LOS ANGELES, - BET Networks makes a joyful noise on Sunday, January 10 at 8:00 p.m.* with the premiere of CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL. Taped at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles and hosted once again by host and author Steve Harvey, the night included uplifting performances, powerful duets and soulful choirs. Aptly themed "Ten Years, Faithfully Yours," in honor of the show's 10(th) anniversary, CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL featured breathtaking performances and spoken word segments by both mainstream and gospel greats including Fantasia and her mother Diane Barrino Barber performing "He's Done Enough";Anthony Hamilton and his wife Tarsha Hamilton singing "Better", and The Rance Allen Group performing a soulful rendition of "Something About the Name Jesus."
Additionally, BET SUNDAY BEST winner Y'Anna Crawley teamed up with Dr. Bobby Jones and the Nashville Super Choirfor "The Lord Will Make a Way Somehow"; Kelly Price and Ledisi performed "How Great Thou Art"; Yolanda Adams, GRAMMY(TM) award winners BeBe and CeCe Winans, Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Marvin Sapp, James Fortune & FIYA, Tye Tribbett & Greater Anointing, and The City of Refuge P.S.A.L.M.S. Choir all set the stage on fire with soul-stirring performances; and actresses Sherri Shepherd and Elise Neal lent their hearts with inspirational spoken words.
CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL is produced by Stephen Hill, President of Music Programming & Specials, BET; Lynne Harris Taylor, Vice President of Specials, BET; and Geovanni Brewer, executive producer.
For more information about the show, please visit www.bet.com/COG.
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BET Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. ( VIA, VIA.B), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 98 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks - BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.
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