Archive for the ‘Concerts/Tours’ Category

Mississippi Mass Joins Erica Campbell & Anthony Brown For McDonalds Tour

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

anthonybrownThe world renowned Mississippi Mass Choir joins 2014 Stellar Award-winners Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy, hip-hop sensation Uncle Reece, Moses Tyson, Jr. and Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers for the 8th year of McDonalds Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour with Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell and comedian Jonathan Slocumb serving as hosts.

Campbell, who is currently riding the charts with her solo debut CD Help shared her sentiments, “I am so thankful and honored to be chosen not only to host the tour, but to perform alongside other gospel greats.” “The tour will definitely be filled with uplifting music, laughter and an overall good time for everyone.” Miss Mass

McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour will make stops in 12 markets, including: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Greensboro, Jackson, Los Angeles, Memphis, Oakland, Philadelphia, Raleigh and Washington, D.C.  and focus on the importance of giving back to the community by supporting the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

James Fortune Hits The Road With Live Through It

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

james-fortune-and-fiya-livethroughit-albumcoverartAward-winning Gospel star, songwriter, producer and nationally-syndicated radio host James Fortune gets on the road with his group FIYA as they embark on a multi-city promo tour in support of the highly-anticipated live album Live Through It.

James Fortune & FIYA celebrates the CD release hosting a concert on February 25th at Atlanta’s Greater Travelers Rest Church with live appearances from Tasha Cobbs, Isaac Carree, Zacardi Cortez, Alexis Spight and more. The album release concert will be live streaming on Yes Lord Radio.  Other stops include Houston at Lakewood Church (February 26), Chicago at New Life Covenant Church (February 27), Charlotte for a free concert with Yolanda Adams (February 28), Washington DC for an exclusive Listening Party with Praise 104.1 DC’s Inspiration Station (March 1), and more, appearances on “The Yolanda Adams Morning Show,” “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show,” “The Tom Joyner Morning Show,” as well as upcoming performances at the Allstate Gospel SuperFest in Chicago (March 22) and Praise 103.9’s Inspiration & Music Conference Finale Concert in Philadelphia (March 29).

 

 

BAEO Partners With Marvin Sapp For School of Choice Tour

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Grammy-nominated, Dove, Stellar and BET award-winning gospel artist Dr. Marvin L. Sapp joins The Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) for a multi-city tour to promotMarvin-Sapp-admiree educational opportunities for Black families. The School of Choice tour will launch on February 10 in Indianapolis, IN and  visit 11 cities ending in Memphis, Tennessee on February 20. Each  event will include a community discussion about the status of education for Black students and the options that are available for parents seeking educational opportunities for their children, as well as a special free concert by Dr. Sapp, RCA Inspiration recording artist Latice Crawford and comedian Hen Sapp.

Latice Crawford Joins Most Powerful Voices Campaign Raising Stroke Awareness

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

laticecrawfordcvrFor the fifth year, Up Entertainment and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association continues its Most Powerful Voices gospel singing competition looking for the best and brightest gospel talents who will raise stroke awareness — particularly in the African-American community — through the power of music.   Joining the competition this year as celebrity judge is RCA Inspiration recording artist Latice Crawford.

For a complete set of rules and deadline dates or any other additional information, check out the Most Powerful Voices website.

 

Lawrence Brownlee and Damien Sneed Bring Spirituals To Lincoln Center

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Opera star LawrencBrownleee Brownlee and celebrated pianist/composer/conductor  Damien Sneed will celebrate African American spirituals and church music as they present music from their CD Spiritual Sketches (LeChateau Earl Records) on Wednesday January 29th.   The concert is part of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series. Brownlee made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2013 and was a featured performer at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo Italy while Sneed toured the country conducting Wynton Marsalis’ Abysinian Mass with the Jazz at Lincoln Center orchestra and his Chorale LeChateau. Sneed also participated in the BMI tribute to Richard Smallwood during this year’s Stellar Award weekend. DamienSneed

Spiritual Sketches continues to receive critical acclaim from audiences across the country.  Octogenarian and celebrated preacher Reverend Clay Evans was moved to tears upon hearing the duo’s performance of All Night, All Day.  “Angels Watching Over Me just so happens to be one of my favorites”, said Rev. Evans, founding pastor of Chicago’s Fellowship Baptist Church, “but Lawrence adds something to it when he sings it”.  “The only thing missing from the song is me bidding everybody a good evening, go on home, go to bed, pull the covers up all around you, go on to sleep knowing that the Angels will be there and when you get up in the morning, everything is gonna be alright”.  Spiritual Sketches is available digitally via iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby.

