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The 2016 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA | Jan. 21st-24th, 2016

attends the 2015 National Association of Music Merchants show at the Anaheim Convention Center on January 23, 2015 in Anaheim, California.
 
The 2016 NAMM Show Prepares For Largest Global Presence In Show’s History
 
NAMM unveils 2016 floor plan including new networking, educational and exhibit features
 
Carlsbad, CA, October 2, 2015 – The global music products industry can expect to see thousands of business opportunities and expanding member benefits on arrival to Anaheim for the 2016 NAMM Show. The more than 96,000 people expected to attend from January 21 to 24 will have the chance to experience the latest in music instruments and products, while learning from fellow industry leaders about the best music-business practices.

The 2012 NAMM Show Opens TODAY in Anaheim | Jan 19th-22nd, 2012

2012 NAMM Show Opens In Anaheim

Carlsbad, CA, January 19, 2012—The NAMM Show, one of the largest music products trade shows in the world hosted by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), opened today at the Anaheim Convention Center, welcoming an expected crowd of 90,000 musical instrument manufacturers, retailers, associates and their invited guests from all over the world to the industry’s annual gathering. To continue, please click “MORE”!

ESSENCE Music Festival Presents “ESSENCE Empowerment Experience” | July 1st-3rd, 2011

2011 ESSENCE Music Festival Presents the “ESSENCE Empowerment Experience”

 

THREE-DAY FREE “WEEKEND OF
TRANSFORMATION” FEATURES ALL-STAR MEDIA LINE-UP: STEVE HARVEY WILL HOST A
LIVE VERSION OF “FAMILY FEUD”!

APPEARANCES BY IYANLA VANZANT AND TERRY MCMILLAN: CONVERSATIONS WITH CNN’S SOLEDAD O’BRIEN

PLUS A ROUSING GOSPEL TRIBUTE TO SUPERSTARS CECE WINANS AND MARVIN SAPP

NEW YORK, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — ESSENCE is excited to announce the new 2011 ESSENCE Empowerment Experience taking place July 1-3 in New Orleans at the 17th annual ESSENCE Music Festival.
 As the largest annual African-American event in the world, the ESSENCE
Empowerment Experience promises to deliver compelling conversations
featuring artists, experts and speakers all under one roof at the Ernest
N. Morial Convention Center. This three-day extravaganza is being
billed as “A Weekend of Transformation.”

Kicking off on Friday (July 1st), the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience, sponsored by My Black is Beautiful, will offer a themed day of “Transforming Your Life” with appearances by Steve Harvey and Iyanla Vanzant, as well as an opportunity for attendees to meet the producers and audition for a chance to appear on “Family Feud” hosted by Steve Harvey.  In addition, author Terry McMillan will present an exclusive “book club” experience with up-and-coming authors. On Saturday (July 2nd), ESSENCE will be “Transforming Your Community” through conversations with Rev. Al Sharpton, Soledad O’Brien and Terry McMillan, as well as a panel discussion entitled, “America I Am” featuring: Tavis Smiley, Dr. Cornel West, Iyanla Vanzant, Tom Burrell and Jeff Henderson. In
addition, a panel discussing the portrayal of women in the media will
feature the leading women of reality television including: NeNe Leakes, Cynthia Bailey, Shaunie O’Neal, Evelyn Lozada and Tami Roman. Rounding up the weekend on Sunday (July 3rd), ESSENCE and Verizon will present a day of praise and worship during an “All-Star Gospel Salute to CeCe Winans and Marvin Sappfeaturing Bishop Lester Love, Kierra Sheard, Deitrick Haddon and Dr. Juanita Bynum.

“The Empowerment Experience is what truly separates ESSENCE from other music festivals,” says Michelle Ebanks,
President, Essence Communications Inc. “Our audience has the rare
opportunity to have their voices heard – by engaging with some of our
most influential thinkers and leaders, who are shaping conversations
around the issues that matter most to our community.” To continue, please click “MORE”!

ESSENCE Music Festival Presents “ESSENCE Empowerment Experience” | July 1st-3rd, 2011

2011 ESSENCE Music Festival Presents the “ESSENCE Empowerment Experience”

 

THREE-DAY FREE “WEEKEND OF
TRANSFORMATION” FEATURES ALL-STAR MEDIA LINE-UP: STEVE HARVEY WILL HOST A
LIVE VERSION OF “FAMILY FEUD”!

