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BMW Group subsidiary Designworks collaborates with Layer3 TV to re-invent the cable TV experience.

Los Angeles, CA. Cable TV set-top boxes are not generally among the home devices consumers are particularly proud of. In 2016, Layer3 TV, a Denver based innovative pay-TV distributor, announced that this should change and commissioned BMW Group subsidiary Designworks to re-think what a cable TV set-top box should be and how it should function. The new box unites excellence in engineering with a modern, modular design that fits into each room’s aesthetic. Customers are now offered both: a unique, intuitive interface that seamlessly integrates the best of cable TV, premium channels, streaming online video content, social media and smart home devices and a whole-home gateway that upgrades any living room.

Good bye to 50 shades of grey in the living room.

Until recently set-top boxes provided by cable companies left a lot to be desired: With a limited color palette, ranging from black to black, an overall design that scarcely related to considerations of interior décor, flashing LEDs, vents that could not be covered, and an array of buttons, boxes up until today did not play an essential role in the user experience. To solve this problem, the Designworks team took a new approach to these overlooked but ubiquitous objects. It came up with a set-top box that can harmonize with a home dweller’s sense of place, creating a device defined by clean lines and a sleek, low profile that can slot into entertainment systems, bookshelves, or reside comfortably on a coffee table.

The Next TV User Experience.

The design team sought to eliminate many of the unnecessary features of conventional boxes, taking a “less is more” approach and rethinking them from the ground up. The result is a user-friendly design that hides in plain sight, better integrating into its environment. The Layer3 TV box offers a simple solution and presents consumers with options for colors and materials so it can be customized. In addition, to make them more intuitive to use, all unnecessary buttons and LEDs were eliminated. The design team also eliminated all top, side, and front-facing vents, making the product virtually immune from damage by stacking or liquid spills. Tangled cables, typical of the home entertainment experience, were also dramatically paired down for a cleaner look and feel in the home environment. “The user experience is at the heart of what we design for at Designworks, whether we are working on aviation interiors, user interaction concepts or solutions for the smart home” said André de Salis, creative director and project lead for Layer3 TV at Designworks. “To re-imagine the cable television experience for the first time in over a decade together with Layer3 TV was a task we more than enjoyed. The new Layer3 TV cable set-top box is an easy to use interface powered by a beautiful product that truly fits in people’s homes,” he continues.

Layer3 TV’s Primary Gateway Box

Layer3 TV’s set top box provides WiFi and DVR services for the home while communicating wirelessly with additional, smaller boxes that can be placed anywhere without needing a cable hookup. The Gateway box can be personalized in a wide range of colors and designs while housing the most powerful video processor in the industry under its sleek exterior.

Other specifications:

  • Delivers the highest HD picture quality, including 4K.
  • Can record more than eight shows at a time and storing more than 3,000 hours of HD content
  • Full Color Front panel LCD screen that displays information about what you’re watching
  • Integrated DOCSIS 3.0 Cable modem delivers up to 600Mbps downstream to the home (corrected max speed; suggest alternative phrasing of, “Integrated DOCSIS 3.0 Cable modem delivers blazing fast data speeds to the home”
  • The most powerful WiFi available, operating in both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands
  • HDR, Voice, Zigbee and Bluetooth ready
  • Integration of third party applications, including over-the-top (OTT) streaming video services.

Layer3 TV officially kicked off its nationwide launch in June 2016 and is available in Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Longmont, CO. It will soon be available to customers in other major cities across America, coming next to Los Angeles.

The Layer3 TV involvement with the BMW Group doesn’t end just at the box. Layer3 TV’s official installation fleet includes the all-electric BMW i3. The fully electric fleet is in keeping with Layer3 TV’s commitment to a sustainable energy future.

In the event of inquiries please contact:

Birgit Pucklitzsch, Manager Communications;

Designworks, A BMW Group Company

Tel: +49-151-6052-4026, Fax: +49-89-548-49399

e-mail: birgit.pucklitzsch@designworksusa.com

Internet: www.bmwgroupdesignworks.com

 

David J. Buchko

BMW Group Corporate Communications Manager – Western US

Tel.: (201) 321-6857

e-mail: dave.buchko@bmwna.com

Internet: www.press.bmwgroup.com

www.bmwusanews.com

 

Designworks, A BMW Group Company

Designworks is a BMW Group company and a creative consultancy that’s been driving innovation for more than forty years. Acquired by BMW Group in 1995, Designworks enables its parent company as well as internationally-renowned clients outside the automotive industry to grow their businesses through design and creative consulting services. With studios in Los Angeles, Munich and Shanghai and with clients including BMW, MINI, Rolls Royce, HP, Microsoft, Corsair, Coca Cola, Embraer, Neil Pryde, Siemens Trains and Singapore Airlines, Designworks is deeply immersed in a broad cross-section of industries.

www.bmwgroupdesignworks.com

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 31 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

In 2016, the BMW Group sold approximately 2.367 million cars and 145,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax was approximately € 9.67 billion on revenues amounting to € 94.16 billion. As of 31 December 2016, the BMW Group had a workforce of 124,729 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based 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.

www.bmwgroup.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BMWGroup

Twitter: http://twitter.com/BMWGroup

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/BMWGroupview

Google+: http://googleplus.bmwgroup.com

Layer3 TV

Layer3 TV, Inc. is The New Cable™. Layer3 TV offers customers a revolutionary, intuitive interface that seamlessly integrates the best of cable TV, premium channels, streaming online video content, social media and smart home devices.  The service is available in the greater Washington, D.C. and Chicago metro areas and Longmont, CO. Additional metropolitan areas are being added throughout 2017 including Los Angeles in April.

www.layer3tv.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/layer3tv

Twitter: @Layer3TV

Coachella 2017: BMW i debuts as an exclusive partner of the acclaimed music festival.

Munich. BMW i will debut as the exclusive transportation partner at the Coachella Valley Music & Art Festival in 2017, providing VIP shuttle service and hospitality during the weekends of April 14-16 and 21-23. BMW’s sustainable, future-oriented brand will provide BMW i3 electric vehicles and BMW X5 40e iPerformance plug-in hybrid electric vehicles for transportation on and around the festival site.

