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Super Bowl Gospel Celebration offers inspiration (Photos)

(L-R) Kristen Jamison, singer Tasha Cobbs, and Valaree Wright-Pate perform at the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration 2014 on January 31, 2014 in New York City.
(L-R) Kristen Jamison, singer Tasha Cobbs, and Valaree Wright-Pate perform at the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration 2014 on January 31, 2014 in New York City.
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The 15th Annual NFL Super Bowl Gospel Celebration hosted by Wendy Williams and AJ Calloway was held at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Friday, Jan. The event brought NFL players, gospel artists and sports and music fans together for a night of inspiration.

Tasha Cobbs performs during Super Bowl Gospel at Madison Square Garden January 31, 2014
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Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin, Patti Labelle, Tasha Cobbs, Tamela Mann, Natalie Grant, Kierra Sheard, “American Idol” season 12 winner Candice Glover, Doug E. Fresh and Papa San performed as well as the NFL Players' Choir.

Football players were the reason for the first Super Bowl Gospel Celebration held in 1999, at Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami. Since 2008 an NFL Players' Choir has performed during the concert.

Glover sang two with LaBelle, “If Only You Knew” and “Somebody Loves You Baby (You Know Who It Is).” Patti LaBelle concluded her set with “When You’ve Been Blessed.”

Donnie McClurkin debuted his new single, “We Are Victorious” for the audience. The song is from his upcoming album, “Duets,” which is scheduled for release in late March.

The night was enjoyed by all and was a nice prelude for Sunday's Super Bowl.