FONTANA, CA- Bethel AME Church in Fontana will be presenting a Resurrection Play Production entitled “The Boy Who Believed”. This play is about a young orphan boy who wanted to be a part of a real family. The boy who believed was taught and BELIEVED in the Prophecy of Jesus by an old Inn Keeper. The play gives you a sense of awareness of how Jesus suffered from His death to His Resurrection, and what it was like to be a disciple. The play is FREE of charge and everyone is welcome to attend. The show will begin at 6 p.m. Bethel AME Church is located at 16262 Baseline Avenue in Fontana (92336). For more information call (909) 350-9401.
LOS ANGELES, CA- Gospel recording artist Jessica Reedy will perform live at the Kirk Franklin Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues Los Angeles, 8430 Sunset Blvd in West Hollywood (90069), on Sunday, April 20 at 1 p.m. As part of a year-long 20th anniversary celebration, Reedy was selected by Grammy-Award winning star Kirk Franklin as one of the featured artists to join him in a showcase of gospel and contemporary music spectacular. Best known for her success as the runner-up on Season 2 of the BET hit show “Sunday Best,” Reedy’s debut album “From the Heart” reached the top of the Billboard Chart at number one. Reedy is preparing for the release of her second album “Transparent” under her own label Purity Records. Her unique sound is positioning her current single “Better” to become number one on the radio.
A true gospel phenomenon, Reedy has also appeared on The BET Awards, BET’s Celebration of Gospel, CBS’s Christmas Special, The Stellar Awards, Bobby Jones Gospel, BET’s 106 and Park, Sheryl Lee Ralph’s “Divas Simply Singing,” TCT Network, and The Word Network, singing along side of Mary Mary, Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurken, Fred Hammond, Yolanda Adams, James Fortune and many other gospel legends.
NEW ORLEANS, LA- The annual ESSENCE Festival, now among the largest consumer live events in the country serving a community of 543,000, is excited to announce the all-star night-by-night line-up of performers for its 20th anniversary celebration in New Orleans, LA from Thursday, July 3 to Sunday, July 6. The A-list nighttime concerts will take place across five stages in the Superdome throughout the weekend, on the Festival’s legendary Mainstage and within the intimate Superlounges.
This year, ESSENCE plans to kick off the festivities on its Mainstage with an electrifying performance by renowned musician and international superstar PRINCE along with special guest performers (Friday, July 4th); followed by celebrated artists MARY J. BLIGE, JILL SCOTT, THE ROOTS Presents Hip Hop, LEDISI and TANK (Saturday, July 5th); and will close the celebration with a special performance by music icon LIONEL RICHIE, who will share the stage with powerhouse performer CHARLIE WILSON, and fan favorites ERYKAH BADU and TAMAR BRAXTON (Sunday, July 6th). NEPHEW TOMMY from The Steve Harvey Morning Show will return as the Mainstage host.
Festival attendees are guaranteed an unforgettable 4-day weekend experience as ESSENCE celebrates such an important milestone. For additional information and to get tickets, visit www.essence.com/festival.