Editorial I have been blessed to have a wonderful life. I grew up on a farm and worked in the fields so I appreciate having clean nails, working in air conditioning and being able to eat out. Being surrounded by a loving family and church family and having a support group of professionals to connect to are priceless. This Summer we are embarking on the Hometown Hero Tour to 30 cities looking for people who are helping the homeless or less fortunate in their community. They will be featured in TCP Magazine as well as being honored at the 55th Anniversary of WIDU Radio in Fayetteville at the Mary Mary, Tamela Mann and Tim Rogers concert (see the back cover for more information). I would love for you to join us at this event or join us when we stop in a city near you. Visit my personal Facebook page or TCP Magazine page to get updates on the Tour. The TCP Team made its first visit to the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem. This was a wonderful experience and I trust you will enjoy the story and pictures. Hundreds of pictures are on TCP Magazine and 421 Studios Facebook pages. The 4th African American Cultural Festival will be held Labor Day Weekend in downtown Raleigh. We are proud to continue offering our support of this event which is becoming one of the premier outdoor festivals in the United States. We hope you enjoy this edition of TCP Magazine featuring Dr. William Barber and the Moral Monday movement. Being among 10,000 marchers on the final day of this event in Raleigh was epic. I was impressed by the diverse crowd. Read it through the eyes of our new friend Alex Kotch. A very special young man, Hiawatha Clemons is an overcomer. Labeled emotionally disturbed as a kid is a situation that is all too common. See how his story ends in triumph. Ms. Millie keeps us updated with Memories & Dreams in gospel music and we keep you abreast of the latest events. Mark your calendar for the 10th Anniversary of TCP Magazine January 31-February 1, 2014. If you have been inside the covers of this magnificent publication, I expect to see you at this grand celebration. To get in the Fall Edition of TCP, give us a call before the September 15 deadline. Let us be your mouthpiece. Peggy Tatum, Publisher (919) 796-4724 email@example.com
Contributors: Alex Kotch, The Brooklyn Rail Dr. Francene Hash Ms. Millie, We CARE Gospel Elisabeth Hulette, The Virginian-Pilot Denver Wright, WIZPRO Imagineering John Riddick, 421 Studios Chris Hinton Photography
Contents 5 – Editorial 6 – Moral Monday Movement Marches On 9 – Be Who You Want To Be 10 – Wedding Nuptials 11 – Voices…..Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing 13 – Artist Profile: Maurice Lauchner of Madea Fame 15 – National Black Theatre Festival 20 – The Legendary Swan Silvertones Volume 03, Issue 4 The Connection Place, Inc. 181-104 Wind Chime Court Raleigh, NC 27615 www.tcpmagazine.com firstname.lastname@example.org 919-796-4724
Moral Monday Movement Marches On by Alex Kotch
July 29 marked the 13th Moral Monday protest at the North Carolina General Assembly. Launched by the North Carolina chapter of the N.A.A.C.P, the Forward Together Movement has united progressives, liberals, moderates, even registered Republicans into a large, diverse coalition in opposition to possibly the nation’s most regressive, ultra-conservative state legislative session this year.
