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McDonald’s® Gospelfest® 2015 – Mother’s Day Weekend

Bishop Hezekiah Walker

Bishop Hezekiah Walker

Gospel fever returns to the New York Tri-State area on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Prudential Center (165 Mulberry Street, Newark, NJ).Tickets to McDonald’s Gospelfest are on sale now! It’s the area’s preeminent Mother’s Day weekend gospel event hosted by the men and women who own McDonald’s restaurants throughout the New York Metro area. Produced and directed by Emmy Award winning Producer A. Curtis Farrow, McDonald’s Gospelfest is a talent competition and concert that features many abilities. Kicking off at 3pm the competition includes rising stars of all colors, ages and cultures competing in a variety of categories including Soloists, Youth Choirs, Adult Choirs, Praise Dancers, Steppers, Singing Groups, Gospel Comedians, Gospel Poets and Gospel Rappers. The noteworthy gospel concert, beginning at 6pm, will be featuring the top choirs and quartets in gospel music such as Ricky Dillard, Bishop Hezekiah Walker & LFC, Mighty Clouds of Joy, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Mississippi Mass Choir, The Thompson Community Reunion Choir, Cissy Houston, Donald Malloy, Greater Allen AME Cathedral Mass Choir, Vickie Winans, Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites, special performance by R&B Diva Faith Evans and back by popular demand The Clark Sisters. Tickets can be purchased now at the Prudential Center Box Office, or call Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000 or go online to The competition and concert all takes place One Night, on One Stage, Worshipping One God. It will be an evening to remember.

The New York Metroarea McDonald’s prides itself in being deeply rooted in the community 365 days of the year. As a continuation to the spirit of the launch of McDonald’s new Lovin’ Campaign in mid-January, select McDonald’s Owner Operators throughout the New York Metro showed their love and hosted auditions for McDonald’s Gospelfest in their restaurant. “Auditions at my store were great! The talent was simply phenomenal. Me, my husband and staff were all blown away with the phenomenal talent. It’s a sincere pleasure to show our love by giving back to the community to host such great talent who were auditioning to be a part of McDonald’s Gospelfest. I can’t wait to see the finalists and world renowned choirs and quartets hit the stage. This will be the Mother’s Day event of 2015,” said Angela Adderley, owner of McDonald’s restaurant in Plainfield, NJ. Her restaurant hosted McDonald’s auditions for the community earlier this year.

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New York Trend is a weekly news publication that focuses on issues and lifestyles of the African & Caribbean American communities throughout the New York metropolitan area and Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island. It is a respected and well recognized news publication that has been in existence since 1989. Owner, Publisher and Executive Director, Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams has been at the helm of this award-winning publication since its inception. New York Trend continues to be the only black woman-owned, metropolitan newspaper in New York and Long island. New York Trend is the largest black-owned newspaper throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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