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Walter Hawkins Tribute Concert to Premiere on GMC

The Walter Hawkins Tribute Concert to Premiere on GMC
Sunday, July 25 at 8:00 p.m. ET, 5:00 p.m. PT

GMC (formerly the Gospel Music Channel) will telecast
the tribute which was performed Tuesday, July 20 in Oakland, CA at the Paramount Theater

Funeral: TODAY, Wednesday, July 21, 2010 @ 11:00 AM PST at The Paramount Theater

TO BE STREAMED ONLINE ON WWW.KTVU.COM Wednesday, July 21, 2010 @ 11 a.m. PST /2 p.m. EST

Oakland, CA — A who’s who of the gospel world is gathering to pay final respects to Grammy Award winning gospel legend, Bishop Walter Hawkins, who passed away July 11th after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Some of the biggest names in gospel music gathered and performed at The Paramount Theater for a musical salute to Walter Hawkins who is known for his classic gospel songs such as “Goin’ Up Yonder,” “Marvelous,” and  “What is This?” The concert took place last night at the Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA.

The funeral will take place today, Wednesday, July 21, 2010 @ 11:00 am at the Paramount Theater. Bishop Kenneth Moales (of Prayer Tabernacle Church of Love, Inc. in Bridgeport, CT) will officiate at the ceremony.

The funeral for gospel legend, bishop Walter Hawkins, will be streamed online on, the Fox affiliate television station in the San Francisco Bay area. The ceremony takes place Wednesday, July 20, 2010 @ 2 p.m. EST/ 11 a.m. PST.

Instead of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Walter Hawkins Memorial Foundation. Cards, letters and donations may be mailed to: Love Center Ministries, 10440 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94603.

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