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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 11

Published by Torrence Glenn on Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 8:07 pm.

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It’s the next to last episode of Sunday Best 3 and y’all know I’m feeling some kind of way, right? You always know the show wwill eventually end but it doesn’t make it any less bittersweet (I’ve been using that word a lot lately, Jesus be a thesaurus all around me every day.) What am I going to do on Sunday nights? How am I going to get my fix? Ahhhhhhhhh! But let’s get to the show. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guest Blogger: Martha Buries

Published by Torrence Glenn on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 5:55 pm.

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Sup folks. Sunday, our “wildcard” Martha Buries time on Sunday Best 3 also came to an end. Martha accomplished the extremely difficult task of having to “redeem” herself after she technically was already sent home. The judges picked a top 10 and she wasn’t in it, but there was something in her that made the judges bring her back. And after she came back, she stayed! Everybody couldn’t have done that. I think most of the contestants in the final 20 contest are great, but Martha was one of my favorites and I always looked forward to her from week to week because she always brought a little something new that I didn’t think she was capable of.  I don’t think this will be the last of Martha either, but until she comes back out to hopefully bring us some new music, here’s Martha’s guest blog. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guest Blogger: Tiffany Carlin-Laird

Published by Torrence Glenn on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 4:57 pm.

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Sup folks. On Sunday, we said goodbye to Tiffany Carlin-Laird from Sunday Best 3. It’s been bittersweet the last few weeks because like we keep having to remind ourselves, great singers will be going home. Tiffany is obviously one of those people it hurt to see leave but I predict and believe that she just left the show, but not the gospel music industry. We’ll be seeing and hearing her again, but until then here’s Tiffany in her own words. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guest Blogger: Brian Smith

Published by Torrence Glenn on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 4:21 pm.

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Sup folks. Throughout this season of Sunday Best, we’ve met some great singers that had to go home. One of them was “mr. bowtie” himself, Brian Smith.  Aside from his characteristic bowtie, Brian had one of the best pure voices this season. What I mean is, the pure sound of his voice before any added colors, trick, etc, was PHENOMENAL.  A meal is only as good as the raw ingredients, so to start with a voice like Brian’s must make for good cooking. (That was so corny but it made me laugh so I’m leaving it, lol) Well, just like I did with other past contestants who have gone home, I’m letting Brian speak to you in his own words.

***passes mic to Brian*** Read the rest of this entry »

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Guest Blogger: Tawanna Tarvin

Published by Torrence Glenn on Monday, May 17, 2010 at 1:03 pm.

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Hey folks. On last night’s episode of Sunday Best we lost 4 contestants as we went from 11 to the top 7. Tawanna Tarvin, whom I unofficially dubbed as a “gospera” singer in the vein of Lecresia Campbell was sent home after what I think were 2 great live performances.  We know everyone can’t win but it’s still hard to see people go home.  Because as with any competition show, contestants end up with a ton of new fans,  I wanted to give Tawanna a chance to speak to you all in her own words.

*Passes mic to Tawanna* Read the rest of this entry »

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Torrence’s Take On Sunday Best 3, Episode 6

Published by Torrence Glenn on Sunday, May 9, 2010 at 9:00 pm.

Sup folks!

Well last week the first half of the  Sunday Best 3 Final 20 performed and now we finish up with the last 10.  I guess a lesson was learned from previous seasons that it’s hard to narrow down finalists until you’ve heard them ALL! Read the rest of this entry »

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Torrence’s Take On Sunday Best 3, Episode 5

Published by Torrence Glenn on Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 8:40 pm.

Finally, what we’ve been waiting for! The Sunday Best 3 stage!

The final 20 have been chosen and there’s no going back. We are NO LONGER in audition mode. So let’s have a collective “woosah” shall we? Wooooooo SAHHHHHH (Oooh, I almost felt something on that woosah! Ha!) Read the rest of this entry »

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Recap: 11th Annual BMI Trailblazers Of Gospel Luncheon

Published by Torrence Glenn on Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 9:36 pm.

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Sup folks! Stellar Awards weekend in Nashville was a beast. It was literally non stop and I don’t think I slept the entire time.  Well I’ve had some time to regroup and decompress.  You didn’t think I was just going to go and not tell you about it right? I can be selfish and funny acting but Im’ not that bad.

My first major event of the weekend was the 11th Annual BMI Trailblazers Of Gospel Luncheon to honor Donnie McClurkin & Andrae Crouch at Rockettown. Not only was it my first event of the weekend but it was also my first BMI luncheon ever. After hearing about it for all these years, I was excited to finally be in the mix.  As soon as I walked into the venue I knew that it was going to be first class all the way. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kirk Franklin & Friends – “Are You Listening”

Published by Torrence Glenn on Friday, January 22, 2010 at 11:51 am.

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This post may be short. Because it’s really not about my “commentary” but about the song and the cause.

During this past Stellar Awards weekend, Kirk Franklin and a TON of the gospel artists in town came together to record a song to inspire, comfort and raise funds for the people affected by the recent earthquakes in Haiti.  A gospel “We Are The World” if you will. I think the gospel industry ought to be commended for this effort and I support it fully and hope you will too. Read the rest of this entry »

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