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“House Ministry” and Founder Aaron Bullock Presents Music with a Message That is Sure to Bring Down the House

A soft launch party in the heart of Beverly Hills.

Beverly Hills, CA, USA — House Ministry (http://www.house-ministry.com), a music label that represents and produces artists who embody the “CRAFT” of House and Disco music.

House Ministry focuses on the fusion of sensational musicians and singers (including some popular artists not normally known for house music), producers, writers and deejays from around the world to create a space for high quality house music.

On December 8th, House Ministry will be releasing its first single, “Break It Down”, by the beautiful and sultry “Erin Powers”.

On Saturday December 10th, House Ministry is having a party!

Featured DJ’s: Mister Wilson, DJ Sam Sky, spinning Deep House – Afro Beats – Soulful House by House Ministry Artist: B. Slade – Erin Powers – Chevy Jones – Avala – Tony Saul – Sam Sky – Knate Koti – Meaku (Remixes by Kenneth Crouch and Terry Hunter).

House Ministry… “Where House is a Home.”

When: Saturday December 10, 2016

Where: Nic’s Martini Lounge 453 North Canon Drive – Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Time: 9:30 PM

For more information: aaron@house-ministry.com or 424-777-3510

Dinner reservations: 310-550-5705

Sponsored by: Nic’s Martini Lounge, and Miko of Beverly Hills.

For press/media and talent credential: Lawrence Phillips – lppreventsentertainment13@gmail.com or 310-619-8048.

SRI Label Group To Distribute The “Legends of Sound” & Calello Music

SRI Label Group has entered into an agreement to distribute the patented Bongiovi DPS Technology recordings and to distribute the Calello Music Group.

Los Angeles, CA, USA — SRI Label Group has entered into an agreement to distribute the “Legends of Sound” series of recordings utilizing the patented Bongiovi DPS Technology, the most technical innovation in sound recordings since the invention of stereo. In addition an agreement has been finalized to distribute the Calello Music Group.

Tony Bongiovi is a legendary engineer and creator of the famous Power Station and now the creator of the new patented Bongiovi DPS Technology. Recordings imprinted with DPS Technology brings out sounds recorded but not heard until now, instruments previously lost in the mix are brought to life creating a new sound where the music comes alive the way it was meant to be heard.

Charles Calello is an award winning composer and arranger who has worked with Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Roberto Carlos, Neil Diamond, Al Kooper, Bruce Springsteen, Laura Nyro, Engelbert Humperdinck, Ray Charles, Bobby Vinton, Janis Ian, Barry Manilow, Juice Newton, Nancy Sinatra and many more. The Calello Music Group catalog is another wonderful addition to the SRI family.

The Legends Of Sound series of recordings come from four music industry legends: Tony Bonjovi, Charles Calello, Dan Jordan Florio and Rob Roy. Combined they have more than 70 years of music industry experience and too many gold records and awards that can’t be listed here. The credits amassed by each one of these great music men is legendary.

We are proud to add the Legends of Sound and the Bongiovi DPS Technology to the SRI Family. This is part of SRI Label Group’s commitment to deliver the greatest sound and recordings in jazz, blues, country and rock. The songs will be available on all streaming and digital download sites as well at http://www.srirecords.com.

SRI Jazz, SRI Records and Flamingo Jazz are all part of SRI Label Group providing quality, collectible Blues, Jazz, Country and Rock & Roll from major artists past and present. As one of the first websites on the internet to offer collectible music, http://www.srirecords.com established itself as a pioneer on the web since 1998. With industry veteran Shelly Liebowitz at the helm, SRI has strived to provide a standard of excellence in the world of music.

For additional information, contact Shelly Liebowitz by email at shelly@srirecords.com or by phone at 818-299-6297.

Media Contact:
Shelly Liebowitz
SRI Label Group, Inc.
556 Monteleone Ave
Oak Park, CA 91377
818-299-6297
shelly@srirecords.com
http://www.srirecords.com

The Monterey Symphony Announces its 71st season, entitled “Shakespeare in Music”

The Monterey Symphony has announced that its 71st season, entitled “Shakespeare in Music,” will feature four eclectic chamber concerts, including two in October and a Christmas concert in December

Monterey, CA, August 20, 2016 – The Monterey Symphony has announced that its 71st season, entitled “Shakespeare in Music,” will feature four eclectic chamber concerts, including two in October and a Christmas concert in December, (each at All Saints Episcopal Church in Carmel) plus one more event at Carmel’s fabulous Sunset Center on back-to-back dates in January.

