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Pastor Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago: Inspiring People

PASTOR CHARLES JENKINS of FELLOWSHIP CHICAGO reflects on on the impact of his choir's smash hit single, 'AWESOME,' and looks ahead to new challenges. An exclusive interview with Gospel Editor BOB MAROVICH
by David McGee
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Hello, Dolly: The ‘Different Dynamic’ of Jermaine Dolly

Giving new meaning to the salutation 'Hello, Dolly!,' rising gospel star JERMAINE DOLLY talks to BOB MAROVICH about his sudden ascendancy and long-term goals.
by David McGee
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VaSahwn Mitchell: 'Created 4 This is a body of work to encourage and inspire people to do what they are supposed to do, especially as we come out of the recession.  I can't wait for people to hear it!'

VaShawn Mitchell Knows What He Was ‘Created 4’

One of gospel’s “triple threats,” VaShawn Mitchell could barely contain his excitement during a phone interview about his new album, Created 4 This, his fourth long player. Mitchell developed Created 4 This as...
by David McGee
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The Wait is Over for Alvin Darling

Stellar and Dove Award nominee ALVIN DARLING showcases the singer-songwriter's Pentecostal church roots and years spent on the gospel highway as a quartet singer. In our interview, he discusses his new album, WAITING RIGHT HERE.
by David McGee
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‘I want to cater to the traditional church crowd, but I also want my music to be young.’

Gerald Scott’s ‘Edgy Sunday Morning’ Testimony in Song

A month before his senior class graduated from high school, Gerald Scott penned a song for the choir to sing at the commencement ceremony. “It was 2003, I was eighteen years old, and I wrote a song called ‘Destiny’ for th...
by David McGee
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Artist of the Violin: Chatting Up Brooke Alford

It's not a full-blown trend yet, but the violin is becoming more prevalent in gospel music. One of the leading practitioners of gospel violin, BROOKE ALFORD, has a new album, VIOSOCALIST, that also spotlights her affecting sing...
by David McGee
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Soul Tempo: (from left) Kevin Mitchell, Anthony Burnett, Philip Mitchell, Jerry Brunson. ''Trust in God' is a great message that everybody needs to embrace,' says Jerry Brunson.

‘Put God First and Just Keep Moving’

As acclaim for their work grows, and a new album promises to be of breakout proportions, the men of Soul Tempo stay focused on the eternal verities By Bob Marovich Talk with Jeremiah “Jerry” Brunson of Soul Tempo fo...
by David McGee
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Brian Martin & Worship 4 Life: One Love, One Cause

A new live album is stirring things up for native Trinidadian BRIAN MARTIN and his contemporary praise gospel ensemble: an interview
by David McGee
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Of The Word, Dark Secrets and Inconvenient Truths

Of The Word, Dark Secrets and Inconvenient Truths

A review of gospel authority ANTHONY HEILBUT's new book of incisive, informed essays, The Fan Who Knew Too Much, which includes a lengthy examination of the gay subculture within the gospel world. Also: an interview with Mr. He...
by David McGee
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First Creation: One Loss but Many Gains

ONE LOSS, MANY GAINS: death claimed one of FIRST CREATION's key members earlier this year, but the group has been blessed in other ways.
by David McGee
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‘I’m a Servant at Heart’: Anthony Brown’s Gospel Music Journey

ANTHONY BROWN & GROUP THERAPY have released their debut CD and the gospel world is taking note. Bob Marovich interviews Brown in a Deep Roots exclusive.
by David McGee
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‘It Is the Sho’ ‘Nuff Truth’

JUDY CHEEKS, daughter of gospel giant REV. JULIUS CHEEKS of the Sensational Nightingales, has emigrated from the secular world to gospel with a powerful debut album. An exclusive interview follows.
by David McGee
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