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Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound™ 2011 kicks off in cities nationwide.

featuring The “I Am” Factor, Spiritual & the title track YRM (your righteous mind) with Dorinda Clark Cole

THE GREATEST CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL MUSIC IN AMERICA STARTS HERE

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Join Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound for a night of praise, worship and glory. We will be touring coast to coast, so don’t miss your chance to join the celebration. Support local, regional and national choirs as they reach even higher to praise HIS name. Dallas, TX Thur., September 15th American Airlines Center

Washington, DC Wed., September 21st Verizon Center

Chicago, IL Tue., September 27th United Center

Atlanta, GA Sat., September 17th Philips Arena

Detroit, MI Sat., September 24th Joe Louis Arena

Los Angeles, CA Sat., October 1st STAPLES Center

Charlotte, NC Mon., September 19th Time Warner Cable Arena®

St. Louis, MO Mon., September 26th Scottrade Center

Oakland, CA Tue., October 4th Oracle Arena

National Finale: Los Angeles, CA Fri., October 28th STAPLES Center

HowSweetTheSound.com | 1.800.230.0053 NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. All event and performance images are property of Verizon Wireless. Verizon Wireless is the sponsor of the Verizon Wireless How Sweet the Sound Choir Contest. How Sweet the Sound™ is a trademark of Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos Inc., D/B/A Erwin-Penland. All rights reserved. © 2011 Verizon Wireless.


Courtesy of Rick Diamond/WireImages.

THE GREATEST CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL MUSIC IN AMERICA STARTS HERE Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound™ 2011 kicks off in cities nationwide. Join Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound for a night of praise, worship and glory. We will be touring coast to coast, so don’t miss your chance to join the celebration. Support local, regional and national choirs as they reach even higher to praise HIS name.

Courtesy of Michael Loccisano/WireImages.

Courtesy of Rick Diamond/WireImages.

Dallas, TX Thur., September 15th American Airlines Center

Washington, DC Wed., September 21st Verizon Center

Chicago, IL Tue., September 27th United Center

Atlanta, GA Sat., September 17th Philips Arena

Detroit, MI Sat., September 24th Joe Louis Arena

Los Angeles, CA Sat., October 1st STAPLES Center

Charlotte, NC Mon., September 19th Time Warner Cable Arena®

St. Louis, MO Mon., September 26th Scottrade Center

Oakland, CA Tue., October 4th Oracle Arena

National Finale: Los Angeles, CA Fri., October 28th STAPLES Center

HowSweetTheSound.com | 1.800.230.0053 Courtesy of Rick Diamond/WireImages.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. All event and performance images are property of Verizon Wireless. Verizon Wireless is the sponsor of the Verizon Wireless How Sweet the Sound Choir Contest. How Sweet the Sound™ is a trademark of Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos Inc., D/B/A Erwin-Penland. All rights reserved. © 2011 Verizon Wireless.

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Greetings: It is a pleasure to welcome the attendees to the 44th Annual Gospel Music Workshop of America National Convention held at the Tampa Convention Center on August 13-19, 2011. It is an honor to have been chosen to host this important conference once again and we hope you enjoy your time in Tampa. While you are here, I encourage you to experience our great city. A visit to our ever-growing downtown area, or the exciting Channelside and historic Ybor entertainment districts, will provide you with plenty to see and do. Whether it be relaxing at outdoor cafes, walking along the Riverwalk or taking a stroll along Bayshore Boulevard, it will be evident how much we have put into ensuring a safe and pleasurable environment for all. We encourage you to enjoy many of our attractions, including the Florida Aquarium, Busch Gardens and the Lowry Park Zoo. Of particular note are the new Tampa Bay History Center, Tampa Museum of Art, Glazer Children’s Museum, and Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. These are state-of-the-art facilities honoring our community’s history and heritage – must sees for both visitors and residents. Once again, welcome to our city and best wishes to each of you for a successful and memorable conference. We hope you have an enjoyable stay and return soon. Sincerely,

Bob Buckhorn

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“GMWA Serves”- Tampa

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Bishop Albert L. Jamison, Sr, Chair

The Board of Directors congratulates the tremendous success of our 3rd Annual “GMWA Serves 2011” Dedicated to the Legacies of

Rev. James Cleveland, King of Gospel

Founder and President of GMWA

Albertina Walker, Queen of Gospel

Founder of the Caravans

Team “GMWA Serves” Atty. Ron L. Magnus, Chair Bishop Sam Williams, VChair Carlton Brown, Tampa Rev. Moses Brown, Tampa Erma Brown, Tampa Zina Jordan, Webmaster Dr. Kevin Bond, Board Christine Brown, Youth

Donna Grady-Creer, GAG Steven Roberts, Board Dr. Joan Hillsman, Board Veta Wilson-Smith, PG Elder Sam Bennett, Youth Evang. Edwina Hairston Venus Burgess, PG Yvonne Howerton

Rev. Henzy Green, GAG Gloria Pendleton, Tampa Tonya Ginyard, GAG Sherri Johnson, GAG Elder Tim Thompson Walter Scrutchings, Men Min. B. Chase Williams Deacon Rundi Beasley

Special Thanks to our “GMWA Serves” Partners

James Cleveland Chorus GMWA Men’s Chorus GMWA Youth Choir Algeron Wright “Street Preacher” Min. B. Chase Williams Casio Jones Birmington Mass Kenneth Butler

Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Tampa City Councilman Frank Reddick Pastors on Patrol Tampa Feed the Children Ministries Family Enrichment Center Central Tampa Assisted Living Caregivers Helping Hand Metro Ministries Tampa Convention and Visitors Bureau

New Mt. Zion Baptist Church Without Walls Intl. Church MC Strachan Youth Summit Action Health & Wellness Rehabilitation & Healthcare Road Ready Tours Big John Barbeque Jojo Prada

