- Category: News
12 May 2011
- Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom
The 16th Annual Sisterhood Showcase is set for June 4-5 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.
Attendees should expect a stellar line-up of talent and hundreds of vendors with lifestyle enhancing products that include a focus on fashion, beauty, health, home. The festivities will take place June 4 (Saturday) from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday, the doors will open at 9 a.m. for worship service. The guest church this year is Mt. Moriah East Baptist Church with their award winning Mass Choir.
Saturday’s entertainment will feature R& B vocalists Bobby V and Miguel. Other performances include Grammy-nominated songwriter/recording artists Glenn Jones and Calvin Richardson as well as Memphis favorite Trio Plus, newcomer King Ellis and “The Bad Boy of Southern Soul,” TK Soul. Recording artist Cupid and his widely renowned song/line dance the Cupid Shuffle will certainly keep the party going.
The Women’s Forum moderated by Ursula Madden, WMC-TV news anchor, is set to provide thought-provoking conversation with award-winning actress Alfre Woodard of “Memphis Beat,” “Desperate Housewives,” and so many more films, and best-selling authors Terry McMillan, Victoria Christopher Murray, Rosalyn McMillan and Dolen Perkins-Valdez, model/TV personality Toccara and award “Millionaire” series author RM Johnson is another returning favorite.
On Sunday, the Rev. Dr. Melvin Charles Smith, senior pastor of Mt. Moriah East Baptist Church will deliver an anointed word during morning worship service. After the service, there will by spirit-filled selections by chart-topping gospel artists James Fortune and VaShawn Mitchell and sidesplitting laughter by listening to comedian/radio host Rickey Smiley.
The Sisterhood Showcase was founded by Grace Magazine Publisher Tina Birchett.
“The Sisterhood Showcase was created to provide an informative, yet fun outlet and atmosphere for women and their families. This year, I chose the theme ‘Empower Yourself’ to encourage everyone to become better than they have ever been and Sisterhood Showcase is offering its assistance by providing educational and entertaining activities,” said Birchett.
Activities on tap include the Macy’s Fashion Show sponsored by Pepsi, and The Men Who Define Fine Fashion Show. Kids can act their age at the Kidz Zone. Delicious dishes and mouthwatering cuisine will be found at the Celebrity Chef Cooking Stage, where this year attendees will encounter fChef Jerrold Brooks of Sam’s Town Casino, Cheffie’s Café and French’s Foods Spokesperson Chef Jennifer Chandler and others.
The Health Pavilion will house important health information and perform free health screenings valued at over $750.
Tickets for the family-oriented event are $15 in advance and can be purchased at all Schnuck’s Supermarket locations or online at www.SisterhoodShowcase.com, children 6 years and under are free. The day of the event, tickets are $20 and can only be purchased at the Memphis Cook Convention Center. Visit the website for more information and a schedule.
Sponsors of the event include BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Comcast, Cricket, K97 Radio, MATA, Sam’sTown Hotel & Casino, Strength of Nature, TVOne, V101 Radio, and WMC-TV.