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True Colors Theatre Company Presents 1st Ovation Circle Brunch

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For 15 seasons, Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company has created masterful works of theatre art that honor the African American experience, lift up diverse voices, and create cultural understanding. In honor of those that have championed True Colors Theatre Company’s mission of celebrating the tradition of Black storytelling while giving voice to bold new artists of all cultures, they announce the first annual True Colors Applauds: Ovation Circle Awards Brunch – which will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Solis Hotel.

 The last 15 years would not have been possible without the support of companies, foundations and individuals that have supported True Colors, establishing the theatre as a staple in the arts community. The Ovation Circle Giving Society was established to usher the theatre forward into the next fifteen years. The True Colors Applauds: Ovation Circle Awards Brunch was created to celebrate those that have brought the theatre to this point.

Emceed by Monica Pearson, the True Colors Applauds: Ovation Circle Awards Brunch program will include the presentation of five awards to individuals and organizations that have positively impacted the arts community. Four of the awards are grounded in True Colors’ core values of Abundance, Laughter, Respect, and Boldness, and a fifth award – the Jane Bishop National Theatre Award – is named after our late Co-Founder, who illuminated the path that led to the creation of True Colors. 

 Tad Hutcheson, Vice President of Community Affairs at Delta Air Lines, will accept the Abundance Award on behalf of Delta Air Lines, applauding the company’s outstanding support of the arts community.

 Elisabeth and Afemo Omilami, Executive Director and Programs Operations Manager, respectively, of Hosea Helps, will receive the Laughter Award, applauding their artistry and their work in the social justice field.

 Lisa Cremin, Director of Community Advancement at The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, will receive the Respect Award, applauding her exceptional work as an influencer in the arts community.

 Lain Shakespeare, Corporate Citizenship Director at MailChimp, will accept the Boldness Award on behalf of MailChimp, applauding the company’s outstanding work in supporting the cause of social justice in our community.

 Harry Lennix, Actor and Director, will receive the Jane Bishop National Theatre Award, applauding his commitment to supporting arts and culture causes that uplift future generations.  

 

Host Committee members include our Co-Founder Kenny Leon and his wife,  Jennifer Thompson; True Colors Board Chair Holly Firfer, Founding Board Member and  Advisory Council Member Monica Pearson; True Colors Managing Director Chandra Stephens-Albright and her husband, Warren Albright, True Colors Board Members Dexter Conner, Johnita Due, Beverly Ferguson, Jennifer Jones, Vikki Locke, Cheryl Lomax, Teddy Parrish, Gerald Render, Eric Schroeder, David Vigilante, Charmaine Ward-Millner and Kandis Wood-Jackson, as well as other corporate and community leaders who are passionate about True Colors Theatre Company.

To learn more about True Colors Applauds: Ovation Circle Awards Brunch, visit the True Colors Theatre Company’s website at www.truecolorstheatre.org.

Thank you Shana Bagley for providing UMEEKTV with the press release.

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DR. HEAVENLY PROMOTES DENTAL HEALTH, SELF-CARE AND BALANCE AT THE BLACK WOMEN’S EXPO ATLANTA

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(ATLANTA) – August 17, 2018 – Last weekend, dentist and “Married to Medicine” tv personality Dr. Heavenly participated in the Black Women’s Expo (BWe) at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta, where she spoke on two panels and promoted her new teeth whitening system, Smile Changers.
On Saturday, Dr. Heavenly discussed motherhood and protecting the health of your family from environmental and chemical dangers on the “Know Better, Live Better” panel featuring Dr. Contessa Metcalfe (also from “Married to Medicine”), Haguerenesh Woldeyohannes MPH, RN (Senior Public Health Program Associate at Emory School of Nursing), doula and women’s health advocate Djifa Jones and moderator Dr. Ayanna Robinson.
Later that day, Dr. Heavenly joined Dr. Contessa along with Dr. Yulanda Harrison-Lloyd and moderator Dr. Avis Foley for an “Ask the Doctors” session, where attendees had a chance to ask any health-related question they wanted. Topics ranged from perimenopause to HPV vaccines, sex education and dental implants.
To interview or book Dr. Heavenly for programs or events relating to health and wellness, email info@drheavenly.com.
Photos by Dae Rae Media

BWe guests stopped by  Dr. Heavenly’s booth throughout the weekend to learn about the Smile Changers teeth whitening system and her book “The Business of Love” (left): Dr. Heavenly was on hand to show off her pretty smile (right; credit: Paras Griffin/Getty)
 

The experts from the “Know Better, Live Better” panel (l-r): Dr. Ayanna Robinson, Djifa Jones, Haguerenesh Woldeyohannes, Dr. Heavenly Kimes and Dr. Contessa Metcalfe
 
 
The panelists offered tips on lessening your exposure to harmful chemicals by washing fruits and vegetables before eating them, reducing your use of plastic and nonstick cookware and choosing natural cleaning products
 
 
The “Ask the Doctors” speakers included Dr. Yulanda Harrison-Lloyd, Dr. Avis Foley, Dr. Heavenly and Dr. Contessa (left); Dr. Heavenly poses with the winner of a Smile Changers kit moments after the giveaway during the panel (right)
 
 
The overall consensus among the “Ask the Doctors” panelists was that black women need to put themselves first when it comes to their health
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Will all these marriages last through six seasons? Watch to find out…
 

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