A stand-out feature of the BMW i3 fleet at Coachella is a unique wrap that was created especially for the occasion, its design reflecting the creative and unconventional character of the event. BMW i8 plug-in hybrid electric sports cars with Coachella design will also take to the roads between Los Angeles and Palm Springs with a selected group of festival-bound celebrities and influencers on board.

Coachella is one of the world’s largest music festivals and provides an ideal stage for the BMW i brand: “The wealth of ideas the artists bring and the festival’s focus on sustainability create a unique atmosphere; Coachella is the birthplace for many trends, ideas and movements,” says Hildegard Wortmann, Senior Vice President Brand BMW. “BMW i is likewise a driver of pioneering innovations and the joy of sustainable mobility. We are positioning the sub-brand as open-minded, creative and inspiring – and Coachella provides an exceptional platform for this purpose, uniting creativity, passion and connectedness. We’re looking forward to an inspirational partnership.”

“Road to Coachella”.

A social media campaign entitled “Road to Coachella” kicked-off the partnership on March 14. The campaign offers festival goers the chance to be entered into a drawing to win a festival pass by documenting their preparation for the festival and their own journey to Coachella Valley via social media using the hashtag #RoadToCoachella.

Renowned composer and music producer Hans Zimmer (“Inception”, “Pearl Harbor”, “The Dark Knight” and “The Lion King”) has provided the soundtrack for a video promoting “Road to Coachella.

The three-minute piece, which debuted on April 9 on BMW’s YouTube Channel, is set to a Zimmer’s music and features the BMW i8 hybrid electric sports car, while providing a look at his preparations as he and his orchestra ready for their first-ever Coachella performance. Also featured in the video are fellow Coachella performers including Marshmello, Galantis, Ryan Rabin of Grouplove, Warpaint and Broods.

Furthermore, BMW i will invite visitors during the festival to visit the innovative BMW i Brand Lounge in the VIP Area, where they can experience up close the allure of BMW i and the unique Coachella design, co-developed with Garage Italia Customs.

About BMW i

BMW i is based around a wide-reaching concept designed to bring about sustainable and future-focused mobility. It is fuelled by visionary electric vehicles and mobility services, inspirational design and a new understanding of premium that is defined squarely in terms of sustainability and delights with innovative new vehicles. The design of the all-electric BMW i3 emission-free model for urban use is centred around sustainability, while the BMW i8 introduces us to the sports car of the future.

BMW Team RLL – 2017 Long Beach Qualifying Report;

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – April 7, 2017…  BMW Team RLL scored its best qualifying effort of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship today in preparation for tomorrow’s BUBBA burger® Sports Car Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Bill Auberlen, driving the No. 25 BMW M6 GTLM, qualified in the fifth starting position with a lap of 1:17.072 minutes around the 1.968-mile temporary street circuit. John Edwards qualified the No. 24 M6 in the seventh spot with a lap of 1:17.290 minutes. Auberlen will co-drive with Alexander Sims and Edwards will co-drive with Martin Tomczyk. Tomorrow will be the first race at Long Beach for both Sims and Tomczyk.  The class pole position went to the No. 3 Corvette of Jan Magnussen with a lap of 1:16.909 minutes.

The Long Beach, California street circuit has been the site of many BMW Team RLL successes since the team’s first season racing for BMW in 2009. The team has finished the race with at least one BMW on the podium every year except last season. The Bobby Rahal-led team has won the street race three times; once with the BMW M3 GT in 2011 and twice with the BMW Z4 GTLM, in 2013 and 2015. Last year, Bill Auberlen qualified the new M6 GTLM racer on the class pole position, but finished a disappointing fifth after multiple contact with competitors ended another podium opportunity.

“We are in the hunt now,” said Bobby Rahal, Team Principal. “Long Beach is a tough place and the race can be unpredictable, but we will work hard to see some results from our new found competitiveness.”

Bill Auberlen, driver No. 25 BMW M6 GTLM: “I had some good laps. There is always room for improvement, but there is not a great deal left. We are seeing progress and that bodes very well for the race.”

John Edwards, driver No. 24 BMW M6 GTLM: “I am disappointed to be closer to the back of the class than the front, but both of our cars are certainly more competitive than they have been. We can improve our speed a bit more, but starting further back does open certain strategy possibilities here at Long Beach.”

The Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix At Long Beach takes the green flag at 1:05 p.m. PT Saturday, April 8th, with the live television broadcast beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET on FOX.  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, 152 BMW motorcycle retailers, 127 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 31 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

In 2016, the BMW Group sold approximately 2.367 million cars and 145,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax was approximately € 9.67 billion on revenues amounting to € 94.16 billion. As of 31 December 2016, the BMW Group had a workforce of 124,729 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based 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.

www.bmwgroup.com

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/BMWGroup

Twitter:  http://twitter.com/BMWGroup

YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/BMWGroupview

Google+:  http://googleplus.bmwgroup.com

 

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 26th season of competition in 2017, the team had compiled 38 victories, 51poles,151 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 IMSA 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 and added two poles and three podiums in 2016. Prior to the start of the 2017 season, BMW Team RLL had won 13 races, 22 poles and 60 podium finishes.

 

Celebrated Vocalist and Industry Vocal Coach Aaron Unthank Releases First Solo Recording

JACKSONVILLE, Fl. – (April 6, 2017) – Celebrated vocalist and music industry vocal coach Aaron Unthank released his debut solo recording last week. To the delight of fans and peers nationwide, Unthank’s Courageous released digitally on Thursday, March 30, 2017.

Aaron raised the funds to record Courageous after a successful Kickstarter campaign where he rallied the support of industry veterans, fans, and former vocal students to help him achieve his life long dream.

“This project has been in my heart for years,” said Aaron. “It is proof (to me) that God does not forget. If you are familiar with the phrase, ‘It takes a village,’ then you know what I mean when I say I played the LEAST part in this record coming to fruition. There are literally over a hundred people invested in this project in one way or another. I am forever grateful to all of them for providing me the opportunity to make the music that is in my heart to make. All I had to do was write the songs and sing them. They did the rest.”

