PAST ENTERTAINERS & SPEAKERS | Texas Black Expo

PAST ENTERTAINERS & SPEAKERS

Amber Holcomb

Amber Nicole Holcomb is an American singer, who came in fourth place on the twelfth season of American Idol. Born in Houston, Texas, Holcomb starting singing at the age of two in her hometown church. She took part in the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2013 from July 19 through August 31, 2013. Amber will be a panelist at this year’s Diva Dialogue.

Saturday, May 14 at 2 PM | George R. Brown Convention Center | Hall A | FREE EVENT

Billy Sorrells

Billy Sorrells is best known for his series of Youtube parodies, which have amassed a staggering 15-million total views and counting. The actor, stand-up comic and independent filmmaker is also partnering with Black Entertainment Television (BET) on a new web series called Office Code. Billy will be host of the Feel Good Friday Comedy Show!

Friday, May 13 | Doors Open 7 PM / Showtime 8 PM | House of Blues | 1204 Caroline Street, Houston | GET TICKETS

Carl Anthony Payne

Carl Anthony Payne is a stage and television actor, producer, and director.  He is best known for his role as Cole Brown on the popular TV series Martin and his recurring role as Theo Huxtable’s best friend Cockroach on the Cosby Show. Carl will be hosting Family Game Day .

Sunday, May 15 at 12 PM to 3 PM| George R. Brown Convention Center |1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston | FREE EVENT

Case

Case Woodard, known mononymously as Case, is a Grammy-nominated American R&B singer-songwriter.  After stints with R&B group ‘Future’ and a duo called ‘Black’,  Case’s solo career took off in 1996 with the release of “Touch Me, Tease Me” (with rapper Foxy Brown and R&B singer Mary J. Blige) from The Nutty Professor soundtrack, going gold and reaching #4 on the R&B charts and #14 on the Hot 100.  Case will be performing some of his R&B hits at the Old School Concert!

 Saturday, May 14 at 6 PM (doors open at 4) | Discovery Green Park | 1500 McKinney, Houston | FREE Admission (GET VIP SEATING)

Chubb Rock

Chubb Rock is a legendary hip-hop artist, rapper and radio personality at Majic ATL 107.5/97.5. His 1991 release entitled The One, reached No. 13 on Billboard’s “Top Hip-Hop/R&B” chart for that year. Three singles from that release, “Treat’em Right”, “Just The Two of Us” and “The Chubbster”, made it to No. 1 on Billboard’s “Top Rap Single” chart list for the same year. Chubb Rock will perform at this year’s Old School Concert.

Saturday, May 14 at 6 PM (doors open at 4) | Discovery Green Park | 1500 McKinney, Houston | FREE Admission (GET VIP SEATING)

Force M.D.’s

Force M.D.’s are known as the originators of Hip-Hop, Doo-Wop, and Hip-Hop Soul with hit songs like “Tender Love” and “Love is a House”. The group’s deep catalog of classic R and B/ Hip-Hop staples also include “Tears,” “Here I go Again,” “Let me Love You,” and their continued release of new anthems for all occasions has allowed them to maintain a consistent presence at radio and in the hearts of their fans. Watch them live at the Old School Concert!

Saturday, May 14 at 6 PM (doors open at 4) | Discovery Green Park | 1500 McKinney, Houston | FREE Admission (GET VIP SEATING)

Jalene Mack

Jalene Mack is an accomplished business woman,  attorney, actress, playwright, producer, writer and Founder/Artistic Director of MPAC- a nonprofit- that cultivates the interest of performing arts by exposing, educating, and entertaining.  Jalene will be a part of the Diva Dialogue panel discussion.

Saturday, May 14 at 2 PM | George R. Brown Convention Center | Hall A | FREE EVENT

JJ

Jillian “JJ” Simmons, a veteran radio host from Cincinnati, Ohio, is more than just another voice to fill the airwaves. As an on-air talent, she has captivated listeners from major cities from across the country, including her hometown Cincinnati (WIZF-FM), Dayton (WROU-FM), New York City (WBLS-FM, where she worked alongside “The Queen of All Media,” Wendy Williams), Indianapolis (WHHH-FM), and now Houston (KBXX-FM). JJ will be the moderator for the Diva Dialogue event.

Saturday, May 14 at 2 PM | George R. Brown Convention Center | Hall A | FREE EVENT

Keith Jacobs

Keith Jacobs is a pure vocalist whose voice brings nostalgia of when music had soul and lyrics with meaning. Often referred to as “Keif J.,” Keith has unparalleled stage presence, a keen sense of style, and a unique sound that makes him an artist you won’t forget. This 28 year old Houston native has been diligently working to make great music, increase awareness of his talent, and to raise the bar for what is expected from R&B music today. Catch Keith’s opening performance at the Old School Concert.

Saturday, May 14 at 6 PM (doors open at 4) | Discovery Green Park | 1500 McKinney, Houston | FREE Admission (GET VIP SEATING)

Letoya Luckett

LeToya Luckett is a singer-songwriter, actress and entrepreneur. She is best known as one of the original members of the R&B girl group Destiny’s Child; with whom she won two Grammy awards and released many successful commercial recordings.  The Houston native has  also enjoyed tremendous success as a solo artist with No. 1 hits like “Torn” and “She Don’t”.  LeToya currently stars in TV One’s new multi-generational comedy series, Here We Go Again.  She will be a panelist at this year’s Diva Dialogue.

Saturday, May 14 at 2 PM | George R. Brown Convention Center | Hall A | FREE EVENT

Tracye McDaniel

Tracye McDaniel is President and CEO of the Texas Economic Development Corporation — an independently funded and operated nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage and nurture economic growth throughout the state of Texas. Tracye has over 30 years of executive and senior management experience and will deliver the keynote speech at the Corporate Awards Luncheon.

Friday, May 13 at 12 NOON | George R. Brown Convention Center |1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston | GET TICKETS

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