The Pulse of Entertainment: Gospel
Hit Maker Dana Sorey Garners Three GMA Dove Award Nominations and Jazz Trumpeter Rick Braun Sweetly ‘Crossroads'
on New Album, Featuring Richard Elliott, Philippe Saisse, Chris Davis, Peter White and Eric Valentine
making producer/songwriter Dana Sorey recently received three GMA Dove Award nominations for his work with
Jason Nelson ("The Answer") and Maranda Curtis ("I'm All In"). This honor is added to his two Grammy nominations
for his work with Grammy nominated Marvin Sapp and Tye Tribbett & GA, two Stellar Award nominations and a Dove Award win
for his work with Anthony Brown & Group Therapy on "A Long Way From Sunday." The winners for the 2019 50th annual
GMA Dove Awards will be announced at the tapping October 15, 2019 in Nashville, Tenn and the ceremony will be aired on Sunday
October 20th on TBN. "All of them, at the end of the day," Dana said when asked about collaborations
that were special for him. "It's just a blessing to connect with the people - to get the opportunity to work with them.
For now Gene is special for me. I've known him even as a background vocalist...eight years...seeing him go from the back to
the front of the stage." The three GMA Dove Award nominations of Dana Sorey were for...Read
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"Philippe is a dear friend...I met him through Jeff Golub. He would
play in my band. He wrote the title cut," said Trumpeter Rick Braun, a Soul Train Award nominee, when
asked about featured musicians on his new album "Crossroads." The Shanachie project is produced
by Braun and drummer Bud Harner. "He's also a producer and keyboardist. We have a long history of writing and producing
together." The "Crossroads" project has a sweet Jazz feel that's fresh. The 18th Rick Braun
album also features, aside from Philippe Saisse ( keys), Richard Elliott (sax), Chris "Big Dog" Davis (keys), Peter
White (guitarist), Eric Valentine (drummer), Nate Phillips (bass), Richie Garcia (percussionist), Greg Phillinganes, Michael
Thompson (guitar), Gregg Bissonette (drummer), Richard Fremont (flute), Lenny Castyro (percussion) and Tony Pulizzi (guitarist).
His son plays the piano on the "Around the Corner" selection, which was inspired by his daughter. The "Crossroads"
album was ... Read
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Deborah Winans Releases Contemporary Cover of Classic 'When I Rose'
as New Single
(Los Angeles, CA) - Singer/actress
Deborah Joy Winans ("Greenleaf") unveils "When I Rose," a Contemporary cover of the classic Mississippi
Mass Choir hit, as her new single.
Winans performs the classic
version showcasing her Contemporary vocals while keeping the same joyful spirit of gratitude. Deborah played the aunt of Cece
Winans in the Lifetime bio-film Whitney and starred in the musical "Born for This: The Bebe Winans Story."
James Fortune's 'Dream Again' Album Debuts at #1 on
Billboard's Top Gospel Album
(Nashville, Tenn) - Entertainment One celebrates Grammy nominated James Fortune's 10th album release "Dream
Again" reaching #1 on Billboard's "Top Gospel Album Sales" and "Gospel Album Sales" Chart.
"Dream Again" features Fortune's innovative style of Urban Gospel, Hip-Hop,
Soul preaching, complete with Fortune's spoken, sung, and shouted encouragement. "Dream Again" boasts the Billboard
Gospel top-ten hit, "I Am" featuring Deborah Carolina and incredible collaborations "It's Gonna Happen"
featuring Zacardi Cortez.
VIDEO CLIP OF THE
3rd annual "Imagination Lunchbox International Children's Film Festival" held recently at the Baltimore Shake &
Bake Family Fun Center and Our Lady of Victory Catholic School returns to Baltimore at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center to
screen again the short films made by kids and for kids from around hte world, including this years winners short films. ILICFF
founder multi-award winning actor/filmmaker Anthony Michael Hobbs will host the event to be held from 3 - 5pm (Admission is
free)! Watch coverage from the earlier screenings below!
"Journey to Love" by Eunice Moseley now Available at Barnes and Nobles.
of THE WEEK
(Los Angles, CA) - TV One's original auto-biographical series "Uncensored" resumes for its second
season with premiere episodes debuting on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 9 p.m. ET/8C. The edgy docu-series explores the private
lives of some of today's most notable personalities including singer/actress Tisha Campbell, supermodel Tyra Banks, actress
LisaRaye McCoy, comedian/actress Niecy Nash and former NBA star Lamar Odom.
The auto-biographical series delves into the lives of luminaries as they reveal secrets to their
success, obstacles they faced and how they've navigated the perils of social media that helped but sometimes haunted their
careers. Viewers will get a glimpse into the lives of celebrities as they personally reveal their own stories, in their own
"Uncensored" is produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas (Executive Producer), Keith Neal (Executive
Producer), Paul Hall (Showrunner), Jay Allen (Supervising Producer) and James Seppelfrick of Swirl Films. For TV One, Jason
Ryan is Executive Producer in Charge of Production, Donyell McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting and Brigitte
McCray is Senior Vice President of Original Programming and Production.