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Press Release: Cast of 'A Different World' reunites at Atlanta University Center, kicks off nationwide tour - The series is credited with catapulting HBCU Culture into the mainstream


ATLANTA, Ill. — Three decades after the final episode of the iconic Cosby Show spin-off "A Different World" aired, the cast reunited at the Atlanta University Center to celebrate the lasting impact of the beloved series on historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

The six-season show, which captured the hearts of audiences globally, showcased fictional Hillman College but often featured scenes filmed at the real Atlanta University Center. For many, like Spelman student Kendall Felton, who grew up watching reruns, the series served as entertainment and inspiration.

"I came to Spelman and I toured it, and they told me that they filmed 'A Different World' here," Felton said. "They really made that scene possible for me."


Now, the cast is embarking on a 10-stop tour of the country's HBCUs, reconnecting with fans old and new. The reunion event in Atlanta saw cheers and excitement from the crowd, highlighting the show's timeless appeal.

From its humble beginnings to notable triumphs, the cast members, including Jasmine Guy, who portrayed Whitley Gilbert, reminisced about the impact of the series on their lives and the broader cultural landscape.

"I love that we were able to marry the humor, the drama, the tears, the laughter, all in a 25-minute episode of our lives on camera," Guy said.

Glynn Turman, known for his role as Colonel Taylor, reflected on the impressive roster of guest stars the show brought on board, including Lena Horne, Richard Roundtree, and Diahann Carroll.

For fans like Clark Atlanta University Student Najaiah Williams, the show's memorable moments and relatable characters continue to resonate.

"My favorite moment was when Dwayne crashed Whitley's wedding," Williams said. "You can see yourself in Freddie. You can see yourself in Ron. I always wanted to be like Ron Johnson. So that was my favorite character."

Despite its name, "A Different World" remains a familiar comfort for students at HBCUs, a testament to its enduring relevance and impact.

Atlanta kicked off the first of the ten stops for the tour, with the next scheduled event set to take place at Howard University in April.

Here is the LIVE interview by Reporter Karys Belger for 11Alive, WXIA in Atlanta

Author: Karys Belger
Published: 8:53 AM EST March 1, 2024
Updated: 8:53 AM EST March 1, 2024


The cast of 'A Different World' has reunited after 35 years to visit HBCUs and fund scholarships. (Photo: Brandon Rashad/A Different World Tour via CNN Newsource)


Cast members on the tour include Jasmine Guy, Kadeem Hardison, Dawnn Lewis, Glynn Turman, Cree Summer, Charnele Brown and Darryl Bell. The tour will help to promote enrollment and raise scholarship funding for current and future students.


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🎉Congratulations Coach Prime!

Press Release: Deion Sanders Accepts 2023 Sportsperson of the Year Award

The Colorado football community honored Deion Sanders on Wednesday night after the influential first-year coach was named Sports Illustrated’s 2023 Sportsperson of the Year last week.

Around 4,500 Colorado fans, students and various other members of the community gathered at the CU Events Center to celebrate Sanders’s award and his inaugural season with the Buffaloes. His three sons, Colorado quarterback Shedeur, safety Shilo and Deion Jr. all attended the event, too. Former Buffaloes quarterback and NFL star Kordell Stewart was present as well.

Sanders received a standing ovation as he took the stage to give a speech to thank everyone for coming.

The coach also gave a specific shout-out to one particular fan—99-year-old Peggy Coppom, who has won the hearts of many for her strong support of the Buffaloes over the years. Sanders had one promise for her, too.

“It’s my challenge to that whole entire team. It’s my challenge to the coaching staff. It’s my challenge to the support staff of Amazon Prime Video. It’s my challenge to Sports Illustrated that we’re gonna get Peggy to a bowl game next season.”

Those in attendance also got to see a sneak preview of Sanders’s new season of Coach Prime, which premieres on Friday on Amazon Prime Video.

The Buffaloes went 4–8 in Sanders’s first season with the team, but his influence off the field was something rarely seen in the college football space before him. Football games were sold out every home game for the first time in school history. Recruitment numbers at Colorado went up. And, the team brought in impressive television ratings, with a Sept. 23 loss to Oregon being one of the most-watched regular season games this year.


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Missed the StepFWD Awards?

Discover the winners on the TBN UK app!

StepFWD Awards 

- The UK’s definitive Christian & Gospel Music Awards - 

An unparalleled celebration of Christian & Gospel music, the third annual StepFWD Awards on Sat 11th November at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, began with a buzzing star-studded red carpet full of industry luminaries, influencers, church leaders and media with almost 1,000 special guests in attendance. 

Thanks to TBN UK highlights of the StepFWD Awards will be available via the TBN UK APP from 6pm, Friday 17th November. 

There were over twenty awards recipients on the night including Philippa Hanna, who won the Female Artist of the Year and CalledOut Music scored a hat-trick with Male Artist of the Year for the third year running. Well deserved recipients for Outstanding Contribution to Christian & Gospel music were Tim Hughes and The Message Trust. Two new awards categories saw Jimmy James winning Producer of the Year and We Got Love Project taking home Album of the Year. One of the highlights of the evening was the StepFWD Lifetime Achievement Award with last year’s winner Dave Bilbrough announcing Noel Richards (the writer of ‘All Heavens Declare’ and other top hits) as this year’s recipient.

The full list of winners is available on stepfwdawards.com

The evening was an unforgettable night of soul-stirring performances and well-deserved recognition with talent galore. The live show blended the contemporary with the traditional and kicked off with Shekinah creating a memorable opening with a quick appearance from host Faith Child. This was soon followed by the soulful Asha Elia and Jonathan Ogden then on to electrifying worship with Lou Felllingam and Emmanuel Smith, to the visually impactful Triple O followed by the inimitable Muyiwa, all was a testament to versatility and boundless creativity. The evening reached a crescendo with an energetic LZ7, and Italy’s glorious New Generation Gospel Crew and local mass choir voices joining Tim Hughes and Nick Herbert in the anthemic ‘Let It Be Known’. As the night came to a close, superb vocals from Niiella and Becca Folkes were topped off by phenomenal headliners London Community Gospel Choir. 

