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Author Archives: Khalif M. Townes

Khalif M. Townes is the Founder/President/CEO of the Urban Roundup Group, LLC. He is also the creator of uGospel.com. Townes formed uGospel.com to provide an outlet where up to the minute information on the Faith Based Community and Gospel Music Industry can be accessed with the click of a button.

The 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominees Announced!

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced today the nominees in 44 categories for the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville at 6:30 p.m. ...

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What is Karen Clark Sheard’s #1 Priority?

Karen Clark-Sheard, a four-time Grammy Award winning singer, musician, and songwriter. The youngest daughter of pioneering gospel choral director Mattie Moss Clark, Sheard began her career as a member of the Grammy-Award winning, gospel legendary female group, The Clark Sisters. She ...

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Ben-Hur Earns $11.4M In it’s opening Weekend

Timur Bekmambetov’s Ben-Hur was shut out of the box-office chariot race this weekend, debuting to a mere $11.4 million from 3,804 theaters despite a hefty production of nearly $100 million and getting beat by a pair of smaller new films, ...

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Charles Jenkins Is “Winning” At Urban Radio

Chart-topping recording artist Charles Jenkins – who is best known for his Billboard Magazine No. 1 hits “War” and “Awesome” – has ventured out into new musical waters with his hypnotically catchy new beat “Winning.” The uplifting anthem of hope and determination was serviced to ...

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Tyscot Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Big Concert and Anthology Album

Tyscot Records, the USA’s oldest-existing black gospel recording label, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in a big way. On Friday, September 23rd  some of the label’s biggest current artists such as the Grammy® Award nominated group Anthony Brown & group therAPy, legendary trio The Rance Allen Group, ...

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