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Tue - September 3, 2019 10:56 pm     A+ | a-
Maurice Lynch Music-Celebrates Pat Cleveland 2019 Essence Fashion Award Honoree
Maurice Lynch Music-Celebrates Pat Cleveland 2019 Essence Fashion Award Honoree
Maurice Lynch Music: Celebrates ESSENCE Award Honoree - Legendary Super-Model, Arthur and Singer…Miss Pat Cleveland. As she receives the 2019 Award. …..Congratulations Pat.......Maurice Lynch-Producer.

ESSENCE Best In Black Fashion Awards: Our 2019 Icon Award Honoree Is Pat Cleveland


A celebration of the best and brightest creators of color within the fashion space, ESSENCE’s inaugural Best in Black Fashion Awards shines a light on top designers, stylists, photographers, models and insiders who made an impact in 2019. The star-studded roster of honorees and nominees will gather at pre-NY Fashion Week dinner on September 4th.

Pat Cleveland is a trailblazing model that has sashayed, twirled and posed her way into legendary status. Cleveland first hit the scene in the 1960’s breaking barriers for women of color in an industry that had long ignored us. “I knew I would never have Grace Kelly’s little nose or Rita Hayworth’s figure. But I could have bright red lips, lots of hair, and a job with Halston,” Cleveland wrote in her memoir Walking With The Muses. Since taking her groundbreaking stance, the Harlem born supermodel has captivated audiences in the decades that followed with her lithe frame and larger-than-life personality.
Cleveland is one of the first African-American models to achieve prominence as both a runway and print model. She has modeled for designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior and Valentino. Following her work with the most enterprising creators, she has graced the covers of Vanity Fair, Essence, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, L’Officiel Vogue Paris, W and Elle. To this day, Cleveland continues to wow audiences as she triumphed at the all Black Zendaya x Tommy runway show alongside Grace Jones, Tyra Banks and several other legends.

Sun - September 1, 2019 2:59 pm     A+ | a-
Maurice Lynch Music-The Times Of Bill Cunningham Lands At Greenwich For 2020 Release ©Harold Chapman
Maurice Lynch Music-The Times Of Bill Cunningham Lands At Greenwich For 2020 Release ©Harold Chapman
Maurice Lynch Music: I’m sharing this great article. “The Times of Bill Cunningham” has received North American distribution. My song “Tonight Josephine” is the films theme song, sang by the incomparable Miss Pat Cleveland who served as a muse to Bill Cunningham…..Maurice Lynch-Producer.

EXCLUSIVE: Greenwich Entertainment has acquired North American distribution rights to The Times of Bill Cunningham, a documentary about the famed street and fashion photographer that is narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker. The Mark Bozek-directed film, which premiered at last year’s New York Film Festival, will now hit theaters in February 2020.
The movie features photographs chosen from more than 3 million previously unpublicized images and is told in Cunningham’s own words, culled from an unearthed 1994 interview, about a life that included living in France during the Korean War, his unique relationship with Jackie Kennedy and his four decades at the New York Times.
Cunningham was also the subject of the 2010 documentary Bill Cunningham: New York, directed by Richard Press.
“There are not many people whose lives and personality can sustain two very different but both thoroughly compelling documentaries,” said Greenwich’s Ed Arentz. “Bill Cunningham is one of those rare individuals.”
Live Rocket’s Bozek and Russell Nuce are producers. The deal was negotiated by Arentz and Submarine’s Dan Braun, also an executive producer on the film.

Thu - August 22, 2019 12:38 pm     A+ | a-
CNN Tonight - Don Lemon Interviews Fashion Icon - Pat Cleveland
CNN Tonight - Don Lemon Interviews Fashion Icon - Pat Cleveland
Maurice Lynch Music: Please tune into CNN Tonight with Don Lemon. He will be interviewing Legendary Super-Model, Author, Artist & Singer…Pat Cleveland.She is one of the most popular figures in the Fashion World and I am so proud to be working with her and producing her upcoming Cd project…and music for 2 new upcoming movies.

Tune in tonight if you miss it, get it On-Demand - CNN Tonight at 10 pm with Don Lemon, evening news airing on CNN and CNN International, presented by CNN journalist and news anchor, Don Lemon.

My song “Tonight Josephine” sang by Pat Cleveland was the theme song for the Documentary “The Life and Times of Bill Cunningham” who was and iconic photographer and fashion editor for the New York Times.Stay tuned for more updates.