The StepFWD Awards, true to its mission, brings together industry professionals, influencers, creatives and music lovers from all over the nation while acknowledging and celebrating the artistry of individuals. Most importantly, StepFWD Awards pays homage to the unique power of music to inspire, heal, and unite. The event is based on Romans 12:10: “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honour.” The main focus is just that - showing honour to those blessing us with their musical giftings - without leaving anyone out.

For more highlights of the StepFWD Awards, click here for press pictures and full press folder.


Be sure to download the TBN UK APP to watch the 3rd annual StepFWD Awards at 6pm, Friday 17th November. 

Website: stepfwdawards.com  | Twitter: @stepfwdawards | Instagram: @stepfwdawards

Contact | Sam Radford | pr@astepfwd.com | +44 7766 663546



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NEW - spectacular live recordings for 'A UK Gospel Celebration' album from best contemporary talent out now! 

UK Gospel Music is being celebrated by new generation Gospel artists Asha Elia, Folabi Nuel, Ryan Hylton and Sharyn on compilation album “A UK Gospel Celebration”. Their new releases for the project will be available on all streaming platforms from today, Friday 8th September as well as featuring on a dedicated Platoon Playlist “A UK Gospel Celebration” with a TBN UK Gospel Music Special airing tonight 7PM, as part of Gospel Heritage Month of September.



Asha Elia’s trademark silky smooth satin vocals display full confidence in her powerful ballad ‘HEAVENLY WAR’ that whatever the fight at hand a child of God is covered. Her fiance rapper Namesbliss also features on the track with his bars bringing a cool urban vibe to Asha’s sultry sound. A MOBO Award nominee in 2022 and winner of StepFWD Awards Female Artist of The Year twice in a row, has rapidly established Asha Elia as one of the rising stars of the UK Contemporary Gospel scene. Her unique fusion of RnB, soul and pop has led to collaborations with artists as diverse as Jonathan Ogden, Limoblaze and Marizu.

'I’ve been learning that spiritual warfare is about choosing life, as children of God we have so much more power than we often realise. We just need to know who we are before we can walk our true identity. This is especially true for the war in our minds.” - Asha Elia


Powerful in its simplicity, ‘IN CONTROL’ reflects Folabi Nuel’s absolute confidence that in every storm we face in life God is always in control. This live recording with his exceptional vocals is filled with warmth and strength of conviction that will not fail to touch listeners on a deeper visceral level. A relative newcomer to the UK, Folabi is a multi-talented singer, songwriter and composer of Nigerian origin. With a growing international presence, Folabi Nuel has collaborated with renowned artists such as Timi Dakolo, Johnny Drille and Nosa. He has also composed music for famous Nollywood soundtracks.

I was in a season of doubt and found myself in a low place in my life when I heard these words: 'when you are feeling low, remember I am in control.' Those words etched in my mind, I rushed to my home studio and, in a mere two hours, produced an entire song around them." - Folabi Nuel


The uplifting pop-vibe of Sharyn’s ‘DIVINE’ is filled with boundless joy that comes from a close connection with God. The rich expressiveness and positivity of ‘DIVINE’ instantly restores balance and elevates the mood. With a voice divinely blessed with tremendous depth and versatility, Sharyn effortlessly mixes genres from Afrobeats to R&B, Soul, Garage, House, and Pop. Since her breakthrough debut album “IN FULL BLOOM” recorded during the pandemic Sharyn’s music has attracted millions of streams and airplay on BBC1 & BBC 1XTRA, deservedly winning Best Female Vocalist at Premier Gospel Awards in 2022.

Divine was born towards the end of the pandemic. A time when many of us underwent changes, had numerous questions, and sought comfort in various things. Yet, in the darkest and loneliest of nights, there is a cosmic love that relates to the pain and uncertainties we face daily. 'Divine' celebrates God's love and the essence of Jesus, inspiring us to become more." - Sharyn


Delivering a deep message in a feel good sound is central to Ryan Hylton’s musical expression. His new live recording ‘TRUE’ is no exception. Lyrics such as ‘My life needs to reflect you – because you are always true’ speak to the soul. Ryan shares his deep desire to remain true, staying close to God amidst distractions, with his heart full of sincerity. Yet striking that fine balance of being tremendously creative yet remaining unassuming and true to self is evident from Ryan’s unique approach to music and life. From his first EP “Journey’ released in May 2020, Ryan Hylton has rapidly become one of UK Gospel’s most exciting new additions.

You're my strength when life's tough, my identity in you is worth more than fame." - Ryan Hylton


Live music performances of the songs will also feature on a TBN UK special "A UK Gospel Celebration” airing on Friday 8 September along with a roundtable conversation with some of UK’s leading Gospel artists as the UK celebrates Gospel Heritage Month. A UK Gospel Celebration began on 1st September with the release of two hit covers: ‘Great is Your Mercy’ by Folabi Nuel & Sharyn and ‘Nobody Greater’ performed by Asha Elia & Ryan Hylton. From last year and growing ever stronger, Platoon is championing the growing influence of UK Gospel music on the global music scene with its creative initiatives. 


Originals + Duet Covers (Full Project) - Out 8th September

Asha Elia - Heavenly War (Live)

Ryan Hylton - True (Live)

Folabi Nuel - In Control  (Live)

Sharyn - Divine  (Live)


A UK Gospel Celebration - TBN TV Special - Out 8th September 

Airs 7pm TBN UK on Channel 66 Freeview 582 Sky.

Duet Covers - Out 1st September 

Folabi Nuel + Sharyn - Great Is Your Mercy (Donnie Mclurkin)

Asha Elia + Ryan Hylton - Nobody Greater (Vashawn Mitchel)

The special releases and programming build on last year’s Gospel Heritage project that played a key role in bringing UK focus to Gospel Heritage Month, a celebration usually observed in September in the US. The project featured the likes of Sinach, Tim Godfrey and 9 other incredible artists from across Africa, Jamaica and the UK.

