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Peace Be Still Virtual Book Launch: Robert M. Marovich in conversation with Rev. Dr. Stefanie Minatee

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University of Illinois Press
Nov 17, 2021   12:00 pm  
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Join Robert M. Marovich and Rev. Dr. Stefanie Minatee for a virtual event celebrating the release of Peace Be Still: How James Cleveland and the Angelic Choir Created a Gospel Classic on November 17 at 12pm CT.
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About the book:
In September of 1963, Reverend Lawrence Roberts and the Angelic Choir of the First Baptist Church of Nutley, New Jersey, teamed with rising gospel star James Cleveland to record Peace Be Still. The LP and its haunting title track became a phenomenon. Robert M. Marovich draws on extensive oral interviews and archival research to chart the history of Peace Be Still and the people who created it. The first in-depth history of a foundational recording, "Peace Be Still" shines a spotlight on the people and times that created a gospel music touchstone.

Robert M. Marovich hosts Gospel Memories on Chicago's WLUW 88.7 FM and is founder and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Gospel Music, In 2019, he was nominated for a Grammy Award, Best Album Notes, for The Gospel According to Malaco. He is the author of A City Called Heaven: Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music.

The Rev. Dr. Stefanie R. Minatee is an Associate Minister of the Community Baptist Church of Englewood, NJ. Dr. Minatee holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree from United Theological Seminary, a Master of Theological Studies Degree from Drew University Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Performance from Kean University. Formally serving as a Vocal Music Educator for nearly 30 years in the Plainfield Public School District, Dr. Minatee retired in 2012. She is currently a noted Performing Arts Education consultant. Dr. Minatee is a skilled and accomplished singer, vocal coach, composer, arranger and musician, with a passion for excellence in music ministry. Dr. Minatee finds great joy in spreading the Gospel with her music ministry “Jubilation” serving as its Artistic Director since 1998.

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