Taste of Soul Sunday: Listen


Glenda Williams

1:00 pm | Level 1

Gospel singer Glenda Williams has a passion for leading worship. She created “The Gathering,” a fellowship of worship leaders in the West Michigan area from all denominations and cultures and has served as a Worship Leader for over 10 years. Glenda released her EP I Am Persuaded with new music in July 2014. This paved the way for her full project release Worship Until Heaven in late 2014.


Sound Proof

1:30 pm | Level 3 | Ryerson Auditorium

This Detroit-based group was founded in 2007 and has enjoyed consistent artistic success by combining elements of Motown, R&B, and Pop to their Jazz foundations. The group’s lead vocalist, Creative 1 (Keith Patterson) is a past winner of Showtime at the Apollo in Harlem. Sound Proof is best known for their distinct sound, energetic performances, and superb showmanship. The band dominates the metro Detroit music scene and has performed at the Woodward Dream Cruise, the Ford Arts Beats & Eats, numerous festivals, and other venues.


Kathy Lamar

2:30 pm | Level 3 | Ryerson Auditorium

Kathy Lamar grew up in Grand Rapids and moved to Las Vegas in 1980 to sing with her friend, pianist Tex Richardson. During her 30-year career in Las Vegas, she sang backup and duos with musicians Wayne Newton, Gladys Knight, The Four Tops, Lola Falana, and Robert Guillaume. She now lives in Grand Rapids where she performs with various local musicians. Her influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, the Beatles, Nancy Wilson and Chaka Khan.

Photo Credit: Women’s Lifestyle Magazine

Young Men 4 Christ

3:30 pm | Level 3 | Ryerson Auditorium

YM4C has shared the stage with some of the greatest gospel quartet groups in the industry, such as “Doc” Mackenzie and the Highlights, The Jackson Southerners, Darrell McFadden and the Disciples, Paul Porter, Rance Allen and many more. In January 2013, the Detroit-based group released their CD Why Not Jesus Part One. It has received playtime on national and international radio stations. YM4C creates a matchless heavenly sound that takes listeners to a place of heartfelt worship and praise.