Tickets

Single Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased by phone at 831-646-8511 or online at www.montereysymphony.org. Tickets will also be sold 90 minutes before show time at the venue.

General admission tickets for concerts at All Saints’ Episcopal Church (Dolores & Ninth Ave, Carmel) are priced at $25 for general admission and $10 for students and active military.

General admission tickets for concerts at the Sunset Center (San Carlos at Ninth Avenue, Carmel) are priced at $50 for Premium Seating and $25 for general admission.

CHAMBER CONCERT PROGRAM 1 – CHAMBER MUSIC WITH CLARINET
All Saints Episcopal Church, Carmel
October 7, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

The first program in the Monterey Symphony’s 2016/17 Chamber Series will feature the clarinet, including works by Kokai, Debussy, and Brahms. The music on this program may not often be heard, but it will be masterfully presented by musicians from the orchestra, including Concertmaster Christina Mok, violin; Steve Sanchez, clarinet; Tina Minn, violin; Chad Kaltinger, viola; and Drew Ford, cello.

Program:
Kokai – Quartettino for Clarinet and String Trio
Debussy – String Quartet in g minor, Op. 10
Brahms – Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet, Op. 115

CHAMBER CONCERT PROGRAM 2 – MYRIAD FACES OF RUSSIA
All Saints Episcopal Church, Carmel
October 18, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Presented as a part of the ICONS in Transformation International Contemporary Art Exhibit at All Saint’s Episcopal Church that runs from September 25 – November 20, 2016. An exhibition of contemporary art and traditional icons with 130 selects pieces by Russian-born artist, Ludmila Pawlowska.

This all-Russian program presented by our October concert Guest Artists: Anna Petrova, piano; Rebecca Anderson, violin; and JeongHyoun Christine Lee, cello; will feature composers from around the turn of the twentieth century – Arensky, Stravinsky, and Prokofiev. Stravinksy’s Suite Italienne is an arrangement of music from his ballet Pulcinella for cello and piano, and the deep and dark Prokofiev Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano was composed for friends lost during the Stalin regime. The Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor by Arensky may not be well-known, but it is a highlight of the program!

Program:
Igor Stravinsky
Suite italienne for Cello and Piano (arr. from Pulcinella)
Sergey Prokofiev
Sonata No. 1 in f minor for Violin and Piano, Op. 80
Anton Arensky
Piano Trio No. 1 in d minor, Op. 32

CHAMBER CONCERT PROGRAM 3 – CHRISTMAS POTPOURRI
All Saints Episcopal Church, Carmel
December 8, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

This delightful program features concertos, sonatas, interludes and tangos! Corelli’s “Christmas Concerto” and Bach’s Brandenburg No. 5 highlight this concert program that parries itself with the Hampton String Quartet’s Mozartian rendition of holiday favorites. Do not miss this performance of passionate players including guest artist Michael Peterson, harpsichord, and Monterey Symphony musicians including Dawn Walker, flute; Concertmaster Christina Mok, violin; Jessica Poll, violin; Chad Kaltinger, viola; Isaac Pastor-Chermak, cello; and Bruce Moyer, bass, in a concert that will also include works by Ibert, Leclaire, and Piazzolla.

Program:
Corelli – Concerto Grosso, Op.6, No. 8 “Christmas Concerto” (arr. for String Quartet)
Piazzolla – Tangos for Violin and Double Bass
Leclair – Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in D Major, Op. 9, No.3
Ibert – Deux Interludes for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord
Christmas Carol Selections from the Hampton String Quartet’s What if Mozart wrote, ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’
White Christmas – Winter Wonderland – Let it Snow
J.S. Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D Major, BWV 1050

CHAMBER CONCERT PROGRAM 4 – CURTIS ON TOUR: CURTIS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Sunset Center, Carmel
January 13, 2017 at 8:00 p.m & January 14, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

Presented in cooperation with the Sunset Center.