The 2012 election resulted in a Republican supermajority in the North Carolina state legislature paired with a G.O.P governor for the first time in over a century. Teachers, clergy, doctors, professors, seniors, students, women’s health experts, labor leaders, disabled citizens, and various elected officials have been arrested while participating in civil disobedience, demanding a meeting with the governor and leaders of the House and Senate. In front of the doors to the legislature, they have sung, chanted, and spoke about why they were protesting. Over 930 people have been led from the General Assembly in plastic handcuffs during weekly demonstrations since late April. The conservative majority has passed a tax plan that shifts the burden to lowincome and middle class residents while lowering taxes for the rich and big corporations; repealed the Racial Justice Act, which allowed death row inmates to appeal their sentences based on racial discrimination in their conviction; denied the federal expansion of Medicaid; cut state unemployment benefits and rejected federal emergency unemployment compensation, the only state to do so; rolled back environmental regulations; and passed major education cuts. Governor Pat McCrory recently infuriated residents when he broke a campaign promise by signing highly restrictive anti-abortion legislation, which was tacked on to a motorcycle safety bill. He also angered many by supporting a law that allows concealed weapons in bars and schools (the Colbert Report had fun with that one). The General Assembly has passed what many call the harshest voter suppression laws in the country in the wake of the Supreme Court’s recent gutting of the Voting Rights Act. The governor pledged to sign that measure while admitting he had not read the entire bill. This regressive legislation came while conservatives dismissed the growing protests. Gov. McCrory and state G.O.P chairman, Claude Pope, called protestors “outsiders,” evoking the segregationist rhetoric used against civil rights activists in the 1950s and ‘60s. Senator Thom Goolsby, chief sponsor of the Racial Justice Act repeal, called protestors “morons” and “aged former hippies.” (concluded next page) Page 6
Moral Monday Movement Marches On (concluded) At Monday’s rally, police estimated a crowd of 4,000 to 5,000, while organizers guessed that it was about double that size. Regardless, everyone said it was the largest yet. Educators were out in full force, wearing “red for public ed.” Teachers are furious with the education cuts contained within the recently signed budget, which offers no salary raises, ends teacher tenure, ends bonuses for teachers with advanced degrees, expands class sizes, lowers equipment budgets, and takes $20 million from education funds to finance private school vouchers. In contrast, large tax breaks went to wealthy individuals and large corporations, and the governor gave his own cabinet substantial raises. One tattered cardboard sign read, “Can’t afford poster board (I’m a teacher).” For the first time, no one was arrested, as the House and Senate had wrapped up their sessions last week, and the General Assembly building was closed. After a rally at Halifax Mall, protestors marched to the State Capitol to demand a meeting with Gov. McCrory. Earlier on Monday, a group of voting rights advocates, led by 92-year-old civil rights veteran Rosa Nell Eaton, brought a blown-up copy of the elections bill to the Capitol, hoping the governor might read the whole thing this time. Connecting these voting restrictions and other laws to policies pushed by segregationists, Rev. Dr. William Barber II, state N.A.A.C.P. President and leader of the Forward Together Movement, said, “Governor McCrory has a chance to either be seen as a governor who believes in all the people, or to go down in history on the side of the losers like George Wallace and Lester Maddox.” Meanwhile, abortion rights advocates held a 12 hour vigil outside the governor’s mansion on Monday, and another the next day. Gov. McCrory refused to meet with protestors but baffled them by appearing Tuesday afternoon with a plate of cookies. Not pleased, protestors returned them with a note saying, “Will take women’s health over cookies!” Next week will be the first event staged outside Raleigh, with Asheville hosting “Mountain Moral Monday.” With news Wednesday that the state had suspended the license of Asheville’s Femcare abortion clinic, there is sure to be a big turnout; the Facebook event already had over 1,700 R.S.V.Ps by Thursday morning. Demonstrations will happen each month outside of Raleigh, and simultaneous rallies will occur in each of the state’s 13 congressional districts on August 28, the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The Moral Monday campaign will consist of more than just weekly protests. The N.A.A.C.P. plans to take many new laws to court and stage massive voter registration and education drives this year and next. As Rev. Dr. Barber often says, “It is a movement, not a moment.” Page 7
