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Prince meets Broadways The Color Purple #Purple4Prince

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Harmony, Melody, Creativity, and Ingenuity thrive in the ultimate mash-up of Broadway’s The Color Purple meets “The Purple One”. Created by Michael Korte and Arranged by Jared Jenkins, purple “reigns” supreme as the sextet of voices flow effortlessly between the music of Prince, and songs from the Broadway hit musical The Color Purple, offering the ears a sound like no other. The infusion of gospel, with a hint of pop and a dash of R&B, offers the listener 6 minutes of pure heaven, that is certain to have the ever hard to please Prince Rogers Nelson smiling down on a job well done.
Don’t listen to us, Listen for yourself!
Featuring: Emi Secrest, Kawan DeBose, Lolah Brown, Sha’Leah Nikole, Milo Bloom, & Uri Grey.
Arrangement created by Jared Jenkins.

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Bebe Winans Musical Born For This Releases Music Video Starring Donald Webber Jr.

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Donald Webber Jr.

The BeBe Winans’ Broadway Bound musical Born For This, dropped a music video of the title song today. Donald Webber, Jr. (Hamilton, Whirl Inside A Loop, Motown), who is set to star as Winans in the Broadway Bound musical sings down as he affirms himself that is he prepared for greatness! The visual also features a cameo from Winans himself.

The release of this music video is right on the heels of a concert version of the musical that was presented in November in NYC at the celebrated cabaret Feinstein’s/54 Below and featured guest appearances by members of the cast, Stephanie Mills and BeBe Winans.

Donald Webber, Jr. is currently starring as Aaron Burr opposite Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton in a historic, 3-week engagement of HAMILTON in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where the musical has already raised $15 million for the recovery effort on the island, still reeling from the after-effects of Hurricane Maria in 2017.

A Broadway theatre and dates for Born For This are to be announced at a later time.

 

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Billy Porter Sings His Heart Out In One Take With “Love The Pain Away”

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Tony and Grammy Award-winning, Billy Porter, released a new live music video recently! The Kinky Boots star and Broadway legend recorded a live version of his original song “Love the Pain away” as a part of Michael Korte’s One Take series. Now known as a Golden Globe nominee for his performance in FX’s ‘Pose,’ Porter wrote the song after the Columbine massacre.

The One Take series captures musical performances in a single take. In this performance, the uplifting number is backed by The Sanctuary Band and vocalists Lencia Kebede, India Carney, and Eric Lyn. This SANGIN’ group of vocalists give a chilling and beautiful performance of the song.

Porter built his career in the theatre and is known for his work in musicals Kinky BootsShuffle Along, and Grease. However, he is no stranger to the music industry. He has four full albums available for streaming now on all music streaming platforms; spanning from classic Rodger and Hammerstein to his original music.

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