The Clark Sisters are an American gospel vocal group consisting of five sisters: Jacky, , Denise, Elbernita “Twinkie,” Dorinda, and Karen. The Clark Sisters are the daughters of gospel musician and choral director Mattie Moss Clark. They are credited for helping to bring gospel music to the mainstream and are considered as pioneers of contemporary […]
In addition to his own projects, Lawrence has served as the vocal coach to R&B group En Vogue, musical director for Stephanie Mills, songwriter for The Clark Sisters, and has worked with Kirk Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Donnie McClurkin and more.
Women In Music: Karen Briggs Violinist Portsmouth, Virginia For over four decades Karen Briggs has wowed audiences from around the world. The American violinist began playing professionally as a teenager later embarking on her first major tour with the British group, Soul ll Soul. She would go on to tour with contemporary musician, Yanni for […]
Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Artist Newport News, Virginia Affectionately known as the “First Lady of Song” or the “Queen of Jazz” Ella Fitzgerald remains one of the most popular jazz musicians of all time. Her melodic vocals, revered for their precision and simple beauty opened doors for her at a time when “separate but equal” was […]
John P. Kee Gospel Artist Durham, North Carolina Crowned “The Prince of Gospel Music” John P. Kee is no stranger to inspirational music. With an award-winning career lasting more than 20 years, the NC pastor is known for blending traditional gospel with contemporary tunes. Kee was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame in […]
John Coltrane Jazz Musician Hamlet, North Carolina John Coltrane is known as one of the most influential jazz musicians of all time. A brilliant saxophonist Coltrane was awarded a posthumous Grammy in 1982 for “Best Jazz Solo Performance” on the album Bye Bye Blackbird, and in 1997 he was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. His […]
Anthony Hamilton R&B Singer Charlotte, North Carolina A native of Charlotte, NC Anthony Hamilton began singing in church at an early age. Now an award-winning singer-songwriter, Hamilton rose to stardom in 2003 with the success of his platinum album Comin’ from Where I’m From. Over the years Hamilton has collaborated with some of the best […]
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