Israel & New Breed Performs At Celebrity Tribute To Maya Angelou

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    Israel & New Breed was on hand for the 80th birthday celebration for Dr. Maya Angelou. The Grammy-winning group serenaded Angelou with "If Not For Your Grace", a single from their current CD, A Deeper Level.  The celebrity tribute was hosted by Lynn Whitfield (actress) and Tyler Perry (producer/writer/actor) and the night's line-up included: Quincy Jones, Chris Tucker, Bernice King, Mayor Shirley Franklin and others at the Symphony Hall in Atlanta, GA..   

    Ambassador Andrew & Carolyn Young and Walter & Sonjia Young were the visionaries for this gala.  They wanted to create a memorable event for their long-time friend that would celebrate her life and accomplishments.  The many facets of Angelou's life was presented in various phases: Dance, Human Rights, and Spirituality with each segment featured one of the evening's special guest.  The night was filled with family, friends and well-wishers showing their gratitude for a life that has impacted people from every walk of life. 

    If you haven't had a chance to check out Israel Houghton in the May/June issue of Gospel Today Magazine, be sure and pick it up.  Also keep up with Israel & New Breed by logging onto

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