Musical Presentation by June Rochelle
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June Rochelle kicked off 2008 in a big way by releasing her new CD "Play This" and gaining the attention of President elect Barack Obama's Campaign for Change, where she was the headliner for one of their events in the state of Indiana, that went from red to blue. Hollywood star Sanaa Lathan used her star power to plug the event in Indianapolis and the rest is of course history.
June has graced the stage with the legendary Diana Ross and Celine Dion at Indiana's Verizon Center and opened for Yolanda Adams in Huntsville, AL; debuted on Billboard Charts at 37, (currently charting at #21 in Europe) featured in the Hollywood Insider of the Los Angeles Times, in Ebony Magazine (sharing the page with Tyler Perry's Madea and Oprah) in the Sounding Off section, on MTV online, in Jet Magazine, in Blues and Soul Magazine (in that same issue is Ciara, Macy Gray, Neo Justine Timberlake, etc), in the Historic Indianapolis Recorder, in BRE Magazine (sharing the page with Forest Whitaker and Tyler Perry) and featured as CD pick of the week on Access Hollywood. As an actress she had a leading role as Anna Gordy Gaye, the wife of the legendary singer Marvin Gaye, in the national hit stage play "The Life Story of Marvin Gaye" where she received rave reviews. Her music is in high demand in the UK and the US. She has won the coveted En Sound Entertainment Best Female Vocalist of the Year award.
June states, "It is amazing to see what God had planned for me and even more amazing that I am living my dreams to make the world a better place."
There is so much more on the horizon for June Rochelle including her interest in pursuing a major motion picture role, but one thing is for sure she is making this world "A Better Place" the title of her new single. All are available at www.amazon.com/mp3 and at CDbaby.com. "I believe the songs on my new CD will encourage people to know that nothing is impossible if you just believe. “Play This" is an endeavor to make the world better thru music from June Rochelle.
CD Baby: cdbaby.com/cd/junerochelle
Reverend Celeste Kelley-Narrative and Prayer, Second Session
Reverend Celeste Kelley was born and reared in Hamtramck, Michigan, and has one son, LaMont, who is the joy of her life. She received her in Paralegal Studies from Macomb Community College in 2002 and her Bible Degree in May, 2008 from Birmingham Bible Institute. The Lord first anointed Reverend Celeste musically, at age 3, and she obtained her foundations at The Historic Little Rock Baptist Church (Dr. Jim Holley, Pastor). Reverend Celeste has served as the Minister of Music for Christian Tabernacle Church (Dr. James L. Morman, Pastor) and Second Corinthian Baptist Church (Rev. Henry H. Hall, Jr., Pastor). After years of serving musically, the Lord anointed her for a higher calling where she was licensed and ordained to preach the gospel by Dr. James L. Morman.
She currently serves as Church Musician, Team Leader at the Williams Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, and from 2007-2009 served as Special Assistant to Rev. James C. Jones, Pastor. She also currently assists Pastor Martina Wade and God's House of Deliverance Church.
She has been featured on Spotlight radio and television interviews on "Super Star Friday" with Sean Hardin and Antone "Choir Boy" Bell, Detroit Riot Radio with Areina Walker, Shekinah Women of Beauty with Dr. Marilyn Todman, "Deliverance in God" with Prophetess Martina Wade, Always In His Presence with Pastor Ovella Davis, Intimate Conversations with Ella Curry of EDC Creations, guest of the Black Authors Network and has made many stops of Guest Appearances as she travels on Destiny's Road. She is currently hosting the Write The Vision - Victorious Visionaries Radio Show on 88.1 FM - WHPR (Detroit, Highland Park and Hamtramck, MI) where she can be heard on Mondays at 5:30 PM. She has appeared on Dr. Stacia Pierce's 2008 International Women's Success Conference Dream Panel as a noted radio personality and radio show host. She is listed on MinistryWomen.net ( www.MinistryWomen.net/MinisterCelesteKelley) and in Cambridge Who’s Who among Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs.
Minister Celeste Kelley
The S.I.S.T.A.H.S Ministry International gives leadership to at-risk teens, teen mothers, victims of domestic violence, authors, poets, women with business and other ministries. Through a shared vision and the empowering of the Holy Spirit, The SISTAHS Ministry works within the principles of the Bible to obey the great commandment and the great commission, carrying out Christ’s redeeming work of love, mercy, and justice in the world.
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Comedian Rod Allison (aka Rod of God Comedy), Amazing Grace Skit
Watch the videos of Amazing Grace from Awards Show Second Session here.
Whether he's performing hilarious stand-up comedy, playing the trumpet or giving motivational speeches to national and international audiences, Comedian Rod Allison (aka Rod of God Comedy) is truly committed to presenting positive entertainment.
His career has been highlighted by performances ranging from large national stages to smaller, more intimate venues including:
- Performances with Legendary Recording Artists
such as: Kirk Franklin; CeCe Winans; Byron Cage; Kelly Price; Vickie Winans; Karen Clark
Sheard; Kim Burrell; Richard Smallwood & Vision; J Moss; Tramaine Hawkins; The Mighty
Clouds of Joy; Jeff Majors; Shirley Murdock; etc.
The many faces of this phenomenal entertainer include that of a gifted trumpeteer and singer. Rod was a featured trumpet soloist for the highly acclaimed NCCU Jazz Band which performed with the Count Basie Orchestra, Brandford Marsalis and other notable musicians. Further, he is a powerful motivational speaker and emcee with a unique ability to captivate his audience.
Rod is often called the "Attorney by Day and Comedian by Night Entertainer" because... believe it or not, this entertainer is also a lawyer! When he's not performing, Rod can be found providing legal services at his private law practice in North Carolina. Rod inspires audiences, young and old, to not only dream big... but to then go and grab their dreams! Simply put, Rod is living proof that there is still a place for Good Clean Comedy!
Rod of God Comedy a.k.a. Comedian: Rod Allison