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New York (THE WIRE PRESS) - ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers will honor legendary songwriting and music production duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis with the illustrious ASCAP Voice of Music Award at its 30th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel. This prestigious award comes on the heels of Jam and Lewis's induction to the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 15. The Grammy-winning duo and owners of Flyte Tyme Productions are responsible for an impressive body of work that includes chart-topping pop hits such as Janet Jackson's "When I Think Of You," and "Miss You Much;" Mariah Carey's "Thank God I Found You;" George Michael's "Monkey;" Boyz II Men's "On Bended Knee;" and Mary J Blige's "No More Drama."

Los Angeles (THE WIRE PRESS) - Tim Calandrello, who served as writer, producer and editor of the upcoming documentary "Hired Gun," will host a Facebook Live Q&A about the film on Fri., June 30 at 1 p.m. EDT/11 a.m. PDT. The chat will take place on Twisted Pumpkin, Inc.'s Facebook page. "Hired Gun" introduces audiences to some of the world's unsung heroes of the music industry through exclusive interviews and performances. The artists featured in the film have played with musical legends such as Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, Billy Joel, P!NK, Ozzy Osbourne, Michael Jackson, Bon Jovi and many more.

Los Angeles (THE WIRE PRESS) - Rising pop sensation Taylor Grey has released her highly anticipated debut album Space Case. The album is executive produced by the award-winning Josh Abraham (Justin Bieber, Pink, Kelly Clarkson, etc.) and produced by Nico Stadi, among others. It features special appearances by The Vamps' Brad Simpson ("Fallin'") and Spencer Kane ("Miami"). The album is available on all digital platforms.

(THE WIRE PRESS) - Recording artist Kelda's latest projects in the modeling, public speaking, and film industries Internationally recognized artist Keldamuzik alias "Diva" brings diversity into the entertainment industry. She is fearless and has dipped her toe into many successful ventures. Kelda's first self- authored movie "Love the Original Way" debuted last year in Hollywood during the Black African American Film Festival. The film has so far made it to the Amazon Prime and is available in Japan, Germany, US, and the UK.

MEMPHIS, TN (THE WIRE PRESS) - Something is definitely wrong with modern music today? That's what many on social networks and in-conversation with each other are saying. One issue many believe is not being addressed today is how music today demeans women. Hip hop is one genre many believe demeans particularly black or African-American women. Furthermore, many would say that the dark-skinned black or African-American women are not well represented or nearly at all acknowledged in music at all.

INDIANAPOLIS (THE WIRE PRESS) - Set to award $100,000 in cash prizes, the Heartland Film Festival (Oct. 12-22, 2017) has expanded its number of cash-eligible award categories from 13 in 2016 to 33 for this year's 26th annual event. Both feature-length and short films across the narrative, documentary and animated categories are invited to submit their titles for consideration during the 2017 call for entries period (February - May, 2017).

BRENTWOOD, TN (THE WIRE PRESS) - What if you could find out the potential effects of a medication during pregnancy by asking a real-life expert instead of unreliable “Dr. Google?” Now you can. In fact, there’s an app for that, according to MotherToBaby, a service of the international non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS). As January’s Birth Defects Prevention Month kicks off, MotherToBaby has launched a free, one-of-a-kind app to bring the most accurate, evidence-based information to pregnant and breastfeeding women. “Information and research about the risks of medications, vaccines, chemicals or diseases during a woman’s pregnancy are constantly changing and can be confusing, or misrepresented in regular internet searches,” said Stephen Braddock, MD, MotherToBaby President who serves as the Director of Medical Genetics at Saint Louis University. “That’s where our new app comes in to help.”

BOULDER, CO (THE WIRE PRESS) - A new report from the University of Arkansas Department of Education Reform claims that Texas voucher legislation would reduce crime and thereby save the state a cumulative $194 million by the end of 2035. This claim is not warranted and has, in fact, already been discredited. The report’s calculations arise from another University of Arkansas analysis, by the same authors. The Arkansas researchers had argued that some subgroups of voucher-receiving students in Milwaukee, Wisconsin were less likely to commit crimes as adults. That earlier analysis was reviewed in April 2016 by Clive Belfield, Professor of Economics at Queens College, City University of New York.

TORONTO, CANADA (THE WIRE PRESS) - Ask The Doctor, the world's largest medical question and answer platform, announced today it will begin operations in China to meet the countries user-base demand. Ask The Doctor allows users to ask a doctor sensitive medical questions anonymously in any language and receive answers from a network of over 20,000+ general physicians and specialists in a few hours or less. These question and answer pairs are then published with all personal information removed to create a medical q&a library. This library is proving to be a very valuable asset for medical AI research, even used by the National Institutes of Health.