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JJ Hairston
Gospel

First 15: JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise Record To Culminate Music Milestone

Posted June 7, 2016 by jmurray

Stellar Award winning Gospel star J.J. Hairston and his choir Youthful Praise recently culminated 15-years in gospel music with a live recording at City of Praise Ministries in Hyattsville, Maryland. Thousands were in attendance at the mid-week concert that featured J.J. and Youthful Praise revisiting classic songs like “Lord, You’re Mighty,” “Deliver,” “Awesome God,” “Resting […]

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Damien Sneed performing
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Sonically Superior: Maestro Damien Sneed Marvels In Marrying Music Genres

Posted June 2, 2016 by jmurray

He’s church-reared and classically-trained; young maestro Damien Sneed gets to marry the best of both worlds on “The Abyssinian Mass,” a musical opus recorded with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra that features Sneed alongside his mentor Wynton Marsalis and his acclaimed choir, Chorale Le Chateau. Combining elements of gospel music, classical and jazz, this […]

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Gospel

Miss Independent: Kierra Sheard Readying Solo Tour, Girl Band & New App

Posted May 10, 2016 by jmurray

Grammy-nominated music artist Kierra Sheard is preparing hit the road this summer with her first solo tour and a new all-girl band. Kierra is currently scouting female band members for her “Kierra” tour through online auditions; in addition to finding female acts to open up her shows. Her tour run will kick off on July […]

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Joshua Rogers
Gospel

Joshua Rogers: “Sunday Best” Winner Finally Free From Mathew Knowles

Posted May 4, 2016 by jmurray

One of the last remaining Gospel artists signed to Beyoncé’s father, former music mogul Mathew Knowles is finally free from his contract with the floundering Music World record label. Joshua Rogers, season five winner of BET’s competition series “Sunday Best,” has been released from his contract with Knowles. AlwaysAList.com has previously reported on the challenges […]

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Kirk Franklin
Gospel

He’s Able: Kirk Franklin Captures “20 Years In One Night” (Extended Dates)

Posted March 29, 2016 by jmurray

Gospel superstar Kirk Franklin is selling out shows all over the country on his “20 Years in One Night” Tour. The concert celebrates Franklin’s illustrious two-decade career in the music business and showcases new music from his latest release, “Losing My Religion.” For nearly two hours and 30 minutes, the 10-time Grammy winner also revisits […]

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The Clark Sisters
Gospel

Blessed & Highly Favored: The Clark Sisters To Be Honored At 2016 Essence Festival

Posted March 22, 2016 by jmurray

The Clark Sisters will be saluted during the 22nd annual Essence Festival in New Orleans on Sunday, July 3. Twinkie Clark, Karen Clark-Sheard, Dorinda Clark-Cole and Jackie Clark Chisholm will be honored during Essence’s All-Star Gospel Tribute on the Empowerment Experience Stage. Essence has assembled some great entertainers to pay homage to the famed Gospel […]

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attends the seventh annual ASCAP Morning Glory Breakfast Reception honoring the 2016 Stellar Gospel Awards nominees at The Mirage Hotel & Casino on February 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Gospel

Morning Glory: Gospel’s Elite Attend ASCAP & Motown Gospel’s Breakfast In Vegas

Posted February 22, 2016 by jmurray

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) along with Motown Gospel recognized some of the Gospel industry’s music artists and songwriters during the Stellar Awards weekend in Las Vegas this past weekend. As part of their 7th annual ASCAP Morning Glory Breakfast reception at The Mirage Hotel & Casino, the performance rights organization […]

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Trinity Dawson: Finds Purpose In Music After Injury Intercepted His NFL Plans

Posted February 17, 2016 by jmurray

Trinity Dawson was an NFL hopeful whose career in sports took a turn for the worst after an injury sidelined him. While playing football for the Division 1 school University of Toledo, Dawson’s on-field athleticism landed him third in the school’s history books for rushing yards. But the Tulsa, Oklahoma-bred athlete showed his true resilience […]

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Tasha Page Lockhart & Madea
Gospel

Tasha Page Lockhart: “Sunday Best” Winner Joining Tyler Perry On Tour

Posted February 12, 2016 by jmurray

Fresh off the heals of performing on BET’s “Celebration of Gospel” with Pastor Charles Jenkins and Heavenly Joy on the song “War,” Tasha Page Lockhart is headed on the road with Tyler Perry. The season six winner of BET’s “Sunday Best” will join the second leg of Perry’s current touring play, “Madea on the Run” […]

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Dottie Peoples
Gospel

Dottie Peoples: Gospel Great’s Mother Dies

Posted January 28, 2016 by jmurray

The “Songbird of the South” Dottie Peoples is coping with the loss of her mother, Althea Milton. Milton died on Jan. 21 at the age of 85 after battling a brief undisclosed illness. The mother of eight children, she leaves behind her husband Robert Milton Sr. and host of other friends and family members. The […]

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