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Blind Boys of Alabama photo by Ros O'Gorman

Benjamin Moore of Blind Boys Of Alabama Dies At 80

by Paul Cashmere

Benjamin Moore of Blind Boys of Alabama has died at age 80.

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Marcia Hines, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Marcia Hines To Headline Adelaide Cabaret Festival

by Paul Cashmere

Marcia Hines will headline the 2022 Adelaide Cabaret Festival with her ‘The Gospel According to Marcia’ show.

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Vika and Linda Bull on Friday 17 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Vika & Linda Delivered Three Albums In One Year, Twilight At Taronga Is Next

by Paul Cashmere

Vika & Linda Bull had their most productive period ever recording during Covid. The stay at home rules gave the sisters the chance to deliver three albums and in that achieved their first number one and two number twos.

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Vika and Linda

Vika & Linda Bull Bump The Wait To 2022

by Paul Cashmere

Vika & Linda Bull fans will have to wait for The Wait. The tour has been bumped to June 2022 because of the current restrictions.

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Joseph Wooten

Steve Miller Band Keyboard Player Joseph Wooten Releases Christmas Song

by Paul Cashmere

Joseph Wooten, the keyboard player for the Steve Miller Band since 1993 and second youngest brother of Grammy winning The Wooten Brothers, has released a brand-new Christmas song for the Christmas of 2019.

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The War and Treaty photo by David McClister

The War & Treaty Bluesfest Sideshows

by Paul Cashmere

Bluesfest 2019 discovery The War & Treaty will return in 2020 with added sideshows.

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Gloria Gaynor

Gloria Gaynor to cover Bob Dylan’s Man of Peace on Testimony album

by Paul Cashmere

One time disco queen Gloria Gaynor has recorded a cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘Man of Peace’ for her upcoming Gospel album ‘Testimony’.

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Mavis Staples photo by Ros OGorman

Mavis Staples Preps Live Album ‘Live in London’

by Noise11.com

Mavis Staples will release her first live album ‘Live In London’ in a decade in February.

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Blind Boys Of Alabama photo by Ros O'Gorman

R.I.P. Clarence Fountain of Blind Boys of Alabama 1929-2018

by Greg Phillips

Clarence Fountain, founding member and longtime leader of the iconic gospel group Blind Boys of Alabama died the morning of June 3rd in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was 88.

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Mavis Staples photo by Ros OGorman

Mavis Staples Is Now A Doctor

by Paul Cashmere

R&B, Soul and Gospel legend Mavis Staples has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Delta State University.

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Snoop Dogg Has Made A Gospel Album

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

RCA inspiration, in association with All The Time Entertainment, have announced the release of Bible of Love on March 16, 2018.

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Edwin Hawkins

R.I.P. Edwin Hawkins 1943-2018

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Edwin Hawkins, the gospel great who brought the genre to the masses with the 1969 hit “Oh Happy Day”, has died at the age of 74. According to reports, he had been ill for some time.

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Jim Nabors

R.I.P. Jim Nabors 1930-2017

by Paul Cashmere

Hollywood actor and singer Jim Nabors has died at his home in Honolulu the age of 87.

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Della Reese

R.I.P. Della Reese 1932-2017

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Della Reese, who turned a successful music career into being an actor, died on Sunday evening at her home in California at the age of 86.

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Elvis Presley 50 Greatest Hits

Elvis Presley Misses UK Top Spot By 39 Sales Points

by Music-News.com

The Top 2 on this week’s Official Albums Chart were separated by just 35 combined sales, and it is Ed Sheeran who scoops his 15th (non-consecutive) week at Number 1, denying Elvis Presley an extension of his Official Chart record.

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Elvis Presley Auction At Graceland Raises Over $1.6m

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Collectors from around the world raised their paddles to bid in hopes of going home with a piece of Elvis history at the “Auction at Graceland,” which took place at the new Guest House at Graceland Theater during the 40thAnniversary Elvis Week commemoration, with items selling for over $1.6 million.

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Dr G Yunupingu, Gurrumul, Hamer Hall

R.I.P. Dr G. Yunupingu (Gurrumul) 1971-2017

by Paul Cashmere

Dr G. Yunupingu, best known worldwide as Australian indigenous musician Gurrumul, has died at the age of 46.

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Linda Hopkins

R.I.P. Linda Hopkins 1924-2017

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Singer and actress Linda Hopkins died on Monday (April 10) at a care facility in Wisconsin at the age of 92.

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The Black Sorrows

World Premiere: The Black Sorrows ‘Raise Your Hands’

by Paul Cashmere

The Black Sorrows have debuted the video for ‘Raise Your Hands’, the third single from the ‘Faithful Satellite’ album.

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Reba McEntire, music news, noise11.com

Reba McEntire Goes Gospel

by Music-News.com

Reba McEntire put off releasing an album of gospel tunes for over four decades out of respect for her singer sister.

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Gregg Allman, Noise11, Photo

Gregg Allman Is Taking Time Off To Heal

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

It’s been a bad year for Gregg Allman. Back in April, one of his tour buses went off the road, injuring three members of his crew. Then, in August, he was forced to pull out of part of a tour after contracting a serious case of pneumonia.

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R.I.P. Beverly Hillbillies Star Donna Douglas At 81

by Paul Cashmere

Donna Douglas, who became world famous as Elly May Clampett in the 60s comedy The Beverly Hillbillies, has died at the age of 81.

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Aretha Franklin Medical Mystery

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Aretha Franklin has been going through something serious medically the last few years, but nobody but her closest confidants know what it is.

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Jarvis Cocker, Pulp, SXSW

SXSW 2014 Is Open For Registration

by Paul Cashmere

SXSW, the world’s biggest music conference held annually in Austin, Texas, is open for 2014 registrations.

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SXSW 2014 Artist Applications Now Open

by Paul Cashmere

Artists wishing to attend the SXSW Music Conference and Festival in 2014 may now apply.

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Changes To Grammy Awards Categories

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

The Recording Academy is continuing what they call the “continuing evolution” of the Grammy Awards with changes in three categories.

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Willis Earl Beal

Willis Earl Beal Books Debut Australian Tour

by Andrew Tijs

Lo-fi US folk artist Willis Earl Beal announces sideshows during his Falls visit.

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Prinnie + Mahalia - Come Together

The Voice’s Prinnie and Mahalia Announce East Coast Tour

by Andrew Tijs

Prinnie Stevens and Mahalia Barnes, finalists on The Voice, offer their Soul Divas Tour up and down the East Coast.

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Bettye LaVette

Bettye LaVette Announces Soulful Folk Covers Album

by Andrew Tijs

Gospel and soul legend Bettye LaVette prepares covers of Black Keys, Tom Waits, Neil Young and Bob Dylan.

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Chris Martin of Coldplay. Image by Ros O'Gorman.

Rock Rocked In 2011

by Paul Cashmere

Rock was the biggest music genre of 2011 earning 105,685,000 album sales for the music industry.

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