Fresh from her White House performance for the President and First Lady, Tamela Mann talks life, love and happiness with her husband David Mann when they visit The Real on April 16th. David and Tamela are also enjoying the success of the debut of their new sitcom Mann and Wife on Bounce TV. The April 7th debut debut of MANN & WIFE became the network’s most-watched original to date, reaching nearly 800,000 viewers.
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Bishop Rance Allen, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Tamela Mann and others join Aretha Franklin and the Morgan State University Choir for “The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House”. The hour long program celebrates the rich history of Gospel music and its impact on other music genres and will air on PBS and TV One on June 26th.
“The gospel tradition, which has its roots in the African-American community, has lifted up so many, promising hope whether through the everyday travails of life or some of our nation’s most turbulent times,” noted Brad Siegel, president of TV One. “We’re proud to be partners with WETA and public broadcasting in celebrating this uniquely American institution at the White House and with the American public.”
The ever popular BET Sunday Best program is getting in gear for a very special all star show. Beginning April 1st through April 15th, the public will be given a chance to vote online for their favorite contestants from the past 7 seasons, and the top 10 vote getters will be announced via the Season 8 premiere on Sunday, July 19th.
The sitcom pairs David and Tamela in a Brady Bunch format as a newly married couple with children from previous marriages adjusting to their new family life. We can rest assured as in all of the Mann family situations where there is love, there will also be lots of laughter.
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Entertainment One Music announced the signing of Deitrick Haddon and the formation of his new label DHVisions. Haddon’s association with Releve Entertainment has resulted in the success of two Oxygen network favorites, Preachers of LA and Fix My Choir.
eOne Music Vice President and Urban Inspirational VP Phil Thornton shared these words, “At eOne Music, we are excited to partner with the critically-acclaimed, award-winning superstar Deitrick Haddon in forming this new label partnership DHVisions, as he returns to produce the music his fans worldwide have always loved. Deitrick’s multi-faceted talents and the dynamic gifts that he’s brought to every project have made him an undeniable visionary artist, and we look forward to breaking new creative ground together in the field of gospel entertainment.”
Dr. Holly Carter, CEO and founder of Relevé Entertainment, adds: “As Deitrick’s manager and partner in his entertainment endeavors, I knew he had to have the right partner. What Phil and his team at eOne have done and continue to do in gospel and entertainment overall makes this a perfect match. I am excited about the future.”
Andraé Crouch will be posthumously saluted during the 22nd Annual Movieguide Awards, airing Saturday, Feb. 21 at 7pm.
The Preachers are COMING!!!!! February 20th is the day Oxygen media gives us both front row seats in additon to backstage access as the Preachers franchise makes its way to the motor city of Detroit Michigan. Seven preachers take part in the Detroit series, Bishop Charles H. Ellis III, Bishop Corletta Vaughn, Pastor Tim Alden, Pastor David Bullock, Bishop-Elect Clarence Langston, Pastor Don William Shelby Jr. and Evangelist Dorinda Clark-Cole. Its sure to be a good ride, so get your motor running and check local listings for time and station information.
Donnie McClurkin, Erica Campbell, Michelle Williams, Gladys Knight, and Fred Hammond all are nominated for Outstanding Gospel Album. Each has had a great year in their own right. Erica Campbell stepped into the solo spotlight from her group Mary Mary with her album “Help.” Donnie McClurkin was joined by friends on his “Duets” project. Former Destiny’s Child star, Michelle Williams had everyone singing “Say Yes” (with Beyonce and Kelly) from her “Journey to Freedom” album. Fred Hammond, after his double knee replacement, proved he’s still got it on his CD “I Will Trust.” While the legendary Gladys Knight got back to gospel heritage with her album “Where My Heart Belongs.”
The show will air live tonight 9 PM EST/8 CST on TV One from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, CA.
Damien Sneed announced news of a distribution agreement with Central South for his LeChateau Earl Records label and the March 3rd release of his highly anticipated double disc Broken To Minister featuring the Levites. The CD was recorded live in Baltimore during the Church of God in Christ Auxiliaries in Ministry Convention.
The works of Sneed and his Chorale LeChateau will be featured alongside jazz great Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in the PBS documentary Everyone Has A Place premiering in Charlotte on February 3rd and will air in selected markets across the country throughout the Spring. The documentary was filmed at Charlotte’s Friendship Missionary Baptist Church during the 16-city national tour of the Abysinnian Mass.
Atlanta, GA was on fire as Gospel music’s biggest and brightest stars, producers, and industry personalities invaded the city for The 16th Annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards. BMI Vice President Catherine Brewton described the event as a “homecoming”. Sixteen years ago the first BMI Trailblazers Event was held in Atlanta with just a keyboard, drum set, and a hundred people. Since its humble beginnings the event has gone on to be considered the Gospel equivalent of the annual Clive Davis Grammy Party. In past years the event was apart of Stellar Award Weekend, but when it was decided that The Stellar Awards would be held in Las Vegas, BMI decided to return “home” to its Atlanta beginnings.