(CNN) -- Cynthia Robinson, whose brassy, forthright trumpet lit up Sly and the Family Stone songs such as "Dance to the Music," "Life" and "Hot Fun in the Summertime," died Monday, the band's publicist confirmed. She was 71.
Director Steven Spielberg, entertainer Barbra Streisand, baseball legend Willie Mays and composer Stephen Sondheim are among 17 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients, the White House announced Monday.
It’s all over but the licensing. “Johnnie Be Good,” the documentary film about St. Louis bluesman Johnnie Johnson being made by veteran local broadcaster Art Holliday, is basically finished, Holliday told The American.
Under the musical direction of seasoned Music Minister Dello Thedford and produced and directed by songwriter and arranger Oscar Williams, Jr., Dr. F. James Clark and the Shalom Church (City Of Peace) Mass Choir have praised their way into the Top 30 on the Billboard Gospel Radio Chart.