Rance Allen chats with Tavis Smiley!

INTERVIEW TO AIR ON PBS ON JULY 2nd

(Indianapolis-July 1) Rance Allen continues to make his rounds across the country promoting The Rance Allen Group’s current project Amazing Grace as well as the accompanying documentary, Music Majors: The Rance Allen Group.  His latest stop is in Los Angeles, CA for a chat with renowned journalist and host, Tavis Smiley.

A longtime fan of the group, Smiley invited Allen as a special guest on his PBS program to discuss the group’s musical history, their current project and more.

The interview will air on July 2nd on PBS.  Check your local listings for times in your area or visit: www. www.pbs.org/tavis for more information.

The Rance Allen Group’s current project, Amazing Grace, is currently available in stores and online.  This 2-disc special package features new songs from the legendary group as well as their documentary, Music Majors: The Rance Allen Group.  For more information, visit www.tyscot.com

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New Movie Coming from Tyscot Films: Switching Lanes

Filming in Greater Atlanta area, starring Michael Lerner, Terri J. Vaughn, Marla Maples and LisaRaye McCoy

Tyscot Films announced today that Principal Photography will begin on Friday, June 14th in the Greater Atlanta area for its third major motion picture film, Switching Lanes.

The new film is a coming of age story about two teen girls, Kaneesha and Sarah, who are aspiring tracks stars living “separate but equal” lives in the segregated town of Casterville. But God does work in mysterious ways as the two girls meet and find an irresistible affinity for one another, despite the negative reactions of their mostly racist friends.  Soon they discover a secret that will change their lives and their town, forever.

Starring Michael Lerner (GLEE), Marla Maples(Executive Decision), Terri J Vaughn (Steve Harvey Show), Victoria Staley (Raising Izzy), Doc Shaw (House of Payne, Pair of Kings), LisaRaye McCoy (All of Us, Single Ladies), “Tiny” Tameka Cottle (TI & Tiny: The Family Hustle), Fred Hammond (Gospel Artist) and Marvin Winans, Sr.(Gospel Artist).

Switching Lanes was written and co-produced by Raven Magwood, a 20 year old, author and motivational speaker who has accomplished more than most in their lifetime. For Magwood, this film has been years in the making and she’s excited to share this powerful story with audiences nationwide: “Switching Lanes has so many great elements that the whole family will definitely enjoy. The subject of the film is very timely and I am certain the audience will be able to relate on many levels. I know that this movie will spark conversation about the racial issues in today’s society. I feel blessed that a story I wrote at 13 years old is being turned into a movie,” said Magwood.

Directed by Hollywood veteran actor/director, Tommy Ford (MARTIN, Fox New York Undercover, UPN The Parkers, TVOne Who Got Jokes), Switching Lanes will be added to Ford’s growing director resume including the films: Conflict of Interest & Coming Correct.

Ford shared: I believe that true entertainment emerges AFTER an audience has encountered an artistic experience. It is my desire that this film touches the lives of everyone who views it, and allows each audience member to re-examine their definition of family, forgiveness, fate, and faith!”

Taking the helm as producer is Shannon Nash, president of the Nash Management Group, Inc. a business and entertainment management company whose clients have included: Terri J. Vaughn, Jasmine Guy, Doc Shaw, Tommy Ford, Debbie Allen and Ne-Yo. Nash has worked on a growing list successful projects on television and the big screen including Pariah (which premiered at 2011 Sundance Film Festival), Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution (screened in Cannes 2012) and The Rickey Smiley Show (TV show on TVOne, 2012).

Producer Shannon Nash added: I was attracted to the film because it made me challenge what even my thoughts are on society and how we live. This is about community, faith, friendship and love that transcend all.  I hope the audience is moved in away that not only is entertaining but also sparks true dialogue and conversation, especially for the younger generation.”

Executive Producer Bryant Scott states: “I am excited to be working with such an awesome team of talented individuals to bring this much needed message to the world through the medium of film.”

Tyscot Films will release Switching Lanes during the first quarter of 2014.

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Ruth La’Ontra Releases Dynamic New Single “Count It All Joy”

Tyscot Music & Entertainment’s new artist, Ruth La’Ontra, has been busy preparing for her upcoming project. In the midst of an increasingly eventful schedule, she has released her new radio single “Count It All Joy”.

 Since signing with Tyscot, Ruth La’Ontra has received a lot of love from supporters anticipating the release of her new project.  Well, they won’t have to wait any longer because Ruth La’Ontra’s single “Count It All Joy” has hit the radio airwaves.

