Posts Tagged ‘Twinkie Clark’

Virtue Set To Honor Clark Sisters At Essence Festival

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

VirtueGoatFarm-39Clark Sisters OLTGRAMMY nominated female group Virtue (Ebony Holland, Karima Kibble, and Heather Martin) will join Yolanda Adams, Travis Greene, Brian Courtney Wilson, Tasha Page Lockhart, Kierra Sheard, Faith Evans and Keke Wyatt in paying tribute to the legendary Clark Sisters at the Essence Festival on July 3rd in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Virtue’s current radio single, Miracle (written by Twinkie Clark and recorded by the Clark Sisters in the 80s) has spent 6 weeks in the top 30 on the Billboard radio chart.  Miracle comes from the group’s seventh studio album, Fearless, which made its debut at #3 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.

Continuing their summer promotional stops, Virtue will appear at Kirk Franklin’s 20 Years In One Night World Tour on Tuesday, June 14 at The Alabama Theatre.

Kirk Franklin, Moses Tyson and Twinkie Clark Kick Off New Season of Bobby Jones Gospel

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Bobby Moses Twinkie KirkFall 2014 ushers in the 34th Season of Bobby Jones Gospel, the longest running original series on cable television on Sunday, October 5th.  Kirk Franklin co hosts the fall premiere on Sunday and presents The Walls Group and Tasha Page Lockhart from his Fo Yo Soul Entertainment label.  The show also features Vickie Yohe, a pairing from Moses Tyson and the incomparable Twinkie Clark of the Clark Sisters as well as Dr. Jones and NSC.

Check your local listings from time and station information in your area.

Twinkie Clark and Moses Tyson Guest On First Cathedral Experience

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Moses TysonMoses Tyson Jr is starting fires with the release of Everything’s Gonna Be Alright, the radio single from the First Cathedral Music Experience Volume 1.  Alright is a remake from the Legendary Clark Sisters and features vocals from the Queen of the Hammond B3, Twinkie Clark.

The disc produced by Tyson and Kevin Bond also features noteworthy performances from Bishop Paul Morton, JJ Hairston, VaShawn Mitchell, Rizen’s Adriann Lewis – Freeman, DeAndrae Patterson and more.twinkie-clark-150x150

REVIEW: Bryan Andrew Wilson In The Spotlight

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

GOSPELflava got an opportunity to talk to Bryan Andrew Wilson about the release of his latest CD, The One Percent. Released in June, the disc made its debut at #18 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart fueled by the success of the lead single Turning Away.   Wilson opened up about his beginnings, the people who have influenced his life and ministry and much more.

GOSPELflava: Take us back to the beginning and how this all started.

BBryanWilsonsinglecoverAW: Growing up everything I knew was church. I grew up as a kid in the Church of God In Christ in Chicago, Illinois in the 5th Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction (for authenticity). You know typical church kids, we would go to church and then come home and have more church. I would be outside singing to the grass every day before I went to school and when I got home from school with the paper towel roll serving as my microphone and I would be singing and shouting on the side of my house.   One day my neighbor said, you know somebody needs to put that boy on tv or do something with him, so a video tape was made of me at church. The neighbor’s daughter was attending Jackson State University and had become affiliated with the Mississippi Mass Choir. She presented the tape to Jerry Mannery, he heard the tape and loved it immediately, they invited me to come down and sing. I sang His Eye Is On the Sparrow, they tweaked it a little bit and we recorded it for the debut project of the Mississippi Children’s Choir and it took off from there and as they say the rest is history. I got into the Malaco family, continued travelling in the COGIC conventions and Holy Convocations. I got to know James Moore and he took me under his wing and mentored me and that’s how it all began. (more…)

The Clark Sisters Spread Sunshine On The Queen Latifah Show

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Clark Sisters QLSet your DVR’s for Tuesday, March 18th as Karen, Jackie and Twinkie help to make Queen Latifah’s day with a rousing rendition of You Brought the Sunshine on her syndicated daytime talk show.  The Clark Sisters was just one of many surprises as the show celebrated Queen Latifah’s birthday.  Check your local listing for time and station information in your area.

In other Clark Sisters news, Twinkie continues to travel with her Songs of Twinkie Clark tour, while Karen is prepping for the March 25th  release of Sunday AM (morning), the first single from her highly anticipated live recording in Chicago and Jacky is flooding social media with news of her new single which hits the streets on March 25th.

Twinkie Clark And Billy Preston Inducted Into Hammond Organ Hall of Fame

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

In commemoration of th20131223-182012.jpge 80th anniversary of the Hammond Organ Company, Hammond USA initiated a Hall of Fame to honor and recognize musicians who have perpetuated and advanced the legacy of the electric Billy Preston ULorgan. Among the 26 inaugural honorees are Twinkie Clark, chief musician and the driving force behind the famous Clark Sisters and the late Billy Preston, whose credits include playing with the Beatles as well as getting his start in the church recording with James Cleveland, Andrae Crouch and Mahalia Jackson. Over 100 candidates were nominated and voted on via the Hammond Organ Facebook page. A special induction ceremony and concert will be held during the 2014 Winter NAMM trade show in January.

Hear Preston’s masterful rendition of Amazing Grace from his 1980 Universal Love LP

 

Twinkie Clark and Moses Tyson On Tour

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Brace yourselfMoses and Twinkie for what plans to be an event of gigantic proportions as Twinkie Clark and Moses Tyson hit the road  in the King and Queen of the Hammond B-3 tour this fall.  Clark is preparing for the release of her Live and Unplugged project as Tyson is enjoying success from his Music 2 Remastered CD (see our review here: http://www.gospelflava.com/reviews/mosestysonmusic2.html ).

 

Happy Birthday Karen and Twinkie

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Gospelflava sends birthday greetings to the incomparable Dr. Elbernita Twinkie Clark and Karen Clark Sheard. Be sure to visit our facebook page as we go through their memorable and most favorite performances.

Twinkie Clark Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Dr. Judith Christie McAllister and the International Music Department of the Church of God In Christ honored Elbernita “Twinkie” Clark as a living legend during the 105th International Holy Convocation held in St. Louis, Missouri.  Also during the tribute, an honorary doctorate of sacred music was conferred upon Clark by Dr. Tony Lewis and the Christian Bible Institute and Seminary (CBIS).

Twinkie prepares for the release of her first instrumental CD, Sweet Melodies.   A CD release  concert is scheduled for Sunday, November 11th in St. Louis.

 

COGIC Convocation Brings Top Gospel Artists to St. Louis

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

 

The nation’s top gospel artists take center stage during the 105th International Holy Convocation of the Church of God in Christ in St. Louis, Missouri on Friday, November 9th. .  International Music Department President Dr. Judith Christie McAllister welcomes Donald Lawrence and Company, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Professor James Hall, Pastor Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago, The Nevels Sisters,  Tamela Mann, Anita Wilson, Jonathan McReynolds, Twinkie Clark and others.