Concert Tribute to Gospel Legend Vanessa Bell Armstrong

TBAAL PRESENTS
DIRECTOR CURTIS KING’S WONDERFUL ONE
42ND ANNIVERSARY CONCERT TRIBUTE
TO GOSPEL LEGEND VANESSA BELL ARMSTRONG
Starring Smokie Norful, Vickie Winans, Tramaine Hawkins, Bryan
Wilson, Rance Allen, Coko, Margaret Bell, Kervy Brown, Lil’ Mo and
Daryl Coley
At The Black Academy of Arts and Letters in Dallas
Monday, October 13, 2008 @7:00 p.m.


A who’s who in black gospel music is coming out to celebrate the life
and music of legendary gospel artist Vanessa Bell Armstrong on her
42nd anniversary as a gospel artist. Her first radio hit “Peace Be
Still” took the gospel world by storm in 1983. Her mesmerizing
performance with intricate vocal leaps and bounds was a tour de force
performance that has never been fully duplicated by any other artist
in just the same wondrous manner.

What followed was more hit recordings such as the #1 CD “Chosen”
featuring “Nobody But Jesus”, a Broadway production of “Don’t Get God
Started” and the spot singing the theme song to the `80s NBC sitcom
“Amen” that starred Clifton Davis and Sherman Helmsley. Armstrong is
also one of the few gospel artists to enjoy a string of respectable
R&B radio successes with her songs such as “You Bring Out the Best in
Me,” “Something on the Inside” and “Pressing On.” Since recovering
from an illness that caused her to become partially paralyzed and to
briefly lose her singing ability, Armstrong is back on the scene in a
big way. She’s signed to EMI Gospel and is working on a new CD with
Grammy-winning producer Donald Lawrence at the helm.

As a closing to the Texas State Missionary Baptist Convention,
Armstrong will be feted by her singing friends such as Smokie Norful,
Vickie Winans, Tramaine Hawkins, Bryan Wilson, Rance Allen, Lil Mo,
Coko, Kervy Brown, Margaret Bell and Daryl Coley serenade Armstrong
and the audience for her 42nd anniversary as a recording artist.

The event will held at the Black Academy of Arts & Letters’ Naomi
Bruton Theater in the Dallas Convention Center Complex, 650 South
Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202 (At the corner of Canton and Akard
Street). Tickets are $15 and $20 and available at TBAAL Box Office
214-743-2400 or www.ticketmaster.com

MEDIA CONTACT:
Bill Carpenter at (202) 506-5051 or carpenterbill@mac.com

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