The incredibly talented, North Carolina-born artist was first thrust into the national spotlight with a 1990 Arista recording contract where he found himself heralded as the next big R&B powerhouse under the tutelage of the previously mentioned Arista icon, Clive Davis. Following a cluster of hit records, that included No Sweeter Love and Gotta Good Thing – both of which enjoyed considerable national and international airplay – Geoff spent the next several years on a musical mission exploring and experimenting with more pop, rock and jazz-leaning genres`. In the event anyone should question Geoff’s performing skills, they need nothing more than to ask any of the 10+ million viewers who repeatedly tuned-in and turned-in rave-reviews after his emotionally-charged performances on last year hit TV show,NBC’s “The Voice”. Quickly establishing himself as a fan-favorite in his first appearance, Geoff took the stage and the show by storm with a tear-the-roof-off performance of Stevie Wonder’s Higher Ground that prompted Voice-judge Christina Aguilera to assert, “the very first note you hit blew me away!” The pop diva further heaped praise on McBride’s first televised outing by emphasizing her amazement at his “amazing level of energy” that never wavered throughout an entire performance that brought (and kept) the audience on its feet.
Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. have been married for 35 years. That's a wonderful accomplishment in the entertainment business, where longevity in marriage can be scarce. However, this couple, who met as members of The 5th Dimension in 1967, says that there is no magic formula for a good marriage in or out of the entertainment industry.
AASHA DAVIS is known to audiences for a number of television series and commercial appearances including such prominent television series as “Criminal Minds," "Grey's Anatomy,” "Castle" and "House M.D.," as well as the ground breaking series "South of Nowhere," and is probably best known for her role as "Waverly Grady" on NBC's "Friday Night Lights."
In 2009 Aasha was nominated for a NAACP Los Angeles Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actress in the very funny adaptation of "Coffee Will Make You Black."
Her first feature, The Sundance hit, “Pariah” holds The Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award and a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Film.
Pamela Samuels Young
Pamela has achieved a successful writing career while working as a Managing Counsel for a major corporation in Southern California, specializing in labor and employment law and social media law. Prior to that, she served as Employment Law Counsel for Raytheon Company and spent several years as an associate with the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers, LLP, in Los Angeles. A former journalist, Pamela began her broadcasting career with WXYZ-TV in Detroit and later worked as a news writer and associate producer for KCBS-TV in Los Angeles.
A graduate of UC Berkeley’s School of Law, Pamela has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from USC and a master’s degree in broadcasting from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She previously served on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles chapter of Mystery Writers of America and is a die-hard member of Sisters in Crime, an organization dedicated to the advancement of women mystery writers. Pamela's novels include: Every Reasonable Doubt (2006), In Firm Pursuit (2007), Murder on the Down Low (2008), Buying Time (2009), and Attorney-Client Privilege (2012). The Black Caucus of the American Library Association honored Buying Time with its 2010 Fiction Award, calling the book “a captivating, suspenseful thriller.” Her sixth novel, Anybody's Daughter, which tackles the horrific world of child sex trafficking, was the 2014 winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. Pamela has also penned the short stories, Easy Money, featured in the anthologyScoundrels: Tales of Greed, Murder and Financial Crimes (2012) and Setup, selected for the Sisters in Crime anthology, LAndmarked for Murder (2006).
June Rochelle. On her soulful and sultry new single, June Rochelle offers an empowering message for those who think perhaps that hope has abandoned them for good -- a compelling R&B/urban jazz styled reminder that while it may hide as we experience life’s darker moments, truly, if we let it, “Love Is Here To Stay.”The song’s lyrics reveal the singer’s personal truth in a clever way that rings universal: “I thought I lost It…I thought that I had chased you away, but I see you’ve been following me everywhere that I go/Love is Here To Stay…and you can’t chase it, chase it away…” After letting the anger go, she sings “Love’s enticing/So Inviting/And I don’t have to search, and try to find it anymore/Love is knocking at my door.”Headlining hundreds of shows before thousands of people and singing onstage over the years with some of the premier female vocal legends of our time (Diana Ross, Yolanda Adams, & Celine Dion), the versatile singer, songwriter and performer has mastered the art of the magical moment, using her powerful yet smooth voice to engage the emotions of audiences across the country. In the years since the 2010 release of her third recording Play This, an eclectic set that featured everything from R&B and neo-soul to gospel, rap and rock, June, a devoted mother of three, experienced a challenging time of heartbreak and intense emotional upheaval. Collaborating with award winning producer, songwriter and musician Michael Houston, she emerged from her sorrow with renewed vision and purpose – and, as she eloquently says, “poured my whole being into this song because it’s about love and we all need love. ”June, who launched her recording career with her highly acclaimed 2006 debut album Changing Places, adds,“The common denominator we all share is that people want to be loved. When you face rejection, you think you will never be loved again. But no matter what you do or go through, love will find you again if you believe. Open your heart and love will be there. Even if the person you used to love walked out the door, you can love again. It’s waiting for you. ‘Love Is Here To Stay’ is about me starting fresh in my own life and writing things that I feel and believe so many people can relate to.”
