Wednesday, January 09, 2008

BMI and ASCAP Gets The Party Started

BMI and ASCAP, two of the key performance rights organizations in music, are gearing up for a weekend of festivities during the 23rd Annual Stellar Awards.

BMI's 9th Annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon will honor and salute Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Mighty Clouds of Joy and Pastor Marvin Winans. The invitation-only celebration is set to take place at the Rocketown venue in Nashville, TN.

ASCAP's big Stellar Award Nominee Reception, staged at the ASCAP building in Nashville, will feature appearances from J Moss, Smokie Norful, Karen Clark-Sheard, Kelly Price, Darius Brooks, Maurette Brown Clark, Micah Stampley, Troy Sneed and many others. This event, hosted by Damita Haddon, takes place on January 11 at 3:00 p.m. In order to attend you must comfirm your attendance with the ND Co. at 323.298.8660.

Major distributor Central South Gospel will be hosting a number of events as well during Stellar Awards week at the Gibson Showcase in Nashville . Details of the events have been posted below:

10:30 a.m.
Jazz Brunch/Meet-And-Greet

Special Guests: Bernard Harris Trio and Kevin Turner

12:00 noon - 2:30 p.m.
Educational Workshop

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
1st Annual Gospel Announcers' Spotlight Awards
Hosted by David Mann (Mr. Brown from Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns)
Special Guests: Vickie Winans, Martha Munizzi, Micah Stampley, Mary Alessi, William Murphy

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Invitation-Only Dinner

5:30 p.m.
Annual Praise Party
Special Guests: Myron Williams, Marvin Winans Jr., Norman Hutchins, William Murphy, Mary Alessi, Jason Nelson, David & Tamela Mann, Bryan Wilson, Bishop John Francis, Jerard Woods, Dave & Nicole Binion and Tarralyn Ramsey

10 p.m.
Urban Soul Summit Concert
Hosted by John Gray

Special Guests: Canton Jones, Mr. Del, Vashawn Mitchell, William Demps and Antwaun Stanley

Seems like the Stellars is becoming a bigger and badder attraction for gospel lovers. Glad to know the hype is looking favorable for one of the music world's underrated music shows.

The Stellar Awards (Official Website)

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