Rico Michael Jackson

 

I would like to introduce "Enrico Hampton" known to many as "Rico-Michael Jackson" world's most exciting Michael Jackson Tribute artist. His life as an entertainer has been event filled, performing for various community events, schools, churches, and charities. Rico's breath taking performances have led him on a journey around the country from LA to New York. His musical magnetism has drawn recognition and praise from the city of Chicago's Mayor Richard M. Daley, who honored the multi-talented with a proclamation proclaiming December 5th Enrico Hampton Day in the City of Chicago. 

 

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Darrell Armstrong

 

Darrell Armstrong is currently the Assistant Coach for the Dallas Mavericks as well as a former Orlando Magic player. He founded the Darrell Armstrong Foundation for Premature Babies, Inc.  Their mission: "The Darrell Armstrong Foundation for Premature Babies, Inc.’s mission is to assist families of premature babies in their efforts to raise healthy children, so they may recognize the gift of love that God has given them.”

 

www.dafpb.org

Whitney Lynn

 

Whitney Lynn has performed alongside Donnie McClurkin, Karen Wheaton, Shelia Raye Charles and many more.  She has hosted and performed at Disney's Night of Joy, and currently has her own show "Ignite your Light" at TBN'S Holy Land Experience under the direction of Ms. Jan Crouch. This Dynamic worship leader is also a Professional actress, songwriter, energetic host, dancer, and teacher.

 

The artist has received an IAAPA nomination for "Best Female Performer", has appeared on television, has radio play in several states, has toured to India and has recorded with Grammy award winning Producer, Dru Castro.

 

WHITNEY LYNN HAS STAR QUALITY WRITTEN ALL OVER HER, BUT THE STAR THAT SHINES SO BRIGHT IS NOT ABOUT HER, BUT THE ANOINTING OF JESUS CHRIST IN HER LIFE.

 

www.whitneylynn.org

Miss India

 

Janvi Lalani—Miss India International 2015

 

Janvi Lalani, Miss Jewel of India Florida 2015, was recently crowned as Miss India International; the first ever Florida girl to win this title. Along with being a student, she works full time as a dancer/choreographer at Bollywood Dance Academy Orlando. Janvi, having worked with children for a while now, being a dance teacher, wants to further her education by getting a teaching degree in Early Childhood Development. She hopes to help her community through her platform, AKF Partnership Walk; a walk to end global poverty and now is very proud and honored to be a part of The Gift of Life. This title has given her a voice and by being a part of different organizations Janvi hopes to give back to her community and play her part in helping the world become a better place.

 

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Nery and Giana

 

Nery Garcia and Giana Montoya (Fort Myers, FL) are the directors of Elegant Rumba Dance Company. They are two of the most sought after instructors, performers, and choreographers who have headlined dance showcase events around the world. Between the two, they have been featured on MTV’s MADE, Season 4 of So You Think You Can Dance, NIKE’s Rock star campaign, and Choreography Showcases around the country. They are known as Salsa’s most diverse couple, drawing and fusing their extensive background in Theatre, Jazz, Afro-Caribbean dance, and Yoga/AcroYoga into their shows. 

 

Lucy Tribute Show: Go back in time to Club Tropicana, as world-renowned Latin dancers Nery Garcia and Giana Montoya transform into the immortal Ricky and Lucy Ricardo, in a show that has been performed to I Love Lucy fans around the world. This show was discovered and requested to be performed a the largest Lucille Ball event in the world, LucyFest in Lucy's hometown of Jamestown, NY. Get ready to experience all the magic, humor, talent, and physicality that made us say forever, "I Love Lucy!"

Nery and Giana combine classic and always exciting LA-style salsa with an unapologetic flair for romance and artistry. The result is a truly unique experience that is every bit as flamboyant as it is intimate. 

 

www.elegantrumba.com

Lori Jean Smith

 

Lori Jean Smith is a world-class violinist constantly in demand across North America and abroad.  Though classically trained, she is at home with a variety of musical styles.  She has especially found a niche in celtic and folk music deep in her Irish roots, and skillfully communicates beyond words with her instrument as she blends her unique style with rich favorite gospel melodies. Lori Jean's presentation is exquisite and her winsome personality is anointed of God to lead in worship.  Lori Jean is also an 'Artist in Residence' at First Baptist Church of Orlando, FL. She embodies the saying of J.S. Bach, 'I play the notes....but God makes the music.

