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Dennise Nichole Dittman-Cook

*Sean R. Cook - CEO
Dennise N.D. Cook - COO
* 513-560-6715*

{Queen City Music Promotions, LLC - Cincinnati, Ohio}

May 20, 2020

(Hamilton, Ohio) Dennise Nichole Dittman-Cook continues to thrive in the Gospel Music arena. During the start of the quarantine, Dennise founded “The Together at Home” Concert Series. In hopes to encourage, restore hope, and bring Jesus to those that are lost. As well as those, who are hungry to hear God’s word through song and cannot attend church. It has been her heart’s mission to provide a way to connect with her beloved followers, during this time of social distancing. It is so crucial that those in retirement homes, she would routinely visit, can still interact with her, even if virtually.

As an extension to Dennise’s solo music ministry, and sharing her vision with her husband, Sean Cook and “Queen City Music Promotions”, they brainstormed the idea of incorporating artists from all over The United States to go LIVE from The Offical Queen City Music Promotions Facebook page. Fondly calling it “The Together at Home” Concert Series. Over the last month they have had 120K+ views on the page. The outpouring of love has been tremendous. With viewers writing in, pleading with them not to stop, and to please keep the music coming! What makes it even more special, is that it’s interactive, it cures one’s loneliness for even just a bit, and it provides a sense of community, a safe haven where they can be uplifted in real time! The last several weekends, they have had 15 hours of non stop music, with a new artist singing every 30 minutes!

It has been highly requested that she continues to do her live broadcasts. Alongside her husband, Sean, she has become a valuable asset with helping to plan, organize, coordinate and perform in his events. Whether in person or virtually. As a principal artist, Dennise is also the COO of Queen City Music Promotions, Sean's Gospel Music promotional company. This has proven to be a great asset to Dennise's music ministry. Additionally, the couple celebrated 3 years of marriage on May 6. Dennise has been nominated in the past year for The Josie Music Awards for two categories; “Female Artist of The Year” and “Entertainer of The Year” in the Christian/Gospel Categories. Sean was also nominated for Licensed Promotion Company of The Year for the Josie Music Awards. It has been a true blessing!
Dennise has realized much success with ther music ministry; however, she continues performing in a local home town concert series presented by Queen City Music Promotions as well as many independently contracted concerts that churches have asked her to minister music to their congregations. She also continues to lend her voice to retirement communities who are shut-ins. Dennise strives to provide inspiration and entertainment to this special population, bringing them songs of faith, hope, and love, and ultimately to the feet of Jesus through song. With everything that has gone in the world, all of these in person activities have been cancelled. However, Dennise won’t let that stop her from sharing Jesus. We just keep inventing ways to keep ministering!

Make sure you tune in to “Together at Home” with Dennise every Thursday evening starting May 21, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. on The Official Queen City Music Promotions Facebook page! Please “Like” and “Follow” The Official Queen City Music Promotions Facebook page! That way you will receive all of the notifications and updates!

For More info on Dennise Nichole Dittman-Cook or Queen City Music Promotions: 1-513-560-6715
EHA-Nashville: 1-256-318-9566


May 18, 2020 

Queen City Music Promotions, LLC - Cincinnati, Ohio 

Queen City Music Promotions is grateful to be serving the Christian Music Artist. We are thankful for the many artists who have reached out to us requesting assistance in the "social media outreach area" of their ministry. Many have already participated in our "Together At Home Concert Series" and several more are scheduled for future events. Be sure to Like and Follow our page for exciting updates on new promotional avenues God is opening within the Queen City Promotions family of outreach ministries! 

God Bless, 

Queen City Music Promotions Staff

Why Cincinnati, OH, Is Called “The Queen City”

You might have heard Cincinnati described as “The Queen of the West.” But where did this Ohio city get its regal nickname? The answer to Cincinnati’s queenly designation has roots in 19th-century economics, westward expansion, journalism, and even poetry. Discover the nickname’s origin story.

After Cincinnati was initially settled in the 1780s and 1790s, it experienced phenomenal growth. Incorporated as a town in 1802 and an official city in 1819, Cincinnati exploded as a center of arts and commerce. The city quickly became a creative and economic hub over the next 40 years and attracted thousands of new settlers. By 1820, Cincinnati locals had begun calling it “The Queen City” and “The Queen of the West” in conversation and local writing, in reference to the culture, arts, and civilization the city offered in the midst of the wildness of the emerging West.

Cincinnati’s royal moniker was also likely inspired by journalist Ed B. Cooke’s article in the Inquisitor and Cincinnati Advertiser. In the May 4, 1819, issue of the paper, he wrote, “The City is, indeed, justly styled the fair Queen of the West: distinguished for order, enterprise, public spirit, and liberality, she stands the wonder of an admiring world.” At the time, Cincinnati was the primary symbol of America’s westward movement and the promise of western expansion and “civilization,” due to its status as the first major city built west of the Alleghenies by settlers.

But that’s not all! Cincinnati’s queenly title has poetic origins, too. Celebrated poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote his poem “Catawba Wine” as a tribute to the Ohio River Valley vineyards and the fragrant wines produced there. In particular, the poem celebrates the vineyards run by Nicholas Longworth, a member of the well-known Cincinnati Longworth family and a winemaker (sometimes called the “father of the American wine industry,” in fact) who created the first American sparkling wine.

The poem’s final stanza contains yet another reference to Ohio’s status as “Queen of the West,” likely furthering the term’s popularity:

“And this Song of the Vine,
This greeting of mine,
The winds and the birds shall deliver,
To the Queen of the West,
In her garlands dressed,
On the banks of the Beautiful River.”

The terms “The Queen of the West” and “The Queen City” haven’t been abandoned by locals and regional brands, who still use it to describe their beloved Cincinnati and its historic legacy.