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Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols closed out season 7 of ATL Live on the Park with musical performances, a pre-election 'Get Out and Vote' rally and an exclusive screening of "STAR", a new series from FOX co-created by Lee Daniels. Cast members Jude Demorest, Brittany O' Grady and Ryan Destiny gave special guest a sneak peek into this emotionally powerful drama that follows three talented young singers as they navigate the cut-throat music business. The season 7 finale also featured dynamic performances by the impeccable Julie Dexter, SandyRedd, Rayven Justice and Dondria Nicole. Political Strategist / Correspondent Tharon Johnson attended the event and spoke to the crowd about the importance about voting in this year's election. The event was hosted by Boom 102.9's Ed Lover and sponsored by FOX, Gentleman Jack, ChooseATL, Majic 107.5 and Boom 102.9. Guests also enjoyed sounds by DJ E-Clazz and a performance by Quinn and the Jukebox.

Notables in attendance of last night's performances included, but were not limited to:

  • Brad James (Actor)
  • Bryan Michael Cox (Music Producer)
  • Christian Keyes (Actor, "Saints & Sinners")
  • Clifton Powell (Actor, "Saints & Sinners")
  • Demetria McKinney (actress/singer)
  • Diallo Thompson (Actor, "Barbershop 3 The Next Cut"
  • Gocha Hawkins (WE tv's "L.A. Hair")
  • Isaac Hayes III (Music Producer)
  • Jacob Latimore (Actor, "Collateral Beauty")
  • JD Williams (Actor, "Saints & Sinners")
  • Keith Robinson (Actor, "Saints & Sinners")
  • Natasha Mosley (Singer)
  • Latocha Scott (Singer, Formerly XSCAPE)
  • Lil Zane (Rapper)
  • Lisa Wu (Bravo's "Real Housewives of Atlanta")
  • Meelah Williams (Singer, Formerly 702)
  • Mishon Ratliff (Singer/Actor)
  • Trina Braxton (WE tv's "Braxton Family Values")
  • Troy Taylor (Music Producer, Songbook Entertainment)
  • Vanessa Bell Calloway (Actress)
  • Vina Mills

The 8th season of ATL Live on the Park will return on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. For more information about ATL Live on the Park or its co-producers, Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols, please contact Angela Watts at press@10squaredpr.com or 678-637-0982.

Event Images: https://10squaredpr.smugmug.com/ATLOP-November-2016/

Photo Credit: Prince Williams ofATLPics.net

Media contact: 10 Squared Agency | press@10squaredpr.com | 678-637-0982



Featuring a soundtrack of original music and stunning music performances, STAR is an emotionally powerful drama that follows three talented young singers -- desperate for a new start and with ambitions of stardom -- as they navigate the cut-throat music business. The series stars Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award, Grammy Award and Golden Globe Award winner Queen Latifah ("Bessie," "Bringing Down The House") as CARLOTTA and Emmy Award nominee Benjamin Bratt ("24: Live Another Day," "Law & Order") as JAHIL, and newcomers Jude Demorest as STAR, Ryan Destiny as ALEXANDRA, Brittany O'Grady as SIMONE and Amiyah Scott as COTTON. The series also will feature guest stars Grammy Award winner Lenny Kravitz ("Lee Daniels' The Butler," "The Hunger Games"), supermodel/actress Naomi Campbell (EMPIRE) and Grammy Award-nominated musician and actor Tyrese Gibson ("2 Fast 2 Furious").

STAR is a production of 20th Century Fox Television in association with Lee Daniels Entertainment. Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy are the creators and executive producers of the series. Pamela Oas Williams and Effie Brown also serve as executive producers. Chuck Pratt is an executive producer and serves as showrunner of the series. "Like" STAR on Facebook at facebook.com/STARonFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @STARand join the discussion by using#Star. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @STARonFOX


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