Grammy Award-winning production duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Dionne Warwick, Big Daddy Kane, Pastor Shirley Caesar, music industry legend Clarence Avant and iconic label Stax Records will be feted during Celebrate the Soul: Black Music Honors. The two-hour television special—a partnership between Nashville’s National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) and Central City Productions—will be taped on August 18 at Andrew Jackson Hall. Actor/Grammy winner Malcolm-Jamal Warner will host. Among the performers: Tina Campbell (Mary Mary), Andra Day, Chubb Rock, Mint Condition’s Stokley Williams and the SOS Band (BlackMusicHonors.org)
E-40 is set to headline KDAY, Los Angeles’ Fresh Fest (August 27). Rounding out the talent tally are DJ Quik, Sugar Free, N.O.R.E., Tha Dogg Pound, Ying Yang Twins and Rappin 4-Tay. The sixth annual Fresh Fest will take place at the Shrine Auditorium.