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 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 »
Published by Torrence Glenn on Monday, July 12, 2010 at 7:11 pm.
As we all know, one of the greatest singers, songwriters and vocal producers, Bishop Walter Hawkins died yesterday from complications with pancreatic cancer at the age of 61. It’s still rather surreal and feels like it just shouldn’t be and pulling together this blog is no easier than yesterday’s. As we, members of the gospel music industry, deal with this tremendous loss; many have taken the time to remember Walter and his legacy so I wanted to share with you. So I’ll be passing the mic to some industry colleagues and artists now.
****old school COGIC mic toss**** Read the rest of this entry »
Published by Torrence Glenn on Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 8:14 pm.
Let’s just hit it!!!!
Israel Houghton opens the show with “Moving Forward.” Read the rest of this entry »
Published by Torrence Glenn on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 8:06 pm.
I’m a day late, but here I am! ha!
Folks, it’s such a great time for gospel music! CD’s are coming out back to back, week to week and thankfully, some good ones! Don’t front, sometimes it’s a little “cry on the “well is it good” front. This week is certainly no different and I’m EXCITED about the new CD “Balance” from Ted Winn. Read the rest of this entry »
Published by Torrence Glenn on Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 7:25 pm.
What’s up folks! Not too long ago, I sat down with Sheri Jones-Moffett to discuss her new CD “Renewed.” We had a real good talk about music, church/gospel politics and even a little bit about how you and your church choirs have been butchering “Encourage Yourself.” (Ok, maybe that was me, but you get my point! Ha!) We even talked about the possibility of a “Ted & Sheri” reunion, community choir fights and a bunch of other stuff. But why am i giving you more stuff to read? WATCH! Read the rest of this entry »