*(South Carolina) – Legendary R&B singer Tony Terry is set to star in the S. Carolina premier of M.F.A.B. Productions’ Play “Cousins- Blood Of My Blood.”
The play will debut 7pm Eastern Saturday, June 15 at the USC Aiken Convocation Center (471 University Pkwy Box 12, Aiken, 29801). The play also stars Syleena Johnson, D’Atra Hicks, Erik Washington, Ashley Black and Maureen Jones.
About The Play:
A dramatic comedy that explores the depth of family dynamics where rules are broken, lines are crossed and selfish betrayals could tear a once close knit family to shreds.This is the story of four cousins that were raised together, loved together, and shared together. But the selfishness of one’s desire to share in the forbidden will lead to drama that will test the limits of love and family.
Our story begins on an annual vacation that the cousins have every year as a family tradition. The setting is Atlanta, Georgia where five years previously the family was torn apart by Markitas’ selfish indulgence. Since that time she has been exiled from the entire family including her two sons. Unbeknownst to her brother and cousins Markita is making a surprise appearance that will stir up old feelings and heartaches and once again test the limits of love and family. This is COUSINS ( BLOOD OF MY BLOOD)
About Tony Terry:
As an artist who needs no introduction, R&B singer Tony Terry sings so sweetly and energetically! He is an exceptional artist with a distinctive voice, stunning looks and loads of sheer star power! Currently signed to Monarchy Records, Tony Terry is hard at work performing and pouring his passion into his new R&B project “iTony” to be released soon.
The soul/new jack swing singer from Washington, D.C. topped the charts in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s with such hits as “With You” which reached the Top 20 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, as well as was number #1 on the Top 10 R&B chart. “With you” has become an everlasting ballad of endearment and a wedding day anthem and continues to be the song of choice for a new generation of brides.
Today the master of love ballads and timeless songs is delivering a new message along with his wife and music; one that aims to create awareness about the impact of fibromyalgia on patients and their caregivers. The Terry’s were recently named National Spokespersons’ for the National Fibromyalgia Association and they are now speaking to audiences across the nation about the debilitating condition. Terry is a dynamic public speaker and shares his story of life as a caregiver for his wife Ronnie who suffers from fibromyalgia. Terry has also performed the song “Remember the Love” which debuted during National Fibromyalgia Association Awareness Day. Terry dedicated the song to the over 10 million people affected by the condition.
In 1987, he signed a recording contract with Epic/CBS Records. Tony Terry’s first single, “She’s Fly”, was released the same year and peaked at number #10 on the Billboard R&B singles chart. “Forever Yours”, Tony Terry’s debut album for Epic, was released in 1988 and reached the Top 40 of Billboard’s R&B albums chart. The follow-up single, “Lovey Dovey”, reached number #4 on the R&B charts and “Forever Yours” climbed into the R&B Top 20.
Tony Terry’s second album, a self-titled release, included the single “With You”, (his biggest hit), which reached the Top 20 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 as well as was number #1 on the Top 10 R&B chart. “Everlasting Love”, was a number #6 R&B hit. In 1991, Tony Terryearned two Soul Train Music Award nominations for Song of the Year and Artist of the Year for “With You”. ” With You” also received an American Music Award nomination. After leaving Epic, Tony Terry moved over to Virgin Records. His debut album for that label was 1994′s “Heart Of A Man”. The single, “When A Man Cries”, reached the R&B Top 40. The following year, Tony Terry contributed background vocals on the Grammy nominated single”Gotta Have Love”,from Yolanda Adams’s album “More Than a Melody”. He also appeared in the video. TonyTerry has performed on the soundtracks to “Gladiator “ starring Cuba Gooding Jr., “Tap” starring Gregory Hines and “King’s Ransom” starring Anthony Anderson.Starting in the year 2004, Tony Terry toured internationally with Roberta Flack until 2009. In 2006 he recorded a gospel album entitled “Changed”, featuring tracks such as “Praise Him”, “I Wanna Thank You Lord”, “Nobody Like Jesus”, “Look to the Hills”, “Jesus to Hold” and “Come Child”. Currently Tony Terry is hard at work performing and pouring his passion into his new R&B project that is due to be released soon.
REIN CHILD / Atlanta