BET 14th Annual Celebration of Gospel Has New Host

Columnists, Kim's Kronicles — By on April 2, 2014 at 7:57 am

Cover photo- Taraji P. Henson takes over as host for BET's Annual Celebration of Gospel. Inside photo- recording artist KEM. Both photos by Kim Webster.

By Kim Webster

ORPHEUM THEATER Los Angeles  CA – After 13 years, Steve Harvey (aka King of Comedy) relinquished hosting BET’s Annual Celebration of Gospel. Oscar nominated Actress Taraji P. Henson takes over as the new host of the iconic telecast.  As always, this celebration continues the tradition of spirited, riveting performances from the gospel and secular musical universe.  Duets are performed by Chante Moore and Vashawn Mitchell; Lalah Hathaway and Zacardi Cortez; Donnie McClurkin and Tye Tribbett; India.Arie and Jonathan McReynolds and trio Ruben Studdard, LeAndria Johnson and Kem, who definite soul stirrers.  Pastor Shirley Caesar and Dr. Bobby Jones perform a powerful spoken word and Charlie Wilson shares his testimony in his song “If I Believe.”

Singer Charlie Wilson and wife Mahin. Photo by Kim Webster.

Tamela Mann. Photo by Kim Webster.

Erica Campbell (R) with Krista. Photo by Kim Webster.

Kenny Lattimore (2nd from left), poses with the Rance Allen Group. Photo by Kim Webster.

Chante Moore. Photo by Kim Webster.

Dr. Bobby Jones. Photo by Kim Webster.

Tamela Mann, Erica Campbell, Yolanda Adams, Hezekiah Walker, Detrick Haddon, J. J. Hairston, Tasha Page-Lockhart, Candice Glover, The Rance Allen Group and many more light up the gospel stage with outstanding performances.  Stay tuned for a special tribute to music pioneer Richard Smallwood.  “Celebration of Gospel” premieres Sunday, April 6 on BET with encore performances to follow.  Check your local listing for specific times.

Taraji P. Henson, who shows off her curves in a form-fitting dress, takes over as host of the annual "Celebration of Gospel" show. Photo by Kim Webster.

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