Victoria Gabrielle Platt
Lena Cohen (Rescheduled)
Kreesha Turner (born Kreshia Turner; June 10, 1985) is a Canadian recording artist, record producer and dancer. Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, she began her musical career after a successful audition with Virgin Records, she signed a record deal with the Capitol Music Group, under which the Virgin imprint operates. Concurrently, EMI Music Canada signed her in order to more effectively tap into the Canadian market.
She has released two albums in Canada. Her first album Passion (2008) spawned off singles like "Bounce With Me," "Lady Killer" and "Don't Call Me Baby" that became the #1 most played song (by a Canadian) on Canadian radio in 2008 and became her very first number one single on Billboard's U.S. Hot Dance Club Play.
Multi-talented, comedic actress Kathy Searleignites the big screen opposite John Stamos, Michael Rapaport and Bryan Callen in the Lionsgate summer romantic comedy MY MAN IS A LOSER in theaters nationwide and On Demand on July 25th. This full-featured comedy follows two married guys (Michael Rappaport and Bryan Callen) who employ their single playboy friend (John Stamos) to help them get their "mojo" back to save their marriages with their wives (Kathy Searle & Heidi Armbruster). During the ensuing adventures, things start to backfire leaving the wives to wonder if the new versions of their husbands are worse than the old ones. Searle plays the hilarious role of 'Lianne,' the wife of 'Marty' (Michael Rappaport). Please click on the following link to watch the trailer and for more information. http://mymanisaloser.com/
A force to be reckoned with, Searle has made her mark on some of comedy’s biggest blockbusters including Tina Fey’s wildly hilariousBABY MAMA and CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC with Isla Fisher. On the small screen, Searle has graced the primetime airwaves in "Body of Proof," "Blue Bloods," "Gossip Girl," and "Lipstick Jungle" alongside Brooke Shields.
(Master Stylist) Samantha Hall, "SAM" Also Known as "Magician" in the industry. It is said she works her "Magic" to create and design some of the most cutting edge, yet creative and polished styles across the globe.
Paolo Rustichelli (Rescheduled)
Paolo Rustichelli is a composer, piano & keyboard virtuoso, singer and producer that realizes his productions completely by himself. He is a real 'One Man Band' that impresses audiences with his eclectic styles that make him really unique. His sound has become a trademark and source of trends and inspiration among artists worldwide. Among his album projects, Paolo recorded, performed and produced for rock-jazz superstars like Carlos Santana and Miles Davis.
Son of the Italian three-time Oscar nominee, Carlo Rustichelli, Paolo started his career at age 16 simultaneously as a soundtrack composer and as a rock keyboard player with the album "Opera Prima"on RCA Records, considered by several critics a Rock Progressive masterpiece.
As a teenage prodigy, Paolo pioneered the use of the mono synth ARP 2600 and Moog in Albums and Movies, including the Italian cult film Fernando Di Leo's "Razza Violenta". This score was entirely made with both the Yamaha CS80 polysynth and with the first sampler machine of the world, the Fairlight CMI, making Paolo one of the first composers to make a soundtrack entirely with synths. Among movie aficionados, Quentin Tarantino is a fan of Paolo's music and Fernando Di Leo movies. In 1991 Paolo moved from Rome to Los Angeles. In 1995 he released the solo album "Mystic Jazz" (called "Capri" in the US, by PolyGram records) which was the first European jazz-rock album released worldwide by PolyGram records. Paolo achieved further success creating the "Chill Out music" genre with albums 'Mystic Jazz' and 'Mystic Man', which proved to be extremely influential for smooth jazz progressive style.
Coco-Z the Mix Mistress (Rescheduled)
Coco-Z the Mix Mistress. One of the hottest female DJ's in the Cleveland Ohio area, Coco-Z the Mix Mistress generates energy and excitement everywhere she spins. This dynamic DJ has a complete collection of music ranging from Hip-Hop, Jazz, Gospel, Rock, R&B, Rap, Reggae, Soul, & Pop-- Coco-Z spins it all! Coco-Z specializes in clubs, weddings, private parties, mixtapes and social events. She will work with you well before your event date to understand your preferences and plan just the right music for your celebration.