Courageous was produced by Chad Kirkpatrick, Jamie Miley and Unthank. Unthank co-wrote or arranged all of the songs on the recording, with help from industry leaders Kenna West and Bobby Tinsley.

Highlights of the recording including “I Want You to Know“, a song written by Aaron for his two teenage children, the blue-eyed soul of “Sweetest Name“, and anthem “Courageous“. The album closes with a medley of Aaron’s favorite worship tunes, aptly titled “Worship Medley“.

Courageous available online via iTunes at:

http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1215667660?ls=1&app=itunes

To learn more about Aaron go to http://www.agpublicity.com/aaron-unthank.html.

Find Aaron on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/aaron.unthank and on Twitter at @AaronUnthank.

 

About Aaron Unthank

​Aaron Unthank is happily married to an amazing woman and dad to a couple of extraordinary kids now entering teenaged-ness.

Originally hailing from the St. Louis area makes him a lover of all things St. Louis style from baseball to BBQ to pizza to jazz. He grew up in southwest Missouri, but now makes his home in Jacksonville, Florida.

He went to college on baseball scholarship and also earned a music scholarship his sophomore year. Around his junior year he began to feel uneasy about the direction of his life. Music began to mean more to him that it ever had before. He began singing “for real.” People heard him and encouraged him to explore his potential. The uneasiness in his heart continued. It was God. God was asking him to dream a different dream. It took months of convincing, but he finally said yes.

Since then he has said yes to many opportunities large and small. He has also said no. The sacrifices a dad makes for his kids are happy, but not always easy. Now that his are pursuing their own interests, he believes he would be a poor example if he didn’t do the same. Never stop dreaming. Never stop pursuing life. That is the best example he can be.

BMW Motorrad USA Introduces The EnduroGuard Suit

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – April 3, 2017…Touring off-road in the elements just got easier thanks to BMW Motorrad’s new EnduroGuard Suit. The EnduroGuard suit is a professional, waterproof adventure suit with a new cut, new material, new colors and new features that satisfy the wish list of men and women seeking maximum functionality, safety and comfort while navigating roads less traveled.

“Our riders have been asking for an externally waterproof suit with no liner and ample ventilation that provides the same standard of protection and comfort they expect from BMW Motorrad Apparel Products,” says Jordyn Baker, Apparel Product Specialist for BMW Motorrad USA.

Constructed of fabric developed exclusively for BMW Motorrad by Schoeller Textil AG (Switzerland), the EnduroGuard Suit achieves top performance ratings for abrasion resistance, climate control and personal comfort. Men’s and women’s jackets, offered in a range of sizes in grey or black (men’s sizes only), are priced at $949. Pants for men and women, offered in a range of waist sizes and inseams in black, are available at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $649.

“With significant development, several rounds of testing, and focus on understanding the needs and expectations of the U.S. rider, this suit raises the bar in the Adventure suit segment, says Ben Radzyner, Parts & Accessories Manager for BMW Motorrad USA. “Our commitment to our customers is to provide them with state-of-the-art apparel products that will enhance their riding experience and the EnduroGuard Suit is a continuation of this mission.”

Product Highlights:

  • New generation suit for off-road use, waterproof
  • Highly abrasion-resistant shell of dynatec and dynatec stretch, with a ceraspace layer in some areas, a BMW innovation in cooperation with Schoeller Textil AG
  • 3-layer laminate with BMW Climate Membrane™ membrane, wind and waterproof, highly breathable
  • NP2 protectors on back, shoulders, elbows, hips and knees (infinitely height-adjustable)
  • Coccyx protector, retrofittable
  • Extremely good all-round ventilation through many generously sized ventilation options, double front zipper as an AirVent system
  • Lining – 100% polyester; Mesh lining in jacket and pants and 3D-Mesh on the back, breathable and elastic
  • 8 jacket pockets, 7 of which are waterproof, men’s jacket with additional breast pocket, 3 pants pockets, 1 of which is a key holder (ideal for Keyless Ride)
  • Sleeves and legs can be opened wide, recessed cuffs provide protection in foul weather
  • Wind guards and recessed cuffs in the jacket provides effective protection against wind and rain
  • Waterproof storm hood integrated into the collar
  • Leather patches on the insides of the knees for a secure grip on the tank when riding off-road
  • Snap buttons on the jacket front are concealed to avoid scratching the tank; and hook-and-loop straps allow a variety of width adjustments and ventilation openings
  • Reflective print on the jacket
  • Attachment zipper: all-around and 40 cm
  • Comfort fit
  • Colors: Men’s jacket in grey or black, women’s jacket in grey, both pants in black
  • Ladies’ sizes: 34-48, 72-88, 18-22
  • Men’s sizes: 46-66, 98-118, 24-32
  • MSRP: Jacket – $949.00   Pants – $649.00
  • EnduroGuard Gloves for men and women also available, featuring ceraspace and two-chamber technology, in sizes 6/6.5 – 12/12.5

Watch the EnduroGuard Suit in action:

Full: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7jU_vCDDL0&t=2s

Overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIl4AaYS3XE&t=6s  

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; Designworks, 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, 152 BMW motorcycle retailers, 127 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.

BMW Team RLL – 2017 Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix At Long Beach Preview.

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – April 3, 2017…  The Long Beach, California street circuit has been the site of many BMW Team RLL successes since the team’s first season racing for BMW in 2009.  The team has finished the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race, for a second consecutive year sponsored by BUBBA® burger, with at least one BMW on the podium every year except last season. The Bobby Rahal-led team has won the street race three times; once with the BMW M3 GT in 2011 and twice with the BMW Z4 GTLM, in 2013 and 2015. Last year, Bill Auberlen qualified the new M6 GTLM racer on the class pole position, but finished a disappointing fifth after multiple contact with competitors ended another podium opportunity.

The Long Beach street course is only 1.968 miles long and the race is the shortest of the season at 100 minutes. Far different than the season’s opening 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring endurance events, success is often dictated by how the caution periods fall and how a team executes the race’s one planned pit stop and driver change.

