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RIP Marlowe Cribbs, Chicago-based Gospel Songwriter, Singer

JGM learned the shocking news that Marlowe Cribbs passed away. Here is Marlowe’s bio, courtesy of his website: “Raised in the home of a former Blues musician and influenced by Gospel music at an early age, M. E. Cribbs had no choice but to develop an eclectic musical ear. This would serve him greatly as he excelled in his musical ventures. He is considered a lyricist of the highest order and with artists, such as The Chicago Mass Choir, Dorinda Clark-Cole, New Direction, Reed’s Temple Choir, and Mark Hubbard & The United Voices in his clientry, this has been proven ...

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Chicago’s Kenny Lewis & One Voice Offer “Music Buffet” on New Album

By Bob Marovich Kenny Lewis, founder and leader of the Stellar Award-nominated gospel group One Voice, didn’t have to go any further than the current news to find inspiration for his new album. “With the way that the economy was going and with the election,” Lewis told JGM, “we really didn’t know what was going to happen. I felt like it was time for everybody to refocus back on Jesus and loving Jesus.” Refocus, Kenny Lewis & One Voice’s new (and fourth) album, is all about getting back to loving Christ. Released last Friday, May 19, the album’s single, “Love Song,” ...

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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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