THE DREAM CENTER, MULTI GRAMMY® AWARDS NOMINEE KIRK WHALUM AND VICTORY UNIVERSITY TO HOST “IT STARTED WITH A DREAM”
PRE-GRAMMY® AWARDS CONCERT AND SERVICE
HONORING GRAMMY® NOMINEES IN ALL GOSPEL MUSIC CATAGORIES (Contemporary,
Pop, R&B, Traditional, Rock, Rap, Southern, Country & Bluegrass)
SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 13
02.07.2011– Los Angeles, CA — Sunday, February 13, THE DREAM
CENTER, twelve time GRAMMY® Award Nominee Kirk Whalum and Victory
University are hosting “IT STARTED WITH A DREAM.” In celebration of this
year’s Gospel GRAMMY® Nominees, the event is a pre awards ceremony,
concert and service honoring the nominees and benefiting THE DREAM
CENTER’s PROJECT HOPE. “IT STARTED WITH A DREAM” will feature live
performances by GRAMMY® Nominees; Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Jeff
& Sheri Easter, Forever Jones, Gungor, Israel Houghton Lecrae,
VaShawn Mitchell, Karen Peck & New River, Lalah Hathaway and Kirk
Whalum with special guest George Duke.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
10:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
1100 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
The event is
free and open to all that can attend. The concert’s stellar performances will be streamed live on the web at DreamCenterLive.com inviting the entire world to view for $4.99 for a limited time after airing with proceeds benefiting Project Hope.
The vision of PROJECT HOPE is to provide a restoration home for
immediate care to those rescued from human trafficking; rebuild one’s
physical, mental and spiritual wholeness; and prepare individuals toward
returning to society. Project Hope exists for the purpose of helping
the lives of individuals who have fallen victim to human trafficking.
This home offers a safe place to rebuild lives based on biblical
principles. The home will focus on the specific needs for each
Saxophonist, Kirk Whalum will host the event and perform with his band.
Kirk has been a recording artist for 25 years and has over 25 solo
recordings to date. He has received numerous awards and acknowledgements
for his musical excellence including twelve GRAMMY® nominations (four
this year which include two for his most current release; The Gospel
According to Jazz, Chapter III), two Dove Award nominations, a NAACP
Image Awards nomination, and he has won two Stellar Awards. Kirk is a
ordained minister with a Masters of Art in Religion. He was recently
appointed CEO/President of the STAX Music Academy and the STAX Museum of
American Soul Music in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. Please visit
Matthew Barnett, co-founder of THE DREAM CENTER and senior pastor of
ANGELUS TEMPLE, will co-host the event. THE DREAM CENTER – located at
the former Queen of Angels Hospital, is now a refuge for the city of Los
Angeles’ homeless, abandoned teens, gang members and those suffering
from drug and alcohol addiction. Los Angeles is being changed daily
through THE DREAM CENTER and most people in the city are unaware of it.
On behalf of Barnett, we would love to invite you to experience “IT
STARTED WITH A DREAM” first-hand. Please visit www.angelustemple.org.
THE DREAM CENTER
Through its numerous outreach programs, The DREAM CENTER feeds over
40,000 people per month (one million pounds of food) and houses more
than 500 people daily each week, meeting them with love and a helping
hand at their greatest point of need. THE DREAM CENTER provides food,
shelter, clothing, life rehabilitation, education, job training and
numerous resources through its 273 programs and outreaches. From its
humble beginnings in 1994, located in a formerly crime-infested
neighborhood of Los Angeles, THE DREAM CENTER has become one of the
outstanding models of transformation in America.
Victory University is a Christian liberal arts college committed to
academic excellence and the joining of faith, rigorous academic inquiry,
and action guided by a biblical worldview. Building upon a challenging
curriculum in the classroom, Victory embraces the richness and diversity
of its urban community as an extension of its campus. Victory strives
to set the standard among Christian colleges as a place where students
are mentored by a strong and caring Christian faculty and Christian area
leaders learn that knowledge and faith can transform communities and
advance God’s purposes in the world.