Paul Crouch, the televangelist who built what’s been called the world’s largest Christian broadcasting network, has passed away.
The 91st Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting goes down on December 6th at President’s Park in Washington, DC. Celebrated composer and conductor Nolan Williams and his Voices of Inspiration will join the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, the Avett Brothers, Grammy award-winning violinist Joshua Bell, acclaimed soprano and musical ambassador Renée Fleming, multicultural operatic trio Forte, Janelle Monáe, Latin music superstar Prince Royce, jazz legend Arturo Sandoval and the multi-platinum, Grammy-winning band Train in performing a collection of holiday favorites. The event will be streamed live online.
“Monday Night Live,” with pastor and teacher Paula White and “Gospel According to Dorinda” with Grammy Award winning singer and evangelist Dorinda Clark Cole are new shows being added to the programming lineup of the Word Network. Meanwhile, Cole’s syndicated radio program Serving Up Soul will be re-branded as the Dorinda Clark Cole Show beginning in January, 2014. Clark is currently in the studio working on music for her upcoming solo project.
Rickey Smiley and Sherri Shepherd will be hosts of the 29th Annual Stellar Awards in Nashville on January 18th, 2014. Public voting for the Stellar Awards has ended and final nominees will be announced on December 3rd. Tickets are now on sale for the Stellar Awards taping at http://www.ticketmaster.com
Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), a global leader in music rights management, is set to salute gospel leaders Daryl Coley and Richard Smallwood at its 15th annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon in Nashville. The event is slated for Friday, January 17, 2014, the day before the 29th Annual Stellar Awards, at Rocketown
Veronica Petrucci, one half of the Dove Award winning husband and wife duo Angelo and Veronica has enlisted the talents of Fred Hammond, Canton Jones, John P . Kee, Shirley Murdock, Bryan Courtney Wilson and the Mississippi Mass Choir for her debut solo project “Made It Out Alive.” The CD project is now available via digital outlets and is produced by her husband Angelo Petrucci for Latin Soul Entertainment and distributed by Central South Distribution.
The Canton Spirituals mark their return to the Malaco Music Group family with the release of the new full length album Keep Knocking. (Available In Stores & Online December 3, 2013.The debut single & title track, “Keep Knocking” continues The Canton Spirituals signature sound with its foot stomping, bass thumping, knee slapping, down home infectious groove.
The 9th Annual All-Star Gospel Celebration During NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND in New Orleans, LA, and The 3rd Annual Gospel Goes To Hollywood Awards Luncheon During OSCAR WEEK in HOLLYWOOD goes down February 15th and February 28th. Every 9 seconds in the U.S. a woman is assaulted or beaten
The fifteenth annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration goes down at The Theater at Madison Square Garden Friday January 31, 2014 at 7:30pm. It’s a night of inspiration featuring Grammy Award winning artists, celebrities and the NFL Players Choir.
THE GOSPEL SINGLES FOR THE WEEK:
1. Tasha Cobbs…Break Every Chain
2. Bishop Hezekiah Walker & LFC..Every Praise
3. William Murphy..It’s Working
4.Donald Lawrence and Company…The Gift
5. Jason Nelson..Nonthing Without You