Monday, February 25, 2008

Alyce Metallo Performs with Melinda Doolittle

I found out that two friends from different worlds got to perform together for soldiers here in Washington, DC. My high school friend, Melinda Doolittle (who you may know from American Idol, Season 6) and a church friend from my adult life here in DC, Alyce Metallo, performed together for wounded soldiers at VP Dick Cheney's home. Alyce is a wonderful singer and piano player who gives special performance during some of our services at McLean Bible Church as well as coordinates our monthly Open Mic Night performances. I believe Alyce accompanied Melinda on piano, but I'm sure she could have sung an awesome duet with her as well. I can see them really hitting it off as friends, especially as fellow performers and Christians. Apparently, Melinda wants to take Alyce "everywhere" with her. :) Go girlfriends!!

(February 2008)

(Nashville, Tenn.) February 25th, 2008 – Up-and-coming new artist Alyce Metallo recently performed along with American Idol Season Six finalist Melinda Doolittle for 50 wounded United States soldiers at the residence of Vice President Dick Cheney.

The Washington, D.C. event featured the performance portion of the evening at the U.S. Naval Observatory. The military men and women were treated with a repertoire of songs that included the song “Home” (from the musical The Wiz), as well as Doolittle’s first single “My Funny Valentine”.

Doolittle commented on Metallo saying, “She’s amazing! I want to take her with me everywhere I go!”


Metallo is currently in the running for two Momentum Awards for both “Female Vocalist of the Year” as well as “Urban Artist of the Year.” The 3rd annual Momentum Awards are produced by Indieheaven.com, the leading organization for Christian independent musicians. Winners will be announced March 29th at the 2008 CIA Summit in Franklin, TN.

Musically inclined since childhood, Metallo, a classical-trained pianist, has garnered an impressive lineup of credits. Metallo has held a choir slot alongside the likes of Luther Vandross, Diana Ross and Kenny Rogers at Bill Clinton's inauguration, a return engagement to the White House as a choir director for VH1's Save the Music with John Mellencamp, plus multiple appearances with that same star and Stevie Wonder at School Night. Add to that a private performance for Jessie Jackson Jr., an appearance at National Building Museum with Bill Cosby (benefiting Fight For Children), numerous Kennedy Center concerts (alongside Vanessa Williams, Yolanda Adams, Regina Belle and Richard Smallwood), plus a twelve date performance tour throughout Europe (with a prestigious "International Song of Peace" Award from Ireland to her credit) and Metallo's earned her artistic stripes with an unflinching commitment to the performance arena.

Metallo is currently touring nationwide with her album available on both
iTunes.com and indieheaven.com.

For more information on Alyce Metallo, check out
http://www.alycemetallo.com/.


Many of you know what Melinda sounds like (check her out on my website for her), but here is a video clip showing Alyce's musical talents:





Alyce Metallo wins "urban artist of the year" Momentum Awards

Up-and-coming new artist Alyce Metallo, recently hailed as “an artist to watch” by Christianity Today Online, has won a Momentum Award for “Urban Artist of the Year” at this year’s third annual event held at the Indieheaven’s CIA Summit in Franklin, TN.

“The whole summit was so exciting," said Metallo. "Getting to network with like-minded artists who are also trying to grow in Christ and in their ministries was really inspiring. Winning the award is a real blessing that I have to share with my husband who’s stood behind me the whole time spiritually, emotionally and financially. I wouldn’t be writing songs if it weren’t for the Lord bringing him into my life. We’re really excited about the award and excited to see what God’s going to do next!”

Metallo has been touring her self-titled debut with an onslaught of high-profile events. A classically-trained pianist, Metallo also recently performed along with American Idol Season Six finalist Melinda Doolittle for 50 wounded United States soldiers at the Washington DC residence of Vice President Dick Cheney.

Metallo’s album is available on both IndieHeaven.com and and iTunes.com.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am backups of Melinda (Fan) that the name she call us. She is a wonderful singer, she sing with passion and she have a powerful voice too. She have big heart also. A new website born to support her in her career. www.mdstreetteam.com and she will released her first album at the end of the summer. In a interview lately she also mention probably one for the Holiday.

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Blogger Louise7 said...

First i want to thank you for all the wonderful articles you post. Thanks again for let us spread the love we have for our’s favorites one. Melinda Doolittle are really a talented singer with a big heart of Gold! Without website will be really difficult for the fans to share the great news about them. Thanks.
FREE SONG FROM AMERICAN IDOL’S MELINDA DOOLITTLE! GO TO http://www.melindadoolittle.com and get it NOW - FREE! New album released on February 3, 2009! Don’t miss it!

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Blogger Louise7 said...

Thank you for letting us post about our favorite singer. Without this site, it would be really difficult to share the latest news about them.

FREE SONG FROM AMERICAN IDOL'S MELINDA DOOLITTLE! GO TO www.melindadoolittle.com and get it NOW - FREE! New album released on February 3, 2009! Don't miss it!

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Melinda Doolittle in her first-ever Nightclub engagement

November 17-21, New York City

FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY, the nightclub proclaimed "Best of New York" by New York Magazine, will debut MELINDA DOOLITTLE in her first-ever nightclub engagement from November 17 – 21. The “American Idol” finalist will perform an intimate evening of jazz standards, pop hits and Broadway classics, in addition to selections from her CD, Coming Back To You. All shows are at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue at 61st Street). For ticket reservations and club information, please call (212) 339-4095 or visit feinsteinsatloewsregency.com and TicketWeb.com

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