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‘Moonlight’ wins best picture after ‘La La Land’ mistakenly announced on Oscars

So what was the buzz tonight with the 2017 Oscars

“Moonlight” just won best picture at the 2017 Oscars after “La La Land” was mistakenly announced as the winner.

The presenters read “La La Land” right after Emma Stone won best actress for her role in the modern-day musical.

The list of wins go on and on.

But one of the biggest wins for me tonight was none other than the beautiful and talented Viola Davis who made an amazing acceptance speech full of passion and emotion.  Leave some comments on your thoughts about tonights festivities.

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Rigorous Testing Readies BMW Team RLL for Circuit of the Americas

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – Sept. 14, 2016 … This year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Lone Star Le Mans race will see BMW Team RLL arrive at the Circuit of the Americas, in Austin, Texas, with BMW’s newest GT class competitor, the BMW M6 GTLM, ready for the penultimate race of the 2016 season. The team will be racing for its fourth podium finish of this year, still gunning for the first GTLM class victory for the new car. To date, the team has scored very promising results at three of North America’s classic circuits; second place at Sebring and a third place finish at both Watkins Glen and Road America.

 

Last season’s Lone Star Le Mans saw BMW Team RLL score the last of three wins in the 2015 season with the BMW Z4 GTLM as Bill Auberlen and Dirk Werner finished the season strongly, ultimately finishing a close second in the driver’s championship.

 

The team closes the development season chapter of the M6 GLTM at this weekend’s two-hour-and-forty-minute contest at COTA and the 10-hour Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta, in Braselton, Georgia in two weeks time. As with any new racing car testing has been at the top of the engineers list. The past two weeks following the Michelin GT Challenge at VIRginia International Raceway at the end of August has seen the team criss-cross the country to complete a very rigorous testing schedule that included two days at Circuit of the Americas and one day at Road Atlanta.

“We’ve had a pretty good record at COTA,” said Bobby Rahal, Team Principal. “We were on pole a couple of years ago with Joey Hand and then last year we won a great fuel strategy race. We were able to defeat the faster Porsches on fuel strategy which was fun. It’s clear the M6 likes tracks with fast corners, which of course Circuit of the Americas has a lot of so we should be competitive.  I’m hopeful that COTA will bring us another victory like it did last year.”

Bill Auberlen, driver No. 25 BMW M6 GTLM: “It’s been a bit of a tough start for the BMW M6 GTLM. We have been in position to win a few races, but Lady Luck was not looking down upon us. We have been on the podium a few times but have just missed the top step and now hopefully at COTA it’s time to bring home the victory.”

 

Dirk Werner, driver No. 25 BMW M6 GTLM: “Our testing at COTA went quite well. We certainly made improvements to the car, but this race – especially with the heat we usually have there this time of the year – can make it very difficult. A development year is always challenging because the progress you make does not always immediately result in victories, but it is all part of moving the program forward.”

John Edwards, driver No. 100 BMW M6 GTLM: “COTA is always a tough race. Tire management will certainly be one of the keys to success. Our recent testing has answered many of this year’s remaining questions and I believe we may see some gains in the next two races. Our podium at Road America has helped our spirit because Lucas and I have not had much luck, but I’m confident our time is coming.”

Lucas Luhr, driver No. 100 BMW M6 GTLM: “Going into the final two rounds of the season John and I are working really hard to get a couple of good results for the No. 100 BMW M6. This season has been one of the most up and down ones I have ever experienced in America, with sadly more downs than ups. COTA is a track I like a lot as it is very challenging – especially the higher speed corners. We know we have the pace to be competitive in GTLM which is so close this year, but pretty much anything that can go wrong has gone wrong for us.”

The Lone Star Le Mans takes the green flag at 12:35 p.m. ET Saturday, Sept. 17 with the live broadcast beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 2 and IMSA.tv. Follow BMW Team RLL on Twitter at @BMWUSARacing for “from-the-pit-box” updates all weekend.

