Thursday, August 17, 2017

Tooties Classy Jazz Affair Celebrates 5 Years of Uncharted Success in Compton, California

Five years ago visionary and dedicated entrepreneur Tootie (Inez Adkins) launched a special vision and is still enjoying sharing it with others to date. On September 3, 2017, “Tooties 5th Annual Classy Jazz Affair” will be held in Compton California. However, this event will share some of the greatest music ever heard with guests from across the nation and beyond.
Add to that a variety of sumptuous food, cold beverages: “Cocktails and Mocktails too,” roll on the floor comedy and the opportunity to share and network with some of the best people ever.
“Tooties 5th Annual Classy Jazz Affair” is not just another pretty face in the entertainment industry; it’s a party event with a purpose. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Urban Lady Foundation (ULF). A non profit 501 © 3 organization which helps to change the face of society for the better, one young woman at a time. ULF provides a myriad of useful opportunities such as mentorship and encouragement to young ladies from underprivileged communities.
The ULF recently launched another vision of the organization by helping to guide professional women from all walks of life to a better plateau. By meeting and assisting their specific needs the assistance will allow them to move forward. Or in to get back in sync, on their feet in general and to excel at what is needed, on a case by case venture. .
“The ULF currently receives the majority of its funds from private donors and fundraising events. The demand and need for our programs and services continues to grow at a rate that outpaces our current Financial Resources. Therefore, The Urban Lady Foundation is seeking to diversify its funding base to include support from public private and corporate sources.
One of our most important fundraising events is This event provides an excellent opportunity for us to fundraise to expand our current programs, while also providing a wonderful cultural event, right here in the beautiful city of Compton. By partnering with as a sponsor of this event, you will have the opportunity to support The Urban Lady Foundation’s mission towards women’s empowerment. You will be helping to support young women ages 13 through 25 years of age in underprivileged communities by helping them to achieve their goals and expand their horizons through mentorship and leadership development”, stated Lady Adkins.
“Whereas the sponsorship opportunities and admission tickets are literally selling like hot cakes, there is still time to secure both, if you act fast!” All levels of sponsorships are available and sponsorship packages are available upon request, by contacting The Urban Lady Foundation Headquarters:
6590 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90805 Phone: 562-267-9421 | Fax: 310-638-1632
The renowned Jazz Festival is heating up daily and tickets are going fast! Tickets are affordably

Thursday, March 16, 2017

TSU Women's Center Celebrates 10th Annual Luncheon with Vivica A. Fox and Angela Winbush

March 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm, Rhythm and Blues Artist Angela Winbush and Vivica A. Fox will share center stage at the 10th Annual TSU Women of Legend and Merit Awards. 

The award winning, super talented Vivica A. Fox is known for her many television and movie roles, she is a highly sought after actress, producer and entrepreneur who resides in Los Angeles, California. Vivica has been in the business long enough to achieve a successful multi-faceted career. Hollywood screen gem, Fox,  has triumphantly built an international brand that stands on the strength that women can do anything. With an extensive body of work that encompasses unforgettable television, stage and film credits, Vivica A. Fox is an inspiration as a Hollywood actress, generous philanthropist and accomplished businesswoman.

Aside from numerous films, television and other projects in the works, Vivica’s own empire continues to grow as this versatile Hollywood legend continues to inspire, indulge and entertain an international fan base.  <>

More of the same can be said for  the mega talented Artist, Angela Lisa Winbush.  She  was born January 18, 1955 in St. Louis, MO. 
She got her start at an early age singing at Temple Church of Christ, the church founded by her grandparents Bishop Austin and Sister Selena Layne.  With a passion for design and architecture Àngela enrolled at Howard University in Washington, DC as an architecture student. It was while at Howard she began singing for money to help support her college education. 

 Her singing roots were still deeply and firmly planted in the church she began singing with Richard Smallwood at Union Temple Baptist Church. She also began performing with friends in a group called "Hot Tea". This gave her exposure to the music industry as she and her friends began traveling around the country and opening for major performers.

In 1979 while on a gig singing with Stevie Wonder Àngela met Rene' Moore. Both eager to land a record deal the two decided to team up as a duo and formed René & Angela. After a string of popular hits "I Love You More" and "My First Love". After signing with Mercury Records in 1984 they had string of hits from their album "A Street Called Desire", some of which were "Save Your Love", "I'll Be Good" and "Your Smile".  Àngela also proved herself as a solo songwriter and producer working successfully with many artist in the industry including The Isley Brothers, Stephanie Mills, Lalah Hathaway and Sheena Easton. Àngela has sold over ten million albums and singles worldwide. She is a Stage III Ovarian Cancer Survivor and an Ordained Minister. <>

This year’s 10th Annual event honorees include some of Nashville’s finest ‘movers and shakers’ in various industries. They are: Dr. Stephanie Hale Walker, Vanderbilt University and esteemed First Lady of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Ms. Cheryl White Mason, Vanderbilt Law School and HCA Vice President Litigation. Ms. Teresa Phillips, Tennessee State University Athletic Director, Mrs. Yvette Boyd of  R.H. Boyd Publishing and Ms. Vicki Yates, WTVF Channel 5 News Anchor and TV Personality.The TSU Gentry Center is located on the campus of the college at 3500 John Merritt Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37209. Ample parking is available on the Campus of TSU on a first come, first serve basis.

Tickets for the mega event are priced at $100.00 (for the dinner only) and at press time they were going fast. Tables and various sponsorships are available too at different prices.
Contact:  John Smith @ John smith Marketing     (615) 573-5536            

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Know Your Worth Women's Conference 2016

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Another Bellamy Group Update: Murk's P31 Premiere Show and Album Release March 27 In Memphis, TN

As always, we can count on Marketing and Promotional Genius Benita Bellamy of the Bellamy Group to keep us informed and updated on the latest Gospel Music and Ministry Trends. On Friday March 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm CST in Land Marking Memphis, Tennessee; "MURK" will host her premiere P31 show.  652 Marshall Avenue at the "Dizzy Bird Lounge." 

