CeCe Winans Throne Room Re-Released

CeCe Winans - Throne Room CD CoverCeCe Winans’ 2003 iconic album Throne Room is being re-released on all digital platforms today by Motown Gospel.

The commemorative  version of  Winans’ popular worship album, Throne Room Gold Edition includes an exclusive unreleased rendition of “Blessed Assurance.”  It was inspired by her tribute to legendary actress Cicely Tyson in 2015 at the Kennedy Center Honors.

When Winans released the original Throne Room, it represented a different direction from her Urban Contemporary and Inspirational recordings. The album was a praise and worship gem. Throne Room quickly ascended up the music charts and was RIAA Gold-certified. It spawned the hits “Mercy Said No,” and “Hallelujah Praise.”

Currently on her national “Let Them Fall In Love” Tour,  Winans will perform tomorrow, June 17 with the Boston Pops at Boston Symphony Hall. The Tour is being presented by Medi-Share.

Ce Ce Winans current album debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts. It features the hit single, “Hey Devil.”

For more information on CeCe Winans visit www.cecewinans.com


Rickey Smiley For Real Returns To TV One For Fourth Season

Rickey Smiley For Real is back for a fourth season on TV One, Tuesday, June 13 at 8pm. ET.

This season Rickey’s life goes through changes as the young adults in his life explore life, take on challenges and make decisions that are not always aligned with Rickey’s standards for their lives.

D’essence leaves school to work at a stripper club. Rickey jumps in and quickly moves her from Miami to Atlanta so that she will re-focus, get back in school, find a job, and get back in school. What Rickey doen’s realize is that her return to Atlanta only moves D’essence closer towards a questionable relationship with Cornbread, Da Brat’s artist.

Rickey Smiley For Real TV Show PosterRadio show producer Beyoncé is pregnant and Gary promises to help her throughout her pregnancy. Gary assists Beyoncé’ by attending parenting classes and planning her baby shower. Their close friendship alienates Gary’s good friend Juicy from him. Meanwhile, Gary’s talk show is being shopped.

The family is growing up and going in different directions but they still make an effort to put family first above all else. Beonka and Brandon contemplate marriage. Craig is heading to the Navy. Malik is busy at school. Aaryn comes back home for a visit from Columbia and surprises everyone with her new beau.

Da Brat makes a vow to give back to incarcerated women. In addition, Ed Lover gets Rickey Smiley a matchmaker.

The fourth season of Rickey Smiley For Real is filled with laughs, drama and teachable moments. It is a family show worth checking out Tuesday nights on TV One.

Tamela and David Mann Star in An All New Episode of Mann & Wife

Cast members on set of Mann & Wife: Terri J. Vaughn, Demetrius Brides (special guest star), Tamela and David Mann. Photo courtesy of Bounce TV

Terri J. Vaughn, Demetrius Bridges, Tamela and David Mann on set of Mann & Wife. Photo courtesy of Bounce TV.

Grammy nominee Tamela Mann, and her real life husband, actor/comedian David Mann star in an all-new episode of Mann & Wife, Tuesday, May 9 ET on Bounce TV. This week’s special guest star is Demetrius Bridges (The Vampire Diaries).

In this Tuesday night’s episode of the hit sitcom, MannToni (Tamela Mann) investigates what is behind son DJ’s (Stevie Wash, Jr.) strange behavior while her husband, Daniel (David Mann) and his partner at the police department, Hobbs (Tony Rock) visit a school to try to catch a criminal on the run.

Roger Bobb (House of Payne The Rickey Smiley Show) is co-founder and serves as executive producer and director of the series. David and Tamela Mann also serve as executive producers on the 30 minute make-you-laugh-out-loud family entertainment comedy.

Tune in and check out all the fun Tuesday nights at 8pm ET on Bounce TV.


Yolanda Adams and Shirley Caesar Celebrated at GMA Honors Tonight

Gospel star Yolanda Adams

Yolanda Adams

Yolanda Adams and Pastor Shirley Caesar are among the Gospel Music Association Foundation honorees and inductees being celebrated at the GMA Honors Celebration, Tuesday, May 9 at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN.

Gospel artists representing a wide spectrum of the genre are being inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Besides Pastor Shirley Caesar and Yolanda Adams, other inductees include award-winning CCM artist Steve Green; Platinum selling artist Amy Grant; Southern Gospel group – Gold City Quartet, Natalie Grant, and Reunion Records founders and management team, Michael Blanton and Dan Harrell.

Shirley Caesar

Shirley Caesar

GMA Honors also honors individuals and organizations that are presently, and have impacted our culture. This year’s honorees include Amy Grant for Helping Hands, Dr. Shirley Caesar for Shirley Caesar Outreach Ministries, Compassion International and Natalie Grant for Hope for Justice.

For more information visit www.gospelmusichalloffame.org


DC Young Fly and Terri J Vaughn Guest Star On Bounce’s Mann & Wife Tonight

DC Young Fly, Terri J. Vaughn and Tony Rock.Mann and Wife.BounceTV

DC Young Fly, Terri J. Vaughn and Tony Rock on the set of Bounce TV’s hit comedy, Mann & Wife

The laughs just keep on coming on Bounce TV’ s hit sit-com, Mann & Wife.