CURTIS ON TOUR: CURTIS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA – the Nina von Maltzahn Global Touring Initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music

Do not miss this special treat to hear some of America’s greatest young musicians from the renowned Curtis Institute of Music! Featured will be legendary violinist Shmuel Ashkenasi and violist and Curtis president Roberto Diaz, along with five outstanding violin students performing Mozart’s five violin concertos – a truly unique and profoundly musical event!

Performance 1 – Friday, 13 January 2017, 8 p.m.
Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major, K. 207
Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219

Performance 2 – Saturday, 14 January 2017, 2 p.m.
Violin Concerto No. 2 in D major, K. 211
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218
Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major, K. 364

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.montereysymphony.org/

The Ann Wilson Thing EP #2 – Focus now Available on Theannwilsonthing.com and Digital Outlets August 12 by Rounder

“The Ann Wilson Thing” September Tour Dates Announced

Los Angeles, CA, July 26, 2016 — Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ann Wilson is set to release her second solo EP, The Ann Wilson Thing! #2 – Focus, on Rounder Records. Featured tracks on the EP include live recordings of Jimi Hendrix’ “manic depression” and Peter Gabriel’s “don’t give up”, as well as two Wilson-penned tracks, the folk-inspired “fightin fer life” and the bluesy “anguish”. Guitarist Craig Bartok co-wrote both of these original songs with Wilson.

“manic depression” sees Wilson and the group paying homage to a blues-rock legend in Hendrix while introducing Wilson’s own flair. “fightin fer life” recalls some of Heart’s more folk and acoustic inspired tunes but features the harder edge that The Ann Wilson Thing! is known for. The Ann Wilson Thing! #2 – Focus is now available physically via theannwilsonthing.com and at all digital/steaming outlets. The CD will be available at all physical retailers on August 12.

Wilson is also announcing a solo mini-tour of Florida, to take place after Heart’s Rock Hall Three For All tour (with Cheap Trick and Joan Jett) concludes in mid-September. The first show will be at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, FL on Sept. 27 and will be followed by shows at Plaza Live in Orlando, FL and the Pointe Vedra Concert Hall in Pointe Vedra, FL on Sept 27 and Sept 28, respectively.

As a songwriter and lyricist, Ann Wilson has created a truly impressive body of work (“Crazy on You,” “Barracuda,” “Magic Man,” “Dog & Butterfly,” “Straight On”, “Even it Up,” “Mistral Wind,” and many, many more). However, her greatest gift, and first “calling” is singing and with this intimate tour, she prepares to blow away her fans with up, close and personal, raw performances of blues and rock songs. The Ann Wilson Thing doesn’t replace Heart but it is a new experience for existing Heart fans, as well as for new fans who will love these songs.

The Ann Wilson Thing! Tour Dates:

9/25 – Melbourne, FL – King Center for the Performing Arts – Information
9/27 – Orlando, FL – Plaza Live – Information
9/28 – Pointe Vedra, FL – Pointe Vedra Concert Hall – Information

For more information about Ann Wilson, please visit http://www.heart-music.com, follow @AnnHeartMusic on Twitter, @AnnHeartMusic on Instagram and like “Ann Wilson” on Facebook.

Contact:
Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
PO Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093
323-871-4821
http://www.heart-music.com

Jack Turner Productions To Hold Reading Of “Lube: A Modern Love Story” At San Diego’s LGBT Center

Gay-themed musical provides positive role models for young gay adults.

San Diego, CA, USA — Jack Turner, local playwright and lyricist, is holding the first public Reading of “LUBE: A MODERN LOVE STORY,” a gay-themed, Broadway-style musical, at San Diego’s LGBT Center on October 1st, 2016, 7 pm. All twenty-four of the songs written by composer Brandon Bowerman for the show will be played during the event, with many of the tunes making their world-premiere debut.

“LUBE: A MODERN LOVE STORY” is the first of a new genre of musical theater. It’s a gay-themed play, written by a gay man with music composed by a gay composer, but intended for gay and gay-supportive audiences. “LUBE” is a musical comedy that takes a serious look at growing up gay, including the decision whether to stay in or come out of the closet, bullying, prejudice, the lack of role models, religious persecution, and teenage suicide. But it also deals with friendship, changing attitudes, and acceptance – especially what can sometimes be the hardest of all: self-acceptance.

