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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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Continuing The Legacy: Should BET Find A New Host For “Bobby Jones Gospel?”

Posted April 27, 2015 by jmurray

BET confirmed last week during their upfront presentation for advertisers and media guests the speculation that the 35th season of their long-running “Bobby Jones Gospel” will be its final season. The farewell season ends Dr. Bobby Jones’ reign as the longest-running original series on cable.  The 75-year-old Grammy winner will retire from hosting his BET […]

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End Of The Road: “Bobby Jones Gospel” Coming To An End

Posted April 27, 2015 by jmurray

After 35 seasons, BET has decided to end their long-running series “Bobby Jones Gospel.” “Bobby Jones Gospel” is hosted by Grammy-winning recording artist Dr. Bobby Jones, who launched the show in 1980 and used to produce the series himself before BET took over the production aspects of the series. The music performance show gave an […]

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Ricky Dillard, Erica Campbell, Michelle Williams & Tasha Lockhart
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Stellar Awards: 2015 Nominees & New Hosts Announced

Posted January 13, 2015 by jmurray

Central City Productions announced the nominees for the 2015 Stellar Gospel Awards and the hosts for this year’s ceremony, which will take place at its new location, the Las Vegas Orleans Arena on Saturday, March 28, 2015. eOne Entertainment’s Erica Campbell and Ricky Dillard dominated the categories with 10 nominations each. Campbell, the WE TV […]

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Rosci Diaz, Big Tigger, Free, Terrence J, Julissa & A.J. Calloway
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Off Air: BET Cancels “106 & Park”

Posted November 14, 2014 by jmurray

It’s the end of an era for BET’s “106 & Park.” After a 14-year run, BET has canceled the music video countdown and interview show. The final TV broadcast on Dec. 19. The ratings-plagued “106 & Park” had been rumored to be in trouble for several years now. Back in 2012, reports surfaced that the […]

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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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Kyla Jade: Stepping Into Her Own Spotlight

Posted May 22, 2014 by jmurray

Sunday after Sunday, Nashville-based vocalist Kyla Jade has been a star attraction on BET’s “Bobby Jones Gospel” as part of Dr. Bobby Jones’ Nashville Super Choir. Now, Jade is branching out with her first solo endeavor, led by a remake of the Rev. Maceo Woods classic, ‘Hello Sunshine.’ “It is such a classic song with […]

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Inez Andrews: Gospel Pioneer Dead at 83

Posted December 20, 2012 by jmurray

Veteran gospel singer Inez Andrews has died at age 83. Andrews was a member of the pioneering gospel group The Caravans, where she sang alongside the late Albertina Walker, Dorothy Norwood, Shirley Caesar, Cassietta George, Delores Washington, Josephine Howard, the late James Cleveland, and others. She died on Wednesday from complications of colon cancer at […]

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