In a club atmosphere sitting at tables in front of a large stage, seven gospel artists performed along with some spectacular dancers to produce an entertaining show.
The first singer was Tina Coleman, possessing a big voice and good mike technique, singing “Great is Thy Faithfulness.” Next was Brother James with a softer, more lyrical voice as he sang “I Really Love the Lord.” Brother James used a professional tape with a choir on it. Lonny Gibson followed, singing “Jesus Loves You,” and a second lovely song with taped choir “Another Blessing.”
Daphne Harris, wearing tall black boots and a tight fitting short dress, performed well, reaching out to the audience to communicate the words to “Jesus, Jesus, How I Love to Call Your Name.” DeeDee Parker sang a serious song “I Came to Tell the Truth and Tell It Like It Is.”
The DeForce Dancers provided a refreshing change, two young women and one man wearing black tops and white pants, did choreographed interpretative dancing with the male performing outstanding gymnastic movements to “I Know My Redeemer Lives.”
Then Yvette was introduced as being a co-producer filling in for an act, and she was the crowd pleaser playing the keyboard in classic boogy woogy and singing two original songs with great emotional impact. The audience stood and clapped to her rhythm. Debra Harris sang “Jesus is the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me,” and with the Debra Harris Band of two guitars, keyboard and drums, her talented daughter danced.
The Thanksgiving Holiday Gospel Extravaganza is at the CAP Theatre, at 13752 Ventura Blvd. in Studio City. Their next show will be their Christmas Holiday Gospel Extravaganza on December 19 at the CAP Theatre at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00. For further information, call (323) 441-5755.