Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The TRUTH Awards ‘08: Giving Recognition While Raising Awareness

Contact: Miles Media & Marketing
Hope Miles – milesmediamarketing@gmail.com
The TRUTH Awards ‘08: Giving Recognition While Raising Awareness
Award Show Weekend Kicks off With Great Causes
CHICAGO – (September 5, 2008) The Chicago music community has been looking forward to celebrating their best entertainers, TV, and radio personalities. The TRUTH Awards ’08, Chicago’s most respected and talked about entertainment event graces the weekend of October 10th-11th with events that will promote literacy, HIV awareness, and voter registration.

On Friday, October 10, 2008, at 6 p.m. the Chicago Department of Public Health, PHLI, the Hip Hop Credit Union Program, and the South Side Community Economic Development Center present the TRUTH 4 Literacy Fashion Gala supporting Hip Hop Against HIV. Great people are coming out to support and raise money for this cause. In an effort to try something different, books donated from the TRUTH 4 Literacy after school program will be sold and distributed to the youth emphasizing reading, writing, and communication skills.

Later, at 8 p.m., sponsors, nominees, and performing artists of The 8th Annual Hip Hop & R&B awards like: rap groups L.E.P. and Speed Knot Mobstaz, R&B songstress Syleena Johnson, along with newcomers Ben 1 and J. Hollis will compete in The TRUTH Celebrity Hip Hop Hoops Challenge benefiting The TRUTH 4 Literacy after school program.

Lastly, on Saturday, October 11, 2008, is The TRUTH Awards VIP Red Carpet Reception from 6-7 p.m. Watch Chicago’s best rip up the red carpet, doing interviews, and greeting fans. The TRUTH Awards show will begin promptly at 7 p.m..

The most respected and talked about entertainment event to represent ‘The Chi’, will produce it's most amazing star studded extravaganza giving respect to the Chicago connect. To view and vote for your favorite nominees, visit www.cityalert.com/thetruthawards .

For tickets & more information call 312.980.2681 or thetruth@midwestgap.com


About The TRUTH Awards -The TRUTH Awards, in its eighth year will blast off with performances by some of Chi-town's most talented recording artists, joined by some of the entertainment industry’s elite, politicians, TV, and radio personalities as award presenters: the nominees will sit in anticipation on who will take home the coveted award as the best and brightest for ‘o7/’o8. Awards will be given to: The Hottest Album, The Hottest Single, Best New Artist, Hottest Producers, Best Radio Station, Best Radio Personality, Funniest Comedian, Hottest Radio DJ, Hottest Club DJ, Best Party Promoter, Hottest Neo Soul Artist, Hottest Poet, Best Independent Film, Best Gospel Artist, Best Video, Person or Artist of the Year. There will be five recognition awards: The TRUTH Hall of Fame, The Quincy Jones Lifetime Achievement award, The Donda West Music & Education Scholarship, The George Daniels ‘Keep It Real’ award, and Tribute Honors to 25 years of House Music.

About MG Media -A ten-year-old publishing and promotional company based in Chicago. MG Media publishes The TRUTH magazine: Hip Hop Culture at Its Best, The TRUTH magazine highlights Chicago’s emerging hip-hop community with positive stories and attractive pictorials. MG Media produces The TRUTH Awards: Giving Respect to the Chicago Connect. The company also created TRUTH B Told, an e -newsletter focusing on politics and social issues effecting urban America, distributed weekly.

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