Posts Tagged ‘Vanessa Bell Armstrong’

Gospel Industry Legend Gentry McCreary Passes

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

GentryGOSPELflava joins others across the nation mourning the passing of Gentry McCreary, Sr, a giant in the Gospel Music industry.  In his over 40 year career, McCreary worked  promoting records to radio for a number of labels including Birthright, Word, Light and Benson.  His affiliation with Light Records led to the first solo album from Rev. James Moore, Brothers and Sisters, I Will Be Praying For You in 1981.  McCreary’s legacy was cemented with his work at the Onyx label, where he would introduce the world to the Richard Smallwood Singers, Vanessa Bell Armstrong and Bishop Paul S Morton in addition to defining albums from Keith Pringle, Danniebelle Hall and Thomas Whitfield.  Moving to the Plumbline label, McCreary orchestrated albums from Daryl Coley and Lecresia Campbell.

Earnest Pugh’s Shares Hidden Treasures

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

EarnestPughIn the spirit of the season, Earnest Pugh comes bearing gifts in the form of  “Hidden Treasures”,  his eighth album hitting stores and digital outlets on December 4th.  Hidden Treasures will feature his latest radio single Trade It All along with eleven other tracks as Pugh enlists vocal support from notable friends including Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Beverly Crawford, Richard Smallwood and Lisa Knowles.

 

Aretha Franklin Gives Thanks With Gospel Friends

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Aretha file photo GFThe undisputed and reigning Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin celebrates Thanksgiving with a free dinner and gospel concert in the motor city at the historic New Bethel Baptist Church, located at 8430 Reverend C L Franklin Boulevard.  The event takes place on Sunday, November 22nd and features guest appearances from multiple Grammy and Dove award winner Pastor Shirley Caesar, the Williams Brothers, Detroit native Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Audrey Dubois Harris and Reverend Marcia Dyson.  Lady Shirley

Funeral Arrangements For Mother Mildred Bell

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Funeral arrangemenVanessa Bellts have been made for Mother Mildred Bell, wife of Elder Jesse Bell and mother of Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Charlene Bell and Margaret Bell are as follows:

Memorial Service

Friday, March 21, 2014 6:00pm-8:00pm.

Greater Mt. Everett Church of God in Christ

631 E. 8 Mile Rd.,

Ferndale, Michigan

 

Funeral Service:

Saturday, March 22, 2014 10:30am,

Fountain of Life & Praise Church,

8051 Ohio St., ( at Tireman)

Detroit, Mi

GOSPELflava joins others across the nation in praying for the Bell family during their time of bereavement.

Introducing Keith Williams

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

 

Keith Williams’ new single I Believe God is a personal testimony of unyielding faith in the midst of life’s difficulties.  The song was penned by the writing team of  Justin Francis, Gerald Jones and Carlos Woodard and features background vocals by by Claude Deuce.Keith Williams (more…)

53rd Annual Grammy Nominations

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

The 2010 Grammy Nominations were announced on December 1, 2010 for the following categories: (more…)

UPDATE: Homegoing Information for Bishop Walter Hawkins

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Here is the official information for the homegoing services of Bishop Walter Hawkins. This information was taken from the Official Walter Hawkins fan page.

UPDATE:

Sharing in ministry on the Tuesday Night Musical Celebration, titled, “The Man, the Music, The Ministry: A Musical Salute to Bishop Walter Hawkins” will be Yolanda Adams, Mary Mary, Pastor Donnie McClurkn, Daryl Coley, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Ledisi, Ted Winn, Kim Burrell, Byron Cage, Karen Clark Sheard and more. Lady Tramaine Hawkins will be making a special appearance along with Bishop Hawkin’s sister, Lynette Hawkins Stevens. The musical directors for the event will be Bishop Hawkins brother, Edwin Hawkins, Donald Lawrence, Kurt Carr, Richard Smallwood, and Bishop’s own musical director Rusty Watson.  The master of ceremony duties will be shared between Dr. Bobby Jones, Marvin Winans, and BeBe Winans.

UPDATE on Ticket Information:

Tickets are FREE and available on a first come, first serve basis.

The box office is open Fri, July 16th from noon til 3pm, Sat, July 17th and Tues, July 20th from 11am til 3pm and Wed, July 21st from 10am til 11am.

…Contact Paramount Theater at: (510) 465-6400.

OUT OF TOWN GUESTS (Outside of California), please contact Charles Jackson at (510) 708-9246 for your tickets. Tickets are limited!

Bishop Kenneth Moales will officiate the funeral services on Wednesday morning.

UPDATE:

As of this moment the musical tribute to Bishop Walter Hawkins will not be streamed, although anything could change at any moment! We’ll keep you posted! The good news is Gospel Music Channel will air the Tribute Concert on Sunday at 8PM EST.