“LUBE” is one more voice in a chorus – or perhaps a cacophony – of voices trying to convey the message that “It Gets Better” to at-risk young adults. Hundreds of celebrities have joined the effort, adding their voices as well, but the statistics are shocking. According to the Trevor Project (http://www.trevorproject.org), suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people ages 10 to 24. LGB youth are four times more likely, and questioning youth are three times more likely, to attempt suicide as their straight peers. There are more teens in the US who attempt suicide each year than the total body count from the many mass shootings seen in the news by a factor of two to three. It’s a silent epidemic. To address this issue, “LUBE” attempts to provide positive role models and an uplifting message: “Just love yourself; the rest will fall in place.”

“LUBE” is not be the be-all, end-all solution to the problem, but it’s an approach that hasn’t been tried before. It treats being gay as normal and gay sex as a topic that isn’t taboo. The playwright wants to provide an experience for young gay adults that has been available to their straight counterparts for a very long time: to walk out of the theater identifying with the lead characters, saying to themselves, “I’m gay. They were gay. They found happiness and fell in love. That could happen to me.” But even more, “LUBE” attempts to send a message to every person who sees it, whether they be gay or straight, that it isn’t OK to bully or torment others who may be different, that it’s not acceptable to add to the problems of an isolated teen. This message may not make it to every bully or tormenter, but with “LUBE,” the playwright hopes to convince their peers that these kinds of acts are not acceptable. Perhaps peer pressure can achieve what a simple, direct message cannot.

Tickets for the Reading are available online at http://lubemusicalreading.eventbrite.com. Best seating is reserved for those who support the Reading through the “LUBE” Kickstarter campaign at http://tinyurl.com/zefra3s. For more information about “LUBE: A MODERN LOVE STORY,” please visit http://www.lubemusical.com.

Media Contact:
Stacey Blanchet
Jack Turner Productions
(810) 728-1513
yourowngirlfriday@yahoo.com
http://www.lubemusical.com

Versatile Haitian American Singer/Songwriter Natalie Jean Releases New Pop Album

Natalie Jean is a very rare kind of vocalist. Winning recognition across the most diverse of musical genres and quite comfortable performing in English, French and Creole. In exciting news, Natalie Jean has recently dropped her new infectious album, “Unafraid” and fans old and new couldn’t be happier.

Kensington, MD, USA — Natalie Jean is excited to announce the much-anticipated release of her fourth album, titled, ‘Unafraid.’

Produced by Alexi Von Guggenberg, the album offers up 10 tracks and is readily available for purchase nationwide at the iTunes Store, Amazon.com, Google Play, and various digital online stores.

Natalie Jean is an award winning singer/songwriter performer and a dynamic artist who grew up loving music. She enjoyed singing with her Haitian father – who was also an artist. She writes for many genres, which would include Jazz, R&B, Dance, Pop, Country, Rap, Heavy Metal, Contemporary, etc. She can also sing in French and Spanish. Natalie takes inspiration from her daily life and hopes to touch the lives of others through her music.

From 2014-2016, Natalie Jean’s songs have received over 32 nominations and several wins, including the Artists in Music Awards, LA Music Awards, The Indie Music Channel Awards, The Indees, American Songwriting Awards, Hollywood Music and Media Awards, The International Music and Entertainment Association, the Akademia Music Awards Josie Music Awards, International Songwriting Competition, Australian Songwriting Contest, Global Music Awards, Libera Music Awards, Wammies, World Wide Music Contest, Hollywood Songwriting Contest, and UK Songwriting Contest. She was named one of the Top Five Vocalists in the Singer Universe Vocalist of the Month for June 2014.

Her album ‘Unafraid’ which also features recently released singles ‘Looking Back,’ ‘Now I See’, and ‘Please Don’t’ is a collection of Pop songs regarding the many emotions one can go through when dealing with relationships. Inspired by Lena Horne, Celine Dion, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, and Ella Fitzgerald, her beautiful voice and melodies will surely leave you wanting for more.

Currently, she is working on several musical collaborations. She is also a spokesmodel for a new cosmetic line called ‘Confidently Ready,’ by Josie Passantino.

Be sure to check her out live in upcoming shows near you.

