These Will Be Our Amazing Artists For August 2017
ACDC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the development, advancement, and appreciation of Chinese history and culture through the art of Chinese dance to metro Atlanta and surrounding areas. Founded in 1991 by Hwee-Eng Y. Lee, the company currently trains over eighty dancers. ACDC has presented fourteen original full-evening productions in theaters such as the Performing Arts Center at Gwinnett Center, Robert Ferst Center for the Arts, and Rialto Center for the Performing Arts as well as numerous community outreach performances throughout the metro Atlanta area.
Most notably, the company appeared in the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games and the “Chinese variation” of Atlanta Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Fabulous Fox Theater for ten consecutive years. Since its inception, the company has seen tremendous growth, and continues to broaden its appeal. Performances include classical Chinese dance styles, ethnic folk dances, and adaptations of modern dance dramas. The quality of the choreography, dancing, and costumes delights both Chinese and American audiences. The future of the company is filled with much promise and talent.
The numerous issues that are currently plaguing our economy and society have instilled fear in the hearts of many regarding their future. Riddled with political unrest, disease, poverty and violence, our world is crying out for healing and hope. The group SPLIT IMAGE has answered the world’s call with their debut album titled “Make Me Over.” Jermaine Thomas, and Turmaine Thomas, comprise the group SPLIT IMAGE, and they each embody a unique mile in their promising journey to redefine the musical arena and inspire God’s people who are fighting the good fight daily. Residing in the musical capital of the South Atlanta Turmaine, Jermaine were bought up in a musical household. They have been dreaming and pursuing the day that they would become a musical phenomenon and icon.
The group combines powerful vocal deliveries with soft, melodic harmonies. While the music industry is inundated with talent, SPLIT IMAGE has raised the bar with its artistry and ability to write and sing distinctive music fused with Gospel, R&B, Hip Hop, and Pop. Theyve also sang background vocals for platinum selling artist Natalie Cole. Their most recent gigs have had them opening for U,K. sensation Omar, showcasing their talent at the Myrtle Beach Bike Fest performing on stage with Doug E. Fresh, GAP girlz (Tiny of Escape), Charlie Wilson, and Whodini.R&B Group SILK, TANK, TGT,KEITH SWEAT. SPLIT IMAGE came in as a first act for soul maven Jaguar Wright. July 2, 2006 SPLIT IMAGE performed with Morris Day, and Con Funk Shun opening up for the Old school bands, and received praise from the large crowd. Turmaine, Jermaine were brought up in musical households they have had the opportunity to work with multi-platinum producer, DJ Swiff (Outkast) and Warren Oak Felder (Chris Brown) . The group titled its album “Make Me Over”. When you read ISAIAH 64:6 All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away. LORD, MAKE ME OVER!
Victoria Dawn is a 24 year old native of Brooklyn, New York. She is an up and coming neo-soul artist, fresh in her music career. Over the years, Victoria would receive compliments on her beautiful and soulful singing voice. Her love of music began at a very young age and she has been involved in music and the arts since Middle and High School. She recently released her first single called, "Happiness," and plans to continue showcasing her God given skills to sing, write and create music. Her vision is to make an impact and her ultimate goal is to spread love while building a successful music career.
Daryll Blakely is from Grayson, Georgia. He has a bachelors and two masters and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He is a teacher, singer, songwriter, choreographer and a step team coordinator. Daryll started working with the boys only a few months ago and they have been performing all over Atlanta since then. He calls them a Success Story!!! The Boys To Bowties Team, range from ages 8 to 11 years old. They have only been stepping/performing for about 6 months and they have performed all over Atlanta. They won 2nd Place in the "Step In a The Name of Love" step show of Valentine's Day!! They have Also been recognized by 11alive news twice, and Channel 2 with Fred Blakenship. They have performed on People's TV Atlanta! In addition, they have also been recognized by comedians Rickey Smiley and D.L. Highly on their fan page. They have even performed during the America's Got Talent auditions. The boys are extremely energetic and very fun to be around!! Their personalities are so different in so many ways to the point where it's hilarious!!! They are Elegant Classic Young Men!!!
Valerie knew that she was a singer as a young girl. This gift was further cultivated by the endearment of her mother, who thought that she had the most beautiful voice. Valerie was encouraged her to showcase her gift by performing for guests in their home along with her sister, Peggy. Valerie could always be seen either practicing her singing skills or performing for visitors in their home with one of her Mother’s wooden spoon from the kitchen as her microphone.
Years later, while stationed in Hawaii with her now deceased husband, Valerie received a prophecy from a Pastor, Dr. Dwayne Anderson. The prophecy contained information about the quality of her voice and how the Lord was going to use her voice to bless nations. Valerie and Dr. Anderson had never met or seen each other prior to this encounter. Thirty years later, she embarked upon a journey that she believes is a result of that prophecy. After diligently seeking the Lord for His directions regarding her passion for singing, she steps out by faith and goes into a Recording Studio on July 26, 2015, and records her first CD, “At Your Feet.” To further support her singing ministry, Valerie formed At His Feet, LLC on August 4, 2015. Valerie has shared her music on The Dee Armstrong Show/ WLTZ (Channel 38), Columbus, Georgia, other Churches and events. Valerie’s gift is making room for more doors to be open. At Your Feet is available for purchase on her website, Amazon, and iTunes.