 

 

Jacki Manna

 

Award Winning Ventriloquist Jacki Manna, has been wowing audiences professionally for more than two decades with her amazing magic, hilarious ventriloquism, and creative face painting. Jacki entertains audiences around the world. She uses magic and ventriloquism to motivate, teach wholesome values and good citizenship, and inspire. 

 

www.jackimanna.com

Mrs Vietnam

 

Jasmine Nguyen-Yoskin—Mrs. Vietnam Florida 2015

 

Jasmine Nguyen-Yoskin, was recently crowned as Mrs. Vietnam Florida 2015.  It was such a humbling experience for her, as this was her first pageant ever in her life.  Her motive to enter the pageant was to do something positive and help the community by being a role model for her children and others.

 

Mrs. Nguyen is always grateful for everything she has in her life, especially her two healthy precious young children. Besides taking care of her own family, she takes care of her disabled mother.   Her passion is to see others raising good healthy loving families. She loves babies and believes that they are the most precious gifts in the universe. Mrs. Nguyen feels blessed being a part of different organizations and hopes to give back to her community and play her part in helping the world become a better place.

 

When Mrs. Nguyen learned about The Gift of Life, her passion grew to help these little ones and their families get everything they need to grow a happy and healthy family, despite the trials that they are enduring.

 

1)Sunshine's State Perfect Woman 2015

2) Florida Most Beautiful Woman 2015

 

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Monique Potter

 

Monique Brown-Potter is a true musician and woman of God. Monique has written many plays and poems, and her song writing career took off at this time. Her play Picking Up the Pieces and song Picking Up the Pieces, was honored at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference where she  for  Coretta Scott King and her entire family in addition to Gospel Artist, Shirley Caesar. She just completed her 4th album entitled What Will You Do was released late 2013. One of the songs featured on this album is entitled, This Is My Faith. This song was inspired and written based on the book A Story of Faith by Rosie Moore, Master Bridal Consultant of Orlando, Fl.

 

Cirque Kalandra

 

Cirque Kalandra Productions is an Entertainment company, performing Worldwide. We provide Cirque performers; Aerial acts include Hoop, Straps, Aerial Silk (Chifon) Aerial Bartenders, Strolling Tables, Models, Variete Act, Ensemble imagination (and more).

Are a magically glamour functional way to present atmosphere show, Interactive or full cirque style show.
Solutions include strategy creative design, idea, staging, production and management for any special events
Performance and career is merged into the entrepreneurial spirit to thousands of different activities for different groups and organizations.
That produces dramatic mix of circus act and theatrical, fantastic ambiance, interactive costumed show for special events. Its theatrical character approach helped define the contemporary circus. Naturalness, extraordinarity style, openess of the soul.
We performing in Theaters, Casinos, Them Parks, Cruise Line, Corporate Events,
Special Events, Networking Events, Product Launch Parties, Private Parties, Fashion Shows, Bar Mitzvah, Weddings, Birthday Party, Concerts Booking, Shows & Events, Corporate Meetings, Event Marketing & Production, Product launches, Show Tours, Special Event.

Since 2007 has specialized Cirque Entertainment Show for Corporate Events.
The end-results enable our Clients to better entertain, motivate, and reward their target audiences.
Sure to leave your guests smiling!

 

Chris Gaitan

 

Christopher Gaitan is no stranger to the entertainment world. He has been performing since the age of 4.  He has performed with the American Boychoir all over the United States.  He performed with the American Boychoir at The 77thAnnual Academy Awards Ceremony Singing “Look to Your Path” from the soundtrack of Les Choristes.  Both the song and the movie received nominations for an Oscar in Best Song and Best Foreign Film.  Performance with pop diva Beyonce’; The Boston Symphony Orchestra directed by James Levine, Mahler’s Symphony #8 in Boston and at Carnegie Hall in celebration with James Levine, Performance at Verizon Hall with the  Philadelphia Orchestra. Miramax Films invited the American Boychoir to perform at  the U.S. Premiere of the French film Les Choristes.  He has Performed at the US Open with opera superstar Jessye Norman, televised on national TV on CBS as well as performed with the  Celebration Players and appeared in Jim Henson’s Animal Jam Muppets. 

