Independent publicity for the late singer’s 1995 platinum debut CD “Age Ain’t Nothin’ But A Number” which spawned the hits “Back and Forth” and “At Your Best (You Are Love).” Also publicized R&B crooner’s first major concert tour with Keith Sweat, Changing Faces and Blackstreet in fall 2004. Press coverage included, USA Today, the Chicago Sun Times and the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” among others.
Wrote Rounder Records official bio for the late New Orleans soul singer Johnny Adam’s last CD, “Man of My Word” (1998). The legendary vocalist was known as the Tan Canary for his soaring vocal skills.
AFRICAN-AMERICAN DEVOTIONAL BIBLE
In 1997, Zondervan Publishers approached us to handle press for a unique Bible geared towards African-Americans that featured daily devotions by prominent preachers. We did an extensive publicity campaign that targeted black media, mainstream media and the Christian marketplace. Among the many press clips we landed were reviews in USA Today, the Associated Press and the Religion News Service.
ALL-STAR GOSPEL HITS
In 2003, Bill Carpenter, Brenda Boswell and Eric Wyse birthed the idea for this catalogue line of CDs that brought out-of-print music from Word Records’ precious vaults back into circulation. There have been four volumes to the successful line of CDs for which we have garnered glowing reviews in publications such as Billboard magazine, Ebony magazine, the Dallas Morning News and the Memphis Commercial Appeal among others. Three of the four titles have charted on the Billboard gospel album sales chart and sold a combined 100,000 units overall.
We handled press for Congresswoman Diane Watson’s (D-CA) premiere of Angela Bassett’s CBS telefilm “The Rosa Parks Story” at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. Actresses Angela Bassett, Tonea Stewart and Cicely Tyson were on hand for the event which received local print, television and radio press in February 2002.
We worked with the president’s office to book national talent for the Soundstage Restaurants in Largo, MD and downtown Washington, D.C. Among the personalities we booked for various events were basketball star Chris Webber, “Family Matters” sitcom star Kelli Williams, Angie & Debbie Winans, saxophonist Kirk Whalum, the cast of the UniverSoul Circus, “Soul Food” book signing party with author LaJoyce Brookshire and Vanessa Williams who starred in the movie of the same name. Late 1990s.
BLUES HALL OF FAME
Handled press for the Memphis-based Blues Foundation’s March 1999 Blues Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Among the participants were Senator Trent Lott, Isaac Hayes, Rufus Thomas, Bobby Rush, Honey boy Edwards, Taj Mahal and Gatemouth Brown. We secured press from the Associated Press, Billboard magazine, local television and with Vertamae Grosvenor for National Public Radio (NPR).
Created press opportunities for Pat Boone during his appearance at the National Parent’s Day Awards in July 1995. Scheduled interviews with Fox News, CBS News “Up to the Minute” and a dozen other media outlets.
Top Ten smooth jazz guitarist Tim Bowman has come to us to spread the word for his last three CDs “Paradise” (1998), “Smile” (2000) and his biggest hit “This is What I Hear” (2004). We’ve landed Bowman top coverage in leading genre publications such as Jazz Times and Jazziz magazine. There have also been rave reviews in daily newspapers such as The Washington Post and television appearances on programs such as “BET On Jazz.”
Wrote Rounder Records official bio for Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ruth Brown’s CD “Good Day for the Blues” (1999). Legendary R&B label, Atlantic Records, was once called “The House that Ruth Built.”
Collaborated with Warner Brothers PR department on Washington, D.C. press tour for Tevin Campbell’s 1993 “I’m Ready” CD. Accompanied and helped coordinated television and radio interviews, as well as, a Tower Records in-store signing with Campbell that drew 2,000 fans. Also, helped coordinate Campbell’s participation in the Children Defense Fund’s fall 1996 Los Angeles House Party to build community awareness of the organization’s educational activities.
We did the publicity on the dynamic singer's first Word Records CD "It's Not Over" in 2006. Among the highlights of the campaign were awesome reviews in USA Today, Ebony and other publications. Television appearances included "Soul Train" and TBN's "Praise the Lord."