 Fresh out the gate, “Count It All Joy” is a huge first single for Ruth La’Ontra, with its familiar traditional gospel flair coupled with her powerhouse vocals flowing throughout the entire song.  The new single is an interesting blend of gospel music riffs and relevant lyrics encouraging listeners to keep smiling in every situation, no matter how it appears.

 Ruth La’Ontra shared her heart on the song’s meaning: “This is a song for today’s people; dear brothers and sisters when troubles come your way consider it an opportunity for greater joy. Count it all joy.”

 At first listen, fans will catch on to the well-calculated church organ intro coupled with Ruth La’Ontra’s biblical reference on the power of Faith.

 It is evident that Ruth La’Ontra is no stranger to Gospel Music and on “Count It All Joy”; she showcases her gospel roots with a unique way of delivering fluent adlibs and lyrical content.  The song’s lyrics speak on the power of God and trusting His plan for our life. As the song builds, Ruth La’Ontra’s vocals go higher along with the song’s theme which keeps you intrigued and encouraged to truly “Count It All Joy”.

 “Count It All Joy” is a sure hit for thisNorth Carolinanative and will be a highly requested song on radio stations across the country.

 Fans may now check out Ruth La’Ontra’s new single “Count It All Joy”:

https://soundcloud.com/tyscotme/count-it-all-joy

Chat with Ruth La’Ontra on Social Media:

Twitter: @Ruth_LaOntra

Facebook: Ruth La’Ontra

Youtube Channel: Ruth La’Ontra

Instagram: Ruth La’Ontra

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Meet our newest Tyscot artist, Danetra Moore!

Tyscot Music & Entertainment signs Sunday Best Finalist Danetra Moore

Danetra Moore

 Great music, award nominations and films continue to pour into the doors of Tyscot Music & Entertainment. On the brink of an exciting summer, Tyscot is thrilled to announce its recent signing of Sunday Best Season 5 Finalist, Ms. Danetra Moore.

 A resident of Atlanta, Georgia, Danetra is no stranger to the entertainment world.  Her repertoire includes background vocal contributions, songwriting, acting, and modeling. Moore’s multiple gifts have led her to share the stage with artists such as Ledisi, Angie Stone, Marvin Sapp, Fred Hammond, Donald Lawrence, Kirk Franklin, Neyo, Kierra Sheard, Trace Adkins, Byron Cage, Jonathan Nelson, Ann Nesby and more.  

 Her impressive vocals and drive have also helped to open doors of opportunity in television as well.  Some of her most recent appearances include: The Jay Leno Show, VH1’s Behind the Music with Neyo, TV One’s R&B Divas, BET’s Sunday Best, The Monique Show, Allstate Gospel Superfest, the Trumpet Awards and more. 

 Danetra has already woven a few sturdy strands into the music industry tapestry and is ready to do even more with her recent signing to the Tyscot family. She expressed her gratitude for this new partnership: “I have been waiting for this for a long time. I am so excited, appreciative and grateful beyond words that Tyscot chose me, accepts me and believes in the ministry and message that God has given me. I want to be my best and give my best. God is so awesome. HE truly did this. I’m ready to sing and make music about the God that I love, serve and live for to ALL nationalities, countries and ages in a way that many genres will understand and feel and want to know more about my God.”

 Tyscot President Bryant Scott shared his admiration for Danetra’s ministry, talent and her bright future: “Danetra is one of those rare finds.  Her vocal talent is impeccable and her work ethic is admirable.  God has chosen and groomed Danetra to spread His gospel to the nations.  We are excited to welcome Danetra Moore to the Tyscot family.” 

Danetra is currently traveling and working on new music. Fans can look forward to hearing new material from her very soon! 

In the meantime, check out Danetra Moore online at: www.danetramoore.com

 

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Tyscot Signs Ruth La’Ontra!

Tyscot Music & Entertainment Signs New Artist Ruth La’Ontra

Ruth La'Ontra

Tyscot Music & Entertainment has been celebrating musical wins since the top of 2013 and the excitement continues with its recent signing of its newest artist, Ruth LaOntra (pronounced la-on-tra).

At 20 years of age, Ruth LaOntra hails from North Carolina and is full of life, energy, spirit, music, not to mention tremendous vocal talent. The daughter of Pastor Arvetra Jones, Ruth La’Ontra has been prepped for musical greatness since the age of 2.

Ruth La’Ontra is a worship leader, singer/songwriter with a unique and versatile vocal style, eager to deliver a fresh sound as a Tyscot artist. Upon instant hearing, it is apparent that she is equipped with well rooted vocal abilities.

