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CLC's 34th Annual Salute to Gospel

Saturday February 23, 2019

Times: 7 pm

CLC's 34th Annual Salute to Gospel

An accomplished gospel singer, Hairston (pictured) is the leader, chief songwriter and director of Youthful Praise (affectionately known as YP), a Billboard chart-topping national choir. Formed in 1991 out of Turner's Faith Temple in Bridgeport, Conn., Youthful Praise is known for its exuberant, urban-tinged gospel and praise and worship songs. In 2018, Hairston and the group were nominated for nine Gospel Music Stellar Awards and emerged with a total of six: Song of the Year, CD of the Year, Choir of the Year, Urban Inspirational Single of Performance of the Year, Contemporary Choir of the Year and Praise and Worship CD of the Year. The group also received in 2018 a Billboard Music Award and an American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Rhythm & Soul Award.Over a three-decade career, Kee has written music for Hallmark Inc., Stephanie Mills, Jonny Lang, The Hawkins Family, Daryl Coley, Billy Preston, Dorinda Clark Cole, Joe Walsh, Rev. James Cleveland, Florida Mass Choir, Mississippi Mass Choir and Vanessa Bell Armstrong. His music has been featured in films, TV ads and even on 'Saturday Night Live.' Effie Rolfe, a Chicago-based media personality, speaker and author, will serve as emcee. The 2018 Harambee Award of Excellence will be presented to Pastor Eugene Roberson of the First Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church in North Chicago. Special guests include College of Lake County Gospel Choir, directed by Matthew Hunter; Walt Whitman’s Soul Children of Chicago; and the First Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church choir.


Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085

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General Admission: $28
CLC Students/Staff/Alumni/Seniors 65+/Children: $26
At the door: $33
Groups of 20-29: $23
Groups over 30: $19

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