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“Fights at Fair Park II” Pro Boxing Event with Tony Mack and More

6 Aug
"Fights at Fair Park II" Pro Boxer Tony Mack to fight Aug. 10 in Dallas, TX

“Fights at Fair Park II” Pro Boxer Tony Mack to fight Aug. 10 in Dallas, TX

J&G Boxing Promotions Present: “The Fights at Fair Park II”
1438 Coliseum Drive  Dallas, TX
7 Exciting Boxing Bouts
at Fair Park Coliseum with doors opening at 6:00P.M.

Featured on the Card-Pro Boxing Texas Super Middle Weight Champ, TONY MACK.

Also on the card: Chris Jones, Corey Richards, Kenny Grammer, Ryan Mar, Juan Carlos De Leon, Chris Faz.

Portion of Proceeds Benefit The Military Justice League and The Wounded Warrior Project.

General Admission: $10
Reserved Floor Seats: $25 and $50
Ring Side: $100

R&B Group MENT 2B will perform.

For Tickets, Sponsorship, or Media Inquiries-Contact Krista Kelley PR: 972-953-8846 (call or text) email- info@KristaKelleyPR.com

Ask me about featuring your business in the Boxing Program!

Sponsors will have an opportunity to meet Pro Boxer Tony Mack!


CASTING CALL:Female models for PAID music video shoot

10 Jul


VirDiKO Global Music Promotion Announces 2nd Monthly Networking Event

9 May

VirDiKO Global Music Promotion Proudly Announces Their Second Monthly Music Mixer at Draft Picks Sports Bar and Grill in Dallas, Texas on Monday, May 13th, 2013. The Networking Mixer Extends an Invitation to Network with Musical Experts Discussing Relevant Topics to the Music and Entertainment Industry.


Draft Picks Dallas and VirdiKO Monthly Music Mixer

Draft Picks Dallas and VirdiKO Monthly Music Mixer


Dallas, TX, May 8, 2013 /Krista Kelley PR, LLC/ – – VirDiKO Global Music Promotion brews another round of networking this month on Monday, May 13th at local sports bar and grill, Draft Picks-located at 703 McKinney Ave. in Dallas, TX. Focusing on all aspects of today’s music scene, VirDiKO president and founder “big daddie THE DJ” serves as the evening’s moderator. The networking event aims to bring some of music’s best upcoming and established disc jockeys and artists together to discuss industry trends, while providing an occasion to connect with music industry professionals on a more personal level. Special guests in attendance include Mystikal, K104’s Bay Bay, Bigga Rankin, Dorrough, DJ ASAP, DJ DRE, Bigg V, DJ Q, Tony Neal, and over 200 DFW disc jockeys from various coalitions. The event is open to the public ages 21 and over from 7:00 P.M. to 12:00 A.M. Early arrival is strongly suggested. Attendees can expect to network in a relaxed atmosphere utilizing music as a common ground. Complimentary admission is provided to disc jockeys registered at http://www.VirDiKO.com. All other guests are required to invest $10 to attend the event known for advancing talent in the competitive entertainment industry. Sponsors include Versa Printing, Loud Graphics, and Music Beats.

About VirDiKO:

VirDiKO is an abbreviation for Virtual Distribution “KO”mpany. VirDiKO is a premier provider in web based promotions and marketing in the entertainment industry. Connecting veteran and amateur artists of music, poetry, production, photography, comedy, and dance through an online database, is a service provided by VirDiKO Global Music Promotion.


Video of the Last VirDiKO Monthly Music Mixer at House of Blues:



To inquire about this event, including how to become a sponsor, please contact:

Krista Kelley PR, LLC.

Public Relations and Marketing Company




Twitter: @KristaKelley

Twitter: @VirDiKO



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Pro-Boxer-Tony Mack Wins Vacant Texas State Title

14 Apr

Super-Middle Weight Professional Boxer, Tony Mack Celebrates Defeating Fellow Texas Boxer, Curtis Howell at the “Fights at the Fair Grounds” Boxing Match Last Weekend in Dallas, Texas. The Champ was Awarded the Vacant Super-Middle Weight Texas State Title.

