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Southern Women's Show
Charlotte Convention Center Hall C
Charlotte, NC

Special Guests

Val Chmerkovskiy

Fan favorite, world champion dancer, and reality star Val Chmerkovskiy of Dancing with the Stars will be appearing at the Southern Women’s Show in Charlotte! Chmerkovskiy is a two-time winner of the hit ABC celebrity dance competition, as well as a two-time World Latin Dance champion and 14-time U.S. National Latin Dance champion. He is also the author of “I'll Never Change My Name: An Immigrant's American Dream from Ukraine to the USA to Dancing with the Stars, which chronicles the failures and successes that have shaped him, from his early life in Ukraine to immigrating to the U.S. to his ascent to pro dancing stardom.

Chmerkovskiy will appear Saturday, August 24 at 1pm on the Novant Health Entertainment Stage to share the behind-the-scenes details of filming Dancing with the Stars, what it was like to grow up as an immigrant in Brooklyn, how he achieved career success amidst the ups and downs, and what others can learn from his inspirational life experiences in pursuit of their own dreams. A fan meet-and-greet will follow.

Super fans can purchase a special Meet & Greet Package that includes a photo and autograph of Val, a special lanyard, SWS reusable shopping bag, a copy of his book and reserved seating here.

**Food Lion Exclusive** Taylor Hicks

**Food Lion Exclusive** Taylor Hicks, one of the most beloved and popular American Idol winners of all time, appears at the Southern Women's Show on the Food Lion Kitchen Stage Saturday, August 24! From the start, Hick's material on the mega-hit singing competition show set him apart, with his unique take on Southern soul, country, R&B, and blues. There were 64 million votes cast, nearly 37 million American viewers and more than 200 million viewers worldwide that tuned in to crown Hicks the season five winner of American Idol. In addition to performing, Hicks currently hosts “State Plate” on INSP (Inspiration Network).

Muggsy Bogues

Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues was born January 9, 1965, in Baltimore, Maryland. During his high school junior and senior years, Dunbar won 59 consecutive games and was ranked as one of the top high school team in the United States. He graduated from Wake Forest where the school retired his jersey number. Muggsy was selected 12th in the first round of the NBA draft by the Washington Bullets. For seven years he led the NBA in assist to turnover ratio, and retired from the NBA as the 16th All Time record holder in history for assists. This will bring clarity to how he got the nickname “The Human Assist.” He gained plenty of attention with his unique ball handling skills; he could maintain a legal dribble so close to the ground that his knuckles dragged on the floor; and with his high jumper range 44 inch leaps on the court.

The Charlotte Hornets drafted Muggsy, where raised his points-per game average to ten in the 1992-93 season and helped lead the Hornets to their first ever appearance in the NBA playoffs. They made the playoffs again in 1995. From there Muggsy played two seasons with the Warriors, and then signed as a free agent with the Toronto Raptors, taking them to their first playoff series. This is where he would essentially conclude his career. Since leaving the NBA, Muggsy works with his nonprofit Always Believe Inc based in Charlotte, NC where he resides with his family. Muggsy is a public speaker and an Ambassador for the NBA traveling the world educating youth. Meet Muggsy in The Dapper Doughnut exhibit space # 647, 746 on Saturday, August 24.

Miss North Carolina, Laura Little

Laura Brooke Little is 23 years old and resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and attends the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She has been a competitive dancer for 12 years and a cheerleader for 7. Throughout her time as a dancer, she won multiple national awards at Encore, ShowStoppers, and Applause. She was named an All American Cheerleader for three consecutive years and was featured on ESPN as she was chosen to represent her state as a cheerleader at the Capital One Bowl.
Following her time as a competitive dancer, she cheered professionally for both the Charlotte Hornets Honeybees of the NBA and the Charlotte Checkers CheckMates of the AHL for 4 consecutive years. She was selected as the “Sideline Attraction Cheerleader” in the 2017 magazine for All pro-cheer.  She now enjoys choreographing routines for other young aspiring dancers.
Laura is a nationally published model and travels the country to represent and shoot for clothing lines, brands, and companies. Most recently published in Pageantry Magazine, she provides content, interviews, and photos. Laura was selected from 3,000 girls to be the next Jovani Ambassador where she will continue to travel, model, and promote the Jovani Line. Laura and her sister Courtney were the faces of the Jovani/JVN prom line for the 2017/18 season. Now Laura can be seen on FOX/NBC in Victory Lane for Nascar and Supercross as she gets to travel the globe as a Monster Energy Model!
Laura is the longest running intern at Seacrest Studios at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, NC. She hosts her own weekly radio show for over 200+ patients and families. She has a passion for children and received the Presidential Community service award for her time spent at Levine.
Meet Laura at the Southern Women’s Show on Sunday, August 25th! Stay tuned for details on time and location.