This week’s all new episode guest stars comedian, and actor, DC Young Fly (Wild ‘N Out) as a police informant. Mann & Wife airs Tuesday, May 2 at 9pm ET on Bounce TV.

While Daniel (David Mann) is sick at home, Hobbs (Tony Rock) and Lieutenant Tate (Terri Vaughn) question a new and suspicious informant, King Dookie (DC Young Fly) at the police station.

All of the calamities that take place on Mann & Wife make for a lot of joy

Daniel (David Mann) sick and at home with wife Toni (Tamela ann) who tries to comfort the law enforcement officer.

Daniel (David Mann) sick and at home with wife Toni (Tamela ann) who tries to comfort the law enforcement officer.

and laughter the whole family can watch together. It is a rarity on TV today, a

family entertainment show feauturing a fictional blended family that resulted from two former sweethearts getting back together after decades apart.

Real-life husband and wife team David and Tamela Mann star and serve as executive producers of Mann & Wife. Roger Bobb (House of Payne The Rickey Smiley Show) serves as executive producer and director of the series.

Mann & Wife airs Tuesday nights on the African American TV Network, Bounce TV.

Season Finale of Saints & Sinners Tonight on Bounce TV

Saints and Sinners Cast Photo Season 2If you love all the drama of the church folks and the un-churched on Saints & Sinners in Atlanta suburban city, Cypress Georgia, you definitely want to tune in to the explosive season finale of Saints & Sinners, tonight at 9 pm ET/PT on Bounce TV.

Season two was filled with scandals done in the dark that came to the light, including murder, police corruption, sexual affairs and more that sought to tear apart the fabric of the town and its center, Greater Hope Baptist Church.

Saints & Sinners stars Vanessa Bell Calloway, Christian Keyes, Keith Robinson, Clifton Powell, J.D. Williams and Jasmine Burke.

Bounce’s hit series Saints & Sinners is available for streaming on Brown Sugar.

Comedian George Wallace Guest Stars on Mann & Wife

David and Tamela Mann, stars of Bounce TV's Mann & Wife.

David and Tamela Mann, stars of Bounce TV’s Mann & Wife.

Comedian George Wallace guest stars on tonight’s episode of the Bounce TV hit sit-com, Mann & Wife, 9 p.m. ET.

Comical chaos ensues on the April 18 episode when an email leaks at the precinct where Daniel (David Mann) works as a police officer. Daniel and Hobbs (Tony Rock) watch their peers begin to turn against each other in the midst of the craziness the evolves from the e-mail.

Mann & Wife stars NAACP Image Award winner David Mann (Policeman Daniel Mann) and his real life wife Tamela Mann (Toni Mann). The two also serve as executive producers of the show.

The half-hour situation comedy follows the daily life of the Manns as newlyweds with a blended family. Each has two children from previous marriages.

Mann & Wife airs Tuesdays at 9pm. ET on Bounce TV. It makes for a fun night of family entertainment.

Vanessa Bell Calloway Directs Tonight’s Saints & Sinners

Vanessa Bell Calloway star of Bounce TV's Saints & Sinners.

Vanessa Bell Calloway, star of Saints & Sinners. Photo courtesy of Bounce TV.

Vanessa Bell Calloway stars and makes her directorial debut tonight on Bounce TV’s hit series Saints & Sinners at 9p.m. ET.

Calloway portrays Mayor Ella Johnson of Cypress, GA, a town just outside of Atlanta that has been rocked by scandal, deceit, affairs and murder. One of the bodies was found on the grounds of Greater Hope Baptist Church, the town’s epicenter. In this week’s episode, the mayor and local gangster Rex Fisher’s (Clifton Powell) past is revealed to Kendrick Murphy (Tray Chaney) and Christie Johnson (Jasmine Burke). Also, Miles Calloway (Keith Robinson) and Christie Johnson suffer a personal loss.

Saints & Sinners stars Vanessa Bell Calloway, Clifton Powell, Christian Keyes, J.D. Williams, Jasmine

Poster of Saints & Sinners cast from Bounce TV

Burke and Keith Robinson. Joining the core cast this season are Tray Chaney (The Wire), Demetria McKinney (House of Payne) and Karlie Redd (Love & Hip Hop Atlanta).

Saints & Sinners airs Sundays at 9p.m. on Bounce TV.

The Stellar Gospel Music Awards Premieres Tonight On TV One

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 25: Co-hosts Erica Campbell (L) and Anthony Brown speak onstage during the 32nd annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on March 25, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Co-hosts Erica Campbell (L) and Anthony Brown share a fun moment onstage during the 32nd annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on March 25, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo Credit: Earl Gibson, Courtesy of Central City Productions/TV One; Arnold Turner, Courtesy of Central City Productions/TVOne

The Stellar 32nd Gospel Music Awards premieres tonight on TV One at 6p.m. ET. with encore showings at 8 and 11p.m. ET.

