Tuesday, March 24, 2015


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 http://www.stephenbsteward.com/2015-talent-competition 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 www.stephenbsteward.com andwww.lovolivebranchescdc.com.
To connect with Stephen B. Steward, please visit: 
Official website: http://www.stephenbsteward.com 
Twitter: @stephenbsteward 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Stephenbstewardmusic
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 Andra√© 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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