Gladys Knight receives 365Black award

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Obama schedule for Thursday, Feb. 21

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Adams, Winans to sing at Whitney tribute

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SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Yolanda Adams and CeCe Winans have joined the lineup for "We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston" in Los Angeles, CBS said.
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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The box-office hit "The Help" won for best film along with two acting awards at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.
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Sinise to co-host Memorial Day concert

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Dylan, Robinson to play White House gig

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Winfrey helps honor Taylor of Essence

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United Negro College Fund to honor Smokey

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Bushes attend Ford Theater taping

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Rappers back after five-year wait

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Paul Simon to get inaugural Gershwin award

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- Award-winning singer-songwriter Paul Simon has been chosen to receive the inaugural U.S. Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

Awards honor Christian music's top songs

NASHVILLE, April 23 (UPI) -- Casting Crowns' "Voice of Truth" won Song of the Year and the group's Mark Hall earned Songwriter of the Year at the BMI Christian Awards in Nashville.

Jazzfest is back in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, April 29 (UPI) -- The 37th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival goes forward this year without missing a beat to Hurricane Katrina.
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Yolanda Adams
U.S. President George W. Bush leans back in his chair as he waits for Grammy Award winning artist Yolanda Adams to perform, at The White House in Washington on February 11, 2007. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Yolanda Adams (born Yolanda Yvette Adams on August 27, 1961(1961-08-27)) is an American Grammy and Dove-award winning Gospel music singer and radio show host.

The oldest of six siblings, Adams was raised in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Sterling High School in Houston in 1979. After graduating from Texas Southern University, she began a career as a schoolteacher and part-time model in Houston, Texas. Eventually she gave up teaching to perform full-time as a lead singer.

Adams attracted the attention of Thomas Whitfield and Sound of Gospel Records as a lead singer in the Southeast Inspirational Choir. She signed a recording contract with Sound of Gospel which yielded her first album Just As I Am in 1987. In 1990, she signed to Ben Tankard's independent label Tribute Records and released Through The Storm.

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