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Sunday August 28 Is For Mark Kirby & Brazil- We Love You!! The Fundraiser Is ready to swing and I am calling all musicians, vocalists, fans and friends to come out and show some love for for TWO of Wilmington’s legendary entertainers, Mr. Mark Kirby and Mr. Lewis ”Brazil” Lot. The Fundraiser is all set for Sunday August 28 from 4 pm -8 pm at Celebrations, 340 S. Market St. on the River Front in Wilmington. This jamming get together will feature Loretta Coney and The Sudden Impact Band to start the jam off. Then everyone can jump in to play as we have the time of our lives and show support for Mark and Brazil. Friends as you know by now the multi talented performer Mark Kirby is recuperating from a very recent medical set back, and so is the gifted vocalist and guitarist ”Brazil” Lot who suffered the same condition just late last year. I am asking everyone to come together and show these entertainers our love, support and appreciation for the many years that they have entertained us. If you are interested in donating your talents for The Mark & Brazil Fundraising Jam on Sunday August 28, please in box me with your number, or for further information about performing please email me at email@example.com. There will be a cover of $10, plus what ever else one can give. All the proceeds will go directly 50/50 to the Kirby and Lot families. To make a donation for the Kirby family directly please click on this link, www.gofundme.com/2ag9zcvs. Thank you- God bless.
RESH Salon & Spa is celebrating their Grand Opening with an indoor and outdoor Open House on Saturday, September 3, 2016, at 7pm. The event will include hors d’oeuvres, raffles, music, drinks, vendors & more! There will also be a special presentation to Lieutenant Colonel Vaughn Bond, New Castle County’s highest ranking black officer ever!
RESH’s team of creative, multi-talented and fun loving stylists and skin care specialists have made the salon and spathe scene in Delaware. What sets this place apart from the rest is their eco-luxurious, cool, laidback atmosphere while also being dead serious about promoting the values of damage-free hair and skincare through organic and eco-friendly concepts.
Please come out and help Sherell and Michael Flagg and their team celebrate on September 3rd!
Euphoria Taproom Presents
End of Summer Concert Party
Featuring Best Kept Soul and DJ Tim Dogg
Sunday September 4th
6pm – 10pm
$10 in advance (more at the door)
144 Foxhunt Dr. Bear, DE. 19701
Plenty of Free parking
Purchase tickets for early bird, VIP, or birthday sections at www.eventbrite.com
” End of Summer Concert Party”
THAT 70’s SHOW by Char Porter & Charlii Bluu Entertainment don’t want you to miss the fun as your favorite local performers reach way back to the 70’s and give you their own hit list from back in the day. Enjoy the night as the music takes you back to the days of afros and bell bottoms, Black Panthers and Black Power, and the days when we played hopscotch and jumped double dutch in the street. Featuring Char (Tracey A & the A List), Rita Dee (Purple Afro), and Jaz The Voice Jordan (G2 Bank)… This will be a night you won’t forget as you groove to songs from artists like Earth Wind & Fire, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Bob Marley, Rose Royce, Roberta Flack, and many more! Tickets just $20 for this amazing show! Call Charlii Bluu Entertainment at 302-570-0188 for tickets or more information. Order on line for your convenience.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!
REMEMBERING THE UPTOWN THEATER!! The Old Uptown Theater of Philadelphia is coming to Wilmington for one night only featuring Mr. Richard F. Blackwell as the great personality Georgie Woods- The Man With The Goods!! On Friday September 30 downstairs at World Cafe Live @ The Queen, we invite you to come and relieve your favorite golden memories of The Uptown Theater as you enjoy performance portrayals of Tracey A. as Aretha Franklin, Melanie Roberts as Phyllis Hyman, Al Chestnut as Frankie Beverly, Tracey Raheem as Gladys Knight, Roy Richardson as Stevie Wonder and other artists portraying The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, The Whispers, The Ojay’s and The Dramatics all on one stage and for one night only!! The Uptown Theater Band will be under the direction of Mr. Brett Jolly. This will be the greatest show of R/B legend portrayals you will ever witness. Tickets are $25 for this outstanding Uptown Theater show and will go on sale at World Cafe Live @ The Queen on Friday July 29. For more information call Richard Blackwell of BLACKWELL 360 ENTERTAINMENT, (323) 997-2872, or Tony Jefferson, (302) 824-3303. Click on this link to order tickets on line, http://queentickets.worldcafelive.com/event/1269619. Produced by BLACKWELL 360 ENTERTAINMENT & T-JEFF Production.