CLARK SISTERS, THE
Entered the gospel market when the legendary gospel group, the Clark Sisters, released their 1993 CD “Miracle.” We garnered press for the group in Ebony magazine, USA Today and a stellar performance with BeBe Winans on one of the final “Arsenio Hall Show” TV episodes.
Handled press for a May 1996 speech by celebrity defense attorney Johnnie Cochran at the historic Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Less than a year after the infamous O.J. Simpson murder trial that made Cochran a household name, we had no problem attracting a swarm of press attention, including all of the major local newspapers, key radio stations and network local television affiliates.
When comedian Tommy Davidson (from the FOX TV show “Living Color”) was doing his stand-up act at the Comedy Connection in Laurel, MD in 1985, we were contracted to garner local press to support the event. In addition to a round of radio interviews and a News Channel 8 TV appearance, the Washington Post ran a top fold, detailed interview on Davidson.
Began working, intermittently, with charismatic choir conductor Ricky Dillard in 1996. He’s appeared as a zany choirmaster in films such as “Leap of Faith” and “The Fighting Temptations.” We’ve handled press on Dillard’s CDs “Worked It out” (1996), “No Limit” (2000) and “Unplugged: The Way Church Used to Be” (2004). Some of his press highlights have included reviews in Ebony magazine, the Washington Post and the Atlanta Journal & Constitution. Dillard has performed on “The Stellar Awards”, “Bobby Jones Gospel” and been profiled on BET’s Lift Every Voice.”
Legendary First Lady of Las Vegas, Lola Falana, became an evangelist and civic leader in the early 1990s. Throughout the period, we have garnered press for Ms. Falana’s various community (for African orphans) and faith-based activities. During the period, Ms. Falana has been profiled on “The 700 Club” and appeared on TBN’s “Praise the Lord.” She’s also been profiled in People magazine, Charisma magazine, the Washington Post, Jet magazine and Honey magazine.
As the independent urban publicist for Sparrow Records in the mid-1990s, we secured several press opportunities for Kirk Franklin & the Family’s self-titled debut CD (his label Gospocentric was distributed by Sparrow at the time) that featured their breakthrough urban smash, “The Reason Why We Sing.” Among the many news items we built around Franklin’s urban success was a major feature in USA Today by the late James T. Jones IV in March1995.
Secured press opportunities for actor Morgan Freeman during his cameo in the rap group Section 8 Mob’s 1999 independent film “Guilty By Association.” The film shot in Washington, D.C. and all of the local television network affiliates covered Mr. Freeman’s participation in the film.
Handled press for urban inspirational quartet’s 2004 CD “Secret Place.” Aside from profiles in Right On! And Black Sophisticates Hair Care magazine, we landed the group performance slots on “Soul Train” and video rotation on BET.
Helped with a late CD roll-out for Richmond, Virgina-based urban inspirational group's debut CD "God's Image." Aside from helping secure venues for the group's promotional tour, press highlights included an appearance on BET's "106 & Gospel" and print coverage in Right On! magazine and The Richmond Times Dispatch.
HARTLEY, RICHARD & SOUL RESURRECTION
Handled some press aspects for soul choir’s Shanachie Records 2003 CD “Love is All We Need.” Garnered press in Sister 2 Sister, the New York Beacon and Billboard magazine. Also secured video rotation on BET’s “Video Gospel” and the Word Network’s “Gospel Videos” television programs.
Booked Ms. Henderson’s participation in the 1994 Parents Day Awards in Washington, D.C. and scheduled press activities with Ms. Henderson with various national and local television stations. Also secured dozens of press clips on the event in USA Today and other papers throughout the country.
