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Southern Women's Show - Raleigh
North Carolina State Fairgrounds
Raleigh, NC


Michael O’Rourke

A powerful force with a dynamic stage presence, Michael O’Rourke is known as a visionary with an uncanny sense of predicting the next big movement in the beauty industry. His ability to observe the world at large has resulted in some of the most trend-setting and unique products including his latest hit “Rock Your Hair.” Get inspired and explore the depths of your own creativity as Michael demonstrates and explains his proprietary cutting system “Angles in Motion” and shares with you his insights and advice from over 50 years as a platform artist, salon owner and entrepreneur. Don't miss this amazing opportunity to connect with Michael in an intimate environment.

Cynthia Jones

National recording artist Cynthia Jones is a Billboard charting singer, songwriter, arranger and producer. This powerful Grammy and Stellar Award nominated vocalist has a dynamic stage presence, and is known as Gospel’s Queen of Neo-Soul.
She is not what some call a traditional gospel artist. She is jazzy, smooth, and easy on the ears, with a voice that is simply arresting.
Jazz Great, and Bravo’s Hit Reality TV star Ben Tankard, of “Thicker Than Water” requested Cynthia to do a collaboration with him on his current “Full Tank” CD, featuring her smoothness singing “Something About That Name”, a song written and arranged by Cynthia.
Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to be a part of the audience at Cynthia’s performance and have the opportunity to win a FREE Gift. Cynthia will be on The Fashion & Entertainment Stage. Check schedule for exact times.

Eirinn Abu

Joining us this year at the Southern Women’s Show is Saxophone Recording Artist, Eirinn Abu. Eirinn Abu gives the saxophone a new voice and sound. His peers call him the instrumental version of Josh Groban or Andrea Bocelli. He has a new recording of the number one love song of all time, “I Will Always Love You” with guest artist Dolly Parton. Eirinn will be sharing his music with us introducing his new CD “Ten Love Stories” a series of theme songs from the top ten classic love movies of all time.

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The Millionaire Matchmaker

Patti Stanger is the star and executive producer of Bravo’s hit The Millionaire Matchmaker. Going into its seventh season, the show has gained record-breaking viewership. Patti is known for navigating her business dealings with intense passion. For those that turn to her for help in the love department, she gives them nothing less than her soul in the quest to find them their perfect match. Patti and her highly trained staff personally match every member according to their exact preferences and requirements, and follow up with each one on a regular basis. Her bluntness continues to garner her infamy, but no one can deny that Patti has one of the biggest hearts in the matchmaking field and is often sought out for advice by other matchmaking professionals.
As a third generation matchmaker, Patti founded The Millionaire's Club in 2000 and currently has more than 40,000 women members. Membership fees for men can range from $45,000 to $150,000 per year. Patti and her team work closely with leading psychologists, relationship counselors, date coaches, hypnotherapists, and image consultants, as well as with a variety of top-notch personal trainers and hairstylists to assist their clients in finding their soul mate.
Want to look like a Million? Be part of the Audience at Patti’s appearance and have the opportunity to win a $500 Gift Card to plus select the perfect shoes with $100 Gift Certificate to SRI Shoe Warehouse.
Meet Patti on Friday on the Main Fashion Stage. Check schedule for exact times.

Glitz The Entertainer

A long time ago everyone searched for Waldo, but today’s community of swagger wants to know… Where is Glitz?
Glitz The Entertainer is a fictional character who makes appearances at the hottest happening events. Glitz means born to shine and her motto is “Don’t let anybody stop your shine,” a message that is welcomed by all.
People search for Glitz at events hoping to capture a picture, word of encouragement, or one of her sponsor gift giveaways, while others just want to admire her as moving art. Strolling around in spectacular costumes with her amazingly soft golden face of glitter, and captivating smile brings excitement to every room she enters. She is the epitome of a professional entertainer to the fullest.
Glitz is more than a strolling act; she is customizable entertainment who travels internationally. You may have spotted Glitz hosting a show in Montego Bay, Jamaica; Performing as the main stage act at Sioux City, Iowa Convention Center; Promoting CEF during a television interview on KMEG channel 14 news; Special guest announcer & half-time performer at Venice Beach Basketball League (VBL) in California; Acting as a Fun-Facilitator on the Tennessee River Boat; Parading in Raleigh, NC Christmas Parade; Entertaining at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade; Chanting and giving a motivational speech at Fuquay-Varina Middle School in Fuquay-Varina, NC; Marketing TCP Magazine at The African American Culture Festival; Conducting interviews at BET Fan Festival in Los Angeles, CA; Dancing at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL.; or Making an appearance on Let’s Make a Deal with Wayne Brady.
There are many more places where you may have spotted Glitz, that’s because whether new school or old school, from children, to the elderly, to “A” list celebrities… Glitz is for every-body!
Meet Glitz The Entertainer Saturday across from main stage as she takes pictures and conducts an onsite audition for the Amateur Night at The Hayti in Durham, NC. Glitz will escort the competition winning adult and child act (age 5 – 15) on a travel & hotel expense paid trip to the world famous Apollo Theater in New York City, where they will perform. This event supports needed care for our veterans at The Next Level Campus.
Now drum roll please… The Southern Women Show is one of the hottest events in Raleigh, which brings out many Happy people. We will conduct Impromptu Happy by Pharrell Lip-Dub videos, so come with expectations of having a festive creative inspirational entertaining good time. It’s your day and we want you to shine bright!
Then come back on Sunday and see Glitz The Entertainer for Motivational Fun 3:00 – 3:30 on The Fashion & Entertainment Stage.
For More information: 919-450-8000 Instagram @WeLoveGlitz

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