Twila Marie has been singing since the tender age of two. There was absolutely no doubt in her families mind what her destiny was even at such a young age. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan to the parents of musician and songwriter Steven B. Dunlap and singer/songwriter Marcia Dunlap, there was no wonder the soulful sounds of music would be embedded in her.
By the time Twila was four years old she was studying music at Martin Luther King Academy upon attending school she often sang at her church Indiana Ave. C.O.G.I.C. and many other churches throughout the community. After attending M.L.K Academy
Twila continued her education as well as her music studies at Louis Pasteur under the guidance of Ms. Oneida Lewis who taught her the art of music. Ms. Lewis soon began training Twila and it wasn’t long before she was featured on the front page of the Detroit News for her outstanding achievements in gospel music at only age ten. Not very long after leaving Louis Pasteur had Twila began doing gospel plays she soon had roles in plays like Stop the Violence, We can make it together & Call on Jesus. It was the late eighties when Twila was sent to the House of Senate in Lansing, Michigan to sing for state Senator Jackie Vaughn. Twila received three Spirit of Detroit Awards as well as an offer to represent the police officers for Christ not long after. Upon attending high school Twila began writing and has written numerous songs, it is her belief that music comes from within us so Twila continues to allow herself to grow. Soon Twila was at Samuel C. Mumford high school where a lot of the worlds most remarkable talent has come from artist such as the Winans, the Clark sisters, Fred Hammond & Deitreck Haddon to name a few. Twila was sent to many state and national competitions and represented her school for many events. By spring of nineteen-ninety six Twila was on the cover of the Detroit News again for recognition she received for her powerful rendition of “Precious Lord” at the National Birthday celebration in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. . The article covered a lot of Twila’s musical history and gave audiences an idea of the passion she has for inspirational music. Word spread and Fred Hammond came to Mumford to personally honor Twila for her contribution to gospel music on behalf of the youth. It was a remarkable sight to see such a great Pioneer of music encouraging a young artist to continue to reach for her goals. After graduating high school Twila immediately began writing songs for her own album which she has now completed, she also attended college and continued singing at churches all over the country. Then everything was put on hold when she married and started a family with her loving husband Kevin Hughes, who not only supports her in all her music endeavors but has also written, produced and sang with her. The two share four beautiful children. Twila’s love for God an devotion to inspirational music will soon cause her to soar even further than she already has. Twila has shared the stage,studied under and worked with many world renowned artist like Dr. Mattie Moss Clark, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Derrick Starks, Fred Hammond and many,many others. Her goal is to share the love of God through song with as many people as she can. Her motto is “There is only one Star that truly shines. Its God and the rest of us that are touched by him are merely reflections!!!
Pop/R&B Singer-Songwriter from Detroit, Mi. With influences from “Aaliyah” all the way down to “The Internet” Shay is strikingly versatile with every song created. Her new single “Wanna Be” has a 90’s R&B style with a taste of electronic flavor. “Wanna Be” is now available on Soundcloud, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, & Tidal. Shay plans to release an EP Project fourth quarter of 2016. You can stay updated with her by following her on Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr & Youtube @ShayLewisMusic and by hitting “LIKE” on her Facebook Fanpage www.facebook.com/
Independent singer-songwriter and dancer Cientell started out in the entertainment industry appearing on WADL TV 38 Dance Party, as well as an dance understudy for Aretha Franklin. With 5 years experience as a performer with many recording artists ( Rashad Morgan, John Brown, Tunde Olaniran, Drew 32) she transitioned to pursuing a solo music career. Her first single “Baddest Chick, produced by Jazatopia Entertainment was released in 2013 and the following year her second single Slow was released along with a visual directed by Diego Cruz. She is also working on her 1st studio album, in which the title is to be announced in December 2016.
Comax Flavors has announced the completion of the Dr. Peter J. Calabretta Center for Innovation in Marlton, NJ, which soft opened on July 25, 2018. The new Center for Innovation comprises 3,600 square feet and features state-of-the-art application and flavor labs as well as customer conference and tasting rooms.
“Our new center is an area for creative inspiration designed to assist our customers with the proactive development of innovative ideas, flavors and products and help grow their success in an ever-changing and competitive market,” said Michael E. Crain, Senior Flavor Chemist, Comax Flavors.
The new facility will allow Comax to work more closely with the company’s customer base to provide new and innovative product concepts and flavors, enable ideation, creation and rapid prototyping, aid in customer problem-solving and proactively support Comax’s creative flavor and application capabilities together with the research and development teams headquartered in Melville, NY.
“My siblings and I are so excited that we can name the new Center for Innovation after our father, who in 2019 will celebrate 50 years in the flavor industry,” said Peter J. Calabretta Jr., CEO, Comax Flavors.