Dallas, TX, April 13, 2013 /Krista Kelley PR/ – – Last weekend, boxing fans gathered at the Dallas fair grounds to watch six boxing matches get underway. Professional boxer, Tony Mack featured on the fight card as the main attraction alongside his opponent, Curtis Howell. Fans of the fighter entered the coliseum proudly dressed in black or pink t-shirts with their boxing hero, Tony Mack’s name branded across their chests. The crowd’s attire clearly indicated Mack as the favored boxer of the night. With the vacant Super Middle Weight Texas State Title belt at stake, one might speculate that the professional fighter would be nervous before squaring up against skilled challenger, Curtis Howell. Trumping that theory are pictures and video clips of the confident prized fighter laughing, smiling, and conversing with his team moments before entering the ring.

Ready to rumble, both super-middle weights stepped into the ring for the scheduled six round match presented by J&G Boxing Promotions. During the first bout, the two took turns exchanging blows while gripping the audience with their elusive footwork. By the close of the first round, it was uncertain as to which fighter dominated, leading onlookers to believe that the match would be a nail biter. After a quick re-charge in their respective corners, the competitors returned to go toe to toe in hopes of winning the coveted belt and leaving the other with a canvas kiss. The Tour de Force was short lived, as defender Tony Mack swept the challenger, Curtis Howell into a restrictive position with accurate power punches to the head. The tower of strength, T-Mack gained more ground after Howell’s pawing jab provoked a devastating blow from Mack, forcing Howell to collapse against the ropes. Exploding into a solid jab-hook-punch combo, Mack’s tactics minimized Howell’s ability to counter. Mack captivated the audience with a knockout, triggering an outburst of excitement from spectators. The referee swiftly interjected to lend support to the defeated fighter, declaring Mack the reigning titleholder.

 The champion secured the Texas State Title belt with only one minute and thirty-two seconds lapsed in the second round. Mack’s record now stands at six wins with zero losses and three knockouts. The two fighters admirably exited the ring with a respectful embrace. Immediately following the ceremonial merit, the vivacious victor obliged fans with warm-hearted greetings, handshakes, and pictures. Quickly emerging as a professional boxing hero, he thanked his loyal fans and took time to speak one-on-one, displaying a softer side of boxing. The congenial competitor redefines the image of boxing.

About Tony Mack:

Tony Mack is a professional boxer from Plano, Texas. The 5’10 boxer is currently fighting in the Super-Middle Weight Class. His amateur boxing career includes the USA Boxing National Championship where he was awarded the Bronze Medal, Five-time Dallas Golden Glove Champion, and Three-Time Texas State Champion. Mack also fought internationally in the USA vs. Great Britain Dual Match. He has six wins with zero losses and three knockouts.

If you’d like more information about this event or Tony Mack, please contact:

Krista Kelley PR




Twitter: @KristaKelley



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Dallas’ Celebrity Superstar, Ro Parrish Hosts Elementary School Pep Rally

5 Apr

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Last Week, Dallas Mavericks’ DJ, Nationally Syndicated TV Host, and Sports Anchor, Ro Parrish Stopped By Local Elementary School to Host a Pep Rally to Motivate Students Gearing Up for STAAR Tests.

Dallas, TX, April 5, 2013 /Krista Kelley PR/ – – As State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests get under way this week, parents and students of Vista Academy in Coppell are more motivated and confident since Dallas’ mogul in the making, Ro Parrish walked the halls of their elementary school last week. Students in kindergarten through fifth grades were surprised with a visit from Dallas’ own celebrity, Ro Parrish. Most well known as the Dallas Mavs host and dj, as well as the host and dj of Big D New Year’s Eve 2013 celebration, Ro Parrish took a break from his busy schedule to host a pep rally at Vista Academy in Coppell, Texas. The young entrepreneur giving back to the community is a television host, sports anchor, dj, instructor, and world-class emcee. Parrish spoke to students about the importance of making good choices and doing their best in school to open doors to pursue their dreams. Between answering questions and signing autographs, the talented superstar showed off a few dance moves-leading the Cha-Cha-Slide while surrounded by a mass of dancing elementary children. The Dallas Mavs host, emcee, and DJ ended the pep rally with pictures, autograph signing, and one-on-one talks with students. Parrish went a step further by allowing a select few to sport his Dallas Mavericks Championship ring while posing for pictures.