This Thursday night The Sudden Impact Band is ready to keep the party bumping at Celebrations with BLACKWELL 360 ENTERTAINMENT and “The Thursday Night Live Adult Dance Party.” Celebrations is the classy and hip adult spot located at 340 S. Market St on the River Front. That’s right- Celebrations is the only place in town where grown folks can party like it is 1999 and for only a $5 cover charge. So dust off your dancing shoes and get ready to jam off with Loretta, Mr. A.C. King and the Sudden Impact Band. This band is guaranteed to have you out your seat and on your feet working it as they perform all your favorite jams! PLUS Richard F. Blackwell will be in the booth to keep the party grooving. This evening will make for a fantastic date night or just to hang out with your adult friends. Celebrations has the best food menu on the east coast and their bar service is second to none with Thursday night drink specials! Doors open at 730 pm- Band starts at 8 pm- 11 pm. This is the perfect way to get your weekends started on the good foot with great LIVE music, the most delicious food and best bar in town. You can even celebrate your birthday with us, call (302) 654-2014 or (323) 997-2872 to make your group reservations. Coming next Thursday will the Brides Of Funk & Stuff. The Thursday Night Live Adult Dance Party’ is produced by BLACKWELL 360 ENTERTAINMENT, www.blackwell360entertainment.com- Voted Delaware’s Best Event Promoter For 2016.
Get Your Tickets Now! On Saturday October 29 BLACKWELL 360 ENTERTAINMENT is proud to present “Delaware’s Queen Of Soul”, Ms. Tracey A. with a very special performance, “Tracey A.’s Musical Journey-Unplugged In Concert Style”. Get ready as Ms. Tracey A.
CHARLII Bluu Events and Entertainment presents… The 80’s Baby! A musical journey through the music of the 80’s top recording artists such as Anita Baker, Prince, Tina Marie, Chaka Khan, Angela Winbush, and DeBarge!!! This night will feature the vocal stylings of Laydi Legz (Tracey A. & The A. List), Jaz ‘The Voice’ Jordan (G2 Band), Tracey A., Paul Black, and CHAR (Charlii Bluu)! Dust off your double belts and your Addidas and rock the night away back down memory lane! This event will be held Upstairs at the beautiful Queen Theatre at 500 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE on Novemeber 5 at 9:00 PM. The Queen is a full service restaurant and bar, so reservations are encouraged. Advance tickets are $20. For tickets call Char @ 302-570-0188, Legz @ 302-377-9930, Tracey @ 302-981-0557 or The World Cafe Box office @ 302-994-1400.
The National Association for Black Veterans, Inc., Delaware Chapter 94 is pleased to host its 3rd Anniversary Dinner/Gala. Join honored veterans, officials, and guests for an evening to remember!
6:00 PM Registration
6:30 PM Commencement
7:30 PM Dinner
9:00 PM Social Hour
1. Ticket Sales
- $35 – Special Discount (Guest Speakers and Members only) Tickets on sale through October 31, 2016 with coupon code
- $40 – Early Bird (Discount) Tickets on sale through October 31, 2016
- $45 – At the Door (Full Price) Tickets on sale through November 19, 2016
The Formula of Love = Music, poetry & laughter!
A Valentine’s evening for singles or those who still believe in LOVE!
Featuring Corey Wims (The Sound of Philadelphia) and hosted by Ty “Breakout” Johnson.
Check out this event page for special guests.
