The Origins of Gospel Music by Robert Marovich’s new Book
Robert Marovich’s latest book traces gospel music’s origins and honors those who devoted themselves to the gospel by showing how various, and how important, that devotion has been.
Today gospel performers, like Mahalia Jackson and Mavis Staples, are widely respected not only for their music, but for their association with the civil rights movement and the black liberation struggle. Jackson is even thought to have prodded Martin Luther King, Jr. to launch into his “I Have a Dream” speech. But gospel’s status, and respectability, was not always so secure. In fact, according to Robert M. Marovich’s new study of Chicago gospel, A City Called Heaven, there was a time when gospel was seen as decidedly unrespectable — as a scandal and a disgrace.
Gospel singer CeCe Winans and Husband Alvin Love Celebrate 31 years of Marriage
While the world fixates on divorce rates and relationship drama, some Christians are building strong Kingdom marriages.
Take Alvin Love and CeCe Winans for example. The two just celebrated 31 years of marriage as of Tuesday, June 23.
“Happy 31st Anniversary Bay!!” Winans, 50, wrote on Twitter. “You’re the best husband in the whole wide world!”
The first lady of Life Christian Church in Nashville, which was launched with her husband back in 2012, doesn’t spend a whole lot of time on social media.
Gospel’s Erica Campbell’s “I Luh God” Video, We Don’t Like It” [VIDEO]
Well, we have been saying it for years: Erica and Tina Campbell are a HOT MESS!! The gospel world resisted their music style years ago and now we have TRAP GOSPEL?!!
The Tom Joyner Morning Show , had Erica on the show and she gave the dish on her controversial single:
Gospel Great Marvin Sapp Gets Kicked Out of Chicago Restaurant
Gospel Fest brings some of the genre’s greatest talent to the city. The City of Chicago gains so much from the event taking place here. Legendary & Award Winning Gospel Artist Marvin Sapp and 6 members of his team were not allowed to partake in a meal at the Ruth Chris Steak House located at 431 N. Dearborn in downtown Chicago because they didn’t have on the “proper” attire. According to The Official Marvin Sapp Facebook page, as he and his team witnessed there were many others patrons were dressed in jeans and t-shirts but Marvin and his team were still turned away.
Ohio Gospel Music Course Inspires Members of the Community
Music, faith, and family are the key values of the Gospel Music Course at Columbus State Community College.
The class is coming up on its 10-year anniversary and is planning a reunion.
“We are a family,” Gospel Vocal Ensemble Director Emma Easton shared while sitting behind a grand piano at Columbus State. “My heart is here. I have a passion for Gospel music.”
She said it is a passion for spreading each key and every note to those who need to hear a message from above.
Chicago Gospel Music Festival Features Richard Smallwood and More Gospel Artists
On May 29 – 31, the largest free outdoor Gospel music festival celebrates 30 years in Chicago. This year’s Chicago Gospel Music Festival will feature over 30 performers including Israel Houghton and New Breed, Richard Smallwood and Vision, Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Marvin Sapp, Chicago’s own Ricky Dillard and New G, Anita Wilson, Jonathan McReynolds and Cinque Cullar and a 200 voice Peace Choir comprised of churches throughout the Chicagoland area.
Gospel Singer Meets Daughter After 50 Years When Hospital Lied About her Birth
Eighteen black women who were told decades ago that their babies had died soon after birth at a St. Louis hospital now wonder if the infants were taken away by hospital officials to be raised by other families.
The suspicions arose from the story of gospel singer Zella Jackson Price, who was 26 in 1965 when she gave birth at Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis. Hours later, she was told that her daughter had died, but she never saw a body or a death certificate.
Gospel Artist Kirk Franklin has announced for all haters of Erica Campbell to leave her alone.
One of the things we realize is this, those who judge her should examine themselves. Most times, people…Read full article, here.
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