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Georgia Louis: Singer, Pioneer Gospel Television Host, Dies July 3

TBGB thanks Dwayne Lightsey for alerting us to the passing of Georgia Louis.  Georgia was one of the first gospel artists I had the opportunity to speak with, and she was simply a lovely human being. Here is her complete obituary, as posted on the Dignity Memorial – Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home website:Georgia May LouisBorn on June 20, 1932 passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 3, 2014. Born to Samuel and Anna Branch of Delmopolous, Alabama. She was preceded by her parents, 11 siblings and her only child Joseph W. Louis. She moved to Connecticut in the late 1950s and ...

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uGospel Radio and Look Up Radio Partner

Internet radio stations continue to be birthed, grow, and thrive, especially those focused on gospel and inspirational music.  How many of you now tune into gospel music via your smartphone?   I know I do. TBGB received this notice today: Stellar Radio Award-nominee and Rhythm of Gospel Award-winner, uGospel Radio, announces its upcoming partnership with Philadelphia based Christian internet radio station, Look Up Radio.  The two award winning internet radio stations are joining forces to provide the Faith-Based community with an unparalleled listening experience, featuring a wider range of music and inspirational programming than before. uGospel Radio and Look Up Radio are scheduled ...

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Bishop Harold Ivory Williams Sr., Husband of Shirley Caesar, Dies

Libra Boyd of Gospel Music Fever reported today that Bishop Harold Ivory Williams Sr., husband of gospel star Shirley Caesar and Senior Bishop Emeritus of the Mount Calvary Holy Church of America (MCHCA), died July 4, 2014.Read more at Gospel Music Fever:  Bishop Harold Ivory Williams Sr. TBGB extends its condolences to Pastor Caesar and their family and friends.

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Tamela Mann Named Best Gospel Artist At BET Awards

DALLAS (June 30, 2014) -NAACP Image Award-winning, GRAMMY®-Award Nominated Vocalist TAMELA MANN received her first BET Award on Sunday for Best Gospel Artist, announced during the live show broadcast on BET. She was escorted to the stage by her husband David Mann to accept her award.    “This is my first BET Award, and I am honored to proudly represent Gospel music on a mainstream platform,” said Tamela. “I’m thankful for BET’s support and recognition of my music, and to God be the glory. To the fans who continue to show their love and encourage me, I am grateful.” The ...

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Images from the Chicago Gospel Music Festival

By Bob Marovich for The Black Gospel Blog These were taken yesterday afternoon at the Chicago Gospel Music Festival, where traditional and contemporary gospel artists and fans came together for one big praise party in Ellis Park.   Incidentally, next to Ellis Park sits West Point Missionary Baptist Church, where the late Queen of Gospel, Albertina Walker, grew up. Deacon Reuben Burton of the Victory Travelers The Victory Travelers at the Day Stage Karen Clark Sheard on the Main Stage Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer Reunion Choir members “Work It Out”

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Paul Arnold of the Gospelaires in the Dayton Walk of Fame

Paul “Easy” Arnold, lead singer of the Gospelaires of Dayton, Ohio, will be inducted into the Dayton, Ohio, Walk of Fame.  Congratulations to Paul’s daughter, Khadijah Ali, for her perserverance in making this happen…and to all of you who wrote endorsement letters to the Walk of Fame! 2014 Walk of Fame honorees announced

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