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Iconic Radio Personality Edna Tatum Passes

Friday, March 14th, 2014

On the heelsEdna Tatum of the closing of the GMWA Board Meeting in Los Angeles comes word of the passing of one of Gospel music’s distinctive voices, the legendary Edna Tatum has passed away after enduring some health challenges.  A tribute service honoring her for her contributions to Gospel music was held this past January.

Known as the “Voice” of the Gospel Music Workshop of America, Edna Tatum found great joy as a  gospel radio announcer in Los Angeles. She caught the attention of Reverend James Cleveland and introduced him and the Southern California Community Choir on several occasions including the Live at Carnegie Hall LP as well as Rev Cleveland’s last recording with SCCC, Having Church .  In 1996, she was joined by Billy Preston for the compilation of a words and music disc.  Her voice can also be heard on projects from Kurt Carr and the Kurt Carr Singers, Bishop Walter Hawkins and the Love Center Choir’s 25th Anniversary Celebration and  Rev. Daryl Coley.  

Funeral Services are as follows:

Musical Tribute – Tuesday – March 25, 2014 – 7 PM
Homegoing Celebration Service:
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 – 10 AM

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church
4269 S. Figueroa St. – Los Angeles, CA 90037
323.846.1950

Dr. Margaret Douroux Celebrates 25th Annual Gospel Music Conference

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Gospel singers, songwriters and musicians from all across the country will gather in Los Angeles for the Heritage Music Foundation’s Annual Gospel Music Conference to be held October 20th through the 23rd.  This is the 25th anniversary of the HMF Conference founded by award winning songwriter Dr. Margaret Pleasant Douroux (Give Me a Clean Heart, He Decided to Die, If it Had Not Been for the Lord on My Side).  The theme of this year’s conference is Gospel Music: A National Treasure for Hard Times.  (more…)