Niles native introduces new artists to area

Published 5:41 pm Wednesday, March 2, 2005

By Staff
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Carlin Alford is proud of where he is from. "I'm from Niles, Michigan" Alford said. "Although I live in Nashville, I'm proud to let people know where I grew up."
Alford was born in Niles, attended grade school at Niles Westside SDA School and graduated in 1989, after four years of high school at Niles (Michiana) First Assembly.
In 2003 Alford started a gospel music record label in Nashville, Tenn. called Gospel Incorporated and the company released its first project in April of 2004 "Inside Out" by renowned vocalist Duawne Starling.
Currently, Starling's hit song "All God's Children" is in rotation on local radio station WUBS and the music video for "Carried Away" can be seen on BET's (Black Entertainment Television) Video Gospel on Sunday mornings.
Recently, Alford brought his artist to the new Performing Arts Centre on the campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, for two nights of performances. "I was proud of my home-people and the way they turned out to hear Duawne," Alford said. "People in Michiana are musically astute and I trust their opinion."
Alford's trust in Michiana is why he has chosen to introduce his newest act in Niles. On Saturday, March 5, at 5 p.m. at Niles Philadelphia SDA church, on 1327 Broadway, Gospel Incorporated will present the newest female gospel super-group Soulace.
Saturday evening's concert will be free and open to the public.
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