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August 25, 2013 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Anyone paying attention to this summer's local gospel music scene knows that gospel, nationally and in this city, is on the upswing. The Spirit of Philadelphia has been hosting packed Gospel Lunch Cruises on selected Saturdays, with local gospel singers the Disciples and the Pearls serenading passengers. One sails this weekend, and there are additional dates in the fall. Last week, the Crazy Praise Dance Showcase at Baptist Worship Center on James Street welcomed Mary Mary, one of gospel's premier duos, who sang to 2,000 attendees.
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June 25, 1992 | By Inga Sandvoss, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
"If you believe in the power above, just shout, 'Amen!' " "AAA-men!" With that boisterous response from the crowd, members of The Seeds of the Sower clutched their microphones to their bosoms and launched into a traditional gospel hymn. The audience, a mixture of elderly couples and young families, sat on the grass, nestled in lawn chairs and on faded summer blankets. The sixth annual Gospel Music Day, sponsored by the Gospel Music Committee of Coatesville, was Saturday, delighting a modest, but steadfast, crowd of about 100. Traditional hymns, as well as Southern, country, and bluegrass gospel music, echoed through the trees at Hibernia Park.
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March 23, 1998 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / TOM GRALISH
Bill Leonard looks over robes displayed at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. He works in security there but had the day off yesterday. It was the opening day for "Wade in the Water," a traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibition on African American sacred music that includes lectures and live music. The portrait at left is of the Roberta Martin Singers, a gospel-music mainstay in the 1930s through the '50s.
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June 24, 2012 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gabriel S. Hardeman Jr., 68, of Philadelphia, a singer and songwriter known for his gospel group, the Gabriel Hardeman Delegation, died Saturday, June 16, at Presbyterian Hospital of interstitial fibrosis, a lung disease. Mr. Hardeman, a Philadelphia public schoolteacher and coach, who became a preacher in Georgia in recent years, was the son of the Rev. Gabriel S. Hardeman Sr., founder of the Hickman Temple A.M.E. Church in West Philadelphia. Though he led the gospel group, he and his wife, Annette, achieved renown by cowriting rhythm-and-blues hits.
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June 30, 1997 | Inquirer photographs by Tom Gralish
As part of the city's Welcome America! extravaganza, neighborhoods are holding festivals on different days, and yesterday was West Oak Lane's turn. The Gospelrama at Awbury Park featured - in addition to gospel music - ethnic foods, games, amusements and a talent show. Drill teams performed their routines on East Haines Street, which is now a source of community pride. In the week before the festival, volunteers converged on the 1300 block to remove graffiti, add landscaping, and repair broken concrete.
NEWS
June 18, 2010
Legendary funk guitarist Garry Shider, 56, whose work with Parliament-Funkadelic earned him a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, died Wednesday at his home in Upper Marlboro, Md. He had been diagnosed with brain and lung cancer in March. Mr. Shider was known to millions as "Starchild" or "Diaperman" because of the loincloth he often wore onstage. Mr. Shider, who was born in Plainfield, N.J., started his career as a child, performing gospel music in churches. He was still a teenager when he first met P-Funk mastermind George Clinton and soon became a mainstay of that musical family.
NEWS
September 8, 1988 | By Dave Bittan, Daily News Staff Writer
Starting in December, "Gospel 900" will replace the silenced "Talk 900" on the radio dial spot occupied by WDVT (AM/900) until it went off the air in July. A Virginia religious broadcaster has bought the station and plans to install a format featuring gospel music, as well as radio sermons. The new owner, subject to Federal Communications Commission approval expected in 30 to 45 days, is the Norfolk-based Willis Broadcasting Corp. It is headed by Bishop L.E. Willis of the Church of God in Christ.
NEWS
September 15, 1997 | BY RICHARD M. COOPER
'For those of you who think gospel music has gone too far, you think we've gotten too radical with our message, well, I got news for ya: You ain't heard nothin' yet. " Thus begins "Stomp," the smash gospel, crossover R&B and rap hit from Kirk Franklin and G.P. (God's Property). Franklin takes the moral offensive, attempting to lead our youth of the hip-hop generation to Jesus. This tune places many contemporary African-American gospel-music lovers back into the debate between spiritual and secular music that originated in the early 1900s.
NEWS
January 26, 1993 | by Renee Lucas Wayne, Daily News Staff Writer
Just as his music moved generations, the passing of Thomas A. Dorsey, the "Grandfather of Gospel," has been deeply felt by local ministers, musicians and others touched by the musical style he created. "I have certainly recognized he was prophetic, he realized where our music must go if we were to use it to communicate with our religious community," said the Rev. Paul Washington, rector emeritus of the Church of the Advocate and interim pastor at St. Simon's church. "There are a lot of young people who have come to the church, found a music to enjoy, to participate in, and be appreciated, because of Dorsey.
NEWS
September 27, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
CHICAGO - Jessy Dixon, a singer and songwriter who introduced his energetic style of gospel music to wider audiences by serving as pop-singer Paul Simon's opening act, died yesterday. He was 73. Miriam Dixon said her brother died at his Chicago home. She said he had been sick but declined to provide details. During a more than 50-year career, Dixon wrote songs for several performers, including jazz and rhythm and blues singer Randy Crawford. He later wrote songs performed by Cher, Diana Ross, Natalie Cole and Amy Grant.
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