The UK Gospel Music Industry Alliance embraced the project and are working to make it an official celebration in the UK year on year

For further information please contact:

Samantha Radford | e: pr@astepfwd.com | t: +44 7766 663 546

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1 September 2023

AStepFWD presents iMPACT Conference with Goldsmiths, University of London 

- The Essential Music, Media, Arts & Culture Event  - 

iMPACT Conference is a refreshed initiative aimed at equipping creatives with business skills and strategy to become successful entrepreneurs in their respective fields. Previously known as the Music & Media Conference, the event is now returning post-Covid with an expanded vision to include the four creative pillars of Music, Media, Arts & Culture. 

The conference opens up conversation for all artists and creative entrepreneurs and is a fantastic opportunity to hear from individuals who have become successful in their fields as well as networking with other delegates. Speakers & panellists include: 

  • Dr. Pauline Muir, Lecturer in Arts Management at Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, Goldsmiths University of London
  • Muyiwa Olareraju, Singer & Songwriter, Broadcaster and Station Director of Premier Gospel 
  • Chris Lawson Jones, Founder of Wings Music Group
  • Derrick Tchie, founder of Gospel Hydration
  • Audrey Gray, Industry Developer and CEO of Gospel Music Industry Association
  • Chibuzo Okoro, Director of HFP Music, Manager of Calledout and Marizu

Book your tickets now to this unique event designed to equip Christian Creatives!

Date: Saturday 16th September 2023  

Time: 10:00 am (Doors Open) to 3:00 pm 

Venue: Goldsmiths University of London, Professor Stuart Hall Building, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/impact-conference-tickets-674472905617 

Website: https://astepfwd.com/impactconference/ 

For further information please contact:

Samantha Radford | e: pr@astepfwd.com | t: +44 7766 663 546

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Nashville, TN (August 9th, 2023) - The Gospel Music Association is pleased to announce nominees for the 54th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Top male nominees include Brandon Lake with eleven (11) nominations, songwriter Jeff Pardo with eight (8) nominations, and Jason Ingram and Kirk Franklin receiving six (6) nominations each. Top female nominees include Katy Nichole, who picked up four (4) nominations with Lauren Daigle, Naomi Raine, and Tasha Cobbs Leonard each receiving three (3) nominations. Country stars Dylan Scott, Tyler Childers and Walker Hayes each earned a first-time nomination. Voted on by the GMA Professional Membership, this year’s nominees were chosen from over 2,046 submitted entries. The GMA Dove Awards Nashville event will be held October 17th, 2023, and will air exclusively on TBN and the TBN app, Friday, October 20th, 2023 8:00p.m. ET and 10:00p.m. ET.

Nominees were announced in an artist-hosted livestream event featuring Jason Crabb, Jordan Feliz, Danny Gokey, Natalie Grant and JJ Hairston. The announcement premiered live on the GMA Dove Awards YouTube.

“I want to congratulate this year’s wonderful list of Dove Awards nominees,” says GMA President, Jackie Patillo. “Each year, we choose a theme to represent our community and why we celebrate. Today we announced this year’s theme, Joyful Echo. Like it says in Isaiah 42:12 from The Message, ‘Make God’s glory resound, echo His praises from coast to coast.’ We expect and believe this year’s show will be a joyful echo of the love of Jesus.”

Final round voting will run August 17th through August 24th. The GMA Dove Awards are happening live and in person in Nashville, TN, October 17th, 2023. A limited number of tickets are still available. Music City Fan Experience tickets are also available - an unforgettable, multi-day Nashville get-a-way that includes tickets to the Dove Awards. 

Below is the list of nominations announced during today’s livestream. For the complete list of nominees, visit doveawards.com

Song of the Year

“Build A Boat” (Writers) Colton Dixon, Seth Mosley, Johan Lindbrandt, Sandro Cavazza, Mikey Gormley

“Fear Is Not My Future” (Writers) Kirk Franklin, Brandon Lake, Jonathan Jay, Hannah Shackleford, Nicole Hannel

“God Really Loves Us” (Writers) David Crowder, Ben Glover, Jeff Sojka, Dante Bowe

“Goodness Of God” (Writers) Ben Fielding, Ed Cash, Jason Ingram, Jenn Johnson, Brian Johnson

“Gratitude” (Writers) Brandon Lake, Ben Hastings, Dante Bowe

“In Jesus Name (God Of Possible)” (Writers) Ethan Hulse, Katy Nichole, David Andrew Spencer, Jeff Pardo

“Love Me Like I Am” (Writers) Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Michael Pollack, Josh Kerr

“Perfectly Loved” (Writers) Rachael Lampa, Andrew Ripp, Ethan Hulse

“Same God” (Writers) Brandon Lake, Steven Furtick, Chris Brown, Pat Barrett

“Then Christ Came” (Writers) Bart Millard, Phil Wickham, Jason Ingram, David Leonard


Artist of the Year

Brandon Lake

CeCe Winans


Lauren Daigle

Phil Wickham


New Artist of the Year

Ben Fuller


Jon Reddick

Katy Nichole

Naomi Raine


Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year

“Brighter Days” - Blessing Offor

“I’m So Blessed (Best Day Remix)” - CAIN

“Love Me Like I Am” - for KING + COUNTRY ft. Jordin Sparks

“God Is In This Story” - Katy Nichole ft. Big Daddy Weave

“Thank God I Do” - Lauren Daigle


Worship Recorded Song of the Year

“Gratitude (Radio Version)” - Brandon Lake

“Honey In The Rock” - Brooke Ligertwood, Brandon Lake

“Holy Forever” - Chris Tomlin

“Fear Is Not My Future (Radio Version)” - Maverick CIty Music ft. Brandon Lake, Chandler Moore

“This Is Our God” - Phil Wickham


Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year

“Jordan” - Darin & Brooke Aldridge, ft. Ricky Skaggs, Mo Pitney, Mark Fain

“Good Morning Mercy” - Jason Crabb, Dylan Scott

“Matchless” - Tiffany Coburn, ft. Point of Grace

“Way of the Triune God (Hallelujah Version)” - Tyler Childers

“Jesus’ Fault” - Zach Williams, ft. Walker Hayes


Spanish Language Recorded Song of the Year

“Guarda Tu Corazón” - Alex Zurdo

“So Good (Cuán Bueno)” - DOE, ft. Lilly Goodman

“Nubes” - Indiomar, ft. Blanca

“Coritos (En Vivo)” - Miel San Marcos, Daniel Calveti, Marcos Witt, Ingrid Rosario

“Suelto” - Sarai Rivera


Gospel Worship Recorded Song of the Year

“One Name (Jesus) [Live]” - Naomi Raine

“Impossible” - Pastor Mike Jr., ft. Jame Fortune

“I Still Have You” - Smokie Norful

“The Moment (Live)” - Tasha Cobbs Leonard

“You’ve Been Good To Me” - Zacardi Cortez


Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year

“New Day” - Blanca, ft. Jekalyn Carr

“Your World” - Jonathan McReynolds

“Miracles” - Kierra Sheard, ft. Pastor Mike Jr.

