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PHOTOS: Backstage at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards 2014

Tasha Cobbs and Sheryl Rae Reid backstage at the 29th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards on Saturday, January 17, 2014 in Nashville. (Photo Credit: K. Blackstone for MorningChurch.com)

Monday, January 20, 2014 – Nashville, TN – Kaisha Blackstone, Team MorningChurch was on site at the 29th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium. See below for exclusive pictures from the night’s biggest names! Kaisha Blackstone, Sheryl Reid and videographer Pam English were ready to catch all the action! The Stellar […]

FULL LIST: 29th Annual Stellar Award Winners

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MorningChurch Fam Local TV Listings of the 2014 Stellar Awards Philadelphia: PHL17 (CW), Saturday, February 8, 2014, 4:00 pm Wilmington: WWAY (ABC), TBA Washington, DC: WDCW (CW), Sunday, February 16, 2014, 4:00 pm Baltimore: WNUV (CW), TBA Northern VA: WRLH (FOX), Sunday, February 9, 2014, 1:00 pm The 2014 Stellar Awards Full List of Award […]

RECAP and PHOTOS: 29th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards

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  Monday, January 20, 2014 – Nashville, TN – The FrontPage Firm, TAMELA MANN TAKES HOME SEVEN TROPHIES TO TOP WINNERS LIST AT 29th ANNUAL STELLAR GOSPEL MUSIC AWARDS On the biggest night in Gospel music Tamela Mann’s star shined brightest at the 29th Annual Stellar Gospel Awards where she was honored seven times during […]

RECAP and PHOTOS: BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon 2014

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Friday, January 17, 2013 – Nashville, TN – Jamil Walker, BMI HONORS DARYL COLEY AND RICHARD SMALLWOOD AT 15TH ANNUAL TRAILBLAZERS OF GOSPEL MUSIC AWARDS LUNCHEON Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, brought legends and contemporary stars together to celebrate the careers of gospel giants Daryl Coley and Richard Smallwood […]

RECAP and PHOTOS: Bonnerfide Radio After Party 2014

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Friday, January 17, 2014 – Nashville, TN – Kaisha Blackstone, THE 2014 BONNERFIDE RADIO ANNIVERSARY PARTY FEATURES JAMES FORTUNE, DA TRUTH AND A CAPELLA GROUP TEN. Bonnerfide Radio hosted its 2014 Anniversary Party “The After Party” this year in Nashville, during the Stellar Awards Weekend. At a new venue, The Listening Room Cafe, the After […]

RECAP (Pics/Vids) – 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 – Nashville – The 44th Annual Dove Awards returned to Nashville this year for a Tuesday night show at the Allen Arena at the Lipscomb University. Check out pictures (bottome) and video from the evening below and don’t forget to check out the  televised show on Monday, October 21, 2013 on […]

Special Event Coverage: 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards Winners

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 – Nashville – The 44th Annual Dove Awards returned to Nashville this year for a Tuesday night show on October 15th.  See a list of the broadcast winners below and check out a full list of winners over HERE.  Don’t forget to check out the  televised show on Monday, October 21, […]

Special Event Coverage: LIVE TWEET – 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards

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Did you Catch the #MorningChurchLive Tweet on Tuesday? If not check out our feed below! Don’t forget to check out the  televised show on Monday, October 21, 2013 on UpTV at 8pm EDT. Check out more Dove Awards recaps in our AFTER THE EVENT section. PLUS check more PHOTOS from this event RIGHT HERE. EVEN […]

Video: Urban Soul Cafe Stellar Awards After Party

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Saturday, January 19, 2013 – Nashville – Check out these video clips our performances from Signature, Mary & Martha, the Judah Band, Mr Del and Holy, rapper A.V., Level 3:16, TSO and Nue Breed, Sean Simmonds, Da TRUTH and more at the “Thank God I’m Fresh Post Stellar After Party- Love Hope War Edition” by […]

TONS of Photos and Recap: Urban Soul Cafe Stellar Awards After Party

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Saturday, January 19, 2013 – Nashville – Kaisha Blackstone Urban Soul Cafe topped off a successful weekend of events with super packed line-up and super packed crowd at the “Thank God I’m Fresh Post Stellar After Party- Love Hope War Edition.” The event was hosted at BB Kings Blues Club and Grill in Downtown Nashville […]

Recap and Photos: 28th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards

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Saturday, January 19, 2013 – Nashville – Kaisha Blackstone For the first time in the show’s 28 year history, the Annual Stellar Awards were broadcast on GMC TV from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN. Hosts Mary Mary and Kirk Franklin brought us one exciting moment after the next including performances and appearances […]

Photos: Red Carpet of 28th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards

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Saturday, January 19, 2013 – Nashville – Check out these photos from on the Red Carpet of the 28th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards! For more Stellar Weekend coverage and a full recap of the Awards show jump to our AFTER THE EVENT section! PLUS check out more PHOTOS and a RECAP of of the […]

