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Baz Brothers Production “The Strength Of Love” Returns Starring Sean Baker, Meelah Williams, & Chandra Currelley!

The Return of “The Strength of Love”: A Lover’s Night Special

Successful stageplay returns to Griffin, GA for Special Valentine’s Weekend Presentation Back by popular demand….”The Strength of Love” the stageplay, a Baz Brothers Production, returns to South Metro Atlanta for a Special Night for Lovers during
Valentine’s Day Weekend.

After a successful run last Spring, the popular stageplay is returning for a special Valentine’s Day event – A Lover’s Night Special where couples can enjoy four shows of the Strength of Love stageplay on Friday, February 10th at 7pm, two shows on Saturday, February 11th at 3pm and 7pm and one show on Sunday, February 12th at 4pm. The Lover’s Night Special will be held after the Saturday, February 11th 7pm show, which includes a three-course meal, live DJ and performance by R&B group Profyle.

“The Strength of Love” is a heartfelt story of Antonio and Melody, a loving couple who have been married 5 years. Although the first 5 years were blissful, Antonio and Melody are now settling into a new stage of marriage, and each has their own struggle. Melody is starting to question her husband’s love for her, while Antonio deals with a new reality, as he learns that his wife cannot provide his lifelong desire. So they are now faced with the dilemma of “should I stay or should I go?” Find out if the “Strength of Love” will conquer all…

“The Strength of Love” features a cast of incredible talent, starring actor Sean Baker, former lead singer of R&B Group 702 Meelah Williams and legendary jazz singer and actress Chandra Currelley. Sean Baker, who plays Antonio, is an actor, singer, songwriter and producer, who hails from the Bronx, NY and currently resides in Atlanta, GA. He has starred in Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun”, Mary Morrison’s “Single Husbands” and Kandi Burruss’ “A Mother’s Love.” He has also appeared in films including “Taken 3”, “Triple 9” and Oprah Winfrey’s “Selma” and his latest film, “All Eyez on Me” a film
about the late Tupac Shakur.

The role of Melody will be played by Meelah Williams. Originally from Las Vegas, NV, as indicated by the area code 702 – the inspiration for the R&B group for whom she sung lead for three albums – has also collaborated on tracks during her solo career with several notable artists such as Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Pharrell Williams, Macy Gray, Faith Evans and Musiq Soulchild. She has also worked to raise awareness for Autism through her foundation P.R.O.U.D. (Parents Reaching Out to Understand Developmental delays) after her son Zac was diagnosed with Autism. Meelah has spread her wings into acting years ago when she landed a role on the third season of R&B Divas Atlanta and landing a starring role opposite Kandi Burruss in her stage play, “A Mother’s Love.” She has won many awards for both her musical and philanthropic contributions.

Legendary Jazz, R&B and Gospel artist and actress Chandra Currelley plays Melody’s mother in the play. Chandra Currelley, who also starred in “A Mother’s Love”, is best known for her various roles in Tyler Perry productions “Diary of a Mad Black Woman”, “Madea’s Big Happy Family” and TBS’s “For Better or Worse.” As the former lead singer for the popular recording group, the S.O.S. Band, Chandra is the 2014 recipient of the Lady of Soul Jazz award. A Gospel Choice award nominee, Chandra has performed at the White House and toured the US, Europe and Asia. Her theatrical performances span several years and productions, including “Jesus Christ Superstar Gospel”, “What’s Done in the Dark” and “Rejoice” with Kenny Leon. Her performances have been seen at the Alliance Theatre, Fox Theatre and several others in the Atlanta area and around the country.

Baz Brothers Production is an independent production company based out of Atlanta and New York. Created by Jeff and Kendrick Bazile in 2003, their mission is to bring the best and most creative stories to the masses by writing, directing and producing quality work. Jeff Bazile, is a writer, director and co-owner of Baz Brothers Production. Hailing from New York, he started his career in film at age 16, studying film production and acting. He has a MBA in human resources and project management and has over 10 years’ experience writing, directing and producing films. His wife Maria has co-written, co-produced and serves as the production manager for many of the BBP projects. She has a Master’s degree in Leadership and has several years experience in theatre, modeling, acting, makeup, PR, advertising and event planning. She plays a huge role in casting, coordinating premiers and managing the overall business.

