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Metro Brief: Gospel crooner tours DC area by land, sea

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On August 28, 2011

  • Person will perform Lift Every Voice for the MLK National Memorial Dedication today at 5. 30p.

Robert E. Person has been moving non-stop since his CD release last month. The gospel crooner, known for his song, "God Has a Plan," has been supporting his latest CD, "Soul Sanctuary." The artist has been visiting radio stations in North and South Carolina and conducting interviews nationwide. Radio stations have been embracing the ministry of the gifted singer and his music is being heard all over the country.

The dynamic collection of inspired songs, including a memorable remake of Donny Hathaway's classic, "Someday We'll All Be Free," and a stunning rendition of the church favorite, "Great Is Thy Faithfulness", is the third project from the solo artist. He will perform at Lift Every Voice...A Presentation of Performances Dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for the Martin Luther King Dedication Week Activities in Washington, D.C on Thursday, at 5:30 p.m. at the Washington DC Convention Center (801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington, DC 20001 - 202.508.1045) on The Partners in the Dream Community Stage in Exhibit Hall A. The event is part of the dedication of the memorial of Dr. King in the Nation's Capital.

In addition, Person will be the featured soloist at the 11 a.m. church service at Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian in Washington and he will be the guest artist for the Spirit of Washington Cruise setting sail at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, August 27. Tickets can be purchased at CDs will also be sold and Pearson will sign copies on the cruise.

His official CD release party will be Saturday, September 10, 2011 at the new Busboys & Poets in Hyattsville, MD (5331 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 104). Tickets for the highly-anticipated event are $20 and include a copy of "Soul Sanctuary." Inspirational saxophonist Merlon Devine will be performing as well. Tickets can be purchased prior to the event at For more information on Robert E. Person, log on to

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