Sponsored by FRED REED Music Frederick Reed
Sponsored by the Cultural Programming Advisory Board & University of Delaware Gospel Choir
7:00 pm; Doors open at 6:00 pm
Tickets available at UD Box Offices (302) 831-4012
Event Contact: Center for Black Culture (302) 831-2991
About Jonathan Nelson
Jonathan Nelson is free from fear. He is brave and he is bold. As a father, husband, brother, son of a preacher, minister, worship leader and artist/producer, for all that he swiftly embraces with grace, it is no wonder that his fifth and latest release is entitled FEARLESS. For his Light Records/Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) debut, Jonathan set the tone in an audacious way with a live recording at his home church in Sunrise, Florida, The Faith Center, a self-described “melting pot of sound.” FEARLESS is anchored in the call and response of praise and worship, alongside the participatory style of audience inclusion. Through the God-inspired songs of hope, inspiration and strength, Jonathan is confident his listeners will receive the music by “embracing the messages, melodies and songs. Activate the lyrics and expect God to change their situation.”
The multiple Stellar Award winner and Dove Award-nominated artist’s calling for music and passion to serve, has expanded over the years. Inspired by mentor and friend Donald Lawrence to develop his sound further and push the boundaries of gospel music, Jonathan’s gift made room for him. The Baltimore native, with family roots steeped in ministry, strongly stands on the foundation that that journey is to be embraced and enjoyed. “There is something to learn each and every day. If you don’t enjoy it, you will have missed the moments that you should have enjoyed. I live in the day. Tomorrow will take care of itself. I am enjoying the journey through faith and the inspiration of music. Here, I encourage myself as I encourage others.”
It is through Jonathan’s own lens of openness, honesty, and acceptance without fear that he was able to access the vision for his future, but it took a small nudge from a friend in faith in order for him to pinpoint exactly what to call it. That nudge led Jonathan to embrace the forthcoming shift in his life that was revealed to him in prayer. Acknowledging this next place was “a great place of trusting, belief, great faith with no fear,” Jonathan was on his next journey and assignment in life and in music.
The first single from FEARLESS, a refreshing, contemporary-Christian sound titled “Anything Can Happen,” ushers in what Jonathan describes as “easy-listening and prophetic.” Co-written by Shamond Scales, upon initially hearing, the gifted songwriter immediately felt connected to the melody and began to pour out. The first verse clearly identifies the simplicity and magnitude of the possibilities stating, “and because God is near, anything can happen in here.” As Proverbs 18:21 identifies, “the tongue has the power of life and death,” and Jonathan firmly believes that if people can “confess, believe and receive” what they speak and do so with faith, they have the power to move mountains in their own lives. They simply must believe because without faith it is impossible to please God.
Throughout FEARLESS, Jonathan’s reverence for the Lord is amplified as he is joined by friends and family during his live recording experience, truly making it something memorable. The title track “Fearless” featuring Da’ T.R.U.T.H. was one of the last songs he and longtime co-writer/producer Kenneth Shelton, recorded. Under a three month deadline to complete the recording of the album, the ease at which the lyrics and song came together, further delivered on the adage that fear and faith cannot exist in the same space. African musician Sonnie Badu cries out with Jonathan in reverence on “Ba Ba OH” with its deliberate and impactful piano strums in honor of its literal translation, “Father.”
It remains a family affair when Jonathan’s twin brother Jason lends himself on the captivating “Everything You Are (Jesus Chant).” The magnitude of the guitars and piano feel as big as the surrendering taking place with the lyrics – “You’re my sun, my moon, my stars; Everything, You are; Lord, I praise You, celebrate You; For just being God.” There’s something to be said for sitting back and admiring God for His craftsmanship, especially when it reflects how thankful you are. And this song is a stirring example of the beauty and power of the Almighty. “I Believe (Island Medley)” and “My Hope” round out Jonathan’s top three songs that represent and embody the essence of encouragement he is offering to the world through this recording. “People are afraid to take that first step of faith to believe. God is saying don’t be afraid, and these songs, are my response to Him.”
With FEARLESS, Jonathan is clear what he desires for listeners to receive. “I pray people to be healed of whatever is ailing them. I want them to be empowered (to seek Him for themselves), to be encouraged (in whatever situation they are in) and be inspired (to believe).” As the husband of seventeen years to Christina and father to his son and daughter, Jonathan Nelson desires to deliver a legacy of music and ministry that cross generations with FEARLESS. In providing ministry through song, the foundation for the future will be anchored in faith. And Jonathan wouldn’t have it any other way.
