By MICHAEL BURNS, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF CONGRESSMAN DONALD M. PAYNE, JR.
By Jonathon McAloon
By Sarah Levin
The American Conference on Diversity will pay tribute to music legend and New Jersey-native Dionne Warwick during a special 20th Anniversary Statewide Fundraising Gala on April 2 in West Orange, NJ.
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Music and politics united at The Recording Academy’s 2014 GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards on April 2 at the Hamilton Live in Washington, D.C. Known as “Washington’s most interesting mix of music and politics,” the event also featured live performances and one-of-a-kind tributes. GRAMMYs on the Hill is a high-profile celebration, featuring a cocktail reception, dinner and awards presentation. attended by members of the recording and entertainment industries, including GRAMMY-winning group Los Lonely Boys, pop trio Hanson, Wesley Schultz (of folk rock group the Lumineers), SESAC hit songwriters Gary Burr and Victoria Shaw, and pop music legend and five-time GRAMMY winner Dionne Warwick, among others, in addition to numerous Washington luminaries and policymakers.
Behind The Scenes with Dionne Warwick and Billy Ray Cyrus.
Dionne Warwick, among others, pay tribute to the Beatles, February 6, 2014. Three major pop stars of the 1960s have been added to the lineup of the Beatles tribute concert scheduled for February 6 at New York City’s famed Apollo Theater. Dionne Warwick, original Supremes member Mary Wilson and Lulu will perform at the Twist & Shout Benefit Concert, one of a series of events being held in conjunction with the NYC Fab 50: America Celebrates The Beatles festival commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s historic first trip to the U.S
Pizarro: Dionne Warwick makes her way to San Jose
Dionne Warwick cheers members of the San Jose State University Choral Ensemble during an event at San Jose City Hall to promote the upcoming Sister Cities International's 2014 Annual Conference in San Jose, California
Congratulations to Dionne who was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, Jan. 14, 2014. http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2014/01/new_jersey_hall_of_fame_class_of_2013_inducted.html
Dionne Warwick announces new CD, Feels So Good, set for 2014 release! Click here for the USA Today article...
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Dionne Warwick Now nominated for Traditional Pop Vocal Album at the upcoming Grammy Awards scheduled for Jan 26, 2014!
Full track listing for Dionne's new album 'Now' There's so much excitement
and anticipation around the release of Dionne's new album 'Now'. Because the
album celebrates 50 amazing years, Dionne enlisted the help of friends, family,
fellow musicians and her fans to help her choose the songs which would receive a
makeover for 2012. The results span classic Bacharach and David hits such as
‘(There's) Always Something There To Remind Me’, ‘Reach Out For Me’, ‘Make It
Easy On Yourself’ and ‘Say A Little Prayer’ mixed with lesser known but equally
stunning album tracks like ‘Be Aware’ and ‘I Just Have To Breathe’. There are
also 4 brand new songs. Here's the full rundown.
1. (There's) Always Something There To Remind Me (New Recording)
2. Are You There (With Another Girl) (New recording, chosen for this album by Stevie Wonder)
3. Don't Make Me Over (New Recording)
4. Love Is Still The Answer (Brand new track)
5. 99 Miles from LA (Brand new track)
6. Be Aware (Taken from the album "Dionne" 1972
7. Reach Out (Taken from the album "Make Way For Dionne Warwick" 1964 release)
8. Is There Anybody Out There (Brand new track)
9. I Just Have To Breath (Taken from the album "Dionne" 1972)
10. It Was Almost Like a Song (Brand New Track)
11. Make it Easy On Yourself (New recording)
12. I Say a Little Prayer (New recording, Dionne duets with her son David Elliott)
Dionne Warwick To Be Honored at
2013 Soul Train Awards
Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton and Smokey Robinson are among the marquee names
announced today as performers for the 2013 Soul Train Awards. The fifth annual
show is being t...aped on Nov. 8 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. It will
premiere on Centric and BET on Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. ET.
Rounding out the performer lineup thus far: K. Michelle, Wale, Kem, Chrisette
Michelle, Eric Benét, Ronald Isley, Bobby Caldwell, Joss Stone and "American
Idol" season 12 winner Candice Glover. Notes Robinson, "I'm very
excited to be a part of this year's ‘Soul Train Awards.' I'm thrilled that the
show is honoring Dionne Warwick -- one of my favorite people -- and that I'll
be performing in tribute to her."
Rapper Kendrick Lamar leads with six award nominations, including best new
artist, album of the year and song of the year. Tied with five nominations each
are Miguel, Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, Chris Brown and Braxton.
Actor/comedian Anthony Anderson will host.
CENTRIC exec. VP/GM Paxton Baker says the network is "80%-90%
finished" with the show's booking and adds there are a "couple of big
surprises we are close to closing." After three years in Atlanta, this
marks the award show's second year in Las Vegas. Notes Baker, "Don
Cornelius shaped ‘Soul Train' into the premier place to celebrate soul and the
African-American culture, and its legacy is just as meaningful today."
We Need To Go Back: The Unissued
Warner Bros. Masters by Dionne Warwick
Dionne Warwick was a force in
pop music for several decades; selling tens-of-millions of albums and singles.
Her career can be divided into three parts; her time with the Scepter label
(1963-1970), the WB label (1972-1977), and the Arista label (1979-1994). Her Warner
Brothers period was more obscure. Now Real Gone Music has gathered together 19
unreleased tracks from recently discovered master tapes.
