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  • Rance Allen Documentary: A Heart Warming Family Tradition

    Nov 19, 12 by LaRita Shelby Leave a comment


    *Get ready for a trip back to the Goodwill Church of God In Christ as the Rance Allen Group strolls down memory lane recalling their illustrious career. Gospel greats such as Kirk Franklin, Dorinda Clark Cole and Keith “Wonder boy” Gibson  are among those who share sentimental accounts of how they have been influenced by […]

  • We Remember Jessy Dixon: Gospel Artist Succumbs to Illness at 73

    Sep 28, 11 by Brittney M. Walker 3 Comments


    *Energetic gospel artist Jessy Dixon, the man who opened for Paul Simon, passed away on Monday at his Chicago home after battling an unrevealed illness. The singer was 73 years old. Over his 50-year career, Dixon contributed to the success of many other artists in jazz and R&B, including Randy Crawford, Cher, Diana Ross, Natalie […]

  • Exclusive: Entire History of Black Gospel Traced in New Film

    Jun 24, 11 by EURPublisher01 Comments Off


    *A documentary about black gospel music – tracing its 200-year transformation from slave plantations in the south to today’s urban contemporary influence – has been quietly playing in select theaters across North America since June 3. Titled “Rejoice and Shout,” this gem features rare full-length performance footage dating back to the 1920s, and primarily focuses […]

  • Michael Charles, Gospel Giant, Dies

    Mar 11, 11 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment


    *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 […]