Recap, Photos and Video: Gospel Radio Awards

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Saturday, January 19, 2013 – Nashville – Kaisha Blackstone The Stellar Awards Gospel Radio Awards were held the morning of Jan. 19 at Nashville’s Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) to honor the top radio stations serving urban Gospel music audiences.  Radio announcers, artists, and listeners will gathered for the event, sponsored by Central South Distribution, […]

Recap, Photos and Video: Bonnerfide Radio Anniversary Party

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Friday, January 18, 2013 – Nashville – Kaisha Blackstone Gerard Bonner and the Bonnerfide Radio team held their Anniversary Party at a new venue this year, the Hard Rock Cafe Nashville. This event has become an annual staple during Stellar Awards weekend, brining an opportunity for members of the gospel community a relaxed environment to […]

Recap, Photos and Video: Stellar Awards Pre-Show

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  Friday, January 18, 2013 – Nashville – Kaisha Blackstone The Stellar Awards Gospel Music Pre-Show was held at the Andrew Jackson Hall of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in Nashville, TN to announce winners of the non-televised awards categories. The event was hosted by Lexi and VaShawn Mitchell, with performances by Jonathan Nelson, […]

Recap and Photos: BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon

Jason Nelson & Jonathan Nelson deliver an inspiring performance in tribute to Edwin Hawkins at the 14th Annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Awards Luncheon, held January 18 in Nashville. (Photo by Arnold Turner)

Nashville, Friday, January 18, 2013 – Jamil Walker, BMI “Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the global leader in music rights management, brought legends and contemporary stars together to celebrate the careers of gospel giants Edwin Hawkins, Lady Tramaine Hawkins, and Kurt Carr at its 14th annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon today in Nashville. In […]

Recap and Photos: Urban Soul Cafe Access Granted

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Nashville, Thursday, January 17, 2013 – LaTrisha Perkins Thursday night your MorningChurch.com team was on site at Carlos Hale’s Urban Soul Cafe: Access Granted 2013! This event is one of the “must attend” events during Stellar Awards weekend. Access Granted 2013 honored Byron Cage with the O’Landa Draper Memorial Unsung Hero Award, Bishop Hezekiah Walker […]

Recap and Photos: “Saving Our Youth” Celebrity Basketball Game

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Nashville, Thursday, January 17, 2013 – Kaisha Blackstone Real Talent Media Group had their 1st Annual Celebrity basketball game to kick off the Nashville weekend of Stellar Awards related events, at Trevecca Nazarene University on Thursday, January 17, 2013.  The event opened with the Black Anthem by Lisa Page Brooks and opening prayer by Bishop […]

Recap: Bonnerfide Radio Tweet-Up

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Nashville, Thursday, January 17, 2013 – LaTrisha Perkins of MorningChurch.com caught up with Gerard Bonner at the Bonnerfide Radio Tweet-Up! The Bonnerfide Radio Crew (BRC) met up in Nashville early for the “BRC Tweet-Up” on Thursday! Hampton Inn Suites served as host to the BRC as they all met up for good food, good laughs, […]

Behind the Scenes with the Kings Men Tour (Part 2) – MorningChurch.com

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Your MorningChurch.com team takes you behind the scenes for a little fun with  Isaac Carree from the King’s Men Tour. After experiencing night after night of sold out arenas, we caught up with Isaac back stage and learned about the best experiences from the tour and what’s coming up for of him, including this Fall’s […]

RECAP & PICS: Deon Kipping and more at Gospel Mondaze in Philly

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  (Philadelphia, October 22, 2012) Kaisha and Pam from the MorningChurch team had a great experience at Warmdaddy’s Robyn McCollum. The night started with new artist Chartel with a cover of “Oh How He Loves Us” (David Crowder Band) and Chosen Elect who did 2 original songs from their recently released 3 song EP. Next […]

Behind the Scenes with the Kings Men Tour (Part 1) – MorningChurch.com

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Your MorningChurch.com team takes you behind the scenes with the women of the King’s Men Tour. After experiencing night after night of sold out arenas, we caught up with Amber Bullock, Charmaine Swimpson, and Anaysha Figueroa-Cooper back stage and learned what went into their tour prep, the best experiences from the tour and what’s coming […]

RECAP & PICS: King’s Men Tour Philly

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On Sunday, October 7, Pam, Kaisha and I from your Morning Church Announcements team was priviliged to attend the King’s Men Tour at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA. A large crowd formed outside before the doors were even opened in anticipation of what Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Sapp, and Israel Houghton had in […]

EXCLUSIVE – Jonathan Nelson & Vashawn Mitchell Interview

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MorningChurch.com’s Pam, nabs an exclusive interview with Jonathan Nelson and Vashawn Mitchell in Philadelphia. Jonathan Nelson discusses his upcoming release of “Finish Strong” in 2013 and Vashawn Mitchell describes the creative process of his newly released album “Created 4 This” in stores now!

