Our friend, Rev. Dr. Brenda Boone-Smith & the Higher Praise Community Choir are again presenting their annual Black History Gospel Celebration on Sunday February 27, beginning at 4 PM in the Chesapeake Conference Center, 700 Conference Center Dr, Chesapeake, VA.  For fans of black gospel harmony, Rev. Boone-Smith’s programs are always one of the year’s highlights.  We’ve attended a number of these programs in past years and found them truly inspiring.  This year’s program includes Sandy Foster & the Five Blind Boys of MS, Rev. Thomas Span & the Brooklyn All Stars, Rev. Luther Barnes & the Sunset Jubilaires, Frankie Davis & the Legendary Soul Stirrers, the Word Singers of Norfolk VA, and Elder Ronald Harper & the Harmonizing Echoes of Chesapeake VA.  In addition, there will be gospel vocalists Amelia Sears Goodman, Linda Porter, Carolyn Smith and of course the Higher Praise Gospel Choir.  Donation: $30 tickets MUST be purchased in advance, children only @ the door, $15.  For more information call 757-477-3828.