Yolanda Adams, Isaac Carree, Kim Burrell, Kurt Carr, Michelle Williams and more will pay tribute to the Gospel legend.
Gospel legends Donnie McClurkin and Tramaine Hawkins will be honored at the ESSENCE Festival's annual Day of Praise & Inspiration on July 7.
The celebration, held at New Orleans' Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, will be hosted by New York 1 News anchor and author Cheryl Wills.
The free event, which guarantees to uplift, empower and entertain, will feature tribute performances from Yolanda Adams, Isaac Carree, Kim Burrell, Kurt Carr, Michelle Williams, Tyronne Foster & The Arc Singers, Bishop Lester Love and Bishop Noel Jones.
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