Tramaine Hawkins
American gospel singer
Tramaine Hawkins
Tramaine Hawkins is an American Grammy-,Dove and Stellar Award winning gospel singer.
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Acclaimed choir plans Frankfort concert - Chillicothe Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
Members of Raise Choir have performed backup vocals for recording artists such as Kenny Rogers, Tramaine Hawkins, Yolanda Adams, Kim McFarland, Luther Barnes, Mimi Redd, Diana Ross and Ron Richardson. Wise has served as a church musician for more than
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Kane County Best Bets for September - Suburban Life Publications
Google News - over 5 years
Two-time Grammy winner Lady Tramaine Hawkins and Darius Brooks are among special guest. Visitors are encouraged to dress in their best 70s attire and enjoy the fundraising event that will benefit the Rainbow PUSH Excel HBCU Tour, which sponsors high
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A Monumental Life: Star-studded Gala Celebrates King in Grand Style - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
Other musical renderings followed by Lady Tramaine Hawkins whos rendering of "Changed" caused the house to need a moment to regroup, Lalah Hathaway's velvelty voice which blanked the audience with a trance of beautiful serenity and Marvin Winans'
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Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir to Release New CD October 4 - San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
The OIGC's rich harmonies also have graced Linda Ronstadt's "Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind" (1989), Tramaine Hawkins's Grammy-winning "Live" (1990), MC Hammer's "Too Legit to Quit" (1991), and recordings by Peter Gabriel, the Kronos Quartet,
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Gospel Concert Benefit - The Birmingham News - al.com
Google News - almost 6 years
The concert featured the local winners of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Alabama Gospel Music Song Writing Contest, performances by Ruben Studdard, Tramaine Hawkins and other internationally known musicians in a benefit for the April 27th tornado
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John Lennon Educational Bus Tour to stop in Birmingham today - The Birmingham News - al.com (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
That event will feature Ruben Studdard, Church Boy, Denita Gibbs, Overfloe Jazz, Curtis Glenn and Free 2 Worship, Lady Tramaine Hawkins, Ben Tankard and Twinkie Clark. UAB music professor Henry Panion III took the lead for the contest and for getting
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Google News - almost 6 years
... and Denita Gibbs, with special appearances by Twinkie Clark, Lady Tramaine Hawkins, Ben Tankard, and "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard. The inaugural winner of the John Lennon Gospel Songwriting contest will be announced during the concert
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John Lennon Bus concert at Railroad Park May 16 will raise money for tornado ... - UAB News
Google News - almost 6 years
... artists including the group Church Boy, singer Denita Gibbs, Overfloe Jazz, Curtis Glenn and Free 2 Worship and special guests “American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard, Lady Tramaine Hawkins, Ben Tankard and Twinkie Clark of The Clark Sisters
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What's On Tonight
NYTimes - about 9 years
8 P.M. (TBS and TNT) SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS Nominees are expected to show up for this ceremony, broadcast from the SilverScreen Theater at the Pacific Film Center in Los Angeles, which has been given a waiver by the striking writers guild and will not be picketed. They include George Clooney (above), Daniel Day-Lewis, Emile Hirsch, Viggo
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ON THE TOWNS; GOING OUT
NYTimes - almost 16 years
Are we there yet? Not quite. But when summer finally does arrive, there will be no shortage of things to do do. Here's a calendar of selected events throughout the summer. It's just a starting point. The rest is up to you. MUSIC APPEL FARM ARTS AND MUSIC CENTER Appel Farm Arts and Music Festival, featuring performances by the Robert Cray Band,
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THE GUIDE
NYTimes - almost 16 years
Best Bet Three local museums install new exhibitions this week that have their roots in the past. In Roslyn Harbor, the Nassau County Museum of Art focuses on ''Reflections of Opulence: Art Nouveau to Art Deco.'' The show, which opens today, examines the dramatic transformation in the fine and decorative arts from the lush turn-of-the-century
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SUMMER FESTIVALS; A Wealth of Cultural Nuggets Waiting to Be Mined
NYTimes - almost 16 years