Bryan Wilson, Micah Stampley and Jonathan McReynolds Headline East Coast Summit

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

JRMicah Stampley, Bryan Wilson and Jonathan McReynolds join Uncle Reese and the Russell Delegation in Baltimore for the East Coast Gospel Music Summit and Showcase November 15th and 16th. Hosted by Lee Michaels, the 2 day confab will bring together some of the nation’s top gospel artists and executives offering informative industry related workshops and seminars.

Micah Stampley will share valuable time tested information on the role of a psalmist while Vicki Mack Latillade is a featured panelist for “Am I ready for this?” Other seminars will be offered on how to get songs played on the radio and a discussion the art of negotiating a recording contract.Bryan

Banner Year for McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

63891-Vickie-Winans-originalThe 2013 McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Tour set a record raising more than $83,000 supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).  This year’s tour was hosted by Vickie Winans and featured Smokie Norful and son Ashton, Lecrae and John P. Kee with Tamela Mann in select cities.  The mission of the Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour is to bring service, encouragement and entertainme63891-Tamela-Mann-originalnt to communities while emphasizing the importance of giving back.  The tour kicked off in May in Washington, DC and made stops in Philadelphia, Newark, Birmingham, Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago and Louisville before culminating in Dallas August 30 at Bishop T.D. Jakes’ MegaFest.

Desmond Pringle Brings Hope To Los Angeles

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Pastor Desmond Pringle teams up again with the Cancer Treatment Centers of America to share A Night of Hope on Friday, October 18th.  The event will be held at the West Angeles Church of God In Christ where Bishop Charles E Blake, Sr. is the pastor.  Des 2

Our Journey of Hope program at CTCA, and the Rev. Percy McCray, director of pastoral care at CTCA Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, Ill., are hosting the concert during Breast Cancer Awareness month to bring the message to the  community about how the program provides much needed support to thousands of cancer patients and their families.

Pastor Pringle had this to say regarding his CTCA partnership.  “I am very excited about partnering with Our Journey of Hope,”   “It is a very powerful tool to get information into the African American community, which is adversely affected by cancer. As a minster of gospel and a pastor, it is incumbent on me to use the talent and information that I have to help. If there is hope for one’s health, that needs to be heralded. I’m thrilled to be in partnership to share the enlightenment that your diagnosis does not have to be a death sentence.”

As we went to press on this story, we found out about the passing of Desmond Pringle’s father. Please keep him and his family lifted in prayer during this time of bereavement.

John P Kee Readies Fall Tour, DVD Taping and More

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

John P KeeWe were fully persuaded and convinced that Life and Favor was one of John P Kee’s best albums to date (check out our review here).  Then came news of the Life and Favor Deluxe Edition from the Kee Camp.  With a scheduled release date of October 15th, the CD is already making waves with the new single Walking In Favor featuring Zacardi Cortez, a Spanish version of Life and Favor  and a tribute to the late Reverend James Moore entitled Great Things Happen.

Pastor Kee takes his Gospel cavalcade on the road with a 20 plus city tour featuring Shawn Bigby and Zacardi Cortez beginning  on September 26th in Jacksonville and continuing through November.  This will lead to the event of the year, the DVD taping of Pastor John P Kee and the New Life Community Choir scheduled for December

Getting In The Spirit With Wynton Marsalis

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Damien and WyntonNine time Grammy Award winner Wynton Marsalis culls through his rich collection of recordings from the Columbia and Sony Classical labels for a very special compilation titled The Spiritual Side Of Wynton Marsalis hitting stores and digital outlets everywhere on October 22nd .

The release of The Spiritual Side Of Wynton Marsalis coincides with the month-long “Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration Tour” featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, conductor Damien Sneed, and 70-voice Chorale Le Chateau. Marsalis serves as Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Among the gems on the CD are performances from Evangelist Shirley Caesar and a previously unreleased performance of Thomas Dorsey’s “Precious Lord, Take My Hand,” by gospel legend Marion Williams.