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Friday, March 25, 2016

White House Announces Full 2016 Easter Egg Roll Program and Talent Line-up

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The White House announces the full program, activities, and talent line-up for the 2016 White House Easter Egg Roll, a tradition in its 138th year and the largest annual public event at the White House. 
The Easter Egg Roll will take place Monday, March 28, on the South Lawn of the White House and in honor of the final Easter Egg Roll of the Obama Administration, this year’s theme is “Let’s Celebrate.” The event will feature live music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling and, of course, Easter egg rolling. In support of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! Initiative, this year’s event will also include the first-ever White House Fun Run, where First Lady Michelle Obama will join 250 children on a short run to promote active and healthy lifestyles for kids.
To learn more about the Easter Egg Roll visit www.WhiteHouse.gov/eastereggroll. Tune in for live streams from the South Lawn on March 28, 2016 on WhiteHouse.gov/live. You can also join the conversation online using the hashtags #LetsCelebrate and #EasterEggRoll and get the latest updates by checking out Let’s Move! on Twitter and Facebook.

Talent Line-up

This year’s special guest is Tony Award Winning, Multi-Platinum Recording Artist, Idina Menzel. Menzel will sing the National Anthem as well as perform on the Rock ‘n’ Egg Roll Stage
Silento, Daya, Echosmith, Chloe x Halle, Trevor Jackson, DJ Mel, Mack and Moxy, and Sesame Street will also perform on the Rock ‘n’ Egg Roll Stage.  The Official Emcee of the 2016 White House Easter Egg Roll is Tommy McFly.
Readers on the Storytime Stage will be Bear Grylls, the cast of Black-ish, Trinitee Stokes and the cast of Bunk'd, Genevieve Goings, La La Anthony, Robin Roberts, Sesame Street, Shaquille O'Neal, Shonda Rhimes, and Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon and Jeannie Mai from The Real.
Chefs Kwame Onwuachi, José Andrés, Roblé Ali, Spike Mendelsohn, Mikaila Ulmer, Pati Jinich, Sunny Anderson, and Ted Allen will prepare healthy eating demonstrations in the Play with your Food station.
In the Eggtivity Zone, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition as well as players and coaches from professional sports teams will teach kids how to play sports and show kids easy, fun ways to stay active and fit. 
Athletes participating in the Eggtivity Zone and the Basketball and Tennis Courts include:
Antione Bethea - San Francisco 49'ers
Ben Bratton - USOC / Fencing
Ben Olsen - DC United
Bobby Boswell - DC United
Brandon Williams - Baltimore Ravens
Buck Williams - NBA
Caitlin Cahow - PCFSN
Chanda Rubin - USTA
Chukwuemeka "Emeka" Okafor - NBA
Cornell McClellan - PCFSN
Curtis Pride – PCFSN
DC Divas – Women’s Football Alliance
Dominique Dawes - PCFSN
Donna Richardson - PCFSN
Donovan Carter - Cast of Ballers"
Dr. Risa Lavizzo - Mourey - PCFSN
Dr. Stephen McDonough - PCFSN
Gus Kenworthy - USOC / Freeskier
Jameel McClain - NFL Free Agent
James Blake - USTA
Jamie Loeb - 2015 NCAA Women's Singles Champion
Jason Collins – NBA/PCFSN
Jayne Greenberg - PCFSN
Jazmyn Simon - Cast of Ballers
Jeneba Tarmoh - USOC / Track and Field Sprinter
Kamerion Wimbley - Retired NFL
Katrina Adams - USTA
Lamar Neagle - DC United
Lynette Woodard - WNBA Hall of Fame
Mark Hertling - PCFSN
Markus Halsti - DC United
Michael Thomas - Miami Dolphins
Natasha Cloud - Washington Mystics
Nick Sundberg - Washington Redskins
Patrick Nyarko - DC United
Preston Smith - Washington Redskins
Reilly Opelka - 2015 Wimbledon Boys' Singles Champion
Ricky Jean Francios - Washington Redskins
Robert Thomas Shepardson - PCFSN
Roman Harper - Carolina Panthers
Ryan Kerrigan - Washington Redskins
Ryan Shane - 2015 NCAA Men's Singles Champion
Scout Bassett / USOC / Athletics Paralympic hopeful
Shaquille O'Neal - NBA
Steve Birnbaum - DC United
Swintayal Cash - New York Liberty
Taylor Townsend - USTA
Tommy Paul - (2015 Roland Garros Boys' Singles Champion)
Tony Massenburg - NBA
Tress Way - Washington Redskins
Tristan Nunez - NASCAR
Vicky Duval - USTA
The Hop To It Stage will offer a variety of interactive dance and other physical fun including Hip Hop Public Health, Kid Tribe with Mack and Moxy, PopFitKids, Soul Cycle, The Happiness Club, Troops for Fitness.
The Ellipse will have an entertainment stage and guests can enjoy musical acts and other activities from Ballet Petite presents Taptricity, Chuck Flayhart (Stilt walker), Harvard Din & Tonics, Tennis Pandas Bam and Boo, Zumba WSC as they prepare to enter the South Lawn.
This year’s costume characters include:
Angry Birds
Bam the Panda
Boo the Panda
Buddy from Dinosaur Train
Captain Planet
Catboy, Owlette and Gekko from PJ Masks  
Charlie & Checkers
Charlie Brown & Snoopy
Cheer Bear from the Care Bears
Cookie Monster
Curious George
Daniel Tiger
Darth Vader and the Storm Troopers
DC United's Talon
Doki the Dog
Duck from WordWorld
Eddie is A Yeti
Fairy Twinkletoes
Freddie the Frog  
Hatching Chick
Jet from Ready Jet Go!  
Mama, Papa, Junior Bunnies
Mascot DJ Bunny  
Miffy the Bunny
Mop Top the Hip Hop Scientist
Nature Cat  
Nutbrown Hare
Paw Patrol
Peg + Cat
Peppa Pig + George
Po from Kung Fu Panda 3
Power Panther
Powerpuff Girls
Princess Presto
Puppy and Sis   
Sid the Science Kid
Smokey Bear
SpongeBob SquarePants
Super WHY!
The Cat in the Hat
The Minions - Bob, Stuart and Kevin
The Rainbow Fish
Washington Capitals' Slapshot
Washington Kastles' Topspin and Slice
Washington Nationals' Racing Presidents - Abe
Washington Nationals' Racing Presidents - Bill
Washington Nationals' Racing Presidents - George
Washington Nationals' Racing Presidents - Teddy
Washington Nationals' Racing Presidents - Tom
Washington Nationals' Screech
Washington Wizards' G-Wiz  
Woodsy Owl
YooHoo and Pammee from YooHoo and Friends

