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2019 BLACK MUSIC HONORS PAID TRIBUTE TO MUSIC ICONS XSCAPE, FREDDIE JACKSON, YOLANDA ADAMS, TAMIA, & ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

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Rousing Performances by Avery Wilson, Dee-1, Jade Novah, Jagged Edge, Jekalyn Carr, Naughty By Nature,
June’s Diary, Keke Wyatt, Kelly Price, Le’Andria Johnson, 702, MAJOR. & More Captivated the Audience
Nationally Syndicated Television Special Airs September 14-October 20
Airs On Bounce TV On Sunday, Oct 20

ATLANTA – SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 – The highly anticipated 4th Annual 2019 Black Music Honors hosted by
television and radio personality Rickey Smiley and Grammy® Award-winner and actress LeToya Luckett is
currently airing in national broadcast syndication. The star-studded show was taped live at The Cobb Energy
Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA.
The honoree Xscape, received the Urban Music Icon Award presented by AT&T for the platinum selling quartet
group’s 25 years in the industry. Chart-topping crooner, Freddie Jackson, whose career has spanned over 33 years,
received the Legend Award, presented by State Farm. Yolanda Adams received the Gospel Music Icon Award, and
culturally-conscience eclectic group, Arrested Development, Tamia and Bill Wilters also received recognition.
There were also very many memorable performance tributes by Avery Wilson, Dee-1, Jade Novah, Jagged Edge,
Jekalyn Carr, Naughty By Nature, June’s Diary, Keke Wyatt, Kelly Price, Le’Andria Johnson, Melanie Fiona,
702, & MAJOR were met with standing ovations. Viewers can click Blackmusichonors.com/Airtime.html to check
local airdates and broadcast times.
The night culminated with founder and chairman, Don Jackson, expressing gratitude to the honorees, presenters
and performers for making the night unforgettable. He stated,” the Black Music Honors gives us an opportunity to
celebrate the accomplishments of the trailblazers of African-American music.”
The 4th Annual Black Music Honors show is Executive Produced by Don Jackson, with Jennifer J. Jackson serving
as Producer and Michael A. Johnson as Producer and Director.
State Farm returns as the Black Music Honors title sponsor, in addition to presenting sponsors: AT&T, Walmart,
Chevrolet, Neutrogena Hydro Boost, Stellar TV and CCP.
For more information on Black Music Honors, please visit www.blackmusichonors.com and connect on social media
@blackmusichonors #BMH2019 and #BlackMusicMatters.’

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Journeys, Adidas Originals Take Over Downtown Atlanta with Help from Lil Yachty & More

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ATLANTA) – September 29, 2019 – Yesterday, thousands of young locals convened at the Georgia Freight Depot to experience “Destination: Atlanta,” a one-day free music festival hosted by Journeys and adidas Originals. The second annual event included live performances from Lil Yachty,Kodie Shane, Marlo, Jamee Cornelia and Mike Floss and featured DJ sets by Heroes x Villains and Ferrari Simmons. Lifestyle influencer Kenny Burns emcee’d the event. 


Guests were not only treated to a free concert, but enjoyed a variety of creative activations such as the t-shirt “Maker’s Lab,” a customize-your-adidas station, the living art wall, lawn games, a “cloud” machine and the festival’s centerpiece: the foam tower!

“Destination: Atlanta” is the second installment of the annual “Destination” series, which launched last year in San Diego and drew over 3,400 attendees. 
For more “Destination: Atlanta” highlights, follow Journeys and adidas Originals on social: @Journeys and @adidasoriginals.
SOCIAL #DestinationAtlanta
@Journeys and @adidasoriginals
LIL YACHTY | @lilyachty  
KODIE SHANE: @kodieshane
MARLO: @lilmarlo_1
MIKE FLOSS: @mikeflossmusic
JAMEE CORNELIA: @jameecornelia
FERRARI SIMMONS: @ferrarisimmons
KENNY BURNS: @kennyburns 


ABOUT JOURNEYSJourneys is a teen retail leader with an emphasis on footwear and unique specialty items including apparel, backpacks, hats and accessories. With more than 840 stores in all 50 US states, Puerto Rico and Canada, Journeys offers the most popular brands that cater to the teen lifestyle such as Vans, Converse, adidas, Timberland, Dr. Martens and UGG. Through strategic artistic partnerships, event sponsorships, exclusive content, creative collaborations with musicians and a focus on giving back to the community through charitable events and volunteer programs – Journeys has become more than just a retailer, but a universal part of teen and youth culture.
The in-store Journeys experience features an energetic environment, friendly, passionate staff and a family-like atmosphere where self-expression is not just accepted – but encouraged and embraced. TVs are playing carefully curated music videos and lifestyle segments, set alongside impactful visual merchandising displays that change monthly to reflect on the latest trends and styles sought after by the 12-22 age bracket.
Journeys omni-channel presence includes the stores, printed catalogs, website: journeys.com, and social media channels on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (@journeys), as well as Pinterest and Snapchat (@journeysshoes). Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Journeys is a division of Genesco Inc.
ABOUT ADIDAS ORIGINALS
Inspired by the rich sporting heritage of adidas – one of the world’s leading sports brands and a global designer and developer of athletic footwear and apparel – adidas Originals is a lifestyle brand founded in 2001. With the adidas archive at its foundation, adidas Originals continues to evolve the brand’s legacy through its commitment to product innovation and its ability to filter the creativity and courage found on courts and sporting arenas through the lens of contemporary youth culture. Marked by the iconic Trefoil logo that was first used in 1972 and championed by those that continue to shape and define creative culture, adidas Originals continues to lead the way as the pioneering sportswear brand for the street.

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