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BET’s ‘Sunday Best’ Auditions Taking Place in ATL on 2/15

Returning to BET Network’s for season 10 is America’s most inspirational singing competition, “Sunday Best.” The well-established gospel show welcomes back Grammy Award®-winning music legend Kirk Franklin as host. Returning for the second consecutive year as judges are gospel songstress and host of “Get Up Mornings,” Erica Campbell, and Grammy-Award® nominated artists Kelly Price and Jonathan McReynolds.

Season 10 open call auditions will be held Saturday, February 15th in Atlanta, GA at The House of Hope (4650 Flat Shoals Parkway, Decatur, GA 30034; registration 6am-11am). Atlanta auditions will be filmed for television. Aspiring contestants should be age 18+ and should prepare to sing a song from the list below:

1. Amazing Grace

2. Blessed Assurance

3. Have Thine Own Way, Lord

4. His Eye is On The Sparrow

5. I Need Thee Every Hour

6. I Surrender All

7. It Is Well With My Soul

8. Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

9. Love Lifted Me

10. Mary, Don’t You Weep

11. Nothing But the Blood of Jesus

12. O Come, All Ye Faithful (O Come Let Us Adore Him)

13. Oh, How I Love Jesus

14. Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior

15. Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus

16. What A Friend We Have In Jesus

Aspiring contestants from around the country are encouraged to submit their audition online and get additional audition information at BET.com/SundayBest.

The final day for online submissions is Monday, February 10, 2020, at 5:00 pm EST.

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Erica + Warryn Campbell talk ‘Black Love’ with UPFRONT (VIDEO)

The brand new season of OWN’s hit series Black Love debuts this Saturday August 10 at 9 a.m. and I have an exclusive sneak peek on what’s to come.

I got a chance to interview some of the show’s featured couples including gospel music diva Erica Campbell along with her husband and music producer Warryn Campbell. The two open up about the moment they knew they were meant for each other.

Check it out below:

Black Love airs Saturday, August 10 at 9 p.m. on OWN

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Cicely Tyson, Ledisi, Angela Bassett + more attend ‘Ailey 60’ Opening Night Gala [PHOTOS]

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Last night, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre‘s 60th Anniversary holiday season at New York City Center kicked off with a star-studded Opening Night Gala Benefit performance and party led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, with iconic film stars Angela Bassett and Cicely Tyson as honorary chairs.

Robert Battle with Cicely Tyson

Prudential Financial received the Ailey Legacy Honor for their generous support and commitment to Ailey, especially its education and community programs. The award was presented by Battle and Christopher Taylor, an alumnus of the inaugural Ailey Camp Newark (2011) and a current scholarship student at The Ailey School, and accepted by Lata Reddy, Senior Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Impact at Prudential Financial.

Hope Boykin + Angela Bassett

 The one-night-only program featured tributes to the Company’s legendary founder with a specially staged excerpt of Memoria, a work he choreographed as an elegy for a dear friend; a piece d’occasion entitled For Alvin by Robert Battle, set to Nina Simone’s Black is the Color; and culminated with Alvin Ailey’s masterpiece, Revelations, performed with live musicians and special guest singers Ledisi (12-time Grammy-nominated R&B artist), Kenny Lattimore (Grammy-nominated R&B singer), Erica Campbell (Grammy-winning gospel singer), and Brandie Sutton (critically-acclaimed Metropolitan Opera soprano).  Becoming Ailey, a multimedia piece that celebrates Ailey and brings his voice and presence back to the stage (created in collaboration with Bob Bonniol and Caryl Glabb of MODE Studios, Inc.), also premiered.

Robert Battle + Kenny Lattimore + Judith Jamison + Jussie Smollett

“Alvin Ailey said ‘I’m trying to hold up a mirror to society so that people can see how beautiful they are.’  In 1958, before the Civil Rights Movement, he “Made a Way Out of No Way” on a trailblazing journey to becoming one of the groundbreaking greats in African American history,” stated Robert Battle. “His celebration of the human spirit has lifted us up and brought us together, and his spirit still runs through the veins of this organization.”