BMW Group In America

BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003.  The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 and X4 Sports Activity Coupes.  The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 341 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 153 BMW motorcycle retailers, 125 MINI passenger car dealers, and 36 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers.  BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

The BMW Group

With its three brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services.  As a global company, the BMW Group operates 30 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

In 2014, the BMW Group sold approximately 2.118 million cars and 123,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax for the financial year 2013 was euro 7.91 billion on revenues amounting to approximately euro 76.06 billion. As of 31 December 2013, the BMW Group had a workforce of 110,351 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been built on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

BMW’s partner, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, based in Hilliard, Ohio and co-owned by three-time IndyCar Champion and 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal, former CBS Late Show host David Letterman and Mi-Jack co-owner Mike Lanigan, has been competing for over two decades. Prior to the start of their 25th season of competition in 2016, the team has compiled 37 victories, 49 poles, 144 podium finishes, three series championships (1992, 2010, 2011) and claimed an Indianapolis 500 victory (Buddy Rice in 2004). In 2009 the team joined BMW of North America to campaign the new BMW M3 in the American Le Mans Series. The following year the team won both the Manufacturer and Team Championships in the GT category and swept all three GT titles – Manufacturer, Team and Driver – in 2011. In 2012 the team finished second in the Team Championship and third in the Manufacturer Championship and in 2013, the team finished second in the Driver, Team and Manufacturer Championship. The 2014 season brought a new challenge with the creation of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the team finished on the podium six times including four second-place finishes. In 2015, the team earned three wins, two poles and a total of eight podium finishes to finish second in the Manufacturer, Team and Driver championships. Prior to the start of the 2016 season BMW Team RLL had won 13 races, 20 poles and 57 podium finishes.

The Browders Garner Record-Setting Seventh #1 Song from Time Machine

“New Song” Makes Unprecedented Claim at the Top Spot”

HILTONS, Virginia (October 18, 2016) Dove Award-nominated Gospel group The Browders has once again claimed the #1 spot on the Singing News monthly chart. “New Song” the seventh single from the award-winning project Time Machine, will top the chart on the upcoming December 2016 Singing News Top 80 Chart.

The Browders are the first Southern Gospel artist to ever claim seven #1 singles from a single project. The six previous #1 songs from Time Machine included “He Is Alive”, “Listening For the Shout”, “He Took the Nails”, “Waiting For You to Get Home”, “Lift Up His Name,” and “Time Machine”. “New Song” is the seventh number one from this project, but their eighth consecutive number one song.

Lead singer and main songwriter for the group Matthew Browder commented, “I want to thank God for His favor, and I want to thank our loyal fans as well as our record company Daywind Records.”

“New Song,” written by the 2015 AGM Songwriter of the Year Matthew Browder, speaks of the new song every believer will sing when we reach our eternal home.

The Browders are in the early stages of preparing for a new studio album, due in the Spring of 2017.

You can find out more about the Browders by going to http://www.thebrowders.com.

Follow the Browders on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Browders-Friends and Twitter at https://twitter.com/browdersmusic.

To book The Browders contact Beckie Simmons Agency at http://www.bsaworld.com or call 615-595-7500.

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About The Browders

From their beginning traveling together as a family in a Dodge Omni car, to a successful music ministry with national hits, The Browders of Hiltons, Virginia are one of the most exciting groups to step on stage in many years. This family group consists of Tommy Browder, his sons, Matthew and David, and Matthew’s wife, Sonya. They travel year round, keeping a full concert schedule as well as holding revivals across the country. One of their most captivating qualities is that The Browders play much of their music live with Tommy on acoustic lead, David on bass, Matthew on rhythm guitar and Sonya on piano. They also write most of their own music.

In recent years, they have been steadily expanding and improving their ministry for the glory of God. They have enjoyed Singing News charting success with original songs like “Stand Up For Jesus” (peaked at #7, in top 20 songs of the year), “Waitin’ On My Change” (#14) and many others. With the release of their highly-anticipated, “The Message” recording came a milestone—their first #1 radio single, “Message of the Cross”. They are currently performing songs from that recording as well as their hits and most-requested songs.

Though things change throughout the years, their mission has remained the same—to bring hope to a lost and dying world and to encourage and challenge believers. They’re real and they’re anointed. We hope that in the near future you are able to attend or host a Browders’ concert to experience how God is working through this team.

11th Hour Scores Third Consecutive #1 Hit

Follow-up Single “He Welcomes the Beggar” Impacting Radio Now

Nashville, Tennessee (October 6, 2016) Award-winning Gospel artist 11th Hour recently scored its third consecutive #1 song. The song, “Can You Burn”, spent four weeks in the #1 spot on the AbsolutelyGospel.com Top 40 Weekly Chart last month, and it was just announced as the #1 song on the upcoming November edition of the Singing News Top 80 monthly chart.

