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Michael Jones is the Director of Public Relations for Urban Roundup Group, LLC and Chief Editor of uGospel.com. He began his career in the Gospel Music Industry upon graduating from Rowan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. Since then, Jones has had the honor of interviewing Kirk Franklin, Donald Lawrence, Erica Campbell, Deitrick Haddon and many more of Gospel’s elite.

Music World Gospel Presents an ESSENCE Music Festival Superlounge Showcase

Left to right:  Music World Ambassador Pastor Rudy Rasmus, Bishop Lester Love, Trin-i-tee 5:7 [Angel and Chanelle], Brian Courtney Wilson, Micah Stampley and Vanessa Bell Armstrong Mathew Knowles and Music World Gospel Present an ESSENCE Music Festival Superlounge Showcase at ...

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John Legend Suprises West Philadelphia Church with Performance

Grammy award winning R&B superstar, John Legend, returned to his gospel roots with an impromptu church performance. Legend surprised Calvary Baptist Church on Haverford Avenue in West Philadelphia, PA by leading the congregation in a cover of “How I Got ...

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Brian Reeves & Heart After God in Concert in Columbus, OH

Brian Reeves & Heart After God received and shared much love during the Memorial Day weekend in Cincinnati, OH. While there, Brian Reeves promised to come back and share more love with the state of Ohio!  Well, the time has ...

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The Rance Allen Group and Kirk Franklin reunite for the 4th of July Gospel Extravaganza

The Rance Allen Group and Kirk Franklin have always shared a great kinship and chemistry. Their distinctive chemistry has been seen in performances together and on the groundbreaking hit song “Something about the Name Jesus”. On July 2, 2011, the ...

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Week of June 25, 2011 Billboards Top Gospel Songs: Kirk Franklin Continues to Dominate at #1 with “I Smile”

In the world of radio, Trin-i-tee 5:7’s “Over and Over” featuring PJ Morton made a significant jump from #7 last week to #4 this week.  However, Kirk Franklin’s “I Smile” still reigns at #1, after 20 weeks on the charts, ...

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Week of June 25, 2011 Billboards Top Gospel Albums: Kirk Franklin’s “Hello Fear” Regains #1 Spot

This week, Kirk Franklin’s Hello Fear regained its #1 spot, after being pushed to #2 last week by Trin-i-tee 5:7’s Angel & Chanelle, who is #2 this week. Mary Mary’s Something Big moved up one spot on the charts from ...

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Facebook Fans Help Choose CD Cover for Nevels Sisters’ 2011 Summer Album Release

Facebook Fans Help Choose CD Cover for Nevels Sisters Debut Album “It’s My Time” And Enter-To-Win $25 American Express Gift Card Giveaway Voting Runs Now through – June 24, 2011 Album to be Released Summer 2011 The Nevels Sisters are ...

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Grammy Award Winner, Edwin Hawkins, Presents Music and Arts Love Fellowship Conference

Edwin Hawkins, internationally known, multi-Grammy Award winning artist, will lead Love Fellowship Ministries as they present the 30th Annual Music and Arts Love Fellowship (MALF) Conference. This will be the organization’s first national gathering since the passing of Hawkins’ brother ...

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Former CHA Resident Addresses Violence Through Spoken Word Rather Than Marches

Marco The Poet’s “Bless Chicago” Is A Tribute to Darrion Albert and Can Be Purchased from iTunes One young activist is approaching crime in Chicago in a creative way – not through marches, not through rallies, not through protest, but ...

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Shirley Murdock Blends Music and Friendship on Upcoming Album

The new project presents prime opportunity to work with long-time friends-Beverly Crawford, Kelly Price and Regina Belle. Most music fans would assume that Shirley Murdock only collaborated with Regina Belle, Kelly Price and Beverly Crawford on her project “The Journey” because ...

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