Lucinda Martinez, Honorary Chairs Angela Bassett, Cicely Tyson , Artistic Director Robert Battle, Sidra Smith, B.Michael and guests

Special guests from the worlds of business, politics, entertainment, and philanthropy included Carmen de LavalladeSusan Fales-Hill, Jane Krakowski, Naturi Naughton, Soledad O’Brien, Amanda Seales, Bevy Smith, Jussie Smollett, Susan L. Taylor, Ben Vereen, Elaine Wynn, B. Michael, George Faison and many more. After the performance, the celebration continued at the New York Midtown Hilton’s Grand Ballroom where approximately 900 guests joined Battle, Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison, and the stars ofAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater for dinner and dancing with live music by the premier band Élan Artists.

Ailey Dancers performing “Revelations”

In addition, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill DeBlasio and the City of New York, and New York State Assembly member Linda Rosenthal joined in celebration by sending written proclamations recognizing Ailey’s many achievements over the last 60 years.

Throughout December, Ailey’s 32 remarkable dancers will unveil four premieres, two new productions, and a variety of returning favorites, classics, and special programs. The Company will continue to inspire audiences across North America with a 21-city tour beginning in January 2019. For more information, visit alvinailey.org.

See more pics below:

Carmen de Lavallade + George Faison + Sidra Smith +

Ailey II Artistic Director Emerita Sylvia Waters

Ailey Board Member Lucinda Martinez +

Amanda Seales + Bevy Smith + Beverly Bond

Jussie Smollett + Angela Bassett

Naturi Naughton

Gala Co-Chair and Ailey Board President Debra Lee + Artistic Director Robert Battle

Amanda Seales + Sidra Smith + Jacque Reid

Erica Campbell + Kenny Lattimore + Ledisi + Brandie Inez

The Legendary Cicely Tyson

Photo Credits: Christopher Duggan and Donna Ward

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TV One Presents new docu-series ‘We’re the Campbells’

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

TV One has announced the start of production in Los Angeles for the new original docu-series We’re the Campbells.  The docu-series follows Gospel music power couple Warryn and Erica Campbell as they balance raising their family, building their own individual empires, growing their flourishing church ministry and maintaining their strong faith. Married since 2001,We’re the Campbells will allow viewers to follow Warryn and Erica as they manage their hectic daily work schedules while fostering a healthy marriage and raising three children with the help of their core group of family and friends.

At the center of this close-knit and loving musical family is Erica Campbell – in addition to her busy roles as a wife and mother, she is one half of the award-winning Gospel music super duo Mary Mary, an entrepreneur, co-host of the popular nationally-syndicated Reach Media program Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell and First Lady of a thriving church ministry.  Her equally ambitious husband, award-winning music veteran Warryn Campbell, has produced music for many of today’s most influential artists, is the founder of record label My Block Inc., and Pastor of the fast-growing church ministry, California Worship Center.

We’re the Campbells will film between the family home city of Los Angeles and Dallas, where Erica divides her time while taping her daily radio program. Slated to premiere in June 2018, the nine episode docu-series will highlight the obstacles many families face while trying to balance careers, maintain a healthy marriage, and raising their three children KristaWarryn and Zaya.

Will you be watching We’re the Campbells?

Photo Credit: Earl Gibson for Getty Images

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Snoop Dogg, Mary Mary, Kirk Franklin and more attend ‘Stellar Gospel Music Awards’ [PHOTOS]

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Gospel music’s biggest night was celebrated over the weekend at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. I’m talking about none other than the 2018 Stellar Gospel Music Awards. This year’s show was hosted by Grammy winning performer Kirk Franklin and will air this Good Friday, March 30 at 9 p.m. on TV One.