Be Who You Want To Be About a decade after Hiawatha Clemons III graduated from Brandon Middle School, he stepped back through its doors where he use to get into fights. This is where he was labeled “emotionally disturbed.” The day he returned as a volunteer, you’d never know it. Smartly dressed and soft spoken, he quickly turned an eye toward students who were going down the wrong path. He knew what to tell them.”The average special education student is not supposed to amount to anything, according to the system,” he said. “They’re human beings, too. Not just numbers. I want to instill that in every kid I come across.” Clemons has since graduated from Tidewater Community College and is enrolled at Old Dominion University working towards a bachelor’s in human services and special education. With a 3.9 GPA, he is scheduled to graduate in the summer of 2014.At 28 years old, he’s a former Marine, an Iraq war veteran, and now an honor student. He just returned from a dream study trip abroad to Tuscany, Italy, where he was schooled at a counseling institute. His ultimate goal is to become a school counselor, to help children be all they can be. Clemons’ troubles began in second and third grade and got worse in middle school. Hot-tempered, he earned a reputation for fighting and stealing. Eventually, he was labeled a special education student. He hated the stigma. High school was a bit better. Clemons wrestled and played football for Tallwood High School. After graduating in 2002, he joined the Marine Corps. His father had served with the corps in Vietnam; his grandfather in Korea. It was a humbling experience for Clemons. On his 21st birthday - Valentine’s Day, 2005 - he deployed to Iraq. Once, he waited while a crew defused a mortar that landed nearby. Other times, he helped pack up the belongings of fellow soldiers who had been injured or killed. He went to the memorial services of people killed, people he saw one minute and the next minute they were gone. He left the Marines in 2006 and returned to Virginia Beach. He got involved with an organization called “The Mission Continues” that help returning veterans get on their feet where he landed a fellowship at his old middle school. Soon he was there 35, 40 hours a week. In many of the students, he said, he saw himself. “I’d take them out in the hallway and say, ‘You can let what I say go in one ear and out the other, but remember you were warned with compassion,’” he said. “Some of the students I’ve gotten through to. Others, I haven’t.” Clemons says he was lucky - a series of people have pushed him to do better. There was Donna Gill, and other teachers at Brandon; the people at his church; the Freemasons (a group he’s been with for nearly seven years); his mentor in TCC’s Office of Veterans Affairs and his father (who Clemons calls his hero who died of a stroke in 2004). All helped Clemons grow from an angry teen into a college graduate. It’s a story he hopes will help other children find their way. “I know how it feels to have a chance to go from being counted out, to counted on,” he said. Clemons is featured in a new book release, “Stand Up! 75 Young Activists Who Rock the World” by John Schlimm available on Amazon and is also featured in a commercial for Tidewater Community College promoting “Be Who You Want To Be”.
Pastor Frank M. Henderson and Apostle Freida Cates Wed The wedding bells rang out in lovely elegance on Saturday, July 20, 2013 as Apostle Freida Cates and Pastor Frank M. Henderson exchanged vows at Faith Assembly Christian Center in Durham, North Carolina. Reverend Mary D. McKenzie, Sr. Pastor, officiated the ceremony before a packed audience of their supportive family members, Church family and friends. The medley of purple, black and platinum colors filled the sanctuary as a wonderful cadre of music from several gospel recording artists revealed through song the essence of their love story. The festive reception was held at the Carolina Events and Cultural Center in Raleigh, sending the couple off to a well-deserved honeymoon at an undisclosed location. Congratulations to the newlyweds! Gregory Etheridge and Cynthia Jones
together until the end of NEVER.
Congratulations to Kingdom Records recording artist Cynthia Jones, Queen of Neo Soul Gospel, who shared nuptials with Gregory Etheridge on Carnival Cruise Lines Victory during a 5 day cruise to the Grand Turks and Caicos, Half Moon Cay, and Nassau Bahamas. Surrounded by love ones and fans, Cynthia said they are so much alike, she often refers to herself as Gregory’s mini me. She is also thankful to have someone in her life that is so supportive of her career in every way. “God has favored me.” Gregory, a Financial Services Professional met Cynthia while in North Carolina conducting business, fell in love, got married and vowed to stay
TCP Magazine knows fans of Cynthia Jones have been asking when will she release her next project. Well the wait will soon be over. We were privy to get a taste of her new single “Joy” from her new highly anticipated CD, of which I can’t reveal the title just yet, but we must say, it is another very nice masterpiece from Lady Soul that does it only the way she can.
Book Release “Voices: Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing” by Evelyn Wicker captures the origin of a Black diploma school of nursing in the early-twentieth-century segregated South. It offers a composite picture of the school as it developed and produced outstanding nurses—nurses who have reached unparalleled heights in all areas across the health care spectrum from local to international. This book describes the challenges of the school, the joys and struggles of the students and offers a snap shot of the lives of some of the graduates through their stories. The challenges faced by these Black women in nursing school and in their careers as registered nurses can be a source of strength and encouragement for young men and women contemplating careers that offer opportunity, satisfaction and service to mankind.
Softcover $25 | Hardcover $35 | $3.50 postage/shipping fee. Orders in the local area (within 25 mile radius) can be delivered. Address: 6109 Sunset Lake Road, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526. Phone 919-552 2791. Orders can be made via phone or e-mail at email@example.com.