Tyscot Music & Entertianment’s President Bryant Scott expressed his excitement about the future of Ruth La’Ontra, Ruth LaOntra is a young, energetic, worship leader and songstress.  The world will be amazed by her talent and anointing.  We welcome her to the Tyscot family of artists.”

Along her journey, Ruth La’Ontra has shared the stage with numerous Gospel artists including: Kierra Sheard, James Fortune and Vashawn Mitchell.

Ruth La’Ontra loves to share and connect with followers and can be found regularly singing new music via her YouTube channel.

Her journey has just begun and Ruth La’Ontra is looking forward to a great future with the Tyscot family. She shared her excitement on the recent signing: “It was all a dream at first but April 29th my dreams turned into my reality, I’m very happy to be a part of the Tyscot family!!”

Ruth La’Ontra is currently in the studio working on her upcoming project and fans can look forward to frequent updates of her musical journey!

For More Info on Ruth La’Ontra visit: www.tyscot.com

Chat with Ruth La’Ontra on Social Media: 

Twitter: @RuthLa’Ontra

Facebook:RuthLa’Ontra

Youtube Channel: Ruth La’Ontra

Instagram:Ruth La’Ontra

 

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BET’s Celebration of Gospel spotlights Tyscot Artists

Tyscot is loving the month of April!

So far, this month is turning out to be a fantastic month for Tyscot.  At the top of the month, our newest artist Javen released his highly anticipated digital single “Worshiper In Me”.  Click below to listen to this awesome song.


 

 

For the first time in Tyscot history, not one but two of our artists were featured in the 2013 BET’s Celebration of Gospel program.  Hosted by the multi-faceted Steve Harvey, Celebration of Gospel featured a bevy of who’s who in Gospel and R&B music.

 Showstopper Bishop Rance Allen (of the legendary Rance Allen Group) gave one of his electrifying vocal performances as part of the show’s tribute to the music of Rev. James Cleveland.  Check out his much-talked-about performance:

The new kids on the gospel block, Anthony Brown & group therAPy, dazzled the audience with their first nationally televised performance of their hit song, “Testimony”.  See them in action now.  Check them out:

Many of the clips are now available on bet.com but you can catch the whole show in its entirety tonight in the Encore airing of the show at 8p/ 7CST.  Check your local listings for more information.

Anthony Brown & group therApy received an extra honor by being one of 2 artists who were spotlighted by the show in their very own, “My First Celebration of Gospel” online video feature.  Click here to find out more about this rising group and its uber-talented leader, take at their “My First COG Experience” appearance:

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Tyscot President Bryant Scott adds new title to his name, Pastor

Tyscot Entertainment President Bryant Scott & wife Ta’Sha installed as Pastors

New Pastors of Total Praise & Worship Center-Indianapolis, IN

On Sunday, March 24, 2013, Tyscot Music Film & Entertainment president Bryant Scott and wife Ta’Sha were installed on Palm Sunday as new pastors of Total Praise & Worship Center in Indianapolis, IN.

Officiates included Pastors Bruce & Loretta Farr (Overcoming Church, Indianapolis, IN), Bishop J. Laverne & Lady Linda Tyson (World Federation of Independent Ministries), and Bishop Leonard & Lady Christine Scott (Rock Community Church, Indianapolis, IN).  Total Praise & Worship Center also celebrated 14 years of ministry on this date.

Pastor’s Pastor’s Bryant and Ta’Sha Scott were anointed and prayed over during the installation service.

                               

During the installation, Pastor Ta’Sha Scott expressed her amazement at how God chooses the most unlikely candidates for His kingdom work.  “We are humbled and excited about God’s move in the inner city of Indianapolis.  We look forward to leading this community to Christ” states Pastor Bryant Scott.

Total Praise & Worship Center 

2800 East 39th Street

Indianapolis, IN 46205

www.tpwcindy.org

 

Service Times:

Sunday 10am and 11:30am

Wednesday 7pm Bible Study

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Look Who’s In Jet Magazine: Anthony Brown & group therAPy

 


Congratulations go out to Anthony Brown & group therAPy for their recent coverage in Jet Magazine’s latest edition. The buzz for the phenomenal Maryland-based ensemble continues to build since their debut release in August 2012 and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down.

In the article titled, “All Praise Due” writer EJ Gaines lists his Top 8 Gospel Artists to watch in 2013. Brown & group therAPy are joined on the list by other buzzworthy artists including: Jonathan McReynolds, Tim Rodgers & The Fellas, and Tasha Cobbs. Pick up the latest edition of Jet Magazine (with actress Nia Long gracing the cover) to see if your favorite gospel artist made the cut.

