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Author archive for Sarah Hearn

  • Bishop Cortez Vaughn’s Corporate Sound Music Group signs deal with Tyscot Records

    By Sarah Hearn on July 18, 2017
    Bishop Cortez Vaughn’s Corporate Sound Music Group firm has entered into a joint venture agreement with the world’s oldest operating black gospel music label, Tyscot Records. Bishop Vaughn co-wrote and co-leads J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise’s soul-stirring anthem, “You Deserve It.” The song has spent 21 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Gospel Digital Song Sales chart, 18 weeks […]
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  • Marvin Sapp’s ‘Unsung” episode airs Saturday; reveals why he almost quit singing

    By Sarah Hearn on July 14, 2017
    Marvin Sapp will be featured on TV One’s longest-running and award-winning series, Unsung, at 10 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 16. With one of the most unique voices in gospel music, Marvin Sapp has been spreading the Gospel through song for over three decades. His powerful mix of old-school sensibilities and new school swagger led him to dominate the gospel charts in […]
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  • Dr. Edison O. Jackson retires from Bethune-Cookman University; leaves legacy of increased enrollments, operational surplus

    By Sarah Hearn on July 14, 2017
    Dr. Edison O. Jackson, Bethune-Cookman University’s sixth president, will retire after 33 years of higher educational leadership on August 31st, 2017. Dr. Jackson brought a wealth of experience and knowledge in administering the affairs of educational institutions. Holding presidency roles at colleges in Newark, NJ, Compton, CA and Brooklyn, NY since 1983, Dr. Jackson came to B-CU a proven leader […]
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  • Final Farewell: Gospel community celebrates Kenny Taylor at memorial service

    By Sarah Hearn on July 14, 2017
    Kenny Taylor would have loved what took place at the Celebration of Life service for him on Wednesday evening, July 12, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro, MD.  You see, along with his very loving family, there were so many people who came because they wanted to honor his memory; people whose lives he poured into […]
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  • Gospel vocalist Naomi B. addresses sex trafficking in new music video

    By Sarah Hearn on July 13, 2017
    Inspirational gospel recording artist, Naomi B. may currently be flying under the radar in the gospel music industry, but that is likely to change very soon. The singer recently released a bold new video on Facebook for her song, “Break Free,” and it already has people talking. Not only does the song display powerful vocals and a poignant message, but […]
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  • Charles Butler embarks on huge weight loss campaign; preps new album release

    By Sarah Hearn on July 12, 2017
    Gospel artist Charles Butler, from Washington, D.C. is beginning a new endeavor to lose weight. As he prepares to release his new EP this fall, Butler has partnered with Radio One DC along with DeCalo Weight Loss, Wellness, and Pain Management Clinic in an effort to lose over 200lbs in a campaign encouraging others to make it. “Charles Butler is […]
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  • Independent Gospel Artists Alliance gets off to great start with training; showcase

    By Sarah Hearn on July 7, 2017
    The Independent Gospel Artists Alliance (IGAA) convened at Queen’s Chapel UMC in Beltsville, MD.  Hosted by Phillip Carter and Earl Bynum. The 7th annual Independent Gospel Artists Alliance Conference  will run July 6-8 and is a business and music conference that adjusts to the ever-changing needs of the independent artist. It is an opportunity to learn more about business as well as […]
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  • National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses (NCGCC) covenes in Baltimore this August

    By Sarah Hearn on July 7, 2017
    The internationally known and respected  National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses (NCGCC) has announced plans for their 84th annual session August 5-11 in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Thomas A. Dorsey, the “Father of Gospel Music” and writer of over 400 compositions including “Take My Hand, Precious Lord”, founded the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses (NCGCC) in 1933 after […]
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  • Dr. F. James Clark and NextGeneration Choir grab #3 spot on Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart

    By Sarah Hearn on July 7, 2017
    SURE. FOCUSED. CENTERED., the album from  Dr. F. James Clark’s  NextGeneration Choir snagged the #3 spot on Billboard Top Gospel Album Charts for the week of July 15.  The choir is a group of youth and young adults from Dr. Clark’s St. Louis, MO-based ministry. Recorded live at Shalom Church (City Of Peace), SURE. FOCUSED. CENTERED is a vivid gospel album […]
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  • Patrick Lundy and the Ministers of Music announce forthcoming album ‘By Faith’

    By Sarah Hearn on July 6, 2017
    Patrick Lundy and the Ministers of Music (PL&MOM) are kicking off their summer with a new single release “He’s My Rock.”  The single is first glance at their forthcoming live album By Faith set to release in August.  Available now on digital music outlets and playing on gospel radio, “He’s My Rock” represents the essence of a great gospel choir song – a dynamic anthem that ministers […]
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