The Inaugural “Treasure Her Legacy of Elegance™” Friday, May 3 Events
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. “Treasure Her™” Registration OPENS 3:00 - 9:00 p.m. Event Registrants will check in to receive credentials for the 3-day event. The Registration Station is a point of information for everything pertaining to the Celebration at the Sheraton. Smiling faces will greet you and ensure that your stay is an ELEGANT experience. We look forward to your arrival! “Treasure Her Boutique™” VENDORS OPEN 3:00 - 11:00 p.m. An array of wonderful shopping opportunities awaits our Registrants for the Celebration that will appeal to your taste for ELEGANCE! “Her Pearls of Ivory Elegance Reception™” 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. Our Beautiful Women, “Her Pearls™” will grace the affair dressed in elegant chic Ivory Attire with draped pearls for an elegant Kickoff Reception of acquaintance, reunion and celebration of incredible sisterhood. WONDERFUL ENTERTAINMENT & EXCITING FUN ACTIVITIES ARE PLANNED FOR THE EVENING! “Her Small Pearls & Girly Elegance Party™” 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. Our Beautiful Girls, “Her Small Pearls™” ages 7 – 17 will bring their spirit of youthful beauty, eagerness and willingness to meet new acquaintances, celebrate each other in fun and experience new tools for “Graceful Girly Elegance™” that will prepare them with readiness for the evolving successful chapters of their lives. An incredibly talented and qualified staff awaits with a deliberate agenda to educate, empower and embrace these participants!
Maurice Lauchner Maurice Lauchner, a native New Yorker, received salvation as a teenager in Brooklyn and has since served faithfully in various capacities of ministry. He accepted the call of the Lord to preach the gospel in 1999 and began his first pastoral work in April 2005. In 2010 the Lord led Maurice and his family to Raleigh, NC, where the faithful hand of God has moved mightily over his life. Maurice has one of the most soulful and distinctive voices in Christian music today. His broad vocal range and acting abilities have touched audiences throughout the U.S. and abroad. He completed his first CD “Hymns & Songs from the Heart” which is available online, and is currently working on a second musical project. Maurice has been involved in a myriad of productions and recordings. He has toured as a featured performer with Tyler Perry’s, “A Madea’s Christmas”, “Aunt Bam’s Place”, “Madea Gets a Job”, and “The Haves & the Have Nots”, all currently available on DVD. His additional stage credits include roles in “If This Hat Could Talk”, “Your Arms Too Short To Box With God”, and “The Wiz”. Maurice is still recognized for his recurring role on “The Cosby Show” and other television appearances. He has been privileged to perform and record with many greats in the music industry.
Maurice loves family, and is happily married to wife Alicia, and the proud father of three children, Todd, Maurice Isaiah, and Faith. In his life, God comes first, and Maurice accredits every gift and ability to Him alone. For bookings contact Steadfast Entertainment at 919 791-5884.
TCP Magazine at the National Black Theatre Festival 2013 Artistic Design, Creative Arts, Pomp and Circumstance, Comedy, Music of all Genres, Entertainers Homecoming, An International Celebration and Reunion of Spirit were only a few of the words used to describe the National Black Theatre Festival that was held in Winston Salem, NC July 29th through August 3rd. The festival was founded in 1989 by the late Larry Leon Hamlin and is produced by the North Carolina Black Repertory Company. The Larry Leon Hamlin Solo Performance Series are historical biographies of known and unknown African Americans. Some of the historical characters that have been featured are Rosa Parks, Paul Robeson, Zora Neal Hurston, Josephine Baker, Emmett Till, Jim Beckwourth and Lena Baker. It was Hamlin’s vision that plays continue to live beyond the Festival. These solo performances are specifically designed and directed toward higher learning institutions with the immediate intention of hiring these shows for schools, special events, fraternity and sorority organizations, and cultural celebrations throughout the year and especially during Black History Month. The NBTF is headed by the widow of Larry Leon Hamlin, Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin, as well as by H. Geraldine Patton and Mabel P. Robinson. Mrs. Sprinkle-Hamlin is also the Executive Producer and Chairperson of the North Carolina Black Repertory Company Board of Directors. The NBTF is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources and a host of corporate and private lovers of the arts. The 2013 Co-Chairs were Tonya Pinkins and Dorian Wilson. Tonya is best known for her role as Livia Frye on “All My Children” and Heather Dalton on “As the World Turns”. Dorian is best known as Professor Oglevee on “The Parkers” which solidified him as a mainstay in American television, and earned him the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Over 140 performances by 35 of the best Black theatre companies from the United States, Canada, South America and the Caribbean were featured. Stars such as Lamman Rucker, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Ted