Archive for March, 2009

REV. TIMOTHY WRIGHT UPDATE »

Amidst a flurry of rumors and erroneous stories, the family of Pastor Timothy Wright released a statement, about his condition to bring clarity and accuracy to what is currently going on with Pastor Wright.

“Rev. Wright did not have a heart attack. But on jan 21st his heart stopped suddenly. He was on life support for [...]

DONALD LAWRENCE NEW SINGLE »

Donald Lawrence is enjoying the success of “The Law of Confession, Part I”, my favorite CD of this year thus far. “Back II Eden,” the first song released from the project, has topped the gospel charts and now he has released the second single, “Let the Word Do The Work,”. The hip hop rhythm deviates [...]

MARVIN SAPP PLANS A NEW BOOK »

The success of Marvin Sapp’s recent hit “Never Would Have Made It,” a song off his “Thirsty” CD, that has launched his career to another level, will be the inspiration for his new book. He plans to write a “Never Would Have Made It” moments book, based on the testimonies of people who have shared their never [...]

YOLANDA ADAMS NEW CLOTHING LINE »

Yolanda Adams’s impressive musical range and undeniable charisma has helped her take over the Gospel world. She has accomplished what few singers before her have ever achieved and now she is branching out into the world of fashion. Yolanda recently stay down with Fox Television in Houston to discuss her new clothing line.  Yolanda said:

My [...]

HILL HARPER HONORED WITH UNCF SCHOLARSHIP »

CSI NY star Hill Harper is being honored with a new Big Brothers, Big Sisters of America scholarship in his name, administered by the United Negro College fund. Aimed at getting students to mentor those younger than them. The Hill Harper Mentoring Scholarship will be awarded to students with serious financial needs and will only [...]

PATTI LABELLE AND YOLANDA ADAMS HAVE DINNER »

I reported a couple of weeks ago that Yolanda Adams was a featured artist at Radio One’s Music and Entertainment Conference at the Philadelphia Marriott. While visiting Philadelphia, Yolanda was spotted having dinner with one of Philly’s finest, Patti LaBelle. The two were having dinner at SoleFood at the Loews Hotel when a waiter asked [...]

ASHLEY STEWART TEAMS UP WITH NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NEGRO WOMEN »

Ashley Stewart stores have teamed with the National Council of Negro Women to begin an initiative that fosters mentorships between African American women and girls. Every Tuesday, in all 217 Ashley Stewart stores nationwide, black women and girls join together to discuss topics ranging from domestic violence to education and cancer prevention.
Dorothy L. Height, 96, [...]

LAWYER OF BEBE WINANS SPEAK OUT »

 
Lisa Binder, legal counsel for gospel superstar BeBe Winans  has released the following statement in response to recent allegations of assault against her
client:

“In response to Mrs. Winan’s recent statements to the media, the public should also know that on March 11, 2009, Judge Carol Soloman issued an Order of Protection in favor of BeBe Winans [...]

PRAISE & WORSHIP WEEKEND 2009 »

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pastor Marvin Winans, along with his church, Perfecting Church are gearing up to host Praise & Worship Weekend Conference 2009 on March 27th thru 29th, in Detroit, MI.  Praise & Worship Weekend 2009 promises to be one of the most amazing to date.  The weekend kicks off on Friday with Pastor Rance Allen and the [...]

KEN COOK LIVES ON THROUGH THE MUSIC »

My condolence go out the family and friends of Ken Cook, Gospel music executive.  Ken died Monday, March 16, 2009 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN, after a long battle with colon cancer. He was 37 years old.   
His love for gospel music was infectious and resulted in him working in the promotions department for Malaco [...]

DOTTIE PEOPLES TEAMS UP WITH BOBBY VALENTINO »

When I first heard about this, I thought it was joke somebody was playing on me.  After researching the matter for myself, I found out this was real. Ms. “On Time God” joins Bobby Valentino on a intro for his new CD that was released last month.  You can listen to the track below on [...]

LEE WILLIAMS & THE SPIRITUAL QC’S LIVE RECORDING »

For more than three decades, Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC’S have been making music for the love of the Gospel message, memorable melodies, sweet harmony and a beat that just refused to let your feet sit still.  A former truck driver,  Lee Williams started the Spiritual QC’s in 1968, but it wasn’t until the late [...]

GUESS WHO HIS GRANDPA IS? »

 
 

Look real close, he looks exactly like his Grandpa.  You give up…click to

SAMMY DAVIS JR. WIDOW DIES: ALTOVISE »

Altovise Davis, the widow of singer and dancer Sammy Davis Jr.,  died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of complications from a stroke, her business partner, Barrett LaRoda, said. She was 65. She was surrounded by friends and family, including her son, Manny Davis.
She married Sammy at a Philadelphia courthouse in May 1970 and were together [...]

SUNDAY BEST RECAP »

They entered the judges room as confident singers, but after the judges gives them the truth about their talents, they leave out a little deflated.  Some cried, some profess to the camera that they will continue to “sing for Jesus”.  On last night, the last 10 were chosen to take the stage next week, with the [...]

CANTON JONES NEEDS YOUR HELP »

Grammy, Stellar and Dove Award nominated artist Canton Jones is on a search to get the perfect title for his next record. Canton is reaching out to his fans for their inspiration.  Canton is working hard on his record, set for a 2009 release, and Arrow Records is giving fans a chance to name Canton [...]

BLACK MARRIAGE DAY »

This coming Sunday is Black Marriage Day, March 22, 2009!  The theme this year is First Comes Love:  Guiding Our Youth to Marriage.   I never heard of this until about a month ago, but I think it’s an awesome project.  It started in 2001 with the passion of founder and executive director Nisa I. Muhammad. [...]

HERE WE GO AGAIN…BEBE ARRESTED! »

Singer BeBe Winans was booked yesterday on a misdemeanor domestic assault charge for allegedly shoving his ex-wife Debra D. Winans to the ground during an argument last month. He was briefly held at the Davidson County jail before posting $1000 bond.
 
Court filings indicate that BeBe had a “verbal altercation” with his ex-wife on Feb. 13 about [...]

HEATHER HEADLY TO APPEAR ON JAY LENO TONIGHT »

She’s a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical actress who successfully transitioned into a chart-topping R&B and pop/dance crossover artist.  Now she is back with a Gospel CD, completing another lifelong dream. Heather Headley has established herself as a credible artist in the R&B world, so her latest album “Audience of One” may seem like a departure [...]

NEW GROUP TO WATCH »

The hills are alive with the sound of music and it’s a funky sound blasting from the mountains of Richmond, Virginia where a local group named G.I. is about to take their progressive urban sound  global. Through a partnership with Blacksmoke/Worldwide and their own label BGA Music Group, GI’s debut CD “God’s Image” will hit [...]