Grammy Award-winning Gospel artist Tamela Mann is slated to headline the 150th Anniversary Celebration of the California Conference of the Western Episcopal District. The sesquicentennial anniversary marks 150 years of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church's (AME Zion Church) spiritual leadership and ministry in the greater California region.
The celebration will take place on Saturday, June 9 at Beebe Memorial Cathedral in Oakland, Calif. Doors open at 7.30 p.m. and the concert starts at 8 p.m. with tickets available now at Ticketmaster's Universe.com.
The special concert event will be hosted by world-renowned visionary and spiritual leader Bishop Staccato Powell, the presiding Prelate of the AME Zion Western Episcopal District and the California Conference.
"We are thrilled to have Tamela Mann join us," says Bishop Powell. "Her uplifting, soul-stirring musical gifts have blessed and ministered to God's people for decades."
Tamela Mann began her career as a singer with Kirk Franklin and the Family before launching a solo career in 2005. She is also known for her role as Cora in Tyler Perry's plays and numerous films, including "Sparkle," "Diary of a Mad Black Woman," "Madea Goes to Jail," and "Madea's Big Happy Family." The Grammy, Dove, Stellar and BET Award-winning artist has also starred in several popular television programs, including the TBS sitcom "Meet the Browns" and Bounce TV's "Mann & Wife."
Most recently, Mann was presented with the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award at the 33rd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards held in Las Vegas, Nev., held in March. The award was presented in recognition of Mann's career and contribution to Gospel music with Don Jackson, Stellar Gospel Music Awards Founder & Executive Producer, saying her success is a testament to the beauty of her spirit and how it is projected outwardly in her music.