Sing2Praise Recording Group Larry Callahan & Selected of God Joins GRAMMY® Award-Winning Recording Artists
The Clark Sisters for
D-PAN: The Deaf Professional Arts Network and Chrysler’s
‘You Brought The Sunshine
American Sign Language (ASL)’ Video
Premiere and VIP Fundraiser on November 24 in Detroit
The Word Network to Premiere Video Alongside the 30-Minute ‘You Are the Sunshine’ TV Special on November 24
Sing2Praise recording group Larry Callahan & Selected of God joins GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artists The Clark Sisters, and the American Sign Language Interpreters for the Deaf Professional Arts Network’s (D-PAN) for the “You Brought The Sunshine — American Sign Language (ASL)” video premiere and VIP fundraiser. The event will be held on Sunday, November 24 at the Baldwin Theatre/Stagecrafters, 415 South Lafayette Avenue, Royal Oak, MI 48067, located in downtown Royal Oak at Fifth and Lafayette Street. The VIP reception begins at 5:00 p.m., doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the program starts at 6:30 p.m.
The fundraising event is inspired from the #1 international mega hit song “You Brought the Sunshine” by The Clark Sisters. The remake video of “Sunshine” with Larry Callahan & Selected of God and the Deaf Dynamic Praise Choir of San Francisco is a groundbreaking video—marking the first time the gospel music industry and the deaf and the hearing impaired communities have joined forces on a powerful and inspired music project. The video will be unveiled at the event and on the Word Network at 8:00 p.m. ET. The video premiere alongside a 30-minute television special.
The “Sunshine” video will also be included on D-PAN’s forthcoming DVD release It’s Everybody’s Music, Volume 2, which will be released this fall to the deaf and hearing audiences worldwide. Proceeds from the event will benefit D-PAN and The Way Academy’s Detroit Campus.
Larry Callahan & Selected of God is best known as the Chrysler Choir in the Emmy Award-winning Super Bowl XLV’s “Born of Fire—Imported from Detroit 200 Chrysler” commercial with Eminem. The three-time Verizon’s How Sweet The Sound Choir competition winners’ current album, The Evolution II, peaked at #4 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart and has remained in the Top 25 since its November 2012 release. This week, the album moves to #16 and their current single, “Be Still and Know” is #27 on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs chart. Callahan is the founder of the acclaimed 20-member choir, who’ve been together more than 12 years
ABOUT D-PAN: THE DEAF PROFESSIONAL ARTS NETWORK
The Deaf Professional Arts Network (D-PAN) was formed in 2006 with the mission to promote professional development, job opportunities and access to the entertainment, visual and media arts fields for individuals who are deaf or hearing impaired. D-PAN is a Detroit-based non-profit 501(c) (3) known internationally for creating groundbreaking American Sign Language (ASL) music videos that feature the talents of deaf actors, performers and crewmembers.
ABOUT THE W-A-Y ACEDEMY
WAY Program is a personalized learning experience for students who struggle with traditional high school. WAY offers an alternative approach to education; one that encourages self-esteem, independence, and the development of 21st century skills that facilitate college educations and subsequent career paths. WAY Academy is a non-profit 501(c) (3) public charity.