PICS & RECAP: “How Sweet the Sound” in Newark, NJ

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MorningChurch Fam member, Anshia (@briclynent), attended How Sweet the Sound Gospel Choir Competition at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on September 13th. “I was there to see my […] friend perform with Sean Tillery and Changed.  The experience was great and each choir was super talented.” Hosted by Donald Lawrence & Yolonda Adams, the […]

RECAP & PHOTOS: “Breaking Down” Stage Play Premiere

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On Friday, your MorningChurch.com team was able to be in attendance at the premiere of the stage play “Breaking Down”. Written and directed by Joshua K. Jenkins, “Breaking Down” is the first stage play produced under his new company The Press Play Co. Joshua has written plays in the past and has served as the […]

Mary Mary Exclusive – MorningChurch.com

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MorningChurch.com’s Trish nabs an exclusive interview with Tina and Erica Campbell of Mary Mary where they discuss their plans for 2012 after the Dove Awards.

Dr. Kenneth Porters 31st Founders Anniversary

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Here is an exclusive rewind of the 31st Founder’s revival service, honoring Dr. Kenneth Porter featuring Evangelist Ruby Holland-Hutchins held on 6/8/12.

Pics & Recap: Jonathan Nelson Live Recording at Kingdom Worship Center

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(May 19, 2012)  On Saturday night I and MorningChurch team member Steven Jefferson were able to attend the recording of the forthcoming musical CD by Jonathan Nelson and co-produced by Kenneth Shelton, at the Kingdom Worship Center (Bishop Ralph L. Dennis and Elder Deborah S. Dennis) in Baltimore, Maryland. Unlike previous recordings, concerts and releases […]

On the Red Carpet with Jason Crabb, Preshea Hilliard, The Isaacs, and Montell Jordan

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MorningChurch.com’s Trish takes you on the Dove Awards Red Carpet with exclusives from Preashea Hilliard, The Isaacs, Jason Crabb and Montell Jordan on April 19, 2012 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA.

Krissy Nordhoff Discusses her Health and Song “Your Great Name”

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MorningChurch.com’s Kaisha gives you a sneak peak as Multi-Dove Award winning recording artist, Krissy Nordhoff, pauses backstage at the 2012 Dove Awards show press room and discusses winning her battle with Lyme disease and the inspiration for her song, “Your Great Name,” with Michael Neale.  The song won for “Worship Song of the Year” at […]

The Martins Discuss Their Next Project

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MorningChurch.com’s Kaisha gives you a sneak peak as Multi-Dove Award winning recording artists, The Martins, pause backstage at the 2012 Dove Awards show press room and discuss the upcoming plans for their new project.

Special Coverage: 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards Recap

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See Exclusive Red Carpet Pictures you won’t see anywhere else and scroll below for a list of the key winners of the night. (April 19, 2012)  Your Morning Church team had the privilege to be a part of THE biggest night in Christian/Gospel music, the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards!  The Awards were taped at […]

Exclusive: 2012 Dove Awards Red Carpet Pics

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Exclusive MorningChurch.com Red Carpet Pictures of the 43rd Annual Dove Awards held at the Fox Theatre, on April 19, 2012 in Atlanta, GA.

Exclusive: 2012 Dove Awards Pre/Post Show Pics

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Exclusive MorningChurch.com Pre SHow and Post Show Pictures of the 43rd Annual Dove Awards held at the Fox Theatre, on April 19, 2012 in Atlanta, GA.

RECAP: Faith and Family Night with the Philadelphia Soul and Beckah Shae

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(April 20, 2012) It was an awesome night for fun and praise at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Friday night’s first Faith and Family night included football, marching bands, music and an inspirational message for adults and kids of all ages. Arena football bowl Champions (2008) played an amazing fast paced game for a […]

Interview & Photos: Stephen Hurd CD Release

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On Tuesday, March 20th, Trish and I got a chance to attend Min Stephen Hurd’s CD Release Concert for “O That Men Would Worship.”  This is Min Hurd’s 6th CD release and his 1st on his own record label. See below for an exclusive interview and pictures from the event! -Kaisha

RECAP: The Evolution of Negro Spirituals at PCCM

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The Philadelphia Christian Church & Ministries in east Baltimore, MD had a concert performance featuring lyric-dramatic baritone, Thomas Beard on Sunday, February 26th. The concert featured selections to tell the story of the Evolution of the Negro Spiritual, starting with Songs of Slavery (like “Watch and Pray”), Songs of Hope (like (He’s Got the Whole […]

EVENT RECAP: NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles

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  The NAACP held their 43rd Annual Image Awards Live to television on Friday, February 17, 2012.  I had the pleasure to attend as two stars of the Gospel Music Industry took apart in the show. Yolanda Adams and Kirk Franklin, with music director Adam Blackstone, put together riveting tributes to the late Whitney Houston […]

RECAP: The Stellar Awards 2012 in Nashville

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The MorningChurch team did its first live tweeting event from the 2012 Stellar Awards in Nashville, TN, on January 14, 2012.  This year, the awards were hosted by Dorinda Clark Cole and Marvin Sapp, with Akintunde as the shows comedian. Kirk Franklin opened the show with an amazing medley, complete with a large string section […]