Archive for the ‘Television’ Category

Allstate Gospel Superfest Headed to TV One

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Allstate GospelThe ever popular Allstate Gospel Superfest finds a new broadcast home at TV One  during the 2016 holiday season.  This show in its 18th year was founded and is produced by Bobby Cartwright, Jr. and  has had a syndicated run for 16 consecutive years.  This year’s celebration took place at  Coppin State University in Baltimore and featured performances from  J. Moss, Karen Clark Sheard, Jonathan Butler, Lonnie Hunter & Structure, Beverly Crawford, Jonathan McReynolds, James Hall & Worship & Praise, Tim Bowman, Jr., Dorinda Clark Cole, Alexis Spight, and Patrick Lundy’s Ministers of Music.

The reigning Queen of Gospel, Pastor Shirley Caesar was on hand to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award and the two hour telecast is hosted by actress Vivica A. Fox.  Look for the Allstate Gospel Superfest debut in November with encore performances throughout the month of December.

 

AME Choir Opens Democratic National Convention

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Gospel music took front and center at the opening festivities of the 2016 Democratic National Convention as the historic Mother Bethel AME Choir under the direction of Jonas Crenshaw performed a spirited arrangement of the Battle Hymn of the Republic on Monday, July 25th.

Reverend Anthony Vinson, International Director of Music and Christian Arts for the African Methodist Episcopal Church and Minister of Music for AME LIVEthe AME Mass Choir  joined Mother Bethel for the performance and shared these sentiments, “What a honor to be a part of such a historic convention and a momentous occasion for a historic church.  Mother Bethel is the first AME Church in the nation, organized by AME Founder Richard Allen in 1794.  Among it many accomplishments, Mother Bethel has been a beacon in African American history having served as a stop on the Underground Railroad and hosting such great orators including Frederick Douglas and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The music ministry of the church continues to celebrate the proud traditions and legacy of the AME Church and we are grateful.” (more…)

Chicago Mass Choir Does Daytime TV

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

New Chicago MassChicago Mass Choir continues its Summer of Praise Tour with an appearance on Fox Television’s Good Day Chicago on Thursday, June 21st.  The award winning choir will perform music from its latest CD We Give You Praise.

We Give You Praise made its debut in the Top 20 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Album’s chart largely fueled by the lead single, Thank You Thank You Jesus. The lead single generated over a half a million YouTube views cementing its place as a CMC classic alongside other chart-topping hits like “Holy Ghost Power,” “I Pray We’ll Be Ready,” “Mighty Good God,” and “God is My Everything.” The choir has released a follow up single, I Give You Praise as well as a companion lyric and live lyric video.

Founded by James Chambers as an extension of the ECC Music Workshop and celebrating over 25 years of ministry, CMC President Dr. Feranda Williamson gave words of appreciation to fans and supporters, “I am just overwhelmed with “THANKS” to those that support the music of Chicago Mass Choir.  It is an honor to be listed with so many major gospel artists as one of the top billboard chart top 20 gospel albums.  It is great to be recognized for our music ministry.”

Chicago Mass Choir Kicks Off Summer Praise With TBN Performance

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

CMC TBNThe famed Chicago Mass Choir aims to give God praise all year long and gets Summer praise into high gear with a performance at TBN Studios in Aurora, Illinois.  CMC President Dr. Feranda Williamson shared these words: “TBN has so graciously allowed Chicago Mass Choir to share several selections from our new CD with their viewing audience.  This is truly a great opportunity, and we are very thankful to TBN for their support of Chicago Mass Choir.”

New Haven Records follows up the ever popular Thank You, Thank You Jesus with both a live video and lyric video for CMC’s latest single, I Give You Praise.

Tye Tribbett To Host Joyful Noise On BET

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Tye-Tribbett-02BET announced its lineup of new and returning programs and featured in the lineup is Joyful Noise, an hour long program hosted by award winning Motown Gospel recording artist Tye Tribbett.  The show will feature performances from celebrated as well as new and upcoming Gospel artists, an on the street feature manned by Willie Moore Jr, a local church feature and a sermonette from the nation’s leading pastors and pulpiteers.

Celebration of Gospel was included in the list of returning special programs.

Fantasy Stellar Categories!

Saturday, February 13th, 2016
Stellar Guide

Tasha Cobbs Performing, "Put A Praise On It" at the 2016 Celebration of Gospel

Tasha Cobbs Performing, “Put A Praise On It” at the 2016 Celebration of Gospel

All roads lead to Las Vegas, NV as the countdown begins for the 31st Annual Stellar Awards. For over thirty years this event has honored the best and brightest in Gospel music for their contribution to the art of Gospel Music. The biggest names in this genre have been awarded with high honors such as “Female Vocalist Of The Year”, “Producer Of The Year”,  and “Song Of The Year”.

Well… I thought what if we had some FUN and make up some Fantasy Categories with this year nominees to make you laugh and have some FUN! (more…)

James Cleveland Award Honors The Legacy of Olanda Draper

Thursday, February 11th, 2016
Stellar Guide

The 2016 James Cleveland Award will celebrate the heyday of the choirs with a posthumous honor for Olanda Draper. Olanda Draper (more…)

Deborah Byrd In Producer’s Chair for Stellar Award Telecast

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
Stellar Guide

 

Its a changing ostellar-awards-logof the guard as Stellar Awards producer Barbara Wilson passes the baton to Deborah Byrd.  Wilson has helmed production efforts for the show since the very first show taped at Chicago’s Arie Crown Theater in 1985.  We talked with Barbara Wilson some years back, see our interview here. While taking a step back, Wilson is not going off the scene entirely, she will maintain an active presence with the show as executive consultant.

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Heavenly Joy: Big Things In Small Packages

Friday, February 5th, 2016

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Both the live and television audiences were wowed at the close of this year’s Celebration of Gospel as Heavenly Joy stole the show with her rousing performance of Charles Jenkins’ #War.  (more…)

SEASON 2 OF “IT’S A MANN’S WORLD” RETURNS February 23

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Viewers are in for more love, life and a whole lot of laughs as BET announced the return of Its a Manns World, the reality series that takes us into the lives of entertainment power couple David and Tamela Mann and their family.david-and-tamela-mann

Set to make its second season premiere on February 23rd, Manns World will pick up following the family as they find themselves juggling  careers, church and community and family life .