112’s Q. Parker Along With Dietrick Haddon & More Release New Single ‘Made For’ Under eOne – Available Now!

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I love me some 112, but Q. Parker is branching out from the trademark R&B of his group…

Featuring the voices of Deitrick Haddon, Avery Wilson, & Eric Dawkins, Q. Parker has just released his new single “Made For,” from his forthcoming album, “The Bridge Project.”  The track features melodic tunes that supports the album’s overall theme of unity. Available on all digital platforms, Q‘s new single is distributed by eOne Nashville. “The Bridge Project” is a musical and visual body of work that has a goal of unity, cultural advancement and bridging the gap in genres of mainstream and gospel.

Listen To “Made For” Here.

For more information on Q Parker follow him on all his social media channels using the handles: @QParker112 – @TheRealQParker – @officialbridgeproject

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Gospel Trailblazer Rev. Luther Barnes Releases New Single ‘Look To The Hills’ Ahead of New CD to Come in Spring!

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The Grammy nominated Reverend Luther Barnes has been a stalwart presence on the gospel scene for over two decades, scoring hit records as a solo artist, with quartet and choir’s, as well as alongside such artists as Shirley Caesar, Kirk Franklin, John P. Kee, The Mighty Clouds of Joy and numerous others.

Raised in the church from a young age, Rev. Barnes‘ call to music ministry came early and he embarked on a hit-making career as lead singer, producer, songwriter and director of the “quartet” gospel group Luther Barnes & The Sunset Jubilaires. He also founded The Red Budd Gospel Choir which also scored a string of hits, including the Stellar Award-nominated “Somehow Someway.”

In 2016 Barnes released his first project with Shanachie Entertainment in conjunction with SRT Entertainment, “The Favor Of God.” The well received album was his first in a decade and featured his then brand new choir, the Restoration Worship Center Choir, and a stunning set of new compositions including the single “God’s Grace” which hit Top 5 on the Billboard Gospel chart.

Luther Barnes was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina in 1954, the son of the late Bishop F. C. Barnes and the late Willie Mae Barnes, who instilled in him a desire to trust and obey God’s word. His father, Bishop F.C. Barnes, wrote and scored a hit with the gospel standard “Rough Side Of The Mountain.” On graduating from high school he became the lead singer of the successful gospel quartet The Sunset Jubiliares, who went on to score a string of gospel hits. Luther’s style was notable for its refinement and dignity; he did not employ the flamboyant style of many other gospel vocalists. He pursued and attained a degree in Music Education from St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, North Carolina and in 1985 formed the Red Budd Gospel Choir, who broke through with such hits as “I’m Still Holding On,” (which features a lead vocal from his cousin Deborah Barnes), “So Satisfied,” “Spirit Fall Down,” Fall Fresh,” “That Other Shore,” “Somehow Someway” and “No Matter How High I Get” (written by Bobby Womack).

In 2006 he accepted a call into the preaching ministry, following the leadership of his father. But he continued his music ministry, which took him all over the country, garnering a multitude of awards and honors including a Vision Award, Stellar Award, and a GWMA Excellence Award. He also received a Grammy nomination and a Gospel Heritage Award. Having produced over twenty-eight CDs, he found time to perform or record with such gospel greats as Shirley Caesar, Kirk Franklin, The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, John P. Kee, and The Mighty Clouds Of Joy. He established the Restoration Worship Center in Rocky Mount, North Carolina in 2014 and serves as its Senior Pastor.

Even though Rev. Barnes is steeped in the gospel tradition and in many ways is continuing that tradition, he sees himself as an innovator. As he told journalist Bill Carpenter in Carpenter’s Uncloudy Days: The Gospel Music Encyclopedia: “At an early age, I would always listen to the difference between the sound of gospel music and the sound of popular music. The Temptations and all those artists sounded so much better. I said, ‘Goodness, why can’t gospel music come up and be just as right musically as the other forms of music? I thank God for people such as Kirk Franklin and James Cleveland who have helped us get our act together and upgrade our music.”

Always, modest, the Rev. Barnes did not mention himself as one of those who is elevating gospel music. But, as his new single “Look To The Hills” shows, he definitely is! He is also delivering hope and inspiration that is so needed right now.

Click HERE to listen to “Look To The Hills.”

“Look To The Hills” Is available On All Digital Platforms Now  & Is Currently Top 30 On The Billboard Gospel National Airplay Chart!
Anticipated New CD Out Spring 2020
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Focus Features & Regal Are Offering FREE SCREENINGS of ‘Harriet’ to Honor Black History Month!

