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Kirk Franklin and Koryn Hawthorne at Beacon Theatre

Kirk Franklin and Koryn Hawthorne at Beacon Theatre

Kirk Franklin has been a big name in gospel music for a while, and he’s also sometimes crossed over into the pop world over the last few years, and his Beacon Theatre show tonight includes support from newer gospel star Karyn Hawthorne. Read More…

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July 29th, 2019

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‘Spare the Rod’ show planned in Charlotte

‘Spare the Rod’ show planned in Charlotte

A Wilson playwright’s award-winning gospel stage play will be performed in North Carolina’s largest city next month. Mildred Summerville’s “Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child” is planned for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte. Tickets start at $44. Headlining the production are Grammy Award-winning artist Dorinda Clark Cole, Queen of Gospel Comedy Trina Jeffrie and Crissy Collins, who is best […]

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July 29th, 2019

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Gospel Soul Singer Gene Moore Release Melodic Second Single ASK FOR RAIN

Gospel Soul Singer Gene Moore Release Melodic Second Single ASK FOR RAIN

Motown Gospel recording artist, Gene Moorereleases his second single from his upcoming sophomore album release, “Ask For Rain” and lyric video available on all DSPs today. The Stevie Wonder-influenced track written by Bishop Jason Nelson showcases Gene’s soothing melodic voice while offering encouragement to the listeners on their faith walk. “Ask for Rain” is a spiritual, soul-comforting song with a praise-and-worship feel that allows the listeners […]

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July 25th, 2019

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Dee-1 collaborates with Jonathan McReynolds

Dee-1 collaborates with Jonathan McReynolds

In his first release since departing RCA Records, Dee-1 is testing independent waters and just dropped his news LP with God & Girls. The New Orleans rapper’s latest contains 11 tracks and features PJ Morton, Ze11a, Christon Gray, Canon, Jonathan McReynolds and Denisia. “The two most powerful forces in this world are God and girls,” Dee-1 told BET exclusively. “This world revolves around those two things. So this album explores my […]

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July 25th, 2019

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Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago Spring Onto Billboard Top 30 With ‘Keep The Faith’

Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago Spring Onto Billboard Top 30 With ‘Keep The Faith’

Over the last seven years, Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago, have created some of the most beloved songs of the new millennium including three Billboard No. 1 radio hits “Awesome,” “War,” “Grace,” and three top 10 radio hits, “Just To Know Him,” “Winning,” and “Can’t Turn Back.” Now, they are back with the third radio single, “Keep the Faith,” from their forthcoming album, Keep the Faith(Inspired […]

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July 25th, 2019

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VIDEO: Kim Burrell sings at Tank’s wedding

VIDEO: Kim Burrell sings at Tank’s wedding

It’s been one year since Tank (real name Durrell Babbs) and Zena Foster tied the knot in a lavish Los Angeles wedding. Based on their social media, the love is still strong as the day they said: “I do.” The 12-minute wedding video, filmed by wedding videographer Luv In Flying Colors, opens with gospel singer Kim Burrell singing a powerful solo at the couple’s ceremony. There wasn’t a dry […]

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July 24th, 2019

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Koryn Hawthorne and Kirk Franklin coming to a city near you

Koryn Hawthorne and Kirk Franklin coming to a city near you

KIRK FRANKLIN CAESARS 9 P.M. // $36.50, $46.50 WHAT TO EXPECT: Gospel musician Kirk Franklin has won 13 Grammy Awards over the course of his career and on Saturday night he’ll take his talents to Caesars Atlantic City. Fans will get to hear songs from Franklin’s latest release “Long Live Love” as well as uplifting music from his impressive catalogue. Koryn Hawthorne and comedian Travele Judon […]

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July 24th, 2019

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Weekly Post: Top 5 Gospel Songs

Weekly Post: Top 5 Gospel Songs

1. Kirk Franklin- Love Theory 2. Donald Lawrence- Deliver Me (This is My Exodus) 3. Tasha Cobbs- You Know My Name (Live) 4. Koryn Hawthorne- Unstoppable 5. Anthony Brown and group therAPy- Blessings on Blessings

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July 24th, 2019

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Dante Bowe signs with Bethel Music

Dante Bowe signs with Bethel Music

GRAMMY nominated Bethel Music is continuing to add to their adept collective of worship leaders and songwriters with the addition of Dante Bowe. The roots of Bowe’s relationship with the Bethel Music family run deep with previous collaborations like “Glorious Day” and touring with the group including the recent Heaven Come Conference at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater. He counts names like Bill Johnson, Kris Vallotton, […]

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July 24th, 2019

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Tori Kelly influences other to read God’s Word

Tori Kelly influences other to read God’s Word

Grammy-award winning singer Tori Kelly recently sat down for an exclusive interview with YouVersion and opened up about her faith, and the role God’s Word plays in her life. YouVersion is a popular Christian app that exists to help people regularly read, hear, and explore the Word of God. In Kelly’s interview for the app’s social media page posted over the weekend, she shared her testimony and how […]

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July 24th, 2019

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