Tyscot Films has announced that Principal Photography will begin on Friday, June 14th in the Greater Atlanta area for its third major motion picture film, ‘Switching Lanes.’
Chicago Mass Choir gear up for a few unforgettable stops throughout the Midwest. Begin Sunday, June 23rd in their hometown of Chicago it’s the 28th Chicago Gospel Music Festival. The Festival is presented by, The Black McDonald’s Operators Association (BMOA) and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE).
Gospel legends, Donnie McClurkin and Tramaine Hawkins, will be honored this year during the annual Day of Praise and Inspiration at the Essence Festival in New Orleans on July 7, 2013. The free event will feature performances from Yolanda Adams, Isaac Carree, Kim Burrell, Kurt Carr, Michelle Williams, Tyronne Foster and The Arc Singers, Bishop Lester Love and Bishop Noel Jones. It all goes down at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and New York News Anchor Cheryl Wills is scheduled to host.The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced the return of the legendary GMA Dove Awards to Music City for its 44th year of honors. For the first time in Dove Awards history, Gospel music’s biggest night will take place in the fall. This year’s show is on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at 8 p.m. EDT.
The nominees for the 2013 BET Awards have been announced. Mary Mary is included in two categories, nominated for Best Gospel and Best Group category. Other Best Gospel Nominees are Deitrick Haddon, Lecrae, Tamela Mann, Mary Mary, and Marvin Sapp. Comedian Chris Tucker will host the show, The 2013 BET Awards will air live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on June 30, 2013 at 8 pm EST.
Grammy® Award-winning songwriter and producer Donald Lawrence will kick off a star-studded live recording in Chicago on Tuesday, June 18th for the first part in his much-anticipated two-volume 20th Year Anniversary album, ‘Donald Lawrence 20 Year Celebration Volumes I & II.’ A host of diverse performers will join Lawrence for this milestone live album recording of Volume I, including Natalie Grant, Karen Clark-Sheard, Kierra Sheard, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Coko, Rudy Currence, Faith Evans, Lalah Hathaway, Kelly Price, Ted & Sheri, Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Lawrence’s backing ensemble The Co. and director/choreographer/dancer Laurieann Gibson.
THE GOSPEL SINGLES FOR THE WEEK:
1. Tasha Cobbs…Break Every Chain
2.Israel & New Breed..It’s Not Over
3. Tamela Mann..Take Me To The King
4. Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy..Testimony
5. Pastor Shirley Ceasar..God Will Make A Way