BLACKOPPS ENTERTAINMENT Press Release: WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT 2020 FEATURING ANGELA BASSETT – APRIL 25

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Thursday, January 9, 2020

 

WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT 2020

“FULFILL THE VISION”

FEATURING ANGELA BASSETT

 

 

PNC ARENA – RALEIGH – APRIL 25, 2020

 

(RALEIGH, NC) – Radio One Raleigh announced today its annual Women’s Empowerment event is scheduled for Saturday, April 25, 2020 at PNC Arena in Raleigh. This year marks the 26th anniversary of this event, which has become a staple in the community.

 

Women’s Empowerment has built a legacy of excellence by celebrating the heritage, culture, impact, and influence of African American women. Past participants have included: Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, Gloria Mayfield Banks, Patti LaBelle, Jenifer Lewis, and many others.

 

This year’s theme, “Fulfill the Vision,” will encourage event attendees to work towards their goals until they are fulfilled. Throughout the event, multiple speakers, panelists, forums, and seminars will educate attendees on the importance of focusing on accomplishing the goals they’ve set in all aspects of life.

 

The legendary Angela Bassett will grace the main stage at Women’s Empowerment and be featured in an intimate main stage interview. Bassett will share her story of becoming a successful actress while navigating the obstacles in an ever-changing Hollywood and remaining relevant.

 

Beginning her career on stage and continuing there to this day, Bassett, a Yale School of Drama graduate, completed several productions on and off-Broadway, such as MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM; COLORED PEOPLE’S TIME; HENRY IV, PART I; JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE; and BLACK GIRL. She returned to the stage in 1998 to star opposite Alec Baldwin in MACBETH at the Joseph Papp Public Theater in New York. In 2005, she starred with her husband, Courtney B. Vance, in the North American Premier production of John Guare’s stage adaptation of HIS GIRL FRIDAY and THE FRONT PAGE at the historic Guthrie Theater, and she received rave reviews for her work with Laurence Fishburne in August Wilson’s classic play FENCES at the prestigious Pasadena Playhouse. Bassett also starred opposite Samuel L. Jackson in the Broadway premiere of Katori Hall’s play THE MOUNTAINTOP. This Olivier Award-winning play was a gripping reimagining of events the night before the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Bassett and her husband, actor Courtney B. Vance, co-wrote the book, FRIENDS: A LOVE STORY. The inspirational book is the real-life love story of Bassett and Vance, who were friends for many years before marrying. The couple resides outside of Los Angeles with their 13-year-old twins, Bronwyn Golden and Slater Josiah.

 

Tickets for Women’s Empowerment are on sale now and may be purchased from the PNC Arena Box Office and at Ticketmaster.com. For additional information about Women’s Empowerment 2020, call (919) 848-9736.

 

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BlackOpps Entertainment Press Release: NICK CANNON PRESENTS MTV WILD ‘N OUT LIVE

www.PNCArena.com

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tuesday, January 7, 2020

 

NICK CANNON PRESENTS MTV WILD ‘N OUT LIVE

TO MAKE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED RETURN TO THE ROAD IN 2020

 

Live Comedy Spectacular Will Feature Surprises On Every Stop and

Special Guests Including Platinum Recording Artist Saweetie

 

PNC ARENA – RALEIGH – MARCH 11, 2020

 

Tickets On Sale to General Public Starting Friday, January 10

 

 

(RALEIGH, NC) – Multi-hyphenate entertainer Nick Cannon announced his wildly popular MTV Wild ‘N Out Live tour will return with dates all over the U.S. kicking off this March. Fans can expect stand-up routines by their favorite Wild ‘N Out cast members including DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller, Emmanuel Hudson, Justina Valentine, Hit Man, Conceited, DJ D-Wreck and Pretty Vee (lineup varies by city), as well as live music performances from some of today’s hottest artists including platinum “My Type” and “Icy Grl” entertainer Saweetie. Additional special guests will be announced. Each night Nick Cannon and the cast will also invite members of the audience to join them for Wild ‘N Out’s most popular games. The tour will bring together a comedy, variety and game show all in one to fans of the improv/competition show on each stop. 

 

Produced by Live Nation and Laugh Out Loud, the expansive 27-city arena tour will kick off March 3 in Jacksonville, FL and make stops in Atlanta, Chicago, Brooklyn, Los Angeles and includes a stop at PNC Arena in Raleigh on March 11. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, Jan. 10 at 10 a.m. local time at LiveNation.com. 

 

Citi is the official presale card of the MTV Wild ‘N Out Live tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 12 p.m. until Thursday, Jan. 9 at 10 p.m. local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets go to livenation.com.

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