HOWARD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL/MOTTEP
Howard University Hospital hired Capital Entertainment to publicize its leading African-American transplant surgeon Dr. Clive Callender, the founder of the National Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Educational Program (MOTTEP), an education program designed to reduce the number and rate of ethnic minority Americans needing organs and tissue transplants. We created a full-scale national public relations campaign that focused on Dr. Callender and MOTTEP's 15 sites nationwide resulting in stories in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Detroit News, Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News and USA Today. We had stories on Dr. Callender being the foremost minority organ transplant specialist in the country profiled in a slew of major health magazines, Parade magazine, USA Today Weekend, the Associated Press and featured in a Black Enterprise magazine cover-story. Our efforts landed the surgeon on Oprah, CNN, Good Morning America, The CBS Early Morning Show, NBC's Today, The Fox News Channel and ABC's 20/20. Because of our efforts, Dr. Callender was featured in a two-page feature story on his MOTTEP program in Jet magazine and is now the guest expert for the magazine on organ transplant issues as it relates to minorities.
HUDSON, POOKIE & THE SPANIELS
We’ve worked intermittently over the years to create media opportunities for the `50s group that coined the term “doo wop” group, Pookie Hudson & the Spaniels. Among the highlights have been features for “Entertainment Tonight” and “BET News.” Aside from New York Daily News and Washington Post profiles on lead singer Pookie Hudson, our work also led to the group’s spotlight performance on PBS’ “Doo Wop 50” in 1999. The program has raised more money for PBS than any other show in the non-profit network’s history.
We guided "American idol" alum George Huff's transition into the gospel music industry. We developed the idea for his best-selling Christmas CD and also handled press for his solo CD debut "Miracles." Among the hundreds of press opportunities were CNN, "Regis & Kelly" and "Soul Train."
JAKES, BISHOP T.D.
Considered America’s most dramatic and popular young preachers, T.D. Jakes first received national media attention in spring 1996. At that time, we garnered the Pentecostal evangelist a stack of press revolving around the book, CD and video of “Woman, Thou Art Loosed” in the Associated Press, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, New York Times news service and Jet magazine.
JAZZ FALL FASHION SHOW
Secured an array of local Washington, D.C. press on actress Vivica Fox’s participation in a September 1997 fashion showcase that benefited Children’s Hospital’s pediatric AIDS program.
Handled press on pro bono basis for legendary blues singer’s annual holiday celebration to benefit Los Angeles’ homeless community. Over the years, we’ve garnered press for the December event in The Los Angeles Times, CNN’s “Showbiz Today” and BET News. We have also earned press for Johns reissue projects on Stax, Motown and for her Pioneer Award by the Rhythm & Blues Foundation in 1993.
Coordinated Washington, D.C. press party and media for Jones’ Top Ten “Q’s Juke Joint” CD which featured Tamia on the R&B smash “You Put A Move on My Heart.” Coordinated and invited press for media reception at the historic Willard Hotel’s Occidental Grill. The day of events received major local newspaper, radio and television coverage.
JONES JR., ROY
Production duty for boxer Roy Jones Jr.’s follow-up to his smash single “That Was Then” that rose to #2 on the Billboard rap singles chart. We cast girl dancers and lead model for music video of the sizzling track, “You Damn Right” from the 2002 CD “Round One: The Album” (Body Heat Records). Also hired wardrobe coordinator, make-up artist and hairdresser for the video shoot.
Handled Washington leg of book tour for NBA legend Michael Jordan’s mom, Deloris. Mrs. Jordan was in the city to receive an outstanding parenting award from the National Parents’ Day organization in July 1996. We secured press for Mrs. Jordan on the #1 rated “Donnie Simpson Morning Show” on WPGC 95.5 FM. In addition, we nailed down press in the Washington Post, Fox Morning News and other local television.
Have handled press for urban inspirational soul singing duo’s “All the Way” (1999) and “No Distance” (2002) CDs. Among the outstanding media reviews have been The Washington Post, the Dallas Morning News and Ebony magazine. We’ve secured profiles on the duo in Black Beat, Right On! And other youth-oriented publications.
