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VIA BCNN1.COM Just a month and a day after the memorial service of his wife MaLinda Sapp, Grand Rapids pastor and gospel music artist Marvin Sapp was back in the pulpit Sunday, addressing his congregation at Lighthouse Full Life Center Church on Burton Avenue SE. Pastor Marvin Sapp leads the Sunday morning worship service of […]

ALBERTINA WALKER MEMORIAL COVERAGE By admin on Oct 17, 2010 in CELEBRATION H eavy hearts were lifted on Thursday and Friday with a celebrations in memory of the “Queen of Gospel,” Albertina Walker. Family, friends and fellow musicians celebrated the life of Albertina Walker at both a memorial concert and funeral service. The surviving members […]

Mary Mary (Tina and Erica Campbell) has become an outstanding gospel group, not only touching the lives of gospel fans but also secular music listeners as well with their contemporary feel with positive messages, they have made it easy for Christian artists to blend with the secular scene. Their song, “God in Me” has certainly […]

Randy Jackson is outraged that his parents Joe and Katherine (pictured below) allowed talk show diva Oprah Winfrey inside their compound for an exclusive interview. Winfrey and her camera crew interviewed the heads of the famed Jackson clan and even toured their Encino, California home, but Randy insists that his late brother Michael would not have welcomed the invasion. Randy, […]

Gospel powerhouse Beverly Crawford is not just a singer, but she’s a preacher too! She and her husband Todd Crawford together co-pastor the Gainesville Family Worship Center in Gainesville, Fla. In the wake of the Bishop Eddie Long scandal and the amount of scrutiny on churchgoing Christians as a whole, Crawford is teaching her members […]

The “For Colored Girls” soundtrack is the musical companion for the upcoming Tyler Perry film which has been adapted from Ntozake Shange’s 1975 Obie & Tony Award-winning play, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf.” The soundtrack features all new and unreleased music from such artists as Nina Simone, Gladys […]

(CNN) — Big Bird and the Cookie Monster have some new friends, but they’re a long way from “Sesame Street.” One of America’s best-loved children’s shows, which began life on a fictional New York street over 40 years ago, is about to land in Nigeria under the title of “Sesame Square” — bringing with it […]

For Brian Courtney Wilson, the road to achieving top award nominations at the 41st annual Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards has been anything but easy. On April 21, the gospel singer will head to the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn., where he’ll compete for New Artist of the Year and Urban Recorded Song of […]

The weight is just falling off Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson. Earlier this year, the former “American Idol” contestant revealed a new svelte figure on the cover of PEOPLE. And on Thursday, Hudson confessed she’s lost an additional 20 pounds since then! Hudson, who’s currently a Weight Watchers spokesperson, admitted she’s just as surprised by […]

Grand Rapids, Michigan — Thousands of mourners including renowned pastors, local officials and Gospel artists from across the country were on hand, amidst tears, shouts, songs, and tender tributes during the “Homegoing Service” for MaLinda Sapp on Thursday, September 16th at Resurrection Life Church. MaLinda Sapp, 43, wife of Gospel recording artist and Pastor Marvin Sapp, died […]

(BVONSTYLE)  Gabourey Sidibe: rising star, Oscar nominee, magazine cover girl and… airbrush victim? One of four cover models for Elle’s 25th anniversary October issue, Sidibe appears on the front of the fashion magazine with what appears to be lighter skin. Critics say that the ‘Big C’ actress not only seems to have been digitally lightened, […]

Chicago, IL – Two weeks and one day after being admitted to a local Chicago hospital, Albertina Walker, hailed as the “Queen of Gospel,” and founder of the Caravans remains in I.C.U., but is making progress after a surgical procedure for a tracheostomy. Doctors say the operation was a success and they are hopeful that […]