DAVID AND TAMELA MANN
6 p.m. Magic Springs' Timberwood Amphitheatre. $30-$65.
You probably know David and Tamela Mann from their roles as Mr. Brown and Cora Simmons on "Meet the Browns," Tyler Perry's play, film and subsequent TV series. The entertainment power couple comes from Fort Worth, Texas, where they got their start performing in various gospel groups, including Kirk Franklin & The Family.
Both were featured in Perry's play "I Can Do Bad All by Myself" (not to be confused with the film of the same title), which introduced the world to Mabel "Madea" Simmons, the antagonistic, gun-wielding grand doyenne of the Perry empire. Tamela's 2009 album "The Master Plan" was a hit, topping the gospel charts and eventually being re-released in a deluxe edition paired with David's album "Mr. Brown's Good Ol' Time Church."
The Manns are kicking off this season's Praize Sundays series, which continues May 13 with Deitrick Haddon and May 20 with Le'Andria Johnson.
Also performing with the Manns will be Marcia Smith, a gospel and neo-soul singer from Conway who has performed alongside such gospel stars as Dorinda Clark Cole, Kim Burrell and J. Moss.
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