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Karen Hunt-Barker

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In 1966, Motown song writers Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson wrote the lyrics, "Ain't no mountain high enough, ain't no valley low enough, ain't no river wide enough to keep me from gettin' to you." This was the motto for Detroiters, February 28, 2011, as they climbed a bus, drove their SUV's or took a plane to be in Chi-Town, to support our own, Keirra Sheard and J Drew Sheard II (JDS), on their first live recording. EXCLUSIVE VIDEO FOOTAGE & PHOTOS.

Our roving reporter and photographer, Karen Hunt Barker, was along for the ride as Detroit's own Deitrick Haddon held his CD Release party for "Church On The Moon." Other notables in attendance were Kierra "Kiki" Sheard with fiance' Pastor Welton Smith, "The Superman of Gospel" Eric Deon Taylor, and more. Click "Full Story" to SEE VIDEO FOOTAGE, read Karen's exclusive coverage and see photos from the event.

Rooted Records presented Sonnie Day's "Good Life" Album Release Party on Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at Christian R.O.A.D. Ministries, where Sonnie Day and her band performed live for her many fans and friends. Read more for exclusive photos and coverage.

On Saturday, October 30, 2010, in the midst of an audience dressed in "RED," a very sharp and charismatic, Ricky Dillard stepped to the mic to address his supporters who drove and flew in from all over the country. Read more for full coverage.

On Saturday, October 30, 2010, young people stood and rocked in the name of Jesus, as gospel artists RockNation and Tye Tribett ministered and brought their high-energy concert to The Apostolic Church in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Read more for coverage and exclusive photos.

Israel Houghton’s "Revolution Tour" hit Christian Tabernacle in Detroit on Thursday, September 23, 2010. It was a packed house with folks in the overflow rooms watching via the big screen.  Read full article to see exclusive photos.

Je'Caryous Johnson's play, "Cheaper to Keep Her," is an entertaining hit in Detroit. This is an adult comedy about love and relationships starring Vivica A. Fox, Brian McKnight, Jonathon Slucomb, Gary "G-Thang" Johnson, Karen Melina White, Jamie Patton, native Detroiter Christian Keyes, and Margot Beocker.

Watch the exclusive video of DetroitGospel.com's Karen Hunt-Barker as she talks with Daryl Beebe and Harry Patton of gospel jazz duo Partners In Christ. Partners In Christ's sophomore release, "Called," is in stores now. The interview was filmed by Shine Productions at God's World in Detroit at the "Called" CD Signing on Mar. 6, 2010.

Detroit's own J Moss is one of today's most successful gospel artists. His latest project, "Just James" hits stores on August 25, and it's everything that J Moss & PAJAM have come to be known for; soaring vocals, impecable production, and a very personal message. DetroitGospel.com's, Karen Hunt Barker sat down to talk with J candidly about the new project and some of the most difficult days of his life.

DetroitGospel.com Special Reporter Karen Hunt Barker gets upclose and personal with Pastor Donnie McClurkin. Donnie shares his thoughts on his new project on Verity Records, "We All Are One (Live In Detroit)," set to drop on Tues., March 31, 2009. Donnie also shares something else very special (much to Karen's delight); a snippet from a song sung live. Click Here to hear Karen's exclusive interview with Donnie McClurkin.