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Donald Lawrence to Revive the Edwin Hawkins Music & Arts Seminar as “Music + Arts Global”

2023-02-22T19:41:54-06:00February 22nd, 2023|

GRAMMY® Award winning choirmaster Donald Lawrence is reviving his mentor, the legendary late Edwin Hawkins’ annual Music & Arts Seminar that was birthed in 1979 and reimagining it for the 21st century as a bi-annual conference, Music + Arts Global.

Brent Jones – Nothing Else Matters (Instead of Complaining, Praise Him)

2022-11-29T19:37:25-06:00November 9th, 2022|

Recorded at Greater Bethel Cathedral in Los Angeles, Nothing Else Matters (Instead of Complaining, Praise Him) finds singer-songwriter Brent Jones completely at ease in the live environment, interacting with the audience, kidding around with the Best Life Choir, exhorting excitedly one minute, somberly devout the next.

Kisha Grandy – Epitome

2021-08-13T01:40:01-05:00August 13th, 2021|

Kisha Grandy Epitome K.J. Productions (release date: June 22, 2021) By Robert M. Marovich Epitome is a solo album by actor and singer Kisha Grandy, an alumna of Kirk Franklin and the Family going back to the group’s debut album in 1993. Indeed, it’s a Kirk Franklin reunion of sorts, [...]

RIP: Edwin Hawkins, Architect of Contemporary Gospel

2018-01-15T22:26:02-06:00January 15th, 2018|

Photo Credit: Hawkins Gospel Conference website By Bob Marovich The Journal of Gospel Music has learned that Edwin Hawkins, whose arrangement of the nineteenth-century hymn "Oh Happy Day" became a crossover success and signaled the emergence of contemporary gospel music, passed away today (Jan. 15) in Pleasanton, California. Here [...]

Darnell Davis & the Remnant – Live Again

2017-10-14T01:33:17-05:00October 14th, 2017|

Darnell Davis & the Remnant Live Again D Davis Entertainment / MVP Productions (release date: August 11, 2017) By Bob Marovich Those who know Darnell Davis’s story—those who don’t can read it here—will understand why the overarching theme of his new album with the Remnants, Live Again, is spiritual survival. [...]

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