KDAQ Repairs:

Mahalia Jackson

9:00pm

Mon February 3, 2014
Gospel Greats

Gospel Greats - Part 1

Thomas Dorsey, the Father of Gospel Music

Airs Monday, February 3 at 9 p.m. 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.  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.  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). Hosted by jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut. 

Part 2 airs Tuesday, February 4 at 9 p.m.  Part 3 airs Wednesday, February 5 at 9 p.m.

10:01am

Fri July 6, 2012
10:01 Spotlight

10:01 Spotlight - Mahalia

Mahalia Jackson

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 "Mahalia" by Tom Stolz. The show will be presented tonight, Friday July 6 in Shreveport's Riverview Theatre at 7:00 p.m.   Read More Here.