“Bless Me” - Maverick City Music, Kirk Franklin

“Get Up” - Tye Tribbett


Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year

My Tribe - Blessing Offor

Jesus Changed My Life - Katy Nichole

Always Only Jesus - MercyMe

Life After Death - TobyMac

A Hundred Highways - Zach Williams


Worship Album of the Year

God Is Good! (Live) - Cody Carnes

LION: Live From The Loft - Elevation Worship

Lamb Of God - Matt Redman


Southern Gospel Album of the Year

Think About There - Greater Vision

Come On In - Guardians Quartet

John 3:16 - Perrys

Believe - The Hoppers

Hymns & Worship - Triumphant Quartet


Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year

My Truth - Jonathan McReynolds

Kingdom Book One (Deluxe) - Maverick City Music, Kirk Franklin

Impossible - Pastor Mike Jr.

Overcomer (Deluxe) - Tamela Mann

All Things New - Tye Tribbett


Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year

Church Clothes 4 - Lecrae

Sunday in Lagos - Limoblaze

Everyone Loves A Comeback Story - Social Club Misfits

Tree - Steven Malcolm 



Feature Film of the Year

Big George Foreman

Family Camp

I Heard The Bells

Jesus Revolution

Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story 


The 54th Annual GMA Dove Awards are produced by the Gospel Music Association. Jackie Patillo and Justin Fratt serve as showrunners and executive producers, alongside Curtis Stoneberger and Paul Wright as producers. Russell E. Hall returns as director, Michael Nolan as scriptwriter, Scott Moore and Go Live Productions as production manager.

About Gospel Music Association & Foundation:

Since 1964, the Gospel Music Association's mission has been to expose, promote and celebrate the Gospel through music. The GMA serves the richly diverse creatives and professionals within the Christian and Gospel music industry by preserving the legacies of those who’ve gone before us and celebrating the work of today’s artists through events like the GMA Dove Awards, GMA Easter Celebration, and GMA Christmas Celebration - which reaches millions of people around the world annually.

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland June 26, 2023 (Issuewire.com)  - Local celebrity roller skater Kenneth "Rollo" Davis plays the starring role in the D.C. roller skating culture-based movie “Old School Rollers.” While Creator and Executive Producer Trenillo “Tree” Walters centered the movie around the roller-skating culture in D.C. featuring local skate talent and a go-go music soundtrack, the movie is about so much more. Interviewed by News4’s Tommy McFly, Walters said the movie is based on his youth in D.C. and how roller-skating kept him on the right path. Walters hopes the film will promote better understanding between generations.

The "Old School Rollers" story opens with Anthony Harrison, played by Davis, retiring after over 30 years at the same company. His wife Stacey encourages him to pursue his dream to open a skate school and he finds support in friend and rink owner Keith. While at the rink, Anthony encounters disrespectful younger skaters who tell him he's too old to be on their skating floor. Their disrespect leads Keith and Anthony to challenge these youth to an all-out old school vs. new school skating battle.

Reflecting on his involvement, Davis says, "'Old School Rollers' is a movie about two generations coming together to address respect. It's a movie with a purpose and is something we at Rolloway Productions are honored to be a part of because it stands for positive community, family, and relationships too." Davis is CEO of Rolloway Productions LLC, the DMV's premier provider of roller-skating entertainment for any special event - corporate, wedding, birthday, festival and more - plus community roller-skating instruction from beginner to professional, starting at age three. He founded the company in 2014 believing roller-skating needed more attention than it receives.

Davis hopes "Old School Rollers" can show young people you don’t have to be in the streets to have a good time. To learn more about Davis and Rolloway Productions LLC, please visit the company website at https://www.rollowayproductions.com

About Rolloway Productions
Rolloway Productions is the premier source of roller-skating entertainment, content, and skaters in DC/Virginia/Maryland since 2014. Recognized by Apple as a DC Skate Legend, Kenneth “Rollo” Davis and the “Lace ‘Em Up” Skate Team take roller skating and performance to the next level with authentic stylings from DC, Boston, Chicago, and Atlanta. Get ready to roll with “Lace ‘Em Up!” and take roller skating instruction from beginner to professional skaters beginning at age three. To learn more information, please visit the website at https://www.rollowayproductions.com


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Washington, D.C, District of Columbia Jun 25, 2023 (Issuewire.com)  - During the pandemic over 10 million creative jobs were lost, impacting businesses, homes, families, and the very way of life for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Without a real way to provide, it was a devastating blow for millions worldwide. Fast forward to 2023 and we are BACK! Creative Entrepreneurs are fighting back and SummerFest is giving them the weapons to fight with! SummerFest not only gets creatives excited about their gifts again but creates a space for those gifts to flourish and develop new opportunities for growth, and open doors for lives to flourish again, for financial gain, and long-lasting wealth!

Get ready to embark on a transformative journey of inspiration and innovation as we proudly announce the 3rd annual run of our highly anticipated three-day summer extravaganza, a celebration of entrepreneurs and creatives like never before. This event promises to ignite passions, showcase talent, and provide unparalleled networking opportunities for individuals from creative industries. Summer Fest is turning the starving artist into a Millionaire!

Summer Fest is complete with a Fashion Show featuring local designers and Models, a Swimsuit Competition, a Pop- Up shop for local Creative Business, A Networking Dinner, A Creative Hall of Fame Magazine featuring works of local artists, and teaching moments to bring creative minds to financial freedom! freedom!