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Anthony Brown & group therAPy’s self titled debut which features the smash radio hit, “Testimony”. The album is currently available in various digital and traditional retail outlets including: Walmart, iTunes.com, Amazon.com, Best Buy and more.

Check out this Preview of the Entire Album:

For more information on Anthony Brown & group therAPy visit: www.ajblive.com

 

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New Music: “Dreams” – The Rance Allen Group

NEW from The Rance Allen Group comes their next single, “Dreams”.  Always ones to encourage people through their music, “Dreams” has a uplifting lyrics and a smooth, throwback groove that will instantly grab your attention.

The song starts out with a declarative affirmation “All of your dreams, you can achieve them”.  Who doesn’t what to hear something like that?

The group takes the encouragement even higher in the chorus:”There is nothing you can’t do all that you need He’s already given you”

If you are in need of an INSTANT pick me up, turn on this song and listen closely to the lyrics.  You’ll be feeling better in no time.

Don’t just take our word for it.  Click below and check it out for yourself.

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Houston, TX welcomes Bishop Rance Allen with Loving Arms

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

Screening of Documentary Music Majors: The Rance Allen Group a success!

By the invitation of Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee, the first screening of The Rance Allen Group’s documentary, Music Majors: The Rance Allen Group took place at the Museum of Fine Arts on February 26th in Houston, TX. The screening was well received and attended by the community and fellow gospel music artists and contributors.

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee welcomed attendees with a few endearing words on the group’s impact on Gospel Music, “The Legendary Rance Allen Group has impacted the lives of many artists in the Gospel Music Industry, with their music style and hearts of gold.” “The documentary, Music Majors: The Rance Allen Group is so very important.” “Rance Allen, you are just fantastic and your history and music is one that all of us should hear and see”

Hosted by the The Museum of Fine Arts, in association KTSU, Gospel Music Heritage Foundation and Tyscot, the entire event was a success and described by some as an informative time of music history and ministry.

Following the screening, Bishop Rance Allen was honored and presented with the Certificate of Congressional Recognition by the office of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. Bishop Allen was also surprised with a “Traditional Texas” cowboy hat from Pastor Remus Wright of the Fountain of Praise church.

The private screening was also followed by an informative panel discussion including, Bishop Rance Allen, Yolanda Adams, Songwriter V. Michael McKay, Charles Hudson from KTSU-FM, Carl Davis of Gospel Music Heritage Foundation and Tyscot Records A&R Director, Sidney L. Scott.

While in Houston, Bishop Rance Allen stopped by the Yolanda Adams Morning Show to chat about his new project Amazing Grace and the screening of the documentary Music Majors. Bishop Allen enjoyed his time with The Yolanda Adams morning crew, Yolanda Adams, Marcus D Wiley and Anthony Valary.

Music Majors: The Rance Allen Group, chronicles the life of Rance, Tom and Steve Allen from their early days in Monroe, OH to becoming Grammy Award nominees and performing on BET’s Celebration of Gospel. Music Majors features rare interviews with Kirk Franklin, James Fortune, Isaac Caree, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Keith Wonderboy Johnson, Shirley Murdock, Paul Porter and more.

The Rance Allen Group Amazing Grace 2 Disc Set [CD w/DVD Documentary] is available in stores and on-line now, get yours today! For more information please visit: www.theranceallengroup.com

 

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Houston Museum of Fine Arts host Special screening of Music Majors: The Rance Allen Group

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

By the invitation of Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee on Tuesday February 26th, in Houston, TX, The Museum of Fine Arts, in association KTSU, Gospel Music Heritage Foundation and Tyscot will host a special screening of the film documentary Music Majors: The Rance Allen Group hosted by Yolanda Adams.

The Legendary Rance Allen Group has impacted the careers and lives of many artists in the music industry with their music style and hearts of gold.

Recently, the group shared personal moments of their family history and musical journey in their new documentary, “Music Majors: The Rance Allen Group”. So far, the group has received a great response from fans and supporters across the country.

Now fans in Houston, TX area will have the FIRST opportunity to host a LIVE screening of this groundbreaking documentary and the opportunity to meet and talk with the living Legend Bishop Rance Allen.

The screening will take place at The Museum of Fine Arts, 1001 Bissonnet Street Houston, TX 77005 and doors will open at 5:30pm and admission is free.  Immediately following the screening, fans will have the opportunity to chat with the Bishop Rance Allen during a special Q&A panel discussion. The panel will also include, Yolanda Adams, Songwriter V. Michael McKay, Charles Hudson from KTSU-FM, Carl Davis of Gospel Music Heritage Foundation and Tyscot Records A&R Director, Sidney L. Scott.

