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Baseball, Faith and Sports, Gospel Music -

A look at the intersection of sports, faith and religion Growing up, all Todd Dulaney wanted to do was play professional baseball. When he was drafted by the New York Mets in 2002, the second baseman was in seventh heaven. But it was his initial meeting with famed pitcher Pedro Martinez that had a lasting […]

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BeBe Winans, CulturePlay, Gospel Music, Michael Jordan, Music, R&B -

On any given Sunday, before someone takes the gridiron — or before someone suits up on an NBA court — somebody, somewhere, is listening to some BeBe Winans music. After all, his résumé — six Grammy Awards, 10 Dove Awards, four NAACP Image Awards and three Soul Train Music Awards — speaks for itself. For […]

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Faith and Sports, Gospel Music, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Russell Wilson, Simone Manuel, Texas Southern, Yolanda Adams -

A look at the intersection of sports, faith and religion. When Simone Manuel became the first African-American woman to win an individual gold medal in swimming at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, she was inspired by the song “Victory” by Grammy Award-winning gospel artist Yolanda Adams. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has talked […]

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@AP, Dixie Hummingbirds, Entertainment, Gospel Music, News, Philly, Stevie Wonder, Video -

Stevie Wonder has helped celebrate the 90th anniversary of legendary Philadelphia gospel group, the Dixie Hummingbirds.

The post Stevie Wonder praises Philly gospel group the Dixie Hummingbirds on 90th birthday appeared first on theGrio.

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Andre Crouch, Commentary, Gospel Music, James Poyser, Kirk Whalum, Lecrae, Music, Richard Smallwood, Steven Ford -

Right now, the 51st Annual Convention of the Gospel Music Workshop of America is being held in Atlanta. The hot topic? The state of gospel music. A cross section of people from the gospel community — including pastors, ministers of music, artists and church musicians — will try to get a sense of the impact […]

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Bible of Love, Creflo Dollar, Entertainment, gospel music, kim burrell, marvin sapp, News, The Clark Sisters, Tye Tribbett -

Snoop Dogg has been receiving flack for his gospel album “Bible of Love” that landed […]

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Erica Campbell, Gospel Music, Music, Super Bowl -

Growing up, on any given Sunday, Grammy-winning gospel singer and radio host Erica Campbell had to do two things: go to church, and then pile on the couch at home and watch football. Dad’s rules. “No matter how we felt,” Campbell said from the room in her house that stores the awards she and her […]

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Entertainment, Gospel Music, I'm Getting Ready, Nicki Minaj, Tasha Cobbs Leonard -

Nicki Minaj and Tasha Cobbs Leonard have just released a new gospel collaboration together called "I'm Getting Ready."

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Gospel Music, Hip-Hop, I'm Getting Ready, Music, Nicki Minaj, Tasha Cobb -

An unorthodox musical collaboration just shook the gospel music scene. “No Frauds” rapper Nicki Minaj joined forces with gospel superstar Tasha Cobbs on a new song, “I’m Getting Ready,” which will be featured on Cobbs’ new album, Heart. Passion. Pursuit. Twitter was baffled, with mixed feelings and shock. https://twitter.com/_KurtRamon/status/888245808432373760 I have NO interest in a […]

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Album, Christian, Entertainment, fill this house, Fonda Theatre, Gospel, Gospel Music, Hollywood, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Music, Shirley Caesar, Star, Walk of Fame -

Shirley Caesar, eleven-time Grammy winner and famed gospel singer, received the 2,583rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday. The singer, who recently saw her fiftieth anniversary as a solo artist, “is known as a musical trailblazer who has influenced a wide range of artists across genres,” said Leron Gubler, president and CEO of the Hollywood […]

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Every Praise, Gospel, Gospel Music, Hezekiah Walker, Inspiration, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Southwest Atlanta, Video, Willie Myrick -

VIDEO - A young boy's love of gospel music may have saved his life. Earlier this month, police say a man kidnapped then nine-year-old Willie Myrick from his southwest Atlanta driveway...

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Erica Campbell, Gospel Artists, Gospel Music, Living, Mary Mary, Santana Campbell, Tina Campbell -

At the beginning of the year, Mary Mary singer Erica Campbell welcomed a little girl into the world and now her sister Tina has given birth to a healthy baby boy.

The post Mary Mary singer Tina Campbell welcomes a baby boy! appeared first on theGrio.

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Gospel Music, Gospel Singers, Inspiration, Living, Mighty Clouds of Joy, Trinitee 5:7 -

Is gospel out to push the envelope? Are its artists hoping to assimilate, both melodically and aesthetically, with artists in other genres?

The post Traditional or Pop Gospel: Which do you prefer? appeared first on theGrio.

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