Wed - February 1, 2017 4:32 pm     A+ | a-
Legendary Super Model & Singer Pat Cleveland
Legendary Super Model & Singer Pat Cleveland

During Black History Month Producer Maurice Lynch would like to salute Black History Maker Legendary Style Icon & Model Pat Cleveland.

Pat Cleveland was born in New York City on June 23, 1950. Her father, Johnny Johnston, was a saxophonist; her mother, Lady Bird Cleveland, a painter. After her parents separated, Cleveland was raised by her mother in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. She graduated from New York’s High School of Art and Design in 1969.

Cleveland’s career as a fashion model began in 1966 when she was spotted on a New York subway by Carrie Donovan, an assistant editor at Vogue magazine. She first modeled as a live mannequin in Ebony’s Fashion Fair, and then for Vogue magazine. In 1970, Cleveland relocated to Paris, France, where she worked with illustrator Antonio Lopez and became a house model for Karl Lagerfeld’s Chloé. She modeled for designers such as Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent, Thierry Mugler and Christian Dior. In 1973, Cleveland was part of the benefit fashion show at the Palace of Versailles in France.

Cleveland returned to the United States in 1974, and continued modeling into the 1980s. She also established a modeling agency in Milan, Italy, and published a volume of poetry in 2001 entitled In The Spirit Of Grace. In 2003, Cleveland returned to the fashion runway, walking for designers Bill Blass and Stephen Burrows, and at Chanel, with her daughter, Anna van Ravenstein. Cleveland also modeled with her daughter for designer Zac Posen in 2013.

Cleveland has appeared in countless fashion spreads and on the covers of such magazines as Vanity FairEssenceVogueWomen’s Wear DailyL’Officiel, and GQ. In addition, she appeared in advertisement campaigns for Vidal Sasoon and Karl Lagerfeld, and has been photographed by Steven Meisel and Andy Warhol. In 2010, Cleveland appeared as a guest judge in season fourteen of America’s Next Top Model. That same year, she appeared in the documentary Ultrasuede, In Search of Halston. In 2012, Cleveland was featured in two more fashion documentaries, Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution and About Face: Supermodels Then and Now.

Cleveland is married to Paul van Ravenstein. They have two children: Noel and Anna.

Pat Cleveland was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on August 14, 2014.

Producer Maurice Lynch had the opportunity to produce Ms. Cleveland performing " Tonight Josephine a tribute to Josephine Baker. The duo single is available on ITunes http://mauricelynchmusic.com/tonightjosephine-patcleveland/

http://www.thehistorymakers.com/biography/pat-cleveland

http://www.papermag.com/the-15-best-female-models-of-all-time-ranked-in-order-1427573835.html

http://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/models/a16102/pat-cleveland-on-conquering-racism-to-become-the-first-black-supermodel/

http://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/trends/g5504/stylish-older-women/

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Sun - January 1, 2017 4:40 pm     A+ | a-
Dawn Tallman & Friends-THE APOLLO MUSIC CAFE- February 4th, 2017 @ 10 pm
Dawn Tallman & Friends-THE APOLLO MUSIC CAFE- February 4th, 2017 @ 10 pm
LIVE @ THE APOLLO MUSIC CAFE -Dawn Tallman and Friends, Maurice Lynch & Josh Milan February 4th at The World Famous Apollo Theater. Harlem U.S.A.  New York City
 
Calling all house music lovers& GospeLive Fans . Join me Maurice Lynch with Dawn Tallman & Friends, Josh Milan at The Apollo Theater’s, Apollo Music Café in Harlem U.S.A.   Maurice Lynch will join The Queen of Gospel Energy- Dawn Tallman onstage.  Producer extraordinaire Josh Milan of Honey Comb Music will be enjoying the night with Dawn along with many other great house music singers.  Dawns has garnered many billboard charting hits.  Don’t miss this incredible show on February 4th, 2017 @ 10 pm A-List VIP Tickets will be available…. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com and The Apollo Theater Box Office!
 
Wed - November 2, 2016 2:13 am     A+ | a-
A Tribute to Duke Ellington
A Tribute to Duke Ellington
Enjoy a Celebration of Jazz & Blues with Maurice Lynch & Vinnie Knight!  For a Big Band Tribute to Duke Ellington.
This event is presented by the Jazz Foundation of America. Celebrating the Music of Duke Ellington. The shows Director Ms. Vinnie Knight will also preview her new show "Black Pearls and White Diamonds".

Maurice Lynch stated" It's really exciting to be working with The Jazz Foundation of America and Vinnie Knight, and most of all having my music presented in the show, as they celebrate the legacy of Duke Ellington and music of the Harlem Renaissance."

Enjoy this incredible show and singers as they swing to the sound of a live big band and Maurice Lynch Music.  Come out and celebrate this great event as we bring in the Holiday Season with Renaissance Spirit.    

This event will be held Saturday November 19, 2016 from 2PM - 4PM in the auditorium of the Countee Cullen Library at the location of the Dark Tower 104 W 136th St, New York, NY 10030 Harlem USA.  
 
