MEAC 2007 Basketball Tournament Announces First Two Acts as Part of Entertainment Lineup

November 16, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
November 14, 2006 919-719-8982

MEAC 2007 Basketball Tournament Announces First Two
Acts as Part of Entertainment Lineup

“Sisters in the Spirit” and the Manhattans

[Raleigh, NC] – The Mid-Eastern Atlantic Coast Conference (MEAC) announced today that the Sisters in the Spirit tour group and The Manhattans will hold separate concerts as part of the lineup of entertainment surrounding the 2007 basketball tournament.

Sisters in the Spirit will be featured at the Progress Energy Center in downtown Raleigh on Monday night, March 5th. The Manhattans will perform at the Old School Party on Friday March 10th, 2007 at the Raleigh Marriot-Crabtree Valley, a one of the tournament’s headquarters hotels.

“We are excited to host such dynamic groups as the Sisters in the Spirit and The Manhattans,” said MEAC Commissioner Dr. Dennis Thomas. “This, however, is only a taste of what is yet to come for the tournament. This year, we’re hosting more concerts and special events than ever before, enhancing the entertainment value for our fans.”

Sisters in the Spirit, dedicated to honoring the spiritual bond between women in all walks of life, is conducting its fifth annual tour. Previous tours have featured gospel singers such as Juanita Bynum, Yolanda Adams, Kelly Price and Sheila E. For more information, visit

The Manhattans have sold over 12 million records with their classic smooth R&B sound since their formation in 1963. For more information, visit

To find show times and more concert and event announcements, or to buy tournament tickets, visit

About the MEAC Basketball Tournament
The MEAC is a Division I basketball program comprised of 11 historically black colleges and universities located across the Atlantic coastline: Bethune-Cookman College, Coppin State University, Delaware State University, Florida A&M University, Hampton University, Howard University, University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, Morgan State University, Norfolk State University, North Carolina A&T State University, and South Carolina State University.

The men’s and women’s basketball tournament will be played in Raleigh/Wake County at least through 2008. Both the men’s and women’s tournament winner receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Jim Tobin
Brogan & Partners