Fans of Dionne Warwick will be
delighted with the release of We Need To Go Back: The Unissued Warner Bros.
Masters. On the other hand, many times unreleased tracks were unreleased
for a reason, which means the average music fan of her era may want to pass and
stick with her better known material.
She recorded dozens of tracks by
Burt Bacharach and Hal David while with Scepter but now Bacharach has some new
writing partners. Bacharach and Bobby Russell provide “And Then You Know What
He Did” and “Plastic City” and he teams with Neil Simon on “And Then He Walked
Through The Door.”
Five tracks are from her
unreleased country album. Highlights are “Rest You Love On Me” by Barry Gibb,
“I’ll Never Make It Easy” by Connie Van Dyke, and “Keep Me Warm” by Linda
No matter what the material,
Warwick is a pure pop artist. Her voice can soar plus bring out the nuances of
a song as she creates varied textures. The material may not be the best she has
ever worked with but her voice is at the height of her powers.
We Need To Go Back: The
Unissued Warner Brothers Masters is not
the place to start when exploring the legacy of Dionne Warwick but fills in a
number of gaps in the career of one of pop music’s masters.
AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 2, 2010! "My Life as I See It" an autobiography coauthored with David Freedman Wooley. Dionne tells the stories of her life from her childhood in East Orange, New Jersey, in a two-family home with her parents, brother, and sister, to now, as she celebrates her fiftieth year in show business.
Legendary singer and actress Dionne Warwick unveiled a new technology lab
that includes HP desktops, notebooks and camcorders at the Dionne Warwick
Institute. HP surprised Warwick and the school with its latest product designed
specifically for elementary school students, the HP Mini 100e PCs, customized
with the school logo.
EAST ORANGE, N.J. — Kicking off the new school year, legendary singer and
actress Dionne Warwick unveiled a new technology lab that includes HP (NYSE:HPQ) camcorders and desktop and notebook PCs loaded with education software at the Dionne Warwick Institute of Economics and Entrepreneurship.
East Orange, N.J., city and school district officials joined the students in
welcoming Warwick as she addressed the school on the importance of technology in
education and unlocking student potential.
“HP has been at the forefront of providing computers and setting up
state-of-the-art computer labs for schools worldwide,” said Warwick. “I am proud
to say they have thought enough of my ‘babies’ at the Dionne Warwick Institute
to provide a complete computer lab furthering my children’s computer learning
skills in such an environment.”
From prekindergarten through fifth grade, students at Dionne Warwick
Institute are exposed to progressive themes in economics and entrepreneurship
that also incorporate elements of technology education. Students will use the
new HP Compaq 6000 Pro All-in-One Business PCs featuring Adobe® Digital School
Collection and Microsoft® Office 2010 to design creative ads, keep inventory
records, calculate profit and loss statements, compose business plans and
produce multimedia presentations.
By fifth grade, the students have developed and practiced the skills needed
to establish and run their own businesses. Three times a year, during the
school-hosted “Market Day,” students put their business plans into action and
showcase original handmade products to sell for profit.
“We’re grateful for the generous gift from Ms. Warwick and her business
partner, Dave Wooley, and are so appreciative of the relationship that they have
formed with HP,” said Gloria P. Watson, principal, Dionne Warwick Institute. “We
are excited to put these incredible tools to practice as we teach our students
about the real world of business. Our students are eager to learn and having the
latest technology will empower them to do amazing things.”
The technology education theme is infused throughout the school and includes
students’ daily use of the internet to learn real-life skills. This includes
accessing websites to practice depositing into bank accounts to track
investments, visiting a virtual school cafeteria to purchase food and calculate
a tip, comparing membership prices at a gym, and purchasing from the toy store,
where students calculate total costs and make change for payments.
As Warwick celebrates 50 years in show business, she also will release on
Nov. 2 her memoir, “My Life, as I See It,” coauthored with David Freedman Wooley
and written on her product of choice – an HP notebook.
HP and its partners Adobe, Atomic Learning and Microsoft collaborated with
Warwick to donate the following products to the school:
Additional information about HP education offerings is available at www.hp.com/go/k12.
About Dionne Warwick Institute
Dionne Warwick Institute of Economics and Entrepreneurship was one of 10
schools in the State of New Jersey recognized as a “Star School” by the New
Jersey State Department of Education. In March of 1999, Dionne Warwick Institute
became an America’s Choice School, a school with a solid curriculum that honors
the basics of reading, writing, mathematics and science.
Dionne Warwick Institute is one of the pioneers in the area of elementary
economics and entrepreneurship education; it is one of a few schools in the
nation developing and implementing this thematic curriculum.
In 2008, Dionne Warwick Institute was one of two schools, in the State of New
Jersey, recognized as a National Title 1 Distinguished School. On Dec. 1, 2003,
the National Center on Education and the Economy selected Dionne Warwick
Institute of Economics and Entrepreneurship as a National Model School for the
Whole School Reform model, America’s Choice, in recognition of the school’s high
level of implementation of the design and the test results achieved in literacy
and mathematics. There are more than 500 America’s Choice Schools in the United
States and only 12 have been designated as national models.
HP Compaq 6000 Pro All-in-One Business PCs
Mini 100e Education Edition netbook PCs
HP TouchSmart 9100 Business PCs
Adobe Digital School Collection
Atomic Learning Professional Development courses for teachers
Microsoft Office 2010
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