AMERICAN VOICES NOW ACCEPTING ENSEMBLE APPLICATIONSÂ TO TOUR WITH U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE\’SÂ AMERICAN MUSIC ABROAD Who/What: American Voices, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State\’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is now accepting ensemble applications for the American Music Abroad 2012-2013 touring season. To represent the full spectrum of the American musical landscape, musical […]
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[table id=4 /] If you missed the wildly popular ‘How Sweet the Sound’ concert events in 2011, make plans to get there for 2012. Visit http://www.howsweetthesound.com for more info. And, check out this photo recap from 2011!
In our January/February 2012 issue, we spoke with KeKe Palmer about her upcoming film, Joyful Noise, co-starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton. Make sure you grab it to see more of what she had to share! Until then, here’s some GT CONNEXT exclusive bonus content from our interview with KeKe: GT: Speaking of Queen Latifah, […]
U.S. Department of State’s American Music Abroad Initiative Now Accepting Applications Using music as a means to engage audiences worldwide, the U.S. Department of State\’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced today that the American Music Abroad program is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 season. Musicians interested in applying for this international exchange […]
Congratulations to Ambassador Bobby Jones who was recently inducted to the Music City Walk of Fame in a ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 6. Dr. Jones received his very own star. The stars honor those who have left a lasting creative mark in Nashville. There are now 58 inductees including Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix and Gospel […]
The nominees for the 27th Annual Stellar Awards were announced on Saturday, October 29th, during a live announcement ceremony/concert, which was broadcast exclusively on gmc. The event, hosted by gospel duo Trin-i-tee 5:7 and comedian Akintunde, took place in Nashville, TN and featured live performances from Isaac Carree, Y’Anna, Trin-i-tee 5:7 and Brian Courtney Wilson. […]
Radio personality Morgan Dukes will be inducted into the Broadcasters Hall of Fame on November 6, 2011 in Akron, OH. The Hall of Fame, originally founded in October of 1982 as the Radio Hall of Fame, exists to memorialize the Golden Age of broadcasting and to promote furtherance of the art of broadcasting. With over […]
Le’Andria Johnson, winner of season 4 of BET’s wildly successful Sunday Best talent competition, has announced that she will release a Christmas EP, titled Christmas Best. The project is slated for a limited release at Best Buy and at online retailers November 21st, followed by an unlimited nationwide release on December 6, 2011. Christmas Best […]
One of gospel music’s favorite sibling duo, BeBe & CeCe Winans, were honored with a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, October 21, 2011. On hand for the ceremony were several personalities, including Quincy Jones, jazz musician Dave Koz and actress Yvette Nicole Brown, as well as several family members, including […]
35-time Stellar Award andÂ seven-time GRAMMYÂ® Award winner, Kirk Franklin recently announced a national tour to kickoff Nov. 1 and conclude Nov. 27. Routing for the tour includes 19 cities and the tour will feature special guests Isaac Carree, BET Sunday Best winner Amber Bullock and debut artists Deon Kipping and Jason Nelson. To purchase tickets, […]
“Brownisms” 101 1. What is Mr. Brown\’s favorite saying? “What the What?!” â€“ because it goes with anything. I don\’t cuss so I just say, â€œWhat the what?!â€ 2. Where did Mr. Brown learn to dance like that? â€œIt\’s from the Lord. I\’ve got angels on my feet and they lift me higggghhhheeerrr!â€ 3. Is […]
Incensed by what she calls a lack ofÂ reverence, Cynthia Stargell, a minister of music and entrepreneur has launched “a clarion call to stop texting and tweeting during worship services.” Billed as “Respect for the House of God,” Stargell and a band of 46 Facebook friends started there crusade on October 1-2, 2011. The next two […]
As the curtain closes on 2011, Gospel Today is pausing to recap some of the stories that have made headlines for an upcoming editorial. Please weigh in: Which stories from 2011 impacted you most? How will you remember 2011? What have you learned personally during this year? How have you changed for the better?
Dr. Marvin Sapp, Gospel recording artist and pastor ofÂ Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Grand Rapids, MI will record his first album since the passing of his wife, Dr. MaLinda Sapp. The new album is slated for 2012 and will be recorded live in Washington D.C. under the production of Aaron Lindsley with whom Sapp […]
Shei Atkins announced that she is leaving Gospel to become an R&B artist. Atkins, a former Grammy-nominated artist went on to explain her decision-making process and offered strong opinions about Gospel audiences as "judgmental."