Black News, Entertainment, Style and Culture - HuffPost Black Voices
iOS app Android app More
April 19, 2014

Governor Expands Voting Rights For Convicted Felons

Mcauliffe
Drew Angerer via Getty Images

Everything You Need To Know About Why We Celebrate Weed On 4/20

Snoop Lion Marijuana
Seth McConnell via Getty Images

UMass Basketball Player On Feeling 'Ecstatic' After Coming Out And Jason Collins' Influence

Derrick Gordon
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Frat Shut Down After Members Tied Noose To Desegregation Statue

13-Year-Old Boy Shot In The Head Has Words That Will Inspire The World

Gama Droiville
ABC7

New York Political Leader Dies

Basil Paterson
ASSOCIATED PRESS

We've All Seen These Iconic Photos. Here's The Remarkable Footage That Brings Them To Life.

Black History Month

University Of Michigan's Black Student Union Scores A Win

Black Student Union
U of M Black Student Union

7 Lies We Need To Stop Telling About Young African-American Men

Kwasi
William Floyd School District

CBO Report Finds Obama Budget Will Result In Larger Deficits Than Claimed

Barack Obama
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Meet The Preacher Behind Moral Mondays

Reverend William Barber Ii
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Half Of Americans Support Stricter Gun Laws, But Many Question Their Effectiveness

Gun
PM Images via Getty Images

How Segregation Has Crept Back Into U.S. Schools

51952105
STAFF via Getty Images

Even Babies Can Be Racially Biased

Two Multiracial Babies
JGI/Jamie Grill via Getty Images

Majority Of Americans Don't See Obama As Black

Obama Race
YURI GRIPAS via Getty Images

Blogger's Death Highlights Need To 'Redefine What Strong Is' In Black Community

Karyn Washington
For Brown Girls

WATCH
Bicyclist's Beating Caught On Helmet Cam

Beating
YouTube

Pressure Mounts To Investigate NYPD Killing Of Unarmed Black Teen

Ramarley Graham
Twitter/ChangeTheNYPD

Follow HuffPost

    1. HuffPost
    2. Black Voices
    1. HuffPost
    2. Black Voices
    1. Most Popular on HuffPost
    2. Latest News
    3. Black Voices
    4. View all RSS feeds

We Are NOT Happy About This

Scandal Finale
ABC

That Time He Got Kicked Out Of Prince's House

Tracy Morgan Prince
TBS

Greta Gerwig And Danielle Brooks On What Still Needs To Change For Women In Entertainment

Greta Gerwig Danielle Brooks
Astrid Stawiarz via Getty Images

We Can't Wait To See THIS Movie

Belle
Fox Searchlight

Once You Go Black...

Halle Berry And Olivier Martinez
Steve Granitz via Getty Images

Controversial 'Human Zoo' Will Be Reenacted 100 Years Later As Art

Village
YouTube

'The Boondocks' Is Back!

The Boondocks
Cartoon Network

That Is One Fabulous Mugshot

Porsha Williams
Fulton County Sheriff's Office

Columbus Short In His Own Scandal After Allegedly Threatening To Kill Wife

Columbus Short Wife
Jason LaVeris via Getty Images

This 'Partition' Parody Is The Best Thing We've Seen All Day

Tuition Student Loan Beyonce Partition Parody
YouTube/Chanel Carroll

Proof That 'Brown Girls Do Ballet' Too

Black Ballerinas
BrownGirlsDoBallet Instagram

Why Filmmakers Chose Nas' 'Illmatic' Over Other Classic Albums

Nas Time Is Illmatic
Theo Wargo via Getty Images

Aasif Mandvi Reflects Upon The Time A Republican Said The N-Word On TV

Aasif Mandvi Republican N Word
Comedy Central

ANDRAE CROUCH: Celebrating the Big 4-0

Comments (16)

By Karu F. Daniels, AOL Black Voices

'Godfather of Gospel' Andrae Crouch is celebrating his 40th anniversary in music with a 3 day affair in San Fernando California.Would you believe it's been 40 years since Andraé Crouch started his career in the business?

And the 64 year-old-gospel pioneer is planning to celebrate the feat in high style with a star studded concert at the very church he first sang, California's New Christ Memorial Church -- the temple his father founded.

On April 28, the nine-time Grammy Award winning inspirational music maestro will host an evening of celebratory praise with a concert featuring gospel heavyweights Tramaine Hawkins, Donnie McClurkin, BeBe Winans, and the New Christ Memorial Church Mass Choir.

For more than a decade, Crouch has served as pastor at the San Fernando Valley-based house of worship.

While the Saturday event is the centerpiece for a three-day holy rolling festival, festivities also include a special black tie affair featuring internationally renowned gospel powerhouses Shirley Caesar and CeCe Winans at the Sheraton Universal Hotel on April 27.

Considered "The Godfather of Gospel," his classic songs that have been recorded by artists as diverse as Elvis Presley and Destiny's Child. His vast repertoire includes inspirational tunes such as 'Can't Nobody Do Me Like Jesus,' 'My Tribute (To God Be the Glory),' 'Soon and Very Soon,' 'Jesus is the Answer,' 'Take Me Back' and 'Through it All.'

Aside from his nine Grammy awards, Crouch has been nominated for an Academy Award ('The Color Purple' soundtrack), collaborated with Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Quincy Jones, Madonna and Elton John. He has also won nine Dove Awards, two NAACP Image awards, and even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame among other accolades.

Recently, he co-wrote the title track of CeCe Winans' gold-selling opus 'Throne Room,' and his latest project, titled 'Mighty Wind' was nominated for an NAACP Image Award.

BV Extras:

THE GOSPEL TRUTH: Our resident gospel authority Jawn Murray pays homage to some of the industry's biggest names here.

Comments: (16)

Add a comment

Page 1 of 2