Archive for April, 2013

Bishop Bryan Andrew Wilson Convenes Convocation Gathering

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Bryan WilsonIn between a hectic touring and performance schedule as well as preparation for the release of his new project, Bishop Bryan Andrew Wilson called the saints both young and old together for a time of refreshing in the first annual Holy Convocation of the Bapastogic Movement beginning Sunday, April 28th through Saturday, May 4th in Perry Florida. Wilson drew on his upbringing in the Baptist, Apostolic and Church of God iDuranice Pacen Christ (COGIC) churches to form the new inter denominational group with an emphasis on youth . Highlighting the week long confab are day and evening sessions with speakers including Pastor Duranice Pace of the Pace Sisters and Dr. Joyce Cohen, a musical celebration and the official message being delivered by Wilson on Saturday.

Wilson’s new CD is set for an early summer release.

Hezekiah Walker Azusa The Next Generation Bows June 11th

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

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Bishop Hezekiah Walker once again teams up with producer Donald Lawrence for Azusa: The Next Generation.  The CD, featuring the hit single Every Praise releases on June 11th and features guest performances from Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Deitrick Haddon, Pastor John P. Kee and former Love Fellowship Crusade Choir lead soloist Timiney Figueroa Caton.

Smokie Norful, Tamela Mann, John P Kee And LeCrae Headline McDonalds Gospel Tour

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

MCDONALD'S USA, LLC SMOKIE NORFULSmokie Norful and son Ashton will take their show on the road as part of McDonalds Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour beginning May 9th in Washington, DC.  The Norfuls will be joined by Tamela Mann, John P. Kee, 2013 Grammy Award winner Lecrae and host Vickie Winans on the multi city tour.  In its 7th year, the tour touches the community through the power of Gospel Music as well as reinvesting in the community through the Ronald McDonald Charities.

Host Vickie Winans shared these sentiments: “Giving back to those around us is crucial, especially with the recent tough times our families and communities have faced. Now more than ever, our communities need to know we are there for them, and that’s something the McDonald‘s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour has set out to do. I’m honored to take part in the cause, and I look forward to brivickie-winans-1nging joy and laughter to everyone who attends the concerts.”

 

Tour dates and locations include:

  • May 9Washington, D.C., Ebenezer AME Church
  • May 10Philadelphia, Sharon Baptist Church
  • May 11Newark, McDonald‘s Gospelfest – Prudential Center
  • June 6Birmingham, Bill Harris Arena
  • June 7Atlanta, Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church
  • June 21Detroit, Second Ebenezer Baptist Church
  • June 22Chicago, Chicago Gospel Music Festival
  • July 3Louisville, Full Gospel Baptist Conference
  • August 30Dallas, MegaFest

Take 6 Celebrating 25 Years With World Tour

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

TAKE_6_ColorThe multiple award winning acapella group Take 6 celebrates 25 years of recording and performing with a world tour beginning May 7th in New York. The year long tour will include concert performances in the US as well as overseas including Germany, England, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Japan, Australia, Norway, eastern Europe and South America.

Their self titled debut CD, released in 1988 won 2 Grammy awards and landed on Billboard’s Jazz, Contemporary Christian and Gospel charts. With 15 albums to their credit, the group comprised of Claude McKnight, Mark Kibble, Joel Kibble, Dave Thomas, Alvin Chea and Khristian Dentley have garnered a total of 10 Grammy Awards, 10 Dove Awards, a Soul Train Award, and 2 NAACP Image Awards

One Way Experience Celebrates The Jesus Movement With National Tour and DVD Taping

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Grammy and Dove Award winners Andrae Crouch, Chuck Girard, Evie, Michael Omartian, Randy Stonehill and The Archers will embark on a 36 city national tour starting with a two night cOWE_photooncert and tv/dvd taping at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium May 18th and 19th.