Lange, Kim Coles, Hal Williams, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Tommy Ford, James Reynolds, Debbi Morgan, Antonio Fargas, Pauletta Washington, Roscoe Orman, S. Epatha Merkerson, Norm Lewis, and Rain Pryor to name a few. And more than 60,000 attendees from all over the country enjoyed it all. Marvtastic! Clapping, dancing, laughing, and chatter could be heard at every play, spoken word show, storytelling, stand-up comedy show, concert, and/or at the International Vendors Market. There were parties and dancing in all the downtown hotels and happy people filled the sidewalks whether walking or sitting at a sidewalk table having a delicious meal at the restaurants. City buses were packed with arts fans taking them from venue to venue; auditoriums at colleges, churches, theaters, and schools. TCP Magazine was there to witness every moment of the weeklong festivities. The TCP Magazine Media Team consisted of professional photographers extraordinaire, John Riddick of 421 Studios and Doris Perrin of Partners in Excellence, LLC, Dr. Francene Hash, author, trainer, and conference speaker from Pathways for Life, LLC and Tai Miles of Tai Miles Productions, LLC. The team captured hundreds of pivotal moments in the history of the National Black Theatre Festival event (see www.facebook.com/tcpmagazine for a full view). Although the TCP Magazine Media Team had the opportunity to interview and converse with many of the stars, one in particular was Je T’aime, actress, dancer, plus model, emcee/host, voice overs, spoken word and star in the Web Series, “Broken”. www.BrokenTheWebSeries.com. When asked the universal question that is asked to every successful person -How did you get into this business? Tell me where it began with you? “To sum it all up, it was my trust in God. Even when “LIFE” was happening and things weren’t so great; I knew that God would see me through.”Je T’aime has only missed two NBTF’s, but is looking forward to the next one which will be held August 3-8, 2015 and TCP Magazine will be there. written by Dr. Francene Hash
National Black Theatre Festival 2013
National Black Theatre Festival 2013
“Memories and Dreams” with Ms. Millee The We CARE Gospel Affair presents, “Memories and Dreams” with Ms. Millee, The Woman of Gospel. “Memories take us back and dreams move us forward”. You can’t know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been and that’s the gospel truth.
At the very foundation of Gospel Music lies the brick and mortar, the Black Gospel Quartet. Blood sweat and tears are precious few of the many sacrifices made by men and women called and divinely anointed to travel and sing gospel music. Riding in close quarters up and down the highway, surviving on beans in a can, camping out in Pastors’ and church members’ homes are a far cry from the luxuries that many great gospel artists currently enjoy. Of the Golden Era Quartets still singing today, most say they would not trade their precious experiences for the lives todays’ gospel artists adore. Among those groups still singing, shouting, celebrating their longevity and the wonderful favor of God are The Swan Silvertones… Allow these memories to take us back… The Swan Silvertones, one of the greatest Gospel groups of all time along with the Dixie Hummingbirds and the Soul Stirrers, made their home in Pittsburgh from the late 1940s through the 1960s. The Swans are one of the most influential and revered vocal groups. Perhaps their greatest hit was “Oh Mary Don’t You Weep,” released in 1959 -- an incredible listening experience. In this song Claude Jeter utters, “I’ll be a bridge over deep water, if you trust in my name” which inspired Paul Simon to compose the timeless smash, “Bridge Over Troubled Water” years later. The Swan Silvertones had a great effect on many rock and country artists. Their uptempo jubilee shout style gospel music, rich harmonies, and lead falsetto heavily influenced Doo Wop and R&B singers. Claude Jeter, the lead singer and founder of the Swan Silvertones is credited for influencing the singing styles of Sam Cooke, Al Green, Smokey Robinson, Curtis Mayfield, Eddie Kendricks and The Drifters founder Clyde McPhatter. Jeter pioneered falsetto singing in African American music and is credited as “the father of falsetto”. As with most groups, The Swans join the list of humble beginnings. A coal miner in West Virginia by the name of Claudis Augustis Jeter, born on Oct. 26, 1914, at Hope Hill in Montgomery, Alabama formed the a cappella group in 1938 as the “Four Harmony Kings”. After moving to Knoxville, and acquiring their own 5 day radio show on the Knoxville station WBIR in 1942, they changed their name to the “Silvertone Singers”, to avoid confusion with another group named the “Four Kings of Harmony”. They added the name Swan shortly thereafter, since Swan Bakeries sponsored their show. It was one of the first black gospel shows on American radio. It reached the 150 mile area around Knoxville and could be heard throughout the South reaching the Carolinas and Florida. The Swan Silvertones WBIR show ran for five years through 1946 making the Silvertones one of the most respected and popular Gospel Groups in the South. This wide exposure through radio brought them a contract with King Records from 1946 to 1951, recording 21 projects.
