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Bright Balance: Avery Sunshine Mirrors Aretha Franklin Model For Marrying Soul & Gospel

Posted August 25, 2014 by jmurray

Aretha Franklin did it! So did Al Green! Candi Staton did and Ann Nesby, Dave Hollister and Kelly Price continue to as well! Now, Avery Sunshine is the latest song stylist to bridge the gap between the sacred and secular worlds by recording music that has cultivated her a fan base in both mainstream music [...]

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On Her Own: Trin-I-Tee 5:7′s Chanel Talks Tina Turner, PJ Morton & Solo Debut

Posted July 23, 2014 by jmurray

She made her debut in 1997 as one-third of the top-selling gospel trio Trin-I-Tee 5:7. Now, Chanel Haynes-Schwartz is making her own mark with the debut of her solo CD, “Trin-i-tee 5:7: According to Chanel.” Despite having shared the spotlight with group members Angel Taylor, Terri Brown Britton and lastly Adrian Anderson—who replaced Britton in [...]

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Jennifer Holliday: Talks Health Challenges, Dream Duets & Broadway Revivals

Posted July 14, 2014 by jmurray

She’s Broadway royalty and Jennifer Holliday approaches the entertainment business on her own terms – recording when she wants to, how she wants to and whatever she wants to. Now, after a 23-year hiatus, this Tony Award-winning original member of the acclaimed musical “Dreamgirls” has released her first full-length mainstream CD, “The Song Is You.”  [...]

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Rhythm & Broadcast: Angie Stone Hosts Weekend Radio Show

Posted June 11, 2014 by jmurray

“R&B Divas” star Angie Stone has launched a new weekend radio show called “Stone Cold R&B.” The three-hour show airs on both Majic 107.5FM and 97.5FM in Atlanta. This is Stone’s first radio venture and the ‘More Than A Woman’ singer told AlwaysAList.com that she’s loving it so far. “The first show was amazing. I [...]

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Viva Las Vegas: Stellar Gospel Awards Finds A New Home

Posted May 23, 2014 by jmurray

The Stellar Gospel Music Awards is planning to move again. AlwaysAList.com has learned exclusively that the annual awards show that salutes the best in Black gospel music is headed to Las Vegas for its 30th anniversary. The Stellar Awards will be held in Vegas on March 28, 2015. The venue has not yet been finalized. [...]

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Born Again: BET Bringing Back “Celebration Of Gospel”

Posted May 20, 2014 by jmurray

The people have spoken and their voices were apparently heard! AlwaysAList.com is happy to report that BET has had a change of heart as it pertains to their annual special “Celebration of Gospel.“ After being bombarded with calls to its main phone line and emails to its website, in addition to high-ranking executives at the [...]

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The Benediction: BET Cancels “Celebration Of Gospel”

Posted May 1, 2014 by jmurray

More than 2.6 million total viewers tuned in to BET’s annual special “Celebration of Gospel” when it premiered on April 6, making it the number one gospel/religious telecast on TV for 14 consecutive years. A celebration of faith through music, this year’s special featured an all-star roster of performances including Tamela Mann, Kem, Yolanda Adams, [...]

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Life After: “Single Ladies” Lands New Network

Posted April 8, 2014 by jmurray

AlwaysAList.com reported on April 1 that the recently canceled VH1 drama “Singles Ladies” was in discussions with BET to possibly move that channel. At the time of our report, BET Networks did not deny our story and sent a comment via a network publicist saying: “We can not comment at this time.” Now, AlwaysAList.com can report [...]

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Not So Final: Could “Single Ladies” Return On New Network?

Posted April 1, 2014 by jmurray

Could “Single Ladies” get a second act on BET? VH1 cancelled the one-hour drama that starred LisaRaye McCoy, Charity Shea and Denise Vasi after three seasons and the final episode aired on March 24. AlwaysAList.com has since learned exclusively that producers of the series have began putting out feelers with other networks to see if [...]

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Rumor Control: Kelly Rowland Not Dropped By Record Label

Posted March 19, 2014 by jmurray

Online reports surfaced earlier this week claiming Grammy winner Kelly Rowland had been dropped by record label, Universal Republic. The rumors began when blog sites noticed she was on longer featured on the label’s website. AlwaysAList.com has spoken to sources close to the situation who assured us exclusively, what’s being reported is far from the [...]

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