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In the Now with Javen

'The songs speak to the incredibleness of God in your life.' So says gospel singer-songwriter and worship leader JAVEN in discussing his new album, WORSHIP IN THE NOW.
by David McGee
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TBGB Music Hour Special–Christmas Gospel Songs

At his Black Gospel Blog, BOB MAROVICH, Gospel Editor of Deep Roots, has launched his annual online Music Hour Christmas Special. One click and you're transported...
by David McGee
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‘I Know I Was Meant To Do This’

Young WARREN DEAN FLANDEZ is one of the young artists most responsible for Canada's robust gospel music scene. BOB MAROVICH has an exclusive interview to offer.
by David McGee
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On the Gospel Highway’s Alternate Route

Between 1967 and 1977 Memphis-based DESIGNER RECORDS was focused on giving gospel artists a place to record their work for posterity, for $469.50.
by David McGee
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Troy Sneed Keeps It Simple

Gospel singer, producer, choir leader and executive TROY SNEED may wear many hats in his world, but his watchword, as he explains to BOB MAROVICH, is to 'keep it simple.'
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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‘When You Worship More, You Worry Less’

One of gospel's best selling artists,JAMES FORTUNE and his group FIYA have enjoyed a #1 run with their new double-CD album, LIVE THROUGH IT. Fortune's most popular songs focus on overcoming hardships, and he explains why in an ...
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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‘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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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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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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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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