Archive for March, 2009

SUNDAY BEST (RECAP) »

 The Spiritual Amphitheatre was in full effect last night as singing hopefuls belted out their favorite Gospel tunes in the effort to become Sunday Best. In the opening number with Bryon Cage the contents dress in their choir robes seemed a bit out of step with Bryon. As far as the top 10: Flag on [...]

FIGHT OF OUR LIFE HEALTH TOUR »

Power To The End Stroke and Kirk Franklin are proud to announce the Fight Of Our Life Health Tour.  The tour will kick off in Houston in summer 2009 and will make stops in Austin, Dallas, Little Rock, Oklahoma City, San Antonio and Tulsa. Dates, times and locations are TBD. The Fight of Our Life
Health [...]

FIGHT AGAINST STROKE »

I want to bring awareness to the No. 3 leading cause of death and a leading cause of long-term disability among Black Americans. Black Americans have almost twice the risk of first-ever strokes compared with whites, and blacks 35-54 years old have four times the relative risk for stroke.
Luther Vandross, the greatest male vocalist in [...]

DONNIE MCCLURKIN NEW CD DROPS TOMORROW »

It’s been five years since Donnie McClurkin, one of gospel music’s top male vocalists, has released a CD and – needless to say – his million plus fan base is excited to hear from him after the hiatus. The wait is over, and his new CD “We Are All One (Live In Detroit)” is set [...]

106 & GOSPEL CANCELLATION »

It appears that 106 & Gospel is on the chopping block! Could be the time slot or the need for an intensified advertising/branding campaign, but the program hasn’t quite hit home with a consistent audience and that means…CANCELLATION!
Please Take Action by clicking the petition link below and casting your vote to SAVE the show, AND [...]

OMELLE FOOTWEAR SPRING/SUMMER COLLECTION »

I have receive feedback from female readers stating that I don’t represent female fashion on the website. Ladies, I have heard your cry…..here you go!
Omelle just released their Spring/Summer 2009 footwear collection. Founders Cherise Angelle and Nicole Lafave are two shoe-obsessed designers that discovered a common interest footwear with a distinct and imaginative voice. Combining [...]

TED WINN NEW SINGLE »

I am enjoying Ted Winn’s new single “God Believes in You”. It is buzzing around the country and has now debuted at #30 on the Radio & Records Hot Gospel songs chart. The song was inspired by a real life tragedy. “A friend of mine was killed in an accident and he was one of [...]

PASS THE COLLECTION PLATE FOR BISHOP WEEKS »

A former employee of Global Destiny Church has asked a Gwinnett judge to put Bishop Thomas W. Weeks III in jail for contempt of court because he failed to repay a debt to her. A petition for contempt was filed Tuesday by Suzanne Ellis. The petition says that Bishop Weeks, and his church empire Global [...]

ARETHA FRANKLIN AND AL SHARPTON TO BE HONORED »

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and Reverend Al Sharpton are slated to be honored at the 54th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner in Detroit. According to organizers, Aretha will receive the James Weldon Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award during a special dinner slated to be held at Detroit’s Cobo Center May 3. The Rev. [...]

STAR JONES NEW BLOG »

On Monday, Star Jones became the latest celebrity to throw her hat into the ring of the blogging world. Since it’s my business, I read quite a few blogs on a daily bases and so far, I really like Star’s blog. I admire her choice to say something positive and uplift people, as opposed to talking about the latest trash rumors. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a willing victim, I like some good entertainment gossip myself. That’s just real talk, but around here I like to keep it positive and that’s what I like about Star’s blog.

SAY WHAT, NOW! »

I don’t know if you remember the story I report on a few weeks ago, about the 12 year old boy supposedly impregnating his 15 year old girlfriend. See story here:   http://gospelconnoisseur.com/wordpress/?p=813
 Now, The Mirror a London newspaper is reporting that Alfie Patten (12 year old) is not the father of Chantelle Stedman baby girl. The [...]

NOW THAT’S HOT! »

Fireplaces were once created to be functional and for those of you who need warmth whenever the mercury drops to levels which you cannot bear.  Humans, however, always want something better and hence ushering in the new era of designer fireplaces. I personally have never been a huge fan of fireplaces, but this design has [...]

BIRTHDAY SALUTE TO MATTIE MOSS CLARK »

Dr. Mattie Moss Clark was a gospel choir director and the mother of the world-renowned gospel vocal group, The Clark Sisters. Clark is credited for creating the three-part harmony (separating vocal parts into soprano, alto and tenor), a technique which is prevalent among gospel choirs today.
Born the seventh of nine children on March 26, 1925 [...]

MARY MARY IS HITTING THE ROAD »

Mary Mary have announced dates for a North American spring tour. The tour will begin April 8th and contuine through to April 29th.

The Mary Mary 2009 spring club tour will mark their first live show since the beautiful gospel music singers took home this year’s Best Gospel Performance Grammy for “Get Up,” one of the [...]

GOSPEL DREAM 2009 DEBUTS IN JUNE »

Gospel Music Channel announced it will once again invite performers to audition to compete for the chance to win a record & music video deal, among other prizes, in nine audition cities, for a fourth season of Gospel Dream. Singers from all Gospel/Christian styles, including traditional, rock, pop, country and soul are invited to audition [...]

MICHAEL JORDAN’S SON FOLLOWS IN HIS FOOTSTEPS »

Michael Jordan celebrated another Chicago basketball championship—his son’s. Marcus Jordan, son of the Bulls’ six-time champion, scored a game-high 19 points to lead Chicago’s  Whitney Young to a 69-66 victory over Waukegan in the Illinois Class 4A championship on Saturday.
As Marcus Jordan and his teammates celebrated on the court after the final buzzer, Michael Jordan [...]

THAT’S WHAT CEDRIC FORD WAS CREATED FOR »

Cedric Ford may be familiar to Gospel fans, he was feature on SHEKINAH GLORY LIVE CD that was certified gold and won a Stellar Award for Best Praise & Worship Album. The man behind the success of this record is stepping out on his own. Cedric is ready to deliver a knock out with CEDRIC [...]

BIRTHDAY FIT FOR A QUEEN »

A special shout-out to Aunt Ree Ree as she celebrates her birthday today!!!
To celebrate her 67 years on the planet, she threw a party for 200 friends at Seldom Blues on Friday night and the centerpiece was a cake that was a replica of her stylish gray-bowed chapeau, made out of yellow cake with buttercream [...]

PRESIDENT OBAMA PRAYER CIRCLE »

Last week, President Obama selected a close knit group of select pastors to join him in a quiet prayer session and share with him their views and perspectives on the role of religion in politics. The group of ministers is a diverse group and includes Dr. Otis Moss, Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Rev. [...]

SUNDAY BEST (RECAP) »

 Ten of the top 20 endured through the first performance show of BET’s Sunday Best competition. The first half of contestants scored decent in my opinion, but no one really stood out. The second half of contestants scored much better. The show swung into high gear with:

Jeff Span- I enjoyed the song that he sang, [...]