Posts Tagged ‘Ruben Studdard’

Paul Porter Enjoys Life Full and FREE

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Paul Porter is living the good life and celebrating the release of his new solo project, F.R.E.E. on Tre’Myles Music/Motown Gospel/ Mars On Sunday.  The disc features Paul at his best with a littPaul Porter Freele help from Ruben Studdard, LeAndria Johnson, Rance Allen and Smokie Norful.

Paul’s testimony of deliverance takes center stage with this project.  “In 1996, I had an aneurysm,” Paul shares. “I couldn’t walk or talk, and I lost my memory. I stayed in the bed maybe a year and a half. From 1996-2006 I went through all of the transitions—from the bed to the wheelchair to the walker to the cane. In June 2006, I dropped the cane!”

Production on the ten song disc is handled by the Grammy Award winning duo Blac Elvis (Beyonce, Jamie Foxx) and songwriter Harold Lilly (Alicia Keys, Beyonce).

Paul Porter Enlists Ruben Studdard & LeAndria Johnson For New Single

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Paul_Porter_I_Want_to_Know_What_Love_Is_CoverAmerican Idol alum Ruben Studdard and Sunday Best winner LeAndria Johnson join Paul Porter for the remake of I Want To Know What Love Is, the new single from F.R.E.E., his debut project for Smokie Norful’s TreMyles Music imprint. The song is already making headway at radio and is available online via iTunes and other digital outlets.

Taraji Henson Set To Host BET Celebration of Gospel

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Taraji Henson will succeed comedian and radio/tv talk show host Steve Harvey for the 14th Celebration of Gospel, BET’s top Gospel special.  Henson expressed her excitement with these words: “I am thrilled toBET COG join the BET ‘Celebration of Gospel’ family. I look forward to a great evening of incredible music and continuing the rich history of BET and gospel music which started 14 years ago hosted by the talented and very funny Steve Harvey.”

This year’s star studded event tapes on Saturday, March 15th at Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theater and features top acts including Yolanda Adams, Erica Campbell, Hezekiah Walker, Tamela Mann, Tasha Cobbs, Deitrick Haddon, J.J. Hairston, “Sunday Best” Season 6 winner Tasha Page-Lockhart and current “American Idol” Candice Glover.  There will be special performances from “American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard, “Sunday Best” winner Le’Andria Johnson, and soulful crooner Kem as well as Acoustic soul artist India.Arie who will pair up with Christian contemporary artist Jonathan McReynolds for a special performance. Female R&B group SWV and the renowned Rance Allen Group will also join together to anoint the crowd through song.

The BET Celebration of Gospel will premiere on Sunday, April 6th.

Donnie McClurkin Profiled In Centric Docu-Series

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Donnie McClurkinThe Centric Network will celebrate Black History Month with Being,  an eight episode  hour long weekly series examining the lives of African American entertainers and celebrities and the obstacles they have overcome.  Premiering on February 15th, BEING will take an in depth look at the life and times of Wendy Williams , Chaka Khan , Al Sharpton , Dionne Warwick , Donnie McClurkin , Ruben Studdard and more.

The series features exclusive interviews, archival footage and photos spanning the careers of these high profile newsmakers.  Being is narrated by hip hop music maker Big Daddy Kane. Check your local listings for time and station information in your area.