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Fantasia cancels Color Purple Performances

Fantasia, Oprah Winfrey

Singer Fantasia is taking some flack from critics for canceling her performances at this weekend’s Los Angeles run of “The Color Purple”. We have yet to hear from Fantasia’s camp about the recent cancellations. However, Fantasia, who recently appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, publicly acknowledged her regret for missing performances last year and discussed how it affected those who had bought tickets to see her.

Reports are surfacing that her boyfriend, Antwaun Cook, whom is currently married, flew into town the same night she called in sick to spend Valentine’s Day with her. We hope and pray that all is well with Fantasia.

Yolanda Adams Performs at the White House

Gospel Artist and radio host Yolanda Adams performed at the White House this past week. Check out her stellar performance at the White House Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement!

YouTube Favorite: Kirk Franklin Salute To The Godfather Rev. Timothy Wright

Every time I watch this video it brings tears to my eyes. Rev. Timothy Wright was an awesome man. My heart goes out to the Grace Tabernacle Christian Center in Crown Heights ministry.

Marvin Sapp new single sets Billboard record!

Marvin Sapp

Marvin Sapp’s latest single “The Best In Me” has just set a new Billboard record this week by jumping from #78 to #14 on the Hot R&B/Hot Songs Chart. This one week jump is the largest jump in position by a gospel track since the chart began using Nielsen SoundScan data 18 years ago. This is also the largest jump in four years among all genres. Way to go Marvin Sapp!!! You are a GospelMagnet favorite! If you haven’t heard it..Check out our previous post to listen!

Mahalia! A Gospel Musical on stage in Alexandria, Virginia

2005 Helen Hayes Award winner Actress Bernadine Mitchell takes center stage in her portrayal of gospel artist Mahalia Jackson in Mahalia! A Gospel Musical. This brilliant musical tribute, features the original cast, Bernadine Mitchell, S. Renee Clark and William Hubbard who received a Helen Hayes nomination for his performance as well.  For more information on Tom Stolz’s Mahalia! A Gospel Musical please visit

Ticket prices are from $45-$50. Order tickets online at or call:  1-800-494-TIXS (1-800-494-8497).

MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal Street, Alexandria, VA
Thursday, January 21 through Sunday, March 14, 2010, 8:00pm

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