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Monday, February 21, 2011

26th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards Premieres on GMC Saturday, March 5th, 2011.

THE Stellar Awards, the premier Gospel music event that recognizing and honoring African American artists, airs its 26th annual awards show with all-star performances by Marvin Sapp, Beverly Crawford, Deitrick Haddon, Nevel Sisters, JJ Hairston, VaShawn Mitchell, Joshua's Troop and New Artist of the Year nominee Forever Jones. Hosted by Donnie McClurkin, this year the show honorsKirk Franklin, Vanessa Bell Armstrong and Donald Lawrence with special awards/tribute performances by The Soul Seekers, The Williams Brothers, The Rance Allen Group and Voices of Destiny (Verizon "How Sweet the Sound" winners).

Also in attendance is Gospel music powerhouse James Fortune and Fiya (leading this year's nominee with eight nods) and presenters Andrae Crouch, Dorinda Clark Cole, Hezekiah Walker, Omari Hardwick, Shirley Caesar, Vickie Winans, J. Moss, Dr. Bobby Jones, Jessica Reedy, DeWayne Woods, Lisa Page Brooks, Wess Morgan, and Yvette Nicole Brown among others.

GMC TELECAST: Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 8 p.m. EST (Gospel Music Channel)


New York: (MNT) WWOR Sun. 1/30 at 3:00p.m

Atlanta: (FOX) WAGA Sat. 1/29 at 4:00p.m.

Chicago: (CW) WGN Sat. 3/12 at 10:00p.m.

Washington, DC: (CW) WDCW Sun. 2/13 at 3:00p.m.

Philadelphia: (MNT) WPHL Sat. 2/5 at 8:00p.m. & Sun. 2/20 at 3:00p.m.

WFMZ Sat. 3/5 at 8:00p.m.

Detroit: WADL Sat. 2/5 at 8:00pm

Raleigh-Durham: (ABC) WTVD Sun. 2/20 at 2:00p.m.

Baltimore: (CW) WNUV Sun. 2/13 at 3:00p.m.

St. Louis: (MNT) WRBU Sun. 2/20 at 11:00a.m.

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose: (ABC) KGO Sat. 2/19 at12:00p.m.

**The show will air in national syndication from January 22, 2011 toMarch 13, 2011. Check local listing for additional air-date(s) in other cities or visit www.thestellarawards.com for more information.**
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The legendary Diana Ross will make a special TV guest appearance on a one-hour episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show - The Farewell Season. The show will feature conversation and a special appearance by her children; Rhonda Ross Kendrick, Tracee Ellis Ross, Chudney Ross, Ross Arne Naess, Evan Ross and her first grandson Raif Henok Emmanuel Kendrick. Diana Ross will perform as a celebration to Oprah Winfrey and her history making series. The landmark show will air on Friday, February 25.

In a remarkable career spanning five decades, Diana Ross has become the consummate entertainer and is one the most celebrated global icons in history. An international superstar, recording artist, film & TV actress, producer, fashion icon, entrepreneur, humanitarian and mother, Diana Ross has made an unprecedented impact on popular culture.

As lead singer of The Supremes, in the 60s, Diana Ross helped shape the sound of popular music, changing the landscape and paved the way for contemporary music and future generations.

In 1970, Diana Ross launched a renowned solo career and for over four decades there after has continued to produce chart singles and perform on sold-out tours around the world.

Her international historic achievements, awards and acknowledgements continue to mount. In December 2007, Diana Ross was acknowledged by the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors in Washington DC. The honor celebrated her lustrous career of excellence in entertainment.


Diana Ross will continue her national “Now” Tour with a southern and eastern U.S. leg beginning February 25 – March 20. The complete list of the Diana Ross “Now” Tour dates follows. For the latest tour information and a chance at winning tickets to The Oprah Show taping please visit Facebook: www.facebook.com\dianaross .
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Professor Knowles: The Man Behind the Music and in Front of the Black Board

Mathew Knowles, founder, President and CEO of Music World Entertainment (MWE) is now Professor Knowles.  He has learned many lessons while building his company into one of the world's leading music and entertainment conglomerates. He weaves those real-world experiences into lesson plans for the Music Industry course he teaches at Texas Southern University (TSU). Melinda Spaulding of FOX News Houston, caught up with Knowles during a session of the course he is teaching in his third semester at TSU. Check out the story on the teaching music mogul, which aired on Wednesday, February 16, 2011.

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

2011 Gospel Grammy Winners

For their comeack release "Still:, brother and sister duo Benjamin and Priscilla Winans, aka BeBe and CeCe Winans, won two Grammys, leading the list of winners in the gospel category at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.

The complete list of winners in the Gospel category are as follows:

Best Gospel Song-“It’s What I Do” by Jerry Peters & Kirk Whalum, songwriters (Kirk Whalum & Lalah Hathaway)/The Gospel According To Jazz Chapter III

Best Gospel Performance-”Grace” by BeBe and CeCe Winans/Still

Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album-Hello Huricane/Switchfoot

Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album-Love God, Love People/Israel Houghton

Southern/Country/Bluegrass Gospel-The Reason/Diamond Rio

Contemporary R&B Gospel Album-Still/BeBe and CeCe Winans

Traditional Gospel Album-Downtown Church/Patty Griffin
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Phaedra Parks Sets The Record Straight On Real Housewives of Atlanta

Part 2 of the Real Housewives fof AtlantaAirs Tonight Sunday, February 20th at 10 pm ET/PT on Bravo.
Will she get to finally address the discrepency surrounding  her son's date of arrival?

Phaedra is also a guest on two shows airing simultaneously tonight:

"Watch What Happens: Live" at 11 pm ET/PT on Bravo


"Weekly With Ed Gordon" at 11 pm ET/PT on BET

Phaedra Parks is a guest on

"The Wendy Williams Show"

Tomorrow - Monday, February 21st

airing on FOX and BET

check your local listings for stations/times in your area
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