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Musician who aims to reach youth to perform

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webmaster | 05/09/12

A minister and musician is set to perform a free concert at 6:30 tonight in the sanctuary of Valley West Christian Center, 101 W. Adell St.

Eddie James aims to reach youth through music, dance and ministry and organizers believe his message of hope for those who are hurting and lost will be especially beneficial to teenagers after the death of 16-year-old Jesus Espinoza, who was killed in a gang-related shooting, said Lance Leach, associate pastor at VWCC.

Eddie James Ministries’ musicians and vocalists mix “black gospel” styled praise and worship with modern praise. Their contemporary praise style also includes rap and Excaliber, a group that uses dance, drama and worship to preach.

James has produced 11 albums and his music has topped national charts, according to Eddie James Ministries. He and his group ColourBlind, comprised of a culturally diverse group of five young men, have produced music that addresses issues of drugs, violence, pre-marital sex, racism and dysfunctional families. They’ve performed throughout the U.S., Mexico, European nations and Japan and worked with leading artists, Christian leaders and some of the nation’s influential churches...


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