Maurice Lynch
Wed - August 7, 2019 6:37 pm     A+ | a-
Jazz On The Great Hill in Central Park - Alyson Williams
Jazz On The Great Hill in Central Park - Alyson Williams
Join Maurice Lynch Music at Jazzmobile's Jazz On The Great Hill in Central Park. For a Great afternoon with Ms. Alyson Williams,Wycliffe Gordon, April May Webb, and Sage!!! 
Come out to this free event and enjoy the afternoon. Maurice Lynch & The Harlem Musical Revue will be backing Alyson Williams so you will definitely have a great afternoon.

Date: Saturday August 10th 2019
Time: 4pm - 7pm
Place: The Great Hill(Central Park NYC)
Please remember to inter at Central Park West (between 104 & 106 Street)

Maurice Lynch 
Sat - July 20, 2019 7:26 pm     A+ | a-
Maurice Lynch Music - Celebrates the Life of "The Queen of Swing" Norma Miller
Maurice Lynch Music - Celebrates the Life of "The Queen of Swing" Norma Miller

Maurice Lynch Music and The Harlem community mourns the loss, but celebrates the life, of the singularly wonderful "Queen of Swing," legendarily dancer, Norma Miller. She exited the dance floor, aged 99.

I was privileged to have known and I first met her through "The Ambassador of Lindy Hop the Late Frankie Manning". I learned so much from her about the music and Clubs of Harlem. She also inspired me to write many of my songs. I always felt that I was in the presence of royalty (if that "royal family" is preternaturally youthful, sassy and shockingly "frank" with their language)! When she'd appear you were in for a good time, a buzz would go through the room: "Norma Miller's here!"

Watch this 1941 dance routine. She comes in around 0:26, wearing a chef's hat (with her partner). This number is great and shows her at her prime. This one will get your toes-a-tapping! ..........A  Wonderful, Kind and Feisty Lady who will be greatly missed.

Here is her obituary from the New York Times

Thu - July 4, 2019 1:03 am     A+ | a-
 Maurice Lynch Music - Wishes You - A Happy July 4th & Independence Celebration
Maurice Lynch Music - Wishes You - A Happy July 4th & Independence Celebration
Happy July 4th & Independence Celebration 
As we celebrate our nation's freedom, let’s also honor the courageous men and women dedicated to preserving it. If America has touched your heart then let Fourth of July be a time to say 'Thank You'.  “Freedom lies in being bold”, having the courage to fight for it and head in your chosen direction. Celebrate Independence Day with your friends, family, loved ones and music. Wishing you a great and fantastic Independence Week...........Maurice Lynch 

“Celebrate our nation’s birthday NYC-style this 4th of July. On Thursday July 4, 2019, NYC will be the best place in the country to celebrate Independence Day, especially since it’s the home to the incredible Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks display. From NYC parks to rooftop bars, we’ve got you covered on where to catch the most spectacular view of the show set against the city's skyline. Check out our guide to the biggest summer holiday and make the most of this year’s long weekend with plenty of epic parties and things to do outside.”
#MauriceLynch, #MauriceLynchMusic
Sat - June 1, 2019 9:59 am     A+ | a-
Dawn Tallman May 2019 Cover of 5 Mag Magazine “ For Me” CD Release ....Visit..Honey Comb Music Store
Dawn Tallman May 2019 Cover of 5 Mag Magazine “ For Me” CD Release ....Visit..Honey Comb Music Store
African-American Music Appreciation Month is an annual celebration of African-American music in the United States. Just about every genre of music has, in some way, been touched and influenced by African-Americans. It was initiated as Black Music Month by President Jimmy Carter who, on June 7, 1979, decreed that June would be the month of black music. Similar presidential proclamations have been made annually since then. In 2009, the commemoration was given its current name by President Barack Obama.
The month-long observance, which was first inducted on June 7, 1979, was created to recognize and celebrate the historical influence African-Americans have had on the music industry and is intended to pay homage to the many artists, writers, songs and albums that have shaped American pop culture and the inspiring musical moments that have brought citizens—white, black and every other skin color—together.”
This month Maurice Lynch Music Celebrates “Dawn Tallman and her incredible new CD Release “For Me”. I have worked with Dawn for many years and her gift to the music world is monumental.  This project is amazing and Producer Josh Milan brings his artistry to this CD…….Please follow the links below for more info and to purchase this incredible CD as we celebrate “ Dawn Tallman
Honeycomb Music is extremely proud to present the highly anticipated debut album from Billboard chart-topping artist and the Queen of Gospel Energy, Dawn Tallman. "For Me," the LP is the culmination of 4 years of work, detailing personal experiences of triumph over adversity. Dawn Tallman brings us an incredibly produced album; chock full of poignant messages for the soul. 