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ENTERTAINMENT GALORE & INFERNO MUSIC GROUP

Welcome 2011 Gospel Music Workshop of America National Annual Convention And Congratulate The Tampa Bay Chapter, 44th Convention Host

GɄʑɚ Cʝʧingtʝn

Mʖnisɀʑɠ Eɍ Brʝʨn

Tȱe Goʣȼɰɗ DʋytʝnʋiȾes

Deaɮbɼɸɢ Rʑʧʖvɪl

Wɵlɗ Cʝʧingtʝn ProʏuȪʑɠ

Phones: 305-761-2914 & 321-217-4493 Websites: entertainmentgalore.net & egirecords.com Emails: entgalore@aol.com & infernomusicgroup@ymail.com 17


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GOSPEL MUSIC WORKSHOP OF AMERICA, INC 44th ANNUAL CONVENTION PROGRAM AUGUST 13 – 19, 20 "REMEMBERING THE VISIONARY-EMBRACING THE VISION"

8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. DEAN’S OFFICE TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER Room 30 B 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. FACULTY OFFICE TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER Room 30 B 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 A.M. MUSIC KIT ASSEMBLY TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER Room 39 8:00 A.M. SECURITY OFFICE TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER East Hall Show Office 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. ACADEMIC LIBRARY TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER Rooms 20 & 21 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. QUARTET DIVISION OFFICE/REGISTRATION WESTIN HARBOUR ISLAND HOTEL Ybor & Chapin Room 8:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. EXHIBITS MOVE-IN 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. PRESS OFFICE 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD’S OFFICE 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. HOUSING OFFICE 9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. EXECUTIVE OFFICE 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. CHAIRMAN OF THE GOSPEL ANNOUNCERS’ GUILD OFFICE 11:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. GOSPEL ANNOUNCERS’ GUILD VICE CHAIRMAN’S OFFICE

TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER Edward M. Smith Memorial Hall West Exhibit Hall TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER Room 3 TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER Room 1 TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER Room 1 TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER Room 30 A TAMPA MARRIOTT HOTEL Greco Board Room TAMPA MARRIOTT HOTEL Bayshore Board Room

12:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. GOSPEL ANNOUNCERS’ GUILD TAMPA MARRIOTT HOTEL ADMINISTRATIVE/ON –SITE Room 1 REGISTRATION OFFICE 11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. GMWA SERVES MEETING TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER Room 35 12:00 P.M.- 6:00 P.M. CONVENTION PRE- REGISTRATION TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER (Also Academic & Mass Choir) Registration Level 12:00 P.M.- 6:00 P.M. CONVENTION ON-SITE REGISTRATION TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER (Also Academic & Mass Choir) Registration Level 12:00 Noon BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING TAMPA MARRIOTT HOTEL Room 4

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Dr. Steven Roberts & The National James Cleveland Chorus

Guest Speaker Rev. Lawrence London

The Atlanta Chapter James Cleveland Chorus

�������������������� Sunday, August 14 - 8 AM 44th Annual GMWA Convention - Tampa Convention Center - Tampa, Florida

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Welcome GMWA Delegates !

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The Men of Promise Of the

Gospel Music Workshop of America, Inc. PRESENTS THE

BIENNIAL NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST Special music by The GMWA Women of Worship

Special Guest Speaker Bishop Brian Moore, Charleston, SC

Sermonic Soloist Bro. Ron Barrett Chicago, Ill

Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 7:30 AM Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina 700 S. Florida Ave. Tampa, Florida 33602 Theme: “Lord Send Me; I. Will Work Courageously” Deuteronomy 34:9 and Joshua 1:1-18

Walter E. L. Scrutchings, Sr., Men’s Division Chairman Rev. Issac Whittmon, Board Member and Co-Chair Bishop Richard White, Board Member and Co-Chair Wendell C. Woods, General Secretary Dr. Wm A. Barks-Dale, Financial Secretary Damian Price, Breakfast Coordinator Bishop Albert L. Jamison, Chair of the Board of Directors

The 2011 Men of Promise Honorees: For Service and Dedication Sis. Zina Jordan, Rev. Dr. Melvin Wade, Min. Prince Yelder, Bro. Leo “Bubba” Taylor, Bro. Kirk Walker, Dr. Charles Reese, Dr. Dello Thedford, Rev. Dr. Floyd Miles, Mr. Mark Smith Ms. Debra Perry, Min. Craig Hayes, Ron Mangus, Esq...., Dr. Rodena Preston-Williams, Al “The Bishop” Hobbs, Bishop James Lindsey Craig, Eld. Charles Davis, Levoyce Huggins Ticket Price: $30.00 - Table of 10 - $300 (Preferred Seating) Pre-sale tickets can be purchased by mailing certified funds

(Cashier’s Check or Money Order) Deadline for Pre-sale tickets - August 8, 2011 Funds payable to GMWA Houston Chapter Mail to Dr. William A. Barks-Dale 2500 Old Farm Road, Villa 1524 - Houston, TX 77063 35


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Congratulations to the Gospel Music Workshop of America on your 44th anniversary of charting the course of gospel music across the nations! To God be the glory!

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The National James Cleveland Chorus Presents

���������������������������������������������������� Monday, August 15 - 12 Midnight - Convention Center Ballroom A unique tribute to a unique man Come remember, celebrate and sing the music of Rev. James Cleveland in an intimate midnight setting

Featuring

Edna Tatum

Bishop Andre Woods Rodena Preston

James Bignon

Henry Jackson

The National James Cleveland Chorus

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Root Issue 8 B  

Root Magazine Issue 8 August/September 2011

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