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Wed - February 18, 2015 1:40 pm     A+ | a-

The six day multi-disciplinary program will provide Theatre, Music and Dance workshops and lectures in the performing arts. This program series is open to students seeking to develop their talent in the performing arts but all are encouraged to register and attend.For more information please contact: Columbia University

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Tue - February 3, 2015 12:06 pm     A+ | a-
GospeLive Productions Salutes: Ms. Ella Fitzgerald " The First Lady of Song"
GospeLive Productions Salutes: Ms. Ella Fitzgerald " The First Lady of Song"

Black History Month: GospeLive Celebrates "The First Lady of Song" Ms. Ella Fitzgerald


GospeLive salutes this great lady of song, her style was incomparable, and she has set a template for jazz artist worldwide. Ella Fitzgerald was one of the greatest singers who ever lived. She sang the popular songs of her time, she sang Jazz and Pop and Rock-and-Roll and Blues and Gospel and songs just for kids.


On April 25, 1917, jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald is born in Newport News, Virginia.She was called "The First Lady of Song," an honor whose meaning is captured in a compliment paid to her by the great composer Ira Gershwin: "I never knew how good our songs were until I heard Ella Fitzgerald sing them." Quite apart from the quality of her voice, there was a warmth and intelligence behind it that gave even melancholy songs a plausible tilt toward optimism. Billie Holliday or Frank Sinatra might fully inhabit the dark side of a torch song, but Fitzgerald, in the words of the critic Frank Rich, "could turn any song into an oxygen rush of bouncing melody that reached the listener's ears as pure, untroubled joy—the eternally young sound of a young country."
Ella's own life as a young woman, though, was far from untroubled. Her mother, Temperance "Tempie" Fitzgerald, migrated north to Yonkers, New York, shortly after Ella was born, and Ella spent her childhood there aspiring to be a dancer and traveling frequently into nearby Harlem, where she would one day get her big break. But Ella very nearly fell through the cracks. Tempie Fitzgerald died in 1932, leaving her 15-year-old daughter orphaned, broke and vulnerable at a very dangerous time in American history--the very low point of the Great Depression. Ella was taken in at first by an aunt in Harlem, but she soon dropped out of school and ran into trouble with the law while working as a lookout in a bordello and courier for a local numbers-runner. She was placed in the Riverdale Colored Orphan Asylum but soon ran away from that facility, which earned her a trip upstate to a tough reformatory near Albany called the New York State Training School for Girls.
Ella Fitzgerald never spoke publicly about this period in her life, and she certainly never betrayed any hint of it in her performances. It lends an incredible backdrop, however, to the oft-repeated story of the Apollo Theater Amateur Night performance in 1934 that put her on a path toward stardom. Still technically a ward of the State of New York, Ella was officially paroled in 1935 to Chick Webb's orchestra, the group she would make her name with over the next seven years.
Born on this day in 1917, Ella Fitzgerald passed away in 1996 at the age of 79 in Beverly Hills, California.




Painting courtesy of: Sharon Maguire the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation Education Consultant and Foundation Artist


Sun - February 1, 2015 8:58 am     A+ | a-
GospeLive Productions Salute & Celebrates the Black Church During Black History Month
GospeLive Productions Salute & Celebrates the Black Church During Black History Month
GospeLive Productions Salutes & Celebrates the Black Church During Black History Month During Black History Month February is a time set aside to honor African-Americans, who have made contributions in the United States and around the world. During Black History Month, there is a greater awareness of the achievements and successes of African-American individuals and organizations. Not forgotten among these successes should be the great contributions black churches have made to African Americans, our nation, and the world. Before there were African-American mayors, governors, or even an African-American President, black churches received leadership from African-American Sunday School teachers, deacons, and pastors. These church leaders, along with others, were seen as community leaders, who helped mentor, educate, and counsel many in the black community. Moreover, the black church was not only a place of worship, but served the community as a center for gathering support and encouraging one another through fellowship. The Civil Rights Movement gained significant strength because of the participation of black churches. They became meeting centers for the organization and strategic planning of the effort for equal rights. Regular church members, church lay leaders, and pastors took a position at the forefront of the work to change a racial and ethnically segregated America. Black churches should be celebrated for their part in influencing a nation to respect and value ethic and racial rights. Black churches also influenced today's American art and music cultures. Musical genres, such as gospel, rhythm and blues, jazz, and even urban can trace their musical roots to black spiritual music. The traditions of music as well as drama in the black church are credited as catalysts for a great number of African-American actors, musicians, and singers. Along with music, the rich oral tradition of storytelling and distinctive African language patterns have been kept and maintained among many African-American churches. Today, black churches are positioned to continue their contribution to American culture at a wider and deeper level. With the growing number of immigrant families moving into traditional black communities and increased mixed marriages between different ethnicities, black churches have lunged into serving a diverse urban congregation. Their makeup extends beyond African-Americans and exemplifies the same melting-pot pattern of our country. Black churches continue to be a place where the community gathers to help and support one another, without regard to their ethnic background. Moreover, a great number of African-Americans are going beyond their community and are actively involved as missionaries around the world. Every year the number of African-American missionaries increases. They spread the gospel to people in other nations as well as share their African-American cultural experiences. Black History Month cannot be celebrated without noting the great contributions of black churches. No matter what the cause, event, or activity may be – civil rights, the arts, or evangelism – God has used the experiences of the black church to influence America. The leaders and staff at LifeWay continue to support and pray for what God is doing in black churches and that He will continue to move in mighty ways to impact the world for His Kingdom. Special thanks to Elgia Wells for such a great article GospeLive Productions Elgia Wells
Mon - January 19, 2015 11:07 pm     A+ | a-