Full List of Events
With the “Let’s Celebrate” theme, this year’s event will honor the final Easter Egg Roll for the Obama Administration. The activities include obstacle courses, yoga, dancing, playing sports with professional athletes, and of course, the traditional egg roll.  The full list of events is below:
Egg Roll Classics
An Egg Hunt & the traditional Egg Roll
Rock ‘n’ Egg Roll Stage
Live musical performances for all ages
Storytime Stage
Listen as celebrities bring books to life
Hop To It!
An instructional dance party on the South Lawn!  Get up to dance and more
Eggtivity Zone Obstacle Course
An ultimate all-in-one obstacle course! Climb, jump, and run your way through a variety of sports drills
Basketball and Tennis
Get hands-on training from basketball and tennis pros on the President’s court
Yoga Garden
Come enjoy a session of yoga from professional instructors
Eggspress Yourself
Hatch your inner artist with arts and crafts fun! Egg dying, egg decorating, and more
Play with your Food
An entertaining activity center filled with opportunities to learn about healthy eating
Eggsperiment Zone
Interactive, educational activities designed to spark scientific curiosity and creativity
2016 Official Program and Souvenir Poster Artwork

First Lady Michelle Obama has chosen the winning artwork from this year’s White
House Easter Egg Roll Design Contest. Elementary and middle school students from 19 states and two foreign countries submitted artwork related to this year’s
theme, “Let’s Celebrate.” Posters will be handed out as a prize to children who win the
Easter Egg Roll and Egg Hunt.
Felicity Ng is a 10-year-old in 4th grade at Audubon Elementary School in Redmond,
Washington. Her artwork was chosen as the 2016 Easter Egg Roll Program Cover. Felicity enjoys drawing, writing, and playing piano, and wanted to create a patriotic egg design to commemorate President and Mrs. Obama’s final Easter Egg Roll.
Alexia de Costa is an 11-year-old in 5th grade at Queen of Apostles Catholic School in
Alexandria, Virginia. Her artwork was chosen as the 2016 Easter Egg Roll Poster. Alexia enjoys painting, reading, and writing and is excited to participate with the White House in whatever ways she can.

