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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

LIGHT RECORDS ROSTER GROWS: Jessica Reedy, Dawkins ans Dawkins,Ricky Dillard & New G Singed to Label

Soon after it's acquisition by Entertainment One, Light Records, Sr. VP/General ManagerJames Robinson locked in several new signings over the last few months adding to the already powerhouse roster of artists and poising the label for a huge year of great Gospel releases in 2011.  

First in early August, Robinson inked a deal with Gospel's ultimate showman and choir director, Ricky Dillard. It has been three years since Dillard and New G's last CD, 7thEPISODE LIVE IN TORONTO, and Dillard just wrapped up a live recording in Detroit.  The live recording, dubbed the RED PARTY was an awesome worship event highlighted with Dillard's signature excitement and choir dynamism. 

Light Records added Dorinda Clark-Cole, the soaring soprano from the legendary Clark Sisters family and phenom newcomer Jessica Reedy in early Fall to the roster.  Clark-Cole immediately went to work in the studio in preparation for her 2011 release.  Clark-Cole's spirited vocals set her apart and it is her signature delivery that has been called 'one part Gospel, one part Jazz and all Holy Ghost.  Reedy, who is best known as the stand out Season 2 Finalist of SUNDAY BEST on BET, is considered the next great female vocalist in Gospel.  She wowed audiences with incredible range and presence; both are display on the current radio single "Troubled World," along with Faith Evans and Kelly Price.

This week, Robinson announced the signing of much-speculated duo Dawkins & Dawkins.  The group was instrumental in the late 90's in revolutionizing the sound of contemporary Gospel by blending gospel with relevant R&B sounds.  After an 11-year hiatus, Dawkins & Dawkins are ready for their highly anticipated return.

Robinson and Team Light are also continuing to prep their two linchpin artists for 2011 releases. Bishop Paul Mortonwill have an all-new live CD and has tapped prolific producer Donald Lawrence to work on the project, and Gospel's favorite Shirley Caesar will also offer a new album next year produced by Kurt Carr.

For over 40 years Light Records has provided life-changing, restorative and inspiring Gospel music.  From their prolific Gospel catalogue with Walter Hawkins; The Winans; Andrae Crouch to Today's modern favorites - Shirley Caesar; Youthful Praise, Ricky Dillard and Dorinda Clark-Cole Light Records continually strives to keep Gospel music innovative and fresh while keeping the traditions alive.
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Nashville, TN (November 23, 2010) - Since the release of VaShawn Mitchell's TRIUMPHANT CD, it has never slowed down.  It has continued to climb up the charts reaching its peak this week with the hit single, "Nobody Greater," reaching Number 1 on Billboard's Hot Gospel Radio chart and the R&R Gospel Top 30 singles chart.

"Nobody Greater," has quickly become the Worship Song of the Year. Its triumphant sound is led by Mitchell and has resonated with the church, simply stating, "there is nobody greater than God." On the heels of a whirlwind promotional tour that included major cities Washington DC, Chicago, Charlotte, Detroit, Philadelphia, New York, Atlanta and Houston, people all over the nation are chanting "Nobody Greater," demonstrating the song's powerful message. 

In addition to the radio success of "Nobody Greater," the single is holding the number 1 sales position atamazon.com. VaShawn Mitchell's album, TRIUMPHANT has consistently remained in the top 10 on the Billboard gospel sales chart.

VaShawn is gearing up for several performance dates and has been tapped to perform on the upcoming 2011 Stellar Awards in January.

For a complete list of concerts and dates, please log on to www.vashawnmitchell.com
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The Miss Tina Collection Is At Walmart--Beyonce Appears with Mom on 'The View'

Smooches, hugs, kisses and kudos to Miss Tina Knowles for offering an "affordable fab" clothing line to everyday women at Walmart!

Miss Tina by Tina Knowles debuted in select Walmarts nationwide this past October and was featured on The View recently. The new collection of sporty fashion consists of thirty pieces, including denim, graphic tees, embellished tops, day dresses, tunics, jackets, leggings and warm-up suits that generally retail for $20 or less. Beyonce came along with Momma Knowles and the gorgeous printed dress she was wearing form the Miss Tina line and for only $18.

Clothing from the Miss Tina Collection are available online at www.walmart.com.

Models of various ages and sizes demonstrated the versatility and functionality of the clothes.  Many celebs  have a flair for fashion and place their names on a label, but Tina Knowles is a seamstress and designer that has plenty of experience "under her belt." Her Miss Tina line has been offered on HSN prior to hitting Walmart and she is the visionary and Creative Director of the House of Dereon brand, which was inspired by her mother Agnez Dereon, a dress maker.

View co-host asked Miss Tina for a style secret and she recommended wearing a Spanx, a body slimming undergarment.

The audience received free bottles of Beyonce's perfume, "Heat."  The commercial for "Heat" was recently banned in the United Kingdom.  

It was  also announced the 'Beyonce's I Am...World Tour' will air on Thanksgiving.
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