Hired by Integrity Music to transform Kenoly’s vast success in the praise and worship niche market to the Christian world at large and beyond. We handled press for his “Welcome Home” (1996), “High Praises” (1997) and “Majesty” (1998) CDs. We landed feature interviews in Ebony Man, Jet, BET Weekend and a cover story in CCM magazine. Also earned staggering press clips for Kenoly’s 1997 national concert tour in the Sun Sentinel, Washington Post and the San Jose Mercury News. Several local television interviews and a national appearance on Robert Schuller’s “The Hour of Power.”
CE has worked with Grammy-winning producer Donald Lawrence for four of the CDs he's released over the last dozen years. We handled press beginning for the Tri-City Singer's 1995 CD “Bible Stories” which received ink in USA Today and Tower Records’ Pulse magazine among others. The group’s 1997 holiday CD “Hello Christmas” earned them performances on NBC’s “Weekend Today” and “Dateline NBC”, BET’s “Teen Summit” and Candi Staton’s TBN Christmas special. In addition, the project received an array of favorable daily newspaper reviews. Our work on Lawrence's latest solo CD "Law of Confession" has won him stellar reviews in Ebony magazine and Associated Press, etc.
Handled some managerial /promotional type of duties for actress Ananda Lewis before she became the host of BET’s “Teen Summit.” While she was on the show, helped land press around her interview with First Lady Hilary Rodham Clinton for the show – a segment which led to NAACP Image Award and Cable ACE Award nominations for Lewis in 1996. After a successful stint on MTV, Lewis is now a correspondent on the syndicated entertainment news program, “The Insider.”
Have worked with Little Richard on two separate occasions. In 1992, during President Clinton’s inaugural, we arranged a stellar photo of Little Richard, Al Gore Sr., Larry King and Billy Graham at CNN headquarters in Washington, D.C. In addition, booked Little Richard on CNN with Bernard Shaw, ABC News and numerous other television programs to talk about his support for President Clinton. In 1994, secured press for Little Richard as the Lifetime Achievement Awardee at the Rhythm & Blues Foundation’s Pioneer Awards.
Handled press for legendary comedian’s performance at the Comedy Connection of Laurel, MD in 1994. Aside from press in the Washington Times, the Washington Post and on “Larry King Live”; we were able to get the mayor of Laurel to declare Rich Little Day in the city.
MANN, DAVID & TAMELA
This comedic couple came to us when they launched their independent record label in 2005. We've handled PR for Tamela Mann's two solo CDs "Gotta Keep Movin'" and "The Live Experience." We've also handled PR on David Mann's comedy CD "Mr. Brown's Good Ol Time Church." Among the many press opportunities we've secured for the couple have been appearances on The Stellar Awards, BET's "Bobby Jones Gospel" and TBN's "Praise the Lord."
MARCH ON WASHINGTON (30th ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE)
Handled press and secured talent for 30th anniversary commemoration of the historic 1963 “March on Washington” in August 1993. Arranged interviews for Coretta Scott King such as CBS’ “The Morning Show.” Secured the participation of Halle Berry, Eartha Kitt and others as speakers at the march, which drew 100,000 spectators. Secured network feed with C-Span and scheduled interviews with Rev. Joseph Lowery and former Congressman Walter Fauntroy with “Larry King Live” and numerous other national television networks.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
When Washington, D.C. librarians became furious with an executive staff decision not to recognize Martin Luther King and other black historical figures in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library's public art galleries during February, which is National Black History Month, librarians secretly called on Capital Entertainment to get the word out to the media and community that black history was being left off of the library's schedule. And when we introduced the tense battle between the library's executive staff and black librarians to the local and national media, the response was tremendous. The Washington Post, The Washington Times and Associated Press all published stories about the problem. Fox News Channel and CBS News ran stories. As a result of our public relations campaign, library officials reversed their decision and prominently featured exhibits of black history and culture.
Handled press for legendary crooner’s 1998 Hallmark Cards holiday CD “Listen, It’s Christmas!” Mr. Mathis was unavailable for travel during the period and therefore, could not do television performances. Turned down opportunities for “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and NBC’s “Christmas at Rockefeller Center.” However, we secured dozens of national newspaper reviews for the CD in Arizona Republic, Houston Chronicle, Star-Ledger, Tampa Tribune and the Washington Post among other newspaper reviews.