“I was excited to be invited by the model actress Leela Heart at Famem to participate at this year’s Summer Fest. I also love that this event focuses on inspiring, empowering, and equipping entrepreneurs to be successful in business, etc.” - Kenneth “Rollo” Davis

Summer Fest inspires, empowers, and equips individuals with the tools they need to thrive! SUMMER FEST is a place to open the doors for entrepreneurs, to recreate themselves and gain success. Registration for Summer Fest is now open!


About FAMEM Events
FAMEM Events is in partnership with LH Luxe Cosmetics to bring fun, social events to young entrepreneurs in our area. FAMEM Events. Started as an idea, something to have fun with during the typical working hour. With passion and dedication it has grown to be the work that we all wish we could do.

About Rolloway Productions
Rolloway Productions is the premier source of roller-skating entertainment, content, and skaters in DC/Virginia/Maryland since 2014. Recognized by Apple as a DC Skate Legend, Kenneth “Rollo” Davis and the “Lace ‘Em Up” Skate Team take roller skating and performance to the next level with authentic stylings from DC, Boston, Chicago, and Atlanta. Get ready to roll with “Lace ‘Em Up!” and take roller skating instruction from beginner to professional skaters beginning at age three. To learn more information, please visit the website at https://www.rollowayproductions.com

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Zoe Records UK has been given the award of Record Label of the Year by the Prestige Awards and Best Gospel Record Label by SME News UK Enterprise Awards for 2022. In 2021 Zoe Records UK was awarded Most Empowering Record Label by SME News UK Enterprise Awards. Over its 24 years of existence Zoe Records UK has won several awards as a pioneering record label which produces and promotes Gospel Music in the United Kingdom, in Europe, in Africa, Asia and in North America.

In 2013 Zoe Records UK was awarded Best Gospel Music Promoter by Praisetek Gospel Music Awards, and Best Gospel Record Label by the BEFFTA awards. In 2014 Zoe Records UK was awarded Best Gospel Record Label by the Prosperity Gospel Awards. In 2018 Zoe Records UK was awarded the Legendary Award for its longevity in the Gospel Music Industry by Praisetek Gospel Music Awards.



Zoe Records artists have won several groundbreaking awards including Lola Godheld who won the first and only Dove Awards (organised by Gospel Music Association in the United States of America) by a Black British artist in 2011 for the Urban Recorded Gospel Song of the Year for her song ‘Wait on the Lord’.

Zoe Records UK artists Isaac Odeniran was awarded Best Gospel Album and Little Debbie Dee was awarded Best Christian Album in 2005 by the Christian Broadcasting Council Media Awards.

Zoe Records UK has been given the award of Record Label of the Year by the Prestige Awards and Best Gospel Record Label by SME News UK Enterprise Awards for 2022. In 2021 Zoe Records UK was awarded Most Empowering Record Label by SME News UK Enterprise Awards. Over its 24 years of existence Zoe Records UK has won several awards as a pioneering record label which produces and promotes Gospel Music in the United Kingdom, in Europe, in Africa, Asia and in North America.

In 2013 Zoe Records UK was awarded Best Gospel Music Promoter by Praisetek Gospel Music Awards, and Best Gospel Record Label by the BEFFTA awards. In 2014 Zoe Records UK was awarded Best Gospel Record Label by the Prosperity Gospel Awards. In 2018 Zoe Records UK was awarded the Legendary Award for its longevity in the Gospel Music Industry by Praisetek Gospel Music Awards.

Zoe Records UK’s sister imprint Zoe Films UK also continues to expand it’s catalogue of work through it’s various film releases via cinemas, festivals and online platforms. For information about Zoe Records UK and Zoe Films UK Email administrator@zoefilms.co.uk or call 0208 534 2194.

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For Immediate Release: 

Brent Jones joins Power 88.1 FM
“The Brent Jones Show” debuts January 8th!
(Las Vegas, NV)  Power 88.1 FM announced today that Grammy and Stellar Award-winning recording artist Brent Jones is joining Las Vegas’ top-ranked urban radio station starting January 8th as the host of the newly minted “The Brent Jones Show”.

Reaching over 2.7 million listeners in the greater Las Vegas metropolitan area, Power 88.1 FM has been serving the community for over 50 years. Playing an eclectic blend of Hip Hop, R&B, Old School, Jazz, Blues, and Gospel, Power 88.1 FM is broadcast throughout the greater Las Vegas Valley on Power 88.1 FM and around the world via the Power 88.1 Mobile App, Power 88.1’s website, and the HD 24/7 Channel.

"The last few months have been absolutely crazy - from my song's movie debut last week on the Hallmark Channel to our recent sold-out European Tour of Switzerland, Italy, and more - I am thrilled beyond measure to announce the debut of my brand new radio show (The Brent Jones Show) on Power 88.1 FM, Las Vegas' top-ranked urban contemporary station on January 8th!

The Brent Jones Show will be live in studio and feature not only the very best in inspirational music but also live artist interviews, engaging content, humor, and poignant interactions. With a bold and broad approach to timely and controversial topics, my show is spiritually centered always with an undeniable anointing empowered to reach listeners of all backgrounds and ages." says Brent Jones

In addition to being a radio host, Brent Jones is an award-winning recording artist, worship leader, father, husband, mentor, entrepreneur, author, preacher, and workshop clinician.  Featured in the blockbuster DreamWorks movie “Trolls World Tour” (starring Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick & Mary J. Blige)a hit song collaboration "Time" with pop star Ariana Grande, and a recent Billboard #1 plaque for his contributions to the Trolls World Tour movie soundtrack, JDI Entertainment artist Brent Jones has spent over 20 years atop the Billboard music charts.  
And as one of music’s top selling recording artists, Brent Jones was recently awarded Gold & Platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America® (RIAA) - to certify over a million albums sold of “Awaken My Love”, Brent's critically acclaimed collaboration with music superstar Childish Gambino (who made history as the first rapper to win Record of the Year & Song of the Year - 62nd Annual Grammy Awards).
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Press Release:

Nashville, TN -- Bishop Frederick and Dr. Erica Barr invite you to celebrate this season of joy and love by sharing a new Christmas collection of music with you. CHRISTMAS WITH THE BARRS is an exciting Christmas album full of holiday favorites and classic Christmas songs for every seasonal playlist and family gathering.

