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Quickie: “The Lexi Show” Calls It Quits

Published by Torrence Glenn on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 6:48 pm.


This one will be short, which is why I called it a “quickie.”

But I just found out that The Word Network has canceled Lexi’s talk show “The Lexi Show.” Now I’m not going to front. I haven’t really sat down and watched The Word Network all that much in the last year or so, but the times I did watch it, her show was usually the reason why.  Read the rest of this entry »

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REPOST: Remembering Michael Jackson

Published by Torrence Glenn on Friday, June 25, 2010 at 8:09 am.

Today marks the one year since the “Anniversary” of the death of the Chief Minister of Pop Music, Minstrel Michael Joseph Jackson. The saints love a title don’t we? Ha! But seriously, gospel artist or not, Michael Jackson was one of the most influential artists of all time and his influence didn’t stop with pop and r&b.  His music and career despite the the hiccups were just as relevant to those of us who proclaim to love gospel music.  So with that in mind, I’m reposting a blog I did right after his funeral close to a year ago.

What’s interesting is that it seems like it was only yesterday that we found out the news that Michael had passed; but at the same times, it feel like it’s been a good while since so much has happened in the past year.  The funeral, the movie, the charges, etc. It’s all been so much in so little time that I sometimes have to remind myself that he really is gone. I won’t put many disclaimers in this part of the post because I get that out of the way in the beginning of the repost, so I’ll just say “It’s my blog and I can blog what I want to!” (*In my best Cyndi Lauper voice.*) RIP MJ!

***passed mic to myself*** Read the rest of this entry »

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Recap: Tonex Preaches In Brooklyn

Published by Torrence Glenn on Friday, May 28, 2010 at 6:30 pm.

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Sup folks.

Sunday evening, I saw a tweet from Sunday Best 3 background vocalist Anaysha Figueroa inviting people to her church, New Life Tabernacle in Brooklyn, NY, to hear/see Tonex on Monday. I’ll admit, I had to re-read the message a few times to make sure I read it right.  We all know the supposed “controversy” that has surrounded Tonex for the last year regarding his sexuality and his choice to discuss it openly. With that level of …. “disclosure,” it’s needless to say that Tonex suffered a considerable amount of backlash in the gospel and Christian community. (I even received quite a few attacks myself just for featuring new music from him on this blog after he had made his announcement.) I heardthat he still does a few gigs here and there but his acceptance within the church has come down considerably. So to hear that a more traditional and pentecostal church such as New Life, pastored by Bishop Eric Figueroa was inviting him to their church was a shock to me. Being the Tonex fan that I am, I decided that although it was short notice, I had to go! (Yeah, I don’t stop supporting people just because it’s not popular to. Not my style.) Once I arrived at the church on Monday night, I tweeted that I was there and MORE than a few people asked me to recap it, so here goes. (I originally intended just to go for myself, not necessarily to cover but I realized that more people than me were interested in seeing/hearing what Tonex had to say.) Read the rest of this entry »

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2009 – Yes, No, Maybe? (Part 2)

Published by Torrence Glenn on Friday, December 18, 2009 at 5:20 pm.

Sup folks, gonna jump right into it, you already know what this is. 2009’s  Yes, No, Maybe? Part 2. If you missed Part 1, click here!  NOTE: I realized after I posted part 1 that I somehow left out 3 albums from my “Yes” category yesterday so th is one may be a tad bit long, but I trust you’ll stick with me….RIIIIIIGHT?

So, Part Deux starts NOW.. Read the rest of this entry »

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2009 – Yes, No, Maybe? (Part 1)

Published by Torrence Glenn on Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 5:38 pm.

Sup folks.  I can’t believe that 2009 is almost wrapped up, tied up, and ready to go! So many things have happened this year, especially in gospel music.  Highs, lows, and even a few “shake ya head” in between moments.  So I decided to go over the musical moments of 2009 and put them in the lovely categories reminiscent of our childhood love notes. “Yes, No, and Maybe.”  Because it’s been quite a full year, I’ll be breaking this post up into 3 or so parts, so bear with me. Consider this, Part 1. Let’s do it! Read the rest of this entry »

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Tonex – “This Is All Of Me”

Published by Torrence Glenn on Monday, September 14, 2009 at 3:18 pm.

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Sup folks.

First, let’s just get this out the way… I know you’ve seen or at least heard about Tonex’s latest interview with Lexi on the Word Network. Tonex revealed some things that most would consider ”controversial.”  The most obvious revelations being those regard his sexuality. Read the rest of this entry »

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Remembering Michael Jackson

Published by Torrence Glenn on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 12:00 pm.

mjtributeNo, he isn’t a gospel artist.  I’m not even sure if he professed to be “saved.” (Deep ones, go away! I’m out of flotation devices and this ship will sail REGARDLESS.) Read the rest of this entry »

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Torrence’s Take On Sunday Best Episode 6

Published by Torrence Glenn on Sunday, April 12, 2009 at 9:05 pm.

From 5, to 6, to 4.  Part of the reason I got into the entertainment business is because I wasn’t the greatest Math student, but these numbers just aren’t adding up! Bringing back 1 to kick off 2? Just wrong… Oh well. Read the rest of this entry »

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Now Playing…

Published by Torrence Glenn on Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 11:37 am.

So it seems a bunch of you are enjoying this post, so I figure I’d go ahead and do it on a regular basis.  Let’s the skip the long intro this time and get right to it since you already know what this is…. Read the rest of this entry »

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Torrence’s Talk with Tonex: Part 3

Published by Torrence Glenn on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 3:52 pm.

Of all the clips, I’d probably call this the “Must Watch.”

In Part 3 of my convo with Tonex, he addresses the differences between the gospel industry and the gospel public, artist cliques and “deep” saints. (Floaties still by the door, on the left.) He also shares some surprising thoughts on “religion” as a whole. 

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Stay tuned for Part 4, where Tonex gives an artist perspective of Sunday Best!

In case you’re behind:

Click to watch Part 1
Click to watch Part 2

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