MCADAMS, BOBBY/ NATIONAL HOUSE PARTY
We coordinated and arranged for actor Bobby McAdams (from the NBC sitcom “Minor Adjustments”) and singer Tevin Campbell to host House parties in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles respectively. The model Iman and David Bowie hosted a New York party. These parties took place all over the USA to highlight various self-help and educational programs by Marian Wright Edelman’s Children’s Defense Fund. The fall 1996 Washington event was particularly successful. Over 700 children crammed into the Washington Hilton Hotel party and the event was covered in most of the local television and radio press. We also secured McAdams’ participation in the CDF’s Stand for Children rally at the Lincoln Memorial where he shared the stage with luminaries such as Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Melissa Manchester.
Secured television press for R&B star’s 1994 gospel CD “Personal Inspirations” (Gospocentric Records). Among the highlights were television appearances on “Good Morning America”, “Live with Regis & Kelli” and the FX Channel.
MULLEN, NICOLE C.
Handled a successful campaign to introduce this Christian music star and her 2004 CD “Everyday People” to the black gospel /urban audience. We arranged television appearances on “Soul Train”, BET’s “Lift Every Voice,” “The 700 Club” and TV 1’s “The Gospel of Music with Jeffmajors.” Gained print press in publications such as Right On!, Hype Hair and Black Radio Exclusive (BRE) among others. Through our press efforts, many gospel stations put Mullen’s “Without You” single into regular rotation and helped make the song a listener hit.
NATIONAL KIDNEY DONOR WEEK
As pro bono media representatives, secured press highlighting kidney dialysis patient Lynnette Bell’s desperate need for a matching kidney in April 1997. Aside arranging a photo opt with Bell and then Washington D.C. mayor Marion Barry, we secured local television coverage on Fox Morning News (WTTG) and WJLA (ABC). We also obtained national press for Bell on CBS’ “Morning News” and BET News. Also, did additional work with the Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP), which gained, further press attention in Ebony and Jet magazines.
Father of pop star Brandy, Willie Norwood, released his debut inspirational CD “Bout It” (Atlantic Records) in 2001. The Top 20 CD featured duets with Brandy, Ray J and the Williams Brothers. Live interviews on syndicated urban radio programs “ The Tom Joyner Morning Show”, “The Doug Banks Show” and “In Black America.” TV appearances included performances on TBN’s “Praise the Lord” and Robert Schuller’s “The Hour of Power.” Numerous profiles and CD reviews in publications ranging from Gospel Today to New Jersey’s Home News Tribune.
Worked Smokie Norful’s gold-selling “I Need You Now” debut CD in spring 2002. Press highlights included coverage in Vibe and Ebony magazines.
Aside from publicizing his Top Ten “We’ve Come This Far By Faith: Azusa 4 Live” gospel CD, we worked very closely with Bishop Pearson on establishing his name in the political arena. We arranged for Pearson’s inclusion in several closed-door meetings with George Bush during the 2000 election campaign. Placed Pearson’s conservative commentaries in the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers. Booked Pearson to debate Rev. Al Sharpton on “Paula Zahn’s” FOX News Channel TV program and on Bill Maher’s “Politically Incorrect” to debate rapper Coolio and Iyanla Vanzant.
Assisted publicists Ellen Golden and Olfield Dukes with the 1993 Pioneer Awards where Little Richard received the Lifetime achievement award. Other winners included Mable John, the Shirelles, Clarence Carter and Ben E. King. Bonnie Raitt was co-host and we worked closely with the other pr reps to attract national press attention from MTV News, CNN, BET and scads of other electronic media outlets.
SELMA, LORD SELMA!
We worked with ABC Television on national press for the film “Selma, Lord Selma” that revolved around the life of childhood civil rights activist, Sheyanne Webb-Christnurg’s participation in Martin Luther King Jr’s historic 1965 Selma march. Among the press Christburg did to promote the film was “Good Morning America” and a national satellite television media tour of ABC television affiliates
Handled press for gospel comedienne’s 1997’s “Go Cantaloupe Go” (Aleho/Star Song) and 1999’s “Laffin’ Out Loud with the Lord” (Aleho) comedy CD/video projects.
