Maurette Brown Clark featured in Cleveland August 29, for benefit concert
James W. Wade III | 8/22/2014, 2:08 p.m.
On August 29, Mt. Zion Church in Oakwood will be the place to be for an Evening of Hope Benefit Concert featuring Grammy Nominee Vashawn Mitchell and Steller Award Winner Maurette Brown Clark.
Maurette Brown Clark is one of gospel music’s sweethearts. Originally from Long Island, New York, Brown began her singing career with her family group, The Brown Singers. Throughout her formative years, she continued singing with choirs and groups as well as studying classical piano. Her first CD, entitled ‘How I Feel’ was released in 1998 on Verity Records. This CD featured the radio friendly, “Breaking of Day.”
For this work, she received the Stellar Award for Best New Artist in 1999.
Her second CD, ‘By His Grace,’ was released in 2002 on AIR Records and featured her popular rendition of the praise and worship anthem, “I Just Want To Praise You.” This CD as well received a Gospel Music Workshop of America Gospel Excellence Award and two Stellar Award nominations. She was also nominated for a Dove Award for her part in a remake of the Donnie McClurkin classic, “Stand,” featuring Darryl Coley, Marvin Sapp and Helen Baylor. Brown’s latest CD, entitled ‘The Dream’ is due to be released soon with great anticipation for its success. This is her first live concert recording and it truly captures the essence of her heart for God. You can hear her co-production work on the theme song, “Down in the Hole,” for HBO’s The Wire (Season 4). She happily maintains her status as a member of Richard Smallwood’s choir, Vision, who also has a project due to be released in the upcoming months. This singer/songwriter/producer/musician/wife/mom knows that with God, nothing is impossible and her life and her music are a testimony to that fact.
This great vision of a powerful woman of God Danita Harris will help support the need of many people. This night will not only provide you with some great singing, it will also help people in need because portions of the proceeds will go to benefit various organizations such as Transitional Housing Inc, The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center and The Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center.
This Evening of Hope Benefit Concert will be hosted by Fox 8 Cleveland’s Wayne Dawson, WOIO’s Harry Boomer, WKYC TV 3’s AJ Ross, Radio One’s Kym Sellers and 95.5 The Fish’s Brooke Taylor. This event, presented by Danita Harris news anchor for WEWS TV 5 along with Mt. Zion Oakwood Village, will get your blood flowing lifting the name of Jesus all evening.
You still have time to get your tickets! Just $25!! You can go to Eventbrite.com OR starting this Friday you can purchase tickets at Mt. Zion of Oakwood Village and T & L Christian Bookstore at 13633 Euclid Avenue in Cleveland. Looking forward to seeing you there!