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October 1-3, 2015, join Pastor Wilma R. Johnson and special invited guests for "Bringing Out The Best In You" Women’s Conference 2015! The conference will be held on the campus of New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church located at 6330 Pembroke, Detroit, MI 48221. Three transforming and informational days of seminars, workshops and worship! Special Guests include: Rev. Dr. Ann Lightner Fuller, Rev. Connie "CJ" Jackson and Rev. Dr. Jasmin Sculark! Total registration cost is ONLY $60 per participant and ALL women are welcome! Register today at www.BringingOutTheBestInYou.org or by calling 313-341-4204.

Secrets, lies and past indiscretions are revealed as four thirty-something girlfriends take the road trip of a lifetime. C. Clear Productions presents Charity Clark-Anderson's inspirational hit musical stage play, "The Conference," October 2nd, 2015 at 8PM and October 3rd, at 4PM, at Christian Tabernacle Church, 26555 Franklin Rd., Southfield, MI 48033. With Shondra Tipler, Angela Roberts-Johnson, Kamia Hicks, Kristen Peterson, DeLorean Cotton, Kavahna Webb, Geno Smith and featuring T.J. Hemphill (as Charles). Original Musical Score by Deborah Kay. Tickets available at God's World, The Beauty Factory, Lighthouse Cards & Gifts, and online at www.cclearproductions.com. For more info call 248.658.8337.

Lavell Neal's "Issues of Blood" is coming to Northwest Activity Center on October 2nd through 4th, 2015. The new gospel musical presented by Neal Down Productions and Trinity Deliverance Church features gospel recording artist Gerard Brooks, comedian Dubble J, and many more. Visit www.nealdownproductions.com for more info.

DETROIT (September 25, 2015) – Embracing the “One Detroit. One Pride.” motto, members of the Detroit Lions will join together on Saturday, October 3rd to participate in the nation’s largest feed the homeless event, taking place right here in the Motor City. Now in its 4th year, The Shu Foundation’s Annual Detroit Red Carpet Backyard BBQ is back and bigger than ever. Last year over 5,000 individuals were fed. This year’s goal is to feed 10,000. Taking place at the newly renovated Detroit’s West Riverfront Park, this one day extravaganza aims to honor and uplift those who struggle daily with poverty. This special day will provide participants with free hot cooked meals, grocery giveaways, health screenings, live entertainment, access to human service agencies and yes, a walk down the red carpet. Read "Full Story" for details.

Auditions will be held Tuesday, October 6, 2015, starting at 6PM for a musical stage drama this upcoming March 2016. See "full story" for a list of roles. Email headshots and resumes in advance to www.princeinkentertainment.com/casting. These are private auditions. Someone will contact you to schedule your audition. For more information call 248.982.2846 or 313.444.2342.

New York, NY – September 23, 2015 – “Total Praise,” the beloved hit song from legendary Gospel Hall of Fame singer, composer and arranger Richard Smallwood – remains an enduring powerful source of strength and hope, as his hit tune was selected by the St. Augustine Gospel Choir for a special performance in Washington DC today, during the DC choir’s performance before Pope Francis at the White House on Wednesday, September 23rd.  Almost 20 years since Smallwood released the song in 1996 with his ensemble Vision, “Total Praise” continues to be one of the most popular classics among choirs and fans from the prolific catalog of the longtime DC native, giving praise and comfort to millions of listeners.

Boot Camp VI: Created, Called and Empowered to Conquer, October 8-11, 2015, First Lady Crisette Ellis, Conference Host. Featuring: Co-Pastor Susie Owens, Pastor Kimberly Ray-Gavin, Pastor Cordelia Wallace, Evang. Dorinda Clark-Cole, Evang. Barbara Golder, Evang. Joyce Rodgers & Gail Perry Mason. Registration: $125 (Includes: 2 Continental Breakfasts / 1 Lunch / Conference T-Shirt). Register online @ www.greatergrace.org or call 313.543.6000. Held at Greater Grace Temple, 23500 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit, MI 48219, Bishop Charles H. Ellis III, Senior Pastor.

Our sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of Derek Clayton Dirckson, former manager of gospel super group Commissioned, former member of and producer for R&B group Chapter 8, and owner of Backstage Pass Recording Studio. On Derek's LinkedIn Page, he provided a summary of his background as "Musician (drums), Producer, Writer, Studio Owner." To view tributes from Fred Hammond and Nephew Tommy, and the very long list of artists that Derek worked with over the years, CLICK HERE for Full Story. 

Donnie McClurkin's name was recently referenced in a questionable manner on the season premiere of the Fox Series, "Empire." In a Facebook post, McClurkin took the high road and wrote, "What might have been meant for evil, God uses for good!"

Homegrown gospel artist and "Preachers of L.A." reality star, Deitrick Haddon, recently introduced fans to his new son, Deitrick Haddon, Jr. via Facebook. This is Haddon's first son and on a recent post Deitrick wrote, "It's my job to raise him to be a much better version of me!" Deitrick is also busy in the studio working on a new album.

