By Sheilah Belle (In picture: Roger Cox singing lead on “Living Testimony” with Minister James Johnson & The Voices of Cedar Street) Richmond, VA —  Over the weekend, the senior pastor of Cedar Street Baptist Church, Dr. Anthony M. Chandler, the Minister of Music, James “Maestro” Johnson and the Voices of Cedar Street, celebrated the […]

From left to right: Pastor Arvetra Jones, The Belle, Ami Rushes, Minister Earl Bynum Doc Christian by Sheilah Belle TBR –(March 25, 2011) — Norfolk, VA – The Gospel Music Workshop of America wrapped up its 44th Annual Board Meeting Thursday night in Norfolk, VA at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. Attendees […]

by Sheilah Belle With Women now making just as much money as men and sometimes more, should men still feel obligated to pay for everything on the first date and dates that follow?

by Sheilah Belle TBR — New York, NY — After two weeks of a successful promotional run, Franklin is preparing to release his 12th CD, noe in stores. In addition to rehearsing for his tour with Steve Harvey, shooting a new movie and music video; promoting the paperback version of his New York Times bestseller, […]

TBR — Detroit, MI — The Word Network is proud to announce the return of the critically acclaimed talk show, “The Lexi Show”, hosted by Stellar Award nominated Gospel music artist, Lexi. After nearly a one year hiatus, the network has renewed the show for its fifth season. Dave Sheffield, Operations Manager, of the Word […]

Breakthrough Gospel artist, Vashawn Mitchell , was just added to R&B and Gospel icons Bebe & Cece Winans and Mary Mary upcoming spring tour. VaShawn Mitchell will be the special guest for the “Still Something Big” Tour, An Evening With BeBe & CeCe Winans And Mary Mary. Mitchell, slated to open the show, will join the duos to hit a […]

Praying for friendships is one the most important things we can do in life. Without true friends we are bound in a world of loneliness missing God’s love in simple things. When we are children it mattered greatky whether someone liked us. We based our world on the people who did and did not like […]

He knows some people might be skeptical, but BeBe Winans is adamant that the upcoming Still Something Big tour will be his last with sister CeCe Winans. “I feel on the inside that this is our last go-round,” Winans, who’s been recording with his sister since 1984, tells Billboard.com. “I don’t see me doing this […]

After a successful launch in Chicago last year, Donnie McClurkin’s Perfecting Music Conference will make it’s way to: Charlotte, North Carolina (April 28-30); Milwaukee, WI (May 19-21); Montgomery, AL ((June 23-25); Los Angeles, CA (TBA) Philadelphia, PA (September 29/October 1 ); Dallas, TX (October 27-29) and Miami, FL (November 17-19) in 2011. The two-day workshop with guest speakers and […]

The men of Gospel have helped us, inspired us and encouraged us through the years.  It is only when we take a look,  that we get a picture of what  their contributions have meant. Here are the men of Gospel who have shaped the way. Related Stories: Gospel News: Jazz Enters and Tammi Brown Bows […]

Gospel Music News this week brings a good mix of what is going on the gospel music across the country. The album charts are dominated by the collection everyone owns as soon as it comes out.  Wow does it again! Top 5 Gospel Albums #1- Wow Gospel 2011 #2- Church on The Moon- Deitrick Haddon […]

Michael Charles, whose gospel music career spanned five decades, died Wednesday at age 64. The longtime educator had liver cancer. Charles was a highly respected leader and pioneer among gospel artists in Kansas City’s African-American community. He also performed with nationally known artists such as the Rev. James Cleveland, the Mighty Clouds of Joy and […]