About Ro Parrish:

Currently endorsed by Yums and Sol Republic, Ro Parrish is a self-made celebrity and mogul in the making from Dallas, Texas. He is an international NBA DJ- rocking crowds of over 40,000 fans. Today, he can be seen hosting New Music Tuesdays on Eye Opener TV, a nationally syndicated television program. Parrish is a member of the Dallas Mavericks family, starting as an intern and eventually earning the title as “THE MAVS Official DJ.”  The dignitary has served with the NBA team in multiple capacities, including NBA Logger, PA Announcer, In-Arena Host, and after five years as their official dj, ascending to a featured TV Personality for the team.  His resume includes hosting two-time Emmy Nominated Fox Sports Southwest’s Mavs Insider show, Big D NYE DJ and Music Director, ‘Spinversity’ instructor traveling abroad with Carnival Cruise Lines, on-air and in-person hosting engagements with Black Entertainment Television and with the Dallas Cowboys, and sports anchor on WSAV/NBC. Ro Parrish has worked alongside celebrities such as LeBron James, Usher, Ice Cube, Kid Capri, Big Tigger, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Tony Romo and many more.

If you’d like more information about this event or Ro Parrish, please contact:

Krista Kelley PR




Twitter: @KristaKelley

Twitter: @RoParrish



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VirDiKO 1st Monthly Music Mixer for DJs, Artists, Producers, and More at House of Blues Dallas

22 Mar

VirDiKO 1st Monthly Music Mixer for DJs, Artists, Producers, and More at House of Blues Dallas

Check out the Event that CELEBRITY Mogul- RO PARRISH called HISTORIC- @VirDiKO Monthly Music Mixer House of Blues Dallas video- – -> http://ow.ly/jiXZ6 #KristaKelleyPR #VirDiKO #DefinitionDJS

VirDiKO Global Music Promotion and House of Blues Synch for Monthly Music Mixer

11 Mar

VirDiKO House of Blues Monthly Mixer

VirDiKO Global Music Promotion Hosts First Monthly Music Mixer at House of Blues in Dallas, Texas on Monday, March 18th, 2013. Disc Jockeys, Artists, Producers, and Music Enthusiasts Are Invited to Attend a Networking Mixer with Musical Experts Exchanging Knowledge with Amateurs and Professionals in the Industry.

Dallas, TX, March 11, 2013 /Krista Kelley PR, LLC/ – – Based in Dallas, Texas, VirDiKO is the global music promotion company known for marketing and promoting music, models, and artists to key entertainment industry professionals around the world. Now the company is giving back to the music community where they first launched back in 2008, sharing a passion for music with a networking mixer March 18, 2013 at House of Blues (located at 2200 North Lamar Street, Dallas, Texas 75202).

The sound source acquaints attendees with a bold lineup of tracks during a social listening session. Music specialists provide key knowledge to amateurs and professionals in an open forum for artists, producers, disc jockeys, and musicians. Confirmed with over 150 of Dallas-Fort Worth’s most influential disc jockeys from various coalitions, guests ages 21 and over have an opportunity to mingle and gain inspiration from disc jockeys maintaining a strong footing in the industry.

VirDiKO Founder, “big daddie THE DJ,” a seasoned veteran disc jockey, is listed as one of the keynote speakers showcased at the event said to attract numerous on-the-fly artists and celebrities making their way from SXSW festivities. Attendees can expect to plug into valuable knowledge moving the industry forward, including information from equipment manufacturer representatives lending essential tips and skills.

Doors open for musical tastes and talents at 7:00 P.M. until 11:00 P.M. Complimentary admission provided to disc jockeys registered at www.VirDiKO.com. All other guests are required to invest $10 to attend the event devoted to advancing talent in the competitive entertainment industry. Sponsors include Versa Printing, Loud Graphics, and the Anthony Lawrence Collection.

About VirDiKO:

VirDiKO is an abbreviation for Virtual Distribution “KO”mpany. VirDiKO is a premier provider in web based promotions and marketing in the entertainment industry. Connecting veteran and amateur artists of music, poetry, production, photography, comedy, and dance through an online database, is a service provided by VirDiKO Global Music Promotion.


To inquire about this event, including how to become a sponsor, please contact:

Krista Kelley PR, LLC.

