CINCINNATI, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On January 9, 2010 the Cintas Center at Xavier University will be filled with music and celebration as the Allstate Gospel Superfest rolls into Cincinnati, OH. In its 11th year, the Allstate Gospel Superfest, sponsored in part by Procter & Gamble (P&G) brands Swiffer®, Mr. Clean®, Bounty®, Charmin®, and Gain®, will bring together more than thirty national acts for one night to celebrate with song and praise.
This year's event will be co-hosted by film and television stars Vivica A. Fox and Flex Alexander and will introduce the first ever Horizon Award, which will honor songstress, Mary Wynn of Detroit, as one of the nation's most promising new voices. "I am honored to bring together such a strong group of performers to showcase the message of faith, hope and love for audiences across the U.S.," said Dr. Bobby Cartwright, show founder and executive producer.
"P&G is thrilled to be a sponsor for the Gospel Superfest, which is a must-stop on the gospel music events calendar," said Marchoe Northern, P&G Swiffer brand manager. "For P&G, it is important for us to support events and programs that celebrate the rich culture of all of our consumers."
The event will feature thirty national acts including, Richard Smallwood, J. J. Hairston, Jason Nelson, Ki Ki Sheard, The Whispers, Shirley Murdock, J. Moss, 21:03, Dorinda Clark Cole, James Jackson & Atlanta Praise, Tonya Baker, Karen Clark Sheard, Ricky Dillard & New G, Keith Wonderboy Johnson, James Fortune, Regina Belle, The CCC Step Team of Brooklyn, NY, Vicky Winans, Professor Wilbur Belton & The Ladweg Choir, Ernest Pugh, among others.
About Gospel Superfest
The Allstate Gospel Superfest is one of the nation's largest TV recordings in the field of urban-targeted- inspirational music and entertainment. Founded in 1998, the show has maintained a consistent presence in broadcast syndication for ten consecutive years since the year 2000. Releasing five one-hour specials a year, The Allstate Gospel Superfest is carried by major TV network affiliated stations including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW, & MYTV. The show is aired locally in Cincinnati on WXIX Fox 19. In domestic syndication the series reached an unprecedented US TV household coverage of over 90% in the years 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. (Source Nielsen Media Research) Gospel Superfest TV programming reaches millions of TV viewers annually via domestic syndication and cable. The show is also carried on major Christian networks including The Trinity Broadcasting Network (the world's largest) and The Word Network which can be viewed on multiple cable carriers and Direct TV.
About Procter & Gamble
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About the Allstate Corporation
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer. Widely known through the "You're In Good Hands With Allstate®" slogan, Allstate is reinventing protection and retirement to help more than 17 million households insure what they have today and better prepare for tomorrow. Consumers access Allstate insurance products and services through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives in the U.S. and Canada, as well as via www.allstate.com and 1-800 Allstate®.
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