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For Vashawn Mitchell, South Africa is a second home. This is surprising, even to him, considering his initial reluctance to accept an invitation to minister at a conference there. Intrigued by the offer, Mitchell was less than encouraged by the 20-hour flight necessary to get there. Fortunately, the celebrated multi-gifted artist (he is a songwriter,…

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From Charles Randolph-Wright, director of Motown the Musical, and six-time Grammy Award-winning icon BeBe Winans comes a hilarious and heart-warming journey toward self-discovery, Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story. Detroit natives BeBe and CeCe Winans are youngest siblings of the Winans family dynasty. They experience the ultimate in culture shock when invited to join Jim…

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Iconic singer Stevie Wonder has always been known not only as an award-winning singer and songwriter, but also an activist. You know the soulful “Happy Birthday” song we all sing? That was written by Stevie Wonder to help Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. receive a holiday in his honor. On the final leg of his…

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  Last night, Chicago’s media and music lovers alike turned out in droves for the opening of the highly touted Broadway In Chicago production, Motown The Musical at the Oriental Theatre. The night began with a red carpet featuring Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown legend Smokey Robinson, producers of the show Kevin McCollum and Doug…

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Recently just like NBA legend Michael Jordan, this writer also turned 50. And the strangest thing happened, although I am half way to 100, life has not ended or reduced in significance. Thus in honor of this, here is a list of men who are or will be 50 this year. Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born…

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Add another name to the list of people who want tales of their relationship with the late Whitney Houston published. Gospel singer BeBe Winans has announced plans to release a book next month entitled The Whitney I Knew. According to the Associated Press, the book will offer ”heart-breaking accounts that led to her ultimate defeat.” Additionally,…

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Gospel greats BeBe & CeCe Winans and Mary Mary shared the stage at Madison Square Garden on April 9, 2011. The singing duos launched their nationwide tour early in the month and it features VaShawn Mitchell. The Winans siblings’ first album together in 15 years, Still, received two Grammy nominations and 11 Stellar Awards. In…

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