Public Relations and Marketing Company




Twitter: @KristaKelley

Twitter: @VirDiKO


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D MAGAZINE: Dick Sullivan Picks The Bands That 2012 Made Him Care About | FrontRow- J.Rhodes

26 Dec


Dick Sullivan Picks The Bands That 2012 Made Him Care About | FrontRow.

We asked a question to two of our music writers: whether they released a great album, went on a tear with shows, broke through with national media, or otherwise impressed, what bands or musicians made a move that made us take notice of them in 2012? Here are Dick Sullivan’s picks. For Christopher Mosley’s choices, go here.

RTB2: Months ago, my fearless editor admitted to feeling “a little Ryan Thomas Becker saturated” by my content. Admittedly, my critical distance is probably compromised, but I will keep beating this drum until it breaks or someone takes it away. For Ryan Thomas Becker to avoid being on my year end lists, he has to stop doing things that make me care about music. It does not matter which criterion you prefer: lyricism, musicianship, showmanship. RTB2 hits for the cycle every time out, which is about once a week. This year, Becker and drummer Grady Don Sandlin released their second album of bulletproof rock and roll, so they remain top-of-the-heap.

A.Dd+: I am late to most parties, but especially the Dallas hip hop party. A.Dd+ is prevalent as a brand, but until I saw them command the stage at Fun Fun Fun, I had no idea how well they deserved the notoriety. Able to navigate rapid flows and engage crowds with their deft interplay, A.Dd+ is a rap duo I would be thrilled to bear the flag for Dallas hip hop.

J. Rhodes: I wanted a hip hop album rooted in urban Dallas, something at gut-level that told a local story. Weeks later, I discovered Oak Cliff Huxtable, an album about Dallas made by a native son. J. Rhodes is connected to a very capable production team, one that lent their talents to The Game’s recently released Jesus Piece. But for Oak Cliff’s sake, I hope Rhodes makes enough time to stay in the MC game himself.

Reverend Horton Heat: I already cared about Jim Heath, but 2012 enabled me to appreciate him within a new paradigm: that of the career artist. I think it is a shame that Heath is not more celebrated outside rockabilly circles, especially considering how strikingly his own talents veer into other genres. But knowing that Heath is fine being the somewhat-appreciated-old-guy casts him in a new, enduring light. He is no longer a worn token of the Sub-Pop days trying to battle young bands for air time. Heath is rather the amiable patriarch of Dallas music, still picking at his guitar, quite content to still be playing a gig somewhere whether you know about it or not.

Bad Design: Bad Design’s cagey math rock scratches a particular itch that almost no other local band can reach. The music is both sophisticated in its agility and vulgar in its forcefulness. Add to that a signature voice from Steve Altuna and you have an unrepeatable alloy of promising music.

Sarah Jaffe: As the saying goes, nobody cheers for Goliath. In her steady rise to notoriety, Jaffe has her own share of detractors. But despite my associate’s suspicion that Jaffe is “too big to fail,” I maintain that, for the time being, she is simply too good to fail. No, Jaffe’s latest album, The Body Wins, is not as pioneering as some of the hyperbole-throwing media claim. But the album is good. And for all I can see, Jaffe is handling the accolades and popularity with grace while acknowledging the musical community that raised her. That is a rare combination and I give Jaffe credit for living up to expectations.

Satans of Soft Rock: Tony Ferraro is such an effective utility player in the Denton scene – Hares on the Mountain, Danny Rush and the Designated Drivers, The Last Joke – that you might forget, or never knew, how  excellent a songwriter he is. With Satans, Ferraro gets to continue flexing the pop-song-writing muscles he developed with the now defunct Eaton Lake Tonics. With new songs like “Satanic Verses” and “Diaspora,” it is clear he has not lost his touch for composing catchy lyrical hooks.

Daniel Hart: Hart is another product from the Polyphonic Spree machine. The singer/violinist is about two national tours and a million record sales from being discussed with the same reverence as fellow ex-Spree member St. Vincent. But if the arc of Daniel Hart’s career can mirror the baroque grandeur of his debut album, The Orientalist, he just may get there.

