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Brian Courtney Wilson Launches #WeAreWorthFightingFor Campaign

June 18, 2015 (Houston, TX) – Today it is Charleston, but in the last several months, it has been Ferguson, Cleveland, Staten Island, and so many others. There is a constant barrage of images that continues to devalue the African American community. In response to hate crimes, social and civil injustice and outright killings of unarmed young men, Motown Gospel recording artist Brian Courtney Wilson wanted a way to bring people together to share visual messages for our community and our young people that WE are valuable, treasured and worth fighting for. The multi-media #WeAreWorthFightingFor initiative encourages parents, community leaders ...

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Sign Up for Updates from “Jubilee Showcase”

Airing from 1963 to 1984, Jubilee Showcase was the longest running gospel music television show before BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel.  Every week, host Sid Ordower introduced television audiences of all races and creeds to the era’s gospel stars.  Offering “music that both entertains and inspires,” as Ordower announced at the opening, the 30 minute program presented gospel music with grace and dignity. Ordower’s son, Steven, is working on a documentary of the historic television program.  He encourages you to check out a new Jubilee Showcase website and sign up with your email address for FREE and exclusive access to rare ...

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Michael Corcoran on Washington Phillips and the “Manzarene”

Historian and journalist Michael Corcoran uncovered a myriad of hitherto unknown facts about Texas pianist and Church of God in Christ member Arizona Dranes.  Those findings were revealed in He Is My Story (Tompkins Square), a resplendent extended essay that accompanied a reissue of Dranes’s 1920s-era recorded material.  Dranes is often cited as gospel music’s first recording artist. By Jove, Michael Corcoran’s done it again, this time for another largely forgotten but no less important Texas musician, Columbia recording artist Washington Phillips. Here is a link to Corcoran’s article from Arts + Labor. http://www.artslabormagazine.com/juneteenth-wash-phillips-son-of-slaves-makes-music-for-the-ages

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Tamela Mann Lands Third #1 Single from “Best Days”

DALLAS (June 9, 2015) – Grammy Award® Nominee Tamela Mann is the first Gospel lead artist in Billboard Gospel Radio chart history to score three consecutive No. 1’s from an album. Her current single, “This Place,” is the third song to ascend to No. 1 from her Tillymann Entertainment CD, Best Days. The historic Gospel radio chart honor follows the album’s previous No. 1 chart toppers, “Take Me To The King,” Best Days‘ lead single, written by Gospel icon Kirk Franklin, which is RIAA certified gold and approaching platinum, and fan favorite and second single, “I Can Only Imagine.” Best ...

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Stars Serve Strong Medicine at Chicago Gospel Music Festival Preview

By Bob Marovich “The Bible says, ‘Be fruitful and multiply,'” award-winning gospel artist Tye Tribbett told a standing room only crowd gathered at the 30th Chicago Gospel Music Festival Preview event last night. “That means be fruitful before you multiply. Some artists want to multiply before they are fruitful!” Tribbett’s recommendation to get the music right before going gonzo with the promotion was one of many golden nuggets he and R&B artist KEM dished out during a discussion facilitated by gospel artist Anita Wilson. The event, which took place at the Chicago Cultural Center Monday night, May 11, was co-sponsored by the ...

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Christian Artist Rachael Mann Seeks Your Help

From Christian artist Rachael Mann: “You can partner with us to take my new single “What Kind Of Love” to national Christian radio stations while also bringing awareness to human trafficking. This song comes from 1 John 3:1 which talks about God’s amazing love! We have a limited time though to get this accomplished. “We want to make our goal not only for getting this song on nationwide Christian radio, but to help Humanility, a non profit that helps with human trafficking!” Half of the proceeds of the song will go to Humanility.  Check out the crowdfunding project and video ...

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