Following is a selected list, compiled by Anna Bahney, of events through September. Performances rarely occur every day of the week, and programs are subject to change. Alabama ALABAMA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL -- Montgomery (800-841-4273). Productions in repertory through July 15: ''A Midsummer Night's Dream,'' ''The Negro of Peter the Great,''
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PLAYING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
NYTimes - almost 19 years
LOWER EAST SIDE/EDENWALD Young and Old Perform Folk Tales Together Children's perception of adulthood will be the topic as casts made up of young people and the elderly perform one-act plays next weekend at two settlement houses. The show, ''Regenerations 1998,'' dramatizes folk tales and original works. Performers are from the Lenox Hill
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From Religious Roots to the Pop Charts
NYTimes - about 20 years
THE spirit is flowing through the church. The organ is pumping, and the choir is swaying and clapping to the backbeat. Down in the pews, the congregation is shouting ''Yes, Jesus!'' each time the choir gets to the refrain. For much of this century, gospel music has been a sustaining force in black America. ''Black people have had a lot of
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FESTIVAL REVIEW/Gospel;Lusty Shouts With a Liturgical Echo
NYTimes - over 20 years
A gospel concert in a church sounded like a fine idea for Lincoln Center Festival '96. But the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, a few blocks from the center, is a Catholic church built for hushed liturgical music. On Monday night, its echo sent drumbeats caroming all over and turned up-tempo songs to sludge. Only the adaptability of the
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With Sound and Light, A Festival Comes Alive
NYTimes - over 20 years
For months, Lincoln Center Festival '96 has been a big idea with a small presence. As a physical fact, the $8.5 million festival, which begins tonight and runs through Aug. 11, has been limited to some modest banners affixed to a few street-light poles along Broadway. Over the weekend, however, the large beast began to stir. In Damrosch Park, at
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SUMMER AT THE CENTER;A World of Performances, Indoors and Out
NYTimes - over 20 years
Lincoln Center Festival '96, three weeks of indoor and outdoor performances, runs from Monday through Aug. 11 mainly at locations in and around Lincoln Center. Some performances are free; otherwise, tickets range from $12 to $100. Tickets for the Beckett Festival at the John Jay Theater, 899 10th Avenue, between 58th and 59th Streets, are $45 for
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For a Joyous Holiday Season, Canines and Crooners
NYTimes - about 21 years
Here are reviews of Christmas compact disks by pop critics of The New York Times. The CD's range in price from $9.98 to $16.98. (An introduction appears on page C1.) "SWING INTO CHRISTMAS" (Columbia). Recorded before a live audience, this album brings together the trumpeters Terence Blanchard and Wynton Marsalis, the pianist Marcus Roberts, the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tramaine Hawkins
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2012
    Age 60
    She also returned to Bobby Jones Gospel in 2012 to perform "I Never Lost My Praise".
    More Details Hide Details In 2014, Tramaine joined fellow Gospel Superstar, Donnie McClurkin on his Duets album; appearing on the track " My Past." While married to Walter Hawkins, the couple had two children, a son, Walter "Jamie" Hawkins (Sunny Hawkins) and a daughter, Trystan Hawkins, with three granddaughters and three grandsons. Hawkins now refers to herself as "Lady Tramaine". Hawkins lives outside of Sacramento, California with her husband Tommie Richardson, Jr., and has one stepson, Demar (Chasity Richardson), with two step-grandsons. T Denotes albums released as Tramaine only, as opposed to Tramaine Hawkins.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2005
    Age 53
    Hawkins again paid final tribute to an African-American legend when she was requested in 2005 to sing at the funeral service of civil rights activist Rosa Parks.
    More Details Hide Details Hawkins was also part of the Rosa Parks tribute recording "Something Inside So Strong" from A Celebration of Quiet Strength, featuring other gospel artists such as Vanessa Bell Armstrong and Daryl Coley. Tramaine has been inducted into the Gospel Hall of Fame. Recently receiving the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award and netting two Stellar Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year and Traditional Female of the Year for her 2007 CD release I Never Lost My Praise (2007). After the release of her second live album, "I Never Lost My Praise", Tramaine embarked on a church tour across the United States. Lady Tramaine was the special guest along with her lifelong friend, Bishop Walter Hawkins, Bishop Rance Allen, Pastor Daryl Coley, Pastor Andrae' Crouch, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Karen Clark-Sheard and Joe Ligon of the Mighty Clouds of Joy on the Mary Mary project singing "It will be Worth It".
