CANTON, OH (July 16, 2009) - Guests at this year's Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Fashion Show Luncheon on Friday, Aug. 7, will see a lot of "Attitude" - the theme of this year's fashion extravaganza.
The event promises to be action-packed, starting with a delectable lunch, followed by a fabulous runway show, including state-of-the-art sound, lighting, and video to showcase male and female professional models featuring the season's hottest fashions. Eight of the models will be winners from the second annual Enshrinement Festival "Top Model Competition" which was held on Feb. 27 and attracted 34 contestants.
An extended runway layout will greet guests, assuring that all segments of the auditorium have a perfect view of the fashion trends, including severe shapes and geometric designs, neon colors and high-shine fabrics, leggings and big accessories.
Those trends are also expected to be seen on the Fashion Show Luncheon attendees who hope to win the second annual "Fan Fashion Favorite" contest sponsored by Westfield Belden Village. A winner in each dining room will receive a $50 Westfield Belden Village gift card or a $250 Westfield Belden Village gift card if selected as the grand prize winner in the main auditorium just prior to the start of the show. Ladies - and gentlemen - are encouraged to come dressed in their finest.
Providing added energy throughout the show will be a variety of musical entertainment provided by electric violinist Cathy Morris and hip-hop artist Jennifer Johns. Morris is noted for her contemporary jazz spiced with Latin rhythms, funk grooves, and some Cajun fun - all combining for a distinctive sound she calls "Party Jazz!" Johns gravitates toward heart-rending and head-bobbing selections from hip-hop to R & B, soul, electronica, funk, reggae and every rhythm in between.
Tickets for this fashion and entertainment extravaganza are available by calling (330) 458-2048. For the complete Schedule of Events and news about the 15 public events to be held during the 10-day Enshrinement Festival, check out the Web site: www.profootballhofef.com.
###ARTIST BIOS Cathy Morris
Electric violinist Cathy Morris has a passion for sharing music with audiences of all ages. With a presentation that virtually commands the listener's eyes as well as their ears, she conveys her genuine enthusiasm for music and life. Combining contemporary jazz spiced with Latin rhythms, funk grooves, and some Cajun fun, she has created her own distinctive sound that she calls "Party Jazz!"Morris has traveled extensively to perform, including at the opening ceremonies for the World Swimming Championships and Formula One and Indy 500 races. She has also been a musical ambassador at private VIP gatherings to visiting world leaders including Mikail Gorbachev and the Prince and Princess of Serbia; for political leaders including Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush; and in concert opening for Al Jareau, George Benson, and Chuck Mangione, to mention a few. As a recording artist, Morris has four CDs of original music in addition to her nationally-acclaimed holiday disc, A Cathy Morris Christmas She has a strong commitment to education that puts her in front of and collaborating with literally thousands of students each year performing convocations, conducting workshops, and performing the original music she has arranged for string and full orchestras. Jennifer Johns
Innovative, driven, compassionate, and powerful are all words that have been used by publicists and critics alike to describe Oakland, Calif., born singer, songwriter, and spoken word artist, Jennifer Johns.Since birth, Johns has been making the world, in her words, "just a little bit more melodic" with her sometimes boisterous, sometimes soft, but always powerful voice. She doesn't remember a day when she wasn't singing, and her first experience on stage was at church at the tender age of three, and she hasn't stopped since then. Growing up, she was influenced by Earth, Wind and Fire, Phoebe Snow, and Sade, through to Paul Simon and Whitney Houston. These and more, plus distinctive West Indian rhythms, filled her home as a youngster. And somewhere along the way, she fell in love with hip-hop. Her work vacillates between hip-hip, R & B, soul, electronica, funk, reggae, and every kind of rhythm in between. Her sultry voice crafts tunes that are both heart-rending and head-bobbing. Her album titled Heavyelectromagneticsoularpoeticjunglehop is co-produced by Grammy nominee Spontaneous and on her own label, Nayo Movement Music. It is an interesting showcase for the talents of Johns and sends the message that she is here to stay.