When I think about Martin Luther King, rarely, if at all do I think of him in a jazz context. However, several years ago, when word of MLK's opening remarks at the 1964 Berlin Jazz Festival began to circulate, MLK and Jazz became top of mind for  jazz "apprecianados" everywhere. was truly amazing; speech.Thanks to some painstaking research by saxophonist David Demsey and drummer Bruce Jackson,  under the auspices of William Patterson University, the true origin and nature of King's speech has been revealed. Read the full transcript of his 1964 Berlin Jazz Festival Address below.

God has wrought many things out of oppression. He has endowed his creatures with the capacity to create—and from this capacity has flowed the sweet songs of sorrow and joy that have allowed man to cope with his environment and many different situations.Jazz speaks for life. The Blues tell the story of life's difficulties, and if you think for a moment, you will realize that they take the hardest realities of life and put them into music, only to come out with some new hope or sense of triumph.

This is triumphant music.

Modern jazz has continued in this tradition, singing the songs of a more complicated urban existence. When life itself offers no order and meaning, the musician creates an order and meaning from the sounds of the earth which flow through his instrument.It is no wonder that so much of the search for identity among American Negroes was championed by Jazz musicians. Long before the modern essayists and scholars wrote of racial identity as a problem for a multiracial world, musicians were returning to their roots to affirm that which was stirring within their souls.

Much of the power of our Freedom Movement in the United States has come from this music. It has strengthened us with its sweet rhythms when courage began to fail. It has calmed us with its rich harmonies when spirits were down.

And now, Jazz is exported to the world. For in the particular struggle of the Negro in America there is something akin to the universal struggle of modern man. Everybody has the Blues. Everybody longs for meaning. Everybody needs to love and be loved. Everybody needs to clap hands and be happy. Everybody longs for faith.  In music, especially this broad category called Jazz, there is a stepping stone towards all of these.

Dr. Martin Lurther King Jr.


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Thu - November 27, 2014 1:24 pm     A+ | a-
Available Now for The HOLIDAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Available Now for The HOLIDAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GospeLive Productions Presents:" The Style Of Christmas".....Celebrating Christmas In New York.

GospeLive Productions has taken Christmas music to a whole new level with their holiday CD. "The Style of Christmas" featuring "The Harlem GospeLive Revue" as they celebrate ” Christmas in New York”. 
"The Harlem GospeLive Revue" along with Shows Producer & Director Maurice perform  a warm-hearted collection of songs that put the holiday spirit in everyone's soul. The album features new arrangements that are both inventive and engaging from the hard-hitting bass and percussion of “Joy to the World” and "Reason for the Season“ to R&B flavored "It's Christmas Time Again”.  The Revue's playful and emotional delivery of “The Angels Sang” , Peace and old favorites like "Baby It's Cold Outside" and " It's The Wonderful Time of the Year" will make you fall in love with Christmas music all over again. “The Style of Christmas" CD is a must-have for your holiday music collection.