 

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In celebration of Black History Month, Focus Features and Regal have partnered to offer free screenings of Harriet in 50 theatres around the United States on Tuesday, February 4, and Tuesday, February 11. The film depicts the life of one of history’s most courageous African American heroes, Harriet Tubman, bringing her story to the big screen for the very first time. For her work as the titular role of Harriet, Cynthia Erivo has been nominated for two Academy Awards®, for Best Actress and Best Original Song for “Stand Up,” which she co-wrote with Joshuah Brian Campbell.

Below is the official trailer of the movie:

Moviegoers can get free tickets through Gofobo here.

Erivo leads an incredible supporting cast of Tony Award® winner Leslie Odom Jr. (Murder on the Orient Express, Broadway’s Hamilton), Joe Alwyn (Mary Queen of ScotsThe Favourite), Janelle Monáe (Hidden FiguresMoonlight) Vodie Curtis Hall (“For the People,” Romeo & Juliet), and Vanessa Bell Calloway (Coming to America, Saints and Sinners). Kasi Lemmons (Eve’s Bayou, Black Nativity,) directs and co-writes the script with producer Gregory Allen Howard (Remember the TitansAli). Harriet is also produced by Debra Martin Chase (The Princess DiariesThe Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) and Daniela Taplin Lundberg (The Kids Are All RightBeasts of No Nation).

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Haunted by memories of those she left behind, Harriet (Erivo) ventures back into dangerous territory on a mission to lead others to freedom. With allies like abolitionist William Still (Odom Jr.) and the entrepreneurial Marie Buchanon (Monáe), Harriet risks capture and death to guide hundreds to safety as one of the most prominent conductors of the Underground Railroad. Witness the story of a woman who defied impossible odds to change the course of her life and the fate of the nation.

Free screenings will be offered at these theatre locations:

Regal New Roc 4DX, IMAX & RPX – New York

Regal Galleria Mall – New York

Regal Edwards Long Beach & IMAX – Los Angeles

Regal Edwards Aliso Viejo & IMAX – Los Angeles

Regal Cantera & RPX – Chicago

Regal UA Riverview Plaza IMAX & RPX – Philadelphia

Regal Hacienda Crossings ScreenX, IMAX & RPX – San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose

Regal Fox Run & RPX – Boston (Manchester)

Regal Majestic &IMAX – Washington, DC (Hagerstown)

Regal Potomac Yard – Washington, DC (Hagerstown)

Regal Arbor Place & IMAX – Atlanta

Regal Edwards Greenway Grand Palace ScreenX & RPX – Houston

Regal Auburn-Washington – Seattle-Tacoma

Regal Park Place & RPX – Tampa-St. Pete (Sarasota)

Regal Oakwood – Miami-Ft. Lauderdale

Regal UA Denver Pavilions 4DX & RPX – Denver

Regal Richmond Town Square – Cleveland-Akron (Canton)

Regal Waterford Lakes 4DX & IMAX – Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne

Regal Stockton City Center & IMAX – Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto

Regal Movies On TV – Portland, OR

Regal Brier Creek – Raleigh-Durham (Fayetteville)

Regal Stonecrest At Piper Glen 4DX, IMAX & RPX – Charlotte

Regal UA Snowden Square – Baltimore

Regal Rancho Del Rey – San Diego

Regal Hollywood ScreenX & RPX – Nashville

Regal Live Oak & RPX – San Antonio

Regal Hollywood & RPX – Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville-

Regal Royal Palm Beach & RPX – West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce

Regal Aliante & IMAX – Las Vegas

Regal Manor – Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York

Regal Macarthur Center & RPX – Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News

Regal Warren Moore 4DX & IMAX – Oklahoma City

Regal UA Cottonwood – Albuquerque-Santa Fe

Regal Greensboro Grande & RPX – Greensboro-High Point-W.Salem

Regal Arbor @ Great Hills – Austin

Regal River City Marketplace – Jacksonville

Regal Transit Center & IMAX – Buffalo

Regal Edwards Fresno 4DX & IMAX – Fresno-Visalia

Regal McCain Mall & RPX – Little Rock-Pine Bluff

Regal Commonwealth & IMAX – Richmond-Petersburg

Regal Colonie Center & RPX – Albany-Schenectady-Troy

Regal Pinnacle ScreenX, 4DX, IMAX & RPX – Knoxville

Regal Belltower & ScreenX – Ft. Myers-Naples

Regal River Ridge – Roanoke-Lynchburg

Regal Warren East – Wichita-Hutchinson

Regal Sandhill IMAX & RPX – Columbia, SC

Regal Swamp Fox – Myrtle Beach-Florence

Regal Augusta Exchange & IMAX – Augusta-Aiken

Regal Salisbury & RPX – Salisbury

Regal Stonefield & IMAX – Charlottesville

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