 

Chris received formal dance training through Leggz Dance Academy where he studied many styles of dance and has performed with The Royal Ballet of Celebration in their variation of the Nutcracker as well as the Safety Harbor Ballet. He studies vocal performance and conducting currently at Rollins College of Music.

 

Noelly

 

Noelly is a young and vibrant artist that was born In Hoboken, New Jersey, with Puerto Rican roots. She comes from a long line of singers and musicians that are in her family.   Noelly started to discover her love for music in church when she joined her first dance team at the age of 4. Then at the age of six her mother discovered that her music talent went beyond dance and she sang her first church solo. That is when she knew she wanted to take her talents to another level.

 

At the age of 13 Noelly had the honor and the privilege to sing the national anthem at an Orlando Magic’s Game with her mom. She states that, that experience was one of the most unforgettable moments of her life. In addition to that at the age of 15 she performed at a “Relay for Life function but little did she know that there was a talent scout there who recruited her for a group of teens who all sang in a band called Eyes of America. Together with these kids she would travel Florida singing at different venues, with the purpose of creating child abduction awareness.

 

Noelly also had the privilege of meeting former Governor Jeb Bush and America’s Most Wanted TV host John Walsh, at an event in Jacksonville where she sang with this group. The group later split up and Noelly continued her journey in the music industry as a solo artist where she has done collaborations and a few shows of her own. Now she currently is singing with her mother and two sisters and together they are working on putting an album together and she continues to move forward in music and quotes “If it weren’t for God and the people he put around me to give me that boost of support I don’t know where I would be and I Hope one day I can give back and can change the lives of many people with just one song.”

 

Dr. Hilton M. Bernstein

Dr. Bernstein is board certified in pediatrics and specializes in neonatal-perinatal medicine and pediatrics. He and the physicians at The Center for Neonatal Care provide comprehensive services and treatments for a variety of neonatal conditions. The Center was designed to treat premature and sick babies at Florida Hospital for Children. For newborns that are in a high-risk pregnancy, are premature at birth, or are critically ill, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) serves as their “home” until they are able to be discharged. The NICU is overseen by the neonatologists from the Center.

 

 

 

Kareem Merthi “the Messenger”

 

The Messenger is a Gospel/R&B/Soul singer whose motivation is to uplift the hearts of people through his music. A native of the Central Florida area, The Messenger has performed on many platforms, such as Walt Disney World, the Florida State Capitol, as well as, many churches across Central and South Florida singing and performing, blessing and encouraging people and testifying to God's grace in his life.  A dynamic singer, songwriter and musician, The Messenger's songs address real-life situations that everyone can relate to. Having just released his debut album "Finally Here" with an electrifying and anointed live concert, The Messenger is on a mission to carry his message of hope, love, encouragement and equality around the world.

 

Footworks Dance Studio

 

Footworks Dance Studio is located in Winter Garden, FL, and we pride ourselves on offering more than just dance!  Our studio was founded in 2004 on the fun and love of dance, as well as community outreach.  We have a safe, high-quality studio environment where our students learn poise, confidence, and the discipline needed for dance.  Our program has developed a curriculum that offers a well-rounded dance education, with a focus on developing a love and appreciation for the art of dance in our students.  Our highly-trained staff leads classes for all ages in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, pointe, creative movement, musical theater, aerial silks, and more.  In addition, each year Footworks supports a number of charitable causes.  These efforts not only give back to the community, but also instill in our dancers character and the importance of giving back, as well as making a difference in others’ lives.

 

Phone: (407) 877-2260

www.footworksdancestudio.com 

Ray Acevedo

 

Ray Acevedo born December 21, 1971, is a Pop music singer/Actor/Visual Artist. In 1985, Ray joined the internationally famous Puerto Rican boy band Menudo during the band’s “golden era.” Over the course of his time in Menudo, Ray became one of the most powerful voices to have been a part of this famous band, singing such hits as “En San Juan me Enamore ,” “Pañuelo Blanco Americano,” and “It’s You and Me All The Way,” which became a massive international hit.

 

Along with his fellow Menudo members, Ray also starred in the Argentina soap opera, “Por Siempre Amigos,” which provided him with a background in acting and extensive experience in front of the camera as well. The soap opera aired in 1987, and ran for 100 episodes. It was a mix of drama, romance and humor. Having become an idol in Latin America, the world over, and a favorite among Menudo fans, Acevedo’s departure from the group was followed closely by the international media. He left on August 2, 1988, a few months short of his seventeenth birthday. He announced on a local television show that he planned to move to the United States.

