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Tricia knew from the moment her mother taught her to dance “all around the kitchen with a cockadoodledoo” that she was destined to sing! She grew up in Greenville South Carolina and spent her lifetime performing in various theatres, churches, and venues across the upstate of South Carolina. After high school, Tricia quickly discovered her love of media arts as she began working both behind the scenes and on camera in commercial, television, film, and photo productions. She went on to earn a BA in Music from Anderson University where no one was ever quite sure whether she was a music major or a theatre major as she was equally as active in all aspects of the theatre department. She has always dreamed of bringing the arts together under one roof to allow creative people the opportunity to collaborate in a fun, family atmosphere.
Tricia is grateful for those that inspired her to be all that she was created to be.
Her grandmother taught her boogie woogie, her mother taught her doo wop and oldies, her sisters taught her pop, her high school teacher taught her broadway, her aunt and uncle taught her praise and worship, her college professors taught her classical, her husband taught her rock classics, the radio taught her jazz and her heart taught her to Make A Joyful Noise Unto The Lord!!
Since moving to Myrtle Beach in 2008, Marty has appeared in several local theater productions, and has performed as a singer with many wonderful local musicians in Myrtle Beach and Pawley’s Island, including performances for several charitable benefits.
Marty joined Betty Entertainment in August, 2010 as a vocalist with the groups “Stella,” and “Benny June & The Aces,”and has enjoyed the challenge of singing 40s-style “boogie-woogie” and 50’s-style “doo-wop.” “I have always loved intricate harmonies, and there are none more intricate that those we are learning. I appreciate the vision that Betty Entertainment has for its entertainers, and look forward to a long and happy career with some of the best people I’ve met in years.”
Barbara is from Long Island, New York and just recently moved to the Grand Strand. She has a varied background in business management and operations. In the 1980’s she managed a bridal boutique where she was involved in showcases, trunk shows, market week in New York City, buying and merchandising as well as bridal consultation and event planning.
Her entrepreneurial spirit led her into her own business in the late 80’s as the head of operations where she organized events and fundraisers with major companies such as Sprite, NY Islanders, Oxford Health Plans, Long Island Jawz, the original Warped Tour and Bob’s Department stores. Before her move to South Carolina, she returned to the Bridal industry as a consultant. Her expertise and knowledge in the business, together with her understanding of today’s bride, give her an edge in servicing their needs while coordinating that special day.
Barbara’s music career began in 1984 (not with her vocals…OH NO!) but as she exchanged vows on her wedding day with Oscar, our bass player. She has been instrumental in planning and organizing his bands at venues and events for years. Barbara and Oscar have a son, Kyle who is in LA pursuing his career as a screen writer with their love and support.
Barbara and Oscar’s move to Murrells Inlet begins another chapter in their lives and Betty Entertainment is happy and lucky to be part of their story.
“Writing has always been a part of me and seems to yo-yo in and out of my life as a theme,” she says. She has worked as a public relations writer at North Greenville University and served on their literary magazine staff, “The Mountain Laurel“. After this, Diana had aspirations to study journalism, but “life got in the way, and I went to work and found myself involved in Human Resources and the staffing industry.“
Writing always came naturally as a child and she was motivated and encouraged by teachers as she won essay contests, wrote scripts, short-stories, and dabbled in poetry. She also wrote many articles for business newsletters and company websites. In the meantime, she was able to practice her writing while obtaining certification to write children’s stories and non-fiction articles through The Institute of Children’s Literature and worked as a free-lancer. She has outlined a plan to one-day write a historical romantic novel based on the life of her great, great grandmother and would love to write a screenplay.
“I am so excited that Betty Entertainment, Inc. is giving me this opportunity to combine my commercial HR talent selection and recruiting skills, along with my love for writing--whether it be for business use or creative expression. I have a network of professional writers from all different fields of experience and hope for opportunities to create a win-win situation by providing rewarding projects for these talented, experienced writers.”
Diana currently lives in Boyne Falls, Michigan with her husband Tim and seven-year old son, Darren.
If you are a writer and interested in potential projects or a company that needs professional writing services, please contact [email protected]
After graduating from Hartsville High School, Arthenius first attended Columbia College in Columbia, SC during the fall of 2005 to study music. During the same time, her parents were birthing Florence Chapter Ministries (FCM). Apparently, God had another plan for Arthenius because the following semester she was enrolled at Francis Marion University (FMU), in Florence, SC. During her years at FMU she was able to apply her motivation, encouragement, inspiration and molding to her studies as well as the Young Gifted and Blessed Choir she directed for three and a half years. Arthenius graduated December 2009 and received her B.A. in Mass Communication along with two collaterals (12 additional upper hours) in Spanish and music. After graduating from FMU, she attended the Actors, Models, Talent for Christ (AMTC) Convention through the Millie Lewis Models and Talent Agency in Charleston, SC. She competed in the photography, singing, and commercial. She is currently enrolled at Webster University so that she may obtain her Master’s in Communication Management.