  • FORTIES
  • 2001
    Age 49
    Following this foreshadowing, Hawkins delivered the tour-de-force studio recording Still Tramaine in 2001 after signing a new contract with GospoCentric Records.
    More Details Hide Details The album would also give a nod to her former career as a dance-floor darling featuring Basement Boys club remixes of the single "By His Strength".
  • 2000
    Age 48
    New music would not surface until Hawkins' 2000 cameo appearance on gospel trio Trin-i-tee 5:7's recorded cover of her signature tune "Highway".
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  • 1994
    Age 42
    Following her triumphant comeback, she became one of the first gospel artists to sign with Columbia Records when she released To A Higher Place in 1994.
    More Details Hide Details Following this album's release, Tramaine took an extended hiatus from recording.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1991
    Age 39
    The set eventually vindicated Hawkins in total by winning a much-coveted Grammy Award for Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album in 1991.
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  • 1990
    Age 38
    Though Joy That Floods was well received, that studio effort would be eclipsed by the release of the concert recording Tramaine Hawkins Live in 1990.
    More Details Hide Details The grandiose recording with its sweeping arrangements and show-stopping medleys of fan favorites would become a benchmark in Tramaine's career.
  • 1988
    Age 36
    Following harsh criticism and backlash from the success of her A&M recordings, Hawkins signed with Sparrow and delivered 1988's The Joy That Floods My Soul, including the opener "All Things Are Possible."
    More Details Hide Details The stellar set quickly re-endeared Hawkins to her core audience. Between album releases, Tramaine made a famous cameo on MC Hammer's 1990 pop-gospel hit "Do Not Pass Me By". She was also honored with a request to sing at the funeral of Sammy Davis, Jr. when the beloved entertainment legend died in May 1990.
  • 1985
    Age 33
    Her 1985 A&M debut The Search Is Over yielded dance chart singles such as "Child of the King," "In the Morning Time," and the monster club hit "Fall Down (Spirit of Love)".
    More Details Hide Details The latter topped the Billboard Dance Charts to A&M's delight. However, Hawkins was somewhat ostracized by her core gospel music audience, who were soured by the lyrically neutral content and heavy mainstream attention her music received. Though "Fall Down" became one of the earliest gospel songs to crossover to mainstream charts, traditional fans balked. Nonetheless, Freedom followed in 1987, producing "The Rock" and its title track as singles. The latter was co-written and produced by The Jacksons. Nearly 15 years later, "Fall Down" received a resurgence of popularity as gospel singer Kelli Williams recorded a remake of the hit as "Fall Down 2000", produced by avant garde gospel artist Tonéx. Though the song had not been widely acknowledged in the gospel music community, the more than eight-minute extended dance mix was finally included on Tramaine's 2001 collection All My Best To You, Vol. 2.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1981
    Age 29
    Hawkins won her first Grammy Award in 1981 for her participation performance on The Lords Prayer along with then husband, Walter Hawkins.
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  • 1979
    Age 27
    She scored several hits as a solo artist in the 1980s while signed to Light Records and released now-classic albums, such as her 1979 self-titled debut, Tramaine; and its 1983 follow-up Determined.
    More Details Hide Details Songs such as "Changed," "Goin Up Yonder", "He's That Kind Of Friend", Jesus Christ Is The Way" and "Highway" quickly became staples and fan favorites. Tramaine was briefly a member of the 1970s soul female singing group Honey Cone. Honey Cone later recorded the R&B hit "Want Ads" that ironically made its way back into the gospel genre by being sampled on Mary Mary's 2005 hit "Heaven".
  • TEENAGE
  • 1970
    Age 18
    She also briefly sang with Andrae Crouch and The Disciples, singing lead on their 1970 release "Christian People."
    More Details Hide Details Hawkins is both famous and infamous for her mainstream success as a gospel artist. In the mid-1980s, Hawkins signed with A&M Records and released a pair of dance-oriented contemporary gospel albums.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1951
    Born
    Born on October 11, 1951.
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