11th Hour’s Amber Eppinette stated, ” We want to say a huge thank you to the writer, Dianne Wilkinson, to our record company, Crossroads Label Group for all of your hard work and support, to the DJs and radio stations for playing our music, to the Beckie Simmons Agency for their hard work keeping us busy singing the music we love, and AG Publicity for their support of our group.”

“Can You Burn” follows the group’s two previous #1 hit singles – “Jesus Is In The House” and “Mountain Moving Faith.” The single was penned by award-winning songwriter Dianne Wilkinson (“Boundless Love”, “Good News From Jerusalem”) and has a message challenging each of us to “burn” for the Lord.

The group just released the follow-up single to “Can You Burn” this month. The song, titled “He Welcomes the Beggar”, was written by Eppinette along with Kenna West and Jason Cox. The song can be found on Crossroads Music Group’s October 2016 radio compilation.

If you would like to learn more about 11th Hour you can go to http://11thhourgospelgroup.com, or catch them on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/11thhourgospelgroup .

See them on Twitter at https://twitter.com/11thHourGG .

To book 11th Hour for your church, concert, or event contact Beckie Simmons at the Beckie Simmons Agency at beckie@bsaworld.com.

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About 11th Hour

It seems that times flies faster each day. As we watch the clock or see life whisking by, one thing is sure for Christians, we need to heed the time and share the good news in this 11th Hour.

As we draw closer to the Lord’s return, 11th Hour is committed to not waste a single minute to reach the lost and encourage the saints. They have already had multiple top 10 Ten Charting hits, including “Steppin’ Out”, “Room With a View” and now a #1 with ‘Jesus Is In The House”. Through their songs, some of which are written by group vocalist Amber Eppinette, their first and foremost desire is to tell people about Jesus.

While times marches on for a world in need of Jesus, you can find 11th HOUR using each moment for HIS glory.

Karen Peck & New River Win Big At 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards

Popular Group Also A Featured Performer During Gospel Music’s Biggest Night

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (October 12, 2016) Grammy Nominated Southern Gospel powerhouse Karen Peck & New River was honored at last night’s 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The popular family quartet took home two trophies at Gospel music’s biggest night.

The group won its first Dove for Southern Gospel Artist of the Year during the pre-show, and later in the evening wonSouthern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year for their #1 hit single “I Am Blessed”. Group founder and namesake Karen Peck Gooch won an additional trophy for co-writing “I Am Blessed” with critically acclaimed writers Kenna Westand Michael Farren.

Karen Peck Gooch responded, “We are very thankful and honored to receive these GMA Dove awards. This year Karen Peck & New River is celebrating 25 years of ministry. We have had a lot of incredible moments over the years and today will definitely be one of the most special. We are so grateful to the Lord for this season in our ministry. As the song says, ‘We are blessed beyond measure.'”

Karen Peck & New River was also honored to be a featured performer during the program’s main show. The group was featured on the song “Amazing Grace” during the Gospel Music Hymn Sing portion. Other performers featured during the segment included the Isaacs, Greater Vision, the Kingdom Heirs, Joseph Habedank, and more.

The trend-setting group has won a total of six Dove Awards in its storied career. Most recently this year, the group’s critically acclaimed recording Pray Now was nominated for a Grammy Award and won Album of the Year at theAbsolutely Gospel Music Awards this past April.

The group will be returning to the studio to record the follow-up album soon. The group’s current single, “Calling”, recently spent two weeks in the #1 spot on the AbsolutelyGospel.com Top 40 Weekly Chart, the Southern Gospel industry’s most watched weekly chart.

If you would like to interview Karen Peck and New River contact AG Publicity at info@agpublicity.com.

To learn more about Karen Peck and New River go to http://www.karenpeckandnewriver.com.

You can follow the group on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Karen-Peck-and-New-River or on Twitter athttps://twitter.com/KarenPeckNR.

Karen Peck and New River is booked by The Harper Agency. Contact them at http://www.harperagency.com or by E-mail at info@harperagency.com.

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About Karen Peck and New River

No doubt the most popular mixed trio in Gospel Music, Karen Peck and New River is a music powerhouse in the music industry. With hit after hit and multiple number one songs, they are one of the most sought after groups today. Karen is known country flair and for having possibly the finest soprano voice in any genre of music. Karen was also recipient of the Susan Unthank Memorial Award, an award given by Absolutely Gospel Music only to women who have excelled in their work in a man’s world. Karen had a feature role in the hit movie “Joyful Noise”, starring Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah. New River’s hit song “Four Days Late” has become a classic in Gospel music.