Producer and Director Maurice Lynch stated, "Christmas music is an integral and important part of the whole holiday season. Celebrating Christmas in New York is simply magical and a once in a lifetime experience. The music and sounds of Christmas music come alive in all styles and genres from all over the city.  I wanted to provide a taste of the city with "The Style Of Christmas" presenting songs appealing to every musical taste. From religious carols like “O Holy Night” and “A Child Is Born” that bring the reason for the season front and center to presenting fun songs that totally get the party started with holiday cheer".

For more information on this show and album release of “The Style Of Christmas”, and more on The Wonderful World of GospeLive this season, please visit, This great CD is available at 

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Sat - July 12, 2014 7:58 pm     A+ | a-
" The Style of Gospel" featuring "The Harlem GospeLive Revue"
" The Style of Gospel" featuring "The Harlem GospeLive Revue"
Music from GospeLive Productions  Available Now at Sears.“The Harlem GospeLive Revue’s” monumental debut album “The Style of Gospel” is now available at Sears and its distributors. This is a classic album that can’t be missed. Go to Sears and get your copy today! This great distribution collaboration will allow all of America to purchase products from GospeLive Productions & Entertainment. 
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Sun - June 22, 2014 7:16 pm     A+ | a-
African-American Music Appreciation Month is a celebration for African American Music every year in the month of June in the United States. It was originally started as Black Music Month by President Jimmy Carter, who on June 7, 1979, decreed that June would be the month of black music. Since then, presidents have announced to Americans to celebrate Black Music Month. For each year of his term, President Barack Obama has announced the observance under a new title, African-American Music Appreciation Month.
Aretha Franklin, a household name the world over, has racked up more awards and accolades than virtually any woman in music history—from the much-coveted Presidential Medal of Freedom to being named one of Time magazine’s most important people of the 20th century. 
It would be difficult to overstate the importance of Aretha Franklin in the history of American popular music. The definitive soul singer of the 1960s, Franklin stands beside Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Frank Sinatra as one of the few perfect pop voices this country has ever produced. Franklin has often been described as the greatest singer and musician due to her "vocal flexibility, interpretive intelligence, skillful piano-playing, her ear, her experience." Franklin’s instantly recognizable artistic signature—a flawless mezzo-soprano dynamo of blues phrasing, gospel melisma, and pop precision, punctuated by unpredictable two-octave leaps and a deeply sensual, earthy growl—shines like a supernova in a galaxy of mere stars.
Her hit records–'Respect,' 'Think,' 'Chain Of Fools,' 'Daydreaming,' 'A Natural Woman'–– are timeless classics; her 18 GRAMMY Awards, Awards and is one of the best-selling female artists of all time, having sold over 75 million records worldwide with a multitude of gold and platinum albums and singles, and her induction as the first female artist into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
As a teenager, Franklin toured the gospel circuit with her father, the Reverend C.L. Franklin (a nationally known gospel star and pastor of Detroit’s New Bethel Baptist Church), earning the admiration of gospel legends Mahalia Jackson, the Reverend James Cleveland, and Sam Cooke. In 1960, Aretha graduated to New York City, where she was signed to Columbia Records
In 1966, the triumvirate of Atlantic Records vice president/producer Jerry Wexler presented the world with Aretha Franklin’s virtual blueprints of soul music. By 1968, she was being hailed as “The Queen of Soul” and the personification of the nation’s newfound black pride movement. Martin Luther King presented an award to her, and she graced the cover of Time magazine. By the time the ’60s came to an end, Franklin was a living legend.
By the ’70s, Franklin’s music grew and she managed 10 more #1 R&B hits, including “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Spanish Harlem,” “Day Dreaming,” and “Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do).” The albums Young, Gifted And Black and the gospel extravaganza Amazing Grace (recorded live with her father and the Reverend James Cleveland) found Franklin coming to terms with her own legacy and discovering a fresh direction.
In the ’80s, she was unexpectedly embraced by a new generation through her featured role in The Blues Brothers movie, and on the R&B charts with three more #1s: “Jump To It,” “Get It Right,” and “Freeway Of Love.” She even scored her second Pop #1 with “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me),” a duet with George Michael.
Honored as the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, Franklin continues to record gospel, soul, and classical music today.
In a recent interview The Queen of Soul stated concerning her career and Presidential Medal of Freedom. “It is ever fabulous. I mean, fabulous. I’ve been so blessed. I’m most thankful for how good God has been to me. When you receive something like the Presidential Medal of Freedom, wow. After God’s grace, I’m so grateful for good friends, loyal fans and the love of the music. I treasure real people and I know the ones who have hung in there with me and I am truly thankful stated Franklin.
During African American Music Month let’s salute The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and her legendary voice that has been declared one of Americas National Treasures.