This year’s award’s ceremony opened with Stellar Awards alum Erica Campbell reuniting with her sister Tina Campbell as the hit gospel duo Mary Mary for the first time in more than six years. The show also included an all-star tribute to the late, great Edwin Hawkins, with his sister Lynette Hawkins accepting the Edwin Hawkins Icon Award in his honor. Also, a stand out moment featured the multi-platinum award-winning Snoop Dogg performing material from his new gospel album, “Bible of Love.”

The night also included performances by Kierra Sheard, Tori Kelly, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Anthony Brown, JJ Hairston, Travis Greene, Jonathan McReynolds, Ricky Dillard, Todd Dulaney, Tasha Page Lockhart, KeKe Wyatt, Canton Jones, Deitrick Haddon, Koryn Hawthorne, Le’Andria Johnson and more. Special presenters included Donnie McClurkin, Merle DandridgeDavid MannAnika Noni Rose and more.

Top winners of the night were JJ Hairston winning six awards; Tasha Cobbs Leonard and Travis Greene each winning four awards; and Anthony Brown winning two awards.

Don Jackson bestowed special honors upon gospel greats who have made significant contributions to the genre. The incomparable Tamela Mann was the 2018 recipient of the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award and the legendary Rev. Milton Biggham received The Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Legends Award.  Stellar Honors Hall of Fame Inductees includes Kurt Carr, Ben Tankard, and Dr. Marabeth Gentry – President of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses.

The 2018 Stellar Gospel Music Awards will air on March 30 at 9 p.m. on TV One.

Check out the red carpet & performance photos below:

KIRK FRANKLIN

VASHAWN MITCHELL

TASHA PAGE LOCKART

MARVIN SAPP

TASHA COBBS LEONARD 

JONATHAN MCREYNOLDS

LAURIEANN GIBSON

DEBORAH JOY WINANS + MERLE DANDRIDGE + DESIREE ROSS

CANTON JONES 

HEZEKIAH WALKER 

DEREK BLANKS 

KIERRA + J. DREW SHEARD

LE’ANDRIA JOHNSON 

DR. BOBBY JONES 

MARY MARY 

JOE JACKSON

BEN + JEWELL TANKARD 

JJ + TRINA HAIRSTON

TODD DULANEY + WIFE 

THE WALLS GROUP

ANIKA NONI ROSE 

KURT CARR

TRAVIS GREEN + WIFE 

BRYON CAGE 

ANTHONY BROWN

JONATHAN SLOCUMB

KIRK FRANKLIN + DAVID MANN

Photo Credits: Earl Gibson for Getty Images

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‘Stellar Awards’ to feat. Mary Mary, Snoop Dogg + Kirk Franklin

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

The debut of Snoop Dogg‘s gospel album and a reunion of gospel duo Mary Mary just a few of the highlights for this year’s 2018 Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards. The show will be hosted by Grammy winning superstar Kirk Franklin and will be held at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on March 24.

According to the press release, the iconic rapper, actor and television personality will grace the Stellar stage with music from his new inspirational album Songs of Love. The sisters—Erica and Tina Campbell—will come together for a spectacular performance of their classic hits and more.

Other scheduled performers include: Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Travis Greene, Tye Tribbett, Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Kierra Sheard, KeKe Wyatt, Jonathan McReynolds, Tasha Page-Lockhart, Todd Dulaney, Koryn Hawthorne and Ricky Dillard & New G, among others.

Grammy winning vocalist and reality star Tamela Mann is this year’s recipient of the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award and the legendary Rev. Milton Biggham will receive The Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Legends Award. Stellar Honors Hall of Fame Inductees includes Kurt Carr, Ben Tankard, and Dr. Marabeth Gentry – President of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses.

