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Houston Rising Star Awards (Press Release)

Houston, TX - Salute the legacy of the talented African-Americans who captivate audiences through our TV screens, radio stations and media outlets with the independent entertainment leader, Ms. Cat TV, at the 2018 Houston Rising Star Awards. Join the ceremony on February 24th at Houston Community College (West Loop campus), as we pay homage to the city’s professionals who are paving the way for the future.  


The theme for the evening is A Black History Initiative, in celebration of Black History month and the community’s contributions to Houston’s culture and media landscape.


The night’s Rising Star honorees include:

Michael Sterling - Independent Film Director (FILM AWARD RECIPIENT)

Rudy Rush - Actor, Writer, and Comedian and TV & radio personality on 93.7 The Beat (TV AWARD RECIPIENT)
Jonathan Milton - Writer and Director (FILM AWARD RECIPIENT)
Chauncy Glover - Three-time Emmy Award-winning journalist on ABC 13 (TV AWARD RECIPIENT)
Amir Diamond - Actor and Media Personality on 92.1 Radio Now (RADIO AWARD RECIPIENT)
Michele and Rochele Thompkins - The Gossiping Heifers podcast and personalities on Amazing 102.5 (RADIO AWARD RECIPIENT)


Each honorees’ success and commitment to their craft continues to open doors in the entertainment industry for our stories to be heard. Ms. Cat, creator of the Rising Star Awards, believes, “Houston has so much unnoticed talent; and majority of the time, the most talented people are never seen on the camera. This is your time to be seen and noticed. We salute you.”

Official partners of the Rising Star Awards are Burnett Entertainment LLC, B.A.N.G. Productionz, Sha' Rayla Entertainment and Pauline Clement Associates.


For vendor and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ms. Cat at 832-509-0077 (press 4)

About Ms. Cat TV:
Ms. Cat is a Houston-based director and filmmaker who created the broadcast company, Ms. Cat TV which offers full TV production services for other filmmakers, artists and businesses to be seen nationwide. Ms. Cat has worked with BET, TV One, and the OWN Network to help connect major networks with independent outlets. Visit for more information.

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