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Ice-T announces SIRIUSXM BACKSPIN PRESENTS THE ART OF RAP FESTIVAL 2016

IMPRESSIVE LINEUP OF LEGENDARY RAPPERS AND HIP-HOP ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR U.S. NATIONAL TOUR

CONFIRMED ARTISTS INCLUDE PUBLIC ENEMY, ICE-T, NAUGHTY BY NATURE, MOBB DEEP,
GRANDMASTER MELLE MEL & SCORPIO, EPMD, THE SUGARHILL GANG,
KURTIS BLOW, hosted by CHIEFROCKER BUSY BEE


THE ART OF RAP FESTIVAL  2016


NEW YORK – May 9, 2016 – Ice-T and Mickey Bentson today announced “SiriusXM Backspin Presents The Art of Rap Festival,” a nationwide tour featuring an impressive lineup of legendary rappers and hip-hop artists kicking off on Saturday, July 16, 2016 with its first concert taking place in Dallas, Texas.

SiriusXM Backspin Presents The Art of Rap Festival follows Ice-T's critically acclaimed 2012 documentary Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap and the festival which played to massive crowds in Orange County, California and the Bay Area. Backspin is SiriusXM’s channel playing classic hip-hop from the 80s and 90s.

True to the documentary and the 2015 festival, this year’s lineup is impressive and scheduled to include performances by Public Enemy, Ice-T, Naughty by Nature, Mobb Deep, Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio, EPMD, The Sugarhill Gang and Kurtis Blow and hosted by Chiefrocker Busy Bee, among others.

“‘SiriusXM Backspin Presents The Art of Rap Festival’ gives SiriusXM an opportunity to celebrate hip-hop music with events featuring some of its most influential powerhouse artists,” said Ross Zapin, Senior Vice President, Promotions, Event Marketing and Talent Relations, SiriusXM. “We are thrilled to present this tour to hip-hop fans everywhere and SiriusXM listeners across the country. ‘The Art of Rap Festival’ is going to be one to remember.”

“Hip-hop is the most powerful and influential cultural movement since rock and roll. A true art form that deserves respect,” said Ice T.

“Hip-hop is crucial to many people’s lives and “The Art of Rap” is the true game of Hip-hop! ” said Mickey Bentson of Pay Up Management

SiriusXM listeners will have the chance to purchase tickets to SiriusXM Backspin Presents The Art of Rap Festival before they go on sale to the general public. The SiriusXM Presale will start on Thursday, May 12 at 10:00 am local time and end Thursday, May, 12 at 10:00 pm local time. For more information, please visit www.siriusxm.com/artofrappresale.

Beginning May 13 at 4:00 pm ET, SiriusXM subscribers since April 28 can enter for the chance to win a trip to New York, including round-trip airfare, two nights’ hotel stay, a pair of VIP tickets to the SiriusXM Backspin Presents The Art of Rap Festival on July 29 at Coney Island Amphitheater, and the opportunity to meet select artists. See Official Rules for complete details which will be at www.siriusxm.com/TheArtofRap.

2016 TOUR DATES

JULY 16 GEXA PAVILION DALLAS, TX
JULY 17 AUSTIN 360 AMPHITHEATER AUSTIN, TX
JULY 22 PALLADIUM HOLLYWOOD, CA
JULY 23 DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS LAS VEGAS, NV
JULY 29 CONEY ISLAND AMPHITHEATER BROOKLYN, NY
JULY 31 AARON’S AMPHITHEATRE AT LAKEWOOD ATLANTA, GA
AUGUST 5 HOLLYWOOD CASINO AMPHITHEATRE CHICAGO, IL
AUGUST 6 FREEDOM HILL AMPHITHEATRE DETROIT, MI

*LINEUPS VARY BY CITY, CHECK WWW.ARTOFRAPFEST.COM FOR ALL INFORMATION

The Art of Rap Festival is the brainchild of Ice-T and Mickey Bentson (hip hop entrepreneurs) and produced by Mickey Bentson and Synergy Global Entertainment.

For more information, please visit www.artofrapfest.com and www.siriusxm.com/TheArtofRap.!


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The Red Flame for Freedom

Local Wiregrass Residents on a Journey to End Modern Day Slavery

The Red Flame for Freedom



Audri Scott Williams and Karen Hunter Watson announce that on April 22, 2016, the Trail of Dreams World Peace Walkers and Partners in The Red Flame for Freedom will travel to communities throughout the United States to raise awareness about the proliferation of modern day slavery experienced through sex trafficking, human trafficking, mass incarceration, and children in poverty. Modern day slavery is not simply a foreign issue, it is also an American issue and may be closer than you think.

