LAUNCH OF GIBRALTAR VIDEO AND SONG BY Maxi Priest

Following his many visits to Gibraltar Maxi Priest has co-written a song about the Rock. During his time here a video was produced showing much of what Gibraltar has to offer as a tourism destination.

The Artist also held a concert in Gibraltar last year, which is featured in the video.

The song was an idea put forward by Maxi Priest himself and the video was produced by Wright Tech Media of Gibraltar, in co-operation with the Gibraltar Tourist Board.

Minister for Tourism, Gilbert Licudi, QC, said: “It is encouraging to see an artist like Maxi Priest having such an affinity for Gibraltar and seeing him produce a song for us. The video shows much of what this unique destination has to offer and the song will no doubt be very popular. Maxi Priest’s video is a fantastic marketing tool that showcases some of Gibraltar’s most popular sites in the context of the song. I must thank my colleague Samantha Sacramento, Minister for Housing and Equality for having taken the lead on this project during her time as Minister for Tourism.” #VisitGibraltar

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The Commodores help raise money for Camp Hometown Heroes

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"It was a flashback to the 1970s and 1980s last weekend at the Wisconsin Center as the legendary band The Commodores helped raise more than $100,000 for Camp Hometown Heroes at the seventh annual Grand Slam Charity Jam. Check out the attached slideshow put together by Milwaukee Business Journal freelance photographer Kenny Yoo to see photos of the popular event."

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Why Has This One Bassline Been Sampled Seventy Seven Times?

"What links Snoop Dogg, Hot Since 82, and William Pitt? No, it's not the possibility that the unlikely trio might find themselves tangled up in a particularly torturous Only Connect question. No, William Pitt's never appeared on Snoop's YouTube channel huffing on a joint with Seth Rogen and Chris Tarrant, and Hot Since 82's only connection to the pair of them is that his grandad's called Will, and he once tried to rap "Gin and Juice" at a student house party before collapsing from shame. What brings a balearic icon, everyone's favorite stoner, and a bloke I'm pretty sure lives on a permanently-sailed boat party just off the Croatian coast is Dennis Edwards, The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards' frontman."

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Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum inducts Philly's finest

Inductee Jimmie Williams, who has been recording and touring with Rock and Roll Hall of Famers the O'Jays for approximately 40 years, is "proud to be able to represent from a great field of musicians from Philadelphia and New Jersey," saying, in an exclusive interview with the Philadelphia Tribune, "I felt overjoyed! I felt as though it was a very big achievement. I was trying to grasp the idea of even going into somebody's hall of fame.

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White House Senior Staff Host the Concert Across America to End Gun Violence Organizers for Discussion on Gun Violence Prevention

The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence Will Include 350 Events and over 1,000 Artists Nationwide on Sept. 25 Featuring Prominent Musicians such as Jackson Browne, Eddie Vedder, Rosanne Cash, Ryan Cabrera, Vy Higginsen's Gospel Choir of Harlem, Sam Harris, Kenny Loggins, Don Felder, the Gay Men's Choir of Los Angeles and Many More

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BWW Review: “A Brick House with a New Attitude” The Commodores & Patti LaBelle Meet Ravinia Festival with 'Praise'

"As The Commodores came out on stage, they proved once again that they still know how to party and work a crowd even without Lionel Ritchie. Even though they only played a 45-minute set, they breezed through as many hits as possible. Comprising of original members Williams King, singer and drummer, Walter Orange, who sang the infamous "Brick House," and J.D. Nicholas; together, they are keeping the legacy and the spirit of The Commodores alive."

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Chuck Negron Steals the Show At IP Casino Resort in Biloxi

BY: JEFF CLARK

The 60s pop-package “Happy Together Tour” opened a summer run of 50-something shows Friday night at the IP Casino Resort in Biloxi.

The tour was started by “Flo and Eddie” (Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman) of The Turtles in 1984. This year’s incarnation featured The Turtles, The Cowsills, Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere and the Raiders, Gary Puckett and Billy J. Kramer filled in for the absent Spencer Davis Group.

While all of the acts played their hits to an enthusiastic crowd, former Three Dog Night vocalist Chuck Negron stole the show.

How do you top Negron belting out “Joy to the World?” You don’t. You have The Turtles come out and do their thing, and do it quite well, and then you bring Negron back on stage for another chorus of “Joy” and then let him sing the refrain of “Happy Together.”

In full-disclosure, Negron is one of my favorite singers and “Joy to the World” is the first song I remember hearing on the radio as a young child.

Negron went through four Three Dog Night songs -- “Shambala,” “One,” “Mama Told me Not to Come” and “Joy to the World.” His voice was in excellent shape and as powerful as ever. I only wish there had been more as Negron’s portion of the show was over as soon as he started to hit his stride. I’m hoping he will add Biloxi to his next solo tour.

It’s interesting that Negron was on a pop tour, as I’ve always considered Three Dog Night a rock band. If you need proof of their rock credibility, give “Three Dog Night Captured Live at the Forum” a spin. Recorded in 1969, the album is a great testament to the band’s live shows, with Jimmy Greenspoon, Michael Allsup, Joe Schermie and Floyd Sneed killing it as their famous backup band.

It is worth noting that Negron is an author. His autobiography “Three Dog Nightmare” tells his tale of a life-threatening addiction to heroin and how Negron fought through his addiction and put his life back together. He has been sober 25 years.

Negron, who tried in vain to help Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain with his heroin addiction, still works with alcoholics and addicts.

Sweet! Hollywood recently unveiled a new candy bar in Negron’s honor. The Three Dog Nightmare bar retails for $7.99 and the proceeds from its sales with benefit Cr-Help in Los Angeles, the rehab center where Negron found sobriety.

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