Uncle Earl & The BET Gospel Celebration 2014!

Uncle Earl and long time friend Carlease Burke attended the taping of the BET Gospel Celebration 2014! It was an awesome evening full of emotionally charged performances, a killer band lead by my buddy Ray Chew and a cast of thousands giving it up for Jesus! The roster included: Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, Hezekiah Walker, Richard Smallwood and many others. The highlights for me personally were: Indie.Arie, Chante Moore & Charlie Wilson! After the show Carlease & I hung out at Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles with 2 of the band members: Darryl Dixon & David Watson…A Barrel Of Laughs :O))

Uncle Earl & CarleaseCarleas Burke & Uncle Earl

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Pre-Show Stage Set-Up

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The Beautiful Stage & Ceiling at Orpheum Theater

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Carlease Burke & Darryl Dixon

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Uncle Earl & Promise Marks

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Artsy Shot!

BET Opening Number

The Opening Choir Number

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


The Uncle Earl

"In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can." - Nikos Kazantzakis The art of success begins first within your heart, no better example to attain this claim than the man of many talents that we have come to know thru the years in the industry as Lacy Darryl Phillips. Lacy Darryl Phillips aka THE UNCLE EARL, an Award Winning American Recording Artist, Songwriter, Producer, Actor, Radio Personality & DJ. President of Earl Hitz Records, a NYC label created to embrace the sounds of house, dance, electronic pop, and funk music. As an avid culture curator of performance & music for the world, he wanted to pay homage by creating "The New Paradise Garage Experience". He is also the Creator/Producer of Ultimate Underground, Host/DJ of his weekly radio show, The Ultimate Underground Experience now celebrating it’s 9th successful anniversary. Lacy Darryl Phillips has a career in the entertainment industry which spans four decades, in the disciplines of acting, singing, dancing, directing, choreography, and songwriting. He has worked with recording artists, such as Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill, Vanessa Williams, Grace Jones, Sheena Easton, Peabo Bryson, CeCe Peniston, James Ingram, Lou Rawls, The Bette Davis, Debbie Allen, Ray Chew, Randy Jackson, N.W.A. (Dr. Dre & Eazy-E), Jimmy Z., and Lonnie Gordon, among others. Past performances include: The Triad (NYC), House Of Yes (Brooklyn, NY), Coney Island Baby (NYC), Gold Sounds (Brooklyn, NY), Friars Club (NYC), The Delancey (NYC), Madison Street Theater (Chicago), Jazzmobile Summerfest (NYC), Marcus Garvey Park (NYC), JCC Manhattan (NYC), Broadway Sings For Pride (NYC), Gay Pride Festival (NYC), The Landmark (LA).