The World Peace Walkers will begin their national tour in Dothan at the Spiritual Enrichment Center, 942 S. Oates Street, with a concert and panel discussion on April 2nd from 1- 4pm. Karen Hunter Watson and Kevin Thompson will provide special music throughout the afternoon. Audri Scott Williams will moderate a panel of speakers: Agnes Furey (Tallahassee, FL), Author of Wild Flowers in the Median and a nationally recognized advocate for Restorative Justice; Sekou Kambui (Dothan, AL), former Political Prisoner for 47 years; Sandra W. Burch (Colquitt, GA), author and former victim of domestic violence incarcerated for 8 years; Ken Tuck (Dothan, AL), Love in Action Ministries on Human Trafficking; Sharon Hughes Taylor (Dothan, AL)on Children in Poverty, Paul Carroll (Dothan, AL), retired Psychologist to speak on Community Engagement for Social Change.

Schedule From April 22 through September 25, 2016 Cities & Dates:

Dothan, AL – Atlanta, GA - April 22 - 24 • Tampa, FL - May 6 - 8 • New Orleans, LA - May 20 - 22 • Houston, TX - May 27- 29 • Phoenix, AZ - June 10 - 12 • Las Vegas, NV - June 17 - 19 • Los Angeles, CA - June 24 - 26 • San Francisco/Oakland, CA - July 1 - 3 • Denver, CO - July 15 - 17 • Chicago, IL - July 29 - 31 • New York, NY -August 12 - 14 • Philadelphia, PA - August 19 - 21 • Baltimore, MD - August 26 - 28 • Washington, DC -September 2 - 4 • Charlotte, NC - September 16 - 18 • Atlanta, GA - September 23 - 25

The Red Flame for Freedom …
We are coming to a city near you! Join the movement to end modern day slavery. Contribute your time, resources, and talents. Share the vision. If you are interested in assisting in organizing in your community and/or having your organization, agency, or group become a partner, contact Audri Scott Williams at 334-200-3593 or email freedomwalks.stf@gmail.com.: http://www.trailofdreams.weebly.com

You many also visit our website Join the Spirit of Truth Foundation, World Peace Walkers (Trail of Dreams World Peace Walkers, 13 Moon Walk 4 Peace), NOWTIME Media, LLC, United Religions Initiative (URI), WorldBridge Media, One Common Unity (OCU), Center of Health and Whole Healing, iLogic, Social Artistry Alliance of the Southeast US, The Shift Network & The Catalyst, Think Peace International, ELLSSA , Wholistic Stress Control Institute, Center of Peace, Spiritual Enrichment Center – Dothan, WARETech Studio… and the growing number of organizations who are saying NO MORE!

Contact: The Red Flame for Freedom
Audri Scott Williams
Phone: 334.200.3593
Karen Hunter Watson
Phone: 334.200.9842
Email: freedomwalks@gmail.com
P.O. Box 126 Cottonwood, AL 36320
www.trailofdreams.weebly.com
www.audriscottwilliams.com
www.blogtalkradio.com/nowtimeradio


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AUGUST 2016 FESTIVALS & EVENTS

  • Alabama, Eutaw -   Black Belt Folk Roots Festival  -  Unique celebration which brings together craft persons, musicians, dancers, storytellers, food specialist, artists and community workers--all of whom are considered bearers of the traditions and folkways of the West Alabama region. Held the fourth Sat. in Aug.


  • California, Long Beach -   Long Beach Jazz Festival  -  Southern California Jazz Festival staged on a gorgeous grassy knoll in a beautiful Lagoon setting.


  • California, Oakland -   Art & Soul Festival  -  Live rock, blues, jazz, gospel and more on five concert stages. 14th and Broadway in Downtown Oakland. (3 day event)


  • California, San Francisco -   San Francisco Street Food Festival  -  La Cocina’s San Francisco Street Food Festival brings all of the best food (and music) in the Bay Area to one street, once a year, to celebrate the talent, the taste and the entrepreneurial spirit of people who make a living doing what they love to do.


  • California, San Jose -   San Jose Jazz Festival  -  Over 1000 jazz artists and 100,000 jazz music lovers converging on San Jose for a weekend of musical diversity, tradition, and innovation.


  • DC, Washington -   DC Blues Festival  -  Guitar / Vocal / Harmonica Workshops ~ Musical Instrument Petting Zoo ~ Family-Friendly Fun. (always Labor Day Saturday)


  • Delaware, Wilmington -   The Riverfront Blues Festival  -  The Riverfront Blues Festival is a 3 day, outdoor music festival held on the riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware.


  • Georgia, Atlanta -   Pan African Film Festival -   The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is a non-profit corporation that states its goal to promote "cultural understanding among peoples of African descent" through exhibiting art and film. It hosts a film festival and an arts festival in Atlanta in August of each year. It will be a star-studded night in Atlanta. The largest black film festival in the United States.


  • Georgia, Atlanta -   Peachtree Village International Film Festival  -  Since 2006, the Peachtree Village International Film Festival has successfully served as a platform for up and coming filmmakers, producers, and entertainers, by directly connecting them to some of the world’s most influential filmmakers, producers, and distribution companies.


