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Update: Sunday Best 4 Auditions and Digital VIP Suite

Published by Torrence Glenn on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 8:30 pm.

Sup folks,

We’re getting closer and closer to Sunday Best 4 auditions and I’m so excited. One of the reasons I’m so excited is because the BET.com Digital VIP Suite is coming back for for a 2nd year. So for those of you who don’t know, here’s how the Digital VIP Suite Works…

You can find all about the regular auditions at www.bet.com/sundaybest (dates, locations, song list, etc.). Those begin at 7am for the general public and you go through a series of rounds and cuts to determine who makes it to the “Judges Round” with Donnie McClurkin & Mary Mary. Many people make it to the 2nd, 3rd or even 4th round and get cut before seeing the judges. But then there’s the VIP! There you can:

*Skip the line

*Audition away from the crowd with ME (Torrence) and my special guest preliminary judges (Dallas – Durward Davis, Los Angeles – Crystal Aikin, Atlanta – Isaac Carree/Ted Winn & maybe more..)
*But here’s the best part, we have the power TO ADVANCE YOU STRAIGHT TO THE JUDGES ROUND. (No waiting, no 3 and 4 rounds. If we say yes, you go!)

But there can only be 200 VIP’s in each city so in order to be one you have to: Read the rest of this entry »

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Video: Celebration Of Gospel Red Carpet

Published by Torrence Glenn on Monday, January 24, 2011 at 6:16 pm.

Sup folks! i know, I know! it’s been a little while.  It’s just been a busy time of year and most time I’m a one man band so I got a little behind and overwhelmed but I’m BACKKKKKKKK.

But even better, it’s Celebration Of Gospel week! This Sunday, yes THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 30 Celebration Of Gospel 2011 premiers on BET at 8pm! Every year the show gets better and better and I’m particularly excited about this year because of the fresh faces on the show and some of the crazy fun and interesting behind the scenes  footage I captured along with some special content that I think you’re going to enjoy. So everyday this week up until the big night I’ll be bringing you new exclusive video and content from the Celebration Of Gospel. Read the rest of this entry »

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RECAP: Celebration Of Gospel ‘11

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 »

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Had To Share: Celebration Of Gospel 2011

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 »

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Had To Share: “The One”- Shea Norman

Published by Torrence Glenn on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 4:03 pm.


Ok, so I’m EXTRA excited because I don’t know if you paid attention to when I first began my “Thank God It Played” series, the very first post featured Shea Norman; a gospel artist I thought was severely underrated who didn’t get his due. I still play his debut CD “My Heart Belongs To You” constantly to this day. His voice and “way” with a song are rather impeccable and I just don’t understand why he never took off.

Actually I do understand why it didn’t happen for him the way it could have and should have. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guest Blogger: BJ Daniels Recaps Walter Hawkins Tribute Concert

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 »

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Updates on Bishop Walter Hawkins Homegoing

Published by Torrence Glenn on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 5:48 pm.

More details are coming in for the funeral/homegoing celebration of Walter Hawkins. Some of gospel and even r&b’s most talented and influential artists are coming to salute and pay tribute to Hawkins.

“The Man, The Music, The Ministry: A Musical Salute to Bishop Walter Hawkins” – Tuesday July, 20 @ 7:30 p.m.

Masters Of Ceremonies: Bebe Winans, Marvin Winans, & Dr. Bobby Jones Read the rest of this entry »

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Torrence’s Take On Sunday Best 3, Episode 7

Published by Torrence Glenn on Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 7:59 pm.

Sup folks.  No long intro, let’s just get into it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Torrence’s Take on Sunday Best 3, Episode 4

Published by Torrence Glenn on Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 6:35 pm.

Sup folks! Sorry for being late on this. I was actually on a plane trying to get home from New Orleans when the episode aired and couldn’t blog right after the show.  (And we won’t talk about the thunderstorm that delayed me even more..) So umm yeah, I’m a little late, but y’all are going to let me slide right?

Well, here we are in our last audition city New Orleans, LA; Sunday Best’s new home for Season 3. Let’s get started, shall we? Read the rest of this entry »

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Torrence’s Take on Sunday Best 3, Episode 3

Published by Torrence Glenn on Sunday, April 18, 2010 at 7:53 pm.

Sup folks! This week for Sunday Best 3 we’re in Philly. But I’m going to get right to the recap. You’ve had enough intro! Ha! Read the rest of this entry »

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