We have just received word that Sisters United has been canceled on Tuesday, Sept. 18.
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Sisters United: It’s Our Time is a movement of powerful women who will come together to uplift with music, comedy, motivation and empowerment. This one-of-a-kind evening of entertainment stars some of the biggest entertainers in the industry. In addition to singing, comedy, and motivation, “The Sisters” will also celebrate and recognize a local female entrepreneur by showcasing her and making a monetary contribution to her business.
Billboard Magazine Gospel Artist of the last decade Yolanda Adams is a five-time Grammy Award Winning Artist who believes that her music heals, encourages, and inspires others to trust more than themselves. She has triumphantly carried the torch for contemporary gospel and inspirational music via 13 glorious albums. Stunningly beautiful, exceptionally educated, filled with the spirit, and blessed with one of the most powerful voices in any genre of music, this Houston native and one-time school teacher has been a stately beacon of God’s light. She has earned numerous accolades for her shining efforts, including the first American Music Award for Contemporary Gospel Artist and four Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Her pioneering blend of modern gospel with R&B and infused with a touch of jazz continues to inspire her fans and transform the musical landscape.
“The Yolanda Adams Morning Show,” a program of her creation and ownership, can currently be heard on radio stations across the country. Most of Yolanda’s fans know she was once a school teacher; less known is the fact that she earned her college degree in Radio/Television Broadcasting. Joined by her distinguished co-host, the hilarious Marcus Wiley, Yolanda’s show is all about waking up in the sandbox every morning and having F-U-N! Her inaugural book, Points of Power, provides the tools, the wisdom, and the spiritual guidance for living a praise-filled, prayerful, and joyful life.
Legendary lyricist, DJ, voiceover talent, actress, entertainer, and icon, MC Lyte is still making the crowds move across the globe. MC Lyte first appeared on the scene in 1988 with her debut album Lyte As A Rock. At the tender age of 17 she began schooling other MCs in the art of rhyme, and since that time she has proven that greatness always prevails with a total of 10 albums (nine plus a Greatest Hits) to her credit. Lyte is the first rap artist ever to perform at New York’s historic Carnegie Hall and the first female rapper to ever receive a gold single.
MC Lyte’s inspiring 1993 classic anthem “Ruffneck” was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap Single. In fact, she was the first female solo rapper ever nominated for a Grammy! Ten years later her 2003 album Undaground Heat Vol. 1, hosted by Jamie Foxx, garnered this rap legend her second career Grammy nomination. It was released on her own label SGI/CMM. The single “Ride Wit Me” also received a BET Award nomination for Best Female Rap Performance. In 2006, MC Lyte became the first solo female rapper to be honored/inducted on VH1’s Hip Hop Honors.
Lyte serves as a beautiful example that females can rock the mic just as good and oftentimes even better than men. Lyte’s lyrical skills have also been tapped into by Hollywood. She co-wrote and performed the television theme songs for Fox’s Dark Angel and BET’s Holla.
Stephanie Mills is one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music whose onstage energy and power inspire standing ovations wherever she performs. She is a legendary Grammy- and America Music Award-winning recording artist with five best-selling albums and ten Billboard #1 singles.
Over the span of an illustrious 35-year career, Mills has distinguished herself as an actress and performer. Her critically acclaimed appearances in shows like the four-time Tony Award-winning The Wiz have assured her of her consistent and loyal fan base. Stephanie hails from Brooklyn and grew up singing in her home church. Her vocal abilities became evident by age nine. For six consecutive weeks, a young Stephanie won the amateur night at the acclaimed Apollo Theatre. She then went on to do her first Broadway musical, Maggie Flynn. She then did classical TV shows such as Captain Kangaroo and The Electric Company.
Ms. Mills signed with 20th Century Fox Records in 1979. While working with producers James Mtume and Reggie Lucas, Stephanie recorded "Whatcha Gonna Do With My Lovin" and by 1984, she had climbed the charts with major hits: "Sweet Sensation," "Never Knew Love Like This Before" (a gold single), "Two Hearts" (a duet with Teddy Pendergrass), "Keep Away Girls," and "How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?" Stephanie scored three bestselling albums in a row with Whatcha Gonna Do With My Lovin, Sweet Sensation, and Stephanie in a span of just two years.
