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Stephen “tWitch” Boss

So You Think You Can Dance All-Star, Season 12 ‘Mentor’, and favorite Stephen “tWitch” Boss continues to make a splash with his multitude of talents. He recently filmed the second installment in the Magic Mike franchise, Magic Mike XXL, in the role of ‘Malik’. 

Along with his work in feature films, he continues his run as Ellen DeGeneres’ favorite guest DJ on her hit talk show, Ellen.  Boss originally won over critics and fans alike with his amazing performances on Season 4 of the popular Fox dance competition series So You Think You Can Dance, where he captivated audiences with his impressive dancing skills and unmatched charisma.  Just short of making the Top 20 in Season 3, he came back in the next year and was redeemed with a spot on the show and the runner-up title.  His memorable performance in Mercy aka The Door Dance alongside Katee Sheen was nominated for a 2009 Emmy award for Best Choreography.

In 2010, Boss was invited back to So You Think You Can Dance for a special All – Star Season 7. This season would prove to be a very important year in his career and life, as he met fellow All-Star dancer Allison Holker.  She is now his wife.  Also that season, his hip hop performance of Get Outta Yo Mind with classically trained contestant Alex Wong won the Emmy for Outstanding Choreography.  In the season finale, Boss’ longtime supporter, TV personality Ellen DeGeneres stepped in for an injured Wong to recreate the award-winning dance for the surprised audience.  Boss has continued to dance, choreograph & even judge on subsequent seasons.

Don’t miss tWitch on the Fashion & Entertainment Stage, Friday April 22 at 1:30 pm. You are sure to be dazzled by his slick moves!  VIP Meet and Greet with G105

Whitney Way Thore from My Big Fat Fabulous Life

Don’t’ miss Whitney Way Thore from TLC’s My Big Fat Fabulous Life at the Southern Women’s Show on Saturday. Whitney’s viral YouTube video series, "A Fat Girl Dancing" thrust her into the spotlight and sparked a global conversation about body image. As a body-positive activist and self-love advocate, Whitney founded the No Body Shame Campaign to help men and women of every variety love and live their lives free of shame. Currently, she stars in the hit TLC reality show My Big Fat Fabulous Life, which showcases Whitney's family and friends, her dance career, and her journey to mental, physical, and emotional health. Whitney is committed to initiating positive and sustainable changes in herself and others as well as enjoying every delicious inch of her body and her life along the way. In her free time, she is writing her first book titled, I Do It With the Lights On to be published by Random House in 2016. She lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with her cats Henchi and Wanda, teaches dance classes specifically designed to build confidence and hopes that every person on the planet finds their FABULOUS.

Meet Whitney at the Fashion Stage at 1:00pm on Saturday.

At Home Canning with Kendra Lynne

Encouraging women all over the world to get out of their comfort zones and try something new, Kendra Lynne is on a mission to teach the joys of home canning to a new generation of do-it-yourselfers. Whether you're brand new to canning or you're looking to expand the bounty of your stores, Kendra is excited to be at the Southern Women's Show this year teaching women how to save money, eat healthier, and be fully stocked with convenient and nutritious homemade heat-and-eat meals year-round!

Still Being Molly

Life and style blogger Molly Stillman has been sharing her likes, dislikes, and a piece of her mind with the internet for nearly a decade. On her blog, still being molly, she writes daily about fashion and beauty, some of her favorite recipes, her DIY and home decor projects, photography, product reviews, life as a wife and mother, and even about money. Yep, money... how to save it, spend it, get out of debt, and more.

At the Southern Women’s Show this year, Molly will be bringing you a fashion show featuring real, local women and she’ll be showing you how to rock this year’s trends.

You do not want to miss Molly on the main fashion stage for a fashion show that won’t be like any other fashion show you’ll ever see.

Dwayna Litz - Happiness No Man Required

Catch Dwayna Litz on the Spotlight Stage Friday and Saturday as she discusses her new book and gives you the top ten tips to find Happiness No Man Required!

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.

Randy Arnold, Barefoot Ambassador

Barefoot Ambassador Randy Arnold was born in Sonoma County, California. Randy grew up in the idyllic surroundings of his family's orchards and vineyards in the Sebastopol area. His wine grape growing experience began at the “ground level” helping plant grapevines in his family’s vineyards. Following a degree in Wine Marketing, Randy learned first-hand about the wine industry by working for numerous vineyards, wineries and distributors throughout Northern California.
This year marks the 22nd anniversary of Randy joining Barefoot Winery. Prior to Randy’s arrival at Barefoot, the Winery founders, Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey, would spread the word about Barefoot by donating wine to events organized by local non-profits, they liked to call this "worthy cause marketing". With Michael and Bonnie's support, when Randy arrived at Barefoot he set about expanding this marvelous idea. Over two decades later, Randy - with Barefoot Winery's support - has assisted over 200 non-profits and has also personally attended and poured at more than 1,200 non-profit benefits. One of the first “out” Sale Managers in the wine business, Randy has been central to Barefoot Winery’s long-standing support of the LGBT community and has developed key relationships for Barefoot with  a wide assortment of non-profits supporting the LGBT Community. Randy really embodies Barefoot's aim to “make the world a better place through wine."
As Barefoot ambassador, Randy travels across the country sharing with the public his passion for making wine fun as well as training the next generation of Barefoot representatives in the unique Barefoot culture. Remembering the mantra to “make the world a better place through wine,” Randy encourages all new Barefoot representatives to choose non-profits and causes that are close to their own heart just as he has done since 1990. 
Randy feels very fortunate to be a part of a very successful winery that does so much good in the world. He looks forward to introducing you to new Barefoot wines and bubbles!
Join Randy on the Spotlight Stage for “Bubbly 101” where he will cover topics from selecting to serving Bubbly.

Days of our Lives at the Southern Women's Show

Meet Days of our Lives stars Billy Flynn, Lauren Koslow AND Suzanne Rogers at the Southern Women’s Show on Friday, April 22nd at 2:30. All three stars on will be appearing on the Fashion and Entertainment Stage in the Jim Graham Building.

Dance N2 Shape

Tina B. is a certified group fitness instructor through Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), International Fitness Certification (IFA) and is CPR & First Aid certified. She uses her certifications to create and teach safe and effective classes for women. After teaching Dance N2 Shape classes for a few years, the demand became more than her schedule allowed, so in 2011 Tina licensed 29 instructors as Dance N2 Shape instructors in the NC area. Through Dance N2 Shape, Tina began meeting women of all ages who no longer valued themselves as they once did.

It is clear that Tina’s passion is making sure women reach their full potential and continues to do just that through Dance N2 Shape. She realizes the power of today’s woman and the need for her to be strong, healthy and valued.

Find out more about Tina by visiting her websites , and by catching her on the Spotlight Stage Saturday, April 23 at 11:30.

Amazing Grace Etiquette

Amazing Grace Etiquette was launched in 2003, by Dr. Donna E. Corbett to provide innovative etiquette education to adults and children throughout the Triangle area. Dr. Corbett has overwhelmingly convinced countless parents, school systems, businesses and community-based organizations that etiquette education is essential to the social development of youth and adults.  With over 20 years of experience in the etiquette education and modeling arenas, success in her growing business venture was inevitable.

Dr. Corbett will be hosting her game show, "How Well Do You Know Your Etiquette?" on the Spotlight at 4:30 on Friday, April 22 and again at 3:30 on Sunday, April 24. Contestants are paired off with questions from simple etiquette that you thought you knew to etiquette for formal settings.

Advance tickets sold at Walgreens

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