The Pulse of Entertainment - October 31, 2023

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The Pulse of Entertainment: Fifteen-Time Grammy Nominated Donald Lawrence Releases New Album ‘Donald Lawrence Presents Power: A Tribute to Twinkie Clark,' Featuring Yolanda Adams, PJ Morton, The Clark Sisters, Kelontae Gavin, J Moss, Kierra Sheard, Shirley Murdock


(October 31, 2023) - "I want to take them back in time," said Grammy winning Donald Lawrence about his new project "Donald Lawrence Presents Power: A Tribute to Twinkie Clark" (Verity/Provident/Sony Music). "To introduce the songs to a new generation."

The 15-time Stellar Award winner is honoring the songwriting of Twinkie Clark who was instrumental in building the Contemporary Gospel genre of today. To help Donald present some of Twinkie's best hits he enlisted the vocal help of Yolanda Adams, J Moss, PJ Morton, Kierra Sheard, The Clark Sisters, Shirley Murdock, Sir The Baptist, Jakalyn Carr, Donald Lawrence & Company, and Kelontae Gavin. Lawrence is a legend himself in the Contemporary Gospel genre as a recording artist, music producer, songwriter, and music director. He was music director of the movie The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel and produced its soundtrack.

"I got the idea after I did the music for The Clark Sisters movie. I had reimagined the songs," Donald told me of the eight songs featured on the album "Donald Lawrence Presents Power: A Tribute to Twinkie Clark".

The songs Lawrence reimagined on the new album were from Twinkie's solo album "Ye Shall Receive Power" from 1981.

"This particular album I am reimagining the album (...'Power') from scratch," he added. "When I listened to know its special. When I heard ‘Fix Me Jesus' (featuring Sir The Baptist, Jason Ferdinand and The Jason Ferdinand Singers) and when I heard ‘Awake O' Zion' (featuring J Moss and Daniel Weatherspoon) I was like ‘Wow!' The originals were great but what I heard was wow."

The "Awake O'Zion" single is accompanied with a lyric music video. The titled track of Twinkie Clark's "...Power" album, on the Donald Lawrence new album features The Clark Sisters and Mr. Talkbox. On the "My Soul Loves Jesus" song Donald features Shirley Murdock, Kierra Sheard, Jekalyn Carr and Kelontae Gavin. PJ Morton (Maroon 5) is featured on the Donald Lawrence song "Praise the Lord". Yolanda Adams, Lawrences labelmate, is featured on the single for the album titled "In Him There is No Sorrow".

The 15-time Grammy nominated artist also extends his music to the R&B genre, collaborating with Stephanie Mills, Mary J. Blige, and En Vogue. He has also collaborated with Bebe Winans, Tasha Cobb Leonard and Kirk Franklin. His skill for developing artists includes his groups, Donald Lawrence & Company ("There Is a King in You") and The Tri-City Singers and Company ("Encourage Yourself" and "The Gift"). Donald Lawrence is also serving again as the music supervisor for the McDonald's Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour arriving in six cities from September to December.

SYNDICATED COLUMN: Dr. Eunice Moseley has an estimated weekly readership of over one million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations and Business Management Strategist and Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore EVENTS: "Uplifting Minds II" Entertainment Conference (ULMII), founded by Eunice in 1999, is into its 24th year. Next events are coming to Baltimore via Zoom Saturday April 15, 2023, presented by Security Square Mall and The Baltimore Times, and Los Angeles via Zoom Saturday, November 11 2023. The ULMII event is a free entertainment conference offering a Professional Industry Panel Q&A Session, a Professional Talent Showcase and National Talent Competition (vocal, songwriting, dance and acting) where aspiring artists have a chance to receive over $17,500 valued in prizes/product/services. Log onto, a 501 c3, for more information or to RSVP for Zoom Access email

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