On April 22, 2017 the Delaware Junteteenth Association (DEJA) will be hosting the First Annual Freedom Gala, benefiting the Delaware Junteenth Pageant Scholarship Fund. The Freedom Gala is a unique event that will create a celebratory atmosphere as we raise awareness of and express the importance Juneteenth. Please join us for a night of elegance, celebration and freedom. Dinner will be prepared by Award-winning Chef O’Shay Lolley. Entertainment will be provided by a live band.
We need your support to help continue to grow our efforts.Tickets are $50 per person and are available from January 20th until April 10th. Group discounts available.
Please visit http://delawarejuneteenth.org/ or contact 302-513-5863 for additional information!
See you there!!!
The Cultural Programming Advisory Board at the University of Delaware presents its Annual Spring Concert featuring Ty Dolla $ign and A Boogie wit da Hoodie on May 10, 2017. Show starts at 8 PM at the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center. Doors Open at 7 PM. Tickets sold at UD Box Offices & Ticketmaster. For additional ticket information contact UD Box Offices at (302) 831- 4012.
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW- “Remembering The Uptown Theater-The Musical” Part 2- Mother’s Day Special!! On Saturday May 13 downstairs at World Cafe Live, 500 N. Market St., the hottest musical ever to hit Wilmington DE. is returning with another great show that will once again take you back in time with a fantastic night of Old School music and fun! “Remembering The Uptown Theater-The Musical” Pt. 2 will have you finger popping and toe tapping as you sing along with every song. Get your tickets NOW while they last to bring your mom, your grand mom, your aunt or even your sister to enjoy great talent from both Philadelphia and Wilmington as they portray your favorite music legends. This performance is guaranteed to give that special lady a Mothers Day she will never forget, PLUS there will be fresh flowers for the first 150 ladies. This show will be a special treat for the entire family. Tickets are only $25 with a small box office processing fee. There is also a VIP section by reservation only in the upper level with a perfect stage view and superb audio PLUS bar, kitchen and a VIP server for $46. World Cafe has a very delicious diner menu, quality beverage service and ample of safe parking right across the street. Get Your Tickets NOW by clicking on this link, http://www.worldcafelive.com/event/1399767. Or by calling World Cafe box office, (302) 994-1400, Or BLACKWELL 360, (323) 997-2872, Or T-Jeff Productions (302) 824-3303. FOR OUR CAST AND STAR STUDDED LINE UP PLEASE VIEW THE FLYER BELOW. Another T Jeff Productions & www.blackwell360entertainment.com Production. Thank You For Voting Us Delaware’s Best Event Promoter For 2016.
Pryme Models, Chanelle S. Reynolds and #TeamKnockItOutTogether Presents:
“Pumping Through Life Fashion Show”
HOSTED BY: Jamila Mustafa, actress & host as seen on FOX, BET, ESPN, iHeart Media & More
MUSIC BY: DJ Fr8Train
All profited proceeds will be donated to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society on behalf of @ChanelleSReynolds and #TeamKnockItOutTogether (JayvonJames, Jasmine Lane, MissJone & Chanda Reynolds)
Date: May 20th
Time: Seating begins at 7:00pm
Location: ARTZSCAPE 205 N Market Street Wilmington, Delaware 19801 (Across from Al’s Sporting Goods)
Harana Brand Co.
Styles by Gregory J
Food & Drinks will be sold!
Limited Advanced Tickets $15, More at the door!
For questions please contact:
Chanelle S. Reynolds 302-438-4335
Tickets also available at: Babe Styling Studios (213 N Market Street Wilmington, De 19801)
DELAWARE’S HOTTEST TALENT IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY BEING SHOWCASED AT DELAWARE’S BIGGEST INDUSTRY EVENT OF 2017! SEE YOU THERE!
Richard Raw’s “On The Black Hand Side” Album Release Concert featuring The Word Warrior Band and more (to be announced). This is event is open to all ages.
On The Black Hand Side is Richard Raw’s 5th studio album.
Richard Raw has decided to dontate his portion of the proceeds to a community effort that will help start a Community Garden on the Northeast Section of Wilmington, Delaware.
