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April 4, 1992
Members of the church run by the late gospel singer and pastor James Cleveland won a temporary court order Friday preventing the financial manager of the church from selling the property. Various members of the Cornerstone Institutional Baptist Church in Los Angeles claim that Annette Thomas, who managed the church funds, gained control of the church's assets through a trust set up just before Cleveland died in February, 1991. According to their attorney, Stephen M.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1992
Members of the church run by the late gospel singer and pastor James Cleveland won a temporary court order Friday preventing the financial manager of the church from selling the property. Various members of the Cornerstone Institutional Baptist Church in Los Angeles claim that Annette Thomas, who managed the church funds, gained control of the church's assets through a trust set up just before Cleveland died in February, 1991. According to their attorney, Stephen M.
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July 5, 1991 | CAROL McGRAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It has been four months since famed gospel singer and pastor James Cleveland died, leaving the members of his Cornerstone Institutional Baptist Church to hold his organization together. But some of them now say it is going to take a miracle to prevent infighting from destroying the well-known church, as members battle over money Cleveland left in trust and whether the building at the corner of Slauson and Western avenues should be sold.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1991 | CAROL McGRAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It has been four months since famed gospel singer and pastor James Cleveland died, leaving the members of his Cornerstone Institutional Baptist Church to hold his organization together. But some of them now say it is going to take a miracle to prevent infighting from destroying the well-known church, as members battle over money Cleveland left in trust and whether the building at the corner of Slauson and Western avenues should be sold.
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October 9, 1991 | BERKLEY HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man who says that he is the adopted son of the late Rev. James Cleveland wants to lay claim to a share of the fortune left behind when the Grammy-winning singer known as the "King of Gospel" died in February. Andre M. Cleveland of Northridge, a rhythm and blues record producer, asserted at a news conference Tuesday that he is entitled to half of the Cleveland estate, estimated at $6 million.
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February 10, 1991 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rev. James Cleveland, the acclaimed "King of Gospel" whose voice was stilled recently by health problems, died Saturday of congestive heart failure, according to his manager, Annette Thomas. He was 59. Cleveland's singing style and commitment to excellence inspired an array of secular singers. Cleveland was admitted to Brotman Medical Center in Culver City on Thursday suffering from respiratory problems, Thomas said.
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February 17, 1991 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Andrae Crouch shared a reminiscence. Stevie Wonder sang one of his songs. Politicians heaped him with praise. And about 4,000 other friends and admirers danced and swayed in the aisles as the voices of 500 choir members resounded across the ornate auditorium. For the Rev. James Cleveland, the acclaimed king of gospel music, it was a fitting final tribute. Cleveland, 59, the first gospel singer to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, died Feb.
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December 20, 1986 | JOHN DART, Times Staff Writer
If the miraculous happens this year--i.e., Christmas gift buying, wrapping and grocery shopping are finished well before the evening of the 24th--a fair number of people with Christian upbringing may decide to attend Christmas-week church services. Regular worshipers know whether their parish or congregation holds Christmas Eve services. But the more infrequent churchgoer should be advised that not all Protestant churches hold evening services on Dec.
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February 15, 1991 | CHRIS WILLMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"I'm not worried about the undertaker!" exclaimed buoyant Shirley Caesar at a tribute concert for the Rev. James Cleveland, the extraordinarily influential gospel figure, last October. "I'm thankful for the Upper-taker!" Cleveland, his friends and fans would bittersweetly agree, has finally fallen into the hands of both.
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December 13, 1987 | STU BLACK, Stu Black is a Los Angeles writer.
SINGER JODY WATLEY is playing to her smallest assemblage in recent memory, a gang of three. She is speaking of wondrous ideas she has planned for larger audiences. "I want this next video to have a gritty, street feel," she says, looking around the office at MCA Records in Universal City. The wall is lined with gold and platinum plaques, symbols of the company's successes.
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