Some people have a calling that is undeniable, and Avery*Sunshine is no exception. The former church pianist/musical director, who scored a #1 Billboard chart hit, brings people together through her riveting stage performances, candid and often humorous stage banter, and optimistic anthems about love and life. She does it so well that she has garnered praise from iconic musical figures like The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.
Avery*Sunshine and her musical partner (now husband) and guitarist Dana “Big Dane” Johnson, have collectively either collaborated and/or toured with everyone from Anthony Hamilton, KEM, Will Downing, Gregory Porter, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Babyface, and Roy Ayers to B.B. King, Michael Buble, and Jennifer Holliday.
Avery*Sunshine’s #1 hit single “Call My Name” from her critically heralded sophomore project THE SUNROOM, was awarded ASCAP’s Rhythm and Soul song of the year 2016 award. There have been numerous sold out shows and career milestones that have included opening for Babyface at Madison Square Garden, performing for Smokey Robinson at his Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame tribute, and being invited to perform by and for the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, twice in one year. In the same year Avery was nominated for a Soul Train award and a BET Centric Award.
Since arriving on the R&B music scene over 15 years ago via her sensual debut single "Love's Taken Over," Chante Moore has flourished into an accomplished female favorite. Billboard singles like "It's Alright," "This Time" and the top two smash "Chante's Got a Man" helped put her name on a short list of artists known for consistency.
Gail Deadrick, a native of Los Angeles, began studying classical piano at the age of four. Gail became the Conductor for Natalie Cole in June 2000. She won a Grammy in 2008 as co-producer for Ms. Cole's Still Unforgettable CD.
Deadrick's talent includes a variety of musical styles; R&B, Gospel, Jazz, and Theater. She has accompanied and/or conducted for singers including Marilyn Mccoo & Billy Davis Jr., Nancy Wilson, Lola Falana, Thelma Houston, Johnny Gill, Brenda Russell, Shirley Caesar, and Daryl Coley. She has also toured with Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick, Roberta Flack, Maureen McGovern with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, The Original 5th Dimension, and The Pointer Sisters.
Gail was Musical Director and Pianist for The Colors of Christmas Tour from 1994 to 1999. Featured artists were Patti Austin, Philip Bailey, Peabo Bryson, Sheena Easton, Roberta Flack, James Ingram, Melissa Manchester, Aaron Neville, Jeffrey Osborne, and Deniece Williams.
Yolanda Starks White
Yolanda Starks White has an impeccable reputation for making things happen. Her career achievements read like an executive’s “Who’s Who” and include working with some of the biggest names in entertainment. Starks White manages talent; executive produces nationally syndicated radio shows, major television programs, and special events; and provides marketing and branding strategies for clients. Starks White produced and toured No. 1 talk show host Wendy Williams’ highly popular comedy show, "The Sit Down Tour… Too Real For Stand Up."
Starks White managed comedian Rickey Smiley. She renegotiated his radio contract for a five year deal; helped grow the national radio show from 12 affiliates to over 60; created, cast, and executive produced the highest rated sitcom to premiere on TV One, The Rickey Smiley Show; negotiated him as the starting radio show talent for FOX Televisions’ highly successful Dish Nation show; and acquired several national endorsements including AT&T, 1-800 Flowers, and America’s Best, to name a few.
Starks White served as Executive Director of Multi-Media Marketing for Radio One’s syndicated shows including, The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, The Yolanda Adams Morning Show, CoCo Brother’s Gospel Radio Show, The Al Sharpton Show, and The Warren Ballentine Show. She also served as Director of Talent for Black Entertainment Television where she created and managed BET’s Talent Department, which provided guests for all of its programming including, BET Live, 106 & Park, Rap City, and The Tavis Smiley Show.