Paul Turner and CMI Take Center Stage

Written by: Gregory Gay

August 25th, 2014

Chicago is an indisputable CHOIR CONCLAVE. The hallowed roster includes the likes of Rev. Milton Brunson’s Thompson Community Singers, Rev. Clay Evans’ Fellowship Church Choir, Dr. Charles Hayes and the Cosmo Warriors, Ricky DilPTCMI Coverlard and New G and New Direction to simply name a few.  Adding to the list is Paul Turner and Creation Ministries Incorporated with the debut of A Singer’s Point of View.
Turner grew up on Chicago’s west side among the social ills that plague the inner city yet made a conscious decision to devote himself to music and the church. He joined the choir (which was originally the Lake Street Community Choir) as their first musician shortly after its inception and ascended the ranks to choir leader. Inspired by Ephesians 2:10, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath ordained that we should walk in them”, he rebranded the choir as Creation Ministries and set out on a mission to do “good works” by providing inspiration, light and hope to those in need.

Turner invites all to experience the “sound of creation” via their debut CD, A Singer’s Point of View.

 

A Video Thank You From Pastor Smokie Norful

Written by: Gregory Gay

August 25th, 2014

Pastor Smokie Norful expresses his heartfelt gratitude as he celebrates a #1 Billboard Top Gospel Albums Debut for FOREVER YOURS, his long awaited project released on August 5th. Smokie Norful Forever Yours

 

 

David and Tamela Reality Show Heads To BET

Written by: Gregory Gay

August 21st, 2014

david-and-tamela-mannDavid and Tamela Mann told us back in January that a reality show was in the works documenting their love, ministry, career and family life.  BET recently announced the addition of the show to its lineup.  “THE UNTITLED MANNS PROJECT” will take a peek behind their celebrity on-screen personas, exclusive events and famous friends, to the down home lives of the real David and Tamela Mann. In eight 30-minute episodes, viewers will get a taste of their careful balancing act among being celebrities, entrepreneurs and parents to four adult children — all while maintaining their 26-year marriage. Viewers may have met the Browns, but this show introduces the Manns like you’ve never seen them before!

In partnership with eOne, the series is executive produced by David and Tamela Mann along with Tara Long, Howie Miller, Kim McKoy, Roger Bobb and Phil Thornton.

New Music From VaShawn Mitchell

Written by: Gregory Gay

August 21st, 2014

VaShawn GMGAward winning singer/songwriter VaShawn Mitchell affords us a birdseye hear and listen of new music from his new CD with the release of the God My God EP.  In addition to the radio single, the EP also features 3 additional songs which were part of an epic 2-part live recording in Chicago and Atlanta earlier this year.  The full project will be released in the fall

Twinkie Clark and Moses Tyson Guest On First Cathedral Experience

Written by: Gregory Gay

August 21st, 2014

Moses TysonMoses Tyson Jr is starting fires with the release of Everything’s Gonna Be Alright, the radio single from the First Cathedral Music Experience Volume 1.  Alright is a remake from the Legendary Clark Sisters and features vocals from the Queen of the Hammond B3, Twinkie Clark.

The disc produced by Tyson and Kevin Bond also features noteworthy performances from Bishop Paul Morton, JJ Hairston, VaShawn Mitchell, Rizen’s Adriann Lewis – Freeman, DeAndrae Patterson and more.twinkie-clark-150x150

Richard Smallwood Live Recording In Washington DC

Written by: Gregory Gay

August 21st, 2014

Richard BMIOn Saturday, August 23rd, all roads will lead to Evangel Cathedral in Upper Marlboro, Maryland for Anthology, the highly anticipated live recording from Richard Smallwood with Vision. Anthology is Smallwood’s first live recording in in five years and marks 13 years since he’s recorded live in his hometown of Washington, D.C.

The recording caps off a year of celebration for Smallwood.  He was feted at the BMI Trailblazer of Gospel Awards during Stellar Award weekend and was celebrated at the BET Celebration of Gospel.

 

Neily Dickerson Tributes Al Hobbs

Written by: Melanie Pratt

August 15th, 2014

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The Gospel Music Industry has lost another “pillar!”

Al “The Bishop” Hobbs was a “Force.”

As Chairman of the Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA), GMWA’s ~ Gospel Announcer’s Guild and owner of Aleho International Music, “The Bishop” was an advocate for all who asked for his support. His common-touch approach extended to label executives, artists, and everyone in between.  At any moment you might see Al having an in-depth conversation with, Central City Production’s, Don Jackson and the next sharing a laugh with a up-and-coming young Gospel talent. Read the rest of this entry »

Streaming Link for The Funeral Services of Al Hobbs

Written by: Melanie Pratt

August 15th, 2014

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The services for Al “The Bishop” Hobbs will be streamed live tonight and tomorrow via the following website:  Read the rest of this entry »

Erica Campbell, Tamela Mann, Hezekiah Walker and Lecrae Receive Dove Award Nominations

Written by: Gregory Gay

August 13th, 2014

DOVE-awards-press-conferenceThe Gospel Music Association announced the nominees for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards which will be held on October 7th at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville, Tennesse.  TBN will broadcast the event live.  Nominees in the Gospel Categories are as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise Release Bless Me

Written by: Gregory Gay

August 12th, 2014

Its new music from JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise in the form of Bless Me, a new radio single from I See Victory, the group’s forthcoming CD.  Pastor Donnie McClurkin joins YP on the song SHIRTEDIT_MG_7911which is available at digital outlets everywhere.  I See Victory was recorded live in Bloomfield, Connecticut and also features performances from Karen Clark Sheard, Vashawn Mitchell, Jason Nelson and Deon Kipling.  The full project hits stores on October 28th.