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British Airways Offers First In-Flight Gospel Show

British Airways and YolanDa Brown take Gospel Music into the Air From a Press Release: British Airways has added a new radio show to its inflight entertainment offering: “The Gospel Show,” presented by YolanDa Brown.” This is the first ever gospel radio show to be broadcast on British Airways planes around the world. A lively mix of gospel music from both established and emerging artists from all over the world. From trad to the best of contemporary gospel and everything in between, this show explores the different sides of gospel music. Award Winning Saxophonist YolanDa Brown fell in love with ...

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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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“Duchess of Gospel” LaVarnga Hubbard Has Better Coming

By Bob Marovich Gospel music has had its share of fathers and mothers, kings and queens, princes, crown princes, princesses, godfathers, thunderbolts, wonder boys, and boy wonders, but as far as I know, only one duchess: Lady LaVarnga Hubbard. When Hubbard opens her mouth to sing, she channels the best of gospel’s traditional church-raised no-nonsense female shouters. Born in Chicago, LaVarnga (pron. luh-VARN-juh) Hubbard was nine years old when she began singing for Christian Doctrine Baptist Church, under the pastorate of Rev. Herman Billingsley. She joined Chicago Mass Choir when it was still called James C. Chambers and the Ecclesiastes ...

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Various Artists – Motown Christmas

Various Artists Motown Christmas Motown Gospel (2014) www.motowngospel.com By Bob Marovich Motown Christmas is the best yuletide album I have listened to in years.  Gifted executive producer Aaron W. Lindsey (who also plays, writes, and sings on the album) seamlessly blends the old and the new with the sacred and secular to create an overall vibe that feels cozy and familiar. First off, the duet couplings are inspired. For example, Kierra Sheard (gospel) and Chrisette Michele (pop) give “Angels We Have Heard On High” a beautifully traditional reading while injecting just enough of their own vocal personalities to make it ...

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Anita Wilson Gives Worship Soul

By Bob Marovich for The Black Gospel Blog. On April 3, Anita Wilson released her debut solo album, Worship Soul (EMI Gospel). It currently occupies the number 15 position on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart. The gospel songstress talked with TBGB about the album and her gospel music journey thus far, which is as much a study in good singing as in good industry networking. Anita Wilson grew up a “PK” in East St. Louis, Illinois. Her father was the pastor of Friendship Baptist Church. It was in front of the Friendship congregation that, as a child, Wilson sang her first public ...

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