“Each year we strive to bring new and innovative performances and collaborations to the Stellar Awards and this year is no different, with the inclusion of mainstream hip-hop rapper and mogul, Snoop Dogg.” stated Stellar Awards Founder, Don Jackson. “Snoop expressed his desire to release a gospel album in honor of his mom who is an evangelist and he’s teamed up with Gospel superstar Tye Tribbett, there’s no way we couldn’t bring this explosive performance to the Stellar Awards stage.”

2018 Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards telecast will premiere on TV One on Friday, March 30 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.

Click here for a list of this year’s nominees!

Will You Be Watching?

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Oprah Winfrey hosts ‘Super Soul Gospel Brunch’ in honor of book #WisdomofSundays [PHOTOS]

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey hosted a special Super Soul Gospel Brunch at her Montecito, CA home yesterday in celebration of her new book, The Wisdom of Sunday: Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations.

The book will be released tomorrow (Tuesday, October 17) and features personal essays from Ms. Winfrey and aha moments from thought-leaders who have appeared on her Emmy-winning OWN series, “Super Soul Sunday.” Such amazing words of wisdom will come from Gary Zukav, Shonda Rhimes, Devon Franklin, Brene Brown, President Jimmy Carter, Eckhart Tolle, Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra and many more.

The Super Soul Gospel Brunch included performances by BeBe Winans, Donald Lawrence, Common, Andra Day and Erica Campbell.  Invited celebrities included Yolanda Adams, Cynthia Erivo, Sterling K. Brown and his wife Ryan Michelle, Niecy Nash, Angela Bassett, DeVon Franklin and wife Meagen Good and many more!

In addition to watching “Super Soul Sundays,” you can also hear the conversations at “Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations.” It OWN’s first-ever podcast and in debuted in August on Apple Podcasts. Each one delivers insight and inspiration from top thinkers, authors, visionaries and spiritual leaders to awaken listeners to their best selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them.

See more photos below from the Super Soul Gospel Brunch:

Oprah Winfrey with BeBe Winans, Yolanda Adams, Donald Lawrence,

Erica Campbell, Cynthia Erivo and more

Erica Campbell

Common

Andra Day

Oprah Winfrey with BeBe Winans and Donald Lawrence 

Photo Credits: Brian Kramer and George Burns for Harpo Inc.

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New Edition, Peabo Bryson, Wendy Williams & more receive Trumpet Awards [PHOTOS]

Written by | Ray Cornelius 

The 2017 Trumpet Awards were taped on Saturday evening at Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and your truly was in the mix to capture all of the sights and sounds of one of Atlanta’s biggest nights. This year, I covered the red carpet for my radio magazine #UPFRONT and gathered exclusive interviews with some of the attendees, honorees and presenters. That segment will air this Saturday morning at 9 a.m. on WCLK.com.

After the red carpet, I was able to go backstage and cover the media room where most of the show’s presenters, performers and honorees stopped by for photo opportunities. As previously reported, this year’s 25th Anniversary show recognized the accomplishments of some of the biggest names in the African-American community including talk show host Wendy Williams, whose Trumpet Award for Entertainment was picked up by her media brother, hip hop icon Ed Lover.

New Edition’s Rickey Bell, Ronnie DeVoe, Michael Bivins and Johnny Gill, collected their much deserved Lifetime Achievement Trumpet Award. The iconic group from the 1980s, who laid the foundation for many  boy bands of the 90s and 2000s, was recognized just days before their highly anticipated biopic which airs tonight on BET. The group was saluted by R&B groups Transitions, Silk and Jagged Edge.

Music legend Peabo Bryson was honored for his enduring career as a Grammy winning-singer and songwriter. He has performed some of music’s most beloved duets including “Tonight I Celebrate My Love” with Roberta Flack, “Beauty and the Beast” with Celine Dion and “A Whole New World” with Regina Belle, who also performed the song with R&B crooner Kenny Lattimore as part of Bryson’s musical tribute. Bryson’s award was presented to him by music legend—Bill Withers. I had a chance to see Bryson perform last spring and he was simply amazing. He is one of the few veteran performers that still puts on an entire show including stories, dazzling costumes, a live band and back to back hits. This award is very well deserved and was one of the evening’s highlights.

