The Pulse of Entertainment - April 10, 2009

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JessicaGreenPic1b.jpgStellar Award winning Baltimore native Jessica Green to perform Monday, April 13th at The Church of the Redeemed of the Lord
 By Eunice Moseley
Baltimore native Jessica Green to perform Monday, April 13, 2009 at The Church of the Redeemed of the Lord, 4321 York Road in Baltimore, headed by Bishop Jerome Stokes . Heaven 600's Cheryl Jackson will emcee the event.

The concert is to celebrate Green's first Stellar Award for her Habakkuk Music Gospel CD release "4 The World" (Universal/Fontana). The award was for "New Artist of the Year."

"When we attended the Stellar Awards we didn't know anything," Jessica said about winning. "You can't prepare for it. I couldn't redo the feeling that I got...I was overwhelmed and at the same time humbled. Just to be there with so many different people. I can't help but give God the glory."

The Gospel singing sensation gave God the glory on her debut album, "4 The World," with such selections as "My All," "I Pray," "Trust in You" and "Grateful." Her Baltimore based label shares the honor for signing Green, their first artist. Within a year Jessica had two Stella Award nominations, the other was for "Female Vocalist of the Year."

Jessica said she just wants to increase her ministry of spreading God's message.

"We are in the season of hope," Jessica points out. "Hope is needed. He has me in a situation...and people can relate with the experiences I've had. God's been strategic in my ministry...the Gospel of Jesus."

Jazz/Gospel singer, actress and pastor Della Reese supports the Michael Stone Event Series
"Michael is a member of the church I founded and pastor," Jazz/Gospel singer and actress Della Reese said about why she is presenting the Michael Stone Event Series, which highlights artists of past and future who are unbelievable talents. "I just wanted to help him."

Started last year the series in 2009 will present the performances of Jon B, new-comer Noel and SWV (Sisters with Voices) on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at the Wilshire Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills, California. Musical arrangements will be done by TC Carson.

"We talked about a lot of people that's not been presented for far too long," Della said about the selection process. "I wanted people we haven't seen for a while. Entertaining is not about building stars it's about building careers."

Della Reese built a career. In 1959 Della was signed as a recording artist to RCA Records where she released a single, "Don't You Know," which reached number two on the Pop charts and topped the R&B charts. In 1960 she received a Grammy Award nomination for her R&B album "Della." Between 1966 and 1978 she recorded three jazz albums. For nine years she performed in Las Vegas and from 1991 to 2006 she recorded six Gospel CDs, and two collectables "The Della Reese Collection" and "Legendary Della Reese."

Her acting talents are more remembered in the television series Touched by an Angel, but she also appeared on Roots: The Next Generation, the A-Team, Red Foxx and Sanford and Son.

"I was already a minister when I was asked to do Touched by an Angel," Reese said about when she became an ordained minister and head of her own church Understanding Principles for Better Living Church in the Los Angeles area. "That was a blessing. At first they needed Bible assistance, the topic of the show was about God."

Della, 77, said she is currently working on a script for another television series based on God and hopes for it to be picked up by one of the networks soon. For more information on the Michael Stone Event Series log onto

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