American Dreams


Pop sensation Stacie Orrico also guest stars in the episode

BURBANK, Calif. -- May 8, 2003 -- Grammy-winning and multi- platinum R&B artist Kelly Rowland ("Simply Deep") lends her vocal expertise to the classics when she guest stars as Martha Reeves of Martha and the Vandellas in the season finale of NBC's critically acclaimed drama "American Dreams," airing Sunday, May 18 (8-9 p.m. ET). Pop star Stacie Orrico ("Stuck") also joins the drama's long list of acclaimed musical guest stars when she appears in the same episode as Peggy Santiglia of The Angels.

In the episode titled "City on Fire," Rowland will perform Martha and the Vandellas' famed hit "Nowhere to Run" and Orrico will perform The Angels classic "My Boyfriend's Back."

Backed by the success of her debut album, Rowland recently launched her solo singing career after enjoying wide-success from her previous projects. She has performed in a variety of televised concerts and events, most recently at the 2003 Grammy Awards, singing a duet with Nelly of their hit single "Dilemma." Rowland's television credits include guest appearances on "The Hughleys" and the "Smart Guy." She will make her feature film debut, starring in the highly anticipated continuation of the two popular horror franchises, "Freddy Vs. Jason."

Discovered in 1998 after winning top honors at a Christian Arts Seminar, Orrico was first signed by a record label at age 12. She went on to release her first album 'Genuine' in 2000. With her performances in support of the CD, she earned the attention of Destiny's Child who asked the young singer to open for several of the U.S. concerts. Orrico's second CD, 'Stacie Orrico,' which hit stores March 25, 2003 on Virgin Records, features the hit song "Stuck."

"American Dreams" is an evocative drama is set against the memorable, upbeat sounds of the 1960s. It depicts a more innocent America as seen through the youthful Pryor family of Philadelphia as they brace for cultural turbulence ahead that still resonates today.

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