Metro Detroit: Newsmakers June 9, 2006




Mix 92.3 and Oakland Mall to presents a “Gospel Challenge”

WMXDIn celebration of Black Music Month, Adult Urban WMXD-FM 92.3 and Oakland Mall are looking for the hottest choirs in the Detroit metro area to participate in the “Gospel Challenge” on Saturday, June 17th at Oakland Mall in Troy. Hosted by Grammy Award winner and host of the #1 rated Sunday morning gospel show, “Rhythm & Praise” Marvin Winans; the challenge is open to choir groups of all ages.

Interested groups must submit their demo CDs or videos to MIX92.3 for pre-selection process by email to, or by mail or in person at the MIX92.3 Studio, 645 Griswold Avenue, #633, Detroit, Michigan, 48226. Select choir groups will compete, Saturday, June 17th, at Oakland Mall in Center Court, from Noon-2pm, for their chance to win $500 in Oakland Mall gift certificates and other prizes. Special guest judges will include Vanessa Bell Armstrong among others who will determine the winning group of the 2006 “Gospel Challenge”.

Oakland Mall and MIX92.3 are encouraging everyone to come out and take part in celebrating Black Music Month. Patrons will have an opportunity to register to win an Apple iPod, various music CDs, Beans & Cornbread gift certificates, and more.

Eastern Market spices up Detroit with BBQ competition in July

It is the All Star of BBQ...the Homerun of Grilling Knowledge…the Big Daddy of Secret Spices, and the Masters of the Grill. Call it what you may, the Sizzle-N-Sauce BBQ Competition held July 8-9, 2006 will put one out of the park

Save the date for July 8-9, 2006 when over twenty-five contestants will release the sweetest smelling BBQ aromas at the 2nd Annual “Sizzle-N-Sauce” over Eastern Market for three pork, beef, & chicken stuffed days of BBQ heaven, where contestants will eat, sleep, and live to win cash prizes and trophies. Masters of the grill and folks wanting to enjoy the competitors finest BBQ, will descend on Eastern Market July 8 & 9 for a serious competition guaranteed to be seriously fun. Expected attendance at the event promised more than 20,000 BBQ lovers from around the globe who will gather to testify about the tasty delights of special sauces, rubs, ribs, and much more during the weekend.

The Main Stage is set with world-class musical entertainment on both Saturday and Sunday. The outstanding lineup of performers and entertainers will include the R&B sounds of Streetcorner and Larry Lee & Back In The Day, the jazz sounds of The Edge and the all-female group Straight Ahead, a Motown review by Horizon, Blues favorites by Bons Temps Roulle, and a very exciting blues show by Da Blooze Brothers. On-air personalities from both 100.3 WNIC-FM and MIX 92.3-FM will also make appearances during the weekend.

Admission to “Sizzle-N-Sauce” is absolutely FREE and a variety of BBQ menu items will be available for purchase to feed the entire family.

For more information about the event, visit or call (248) 324-5424. Limited sponsorship opportunities for this year's event also remain available. Sizzle-N-Sauce sponsors will have amazing contact and sales opportunities at this wonderful and exciting food and entertainment event at Eastern Market.







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This page contains a single entry by Mike Austerman published on June 9, 2006 8:30 AM.

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