Mahalia Jackson en Gospel Greats - Part 1 <p><strong>Airs Monday, February 3 at 9 p.m.</strong> Today's Modern Gospel has evolved into a distinct art-form as musical legends incorporated the popular music of their day (i.e. blues, soul, jazz and hip-hop) into Gospel performances, making the message accessible to each new generation. &nbsp;In some cases, Gospel hits lived for months at the top of Pop Charts and Gospel Charts simultaneously. Gospel Greats shares the stories and music of some of the artists who have had the greatest impact on the evolution of the art-form. &nbsp;The span of the show is broad, covering composers (like Thomas Dorsey, the Father of Gospel Music), soloists (like Mahalia Jackson), quintets and quartets (like The Caravans, The Clark Sisters and The Williams Brothers) and those who have orchestrated great choirs to blend in new urban sounds (like James Cleveland, Edwin Hawkins, Andre Crouch and Kirk Franklin).&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hosted by jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Part 2 airs Tuesday, February 4 at 9 p.m. &nbsp;Part 3 airs Wednesday, February 5 at 9 p.m.</span></p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 03:00:00 +0000 39494 at Gospel Greats - Part 1 10:01 Spotlight - Mahalia <p>Bill Beckett talks with Vincent Williams, Director of Mahalia and Artistic Director of Extensions of Excellence Performing Arts Inc., about tonight performance of the dramatic Gospel Musical &quot;Mahalia&quot; by Tom Stolz. The show will be presented tonight, Friday July 6 in Shreveport&#39;s Riverview Theatre at 7:00 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="" target="_blank">Read More Here</a>.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 15:01:00 +0000 Bill Beckett & Vincent Williams 13551 at 10:01 Spotlight - Mahalia