Additional Information about the 2016 Easter Egg Roll
In total, more than 35,000 people have received tickets for the event. In 2009, the Obama Administration created an online lottery system to distribute a portion of these tickets, and for the eighth straight year, this lottery has helped open up the White House Easter Egg Roll to guests from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
This year’s event will begin at 7:30 AM and end at 6:45 PM EDT.
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Nashville, TN – (March 25, 2016) Get the buzzworthy new album Saints & Sinners: Original Soundtrack From Season 1, available via all digital retailers today.  Released by Bounce Media, LLC/Entertainment One Music, the companion album to the Bounce TV network’s new smash hit drama Saints & Sinners, is an eight-track collection featuring a diverse mix of acclaimed R&B, hip-hop, and Gospel chart-toppers performing all-new songs.

Making guest star appearances on the show, Deitrick Haddon, Erica Campbell, and Kelly Price each bring their stunning vocals to the soundtrack.  Award-winning superstars Haddon and Campbell have two of the soundtrack’s biggest collaborations.  Haddon teams up with Outkast’s Big Boi on the song and music video for “Sinners (Saved By Grace) Remix,” which serves as the show’s theme song.  Campbell paired up with Saints & Sinners cast member Keith Robinson, on the song “Keep Holding On (Alright).”  Robinson also performs on the song “Pain,” and Price performs the single “Everytime (Grateful).”  

Chart-topping rappers Jeezy makes a splash on “Gotta Be A Man,” and Lecrae collaborates with Johnta Austin on the song “Lord Be With Me.”  Rounding out the star-studded album are songs from The Voice finalist Koryn Hawthorne, and KlarKent (feat. Derek Minor).

Hear Jeezy’s song “Gotta Be a Man”:


Hear Kelly Price’s song “Everytime (Grateful)”:

Hear Erica Campbell & Keith Robinson’s song “Keep Holding On (Alright)”

The new album SAINTS & SINNERS: Original Soundtrack From Season 1 (Bounce Media, LLC/Entertainment One) is available now at the following digital retailers:



Google Play


Check out the new music video for the Saints & Sinners theme song from Deitrick Haddon & Big Boi, “Sinners (Saved By Grace) Remix”:

Check out the behind the scenes video of Deitrick Haddon & Big Boi’s “Sinners (Saved By Grace) Remix” music video shoot:

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New York --  Pop iconVanilla Ice, a.k.a. Rob VanWinkle, tackles his next house flip in a new season of DIY Network's popular series, The Vanilla Ice Project. Premiering Saturday, April 23, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, the 13-episode arc will follow Vanilla Ice and his team as they renovate a Palm Beach, Fla. property and - to make the VIP palace fit for a flip - the team must maximize their dollars by repurposing materials, salvaging supplies and creating customized designs.

"We've got a ton of work to do and there's no time to waste," said Vanilla Ice. "But we're about to have a little fun in the sun and get things done!"
The new season features projects such as a 3,000 sq. ft. five-bedroom, four-bath lakeside estate that requires Ice and his team to find cost-effective ways to achieve the impressive renovation. After an extensive demo, the guys add a 500 sq. ft. master suite with walk-in tub, a custom spiral staircase and floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors along the back side of the home to emphasize the view. But it wouldn't be a true VIP flip without a little Florida flair, so the team adds an infinity-edge pool and spa, an indoor bowling alley and a custom lake dock for landing helicopters.
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TUNE IN ALERT: 'Thicker Than Water' season 3

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In the trailor for season 3 of Bravo's "Thicker Than Water," in the midst of good news--a vow renewal and couple of babies on the way--Brooklyn and her father, Ben Tankard still have unresolved issues. Before storming off from a one-on-one with her dad Brooklyn slams her hands on the table and says, " You lying. He's a f*(*ing  pastor and he's a liar." Jewel is still keeping a close eye on Cyrene who started school at Howard University in DC, but reveals a shocking secret from her past while visiting Detroit.  There are many signs that the house that Ben Tankard built will soon come crumbling down, but in the end the family perseveres.

Bravo Media's larger than life Tankard family returns bolder than ever when season three premieres on Sunday, March 27 at 10PM ET/PT. Leading the charge are Ben and Jewel Tankard with their self-proclaimed "Black Brady Bunch" which includes Brooklyn, Britney, Diamond, Benji, Shanira, Cyrene, Marcus, with his wife, Tish, and their newborn son Micah.

This season, preacher and patriarch, Ben faces the stark reality that the Tankard household has become an empty nest and also realizes there are deep emotional wounds that need to be healed within the family, mainly between him and his eldest daughter Brooklyn. Embracing a new chapter in her life, Jewel prepares to welcome her grandchild and launch her very own nationally syndicated television talk show while trying to reconnect with Cyrene, who went to her freshman year of college meek and mild, but reemerged as a certified wild child. 