This event is sponsored by Culture Restoration Project, Inc and 100doitallradio
Winners of the 2005 Capital Jazz Challenge! PHAZE II has been providing the Smooth Jazz sounds on the local scene in Washington, DC & the DMV. Get READY You are in for a real musical treat!
ABOUT Nia “Songbird” Simmons…
A vocalist, songwriter, and international independent recording artist from the Washington DC metro area. She released her debut album “A Songbird’s Journey” in 2015 which was considered for Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album and peaked at #13 on the UK Soul Chart. That same year Nia embarked on her first European tour performing dates in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and she won an Individual Artist Award grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. In August 2016, Nia celebrated having her first #1 single on the U.K. Soul Chart with the song “My Time (Shine)” which she cowrote with international producer, Tom Glide.
The O’Jays are touring history, a connection to an era and a sound that formed the soundtrack for the lives of several generations. The O’Jays are still hitting the road with the same electrifying energy they’ve had for over 50 years. Walter Williams and Eddie Levert first met when they were the ages of 6 and 7 respectively. As teenagers in Canton, Ohio, they formed a band originally consisting of Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, William Powell, Bobby Massey and Bill Isles. In 1963, the band took the name “”The O’Jays”” in tribute to Cleveland radio disc jockey Eddie O’Jay. Several members have changed, but the core, original lead singers Eddie Levert and Walter Williams, continue to front the group.
The O’Jays scored the first No. 1 and million-seller with “Backstabbers” and subsequently, they succeeded with various chart-topping pop and R&B singles including “Love Train,” “Put Your Hands Together,” “For The Love of Money,” “I Love Music,” “Darlin’ Darlin’ Baby (Sweet, Tender, Love),” “Livin’ For The Weekend” and “Use Ta Be My Girl.” This success propelled The O’Jays to be the first black vocal group to perform in arenas throughout America during the ’70s and ’80s.
The O’Jays were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. They were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2005 and honored with BET’s Life Time Achievement Award in 2009. In 2013, they were inducted into The Official R&B Music Hall of Fame. Throughout their career The O’Jays have achieved 10 Gold albums, 9 Platinum albums and 10 No. 1 hits. Eddie Levert Sr., Walter Williams Sr. and Eric Nolan Grant, who joined the group in 1995, continue to thrill fans today.
Assigned seating events require tickets for all patrons, including infants and toddlers. No re-entry allowed. Seats are provided.
What’s the refund policy?
The Freeman Stage at Bayside is an outdoor venue and inclement weather may result in the cancellation of events. All ticket sales are final, nontransferable and nonrefundable, even in cases of inclement weather, unless the area is officially closed due to public safety reasons. Umbrellas of any size are prohibited. For the most updated information, visit our website (freemanstage.org), Facebook page (facebook.com/freemanstage), Twitter feed (twitter.com/freemanstage) or call The Freeman Stage Box Office (302-436-3015). Events are subject to change without notice.
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The 40th Annual Sickle Cell Tennis Classic, sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, In., Zeta Omega Chapter, and the Pearls of Hope Foundation, Inc., the 501 (C) (3) charitable arm of Zeta Omega, will take place the weekends of 8/5 & 8/6 and 8/12 and 8/13/17, at Rodney Street Courts and Rockford Park Courts in Wilmington, DE, starting at 8:00 AM. Funds raised from the Tennis Classic will be donated to the A.I. Dupont Nemours Children’s Hospital Partnership for Children’s Health to benefit Sickle Cell Anemia research/programs. To date, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Zeta Omega Chapter and Pearls of Hope, Inc., have donated over a quarter million dollars as a result of this tennis classic. Everyone is invited to attend this exciting and fun event for the entire family, which supports a very worthwhile cause. To register for the tournament, or for more information, log onto: www.sctennistournament.org.
Norman Connors- the Music Legend Is Coming To Wilmington Delaware!
