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GOSPEL STAR EARNEST PUGH SAYS ALUMNI AWARD MEANS MORE TO HIM THAN A GRAMMY DURING HOWARD UNIVERSITY AWARDS BANQUET

The Howard University School of Divinity Alumni Association honored Gospel Star Earnest Pugh (best known for the #1 gospel radio hits “I Need Your Glory” and “Rain On Us”) alongside five other distinguished alumni at a lavish banquet ceremony this past Sunday at Howard University’s Blackburn Center. Alumni Association President Dr. Robert G. Childs, who was one of Pugh’s Divinity School professors, presented the soul-stirring, five-octave singer with …

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Celebrities Are Coming Together To Raise Funds & Awareness FOR THE HISTORIC PINEY WOODS SCHOOL WITH “GIVE FROM YOUR HEART” NATIONAL CHALLENGE

As the historic Piney Woods School enters its second century, celebrities and other influential supporters of the 106-year old Mississippi college-preparatory boarding school are coming together to raise awareness and funds to aid the institution in continuing its mission of equipping the “Head, Heart and Hands” of disadvantaged youth of color to excel academically, socially and to become leaders in the 21st century global economy. On Thursday, April 23rd …

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The 2015 National Excellence in Urban Education Award Finalists

The National Center for Urban School Transformation has announced that 22 schools from across the country have been chosen as finalists for the National Excellence in Urban Education Award. Several of the schools are in Texas. The school districts and schools are listed below: Dallas Independent School District: John Quincy Adams Elementary School, Brashear Elementary School, John J. Pershing Elementary …

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The Rance Allen Group Debut New Music Video

(Indianapolis, IN; Tyscot Music & Entertainment; March 13, 2015) Let The Rance Allen Group take your praise to new heights with the NEW video release of their catchy single, “A Lil’ Louder,” that uniquely merges Gospel music, hip-hop dance and the American Sign Language (ASL) community. Directed by Mangiardi Films, a video production company owned and operated by hearing impaired …

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New Record Touts Guest Appearances From Sunday Best’s Kefia Rollerson & Youthful Praise’s Dave McClure

(New Castle, DE) – February 23, 2015 – Gospel ensembles are setting the Gospel music industry ablaze.  One of those gifted groups is Delaware-based Willie Marshall & 1 Accord.  Focused on delivering uplifting music and bathing listeners in the presence of God, the ensemble has been gaining notoriety as in the Tri-State area. Opening up for artists like Y’Anna Crawley, …

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SMOKIE NORFUL WINS GRAMMY AWARD FOR BEST GOSPEL SONG / PERFORMANCE

Smokie Norful won his second Grammy Award for Best Gospel Song/Performance, which was awarded for his hit single “No Greater Love.”   The gorgeous and impressive ballad, was co-written by Norful and Aaron Lindsey and is classic Smokie Norful. Compelling vocals, rich tone and beautiful musicality are all found on the song, which is an effective reminder of Noful’s place …

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GRAMMY NOMINATED POWERHOUSE LEDISI RELEASES THE INTIMATE TRUTH ACOUSTIC EP

Grammy nominated powerhouse and Verve Records artist Ledisi is excited to announce her new project, The Intimate Truth, which was released on January 20th. This seven song EP features acoustic performances from her latest full-length album The Truth (March 2014). Ledisi is also beaming from her recent Grammy nomination for new single “Like This” in the Best R&B Performance category. Fans can view the …

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DALLAS’ OWN BROADWAY STAR CEDRIC NEAL COMES HOME FOR AN INTIMATE AND RAW CONCERT

Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts graduate Cedric Neal has performed on regional, Broadway and London stages and comes back to his roots to tell his story as only he can in CEDRIC…WHO?!! This intimate journey through music tells the trials and triumphs this Oak Cliff native has experienced as he chased the proverbial curtain …

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J.J. Hairston of Youthful Praise Appointed City of Praise Family Ministries’s Director of Music

One of gospel music’s leading choir conductors and tunesmiths J.J. Hairston of the award-winning group, Youthful Praise, has been appointed Director of Music at City of Praise Family Ministries, headquartered in Mitchellville, MD where Bishop Joel & Ylawnda Peebles serve as the pastors. “The Word taught by Bishop Peebles is awesome,” Hairston says. “I look forward to bringing more excitement and refinement to the worship experience so that …

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Stellar Award-Nominated Label RichEscape Music Readies New CD, Everlasting, With Renowned Inspirational Jazz Saxophonist Phil French

Saxophonist Phil French has played with the cream of the crop.  His resume reads like a who’s who of the music industry.  He’s performed with artists and musicians such as The Winans, The Clark Sisters, Fred Hammond, Richard Smallwood, Kim Burrell, Yolanda Adams, Ben Tankard, Stanley Turrentine, Grover Washington, Jr., Norman Connors, Ramsey Lewis, Najee and a slew of others. …

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