NBA star Dikembe Mutombo picked up the Humanitarian Trumpet Award and praised gospel vocalist Tamela Mann for her amazing performance. She was a ray of sunshine when she entered the media room and bought a smile to everyone’s face. Fashion Blogger Gabi Gregg, was also glowing as she picked up this year’s Trailblazing Trumpet Award. I got a chance to chat with her on the red carpet and she described the moment as “surreal.”  I believe she is the first blogger to receive this award and was really humble to be in the midst of such greatness.

Gospel superstars Jekalyn Carr, Le’Andria Johnson, Travis Greene and Derek Minor were all in the house for a foot stomping, hand clapping, spirit-filled musical tribute. While I wasn’t able to see it from the media room, we were all in awe when the Queen of Gospel, Shirley Caesar, walked into the room. She even took pictures with a dry eraser sign that we created with the famous tag line, “You Name It.”  That was the name of the remixed song that created quite a frenzy over the Thanksgiving holiday and used a line from iconic tune, “Hold My Mule.”

The icing on the cake was Oscar winning-actor Louis Gosset Jr. being there to present Trumpet Awards founder Xernona Clayton with the distinguished Golden Trumpet Award. She also joined us backstage and had everyone’s full attention with her radiant white and gold gown and dazzling head piece.

Other stars spotted on the carpet included Ed Gordon, Erica Campbell, Dr. Bobby Jones, T.C. Carson, Lalah Hathaway, the show’s hosts Nicole Ari Parker and Deon Cole, the cast of Bounce TV’s “Saints and Sinners,” Gary Owens, BJ The Chicago Kid, KeKe WyattErica AshWillie Moore Jr., Tyler Williams from “The New Edition Story” and more!

See more backstage photos below and stay tuned for red carpet pics:

Vanessa Bell Calloway

Tamela Mann

Tamela Mann with Miss Georgia Pre-Teen Damacia Howard

showing off their sparkling shoes

Honoree Dikembe Mutombo with Ed Gordon

BJ The Chicago Kid 

Honoree Peabo Bryson with Bill Withers and Ed Gordon

Kenny Lattimore, Erica Ash and Bill Withers 

KeKe Wyatt

Le’Andria Johnson and Jekalyn Carr

That shoe tho! #Jekalyn Carr

Canton Jones with Shirley Caesar 

Shirley Caesar

Willie Moore Jr. 

Honoree Gabi Gregg

Gary Owens taking part in our backstage shenanigans

The group Transitions performed as part of the NE Tribute

Honorees Ronnie DeVoe and Michael Bivins 

Tyler Williams 

Ronnie DeVoe and Lyfe Jennings 

Trumpet Awards Founder Xernona Clayton

The Trumpet Awards airs this

Sunday, January 29 at 9 p.m. EST On Bounce

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Erica Campbell & Anthony Brown to host ‘2017 Stellar Awards’

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Central City Productions announced this week the nominees in 26 categories for the 2017 Stellar Awards. Hailed as an “epic night in gospel music,” this year’s Stellar Awards will return to the Las Vegas Orleans Arena on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The telecast will premiere on TV One Sunday, April 9 at 7 p.m. ET with encores at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET.


Praise and worship breakthrough artist Travis Greene, and chart-topping soloist, Tamela Mann lead the nominations with nine each. Greene is having an amazing year, and is in the running for both Male Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year.

Mann is nominated this year for Artist of the Year and she is also competing for Song of the Year, and Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year.

