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6 Great Gospel Movie Moments

There are moments captured on film which leave an invaluable social etching on the soul of society. Gospel music is one form of music that has been used over the years in movies to set the tone.

The Academy Awards will be held this weekend rewarding the greatest moments on film. There is a key facet of film that often gets overlooked. It is the music. Music shapes a scene. It is our visceral reaction to what is going on in a scene that leaves an indelible mark on our minds and souls

The story is a tale of redemption for paroled convict Jake and his brother Elwood, who take on "a mission from God" to save from foreclosure the Catholic orphanage in which they grew up. To do so they must reunite their rhythm and blues band and organize a performance to earn $5,000 to pay the tax assessor. On their adventure they meet Reverend Cleophus James. Reverend Cleophus James gave sermons at the Triple Rock Baptist Church in Chicago.

He was also known to travel across America with Reverend Morris, occasionally performing in Tent Revival Meetings.


‘The Cross and the Light’ announces new Detroit cast

"The Cross and The Light," an epic theatrical journey through Christ's passion, death and resurrection, announces it has cast Kenny Watson as Jesus and Candice Jackson as Mary Magdalene. It will make its debut at the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, with 11 performances running March 24 through Easter Sunday, March 31.

Kenny Watson, an accomplished musician, has toured nationally and internationally. His vocal talents span across the genres of R&B, jazz, alternative, classical and hip-hop. "The Cross and The Light's" creator, executive producer and songwriter, Kelly Garver Nieto, recalls the first time she met Watson.

Candice Jackson has travelled the world, performing and ministering, in addition to singing as an opening act for well-known artists such as Mandisa from "American Idol," Kurt Cameron from "Growing Pains" and Gov. Mike Huckabee.

"She is the total package," said Jamie Kolacki, director of "The Cross and the Light." "She's got the look, the heart, and a tremendous voice."

Nieto was inspired to create "The Cross and The Light" while praying the Stations of the Cross for the first time on Good Friday in 2000. With the help of many colleagues, friends and family members, she created and produced "The Living Stations of the Cross" in her local parish for 10 years. To bring the story to the masses, she moved the production to Detroit's Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in 2011.

Tickets for "The Cross and The Light" are on sale now. For more information about the production, dates and show times, visit To purchase tickets contact the Music Hall Box Office at 313-887-8501 or go online to For groups of 25 or more, call 734-788-7073.


Fifth Third Bank Credit Builder Program

While the country continues to experience a less than robust economic recovery, millions of Americans are still on the long road of repairing and rebuilding their credit that had been impacted by economic crisis. To help consumers rebuild their credit and get back on a solid financial footing, Fifth Third Bank offers its Credit Builder Program. The Credit Builder Program a full suite of financial tools designed to help consumers establish or reestablish credit.

Credit Builder Program participants can work one-on-one with a financial professional to review their credit profile, choose the appropriate checking and savings packages and establish a savings plan. Program participants receive access to their ongoing credit information at all three major credit reporting agencies through Fifth Third Identity Alert. They may review their progress to understand what impacts their scores and use "what if" scenarios to estimate the resulting credit score impact of certain actions. Customers may also apply for a Secured MasterCard tied to the amount of money in their Fifth Third Savings Account to help establish or rebuild their credit history.

"We recognize the need for a program such as Credit Builder, especially during these economic times," said Patricia Van Pelt, senior vice president and head of Retail Banking. "We want to help our customers develop a financial recovery plan unique to their situation and help them understand how their decisions impact their credit, and provide the tools and knowledge they need to help manage and achieve their financial goals."

Van Pelt adds, "Since 2009, Fifth Third Bank has introduced a number of product packages designed to address a variety of short-term financial needs as well as long-term financial goals. These packages better represent the way consumers are managing their finances today and encourage active use and account management."


'The United as One Tour'

Detroit's own, Mr. Larry Robinson, Owner of God's World, is giving back to the city by featuring "The United as One" tour hosted by Sucky Ducky.

On Feb. 23, "The United as One Tour," hosted by Shucky Ducky, will be presented at the Second Ebenezer Church, located at 14601 Dequindre, where Bishop Edgar L. Vann serves as the host pastor.

Robinson, like so many other business owners, has hit an economic crunch that has challenged the city, state and nation. In 2008, God's World lost its buildings due to foreclosure and is currently in the process of looking for a new home. Robinson, who has operated God's World for 33 Years stated that "The United as One Tour" was designed to be a blessing to God's people as well as raise funds to purchase a new home for God's World, to better serve the customers, and to be in the position to provide them a safe environment to socialize and share their ministry with the public.

Featured are Detroit's own Stellar Award Winner, Kierra Sheard (Indescrible) along with Shana Wilson (Press in Your Presence), James Fortune (I Believe), VaShawn Mitchell ( NoBody Greater), Zacardi Cortez (One More Time) and special guest Tamela Mann (Take Me To The King).

For ticket information, please contact God's World at (313) 862-8220 or Second Ebenezer Church at (313) 867-4700.


What Pre-School Can Do For Your Child

Most medical professionals, as well as educators, agree that the ages of three to five are crucial periods in a child's education and development. Enrolling a child in a pre-school program will help to lay the foundation for academics, social interaction skills, as well as build self esteem and self confidence in a child.

Children between the ages of three and five are ready to learn. Curiosity is high in this age group and pre-schools meet the needs of the child. If the child's inner curiosity is not met with activities and answers, it could possibly diminish his or her future academic performance.Children in this age group have a wide range of interests. If these interests are discovered and encouraged at a young age, it will lay the groundwork for a love of learning. For instance, a child who has a love for scribbling and is encouraged will generally learn to write earlier than other children. Children who are enrolled in pre-school learn the importance of character through the praise and encouragement they receive through displaying hard work and responsibility. This leads to positive self worth, as well as fostering good study skills, in a child.


New Listings

1. Fellowship Chapel U.C.C.
    Created: 31 Jul 2012
    Telephone: (313)347-2820
    First Name: Wendell
    Last Name: Anthony
2. Full Truth Fellowship Church
    Created: 31 Jul 2012
    Telephone: (313)896-0233
    First Name: Darlene
    Last Name: C.A. Franklin
3. God's Inspirational Kingdom
    Created: 31 Jul 2012
    Telephone: (313)898-2500
    First Name: Lessie
    Last Name: R. Brown
4. Grace Out-Reach Ministry
    Created: 31 Jul 2012
    Telephone: (313)885-1927
    First Name: J.
    Last Name: Ward Jr.
5. Greater Heritage of Christ Church
    Created: 31 Jul 2012
    First Name: Tracy
    Last Name: Lamont Bell
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