Agape Family Worship Center Agape Family Worship Center Lawrence Raphael Powell is the Senior Pastor of Agape Family Worship Center in Rahway, New Jersey. With over twenty one years in ministry, Pastor Larry is transforming lives with his powerful, prolific and practical presentation of the Gospel. Thousands of families from across the tri-state region flock to Agape every week to experience warm fellowship, dynamic worship and anointed teaching. 

Sony Music LogoSony Music Owned and operated by Sony Corporation of America, Sony Music is the world’s second largest music company, after Universal Music Group. Sony Music Entertainment is the middle-sized of the “Big Three” record companies (with Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group).


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Bad Boy Entertainment was formed in 1994 with the signing of just two artists, former EPMD roadie Craig Mack and friend and collaborator Notorious B.I.G. Mr. Combs’ innate talent as a power producer, arranger and CEO who had an ear for recognizing great talent and developing big hits resulted in the fledging imprint’s big break with the making of Notorious B.I .G.’s multi-platinum debut album “Ready to Die”.

Blue Note New York LogoBlue Note Since its inception in 1981, Blue Note has become one of the premier jazz clubs in the world and a cultural institution in Greenwich Village. Owner and founder Danny Bensusan had a vision to create a jazz club in Greenwich Village that would treat deserving artists with respect, while allowing patrons to see the world’s finest jazz musicians in a close, comfortable setting. Artists who had stopped playing in jazz clubs decades before, such as Sarah Vaughn, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Stanley Turrentine, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and Tito Puente, soon called Blue Note home.

James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation logoJames Jay Dudley Luce Foundation began in 2009 and was inspired by college professor Stanford Livingston Luce, Jr. who passed away in 2007. The Foundation publishes The Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness (link). The Stewardship Report has highlighted/spotlit over 1,500 organizations and individuals uplifting humanity. The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation, Inc. offers microgrants and ‘spotlighting’ to individuals and organizations bettering humanity in the fields of the Arts, Education, and Orphan Care. The J. Luce Foundation is most active in the U.S., Afghanistan, Cuba, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Peru, and Sri Lanka.

joes pub logoJoe’s Pub at The Public is one of New York City’s most celebrated venues for emerging and established performance artists. Named for Public Theater founder Joe Papp, Joe’s Pub debuted in 1998 and plays a vital role in The Public’s mission of supporting young artists while providing established artists with an intimate space to perform and develop new work. Joe’s Pub presents talent from all over the world as part of The Public’s programming downtown at its Astor Place home, hosting approximately 800 shows and serving over 100,000 audience members annually.

Metropolitan Room

Voted #1 Jazz Cabaret Club by New York Magazine, The Metropolitan Room is one of the most critically acclaimed venues in NYC and is known as the “Home” for big name talents and rising stars.  This famed, Flatiron District, 22nd Street bastion for singers, is located in the heart of Manhattan in the Flatiron/Chelsea District. A high-end cabaret and jazz club, the Metropolitan Room brings the best in live music to New York City. Every night of the week, at 7pm, 9:30pm and 11:30pm.  Fabulous award-winning Broadway, TV, Film and Radio performers take the stage in an intimate 115-seat atmosphere reminiscent of the golden age of cabaret.  Our renowned Chelsea club and performance space provides an intimate for a range of entertainments as diverse as New York itself. From spectacles like “The Sophisticates: Strip as it was Meant to be Teased” to performances by drag comedienne Hedda Lettuce, side-splitting comedy acts and moving cabaret sets by top Broadway stars, the 115-seat room provides the perfect setting for audience-pleasing shows, night after night. 

The PlantThe Plant Logo is the legendary home of the greatest artists in recorded music today. Located in Manhattan, The Plant continues to be a creative recording environment for musicians worldwide. 


SamBarsh.com LogoSamBarsh.com From his years as a top-call touring keyboardist, to writing and producing for major-label talent and headlining packed venues across the globe, Sam Barsh has solidified his reputation as an in-demand triple-threat, amassing substantial credits as a keyboardist, composer and producer in his still young career. Described as “phenomenally talented” by Jazz Times and a “Pianist with the gift of groove” by the New York Times, Barsh’s professional career launched during his years on the road as a keyboardist for artists such as Avishai Cohen, The Brand New Heavies and Cassandra Wilson, and has evolved to include substantial contributions in a variety of genres.

Atlantic RecordsAtlantic Records Logo was founded in 1947 by Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson, both avid music fans and record enthusiasts. Their passion for artist development made Atlantic Records the home of choice for legendary artists including Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, The Rolling Stones, Cher, Genesis, Cream and many more. With over 60 years of recorded music history, our passion for artistry in music continues today as a new generation of incredible artists including Bruno Mars, Coldplay, fun., Jason Mraz, Ed Sheeran, Wiz Khalifa, Janelle Monáe, Skrillex, Trey Songz, Justine Skye, Hunter Hayes and more continue to further the Atlantic Records legacy.

Cicely L. Tyson SchoolCicely L. Tyson School Logo of Performing and Fine Arts is in its 19th year of operation under the unique theme inherent in the school’s name above. The school gives its students quality education through the use of state of the art resources, to provide academic rigor, community and cultural relevance, and a deeper development of their craft as Artists. The school encourages students to daily live out the motto: “We Aim High, We Soar High” to attain their success. Such is exhibited in the embarkation of the Advanced Placement (AP) programs; designed to offer students with proven academic ability and the exposure to a highly rigorous college level curriculum. In addition to the Advanced Placement programs, the school offers courses in Sociology, Economics, Urban Studies and Foreign Languages, with the intent to promote college and career readiness and the skills needed to compete in the global community.

The Village Vanguard Logo The Village Vanguard Of New York’s great jazz rooms, the Village Vanguard has the edge in terms of historical pedigree, sound, unique physical space, and ever-broadening booking policy, representing jazz across many generations and aesthetic viewpoints. The calendar is something: radical offerings from Henry Threadgill and John Zorn alongside great and underrated pianists George Cables, Kirk Lightsey, and Harold Mabern; young bandleaders of note such as Fabian Almazan and Rudy Royston next to established masters Fred Hersch, Tom Harrell, Joe Lovano, and Dave Douglas.