Gospel music veterans Hezekiah Walker and Kirk Franklin demonstrate their staying power in gospel music, recognized for Male Vocalist of the Year, Choir of the Year, Contemporary Choir of the Year and Contemporary Male of the Year for their projects Azusa The Next Generation 2: Better (Walker/EOne Music) and Losing My Religion (Franklin/RCA Records). Jekalyn Carr, nominated for Artist of the Year, and Todd Dulaney are in contention for Male Vocalist of the Year, CD of the Year and Contemporary CD of the Year. Other artists earning multiple nominations include newcomers, Bri (Brianna Babineaux), Livre’, Enon Tabernacle and living legend Shirley Caesar.

Multiple Stellar Awards and Grammy Award-winning solo artist, nationally-syndicated radio host and television personality Erica Campbell joins multiple Stellar Award winner, songwriter and arranger Anthony Brown to co-host the 32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards.

“Our 2017 nominees represent the strongest group of Gospel artists and songs in our 32-year history of the Stellar Awards. This year’s large number of artists who are first-time nominees is a positive testament to the new and upcoming artists in Gospel Music, as well as, a reflection of the tremendous growth of the Gospel Music Genre,” said Don Jackson, Founder of the Stellar Awards and Chairman of Central City Productions, Inc.

Click here to see all of the nominees and to purchase tickets!

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Erica Campbell covers SHEEN Magazine’s July/August Issue

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Grammy winning-gospel music superstar Erica Campbell is the latest diva to grace the cover of SHEEN MAGAZINE. Inside, the “I Luh God” singer dishes about her continued success as a solo artist as well as her top rated reality show on WEtv, “Mary Mary,” her new couture hair line and her new syndicated radio show, “Get Up Mornings with Erica!

“I was able to kind of beat the odds of what people thought gospel music could be…I took a chance on myself and we took a chance on being different and it paid off, says Campbell about her recent success.

Also featured in the July/August edition is R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan, “Black Ink’s Crew” Dutchess and Ceasar as well as singer, dancer and actress Mýa.

SHEEN also recaps the 2016 Legendary Weekend, which is the publication’s annual weekend to commemorate the accomplishments of those impacting the world through beauty, style and creativity.  Yours truly, RayCornelius.com, was there to cover the magical weekend that included an awards ceremony honoring Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Kelly Price and screen legend Margaret Avery.

Check out the full cover of Erica Campbell below along with photos from her recent magazine cover party in Dallas, Texas:

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Photo Credit: Sheen Magazine

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‘Saints & Sinners’ breaks Bounce TV records & Celebrates 1st Season [PHOTOS]

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Congrats to Bounce TV and its hit series “Saints & Sinners.” The show’s season finale, which aired on this past Sunday, was the most watched in the network’s five year history and reached over 1.4 millions viewers.

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To celebrate the success of the first season, members of the cast and crew gathered at the Man Cave Sports Bar & Lounge in Los Angeles for a special season finale viewing party. Cast members in attendance included Vanessa Bell Calloway, Christian Keyes, Jasmine Burke and Keith Robinson. Angel Conwell of Bounce TV’s “Family Time” was also there to celebrate.

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As previously reported, “Saints & Sinners” is centered around the pursuit of power, intertwined with deceit, greed, corruption and murder – all set against the backdrop of a large southern church. It features an all-star cast including the above mentioned actors along with Richard Lawson, Clifton Powell, Gloria Rueben, JD Williams, Afemo Omilami, Dawn HalfKenny, Demetria McKinney and Maria Howell.

This first season also featured a number of  celebrity guest appearances by Kelly Price, David Banner, Erica Campbell and Deitrick Haddon.

The show has been renewed and RC can’t wait until next season!!

Photo Credits: Earl Gibson II

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Erica Campbell to host radio show ‘Mornings with Erica Campbell’

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Grammy winning-gospel superstar Erica Campbell is expanding her brand and ministry as the new host of a radio program, “Mornings with Erica Campbell.”  According to AlwaysAList, Campbell’s show comes on the heels of Yolanda Adams‘ morning show being canceled by Reach Media/Radio One and will begin airing on May 10.

“I’m grateful to Reach Media, Radio One…and Warryn Campbell, CEO of My Block Records, for believing in me and my ability to inspire America to ‘Get Up,’” the Grammy winner said in a statement.

