Monday, July 12, 2010

Walter Hawkins has died at age 61

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Gospel music legend Bishop Walter Hawkins has died at age 61.
The Grammy Award winning contemporary gospel singer succumbed on Sunday after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Many of us learned of Walter’s sickness earlier this year when he was unable to attend the Stellar Awards In January. Last month, we thought that he would attend to attend he and his brother’s annual “Music & Arts Love Fellowship Conference” in Chicago this past June but ultimately he was unable to attend. Walter was one of the most influential voices and songwriters in gospel music. His true tenor voice was one to strive for and remained consistent throughout his entire career. As a songwriter, he wrote classic and memorable songs that you’ve undoubtedly sung at some point in your gospel life. For me personally, Walter Hawkins had songs that were literally the soundtrack to major milestones in my spiritual development.

During his 30-plus-year career in gospel, which consisted of at least 14 albums since 1975, Hawkins created an extensive catalog of music both as a solo artist and with his family ensemble.

Walter Hawkins Biography

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One of gospel music's most legendary figures, Bishop Walter Hawkins was one of the most beloved figures in contemporary Gospel Music today. In the Thirty plus years of his career, he has created one of the most prolific and outstanding catalogs of hit gospel recordings and published songs. Recordings and published songs that include such great hits as: Marvelous, Going Up Yonder, Changed, Be Grateful, Thank You, He's That Kind Of Friend, Until I Found The Lord, Jesus Christ Is the Way, I'm Not The Same, Holy One, Spirit Now, Battle, I Love You Lord, Special Gift, Set Me Free, Is There Any Way, Everybody Ought To Know, My Gratitude, It's Right and Good, Cry On, I'm So Thankful, Just In The Nick of Time, Jesus Made A Way, Thank You Lord, I Must Go On, I'm Going Away, Lord Give Us Time, Try Christ, I Feel Like Singing, Dear Jesus, God Is Standing By, I Love Jesus More, Follow Me, All You Need Is Christ, He Brought Me, He'll Be There, Goin To A Place, I'm A Pilgrim, Never Alone, On & On, and so many more.

Walter Hawkins has launched and/or inspired the careers of many of today's biggest Gospel Stars through his work as a songwriter, producer, singer, musician, and as Co-Founder and Spiritual Leader of The Edwin Hawkins & Walter Hawkins Music and Arts Seminar/Love Fellowship. These include: Tramaine Hawkins, Mary Mary, Kirk Franklin, John P. Key, Richard Smallwood, Donny McClurkin, LaShaun Pace, Kurt Carr, Yolanda Adams, Lynette Hawkins-Stephens, Shirley Miller, Daryl Coley, Byron Cage, and so many more.

Walter continues to be the subject of interviews and industry publications. He has had to grant numerous interviews both live and taped for his entire career in Gospel Music. The BET Network paid tribute to Walter Hawkins and the Hawkins Family during the 2003 BET Gospel Celebration while featuring them in one of the most memorable performances of the evening on a few Hawkins' signature songs. Walter was featured on the hit single from Donald Lawrence & Tri-City Singers' "Seasons" and performed several live concert dates with them throughout Year 2002 - 2003.

Walter has appeared on the covers of BRE (Black Radio Exclusive) and numerous other Gospel magazines during his career and was prevailed upon to give an unprecedented Command Performance to the Announcer's Guild of the Gospel Music Workshop of America after the release of his last album project the Grammy Nominated Love Alive V - The 25th Anniversary Reunion in June 1998.

Walter was the recipient of many awards that include: 1 Grammy Award and more than 8 Grammy Nominations, 3 Dove Awards, Recipient of the San Francisco Chapter of the Recording Academy's 2003 Governors Award for Creative Excellence and Outstanding Achievement, Billboard #1 Awards (the Love Alive IV album project spent an unparalleled 39 weeks at number 1 atop of the Billboard Gospel Charts), Gospel Music Workshop of America, Gospel Music's Lifetime Heritage Award, Gospel Music Hall of Fame Museum Award, and many others (To Be Provided Upon Request).

Walter Hawkins' last album release was the fifth in a series of live recordings, Love Alive V The 25th Reunion, on Gospo Centric Records. The long-awaited double CD reunited Hawkins with gospel greats such as Grammy Award winners Edwin Hawkins and Tramaine Hawkins, Lynette Hawkins Stephens, Pastor Yvette Flunder and Shirley Miller.

