The evening concert ran three generations wide. It included the 32-year-old Tasha Cobbs, Vickie and CeCe Winans (related by marriage), Kim Burrell and Yolanda Adams, and the eminent elders Tramaine Hawkins, Shirley Caesar and the 80-year-old Cissy Houston, who are all forces of moral gravity, and all adepts of flickering, startling improvisation and audience control.

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