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Kirk Franklin “Hello Fear” Album Signing And Performance – March 22, 2010 03/22/2011  –   J&R Music and Computer World New York,  NY

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Former Gospel Singer Loleata Holloway Passes from heart failure

She began singing gospel with her mother in the Holloway and recorded with in the Caravans . Holloway was also a cast member of the Chicago troupe of Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope. Around this time, she met her future producer, manager, and husband Floyd Smith, and recorded “Rainbow ’71” in 1971, a Curtis Mayfield song that had recorded in 1963. It was initially released on the tiny Apache label, but shortly thereafter, it got picked up for national distribution by Galaxy Records. She went on to have major Disco hits like Love Sensation which has been sampled numerous times. No arrangements have been issued at press times.

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Gospel IconsRichard Smallwood And Dr. Teresa Hairston Pair Up For The Balm In Gilead Gala Awards And Concert

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The Balm In Gilead, the pioneering organization in leading the faith community in the fight against HIV/AIDS, announced today that Dr. Teresa Hairston, the Gospel visionary behind Gospel Today Magazine and the Gospel Heritage Praise and Workshop Conference, will host The First Annual Gala Celebrating Greatness, Charisma and Leadership, an awards ceremony and concerthonoring women of faith who have been spiritual trailblazers.   The gala takes place Friday, March 25, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the at Tysons Corner in McLean, Virginia.

The featured musical guest will be the legendary Gospel icon .

Honorees for this year’s inaugural celebration are: Dr. Elnora Hamb, International President, Women’s Missionary Council of The CME Church; Dr. Barbara Shaw, President of the National Council of Negro Women succeeding the late Dr. and International President of the Women’s Home & Oversees Missionary Society of The AMEZ Church; and, Dr. Jamesina Evans, National President Emeritus, Women’s Missionary Society of the AME Church.

“We are deeply honored to have both Dr. Teresa Hairston and Richard Smallwood to be part of this inaugural celebration,” said Pernessa C. Seele, founder and CEO, The Balm In Gilead.   “This gala will be an evening of celebrating those women who have been more than just spiritual leaders, but those who have served people in an unselfish manner.   It will be a spirit-filled gala with uplifting performances taking you on an inspirational journey.”

Richard Smallwood, who is celebrating more than 25 years in the industry, has an abundance of awards and citations including numerous Stellar and Dove Awards (Gospel music’s highest honor), and a Grammy Award for his production on the Quincy Jones Gospel project, Handel’s Soulful Messiah.   He has ministered to presidents and dignitaries all over the globe.   On November 14, 2006, he joined the ranks of a select few when he was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame by the prestigious Gospel Music Association (GMA), placing him in the company of some of the greatest artists ever to perform sacred music, among them Elvis Presley, Mahalia Jackson, Andraé Crouch, and Thomas A. Dorsey.

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Behind the Blessing! With World Renowned Author, Iyanla Vanzant

Radio One’s Praise 92.1 gives listeners a chance to go Behind the Blessing! With World Renowned Author, Iyanla Vanzant, Monday, March 28, from 3:00pm ““ 4:00pm. 10 listeners will join the station hosts in studio to meet, greet and interview Iyanla Vanzant. Plus winners will receive passes to the Sister to Sister Celebration: Featuring Iyanla Vanzant, with An Intimate Community Dialogue as she shares from her new book “Peace From Broken Pieces”. This event is presented by The Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation, Monday, March 28th, 6:30pm, at, The Intercontinental Hotel, Galleria Area.
Submit your best question for your chance to win and go Behind the Blessing with Iyanla Vanzant.

 

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Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church marked 125 birthday with a special ceremony

It is the church which raised Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Founded in 1886, the area church has long been an important place of worship and social change. The church is also a designated national historic landmark.

U.S. Representative John Lewis, who worked alongside Dr. King, was honored during Sunday’s service. It comes one month after he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Dr. King’s sister, Christine Farris King, said she’s now Ebenezer’s oldest member.

 

 

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WPRS-FM (104.1) Salutes Top Pastors With Annual “Prayer Breakfast” Celebration

Praise 104.1 hosted their 2011 Pastors Prayer Breakfast Celebration at Martin’ Crosswind in Greenbelt, MD on Saturday. Musical entertainment was provided by national gospel recording artist Wes Morgan and the event’s keynote speaker was Rev. Patrick J. Walker of New Macedonia Baptist Church. View Photos here

The Prayer Breakfast recognized individuals who are making contributions in the areas of religion, education, economic development and more.

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