Baz Brothers Production is currently holding auditions for remaining cast and background singers on Saturday, December 17th and Sunday, December 18th 2016 from 12pm to 6pm EST (Location TBA). Continue to check the website at www.bazbrothersproduction.com for more information on auditions and tickets for the event, which start at $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

“The Strength of Love” premiers at the Griffin Auditorium at 234 East Taylor Street Griffin, GA 30224. There are four shows on Friday, February 10th at 7pm, two shows on Saturday, February 11th at 3pm and 7pm and a final show on Sunday, February 12th at 4pm. The Lover’s Night Special is held on Saturday after the 7pm show and includes a three-course meal, live DJ and live performance by R&B group Profyle.
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EVENT RECAP: If My Tata’s Could Talk | Breast Cancer Awareness

Creator of "If My Tata's Could Talk"- Kierra Wagstaff (Owner of KMW Exclusive)
Yes, the event name is catchy and definitely captures your attention, but on October 28th in Washington, DC it was the amazing and resilient women who were present at “If My Tata’s Could Talk” that left you mesmerized. As many know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Entertainment/Lifestyle Blogger and DTLR Radio Personality Kierra wanted to shine some light on the women who are survivors and those currently going through the process of healing.
There were over 30 women and men who attended the Paint & Sip that brisk Friday evening and for brave speakers Kelly Cole, Morgan DePaolo, Tiffany Renee, and Shay Sharpe. In the intimate setting women and men were able to share stories, speak about survival and receive encouragement from everyone attending. There was one women who attended the event as she was in the midst of going through her treatment because she wanted to be surrounded by positive energy and even one of the speakers Tiffany Renee had just completed radiation and was due to begin chemotherapy the Monday after. “If My Tata’s Could Talk” was a safe haven that evening and also created an atmosphere full of no judgement and encouraged creativity to come through while painting.
Kierra has already decided that this will now be an annual event and for the debut, she partnered with Shay Sharpe’s Pink Wishes. Shay Sharpe’s Pink Wishes is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that grants wishes to young women age 40 and below, who have been diagnosed with terminal breast cancer. Not only is Shay a breast cancer survivor, but she and her team of supporters grant wishes annually, educate, mentor, and offer one on one support; often times sharing resources with survivors and co-survivors globally. Through sponsorship and donations, “If My Tata’s Could Talk” was able to raise over $600 to present to Shay Sharpe’s Pink Wishes!
For more information on “If My Tata’s Could Talk“, please email Candice@CandiceNicolePR and please make sure to follow Kierra @KMWExclusive on all social media platforms so you can stay in the loop with the latest news and her community efforts in the Metropolitan area.
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LATEST PHOTO SHOOT WITH : ARTIST KENDRA BLACK

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Kendra Black is an Pop artist, dancer and actress based in New York City. Some of her most recent collaborations include Nickelodeon TV Channel as well as numerous roles in New York Film Academy productions.

Kendra has recently released single “Air Pack Jet” from her upcoming album “The Edge”. For a snippet of Air Pack Jet click below.

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**Whispers** here’s a little sneak peak of some of the awesome shots we got of Kendra.
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Atlanta Entrepreneur will hold a Business and PR Seminar for 25 Upcoming Entrepreneurs in South Beach Florida on November 12, 2016

MIAMI, FLORIDA – “Putting the PR back in EntrePReneurship Part II: New Year’s Edition” seminar is heading to Miami, Florida November 12, 2016. Ronnika Ann, founder of iGN PR and creator of PR for a Day, began this seminar series to help rising entrePReneurs, small business owners, and more to learn the branding strategies needed to take their business to the next level. View Atlanta Seminar Recap.

The seminar is presented by Ronnika’s consulting service, PR for a Day. PR for a Day is an individual consulting service for entrePReneurs growing their brands in lifestyle, nonprofit and small business.

Eight PR Professionals from the South Florida area will also be participating as speakers for the event: Ashley Moore of Moore PR Firm, Emily Taffel and Sarah Caro of Mugsy PR, Raven Robinson of PR2Politics, Shenetra Mack and Javid Hepburn of Fabulous Girls Rock, Ebony T. Grimsley-Vaz of Above Promotions Co., and Krystle Coleman of Midori Star Media Group.

Topics such as branding, social media, integrated marketing, media relationships, crisis management and more will be discussed during the seminar.

In addition, the seminar will include a 4 hour PR workshop, individual consultations, small work groups with a PR professional, free photo-shoot for business headshots,  brand development session and a full lunch for all attendees.