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/unafraid/id1123564718
Official Website: http://www.natalie-jean.com

Media Contact:
Natalie Jean
Natalie Jean Music
240-676-3430
nataliejean36@gmail.com
http://www.natalie-jean.com

Angel Sessions Music is Releasing New Singles, Feed My Sheep and The Great I Am DiscaL Remix Worldwide

After the release of Angel’s new album, Know Them by Their Fruits released November 21st 2015, comes two new singles that are already making a buzz in the music industry on radio stations and magazine. Know Them by Their Fruits won an award for best Contemporary Gospel song from the Akademia Music Awards.

Los Angeles, CA, USA — Urban Gospel recording artist and songwriter Angel Sessions is releasing her new single “The Great I Am DiscaL Remix” on April 7th 2016. Angel’s fans from all around the world have supported her music over the years and Angel continues to give her fans new music to enjoy. The Great I Am Remix is a up tempo house music with a hint of R&B mix rolled up in Angel’s urban Gospel sound. The song can also cross over to mainstream radio stations, and Angel’s fans will get a different sound on this new record. Angel Sessions has been in the industry for 20 years. She currently has 11 albums including a movie soundtrack that was released. Her new single will be on all digital online stores where music is sold. The Great I Am Remix has already been featured in the Hype Magazine, and her current single release sample is on YouTube and has received over 23 thousand views in 4 days! Angel is excited to share yet another hit record for all of her fans and to those who will here of Angel Sessions for the first time. Feed My Sheep/The Great I Am both are written by Angel herself. Currently Feed My Sheep which is also releasing on the same record, is on the top 50 R&B/Soul charts at #12 on SoundCloud and has remained on the charts for 6 weeks straight. Angel Sessions is excited to be invited to the Gala red carpet event on April 21st 2016 to celebrate for her song winning Don’t Let Go and her current winning song, Know Them by Their Fruits.

Media Contact:
Demetrius Guidry
Angel Sessions Music
510-266-2268
angelsessions1@gmail.com
http://www.angelsessions.com

LEGENDS of LOVE! FUNK! & SOUL! Pre-Valentine’s Day Concert! Michael Henderson & More!

Michael Henderson! George Johnson (of The Bros. Johnson) Ray “Ghostbusters” Parker Jr! The Dramatics! Jean Carn! In what is sure to be an incredible evening of entertainment at it’s finest by these Legends of R&B/Soul Music at The Bill Harris Arena, Birmingham Al!

Birmingham, AL, USA — Birmingham Al readies for a legendary concert! A historic CONCERT EVENT! With a 3.5 – 4 octave vocal range is 4 time Grammy Nominee, producer/composer of “Wide Receiver” “You Are My Starship” “Be My Girl” “Take Me, I’m Yours” “At The Concert” and so many more Michael Henderson (bass player, singer songwriter, producer) with “Strawberry Letter 23” “Get The Funk Out Ma Face” “Tomorrow” “I’ll Be Good To You” “Stomp!” and more… George Johnson (of the Bros. Johnson) guitarist, singer/songwriter producer) “Ghostbuster,”A Woman Needs Love.. Just Like You Do” “I’m In Love (with the other woman) “Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame” “Academy Award Nominee” “Grammy winner” Ray Parker Jr (guitarist, singer/songwriter producer)

Joining these Funk/R&B Legends Onstage are the smooth vocals of legendary group “The Dramatics” known for such chart-busters as “Hey You!… Get Off My Mountain” “Whatcha See…Is Whatcha Get” “I Wanna Go Outside..in the rain!” “Get Up…Get Down” (from the cult classic movie “Dead Presidents”) “Me and Mrs. Jones ” and so many more!!!

The Internationally Acclaimed songstress “Jean Carn” performs her chart-toppers “Don’t Let It Go To Your Head” “Closer Than Close!” “Love Don’t Love Nobody” and more at The Bill Harris Arena at The Complex! This group of artists have created a legacy of music and received a multitude of grammy awards, music certifications, nominations, municipal awards for music created that is loved, lives on today and between them have sold untold millions of records! Millions worldwide have enjoyed, danced the night away to their award winning music! With music being sampled, re-recorded, rediscovered by a new generation of musicians, and an array of NUMBER ONE’S to their credit, this night promises to be a very special event, a magnificent night of “live” music played by “real” musicians who helped shape r&b, rock and funk and continue to inspire and influence.

