Tuesday, April 2, 2013

BET Celebration of Gospel - TV

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BET Celebration of Gospel - TV

By Rych McCain International/Nationally Syndicated Entertainment Columnist

BET’s Celebration of Gospel

Rings In 13th Season!

Photos Rych McCain/BET

Steve Harvey Host

 On Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:PM ET/PT, BET will air their thirteenth season of “The Celebration of Gospel.” The show was taped in front of a live audience last mouth and was hosted by comedian, radio and TV personality Steve Harvey who has hosted all thirteen shows. 

Limos Arriving With The Stars

As with every year; the Orpheum Theater in downtown Los Angeles becomes the scene of an old fashion, stomp down, get down revival. This is not just a TV show taping, it is actual church where the performers and the crowd get into it on the for real side. The realness of this show has given it not only a “must attend” reputation in Los Angeles but also a “must see” rep nationwide. 

Pastor Shirley Caesar Gettin' Her Praise On!

 One of the major drawing cards every year is Pastor Shirley Caesar and for good reason. She is always one of the greatest highlights of the show with her high energy, powerful performances. 

Dr. Bishop Rance Allen

 Dr. Rance Allen is another classic C.O.G favorite who never disappoints.


Tamela Mann

 Some of the major talent on the show included Tye Tribit, Yolanda Adams, Tamar Braxton, Tyrese Gibson, Le'Andria Johnson, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Karen Clark-Sheard, Kierra Sheard, Donnie McClurkin, Anita Baker, Dr. Bobby Jones, Issac Carree, Jessica Reedy, Tamela Mann, Israel Houghton, Jonathan Butler, Charles Jenkins and The Chicago Fellowship Choir, Kurt Carr and others.

Dorenda Clark-Cole

Israel Houghton

Yolanda Adams

Kurt Carr

Charles Jenkins and The Chicago Fellowship Choir
 The show’s music director as it is every year was Ray Chew and is produced by Stephen Hill and Lynne Harris Taylor.

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