On this album, Bishop Frederick and Dr. Erica Barr have an iconic collaboration with Gospel music legend Dr. Bobby Jones and Kyla Jade (of The Voice) on the high-spirited song "Jesus What A Wonderful Child". They have created a one-of-a-kind official music video encapsulating them all in holiday animated characters. Watch and Listen to "Jesus What A Wonderful Child"

"I was excited to have this opportunity to sing with this wonderful husband and wife duo," says Dr. Bobby Jones. "This is a special time of the year in which we put Christ first. God is able and always does what He says He will do, even after such troubling times as we experienced over the last few years. During this time of the year, we celebrate Jesus being brought into this world as our deliverer. Christmas is special because of Him!"

"Jesus What A Wonderful Child" official music video can be watched and shared from Bishop Frederick Barr's YouTube channel. This fun and churchy animated feature is directed and created by Xavier Payne and embodies the praise and excitement of our Savior's birth.

CHRISTMAS WITH THE BARRS is an extraordinary holiday musical experience produced by Bishop, Dr. Barr, and Lance Lucas (Jekalyn Carr, Lisa Knowles & The Brown Singers, Kevin Davidson). The album features Mark Kibble of the Grammy Award-winning group Take 6 on "My Favorite Things" and Anne Taylor-Slaughter on the jazzy rendition of "Go Tell It On The Mountain". The album is released on the Barr's Tiger Records label and is available now on all digital outlets.

Bishop Frederick and Dr. Erica Barr are pastors of the Life Church International in Nashville, TN, and owners of The Barr's Music City Soul Food Restaurant. They are a powerhouse couple known throughout Nashville for their selflessness and unstoppable approach to life and business.

Here is Bishop Frederick and Dr. Erica Barr's Animated Holiday Music Video "Jesus What A Wonderful Child" Featuring Dr. Bobby Jones and Kyla Jade on YouTube at https://youtu.be/RRNz65o2OzI

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Press Release


Klasik Boutique Receives 2022 Best of Rahway Award

Rahway Award Program Honors the Achievement

RAHWAY November 14, 2022 -- Klasik Boutique has been selected for 2022 Best of Rahway Award in the Women's Clothing Store category by the Rahway Award Program.

Each year, the Rahway Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small businesses through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Rahway area a great place to live, work, and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2022 Rahway Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Rahway Award Program and data provided by third parties.

To learn more information about Klasik Boutique including their clothing products, please visit https://www.klasikboutique.com

About Rahway Award Program

The Rahway Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Rahway area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Rahway Award Program was established to recognize the best local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Rahway Award Program

Rahway Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@us-awards-businesses.com
URL: http://www.us-awards-businesses.com


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Hey Papi Promotions Network member Sabrina Thompson makes the news with her Girl In Space Club.


Despite having a full-time job at NASA, Thompson runs the direct-to-consumer label Girl in Space Club. Girl In Space founder Sabrina Thompson at work wearing one of her designs. Read more about the Girl In Space Club on website https://girlsinspaceclub.com

June 23, 2022, 4:26 PM Press Release by Rosemary Feitelberg




Somehow Sabrina Thompson is completely at ease with the unlikely trifecta of art, aerospace and entrepreneurism.

Aside from being a full-time NASA employee and atmospheric scientist, she is an artist, founder of the streetwear brand Girl in Space Club and is developing a prototype suit for female astronauts to wear en route to space or underneath Extra-Vehicular Activity suits.

Wannabe space travelers will be able to buy the $600 flight suit she has designed for consumers and will soon be produced in her home base city of Baltimore. It has been developed with the incubator Sew Bromo and Belvidere Terrace Atelier. Through Girl in Space Club’s nonprofit arm, Thompson plans to use art and fashion to offer STEM education to high school girls.

Having joined NASA in 2010, she now designs orbit trajectories for space missions. Translation? “I don’t want to sound like a GPS, but I basically calculate how much it costs in terms of fuel and then the path that we’re going to take to get from Point A to Point B. So if we leave Earth to get to another planet, I design the trajectory to get to that other planet, and then the orbit, the fly-by or whatever path we take to get to the target destination,” she explained.


Unlike generations of children who have dreamed of becoming astronauts, Thompson said working for NASA wasn’t something that she ever envisioned. “I didn’t know my job existed until I started working there,” she said. “To be honest, I stumbled upon this.”
As a child growing up in Roosevelt, New York, she was either in her bedroom with the door closed — music blasting — drawing her own characters or out on the basketball court. Her mother worked as a nurse and her father drove charter buses. As “a pretty good student” and the valedictorian of her class, Thompson said her high school art teacher helped her choose a major at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. “She said, ‘You’re good at math and science, and you’re very creative. Why don’t you try mechanical engineering?’” Thompson said.

That advice eventually led to internships, including one at NASA. Before joining NASA full-time, she earned a graduate degree in aerospace engineering at Georgia Tech. More recently, she completed a second graduate degree in atmospheric physics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Nike, Free People and Lucky Brand are a few of her favorite brands. She said “she also likes ethnic clothes,” and buys fabric during occasional trips to India to make her own styles. A bit of a sneakerhead who had practically every pair of Air Jordans in multiple colors, Thompson said she has tried to grow out of that “but it’s not happening.” She has, however “slowed down a lot” and has sold some of the 75 pairs, due to necessity. “I sold them because I was running out of space,” said the Baltimore-based Thompson.

In 2018, she started Girl in Space Club, after realizing that something was missing from her life. “I had a great job that was satisfying my curiosity about how things worked. It allowed me to grow in technical areas. But that artist inside of me was internally starving,” Thompson said.

Having not taken the brand too seriously initially while still searching for a niche, in early 2020 that switched, with Thompson gaining some mentoring. Now the direct-to-consumer label is starting to consistently be profitable through online sales and pop-ups. A $125 jean jacket, a $40 “Eva T-shirt” and the $25 “Universe Inside Me” digital art print are some of the offerings.

