Showing posts with label MARTIN LUTHER KING. Show all posts
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018


b5CeCe Winans With Anthony Brown & JJ Hairston

Newark, New Jersey - New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents MLK Celebration. Be inspired by the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at NJPAC’s annual musical tribute, an all-star gospel celebration featuring CeCe Winans, Anthony Brown & group therAPy, JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise, and a special guest speaker to be announced on Friday, January 18, 2019 8:00 PM.

This year’s celebration will feature 12-time GRAMMY Award winner CeCe Winans, one of the best-selling female gospel and R&B artists of all time. Winans has been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and has sold in excess of 5 million albums in the U.S. alone. Her latest recording, 2017’s Let Them Fall in Love, was described by Positively Gospel as “a vibrant, soul-stirring masterpiece.”

Since the release of his self-titled, 2012 debut album and its smash hit single, “Testimony,” singer, songwriter and arranger Anthony Brown has become one of the newest gospel stars on the scene. Along with his longtime ensemble, group therAPy, Brown earned his first GRAMMY Award nomination for the 2015 album, Everyday Jesus, which also earned an unprecedented 10 Stellar Awards.

Songwriter and choir director JJ Hairston and his exuberant ensemble, Youthful Praise, earned a 2018 GRAMMY Award nomination for their acclaimed, traditional gospel LP, You Deserve It, which spent 12 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Gospel Airplay Chart. That acclaimed LP, the group’s seventh best-seller, was also nominated for multiple Dove and Stellar awards

Tickets to see MLK Celebration: CeCe Winans, Anthony Brown & JJ Hairston go on sale Friday, June 1st at 10 AM. For tickets visit or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) or the NJPAC Box Office.

MLK Celebration:

CeCe Winans, Anthony Brown & JJ Hairston

Friday, January 18, 2019 8:00 PM
Tickets $39 - $89

Prudential Hall
One Center Street
Newark, NJ

Photo Courtesy Of: NJPAC

Monday, January 15, 2018


Rep. John Lewis On The View

The View honors Martin Luther King Jr. with Rep. John Lewis, Common, and Charlottesville's first black female mayor.

Singer-songwriter Jordin Sparks joins as guest co-host.

Rep. John Lewis talks skipping Trump's inauguration, Charlottesville, experience in civil rights movement.

On Charlottesville: "What happened there made me very sad — I cried. I don't wanna go back. I wanna go forward. I want to continue to be part of an effort to make America one."
"We all live in the same house! The American house, the world house. And we must learn to live together as brothers and sisters, as Dr. King would put it, or we will perish as fools."

 Lewis explains why he skipped inauguration: "I never felt that his election was legitimate."

Lewis says he disagreed with King's daughter's comment that MLK would have met with Trump: "I knew her father very, very well. Meeting him, working with him, and getting to know him — I think he would have taken the same position that I did."

Lewis says that Trump wouldn't have been elected had King been alive: "Dr. King would have been able to lead us to a different place and our country would have been different and the world community would have been different."

On his experience protesting: "We studied, we prepared ourselves," Lewis said. "So [if] someone spit on you, poured hot water, hot coffee, hot chocolate, call you everything but a child of God, just keep your cool and you hold your head high, you stand with dignity or you kneel with dignity and pride."

"You cannot become angry — you cannot become bitter or hostile," Lewis said. "Dr. King told us never to hate. Hate is too heavy a burden to bear."