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Forest Lawn memorial set for Don Cornelius

Forest Lawn memorial set for Don Cornelius

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson is to eulogize "Soul Train" founder Don Cornelius at a memorial service in California's Forest Lawn Memorial Park, organizers said.
Thousands attend Winans memorial

Thousands attend Winans memorial

DETROIT, April 16 (UPI) -- A memorial for David "Pop" Winans Sr. was held at Detroit's Perfecting Church, with the gospel music icon's son, the Rev. Marvin Winans, officiating.

Winfrey helps honor Taylor of Essence

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Susan L. Taylor, editor-in-chief of Essence magazine, will be honored in part by famed TV host Oprah Winfrey at a New York event, a press group says.

Obama tries to keep church, gays happy

DOVER, N.H., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., said a gay minister will offer an invocation at a series of gospel concerts in South Carolina.

Singer McClurkin denies he is anti-gay

CHICAGO, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. gospel music star Donnie McClurkin, under fire for suggesting in an interview that sexuality is a matter of choice, denies he is anti-gay.

McClurkin to quit music business

NASHVILLE, March 21 (UPI) -- Gospel music superstar Donnie McClurkin saya he will retire from the music business after he completes his contract next year, Billboard.com reported.

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

ALICE IN CHAINS The surviving members of Alice In Chains -- guitarist Jerry Cantrell, bassist Mike Inez and drummer Sean Kinney -- said they're "heartbroken" over the death of the band's lead singer, Layne Staley.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop music

ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME The first generation of punk rockers joined Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, former teen idol Brenda Lee and soul singer Isaac Hayes in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2002 Monday night.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

OZZFEST The 2002 edition of Ozzfest will feature the first appearances by the as-yet-unnamed new band formed by Soundgarden's Chris Cornell and Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford, ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

SOUL TRAIN MUSIC AWARD NOMINATIONS Alicia Keys leads the list of nominees for the 16th annual Soul Train Music Awards with four nods, while India.Arie, the late Aaliyah and the Isley Brothers featuring Ron Isley follow with three apiece, MTV News reports.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop music

AMA NOMINATIONS
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

AMA NOMINATIONS
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Alicia Keys snags 5 AMA nominations

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Jazz-pop newcomer Alicia Keys led the field Tuesday with five nominations as nominees were announced for the 29th annual American Music Awards, to be presented
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

29th American Music Awards nominations

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Here is a list of the nominees for the 29th American Music Awards, which will be presented on Jan. 9, 2002 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, in ceremonie
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Donnie McClurkin
Singer Donnie McClurkin performs at the Republican National Convention at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sept. 2, 2004. (UPI Photo/Chris Corder)
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Donnie McClurkin (born November 9, 1959 in Amityville, New York) is a Grammy Award-winning American gospel music singer and minister.

McClurkin was born and raised in Amityville, New York. When he was seven years old, his two-year-old brother was hit and killed by a speeding driver. This greatly impacted the McClurkin family.The night of the funeral, McClurkin's uncle raped McClurkin. Domestic violence and drug abuse took hold in the family. At the age of thirteen, McClurkin was again raped, this time by his cousin, his uncle's son.

McClurkin found comfort through an aunt who sang background vocals with gospel music musician AndraƩ Crouch. After staying close to Crouch throughout his boyhood, he began to play piano and sing with his church youth choir. He formed the McClurkin Singers by the time he was a teenager, and later formed another group, the New York Restoration Choir.

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