Ronnika’s book, “Putting the PR back in EntrePReneurship Part II”, will also be released during the seminar. This book will go more in depth about the importance of being a business owner and effectively running your business.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting: http://www.prforaday.net/quarterly-seminar/. Ronnika’s book, “Putting the PR back in EntrePReneurship Part II” is also available for pre-sale. If you would like to sponsor or partner please email Hello@PRforaDay.net.

About Ronnika Ann:

Ronnika Ann balances the world of digital new media and proven PR strategy to shoulder the weight of iGN PR’s success. Every win and opportunity for growth is personal. That commitment to personal growth is at the heart of the firm, keeping it in the forefront. As Founder and President, Ronnika spearheads the mission that iGN follows and nurtures the vision to accomplish it. She works relentlessly to focus on mastering relationship based business to earn clients public support.

iGN PR & Co LLC. is affiliated with Ronnika’s growing corporation, R.A Squared Communications. R.A Squared is also composed of PR for a Day: PR Consulting Services, PR Insights: PR Bog, R.A. the Speaker and Writer and the non-profit Beauties of the Shores. For more information please visit www.iGNPR.com.

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GRAMMY NEXT ARTIST LANITA SMITH RELEASES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO”LOVE CAN DO” ON SOUNDCLOUD AND YOUTUBE TODAY!

Debut Album “Remember Me” Out in 2017

Los Angeles, CA – November 1, 2016 – Singer songwriter Lanita Smith is sharing her new single and music video Love Can Do on Soundcloud and YouTube today! The Guitar Center Singer Songwriter Winner, has been hard at work on her debut album Remember Me due out next year and gifting a preview of what’s to come to her fans.
The single, written by Lanita, and songwriter Casey Kalmenson, is an uplifting pop song that tells a story about new love and risking it all to see what might happen. The music video shot at Clear Lake Recording Studios, features Lanita on a journey to write a new song and possibly find love along the way with actor Patrick Thompson.  Directed by Memphis native and photographer, Tae Nichol, the video is sure to bring warmth to audiences this winter.
To watch the Love Can Do music video go to https://youtu.be/wY8nhvkQZ5E and stream at https://soundcloud.com/lanita-smith
For more on Lanita Smith go to www.lanitasmith.com
About Lanita Smith
Lanita Smith is a native of Fayetteville, NC. Lanita’s love of music began while sitting next to the piano player at church and has worked hard through the years to perfect her skills as a pianist. Lanita later moved to Memphis, TN where she expanded her skill set to include the violin, saxophone, guitar, vocal performance, and songwriting. A graduate of “Overton High School” and the “University of Memphis,” she has been featured in the University of Memphis group Sound Fuzion as lead keyboardist.
In 2015, Lanita was hand picked by Don Was as the winner for Guitar Center’s Singer Songwriter 4. Since then she has worked with artists such as, Jessica Sanchez, German American Idol judge Mandy Capistro, Colbie Caillat, Teddy Riley, Don Was, and more.
Since the release of her debut EP Listen to Your Heartbeat she has performed her music at the famed Troubadour, Sunset Marquis, and most recently on Jimmy Kimmel Live! This year Lanita was accepted into the Los Angeles chapter of the Recording Academy as well as the 2016 Grammy Next program. Lanita is anticipating the release of her first full-length album in 2017 entitled Remember Me.
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Women of Purpose Vision Board Party This Saturday: RSVP Now

The Alexcius Branch State Farm Agency is hosting an exclusive Women of Purpose Vision Board Party on November 5, 2016 @ 2:00 PM. If you are ready to realize your personal, professional, and financial dreams, this experience is guaranteed to change your life. Finance Fashionista, Dr. Lexy @ladylexy901 is partnering with Atlanta Bosses, @bosschixatl (Janet Jackson), @purposepowerhouse (Kia Baxter) and @velma_trayham (Thinkzilla PR & Consulting) to deliver a highly-engaging session that will equip participants in developing a strategic vision and road map to achieving their life’s aspirations. Admission is $10 per person and all proceeds will benefit AID Atlanta. This is a private event.

MUST RSVP & PURCHASE TICKETS at:

The location is the Double Tree Hotel, 4156 Lavista Rd, Tucker, GA 30084.

For more info call 901-606-7966.

