Kim Burrell to Receive the Aretha Franklin Icon Award Tye Tribbett to Receive the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award (CHICAGO, IL) June 12, 2024 – Central City Productions recently announced the nominees in 36 categories for the 39th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards taping on Saturday, July 20th, returning to Las Vegas at the Orleans […]

CHICAGO (PRWEB) June 7, 2023 — Next-Generation Gospel Superstars Tasha Cobbs-Leonard and Jonathan McReynolds Pair to Host the 38th Annual Salute to Gospel Music, Returning to Las Vegas’ Orleans Arena for Taping on Saturday, July 15 and Premiering on Newly-Launched Stellar TV Network on July 24 Central City Productions today announced the nominees in 25 categories […]

CHICAGO, July 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Central City Productions announces the launch of the Stellar TV network, set to premiere in fourth quarter of 2022. The Stellar TV network is a wholly owned subsidiary of Central City Productions, Inc., the oldest Black-owned and operated television production company in the country. Central City Productions has been in operation […]

(CHICAGO, IL) January 15, 2021 – Central City Productions, Inc. has released a Call for Entries for the 36th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards. Submissions will be accepted online from February 1 – 19, 2021. To be eligible, projects must have been released via national distribution or online streaming and Gospel radio stations must have […]

(CHICAGO, IL.) – November 11, 2020 – Chicago-based television production company Central City Productions will present the 2020 Black Music Honors in national broadcast syndication November 21 – December 13, 2020. Television and radio personality Rickey Smiley returns as host of the star-studded two-hour special which will honor artists and musicians who have influenced and […]

CHICAGO – March 12, 2020 – The Stellar Awards 35th Anniversary Show in partnership with the Orleans Hotel and Arena wishes to ensure that the safety of all show guests and participants is the highest priority. In light of recent news and the declaration of the COVID-19 crisis as a global pandemic by the World […]

CHICAGO – March 12, 2020 – The Stellar Awards 35th Anniversary Show in partnership with the Orleans Hotel and Arena wishes to ensure that the safety of all show guests and participants is the highest priority. In light of recent news and the declaration of the COVID-19 crisis as a global pandemic by the World […]

Chicago, IL – February 12, 2020 — The Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards is back at the Orleans Arena in celebration of its 35th Anniversary. The show will be taped in front of a live audience and will be hosted by Jonathan McReynolds & Koryn Hawthorne. Annually, the Stellar Awards recognizes the accomplishments of Gospel […]

Chicago, IL – February 12, 2020 — The Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards is back at the Orleans Arena in celebration of its 35th Anniversary. The show will be taped in front of a live audience and will be hosted by Jonathan McReynolds & Koryn Hawthorne. Annually, the Stellar Awards recognizes the accomplishments of Gospel […]

(ATLANTA, GA) – Friday, September 6, 2019 – Chicago based television production company Central City productions held the 2019 Black Music  Honors  television taping over the weekend at The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA. During this star-studded two-hour television special, Central City Productions honored Xscape who received the Urban Music Icon Award for the platinum selling quartet group’s 25 years in the industry; Yolanda Adams who received the Gospel Music […]

Source: Yolanda Adams / Yolanda Adams                       Confirmed honorees include Xscape, Arrested Development,                                 Tamia, Yolanda Adams, Freddie Jackson Chicago, IL – August 14, 2019 — Chicago based television production company, […]

CHICAGO, IL, JULY 23, 2018 – Chicago-based television production company Central City Productions (CCP) announced today the 2018 Black Music Honors – the annual two-hour television special that honors artists and musicians who have influenced and made significant contributions to American music. The television special is set to take place on Thursday, August 16th in Nashville, TN. […]