Thursday, August 27, 2009

Press Release: Teen Recording Artist Chantel 'Chani' Christie Announced to Present at the 19th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Recording artist, model, actress and author, Chantel "Chani" Christie, has been announced to join the star studded line up of presenters at the 19th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards, held August 31, 2009 at 7 P.M. (PT) at the Director's Guild of America in Los Angeles, California. Chani is the author of the bestselling book "I Want to Live: A Teenagers Guide to Finding Self Love," and has just released her hit web series "Chani's Story." Already a reality television star, she is currently in talks to co-star in a new yet untitled television show about two best friends.

"I'm truly honored to have been selected to present at this year's NAACP Theatre Awards," states Chani.

Chani is currently writing her new book "A Girl has to Look Good! A Teens beauty, fashion and lifestyle Guide." Her new book will be filled with important information. Written by a teen, for teens, it's full of information and advice that today's teens want. Illustrated throughout, this beauty and lifestyle guide will feature chapters on beauty, fashion, lifestyle, self-esteem, fitness and diet. Chantel, the United States Youth Ambassador on HIV/AIDS, continues to reach her peers through her acting, music and writing.

The 19th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards is celebrating the organization's 100th Year Anniversary and will honor a full slate of honorees including Audra McDonald (Tony Award-Winner/Grammy Award-Winner) for Trailblazer Award, Tichina Arnold (CW's "Everybody Hates Chris") for the Spirit Award, Ruben Santiago-Hudson (ABC's "Castle") for Lifetime Achievement, and Sheldon Epps (Director of UPN's "Girlfriends") for the Community Service Award. This year's award show will also include musical performances by Grammy-Nominated artist, Ledisi.

About Chantel "Chani" Christie: Chani is a 16 year old United States youth ambassador for HIV/AIDS awareness, as well as the 2009 Martin Luther King Jr. Excellence in Hip-Hop Award-Winner, and star of her new hit reality web series titled "Chani's Story," an original web series about her life. The teen pop sensation has a passion to inspire and encourage youth across the world to follow their dreams.

ABOUT NAACP: Founded on February 12, 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, and monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. The NAACP Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch is committed to the promotion of theatre in Southern California and to providing a viable program for performers and supporters of this art form. For more information on the NAACP, please visit

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