The title track has been taking over dance floors since its 2015 release and now her debut album takes it to the next level. For Dawn, this is an enormous labor of love. "Each song has its own life experience. I've been so grateful to know that songs like "For Me" and "Celebrate Myself" are being heard during someone's bout with depression or another's battle with cancer. When you hear this album, my sincere hope is that you know you are not alone. Whatever your circumstances, you can triumph over it. You can do it... and whatever is going on, know that happiness is a choice!" 

Check out more from Dawn Tallman and Josh Milan -Honeycomb Music

Maurice Lynch

Wed - April 10, 2019 11:11 am     A+ | a-
 A Tribute to the Life of Nancy Wilson - Programme, Harlem, New York, March 25, 2019
A Tribute to the Life of Nancy Wilson - Programme, Harlem, New York, March 25, 2019
Maurice Lynch Music Celebrates: Jazz Appreciation Month - A Tribute to the Life of Nancy Wilson, Harlem, New York, March 25, 2019. Photography by Lisa Pacino.
I wanted to share this with everyone for Jazz Appreciation Month. Nancy Wilson was Jazz. I had the opportunity to meet Nancy Wilson on a few occasions so it was wonderful to be able to attend, and be a part of this great Tribute to Nancy Wilson. The event was filled with celebrities that loved and celebrated her life and legacy. This link is filled with Photos by Lisa Pacino.
Maurice Lynch
A Tribute to the Life of Nancy Wilson (February 20, 1937 – December 13, 2018), City College Center of the Arts, Harlem, New York. Afternoon of March 25, 2019; followed by a private invitation only reception. The celebration in honor of the incomparable Ms. Wilson featured speakers, performers and guest: Cicely Tyson, Melba Moore, Danny Glover, Leslie Uggams, Grahame Pratt, Yolanda Adams, Kenny Lattimore, Clifton Davis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Alyson Williams, Suzzanne Douglas, Nat Adderlry, Jr., Vanessa Rubin, Laurin Talese, Saxophonist Art Sherrod, Jr., Honorable Charles Rangel and wife Alma Rangel.  Ms. Wilson’s Sisters Karen and Brenda Van, Ms. Wilson’s niece Pietra Craig, B. Michael, Johnnie Mae, Khephra Burns, Shelia Anderson of WBGO Jazz 88.3-Newark, Rev Elder Kevin E. Taylor, Maurice E. Jenkins, Jr., Andrew James, Audrey Smaltz, Debbie McIntrye, DIVA Jazz Trio, and many more; all produced by Edward Roebuck, Backstage Photography by Lisa Pacino…..
Maurice Lynch


Fri - April 5, 2019 11:15 am     A+ | a-
Pat Cleveland for Fashion Designer Naeem Khan, New York Fashion Week, Feb 2019
Pat Cleveland for Fashion Designer Naeem Khan, New York Fashion Week, Feb 2019
I'm So excited to share this article with everyone. Thanks to all my Friends and Family for your prayers, thoughts and contributions to Miss Pat Cleveland.

Maurice Lynch

Pat Cleveland’s Fashion Family Came Through

When the model was rushed to a Paris hospital last week for emergency cancer surgery, designers, photographers and other industry friends rallied to raise more than $100,000 for her treatment.

Though “The Devil Wears Prada” may have been unintentionally documentary, not every viper pit cliché about fashion and its affiliates holds true. The loopy, fragile and gifted individuals who populate that world also often operate as an extended family, albeit a loose-knit and occasionally dysfunctional one. Seldom is this more evident than when trouble befalls one of their own.
Such is the case with Pat Cleveland, 68, a superstar model celebrated for her catwalk swirls, her irrepressible spirit and her occasionally dotty New Age pronouncements. Not long after a stellar Marchappearance in a Tommy Hilfiger show during Paris Fashion Week, Ms. Cleveland returned to France from her home in southern New Jersey— she and her husband, the former model Paul Van Ravenstein, raise peacocks there — to film a L’Oréal ad with her daughter, Anna Cleveland, also a model, and was taken ill.

A doctor at Le Meurice hotel prescribed pain relievers for what were thought to be ordinary stomach complaints and suggested she check back with him in the morning. By then her condition had worsened, and she was advised to check herself into the American Hospital of Paris immediately.
“The doctor there said, ‘We just got you in time,’” Mr. Van Ravenstein said this week in a Skype call from the French capital, where Ms. Cleveland is recovering from emergency surgery for colon cancer. “She could have died.”

