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Sunday, January 27, 2008

M.A.D.D. Rhythms nominated at Chicago Music Awards!

M.A.D.D. Rhythms nominated for Best Dance Group in Chicago
at the Chicago Music Awards!

DON'T MISS the Star-Studded Chicago Music Awards, Next
Sunday, Park West.
The coveted 27th Annual Chicago Music Awards, which is now
the talk of the City, is 75% sold out! Music lovers, fans,
friends and families can now call 312/427-0266,
312/559-1212 or go to to guarantee
tickets for this most outstanding musical concert and red
carpet celebration. HURRY AND GET TIX NOW! See full
information in press release and flyers below.

Marshall Thompson of the Chi-Lites, Bluesman Phil Guy,
Country-Western singer Dayna Malow and some of Latin’s Best
Kanye West, Common, Wilco top list of nominees

CHICAGO (January, 2008) – R&B entertainer Marshall Thompson
of the Chi-Lites. Phil Guy & The Blues Machine,
Country-Western singer Dayna Malow, Spoken Word superstar
Malik Yusef and House music disciple Screamin’ Rachel will
be among the live entertainment when Martin’s International
Culture presents the star-studded 27 th annual Chicago
Music Awards, dedicated to “Health Awareness” Sunday,
January 27, 2008 at Park West, 322 W. Armitage in Chicago.
For information call 312/427-0266, visit the website at or e-mail

Other artists who will be performing are R&B/Soul veterans
The Notations, R&B & Doo Wop veterans The Steelers, Gospel
singers Lafayette Gatling and the Christland Singers and
Marguerite Gatling and the Inspirational Charms, Best New
Entertainer nominee Ekklesia, child musical prodigy Jamiah
“On Fire” Rogers, Reggae entertainers Danki Man and Indika,
and Reggaeton/Latin performers Guayacol y Ale Nova, D-Wise
y Lobo and P.R. ism, among others. In addition, the 2007
Chi-Town Idol winners- R&B vocalists Falanna, Kim B and Hip
Hoppers Doza also will perform.

“This is the only awards program of its kind in Chicago to
pay tribute to Chicago born and bred artists and
entertainers,” said CMA founder & producer Ephraim Martin.
“Reggae and Reggaeton, Jazz & Blues, Rap & Hip Hop,
Classical, Country & Western and even Polka, we have music
for nearly every possible taste.” Internationally known
Chicago-bred entertainer Kanye West tops the list of
nominees with 5 nominations out of a possible 42. He is
joined at the top by Common, Twista, Lupe Fiasco and “new
kids on the block,” Rich Kiddz. Other top nominees include
County/Western singer Dayna Malow, Rock group Wilco,
Gospel entertainer Lemmie Battles and R&B entertainer
Teresa Griffin along with Chicago legends R. Kelley, Koko
Taylor, Chi-Lites, Jennifer Hudson, Buddy Guy and Ramsey

Winners will be announced at a gala showcase Sunday,
January 27, 2008. VIP reception is at 6 pm followed by
the Awards ceremony at 7 pm. Hosts include NBC/5 Chicago’s
Saran Dunmore and Bluesman Frank Pellegrino.
Confirmed Awards presenters include Hon. Dorothy Brown,
Clerk of the Cook County Circuit Court, Ms. Toni Haynes-
Ideal Health, Mr & Mrs Lafayette and Marguerite Gatling,
NBC’s Debra O. Brown, Dr. Robert L. Scott and ABC TV Bill
Campbell . Other presenting celebrities and sponsors will
be announced later.

Advance tickets are $35 general admission and $55 VIP
tickets. For tickets visit Ticketmaster at or call 312/559-1212, Martin’s
International Culture at 312/427-0266 or e-mail

In addition to the live entertainment, a highlight of the
evening will be the presentation of Lifetime Achievement
Awards to jazz pianist Dave Green, attorney & booking agent
J.B. Ross, radio personality and TV host LaDonna Tittle,
Gospel music impresarios Lafayette & Marguerite Gatling,
radio & TV personality Richard Steele and Soul & R&B
entertainers The Steelers. In addition, Awards of Honor
will be presented to Fanny Brown, Screamin’ Rachael Cain
and Willie Wilson. The Producer’s Award of Excellence will
go to blues veteran and brother of Buddy Guy, Phil Guy.

Fans have until January 10, 2008 to vote for their favorite
entertainers on-line at Voting
can also be done by e-mail at or
by mail-in ballots.

The Chicago Music Awards is sponsored by NBC/5 Chicago,
Kingston Mines, Gatling Community Development, Inc, Robert
L. Scott and Associates, Ideal Health, Remax Realtor Leroy
Viamille, Herbert Witter-Insurance Broker Inc., Tanya’s
Bath & Body, Share Your Soles, Wild Hare Club, Fort
Dearborn Insurance Company, African Spectrum, Uncle Joe’s
Restaurant/”Reggaelink”(Power 92 FM), Reggie’s Rock
Club/Record Breakers, The Chicago Gazette and Ideal Health
among others. It is dedicated to “Health Awareness” and
will bring into focus the lack of health care and medical
attention in the entertainment industry


PRESS CONTACT: Barbara Kensey, 773-288-8776
Kensey & Kensey Communications

Chicago Music Awards, 312-427-0266

Chicago Music Awards- An Affiliate of Martin's
International Culture, Inc.
1325 South Wabash Avenue, #307
Chicago, IL 60605

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