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Over the weekend, the who’s who of gospel music came out for the 11th annual “Celebration of Gospel” hosted by Steve Harvey.  A host of gospel greats such as Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary, Kim Burrell, Smokie Norful and the incomparable Dr. Bobby Jones were in attendance.

Head exec Stephen Hill kept  everyone abreast via twitterworld on the upcoming event and shared some of the night’s highlights:

  1. Mary mary! Kelly Price! Howard Hewitt! Ranc Allen! Chaka Khan! Israel Houghton! #celebrationofgospel was inspiring! Airs Jan. 30 on BET
  2. #celebrationofgospel is completed. I gave the wrong date before. It airs Jan. 30!! Whitney Houston! Kim Burrell. Kirk Franklin. So many!!
  3. Aaaaan there’s whitney houston. Singing with Kim Burrell. Oh. Oh yeah. Team COG ain’t NOTHIN’ to mess with! #celebrationofgospel
  4. Taping tonight in LA!!! Yes, big surprises!! :)  9:03 PM Dec 11th

This year’s theme is “Keeping The Faith”  and also features  all-star tributes to gospel greats Walter Hawkins and Albertina Walker.

Additional guest appearances during the event were by singers Faith Evans, El Debarge, VaShawn Mitchell and James Fortune & FIYA.

Mark your calendars for January 30, 2011 to check out this exciting gala on the BET network.

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