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(RNS) Prominent Gospel singer and longtime Billy Graham associate George Beverly Shea will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards this weekend (Feb. 12) in Los Angeles. Shea will be honored along with several other Lifetime Achievement Award recipients including Julie Andrews, Dolly Parton and the Ramones. At 102, Shea is […] Read More

(RNS) Albertina Walker, a singer known as the “queen of gospel” because she launched the careers of other gospel artists, died Friday (Oct. 8) at the age of 81. Walker founded The Caravans, a Chicago-based gospel group that included such luminaries as Shirley Caesar and Dorothy Norwood, in 1951. “The reason she’s called the queen […] Read More