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Charmaine’s Bday Concert

On January 24th, I attended a birthday celebration for Charmaine Swimpson, one of gospel artist Kirk Franklin's background singers. The standing room only concert was held at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Suffolk VA. The Sunday evening began with Hollywood-style red carpet interviews by Rejoice 100.9's Brotha Ray, co-host of the radio show "On Stage With Earl Bynum". Performers included Patrick Riddick & D'vyne Worship, Coko Clemons (formerly of SWV), TaMyya J, 7 Sons of Soul, Michael M. Smith and many others. Here are a few moments from the evening.

Charmaine Swimpson’s birthday celebration

The Red Carpet
Brotha Ray on the Red Carpet

Charmaine w/ parents and twin brother Marvin
Charmaine w/ parents and twin brother Marvin

Alex Holt & Free Worship
Alex Holt & Free Worship

Michael M. Smith
Michael M. Smith

TaMyya J
TaMyya J

Coko Clemons singing with her mom, Lady Tiba
Coko Clemons & her mom, Lady Tiba

7 Sons of Soul
7 Sons of Soul

Patrick Riddick & D’vyne Worship
Patrick Riddick & D'vyne Worship

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