In addition to the radio show, Campbell will continue to entertain fans through her hugely successful reality series “Mary Mary” with her sister Tina Campbell. She made a guest appearance on the first season of Bounce TV’s “Saints & Sinners” and has premiered her own hair extension line titled, “ERICA” by Erica Campbell.

Congrats and can’t wait to hear the show!

RC fans…will you be tuning in?

Photo Credit: Facebook/EricaCampbell

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Exclusive BTS Photos of Bounce TV’s ‘Saints & Sinners’ (VIDEO)

Written by | Ray Cornelius 

Check out exclusive black & white photos shot by yours truly from the set of Bounce TV’s newest dramatic series “Saints & Sinners.” I had the opportunity to visit a few months ago and had a blast. Everyone was so nice that day and I knew then this show was going to be a monster hit! The scene features special appearances by award winning singers Erica Campbell, Kelly Price and rapper turned actor David Banner.

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David Banner on the set of “Saints & Sinners”

“Saints and Sinners” is a one-hour series centered around the pursuit of power, intertwined with deceit, greed, corruption and murder – all set against the backdrop of a large southern church. It airs on Sunday nights at 9 p.m. EST on Bounce TV.

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Jasmine Burke with Vanessa Bell Calloway

“Saints & Sinners” features Richard Lawson as Pastor Evan Johnson, Vanessa Bell Calloway as First Lady Ella, Clifton Powell as Rex Fisher, Gloria Rueben as Mayor of Cypress Pamela Clayborne, Keith Robinson as Miles Calloway, Christian Keyes as Levi, Jasmine Burke as Dr. Christie Johnson, JD Williams as Jabari and Afemo Omilami as Detective St. Charles.

Take a look at more exclusive photos from tonight’s episode and a behind-the-scences video featuring Erica Campbell below:
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Johntá Austin getting his makeup reapplied

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David Banner 

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Christian Keyes and Jasmine Burke 

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Johntá Austin and Greg Lockett

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Erica Campbell with Vanessa Bell Calloway 

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Gloria Rueben with Chris Gann 

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Christian Keyes and Jasmine Burke

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Keith Robinson and Erica Campbell with Swirl Films’ Keith Neal

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Jerry LaMothe with his all-star cast

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Big Boi, Deitrick Haddon, Kelly Price & Erica Campbell appear on ‘Saints & Sinners’ Soundtrack (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Some of hip hop, R&B and gospel music’s biggest names will appear on eOne Entertainment’s new soundtrack for Bounce TV’s breakout series “Saints & Sinners.” The new project will be available exclusively on all digital retailers beginning Friday, March 25.

“Saints & Sinners” is Bounce TV newest original series and debuted as the #1 highest-rated and most-watched program in the network’s young history. #SaintsAndSinners also trended nationally on Twitter and Facebook and stars Vanessa Bell Calloway, Clifton Powell, Christian Keyes, Jasmine Burke, Richard Lawson and more.

“Saints and Sinners” soundtrack features hot collaborations between Big Boi and Deitrick Haddon as well as Jeezy, Lecrea and a few of the show’s stars Keith Robinson, Johnta Austin, Erica Campbell and Kelly Price.

Check out the full track list + Kelly Price’s “Everytime (Grateful)” below:
1. “Keep Holding On (Alright)” – Erica Campbell & Keith Robinson
2. “Gotta Be a Man” – Jeezy
3. “Sinners (Saved By Grace)” – Deitrick Haddon & Big Boi
4. “Saints & Sinners” – Koryn Hawthorne
5. “Everytime (Grateful)” – Kelly Price
6. “Pain” – Keith Robinson
7. “Oh My God” (feat. Derek Minor) – KlarKent
8. “Lord Be With Me” – Lecrae & Johnta Austin

Photo Credit: EastCoastEntertainment.com