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Mon - August 1, 2016 1:14 am     A+ | a-
 Hostess & Vocalist - Ms. Alyson Williams for 10th Annual Great Jazz on the Great Hill
Hostess & Vocalist - Ms. Alyson Williams for 10th Annual Great Jazz on the Great Hill
Join Producer Maurice Lynch and lets enjoy Ms. Alyson Williams for the 10th annual Great Jazz on the Great Hill in NYC’s Central Park.  Presented by Central Park Conservancy & Jazzmobile 
 
Harlem's First Lady of Jazz  Ms. Alyson Williams will be performing songs,written by Maurice Lynch from her much anticipated upcoming Jazz CD Project, this will be a sneak peek for Alyson Williams Fans and Jazzmobile Fans. Jazz Radio WBGO's  - Shelia Anderson will be hosting for this event along with Alyson Williams.
 
Lynch stated” I am really excited to give everyone a chance to hear this great project”
 
 The Great Hill will come alive with the fiery trumpets and smooth saxophones of New York's hottest jazz ensembles – and afternoon of live music, swing dancing, and delicious food! This year's lineup is a mix of jazz, swing, and blues. Great Jazz on the Great Hill is the ultimate summer destination for Central Park music lovers, so bring a picnic and your dancing shoes to this annual event.
 
Dates: Saturday, August 13
Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Central Park's Great Hill, inside the Park on the west side (enter between 103rd to 106th Streets) off Central Park West.
For more information, visit the Great Jazz on the Great Hill webpage.
Sat - June 25, 2016 12:37 pm     A+ | a-
Maurice Lynch Music Presents: Pat Cleveland "Tonight Josephine"
Maurice Lynch Music Presents: Pat Cleveland "Tonight Josephine"

Producer Maurice Lynch Presents: Legendary Fashion Model & Singer Pat Cleveland in New Duo-Single Tribute to Josephine Baker titled “Tonight Josephine”.

On Thursday night June 9th in New York City at the historic Jane Hotel Ballroom, The atmosphere was transformed into "Le Jazz Hot" fashion elite and jet setters turned out, everyone from top designer Zac Posen, Steven Burrows, Bill Cunningham to Andre Leon Tally were present to celebrate the duo release party for Pat Cleveland's new book “Walking with the Muses” and her new single “Tonight Josephine”.

 Publisher Simon and Schuster and Producer Maurice Lynch kept the songs release under wraps until the private release party. The new duo-single titled “Tonight Josephine” written and produced by Maurice Lynch channels Josephine Baker. Lynch stated “Josephine Bakers contribution to fashion history is enormous and her style has been emulated worldwide. I felt it was a great time to pay tribute to Josephine. Pat embodies the spirit of Josephine and has the right combination of everything for this song, plus she has a wonderful history with Josephine and has been photographed many times in the Baker-esque style. There are very few people who have personally known Josephine or shared the stage with her as Pat did during the legendary "Battle of Versailles" fashion show in Paris".

The night was a magical metaphor of literary style and musical catwalk. After being introduced by Zac Posen. Cleveland thrilled and enthusiastic audience as she appeared in a custom made lavishly beaded gold gown by Zac Posen and headdress and accessories by Mike Jackson New York. As a cast of male dancers and singers serenaded her arrival the crowd roared as she appeared and sang from atop the ballrooms balcony giving the performance of a lifetime before descended the stairs in iconic Pat Cleveland style like a classic cabaret diva during the tribute. As Cleveland finished her performance the show went to another level like a huge burst of confetti when Swarovski covered banana clad Male and Female dancers filled the dance floor.  

 Lynch stated "This recording is historical and celebrates Josephine’s life, and I know this will be a treat for Josephine Baker Fans and Pat Cleveland Fans worldwide. This has truly been one of those New York nights that will be a part of history". Pats celebrity and mystique is legendary and tonight so many people from the fashion community; Steven Burrows, Calvin Klein, Alva Chinn, Alyson Williams, Wendy Williams, got a chance to celebrate with her. This is just a teaser we are beginning work on a full CD project and cabaret show. 

 Pat Cleveland is the first artist that I am presenting on Maurice Lynch Music this will open the door and will give me the opportunity to work with and present some legendary entertainment figures some that are not necessarily known as singers. So this is really a magical and creative time for me”.

 The Le Jazz Hot Fete was put on by brothers Mauricio & Roger Padilha of MAO Public Relations in New York City, who left no detail unturned. The Art Deco Josephine Baker inspired theme truly celebrated Pat Cleveland's fashion legacy and musical talent.

 “Walking with the Muses” by Simon and Schuster is available at Barnes and Nobles, Amazon and other online distributors. “Tonight Josephine” is currently available on ITunes and the CD “Tonight Josephine” will also be available through Barnes and Noble Music, online retailers and at The New York City Library for the Performing Arts.

Article:Patrick McMullen-Hollywood Reporter Marquita Harris-i-d.vice 

 http://books.simonandschuster.com/Walking-with-the-Muses/Pat-Cleveland/9781501108228

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/pat-cleveland/id456684847

https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/patcleveland

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/pat-cleveland-walking-muses-memoir-901572

https://i-d.vice.com/en_gb/topic/walking-with-the-muses

http://www.villagevoice.com/slideshow/walking-with-the-muses-the-faces-of-pat-clevelands-book-launch-8724333

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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
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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.
 
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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

 

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