To date in 2017, the team has scored a season’s best sixth place finish at the 12 Hours of Sebring. At Long Beach, season-long drivers Bill Auberlen and Alexander Sims will be in the No. 25 M6 and John Edwards and Martin Tomczyk will pilot the No. 24 M6.

The GTLM class Balance of Performance was adjusted by IMSA following Sebring and the M6 GTLM will benefit from an increase in boost in the rev range from 2000 to 7250 rpm. The fuel tank volume was also increased by 3 liters to total 108 liters of E20 fuel.

“It’s been a challenging year,” said Bobby Rahal, Team Principal. “However, if you look back at how we did at Long Beach last year – being on pole with Bill, with the car in its third race at that stage, the race was very positive for us.  I would like to think that we can repeat that performance this year.  It’s a very big car and of course it’s a very narrow track so that gives our drivers an extra challenge.  If you look at our history at Long Beach, we’ve been pretty successful with BMW Team RLL having won three times and earned a number of podiums beyond that so we go there with a positive outlook based on past performance from both BMW and the team.”

Bill Auberlen, driver No. 25 BMW M6 GTLM: “Long Beach is the highlight sprint race of the year. I always look forward to the weekend for two primary reasons. First, it’s my home track and, secondly, I’ve won twice in the last few years. Last year, I qualified on the pole, setting a new lap record in the BMW M6 GTLM. This year I hope for a repeat of that, but also to be standing on the top step of the podium at the end of the race.”

Alexander Sims, driver No. 25 BMW M6 GTLM: “I am thoroughly looking forward to the Long Beach weekend. It will be my first time there and having watched the onboard videos, the circuit looks to be a brilliant challenge. I’ve been enjoying working with the team and am just looking forward to getting to Long Beach and trying to exploit all we can from our M6 GTLM.”

John Edwards, driver No. 24 BMW M6 GTLM: “I always enjoy racing at Long Beach because it’s the only street circuit we go to in the GTLM season. The walls are closer and consequences are higher, but we can feel the fan support more on a street circuit, even as we walk to pit lane to get ready for every session. I’m also looking forward to the first sprint race of the season, as the intensity is higher and mistakes are more costly when we only have one pit stop in a 100 minute race.”

Martin Tomczyk, driver No. 24 BMW M6 GTLM: “It is always exciting to race on a street circuit. Long Beach will be my first in the States. I know the nine hour time difference between my home in Germany and California will not make it easy, but I am up for the challenge. After two disappointing races at Daytona and Sebring we are ready to prove the performance of our M6.”

The Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix At Long Beach takes the green flag at 1:05 p.m. PT Saturday, April 8th, with the live television broadcast beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET on FOX.  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, 152 BMW motorcycle retailers, 127 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 31 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

In 2016, the BMW Group sold approximately 2.367 million cars and 145,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax was approximately € 9.67 billion on revenues amounting to € 94.16 billion. As of 31 December 2016, the BMW Group had a workforce of 124,729 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based 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.

www.bmwgroup.com

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/BMWGroup

Twitter:  http://twitter.com/BMWGroup

YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/BMWGroupview

Google+:  http://googleplus.bmwgroup.com

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 26th season of competition in 2017, the team had compiled 38 victories, 51poles,151 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 IMSA 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 and added two poles and three podiums in 2016. Prior to the start of the 2017 season, BMW Team RLL had won 13 races, 22 poles and 60 podium finishes.

EVENTS

THURSDAY, MARCH 23rd,IMG_7573
11:30 AM – 3:30 PM

CONVERSATIONS w/ KIM STRONG,
HOSTED BY VIVICA A. FOX

THE FOUNDATION ROOM AT MANDALAY BAY HOTEL

Honoring Strong Women, Kierra Sheard, Cheryl Fortune & Tracey La’Stell Slates.

Conversations with Kym Strong is a women’s empowerment event which promotes, encourages and uplift women of all backgrounds. Kym Strong & Vivica A. Fox has come together to empower hundreds of young women across the country who are or were victims of battered women syndrome or domestic violence. Violence against women and girls occurs in many different forms—physical, emotional, psychological, sexual, financial, and even through technology. It is a worldwide public health crisis and human rights violation of epidemic proportions. From domestic abuse to rape to sex trafficking, gender-based violence threatens the social and economic well being of women and girls  around the world.

NYE ARTIST SHOWCASE1

THURSDAY, MARCH 23rd, 5 PM

NEW YORK ELITE 2nd ANNUAL ARTIST SHOWCASE

FAME CHURCH 2446 Revere St. N. Las Vegas, NV 89030

Our goal is to provide a platform for the next generation of music ministers to be seen and heard. We understand that there is a parade of Worshipers and Ministers, in every genre that’s on the Indie Market screaming to be heard and want to exercise their voice. What we want to do is provide that stage for that B & C list artist so they can perform at a high level and present excellence. We are currently negotiating a national tour so people around the country can experience what’s next from New York City & abroad, so stay tuned!

The New York Elite Artist Showcase was created by executive partners David Quiñones, (Holy Ground Music Group LLC) Debbie Wallace, and (Harvest Time Production & Management LLC). Martin Christie (Major Chords Production), Rochone Fisher(The Fisher Group) and Philip Wesley (McGuire Entertainment Group).  David Quiñones says “New York City is the home of gospel music heavyweights:  Hezekiah Walker, Donnie McClurkin, Timothy Wright, Bishop Albert Jamison, James Hall & Worship and Praise.  


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THURSDAY, MARCH 23rd, Midnight

AARON ARRINGTON PRESENTS
MIDNIGHT GOSPEL BOWLING

THE ORLEANS BOWLING CENTER
4500 W. Tropicana Ave., Las VegasTickets: $20;
RSVP / VIP Lanes at www.aaronarringtonevents.com

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FRIDAY, MARCH 24th, 11 A.M.

MORTON LEGACY HONORS

SUNSET STATION Las Vegas

This unforgettable Legacy Honors commemoration will feature a wonderful line-up of incredible musical guests and performers. Featuring Honorees: Pastor Shirley Caesar, Donald Lawrence and Jonathan McReynolds. THIS IS AN INVITATION ONLY EVENT. FOR MORE INFORMATION EMAIL: MortonLegacyHonors@yahoo.com


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FRIDAY, MARCH 24th, Noon – 3 P.M.