 Meanwhile, Britney, healthier than ever, is unable to shake the notion that a baby is what's missing most in her life and embarks on a journey to make her dreams of motherhood come true while Benji and Shanira eagerly await the arrival of their first child. Marcus plans to expand his ministry into Nashville but can't hide his frustration with his family's adamant criticism of his wife's parenting skills. From an eye-opening girls trip to Jewel's hometown of Detroit to a traumatizing secret haunting Cyrene, it's a season of breakthrough and transformation that forces the family to embrace each other and move forward to a place of joy and love. 

For a sneak peek of the series, please visit: http://www.bravotv.com/thicker-than-water/season-3/videos/the-tankards-are-back 

"Thicker Than Water" is produced by Sirens Media with Rebecca Toth Diefenbach, Valerie Haselton Drescher, Lucilla D'Agostino, Caroline Self, and Rahel Tennione serving as Executive Producers and John Doe Productions with Renard Young and Darren Toon serving as Executive Producers. 

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LISTEN: New music from Livre, plus 'Tribe of Joshua' CD release date announced

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New York, NY --  Without a doubt, the Urban Worship Quintet known as LIVRE’ has been making their mark on Gospel and Christian music with an intricate balance of vocal perfection, an inventive fashion forward swag and most importantly, their steadfast zealous worship life which transcends through their music and charismatic performances.  The wait is now over for the debut album from the Bronx, NY based group of singing friends Ajanee Hambrick, Ariel Malloy, Malik Spence, Kenneth Williams and Richard Tolbert - LIVRE'.  Their highly anticipated album JERICHO: TRIBE OF JOSHUA will release Friday, May 20.
Since making their entry into gospel music, LIVRE’ has dominated gospel radio with four consecutive Top 30 hits: "Jericho"“Amazing”, “I Will Be Alright” and “Everything’s Coming Up Jesus”

JERICHO: TRIBE OF JOSHUA is available now for pre-order on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon, and features Mali Music, Jason Nelson and A$SAP Ferg.   JERICHO: TRIBE OF JOSHUA releases globally via Glory 2 Glory Records/MBK Entertainment and Sony Red Associated Labels.
Everything’s Coming Up Jesus
Jericho (featuring A$AP Ferg)
Watch Me (featuring Mali Music)
Something To Live For
Missing Pieces
I Will Be Alright
Me To You (featuring Jason Nelson)

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 Trio of Brothers Scheduled to Appear on Good Day Tulsa, The Harvest Show and More

Los Angeles, Calif. (March. 25, 2016)— Consumed By Fire’s highly anticipated full-length album Giving Over is now available nationwide. The 11-track project features their first hit “Lean On Me” and their new second single “He Waits For Me” that is being added at radio stations across the U.S. 
Lead singer Caleb Ward relates the story behind the single, saying:
“ ‘He Waits for Me’ is all about our quiet time with our Heavenly Father, having that place and environment where we meet with Him. Our place has always been this spot out by the water near our hometown. God loves spending time with His kids. There's a strength and a joy that we all can receive from just fellowshipping with Him. David said in Psalm 16:11, 'In His presence is fullness of Joy,’ and later in chapter 28 he says, 'The joy of the Lord is my strength’. So, if you feel like you're lacking strength and joy, get in God's presence. He waits for you.”

In honor of the release, the brothers will be making their television debut on Good Day Tulsa on March 28, 2016, and will perform “He Waits For Me” with a follow up performance on LeSea Broadcasting’s “The Harvest Show” on April 11, 2016, with more national appearances to come.

With a theme of ultimate surrender, Caleb (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Josh (Guitar, Harmony Vocals) and Jordan (Drums, Harmony Vocals) crafted lyrics that were inspired from personal experiences that challenged them to cast aside their own fears and plans and give into the path God paved for them.

Producer Scotty Wilbanks discovered the band via YouTube. Together they developed the soulful record that showcases the brothers’ church roots combined with their varied musical influences that are also anchored lyrically in the deep faith that fuels them, giving them a sound that is uniquely their own.

Together, their goal is to continue spreading the gospel through honest, authentic music.