For More Info on The Museum of Fine Arts Music Majors screening visit: http://www.mfah.org/films/music-majors-rance-allen-group/

Music Majors: The Rance Allen Group, chronicles the life of Rance, Tom and Steve Allen from their early days in Monroe, OH to becoming Grammy Award nominees and performing on BET’s Celebration of Gospel. Music Majors features rare interviews with Kirk Franklin, James Fortune, Isaac Caree, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Keith Wonderboy Johnson, Shirley Murdock, Paul Porter and more.

The Rance Allen Group Amazing Grace 2 Disc Set [CD w/DVD Documentary] is available in stores and on-line now, get yours today!

For more information please visit: www.tyscot.com or www.theranceallengroup.com

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JAVEN – Worship In the Now

Tyscot is extremely excited to present one of the best Praise & Worship CDs out this year, Worship In the Now by JAVEN. With a mission to get America worshiping, Javen has assembled songs that completely focuses on the awesomeness and majesty of the Lord.  Perfect for corporate worship in any church in the nation or listen to it during personal devotional time.

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Legendary Rance Allen Group debuts New Music for Black History Month

New music is constantly flowing from the Rance Allen Group and when the right moment presents itself, they make time to record.  Good news for fans: That moment has arrived and sooner than expected.

On February 9th, The Rance Allen Group will be live in concert and record new music during the Reid’s Records 2nd Annual Gospel Celebration in Richmond, CA.  The group will be headlining celebration which also includes fellow gospel artists, The Mighty Clouds of Joy and Paul Porter.  This year’s attendees will be treated to brand new music as well as the opportunity to be a part of their next live project.

The Reid’s Records 2nd Annual Charles Reid Gospel Festival will be held at Richmond Memorial Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza 94875, Richmond, CA at 3pm.

For More info on the 2nd Charles Reid Annual Gospel Festival visit:

http://www.reidsrecords.com/CharlesreidSecond.html

This recording comes hot off the heels of the group’s current release, Amazing Grace, which is a celebration of the lives and career. The 2-disc CD/DVD set is a one-of-a-kind, audio and visual collection truly showcases the contributions that the Rance Allen Group has made to the gospel music genre.

Fans will also go on a journey with the documentary Music Majors: The Rance Allen Group, that is included in the special package.  The film chronicles the life of Rance, Tom and Steve Allen from their early days in Monroe, OH to becoming Grammy Award nominees and performing on BET’s Celebration of Gospel.  Music Majors features rare interviews with Kirk Franklin, James Fortune, Isaac Caree, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Keith Wonderboy Johnson, Shirley Murdock, Paul Porter and more.

For more information about the Rance Allen Group please visit: www.tyscot.com or www.theranceallengroup.com.


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The Rance Allen Group – Amazing Grace

 

The legendary Rance Allen Group and Tyscot Music & Entertainment present  Amazing Grace; the definitive audio & visual collection from this trailblazing trio.  The 2-disc set features new music, re-recorded classics (like The Impressions’ timeless anthem People Get Ready) and a special BONUS DVD Documentary, ‘Music Majors: The Rance Allen Group.

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JAVEN

As an internationally acclaimed Recording Artist based in Los Angeles, JAVEN has the dynamic talents of Singer/Songwriter, Actor, Speaker, and Producer. With more than 10 years in the industry, he has won multiple awards for his outstanding work and gained notable recognition across the country and around the world.

Building both his music and film careers on a foundation of integrity and individualized style has earned him critical praise and audience approval. JAVEN began his TV career as a co-host on the “Paula White Show” on BET from 2001-2002. He has since become a frequent guest soloist appearing on many networks including BET, TBN, FOX, NBC, GMC, and more.

His impeccable stage presence led him to star in numerous productions. He was a lead in the theatrical production of “A Raisin in the Sun.” From 2002-2003, he starred in the off Broadway musical “The Rock and the Rabbi.” He then moved to the big screen in 2005 starring in the movie “The Sixth,” and in “One Night with the King” with Omar Sharif and Peter O’Toole in 2006. Continuing with his passion for acting, JAVEN landed a role in the adopted screenplay “Mwen Solé” in 2007. In 2010, he had a supporting role as “Garrett” in the “Preacher’s Kid” starring Clifton Powell, Tank, and former Destiny’s Child LaToya Luckett; a supporting role in the film “Abandoned” starring Britney Murphy; and several other independent films. As a songwriter, JAVEN wrote and recorded the hit single “One Step” which was featured in the film “The Cross” released in 2010.