THE HOLLYWOOD CONFIDENTIAL

Stellar Gospel Music Awards Edition, an afternoon with Kirk Franklin

HARD ROCK CAFE, 3771 LAS VEGAS BLVD. S LAS VEGAS, NV 89109

Learning to break into the industry and reach your dreams of a career in Entertainment is a difficult feat for most. Often times obtaining the proper information to advance your career can be impossible without the proper resources and relationships. As a solution, a free panel event series entitled The Hollywood Confidential was created, to educate aspiring industry professionals on the inner workings of the industry from a panel of veterans. Past Participants include Erica Campbell, Tye Tribbett, Michelle Williams, Phil Thornton (RCA1), Holly Davis-Carter (Releve Entertainment), Issa Rae, Michael Ealy, Sanna Latha, Kimberly Elise, Keke Palmer, Meagan Good, Tichina Arnold and Brandy, alongside executives Cori Murray of Essence, Endyia Kinney-Sterns of OWN Network and Casting Director Kimberly Hardin.


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Friday, March 24th 11:30 – 1:00 P.M.

ZOE RECORDS PRESENTS
THE INTERNATIONAL SOUND STAGE

Location:  Unity Baptist Church, 543 Marion Drive, Las Vegas, NV  89110

The International Sound Stage is a musical showcase of top gospel artists from around the world.  You’ll encounter worship like never before, in one location, on a global platform.  The sounds of heaven will emerge from England, France, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana and Japan.  Join our midday soiree to experience gospel music at another level.

For more information:  www.InternationalSoundStage.com.


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FRIDAY, MARCH 24th 7:00 P.M.

THE STELLAR PRE-SHOW AWARDS

The Orleans Showroom ~ 4500 W. Tropicana Ave.,
Tickets: $45; www.ticketmaster.com
The countdown to Gospel music’s biggest night begins with the Stellar Awards pre-show. This non-televised event brings you the same caliber of high octane performances by a mixture of established and upcoming artists. The highlight of the evening is the presentation of the Stellar Awards trophy in the non-broadcast categories.

Click for The Stellar Pre-Show Awards Tickets

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SATURDAY, MARCH 25th, 11:00 A.M.

GOSPEL RADIO AWARDS & SHOWCASE

The Orleans Showroom ~ 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas

Tickets: $35;

See the faces behind the microphone as we salute Gospel Announcers and Radio Stations at the Stellar Radio Awards and Showcase. The driving force behind the music industry is honored during this celebration featuring Gospel music entertainment performances and national radio personalities.

Click for Announcers Showcase Tickets

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SATURDAY, MARCH 25th, 3:00 P.M.

THE 32nd ANNUAL STELLAR AWARDS RED CARPET

ORLEANS ARENA, LAS VEGAS, NV

Get a glimpse of your favorite Gospel and celebrity A-Listers on the Stellar Awards red carpet! Gage your fashion radar and learn what’s “on-trend” or “so-not” by viewing up-close-and-personal access to the stars as they make their way from the carpet to the arena. It’s all about the impromptu moments you won’t see anywhere else!

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SATURDAY, MARCH 25th, 6:00 P.M.

THE 32nd ANNUAL STELLAR AWARDS

Orleans Arena ~ 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas

Ticket Price Range: $50 – $200

Hailed as an epic night in Gospel music, The Stellar Awards is the first and longest running Gospel Music Entertainment Awards program. The prestigious televised ceremony features performances by Gospel music legends and new emerging talent as accolades are bestowed upon artists, producers, and songwriters recognizing their achievement in Gospel music.

Click for The Stellar Awards Tickets

NOMINATIONS

 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

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JEKALYN CARR

THE LIFE PROJECT
LUNJEAL MUSIC GROUP/eONE MUSIC
KIRK FRANKLIN LOSING MY RELIGION

KIRK FRANKLIN

LOSING MY RELIGION
FO YO SOUL/RCA RECORDS
Tamela-Mann-One-Way

TAMELA MANN

ONE WAY
TILLY MANN
WILLIAM MCDOWELL-SOUNDS OF REVIVAL

WILLIAM MCDOWELL

SOUNDS OF REVIVAL
DELIVERY ROOM MUSIC/ eONE MUSIC

SONG OF THE YEAR

JEKALYN CARR-THE LIFE PROJECT

YOU’RE BIGGER

ALLUNDRIA CARR & ALLEN CARR
THE LIFE PROJECT (JEKALYN CARR)
LUNJEAL MUSIC GROUP/eONE MUSIC
Tamela-Mann-One-Way

GOD PROVIDES

KIRK FRANKLIN
ONE WAY (TAMELA MANN)
TILLY MANN
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MADE A WAY

TRAVIS GREENE
THE HILL (TRAVIS GREENE)
RCA INSPIRATION
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YOU DESERVE IT – SINGLE

JJ HAIRSTON & YOUTHFUL PRAISE
DAVID BLOOM
DAVID BLOOM PUBLISHING BMI,
CORTEZ VAUGHN – VAUJOH RECORDS ASCAP
PHONTANE DEMOND REED
DEMOND REED MUSIC BMI & JJ HAIRSTON
YELLOWBOY MUSIC ASCAP
JAMESTOWN MUSIC/ eONE MUSIC

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

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TODD DULANEY

A WORSHIPPER’S HEART
eONE MUSIC
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TRAVIS GREENE

THE HILL
RCA INSPIRATION
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DONNIE MCCLURKIN

THE JOURNEY (LIVE)
RCA INSPIRATION
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HEZEKIAH WALKER

AZUSA THE NEXT GENERATION 2: BETTER
AZUSA / eONE MUSIC

ALBERTINA WALKER

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

BRI BRIANA BABINEAUX, KEYS TO MY HEART

BRI (BRIANA BABINEAUX)