Reserve your up-front seats today for hours of hard-core Love! Funk! and Soul!!!
Tickets: Bill Harris Arena Box Office: 205.279.8900
Historic Boutwell Auditorium – 1930 8th Ave N. Birmingham, Al 35203

Online: http://www.magiccitytix.com
Get ready to rock!
Media inquiries: Onyx – bestcommpr@gmail.com

Media Contact:
Onyx
Bestcomm PR
280 Merchants Drive #13
Dallas, GA 30132
678-689-4274
bestcommpr@gmail.com
http://www.magiccitytix.com

SRI Label Group Releases Free Holiday Songs

SRI Jazz, SRI Records releases special gift of free holiday songs by classic artists until the end of the year.

Los Angeles, CA, USA (December 13, 2015) — As one of the oldest sites on the internet, SRI Label Group announced that they are giving away free holiday songs to all visitors of their website as a gift for the holidays. “We want to thank our customers for another great year by giving away holiday classics by major artists as free song downloads on our website with no purchase necessary” said Shelly Liebowitz, CEO at SRI Label Group.

The songs include classic holiday favorites “Jingle Bells”, “The Christmas Song”, “Frosty The Snowman”, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and more. “We are very grateful to our customers for their loyalty and business here since 1999 and giving a gift of free songs our way of saying thank you and happy holidays”, added Liebowitz.

The free songs are available immediately and will continue until the end of the year. This is part of SRI Label Group’s commitment to deliver the greatest jazz, blues, country and rock songs and to show our appreciation to our customers. The songs can be downloaded. They invite everyone to come and discover the free songs, newest features and latest releases and see for themselves why SRI Records is such a popular destination on the web.

In addition, the company has reduced their prices to songs for 45¢, ringtones for only 25¢ and videos for $1.25.

SRI Jazz, SRI Records and Flamingo Jazz are all part of SRI Label Group providing quality, collectible Blues, Jazz, Country and Rock & Roll from major artists past and present. As one of the first websites on the internet to offer collectible music, SRI Records established itself as a pioneer on the web since 1998. With industry veteran Shelly Liebowitz at the helm, SRI has strived to provide a standard of excellence in the world of music.

Media Contact:
Shelly Liebowitz
SRI Label Group, Inc.
(SRI Jazz • SRI Records • Flamingo Jazz)
556 Monteleone Ave
Oak Park, CA 91377
818-299-6297
shelly@srirecords.com
http://www.srirecords.com

The All Stars Project Inspires Hip-Hop Artist Lecrae

Two-Time Grammy® Winner Mentors Inner City Youth at National Non-Profit Dedicated to Transforming Lives Through the Developmental Power of Performance.

New York, NY, USA (July 14, 2015) — Grammy® Award-winning hip-hop artist Lecrae‘s visit to the 42nd Street headquarters of the All Stars Project last year – to meet and mentor the inner city young people engaged in the organization – turned into so much more than expected. The All Stars Project has released a video of Lecrae’s inspiring visit. Produced by Diane Mayer in partnership with MTV, the video can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/cG5UjPW04N4.

A privately funded national nonprofit organization founded in 1981, the All Stars Project transforms the lives of youth and poor communities using the developmental power of performance, in partnership with caring adults. The All Stars Project involves over 10,000 young people every year in its afterschool programs in six cities across the country.

In a conversation facilitated by Antoine Joyce, Senior Program Manager/Development Officer for the All Stars Project Dallas, Lecrae shared that growing up he turned to hip-hop to find purpose, but instead found a lifestyle that included gang life, drugs and alcohol. After turning his own life around, he is now known for his music and outreach to inner-city youth. Lecrae has sold over two million albums, and his latest, Anomaly, debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200 and across several other sales charts as well.

The All Stars youth in attendance then introduced themselves to Lecrae and spoke about their personal experiences and hardships growing up. They shared how life-changing their involvement in the All Stars Project has been, and let Lecrae know that his music supported their choice to be positive and move forward.

Afterward, Lecrae said of his participation, “I was brought out to inspire, but left inspired.”

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For more information on All Stars Project, please contact: Erin Vadala, Warner Communications – erin@warnerpr.com or 978-468-3076

For more information on Lecrae, please contact: Edwin Banacia, Schure Media Group – eb@schuremediagroup.com

Or

Kelly Krueger, ‘stache media – kelly.krueger@stachemedia.com

http://www.lecrae.com

http://www.allstars.org

http://www.mayerthreesixty.com