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Confession: every once in a while I'll dip into a gospel church on Sunday, just to hear the choir sing. I get tingles down my spine whenever they start singing "Amazing Grace" or "Go Tell It on the Mountain," and my fantasy wedding has always included a gospel choir crooning and sashaying in white robes. Which is why I was more than a little distraught to hear that gospel music is vanishing. Sometimes you don't realize how much you cherish something until it's in danger of being lost forever. Thankfully, Robert Darden, Baylor University journalism professor and gospel guru, has launched a new project to restore black gospel music. Oh happy day!