HIGHROAD At OpryRadio WSM650 Tonight

Nashville, Tennessee (October 5, 2016) Just in, the young Award winning Gospel group HIGHROAD will be performing tonight live on-air at the Opry Radio Station WSM650 in Opryland Hotel for a special Midnight stand featuring songs from their brand new CD, ‘Somewhere I’m Going’.

Group Owner and Manager, Sarah Davison commented “Take a nap and then drink some coffee, friends! We can’t wait to go over to the Opryland Hotel and play live tonight on WSM 650!”

You can listen live tonight by clicking this link: http://wsmonline.com/listen-live/.

#wsmradio #opryradio #latenight

You can learn more about HIGHROAD by going to http://www.highroadmusic.com.

Follow them on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/HIGHROAD3 and Twitter at https://twitter.com/highroadmusic.

For booking contact highroadmusic@gmail.com.

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About HIGHROAD

In a world where conformity is king and following the crowd is practically a survival instinct, the women of HIGHROAD, an award-winning Appalachian gospel group from Nashville who just happen to be the best of friends, too, have always preferred the road less traveled.

The group was awarded the 2015 AGM Female Group of the Year and worked with Grammy Award winning producer, Ben Isaacs.

Goodman Revival Named Favorite New Artist in 2016 Singing News Fan Awards

Nashville, Tennessee (September 29, 2016) Award-winning trio Goodman Revival added another award to its growing list of accomplishments as the trio of veterans won its first Singing News Fan Award this week. The seasoned talent in this group caused it to soar to the top of fans radars as they won the illustrious Favorite New Artist Award.
The Awards were presented on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 in conjunction with the National Quartet Convention held in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This phenomenal group performed during the program that afternoon.
Consisting of all former members of The Happy Goodmans, this new group captures the spirit and expression of the latter group. When Goodman Revival hits the stage, instantly the excitement is stirring and you know that this will not just be a concert, but an experience.
Johnny Minick started with The Happy Goodmans as a pianist and then moved on to become a vocalist when Sam Goodman passed away. Tanya Goodman Sykes, daughter of Rusty Goodman, cut her teeth on the Goodmans music, while Michael Sykes, Tanya’s husband, played in The Happy Goodman band. All three members are Goodman family at heart.
Johnny Minick commented, “It is totally amazing to stand back and watch as God continues to pour His blessings on us as a group. He is opening doors we never imagined He would open.”
Earlier this year, Goodman Revival was nominated for several Absolutely Gospel Music Awards and took home the coveted Ovation for Traditional Recording of the Year for its critically acclaimed Gaither Music Group debut Songs In the Key of Happy.
If you would like to interview Johnny Minick or Goodman Revival contact AG Publicity at info@agpublicity.com.
Learn more about Johnny Minick Ministries at http://www.johnnyminick.com/ or on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/johnny.d.minick/.
Twitter Johnny at @JohnnyMinick .
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About Johnny Minick
Johnny Minick was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. He began his musical journey at the age of 3. Johnny’s parents enrolled him in piano lessons at age 6 where he began to study to be a classical pianist. Those years of classical training gave Johnny an important foundation for the artistry he now enjoys. In his teens, Johnny followed a familiar path that many other classically trained musicians follow; the road to jazz.
In August of 1974, Johnny and his sweetheart, Sherry McDonald married. In the Summer of 1975, Johnny and Sherry packed up and moved to become a part of The Happy Goodman Family. The next few years made an indelible mark on Johnny’s life and musical career. Even though he had founded River Of Life Church in 1992 in Smyrna, TN Johnny reunited with Howard & Vestal Goodman to revive the Happy Goodman brand. With the success of the Bill Gaither Homecoming videos and concerts, The Happy Goodmans found a platform to promote their music around the world. From 1995 through 2002, Johnny traveled 3 days a week singing to 1.3 million people per year attending their concerts from coast to coast and in Europe. At the same time, River Of Life continued growing and enjoying their new worship facility at their Sam Ridley Parkway location. The years with the Goodmans were productive and continues to bear fruit to this day. His relationship with Howard, Vestal, Rusty & Sam continued until their deaths.