While balancing an acting career, JAVEN actively produced and delivered attention garnering music that his fans could enjoy and appreciate.  While signed with Crowne/Word Records of Nashville, TN in 2002, his first single, “Never Give Up on Love” from the self-titled CD “Javen” soared to the top 10 CCM charts. In 2003, he released his first independent CD, “Change,” on his production label jRock Entertainment. “Change” was widely received on gospel radio around the country and nominated for several awards topping the charts.

With a proven track record, JAVEN was recognized with numerous nominations from prestigious award platforms. In 2004, he was nominated for the Marlin Awards Best Male Contemporary Solo, Best Male Artist, Best Song, and Best Gospel Performance of the Year. JAVEN won two of the four award nominations. He later won the 2007 En Sound Music Award for “Best Urban Soul Album of the Year.”

In 2009, JAVEN released the “Keeping the Faith” CD, which includes both passionate ballads as well as household favorites like the hit single, “None Like You,” which received award nominations such as Best Contemporary Video from GMC and a Dove Award nomination. This dynamic CD features the talents of Recording Artist Israel Houghton, Gospel Recording Artist Deitrick Haddon, Recording Artist Damita Haddon, and industry favorite, Peter Mokran.

This multi-talented recording artist was once a full-time worship leader at a mega-church for many years. He leveraged his talent while hosting a weekly one-hour radio show drawing over 6 million hits and reaching over 250,000 listeners.  He now travels doing over 130 dates per year singing and speaking across the country and around the world in countries like Africa, Indonesia, Europe, Canada, Brazil, the Caribbean, and more. 

Near and dear to JAVEN’s heart is supporting missions across the world. He is a spokesperson for World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide tackling the causes of poverty and injustice; a consistent donor and supporter of Hope for Haiti, an incredible missions program that houses, feeds, educates and trains over 300 children in Haiti; and participates in several domestic mission programs that deal with homelessness, hunger, and poverty in the Los Angeles, CA area.

JAVEN recently launched the Worship in the Now Series, a powerful three-day seminar featuring great speakers, leaders and pastors on successful living, spiritual growth, and more. In early 2013, JAVEN will release his long awaited Live CD Recording entitled “Worship in the Now,” produced by Stellar Award Winner, Jonathan Nelson. Also being released in 2013 is JAVEN’s short book, “100 Things You Need to Know in Life,” a gift to all of profound statements that have revolutionized his life. JAVEN’s passion is to be an encouragement to look beyond circumstances and move towards a fulfilled destiny. With this and several new projects in the works that span everything from film to books, this man of many talents has no desire to slow down any time soon. Through his message of both love and hope, JAVEN desires to see lives changed wherever he goes.  You can keep up with this dynamic talent by logging onto:  

www.javenonline.com

www.twitter.com/javenonline 

www.facebook.com/MeetJaven

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Tyscot artist, JAVEN, releases new single “Worshiper In Me”

For Immediate Release

This is an exciting time for Tyscot’s New Artist JAVEN with his recent signing and also the release of his new radio single “Worshiper In Me”!

“Worshiper In Me” is a great lead single for his 2013 release Worship In The Now, which he describes as more than a project, but a movement.

Penned by JAVEN and Jonathan Nelson, “Worshiper In Me” is a transparent worship song which lyrically and musically grabs your attention with its authenticity.

It’s lyrics to speak directly to the open, willing and submitted heart to come forth as a true worshiper of Christ.

As a singer, songwriter and worship leader, JAVEN through his own heart of submission, calls the worshiper to come forth through the lyrics, “With everything I have, I’m here finally; I’m calling forth the Worshipper in Me!”

As the song builds with intensity, JAVEN speaks directly to God laying it all on the line with the lyrics, “Freely I give you all of me, I give you my worship, my heart, my soul! I live and breathe you God, I live to give you Glory!”

One of the significant elements that stands out in “Worshiper In Me” is its common thread of worshiping God no matter who you are or where life has taken you.

JAVEN defines Worship and the core of the new single, “Worship is one of the most powerful weapons we possess to get through tough times. Many people forget to pull on the worshiper inside of them. I wrote this powerful song with my good friend Jonathan Nelson. I think it’s the anthem for every believer facing hard times. Call forth the worshiper in you and see the power it will unleash on the enemy!”

For Radio Promotions contact:

Jeff Hargrove – 770-277-5987 / jeff@tyscot.com

Sidney Scott – 317-641-6427 / sidney@tyscot.com

Great things are in store for JAVEN & Tyscot Music & Entertainment and fans can look forward to hearing great new music in 2013!

