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‘Live in Memphis’ debut for Memphis gospel ensemble

‘Live in Memphis’ debut for Memphis gospel ensemble

Earnest Pugh isn't content to just make hits on his own anymore. Through his EPM Music Group recording label, he's spreading the hit-making love with a forthcoming CD by new signee, Vincent Tharpe & Kenosis, a dynamic gospel ensemble from Pugh's native Memphis.

The group's new CD, "Live in Memphis," hits stores everywhere on Oct. 30 and the radio single, "Thank You, Lord" is beginning to make noise on gospel airwaves.

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RELIGION BRIEFS: Grace Place ready as retirement community

The ribbon-cutting and grand-opening celebration for Charis Acres, a Church of Christ related ministry, signals the next phase for the development.

The Grace Place retirement community partnered with Department of Housing and Urban Development and received a 3.1 million dollar grant to build the two-story (29 units of one- bedroom and one two-bedroom) independent living facility

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‘Gospel of Memphis’ crafted to raise the profile of local artists

‘Gospel of Memphis’ crafted to raise the profile of local artists

by Nona N. Allen
Special to The New Tri-State Defender

Traditional Memphis gospel music has a particular sound. It is not the hip slappin' sound of Mississippi or the large choir sound of Chicago. It is a sound that is almost indescribable.

It's the reassuring and inspirational sound of a Bishop G.E. Patterson. It is the overwhelming holiness of a Dr. William Herbert Brewster. This is the traditional Memphis gospel music sound.

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AME Church leaders irked after website reports rift with President Obama

The African Methodist Episcopal Church this week moved to set the record straight about a story posted (July 1) on the "Charisma News" website and Facebook page. The story reported that the AME Church was threatening to withdraw support from President Barack Obama because of his stance on same sex marriage and that the AME Church was partnering with an organization called The Coalition of African American Pastors.

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  • Written by NNPA News Service

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