Arthenius is a member of FCM’s Praise and Worship Ministry and enjoys ushering in God’s presence each weekend. Her energetic praise, passion, and power are delivered each weekend. “I have so much joy singing with the praise and worship leaders, and wouldn’t want it any other way.” In her free time, she shares her gift with Savannah Grove Baptist Praise and Worship Ministry.
“GOD GAVE IT TO ME, SO IT IS MY DUTY TO PRESENT IT BACK TO HIM”---that’s the reason why I sing.
“My greatest joy is performing with my two older brothers. God placed a gift in each one of us, and it’s our duty to present these gifts back to him. Kwanza was born to play the drums. He’s such a strong person which teaches me to keep my head up, no matter what happens. Every beat is a thank you sent up to GOD as praise. Ahmad’s gift for the keys is shown every time a chord is heard. He inspires me more than he knows because of his hard work and determination. He’s the reason why I push myself to become a better musician. Each melody played on the piano is gratitude sent to God. My songs are my testimony, my praise, my worship, and my barrier breaker. As musicians, our mission is to BREAK the BARRIER! Although we may have different barriers, our goal is to come together and tear down every wall with the components of LOVE and MUSIC.
Of course we wouldn’t be where we are without our wonderful parents, Donald and Vanessa Jackson and the help of God.”
Oscar grew up in Long Island, New York and started his musical interest at the age of 7 while listening to a record by Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass with his Dad. He began playing drums on cardboard boxes and eventually received his first set of drums one Christmas. He played drums at a variety of school shows. He took an interest in drum and bugle corps playing competitions and progressed to rock where he was a member of Spectrum, a top Long Island rock band. They were the opening act for Twisted Sister and Southern Cross. During these years, he also played bass as well as drums. His interest grew in bass guitar when he was a member of Nostalgia 77, an oldies show band. He was a backing musician for the Shirelles, Lenny Welch, The Belmonts, The Chimes, Randy and the Rainbows, Gary US Bonds, Duprees, Capris and Orleans. He toured with Bo Didley, where one of his highlights was meeting BB King when he came out on stage to jam. He continued to do the Oldie’s circuit sharing the stage with Johnny Maestro, Jay and the Americans and Tommy James. He played with a recording group, The Saints based out of New York.
He moved on to the disco circuit with the Second Avenue Band , a Boston touring group playing the east coast. He opened up for the Trammps, Aleshia and Cameo. Oscar was part of the Soul Parade Tour out of Miami playing with KC and the Sunshine Band, Andrea True Connection and Dan Hartman. He played in New York with Sweetwater and the Fuzz Band. Recent projects were On Time, a Grand Funk Tribute Band, endorsed by Mark Farner. Oscar’s move to South Carolina didn’t stop his drive to play music. He followed the circuit in the Grand Strand and connected with Betty Entertainment where he has once again found his niche.
Having been born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I was fortunate to have a Drum & Bugle Corps right there in my home town of Ishpeming. At 13 yrs. of age, I joined and signed up for drums, and I have been playing ever since.
I was a percussionist in the Long Bay Symphony for 9 years, instructed the drumline at Socastee High School for 10 yrs., and have also instructed many other drumlines in Horry County. I am currently a private drum/percussion teacher with students from age 6-81.
I have played in many bands from Dixieland, to Jazz, Blues, and Rock N Roll. I have played percussion for Ray Charles during his visit here in Myrtle Beach, and also Debbie Boone and Barry Williams in a featured show at The Palace.
I have been married to someone who is actually from Myrtle Beach for 41 years. We have 3 children and 1 grandbaby who is following in Grandma's footsteps on the drums.
Carroll Foster, a phenomenal photographer offers his clients a unique glimpse into his passion of creating art and narrative imagery throughout his portraiture. Foster along with his wife Iwalani and two children, Melia and Copeland, enjoy life in the small and hometown atmosphere of Spartanburg.
Carroll received his B.F.A. in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. After completing his study in Savannah, he enjoyed the company of artists and photographers during his work at a fine art studio in Taos, New Mexico. Concentrating on platinum printing and large format Ciba chrome printing. For almost three years Carroll and his wife made the southwest their home enjoying the vast scenery. With skies that seem to go on forever, it was a perfect place to start a budding career in photography. Foster has always approached photography as an art first- which infinitely keeps the process fun, as well as a challenge, no matter what the camera catches.
In 1998 moving back home seemed in order with the intent of expanding the family and commercial opportunities. Carroll began work with a commercial studio and jumped head first into the beginnings of the new digital format. After eight years he opened his own studio, only this time it would combine technical aspects of commercial and the creativity of fine art photography. Since opening in 2006 Carroll has been a success and has opened many new doors. In 2007 Hub City Writers Project published his photography in a featured book and is currently working on another to be published this year. The book For Here or To Go was released in the Fall of 2009 at Hub-Bub that included an exhibit of photography by Carroll Foster and Jeffery Young.
She then went on to study at the College of Charleston and The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.
Noelle is of Italian and Irish decent. Her father was an Italian-American shoemaker and her mother was a homemaker-turned store manager.
Noelle got to meet Joanne Woodward during the unveiling of the new theater at Greenville Senior High. Woodward donated money to refurbish the theater she once performed in. Noelle’s mother named her after singer Andy Williams daughter, Noelle.