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Stellar Award nominated contemporary family group, The Showers, are releasing their sophomore effort THE JOURNEY, their long-awaited new album, on Friday, September 29, 2017, available digitally wherever music is sold. The 10-track project boasts lead singles “I Need You, Lord” and current radio single “I Belong To You” – both available now for purchase and streaming.

Multiple Stellar Award nominated Washington, D.C. based group Charles Butler & Trinity are set to release their third project THE BLOOD EXPERIENCE this Friday, September 8th on all digital outlets. The 10-track project is produced by Butler, Brandon Maclin and James “Jimmy” Johnson.

Multiple award-winner Anthony Brown adds another credential to his belt – actor. The premier singer, songwriter will make his acting and singing debut on the national tour of “Momma’s Boy,” a stage play written and directed by Priest Tyaire. Starring Johnny Gill, Robin Givens, Jackee’ Harry, Shirley Murdock and Lil G. Anthony Brown will sing his hit songs as well as act in a part written specifically for him. Brown will play the role of Kyaire Williams. Kyaire, a pastor, is the older brother of central figure, Nasir Williams a well-known drug dealer and felon in the community. While Kyaire and Nasir are total opposites, Kyaire sets out to change his brother’s life. Brown steps into the role with his natural talent and real life experiences.

Multiple Stellar Award nominated Washington, D.C. based group Charles Butler & Trinity are set to release their third project THE BLOOD EXPERIENCE this Friday, September 8th on all digital outlets. The 10-track project is produced by Butler, Brandon Maclin and James “Jimmy” Johnson.

All-time great Carl Lewis to receive to be honored at the USATF Hall of Fame Black Tie & Sneakers Gala. “More than 20 years after his retirement, Carl Lewis still stands as one of the greatest legends in all ofsport,” USATF CEO Max Siegel said. “His athletic accomplishments made history, and his advocacy for the professionalism of track & field made him a cultural trailblazer. ”

Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ, Inc. (COGIC), Charles Edward Blake Sr. and legendary GRAMMY® award-winning powerhouse, Pastor Shirley Caesar are set to headline the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated’s (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Prayer Breakfast, September 23, 2017, from 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. This year’s ALC honorary co-chairs are Congressman Marc Veasey from Texas and Congresswoman Robin Kelly from Illinois. Celebrating faith, freedom and resilience, this year’s event will introduce a creative worship experience with liturgical dancers Stacy J. & Unified Praise from Houston, Texas and will also feature a performance by the Great Commission Baptist Church Choir from Ft. Worth, Texas. The CBCF is honored again to have this year’s Prayer Breakfast sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company.

On Sunday, October 8 at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT, TV One will premiere the powerful original movie BOBBI KRISTINA, an honest and moving look at the young woman at the center of one of the most talked-about stories in recent years. Starring newcomer Joy Rovaris (Stuck in the Middle) in the title role, the film aims to restore what has been lost amidst the tabloid headlines: the real Bobbi Kristina Brown, a.k.a. “Krissy” – the vibrant, talented and troubled only daughter of pop music royalty Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, who died too young, and whose memory has been overshadowed by the circumstances of her death. https://youtu.be/qtOkelkcaJ0

Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ, Inc. (COGIC), Charles Edward Blake Sr. and legendary GRAMMY® award-winning powerhouse, Pastor Shirley Caesar are set to headline the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated’s (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Prayer Breakfast, September 23, 2017, from 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. This year’s ALC honorary co-chairs are Congressman Marc Veasey from Texas and Congresswoman Robin Kelly from Illinois. Celebrating faith, freedom and resilience, this year’s event will introduce a creative worship experience with liturgical dancers Stacy J. & Unified Praise from Houston, Texas and will also feature a performance by the Great Commission Baptist Church Choir from Ft. Worth, Texas. The CBCF is honored again to have this year’s Prayer Breakfast sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company.

48th Annual GMA Dove Awards nominations were announced with Motown Gospel receiving four nominations. The top nominees include VaShawn Mitchell who earned (2) nods for “Secret Place: Live In South Africa.” He was recognized for Contemporary Gospel/Urban Worship Album of the Year and Urban Worship Recorded Song of the Year for his number one song “Joy.” Multiple Dove Award winner, Tasha Cobbs Leonard who has garnered nearly a dozen GMA Dove nominations, received a nod for Gospel Artist of the Year. Meanwhile, fan favorite Tye Tribbett received a nomination for Contemporary Gospel/ Urban Worship Recorded Song of the Year for “Work It Out,” and Tim Bowman earned a second Dove Award nomination for “Fix Me,” in the Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year category.

WE tv today announced the return of popular docu-series “Mary Mary” for its sixth and final season, starting on September 28th at 9pm ET/PT. The series, which chronicles the lives of Erica and Tina Campbell, sisters and members of the contemporary gospel group Mary Mary, returns this fall with six one hour-long episodes. One of WE tv’s most popular and talked about series, the fifth season of “Mary Mary” reached 12.7 million total viewers and was the #1 cable progr

Dr. Bobby Jones International Gospel Industry Retreat goes down October 16-18, 2017 in Nashville, Tenn. Guest includes Yolanda Adams, Vickie Winans, Dottie Peoples, Byron cage, Kim Burrell, Ricky Dillard, V. Michael McKay, Melvin Williams, Paul Porter, Hezekiah Walker, Tye Tribbett, Karen Clark Sheard and many more. http://www.gospel-spotlight.com

Twenty-time Dove Award winner CeCe Winans adds three more nominations to the list for her first solo album release in nine years “Let Them Fall In Love.” The winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville at 6:30 p.m. CST

RCA Inspiration received 9 nominations for the upcoming 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards, with hit releases from five artists being recognized in six categories today. The GMA Dove Awards nominations honor the outstanding work from chart-toppers Kirk Franklin, Travis Greene, Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin and William Murphy spanning Contemporary Gospel, Traditional Gospel, and Urban Worship categories, as well as top categories including a Songwriter of the Year nomination and two nods for Gospel Artist of the Year. Additionally, Franklin receives a nomination in Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year as a producer on Tamela Mann’s project. The 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards will be taped Tuesday, October 17, 2017 in Nashville, TN.

RCA Inspiration received 9 nominations for the upcoming 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards, with hit releases from five artists being recognized in six categories today. The GMA Dove Awards nominations honor the outstanding work from chart-toppers Kirk Franklin, Travis Greene, Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin and William Murphy spanning Contemporary Gospel, Traditional Gospel, and Urban Worship categories, as well as top categories including a Songwriter of the Year nomination and two nods for Gospel Artist of the Year. Additionally, Franklin receives a nomination in Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year as a producer on Tamela Mann’s project. The 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards will be taped Tuesday, October 17, 2017 in Nashville, TN

The Kennedy Center Honors announced today that its honorees for 2017 will be actress, dancer and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, singer-songwriter and actress Gloria Estefan, hip hop artist and television star LL COOL J, television writer and producer Norman Lear and renowned musician and record producer Lionel Richie. They will be recognized during THE 40th ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. CBS has broadcast the special each year since its debut 40 years ago

TOP SINGLES FOR THE WEEK:

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1. Tasha Cobbs-Leonard/Niki Minaj

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2. YOU DESERVE IT….JJ HAIIRSTON AND YOUTHFUL PRAISE

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3. Tamela Mann…Change Me

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4. Anthony Brown & GroupTherapy….Trust In You

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5. Charlie Wilson..I’m Blessed

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