Hosed by Gospel stars and multiple Stellar Award winners Erica Campbell and Anthony Brown, the event was taped before a live audience on March 25, 2017 at the Las Vegas Orleans Arena.

Gospel’s biggest night belonged to Stellar Award winning gospel recording artist, singer, songwriter, actress and producer Tamela Mann (Recording: One Way) and Stellar Award winning singer, songwriter and producer, Travis Greene (Album: The Hill). They each received six awards. The two were followed by producer and recording artist Myron Butler (Myron Butler & Levi) who won three awards for his work with Tamela

Travis Greene backstage at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards 2017 in Las Vegas.

Travis Greene holds one of his six awards at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards, March 25, 2017 in Las Vegas.
Photo Credit: Maury Phillips, Courtesy of Central City Productions/TV One

Mann on her project On Purpose. Briana Babineaux (Keys to My Heart – Tyscot Records) won two awards, including Best New Artist.

After receiving one of her awards, an emotional Tamela Mann encouraged the audience  during her acceptance speech. She said, “Don”t worry about the White House, God provides…And to all these artists, I love you guys. I’m praying for all of us to make it. We can with the Lord’s help. We can make it.”

Special Stellar Medallions were given to individuals to commemorate excellence in their area of gospel, including

Dr. Leonard Scott – Tyscot Records founder, musician and pastor; Catherine Brewton – Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)-Atlanta; Fred Hammond – singer,

songwriter, producer, and famed singing group, the Mississippi Mass Choir.

Tamela Mann excited over winning six StellarAwards back stage at the 32nd Stellar Gospel Music Awards, March 25, 2017 in Las Vegas.

Tamela Mann holding one of her six awards at the 32nd Stellar Gospel Music Awards, March 25, 2017 in Las Vegas. Photo Credit:Maury Phillips, Courtesy of Central City Productions/TV One.

Spencer Taylor Jr. (of the Highway QC’s) was awarded the Allstate James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award. The Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Award was presented to pastor, Gospel recording artist and civil rights leader Reverend Clay Evans. Harvey Watkins, Jr. (of the Canton Spirituals) was given the Thomas A. Dorsey most notable Achievement award.

Produced by Central City Productions, the Stellar Awards features an exciting mix of Gospel music performances from traditional and contemporary to hip hop and quartet gospel.

Tamela Mann, Travis Greene, Donnie McClurkin, Kirk FranklinCanton Jones, Jekalyn Carr, JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise, Jonathan McReynolds, Jonathan Butler, Vashawn Mitchell, Israel Houghton, Tasha CobbsDa Chozen Brothaz, Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson, Doug Williams, Fred Hammond, Bizzle, Da Truth and more performed.

Executive Producer Don Jackson made a special announcement to excite the gospel music fans. He stated, “I am pleased to announce the launch of Stellar TV, a 24-7 Gospel music entertainment network scheduled to go on the air the fourth quarter of 2017. Gospel music needs its own platform. Text “StellarTV” to 797979. We need your support.”

Stellar Gospel Music Awards posterIf you miss the the Stellar Gospel Music Awards tonight, you can still catch in when it airs in national broadcast syndication on 170 stations in over 150 markets from April 14-May 7, 2017. For more information visit www.tvone.tv

You can join the conversation on social media using the hash tags #StellarAwards and #Represent.

For a complete list of Stellar Gospel Music Awards winners visit www.thestellarawards.com

    Video Courtesy of Central City Productions

Bounce TV’s Saints & Sinners Tough Guys Tray Chaney and J.D. Williams Face Off Tonight

Characters Kendrick (Tray Chaney) and Jabari (J.D. Williams) in heated discussion on hit TV drama Saints & Sinners on Bounce TV.

Tray Chaney (Kendrick) and J.D. Williams (Jabari) in heated discussion on Bounce TV’s Saints & Sinners.
Photo courtesy Bounce TV.

Saints & Sinners brings on the drama tonight when tough guys Kendrick (Tray Chaney) and Jabari (J.D. Williams) go head to head, 9p.m. ET on Bounce TV.

Both Chaney and Williams starred in the gritty HBO hit series The Wire 15 years ago. They re-unite on Saints & Sinners as their characters face-off over money and other “sins of the flesh” in the fictional Atlanta suburb, Cypress, GA.

While that chaos unfolds on the original hit series, the town’s mayor, and former First Lady of Greater Hope Baptist Church, the center of all things

Saints & Sinners cast 2017

Saints & Sinners Cast 2017

Cypress, GA, Lady Ella Johnson (Vanessa Bell Calloway) continues her efforts to prove corruption in local government. She hires a private investigator to gather evidence against County Prosecutor Jourdan (Lisa Arrindell).

Saints & Sinners stars Vanessa Bell Calloway, Clifton Powell, Christian Keyes, J.D. Williams, Jasmine Burke and Keith Robinson. Joining the core cast this season: Tray Chaney (The Wire), Demetria McKinney (House of Payne) and Karlie Redd (Love & Hip Hop Atlanta).

Tune in and get  your fill of the drama, lies, secrets, jealousy, deceit seek to destroy lives on Saints & Sinners, Sunday, April 2 on the African American broadcast network, Bounce TV.

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