“Memories and Dreams” (concluded) They signed and recorded with Vee-Jay Records from 1956 through 1964. In 1952, influenced by jazz-vocal groups like the Four Freshmen and the Hi-Los, Paul Owens smoothed out the sound and made it more contemporary, even progressive. A sound that worked exceptionally well for the Swans! It was in 1956 that “The Swans” began adding instruments to their pure a capella sound. A brilliant guitarist Linwood Hargrove added much to the evolving Vee-Jay sound and the additions (on recordings) of jazz sidemen Bob Cranshaw on bass and Walter Perkins -- on drums completed the sound. During their nine years at Vee-Jay, the personnel included founder, tenor (and falsetto) Claude Jeter, baritone John Myles, tenor Paul Owens and bass William Conner. Other singers in the group during this time were tenors Dewey Young, Robert Crutcher and Louis Johnson. In 1965 Vee-Jay closed and the group moved to Hob Records. They did one last album and Claude Jeter left to record on his own and focus on his new calling, ministering the word of God. “I … knew many of the gospel men and women … among them were the best singers I had ever heard in my life. And at the very cream of the crop … were cats like Ira Tucker of the Dixie Hummingbirds, Archie Brownlee of the Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, and Claude Jeter of the Swan Silvertones.” - Ray Charles from his autobiography Brother Ray. Legends never die, and certainly the legacy of The Swans live today as they tour and thrill audiences here and abroad. The members of this new assembly of Swans are Marvin Latimore (who sang with the Legendary Rev. Claude Jeter), Sam Hubbard (who also sang with the Legendary Rev. Claude Jeter) and Mel Johnson. Mel Johnson is the brother of the late Louis Johnson. These gentlemen along with Jimi Fluellyn, formerly of The Highway QC’s and Rev. Billy Houze represent the current lineup. From the names of the members, you know they are seasoned singers and no strangers to recording good gospel music. Their latest CD, Need More Love, was co-produced by Johnny Valentine of the Mighty Clouds of Joy, Marvin Latimore and Kevin Cloud. One song that will really have you reminiscing is the Claude Jeter standard, “Only Believe.” Every diehard fan of the Swans loves it. As “We CARE” Promotions and Radio Broadcast continue to preserve Quartet Gospel Music, we celebrate this year’s Anniversary with one of the greatest gospel groups to ever grace a stage, The Swan Silvertones. On the “We CARE Gospel Affair Radio Broadcast The Swans are just one of the legendary groups we keep in regular rotation. Tune in on WAUG Power 750AM at 8:00 on Saturday Mornings and 1390 WEED Radio in Rocky Mt. at 9:15 on Saturday Mornings or tune in online at programsinthecarolinas.com at 8:00 every Sat morning. Dreams take us forward… on November 2, 2009, under my desire to preserve and pay due tribute to these true legends and pioneers of Gospel Music honoring my petition, our esteemed Mayor Vivian Jones of Wake Forest, NC proclaimed the third Sunday in November as “Living Legends of Quartet Day”. This will be our 4th year honoring our legends. On Nov. 17, 2013 at “Living Legends of Quartet” Day, Friendship Chapel Baptist Church in Wake Forest, N.C., The Legendary Swan Silvertones will be one of our very special guests. As Quartet Gospel Music lives on in the heart of the Carolinas! … “Memories and Dreams” with Ms. Millee, The Woman of Gospel. “Memories take us back and dreams move us forward”.