Celebration of Gospel on BET

Columnists, Kim's Kronicles — By on April 11, 2013 at 3:54 am

Cover photo- Tamela and David Mann. Inside photo- Grammy nominated actress Viola Davis. Both photos by Kim Webster.

By Kim Webster

Steve Harvey kept the audience entertained with his special brand of humor once again as host of BET’s Celebration of Gospel – Forward in Faith. The event was taped at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles CA. Performers included Pastor Shirley Caesar, Donnie McClurkin, Dorinda Clark Cole, Karen Clark Sheard and daughter Kierra “Kiki” Sheard, Yolanda Adams, Smokie Norful, Jason Nelson, Israel Houghton & New Breed, Rance Allen, Tye Tribbett, Tamala Mann, Tamar Braxton, Isaac Carree, Canton Jones, Da T.R.U.T.H., Kurt Carr & the Kurt Carr Singers, Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, Sunday Best winners Joshua Rogers and Le’Andria Johnson, Sunday Best finalist Jessica Reedy, and the always dapper Dr. Bobby Jones. Grammy nominated actress Viola Davis made the evening extra special.

Celebration of Gospel premiered April 7 on BET, check your local listings for encore performances.

Rance Allen. Photo by Kim Webster.

Mom-to-Be Tamar and her mother Evelyn Braxton. Photo by Kim Webster.

Tamela and David Mann. Photo by Kim Webster.

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