On Saturday, December 17, 2016, the Northeast Performing Arts Group (NEPAG) will host the 2016 Dynamic Gospel Explosion fundraiser at the Annabelle Ferguson Auditorium at Suitland High School, located at 5200 Silver Hill Road, District Heights, Maryland 20747.
The Dynamic Gospel Explosion is not a competition, but an evening of praise and worship. This annual event is the brainchild of the late Rita Jackson (NEPAG’s founder and former executive director), and is celebrated in partnership with the District’s faith-based community and will showcase some of the best gospel artists and liturgical dance ministries in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
This year’s fundraiser will feature performances from the Northeast Performing Arts Group, Starlite Performing Arts, Praise MIME African Dancer, Trinity AME Zion Ladies of Praise, Empowered Movement Dance Ministry, Tornado 4:18, Talent Group for Children, RMAR, Elite Hart Beat, Raw Element, The Cast of All Stars, Moving in the Spirit Dance Ministry, Katherine Smith Contemporary Dance Ensemble, Dance Visions of Art, Zion's Daughters Dance, Frankie Washington, Tempie Lee, Pheonix Amor, Union Temple Baptist Church's Matira Kucheza and many more.
The NEPAG is celebrating 37 years in service to the arts and is a nationally known 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the lives of youth through exposure to the performing arts. The NEPAG has received the “As They Grow Award of Excellence”, the “Good Housekeeping Seal” from Parents Magazine; presented at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on the Anniversary of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprises; is the recipient of the Mayor’s Arts Award for “Excellence in Service to the Arts”, and has been featured in the Catalogue for Philanthropy of Greater Washington: A Guide to Giving—recognized as "one of the best small charities in the Greater Washington Region."
The auditorium doors will open at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 17, and the show will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door on the day of the event. Advance tickets can be purchased online at https://nepagdge2016.eventbrite.com or http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2711473.
The proceeds from this year's fundraiser will be used to augment funding for NEPAG's year-round performing arts and academic-related programs for at-risk District youth, with an emphasis on wards east of the river.
For more information regarding this event, please contact NEPAG interim executive director, Carrington Lassiter, at (202) 388-1274, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.