The space suit prototype that is being developed for female astronauts is to be worn during missions for launch and entry. Extensive research and development will be needed, according to Thompson, who is in the early stages of connecting with partners, speaking with potential investors and applying for grants. The design could potentially be modified to be customized for the launch requirements of companies in the private sector of aerospace.

Still in the research and design phase, she said the aim is to create something stylish and for the female form. “If you look at all the astronaut suits that have been designed, they were designed with the male in mind, not the female,” she said, noting how an all-female space walk had to be postponed in early 2019 due to the lack of spacesuits to fit the women astronauts.

Taking into account research and development, testing, sourcing different materials and replacement items, the development of a spacesuits requires millions of dollars. The in-flight suit that is in development will “definitely be cheaper than that,” Thompson said.

Having twice applied to go to space with NASA, including in the summer of 2020, Thompson is planning to try again in 2024. “They say it takes two or three tries before you get selected,” she said.

With South Korea becoming the seventh nation to use a homegrown rocket for a successful satellite launch earlier this week, NASA continues to set the standards despite an influx of private companies getting into aerospace. “You have so many companies that have popped up in the space industry in the last couple of years. It’s insane,” she said. “It’s partially because, when you work for the government, there are rules and regulations. There is a lot of bureaucracy and things that need to take place before you can move forward with initiatives. When a new administration comes in, everything you’ve worked for, maybe for the past four years or eight years, those programs could be pushed off to the side to focus on something else. When you have people from private industry working on space, you don’t have those issues.”

Noting how many SpaceX employees previously worked for NASA, Thompson said other private companies have been inspired by how successful SpaceX has been and are following suit. “Globally, this is happening. A lot of people are coming together in different countries — in Africa, all over Europe, in India and of course in China. I strongly believe this is the future. We will see more astronauts outside of NASA astronauts.”

To learn more information about her fundraising campaign, please support her on the Kickstarter at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/girlinspaceclub/bring-to-life-the-first-womens-space-travel-suit?ref=ksr_email_creator_staff_pick

Read more of her news articles at https://www.cnbc.com/video/2022/11/01/37-year-old-aerospace-engineer-designing-a-spacesuit-for-women.html



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Press Release:

Luis Palau Association 
Aug. 19, 2022

BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Aug. 19, 2022 / -- More than 175 churches, organizations, and businesses throughout Southwest Connecticut have come together to throw a party for the region. They're calling it CT CityFest with Andrew Palau. With a special emphasis on unity, hope, and good news, the free two-day festival will be held August 27-28, at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut (1 Barnum Dyke, Bridgeport, CT 06604).

Accomplished in partnership with the Luis Palau Association—a well-known non-profit ministry based in Portland, Oregon—the family-friendly festival will feature award-winning artists TobyMac, Lecrae, We Are Messengers, Blanca, Megan Duke, Zenzo, and Impact Music. It will also include a Family Fun Zone and stage performance, as well as action sports demonstrations from skateboard, BMX, and freestyle motocross athletes. This will all lead up to a culminating moment on both Saturday and Sunday when author and speaker Andrew Palau will share a clear message of hope with the crowd.

In addition to the free two-day festival at Seaside Park, multiple affinity events and smaller gatherings have been taking place throughout the region. The ongoing effort has also included a region-wide service initiative known as CityServe, focusing on the most urgent and pressing social needs in the area. Local leaders are looking to continue this unity and partnership for the long-term.

Details of CT CityFest with Andrew Palau are below:

Seaside Park
1 Barnum Dyke
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Saturday and Sunday, August 27-28, 2022
Schedule for both days:
Family Fun Zone and Stage Program: 4:00-5:00pm
Action Sports Demo: 5:00-6:00pm
Main Stage Program: 6:15-9:45pm
A full schedule of events is available online at www.cityfest.org.

Members of the media interested in attending CT CityFest should contact Jay Fordice at jay.fordice@palau.org or 503-341-2297 to arrange for media credentials.

CT CityFest with Andrew Palau is a region wide campaign focused on serving the region and proclaiming a clear message of hope. It came about as a result of years of planning by hundreds of leaders from the faith, business, and civic communities in Southwest Connecticut. The vision is to see the Christian community come together in greater unity, service, and proclamation - showing the community at large the joy, peace, love, and grace of Jesus Christ. For more information on CT CityFest with Andrew Palau, visit 

SOURCE Luis Palau Association

CONTACT: Jay Fordice, jay.fordice@palau.org

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For Immediate Release: 
May 23, 2022

Press Release

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas Announces the Appointment of Jacqueline Griffin to its Corporate Board of Directors

Washington, DC, May 23, 2022 – Motivational Speaker Jacqueline Griffin has become the newest Director to serve on Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas’ Corporate Board of Directors. Griffin, who is known by many as the mother of Heisman Trophy winner, former NFL Quarterback, and current ESPN Analyst Robert Griffin III, is the Founder and CEO of the Moms Motivating Moms (M3) organization, and the President of The Robert Griffin III Foundation.

“Our leadership team is looking forward to working with Ms. Griffin in this capacity. With her experience as a grandparent of local Boys & Girls Club Members, a former member of the U.S. Army, and familiarity with the local community in which we serve, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas thinks she will be an excellent addition to the team to help us grow and further impact the lives of the youth who need us most,” said Tiana Quick, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas.

Griffin raised her children in Copperas Cove, Texas, and her grandchildren attended Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas’ (BGCTX) affiliate Boys & Girls Club of Copperas Cove for a number of years. She has supported BGCTX in numerous ways, most recently by providing the opportunity for 40 Copperas Cove youth to attend a Christmas shopping spree in December, 2021 through The Robert Griffin III Foundation. In her new role on BGCTX’s Corporate Board of Directors, Ms. Griffin will serve as a representative of the organization’s Waco Chapter of Clubs.

About Robert Griffin III Foundation: A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that strives to discover, design, and support programs that benefit struggling military families, underprivileged youth, and the victims of domestic violence. To learn more about Robert Griffin III Foundation, please visit the website at https://rg3sports.com/rg3foundation/.

About Moms Motivating Moms: Our goal is to help mothers (all women are and have mothered a child in their
lifetime) empower each other through encouragement, resources, and the support needed to make a
difference in the lives of their children, their families, their communities and our society. To learn more about
Moms Motivating Moms, please visit the website at https://momsmotivatingmoms.com.



