Grammy-nominated, Multi-Platinum Singer to Take Clayton Stage this Valentine’s Day. Miki Howard’s ‘Love Under New Management’ to Bring Soulful Vocals to Clayton Center

CLAYTON, N.C. — This Valentine’s day, locals will be able to celebrate love while enjoying the soulful vocals of two award-winning R&B artists. Sinclair Entertainment will present “Love Under New Management,” starring Miki Howard and Howard Hewett, on Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. at the Clayton Center (111 E. 2nd Street in Clayton). Together, these popular R&B artists will provide a romantic and soulful soundtrack for those celebrating Valentine’s Day.

Miki Howard is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum, award-winning recording artist and actress. A native of Chicago, she found success as a solo artist with two number-one hit songs on the R&B charts, including “Ain't Nuthin' in the World” in 1988 followed by “Ain’t Nobody Like You” in 1992. In 2002, Howard was nominated for a Grammy award for her album “Three Wishes,” followed by a Lifetime Achievement Award presented by The Chicago Music Awards in 2012. Beyond her love and success as a recording artist, Howard appeared in various films, including “Malcom X” (1992), “Poetic Justice” (1993), and her lifetime biopic, “Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story” (2016).

Howard Hewett, Jr. is a singer and songwriter. A native of Akron, Ohio, Hewett started out as lead singer of the R&B vocal group Shalamar before breaking out with a solo career, releasing two top-ten R&B soul singles, “I Commit to Love” and “I’m for Real” in the 1980s. After finding success as a recording artist, Hewett continued his singing career, including contributing to the second season theme song for the successful sitcom, “Hanging with Mr. Cooper.” Hewett later released two follow-up albums, including a self-titled album, “Howard Hewett,” and two gospel albums, “The Journey” and the follow-up, “The Journey Live: From the Heart,” which all found success in their perspective mainstream genres.

“Love Under New Management is a fun-filled show you won’t want to miss,” said Michael Sinclair of Sinclair Entertainment. “Come out for a great night of entertainment with two R&B greats for an affordable price.”

The cost of admission includes a delicious holiday buffet by Chef Vaughn Williams, owner of Urbana Catering Service. The menu features Cajun chicken skewers, micro crab cakes, dirty rice, seasonal fresh fruit, chicken salad sandwiches, turkey meatballs, two-bite chocolate delights and a cash bar. Guests will be able to walk the red carpet and have their picture taken by a professional photographer, with the option to purchase Valentine's Day photos.

To purchase tickets to “Love Under New Management,” contact the Clayton Center box office by phone at (919) 553-1737, visit, or stop by the Clayton Center in historic downtown Clayton. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

About Sinclair Entertainment
Sinclair Entertainment is a premier entertainment production management company based in Clayton, N.C. that produces various comedy, variety, and concert shows in the Triangle area. For more information about Sinclair Entertainment events, tickets, and more, visit

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