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January 26, 2010 08:00 ET

World Vision Partners With BET's Sunday Best Winner Crystal Aikin For First Canadian Mini-Tour

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 26, 2010) - Her talent is enormous. Her spirit is great. And she is filled with effervescent praise. Lending her artistry to a worthy cause, Crystal Aikin, Stellar Award winner (Contemporary Female of the Year & New Artist of the Year) and BET's Sunday Best, will be making her debut appearance in Canada for two special shows.

Celebrating the historic legacy of Black History Month, Aikin kicks off her mini-Canadian tour in the Nation's Capital, Ottawa, on Friday, February 26, 2010 at Rhema Christian Centre (1500 Chatelain Avenue). She is joined by the musical stylings of Echoes of Praise, Rochelle Hanson, Ottawa's own Kathy Grant and World-African musical sensations, Krystaal who hail from the Democratic Republic of Congo. On February 27, 2010, Aikin is slated to appear at Malton Church of God (7050 Bramalea Rd., Unit 42-48) in Mississauga, with Toronto's own gospel greats, Echoes of Praise, Rochelle Hanson, Londa Larmond, and Latin-inspired Paulis Sanchez.

Aikin was first introduced to the world through BET's first season of Sunday Best, a gospel competition with American Idol-esque flair that searched for gospel music's next superstar. Originally a native from Tacoma, WA's, never envisioned herself standing alongside certified gospel superstars on BET and hearing Kirk Franklin announce her name as the winner. Awarded with a Zomba recording contract, Aikin re-releases her self-titled debut album on Verity Records and develops her call to ministry. Her sound is a mix of jazzy-neo soul juxtaposed with a traditional gospel contemporary feel. A nurse by profession, Aikin, has found her niche, using her voice as therapy to tantalize the ear and to bring healing and restoration to people the world over. A feat that she claims she knew early on as a choir director.

Now, enters World Vision, a development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision's goal is to encourage the Canadian public to join the work of combating poverty and improving the lives of children and their families around the world.

Partner with Aikin, World Vision and friends in a night of taking social action. A portion of the proceeds for the Crystal Aikin show will go to the World Vision's Haitian Emergency Relief Fund.

Sharing her love; bringing a universal message of joy, Aikin plans on helping to change the world one child at a time.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $15 at the door

Special VIP meet & greet tickets are $25 (Mississauga only)

Tickets available at www.ticketwindow.ca or call 888-877-3130

All ages, DOORS 7PM SHOW 7:30 (Ottawa) 8PM (Mississauga)

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