Red Carpet Appearances From the 15th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration!

(New York)  January 31, 2014 was a night of music, praise and spirit-filled performances. The mega-event, sponsored by American Family Insurance (AFI), was co-hosted by television show host Wendy Williams and EXTRA TV correspondent AJ Calloway. The evening was full of great performances, memorable moments and appearances by NFL players and special guests, all on one stage to celebrate the love of faith, gospel music and football.

This year’s Super Bowl Gospel Celebration was led by renowned Music Director Ray Chew (American Idol, BET Awards, Miss Universe 2013) and special guest appearances included Reverend Jesse Jackson, who blessed the entire theater with a special prayer; and surprise performers Kierra SheardDoug E. Fresh and Papa San who joined Donnie McClurkin in a praise-filled, reggae inspired performance.

Since its inception in 1999, the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration has donated a portion of its proceeds and more than 5,500 tickets to local and national charities. This year’s benefactor is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Introduced by Alicia Matthews, Director of Multicultural Marketing and Business Development for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a special moment at this year’s concert included St. Jude patient Markell, a cancer survivor who shared his inspiring story of courage and triumph that touched the hearts of everyone in audience.

Markell of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital attends the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration 2014 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Super Bowl)

Markell of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital attends the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration 2014 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Super Bowl)

 

Erica Atkins-Campbell and Tina Atkins-Campbell, of gospel duo Mary Mary Photo Credit - Getty Images for Super Bowl

Erica Atkins-Campbell and Tina Atkins-Campbell, of gospel duo Mary Mary
Photo Credit – Getty Images for Super Bowl

 

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: NFL Player Quintin Demps attends the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration 2014 on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Super Bowl)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 31: NFL Player Quintin Demps attends the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration 2014 on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Super Bowl)

Hosts Wendy Williams (L) and A. J. Calloway attend the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration 2014 on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Super Bowl)

Hosts Wendy Williams (L) and A. J. Calloway attend the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration 2014 on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Super Bowl)

Singer Candice Glover attends the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration 2014 on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Super Bowl)

Singer Candice Glover attends the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration 2014 on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Super Bowl)

The biggest highlight of the evening was legendary entertainer and GRAMMY® Award-winning singer Patti LaBelle, who performed a duet of “If Only You Knew” and “Somebody Loves You Baby” with special guest — Season 12 American Idol winner Candice GloverMs. LaBelle also performed “When You’ve Been Blessed,” bringing the audience to their feet in awe of the iconic performer.

The View' Host Sherri Shepherd attends the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration 2014 on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Super Bowl)

The View’ Host Sherri Shepherd attends the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration 2014 on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Super Bowl)

 

Reverend Jesse Jackson attends the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration 2014 on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Super Bowl)

Reverend Jesse Jackson attends the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration 2014 on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Super Bowl)

JANUARY 31: NFK player Josh Cribbs attends the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration 2014 on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Super Bowl)

JANUARY 31: NFL player Josh Cribbs attends the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration 2014 on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Super Bowl)

Source:  Press Release.

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