 

He has since harnessed invaluable international experience to develop an impressive professional portfolio, ranging from off-Broadway productions in New York City to sophisticated songwriting and beyond with cross-culture appeal.

In 1999, co-writers Ray and Aurelio Laing III met – the two combined their collective talents and began writing lyrics and music for themselves ultimately creating Afterworld Records. During the winter of 2000, a San Antonio recording studio became the breeding ground for their first album, “Amor Oculto” (“Hidden Love”), which was released in 2001. In 2005, the two collaborated again on yet another successful project – an alternative English. 

 

Richard King

 

RICHARD I. KING Has been in the ministry for 35 years. For 12 years he Pastored within the National Baptist Conference. He has produced and written three local Christian television shows in Pa. Women in Focus, Getting Jiggy with Union and UBC Video Gospel. He is the author of the upcoming novel a thriller called Rachel's Point. He currently mentors Pastors and ministers across the country. For the last 20 years along with his lovely wife he has been counseling pre marital and marriage couples on how to win at marriage. He was also the top radio announcers in the Louisville Ky. Market for five years.

Julie Broughton

 

Julie's career in Central Florida has spanned more than 13 years!  She is a meteorologist and a reporter and on October 6th, 2014 she became part of the News 6 Morning News team guiding our neighbors through traffic with ease.

 

Julie arrived in Orlando in 2001 and covered hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jean in 2004, along with our historic hurricane season in 2005.  While forecasting is her first love, Julie also loves being in the community.  When she's not providing traffic reports or filling in on the weather, she enjoys reporting on the lighter side of the news.

Prior to moving to Central Florida, Julie worked as an on-camera meteorologist in Chicago; Evansville, Ind.; and Oak Hill; W.V. Julie is a graduate of Indiana University and completed her meteorology studies through Mississippi State University. Julie is a member of National Weather Association Seal.

 

Julie enjoys volunteering in the community. She is passionate about animal welfare and has helped hundreds of animals find their "forever homes" through her efforts with Pet Rescue by Judy. In addition, Julie reads a lot and needs your book recommendations!  When she's on News 6, you'll find her reading, writing, keeping up on the latest natural parenting news, and taking a ridiculous amount of photos of her daughter.  She also calls herself a "non-recovering caffeine addict.”

 

You can catch Julie weekdays on the 4 and 7 o'clock PM news.  She also loves to get social, so connect with her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

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My Magic My Way Entertainment

 

My Magic – My Way Entertainment was formed in January 2006 through the combined talents of award-winning magical artist, Michael Matson and gifted songstress, Noel-Marie. Michael is very much a variety artist bringing to the stage such skills as magic, mime, juggling, and balloon art. Noel-Marie is Michael’s constant partner and foil on and off the stage, but she is much more than that. Noel is an accomplished actress; a classically trained graduate of the American Musical & Dramatic Academy in New York City. She specializes in children’s theater and continually thrills audiences by showcasing her amazing vocal talent as she sings in featured numbers during My Magic – My Way’s “Echoes of Enchantment” Stage Show including their award-winning act!
Together, they share their unique brand of theatrical magic by providing a wide assortment of professional quality entertainment all over the country. Whether it’s their full-scale stage show, “Echoes of Enchantment”, or Michael’s incredible intimate close-up magic, My Magic – My Way Entertainment never fails to impress!


My Magic – My Way Entertainment is also proud to present a variety of educational and motivational school assembly programs entitled “The Hocus Pocus Series” designed to convey positive themes for school children such as encouraging kids to eat healthy, treat others with kindness and respect, and believe in themselves to achieve their goals! Most recently, My Magic-My Way has debuted their all-new, fundraising program “Conjuring For A Cure” in which the couple offer their programs and services in an effort to help raise funds and awareness for such organizations and events as The American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, City of Hope, and the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. In 2010, they teamed up with fellow magician Chad Juros for a very special, one-night-only performance at Michael’s former high school in support of Chad Juros’s ‘Spread The Magic Program’ whose mission is to spread hope and inspiration to children battling cancer through the power of magic.

 

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