Feature stories in the Washington Times, the Dallas Morning News, the Detroit Free Press and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Through our introduction, Cantaloupe has hosted Friday mornings with Keith Solis on ABC’s syndicated gospel network, Rejoice Musical Soulfood, since 1999. Among the varied TV opportunities we’ve scheduled for Cantaloupe have included “BET Tonight with Tavis Smiley” and “The Jenny Jones Show.”
Rapper who wrote “Shake Ya Tailfeather” for P. Diddy/Nelly & Murphy Lee and “Bump Bump Bump” for B2K. Now signed to Clive Davis’ J Records, we garnered press around Smitty’s signing to the label at the height of the success of “Shake Ya Tailfeather.” There was press in a number of music trade publications and press in his hometown of Miami where he was profiled on the local TV news and in local newspapers.
Handled Washington, D.C. and Baltimore press stops for “Soul Food” book author, LaJoyce Brookshire, during the height of the companion film’s success in 1997. Television press included Fox News and News Channel 8. Radio interviews included WEAA, WPFW and WHUR among others.
A relationship going back a dozen or more years, we’ve done selected press on Staples’ “The Voice” (Paisley Park/WEA) CD and numerous projects and concerts she’s done over the course of the decade. We also arranged media related to the Staple Singers being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.
Another decade long relationship, we’ve handled press on every Candi Staton CD release since 1995. We’ve been particularly successful at building Staton’s name and face value throughout Europe and in England in particular. Her latest soul reissue CD “Candi Staton” (Honest Jons/Astralwerks) has won ecstatic press from journalists worldwide. Rollingstone, Downbeat, Tracks and Soul-Patrol.com listed the project as one of the Top Ten reissue CDs of 2004. Over the years, we’ve booked Staton on TV shows such as “Prime Time Country” (TNN), BET News and VH-1. Print press has included feature stories or reviews in the Boston Globe, the Atlanta Journal & Constitution, USA Today and the New York Times among many others.
Handled press for actress during her appearance in films “A Time to Kill” with Samuel L. Jackson and others. We’ve landed press for the actress in USA Today, Gannett Newswire, Jet magazine and other publications in 1997-98 period.
SYMPHONY WITH THE DIVAS
Handled press for high society benefit concert (in honor of 19 black female Congresswomen) at Washington, D.C.’s Warner Theater with Erykah Badu, Ruby Dee, Dionne Warwick and opera legend, Florence Quivar, among others. Received international and local press. Among the press coverage was USA Today, the Washington Post and the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram. Badu was interviewed on the nationally syndicated “Tom Joyner Morning Show” and most of the local Washington network television affiliates taped news segments on the show.
On-going consultants for Time Life's various gospel music compilations. Co-created the "Love's Holiday" Christmas compilation CD which became Time Life's first gospel CD to hit #1 on Billboard's gospel sales chart. We've also handled press for Time Life's "Voices" CD series, the "Ultimate Gospel Collection" 10-CD box set, and "Songs 4 Worship Soul" CD featuring Peabo Bryson and Briain McKnight. We also co-created the forthcoming double CD "Stompin' Down the Aisles" which features the best traditional gospel songs of the last few years.
We handled press nationally for the UniverSoul Circus in 1997. Aside from press and interviews in individual markets where the show was running, we garnered press for this black circus on NBC’s “Today Show”, “”BET News”, The Late Show with David Letterman” and People magazine among others.
Handled press for Washington, D.C. tribute to the Queen of Gospel, Albertina Walker in May 1998. Very successful campaign included a huge page 1 (top fold) profile in the coveted Washington Post style section on Walker by Jacqueline Trescott. Other press included a whirlwind of Baltimore and Washington-area in-studio radio interviews, other local print news and a live television interview with WUSA (CBS) Channel 9’s J.C. Hayward & Mike Buchanan.