Southern Belle Medium

Come listen to Tamara Caulder Richardson, AKA; “The Southern Belle Medium” ™ - give healing messages from loved ones that have crossed over. Tamara will be performing several live medium demonstrations entitled, “Messages from Heaven,” on the Fashion Stage. Each of Tamara’s shows is different so plan to attend more than one demonstration and experience this amazing ability for yourself. Who knows, you may be one of the lucky ones to receive a personal message. Please be sure to come a few minutes early to get a good seat for these events. Remember to have an open heart when wanting a message. Know that the love we share in this world and the next is eternal.

Tamara Caulder Richardson, The Southern Belle Medium™, will have an exhibit booth where she will be offering at her exhibit booth, 30-minute limited medium/life path readings (first come, first serve), IN-PERSON for ONLY $175!
Note: Up to (3) family members in a reading welcomed.

AS A BONUS… With each paid reading Tamara will give you a FREE angel wing pendant necklace in a silk gift bag (valued at $16.99), accompanied with a channeled message from Heaven!
If you are too busy to attend a show or book a private reading on-site, no worries! You can purchase a 30-minute off-site medium reading and receive a Skype, Zoom or phone session after the show in the convenience of your own home! Note: The readings will be scheduled in April. After your payment is received please email us,, to book your reading time.
In addition to her stage and booth readings, Tamara will be selling her popular, Bible-based essential oil sprays and roll-ons for: “Protection (with Holy Water) and Healing (for healing the sick)”, and her affordable and beautiful - Carolina Angel sterling silver/gemstone jewelry, and stylish - Southern Belle Medium ™ full-color logo - ladies fitted t-shirts for only $24.99!

Tamara Caulder Richardson’s Bio:
Tamara was born blessed with many spiritual gifts. However, she feels her six near-death experiences and going to Heaven where she spent it with Jesus for three days while she was in a coma, enhanced her gifts of “knowing,” mediumship, psychic abilities, remote viewing, and channeling Jesus regularly, and the heavenly realm. Tamara is a physical and mental medium. To master her spiritual God-given gifts, she has trained with renowned celebrity mediums and authors: UK’s Tony Stockwell, Janet Nohavec, and John Holland, and was certified as an Advanced Psychic Medium by International TV Medium, Lisa Williams. Tamara is writing her first book, “Love from Heaven”. She is an ordained Christian Minister, and spiritual teacher where she has taught mediumship at such esteemed places like the Edgar Cayce Center in Virginia Beach, VA at the Psychic Conference, on Nov. 9-11, 2018.

Tamara is the also the director of her own online teaching academy called, Enlighten University – School for Advanced Spiritual Development,, where she offers classes to anyone interested in learning about various spiritual topics. Of Tamara is known for her detailed, evidential style of mediumship where she uses her “Southern Belle” charm that uses love and humor to open the heart.

“Know… We All Have A Fan Club in Heaven” 

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Varsha Mathur

Varsha is a dating coach who lives by the principles of her business, Luxe: Life Unleashed by an Exceptional Existence. Using her background in law, business, and nonprofit leadership, she is able to enhance the positive accountability experience with her Luxe in Love™ Coaching Program and help women find love. Catch Varsha on the Spotlight Stage daily at 1:30pm as she presents Dating and Relationships for Today’s Woman.

Making Magical Memories with your Favorite Fairytale Princesses

Be our guests at a magical performance with your treasured princesses, provided by The Princess Party! The enchanted performance will be held on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25 on the Novant Health Entertainment Stage. Bring your little princesses and sing-a-long with your favorite fairytale friends. Don't forget your cameras for an opportunity to meet and pose for pictures with the princesses following their performance. 
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