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Kirk Franklin 

When: Sat., June 4, 7:30 p.m. 2016
Price: $40-$70
Gospel-pop emoter Kirk Franklin may have himself to thank, at least in part, for the unprecedented success of Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book mixtape. On the Chance-featuring “Ultralight Beam,” from Kanye West’s recent The Life of Pablo LP, Franklin’s appearance and choir direction helped the album surge toward a half billion streams. Still, most of us are guilty of teasing the eight-time Grammy-winning producer, songwriter, and singer for being so geeked on his god. Despite his critics, he’s not out of ways to spread his zeal. In 1994, Mary J. Blige begged to “Be Happy.” Two years ago, Pharrell Williams declared that he was “Happy.” Today, on Franklin’s gospel crossover single “Wanna Be Happy?” he wants to know if you really, really, really desire it. —Eric Tullis
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