Arranged several community service events for NBA star Chris Webber when he was a member of the Washington Wizards basketball team. Coordinated high school and other charity events for Webber to appear at and encourage students. Also, signed artists to Webber’s Humility Records label and staged photo shoots for the athlete, including one with Naughty by Nature. Late 1990s.
CE handled PR for Mississippi Children's Choir protege Bryan Wilson's first CD in a decade. The much-acclaimed project "A Second Coming" earned rave reviews in Christian Retailing, Dallas Morning News and Billboard magazine. We also secured several interviews in daily newspapers and urban magazine such as Black Beat and Sister 2 Sister. Television included various regional shows and national programs such as "Bobby Jones' Next Generation" on the Gospel Music Channel and TBN's "Praise the Lord."
Handled press for Angie Winans debut smooth jazz solo CD “Melodies of My Heart.” The mix of vocals and piano-based tunes was well received. The project received stellar reviews or feature coverage in Jazz Times, Ebony, the New York Times news service, L.A. Jazz Scene, Vibe, Upscale and Gannett news service.
WINANS, ANGIE & DEBBIE
We handled press on the duo’s controversial 1997 “Bold” CD that reached #3 on Billboard’s gospel album sales chart. We landed press for the duo on CNN’s Headline News, “Entertainment Tonight”, “”Vibe”, ”BET Tonight with Tavis Smiley”, “NBC News, World News Tonight with Peter Jennings” and “The 700 Club.” We also achieved massive press clips in a number of print niche markets such as youth media, women’s media, black media and mainstream media.
An eight year relationship where we handled press campaigns for Winans’ gold-selling “Alone in His Presence” (1995), “Everlasting Love” (1998), “Alabaster Box” (1999) and “Throne Room” (2003) CDs. Over the years, we helped shape Winans’ image as a solo artist after her BeBe & CeCe duo days were over. We landed several high-profile television opportunities for Winans on ABC’s “All My Children”, “NBC’s “Christmas in Washington”, NBC’s “Today Show” and the “CBS Morning News.” Some of our most distinguished accomplishments included landing Winans on the cover of the Los Angeles Times magazine, Black Enterprise, Jet and Essence magazines. We were also involved in the creation of her “On A Positive Note” book and “Live at the Lambs Theater” video projects.
WINANS, MOM & POP
Fantastic coverage for a non-traditional types of CDs – Pop’s gospel-blues “Uncensored” and Mom’s symphonic “An Affair to Remember.” We garnered television appearances by Mom & Pop on “CNN Showbiz Today”, “The 700 Club” and BET’s “Bobby Jones Gospel.” We also received coverage in Billboard, BET Weekend, Charisma and Ebony magazines. Pop’s CD received specialized coverage in Juke Blues, Real Blues, Blues Access and the Detroit News. Mom’s CD received specialized coverage in CBA Marketplace, the Huntsville Times and an hour-long special on the Oasis Radio Network.
Hardest Working Woman in Gospel Music hired us to publicize her #1 CD “Bringing it All Together” in 2003. We booked her to perform her smash hit “Shake Yourself Loose” on “Soul Train”, “BET’s “Celebration of Gospel” and the Stellar Awards which led to a special profile “50 is the New 30” on NBC’s “Today Show.” Among the print press opportunities was a five-page spread in Ebony magazine, as well as, features in USA Today, Billboard, the Richmond Times-Dispatch and the Associated Press.
Handled press for inaugural launch of the platinum-selling WOW Christian music line of CDs. Collection featured tracks by CeCe Winans, Steven Curtis Chapman and the Newsboys. Garnered dozens of CD reviews, including major coverage in Rollingstone , USA Today and the New York Times news syndicate.
As half of Ted & Sheri, Capital Entertainment publicized the duo’s Dove-award nominated “Celebrate” in 2004. We got the duo coverage in the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper and performance slots on TV One’s “Gospel of Music with Jeff Majors.” We also publicized Winn’s solo CD “Balance” and booked him on TBN’s “Praise the Lord” and BET’s “Bobby Jones Gospel.