Check out JAVEN online at:

http://www.javenonline.com

http://www.facebook.com/MeetJaven

http://www.twitter.com/javenonline

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Deitrick Haddon & Shirley Murdock, 2013 Stellar Award Nominees

Music Inspired by A Beautiful Soul CD

Tyscot Music & Entertainment earns 3 nominations for the 2013 Stellar Awards. It is always exciting to hear and experience great news about artists and how their music is being celebrated.

Singer and actor Deitrick Haddon received two Stellar Award nominations in the following categories: Male Vocalist of the Year for the A Beautiful Soul CD (Music Inspired by the Motion Picture) and Special Event CD of the Year for Anthology: The Writer & His Music CD.

For Haddon, both projects have not only encouraged others but have been instrumental in furthering his ministry and career.

The Lady of Song herself, Ms. Shirley Murdock received one Stellar Award nomination in the Traditional Female of the Year category for the project, Live: The Journey.

Both Deitrick Haddon and Shirley Murdock have phenomenal projects which have been a blessing to many fans and supporters.

Tyscot Music & Entertainment is excited about all nominations and looking forward to participating in the upcoming Stellar Awards ceremony, scheduled for January 19, 2013 in Nashville, TN.

For more information about Deitrick Haddon & Voices of Unity and Shirley Murdock please visit: www.tyscot.com

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Tyscot Executive and Shirley Murdock team up for Domestic Violence Awareness

Inspired by events in her past, local playwright & Tyscot Music & Entertainment executive Robin Dalton penned the play, “I Love Me Better Than That”, to address the issue of domestic violence in today’s society.  The 2-hour production is loosely based on Ms. Dalton’s tumultuous, 5-year relationship with the father of her children. During their time together, Dalton experienced both physical and mental abuse at the hands of her former love.  Though she eventually managed to escape that relationship, it did take some time to overcome its lasting impact.

Realizing that there are others who may be going through a similar experience, Dalton wrote “I Love Me Better Than That” to show that there is a better way to live.  According to Dalton, often times people on the outside of this type of relationship do not understand why many victims choose to remain.  As one who personally experienced this struggle, Dalton has been able to incorporate this unique perspective within the script.   With assistance from co-writer Marlon Scisney, “I Love Me Better Than That” skillfully takes the audience on the relationship journey of the main characters, Joy (played by Alicia Collins) and Ricky (played by Scisney).

The remaining cast is primarily made up of fresh, local talent, but Dalton has also added a very special guest, national recording artist Shirley Murdock.  Known for her chart-topping hits in the ’80s, including “As We Lay” and “Husband”, Murdock has spent the latter half of her career acting and singing gospel music.  The title of this play is actually borrowed from Murdock’s 2007 gospel hit song “I Love Me Better Than That”.  Murdock, an advocate of family and women’s causes, wrote the song to empower women to take back their lives after experiencing hardships and disappointments.  The two women met back in 2007 when Murdock released her project on Tyscot Music & Entertainment.

“When God blessed me with this play one of my dreams was to have Shirley Murdock to be a part of it.  Through prayer, God made it happen”, said Robin.

“I Love Me Better Than That” just completed its Indianapolis-run last weekend to large crowds.  Shirley Murdock lit up the stage with her undeniable voice and perfect comedic timing.

Dalton plans to take the show out on the road next year in hopes of reaching and inspiring even greater audiences.  For years, she has been working to become a playwright and this play has definitely put her even  closer to her goal.

“If you have a dream, work towards it and God will show himself.  It will happen if it’s in His will,” she said.

To bring “I Love Me Better Than That” to your city please contact Robin: igt_2006@yahoo.com.

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About I Love Me Better Than That:

What happens when a good marriage goes bad?  Destined 2 Praise productions brings you the story of Joy & Ricky in the play, “I Love Me Better Than That”.  Joy, a hard-working, God-fearing, future-engineer is married to the love of her life, Ricky.  All goes well at first until Ricky is unable to secure a job for several months.  Frustrated, he begins to act out in ways that not even Joy could have imagined; turning their match-made-in-heaven into a hellish experience.  Will their marriage stand the test?  The play is written and produced by Robin Dalton; co-written by Marlon Scisney.

About Shirley Murdock

Shirley Murdock burst on the scene in a big way in the ‘80s with her Roger Troutman produced hit, “As We Lay”.  In the 90s, Murdock returned to her gospel roots first with TD Jakes on his CD, Sacred Love Song.  Since then she has joined Tyscot Music & Entertainment to release two projects, Soulfood and Live: The Journey.  Find out more about Shirley on her website: www.shirleymurdocklifesongs.com

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: Halloween – Should we (Christians) or shouldn’t we?