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TMMP Awards deadline for nominations fast approaching

 Christian artists have just under a week to be in contention for The Music and Media Awards (TMMP) 2022.

All artists who submit their music to one of TMMP’s media partners by Tuesday 17th May, will be considered by a panel of judges for this year’s awards.

You can submit your music to:

UK Platforms: Astep FWD, Gospel Hydration, Visions TV Online, Unbound PR, Zoe Records, House of Saint, Narrow Sounds, Integrity Music, GMIA,HFP Music, Feedem Music, Ministry of Music, Sound Doctrine, Polongo TV, Heart Song Live, Uprise Music, Reggae Gospel 360, MHM Magazine, Man In The Middle, LCBN, GX Radio, Life Radio, ToshMag, Star Radio UK, Sandra Godley, Akosua, Christian Music Platform, Ruthie Christian Media, Club Kingdom Radio & ER Management, PAAM TV UK, Reggae Tribe, Gospel Promo.

International Platforms: Evido's Entertainment, Goodnews Television, AD4TVRadio, God Music App, Praiseworld Radio, Amen Radio, Klevarest Communications, Kadosh Productions,Gospel Gh, God Radio 1, Gospel Music Buzz, Aspire Bookings

Due to the pandemic, last year’s event was held online and featured performances by Sinach (Waymaker), Noel Robinson, Philippa Hanna, Jonathan McReynolds, Emanuel Smith, Reblah and more.

This year, TMMP, which aims to promote and celebrate the diversity found in UK Christian and Gospel music, is holding its flagship annual event over two days at Life Church in Bradford in August.

12th August there will be a wide range of workshops and breakout events aimed to encourage and inspire musicians, artists, songwriters and worship teams, ahead of an evening concert featuring some of the top names in Christian music from around the UK.

On Friday 12th August there will be a wide range of workshops and breakout events aimed to encourage and inspire musicians, artists, songwriters and worship teams, ahead of an evening concert featuring some of the top names in Christian music from around the UK. A black-tie red carpet awards ceremony will then be held the next day (on Saturday 13th August).

Details of the workshops and line-up for the concert and awards will be released in the next few weeks, but super early bird discounted tickets are now available from: www.tmmpawards.com/tickets

Eric Reverance, one of the co-founders of TMMP said:

“I am so excited. This is a weekend not to be missed, celebrating the diversity of the wealth of talent in Christian music around the UK.

“We would like to encourage all artists to submit music to our partners and to come along."

TMMP co-founder Andrew Morrison said:

“We are delighted to be hosting the awards and other events at Life Church in Bradford. There is so much great talent out there and one of the reasons we have decided to host this year’s event in West Yorkshire, is because it’s a world class venue fit for some of the top names in UK Christian and Gospel music.”

TMMP co-founder Shireen Morrison said:

“I’m looking forward to the TMMP Awards, it promises to be a fantastic weekend gathering together to learn and celebrate.”

You can also find more information at www.tmmpawards.com

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The WORLD’S LARGEST POETRY TOUR returns to London, UK this 7th May 2022

PIA London - the UK’s largest Christian annual spoken word event is back after a 2-year break. Exceptionally gifted poets Ezekiel Azonwu and Chris Webb return to London and are joined by new faces but no less talented Jasmine Sims and Jazer Willis. The UK’s Dai Woolridge along with top poets from the Bible Society-sponsored #PoeticChallenge are set to showcase at the event and
there will be a special Beauty Workshop by Kiyanna Azonwu. All of this will take place at PIA London Summit on Saturday 7th May 2022 at Dominion Centre in London.

The UK has a vibrant and spirited spoken word scene filled with rising talents; this is a real moment for the scene with artists coming together to encourage and learn from one another like never before. With over 1000 tickets sold so far, PIA London Summit is already the biggest ever Christian-based poetry event and certainly one of the best attended in the UK poetry scene. This May, the poets aim to deliver another round of scintillating words, rhyming couplets, strategic sentence structures, and theatrics on several important themes in the faith.

Exciting times once again as the organizers are searching for the UK and Europe’s best poet to open the PIA London Summit in what is now dubbed the #PoeticChallenge and sponsored by Bible Society. The previous winner Paul Syrstad claimed it the ‘highlight of my year’. There were 30 submissions from which 8 were shortlisted by Judges and public votes. The winner gets to perform live to open the show on 7th May. With the highly anticipated PIA Workshops, meet and greets, and powerful performances from the poets, the UK is in for a treat and then some.

Accolades from previous years speak of not just the fantastic performances but also of the events organisation with the poets giving high praise to the London team for ‘top quality professionalism’. Attendee's feedback for the shows include ‘life-changing’ ‘spectacular’ ‘stupendous’ ‘best ever’ ‘incredible’.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the PIA London Summit 2022 please visit https://astepfwd.com/pialondon

Saturday 7th May 2022
Show Time: 7pm - 9pm
VIP: Currently Sold Out
Tickets: General Admission £25 (more on the door)
Venue: Dominion Centre, 9 The Broadway, High Road Wood Green N22 6DS




Notes to Editors
● Spoken word is one of the fastest-growing art forms in the UK and PIA is now a firm fixture in the UK scene.
● 2017 saw the PIA World Tour London debut which makes this year only the 4th time the PIA poets have come together in the UK
● The event was originally scheduled for 2020 but was postponed due to the pandemic and a virtual conference was held in 2021 to which London ticket holders were given free access.
● Jackie Hill Perry, Preston Perry, Jannete Ikz, and Joseph Solomon will be making the trip but London will see the addition of new PIA poets, Jasmine Sims and Jazer Willis.
● London’s events are a collaboration between PIA World Tour, AStepFWD, and ArtisteHub along with official event sponsors Compassion UK and Bible Society.
● All VIP tickets are now Sold Out and General Admission tickets are currently £25.
● The #PoeticChallenge had 30 submissions and is the annual poetry challenge to see which local poet gets the chance to open the event.
● Bible Society are the challenge sponsors for 2022 and will announce the winner at the event.




Kind regards, 

Elijah Sazhin


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