Track Listing for Giving Over:
Lean On Me
Thorns and Sorrows
He Waits For Me
Learning to Love
Follow Your Heart
Moving On
Walk Through The Fire
Hold The Rain
You and Me
Giving Over

For more information on Consumed By Fire, please go to www.cbfmusic.com and www.inpoprecords.com.
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Pastor and Businessman provide free Websites to 100 churches

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Grace Church Websites Offers Local Churches the Opportunity to Increase Fellowship through Access to the World-Wide Web, Domain Registration, Website Maintenance, Content Management & Hosting Courtesy of Business Magnate and Philanthropist Don Vaccaro

 MaSouth Windsor, CT) – Just one month after launching in mid-February, Grace Church Websites, founded by American business magnate and philanthropist Don Vaccaro and pastor Rev. Dr. Boise Kimber, has provided one hundred churches in low-income areas with free websites spanning much of the United States. Grace Church Websites has donated a wide variety of free web-related services to Churches from Texas to Florida, Kentucky to Alabama, and Connecticut to Georgia. These services include: domain registration and annual renewal, website maintenance, a content management system, and hosting. Mr. Vaccaro and Kimber launched the company in order to help churches – especially local, urban churches – better reach the people in their communities looking for a church family.

“When we launched Grace Church Websites, I knew churches across the country needed assistance with business development, but I was thrilled to see how quickly churches across the country completed registration forms on our website. I have devoted my career to giving men and women in the community the chance to thrive, and Grace Church Websites offer people an opportunity to connect directly with churches in their communities and to be given fellowship and access to empowerment,” said Vaccaro, who serves as CEO of Grace Church Websites. 

“The church is a conduit to the community and in today’s times, to compete with the influx of national and international technological innovations, local churches must be given access and opportunity. Churches and their congregants must modernize in order to continue to remain relevant. These websites serve as digital front doors: welcoming newcomers, keeping members informed, organizing activities and sharing God’s love with their communities,” said Rev. Dr. Kimber.

According to renowned national civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton, President and Founder of National Action Network: “Grace Church Websites is providing a need for faith-based organizations that is leading to economic empowerment, decreasing the digital divide, and diversifying the Information Superhighway.”

According to Pastor Ahmad Haywood, Senior Pastor at Trueworship Tabernacle in Corpus Christi, Texas: “We are truly blessed that Grace Church Websites has provided our church with a free website, including development of its content and hands-on assistance with the design. In a short period of time, we have gained membership and our doors have been opened to a new array of potential congregants.” http://twtcc.org/

There are no costs associated with a website set up through Grace Church Websites. Organizations interested in signing up for website services should visit their website at www.gracechurchsites.com or contact support@gracechurchsites.com.
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Thursday, March 24, 2016

TUNE IN ALERT: Catch an all new 'Saints & Sinners' on 3/27

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All-New Saints & Sinners 
Premieres Sunday, March 27 at 9pm ET/8pm CT on Bounce TV

1.3 Million Tuned In to Watch Last Week's Drama Unfold

Free Bounce TV App Now Available 
LOS ANGELES March 24, 2016 - Desire, jealousy and the pursuit of power collide as demons show themselves and old debts come due in an all-new episode of the hit Bounce TV drama Saints & Sinners this Sunday, March 27 at 9pm ET/8pm CT.

Last week, the third episode premiere telecasts of Saints & Sinners reached 1.3 million unduplicated viewers, tying the show's series premiere for the second most-watched program in Bounce TV history. This despite going up against such major television events as The Passion on FOX and NCAA March Madness Basketball on TNT, TBS and TruTV.
Also last Sunday, March 20, Bounce TV's world premiere of the music video for the show's theme song "Sinners (Saved By Grace)" performed by Gospel superstar Deitrick Haddon and Big Boi from the enormously-popular hip hop duo Outkast averaged nearly 400,000 persons 2+ (8:55 p.m. ET.) The song is featured on the forthcoming Saints & Sinners: Original Soundtrack From Season 1, out tomorrow, March 25 via all digital retailers.
In Saints & Sinners, Greater Hope Baptist Church is the heartbeat of Cypress, GA, a large southern town outside Atlanta. As times changed and Cypress grew, so did Greater Hope's influence. With the return of a prodigal son and a shocking crime that rattles the core of the community, long-kept secrets, deceit, jealousy and compromising sexual affairs threaten to demolish the heart of the church and shatter the lives of those within it. For it seems at Greater Hope, only God and the devil can tell the difference between a saint and a sinner.

Saints & Sinners stars Vanessa Bell Calloway (Shameless, Coming to America); Christian Keyes (Mistresses, Let's Stay Together); Keith Robinson (Dreamgirls, This Christmas); Clifton Powell (Ray, Murder in the First); Gloria Reuben (Mr. Robot, ER); J.D. Williams (The Wire, The Good Wife); Jasmine Burke (The Vampire Diaries, Army Wives); Afemo Omilami (Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Forrest Gump) and Richard Lawson (Numb3rs, Wag the Dog).
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