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17th Annual Stellar Awards
Photo Feature from SAGMA Luncheon

To honor the members of the Stellar Awards Gospel Music Academy (SAGMA), Sister 2 Sister magazine partnered with American Society of Composers & Publishers (ASCAP) to co-host the pre-Stellar luncheon on Friday, January 11th 2002 at the Sheraton Atlanta Grand Ballroom.

SAGMA Pre-Stellar
Luncehon Photos
Generation J
SAGMA Pre-Stellar
Luncheon Photos


(photos by Alex Macklin)

Co-sponsors Arrow Records, EMI Gospel/Dexterity Sounds, MCA, In The Paint Records and Morgan Entertainment provided the sound and visuals for the event, with multiple performances of new music from established and rising artists.

On stage were Shirley Murdock, Pam & Dodi, Generation J, Two Edge, Patrick Love, KRS-ONE, as well as impromptu song from both Vickie Winans and son Marvin Winans Jr.

The event was also a means of celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the popular Gospel column "Stomps & Shouts" in Sister 2 Sister. Columnist Calvin Terrell has been writing the column since its debut. Publisher Jamie Foster Browns vision was to tell the stories of Gospel's artists and to give them the kind of attention usually reserved for secular artists. Terrell succeeds in making that vision a reality.

"We also wanted to cover gospel in a way it has never been covered before, as well as have a good time doing it", he says.




compiled by Stan North




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