Memorial Tribute: Herbert Pickard
Memorial Tribute for Herbert Pickard
The family of legendary musical prodigy, songwriter, pianist, organist, director, arranger, and native Detroiter Herbert L. “Pee Wee” Pickard, along with The Mighty Voices of Thunder male chorus of Greater New Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, is planning a Memorial Tribute during the choir’s annual Moments of Meditation at 6 PM on Sunday, March 20, 2016.
For more information and to listen to some of Herbert Pickard’s early recordings, click below.
This month’s Spotlight Artist: Jon Plair
Spotlight Artist Jon Plair
February’s Spotlight Artist, Jon Plair, has recently followed up his successful debut single, I Gotta Do Better, with the beautiful worship song, More Than Yesterday. Both songs are from Jon’s album entitled Can You Imagine, recorded at Studio A in Dearborn. Kellen Brooks, Chiffon McNeal, and Pastor Rudolph Stanfield Jr. were also involved with this impressive and inspiring project.
To find out how many instruments Jon plays and to listen to his music, click below.
31st Annual Stellar Awards coverage
2016 Stellar Awards Coverage’s roving reporters, Carl B. Phillips and Renee‘ traveled to Las Vegas last weekend for the 31st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards.

all of Detroit’s Stellar Award nominees, it was a Detroit youth choir
that wound up bringing Detroit’s only Stellar Award home this year. God’s Gift and Soldiers, under the direction of
James Render, was awarded the Stellar Award for Youth Project of The Year.
The youth choir is comprised of students from Davison Elementary/Middle
School where Mr. Render is one of the Teachers of Excellence.

For a complete list of Stellar Award nominees, winners, exclusive photos, and music snippets, click below.
T.J. Hemphill’s Perilous Times returns
Perilous Times

Another former Detroit Public School educator, T.J. Hempill, discovered his love for theater when volunteering with Detroit youth. T.J. Hemphill’s gospel stage play, Perilous Times returns March 24-26, to the Detroit Opera House and includes Clifton Powell, Isaac Carree, Tim Bowman Jr., Terrell Carter, Teisha Brown, Lavell Neal, Eric Deon, Corey McClure, and more.

Gospel Jazzations kicks off Friday, March 4th
Gospel Jazzations

Are you looking for a Christian alternative to the secular club scene? GOSPEL JAZZATIONS
kicks off Friday, March 4th, with a gospel comedic performance by Lena
and clean, alcohol-free entertainment for couples, singles, groups,
ministries and everyone. Gospel Jazzations will take place every 1st
Friday at The Showplace in Downtown Hamtramck. Social Media…
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