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Lighthouse Full Life Center Church invites you to the Bishop Celebration Gala, honoring the elevation of Bishop Marvin Sapp, on Friday, October 9, 2015, at 6:00PM. With guest speaker Bishop J. Delano Ellis and special musical guest Karen Clark-Sheard. Held at Amway Grand Plaza, Ambassador Ballroom, 187 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI. Tickets: $100-General, $200-Silver, $250-Gold, $300-Platinum. Click link to purchase tickets online: https://gkmd.wufoo.com/forms/bishop-marvin-l-sapp-celebration-gala/ For more information call 616.241.5448 or visit www.marvinsapp.com.

Lighthouse Full Life Center Church invites you to join them for Bishop Marvin L. Sapp's Affirmation Service on Saturday, October 10, 2015 @ 11AM with guest speaker Bishop Rudolph McKissick. Held at: Lighthouse Full Life Center Church Worship Campus, 2415 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507, 616.241.LGHT, www.marvinsapp.com.

Lighthouse Full Life Center Church invites you to join them for a Shepherd's Day Celebration for Bishop Marvin L. Sapp on Sunday, October 11, 2015, at 10AM & 5PM, with guest speaker Bishop Liston Page, Jr. Held at: Lighthouse Full Life Center Church Worship Campus, 2415 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507, 616.241.LGHT, www.marvinsapp.com.

Sunday, October 11, 2015, at 4PM (doors open at 3PM), Mt. Zion MBC along with Detroit United Quartet Ministry present The Canton Spirituals LIVE in Concert at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 3600 Van Dyke at S. L. Jones Dr., Detroit, MI 48214. Advanced Tickets: $30 VIP Seating. $20 Regular Seating ($25 at the Door). For tickets call Mt. Zion Baptist church at 313.925.8810. Tickets also available at God's World.

Kingdom Alliance Covenant Fellowship and Presiding Prelate, Bishop Edgar L. Vann, II present KACF Convocation and The 60th Birthday Celebration for Bishop Edgar L. Vann, II. With guest speaker: Dr. Tolan J. Morgan, Pastor of Fellowship Bible Church, Warner Robins, GA. Friday, October 16, 2015, 7:00 p.m., at Second Ebenezer Church, 14601 Dequindre, Detroit, MI 48212, www.secondebenezer.org.

OCT 16-17, 2015, at 8PM, Sherry Henderson Entertainment presents the gospel musical stage play, "Calling the Kettle Black," @ The MillenniumTheater, 15600 J.L. Hudson Drive, Southfield, MI 48075. Tickets $30 and available at the box office, www.shestageplays.com, and God's World Music. Starring Terrell Carter, Teisha Lott Brown and comedian Foolish. Directed by T.J. Hemphill.

Bestselling author of "He's Fine...But Is He Saved?," Kim Brooks, has an upcoming book release party for "Faith in Broken Places: Understanding God's Plan in the Midst of Pain," which is inspired by her auto accident and recovery. Join Kim for "Stepping Out On Sweetest Day!" ...Ballroom Dancing, Step and Book Release Party, Saturday, October 17th, 2015, from 7 pm - 11pm, at the Southfield VFW Hall, 24222 W. 9 Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48033. Cost: $15 in Advance / $20 at the Door. Purchase tickets online at EventBrite.com.

Perfecting Church Fine Arts Department presents a theatrical stage play..."So You Think You Can SHOUT with the Sanctified Idol of the Church's Got Sunday's Best Rising Voice Factor," the hilarious musical that follows several people's journey, as they seek fame and fortune by competing in a variety talent show. Featuring: Freddie P, Tirrell McCoy, and April Okpwae. Saturday, October 17, 2015, 7:00 P.M., at Mumford High School, 17525 Wyoming Ave., Detroit, MI 48221. Tickets $20 Advance / $25 At The Door. Group rates available for 15 or more. Vendor tables available. Tickets available at Perfecting Church, 7616 E. Nevada St., Detroit, MI 48234, 313.365.3787.

You're cordially invited to attend VISION DAY, Sunday, October 18, 2015, at 11am & 6pm. Special Guest Speaker: Bishop J. W. Macklin, 2nd Assistant Presiding Bishop COGIC Worldwide; Glad Tidings COGIC, Hayward, California. Join VBM for 2 Spirit-filled worship services with VBM Mass Choir featuring Evangelist Ruth C. Pryor; The Children of Destiny Mime Ministry, God Chasers, and "A Beacon of Light" Vision Showcase.  Victorious Believers Ministries COGIC, 624 S. Outer Dr., Saginaw, MI. For more information call 989.755.7692 x7010 or visit www.victoriousbelievers.com.

Lisa Page Brooks THE LIVE RECORDING with special guest Witness Reunion, Friday, October 23, 2015 @ 7PM. $25 General Admission / $40 VIP Reception & Preferred Seating. Request tickets at lisalivetickets@gmail.com. At Christian Tabernacle Church, 26555 Franklin Rd., Southfield, MI. For more information: 248.885.8004.

