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Celebration Of Life Set For Edwin Hawkins

A celebration of the life of Edwin Hawkins will take place beginning on February 6 at Harbor Light Church in Fremont, CA. The Hawkins Family is asking that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Music & Arts by mailing checks to, Music & Arts, PO Box 27107, Oakland, CA 94602 or online at PayPal by searching: The legendary Hawkins passed away on January 15

A host of Gospel’s finest will be on hand for the celebration sharing their fond memories and music.  Music will be rendered by Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Winans, Bebe Winans, Beverly Crawford, Anita Wilson, LaShun Pace, Ted Winn, Melonie Daniels-Walker, Chrystal Rucker, BSlade, Chrystal Rucker, Minister Carole King, Tibari and Bishop Yvette Flunder.

Donald Lawrence is supervising the music and Edwin Hawkins’ music director, Derrick Hall, is the bandleader. Kurt Carr and Ricky Dillard are guest choir directors. Jonathan Grier and Rusty Watson, the longtime musical director of the Love Center Choir, will direct the bulk of the choir vocals. There will also be a reunion of the original Edwin Hawkins Singers, as well as, an appearance by The New Edwin Hawkins Singers and the Dream Team. Speakers will include Stellar Gospel Music Awards founder, Don Jackson; Bishop Carlton Pearson; Dr. Mary Beth Gentry; and music legend, Richard Smallwood.

The celebration will be streamed both nights via the Iamedwinhawkins facebook page @ 7 PM PST/10 PM EST.

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