  • Georgia, Atlanta -   The International Soul Music Summit  -  The largest music conference in the world dedicated to the independent soul gerne. Major Networking Opportunities with mainstream, emerging and independent soul artist, retailers, tastemakers, consumers and executives.


  • Idaho, Boise -   Boise Soul Food Festival  -  Popularized in the 1960s, the term soul food refers to a distinctive, traditional southern style of cooking. Make plans to attend the Boise Soul Food Extravaganza.


  • Illinois, Chicago -   African Festival of the Arts  -   The AFA is a series of festivals within a festival built around African culture: art, music, dance, history and current interests and pursuits.


  • Illinois, Chicago -   The Black Women's Expo  -  Over 2 days in August, McCormick Place, the largest convention center in North America, becomes a mecca for Black women seeking to empower, to educate, to improve and celebrate their lives and the lives of their families.


  • Indiana, Michigan City -   Smooth Jazz At South Shore  -  Smooth Jazz At South Shore is one of the premier music festivals in the Midwest.


  • Indiana, South Bend -   South Bend Reggae/World Music Festival  -  Live music events to raise money for The Pangani Foundation, Inc.


  • Louisiana, New Orleans -   Annual Satchmo Summerfest  -  Satchmo SummerFest – the premier American Jazz Festival dedicated to the life, music and legacy of New Orleans’ native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong.


  • Massachusetts, Boston -   Boston Carnival Village -   BostonCarnivalVillage.com is your connection to Boston's Trinidad-style carnival. Experience the excitement of donning a costume and dancing to intoxicating Soca and Steel-Band music on the streets of Boston; and savor culinary treasures prepared by some of the Caribbean’s finest.


  • Massachusetts, Springfield -   Stone SOUL Festival  -  The entertainment includes gospel, jazz, R&B, and dance. Sunday “Praise In The Park” begins at 10:00 am.


  • Michigan, Detroit -   Detroit Jazz Festival  -   The International Freedom Festival, Jazz Fest was intended to bring people into the city and to provide all segments of the population with world-class entertainment.


  • Minnesota, Duluth -   Bayfront Blues Festival -  One of the largest annual outdoor music events in the upper Midwest held at Duluth’s Bayfront Festival Park.


  • Minnesota, Minneapolis -   Afrifest Annual Pan African Summer Festival  -  An Annual Pan African Summer Festival in the Twin Cities, MN. Festival Motto: "Enlightenment, Diversity, and Unity."


  • Mississippi, Belzoni, Indianola, Greenville, Shelby & Greenwood -   Mississippi Jazz and Heritage Festival  -  Celebrating Mississippi's great jazz legacy, takes place in the Mississippi Delta on Labor Day weekend.


  • Nevada, Las Vegas -   Steve Harvey's Ford Hoodie Awards  -   A grand annual celebration with thrills, laughs, unpredictable moments, live entertainment, and more. Honoring the nation's best neighborhood leaders, educators, churches, and local businesses for their service.


  • New Jersey, Atlantic City -   The Atlantic City Comedy Festival  -   The Atlantic City Comedy Festival, promises to be better than ever! For two days, fans will experience tickle your funny bone fanfare, gut busting jokes and hilarious, side-splitting humor from some of the world’s most noted, critically acclaimed mainstream comedians.


  • North Carolina, Raleigh and Wake County -   The African American Cultural Festival -  The Festival takes place on the Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend along Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.


  • North Carolina, Winston-Salem -   National Black Theatre Festival  -  The National Black Theatre Festival is held biennially in the City of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC. The festival has attracted more than 500,000 tourist to the city since it was established. Black Theatre is for everyone!


  • Pennsylvania, Bethlehem -   Musikfest -  Musikfest is a music festival that has been held each August in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA since 1984. The festival begins on the first Friday in August and ends on Sunday ten days later.


  • Pennsylvania, Philadelphia -   BlackStar Film Festival -  The BlackStar Film Festival is the only event of its kind in Philadelphia—a celebration of cinema focused on work by and about people of African descent in a global context.


  • Tennessee, Johnson City -   Umoja Festival -  With an annual attendance of more than 30,000 people, the Umoja Festival brings in people from East Tennessee and across the region to celebrate African American culture, diversity and the acceptance and education of other cultures.


  • Tennessee, Memphis -   Annual Tri-State Blues Festival  -  Held at Landers Center (formerly DeSoto Civic Center).


  • Texas, Dallas -   Dallas Black Expo -  The Dallas Black Expo Team mission is for the expo is to cultivate prosperity among African American communities and businesses through education, empowerment, entrepreneurship and economic growth.


  • West Virginia, Charleston -   Multifest -   Multifest is a free, educational family oriented event highlighting cultural diversity.


  • West Virginia, Sandstone -   Simply Jazz and Blues Festival  -  The festival itself will take place at the scenic “Drift” located on the majestic New River. Other music venues in the area will be hosting live jazz and blues and of course there are plenty of outdoor activities and attractions in the area to help you plan a great vacation full of music and fun.


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