KEYS TO MY HEART
MARQUIS BOONE/TYSCOT RECORDS
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SHIRLEY CAESAR

FILL THIS HOUSE
LIGHT RECORDS/ eONE MUSIC
JEKALYN CARR-THE LIFE PROJECT

JEKALYN CARR

THE LIFE PROJECT
LUNJEAL MUSIC GROUP/ eONE MUSIC
Tamela-Mann-One-Way

TAMELA MANN

ONE WAY
TILLY MANN

GROUP / DUO OF THE YEAR

MYRON BUTLER AND LEVI- ON PURPOSE

MYRON BUTLER & LEVI

ON PURPOSE
MOTOWN GOSPEL
Livre TRIBE OF JOSHUA

LIVRE’

TRIBE OF JOSHUA
GLORY 2 GLORY/RAL A SONY COMPANY
VIRTUE-FEARLESS

VIRTUE

FEARLESS
MIXED BAG ENTERTAINMENT
Bryan-Wilson OVERFLOW

BRYAN ANDREW WILSON RODERICK GILES & GRACE

OVERFLOW
BRYAN’S SONGS/CE MUSIC/MRI/SONY RED

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

BRI BABINEAUX-KEYS TO MY HEART

BRI (BRIANA BABINEAUX)

KEYS TO MY HEART
MARQUIS BOONE/TYSCOT RECORDS
ENON TABERNACLE, DR. ALYN E. WALLER PRESENTS ENON TABERNACLE

ENON TABERNACLE

ALYN E. WALLER PRESENTS ENON TABERNACLE
THE EXPERIENCE
ENON MUSIC GROUP
Livre TRIBE OF JOSHUA

LIVRE’

TRIBE OF JOSHUA
GLORY 2 GLORY/RAL A SONY COMPANY
DJW

DEBORAH JOY WINANS

GREENLEAF SOUNDTRACK
MALACO RECORDS

CD OF THE YEAR

Todd-Dulaney-A-Worshippers-Heart

A WORSHIPPER’S HEART

TODD DULANEY
eONE MUSIC
LOSING MY RELIGION, KIRK FRANKLIN

LOSING MY RELIGION

KIRK FRANKLIN
FO YO SOUL/RCA RECORDS
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THE HILL

TRAVIS GREENE
RCA INSPIRATION
tamela-mann-one-way

ONE WAY

TAMELA MANN
TILLY MANN

CHOIR OF THE YEAR

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CHARLES BUTLER & TRINITY

MAKE IT
ANOINTED SOUNDS/ eONE MUSIC
chicago mass LEMMIE BATTLES, WE GIVE YOU PRAISE

CHICAGO MASS CHOIR

WE GIVE YOU PRAISE
NEW HAVEN RECORDS
ENON TABERNACLE, DR. ALYN E. WALLER PRESENTS ENON TABERNACLE

ENON TABERNACLE

ALYN E. WALLER PRESENTS ENON TABERNACLE
THE EXPERIENCE
ENON MUSIC GROUP
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HEZEKIAH WALKER

AZUSA THE NEXT GENERATION 2: BETTER
AZUSA INC./ eONE MUSIC

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

LOSING MY RELIGION, KIRK FRANKLIN

KIRK FRANKLIN,RON HILL, MONICA COATES, SHAUN MARTIN & MAX STARK

LOSING MY RELIGION (KIRK FRANKLIN)
FO YO SOUL/RCA RECORDS
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GEO BIVINS, TRAVIS GREENE & VICTOR NAVEJAR

THE HILL (TRAVIS GREENE)
RCA INSPIRATION
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MYRON BUTLER, TAMELA MANN, KIRK FRANKLIN, TIMBERLAND, ERIC DAWKINS, KING LOGAN, SHAUN MARTIN & DAVID MANN

ONE WAY (TAMELA MANN)
TILLY MANN
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DONALD LAWRENCE FOR QUIET WATER ENTERTAINMENT & HEZEKIAH WALKER FOR HEZHOUSE ENTERTAINMENT

AZUSA THE NEXT GENERATION 2: BETTER (HEZEKIAH WALKER)
AZUSA INC./ eONE MUSIC

CONTEMPORARY GROUP/DUO
OF THE YEAR

MYRON BUTLER AND LEVI- ON PURPOSE

MYRON BUTLER & LEVI

ON PURPOSE
MOTOWN GOSPEL
GI-PRAY AND DONT WORRY

GI

PRAY AND DON’T WORRY EP
BGA MUSIC GROUP
Livre TRIBE OF JOSHUA

LIVRE’

TRIBE OF JOSHUA
GLORY 2 GLORY/RAL A SONY COMPANY
VIRTUE-FEARLESS

VIRTUE

FEARLESS
MIXED BAG ENTERTAINMENT

CONTEMPORARY MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

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TRAVIS GREENE

THE HILL
RCA INSPIRATION
CHARLES JENKINS, THINK ABOUT THESE THINGS

CHARLES JENKINS

THINK ABOUT THESE THINGS
 INSPIRED PEOPLE
JONATHAN MCREYNOLDS, SESSIONS

JONATHAN MCREYNOLDS

SESSIONS
eONE MUSIC
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HEZEKIAH WALKER

AZUSA THE NEXT GENERATION 2: BETTER
AZUSA INC./ eONE MUSIC

TRADITIONAL MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

REV. LUTHER BARNES, THE FAVOR OF GOD

LUTHER BARNES

THE FAVOR OF GOD
SHANACHIE ENTERTAINMENT
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FRED HAMMOND

WORSHIP JOURNAL LIVE
RCA INSPIRATION
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DONNIE MCCLURKIN

THE JOURNEY (LIVE)
RCA INSPIRATION
Bryan-Wilson

BRYAN ANDREW WILSON

OVERFLOW
BRYAN’S SONGS/CE MUSIC/MRI/SONY RED

CONTEMPORARY FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

BRI BABINEAUX-KEYS TO MY HEART

BRI (BRIANA BABINEAUX)

