|Cover of Mahalia Jackson|
Saturday June 22, 2013 5pm
Rumsey Field, Central Park
"Presented in association with ImageNation Cinema Foundation and marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, SummerStage is honoring famed gospel singer and activist Mahalia Jackson with an evening of music and film. Listen to Joshua Nelson, known as "The Prince of Kosher Gospel", as he pays tribute to Ms.Jackson with his creative reinterpretations of her original catalogue, and 1987's Best Female Soloist in Gospel Music GRAMMY Award nominee Della Reese, followed by the screening of "Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory" which gives an intimate look into the life and rise of the famed singer that changed our history.
This event is free. First come, first served."