With only a few days left  til the release of Murk's " P31" album, Murk wants to give you the opportunity to get the release before anyone else. On Friday March 27, Murk will be hosting the P31 Premiere Show which will feature her live performances of all the  new tracks from the P31album. The Ticket Package includes attendance to this must-see show, a copy of the P31Album, and a copy of the new P31 Devotional bookfor only $31. This is going to be an amazing experience for all girls and ladies to come and enjoy a night out. So gather up your sisters, daughters, nieces, cousins, and girlfriends to attend this astonishing event.

Wait, there is more!
The anticipated "P31" will finally be here March 31, 2015! 
With her trendy petite style, giant personality, and fearless mentality, Murk has officially introduced her The P31 Movement via her new single and“P31” music video. Her "P31" video single and movement aims to impact and teach women the true beauty and value of not only being a woman, but being a beloved daughter of God.  
"The video is kind of like a short movie," Murk says. "It's based on the Proverbs 31 chapter of the Bible that talks about women and how they carry themselves, and the whole song is a women's empowerment song."  She continues, "This song is really fun, really upbeat and sassy. It's a little bit daring and takes Christian music out of the typical box. But this song definitely caters to young women, so it's a little more hip." 
For Booking or Media Inquiries :  Contact/Booking:


Once agian the Hardy Institute Brings forth interesting and substance filled news from  the Gospel Music Industry and Ministry home front. This time it's from Los Angeles , California.
Award-winning worship artist Stephen B. Steward, in partnership with LOV Olive Branches, CDC – a nonprofit organization serving at-risk youth, announces the talent call for the highly anticipated annual “SBS Youth Talent Competition.”
All Proceeds to Benefit LOV Olive Branches, CDC in Its Service to Local At-Risk Youth. 
They are accepting submissions from solo and group acts since March 11, applicants aged 5 to 17 are encouraged to visit to upload videos demonstrating their talents in singing, dancing, acting, playing instruments, and spoken word. After talent submissions end on May 11, finalists in each school category (Elementary, Middle, and High School) will be selected and announced to perform at the annual SBS Youth Music Festival this year held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on July 11. At the festival, Los AngelesCouncilmember Curren Price Jr. (9th district) will offer opening remarks and will arrange for bus transportation for participating students that need it. 
The judging  is based on criteria that will include originality, stage presence, performance quality, musicianship and overall likeability, the Grand Prize winners of each school category of the competition will receive a $1000 scholarship.
For more information on this event, visit
To connect with Stephen B. Steward, please visit: 
Official website: 
Twitter: @stephenbsteward 
About Stephen B. Steward
Stephen B. Steward, co-founder of youth music of the LOV Olive Branches CDC, is an award-winning gospel singer, songwriter, producer, and philanthropist whose contemporary worship stylings have seen him touted as one of the genre’s new artists to watch. At 53, Stephen’s music now serves all ages as an inspiration to not give up on dreams.
Mentored by the late gospel icon Andraé Crouch, who is also featured on his dynamic debut single “With My Whole Heart,” and its follow-up “Purify My Soul,”Steward saw its parent album, ENTER YOUR GATES, enter the Billboard Gospel Albums chart at #10. His soul-stirring music has landed him on a number of nationally recognized television platforms including TBN, The Word Network and BET’s “Bobby Jones Gospel” as well as mention in S2S Magazine and The Huffington Post.
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Warm Your Hearts, Minds and Spirits at The Focus 2015 Women’s Conference

The inclement weather has thrown a many a Monkey Wrench in everyone’s mix over the past few weeks; we’re all hoping that will come to an end soon. The facilitator and her team for the 2015 Women’s Conference has extended an invitation statewide and beyond.  To attend the event and re-set the frosty, weather beaten down mind set and to  join the various Vendors. To network and to mix and mingle with enterprising women and enjoy a bevy of “FREE Samples” and demonstrations in the interim. Hosted by Amani Murph of AIG Financial Network.  IT ALL TAKES PLACE ON: Saturday, March 14, 2015 * 

 2000 American General Way in Brentwood, Tennessee.  To register or for more information please see:
** Special thanks to Media Personality Yolonda Beech for sharing the information and UPDATE.
This experience will make you feel like your favorite women's magazine has come to life and put the fun and personal exhilaration back where it belongs.  Conference attendees may join other professional women who are interested in fashion and beauty, fearlessness, fab and frugal event planning, finance, and fitness.  By the way, Dance will be combined with fitness via:  “No Shame No Limits No Judgment” by Tier Elera (@tierelera)
Author, Sirius XM Radio host, business woman, and "chief evangelist of joy" Regina Prude will be speaking at the Focus Women's Conference this Saturday.  Reserve your spot through Eventbrite or the Facebook Page for the Focus 2015 Women’s Conference.
Among other great items on the refreshing menu N.Cabknor Pro Cosmetics will provide you with live tutorials on makeovers in under 20 minutes, as well as some unique and amazing beauty products. (Ask her about Brow Rehab Services too….)
Enterprising women will be admitted without a business card, and will still be allowed to register to attend as long as a Facebook invitation has been extended.
Fitness, Fabulousness, Finance, Fashion and Beauty are just touching the tip of the iceberg! We don’t want to give away too much more of the who, what, but the “when and where and time” of this major event is a must have!

Remember, Saturday, March 14, 2015 @ 1:00 pm CST!  2000 American General Way in Brentwood, Tennessee.  To register or for more information please see:

Monday, January 19, 2015