On Saturday-September 23rd I am inviting all you smooth jazz lover to an outstanding evening of contemporary jazz entertainment as the P.S DuPont Alumni Association presents ‘An Evening Of Jazz’ featuring the legendary musician and composer Mr. Norman Connors at the Delaware Center For The Performing Arts, 200 Madison St. in Wilmington. Show time 7pm. PLUS on the same stage one of the hottest contemporary jazz groups in the world, ‘Point Blank’ who are at the top of the music charts with their latest “Soul Stream” C.D. Wait there’s MORE-you will also be totally mesmerized by the talents of Wilmington’s own Alfie Moss/Dexter Koonce Project! This is Richard F. Blackwell and I will be your host for a night of sweet jazz music that you will never forget! To purchase tickets online click this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-of-jazz-tickets-33446988844
The Delaware Barristers Association, is proud to present its sixth Annual Louis L. Redding Benefit and Awards Gala at the Hotel du Pont’s Gold Ballroom, 11th and Market Streets, Wilmington, Delaware, on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. The celebration will honor distinguished members of Delaware’s government, bar, and community for their work, contributions and commitment to liberty and justice for all.
The Association will recognize and honor the following individuals for their exemplary leadership, commitment, and contributions to the community and legal profession: Governor Jack Markell, for his outstanding leadership and commitment to diversity and social justice before, during, and after his tenure as Governor. Prior to his election as Governor of the First State, Governor Markell was an executive with Sprint. Governor Markell also served as Chair of the Board for the Wilmington Urban League. Governor Markell began his political career as the State Treasurer and held that position for ten years. Gregory B. Williams,Esquire, for his many years of leadership, professionalism, and service to the Delaware legal community. Williams is a former President of the Delaware State Bar Association. Williams also served as Chair of the Judicial Nominating Commission for the State of Delaware, and previously served as Chair of the U.S. Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel. Principal Salome Thomas-El, for his tireless and trailblazing efforts as a teacher and principal who revolutionized educating young people locally and nationwide based on his belief that “every child needs someone to be crazy about them”.
Join us at the Resurrection Center in downtown Wilmington, DE on Saturday Nov. 11th, 2017 for our Annual Thanksgiving Cantata. This exciting event will feature our Choir, Story-tellers, Drama and Dance Ministry along with a Live Orchestra! During this event, we will also be honoring each Branch of our military with a Special Musical Presentation. If you have ever, or are currently serving in any capacity of our Armed Forces, we personally invite you to come so that we may thank you for your service to our country. Feel free to wear your uniform, as well! Our Cantata begins at 5:30 P.M. Doors open at 5:00pm. Admission is FREE with a Canned-good to help those in need in our community during the Holiday Season. We look forward to seeing you on the 11th!!
November 2013 the National Association for Black Veterans, Inc. established a 501 (c)(3) non-profit chapter in Delaware. This Delaware affiliate became the ninety-fourth (94th) chapter to join the national umbrella. With original intentions to serve the needs of minority veterans, NABVETS quickly realized a greater need and opened its doors to all veterans.
Annually, Delaware Chapter 94 hosts a fundraising Thanksgiving dinner to raise awareness for veteran issues, connect disadvantaged veterans with an array of community resource, and secure sponsorship for the organization’s programs.
This year’s Anniversary Dinner is held at Kingswood Community Center – 2300 Bower Street; Wilmington, Delaware on November 17, 2017 at 6:00pm.
This spectacular show stunned Grand audiences in 2016 with its faithful, high-energy tribute to Michael Jackson, the King of Pop. Imagine the ultimate Michael Jackson concert, but one that represents all the different stages of Jackson’s amazing musical career. All the great songs, all the video and concert choreography…passionately re-created on stage in one blockbuster evening. Long-time MJ choreographer LaVelle Smith Jr. created the dances for this production, and he says “I feel every emotion in doing “Invincible” because it keeps Michael alive for me.” Artist Website
A holiday dance musical that retells the story of Christ’s birth according to the gospel of St. Matthew, by using contemporary music, exuberant dance and powerful narration. Carols features some of Philadelphia’s premiere vocalists and the soul-stirring movements of Eleone Dance Theatre and Eleone Connection of Philadelphia.
The Resurrection Center Presents A Year End Concert. Hosted by Gospel Artist & Radio Host Jermaine Dolly of Praise Philly 107.9. Guest Artist include; S.Todd, Jay Richardson, IZ-REAl, Anton Milton, Justin Powell & Adoration and Kayla Johnson.