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WEtv’s Cutting It in the ATL Star Mushiya Tshikuka Closes Out Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a Day of Glam for Survivors

Cutting It In the ATL Star Mushiya Tshikuka (L) hugs breast cancer survivor Suzanne Nelson (R) after gifting Suzanne with a Damn Salon makeover. Photo Credit: BeautyMaestros.com

November 02, 2017 (ATLANTA,GA)– WEtv’s star of Cutting it in the ATL, owner of the Damn Salon and Runway Curls Extensions—Mushiya Tshikuka—closed out Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) with her I Am Strong Mission—Day of Glam, which gifted 4 breast cancer survivors with a day of beauty. Breast Cancer survivors were nominated by Mushiya’s social media followers and winners included Delphyne Lomax, Brooke Terrell, Jackie Andrews and Suzanne Nelson.  These women received a full day of pampering beauty services at the Damn Salon, which included hair makeovers by a hand-picked glam squad using Runway Curls Extensions; facials by Clinical Aesthetics of Atlanta Day Spa; makeup by YBlimited & Double Dip Diva Glam Squad; and wardrobe from Shop O2G and styled by celebrity stylist Melvin Styles.  Following the makeovers, Mushiya treated the survivors to private dinner party catered by Chef Elijah Brumfield.  By the end of the day, the women took home loaded gift bags, including beauty items and gift certificates from Jones and Rose Skincare, The Glamatory, Belasse Boutique Collection, and Blame It on the Cupcakes.

“The I Am Strong Mission is one that is dedicated to the celebration of life, love, sisterhood, community, and strength,” says Mushiya Tshikuka.  “My heart gets so full when I’m able to bring together my team of natural hair stylists, some of my peers across the beauty industry along with other business owners who all come together in solidarity to support women who are fighting to live, fighting to maintain their strength and fighting to move forward.”

Mushiya founded the I Am Strong Mission more than 10 years ago which has gifted women with transformational makeovers that not only changes their exteriors but also reinvigorates their internal confidence, strength and hope after a devastating life circumstances.  Just this past February, Mushiya conducted natural hair makeovers on minority women in the military as well as veterans who were previously banned from wearing and embracing their natural hair while providing military service.

Photo and video recaps from the survivor makeovers are provided below, which chronicles each woman’s I Am Strong beauty experience. We welcome you to share this experience with your audience.  For an interview with Mushiya Tshikuka regarding her I Am Strong Mission and upcoming projects please contact Monica Easley at measley@brainchildassociates.com.

I discovered my own lump and ignored it for a while, my advice to you is pay attention to your body. You know your body and early detection is everything,” says Brooke Terrell, wife of beloved Atlanta radio personality Art Terrell from Kiss 104.1 FM. Brooke was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015.

 

I discovered my own lump and ignored it for a while, my advice to you is pay attention to your body. You know your body and early detection is everything,” says Brooke Terrell, wife of beloved Atlanta radio personality Art Terrell from Kiss 104.1 FM. Brooke was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015.

 

I discovered my own lump and ignored it for a while, my advice to you is pay attention to your body. You know your body and early detection is everything,” says Brooke Terrell, wife of beloved Atlanta radio personality Art Terrell from Kiss 104.1 FM. Brooke was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015.

 

What I want to tell women is to follow your gut, get a second opinion, and just keep moving. I am strong, I am a survivor and self examination saved my life,” says breast cancer survivor Suzanne Nelson who was diagnosed in 2015.

 

To view photos and video testimonials from the full I Am Strong Mission—Day of Glam, click the photo collage above.   When sharing these photos or videos across your social media pages and websites, please use hashtag #IAmStrongMission.

To learn more about Mushiya and The Damn Salon, visit www.thedamnsalon.com.  To learn more about Runway Curls, visit www.RunwayCurls.com.

White Collar, Black Pumps Pre-Orders Now Available

White Collar, Black Pumps is a novel that follows two women who discover several challenges and barriers throughout their careers. Dr. London Royster is the CEO of a top advertising agency. She struggles with accepting her failed career in corporate America and failed relationships, which continues to follow her. Shelley McGrady, who is Dr. Royster’s best friend attempts to balance her marriage, career as a defense attorney, and her efforts to make partner at her firm. With barriers from workplace discrimination to being the “token” woman; White Collar, Black Pumps will demonstrate how women can beat all odds and break barriers.

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