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SNOOP DOGG’S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED GOSPEL ALBUM BIBLE OF LOVE

Album features Charlie Wilson, The Clark Sisters, Faith Evans, Patti LaBelle, Mary Mary, Marvin Sapp, Tye Tribbett, Rance Allen, Lonny Bereal and more
Snoop will perform music from Bible of Love at the 33rd Annual Stellar Awards premiering on TV One on March 30th
Nashville, TN   – Today, iconic artist and entertainer, Snoop Dogg, released his first gospel album, the much anticipated, Bible of Love(All The Time Entertainment / RCA Inspiration). The project, which was a labor of love for Snoop, is his 16th album and marks the first release from his new imprint, All The Time Entertainment.
Throughout Snoop’s 25-plus year career, he has been a trailblazer and his body of work showcases both his diversity as an artist and willingness to try new things. While performing and producing gospel music is something new for Snoop, the music itself has always been very close to his heart. His late grandmother, Dorothy Tate, first introduced him to gospel as a child and inspired him to create a gospel al…

Isabel Davis Scheduled to Record New Music Live in South Africa

(Houston, TX – March 15, 2018) – Gospel recording artist Isabel Davis is scheduled to record new music live at W. J. Clements Stadium in Boksburg, South Africa, east of Johannesburg. Davis joins CODE R.E.D. (RESTORING EVERYTHING DAMAGED) in collaboration with Greg Lyons of Uncle G Promotions and Entertainment, who will bring American Gospel artists to South Africa during its three-year partnership for concert events which will be scheduled four times per year. Davis kicks off the inaugural CODE R.E.D. Music Festival on September 1-2.
CODE R.E.D.’s global mission is to create unity and break down barriers that focus on differences and find and promote ways to unite all people and communities through music and the arts. “I am honored to partner with CODE R.E.D.; it has always been one of my goals to bring African American talent to Africa and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ,” says Lyons. “There are so many American artists who would love the opportunity to come to South Africa and enga…

John Legend stars in 'Jesus Christ Superstar,' see it televised first on Easter Sunday, April 1 (VIEW PROMO)

John Legend leads the cast of "Jesus Christ Superstar" also starring Alice Cooper and Sara Bareilles. The television special will air on Easter Sunday, 
April 1 on NBC at 8 PM/EST.


Oscar, Golden Globe, Tony and 10-time Grammy Award winner John Legend has been cast as Jesus Christ in NBC’s special event “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!,” to be aired Easter Sunday, April 1. NBC continues to innovate its live musical productions with the staging of this iconic rock opera in front of a large audience at the Marcy Armory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, N.Y. “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!” will be executive produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Marc Platt, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. Joining the creative team also as executive producers are John Legend, Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius. 
Rock icon Alice Cooper was previously announced for the role of King Herod and the production will be helmed by esteemed British theatre director David Leveaux. 

“We’re all overjoyed t…

Paul Thorn, rejected by his preacher father brings his music and voice back to the church on first gospel solo project

REVIEW BY MONA AUSTIN
Suitable as background music for a sanctified prayer breakfast, singer/songwriter/guitarist Paul Thorn delivers gospel grit on the recently released single, "What Should I Do?" from the forthcoming album "Don't Let the Devil Ride." He's backed the McCrary Sisters, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and The Blind Boys of Alabama and opened concerts for Huey Music and The News, over the years and those elements (country, gospel and R&B) combined are reflected on this release. As a teen, the artist's preacher father disapproved of him having pre-marital sex and listening to the pop music he grew up to play. He was formally expelled from the church, but "the church" never left him. Now taking center stage, Thorn's rustic vocals (think Joe Cocker but breathier) belt the music he first embraced in childhood -- Black Gospel.

On the second pre-release single, he asks God, "What Shall I Do?" which is also th…

Hip Hop artist Craig Mack has died

Rapper Craig Mac, 46, has succumb. He was one of the early stars on Diddy's Bad Boy Records. His hit “Flava In Ya Ear” rose to #4 on the Billboard R&B and Hip chart in 1994, the year of its debut. The song remains a club and party favorite among DJs. A friend said he was "very religious" and wrestled with being on the Hip Hop scene in recent years. He did not join Diddy on his reunion tour. Mac died on Monday, March 12 from heart disease in Waterloo, SC.



NEW CHRISTIAN MUSIC-BASED DEVOTIONAL SERVICE FOR YOUTH HAS LAUNCHED

‘In Real Life’ gives parents, youth workers new resources for deep discussions NASHVILLE, TN —Bible studies and Christian music have long been a part of youth ministry, but a new initiative seeks to merge those aspects together, with the goal of fostering meaningful conversations. A partnership between leading Christian media site NewReleaseToday (NRT) and tween-focused entertainment company Bema Media has led to the creation of IRL Resources (http://www.IRLResources.com), a subscription service that delivers weekly discussion guides based on hit Christian songs. Named after the text lingo that means “In Real Life,” each IRL study deals with real life issues such as trust, identity, challenges, and the choices we make. Carrying those themes are songs from some of today’s biggest artists like Lauren Daigle, Kutless, Jordan Feliz, Jaci Velasquez, All Sons & Daughters, Aaron Shust, Hawk Nelson, Citizen Way and more.
“This is a dream that has been in the making for years, both for us at N…