Black News, Entertainment, Style and Culture - HuffPost Black Voices
iOS app Android app More
September 17, 2014

Vikings Reverse Course On Adrian Peterson, Place Him On Exempt List

Adrian Peterson
Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery via Getty Images

Los Angeles Law Enforcement Officers Kill About One Person A Week

Lapd

Uninsured Rate Drops To Lowest Level Since The '90s

Obamacare Uninsured Survey
AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

WATCH
Witnesses To Michael Brown Shooting Tell The Same Basic Story

Michael Brown Darren Wilson
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Wisconsin Voter ID Law Opponents Want New Hearing

Scott Walker
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ferguson Shooting Made It 'Clear' We Needed A Study On Police Bias

Eric Holder
BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI via Getty Images

This Is What Viola Davis Really Thinks About 'Mammy-ish' Roles

Viola Davis How To Get Away With Murder
ABC

Attorney: Darrien Hunt Shot 6 Times While Running Away

Darrien Hunt
Facebook

This LSU Fraternity Has A Terrible Sense Of Humor

Lsu Banner
Twitter

'You Let A Penis Penetrate Your Friendship!'

Iyanla Vanzant Confronts Women 34 Kids
OWN

Rosie O'Donnell Makes Provocative Ray Rice Comments On 'The View'

The View
ABC

Obama To Send Military Forces To Fight Ebola In Africa

Ebola
CELLOU BINANI via Getty Images

Minnesota Governor Says Vikings Should Suspend Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson
Michael Thomas via Getty Images

Large Racial Gap In Poll Of The Media's Ferguson Coverage

Ferguson Media
Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

45 Million Americans Still Stuck Below Poverty Line

Poverty Los Angeles
Spencer Platt via Getty Images

REPORT: Adrian Peterson Accused Of Injuring Another 4-Year-Old Son

Adrian Peterson
ASSOCIATED PRESS

White House Backs Use Of Body Cameras By Police

Body Cameras
The Washington Post via Getty Images

An Unlikely Ballerina, The Rise Of Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland
Gary Gershoff via Getty Images

'Django Unchained' Actress Explains Why She Refused To Give LAPD Her ID

Django Unchained Daniele Watts
CNN

What's Happened In The 5 Months Since #BringBackOurGirls

Boko Haram Chibok
AP

Follow HuffPost

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

Why The Ashish Runway Show Is Much More Than A Kimye Sweatshirt

Ashish Spring 2015
John Phillips via Getty Images

Lupita Nyong'o's 'Sesame Street' Bit On Skin Is Truly Wonderful

Lupita Sesame Street
Sesame Street

CoverGirl Ad Gets Disturbing Photoshop Treatment, Calls Out NFL On Domestic Violence

Get Your Game Face On
Twitter / 23Glick

Beyoncé Forgets To Lip-Sync In Paris, Promptly Keeps Running The World

Bey Lip Sync
Instagram / flowpest

Ray J Went Into 'Deep Depression' After His Rant Against Fabolous

Ray J
David Livingston via Getty Images

Kerry Washington Sheds Light On An Invisible Kind Of Domestic Abuse

Kerry Washington
Allstate

New Book Says Bill Cosby's Jokes Masked Pain

Bill Cosby Black And White
Steve Allen via Getty Images

Rihanna Slams CBS: 'F-ck You!'

Rihanna
Paul Morigi via Getty Images

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Tapped For 'Live At The Apollo' Album

Sharon Jones
Al Pereira via Getty Images

Black Films Shine At The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival

Top Five Chris Rock
Alberto E. Rodriguez via Getty Images

New Whitney Houston Album In The Works

Whitney Houston Live Her Greatest Performances
Legacy Recordings

Grandmaster Flash Addresses Facebook 'Grandmas'

Grandmaster Flash
Andy Sheppard via Getty Images

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