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Published on April 11th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz

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Exclusive: Sheléa On Her Role In “The Clark Sisters: First Ladies Of Gospel,” Songfirmations & More

An acclaimed singer, songwriter and keyboardist, beyond having her own hits, Sheléa’s credits include Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, David Foster, Dave Koz, Rickey Minor and Narada Michael Walden. As of this month, Sheléa can also add “actress” to her CV as she stars in the Clark Sisters bio-pic, as produced by Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige and Missy Elliott. Sheléa has also performed at The White House, been featured as part of a Grammy tribute and starred in her own PBS special.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Sheléa about portraying Dorinda Clarke-Cole in The Clark Sisters: First Ladies Of Gospel, working with David Foster, her newly-helmed concept of “songfirmations” and more, as recorded in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic on April 8, 2020. More on Sheléa — including tour dates — can be found online by visiting her official website at www.sheleamusic.com.


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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of the bi-weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with V13 (formerly PureGrainAudio.com). He has also co-authored two published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), with a second podcast set for a June 2020 launch.


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