Recorded at Oakland's Historic Paramount Theatre, the collection featured Hawkins' World Renowned Love Center Choir. The concert celebrated the 25th anniversary of Hawkins' ordination as a pastor and recording artist. Love Alive V The 25th Reunion embraces a central theme - giving praise and thanks to God. Excitement surrounding this self-produced LP was high in gospel music circles, and was heralded as the most anticipated gospel album this year. For the occasion Hawkins wrote 6 of the 11 original pieces on Disc One and gathered his all-time favorite past recordings for Disc Two. "This was a reunion album", he notes. "I got to work again with people I've always enjoyed working with, Tramaine; my sister Lynette; my brother Edwin; my cousin Shirley; and Yvette."

Young and old, traditional and contemporary gospel fans all enjoy Love Alive V The 25th Reunion. R&B/pop friendly tracks like the heart-wrenching ballad "Cry On", featuring Tony Timmons and Flunder, has strong crossover appeal. Love Alive V The 25th Reunion leads off with the rousing "Thankful" then eases into the soul-stirring "Marvelous, a song that superbly showcases Hawkins' dynamic voice. "Safe In His Arms", written by Kevin Bond, carries an up tempo, hip-hop flavor while the jazzy "Nick Of Time" broaches a subject which we all can relate to. "There have been times when I've been so close to death and then been pulled to safety, it makes you think about how God always arrives just in the nick of time", explains Hawkins. The delicate "He Made A Way" is another of Hawkins' favorites. The performers raise the roof with the rock'n'rolling "God Is Standing By". All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28) was the scripture that inspired Hawkins to write "It's Right And Good", a true show-stopper performed with customary verve by Tramaine. The deeply inspirational "For My Good" was a contribution from Rusty Watson who solos on the track.

Disc Two continues the central them with "God Is Standing By", originally done with Lynette in 1976; "I'm Not The Same"; "Thank You"; "I Must Go On"; performed with Miller; and "He Brought Me", featuring Tramaine. "When I reached back, I took songs that involved giving gratitude", says Hawkins.

With great expectations by the industry and fans alike, Hawkins was glad to be part of contemporary gospel music's worldwide growth. "There's always been controversy around modern versus traditional gospel. What is tradition anyway? Gospel music doesn't have a particular style. Gospel's got to progress", says Hawkins. "We (The Edwin Hawkins Singers) had probably one of the major crossover gospel songs of all time with "Oh Happy Day" and it brought in a whole new generation of listeners". That song broke more than gospel music barriers, it helped launch Hawkins' career.

Hollywood Movie Vampires Suck HD Trailer Online

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A spoof of vampire-themed movies, where teenager Becca finds herself torn between two boys. As she and her friends wrestle with a number of different dramas, everything comes to a head at their prom.


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FIFA World Cup 2010 Awards Winners Results

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Andres Iniesta scores with 4 minutes left in extra time to give Spain their first World Cup with a 1-0 victory against Netherlands. They now became the 8th nation to capture a FIFA World Cup title. But aside from that it has won two of the special awards being given in every staging of the competition.

The Spanish national team also took home the FIFA Fair Play Trophy which is given to the team with the best fair play record during the entire tournament.
FIFA World Cup 2010 Awards Winners

FIFA World Cup 2010 Awards Winners

Golden Ball – Diego Forlan of Uruguay

Silver Ball – Wesley Sneijder of Netherlands

Bronze Ball – David Villa of Spain

Golden Boot – Thomes Muller (pictured) of Germany

Silver Boot – David Villa of Spain

Bronze Boot – Wesley Sneijder 0f Netherlands

Golden Glove – Iker Casillas of Spain

Best Young Player – Thomas Muller (pictured) of Germany (age:20)

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You are most welcome here to Watch England vs Bangladesh, 3rd ODI (2010), NatWest Series, Birmingham here. England play Bangladesh in the third ODI of the series at Birmingham, and unlike what one had expected it to be, the game will not be an inconsequential one.

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England had won the first game of the series, and looked to be heading towards an easy second win before capitulating and losing the game and now, the series is tied at 1-1.

What has been surprising for the Bangladesh side is that the win was not centered around a Tamim Iqbal performance. In fact, he had played a very small role in the same. What will augur well for the Bangladeshis is that the side played well as a team and that is what they will want to do at Birmingham as well.

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As compared to that, England looked complacent and will do well to shake off that complacency. One can be rest assured that Jonathon Trott will still play in the game, but James Tredwell should come back given Ian Bell’s injury.

One is not sure where Amja Shahzad will continue to be a part or if the side will have Tim Bresnan coming back. One feels it could be the latter.

Bangladesh should go in with the same side, and will look to another team effort to win, what will be their first major series!