SAVE THE DATE

OCTOBER 5, 2018
(Friday night)

13TH ANNUAL
"GOSPEL SHOWCASE &
TALENT SHOW 2018"
The Civic Center
(Durham Armory)
(220 Foster St., Durham, NC)
7:30pm - 10:30pm
(Doors open at 7pm)
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DOWNLOAD INFORMATION TODAY!!
2018 Sponsorship letter

2018 Vendor form

Talent Contestant form

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE

THE 12TH ANNUAL " GOSPEL SHOWCASE
&
TALENT SHOW 2017"


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2017 FEATURED ARTISTS


Valarie Thomas
Durham, NC
(Psalmist/ Worship Leader)
 

Express Dance Ministry
Greensboro, NC
(Mime - 2016 Contest Winners)


Cynthia Jones
Raleigh, NC
(National Recording Neo-Soul Gospel Artist)

 


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 ** Congratulations to the 2017 Winners **

1st Place: Keith Sowell (Durham, NC) - spoken word

(Received $300, Distinguished Trophy, etc.)

 

2nd Place: Darlene King (Richmond, VA) - song

(Received $75, Trophy, etc.)

 

3rd Place: Tristen Roundtree (Cary, NC) - song

 (Received $50, Trophy, etc.)

 

 

2017 TALENT CONTESTANTS

 

Kiara Allen, song
Nashville, NC

 

C. Testimony, rap
Chicago, IL

 

Tristen Roundtree, song
Cary, NC

 

Ernestine Mbata, poetry
Raleigh, NC

 

Edna Thompason, song
Greensboro, NC

 

Simeria Tate, song
Durham, NC

 

Keith Sowell, poetry
Durham, NC

 

 Deborah Bee, rap
Tampa, FL

 

Unique Malique, song
Charlotte, NC

 

Lesly Gonzalez, poetry
Durham, NC

 

Kay Williams, song
Salisbury, NC

 

Darlene King, song
Richmond, VA

 

 

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MEET THE 2017 CO-EMCEES

 

Shelia Council Wilson
Raleigh, NC
(Former Radio Host Announcer, Event planner/Host, etc.)

WarmLyrics@gmail.com

 

Bobby Parker
Raleigh, NC
(30 year old Radio Veteran, Host of "The Bobby Parker Show)

B_Parker1340@hotmail.com

 

 

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MEET THE 2017 JUDGES:

 

 Kenneth Hinton
Durham, NC
(Radio Host, Playwright Director, Educator, etc.)

http://www.live365.com/stations/kehinton8182

  

Michael Reese
Raleigh, NC
(Radio Host, Speaker, Business Owner, etc.)

www.MichaelReeseMinistries.com

 

Dr. Sandy Mitchell
Florida
(Radio Host, Speaker, Business Owner, etc.)

www.DrButterflyMedia.com

 

** Michael Reese wasn't able to participate - Cynthia Jones was the Replacement Judge **

 

 

 

MEET THE SPECIAL GUEST:

 

Cynthia Jones
Raleigh, NC
(National Recording Artist, Grammy & Stellar Nominated Vocalist, Business Owner, etc.)

www.CynthiaJones.com

 

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THANK YOU TO:

 

All of our Guests, Family & Friends

Volunteers

2017 Sponsors, Vendors & Donors

Gospel Talent Show Judges

Featured Artists & Contestants

Musicians (Bruce & Band, etc)

Reggie Caldwell - Audio Consultant

John Riddick - Video & Photography

Mike Anderson - Trophies

Words of Essence - Programs & Tickets

 DeMarcus Williams - Flyers

Bellazae Hair Salon - My Hair Stylist

Mr. & Mrs. Nivens - 2nd & 3rd Place Cash Prizes

Larry & Wanda Lee - supportive parents

Shelia Wilson & Bobby Parker - Co-Emcees

Golden Krust - Ticket Venue

Durham Armory

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*** Words of Essence was able to donate $100 to the Samaritan Inn
(Women's Shelter) from this year's Gospel Showcase & Talent Show.

This will help to provide meals to the ladies and their beautiful children ***


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We will look forward to Seeing you Next Year on
October 5, 2018!!!