BEHIND THE MASK Women's Conference 2015, October 23-24, 2015, with hosts Evangelist E. Lynise Bryant-Weekes of Greater Emmanuel Institutional COGIC; Rev. Shannon A. Holmes, First Lady of Renaissance Baptist Church; and guest facilitator Elder Lisa Ballard of Sunrise Full Gospel Baptist Church, Chicago, IL. Conference Costs: $45 Early Bird Registration (before October 3rd); $60 per person (after October 3rd); $30 per person - (Ages 24 and under); $30 per person - (age 60 +). Register online at www.behindthemaskwomensconference.com. For more info email behindthemaskwomensconference@yahoo.com or call 313.204.9109.

(Per Fred Hammond's Facebook page) On August 15, 2015, legendary gospel music artist Fred Hammond was honored with an Honorary Doctorate from Next Dimension University in Los Angeles. Those sharing in Dr. Hammond's big day included Yolanda Adams, Hezekiah Walker, Randall Cunningham, and Omarosa. DetroitGospel.com congratulates Fred Hammond and all of the NDU graduates.

The latest DetroitGospel.com and Rhythm & Praise with Deborah Smith Pollard Spotlight Artist is Stephanie J. Stephanie's most recent project, Voice of Triumph, was released June 7, 2014, and the beautiful new single, Holding On, was released in July of this year (July 4, 2015).  Click  to "Read More" from our exclusive interview with Stephanie and watch her performance of the inspiring single, Holding On, from The Word Network's Rejoice In The Word.

CELEBRATING CONSECRATION OF BISHOP MARVIN L. SAPP...Bishop Neil C. Ellis, Presiding Bishop of the Global United Fellowship, has appointed Pastor Marvin L. Sapp to Bishop Marvin L. Sapp. As they celebrate Bishop Marvin L. Sapp, Lighthouse Full Life Center Church would consider it an honor if your ministry, organization or company joined in the celebration by placing an ad in their souvenir book. Prices are as follows: Business Card - $50; 1/4 Page (B&W) - $100; 1/2 Page (Color) - $250; Full Page (B&W) - $500; Full Page (Color) - $750; Inside Back Cover - $1000; Back Cover - $2000. * Prices Increase $100 by Sept. 4th. Deadline Submission Date: Fri., Sept. 18th @ 5PM EST. SUBMIT AD ONLINE at: https://gkmd.wufoo.com/forms/celebrating-consecration-of-bishop-marvin-l-sapp/ 

The Fox Theatre is delighted to announce that the national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, will play at the Fox Theatre on Friday, October 23 through Saturday, October 24; as part of the Fifth Third Bank Fox Theatre Series. Tickets available at the Fox Theatre Box Office and all TicketMaster Outlets. Click Here to Purchase Tickets Online.

Affirmations by Crisette presents My Future Is So BRIGHT, by Crisette Ellis. Purchase your copy for $7.95 today! Place your orders online at www.CrisetteEllis.com or email questions to abcrisette@yahoo.com. My Future Is So BRIGHT is a fun easy to read book that not only encourages children to dream BIG but helps to build their vocabulary with the highlighted and defined words on each page. 

The biggest Gospel tour of the year is coming to Joe Louis Arena on Sat., Nov. 14, at 8PM. Festival of Praise's Detroit stop features Israel Houghton, Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, Kim Burrell, Isaac Carree, Jessica Reedy, Zacardi Cortez, and comedian Marcus Wiley (lineup subject to change). Tickets available at the Joe Louis Arena Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets.CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online at ticketmaster.com.

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Saturday, October 10, 2015, at 10:00 AM
Healthy Living
Event: Presenting the four C's of Healthy Living featuring Rev. Dawn Clark-Caregiving, Dr. Eddie L. Connor-Cancer, Ms. Evelyn Jones-Centering, Ms. Stephanie Orr-Cooking. Lunch will be served.
Location: Tabernacle Community Center, 6125 Beechwood, Detroit, MI 48210
Cost: Donation of $10.00
For More Info: 313-897-5503, visit www.hopeindetroit.org

Saturday, October 10, 2015, at 04:00 PM
Single Release Party
Event: When Praises Go Up Single Release Party. Single released on 10/9/15. Available on Amazon.com, iTunes and local stores in the Metro Detroit area.
Location: Greater Life Apostolic Church, 5296 Tireman Avenue, Detroit , MI 48204
Cost: FREE-
For More Info: 734-249-8219, visit Jamesmurraymusic.com

Sunday, October 11, 2015, at 04:00 PM
The Canton Spirituals ( Live In Concert)
Event: Come out and enjoy the Canton Spiritual live in concert. Performing some of your favorite gospel quartet music. This concert also features: Men Who Will, The Mighty Galatians, The Trumpetlettes and more.
Location: Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 3600 Van Dyke, Detroit, MI 48214
Cost: Advance Tickets $30 VIP, $20 Gen Adm. Slightly higher @ the door.
For More Info: 3136055047

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