Lighting up Boardwalk Hall during Wednesday evening’s preliminary competition was several outstanding talent performances

Joell Posey Grager .  Miss Texas Caroline Carothers performed a rousing baton twirling routine to Chicago’s “Hot Honey Rag,” while Miss Louisiana Justine Kerr wowed the audience with an excellent classic piano piece, but it was the peppy jazz dance routine to the hit showstopper, “They Just Keep Moving the Line” from Smash by Miss Arkansas Savvy Shields that took…

Miss America 2017 – Tuesday Night Preliminary Competition

Joell Posey Grager Tuesday evening, September 6th marked the start of the 96th annual Miss America Pageant on-stage preliminary competitions.  Delivering an impressive “Star Spangled Banner” to launch the evening was Lois Elaine Smith-Zoll, opera singer and Miss America Organization volunteer whose contributions to the program have spanned 50 years of service. Recipients of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International awards…

Miss District of Columbia and Miss Tennessee Win Preliminary Awards on Tuesday September 6th, the First Night of the 2017 Miss America Competition

Atlantic City, NJ (September 6, 2016) – During the first of three preliminary nights for the “2017 Miss America Competition” in Boardwalk Hall, Miss Tennessee, Grace Burgess was named Tuesday night’s preliminary Talent winner for her vocal performance of “Desperado.” Grace will receive a $2,000 scholarship. Also capturing the spotlight was Miss District of Columbia, Cierra Jackson, who was the…

INAUGURAL FORMER MISS AMERICA DISCRETIONARY SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO MISS AMERICA 2002 KATIE HARMAN EBNER

Atlantic City, NJ (September 5, 2016) – The Miss America Foundation, Inc., announced today Katie Harman Ebner as the inaugural recipient of its new Former Miss America Discretionary Scholarship. The scholarship was established to empower Former Miss America’s to continue their education after their ten-year scholarship window expires. As the inaugural recipient, Miss America 2002 Katie Harman Ebner, will receive…

Knott’s Scary Farm, the largest and most haunting Halloween event in Southern California,

has unveiled the 13 haunted attractions that will terrify guests when the event returns for 24 horrifying nights, September 22 – October 31. Four all-new nightmarish haunted attractions will debut this year; each featuring unearthly surprises, ghoulish monsters and frightening legends that come to life as you step inside. Black Ops: Infected (New for 2016): Armed with cutting edge laser…

MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT INTRODUCES “MARVEL INSIDER” PROGRAM

New Fan Loyalty Program Empowers Marvel Fans to Gain Points and Unlock Rewards New York, NY—July 25, 2016 — Calling all Marvel fans! Power up your fandom and get rewarded for the things you already do! Starting today, join the all–new Marvel Insider loyalty program for free and start earning points for connecting, sharing, watching, and more!* Marvel is excited…

MARVEL COMICS ANNOUNCES BLACK PANTHER: WORLD OF WAKANDA

All-New Series, Co-Written by Roxane Gay and Ta-Nehisi Coates and Drawn by Alitha E. Martinez, Compliments and Expands Marvel Comics’ Black Panther New York, NY—July 25, 2016 — Wakanda, the African country and home of the Black Panther, is the most sophisticated and technologically advanced nation on Earth. Its influence reaches across all of the Marvel Universe, and today Marvel…