Because the model’s basic Medicare coverage did not encompass treatment outside the United States, Mr. Van Ravenstein said, the couple was abruptly confronted with staggering medical costs. “We’re normal people, and it’s not like we have huge funds,” he said. “I was talking to friends, and they said we should do a GoFundMe, that it’s absolutely normal these days.”
Establishing a page on the crowd funding platform on March 31, Mr. Van Ravenstein soon found himself overwhelmed by the generosity of Ms. Cleveland’s extended fashion family and the alacrity with which it rushed to her assistance. “The response has been incredible,” he said.

With donations ranging from $5 to $10,000, the GoFundMe drive raised more than $100,000 in two days toward a projected goal of $150,000. Funds flowed in from family, friends, fans and a donor list that reads like a Who’s Who of fashion: the designers Anna Sui, Kim Jones, Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen, Thierry Mugler, Kimora Lee Simmons and Elsa Peretti; the models Carla Bruni, Helena Christensen, Marisa Berenson, Marpessa Hennink and Lineisy Montero; the photographers Inez van Lamsweerde, Vinoodh Matadin, Roxanne Lowit and Steven Klein; the stylists Patti Wilson, Frans Ankone and Katie Grand; and the D.J.s Mia Moretti, Marjorie Gubelmann and Michel Gaubert.
Acknowledging that the industry is not renowned for its charity, Mr. Van Ravenstein said that when it came to his wife’s illness, “people said, ‘Look, this is our sister, our Pat. We have to help her.’ She has touched a lot of lives in her career.”
And it is true that in the five decades since a Vogue editor spotted an 18-year-old Ms. Cleveland on a subway platform, fascinated by her style, and recommended that she sign with Wilhelmina Models as one of the first African-American beauties to join a major agency, she has remained a constant and often jubilant presence in the industry, a favorite of artists, photographers and designers alike.

Antonio Lopez drew her. Karl Lagerfeld danced with her on the cafe tables of Paris. Halston considered her first among his so-called “Halstonettes.” The photographers Richard Avedon, Guy Bourdin and Steven Meisel all immortalized her on film.
“She is the all-timer superstar model,” André Leon Talley, the longtime Vogue eminence, once wrote of Cleveland, adding, with typical hyperbole, that in her heyday she was considered “the Josephine Baker of the international runways.”
Before her recent illness, that heyday could be said to have extended to the present since, in recent years, Ms. Cleveland experienced a substantial late-life comeback, finding herself cast for a many runway shows besides Mr. Hilfiger’s and hired to star in advertisements, including the one she was scheduled to shoot for L’Oréal before her emergency hospitalization.
“It was a total shock because we’re vegans, we don’t drink, we don’t smoke, we live in the country and feed our peacocks,” Mr. Van Ravenstein said, adding that Ms. Cleveland’s doctors are expected to release her from the hospital this week so that she can return to the United States for chemotherapy.

“She’s doing well, she’s strong and she’s going to beat this,” he said. “And already she’s thinking about using this as a platform to talk publicly about the uninsured girls in the business that don’t have the backup that she has.”
“Or course, she feels the passion and concern and heartfelt support she’s gotten is beautiful,” he added. “But she also knows that not everybody is so lucky.”
By Guy Trebay
for The New York Times

Mon - April 1, 2019 10:25 am     A+ | a-
Legendary Super-Model and Singer Pat Cleveland
Legendary Super-Model and Singer Pat Cleveland
I wanted to share this with everyone. Thanks for your calls of concern about Pat Cleveland.... Maurice Lynch

While in Paris a week ago, Pat was unexpectedly admitted to the hospital where the doctors discovered colon cancer.
Pat has had surgery and will remain in Paris recovering until the doctors clear her for travel.  
Thankfully, Pat’s daughter Anna has been there by Pat’s side throughout, taking great care of her Mother until her husband Paul arrives.

Paul has made arrangement here in America for her arrival and is headed to Paris this week and he hopes to have her back home soon so she can begin treatments and recovery here in the U.S.  

Pat Cleveland is a dear soul, wonderful artist and has special place in my heart. Let’s wish her a speedy recovery. Medical Flight and Travel will be very expensive to bring Pat home. 

Please visit the link below and please donate what you can.

Pat is a winner and a fighter. Many thanks for your love, support and prayers. We are looking forward to having Pat back to her old self again very soon!

Let’s keep Pat, Paul and her Family in our thoughts and Prayers

Maurice Lynch

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