Saturday, May 8, 2004

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Allen Howard

After 28 years, two-time Cammy award-winning vocalist P. Ann Everson-Price is releasing her first solo CD, Killer Love.

"This is really me; a mixture of my jazz, gospel and R&B singing brings out my roots,'' said Everson-Price, who was one of the original cast members of Sing Hallelujah in Cincinnati in the mid-1980s. "I guess I can say I feel like Frank Sinatra because Killer Love is me, my way.''

J-Curve Roots & Blues, a division of J Curve Records, will release the recording at a launch party at 6 p.m. May 23 at Jeff Ruby's Coconut Grove, 18 E. Fifth St., Newport.

Everson-Price is known across the country and has garnered some international recognition, completing two three-month tours in Japan.

P. Ann Everson-Price
The Cincinnati Enquirer/JOSEPH FUQUA II
She draws on her skills as an actress, a radio talk-show host and singer in Killer Love.

"I can reminisce a little as Sing Hallelujah is being produced again,'' Everson-Price said. "After performing in the play in Cincinnati, we went to New York and performed at the Village Gate and then on a mini-tour.''

She manages to mentor 50 children, ages 5 to 16, as director for the Cincinnati Super Choir.

She is the host of Gospel's Best from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays on WIZ Radio, 100.9 FM.

Hospital honor

For his day-to-day dedication to his work, his kindness and concern for the safety of staff and patients at Cincinnati Shriners Hospital, Rob Hardy has been given the Spirit of Caring Award.

Hardy, of Pleasant Ridge, is a security officer.

The award recognizes those employees who demonstrate an exemplary level of caring and acknowledges outstanding employee contributions toward fulfilling the mission of the hospital.

"He was recognized for being one of the nicest and hardest-working individuals in this hospital,'' said Louise Hoelker, director of public relations.

Lazarus awards

Two Northern Kentucky girls are winners of the 39th annual Simon Lazarus Jr. Human Relations Awards.Laine Kirkendol of Lenoxburg and Stephanie Nienaber of Fort Mitchell were chosen over 75 other Greater Cincinnati juniors and seniors from 53 schools.

The Lazarus awards, which are presented by the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Jewish Committee, recognize students from public, parochial and private schools for their community service. The awards ceremony was held Tuesday night at Temple Sholom.

Stephanie, a junior at Beechwood High School, is a hospice volunteer. Laine is a senior at Calvary Christian School in Taylor Mill and a volunteer at Winfield House Ministry in Augusta.

Help for women

Generation Hope, a group of young professionals, believes it can "turn sour lemons into sweet rewards" through a project called "Womenade."

Womenade will be the group's first fund-raiser, said Generation Hope president Amanda Harper.

The event is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday at 874 Rosewood Drive, Villa Hills, and will feature former Cincinnati Mayor Roxanne Qualls as keynote speaker.

Generation Hope is the junior board for the Women's Crisis Center, 835 Madison Ave., Covington.

"The idea is to get people to come out with a friend and hear how they can help a women who needs a friend,'' Harper said. "We came together to do something to help women and children in need."

Harper said all money from the event will go directly back to provide basic needs for women and children who are victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault.

Other members of the Generation Hope are Megan Blunt, vice president; Brad Denham, treasurer; Emily Gresham, secretary; Togger Akin; Dawn Shinkle, Women's Crisis Center development coordinator; and Christine Rottinghaus, board liaison for the crisis center.

For more information, call (859) 655-2650, ext. 41.

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