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Inspirational Comedian Barrie Highlights Ward AME’s ‘Smooth Jazz’ Brunch
By Cora Jackson-Fossett, Religion Editor
Published June 19, 2019

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Inspirational comedian Lester Barrie promises to keep the audience laughing as he emcees the event, “Smooth Jazz on 25th & Magnolia.”

The fundraiser takes place on Saturday, June 22, at 3 p.m., in the fellowship hall at Ward AME Church, 1177 W. 25th St., in Los Angeles.

Sponsored by the Artishia Wilkerson Jordan Women’s Mission­ary Society, the event will offer music, refreshment and several vendors with a variety of items, said Pastor John E. Cager III and WMS president Roslyn Jones.


“This event will help our Women’s Missionary Soci­ety ministry in continuing to provide much-needed assistance to the homeless, women’s and children’s shelters, refugees, the least, left out marginalized, and forgotten,” said Jones, who added that the donation is $25.

Barrie regularly entertains at churches, colleges and clubs around the country and frequently appears at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood and Long Beach. Also, he is the pastor of Bible Believers Missionary Baptist Church in Lakewood, CA.

The artist lineup will feature jazz legend Barbara Morrison, the Chosen Recovery Group Singers, Kirk Wilson & Underwater Traffic and Fernando Pullum’s Performing Arts Center.

The ticket donation is $25 and available by emailing WMS President Jones at [email protected]. Vendor information can be obtained from Anita Mitchell at [email protected]

Chosen Recovery Singers, who appeared on the Wave Stage at the 2018 Taste of Soul Festival, will perform at the “Smooth Jazz” fundraiser. (File photo)


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