The Howard Theatre & Neo Elite Present The Neo Age Showcase in Washington, DC

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June 30, 2015
Candice N. Mackel
PR Director for Neo Age Showcase
Candice Nicole Public Relations 

The Howard Theatre & Neo Elite Present The Neo Age Showcase in Washington, DC
The Next Generation of Soul and R&B

Washington, DC (June 30, 2015)- It's Summertime in the Nation's Capital and a new music experience is about to be bestowed upon this great city! In partnership with The Howard Theatre, Neo Elite is proud to present The Neo Age Showcase: The Next Generation of Soul and R&B. The debut of the bi monthly show will take place July 23, 2015 with doors opening at 7 PM. The line up decision was made by deciding on the following:
  • One Rising Artist with buzz from the DMV Community
  • One Rising Artists with Talent from the House Studios AGP Program
  • One Rising Artist with Buzz and Legitimate Established Fanbase from outside the DMV:
  • One Rising Artist that has built a Legitimate Following and Fanbase from the DMV
Performing LIVE will be Reesa ReneeAaron CamperBOOMscat and ShaMain. Another exciting bonus to The Neo Age Showcase is the "One Minute Mic" competition which will be hosted online and the winners (which will be chosen via Social Media) will perform on The Howard Theatre stage during the show July 23rd and a champion will be crowned. Participants can enter by posting a 15 sec Instagram video of a cover and using the hashtag #OneMinuteMic.

When asked about making Washington, DC the home of the new music experience, creator Zeplyn Xavier states  " With such a heavy existing music culture in the DMV, it was a great opportunity to partner with one of the most prestigious historic venues (The Howard Theatre), and co-create an experience that can mirror a time when Washington D.C. was a major location for rising Soul and R&B talent to come and perform. We are giving it a modern day twist and adding some flair, but the goal is to really amplify the amazing rising talent we have here and all across the nation ." 

The Neo Age Showcase is also proud to announce their partners  House Studios  TheBobbyPen  Gypsy Soul Entertainment &  SoulBounce. 
In addition, a percentage of the total proceeds after every Neo Age Showcase show will go to nonprofit organizations. For the July 23rd showcase experience, the recipients are Critical Exposure, a DC based organization which trains youth to use photography and advocacy to make real change in their schools and communities and DJ | JD Foundation who are committed to molding high school students by utilizing multiple developmental programs and networks to a thorough understanding of both finance, financial markets, and long-term goal setting.
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About Neo Age Showcase
Neo Age Showcase is a bimonthly experience presenting the Next Generation of local and global Soul and R&B artists.

Co-Created in partnership with The Historic Howard Theatre, hailed by the Washington Post as a venue that "symbolizes hope for D.C. to reclaim depth and soul of its past"; each showcase features four of the best talented and popular artists from the next generation of Soul and R&B music, accompanied by a band, an in show sing off and will be donating a percentage of total ticket sales Each show to non-profits organizations.

Neo Age Showcase will also be live streamed online in order to fulfill the mission of being the driving force that introduces not only the DMV community, but also the nation to the next generation of Soul and R&B artists.

About Candice Nicole Public Relations

Candice Nicole Public Relations is a boutique firm based in the Metropolitan area that was established in 2007. CNPR specializes in Publicity, Marketing, Events, Media Relations, Branding, Social Media Campaigns and more. Throughout the years, CNPR has worked with Spike Lee, OWN TV Network, TI, Big Boi, Howard Hewitt, Wale, Mindless Behavior, RaVaughn, Kevin McCall, Marsha Ambrosius + more! CNPR is a firm that believes in reaching to the sky and bringing out that star in YOU!

R&B Songstress PatriceLIVE on WPGC & Teyana Taylor coming to The Fillmore!

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DCLA Productions Presents:

July 9, 2015 | The Fillmore

Hosted by: WPGC's Tony Redz

Opening Acts: PatriceLIVE & Main Girl

Miss Black USA 2015 Pageant in Washington, DC | The Search is On!

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CNPR is very pleased to announce that we have been hired to handled the Publicity for the Miss Black USA 2015 Pageant! It will take place August 9, 2015 in Washington, DC!

If you're a company interested in Sponsoring the Pageant, please email

They're currently seeking out talent and below is how to apply.


Dream it and you can achieve it! You may apply to become a contestant in the Miss Black USA Pageant, by winning a state pageant in the state where you live, work or attend school. If there is not a state pageant held there, you may apply directly to the Miss Black USA Pageant as a Delegate-At-Large. If you meet the minimum eligibility requirements below, you may begin the At-Large-Delegate application process here. It’s as simple as 1, 2, and 3.
STEP ONE: To Apply Submit a Bio or Resume to
STEP TWO: Email a Recent Snapshot (This will not be returned and does not need to be a professional photo)
STEP THREE:If you meet the eligibility Criteria, you will be required to pay a $25.00 non-refundable application fee.
  • You must be at least 17 years of age and not older than 27 years of age by the date of the national competition for which you compete.
  • You must be a high school graduate or in your senior year of high school.
  • You must be single; not married.
  • You must be a natural born female.
  • You must be a United States citizen and live in the United States.
  • You must be in excellent physical and mental health.
  • You may not have competed more than twice in the national Miss Black USA pageant and may not represent the same state more than once.
Employees, officers, directors and agents of Miss Black USA Pageant and/or of any of their respective licensees, assigns, parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and the immediate family (spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, daughter, son, regardless of where they live) or members of their same households (whether related or not) of such employees, officers, directors and agents are not eligible to be contestants in the MISS BLACK USA PAGEANT or participate in this application process.
Once we receive your At-Large-Delegate Application, snapshot and fee, your application will be reviewed by the Miss Black USA National Recruitment Team and you will be contacted within two weeks by a member of the National Recruitment Team.