Shirley Caesar is coming to Miramar

caines | 12/6/2012, 7 a.m.

Gospel legend says show will be a blessing

To some, shes Pastor Shirley Caesar, who co-pastors Mount Calvary Word of Faith Church and leads the churchs outreach ministry in Raleigh, North Carolina without ever missing more than three worship services a year. But to millions of others, she is the Queen of Gospel Music, who has blessed the Christian community with her musical gifts for more than 40 years. The 11-time Grammy and 13-time Stellar Award winner is seen as a Gospel legend, who has successfully balanced many titles for decades, including songwriter and actress. With the releasing of 40 albums, she has made a major contribution to Gospel all while spreading the Word of God. On Dec. 8, Caesar will be performing in South Florida at the Miramar Cultural Center | Artspark at 8p.m. I am wonderfully blessed of the Lord that He has allowed me to continue to carry this good news of Jesus Christ, she said. Those in attendance can expect to experience a spiritual explosion and an evening of great worship, according to Caesar. She will be singing many classic songs that she has sung over the years, including Jesus, How I Love Calling Your Name and Sweeping Through the City. I hope that they like good old-fashioned Gospel singing, she said. Caesar expects for the show to be a blessing and would like for everyone to come, including the youth, she said. I want to take the time to invite all of my young people, all of my teenagers, Caesar said. Ive got a word for them too, so I want them to come and be blessed from the Lord. She said she is truly grateful that she was invited by the Cultural Center to perform in Miramar. Tickets are $35, $40 and $45; there are also ticket subscription package options for other upcoming shows. It feels good to me to know that I am still able to do it, and I thank God because my peers honor me, she said. I want to thank God that theyre honoring me and that they recognize that God is not through yet. By Malika A. Wrightmwright@miamitimesonline.com