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Mon - June 2, 2014 12:39 am     A+ | a-
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts Presents: INVINCIBLE: A GLORIOUS TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL JACKSON
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts Presents: INVINCIBLE: A GLORIOUS TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL JACKSON
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts Presents: INVINCIBLE: A GLORIOUS TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL JACKSON on Saturday, June 21st, 2014 at 8pm.
Harlem GospeLive Fans Please Join us at Lehman Performing Arts Center for " Invincible: A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson" Harlem GospeLive will be performing in this show and slamming all background vocals. 
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is thrilled to present the spectacular, multi-media live performance honoring MICHAEL JACKSON, the greatest entertainer of all time - INVINCIBLE: A GLORIOUS TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL JACKSON on Saturday, June 21st, 2014 at 8pm. Back by popular demand for this exclusive New York City engagement, INVINCIBLE will feature songs from the newly released chart-topping album Xscape including the hit single “Love Never Felt So Good,” “Loving You,” “Blue Gangster” and “Slave To The Rhythm” the song that made headlines worldwide after a Michael Jackson hologram performance of it rocked the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. 

INVINCIBLE stars the very talented artists: IVAN KELLEY (Young Michael), JEFFREY PEREZ (Live Concert Michael) and PETE CARTER(Dancing Michael) who bring back the spirit and essence of seeing Michael Jackson alive again on stage as the show follows his amazing performing career from his boyhood days with his brothers in the Jackson 5 to the heights of his solo act. While masterfully performing the unique dancing that Michael was so famous for, they will perform such hits as “Billie Jean,” “Beat It,” “Thriller,” “Smooth Criminal” and “Earth Song”. This # 1 Michael Jackson Tribute show in the world is entertainment for all ages and will also feature guest performances by the fabulous Harlem GospeLive singers, the American Beat-boxer Kenny Muhammad The Human Orchestra, a Litefeet dance performance by NYC’s own W.A.F.F.L.E. as well as breathtaking visuals and a live band with master percussionists and singers. Created, Produced and Directed by Bessie Award winner Darrin Ross with choreography by Brandon Albright, Pete Carter, Lavon Patterson and Victor Lewis Jr. and musical direction by Doron Lev.

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is on the campus of Lehman College/CUNY at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468. Tickets for INVINCIBLE: A GLORIOUS TRIBUTE TO THE MICHAEL JACKSON on Saturday, June 21st, 2014 at 8pm are $45, $40, and $25 |Children 12 and under: $10 for any seat, and can be purchased by calling the Lehman Center box office at 718-960-8833 (Monday through Friday, 10am–5pm, and beginning at 12 noon on the day of the concert), or through online access Lehman Center is accessible by #4 or D train to Bedford Park Blvd. and is off the Saw Mill River Parkway and the Major Deegan Expressway. Low-cost on-site parking available for $5.

Pete Carter (Dancing Michael) has been thrilling audiences as Michael Jackson since he was a child. At age eight, he would dance in front of his idol on the TV screen, as his mother sewed replica costumes. Since then, Carter has professionally impersonated the King of Pop for audiences all across the country. In June 2003, he had the honor to sit down with the King himself, who complimented Carter on his costumes and thanked him. Later that year, he was invited to Neverland Ranch on two separate occasions and met the entire Jackson family. Since then Carter has worked with Madame Tussauds, Guinness and Sony BMG on behalf of Jackson. In April 2009, Carter spent what would be his final moments with Jackson, who autographed his back in black Sharpie. It was permanently tattooed on later that night. Two years ago, Carter attended Jackson’s memorial service at the Staples Center.

Jeffrey Perez (Live Concert Michael) fell in love with Michael Jackson as a small child, mimicking his idol’s dance moves and learning to sing all of his songs. As an adult, he is the number one moonwalking Michael Jackson tribute performer in the world. With his striking resemblance and MJ styled voice that will give you the chills, Perez portrays Michael Jackson like no one else can.

