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Mc Days McCormick Theological Seminary

The annual homecoming for alumni of McCormick Theological Seminary takes place Thursday and Friday, October 18-19, 2018 at the school located at 5460 S. University Ave.  Chicago, IL 60615.  The theme is “Engaging Holiness: Spirituality. Ethics. Interconnectedness.”

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Sacred Song Survival Salvation In the African American Religious Experience

New book release 9/28/18 Our Christian religious experience, forged through slavery survived in song to sustain people of African ancestry and in time the world.     http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr3957350          

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Pilgrim Baptist Church tribute to Gospel Music Heritage Month

Pilgrim Baptist Church in Chicago is the home of gospel music.  Thomas Dorsey, the Father of Gospel Music served as musical director there for over 50 years,  Mahalia Jackson, the Queen of Gospel, sang at Pilgrim at the invitation of … Continue reading

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85th National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses

The organization begun by Thomas A. Dorsey, Sally Martin, and Magnolia Butts convenes in Dallas Texas August 4th-10th, 2018 in Dallas Texas.                                      … Continue reading

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51st Gospel Music Workshop Of America

The 51st annual convention of the Gospel Music Workshop of America meets July 14-20th in Atlanta, GA at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown.  Daily worship, nightly musicals, and classes on music, the origin of GMWA, dance, songwriting, and research are … Continue reading

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Thomas Dorsey Fest

Each year the town of Villa Rica, Georgia, celebrates the legacy of Thomas A. Dorsey in June. This began in 1993 when civic leaders decided to commemorate his musical contributions in all of the genres that made him famous. June … Continue reading

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