APPEARANCES BY IYANLA VANZANT AND TERRY MCMILLAN: CONVERSATIONS WITH CNN’S SOLEDAD O’BRIEN

PLUS A ROUSING GOSPEL TRIBUTE TO SUPERSTARS CECE WINANS AND MARVIN SAPP

NEW YORK, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — ESSENCE is excited to announce the new 2011 ESSENCE Empowerment Experience taking place July 1-3 in New Orleans at the 17th annual ESSENCE Music Festival.
 As the largest annual African-American event in the world, the ESSENCE
Empowerment Experience promises to deliver compelling conversations
featuring artists, experts and speakers all under one roof at the Ernest
N. Morial Convention Center. This three-day extravaganza is being
billed as “A Weekend of Transformation.”

Kicking off on Friday (July 1st), the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience, sponsored by My Black is Beautiful, will offer a themed day of “Transforming Your Life” with appearances by Steve Harvey and Iyanla Vanzant, as well as an opportunity for attendees to meet the producers and audition for a chance to appear on “Family Feud” hosted by Steve Harvey.  In addition, author Terry McMillan will present an exclusive “book club” experience with up-and-coming authors. On Saturday (July 2nd), ESSENCE will be “Transforming Your Community” through conversations with Rev. Al Sharpton, Soledad O’Brien and Terry McMillan, as well as a panel discussion entitled, “America I Am” featuring: Tavis Smiley, Dr. Cornel West, Iyanla Vanzant, Tom Burrell and Jeff Henderson. In
addition, a panel discussing the portrayal of women in the media will
feature the leading women of reality television including: NeNe Leakes, Cynthia Bailey, Shaunie O’Neal, Evelyn Lozada and Tami Roman. Rounding up the weekend on Sunday (July 3rd), ESSENCE and Verizon will present a day of praise and worship during an “All-Star Gospel Salute to CeCe Winans and Marvin Sappfeaturing Bishop Lester Love, Kierra Sheard, Deitrick Haddon and Dr. Juanita Bynum.

“The Empowerment Experience is what truly separates ESSENCE from other music festivals,” says Michelle Ebanks,
President, Essence Communications Inc. “Our audience has the rare
opportunity to have their voices heard – by engaging with some of our
most influential thinkers and leaders, who are shaping conversations
around the issues that matter most to our community.” To continue, please click “MORE”!

ESSENCE Music Festival Presents “ESSENCE Empowerment Experience” | July 1st-3rd, 2011

2011 ESSENCE Music Festival Presents the “ESSENCE Empowerment Experience”

 

THREE-DAY FREE “WEEKEND OF
TRANSFORMATION” FEATURES ALL-STAR MEDIA LINE-UP: STEVE HARVEY WILL HOST A
LIVE VERSION OF “FAMILY FEUD”!

APPEARANCES BY IYANLA VANZANT AND TERRY MCMILLAN: CONVERSATIONS WITH CNN’S SOLEDAD O’BRIEN

PLUS A ROUSING GOSPEL TRIBUTE TO SUPERSTARS CECE WINANS AND MARVIN SAPP

NEW YORK, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — ESSENCE is excited to announce the new 2011 ESSENCE Empowerment Experience taking place July 1-3 in New Orleans at the 17th annual ESSENCE Music Festival.
 As the largest annual African-American event in the world, the ESSENCE
Empowerment Experience promises to deliver compelling conversations
featuring artists, experts and speakers all under one roof at the Ernest
N. Morial Convention Center. This three-day extravaganza is being
billed as “A Weekend of Transformation.”

Kicking off on Friday (July 1st), the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience, sponsored by My Black is Beautiful, will offer a themed day of “Transforming Your Life” with appearances by Steve Harvey and Iyanla Vanzant, as well as an opportunity for attendees to meet the producers and audition for a chance to appear on “Family Feud” hosted by Steve Harvey.  In addition, author Terry McMillan will present an exclusive “book club” experience with up-and-coming authors. On Saturday (July 2nd), ESSENCE will be “Transforming Your Community” through conversations with Rev. Al Sharpton, Soledad O’Brien and Terry McMillan, as well as a panel discussion entitled, “America I Am” featuring: Tavis Smiley, Dr. Cornel West, Iyanla Vanzant, Tom Burrell and Jeff Henderson. In
addition, a panel discussing the portrayal of women in the media will
feature the leading women of reality television including: NeNe Leakes, Cynthia Bailey, Shaunie O’Neal, Evelyn Lozada and Tami Roman. Rounding up the weekend on Sunday (July 3rd), ESSENCE and Verizon will present a day of praise and worship during an “All-Star Gospel Salute to CeCe Winans and Marvin Sappfeaturing Bishop Lester Love, Kierra Sheard, Deitrick Haddon and Dr. Juanita Bynum.

