CBG Arts & Swesh ENT in association with KIRK FRANKLIN & 102.3 KJLH presents... Why We Sing The Musical
Friday, October 4, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 10:00 PM (PDT)
LOS ANGELES, CA- FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2013- SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2013- CBG Arts, SWESH ENT In ASSOCIATION WITH KIRK FRANKLIN & 102.3 Radio Free KJLH is proud to announce their new original musical stage play, “Why We Sing”. The production will take place at the Lynwood Performing Arts Center located at 4050 E Imperial HWY.
This new exhilarating production brings to life popular songs from all nine of Kirk Franklin’s award winning records including a brand new song. The show features a cast of over sixty of the cities youth & young adult adroit actors, singers, dancers and musicians.
A youth pastor and leader- Oscar Duncan- was gunned down last summer at the age of 23 by local gangbangers. With their reputation of bringing large crowds to past shows (3,000-6,000 in attendance) it is their goal to spread a positive message against gang violence in the community. A portion of the revenues will go towards a scholarship in Oscar Duncan’s name.
When & Where
Kirk Franklin, CBG Arts, SWESH ENT & Radio Free 102.3
Kirk Franklin- For nearly two decades now, Kirk Franklin has been a multi-platinum-selling pioneer in gap-bridging musicianship, uniting audiences across gospel, hip-hop, pop and R&B. His irresistible rhythms and rhapsodies have resulted in albums that consistently top both Billboard's Gospel and Christian charts, as well as ascend triumphantly into the Top 10 of the R&B/Hip Hop chart. To date, the musical trendsetter has garnered nine GRAMMY® Awards; an American Music Award; thirty nine Stellar Awards; sixteen Dove Awards; eight NAACP Image Awards; two BET Music Awards, a Soul Train Award and numerous others.
Radio Free 102.3 KJLH Where Radio Free means Total Music Expression serving the Los Angeles Urban Community and the World. 102.3 FM KJLH is Los Angeles No. 1 black owned and operated radio station with a musical tradition spanning over thirty years. The station has a unique sound with the best of urban contemporary music and specialty shows and is targeted to an audience of adults 25-54. 102.3 FM KJLH is the Community Station, linking the diverse populations of the Greater Los Angeles area. Over 400,000 people listen daily.
CBG Arts- This organization was created as a way to give young people a chance to use their gifts and talents for the betterment of others. Since its inception they have produced a plethora of productions that have brought close to 5,000 people from the southern California community out, led many tours across the nation including the first urban D.A.R.E tour and have started other branches in other states.
SWESH was birth from a church based group of young men from an origination called “Brothers Living On Christ Keeping Power”. This was where the gift was clear to create, help, and build others. They have now become moguls in every form of entertainment & provide platforms for others to reach success. “SWESH the driven force behind those with a dream; that wish to start living in a dream world in the arts of life”