Ivan Kelley (Young Michael) was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1998 and moved as a baby to Atlanta, Georgia. Ivan is a young pop and R&B sensation who is often compared to Michael Jackson and his natural born talent as a musician was apparent at a very early age. By the time he was in middle school, not only was he singing and dancing, he had also learned how to play the drums, piano and guitar. He made his national television debut on the Ellen DeGeneres Show at age eleven where he showed the world his chops as he belted out the Jackson 5 hit “Who’s Loving You”. The following year, Ivan appeared in the Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton movie Joyful Noise singing “That’s the Way God Planned It” and also released his debut album and single Scream (2012). In his role as the young Michael, Ivan will be singing several Jackson 5 favorites like “ABC” and “I’ll Be There”, perfectly capturing the emotion and raw, pure talent Michael displayed.

Maurice Lynch & Harlem GospeLive, ( Live Performance & Background Vocals) Enjoy the incredible vocals of Harlem GospeLive, started by producer and singer Maurice Lynch combining the concept of Gospel with cabaret and jazz, “ The Harlem GospeLive Revue” originally premiered at the Blue Note, one of New york City’s most renowned jazz venues. Receiving overwhelming reviews, The Harlem GospeLive Revue was an instant hit. Its style and popularity has grown and has set GospeLive Productions and its incredible artist apart. Maurice Lynch. This New York based Revue has been presented in some of the world’s most well-known performing arts venues.
Lehman Center is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council. The 2013-2014 season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, JPMorgan Chase, and through corporations, foundations and private donations.

Sat - May 31, 2014 1:18 am     A+ | a-
 Music In The Heights
Music In The Heights
“Summer Sundays in the Heights” is a great opportunity for New Yorkers to join the residents of Washington Heights to enjoy a car-free space in this New York landmarked neighborhood while enjoying community entertainment..
Sections of Historic Edward Morgan Place and 157th St. that surround Ilka Payan Park will be closed off to traffic. There will be a staging area where people can sit and enjoy the Hudson River breeze while enjoying the festivities.
Celebrate the Arts,Culture and Music of "The Heights" in this Historic District. This event is to focus on bringing cultural diversity and musical entertainment through CLOTH Community League Of The Heights and Broadway United Businesses. Please come out and support.Your presence will make it one of the most successful events ever!
Please join Maurice Lynch and the staff of GospeLive Productions and Entertainment. Where festivities will include a LIVE Musical Show 
 As part of an on-going efforts to broaden the diversity of young talent merging into the Arts and Entertainment .GospeLive Productions and Entertainment strives to support, encourage and partnership with  organizations that provide a platform to educate new talent within the entertainment industry. “There is a dire need to introduce young people to the arts so that they may develop their creative talent within the entertainment industry. GospeLive Productions is pleased to join forces with the local Harlem and Washington Heights communities, who have made it a priority to encourage individuals from various ethnicities and backgrounds to introduce their ideas and voices to dance, music and creative production in the performing arts.
See you Sunday
Maurice Lynch 
Date:June 22,2014 Place:Edward M.Morgan Pl bet 156th&157th Sts in NYC ( to 157th St.Time:1:00–5:00pm;free.
Tue - May 6, 2014 9:29 pm     A+ | a-

RENAISSANCE BRUNCH PRESENTS: Harlem GospeLive! Featuring Maurice Lynch and Dawn Tallman from GospeLive Productions in NYC.
The Renaissance Gospel Brunch Sunday May 25, 2014 in Harlem,New York will be featuring Maurice Lynch and Dawn Tallman performing the music of Harlem GospeLive and Traditional Gospel numbers enjoy and exciting set of songs of uplift, including their new duo-single release of all-time gospel favorite “Oh Happy Day!”
Veteran performer Maurice Lynch is known for his stage presence, versatility and unique vocal style. He’s the Musical Director of “The Harlem GospeLive Revue” that premiered at The Blue Note in New York in 2006. Receiving overwhelming reviews, the show was an instant hit. Music industry icon Dawn Tallman will also be showcased at Harlem GospeLive. She has had several Billboard Hits in House Music and mainstream Gospel. Dawn’s unique style and vocal power of their duo will delight and renew your spirit.
Chef Kennth Collins(formerly of Ida Mae’s and Gospel Uptown in Harlem) presents and all-you-can-eat buffet stations featuring delectable Omlets & Waffles, Market to table inspired Salad Station, and Lunch Entrees.
Music sets at 12 pm & 2pm. 29.99 includes Entertainment, All-You-Can-Eat Buffet, Coffee/Tea/Soft Drink(tax Gratuity not included)

For more information on this single release of “OH HAPPY DAY”, and more on The Wonderful World of GospeLive this season, please visit, " Oh Happy Day" is available through CD Baby, Itunes, Amazon and other online retailers.
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