DW3 set to perform at 26th Annual Imagen Awards

The Imagen Awards kicks off their 26th Annual Awards with a new face and it’s DW3. The popular growing Latin Jazz/R&B group will be performing at the awards this year in Beverly Hills at the Beverly Hilton hotel on Friday August 12th 2011. The Imagen Awards aims to recognize and reward positive portrayals of Latinos in all forms of media, as well as to encourage and recognize the achievements of Latinos in the entertainment and communications industries. The Imagen Foundation works to create, promote, and enhance opportunities for all Latinos in front of and behind the camera and throughout the entertainment industry, and serve as a liaison between the industry and the Latino community.

On June 26th, nominees were announced where several tv shows, episodes made categories like Best Primetime Television Program of the Week, Best National Informational Program, Best Feature Film, and Best Children’s Programming. Some great nominees are Selena Gomez, Lopez Tonight Show,  Law & Order: Los Angeles, Lies in Plain Sight and so many more. To view all nominations, visit http://www.imagen.org/news/imagen-awards/2011/06/nominees-26th-annual-imagen-awards-announced.

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“DW3’s “I Got You” Hits Top 25 On Billboard’s Smooth Jazz Charts”

LOS ANGELES (July 14, 2011) – Down With Three, better known as DW3, consists of three Latino singer-songwriter-musicians, Billy Mondragon, Damon Reel, and Eric Mondragon, whose harmonious sound has earned the group legions of fans worldwide.  Their new CD, “On the Floor,” is a masterful blend of R&B, soul, and smooth jazz music that includes the hot single, “I Got You,” featuring saxophonist Gerald Albright, which has hit the Top 25 on Billboard’s Smooth Jazz charts.  Their latest single, the title track, “On the Floor,” is gaining popularity on radio playlists around the country.

Drawing legions of fans around the world, DW3 has been singing together for years.  Each with their own distinctive sound – Billy with the Philip Bailey falsetto; Damon with the neo-soul R&B runs; and Eric with the head tones and growls of Stevie Wonder – DW3 has the ability to blend as one voice when singing together.
 
“We’ve been doing it so long, it’s kind of a natural thing.  It’s second nature,” said Billy during a recent interview on the Los Angeles radio station, 94.7 FM The Wave.  “We know each other.  I know what Eric’s going to do, I know what Damon’s going to do, so together it gels, it works.”
 
The talented trio are gifted musicians and songwriters in their own right, which helps give their music plenty of variety with three different viewpoints and tastes.  They are attracting lots of attention both locally, nationally and internationally, with “On the Floor,” reaching #1 in the U.K.
 
DW3 performs live weekly at Spaghettini Grill & Lounge in Seal Beach, California.  For more details, upcoming performances, and booking information, please visit www.dw3soul.com.  For updates, please visit www.twitter.com/dw3music.com and www.facebook.com/dw3music.com.
 

For interview requests and other press inquiries, please contact Joseph Babineaux of Perspective PR, (310) 461-1974 or joseph@perspective-pr.com.

It’s time for Artist/Songwriter Darlene McCoy to shine

The anointed singer, songwriter and minister of Darlene McCoy is like no other than you’d expect. She has her own style and grace and as a mother has groomed and prepared the newest move in the kingdom of God. For years Darlene has had the opportunity to grow in ministry by servicing with some of the nations’ greatest pastors and ministers of worship such as Pastor Gary Oliver, Minister Darwin Hobbs and Elder William Murphy. She has her own uniqueness to offer the music industry that cannot be compared to any artists before her. Her style is best described as refreshing, innovative, classic, anointed and powerful.

As the host of the hottest radio show The Darlene McCoy Show on PRAISE 1025 in Atlanta , Darlene has become the voice of reason in the community all across the south region. The radio station is currently the Top Gospel Station in the Country and is a Radio One with over 700,000 listeners. Darlene currently partners with RKD Music Management to introduce her second solo album for 2011. The former EMI recording artist will continue with her urban inspirational flair and introcuse and infusion of worship to her fans. The favor on her life has attracted the trendsetters in the world of entertainment. Producers like Music Mogul Dallas Austin, Tommy Sims are just a few who will be collaborating on the upcoming project.

One of McCoys’ newest projects is her new book JENIMAC Moments, a book of Inspirational words of wisdom as we live our lives day by day. The book can be purchased anywhere online. New Single “I Shall Live & Not Die” summer of 2011.