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Gospel News & Notes – April 2013

Motown Records is joining the burgeoning gospel music field by striking up a joint venture partnership with EMI Gospel, creating a new label, Motown Gospel.
by David McGee
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Gospel News & Notes – May 2013

A star-studded lineup led by SMOKEY NORFUL and VICKIE WINANS heads the 28th Chicago Gospel Music Festival on June 20-23. This year's theme: 'The Year of the Choir.'
by David McGee
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A History Lesson Wrapped in Gospel

Gospel editor BOB MAROVICH reviews the stage musical A PIECE OF MY SOUL (THE ANTHOLOGY OF GOSPEL), 'a history lesson wrapped in spiritual and gospel songs'
by David McGee
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Gospel News & Notes: Kickstarter Campaign Launched to Fund Jubilee Showcase Documentary

A Kickstarter campaign is underway to raise funds for a most worthy project: a documentary about the vital Chicago-based gospel music television show Jubilee Showcase, where anyone who was anyone in gospel made an appearance.
by David McGee
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Wardlaw Brothers’ New Song Raises Money for Cancer Survivors and Families

Partnering with the NICK EASON FOUNDATION and the PRETTY IN PANK FOUNDATION, gospel's mighty WARDLAW BROTHERS have released a new single, WE WILL SURVIVE, to benefit cancer survivors and their families.
by David McGee
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Rev. Charles Brown Goes Home

Remembering REV. CHARLES BROWN, who sang with the VIOLINAIRES, and before that was promising soul singer CHARLIE 'COAL BLACK' BROWN.
by David McGee
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Gospel News & Notes – September 2012

Remembering recently departed gospel notables Willa Ward-Royster of the Ward Singers, Gladys Beamon Gregory and Andre Lester Mobley; plus Trin-I-Tee 5:7 and Music World have parted ways.
by David McGee
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Prayer Garden of Memphis Expands Artist Roster

The Prayer Garden of Memphis is presenting A Day of Prayer, Praise and Healing Explosion on Saturday, November 9 with a star-studded gospel artist lineup on hand.
by David McGee
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Gospel News & Notes – October 2012

Tim Dillinger's new album; The Rance Allen Group's 40th anniversary retrospective is released; Al Dent of the Supreme Angels crosses over.
by David McGee
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Genesis of a Gospel Song: ‘Total Praise’

In his new series GENESIS OF A GOSPEL SONG, gospel editor BOB MAROVICH gets the inside story from RICHARD SMALLWOOD on how the latter wrote 'Total Praise,' one of the greatest contemporary gospel songs.
by David McGee
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Gospel News & Notes – December 2012

Bounce TV is presenting 'A forever JONES Holiday' special on Dec. 18; TIM BOWMAN JR. has released his new twist on a Yuletide standard; ROSCOE ROBINSON has assembled a new lineup of BIRMINGHAM BLIND BOYS; and THE BLACK GOSPEL B...
by David McGee
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Roberta Martin, In Depth

At long last comes a biography of modern gospel music pioneer ROBERTA MARTIN. Her #1 living fan, Ronald L. Greer documents the full, inspiring story in ONLY A LOOK. Review by BOB MAROVICH.
by David McGee
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