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Sounds Of Good News Productions

Rockford, Illinois, United States | SELF

Rockford, Illinois, United States | SELF
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"Just Say "YES" to Black History Month!"

Here's a special Press Release re: our Annual "President's Day" Black History Month Celebration (2/21/11)! - Rock River Times


"TV News Coverage from All Three Stations!"

Here's and AMAZING Vidoe of Regional Coverage of our 5th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Day Celebration (1/17/11)! WOW! - Video of Television News Casts


"Choir Performance Celebrates African-American History"

Here's a Great Headline Shot after our 2011 Black History Event! - Rockford Register Star


"Youth Choir Founders Aim to Give Kids Mentorship"

Here's a Nice Article on our "YES" Club just before our 2011 Black History Celebration. - Rockford Register Star


"Sounds Of Good News presents 'Give Thanks' Event Nov. 21"

Sounds of Good News Productions (SOGN) cordially invites everyone to attend their annual “Give Thanks!” (a musical community celebration of Thanksgiving) at 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 21. Location is Central Christian Church, 6595 E. Guilford Road, Rockford, and the event is free to the public.

Come and enjoy an evening of “Songspiration,” historic facts, sing-alongs and praise testimonials. A special feature will be an “Attitude of Gratitude” message from Dianna Cole, SOGN business manager and director of education, founder and president of “Wisdom and You” (WAY Enterprises and “It’s ALL in Me” workshop).

Free-will donations will benefit the Young Eagles Success (YES) Club for character development and excellence for kids. This event is co-sponsored by St. Paul Lutheran Church and Central Christian Church.

From the Nov. 17-23, 2010 issue

- "Rock River Times"


"Sounds Of Good News is "Jazzin' it Up" in September"

Carl and Dianna Cole of Sounds Of Good News (SOGN) Productions are “Jazzin’ It Up” with their annual fall concert at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 23 (the first day of autumn) at Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center, 415 N. Church St., Rockford.

Donations will benefit the “Young Eagles Success” (YES) Club anti-drug, alcohol, violence and crime vision of character development for kids. This event will also introduce the Winnebago County Health Department (WCHD) “Violence Enders” Initiative with Kennedy Middle School and SOGN media specialist and adviser, James Ambruoso.

You don’t want to miss this inspirational, educational evening of “favorites” jazz music featuring Dorothy Paige-Turner, Jodi Beach, “Living Legend” Julian Swain, Angie Fellows and her “Senior Follies” stars, Dr. Kris Tumilowicz, Ken Stein, Auburn High CAPA student saxophonist Evon Sams and more.

The extravaganza will include a “swing-along” sing-along of autumn and September songs as well as a special tribute to Charlotte Hackin for her life and legacy of community service in the arts.

Hackin is well known in the community for her contributions in various venues. She attended the Art Institute in Chicago as well as DePaul University. She served for six years as a Rockford Park District commissioner and was on the boards of Crusader Clinic and Camaraderie Arts. She belongs to the Kiwanis Club and the League of Women Voters. She is a recipient of the YWCA Blanche Ellis Starr Award for women of achievement in the arts, having both exhibited and taught art in various locations. In 2009, Hackin wrote a self-help book, Stay Young to 100, available at Amazon.com.

This musicale is co-sponsored by SOGN Productions and St. Paul Lutheran Church for their “Inspiring Communities” collaborative. For more information, call Dianna Cole at (815) 519-7071, e-mail MsCSOGN@aol.com, or visit soundsofgoodnews.com.

From the Sept. 22-28, 2010 issue

- "Rock River Times" Regional Newspaper in Rockford, IL


Discography

Since the Mid 1980's, SOGN has released several Seasonal & CD's for Inspiration and Education (inc. "An Inspirational COLE-lection" with the "INNER CIRCLE" Gospel Vocal Trio, with Dianna & her Sister Bobbie Collins; "Just Bein' Frank" with Frank Robinson; and "Heart 2Heart" featuring the late Maestro Bill Doll @ Clarinet). Review Tracks on "Sound Click" at www.soundclick.com. We have one Gospel Album on "CD Baby" called "SONGSPIRATION" Volume Two, "Standing On the Promises" (A Piano Instrumental CD of "Favorite" Sacred Hymns). We have also Co-produced a Jazz Album with Renowned Historic Artist & "Living Legend", Mr. Julian Swain, of Chicago, IL called: "In Tribute", that was manufactured by "Discmakers". Besides our 2-posted Videos, be sure and click the 3-Youtube additional Videos in the "Links" section below.

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Bio

SOUNDS OF GOOD NEWS is a Music Performance & Production Company with a Primary Goal to Inspire Others to Celebrate LIFE! Since 1979, our Music Business & Ministry has given Audiences an Experience of Excellence and Expertise in Entertainment at Public and Private Events! Our versatility and diversity of Genres has caused us to be a "First and Last" phone call for Clientel and Customers in our Greater Rockford, IL based Region and beyond. Our Founder and CEO, Professor Carl A. Cole (Mr. C), has been sharing his God-given Piano, Vocal, Composition and Arrangement Talents since his Elementary years...the last of Seven Talented Children (the "Singing Coles" were mentioned in the 1963 & 65 Issues of the IL State Magazine)...playing his first Wedding at 11 years old. Now with his wife, Dianna (Business Manager), Son Andrew (VP of Productions), and a Host of Wonderful Instrumental & Vocal Artists, SOGN is Growing, Glowing and Going STRONG! GIG FEE$ are negotiable and flexible to "Your Budget"! Special Projects include: the "Young Eagles Success" (YES) Club Vision of Character Development & Excellence for Kids through Music! Special Appearances include the Rockford Symphony Orchestra, the "Taste of Chicago", the IL State Fair in Springfield and Recording @ Paramount Studios in Hollywood!Contact us TODAY to visit your School, College, University, Community or Private Events & Celebrations. Special Note for upcoming Opportunities to Welcome Us to perform for YOU: February as "African-American" History Month; "Valentine's Day" Celebrations; March as "Women's History Month"; June as "Black Music Month"; State & County Fairs & Summer Festivals!