KEYS TO MY HEART
MARQUIS BOONE/TYSCOT RECORDS
LATICE CRAWFORD, DIARY OF A CHURCH GIRL

LATICE CRAWFORD

DIARY OF A CHURCH GIRL
LATICE CRAWFORD MUSIC
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JANICE GAINES

GREATEST LIFE EVER
MOTOWN GOSPEL
TIFF JOY, TIFF JOY

TIFF JOY

TIFF JOY
WALWAY ENTERTAINMENT/TYSCOT RECORDS

TRADITIONAL FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

CHICAGO MASS CHOIR-WE GIVE YOU PRAISE

LEMMIE BATTLES

WE GIVE YOU PRAISE
NEW HAVEN RECORDS
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SHIRLEY CAESAR

FILL THIS HOUSE
LIGHT RECORDS/ eONE MUSIC
JEKALYN CARR-THE LIFE PROJECT

JEKALYN CARR

THE LIFE PROJECT
LUNJEAL MUSIC GROUP/ eONE MUSIC
Tamela-Mann-One-Way

TAMELA MANN

ONE WAY
TILLY MANN

CONTEMPORARY CD
OF THE YEAR

Todd-Dulaney-A-Worshippers-Heart

A WORSHIPPER’S HEART

TODD DULANEY
eONE MUSIC
LOSING MY RELIGION, KIRK FRANKLIN

LOSING MY RELIGION

KIRK FRANKLIN
FO YO SOUL/RCA RECORDS
Travis-Greene_The-Hill_album-cover

THE HILL

TRAVIS GREENE
RCA INSPIRATION
MASTERPIECE, DEITRICK HADDON

MASTERPIECE

DEITRICK HADDON
eONE MUSIC

TRADITIONAL CD
OF THE YEAR

shirley-caesars-fill-this-house

FILL THIS HOUSE

SHIRLEY CAESAR
LIGHT RECORDS/ eONE MUSIC
CHICAGO MASS CHOIR-WE GIVE YOU PRAISE

WE GIVE YOU PRAISE

CHICAGO MASS CHOIR
NEW HAVEN RECORDS
FRED_HAMMOND-WORSHIP-JOURNAL-LIVE-album-art

WORSHIP JOURNAL LIVE

FRED HAMMOND
RCA INSPIRATION
Tamela-Mann-One-Way

ONE WAY

TAMELA MANN
TILLY MANN

URBAN/INSPIRATIONAL SINGLE or PERFORMANCE
OF THE YEAR

Todd-Dulaney-A-Worshippers-Heart

THE ANTHEM

A WORSHIPPER’S HEART
TODD DULANEY
eONE MUSIC
JJ-Hairston-You-Deserve-It

YOU DESERVE IT (SINGLE)

JJ HAIRSTON & YOUTHFUL PRAISE
JAMESTOWN MUSIC/ eONE MUSIC
Tamela-Mann-One-Way

GOD PROVIDES

ONE WAY
TAMELA MANN
TILLY MANN
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BETTER

AZUSA THE NEXT GENERATION 2: BETTER
HEZEKIAH WALKER
AZUSA / eONE MUSIC

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

LOSING MY RELIGION, KIRK FRANKLIN

ROCK JACOBS

WANNA BE HAPPY – LOSING MY RELIGION
(KIRK FRANKLIN)
FO YO SOUL/RCA RECORDS
Travis-Greene_The-Hill_album-cover

WILL THOMAS OF SPACE CHERRY FILMS

INTENTIONAL
THE HILL (TRAVIS GREENE)
RCA INSPIRATION
JONATHAN MCREYNOLDS, SESSIONS

DEREK BLANKS

 THE WAY THAT YOU LOVE ME
SESSIONS (JONATHAN MCREYNOLDS)
eONE MUSIC
Hezekiah-Walker-Azusa-The-Next-Generation-2-Better

MARK CLEMENT

BETTER
AZUSA THE NEXT GENERATION 2: BETTER
(HEZEKIAH WALKER)
AZUSA INC./ eONE MUSIC

TRADITIONAL CHOIR OF THE YEAR

REV. LUTHER BARNES, THE FAVOR OF GOD

LUTHER BARNES & THE RESTORATION
WORSHIP CENTER CHOIR

THE FAVOR OF GOD
SHANACHIE ENTERTAINMENT CORP
CHICAGO MASS CHOIR-WE GIVE YOU PRAISE

CHICAGO MASS CHOIR

WE GIVE YOU PRAISE
NEW HAVEN RECORDS
ENON TABERNACLE-THE EXPERIENCE

ENON TABERNACLE

ALYN E. WALLER PRESENTS
ENON TABERNACLE
THE EXPERIENCE
ENON MUSIC GROUP
CD Booklet

HOWARD GOSPEL CHOIR
OF HOWARD UNIVERSITY

GLORIOUS GOD
HOWARD GOSPEL CHOIR

CONTEMPORARY CHOIR
OF THE YEAR

Charles-Butler-Trinity

CHARLES BUTLER & TRINITY

MAKE IT
ANOINTED SOUNDS/eONE MUSIC
BISHOP ANDREW MERRITT & STARLIGHT GATE-SATURATE US

BISHOP ANDREW MERRITT
& STRAIGHTGATE MASS CHOIR

SATURATE US
BAJADA RECORDS
SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS-ROYALTY

SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS
FEATURING HSRA

ROYALTY
SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS/ATOMIC K RECORDS
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HEZEKIAH WALKER

AZUSA THE NEXT GENERATION 2: BETTER
AZUSA INC./eONE MUSIC

SPECIAL EVENT CD OF THE YEAR

CD Booklet

GLORIOUS GOD

HOWARD GOSPEL CHOIR OF HOWARD UNIVERSITY
HOWARD GOSPEL CHOIR
SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS-ROYALTY

ROYALTY

SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS
FEATURING HSRA
SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS/ATOMIC K RECORDS
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GREENLEAF SOUNDTRACK