This is our first ‘UP FOR DISCUSSION’ blog.   Are you ready to chat with us?  Here’s how things will work:  We’ll present a topic, write a short post about it and then open it up for discussion (get it..that’s why it’s called UP FOR DISCUSSION lol).  We’re looking forward to hearing what you have to say.  And now for our first topic…

Halloween: Should we (Christians) or shouldn’t we?

It’s that time of year again.  The leaves are falling, the cold air is creeping in and Halloween pop-up stores appear in shopping centers across the country.   Commercials fill the airwaves with messages of candy sales and what to wear to your Halloween party.  Even in the virtual world, people spend the last week of October posting pictures of this year’s costume online.

While some see this as a ‘holiday’ to let loose and celebrate, others view Halloween as something to steer clear from.  Even within the Christian community, there’s an ongoing debate about whether or not it is proper to participate.

When I was younger I remember dressing up and going trick-or-treating.  Then one year, there was a church meeting about Halloween encouraging Christians to not recognize the holiday.   After the meeting my parents explained why we’d were no longer going to participate in this holiday and that was it for my household.

In the past few weeks, I’ve read numerous articles on Christian websites (which I won’t name here) that were both pro and anti-Halloween.

We discussed it around the office but we’d love for you to join the conversation and tell us your thoughts:

Do any of you celebrate Halloween or allow your children to do so?  If so why?  If not, why not?

Did you used to celebrate Halloween and then stop?  If so, how did you break the news to your children or friends?

Or are you a Christian who used to abstain from the holiday but now recognize it?

Do you think it proper for churches to offer alternative Halloween activities?

Share with us.

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Gospel Radio Testifies Testimony a Top 10 Hit

Anthony Brown & group TherAPy celebrate hit single

Tyscot Music & Entertainment celebrates a Top 10 Radio Hit for its artist Anthony Brown & group therAPy.

As Gospel radio testifies through tremendous airplay, Anthony Brown & group therAPy’s single “Testimony” lands at #10* on the Billboard/BDS Top 30 chart.

This is awesome news for Brown & group therAPy as they testify and continue to sing the song’s lyrics, Can I get a witness, Just need one more witness, That God’s still working miracles, Opening doors that were closed before, He’s still making ways…Can’t nobody tell it like me, Can’t nobody say it like me, You don’t know the story like me cause it’s my, it’s my Testimony”.

The group’s Top 10 position is no surprise to announcers who have been supporting “Testimony” from day one and have shared their love for the song:

“I was one of the first stations on the song because Testimony is without question one of the best songs of the year!” – Ron Thompson, Program Director/ Praise 104.1 Washington, DC

Testimony is a great song of celebration & praise. It has great words of testimony and it’s uptempo and lively. This is not another great sleeper song; it should be number one!” – Mike Gamble, Program Director/ Sheridan Gospel Network

“From the moment I heard Testimony I knew that gospel music had just given birth to a wonderful new voice, Anthony Brown and group therAPy are the real deal!” – Lee Michaels, Program / Director Heaven 600 & Heaven 600.com Baltimore

Testimony is an awesome song! You can’t help but feel it every time it plays.” – Derek Harper, Program Director/ Praise 102.5 Atlanta

“Anthony Brown & group therAPy have brought a fresh energy with dynamic vocals and a message of hope that everyone can identify with in the song Testimony“! – Sonya Blakey, Program Director /Inspiration 1390 Chicago

Testimony is hot and the song gives a lift to any station it is played on.” – Reggie Baker, Program Director / Praise 104.7 Richmond

Top 10 hit is just the beginning for Anthony Brown & group therAPy as they continue to soar on radio and tour across the country.

Fans will be able to catch the group perform their hit radio single, “Testimony” on the Mary Mary Go Get It tour along with other artists scheduled to appear in select markets including: Isaac Carree, Vashawn Mitchell (who is the group’s label head and Executive producer), Jessica Reedy and Anita Wilson dates listed below:

Nov 15th-Washington, DC

Nov 16th- Hampton, VA

Nov 17th – Richmond, VA

For More Information on the Go Get It Tour visit:

www.ilovemarymary.com and www.mary-mary.com

Continue to support Anthony Brown & group therAPy and their radio single “Testimony” by requesting it on your local radio station!

For Radio Promotions contact:

Jeff Hargrove – (770) 277 – 5987 / jeff@tyscot.com

Sidney Scott – (317) 641 – 6427 / sidney@tyscot.com

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