Archive for February, 2014

Hawkins Music Conference Comes Home To Oakland California

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Mark your calendars for June 22nd- 27th, as the Edwin Hawkins and Walter Hawkins Music & Arts Love Fellowship Conference makes it triumphant return to Oakland, California.  This year’s conference boasts of a number of hands on classes and workshops taught by industry leaders and veterans as well as nightly concerts and showcases.Edwin Hawkins

Keith Pringle And The Pentecostal Community Choir 35th Year Reunion Concert

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Minister Keith Pringle was inspired to form and organize a community choir in the Los Angeles area while sitting in a nightly musical at the Gospel Music Workshop of America .  The choir would bear PCCthe name, the Pentecostal Community Choir and would record their first album at Reverend James Cleveland’s  Cornerstone Institutional Baptist Church.  That first album would yield such hits as True Victory, Trees and the ever popular Call Him Up (If You Confess the Lord).  With 7 recordings, multiple award nominations,  numerous concerts and appearances across the United States, the Pentecostal Community Choir now prepares to celebrate their 35th Year with a reunion concert scheduled for May 24, 2014 at the West Angeles Church of God In Christ.

Duawne Starling Releases If This Is Faith

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Duawne StarlingIf you are not familiar with the name Duawne Starling, you then are most certainly familiar with his voice.  Duawne Starling has sang background for a plethora of gospel artists including CeCe Winans, Donnie McClurkin (remember Great is Your Mercy?) , Kirk Franklin, Kelly Price,  Fred Hammond (When Jesus Sings), Sandi Patty and the list goes on.  Duawne released his solo project back in 2004 and is making plans for the release of his follow up project, Deeper Faith in the Spring.  His single, If This is Faith is available now on iTunes and Amazon.

GOSPELflava caught up with Duawne and talked about Background Singers, read our archive interview here: Duawne Starling Interview

Churchin In The Tabernacle With Dr Ronald Williams & The Voices of Koinonia

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Pastor RonalChurchind Williams has fed the flock of the 3,000 member Mt. Zion Fellowship (known as the Tabernacle)  for some 30 years now serving as founder,  senior pastor and CEO.  An accomplished composer, arranger and concert pianist, Dr. Williams takes great joy in recording with the church’s musical aggregation known formally as the Voices of Koinonia.  Dr. Williams and the Voices have been providing music for the Sunday Morning Worship experience for a number of years now.  Staying true to form, the choir presents Straight Out of Zion Volume 2 and continue giving high praise to God through song.  The lead single, I Love The Name is making its way to radio.  The CD is available digitally via amazon, iTunes and CD Baby.

Sheri Jones Moffett Set To Release Power & Authority Live April 1st

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Sheri Jones MWell, the wait is almost over as Motown Gospel recording artist SHERI JONES-MOFFETT puts finishing touches on her long awaited new album POWER & AUTHORITY: LIVE In Memphis.  While being her sophomore release, Power & Authority carries the distinction of being Jones – Moffett’s first full length live solo album.  “After Renewed, I want every project that I do to tell a story about the space that I’m living in,” Sheri explains. “My mentor, Donald Lawrence, told me, ‘Let every moment stand alone. Don’t try to make the next moment look like this one.'” The CD will be in stores on April 1st.

Tobbi and Tommi Drop You Are Holy

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

TobbiTommi HolyNow it must be said that we here at GOSPELflava take a special liking to family groups (i.e. Winans, Clarks, Wardlows, Paces, Hawkins, etc.) so you can just imagine our excitement when we heard there was a new single from the dynamic duo Tobbi and Tommi.  The song is You are Holy, and what’s there to say after a listen?????? We’ll leave that to you.

LA Gospel Messengers Celebrate 30 Years With Live Recording

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

LAGM OffCelebrating 30 years of music ministry lifting high the banner for the King, the Los Angeles Gospel Messengers will cap off the closing of the GMWA Board meeting with a live recording on Friday, March 14th at the Peoples Independent Church of Christ.

The LA Gospel Messengers was organized by the late Reverend James Cleveland and received a Grammy nomination for their first album, I Give Myself To You. They have a total of 7 albums to their credit and have had outstanding songwriters and musicians amongst their ranks including Kurt Carr, Calvin Bernard Rhone and their present director, Reverend Quincy Fielding, Jr.

 

Praying for JJ Hairston and Family

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

jjhairston2GOSPELflava extends sympathies to JJ Hairston in the loss of his mother, Evangelist Sandra Johnson. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 20th at the Mt Sinai Cathedral, 1916 Fulton Street in Brooklyn, NY. Visitation begins at 5 and the service of celebration following at 7 pm

Funeral Services Honoring Gospel Legend Dr. Charles G. Hayes

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

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GOSPELflava joins others across the country and the world in remembering the life’s work of Dr. Charles G. Hayes (known as Father Hayes), founder and pastor of Chicago’s Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer who passed away on Wednesday, February 13th.  Active in the GOSPEL music ministry for over 50 years, Father Hayes and the choir have travelled extensively throughout the US and abroad proclaiming the good news in song.  Funeral services celebrating his life are as follows:

 

 

Father Hayes arrangements

Mary Mary Returns For Season Three On February 27th

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Mary 227The Campbell family is getting it together  for the return of Mary Mary’s hit reality show on WEtv.  New episodes begin airing on February 27th.  For the fans who couldn’t get enough of A Little More Jesus and Help, there’s hope for you too.  The anticipated debut solo project from Erica Campbell will be available in stores on March 25th.  The music video for Help made its exclusive premiere on VH1 on February 10th and features appearances from Lecrae and Erica’s daughter Krista Campbell.Erica-Campbell_Help_CD

Be sure to catch Erica performing live as she hits the road this spring in support of the CD’s release.