VARIOUS ARTISTS
MALACO RECORDS
WOW-Gospel-2016

WOW GOSPEL 2016

VARIOUS ARTISTS
RCA INSPIRATION

RAP HIP HOP GOSPEL CD
OF THE YEAR

BIZZLE-SURRENDER

SURRENDER

BIZZLE
GOD OVER MONEY RECORDS
DA TRUTH-its-complicated

IT’S COMPLICATED

DA’ TRUTH
NEXT MUSIC/MIXED BAG
christon-gray-the-glory-album

THE GLORY ALBUM

CHRISTON GRAY
FO YO SOUL RECORDS/RCA RECORDS
CANTON JONES-I AM JUSTICE

I AM JUSTICE

CANTON JONES
CAJO INTERNATIONAL

YOUTH PROJECT OF THE YEAR

CHOIRBOI CAM-THE DESTINY PROJECT

CHOIRBOI CAM

THE DESTINY PROJECT
INDEPENDENT
JOSHUAS TROOP- ITS MY TIME

JOSHUA’S TROOP

IT’S MY TIME
NEW HAVEN RECORDS
KKW-Afterschool-Party-1

KINGDOM KIDS WORLDWIDE

AFTERSCHOOL PARTY REMIX
HEADSTRATE ENTERTAINMENT
pure-n-heart-cd

PURE-N-HEART

ALPHAEUS ANDERSON PRESENTS
PURE-N-HEART YOUTH PSALMS HYMNS
& SPIRITUAL SONGS
MUSIC2CHANGEU

QUARTET OF THE YEAR

DA CHOZEN BROTHAZ -THE BLUEPRINT OF DCB

DA CHOZEN BROTHAZ

THE BLUEPRINT OF D.C.B.
D.C.B. INC.
KEITH WONDERBOY JOHNSON- TIMELESS

KEITH “WONDERBOY” JOHNSON

TIMELESS MUSIC MOVEMENT
VOLUME 1
WONDERSPIRIT PRODUCTIONS RECORDS
SHAWN JONES AND THE BELIEVERS-VICTORY

SHAWN JONES
AND THE BELIEVERS

VICTORY
HUMILITY MUSIC
LIL JAY AND THE SPIRITUAL BOYS-RATED R

LIL’ JAY
AND THE SPIRITUAL BOYS

RATED R*
T.S.B. MUSIC GROUP

RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR

KIRK FRANKLIN LOSING MY RELIGION

JEFF GILLIGAN

LOSING MY RELIGION (KIRK FRANKLIN)
FO YO SOUL/RCA RECORDS
shirley-caesars-fill-this-house

PAUL GROSSO

FILL THIS HOUSE (SHIRLEY CAESAR)
LIGHT RECORDS/eONE MUSIC
Tamela-Mann-One-Way

D LACEY MAYSON MINOR
& KESTON MCKINNON

ONE WAY (TAMELA MANN)
TILLY MANN
Travis-Greene_The-Hill_album-cover

ANNIE STOLL

THE HILL (TRAVIS GREENE)
RCA INSPIRATION

PRAISE & WORSHIP CD OF THE YEAR

JEKALYN CARR-THE LIFE PROJECT

THE LIFE PROJECT

JEKALYN CARR
LUNJEAL MUSIC GROUP/eONE MUSIC
Todd-Dulaney-A-Worshippers-Heart

A WORSHIPPER’S HEART

TODD DULANEY
eONE MUSIC
Travis-Greene_The-Hill_album-cover

THE HILL

TRAVIS GREENE
RCA INSPIRATION
WILLIAM MCDOWELL-SOUNDS OF REVIVAL

SOUNDS OF REVIVAL

WILLIAM MCDOWELL
DELIVERY ROOM MUSIC/ eONE MUSIC

IT WAS 15 YEARS AGO TODAY…

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – March 22. 2017 It was 15 years ago today that a feisty, little-known car company came ashore in the United States and captured the hearts of Americans from coast-to-coast. Since 2002, MINI USA has sold and delivered more than 725,000 MINIs to delighted customers across the country.

Over the past 15 years, MINI has grown its vehicle portfolio from the iconic single Hardtop model that launched the brand here in the U.S. to include four unique models each with their own personality. The MINI Convertible, MINI Clubman and MINI Countryman have become staples of the MINI product line, providing the premium performance, daring design, and fun-to-drive dynamics MINI customers have come to know and expect from the brand. And as demand for the product increased, so did the company’s dealer network, growing from 66 dealers in 2002 to 127 dealers in 2017 across 39 states.

It doesn’t stop there. MINI has cultivated a fiercely loyal owner base, the likes of which few brands have the honor to call upon as their own. Through community events like the epic MINI TAKES THE STATES, more than 25,000 enthusiasts have come together through the years to share in varied roadtrip memories and activities like 3 MINI weddings, 1 flash mob, 1 pet parade, and providing more than 1.3 million meals to families in need during this year’s adventure.

MINI was ranked #1 in Sales Satisfaction by J.D. Power & Associates 6 times. The brand was also recognized as one of the Top 100 Global Brands by Interbrand, and Strategic Vision named MINI as the Most Loved Mass-Market Brand in their 2016 survey. And earlier this year, in the true MINI underdog spirit, the MINI JCW Race Team won the first race of the season at Daytona, leaving behind six Porsches, three BMWs, four Mazdas, one Ford Mustang and one Nissan.

To mark this special anniversary, MINI USA created a brief video compilation celebrating 15 years and counting!

About MINI in the U.S.

MINI is an independent brand of the BMW Group. In the United States, MINI USA operates as a business unit of BMW of North America, LLC, located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey and includes the marketing and sales organizations for the MINI brand. The MINI USA sales organization is represented in the U.S. through a network of 127 MINI passenger car dealers in 39 states. MINI USA began selling vehicles in the U.S. in 2002 with the introduction of the MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S Hardtops. Since then, the MINI Brand in the U.S. has grown to encompass a model range of four unique vehicles.

Columbus Inspire Youth & Young Adult

Voices Of Praise Magazine will be in attendance at this wonderful event that will engage our younger generation.

 

This youth and young adult summit is designed to INSPIRE you and the young people in your life. KiKi Sheard and a powerful line-up of speakers and musicians are going to ignite the fire of vision in your life. There is so much happening in the world and this event will be sure to help clarify God’s voice and plans for your life. You will leave with confidence in your future and peace in your heart.

 

Kierra Sheard will be LIVE in Columbus, OH. at the Columbus Central Church:

March 26th, 2017 at 7:00pm

$15 General Admission and
$35 General Admission and VIP Meet & Greet

Order your tickets online in advance…
www.ColumbusCentral.Church or call 614.258.0340 to purchase.
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