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Friday, December 7, 2012

EXCLSIVE INTERVIEW: Mary Mary talk about their show and staying together

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By Mona Austin

After an emotional Season 1 of the hit faith-based reality show "Mary Mary" fans were left hanging on the proverbial cliff wondering if the stars of the show, Erica and Tina Campbell, would last through another disagreement. Erica and Tina have made it to another season, where they will face the same hectic schedules and new dilemmas with seemingly more headaches than hallelujahs. The saga of life in the entertainment fast lane continues in the WeTV Season 2 premiere of "Mary Mary" when the first of 13 episodes air tonight at 10/9 Eastern/Central time.

Click here to listen to my exclusive interview with Mary Mary as they respond to critics.
This season on Mary Mary the sisters have traded places as Tina is now expecting. Erica is just as driven as ever while their strenuous schedule is draining Tina and she decides to take a break after giving her all. Dates are cancelled, the momentum slows, causing Tina to seriously contemplates going solo.

Meanwhile Goo (their younger sister and stylist) and Mitch Solarek (their manager) are still clashing over wardrobe choices for the group. SPOLIER ALERT: In episode 1 Mitch styles Mary Mary when they are in New York and Goo is in Los Angeles he realizes the wardrobe Goo pulled is not working. Both Erica and Tina agree the outfits he slected were tasteful. Once the group reconnects with their rightful stylist she has that "difficult" coversation with her sisters about the challenges with finding clothing that flatter their figures. "When you guys pick up weight it's alitte more difficult to style you,"says Goo after noticing Erica and Tina snackion junk food. Mitch agreeably chimes in. However, he has a tete a tete with Goo to address disappointment over having to do her job. Mitch says he wants Goo to pay him for acting as the group's stylist, which she refuses to do in yet another verbal confronation. Clearly, more drama is in stor this season.

Off screen, congratulations are in order for the ladies. Last night Mary Mary added two more GRAMMY nominations to their list of honors for "Go Get It," in the Best Gospel Performance and Best Gospel Song caegories, which was co-written by Erica and Tina and their producer, Warryn Campbell. Accoring to a press release, Mary Mary also received a CableFax Award for their show, "Mary Mary," in the faith-based category for Best Show or Series, which is a first for any gospel artist.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

2013 Inaugural Gospel Concert and Prayer Service Celebrates Civil Rights

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To usher in the new adminstration with prayer and praise and commemorate the historic second inauguration of President Barack H. Obama, the "2013 Second Chances Gospel Concert and Prayer Service" will  be held on Sunday, January 20 at 7:00 p.m. in Washington, DC.  Along with DC's own veteran psalmist "The Minister John Butler," well-known Gospel artists from the Capitol area as well as national recording artists will perform as pastors offer prayers about the nation's most pressing current issues while musical perormances that will trace the African American story from the Civil Rights Movement until toda in homage to Martin Luther King, Jr. whose day of remembrance coincides with the Inauguration.
The "2013 Second Chances Gospel Concert and Prayer Service" is presented by Vote With Authority, the faith-based voter advocacy coalition, as  a part of a series of faith-based events that will take place during inauguration weekend (January 18-21, 2013). 
Affirming the nation has come this far by faith, the host committee has planned a fitting stage for visitors with respect to the African American churches, gospel artists,  faith-based voters and Christian lawmakers all over the country who actively campaigned for this unprecendented august moment.
Included on thespecial guest list are politicians, Christian clergy, government official,  civic organizers, and  abusiness dignitaries as well as those who labored on a greassroots level are being invited to partake in the only inaugural activity that focuses on stellar faith-based entertainment.
Inquiries regarding sponsorship, being a presenter or performer, media coverage or group sales, please contact Jireh Communications Group directly at (703) 986-3464 or via email at info@jirehcreative.com
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2013 Grammy Nominees, Gospel

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Nominations for the 55th Annual Gramy Awards were announced in a live countdown cncert from Nashville, TN on Dec. 5. Gospel nominees were revealed in 5 categories as follows:

 Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance

Jesus, Friend Of Sinners

Casting Crowns

Take Me To The King

Tamela Mann

Go Get It

Mary Mary


10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)

Matt Redman

My Testimony

Marvin Sapp

Best Gospel Song

Go Get It

Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters (Mary Mary)

Hold On

Cheryl Fortune, James Fortune & Terence Vaughn, songwriters (James Fortune &
FIYA, Monica & Fred Hammond)
Track from: Identity

I Feel Good

Phillip Feaster, Fred Hammond, Jonathan Miller & Calvin Rodgers, songwriters
(Fred Hammond)
Track from: God, Love & Romance

My Testimony

Aaron Lindsey & Marvin Sapp, songwriters (Marvin Sapp)
Track from: I Win


Donald Lawrence, songwriter (Bill Winston & Living Word Featuring Donald

Best Gospel Album


James Fortune & FIYA

Jesus At The Center Live

Israel & New Breed



I Win

Marvin Sapp

Worship Soul

Anita Wilson

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

Jesus, Friend Of Sinners

Mark Hall & Matthew West, songwriters (Casting Crowns)
Track from: Come To The Well

10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)

Jonas Myrin & Matt Redman, songwriters (Matt Redman)
Track from: 10,000 Reasons

When Mercy Found Me

Jeff Pardo & Rhett Walker, songwriters (Rhett Walker Band)
Track from: Come To The River

White Flag

Jason Ingram, Matt Maher, Matt Redman & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Passion &
Chris Tomlin)
Track from: White Flag

Your Presence Is Heaven

Israel Houghton & Micah Massey, songwriters (Israel & New Breed)
Track from: Jesus At The Center Live
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Come To The Well

Casting Crowns

Where I Find You

Kari Jobe


Britt Nicole

Eye On It


Into The Light

Matthew West
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