Published by Torrence Glenn on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 12:22 pm.
Last night, we taped our 11th installment of BET’s Celebration Of Gospel and even as I type this I’m still “IN.” It probably sounds like we say it every year but it’s true, it was one of the best ever! The night was full of highlights and moments and the Celebration Of Gospel veterans and newcomers all tore it down. Here’s the rundown. Read the rest of this entry »
Published by Torrence Glenn on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 8:00 am.
It’s official: Celebration Of Gospel is returning on January 30, 2011 for its 11th year! Steve Harvey returns as host and this year’s talent lineup is fun and shall I say rather FRESH. There are some new faces in the bunch, some R&B legends as well as some amazing gospel mainstays that I think will provide a good mix that Celebration of Gospel strives for. There will also be special tributes to Bishop Walter Hawkins and Albertina Walker in this year’s show!
But that’s enough talking; check out who’s performing and appearing! Read the rest of this entry »
Published by Torrence Glenn on Friday, October 15, 2010 at 9:01 pm.
Sup folks. We’ve got another brand new episode from the 30th Season of Bobby Jones Gospel on Sunday that features Sunday Best 3 Winner Leandria Johnson, choirmaster James Hall and The Voices Of Citadel, and Earnest Pugh. Of course we took our cameras to rehearsals and backstage to chat it up some of this week’s guests.
I caught up with Leandria Johnson and James Hall backstage and we had some fun. Watch and make sure you tune in Sunday to see the full performances. EVERYONE brought it! Read the rest of this entry »
Published by Torrence Glenn on Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 6:19 pm.
On Tuesday, the folks over at Blacksmoke Music released a compilation CD called “Kerry Douglas Presents gospel Mix Volume IV.” (Kerry Douglas is the head of Blacksmoke Music for those of you who don’t know.)
The CD consists of songs from Earnest Pugh, Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson and a bunch more. A song that’s growing in popularity these days and opens the CD features James Fortune & Fiya, Zacardi Cortez and Shawn McLemore on “I Believe.” Read the rest of this entry »
Published by Torrence Glenn on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 1:06 pm.
Hey folks, last night the 2 day memorial festivities for Bishop Walter Hawkins began with the memorial concert “The Man, The Music, The Ministry: A Musical Salute to Bishop Walter Hawkins” . I wanted to make it to Oakland to attend but prior commitments and logistics just didn’t allow it, but thankfully our good friend of the blog BJ Daniels was able to attend and was willing to recap the night for us for those who didn’t make it. As I’m sure most of you know, I’m pretty active on the social media platform “Twitter” and it’s proven to be a rather remarkable way to bring people together and share information. Although most of us were unable to be at last night’s concert, you were able to get some updates of what was going on from different people on twitter. For example, the program photo tot he right was captured and posted by gospel artist DeWayne Woods. And our guest blogger today, BJ Daniels was able to offer his recap to me via twitter when he realized that I wasn’t there. How dope is that!
BJ Daniels is an administrator at Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church, Washington, DC, graphic designer, former gospel radio announcer and gospel enthusiast. He also has his own blog, so you should check it out here!
***passes mic to BJ Daniels*** Read the rest of this entry »
Published by Torrence Glenn on Monday, April 12, 2010 at 8:37 pm.
Sorry folks, I’m in between 2 places and blogging from the Blackberry, so forgive any errors. Wanted to get you this info quick.
As you know, changes in Church leadership have been in the air. Well, as with Pastors, sometimes music leaders move around too!
Ebenezer AME church has tapped 2 UBER qualified artists I respect and admire to join their already mega talented music departments. Read the rest of this entry »