Industry Ink (1/20/14)

IEBAInternational Entertainment Buyers Association has announced the dates for IEBA 2014. IEBA’s 44th annual conference will take place Sept. 27-30 at Nashville’s Omni Hotel.

More details are forthcoming.

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Melissa Schleicher

Makeup artist and hairstylist Melissa Schleicher, known for her work with clients including Carrie Underwood and Lauren Alaina, has added a Beauty Bus to her list of services, according to The Tennessean. Schleicher opened Brentwood, Tenn. salon Parlour 3 in 2012. The Beauty Bus, which can accommodate six customers at once, has not yet launched; Schleicher is currently remodeling the bus’ interior.

Once it is one the road the Beauty Bus will offer customers a myriad of options, including use for photo and/or video shoots, wedding parties, and more. The bus will also make an appearance at this year’s CMA Music Festival.

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Tamara Johnson-George

Tamara “Taj” Johnson-George has re-teamed with vocalists Cheryl “Coko” Gamble and Leann “Lelee” Lyons to launch the reality television show SWV: Sisters With Voices. SWV was one of the top R&B vocal groups of the ’90s. After the group disbanded, Johnson-George signed on at Ford Modeling Agency. In 2002, she enrolled at Nashville’s Belmont University to complete her business degree. Most notably, she has been recognized for her work with non-profit organization Visions with Infinite Possibilities (VIP).

SWV: Sisters With Voices premieres Thursday, Jan. 23 on WE tv, and follows SWV as they prepare to release their first album since 1997.

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NBCThe success of NBC’s live version of the musical Sound of Music (starring Carrie Underwood) in December 2013 has inspired the network to commission a live musical production of Peter Pan. The musical will air Dec. 4, 2014, according to the nydailynews.com. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will return as producers; no actors have been cast yet.

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