“The Empowerment Experience is what truly separates ESSENCE from other music festivals,” says Michelle Ebanks,
President, Essence Communications Inc. “Our audience has the rare
opportunity to have their voices heard – by engaging with some of our
most influential thinkers and leaders, who are shaping conversations
around the issues that matter most to our community.” To continue, please click “MORE”!

Robin Quivers To Host “It’s for the Kids” on May 6th, 2011

ROBIN QUIVERS

TO HOST VIP GALA AND “IT’S FOR THE KIDS” BENEFIT CONCERT RAISING FUNDS FOR CHILDREN’S NUTRITION EDUCATION 

 

Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer LEON RUSSELL to Headline May 6th Concert in Napa Valley

 

April 4, 2011  – Radio star and philanthropist Robin Quivers along with her 15 Foundation and in coordination with MIMA Music will host an intimate VIP dinner and benefit concert entitled “It’s for the Kids” to support the children’s nutrition education programs of the Edible School Yard and the Connolly Ranch. The VIP dinner will take place at the V Marketplace/Villagio Inn on May 6th and will be followed by a concert headlined by music legend Leon Russell at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville, CA.  VIP packages for the VIP dinner and the concert are available http://www.15foundation.org/napa.   Exclusive celebrity experiences and packages will be auctioned at www.charitybuzz.com

“Music and food have the universal power to bring people together,” says Robin Quivers.  “And I’m extremely passionate about inspiring and educating young people to learn about good nutrition like the unique programs I discovered at the Edible Schoolyard and the Connolly Ranch.” To continue, please click “MORE”!

Robin Quivers To Host “It’s for the Kids” on May 6th, 2011

ROBIN QUIVERS

TO HOST VIP GALA AND “IT’S FOR THE KIDS” BENEFIT CONCERT RAISING FUNDS FOR CHILDREN’S NUTRITION EDUCATION 

 

Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer LEON RUSSELL to Headline May 6th Concert in Napa Valley

 

April 4, 2011  – Radio star and philanthropist Robin Quivers along with her 15 Foundation and in coordination with MIMA Music will host an intimate VIP dinner and benefit concert entitled “It’s for the Kids” to support the children’s nutrition education programs of the Edible School Yard and the Connolly Ranch. The VIP dinner will take place at the V Marketplace/Villagio Inn on May 6th and will be followed by a concert headlined by music legend Leon Russell at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville, CA.  VIP packages for the VIP dinner and the concert are available http://www.15foundation.org/napa.   Exclusive celebrity experiences and packages will be auctioned at www.charitybuzz.com

“Music and food have the universal power to bring people together,” says Robin Quivers.  “And I’m extremely passionate about inspiring and educating young people to learn about good nutrition like the unique programs I discovered at the Edible Schoolyard and the Connolly Ranch.” To continue, please click “MORE”!

Robin Quivers To Host “It’s for the Kids” on May 6th, 2011

ROBIN QUIVERS

TO HOST VIP GALA AND “IT’S FOR THE KIDS” BENEFIT CONCERT RAISING FUNDS FOR CHILDREN’S NUTRITION EDUCATION 

 

Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer LEON RUSSELL to Headline May 6th Concert in Napa Valley

 

April 4, 2011  – Radio star and philanthropist Robin Quivers along with her 15 Foundation and in coordination with MIMA Music will host an intimate VIP dinner and benefit concert entitled “It’s for the Kids” to support the children’s nutrition education programs of the Edible School Yard and the Connolly Ranch. The VIP dinner will take place at the V Marketplace/Villagio Inn on May 6th and will be followed by a concert headlined by music legend Leon Russell at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville, CA.  VIP packages for the VIP dinner and the concert are available http://www.15foundation.org/napa.   Exclusive celebrity experiences and packages will be auctioned at www.charitybuzz.com

“Music and food have the universal power to bring people together,” says Robin Quivers.  “And I’m extremely passionate about inspiring and educating young people to learn about good nutrition like the unique programs I discovered at the Edible Schoolyard and the Connolly Ranch.” To continue, please click “MORE”!

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