With a combined total of over 230 albums recorded, these renowned musicians launched the revolutionary Jesus Movement forever introducing the world to contemporary Christian music.  The reaction to their music was immediate and profound. “’Wow! Are they singing about Jesus?!’” recounts Steve Archer, member of the Grammy-wining trio, The Archers. “We were putting the Word in the faces of people that had never heard it,” said Crouch, one of Christian music’s most revered songwriters and artists.

The One Way Experience concerts will embrace, pay tribute to, and rekindle an awareness of the innovative artists who spearheaded this incredible movement.

 

 

 

Mississippi Mass Choir 25th Anniversary Tour Kick Off In Houston

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

MMC 25Mississippi Mass Choir announced tour dates leading into their 25th Anniversary Celebration Gala and live recording. Houston’s own Pastor JD Herron and the Courageous Faith Christian Center will kick off the 25th anniversary tour on May 18th at the Holman Street Baptist Church. Additional dates and cities will be announced shortly.

Erica Campbell Debuts Solo Song In New York

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Erica+Atkins+Campbell+55th+Annual+GRAMMY+Awards+0rptFPSiJfOlErica Campbell, one half of Gospel super duo Mary Mary debut her new single “A Little More Jesus” in front of a receptive crowd at New York’s popular Village Underground. Campbell had the crowd up on their feet as she performed her new single that has a classic old school churchy flair. Erica is currently working with her husband Grammy Award Winning Warryn Campbell on her solo album due out this fall on MyBlock Records. Erica will continue to tour with her sister Tina as “Mary Mary” and is currently in production for Season 3 of their hit weTV reality show. Season 2 of their show garnered over 5 million viewers, and the series was ranked by Nielsen Media as the #1 TV show for African American women in their time slot.

Mary Mary Performs On The View

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

mary-mary-sistersMonday gets the week off on the good foot with Mary Mary performing Go Get It on The View today in honor on co host Sherri Shepherd’s birthday.  The View airs at 11 am ET on ABC. Check your local listings.

Lisa Knowles Announces Evolution of Quartet Retreat

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Lisa Knowles announced the opening of registration for the Evolution of Quartet Retreat to be held in Memphis, Tennessee June 28 through June 30.  The gathering will offer informational workLisa Knowlesshops as well as networking sessions for aspiring singers, songwriters, musicians, producers and artist management representatives.  Special guests for the confab include , Teddy Campbell, QuartetTim Rogers, Alexis Spight and Stan Jones.  Highlighting the event will be the CD Release concert of Lisa Knowles and The Brown Singers.

Warryn Campbell’s “My Block” Partners with eOne Music

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

warryncampbelltheindustGrammy Winning Producer Warryn Campbell has entered into a strategic partnership with independent music label Entertainment One (eOne). The new deal will help Campbell support the artist on his label such as JoiStarr, The Soul Seekers, Jason McGee, and new music from Jason Champion in 2014. The label will also release a new single by Erica Campbell of Mary Mary. eOne has proven to be a force in the music industry mastering sales, marketing, communication, and production for its clients. Warryn states, “I am very excited to be partnered with a company that truly understands the future of entertainment, ” adds Warryn Campbell, founder and CEO of My Block Records. “Working across multiple genres with My Block, it’s important to have a clear vision and the resources for artists to be successful across multiple platforms today. In this strategic partnership with eOne Music, we share a similar vision in supporting Gospel’s great history and taking it to another level as well as other genres, to serve both emerging and established artists in creating innovative work that paves the way now and for the future. Let’s go.” eOne Television also produces the hit weTV series, “Mary Mary”, in which Warryn Campbell appears regularly. James Robinson, Senior VP of eOne Music Nashville and GOSPELflava Co founder states, I have long held and have the highest respect for Warryn Campbell and his immeasurable talents personally and professionally. Our shared commitment to music that captivates listeners, inspires their spirits and encourages their faith was a natural fit with us at eOne, and it’s a blessing to create this strategic partnership to release new Gospel and R&B work with My Block.”