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DMV Musicians and Singers Banquet honored many talented artists

The room was filled to capacity!

DMV Musicians and Singers Banquet took place at Kettering Baptist Church on Monday,  January 27. The night was co-hosted by the erudite Bonita White and gospel industry insider, Pastor Jerome Bell. The banquet is entirely put on by musicians and singers. More than 500 people were in attendance.

The night was hosted by Stellar Award winner Phillip Carter and musician Jarvis Smith. The two have worked collaboratively to put on extremely successful events. Honorees were Jeremiah Murphy, Stephen Key, Rosalind Lynch, Capria Mclearn, Mike Scott, PJ Rineheart, Ronald Johnson, Valeria Foster and Michael Reid.

The next DMV Musicians and Singers Banquet  will take place Monday, June 29 @ 7 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit

Check out the DMV Musicians and Singers Banquet photos: (Photo credit: Alicia Butler-Adams)

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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of Sarah founded the site to serve as a positive platform for gospel music news, to share all of the good things happening within the Gospel and Christian music industry. In 2017, the site was named one of the Top 50 Gospel and Christian Music websites. Sarah is widely known for her on-the-scene reporting which includes the GMA Dove Awards, the Stellar Awards, Grammys on the Hill, Gospel Music Heritage Month Celebration Concert, McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour, St. Jude Celebration of Hope, the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference and many more. For more than 5 years, Sarah served as the DC Gospel Music Examiner at  where the site garnered more than 150,000 readers in the US and around the world. Sarah was named one of the Top Ten Heroes in Gospel Music in the Washington, DC area in 2012 for her extensive coverage, support and commitment to artists within the D.C. metro region.  In 2016 she was named Person of the Month by IndiMogul Magazine. The site was recently named among Feedspot's Top Gospel and Christian Music Websites.  Sarah is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Gospel Music Association.

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