It’s Out Now! Read our Second Edition of The SMG Report

It’s Out Now! Read our Second Edition of The SMG Report

We survived snowmageddon. It was a regular winter storm but what we didn’t know is how unprepared our electricity grid was for it. Lights were out and to make matters worse, plumbing was affected and caused flooding to homes and businesses across the state of Texas. I wasn’t able to return to a full day of work until Wednesday of this week and I felt every piece of the delay. SoulProsper Radio couldn’t update shows, I couldn’t record the SMG Report which was supposed to be in video format and we were unsure if our power would remain on.

Once we were at a consistent point of power, I got to work. Because of our week, I was in no mood to record so I did what came natural. I started writing and after hours of editing, a lost edit (it completely disappeared) and a few hours of sleep, I’m pleased to present this edition of The SMG Report. Do I hope you like it? I just hope you read it! I’ve compiled many stories and included them in this edition exclusively. These stories would normally be on our website, but I’m putting them in this edition as I try out a new format and formula for what we do at SMG. Thanks for reading and as always, send your feedback to us at: news@soulprospermedia.com. I can’t wait to hear from you! —‘Fred

This month’s edition of The SMG Report features a cover story of ShaVonne Banks-Davis and features a portion of the interview exclusive with Bishop J. Drew Sheard. We would hate to keep you waiting, so dive in to this month’s edition and be sure to send your feedback to us at: news@soulprospermedia.com.

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Join The Legendary Clark Sisters’ for a Virtual Concert

Join The Legendary Clark Sisters’ for a Virtual Concert

Tickets are now available for The Clark Sisters Live Virtual Experience presented by Karew Entertainment. The concert will air Sunday, August 30th at 7pm EST on Facebook Live. This is the first ever virtual concert for the 3x Grammy Award-winning group, and felt it is important to bring joy  to their fanbase. With a global pandemic and civil unrest impacting millions in ways unimaginable, this virtual concert experience is a positive reminder of God’s love in the mist of chaos. 

With surprise guest appearances, exclusive rehearsal footage and virtual meet and greet options, enjoy a night with The Clark Sisters.  

Ticket Prices
General Admission: $12.99
VIP Admission: $19.99

To purchase virtual tickets, visit TheClarkSistersVirtualExperience.com

“The Clark Sisters Live Virtual Experience” concert memorabilia is now available for pre-order on karewapparel.com.  The concert will air Sunday, August 30th at 7pm EST on Facebook Live. This is the first ever virtual concert for the 3x Grammy Award-winning group, and supporters will be able to cherish this historic moment forever with the new apparel.
 

Apparel choices:

  1. Baseball cap (white or black) with caption “The Clark Sisters Live Virtual Experience” – $30.00
  2. T-Shirt (white or black) with The Clark Sisters’ greatest hits written on them – $30.00

To pre-order merchandise, visit KarewApparel.com
 

ICONIC CHOIR DIRECTOR RICKY DILLARD RELEASES  ‘CHOIRMASTER: THE CHICAGO HOUSE REMIXES’ EP TODAY

ICONIC CHOIR DIRECTOR RICKY DILLARD RELEASES ‘CHOIRMASTER: THE CHICAGO HOUSE REMIXES’ EP TODAY

Multiple GRAMMY®-nominated iconic choir director Ricky Dillard celebrates the opulent history of Chicago house music, and his own musical influences, with Choirmaster: The Chicago House Music Remixes, available digitally today. 

“For 30 years now, I’ve made music for Sunday morning, directing my award-winning choir, New G., but I started my career as a recording artist in the classic Chicago house music scene, where we made feel-good music for dance clubs, not the church. My choir music has always had house elements in it, but now I’ve flipped it to put the choir into some house music the way we used to do it!” 

Ricky Dillard

Creatively curated and produced by 3-time GRAMMY®-winning producer Max Stark (Kirk Franklin, Tori Kelly), the new EP includes dance-friendly remixes of hit songs from Ricky’s critically acclaimed album, Choirmaster. In celebration of Dillard’s three-decade career, the remix song titles pay homage to some of the streets, neighborhoods and venues that have been a part of Ricky’s musical journey. 

Choirmaster: The Chicago House Remixes Track List 
1.     More Abundantly Medley (Wentworth Ave Mix
2.     Release (South Shore Drive Mix)  
3.     I Won’t Go Back (Warehouse Mix
4.     Glad To Be In The Service (Mason Court Mix
5.     More Abundantly Medley (Chicago Heights Mix

 A true pioneer, Dillard’s influence can be seen across genres and generations, inspiring the sounds of acts like Kirk Franklin and Kanye West. He has shared the stage with the likes of Patti LaBelle, Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Debbie Allen, Bonnie Raitt, and P. Diddy.

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Brian Courtney Wilson wants to know, ‘what happens after the holler?’ and covers classic soul classic.

Brian Courtney Wilson wants to know, ‘what happens after the holler?’ and covers classic soul classic.

I think it’s a great question and who better to cover the coveted classic than one of the smoothest singers in professional music, Brian Courtney Wilson. Wilson’s cover of “Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)”was initially released as part of Motown Gospel ‘s 2019 tribute, “Hitsville: A Gospel Celebration.”

Wilson has just re-released his version of Marvin Gaye’s classic and the timing couldn’t be better. This song strongly underscores the current issues we’re facing as a nation and we don’t think there’s a better voice to bring it home. We pray that the holler will be heard and will be healing. 

Together, we can be a part of the change this nation so badly needs to see & there will be a new dawn #aftertheholler. Join us in this movement on social media & share what you’re doing to contribute to change by using #aftertheholler & tagging @BrianCourtneyWilson!

Motown Gospel Adds Jonathan Traylor

Motown Gospel Adds Jonathan Traylor

We are so excited to announce the official joining of Jonathan Traylor to the Motown Gospel family! Jonathan is a remarkably gifted singer, songwriter, dancer and live performer… if you’re unfamiliar with his ministry, take a look on socials or anywhere you listen to music to get a better feel. We couldn’t be more excited for the newest member of our family and can’t wait to see what’s next!

Listen to Jonathan’s major label release of, Stones and Giants right now!

Jonathan Traylor “Stones & Giants” Album Re-Release

Go to Jonathan Traylor “Stones & Giants” Album Re-Release.

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