Atomic Tanlines: No, it is not the glorious afro or Ally Play-Nice’s reckless stage presence (when she can keep herself on the stage). Nor is it that such slam-dancing chaos is elicited by four kids who look too young to vote. All of that helps, but what makes me doubt my conviction that punk died with Jerry Nolan is actually Pablo Trill’s throwback guitar work. He seems to channel something of the punk genesis that often eludes others, capturing its rawness and excitement with nuance instead of bombast.

Cerulean Giallo: Here is my sly declaration of relevance slipped into a list of safe ones. Cerulean Giallo would have escaped my attention too if not for their Violitionist session. The bass and guitar duo may be a tough sell with a formula of caterwauling vocals reverbed over 10 minute jams. But Justin Talley’s bass, which sounds like dirty wrapped in evil smothered in gravel, is used to forge some absolutely captivating riffs.

MENT 2B Biography

12 Jul


“Is there a heart in the house tonight? Stand up! Stand up. Let me know….Let me know…..You’ve got to have love….” Belting out lyrics from the Five Heartbeats “House Made of Love”, R&B sensation, Ment 2B has audiences questioning who should have originally sang the song, as the show stoppers have clearly made it their own.

The home grown talent from Pine Bluff, Arkansas may only have three members: Brannon, Jermon, and Danny, but they have millions of hearts beating around the world. Brothers Brannon and Jermon Smith have been singing as a group with long-time childhood friend, Danny Sims since grade school. Equally talented and all capable of singing lead, the power house, known as Ment 2B, has fans everywhere forgetting to breath. Commanding the stage, the raw, soulful harmonization of the trio singing acapella seems to make time stand still. With a crowd in shock and awe, Ment 2B glides across the stage with smooth, charismatic dance moves in unison, giving flashbacks to days long before the cliché of “Boy Bands”, when choreography went hand in hand with doo wop. Reminiscent of those doo-wop days, Ment 2B sends fans into a frenzy, blending styles of other genres like pop, rap, country, hip hop, and rock-even introducing an electric guitar. “Heart Made of Stone” is the group’s newest single soon to be released, and fuses together rock, pop, hip hop, and r&b soul.

“These brothers can sang. There are some folks that can sing and some folks that can flat out SAAANNG,” words spoken by Power 92.3’s radio programmer, Broadway Joe out of Arkansas as Ment 2B took the stage. Blazing the airwaves in their home state, their hit single, “Stay” was the number one requested song and broadened their fan base, sending several of their songs from their self-titled Album, Ment 2B to gain spins in many other states.

Growing up in a “House Made of Love,” with family and friends supporting every strategic move helped push the unsigned artists to overcome any bumps and bruises felt along the way. The future CEO’s foundation has never faltered, proving they are in it for the long haul. More than a career, music is their way of life. With music pulsating through their veins right though the fingertips that play the guitar, keyboard, and drums. The all-in–one package writes and produces their music, too.

Like flipping a switch, Ment 2B can sing acapella at any given moment, transforming a street corner or parking lot into a stage. Fumbling in pockets and purses for cell phones and cameras, onlookers are drawn, in hopes of catching a glimpse of the next phenomenon to hit the airwaves. The group used this same strategy at the Essence Festival many years ago, singing to every car that passed by, landing them an opportunity to move to New York and perform at places like the Apollo and the Soul Café. Competing at the Apollo, they were nominated runners up next to Lyfe Jennings. Having opened for major artists like the Isley Brothers, Ne-yo, Nelly, and the late Gerald Levert, Ment 2B has proven that they can hold their own.

The band of brothers showed fans they could switch things up when they moved to Texas and recorded their new single, “Lock Me Up,” featuring platinum recording artist and rapper, Dorrough. Currently working on new music and perfecting older tracks, the group has a fresh new image and sound ready to be introduced to the world. In reaction to fans surprised that the multi-talented artists have not been signed, the only answer to give is that it has not been the right time. Call it destiny or call it fate, the name says it all. They are Ment 2B and when the timing is right, the world will know. Until then, they will continue to build hearts filled with love for them and their music as new fans continue to stand up all over the world.

For more information about Ment 2B visit: http://www.ourstage.com/profile/ment2b                     

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MENT2BMUSIC

Twitter: @Ment2BMusic @TEAMMENT2B @JMON16 @BSMITH870 @IamDannylove8 

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